Resume

Laura Jamroz

Artist/Sculptor – Photographer and Mixed Media

Mobile: 703 609-3718 – Office: 703 838-0367 – email: art@laurajamroz.com

 

Profile of Education & Exhibitions

1985 -1990 B.F.A. Graphic Design/Photography, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

2000-2002 M.A. Professional Counseling, Argosy University - School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC

2013 - 2014 Additional Course Work, M.A Forensic Psychology, Argosy, University; Psychology and the Legal System; Research and Evaluation; Psychology of Criminal Behavior and Substance Abuse Counseling.

Exhibitions/ Awards

 

2021 OH THE PLACES I WOULD GO. Maryland Federation of Art, Color Photographs, "Gondolierri" and "Riva degli Schiavoni".

2020 SMALLS WONDERS SHOW. Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD Bronze sculpture, “Male torso”.

2020 Landscape Exhibit, All-Inclusive Entry, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia Color Photograph, “Gondolas”.

2020 ALL Woman’s Artist Theme, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, www.ContemporaryArtGalleryOnline.com, Awarded Third Place for Bronze sculpture, “Amused Gargoyle”.

2019 SMALL WONDERS SHOW, Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD Bronze sculpture, “Female torso”.

2019 NOVEMBER ORIGINS EXHIBIT, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia Bronze sculpture, “Amused Gargoyle”.

2019 STUDENT SHOW, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia Mosaic sculpture Cat, “Lilly”.

2017 Wearable Hat show, Artist & Makers Studios, Rockville’s White Flint, Maryland Mosaic & baseball cap, “Cappllo dr Mille Fiori”.

2017 ARTginerring, Beyond the Obvious, Otis Street Arts Project Mt. Ranier, Maryland Plastic/rubber, “Ghost Cat”.

2014 GEDANKENEXPERIMENT, American Association for the Advancement of Science Gallery AAAS, Washington, DC Co-chaired the organization for GADANKENEXPERIMENT show.

2014 FORM & FIGURE SHOW 505 North Gallery and Studio, Frederick, Maryland 3 Bronze sculptures, “Pensive”, “Alone”, “Torso”.

2014 LOULOUDI, FLOWER TO FLOWER SHOW, Exhibition manager of LOULOUDI show, ATHENAEUM gallery, Alexandria, Virginia

2013 THE ART LEAGUE STUDENT SHOW, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia Clay sculpture, “Distraction”.

2012 SCULPTURE NOW 2012, Pepco Gallery, Washington, DC Co-chaired the organization of SCULPTURE NOW 2012 show

2008 ALL ARLINGTON SALON SHOW, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia Female torso, bronze.

2007 THE ART LEAGUE AT THE WASHINGTON SQUARE SCULPTURE SHOW, Washington, D.C. “The Rosa”, mixed media.

2007 JANUARY ALL-MEDIA MEMBERSHIP SHOW, Ebb and Flow Costal Life, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia Color Photograph, “Foggy Day in Venice”.

2006 JANUARY ALL-MEDIA MEMBERSHIP SHOW, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia Bronze sculpture, “Seated female”.

2006 SEPTEMBER INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE SHOW, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia Black and white photograph, “Arles, France”. (sold)

2005 THE WASHINGTON SQUARE SCULPTURE SHOW, Washington, DC

2005 MARCH ALL-MEDIA SHOW, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia Clay sculptures, “Seated female nude” and Reclining female nude 1”

2005 DECEMBER ALL-MEDIA SHOW, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia Bronze sculpture, “Man in Thought”

2004 THE WASHINGTON SQUARE SCULPTURE SHOW, Washington, DC

2004 THE INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE SHOW, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia Black and White Photograph, “Arles, France”.

2004 PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST SHOW - A Portrait and Figure Show, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia

2003 JULY ALL-MEDIA MEMBERSHIP SHOW, The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia Clay sculptures, male nude and female nude.

1994 DOG DAYS DOG SHOW, National Center for Photography, Washington, DC Color photograph, “Jack”.

1992 ALL ISLAND TEACHERS ART SHOW, CAHA Gallery, Guam, USA Participated and co-chaired the organization of the all Island Teachers Art Show.

1990 GUAM ANNUAL MEDIA AWARDS, (GAMA) Awarded - Honorable Mention for illustration “Monkey Eye”.

1990 BFA EXHIBITION, Cleveland Institute of Art, CIA, University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio

1985 NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC COMPETITION, Awarded - National Scholastic Award and Gold Key Award for clay sculpture, “Jazz Entertainers”.

Board Membership/Volunteerism

2016 - current Center for Alexandria's Children, volunteer with the SafeAssured ID Mini-CD program.

2015 - 2016 Alexandria Police Department, team member with the SafeAssured ID Mini-CD program and I also perform data entry in the Administration/Records office.

2015 - 2017 Alexandria City - Domestic Violence Program (DVP), provide safe-house coverage and answer DVP Hotline and Sexual Assualt Hotline.

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, served on the DCCAH board for 2016 artist fellowship program.

2012 - current Board of Directors, Washington Sculptors Group, Volunteer Coordinator, In addition, I also provide graphic design and manage Art and Sculpture shows, and serve as the Call center responder.

2017 - current Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA), I am a foster "Mom" for neonate kittens.

2019 - current Wildlife Rescue League, I volunteer with the Helpline phone service. Providing help to orphaned and injured wildlife by providing advice and guidance about wildlife.

Professional Experience

Arlington Recreation Department - Arlington, Va. (1997 - 2009)

Art Teacher - Taught art classes for young children (ages 4-6 and 7-10). Taught a special “Dad’s n Tot’s” art class for the parents and children (ages 4-6). This class introduced parents and children to a variety of different art mediums in an environment that allowed them to work together as a team.

AHC Inc., Arlington Va. (May 2007 - June 2007)

Art Therapist - for Arlington Housing Department. Provided art therapy services to several groups of children and adolescents who were part of the low income population. The focus of therapy was to help the kids with learning appropriate behaviors, self-esteem building and respect for themselves and others.

Accotink Academy Alternative Learning Center - Springfield, Va. (September 2001 - June 2003)

Art Teacher - Responsible for the art department and instructed classes for learning disabled and emotionally disturbed adolescents. This population was a combination of disorders ranging from Asperger’s, Autism, Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity, Oppositional Defiant and low IQ’s along with delayed development.

GW Community School - Springfield, Va. (September 2002 - June 2003)

Art Teacher - Responsible for the art department and instructed advanced classes for gifted and talented adolescents. The students were highly talented and demanded challenges, so the class emphasized more complex art projects.

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria - Alexandria, Va. (December 1992 - December 2000)

Director of Adoption Services - Responsible for the adoption program which included supervising and training of adoption staff and front desk reception staff. The adoption counselors performed “home visits” to prospective new pet adopters and provided behavioral counseling services. I prepared seminars for the adoption counselors to keep them up-to-date on recent medical advances and behavioral information. Other duties included appearances on television to promote adoptions and spotlight a dog and cat each visit, advertising in newspapers, photography, brochure design, yearly budget and ordering supplies.

Fairfax County Public Schools - Intensive Support Program, (ISP) for Carl Sandburg Middle School. (January 2002 - June 2002) Worked as a therapist providing individual client therapy, group therapy, case management, IEP meetings and art project coordinator. The Intervention and Support Program (ISP) provides students with intense and supportive intervention to help them change inappropriate behaviors and attitudes. It is the mission of the ISP to help students return to general student population as successful learners and responsible citizens.

Foundation School of Alexandria - (Internship/Practicum) for Argosy University. (August 2001 - December 2001) Worked as a therapist providing individual client therapy, group therapy, case management, IEP meetings and community support liaison. This school is a comprehensive psychoeducational day school program. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing therapeutic support and educational services designed to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of children and adolescents who have previously been unsuccessful in less restrictive settings.

Foundation School of Alexandria - Alexandria, Va. (January 2000 - June 2000) Worked as an Art Teacher for severely emotionally disturbed adolescents. The following year I returned as a therapist student working towards my Master's degree in professional counseling.

Department of Mental Health Center, Alexandria, Va. (September - November 1992) Volunteered as an art therapist/teacher for chronically mentally ill adults within a group home environment.

Department of Education, Price Elementary School, Guam - (1991-1992) Worked as a Art Specialist, teaching the staff relevant art activities to perform with their students.

Images Advertising, Guam - (1990-1991) Worked as a Graphic Designer/Illustrator - producing news paper advertisements, brochures, logo designs. Images is a full service advertising agency.

Crisis Hotline Project, Officer of the Governor, Guam. (February - August 1992) Served as a phone counselor on the Crisis Hotline providing initial counseling and referring callers to other professional agencies where further counseling could be obtained.