Curricula Vitae

Email: HelenaDomenic@gmail.com

Education

Goddard College, Plainfield, VT.

M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2009

 The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

M.A. in Art Education, December 2003

The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

Courses in Computer Graphics and Graphic Design, 1994-96

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA.

B.F.A Painting, Minor in Literature, 1985

 

Professional Associations

National Art Education Association

College Art Association

 

Professional Experience

 Cheyney University, Cheyney, Pennsylvania

Adjunct Professor of Fine Art, Spring, 2003 – Present

Courses taught: Art History I, Art History II, Philosophy of Art, Elements of Art, African Art, Watercolor, Figure Drawing,

Fundamentals of Drawing I, Art for the Classroom

Courses written:

Multiple courses written for the new Graphic Design degree;

Western African Art: A course focusing on the art of tribes such as the Yoruba, the Dogon, the Fon, the Asanti, and so forth;

Gallery Operations: A course on operating a commercial gallery enabling students to find work in galleries or museums upon graduation;

Egyptian Art: A course covering the art of Ancient Egypt from Pre-Dynastic times to the Roman period. 

 

The University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA

Continuing Education Art Instructor, 1998 - 2003

Courses taught:  Watercolor and “The Art of Tarot,” outlining the art history of the Tarot cards in the Continuing Studies Division of the University.

For the Pre-College Division, courses taught: Watercolor

 

Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

Visiting Artist, June 1998

Taught watercolor and wet media techniques to a Drawing class.

The Dantonio Art Center, Wilmington, DE

Art Instructor, 1986 - 1991

Taught classes and workshops to adults and children ages 8 - 18 in drawing, life drawing, painting, silk painting and sculpture. 

 

Skills and Proficiencies:
Art:

Drawing,  Painting: Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil. Sculpture: Plaster, Paper, Clay, Polymer Clay. Crafts: Textiles – silk painting. Curating & preparing exhibitions.

Technology:
Computer Software: MS Word, MS Excel, Powerpoint, PaintShop, PhotoShop. Proficient on both Mac and PC platforms.

 

For the classroom: Extensive experience with LCD projectors, traditional slide projectors, opaque projectors, utilizing DVDs and VHS tapes. Set up course content on Blackboard.

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

2010       (Upcoming), Dead End Saloon, Baltimore, MD.

2009       The Womb Room, Sacred Space Conference, Laurel, MD.

2008       The Womb Room, The Manor House, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT.

2007       Mysteries of Rebirth, Arts on the Avenue Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

                The Womb Room, Installation, Between the Worlds Conference, Wilmington, DE

2003     Mystical Goddess Art, Sandy Hollow Herb Company, Wilmington, DE

Paint the Goddess Art Show, Aphrodite’s Dove, Jenkintown, PA

2002    Guardians and Goddesses, Pebble Hill Church, Doylestown, PA 

2000    Eyes of Wonderment, Tyme Gallery, Havertown, PA

1999    Angels and Divas, Tyme Gallery, Havertown, PA

1997    Angels and Other Spiritual Matters, 1521 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Angels in Our Midst, Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

 

Selected Group Exhibits:

 

              2009       PostModern and Indifferent, Red Studio Gallery, Kensington, MD.

                                        The Miniatures Show, Red Studio Gallery, Kensington, MD.

2008       The Restoration Show, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Biddle Hall, Cheyney, PA.

                Reflected Harmony, Biddle Hall Gallery, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, PA.

                Goddard Student Exhibition, Eliot Pratt Library, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont.

2007       Autumn Colors Exhibition, Greenshire Arts Consortium, Quakertown, PA.

Maryland Faerie Festival, Juried Art Show, Upper Marlboro, MD

Arts on the Avenue Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Fine Arts People Gallery, Exton, PA.

The Gallery at Afton Pond, Yardley, PA

                Goddard Student Exhibition, Eliot Pratt Library, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont.

                Annual Chester County Art Association Juried Exhibition, Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA.

                Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Faculty Exhibition, Biddle Hall Gallery, Cheyney, PA.

Salon Con., Somerset, NJ

Annual Juried Watercolor Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ.

The Wicked Renaissance Faire, Edison, NJ.

                The Gallery at Afton Pond, Yardley, PA.  

 2005    Peaceful Art Gallery, Logansport, Indiana.

            The Pyramids Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.

            The White Ribbon Exhibition, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, PA.

            Annual Faculty Show, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, PA.

            Annual Juried Show. Showed work with other jurors of show. Tyme Gallery,  Havertown, PA.

2004    Lopez Renaissance Faire, Lopez, PA.

2002    Tyme Gallery, Havertown, PA.

Breaking the Walls of Bias, Prejudice, and Stigma: A Totem Rhythms Project, The United Nations, New York, New York and at Hofstra University, Hofstra Museum,

New York.

2000    The Rowan Tree Art Center, St. Peter’s, PA

1999     Extraordinary Art: Beyond the Museum II, US Artists, Philadelphia, PA

 

Special Projects

2009       Advisor for Fine Art Honor Society, Cheyney University of PA. Facilitated and curated student art shows, on campus, and also at the International House in Washington, DC and at the International Art Expo at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA.

                Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Inc. Created painting as a supporter of the partnership for annual auction.

                Serve on Commencement Committee, Library Committee, Alternate for Curriculum Committee.

2008       Advisor for Fine Art Honor Society, Cheyney University of PA. Facilitated and curated student art show. Assisted students with creation of “Green Inspirations” week, a week-long festival of the arts on Cheyney’s campus culminating in a fund-raising ball and auction of student art work.

                Serve on Commencement Committee, Library Committee, Alternate for Curriculum Committee.

2007       Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Inc. Created painting as a supporter of the partnership for annual auction.

International Children’s Art Festival. Participated in supervising the creation of a totem pole with Cheyney University faculty members and members of Totem Rhythms at the International Children’s Art Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Silk Painting Workshop, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT. Taught silk painting during MFA IA Residency on campus at Goddard College.

CADES Mural. Assisted Cheyney University faculty and students with creation of a mural at The Children and Adult Disabilities Education Services building in Swarthmore, PA.

2006       Art Partners Studio. Program Director for special art programs in the City of Coatesville. Coordinated onsite classes at the Coatesville Memorial Community Center. Also coordinated offsite classes with non-profit organizations serving special populations such as special needs students and senior citizens.

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Inc. Created painting as a supporter of the partnership for annual auction.

Women’s History Month Exhibition. Curated student art show with fellow faculty. Collaborated with Laurel House, a Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter for the show to travel to Laurel House’s annual Gala Dinner.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Fine Art Honor Society. Acted as advisor for Fine Art Honor Society.

2005       White Ribbon Exhibition, a project created in conjunction with Project for the End of Rape; an international juried exhibition focusing on ending rape in our time. Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, PA. Project Coordinator, Juror.

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Inc. Created sailboat painting as a supporter of the partnership.

Cheyney University Student Art Auction. Coordinated auction of student works to the Cheyney community as a fundraising effort for the Cheyney University Fine Art Honor Society.

Juror, Tyme Gallery Annual Juried Show, Havertown, PA. Was one of four jurors for annual show.

Let Freedom Ring Student Show. Assisted with curating exhibit for Cheyney University students in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA. Over 50 student works were exhibited.

A Totem Rhythms Project. Assisted with Cheyney University students and faculty members to create a totem

pole commemorating the Lewis and Clark Expedition. We spent one week in Liberty Place in Philadelphia creating the totem pole in a public venue. The pole then went on exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences Museum, Philadelphia, PA.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Fine Art Honor Society. Acted as advisor for Fine Art Honor Society, a chapter of the National Art Education Association.

2004       Cow Parade International. Created “Liberty Belle” with Cheyney University students and faculty as part of the Cow Parade International Project. Cheyney University, Cheyney, PA and Harrisburg, PA

Unveiling and Exhibition of Peace Through Art Totem Pole, created through the Totem Rhythms Project, Pentagon, Arlington, VA

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Fine Art Honor Society. Acted as advisor for Fine Art Honor Society

 

Publications

2009, February     The Beltane Papers: A Journal of Women’s Mysteries. Article, “Who is Hecate: Insight into a Goddess of      Greco-Roman times.”

2007, March         Broomstix Magazine, Illustration for article on dreams

2007, February     Broomstix Magazine, Illustration for article on Celtic Fire Festivals

2006, Summer     Magpie Magazine, 2 illustrations in debut issue of magazine

2005, Winter         Faeries Magazine, 2 illustrations in featured artist section

2002, April                            Catalog for Breaking the Walls of Bias Show, Hofstra University, Hofstra Museum

2000, June                            “Two Award Winning Artists at Tyme Gallery,” Antiques and Galleries Newspaper, Delaware County, PA

1999, October      Catalog for the Extraordinary Art: Beyond the Museum II, US Artists,

                                Philadelphia, PA

                                “Angels and Divas in Color,” News of Delaware County, Delaware County, PA

“US Artists: The American Art Exposition and Sale,” Main Line Life Newspaper, Haverford, PA

1996, October      Art Matters, Philadelphia, PA

1993, November  City Paper, Robin Rice, Philadelphia, PA

1989, December  The Evening Journal, Wilmington, DE

1989, December  Art Matters, Philadelphia, PA

1988, November  Perceptions, Susan B. Isaacs, Wilmington, DE

1988, December  Delaware Today, Wilmington, DE