905 S. Allin, Bloomington, IL 61701
Artist Dreams2Create Studio, Bloomington, IL August 1989 – Present
Fine artist of painting in oils and ink.
Leadership Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal, Normal, IL January 2011- 2018
Planning, discussion leading, event planning, collaborations, Community Development, Communications, Social Media management for a community of local fine artists of all media and levels.
Gallerist Main Gallery 404, Inc January 2015 – February 2016
Assist customers with art selections and purchases. Share knowledge about about available art, creative processes, artists and their stories with customers. Social Media Marketing
Board of Directors Area Arts Round Table Bloomington, IL June 2012 – 2015
2014-15 Vice-President, Communications Chair, Board Member
2013-14 Vice-President, Membership Committee Chair, Board Member
2012-13 Board Member At-Large, Membership Committee
Outreach Coordinator Cultural Festival Inc. Bloomington, IL May 1999 – February 2004
Outreach Chairperson, Ethnic Performance & Exhibit Coordinator, Art Exhibit Organizer, Grant/Proposal Writer
Program Director Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal, IL April 1998 – March 2000
Program Development, Planning, and Implementation. Hiring and Supervising Staff. Budgeting, Organizing, Supervising program activities, participants and volunteers. Public Relations, Parent Resource. Creation and Evaluation of Program Based Outcomes.
Education Coordinator Boys & Girls Club Bloomington-Normal, IL April 1996 – April 1998
Developing, Planning, Implementing and Coordinating Educational Activities which included tutoring programs, enrichment and remediation activities. Interacting with parents and teachers to meet educational goals. Supervising and matching youth and tutors.
Teacher Hartsburg-Emden Unit #21, IL 1994-1995
Teacher Olympia School Dist #16, IL 1992-1994
2019 Community Cancer Center Rotating Quarterly Exhibit Normal, IL
2018 Community Cancer Center Rotating Quarterly Exhibit Normal, IL
2017 Community Cancer Center Rotating Quarterly Exhibit Normal, IL
2016 Janean Baird, Gayla Betts, and LizBeth Ogiela-Scheck, Art Vortex Studio Bloomington, IL
Area Artist Showcase, McLean County Old Courthouse Bloomington, IL
2015 – Present The Community Cancer Center Rotating Quarterly Exhibit Normal, IL
Reaction to ‘Reaction to Abstract’, Neil Tire & Auto Guest Artist, ! Bloomington, IL
2011 – 2019 Annual “What’s So Good About Good Friday?” Art Exhibit, Second ! Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, IL
2015 Artist In The Window, Main Gallery 404, Bloomington, IL
2013 – Present Annual Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal Member Show, Bloomington-Normal, IL
2014 Art on the Trail, Normal, IL
2013 Area Artist Showcase at Monroe Center Bldg. Bloomington, IL
Art As Lifestyle: Angel Ambrose, Janean Baird, & LizBeth Ogiela-Scheck, Herb Eaton Studio &
Gallery, Bloomington, IL
2012 Masterpiece Marathon & Auction, Merlot & A Masterpiece, Bloomington, IL
2011 Area Artist Showcase, A. Renee, Bloomington, IL
Time to Rise Conference, Downs, IL
Artist in the Window Main Gallery 404,
Bloomington, IL Riverssance Fine Arts Festival, EastDavenport, IL
FYM Art Works, Wheeler Arts Center Indianapolis, IN
2010 Riverssance Fine Arts Festival, East Davenport, IL
2009 Preserve Peace. Free Tibet. Under the Bridge, Bloomington, IL Mack Glass Co. Summer-Fall Concert Series, Under the Bridge, Bloomington, IL
Gregg Brown Ensemble & Visuals, Farmer’s Market, Bloomington, IL ! 2009 Earth Music Art Festival, Under the Bridge, Bloomington, IL
2001-2003 Global Expressions Annual, Freighthouse Exchange Gallery, El Paso, IL
2013 – Present Coordination of Group Exhibit – Annual Art Circle Member Show & Sale Venue Location, Coordination of members, online registration, and artist Check-In and Exhibit set up
2012 – 2018 Coordination of Group Exhibit – “What’s So Good About Good Friday?” Art Show. Coordination of members, online registration, and artist Check-In and Exhibit set up.
January 2013 – March 2015 Social Media Development & Coordination – Developed and Coordinated Social Media profiles and usage instructions for members. Regularly maintained said profiles and provided instruction on multiple platforms
June 2013 – March 2015 Communications – Created & Maintained online email lists for regular communications to AART members and community at large. Distributed via email and social media event announcements and information. Replied & Coordinated communications between the public and Board of Directors & members of AART
April 2014 – August 2014 Website Development – Created Website for AART to be a central location for information about AART and its members to distribute events & activities to the consumers of the creative arts.
July 2012 – December 2014 Membership Drives – Area Artist Roundtable – Organized Membership Drive events & distribution of membership information to public and other creatives.
Illinois State University
B.S. Of Ed., Jr. High/Middle School Education, specializations in Science, ! Fine Arts, and Social Studies, 1985 – 1992
2011 – Present Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal
2012 – 2015 Area Arts Round Table
1997 – 2003 Cultural Festival Inc.
ISU Jr. High/Middle School Association
Skills & Expertise
Painting Teaching Art Education Curating
Event Planning Contemporary Art Arts Administration