Objective: Being a collaborator means that I am selflessly able to share the experience of my creative path with others of interest.
- Curator for art exhibitions
- Fine Artist
- Art educator (public and private)
- Art Adjudicator
- 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
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
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 1991—1997 Riviera Beach, FL
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
2014-2015- Board Member-At-Large
- 2021 Artist Relief through artistrelief.org 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
- 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