would you be interested in exhibiting at our upcoming art festival Nov 12th & 13th, 2011 in the windermere/dr phillips area? 10x10 booth space $80 for both days, juried, white-tent, promoted. email me at email@example.com
WOW, that sounds like a great job Grace--congrats! I'd love to work with a museum or gallery eventually, although I know funding for the arts is a scarce thing, and it make indeed be a dream that will take time to fulfill in these economic conditions. I am not teaching in the classroom at the present time. I am certified for K-6, English 5-9 and Social Sciences 6-12. I may take your advice and pursue the art certification although they have raised the exam fees--it's so expensive now to test. But art does seem like the best fit for me. Although I love the core academic subjects--one must be true to oneself I believe; art is so much a part of me. I am currently a substitute teacher and have been for 2 years now. Thanks for your encouragement. Now that my only daughter is attending college, I have plenty of time to pursue new adventures of my own. :) It's a great time for trying new things!
Hi Grace--thank you for your compliment. I actually started taking painting lessons while in high school when I lived in New York state. I attended Stetson University for my BA, but majored in Sociology and German. I was fortunate that I was able to take several art courses with Fred Messersmith while he was alive and teaching at Stetson. Now I'm in the middle of an online humanities program just to keep my brain engaged and it also counts towards keeping my teaching certificate valid. I probably should take the art certification exam, for that is my real passion as far as subject areas are concerned. Glad to make an occasional new friend here in Central Florida who enjoys teaching and art as well! :)