RESUME

Lydia Hamilton Brown

EDUCATION


Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Master of Fine Arts, May 2016

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Post Baccalaureate Certificate, May 2014

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Certificate in Painting, May 1973

University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
Criminology Studies, September 2016 - Current

WORK EXPERIENCE


Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission – Blackwood, NJ
Commissioner
10/2018 to Present
          •   Organized and coordinated events, including the Annual Fall Alumni Gathering.
          •   Coordinated the Camden County Teen Arts Festival held annually at Rutgers University.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Vice President, Alumni Association Council
06/2016 to Present
          •   Organized and coordinated events, including the Annual Fall Alumni Gathering.

Haddonfield Child Care – Haddonfield, NJ
Art Director
09/2004 to 06/2013
          •   Responsible for teaching art in the Aftercare Program in three elementary schools, as well as the Extended Day
               Kindergarten Program.
          •   Coordinated an exhibit of found materials at the Palmyra Cove Nature Preserve in Palmyra, NJ.   Students in the Aftercare
               Program at Central School exhibited along with my work.
          •   In-school coordinator for a grant from NJSCA for a visiting artist at Central School.
          •   In-school coordinator for a grant from NJSCA for a visiting artist at Tatem School for the production of the musical
               Stone Soup.

St. Cecelia’s School – Pennsauken, NJ
Art Director
09/2004 to 06/2013
          •   Art teacher for grades K-8.
          •   8th grade students won the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival for the creation of an Egyptian tomb.
          •   In-school coordinator for a grant from Camden County to create a mural on hallway walls.

St. Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral School – Camden, NJ
Art Teacher
09/2000 to 05/2006
            •   Art teacher for grades K-8.
            •   5th grade students annually participated in the Build a Dream House contest sponsored by the Franklin Institute in
                 Philadelphia, PA.
            •   8th grade students created a 10ft.
                kangaroo made of found materials, which was exhibited at the Philadelphia Zoo Annual Fundraising Event.

Camden Co. Cultural & Heritage Comm. – Camden, NJ
Program Coordinator
01/1983 to 1/1985
            •   Assessed and cataloged the art collection owned by Camden County, NJ
            •   Coordinated the annual Teen Arts Festival

COLLECTIVES & RESIDENCIES


Cerulean Arts Gallery Artists’ Collective Member– Philadelphia, PA
2017 to Current

Camden Co. Cultural & Heritage Comm. Painting to Hear, Music to See Artist Instructor – Camden, NJ
1985

Salem High School Artist-in-Education – Salem County, NJ
1984

Delaware Valley Regional High School Artist-in-Education – Frenchtown, NJ
1983

AWARDS, GRANTS, & FELLOWSHIPS


Honorable Mention
The Philadelphia Sketch Club – Philadelphia, PA
Absolutely Abstract
2009

Prize Winner
The Plastic Club – Philadelphia, PA
The Unbroken Line
2004

Best of Show
The Pavilion Art Gallery At Virtua-Memorial Hospital – Mount Holly, NJ
The Still Life
2001

Recognition Award
New Jersey State Council on the Arts – Camden, NJ
Trinity United Methodist Church, Merchantville
1991

Fellowship in Painting
New Jersey State Council on the Arts – NJ
1980

Grant
New Jersey State Council on the Arts – NJ
1979

Honorable Mention
El Paso Museum of Art – El Paso, TX
20th National Sun Carnival Art Exhibition
1978

Purchase Award
El Paso Museum of Art – El Paso, TX
19th National Sun Carnival Art Exhibition
1977

Bertha M. Goldberg Award
The Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center – El Paso, TX
The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual Fellowship Exhibition
1977

Schiedt Scholarship
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – Philadelphia, PA
1973

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


Cerulean Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Family Outing Trip to Coney Island
2019

Cerulean Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Crimes Scens & Criminals
2018

Highwire Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
Artist in the Studio
2011

Highwire Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
Process Not Product
2010

Home Fine Art Gallery – Mt. Holly, NJ
Dog Days
2009

Highwire Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
This is my Wonder, This is my Visible Man
2008

Muse Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
Self Portraits from the Black Hole
2007

Roswell Museum & Art Center – Roswell, NM
Boundary Crossing
2004

Highwire Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
McMansions to Go
2002

Highwire Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
When Pain Becomes Joy
2001

Gallery X – Harlem, NY
The Sound of Many Birds: An Installation
2001

Highwire Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
Painfully New Work, Puppets, Marionettes, and Paintings
1999

Highwire Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
Without Fences
1998

Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art – Haddon Township, NJ
The Heat’s On - Art to Warm a Winter’s Day
1988

Carson Sapiro Gallery – Denver, CO
New Work
1986

Washington Congressional Office of Congressman James J. Florio – Washington D.C.
Monoprints
1982

The Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge – Woodbridge, NJ
The Pueblo Series
1982

Los Llanos Sante Fe – Sante Fe, NM
Paintings
1982

Lenore Gray Gallery – Providence, RI
Acrylic Paintings Recalling S.V. Junk
1981

Blair Galleries, LTD. – Sante Fe, NM
New Paintings
1980

Union Exhibition Gallery at the University of Texas at El Paso – El Paso, TX
Return to Plaza Southwest
1979

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


Main Line Art Center – Haverford, PA
Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition
2010

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Atlanta, GA
The Canvas Project, Volume 2
2009

Gallery 125 – Trenton, NJ
Conflict
2009

The Plastic Club – Philadelphia, PA
Small Worlds Exhibition
2008

Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art – Haddon Township, NJ
34th Annual Juried Exhibition
2008

Fusion Gallery – Collingswood, NJ
Small Works
2008

Seeber Fine Art Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
Highwire Gallery Group Show
2007

High Street Design – Millville, NJ
The Drawing Room
2004

The Plastic Club – Philadelphia, PA
Religion in Art
2000

Fringe Festival – Philadelphia, PA
Puppets from Trash
1999

Highwire Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
New Members Show
1999

Stedman Art Gallery – Camden, NJ
Southern New Jersey Artists IV
1998

The Hollybush Festival, Glassboro State College – Glassboro, NJ
The 3rd Hollybush Invitational Art Exhibition
1985

The Pavilion Art Gallery At Virtua-Memorial Hospital – Mount Holly, NJ
Portraits of New Jersey Harvesting and Hunting
1983

Abilene Art Museum – Abilene, TX
37th Annual Painting Competition
1981

New Jersey State Museum Trenton – Trenton, NJ
NJ State Council on the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship Recipients 1978-1980
1980

Allentown Art Museum – Allentown, PA
15th Annual Juried Exhibition
1978

The Philadelphia Art Alliance – Philadelphia, PA
Regional Oil and Acrylic
1975

PUBLICATIONS & PERFORMANCES


By Turning We Come Round Right: As Director, Producer, Actor - Feature Length Documentary, 2016

Haddonfield Symphony: The Flight of the Bumble Bee & Waltz of the Flowers - As Instructor, Puppeteer, 1999

First Night: Impulsive Puppets - As Instructor, Presenter, 1998

Little Sunbeams: The Story of the First Children’s Day, June 10, 1866 - As Illustrator, Author, 1991

PRESS


“Come What May for May’s First Friday” - Strauss, R.B., Weekly Press, April 30, 2008, 12

“The New Art Season Starts NOW!” - Strauss, R.B., Weekly Press, September 5, 2007, 9,10

“Show offers cautionary tale about South Jersey” - Boatman, Gail T., Burlington County Times, November 3, 2002, D1,D5

“Full color expression” - Art Matters, September 2002, 17

“Come on in!” - Baxter, Robert, Courier-Post, May 7, 1999, 6

“Children enchanted by symphony, garden” - Baxter, Robert, Courier-Post, April 1999

“Ready for ‘First Night’” - Cohen, Ruth Alsher, The Haddon Herald, November 19, 1998, 3,8

“Creating puppets for First Night” - What’s On Haddonfield, September 4-18, 1998, 1,2

“Exhibition-Ists” - Art Matters, March 1998, 24

“Neighbors in the News” - The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 10, 1988, 20CH

“The Hollybush Festival, Glassboro State College” - Fairfield, Deborah, Art Matters, June 1985, 5,

“Exhibitions in Sight” - Wasserman, Burton, Art Matters, May 1985, 8

“Painting by the notes, not the numbers” - Courier-Post, July 12, 1984, 5CH

“Artists’ Works Bring Colorado Scenes to Appel Farm Theatre” - The Sampler, May 9, 1984, 17

Arts of NJ - NJN, 1984

“The steps to art” - Today’s Sunbeam, April 30, 1984, 3

“Lydia Hamilton Artist” - The All New Retrospect, October 21, 1982, 1

“Barron Arts Center Slates Indian Artwork Exhibition” - Atom Tabloid, August 4, 1982, 22

“It’s Still the Best Policy” - Zwinger, Susan, The Santa Fe Reporter, April 14, 1982, 25, 27

“Lydia Hamilton at Blair” - The Santa Fe Reporter, May 5, 1980, 36

“Area lures artist” - The Prospector, Septermber 28, 1979, 10

“Grants to local arts groups are up this year” - Baxter, Robert, Courier-Post, August 25, 1979, 10D

COLLECTIONS


Philip & Esther Klein Collection - Philadelphia, PA

Gerald Peters Collection - Sante Fe, NM

El Paso Museum of Art - El Paso, TX

Camden Co. Cultural & Heritage Comm. - Camden, NJ

Project Renewal - New York, NY

Quarropas Restaurant - White Plains, NY

Union Planters National Bank - Memphis, TN

Hickory Farms Corporation - Toledo, Ohio

Cigna Corporation - Dallas, Texas

Jeffrey Kesper, Director of NJ State Council of the Arts Collection - Trenton, NJ

Symphony in C Collection - Camden, NJ