Education

2016. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Indiana, PA. Vocational I Certification in Education.

2011. Westmoreland County Community College. Youngwood, PA. Associates of Fine Art.

2009. Westmoreland County Community College. Youngwood, PA. Certification in Web Publishing.

2008. West Virginia University. Morgantown, WV. Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture.

 

Teaching Experience

2012 - Present. Landscape Design and Horticulture Instructor. Forbes Road Career and Technology Center. September 17 to Present.

2012. Family Day Screening Teacher. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art. March 23.

2008. Junior Landscape Architecture Studio Teaching Assistant.  West Virginia University. Spring.

2007. Sophomore Landscape Architecture Studio Teaching Assistant.  West Virginia University. Fall.

2007. AutoCAD Studio Teaching Assistant.  West Virginia University. Fall.

 

Professional Experience

2019. Curator for “Off the Wall Artist Market - Year Two.” You Are Here 406 Gallery. November 30 - December 24 (Upcoming).

2019. Curator for “2nd Anniversary Invitational.” You Are Here 406 Gallery. October 12 - November 23 (Upcoming).

2019. Curator for “Sticker Show.” You Are Here 406 Gallery. August 17 - September 27 (Upcoming).

2019. Curator for “Blurred Reality.” You Are Here 406 Gallery. June 14 - August 4 (Upcoming).

2019. Curator for “NEPTUNE BLANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE SECRET TV.” You Are Here 406 Arm Gallery. March 26 - June 7 (Upcoming).

2019. Organizer for “Graveyard Shift - Works by Zach Sierocki". Headkeeper Tapas Bar. March 17 – May 18.

2019. Curator for “Disconnections - Featuring Chris Crites.” You Are Here 406 Gallery. March 9 - April 18.

2019. Juror for “Seton Hill Spring Student Show.” Seton Hill University Arts Center Harris Gallery. February.

2019. Curator for “Works by Paul Lewis". Headkeeper Tapas Bar. January 20 – March 16.

2019. Curator for “Stitches.” You Are Here 406 Clay Gallery. January 12 - March 8, 2019.

2019. Curator for “Works by Jeff Donato and Ray Kuchinka.” Feathers Artist Market and Gifts. January 5 - February 2, 2019.

2018. Curator for “Four Artists.” Feathers Artist Market and Gifts. December 3 - January 5 2019.

2018. Curator for “Off the Wall.” You Are Here 406 Gallery. November 28 - January 4, 2019.

2018. Curator for “American Art - A Collection of Works by Melissa Reed.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. November 18 – January 19.

2018. Curator for “Grand Opening Invitational.” You Are Here 406 Gallery. September - November 2018.

2018. Organizer for “Works by Robert Sage". Headkeeper Tapas Bar. August 19 – November 17.

2018. Organizer for “Beautiful Mess: Works by Crystal Berry". Headkeeper Tapas Bar. July 15 – August 18.

2018. Curator for “Works by Meghan Tutolo.” Feathers Artist Market and Gifts. June 1 – July 1.

2018. Organizer for “Foragers of Information - Works by Brandon and Joelle Miele.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. May 5 – July 14.

2018. Judge for Hempfield Area School District’s Student Art Expo. Westmoreland Museum of American Art. April 21.

2018. Curator for “Thinking Out Loud, Works by Melissa Reed.” Feathers Artist Market and Gifts. April 5 – April 29.

2018. Curator for “Contemporaries Group Show.” Greensburg Art Center. March 10 – April 22.

2018. Curator for “Contemporaries Group Show.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. March 10 – April 22.

2017. Judge for Hempfield Area School District’s Student Art Expo. Westmoreland Museum of American Art. April 29.

2017. Curator for “Works by Eddie Meier.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. October 21 – March 3.

2017. Curator for “Illustrations by Colin Richards.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. April 14 – June 4.

2017. Curator for “Thoughts and Emotions, Works by Sarah Hunter and Stacey Pydynkowski.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. January 28 – April 13.

2016. Curator for “Digital Works by Nick Judy.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. December 16 – January 27.

2016. Curator for “Works by John Lario.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. October 4 – December 15.

2016. Organizer for “Charity Painting Event for Westmoreland Humane Society.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. September 25.

2016. Curator for “Westmoreland Art Nationals.” Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival. June 29 – July 3.

2016. Curator for “Works by Abby Diamond.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. June 25 – October 3.

2016. Curator for “Westmoreland Art Nationals.” Westmoreland County Community College. May 28 – June 11.

2016. Curator for “Simple Beauty, Works by Molly Dinnin.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. May 14 – June 28.

2016. Curator for “New Works by Gary Meighen.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. March 19 – May 13.

2016. Curator for “Space Mountain, Works by Ron Bush.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. January 16 – March 18.

2015. Curator for “An Art Show, Works by Rev. Daisher Rocket.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. September 19 – November 25.

2015. Curator for “Head Space, Works by Robert Sage.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. July 14 – September 18.

2015. Curator for “Wise Guys, New Works by Adam Teslevich.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. January 26 – March 24.

2014. Curator for “Bright Creatures, Works by Jeffery Donato.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. November 14 – January 25.

2014. Curator for “Echotin Hills, Works by Samantha Lantz.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. September 12 – November 13.

2014. Curator for “Works by Kyle Reidmiller.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. July 11 – September 11.

2014. Curator for “Coopers Corner, Works by Pamela Cooper.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. March 22 – July 10.

2013. Curator for six art exhibitions. Headkeeper Tapas Bar. January – December.

2012. Curator for “Childrens Space, Ages 8 to 12.” Westmoreland Museum of American Art. September.

2012. Organizer for “Charity Painting Event for Cystic Fibrosis Reasearch.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. June 17.

2012. Curator for “Westmoreland Art Nationals.” Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival. June 30 – July 8.

2012. Curator for “Westmoreland Art Nationals.” Westmoreland County Community College. May 26 – June 9.

2012. Curator for six art exhibitions. Headkeeper Tapas Bar. January – December.

2011. Assistant Curator for “Westmoreland Art Nationals.” Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival. July 8 - 11.

2011. Organizer for “Charity Painting Event for Cystic Fibrosis Reasearch.” Headkeeper Tapas Bar. June 26.

2011. Assistant Curator for “Westmoreland Art Nationals.” Westmoreland County Community College. May 28 – June 10.

2011. Curator for nine art exhibitions. Headkeeper Tapas Bar. January – December.

2011. Curator for “Weathered: Art and Photography.” The Seed Music Space and Gallery. January 11

2010. Curator for “Aesthetic Medicine, Works by James Schaffer.” Westmoreland County Community College. November.

 

Solo and Group Exhibitions

2019. Greensburg Art Center. How I See It. Group Exhibition. Greensburg, PA. January.

2018. Feathers Artist Market and Gifts. Four Artists. Group Exhibition. Irwin, PA. December.

2018. You Are Here 406 Gallery. Off The Walll. Group Exhibition. Jeanette, PA. November.

2018. Four Seasons Brewing Company. Art-Tober Fest. Group Exhibition. Latrobe, PA. October.

2018. You Are Here 406 Gallery. Grand Opening Invitational. Group Exhibition. Jeanette, PA. September.

2018. Twin Lakes Park. Westmoreland Art Nationals. Group Exhibition. Greensburg, PA. July.

2018. DV8 Gallery. Chaos Theory. Solo Exhibition. Greensburg, PA. June.

2018. Westmoreland County Community College Westmoreland Art Nationals. Group Exhibition. Youngwood, PA. May.

2018. Westmoreland Cultural Trust. WCT's Art in the Alley. Permanent Group Installation. Greensburg, PA. April.

2018. Greensburg Art Center. Contemporaries. Group Exhibition. Greensburg, PA. March.

2018. Headkeeper Tapas Bar. Contemporaries. Group Exhibition. Greensburg, PA. March.

2018. Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Wine and Whiskers Benefit. Greensburg, PA. February.

2018. Feathers Artist Market and Gifts. Temporal Control. Solo Exhibition. Irwin, PA. January.

2018. Greensburg Art Center. Inside—Outside. Group Exhibition. January.

2017. XTAZA Pittsburgh. RAW Artists Pittsburgh Presents: Savor. Group Exhibition. Pittsburgh, PA. November.

2017. Headkeeper Tapas Bar. Point of Authority. Solo Exhibition. Latrobe, PA. June.

2017. Twin Lakes Park. Westmoreland Art Nationals. Group Exhibition. Greensburg, PA. June.

2017. Greensburg Art Center. Connections. Group Exhibition. Greensburg, PA. January.

2016. Westmoreland County Community College. Pivot Point. Solo Exhibition. Youngwood, PA. October.

2014. Westmoreland County Community College. Alumni Group Show. Group Exhibition. Youngwood, PA. October.

2012. Shop Demo Depot. Opening Day. Group Exhibition. Mount Pleasant, PA. September.

2012. Headkeeper Tapas Bar. Flying Machines. Group Exhibition. Greenburg, PA. April.

2012. Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Sit On It. Group Exhibition. Greensburg, PA. March.

2012. Saint Vincent College Gallery. 2x20. Group Exhibition. Latrobe, PA. February.

2011. DV8 Gallery. NaOH. Group Exhibition. Greensburg, PA. August.

2011. Headkeeper Tapas Bar. Papercut. Group Exhibition. Greensburg, PA. May.

2010. Westmoreland County Community College. Fall Student Show. Group Exhibition. Youngwood, PA. November.

2010. Westmoreland County Community College. Bucket. Group Exhibition. Youngwood, PA. April.

2009. Westmoreland County Community College. Fall Student Show. Group Exhibition. Youngwood, PA. November.

2009. Westmoreland County Community College. Spring Student Show. Group Exhibition. Youngwood, PA. April.

 

Selected Honors and Awards

2016. Pennsylvania FFA Alumni. Student Agriculture Experience Grant: Hydroponics.

2015. The Consortium of Public Education. Great Idea Grant: Grow Walls For Blooming Education.

2014. Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture. Farm to Table Grant: From Compost to Table.

2014. The Consortium of Public Education. Great Idea Grant: Aquaponics.

2013. The Consortium of Public Education. Great Idea Grant: The All-Year Greenhouse.

2012. The Consortium of Public Education. Composting for Growing Success.

2010. Westmoreland County Community College. Award of Merit in Visual Arts.

2005. West Virginia University. Good Samaritan Award.

 

Memberships and Affiliations

2016 – Present. Westmoreland Art Nationals Committee Member.

2014 – Present. Allegheny County FFA Advisor.

2013 – 2014. SkillsUSA Advisor.

2012 – Present. National Education Association.

2008 – 2011. Westmoreland County Community College Art Club Advisor.

2004 – 2008. American Society of Landscape Architects.

 

Relevant Employment

2018 – Present. You Are Here Gallery. Creative Maestro/Curator.

Responsibilities Include: Manage rolling art collections, coordinate with national and local artists on show possibilities, create exhibition layouts and promote visual art events.

2012 – Present. Forbes Road Career and Technology Center. Landscape Design and Horticulture Instructor

Responsibilities Include: Develop and implement Pennsylvania Department of Education curriculum for high school students in grades nine through twelve, write education based grants, develop recruitment tools and protocols utilizing graphic design, advise FFA members, certify students through OSHA, PDA and NOCTI testing.

2012 – 2016. Westmoreland Art Nationals. Curator

Responsibilities Include: Manage art collection of over 100 artworks for two short term shows, catalogue and transport artworks, assist in public relations efforts, coordinate/attend receptions.

2011 – Present. Headkeeper Artist Initiative. Chief Curator, Promoter and Organizer.

Responsibilities Include: Manage rolling art collections, coordinate artistic, charity and public events, complete artwork transactions, implement gallery/exhibition designs, interview artists for future events and develop advertising campaigns.

2011. Westmoreland Art Nationals. Assistant Curator.

Responsibilities Include: Manage art collection of over 100 artworks for two short term shows, catalogue and transport artworks, assist in public relations efforts, coordinate/attend receptions.

2010 – 2011. The Seed Music Space and Gallery. Curator.

Responsibilities Include: Manage rolling art collections, coordinate artistic, charity and public events, complete artwork transactions, implement gallery/exhibition designs, interview artists for future events and develop advertising campaigns.

 

Press Coverage

2019. Tribune-Review. “Out & About: Artist Connect through ‘Disconnections’ gallery show.” March 11.

2019. Tribune-Review. “Jeannettes You Are Here gallery explores ‘Disconnections’.” February 12.

2019. Tribune-Review. “Artist’s work on display at Irwin gallery opening night.” January 8.

2018. Tribune-Review. “Jeanette art center hosts winter fiber artist exhibit.” December 21.

2018. Tribune-Review. “Out & About: Jeanette goes “Off the Wall” for show and sale.” December 16.

2018. Tribune-Review. “Out & About: New Jeanette art gallery holds grand opening.” September 30.

2018. Tribune-Review. “Jeannette nonprofit art center You Are Here plans Saturday reception.” September 26.

2018. Tribune-Review. “Out & About: Party kicks off Art in the Alley project.” April 13.

2018. Tribune-Review. “Non-traditional settings bring art to the people.” April 12.

2018. Tribune-Review. “Out & About: First reception for ‘Contemporaries’ exhibit.” March 12.

2018. Tribune-Review. “Up-and-coming artists featured in exhibit at Greensburg Art Center and Headkeeper Tapas Bar.” March 9.

2017. Tribune-Review. “Dan Overdorff believes ‘the more art the better.” July 22

2017. Tribune-Review. “Out & About: Exhibit opens at Headkeeper Tapas Bar.” February 5.

2016. Tribune-Review. “Out & About: Opening reception for the Westmoreland Art Nationals exhibit.” June 26.

2016. Tribune-Review. “Out & About: Westmoreland Art Nationals at WCCC in Youndgwood.” May 29.

2012. Tribune-Review. “Out & About: Westmoreland Art Nationals.” July 8.

2012. Tribune-Review. “Art Nationals.” June 3.

2012. Tribune-Review. “Mt. Pleasant artist enjoys getting his work out.” February 14.

2012. Saint Vincent Publicity. “Saint Vincent Gallery Opens Exhibit by 20 Regional Artists.” February 8.

2005. Tribune-Review for the Daily Courier. “He’s a hero.” April 27.