Anna McCambridge-Thomas

Curriculum Vitae

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo shows:

 Solo Exhibition Mad Cow Theater Gallery May 2004

 CommUni OVAL on Orange Gallery November 2003

 Story Hour Peacock Room April 2002

 Solo Exhibition Café Metro Espresso January 2001

 Solo Exhibition Stardust December 2000

 Solo Exhibition Edith Bush Gallery 1998

 

Selected Group shows:

 Celebrating the Genius of Women - Orlando Public Library - Spring 2013

The Power of Two - Maitland Art Center - Fall 2012

 Reflect:Return - Rhapsodic - March 2011

 A Confluence - Maitland Art & History Museum - September 2009

 Visual Fringe - UCF Orlando Shakespeare Theatre - May 2006

 Feminati - AKA Lounge Gallery - March 2006

 30/30: A Compact Juried Competition - Maitland Art Center - September 2005

 My Name is Art - Boyd Gallery - January 2005

 International Miniature Juried Art Exibit - Lévis, Quebec, Canada - June-Sept. 2003

Orlando Modern Art Collection (OMAC) - Orange County Public Library - March 2003

 Minutia Something - Wilfong-Remieres Gallery - Feb. 2003

 Paint the Town (Orlando Magazine) - OVAL on Orange Gallery - Feb. 2003

 Art Three By... - Maitland Art Center - Sept-Oct, 2002

 Inspired by...  - Gallery at Avalon Island - January 4, 2002

 The Collected - Wilfong-Remeires Gallery - Nov. 2001

 OVAL Small Works - OVAL on Orange Gallery - Nov.-Dec. 2001

 Madonnari Masters - Disney’s Festival of the Masters - Nov. 2001

 Nightmares - Orlando Museum of Art/1st Thurs - Nov. 1, 2001

 12 Women Show - OVAL on Orange Gallery - October 13, 2001

 A Showing of Contemporary Portraiture - OVAL on Orange Gallery - August 2001

 C-Note Jazz Art Show - O2 Elements - July 19, 2001

 Feline Envy - Avalon Island Upstairs Gallery - June 9, 2001

 Miniatures Show - Stardust - June 2001

 Muse: A Female Perspective - Orlando Museum of Art/1st Thurs - March 2001

 Black & White - Orlando Museum of Art/1st Thurs - December 2000

 Sommatime Produkt - Sapphire - August 2000

 Black Velvet - Orlando City Hall Terrace Gallery - July 2000

 Year of the Ox - Orlando City Hall Terrace Gallery - 1997

 Nude Nite - Various Venues - '96, ‘00, ‘01, ‘02

 Spicy Hot Art Chicks (3 women) - artsMall - 1998

 Small Works - Valencia College East Campus Gallery - 1996

 Art Works Orlando Invitational - Art Works Orlando Gallery - 1996

 Untrammeled - UCF Fine Art Gallery - 1994

 Fright Nite - Beacham Theatre - 1994

 The Conversation Over My Shoulder - Eola Theatre - 1992

 

Grants/Awards:

 Best Reproduction of a Photograph - Disney's Madonnari Masters - November 2010

 Best Reproduction of a Photograph - Disney's Madonnari Masters - November 2008

 Best in Drawing - OVAL Now exhibition - August 2006

 Mayor’s Award - Orlando Rotary Street Painting Festival - March 2006

 3rd Place (with Vicki Jones) - Disney's Madonnari Masters - November 2005

 Purchase Award - 30/30: A Compact Juried Competition - September 2005

 President’s Award Honorable Mention - Orlando Rotary Street Painting Festival - March 2005

 Individual Artist Professional Development Grant - United Arts of Central Florida - Feb. 2003

 Honorable Mention - Art Three By... (Maitland Art Center) - Sept. 2002

 Best of Show/Use of Medium HM (w/ Vicki Jones) - Orlando Rotary Street Painting Festival - Feb 2002

 President’s Award (with Vicki Jones) - Orlando Rotary Street Painting Festival - March 2001

 2nd Place (with Vicki Jones) - Disney's Madonnari Masters - November 2000

 Award of Distinction - Pine Castle Art Festival - April 1999

 

Publications:

 Orlando Magazine - March 2013

 Orlando Arts Magazine - May/June 2012

 Orlando Arts Magazine - March/April 2009

 Orlando Arts Magazine - November/December 2007

 Orlando Sentinel front page feature - February 14, 2005

 Orlando Style magazine - February 2005

 NPR’s Arts Connection - Featured Artist - December 2003

 Winter Park Observer - May 15, 2003

 O! Arts Magazine - May/June, 2003

 Orlando Sentinel -Featured in Calendar - February 28, 2003

 Orlando Magazine - February 2003

 NPR’s Arts Connection - Featured Artist - May 25 & 26, 2001

 Best of NPR’s Arts Connection - August 10 & 11, 2001

 Orlando Leisure Magazine - Fall 2001

 Orlando Business Journal - March 16, 2001

 Eleven Magazine - November 1997

 

 

Speaking Engagements / Panels / Workshops:

United Arts of Central Florida Grants Panel

Served the community 2011, 2012, 2013

 

Painting with Pencils Workshop

The Cottage at Lake Lily October 2012

 

A Confluence - group lecture/presentation

Maitland Art Center October 2009

 

SmARTBoard Presentation on Marketing

Mennello Museum November 2008

 

The Gates: Christo & Jeanne Claude, on my experience of installing the largest public art installation in the history of New York City Orlando Museum of Art July 2005

 

 

Collections:

Public:

 Orlando Modern Art Collection (OMAC)

 Maitland Art Center Permanent Collection

 Gallery at Avalon Island

 

Private: Available upon request

 

Associations/Organizations:

 Urban ReThink Lead Field Ambassador & collide•scope Event Producer, 2011-present

 Timucua Arts Foundation Board Member - Secretary, 2011-2012

 Florida Chalk Artists Assoc. Board Member at Large, 2012

 Orlando Fringe Festival Visual Fringe Producer, 2002-2011

 Orlando Museum of Art Associates Executive Board, Marketing/PR committee chair, 2008/9

 Orlando Museum of Art The Associates curating committee, 2000-present

 Orlando Visual Artists League   Community Outreach Program Director / gallery representative

 

 

Web

 Behance page

 www.artistsspace.org Through Artists Space Gallery, SOHO, NYC

 

 

ART RELATED BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

February 2011 - present Lead Field Ambassador and collide•scope Event Producer

Urban ReThink, Orlando, FL

Create successful projects through making beautiful and lasting connections between the most creative, inspiring and brilliant people in Central Florida. Created and currently host Collide•Scope event which features collaborative creation and project facilitation and deployment.

 

November 2008 Speaker/Presenter

SmARTboard, Orlando, FL

Helped shape excellent board participants through educational presentation on marketing to members of SmARTboard. SmARTboard was developed by United Arts of Central Florida to provide professionals in Central Florida with the skills needed to be a valuable board member of a nonprofit cultural organization.

 

Aug. 2007 - Aug. 2008 Marketing/P.R. Chair

The Associates Executive Board, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

Increased awareness, attendance and memberships through writing interesting press releases, assisting with collateral artwork and creating videos to intrigue our existing and potential members. Attended board and general Associates meetings, presented Marketing/PR report at general meetings, distributed marketing materials throughout the community, attend all 1st Thursday art events at OMA. Instrumental in creating VLOG featuring local artists involved in each event.

 

December 2006 - present Art Curator

Dandelion Communitea Café, Orlando, FL

Provide a positive venue for both emerging and professional artists to exhibit and sell artwork, create press releases, marketing materials and announcements, install exhibits, attend monthly receptions, facilitate art sales and press involvement.

 

Summer/Fall 2006 Artist/Designer/Participant

The Urban Forest Project, NYC (World Studio & AIGA New York)

Enhanced the beauty of Times Square by participating as one of 186 artists and designers selected worldwide to display banners in New York City's Times Square. Each banner depicted the artist's image of a tree to draw attention to good design in the form of a creative forest, and also represented a call to action in terms of the environment. Other designers involved were Milton Glazer, Paula Scher, Michael Beirut, Debbie Millman, Massimo Vignelli, Armin Vit & Ward Sutton, among others.

 

Sept. 2006 - Aug. 2007 Co-chair, Marketing/Public Relations Committee

 Orlando Museum of Art Associates, Orlando, FL

 Increased awareness of the 1st Thursdays offerings via publicizing and marketing all 1st Thursday art events for the Orlando Museum of Art with social media, word of mouth, press releases and other means.

 

February 2005 Public Art Installation Team

The Gates, Central Park NYC: 1979-2005: Christo & Jeanne-Claude

Helped make the largest art installation in the history of New York City a success as one of the dedicated installation team members.

 

January 2005 - present Entertainment Coordinator

Orlando Visual Artist League, Orlando, FL

Brought levity, entertainment and atmosphere to the monthly open studios and receptions by seeking out, screening and providing musical entertainment for all Third Thursday events at OVAL.

 

Summer 2002 - June 2011 Visual Fringe Producer

Visual Fringe, Orlando International Fringe Festival, Orlando, FL

Made the Visual Fringe an important, visible, lucrative and highly anticipated part of the Orlando Fringe Festival by securing venue for the annual ten day event (1st two years only), coordinating & educating community artists in order to facilitate their participation in the exhibition; other responsibilities include: train and staff gallery during event, install exhibition, actively promote art sales, be accessible at all times during festival to answer questions and assist in art sales, promote artists, procure awards from local businesses for awards ceremony, participate in VLOGs, radio and TV interviews to promote event, assist Executive Director in marketing/publicizing the Visual Fringe, participate in fund raising events throughout the year. act as liaison between artists and patrons.

 

April 2001 - Jan 2005 Community Outreach Program Director/Gallery Representative/Studio Artist

 Orlando Visual Artist League, Orlando, FL

 Gave OVAL the ability to qualify for grants through the Community Outreach Program, which consisted of designing programs to help seniors and children in the community benefit from visual arts. Also represented and maintained gallery with other members; active studio artist

 

Spring 2000 - present Producer/Event Chair

Various 1st Thursday Events, Orlando Museum of Art Associates, Orlando, FL

Helped revitalize the over-a-decade-old event by establishing unique themes, curating exhibitions with curating committee, coordinating press/marketing materials with design agency and/or OMA marketing staff, securing musical entertainment and caterer, designing artwork for marketing material, composing press release for exhibition, organizing artists and performers, marketing exhibit through various social media outlets and print, radio and TV, sometimes employing the services of a stage manager and production manager, designing floor plan of show in 1st Thursdays gallery, installing show with volunteers, attending each event, networking artists with event photographer and other contacts, interacting with museum patrons.

 

Spring 2000 - present Curating Associate

Orlando Museum of Art Associates, Orlando, FL

Curate with members of curating committee all 1st Thursday art events for the OMA.

 

March - Sept. 1999 Volunteer Coordinator Assistant

Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

Supervise volunteers for the Imperial Tombs of China Exhibit. Team Leader for docents interacting with the public throughout the museum. Docent. Conduct demonstrations for museum visitors on the various aspects of the exhibit.

 

March 1996-Oct. 1998 Art Encounter Assistant

Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

Helped make the museum experience more interesting and fun for children by conducting workshops dealing with current works of art on display in the museum, helping children to learn about and to appreciate art. Also maintained Art Encounter and assisted public in discovering new ways to enjoy art.

 

Summer 1995-Jan. 1998 Studio Artist/Marketing Team Member

artsMall, Winter Park Mall, Winter Park, FL

Helped build and design artsMall (Orlando's first and only arts incubator), Nite Gallery; Participate in Artist-in-a-Box nights. Member of Marketing Committee—Designed fliers, logo and signage for artsMall.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design and Photography

 University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

 

1987 Associate of Arts Degree

 Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL; Art and Creative Writing focus