I am a self motivated individual. I have great patience with adults, children and
persons with different abilities. I work well on task oriented activities, projects, and teaching settings. I direct, design,
implement and follow through. I am able to interact with people of all walks of life. I am able to use a variety of skills
and creative problem solving to accomplish a goal. I am personable, compassionate and a professional business person.
As an artist and a mother, I became an entrepreneur extracting on my skills through
multi-media communication. My mission is to promote better understanding among people of all ages and backgrounds. To impart
beauty in my paintings and messages to help empower people to use their skills to enhance their lives through art. My goal
is to provide awareness with a broader foundation for cultural interpretation through education of art, exploring our cultures,
writing childrens books, and using computers. Promoting and advancing the arts in any community through any position I may
hold. My personal quotes-"Find love in everything you do and see, interpret things with respect and beauty and honor those
"Never let what other's think of you, make you who you are."
Artist and Designer full time-"
oil painter". Commission work . I design understated patterns and implement installation of the tile. As artist-I paint
abstract oil paintings which are showcased in the community. I design wall treatments,drawings and murals. In addition to
being an artist I am an Art Therapist, tutor, homeschool teacher, private school Featherweight Academy..
Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher-Arlington Independent School District-Title 1 public elementary school. Designed and implemented lesson plan curriculum suited for kindergarten.
Areas of concentration: Science, Art, Social Studies, English, Spanish, Language, Writing, Reading, Arithmetic. Children graduated
from my class on second grade level in reading writing and arithmetic-based on test grades. Many now are A(honors students
in TAKS-TEAKS testing) in spite of my own learning disability.
I have home schooled my own daughter 5th-9th grades (daily chronic migraines)
she has tested above average on her placement tests for the last four years, and has succeeded in academic achievement. I
believe that if you "support your students" paying attention to their emotional well being while offering
tools for learning everything will always fall into place. As with anything in life. "Never let what other’s think of
you make you who you are."Be who you are in spite of them.
1996-1999 Children’s Haven-Adult Center, Inc.(Developmental Disabilities)-Dept. Horticultural Plants Nursery-Supervisor/Horticultural/Nursery Instructor-Monitored
and supervised all departments, team leader, provided training as identified in individual program plan. Planned and developed
individual lesson curriculum. Assisted trainees in developing independent job skills, teaching consumers independent work
skills that in spite of their disabilities they would be able to succeed and participate in growing, propagating, and installing
gardens under my supervision. As a Horticultural Therapist, I also designed butterfly attracting gardens and corporate
landscapes and sold butterfly attracting plants that we grew in the nursery for community at large. Under a grant for
1995-1997 Self employed- Art & Healing, Inc. Organic
Instructor-art classes and workshops for children and adults. Instructor-Spanish
classes and workshops on Mexican Culture. Alternative Healing methods resource."Artrageous Art" Camps-private/classes for
kids of all ages between 2 years old and 12 years old.
Assistant for Family Life-Assoc. Pastor-designed
and implemented curriculum and programs for families, to promote successful church growth.
The Creative Family Workshop- Owner/operator/instructor-summer-art
and spanish camps. Private tutoring and instructor for children and adults.
Girls Incorporated-Associate Director in
charge of volunteers and Publicity and Marketing, disbursed incoming donations. Handled all press releases and coordinated
Sarasota Arts Fair- I coordinated
and designed the arts fair. Handled all details from publicity to floor planning. I selected jurors, hired classical musicians,
brought in exotic plants, gourmet food, for the visual art affair. 42 recognized national artists participated in the show.
Included Jack Dowd, Craig Rubadoux, Mercedes Trevino, John Chen, Gene Rantz. Handled incoming/outgoing budget.
Publisher of the Arts Guide for
Sarasota-Florida. I designed, coordinated sales, did layout design, sold the concept to sponsors, and hired a printer. 25,000
copies were printed and distributed to support the arts and artists in Sarasota. My own entrepreneur business. Handled all
budget and disbursements.
WWZZ Radio- on air D.J. Public Relations
I received AT&T Business Award. Awarded to 25 Executive Business Women in South
Florida who showed uncompromising goals, community spirit and served their community at various levels.
I was named one of twenty five executive women to be awarded in Southern Florida.
Associate Director of Admissions for Ringling School of Art and Design. I served
as Admissions Counselor, traveling nationally, recruiting prospective excellent art students. Other responsibilities entailed
communication with other Colleges, publishers, press releases, and providing hands on workshops for the community at large.
As Interim Admissions Director, my responsibilities included accepting or rejecting students based on their art portfolios.
I made decisions based on P.R. budget and implemented these.
Sarasota Vocational Technical School-Job Development Specialist-used my bilingual
skills and sales, placing people in jobs.
Secretary, receptionist, news D.J.,handled traffic copy, designed commercials, voiced
commercials, on-air program D.J. host for classical music program"Music of the Masters". Handled /Disbursed budget /payroll.
I was hired as a Sculptor-to make plaster molds, rubber latex, wax figures, shell
casts, bronze pouring, and detailing work for international sculptors-clients. I had the opportunity to create art from scratch
for clients as well. I made Tinker Bell awards for Disney World. I sculpted a Padre Pio figure that was placed in an orphanage
Montessori Language Academy-Art and Spanish instructor all ages.
Sarasota Mental Health Association-Art Therapist, Art Teacher through a grant given
through educational outreach to provide services for the mentally ill adults. I went beyond the job and provided a special
service from the heart. I became a job developer of sorts and placed some clients with artist friends that had businesses
that needed help in making art items. Handled art supplies budget.
On my own I would find jobs for these adults with artists, and placed them in creative
calm environments where they could thrive making art. One stayed for ten years with an artist friend of mine as an art assistant!
I feel an obligation to those that perhaps need someone to believe in them and help them rise to their potential. I love seeing
their joy and response to life!
WMNF-FM Asheville, NC
Four years as Program Director, co-production manager for Educational Broadcasting
on air. I gave Spanish classes on the air, I hosted a special music program that included ethnic music from around the world.
University of Florida--Gainesville, Florida
B.A. Fine Arts- Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture
minored in Elementary Ed.
University of North Carolina-Asheville
Art Education, Art Therapy
Institute San Miguel Allende- Guanajuato, Mex.
Silversmith, Batiking, Sculpture, Puppet Making
Montessori -London U.K
Edron Academy - Mexico. D.F
Edward Foulkes, Headmaster
Greek and Roman History
Spanish Literature, Latin
Published school poetry magazine
American High School- Mexico City
On school committee- overseeing publication of poetry magazine
Marquis Who's Who of American Women 1997
Who's Who Internationally
Who's Who of American Artists
Sarasota County Government- teaching art for children and young adults at Gulfgate
Library for Ten years. A labor of love.
Sarasota Business Journal and AT&T Award- Excellence in Business award to Women
that have shown and made an impact in their community.
Montessori teacher of the year. Piore Academy
1999-2004 Developing an online support system for children suffering with migraines
and families coping with a life changing circumstance. Newsletter and educational resource material.
1999-2004 Developing a resource site for differently able individuals with learning
disabilities. I prefer to say "different ability". Developing a book on the issue of respect and human rights. A personal
story. We all have things we can and cannot do, to one degree or another. We need to respect that in all.
1996-7 Gulfgate School-Arts Day -Painting-
1994 Bay Haven School- Computer Lab volunteer- school publication volunteer.
1995 Ringling Museum- Children's Art Festival- Mural Painting- Clayworks
1993 Girls Incorporated- Vice Chairman-Celebration Luncheon Benefit--Honoring Community
Women's Resource Center- Board Member, Art Chairman
1981-82 Mental Health Association- Helped initiate "Project Return"--a living room
concept. Served on the Board of Directors.
Florida State Fair Authority in Tampa, Fla.
Art Judge for Youth Fine Arts Show - (ten years)
Art judge for Sarasota Centennial Youth Art Exhibits-coordinator. Served on the Art
Board of Directors
Bringing Families Together-Active Parenting Today- Leader Certification Workshop
Facilitator, helping families together. Worked with ages 2-12 teaching
parents about Parenting.
I published a publication to help support artists in Sarasota. "The Arts Guide"
This publication was well received and was a classy edition for the advertisers who
whished to support the arts and artists as well.
Published by mercedes trevino C2004