Curriculum Vitae

Objective: Being a collaborator means that I am selflessly able to share the experience of my creative path with others of interest.


-               Consultant

-               Curator for art exhibitions

-               Fine Artist

-               Art educator (public and private)

-               Art Adjudicator

-               Author

-               Public Artist



Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

September 1986-September 1988

Associates of Science in Visual Communications



ATB Fine Art Group Inc.      1993 — Present                                                                    West Palm Beach, FL

       -            Co-founder, curator, graphic & fine artist and mentor- Coordinator of art events and artist’s development in South Florida and New York City.

       -   Corporate image building and signage consultant.

       -   Art education teaching art fundamentals and art therapy.

       -  Business Development lectures for artists

       -   Public art projects include:

            2020-The Commons 15 Artists 15 Spaces                                                        West Palm Beach, FL

      -    Curatorial exhibitions include : Collaboration exhibitions, CONTINUUM PB Arts, How Do We Move Forward,

           Karibu: A Celebration of  Black Artists in Palm Beach County, Boys to Men Art Expo, Collaboration: African  

           Diaspora Exhibition

City of Palm Beach Gardens              2012 — Present                                                        Palm Beach Gardens, FL

          -Artist/Instructor – Art Appreciation instructor for onsite education teaching art technique in drawing &   

            painting.  Developed lesson plans, taught art history and provided interactive participation. Also helping

            students prepare for BAK Middle School of the Artist & Dreyfoos High School of the Arts

Center For Creative Education  2005- 2020

-          One of the artists in this organization who provide arts integrated educational programming at schools and community centers throughout Palm Beach County, FL.

Armory Art Center              2012 —2019                                                                         West Palm Beach, FL

-               Artist/Instructor – Art Appreciation instructor for onsite education as well as at risk and inner city sites.  Developed lesson plans, taught art history and provided interactive participation. Also help students prepare for BAK Middle School of the Artist & Dreyfoos High School of the Arts


Harold’s Coffee Lounge      2012 — 2014                                                                          West Palm Beach, FL

-               Curator-Facilitating art for professional, mid-career and emerging artists in a business located in a historical district in the City of West Palm Beach 


Artspace 408 (formerly EG2) with The Center for Creative Education     2007 — 2010     West Palm Beach, FL

-               Manager/curator- Managed art space through coordination of professional artists and art events, Acted as Northwood community beautification and arts appreciation liaison.  Mentored Dreyfoos School of the Arts students in professional development.


Artists Showcase of the Palm Beaches            1993 — 2008                           West Palm Beach, FL

-               Art educator &  fine artist-Educated inner city and at risk youth in the fundamentals of art development and appreciation.  Exhibiting artist in local art shows.  First solo artist at the West Palm Beach Jenkins House. Created original cooperate identity of African American Artists Showcase.


School District of Palm Beach County              2001 2013                 West Palm Beach, FL

-               Art adjudicator- Judging auditions for BAK Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos High School of the Arts. Responsible for scoring and judging submissions from potential visual arts students.


Macy’s                                                                   1997—2004       Palm Beach Gardens, FL

-           Design Department/Sales Associate/Sales Specialist

Temp in the design department and fragrances doing store floor design and basket design for the holidays. Responsible for merchandising, providing the highest level of customer service by demonstrating advanced product knowledge and building quality customer relationships that result in increased sales and repeat business in the Tommy Hilfiger product line for men.


The Children’s Coalition, Inc.             1992 — 2000                                                                   West Palm Beach, FL

-          Artist/Instructor

Responsible for instructing at risk and inner city children art appreciation via lesson plans developed to provide interactive participation and art history. 


Brooklyn Bow International                19911997                                                          Riviera Beach, FL

-          Designer

Responsible for product development of various bow and trim designs, prepared layout for merchandise catalog, portfolio and display presentations to prospective and existing clients.


St. Mary’s Elementary School               1990—1991                                                          Bronx, NY

-          Art Teacher /Art Director

Responsible for teaching pre-kindergarten through 4th grade children art appreciation via lesson plans developed to provide interactive participation.

Rich, Butts & Partners/Black Ink   (formerly Rich, Butts  & Gittens/the Solution)  1989—1991    New York, NY

-          Design Assistant/Office Manager

Responsible for Accounts Receivables, ordering graphic design materials, job trafficking, assisted firm’s partner with graphic designs.



No  More Starving Artists Foundation 2018-Present                                                         West Palm Beach, FL

-                  Founder, President,  Chair


Spady Cultural Heritage Museum       2015-2018                                                              Delray Beach, FL 

-                           Board Member

                  2017-2018  Exhibition Chair


Artists of Palm Beach County                  2004-2015       Palm Beach County

  -            Arts organization coalition created and managed by artists, for artists of all disciplines. Founding member

                 2004-2006-Steering Committee Member

                 2006-2010-Secretary/Board Member

                 2014-2015- Board Member-At-Large  



-           2021  Artist Relief through Covid-19 Grant

-           2020  The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County Covid-19 Grant

-           2020  12 Artists/12 Spaces funding through City of West Palm Beach  AIPP

-           2020 Muse Award for Outstanding Creative Professional Support for No More Starving Artists Foundation

-           2020 NBAF Covid-19 National Grant

-           2019   Publish Soul Much More From Scratch II

-           2014 Flavor of the Caribbean Award by the Caribbean Democratic of Palm Beach County

-           2013 Women  of Excellence Award (for the Arts)  by West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma


-            2013    Published The Mighty 9: Our Journey to Success

-            2011   Published  tweets, Rants & Affirmations

-            2011   Published  Soul Much More From Scratch

-            2010   Published  2Faced: The Devil’s Advocate

-            2009   Published What is My Priority? My Release



-               2020       12 Artists/12 Spaces Installation at Coleman Park                  West Palm Beach, FL

-                2014      Solo Exhibition                                                                               West Palm Beach, FL

-                2012       Soul Much More From Scratch Book Signing & Food Tasting           West Palm Beach, FL

-                2011       2 Faced: The Devil’s Advocate Book Signings            West Palm Beach, FL; NYC

-                2009       What is My Priority Book Signings    West Palm Beach, FL; NYC

-               1994-1997    International Trim Show  (Display board for Brooklyn Bow International.) South Miami

                  Beach, FL  


-              2023           Geminism                West Palm Beach, FL

-              2023           Art & Soul Market     West Palm Beach, FL

-              2023           A Celebration of Black History Month         Palm Beach Gardens, FL

-              2019           Art Expression by the Water                         Riviera Beach, FL

-              2019           Mermaid Show         Lake Worth Beach,  FL

-              2019           The Burks Collaborative Art & Book signing and Tasting  at Harold’s  West Palm Beach, FL

-              2019           Sunfest                      West Palm Beach, FL

-              2018           Collaboration African Diaspora Exhibition IV    West Palm Beach, FL

-              2018           SunFest                      West Palm Beach, FL

-              2016           Art & Kimono Exhibit and Sale                       West Palm Beach, FL

-              2015           Sisters in the Cloth      West Palm Beach, FL           

-              2015           Mango Festival             West Palm Beach, FL

-              2015           SOH Fundraiser              Lake Park, FL

-              2012           ART+SOLE+LIFE: South Florida             Miami, FL

-      2007-present    Collaboration                                           West Palm Beach, FL

-              2001-2006    Kuumba                      Delray Beach, FL

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