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16x20  original oil painting on canvas.
This one represents one of many in my
"Women Spirit Series" that pays
homage to women all over the globe.
These are intuitive channeled soul paintings.
Available for sale individually
or you may purchase the entire collection series.
 

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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 we serve."

"Never let what other's think of you, make you who you are."

Present

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..

Jobs-1999-2004

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 $300,000.00.

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.

Jobs-1993-1995

Assistant for Family Life-Assoc. Pastor-designed and implemented curriculum and programs for families, to promote successful church growth.

Jobs-1993-1997

The Creative Family Workshop- Owner/operator/instructor-summer-art and spanish camps. Private tutoring and instructor for children and adults.

1991-1993

Girls Incorporated-Associate Director in charge of volunteers and Publicity and Marketing, disbursed incoming donations. Handled all press releases and coordinated press coverage.

1988

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.

1987

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.

1984-87

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.

1982-1984

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.

1981

Sarasota Vocational Technical School-Job Development Specialist-used my bilingual skills and sales, placing people in jobs.

1980-1983

WSPB Radio-

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.

1980

Art Foundry-

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 in Italy.

Montessori Language Academy-Art and Spanish instructor all ages.

1980-1984

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!

1974

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.

 

 

 

 

Education-

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

AWARDS-

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

Volunteer-

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

1982-83

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.

25,000 printed

Published by mercedes trevino C2004

REFERENCES BELOW

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Education-
University of Florida--Gainesville, Florida
B.A. Fne Arts- Printmaking, Painting, Sculputure
minored in Elementary Ed.
 
University of North Carolina-Asheville
Art Education, Art Therapy
 
Instituto San Miguel Allende-Guanajuato, Mex.
Silversmith, Batiking, Sculpture, Puppet Making
 
Montessori -London U.K
American High School, Mexico D.F.
Edron Academy, Mexico City
Academia Campestre-Mexico D.F
Greek and Roman History
Spanish Literature, Latin
Edward Foulkes, Headmaster
 
AWARDS-
Who's Who of Teachers 2006
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.
Sarasota Business Journal and AT&T Award- "Excellence in Business Award" to Executive Business Women that have shown and made an impact in their community.
"Montessori Teacher of the Year".- Piore Academy
 

Volunteer-

1999-2006 Developing an online support system for children suffering with migraines and families coping with a llfe changing circumstance.  Newsletter and educational resource material.

1999-2006  Developing a resource site for differently abled individuals with learning disabilities. I prefer to say "different ablitities". Developing a  book on the issue of respect and human rights.  A personal story.

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

1982-83

Women's Resource Center- Board Member, Art Chairman

1981-82 Mental Health Association- Helped initiate "Project Return"--a living room concept.

 

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.

Bringing Families Together-Active Parenting Today- Leader Certification Workshop Facilitator, helping families together.

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A publication to help support the artists in the community.
25,000 printed
Published by mercedes trevino C2004