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Western Hotel Project, 2016
Adaptive Reuse Project
Callicoon, New York
Headlands Center for the Arts, 2016
Research Residency for Social Practice: Climate Adaptation
Solution Seeking Investigations into Traditional Northern California Agricultural Practices
First Supper, 2014-Present
Santa Fe Art Institute Food Justice Residency
Collaboration with Antonio Trujillo, Acoma/Laguna Tribes and Saint Joseph's Mission School
San Fidel, New Mexico
Approaching Silence, 2014-present
Team Builder + Project Manager
Public Art Work addressing noise remediation in the Archway of Dumbo, Brooklyn's Manhattan Bridge Achorage site.
Design Team: ARUP, Bone/Levine Architects, Situ Fabrication Artists: Truman Lowe, Lead; Andrea Reynosa, Associate
Partners: Dumbo BID, Brooklyn Arts Council, NMAI-Smithsonian
Upper Delaware River Food Systems Mapping, 2014
Jennifer Grossman, lead organizer w/ Wallace Foundation, NRDC, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Pure Catskills, Cornell Cooperative Extension/Sullivan and Delaware County, Sullivan Renaissance, The Solution Project
People’s Climate March, 2014
Arts and Logistical Field Coordinator
Food Justice and Agriculture Contingency Grantee
New York, NY
FOODshed exhibition, 2013-15
Curated by Amy Lipton, director ecoartspace
Smack Mellon/Brooklyn Bridge Park
Public Art Project, “John Street Pasture”, 2013-14
Collaboration: Andrea Reynosa, Artist, AlloyLLC, Smack Mellon and Brooklyn Grange
10,000 sq ft ‘pop up’ pasture Feb-Sept 2014
One John Street (northern terminus of Brooklyn Bridge Park), Dumbo, Brooklyn
The Solution Project, 2012-present
Oversee programming and fundraising initiatives of a newly formed community based non-profit organization focused on re-purposing a 30,000 sq ft vacant Narrowsburg Rural School in the center of Narrowsburg’s business district for the arts, community events, community college satellite and Agro Hall (micro food hub).
Narrowsburg, New York
Tusten Heritage Community Garden, Founding Director 2012-14
Tusten Local Development Corporation, Chair, 2012-14
Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab, 2013
Patterns for Progress Mid-Career Leadership Program, 2012-13
Grant Writer, 2012-present
Town of Tusten, New York
Oversee fundraising for construction phase of Narrowsburg’s Big Eddy Esplanade project
Sustainable Agriculture Instructor, SUNY Sullivan 2013
Sustainable Farming: Growing Healthy Food
A six week intensive course in sustainable farming practices
RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE
Councilwoman- Town of Tusten, 2012
Duties included grant writing, design committee work, community garden development and public outreach
Narrowsburg, New York
Big Eddy Farmstand, 2012-Present
Founded a rural youth workforce development and farm training program through partnership with the Town of Tusten, Sullivan County Workforce Development, Sullivan Renaissance, Western Sullivan Public Library, SkyDog Farm and Sullivan West High School. We are a certified farm participating in the WIC and FMNP program in Sullivan County addressing rural food desert issues in Monticello and Liberty, NY.
SkyDog Supper Club, 2010-2012
Special Events Organizer for potluck and musical event discussing themes centered on community issues at the Tusten Town Hall community space.
Tusten Concerned Citizens, 2010-2011
Co-founder of concerned citizen’s group whose mission is to address issues, particularly ‘fracking’, that pertain to the Town of Tusten in Narrowsburg, New York.
Flow Events, 2009-2011
Organizer and Artistic Director
Flow Events: Artistic outdoor happenings celebrating Pure Water and the natural resources of the Upper Delaware River Corridor and Catskills Region. Primary collaborating organizations: ISSUE Project Room, Midred’s Lane and Electronic Media Foundation, SkyDog Projects
For the Forest, Ten Mile River Boy Scouts Camp 2011
SlowFloat, Scenic Upper Delaware River Park 2011
SnowFlow, Belleayre Ski Mountain and Full Moon Resort 2011
SlowFlow2010, Scenic Upper Delaware River Park 2010
SkyDog Farm, 2000-Present
Sustainable farming/studio practice on in Narrowsburg, New York following models of permaculture and design principles of earthwork and land art traditions.
PAST WORK EXPERIENCE
Smack Mellon, 1994-2000
Co-founder and founding Executive Director of Smack Mellon Studios in DUMBO, Brooklyn-an international art center situated on the Brooklyn Waterfront. Duties included fundraising, grant writing general programming, board development, curatorial, artist in residence creation and program development, audience development through community and public outreach.
Art Foundry Technician, 1992-1994
Oversaw general operations of a small ceramic shell art foundry at the University of Arizona at Tucson. Instructed undergraduate students the basic principles and techniques of lost wax foundry methods.
Teaching Assistant-Sculpture, 1986-1994
Taught introductory sculpture techniques to undergraduate students at both UW-Madison and UofA campuses.
Art Studio Assistant, 1989-1994
Fabricated and assisted the studio art of Peter Shelton, Ann Hamilton, Meg Webster, Harmony Hammond and free lance installation for Tony Shafrazi Gallery.
(Exhibition History and Bibliography submitted upon request) *
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture 1986-1988
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Masters of Fine Arts, Sculpture 1992-1994
University of Arizona