Artist, PROFESSOR, Writer, Curator, Editor, and Publisher
Based in Baltimore, MD
2005: M.F.A. in Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Surdna Tuition Fellowship Recipient
1998: M.S. in Art Education, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
Graduate Assistant Fellowship
1996: B.A. in Fine Art, American University, Washington, DC
Phi Beta Kappa, Ellen Van Swinderen Art Major Award, Tuition Exchange Recipient
2016-05: Professor at Johns Hopkins University
Mellon Arts Innovation Grant Recipient in 2014 for Arts & Cultural Journalism Course (Film & Media Department)
Designed and implemented an Introduction to Watercolor Course for the JHU Center for Visual Arts.
o Build painting and drawing skills through consecutive painting exercises
o Gain experience with verbal and written critique through class discussion and reading assignments
o Engage with contemporary art at the Baltimore Museum of Art, JHU Museums, and the larger Baltimore arts community through class field trips and guest speakers
o Exhibit and promote student art work to the larger Baltimore community
Designed and implemented an Arts and Cultural Journalism Course for JHU Film and Media Department.
o Create writing assignments and opportunities for art, media, photography, art history, and writing majors to explore their own ideas within the context of art produced locally
o Facilitate a working online publication with editorial meetings and critique
o Empowering students to function as independent journalists and cultural critics, actively engaging creatively and professionally with Baltimore’s cultural landscape
o Building a professional archive of published writing for participating students
2018, 2010-06: Professor at Towson University
Designed and implemented a Graduate Critique Class, Drawing 1 for Non-Art Majors, Drawing 2, 2D Design, Painting 1, and Painting 2; created opportunities for students to engage with the art of our time, especially art created in Baltimore, and to hone visual art skills through solving consecutive visual and conceptual problems
2018-05: Professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Designed and implemented a Professional Practices in the Visual Arts Course for graduate and undergraduate students, in order to promote future success and opportunities for careers in the arts.
o Conducted research in the classroom and in the larger arts community, using digital technology and social media to research, share, and build a community of professional colleagues within the arts,
o Built relationships between students and local, regional, and global arts professionals and culture producers through a series of collaborative action research initiatives and guest speaker series
o Designed and implemented Painting 1, Painting 2, and Watercolor Classes. Strategies:
o Assigned critical readings to broaden awareness of the contemporary context of painting, as well as written and oral critique
o Utilized consecutive painting exercises and problems to promote technical and conceptual understanding of the medium
o Promoted student work in on campus exhibits to teach professional practices and to expose their work to a wider audience
2005-02: Art Educator at Owings Mills High School
o Designed and implemented a variety of studio and art historical curriculum to public school students grades 9-12 including graphic design, painting, and black and white darkroom photography
o Advocated for the value of the arts and engaged with a diverse urban and international student body
2002-1999: Art Educator at South Carroll High School
o Designed and implemented a variety of studio and art historical curriculum to public school students grades 9-12 including art history, painting, ceramics, and drawing
o Advocated for the value of the arts and engaged with a rural student body
2017: Tragicomedy. Howard Community College Richard B. Talkin Gallery. Columbia, MD
2016: Pluperfect Tense. Randall Scott Gallery. Baltimore, MD
2015: You Always Were a Headache but You Never Were a Bore. Schmucker Gallery. Gettysburg College. Gettysburg, PA
2013: Translations. Rice Gallery. McDaniel College. Westminster, MD
2012: Pop Deco. Civilian Art Projects. Washington, DC
2010: Glittering Generalities. Randall Scott Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009: Love Letters. Civilian Art Projects. Washington, DC
2009: Short Fictions. Lark and Key. Charlotte, NC
2008: I Am Who I Pretend to Be. Randall Scott Gallery. Washington, DC
2007: Cursed Blessing. Gallery Imperato. Baltimore, MD
2007: Prayers and Joking. Flashpoint Gallery. Washington, DC
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018: Drawing In / Drawing Out. The Phillips Museum at Franklin and Marshall College. Lancaster, PA
2015 Untitled No. 5. Randall Scott Gallery. Baltimore, MD
2015: Uniting Diverse Artists. Curated by Gerald Ross. MICA Fox 3 Gallery. Baltimore, MD
2014: Sondheim Exhibition of Semi-Finalists. Artscape. Baltimore, MD
2014: WPA Select Auction and Benefit. Artisphere. Alexandria, VA
2014: BA+WPA+MR=LOVE, WPA at Marianne Boesky Gallery. New York, NY
2013: Transformer 10th Annual Benefit. Corcoran Museum. Washington, DC
2013: Cultural Context. Nepalese Academy of Fine Arts. Kathmandu, Nepal
2013: Old Friends and New Work. Parlor Gallery. Asbury Park, NJ
2012: Transformer 9th Annual Benefit. Corcoran Museum of Art. Washington, DC
2012: Dark Matters. Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
2011: Paper Chasers. Nudashank. Baltimore, MD
2011: Birds of a Feather: Parlor Gallery. Asbury Park, NJ
2011: Transformer 8th Annual Benefit. Corcoran Museum of Art. Washington, DC
2011: IMPACT. Maryland Art Place. Baltimore, MD
2011: Collage Centennial. Creative Alliance. Baltimore, MD
2011: MICA Faculty Exhibit. Meyerhoff Gallery. Baltimore, MD
2011: CART. Current Space. Baltimore, MD
2010: Aqua Art Fair. Randall Scott Gallery Booth. Miami, FL
2010: ReVision. Katzen Art Center. Washington, DC
2010: Transformer Annual Auction and Gala. Mexican Cultural Institute. Washington, DC
2010: One. Randall Scott Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
2010: Cream. WPA Auction & Gala. Katzen Art Center, American University. Washington, DC
2010: Small Format. Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. Wilmington, DE
2010: Scope Art Fair. Civilian Art Projects Booth. New York, NY
2009: Aqua Art Fair. Randall Scott Gallery Booth. Miami, FL
2009: Scope Art Fair. Civilian Art Projects Booth. Miami, FL
2009: It's a Wonderful Life. Randall Scott Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
2009: FAX. The Contemporary Museum. Baltimore, MD
2009: From Sketchbook to Suspension. St. Johns College. Annapolis, MD
2009: Trawick and Bethesda Painting Winners. MICA. Baltimore, MD
2009: Letters, Words, and Phrases. Goucher College. Baltimore, MD
2009: To the Teeth. Amalie Rothschild Gallery. Baltimore, MD
2009: Group Show. Randall Scott Gallery. Washington, DC
2008: Art Miami. Randall Scott Gallery Booth. Miami, FL
2008: Seven Deadly Sins. Maryland Art Place. Baltimore, MD
2008: New Works. L&M Artworks. Atlanta, GA
2008: Penned: A Juried Exhibition. Bunting Gallery, Baltimore, MD & Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2007: Bethesda Painting Awards Finalist Exhibit. Bethesda, MD.
2007: Fall Group Show. Artizen Fine Arts. Dallas, TX
2007: Riviera Real Estate. Riviera Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
2007: Fresh Art. Karin Sanders Gallery. Sag Harbor, NY
2007: Token. Pyramid Atlantic. Silver Spring, MD
2007: Fresh Paint. Arlington Art Center. Arlington, VA
2006: Hopes and Schemes. The Riviera Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
2006: Femme Effect Part Deux. Gallery Imperato. Baltimore, MD
2005: Birds of a Feather. Tribes Gallery. New York, NY
2004: A Journey. Chela Gallery. Curated by William Downs and Julie Benoit. Baltimore, MD
2004: Systems, Codes, Chaos. Seed Vector. Curated by Seth Adelsberger. Baltimore, MD
2003: Critic’s Picks: MD Art Place, Jurors: Carter Ratcliff & Eugene B.Redmond. Baltimore, MD
2003: Definitions. The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
Founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of BmoreArt, Baltimore’s Art and Culture Magazine, 2007 – present
- Creation, management, presentation, and distribution of digital, multimedia, and printed content to an engaged local, regional, and global audience
- Development and Marketing of an authentic Baltimore-based arts and culture brand which is aesthetically complex, edgy, and socially conscious
- Leveraged the arts and culture as a vehicle for discussion about social and political issues of justice, equity, race, and identity in Baltimore
- Establishment of audience engagement in Baltimore and beyond: cultivation of an appreciation and understanding for art produced in Baltimore through a strategic media ecosystem including digital, print, social media, and a range of events planned for 20 - 400+ attendees
- Facilitation of key partnerships and collaborations with local and national businesses, art organizations, communities, individuals, museums, non-profits, and government agencies to produce and distribute media content, create and host events, and build an authentic relationship between the publication and the citizens of Baltimore and beyond
- Formation of a web platform for the arts in Baltimore that includes 12,000 online subscribers, 25,000 unique monthly visitors and 70,000 monthly page views.
- Construction of a subscriber-based social media platform for the arts and culture in Baltimore that currently attracts 6,000 weekly newsletter subscriptions with a 27% open rate, 12,800+ Instagram followers, 5,000 Facebook followers, and 3000 Twitter followers.
- Fundraising for operating costs and special projects with income from strategic philanthropic partners as well as commercial advertising revenue
- Creating legal protections for intellectual property rights regarding digital technology as determined by legal counsel
- Management of a team of 50+ freelance editors, writers, designers, photographers, and artists to produce daily online content, biannual print magazines, regular regional exhibitions, biannual magazine launch events, and a series of panel discussions and salons
- Overseeing all financial decisions regarding payroll, budgeting, taxes, and compensation for contributors, vending partners, printers, and venues
- Supervising all editing decisions for digital and print media, in addition to writing essays, art reviews, and opinion editorials
Communications Manager at the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation from July, 2016 – present
- Development and implementation of a new communications and marketing strategy to enhance understanding and access to the foundation’s philosophy and practices
- Creation of a cross-platform redesign to include key mission and goals, branding, logo and website design, and outgoing communications to position the foundation as a local and global thought leader among philanthropic organizations
- Researched best philanthropic practices through professional conferences and workshops including Creative Capital in 2016 and 15, Baltimore Data Day, Maryland Grant Makers in the Arts, Undoing Racism by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, and Cyber Security in the Digital Age of Trump by the Media Democracy Fund
- Collaboration with local design firm Post Typography to redesign the foundation’s logo, website, and collateral communication materials
- Distribution the foundation’s content across multiple digital media platforms
- Built a digital archive of the foundation’s projects and media coverage over the past decade
- Engagement with the foundation’s digital media partners and projects including the Media Democracy Fund, GEOLOOM, a new digital mapping project in Baltimore, Coding in Schools, Digital Harbor, The Ingenuity Project, and the Allo-Sphere Santa Barbara
Arts and Culture Editor for Digital and Print Media at the Urbanite Magazine from 2010-2012
- Designed and implemented a weekly digital e-zine format to expand the Urbanite from a monthly print journal to an online magazine
- Researched and wrote weekly art and culture e-zine content, including critical reviews, interviews, events listings, featured local makers, local creative businesses and products
- Wrote monthly print content including the monthly “Eye to Eye” column featuring an individual work of local art on the back inside cover
- Worked in partnership with a team of editors, writers, as well as marketing and advertising teams to analyze digital engagement practices and conduct research on the local market for art and culture
- Collaborated with the Urbanite team to host monthly magazine release events at rotating locations throughout the city
- Used arts and culture as a tool for vital discussions of race, inequity, social justice, politics, and aesthetic value in Baltimore City
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014: Deutsch Foundation Operating Grants for BmoreArt
2017: Best of Baltimore Award for Best Arts Scene Doyenne, Baltimore Magazine
2016: Semi-Finalist for Warhol Writers Grant
2016: Downtown Partnership Award for Excellent Contribution in the Arts for The BmoreArt Journal of Art + Ideas Issue 02
2015: Grit Fund Grant from The Warhol Foundation via The Contemporary for BmoreArt
2014: Mellon Arts Innovation Grant, Johns Hopkins University
2014: Best of Baltimore Award for Best Arts Resource, Baltimore Magazine
2014: Sondheim Semi-Finalist, Baltimore, MD 2014
2013, 2012: Bethesda Painting Awards Finalist and Semi-Finalist, Bethesda, MD
2009: Best of Baltimore MVP Visual Arts Award, Baltimore Magazine
2009, 2008: Baltimore City Presenting Grant for BmoreArt
2007: Best of Baltimore Award for Best Use of Bandwidth, Baltimore City Paper
2007: Bethesda Painting Awards Finalist, Second Prize, Bethesda, MD
2006: Individual Artist Grant for Painting, Maryland State Arts Council
2006: Warhol Grant Recipient for Emerging Curators through the DC Arts Center
2004-01: Surdna Fellowship for MICA MFA Tuition
2017 - 2007: BmoreArt: Various Essays, Reviews, Interviews, and Opinion Editorials
2017: Hyperallergic: "Provocative Nat Turner-Inspired Portraits Fuel Debate After Their Removal."
2017: Hyperallergic: “Guston and the Poets.”
2017: Hyperallergic: "Democracy's Dark Side and a Glimmer of Hope in Mark Bradford's Venice Biennale Show."
2017: Artist as Culture Producer: 40 Essays by 40 Working Artists (book): Essay Contribution. Edited by Sharon Louden and printed by Chicago University Press.
2017: Hyperallergic: "Queer Interiors at the Baltimore Museum of Art."
2017: Hyperallergic: "Mark Bradford Faults New York Times for Publishing Photos of His Work Without His Permission."
2016: The BmoreArt Journal of Art + Ideas: Issue 03 (print), Editor and Author of “Our Genius: Joyce J. Scott,” “In His Own Words: Chris Bedford, New Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art,”and Editor’s Letter
2016: Hyperallergic: "The Uneasy Beauty of Joyce J. Scott’s Seductive Forms."
2016: Baltimore Style Magazine: “Art Transplants: Christopher Bedford.”
2015: The BmoreArt Journal of Art + Ideas: Issue 02 (print), Editor and Author of “Money is Power: A Conversation with Paul Rucker and D. Watkins,” “True Knit: Karida Collins Builds a Life out of Neighborhood Yarns,” and Editor’s Letter
2015: The BmoreArt Journal of Art + Ideas: Issue 01 (print), Editor and Author of “The Young Administrators: Deana Haggag, Priya Bhayana, and Rebecca Chan,” “The Ubiquitous Michael Anthony Farley,” “A Collection of Producers,” and Editor’s Letter
2015: Baltimore Style Magazine: “Portfolio: Minas Konsolas”
2015: Hyperallergic: "The Seduction of Screens and Neon at Night."
2014: Baltimore Style Magazine: “Lady Baltimore: Interview with Mera Rubell.”
2014: Baltimore Style Magazine: “Group Dynamics: Fall Arts Feature: An Exhibition in Print.”
2014: Hyperallergic: "Unemployment as Artwork."
2014: BurnAway Magazine: “In 200 Words: Barbara Campbell Thomas at Schulman Project.”
2014: Baltimore Style Magazine: “Body of Work: Jacqueline Maria Milad.”
2014: Baltimore Style Magazine: “Abstract Notions: Dan Dudrow.”
2014: Baltimore Style Magazine: “A Salute to Baltimore Women in the Arts.” (10 Page Feature story with Bret McCabe) Baltimore Style Magazine.
2013: Art Papers: “Sarah Oppenheimer at the Baltimore Museum of Art.”
2013: ARTnews: “Behind Walls at Grimaldis Gallery.”
2012: Baltimore Sun: “Holiday Arts Guide.”
2012: Baltimore City Paper: “Voices in Print.”
2012: Baltimore City Paper: “First Impressions at Stevenson University.”
2012-10: Urbanite Magazine: “Eye to Eye Artist Feature.” (Monthly Column from June, 2010 – September, 2012 featuring individual works of art by local artists such as Joyce J. Scott, Sangram Majumdar, Skye Gilkerson, and Jackie Milad.)
2011: Catalogue Essay: “School 33 Biennial.” School 33 Resident Artist Biennial
2010: Baltimore Sun: “My Cheap Arty Weekend”
2009: ARTnews: “Sublime Structure at Grimaldis Gallery.” December.
2009: ARTnews: “Manon Cleary at Addison-Ripley Gallery.” November.
2009: ARTnews: “Moira Hecht at The Ralls Collection.” September.
2009: ARTnews: “Leo Rubenfein at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.” March.
2009: ARTnews: “Emerging Forces.” February.
2009: ARTnews: “Nick and Sheila Pye at Curator’s Office” and “Kendall Messick at Hemphill Gallery.” January.
2008: ARTnews: “Chul-Hyun Ahn: Visual Echo at Grimaldis Gallery.” December.
2008: Baltimore City Paper: “The Year in Art: Franz West at the BMA”
2008: Baltimore City Paper: “Clif Evans at The Library Project.”
2007: Catalogue Essay: “Women’s Work: Annie Waldrop and Char Brooks.” Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College.
2007: ART US Magazine: “Denise Tassin: Fairyland at Spare Room.” April.
2007: ART US Magazine: “Dan Steinhilber: Project Room at the BMA.” January.
2007: Catalogue Essay: “The Jolly Cowboy.” DC Arts Center Exhibition.
2007: Catalogue Essay: “Token.” Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Gallery.
2006: Art US Magazine: “Louise Bourgeois: Femme at the Walters Art Museum.” April.
2006: ART US Magazine: “Blur of the Otherworldly at UMBC.” January.
2005: Art Papers: “Artscape at the Baltimore Museum of Art.” September.
2005: Art Papers: “Transmodern Age.” July.
2005: Peek Review: Directions: Cai Guo-Qiang at The Hirshhorn Museum.
2004: Baltimore City Paper: “Art Scrape.”
2004: Baltimore City Paper. “Bittersweet: School 33’s Annual Juried Show curated by Ingrid Schaffner.”
2004: Peek Review: “Kerry James Marshall at the BMA” (Interview).
2017: Baltimore Magazine: Best of Baltimore: Cara Ober "Best Arts Scene Doyenne" September Issue
2017: Glasstire: Book Review: The Artist as Culture Producer” by Ayden Leroux 7/07
2017: Baltimore Sun: “Race Relations take the World Stage in Venice Biennale Exhibit” by Mary Carole McCaulay. 5/13
2017: Baltimore Sun: “Art Appreciation: Ten Years In Cara Ober and BmoreArt have a Created a Community for Baltimore’s Creatives” by Mary Carole McCaulay. 3/11
2017: Baltimore Style Magazine: “Reality Star: Five Questions for Cara Ober” by Bret McCabe.
2017: Baltimore Sun: Collector Mera Rubell, BMA Director Chris Bedford to Visit Studios of Baltimore Artists by Mary Carole McCaulay. 2/14
2017: WJZ TV: Baltimore Artists Getting to Meet with ‘International Tastemaker. (television)
2016: Baltimore Magazine: “Space Makers” by Gabrielle Souza. September Issue.
2015: Scroll: A Publication by The Contemporary, A Conversation with Art Writers
2014: Baltimore City Paper: “Profusion not confusion: Sondheim Semifinalists highlight moment in city’s art scene” by Baynard Woods. 8/29
2014: Baltimore Magazine: “Best Cultural Resource” in August Issue.
2014: Washington Post: “Review: Words and Letters at The Athenaeum” by Michael O’Sullivan
2013: Baltimore Sun: Westminster Native’s Art on Display at McDaniel College Gallery. 10/25
2013: MPT Artworks: Season 2 Guest Host with Rhea Feikin (television)
2013: Baltimore Sun: “Travelling Party: Art Collector Mera Rubell tours 37 Baltimore art studios in 36 hours” by Mary Carole McCauley. 1/ 6.
2013: Baltimore City Paper: “Fall Arts Preview: Cara Ober Translation at McDaniel College.”
2013: Carroll County Times: “Ober’s Exhibit Translates Decoration into Art” by Priscilla Loebenberg.
2013: Apartment Therapy: “Kristi and Isaac’s DC Artist Loft.” By Natalie Grasso.
2013: Baltimore City Paper: “Rogue Galleries” by Baynard Woods.
2013: What Weekly: “Cara Ober Artist Feature” by Liz Harby.
2012: Art F City: “(e)merge and the Washington/Baltimore Divide” by Paddy Johnson.
2012: Washington Post: “At Civilian Art Projects Show, Signposts to Urbanity’s Beauty” by Mark Jenkins.
2012: Washington City Paper: “Reviewed: Cynthia Connolley, Pamela Hadley, and Cara Ober at Civilian Art Projects” by Louis Jacobson.
2012: Maryland Morning with Sheila Kast Guest on WYPR (radio) to discuss the ARTNow Exhibit at Washington College, 2/14
2012: Urbanite: “Pop Deco: Inside Urbanite with Cara Ober” by Baynard Woods.
2011: Urbanite Magazine: “Better with Age” by Ashley May. September Issue.
2011: Baltimore City Paper: “Current's CART Exhibit Offers Another Take on the Art Market” by Alex Ebstein. August 17.
2010: US News & World Report: “The Art of Keeping Oneself Fed in Art School” by Maura Judkiss. 4/15
2010: Maryland Morning with Sheila Kast Guest on WYPR (radio) to present a fall arts preview 9/ 27
2009: Washington City Paper: “I Love to Love You From Afar at Civilian Art Projects” by Maura Judkis. 9/16.
2009: Washington Post Express Night Out: “Roses are Red, Violets are Confusing: Love Letters” by Fiona Zublin. 9/17.
2009: Baltimore Magazine: “Best of Baltimore: Visual Art MVP Award.” September. Baltimore 2009: City Paper: “Signs of the Times” by Martin Johnson. 4/15.
2009: Baltimore Style Magazine: “Dear (Food) Diary” by Carrie McFadden. January.
2008: Baltimore Sun: “Creating a Baltimore Frame of Mind” by Ed Gunts. 11/23
2008: Maryland Morning with Sheila Kast Guest on WYPR to present a fall arts preview September 22 (radio)
2008: Baltimore City Paper: “Adorn Identity” by Kate Noonan. 8/13.
2008: Washington Post: “Cara Ober is who she pretends to be” by Fiona Zublin. 4/9.
2008: Washingtonian Magazine: “Guide to Washington’s Galleries” by Kriston Capps. March.
2008: The DCist: “Interview with Cara Ober” by Amy Cavanaugh. 3/31.
2008: Baltimore Sun: Critical Mass. “Pretending not to Notice” by Glen McNatt.
2008: Washington Citypaper City Desk: “The Sincerest Form of Flattery?” by Kriston Capps. 1/28.
2008: Washington Post: “Look Alike Works...” By Blake Gopnik. 1/26. Baltimore Sun. “In the Eye of the Beholder.” By Sam Sessa .1/25.
2007: Baltimore City Paper: “Dream Catchers” by Deborah McLeod. 9/5.
2007: Washington Post: “Unexpected Outcomes” by Michael O’Sullivan. 6/15.
2007: The Independent Newspaper, Hamptons, NY: “Gallery” by Joan Baum. 6/6.
2007: The Urbanite Magazine: “Eye to Eye: Cara Ober.” By Alex Castro. 5/1.
2007: Washington City Paper: “Prayers and Joking” by Kriston Capps. 1/24.
2006: Baltimore City Paper: “Femme Effect Part Deux” by J. Bowers. 3/15.
2006: Baltimore City Paper: “Critics Picks: Femme Effect” by Mike Guliano. 3/1.
2005: Baltimore Sun: “Daring Exhibits launch new art center at Towson University” by Glen McNatt. 11/2.
2005: Baltimore City Paper: “Critics Picks: Passing Notes” by Bret McCabe. 10/13.
2005: Washington Post: “New Sensations” by Michael O’Sullivan.
2004: Baltimore Sun: “Intimate and Unsettling” by Glen McNatt. 12/9. Baltimore City Paper. 2004: Baltimore City Paper: “Seeds of Promise” by J. Bowers. 10/13.
2004: Baltimore City Paper: “A Journey” by Blake de Pastino. 2/25.
2003: Maryland Art Place Critics in Residency Catalogue: “A Critic’s Notes” by Carter Ratcliff and Eugene B. Redmond.
PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND LECTURES:
2017: Lecturer at UMBC's The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts
2017: Moderator and Organizer of BmoreArt’s Re-Model Series June Panel featuring ARTS.BLACK Editors Taylor Renee Aldridge and Jessica Lynne on June 24
2017: Moderator for Baltimore & the Arts: A Creative Summit sponsored by PNC Bank at Center Stage on June 22, 2017 featuring Kwame Kwe-Armah, Creative Director at Center Stage, Chris Ford, Director of the Baltimore School for the Arts, and Stephanie Carter, ABS Capital Partners General Partner
2017: Moderator and Organizer of BmoreArt’s Re-Model Series March Panel featuring Sharon Louden, Author of Artist as Culture Producer and William Powhida
2016: Panelist on a Transformer Gallery Sponsored Art Publication Panel with Taylor Renee Aldridge, William McAnally, and Kriston Capps at WNPR, Washington, DC
2016: Lecturer: Fiscal Responsibility for Artists at The Contemporary’s Artist Retreat, discussing fiscal strategies, taxes and financial literacy for the creative class
2016: Moderator and Organizer of a panel of Baltimore-based online art publications featuring Lawrence Burney of True Laurels, Olivia Obineme of Strangers with Style, and Gabrielle Souza of Baltimore Magazine at the Baltimore Book Festival, Ivy Stage
2016: Organizer of BmoreArt Panel Discussion on Grants and Awards for Artists with Ashley Minner, Wendell Patrick, Egar Reyes, and Erin Fostel at Motor House
2016: Panelist in Female Entrepreuneurs in the Arts, A Panel with Alex Ebstein at the Baltimore Women’s Exchange
2015: Lecturer for Creative Mornings: Baltimore on the theme of ‘Work’ at Single Carrot Theatre, Baltimore, MD
2015: Juror / Lecturer at Towson University Center for the Arts, Towson, MD
2015: Moderator for Ivy Bookshop Panel with Nate Larson at MD Public Television, Owings Mills, MD
2015: Panelist on the Marc Steiner Show (radio): Arts, Development, and Gentrification in Baltimore on WEAA, February 11.
2015: Moderator and Organizer of BmoreArt Panel Discussion with Hyperallergic editors Hrag Vartanian and Jillian Steinhauer at MICA’s Lazarus Auditorium on March 19.
2014: Moderator and Organizer of BmoreArt Panel with Mera Rubell, Don Rubell, and Rashid Johnson at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD May 27, 2014
2014: Presenter / Panelist: Art and Media, IMPACT Arts Conference in York, PA, June 27, 2014
2013: Lecturer: Current Trends in Art Fairs for Johns Hopkins Alumni Association at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL, December 5.
2011: Workshop Presenter: Social Media for Artists at the College Art Association 's National Professional Development Seminar at MICA
2011: Presenter and Visiting Critic at School 33 Art Center. Delivered a Professional Development presentation to School 33 Resident artists, conducted studio visits, and wrote an exhibition essay, June.
2011: Guest Lecturer at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art.
2009: Guest Lecturer at the Hirshhorn Museum, February 23, 2009 on Louise Bourgeois
2007: Guest Lecturer at the American University. Visiting Critic and Lecturer for MFA Students
2005: Guest Lecturer and Critic at McDaniel College, 2005
CURATORIAL PRACTICE / JURYING:
2017: Juror with Kriston Capps of MICA's Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
2017: Dog and Pony Show: A Decade of Artscape Finalists, Co-Curator with Stewart Watson, A Group Exhibition featuring Jason Hughes, Karen Yasinsky, Ryan Hackett, Neil Feather, Zoe Charlton, Lauren Frances Adams, Hasan Elahi, and others at Area 405, Baltimore, MD, June 30 – August 1
2016: Juror with Zoë Charlton for the MICA Graduate Travel Prize, June
2015: Juror for Artscape Festival Artists, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
2015: Visiting Critic / Juror for Towson University Undergraduate Student Exhibition
2015: Visiting Critic / Juror for Gettysburg College Undergraduate Student Exhibition
2014: Test Patterns: Robby Rackleff, Jessie Underhalter, and Katey Truhn at WTMD Studios, A Three Person Exhibit with reception and concert by WOOM at WTMD Studios, Towson, MD, November 7 – December 19
2014: Everything On It: Andrew Liang and Zoë Friedman at WTMD Studios, Featured a two-person Interactive Installation and a live performance and concert in Towson, MD, March 24 – April 30
2014: Juror for B!NGO, Platform Gallery Juried Show, with Deana Haggag and Stewart Watson, Baltimore, MD
2014: Juror for Towson Art Collective’s 8th Anniversary Exhibit, April, 2014
2013: Juror for ImpArtIal, the Undergraduate Exhibition at Harford Community College, May,
2013: Juror for On Loan: Formality, a regional exhibit of college students at Area 405
2013: Juror for Undergraduate Student Exhibit at Goucher College, Rosenberg Gallery
2012: ArtNOW: Baltimore at Kohl Gallery at Washington College, Co-Curated with Alex Castro, A Group Exhibition featuring Rene Trevino, Karen Yasinsky, Andrew Liang, Leslie Furlong, and Christian Benefiel in Chestertown, MD, February *Catalogue Essay and Printed Catalogue
2012: Another Roadside Attraction: an Artscape Satellite Exhibition at Case[werks] Gallery, A Group Exhibition featuring Jen Coster, Rochelle Ambramowitz, Travis Childers, Michel Modell, Jessica van Brakle, Tim Doud, Mindy Best, and others in Baltimore, MD, July
2009-07: Founder and Co-Director of Paperwork Gallery with Dana Reifler. Paperwork was a fine art gallery that exhibited local and national artists in monthly exhibitions with a printed catalogue. *Paperwork was given a “Best in Baltimore” award by the Baltimore City Paper in 2008. Featured artists include: Rudy Shepherd, Valeskah Populoh, Rachel Bone, Jeffrey Kent, Nicole Barrick, Josh Weiss, Ridley Howard, and Saya Woolfalk
2010: Departures & Arrivals, an Artscape Exhibition at Towson University's Center for the Arts Gallery, A Group Exhibition featuring Jiha Moon, Laura Amussen, Isabel Manalo, Kim Manfredi, Soledad Salame, and collaborators Zlata Baum and Jamy Sheridan in Towson, MD, July
2008: Quasi-Painting at Randall Scott Gallery, A Group Exhibition featuring Amy Sherald, Patrick McDonough, Katherine Tsu-Lan Mann, Nikki Painter, Sarah Gamble, Julie Simon, and Alex Roulette in Washington, DC, December
2007: Arbitrary Specifics at Sub-Basement Studios, A Group Exhibition featuring Jackie Milad, Jessie Lehson, Seth Adelsberger, Nicola Knight, and Julie Benoit in Baltimore, MD, June *Catalogue Essay *Reviewed in Baltimore City Paper “Underworldly Exhibit” by Jess Bowers, June 2007
2007: The Jolly Cowboy at the DC Arts Center, Warhol Grant Curatorial Initiative, A Group Exhibition featuring Laurence Arcadias, Julie Benoit, Zoe Charlton, Billy Colbert, Lump Lipshitz, Baby Martinez, Lauren Schott, Rene Trevino, and Elena Volkova in Washington, DC, March *Catalogue Essay and Printed Catalogue *Reviewed in ARTifice: Fear and Loathing by Lauren Rice, April 3, 2007=
2006: Liquid / Solid: New Contemporary Works by Abstract Painters, Co-Curator, with Steven Pearson, at the Esther Prangley Rice Gallery, McDaniel College. in Westminster, MD, Fall *Catalogue Essay
2006: From Sea to Shining Sea, Co-Curator, with Ori Z. Soltes, at the DC Arts Center. Warhol Grant Curatorial Initiative, A Group Exhibition featuring nineteen regional artists examining the political history of America in Washington, DC, March *Catalogue Essay and Printed Catalogue
2004: Inward Gazes: Creating Pieces of the Identity Puzzle at Rosenberg Gallery at Goucher College, A Group Exhibition featuring Laura Amussen, Kini Collins, Charnan Lewis, Cindy Rehm, Lynn Silverman, and Jo Smail in Baltimore, MD, November *Catalogue Essay and Printed Catalogue *Reviewed in The Baltimore Sun by Glen McNatt December 9, 2004
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2018 – 2014 Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art, BMA (FOMACA) Board Member
2016: Transformer Gallery, DC, Mentor / Editor for Arts Writing Intensive
2015-06: Maryland Art Place, Programming Committee Member and Young Blood Exhibit Selection Committee
2011-08: Maryland Art Place Programming Committee Chair and Board Member
2009–06: College Art Association Member