An Interdisciplinary Artist with a clear purpose in building and crossing bridges among the arts. A deep focus and balance between artistic practice, teaching, activism and invitation for participation.
Works primarily in the Southeastern United States. Education experience is solid from early years working from her private studio in Greensboro, NC, the Sawtooth School for Visual Art and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art both in Winston-Salem, NC. In addition, spent five years working with the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Communities in the Schools Program and the ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC.
Credited as a Founder for the Ceramics Program at The Enrichment Center, Winston-Salem, NC. This programs clear mission is to empower and enrich adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities enabling them to grow as individuals, live with dignity and have choices in how they fulfill their lives.
The experience at the Enrichment Center was the catalyst for an invitation from the Orlando Museum of Art to name their new access program Creative Connections in 2011. Since start-up has been involved on the Advisory Board and as an Instructor with Creative Connections developing classroom experiences and gallery tours. Creative Connections connects visitors of all ages with developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum to experience art and the world around them in an environment where there are no wrong questions or answers. The intention is to spark imagination and foster creative expression.
Outreach, organizing and engaging with community to develop positive outcomes are strengths.
Through Contract work with museums and non-profit organizations has assisted with grant writing for programs directly involved with and implementing the goals and objectives for the organizations and grant providers. Primary funding sources have been: Walt Disney Resorts "Helping Kids Shine, Shine On Grant" (five time recipient), Nemours Foundation, Walmart, Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital, City of Orlando Mayor's Matching Grant, Universal Orlando Foundation, Dr. P. Phillips Charities, Power2Give, Bank of America, Duke Energy, Lockheed Martin, Z. Smith Reynolds and The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundations, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Kenan Institute for the Arts and the Macy's Foundation.
Catherine Cross Tsintzos
Artist Residencies to work on The Art and Agriculture Project:
Rensing Center, Pickens, SC - Fall 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Rivendell Writers Colony, Sewanee, TN, Fall 2017, Spring 2015, Fall 2015
The Blumenthal Foundation, Wild Acres Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC - Two weeks each, August 2016, May 2014
Talks and Lectures:
2017 Panelist, Duke University Trillium Sustainability Fellows Workshop, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC
Illustrated Lecture, The Art and Agriculture Project, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC, December 2016
2016 TEDx Speaker, The Relevance of Rural America, The Art and Agriculture Project, TEDx Winston-Salem Women, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC, October 2016
Teaching Visiting Artist Residencies:
The Artscenter, Carrboro, NC - Two weeks, May 2018, The Art and Agriculture Project, Intersections of art and agriculture with students in the Afterschool Program, Grades third through fifth.
Saint Andrews School, Boca Raton, FL - March 2017, The Art and Agriculture Project provides a Unit of Inquiry, How the World Works, Farm to Table, Florida History of Indigo and Boca Raton's early history with the Japanese Farmers. By invitation from the Lower School Art Teacher and 2017 President-elect of the FAEA, Florida Art Education Association.
Ceramics Department, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC - November 2012 and December 2014, Clay Whistles, Adult
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC - Summer 2013, Printmaking
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, Programming for Scholarship Students from the Boys and Girls Club and Summer Camp for Children, Two Weeks, Summer 2005, 2006
Invitation, 2017 Fellow, Duke University Trillium Sustainability Fellows, a learning community dedicated to increasing the prevalence and quality of sustainability concepts in academic courses.
Catherine Cross Tsintzos
Independent Professional Educator contracting with museums, educational institutions and non-profit arts organizations in the Southeast, 2004-Present
Summer Blues Indigo
Owner, August 2013 - Present
Summer Blues Indigo provides historical presentations and dyeing experiences with schools, art centers and museums, non-profit organizations, retail and the tourist trade. www.SummerBluesIndigo.com
Catholic Diocese of Orlando
Morning Star School
Art Therapist for High School 1 and 2 and the Transitions Program
May 2017 - Present
Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
The Museum School
Visual Arts Instructor, November 2015 - Present
Duke University, Durham, NC
Duke Continuing Studies, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Visual Arts Instructor, November 2015 - Present
Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
Center for Advancement, Center for Lifelong Learning
Adjunct Professor, Visual Arts and Writing, January 2013 - Present
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
Arts Educator, 2005 - Present
Working as an Independent Arts Educator assisting the Curators of Education with the development of arts programs for all ages and abilities, grant writing and implementation both at the museum and through community ARTreach.
Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
Arts Educator, 2008 - December 2015
Creative Consultant, Program Facilitator, 2010 - December 2015, Design and develop the Bank of America Children's Learning Center. Taught various adult and youth workshops using a variety of art mediums.
Winter Park Presbyterian Church, Winter Park, FL
Arts Specialist, Cultural Arts Coordinator, December 2004 - Present
Founder of the Art Room designing and scaffolding early childhood art experiences. Developing Cultural Art programs for the congregation and community.
NAEA, National Art Education Association
NCAEA, North Carolina Art Education Association
FAEA, Florida Art Education Association
NAEYC, National Association for the Education of Young Children
NCAEA, North Carolina Art Education Association, Fall 2017, The Art and Agriculture Project at Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
FAEA Florida Art Education Association, 2017, An Artist Residency - The Art and Agriculture Project, past presentations 2014, 2013, 2012
ShareFair Nation at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. January 2016, STEAM Presentation to Educators PreK-12
Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators, Seminole State College, Sanford, FL, 2015, Fine Art vs. Craft
SCAEA South Carolina Art Education Association, 2013
Florida Afterschool Alliance and Florida Department of Education's 21st Community Learning Centers Federal Afterschool Initiative's Conference, "Interactive Art Immersions That Promote Collaboration and Community", 2013
International Art in Early Childhood Association, Paper, 2011
National Association for the Education of Young Children, National Conference, Washington, DC, 2009
ILM International Airport Cameron Art Museum Instructors Show - August 19, 2017 - November 17, 2017
97th Annual Members Show, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Fl - July 11, - August 21, 2015
Instructor Exhibition, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL - May 9, - June 28, 2015
There’s No Time Like the Presents” 2014 Holiday Show and Sale, Morean Arts Center,
St. Petersburg, Fl - November 8, - December 28, 2014
Eat Rich, Play Dirty, Morean Clay Center, September, 2014
96th Annual Members Show, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL - July 12, - August 17, 2014
Season’s Eatings, Stuffed: 2013 Holiday Exhibition, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL,
November 9, - January 1, 2014
Instructors Exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC, Summer, 2013
Water, Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, Salisbury, NC, April - May, 2013
2012 Members Show, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, - August 31, - October 28, 2012
Eve-n-Odd Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL - June 2012, One of 64 Artists with their original coloring book page art from the Coloring Book Project on display for The Coloring Book Show.
Solo Exhibitions, Visual Arts:
Mary Davis Holt Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center, Salem College,
Winston-Salem, NC, October 2016 through January 2017, The Art and Agriculture Project
Velma Mason Davis Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center, Salem College,
Winston-Salem, NC, October 2016 through January 2017, SWEEP, An Installation
Enough Pie, June 4, 2016, Charleston, SC, SWEEP, An installation performance with an interactive community participation connecting to the history of broom making and the Southern swept yard.
Salon 30, Home is Where the HeART is, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, August 31, - September 29, 2012
Exhibitions Prior to 2004:
Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, NC
SEED Collective, Winston-Salem, NC
Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Greensboro Artists League. Greensboro, NC
The Artscenter, Carrboro, NC
Winston Salem Journal, Art and Agriculture Meet in Evocative Solo Exhibition, By Special Correspondent Tom Patterson, January 8, 2017
The Port City Daily, Wilmington, NC, The Art and Agriculture Project, December 2016
The Art and Agriculture Project, Fall 2016 listings: Explore Alamance, Explore High Point, Greensboro Partnership/Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Whats On Wilmington, Arts Council of Wilmington, NC, Smitty's Notes, Winston-Salem, NC, Explore Winston-Salem, Explore Davie, STAR News - Wilmington, NC
Art and Culture Travel, Inviting Art into Life, October 2015
SWEEP as part of Enough Pie's Awakening, The Post and Courier, Charleston Scene, South Carolina Arts Hubs, May and June 2016
Rollins College, CFAM Palette, May 2012
The Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC
Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, NC
Greensboro News and Record, People and Places, Greensboro, NC
G Magazine, Renaissance Women in the Arts, Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Junior League, Ever Greene, Featured Artist, Greensboro, NC
Hearst Publications, Victoria Magazine, Ceramic Work created for Toshi Otsuki, Photographer
Available on Lulu - Coloring page with 64 other artists in "Coloring", a group coloring book project created June 2012.
Employment References prior to 2004 are provided upon request.