Education

2010    M.F.A.          Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2007    M.A.             Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

2004    B.A. in Art    University of Texas at Brownsville

 Professional Experience

Summer 2010: Teaching Artist, Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, Summer Enrichment Program for   Special Education Students, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Spring 2010: Graduate Assistantship (Teaching), "Drawing Media" Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Fall 2009: Graduate Assistantship (Teaching), "Art History I, Foundation Drawing" Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Summer 2009: Teaching Artist, Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, Summer Enrichment Program, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

2007-2008: Adjunct Faculty, "Art and Society" Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX.

2005-2008: Student Docent, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.

2005-2007: Manager, Weil and Islander Art Gallery, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX.

2004-2005: Instructor and Mural Coordinator, Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program in partnership with the Southwest Key Program, San Benito, TX.

2002-2005: Administrative Secretary, Southmost Union Junior College District Office, University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX.

Scholarship Awards

2007  Texas Public Education Grant, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX.

2006  College of Art and Humanities Graduate Scholarship, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX.

Texas Public Education Grant, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX.

2003 Oris Robertson Traveling Art Scholarship, University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX.

George Truan Visual Arts Memorial Scholarship, University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX.

2000 Excellence Scholarship, University of Monterrey, Garza Garcia, N.L., Mexico

Exhibition Record

2010  A Time to Pause: Art As Healing, International House of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

100@100, Weil Art Gallery, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX.

FOX Television Network, use of artwork for television series "Lonestar", U.S.A.

Justin Baldwin, Patricia Barrera and Donna Backues, Studio Christensen, Philadelphia, PA.

Kyle Fisher and Patricia Barrera, Studio Christensen, Philadelphia, PA.

Selections from the 109th Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,     Philadelphia, PA.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, Long Beach Island Foundation, Loveladies, NJ.

109th Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Cotillion Art Exhibition, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

2009  Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

2008  Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

*Pequeños Sueños, Nuevo Café, Corpus Christi, TX.

Los Artistas Nuevos y Establecidos, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.

Collector's Circle Exhibition, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.

Cotillion Art Exhibition, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

Pop Party, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.

Visual Dialogues, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

Cotillion Art Exhibition, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

Inner-Abstraction, M.A. Graduate Exhibition, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

President's Council Art Show, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.

34th Student Art Show, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX.

Sin Barreras, Museo Casa Mata, H. Matamoros, Tamps. México

2006  75@75, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

Los Artistas Nuevos y Establecidos, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.

Cotillion Art Exhibition, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

2005  75@75, lslander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

President's Council Art Show, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX.

Menores en Condiciones Especialmente Difíciles, H. Matamoros, Tamps., México

2004  Graduate Student Art Show, Richardson Art Gallery, University of Texas at Brownsville, TX.

Express@rte, Senior Exhibit, Richardson Art Gallery, University of Texas at Brownsville, TX.

Concurso Estatal de Pintura, Tampico, Tamps., México

2003  Richardson Art Gallery, University of Texas at Brownsville, TX.

2002  Richardson Art Gallery, University of Texas at Brownsville, TX.

*Entre lo Moderno y lo Clásico, La Casa del Abuelo, H. Matamoros, Tamps., México

2001  Richardson Art Gallery, University of Texas at Brownsville, TX.

Skills   

Bilingual: Fluent English and Spanish.

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Outlook.

 Collections

Kunkle, Elisabeth Kalogris, United States Consulate. H. Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Darrel Barger and Dr. Elizabeth Reese, Dr. Richard Gigliotti, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, TX., Aileen Nakamura, Carol & James Thaxton, Rod & Susie Martin, Edwin Atlee McCampbell III & Debra A. Wingfield, James T. & Caryl T. Devlin, David W. & Bette J. Jones, Scott M. and Monica Y. Ellison, Jo Ann J Rhode, Toby Schor, Ruben Carrillo G., Dr. John Ronnau.