Art Education and Administration

Resume posted by chellecg in Arts and Culture.
Desired salary: $45,000.00
Desired position type: Any
Location: Fort Worth Texas, United States


I recently graduated from the University of Dallas with a MFA degree in studio arts.
My previous experience includes seven years of project management and four years of teaching.


2020 MFA, Painting, University of Dallas, Irving, TX

2018 MA, Painting, University of Dallas, Irving, TX

2007 BFA, Painting, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

2003 AAA, Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Dallas, Dallas, TX


2019 – 20 Graduate Studio Assistant, (Painting I, Intermediate Painting I, II)
University of Dallas, Irving, TX 75016
Kim C. Owens, Painting Professor, 817-721-5000

Assisted the Painting professor with organization of the various levels of paintings classes; Provided demonstrations to students on tool and painting safety; Assisted with painting instruction and final critique; Managed schedule and day to day responsibilities for work study students; Responsible for managing the tool room and scheduling work ours for undergrad students

2019 – 20 Instructor/Director, Summer Art Academy, (Sculpture, Painting, Drawing)
University of Dallas, Irving, TX 75016
Becky Davies, Summer Programs Director, 972-721-5206/5181

Developed a syllabus and art lesson plans for various levels of art students in junior and high school; Provided specific knowledge and skills and demonstrated techniques in painting, sculpture and drawing during a one-week summer session; Provided instruction by which students developed aesthetic concepts and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art; Held communication with parents and university staff; Created budget and supply list for classroom; Organized and hosted a final exhibition show for students and parents

2014 – 17 Fine Art Department Head /Teacher (Art I, II, AP 2D, Drawing, Sculpture)_ Fort Worth Independent School District, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Tiffany Frohm, Director of Visual Arts, 817-814-2000

Educated students in various levels of art including art I, art II; advanced placement drawing, 3D design and 2D design; Revived Polytechnic High School’s Advance Placement program with high recruitment numbers and successful student scores; Developed and implemented dynamic lessons designed to teach a variety of artistic techniques, and enrich student learning; Established an educational environment, highlighted student work and stimulated creative expression through gallery exhibitions, public art engagement activities and contest submissions; Provided leadership as the Art Department Head, developed the fine art departments academic curriculum, and maintained effective and ongoing communication and collaboration with staff and administration

2007 – 17 Part-time Museum Retail
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Lorri Wright, Retail Director, 817-738-9215

Responsible for customer relations; Assisted visitors by acquiring knowledge of exhibitions, products and artists as it related to the museum and the retail store; Assisted in the creative visual displays of the merchandise layout; Monitored inventory and store merchandise. 

2011 – 14 Public Art Project Manager             
Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County, TX 76107
Martha Peters, Public Art Director, 817-298-3097

Worked directly with professional public artists, negotiated and administered contracts and supervised their public art projects created for the city of Fort Worth; Managed a Fort Worth Public Art neighborhood-based initiative, Community ID: Public Art in Neighborhoods that assisted communities with funding public art projects in their neighborhoods; Facilitated artist selection panels for public art projects; Wrote and distributed press releases for completed commissions as required; Organized events for completed projects in the City’s public art collection; Acted as a liaison between the City of Fort Worth and public artists. 

Projects Management Experience:
  Golden Assembly Sculptural Benches, Rosen Park, Fort Worth, TX
Assisted artist Eric Eeley during the design phase of his project. 

Dreams at 100 Fathoms Mosaic, Marine Park Pool, Fort Worth, TX
Assisted artist Ken O’Toole during installation and completion of a glass mosaic mural 

Thomas Place Park Kinetic Sculpture, Fort Worth, TX
Assisted artist David Hickman during completion and installation of a kinetic sculpture 

Elizabeth Light Tower, Ryan Place Neighborhood, Fort Worth, TX
Assisted artist Alice Bateman during completion and installation of a metal sculpture installed in a round-about in the Elizabeth Blvd. neighborhood 

Victory Forest Community Center, Fort Worth, TX
Assisted artist Art Garcia during the community engagement and development of his design.

2007 – 14 Public Art Program Specialist
Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County, TX 76107
Martha Peters, Public Art Director, 817-298-3097

Provided education and outreach to civic leaders and community members, built value and understanding for art in public spaces; Administrative support for various Boards and Commissions; Prepared graphic presentations and agendas; transcribed minutes of meetings; Served as a web manager and editor for the FWPA website, and social media applications; Developed designs for various public art dedication events; Created and planned social content for Facebook and Twitter.


  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Sketchup


    Contract writing, gallery installation, marketing, project management, Public Speaking, Teaching, Team Management

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