Resume / CV

Tamar R Aldrich

Tamartrageous.com   taldrich@gmail.com

 EDUCATION 

 2011-13                MFA (Candidate) Studio Art, Ceramics, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA

12-2010                BA Art History, cognate in classical studies, Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan

12-2010                BA Studio Art, concentration-ceramics, minor-Art History, Michigan State Univ., E Lansing, MI

1991                       Honors Graduate, Associates Degree in Liberal Arts with a focus in the Fine Arts,  Charles Stewart Mott Community College (MCC), Flint, MI

 

LECTURES/PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

Presenter            UURAF (University Undergraduate Research  and Arts Forum), Research Paper presentation/ competition ,  “A Revision of an Erroneous Interpretation of the Bronze Age Aegean “Frying Pans” April 2010

Presenter            UURAF, Research Poster presentation/competition, “The Epistemology of Ancient Ornithica”, April 16, 2009

Guest Hostess   The Owosso Show, WKOW – Television – Owosso, MI, Feb. 12, 2002

Guest                    Demonstration/Interview, The Owosso Show, WKOK – Television, Owosso, MI, Feb. 5, 2002

Guest                    Interview/Presentation, The Popcorn Show, WKOK – Television, Owosso, MI, Feb. 1, 2002

Guest                    Demonstration/Interview, The Owosso Show, WKOK – Television, Owosso, MI, Jan. 29, 2002

Guest Artist        Lecture/Slide Presentation, Kettering University, Flint, MI, Jan. 25, 2002

Guest                    Demonstration /Interview, The Owosso Show, WKOW – Television, Owosso, MI, Nov. 4, 200

Presenter            Numerous award presentation, reception speeches etc…, Clio Area Art Society, Clio Area Art Gallery, Clio, MI, 1993 to 1995

Guest                    Interview, Community Calendar, WNEM – Television, Saginaw, MI, 1986

 

COMMITTEES

2009-2010      CAC Undergraduate representative, College Advisory Council to Dean Karin Wurst of The College  of Arts and Letters, MSU, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2010              MSU, AAH Departmental Hearing Board, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2010              MSU, CAL University Departmental Hearing Board, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2009-2009    CAC Undergraduate representative, College Advisory Council To Dean Karin Wurst of the College  of Arts and Letters, MSU, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2008-2009      CAL Student Advisory Board, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

 

TEACHING RELATED EXPERIENCES

 2013                       Michigan State University, Adjunct Teaching Assistant, East Lansing Michigan, Assistant to, Assistant Prof. Paul Kotula, Ceramics 340 hand building.

Duties                   Work with students, power point presentations, lectures, and prepare lesson and glaze samples.

 

1991-1994            The Valley School, Middle School Art Specialist, 5th, 6th, & 7th grade art classes, Flint, MI

Duties:                  Curriculum development, lectures, organize supplies, work with students, quarterly evaluations and grades, plan and prepare year end art show for students.

 

1991-1994            Flint Institute of Arts, Instructor, Flint, MI

Duties:                  Prepare and present lectures, organize and purchase materials,  Classes included: Children’s drawing and painting, Homeschoolers drawing and painting.  Adult classes include; Introduction to Drawing, Hand-made paper, Art in Motion – a collaboration with the Flint Youth Theater.

 

1991-1995            Clio Area Art Center, Instructor, Clio, MI

Duties:                  Organize lesson plans, order materials, present lectures, promote and schedule workshops and classes.  Classes included: Adult pastel, Children’s drawing and painting, Printmaking, Basic art, Middle school art, Clay classes, and a variety of workshops.

 

1990                       Clio Community Education, Instructor, Children’s oil painting, Clio, MI

Duties:                  Organize and present lectures, Work with children.

 

1990                       Instructor Private drawing lessons, Flushing, MI

 

1990                       Flint Community Adult Education Program, Instructor, Drawing and Sketching, Flint, MI

Duties:                  Preparing and presenting lectures and slide presentations concerning drawing and related topics.

 

OTHER ART RELATED EXPERIENCE

 2010-present     Owner and operator of Tam-Artrageous, Artist Studio, Vernon, MI

Duties:                  Creative ceramic art creation, marketing, networking, and bookkeeping.

1998-2013            Aldrich Art & Supply (Opened second location) Owosso, MI

Duties:                  Owner and manager of the business:  customer relations, sales, marketing, purchasing, exhibition and class schedules, press releases, bookkeeping, instructor, personnel management, and public relations.

2003-2008            Studio 209, co-owner, Owosso, MI

Duties:                  Creation and promotion of paintings, pastels, small assemblages, handmade paper works of arts.

1/2006 – 5/2007    Pastyles (Television Program): Pastel demonstration program, Owosso, MI

Duties:                  Responsible for the concept, development, and execution of the television program,  Lesson development, demonstration preparation, and assist with introduction and credits  graphics.

2002-006             Art Talk, Local cable television program for promotion of local arts and artists.  Owosso, MI

Duties:                  Responsible for programing including:   On air interviews with artists,  artist demonstrations, artist recruitment,  set up,  development of program content, weekly Arts Calendar segment

1997-2005            Exhibition Coordinator,                 Goodrich, MI

Duties:                  Preparation of revolving exhibitions for Genesys Hospice Care Center.  Exhibition of 75 works of art revolved quarterly. Responsible for; press releases, soliciting art/artists, installation, inventory, labeling, jurying, and sales.

1995-2000            Owner and operator of Aldrich Art & Supply, Flushing, MI

Duties,                  Owner & manager of the business, included:  customer and public relations, sales, marketing, purchasing, exhibition and class schedules, press releases, bookkeeping, instructor, and personnel management.

1993-1995            President Clio Area Art Society, Clio Area Art Center, Clio, MI

Duties                   Managing the operation of a non-profit organization, including achieving 501-(c) 3 status with the IRS, incorporating the organization, participation in all committees.  Overseeing of press releases, publicity, advertising, planning exhibitions, hanging exhibitions, scheduling, gallery volunteers, organizing classes, instructors recruitment, class concept, registration, brochure & program design, writing monthly newsletter, membership chairwoman,  acting public representative, managing accounts, grant writing, supervising maintenance.

1986-2011            Owner and operator of TRA-ART, Artist Studio, Flushing, MI

Duties:                  Creating products, purchasing supplies, marketing, sales, inventory, and bookkeeping.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

*1993   Paper & Pottery, Clio Area Art Center Gallery, Clio, MI.

*1991   Etchings by Tamar R. Aldrich, Flushing Public Library, Flushing, MI

*1990   Independent Study Show, MC C Fine Arts Gallery, DeWaters Art Center, Flint, MI

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013        “A Little bit of everything” Gallery 224, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA,  July

2013        GFAC Members Exhibition, Greater Flint Arts Council. Flint MI, Jan.

2012        Flint Porcelain Artists & Michigan Clay Artist Invitational, Greater Flint Arts Council, Flint MI, Nov.

2012       WIP Exhibition, Rosenthal Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia PA. Aug.

2012       In Your Space, Gallery 224, University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA. July

2011       WIP Exhibition, Rosenthal Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia PA, Aug.

2009       MSU Under Graduate Exhibition, Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI, May

2008       MSU Under Graduate Exhibit, Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI, May

2007       Paper and Panels, Turner Dodge House, East Lansing, MI, Sep.

2006       (SAC) Members Show, Shiawassee Arts Council Gallery, Owosso, MI, Apr.

2006       (SAC) Summer Invitational, Shiawassee Arts Council Gallery, Owosso, MI, July

2006      CAAS Open Show, Clio Area Art Gallery, Clio MI, Aug

2006      “Paper, Pigments, & Panels”, Depot Center for the Arts, St John’s, MI, Feb

2006      GFAC Members Exhibition, GFAC Gallery, Flint, MI, Jan

2005      Rankin Art Gallery, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, Sep

2005      GFAC, Michigan Artist Invitational, GFAC Gallery, Flint, MI, Aug

2005      Open Show, Clio Area Art Center Gallery, Clio, MI

2005      (SAC) Members Show, Shiawassee Arts Council Gallery, Owosso, MI

2005      GFAC Members Exhibition, GRAC Gallery, Flint, MI, Jan

2004      (SAC) Members Show, Shiawassee Arts Council Gallery, Owosso, MI

2004      GFAC Members Exhibition, GFAC Gallery, Flint, MI, Jan

2004      Open Show, Clio Area Art Center Gallery, Clio, MI, July

2004      Solo Exhibition, Saginaw Township Offices, Saginaw, MI, Jun

2003      Open Show, Clio Area Art Center Gallery, Clio, MI, Jul

2002      Humanities Visiting Artist Programs, Kettering University, Flint, MI, Jan

2002      (SAC) Group Invitational, Shiawassee Arts Council Gallery, Owosso, MI, Feb

2001      Love Creatively, Benefit exhibition for Left Bank Gallery, Flint, MI, Feb

2001      GFAC Group Exhibition, GFAC Gallery, Flint, MI, Aug

2001      Ornament for National Christmas tree, (SAC), Nov

2000      Rye Invitational, Group exhibition by Aldrich Art & Supply, The Rye Bakery, Flushing MI, Nov

2000      Valentine 2000, Benefit exhibition for Left Bank Gallery, Flint, MI, Feb

2000      GFAC Members Exhibition, GFAC Gallery, Flint, MI, Jan

1999      (SAC), Members Show, Shiawassee Arts Council Gallery, Owosso, MI, March

1993-99  GFAC Members Exhibitions, Greater Flint Arts Council Gallery, Flint, MI, Jan

1999      GFAC Art in Public Places, Mayor Stanley’s office, Flint, MI, Exhibited 10 works Jul.–Sep

1999      GFAC Art in Public Places Steady Eddy’s Restaurant, Flint, MI, Exhibited eight works, Apr.-Jul

1999      GFAC Art in Public Places Community Foundation of Flint, Flint, MI, Jan– Apr

1998       (SAC) Members Show, Shiawassee Arts Council Gallery, Owosso, MI, July

 1997      GFAC Art in Public places: Bishop Airport, Flint, MI, 12 works exhibited

1996      GFAC Art in Public places: Flint Public Library, Flint, MI, 14 works exhibited.

1994      Open Show, Clio Area Art Center Gallery, curated by Chris Waters, Clio, MI

1994      (1993, 1992, 1990), CAAS Members Show, Clio Area Art Gallery, Clio, MI

1993      Open Show, Clio Area Art Center Gallery, curated by Stephen Davideck, Clio, MI

1992      Open Show, Clio Area Art Center Gallery, Clio, MI

1992      Unique Print workshop exhibition, Flint Public Library, Flint, MI

1992      Progressions:  Works in clay, Pewabic Pottery, curated by Judy Clowes, Detroit, MI,

1991      Featured Artist Exhibit at Founders Gallery, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

1991 & 1990   Members Exhibit, Art Source Gallery, Flint, MI

1990       Etching Exhibit of MCC White Ground Workshop, Flint Public Library, Flint, MI

1990      The First Annual GMI Flint Area Artists Competition & exhibition, GMI Engineering and

Management Institute Humanities Art Center, Flint, MI

1990      32nd Annual Student Show, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

1990      Open Show, Clio Area Art Center Gallery, curated by M. Wilburn, Clio, MI

1989      Summer Show, Clio Area Art Center Gallery, curated by M. Wilburn, Clio, MI,

1989      Members Show, Clio Area Art Gallery, Clio, MI,

1989      31st Annual Student Show (MCC), Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

1989      Open Show, Clio Area Art Center Gallery, curated by K Schultz, M Wilburn, Clio, MI

1989      Drawing from Life, Art Source Gallery, curated by Jim Mumby, Flint, MI

1989      Summer Show, Clio Area Art Gallery, curated by M. Wilburn, Clio, MI

1989      Members Show, Clio Area Art Center Gallery, Clio, MI

1988     30th Annual Student Show (MCC), Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2010     MSU Office of Governmental Affairs – Oil Painting

2005     Orability – Pastel

2000     Village Florist – Pastel

1998     McLaren Hospital – Hand Made Paper

1997     Genesys Hospice Care Center – Pastel

1994     Mott Community College – Graphic Design Book Cover

1989     Mott Community College – Aquatint etching

1989     Mott Community College – White Ground Etching

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2011-13                  Fellowship Award, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA,

2010                       Dean’s List, College of Arts & Letters, Spring Semester 2010, May 24,

6/2009-6/2010       Honorable Selection, “Here & There”, installed in MSU’s office of Governmental Affair  Washington, DC

2008                       Painting Recognition Award, “Cloth Monster”, MSU Undergraduate Exhibition,  curated by Paul Kotula, Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI

2008-09                MSU Award CAL-URI grant, MSU, College of Arts & Letters, Undergraduate Research Initiative, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI,

2006                      Third Place, “Aqua/Teal Patchwork”,   (SAC) Summer Invitational, Shiawassee Arts Council Gallery, Owosso, MI, July

2004                      First Place, “Charlie’s Orchids”, Lansing Orchid Society annual Winter Exhibition,  MSU, East Lansing, MI, Jan.

2000                      First Place, “Reflected Color”, Clio Area Art Society, Open Show, East Lansing MI, Aug

1998                      Third Place, “Trio of Birds”, 1998 Greater Flint Arts Council Members Show, Flint, MI, Feb

1996                      Third Place,  “Cheryl’s Bouquet”, 1996 Clio Area Art Society Members Show, Clio, MI, Aug

1994                      Third Place, “Tahitian Magnolia”, 5th Annual Open Show, Curated by Chris Waters,

Clio Area Art Society, Clio, MI,  July

1992                      First Place Fine Arts, “Green Midevil Forest”, 12th Annual Spring Time in Paris arts festival, Mecosta County Arts  Council, Paris, MI, Jun. 20

1990                      Honorable Mention, Ceramics, 32nd Annual Student Show, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

1989/90                Honorable Selection, “Iron Crystal”, Installed at (MCC) Pres. home Flint, MI

1989                      Award Advanced Drawing, 31st Annual (MCC) Student Show, fac cur, Flint Instit. of Arts, Flint, MI

1988                      Award Basic Drawing, 30th Annual (MCC) Student Show, fac. cur, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

1988                      Award Two-D design, 30th Annual (MCC) Student Show, fac cur, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

1986                      Presentation – Grand Blanc Arts and Crafts Guild Scholarship, GBHS awards ceremony, Grand Blanc, MI,

 

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