11320 N.W. 58 place - Hialeah, Florida 33012 USA - Phone: (305) 822-2799
ARTS . Portrait Artist .Teach Oil Painting
Barry University, Miami, Florida.
courses from: NOVA Univ. & Florida
International University in Art Education.
Seminar in Art Therapy at the Univ. of
Computer Graphic Courses at MDCC
CERTIFIED ART Teacher by the
State of Florida since 1970 - 2010. K-12 .
Alberto Pancorbo, Classical Realist in Coral
Gables, Fla. 2005-2007.
. Violeta Roque de Arana, Hyperrealist
in a workshop in 2008 in Coral Gables, Fla.
. Helen Burkett,
Watercolorist workshop at Fairchild Tropical Garden 2088.
. Joshua LaRock, Master Classical Artist at Central Academy of Arts
in New York City August 15 - 26, 2011
. Douglas Flynt, Clasiccal Artist. Two weeks workshop in Ft. Meyers,
Fla. March 12 - 24, 2012
Santos: Portrait workshop: June2-3 and 9-10, 2012 in Miami, Fl. At
Abdon Romero Studio.
of Science and Space Planetarium: taught painting and ceramics; elementary
students, summers of 1970-1971.
Hialeah Miami Lakes
Senior High: taught adults; drawing and oil painting, and art history;
Westview Jr. High School; Miami, Florida: taught art and
Robert Morgan Vocational Technical Institute; Miami, Fl.
-taught commercial and
advertising art; 1978-1981.
Naranja Elementary; DCPS; Miami, Fla.-
fine arts: 1982-1985.
Palm Lakes Elementary School; DCPS, Miami, Fl.-fine
Ojus Elementary School; DCPS, Miami, Fla.-fine arts: 1993-1995.
Hialeah Christian School: taught Kindergarten: 1998-1999.
taught 1st grade 1999-2000.
Arts for Learning: Art Instructor 2005
- 2008 (partime). Centro Mater West teaching Art 2005 -2008.
Art Instructor. Oil Painting Instructor on Saturdays: Miami
Dade College 2007.
Taught Watercolours and Oils at Utrecht Art
Store in Miami 2009-2010.
Fine Art Consultant: For
Arts for Learning. Teaching children at Centro Mater West. 2005
Commercial Art: John
Childers Commercial Art Agency; layout and pasteups-Coral Gables,
Fla. 1969 -1970. Burger King Corp. Advertising Dept.- layouts,
pasteups, photostats and typositor operator; 1970-1971. Robert Morgan
Institute: taught advertising commercial art-1978-1981. Spirit
of Faith Ministries; Miami, Florida. Art dept-head; did: flyers,
recording covers, scenic
and Fielden Advertising Agency; pasteups; Miami, Fla. 1971-1972. Barral
Sisters, pasteups and photostats, 1971-1972. Dade Division
Hospitals; pasteups of medicines labels. 1971-1972. Vladimir and
Evans Adv. Agency; layouts and pasteups. 1971-1972. Museum
of Science and Transit Planetarium-Maya
Pavillion Interior Rendering Design; Miami, Florida -1973. Trinity
Broadcasting Network; Hollywood, Fla.-title cards, display boards for
telecast and slides.
1978-1980. Fullgospel Businessmen Assoc. Miami, Fla.-hand lettered
sign. 1983. Christian Faith Fellowship Center-logo design, window
hand lettered- 1982. Trinity Broadcasting Network; Hollywood, Fla.-3
walls mural of Biblical
many photo albums for State Representative and Senator Rudy García,
in chronological order since his 1st election. 2000-01.
Photography Collection: Wishing
publish a book entitled: Cubans in Miami and another poetry and
photography book entitled: Fotos y Poemas, algo de mi.
Photography Freelance: Kenneth
Hagin Ministries; magazine cover photos 1983; 3 interior photos;
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Spirit of Faith
Calendar 2005: “ALMANAQUE Histórico Cubano 2005” and
2007 with photos of Cuba in 1910. A collectors item. Distributed
it for sale.
Producing a Musical
the script and some songs for: “LIBERTAD”,
a musical play about Cubans in exile,desiring freedom for their
land...Representing scenes of daily life and events about cuban exiles
in Miami. Wrote six songs for it.
es un Rayo de Luz"; a 3 acts play about a Cuban family in Miami,
with the hardships of the English language, and their teen age children
getting in a car accident, because they took the car without permission;
culminating in love and forgiveness. Shown at the Assumption Academy;
Miami, Fl. 1975. I wrote and directed the play, designed and painted
the scenery, did the program cover, recorded sound effects: donated to
Catholic Charities. "Brotherhood"; a 15 minutes audiovisual
presentation. Synopsis: People from all nations, shall live peacefully
and happily if they LOVE. We are born free to create, to research from
the bottom of the ocean to the sky above. We are born free to seek and
to find, that LOVING together is the only way! "Bicentennial":
slides synchronized to "God Bless America", "My Country
Tis of Thee" and "This Land in my Land".
Scenic Set Designs: Musical
plays at Barry College, Miami, Fla. "Camelot", "Hello
Dolly", "Roar of the Grase Paint", "Oklahoma", "Finians
Rainbow", "Mourning Becomes Electra" and "Merchant
of Venice". 1966 -1971. Spirit of FaithMinistries: "Resurrection
Morning": 1984 -1985.
Ceramic Casts: Casted
many Florida State Seals for Senator Rudy García,
painted them to look like bronce.Bust of José Martí: 10" tall. See
image under sculpture.
John F. Kennedy, Plaque at Miami Jackson sr. High School 1970, casted
in cement. 2. Bust of Monsignior William Barry, Founder
of Barry University, casted in fiber glass. 3. Bust of Francisco
Walker, casted inbronce; Teacher of Dade County Public Schools. 4.Welded
Eagle 11 ft. tall.. 5. Busts of José Martí in ceramics:
white and others painted as bronce.
Scholastics; gold key in oil painting; National Competition.
Knight Award; Miami Herald.
Haydon Burns Scholarship; Florida.
Honorable Mention on the opening of my art show at the Bacardi Art Gallery.
• 1976 NIKON
Award of Excellence in
Photography; NY. City; NY.
• 1997 Certificate
of Appreciation for the contibution to the community from Dade County Mayor Steve
• 1991 Certficate of Appreciation from Julio Martinez; Mayor of
for the Advisory Board Care for the Soldiers in the • Gulf
• Maria and her students received many Art Awards and commendations
throughout the years in Dade County Public Schools.
• 2004 Keep Alachua
plaque Silver Award for Outstanding Achievement by Media and Public
• 2010 Rossetti Gallery Merit Award on the painting "Parrot".
• 2011 Accepted as a Member in ASTA American Society of Traditional Artists
• 2011 Second Place on the Self Portrait entitled: "Marie d'
Art" in the
Art Exhibit sponsored by the Broward Art Guild
of Ft Lauderdale,
Richeson Painting Competition: Animals, birds and wildlife. Finalist
on "Parrot" oil 36"x 36".
The Richeson Figure Portrait Competition Meritorious Award on "Grand
Computers: Windows 95, Page Maker, Quark X-Press, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop,
Dream Weaver and Fireworks, Macromedia
Flash: Mac format.
Windows, Power Point Presentations with synchronized
News publications: A
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