ARTIST RESUME-ERIC

ERIC VON SNYDER

Phone (615) 542-6368 • (615) 893-5503

E-mail eric.snyder19@icloud.com

 

 

 

EDUCATION  

 

Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Graduate Studies toward MFAIA, 2016- Present

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Secondary Education - History studies, 2008-2012

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Bachelor of Science, 1988

Mass Communications – Radio/Television Management & History

36 hours additional credit hours in Secondary Education & World History

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

 

Artist/Co/owner of clay artist studio/gallery with 20 years experience; Gallery Coordinator for MTSU Department of Art and Design's Todd Art Gallery.

Lifelong background in artist family including fairs, festivals gallery exhibitions, competitions, symposiums, and interior/exterior architectural restoration  

 

Strong technical, multi-tasking, organizational, and supervisory skills.

  

EXPERIENCE  

 

Todd Art Gallery- Middle Tennessee State University 9/06 - Present

 

Gallery Director/Coordinator, sometimes curator and secretary of the MTSU Todd Art Gallery in the Department of Art. Work with the  Department Chair, Faculty, and staff to plan exhibitions and upcoming events. Monitor gallery’s budget, oversee publicity, design and coordinate  promotional materials, coordinate and set the schedule and assist the preparator with overall presentation of exhibitions.

 

Studio S Pottery 8/89 – Present

 

Vice President and business manager for family-owned clay artist studio and gallery.  Involved heavily in research & design of clay body, glazes and new items.  Lead production of all hand-built items of stoneware & raku.  Participate in the development and fabrication of architectural terra cotta for new buildings and historic preservation.  Teach classes in hand-building and manage the advertising, publicity, scheduling, and bookkeeping.  Photograph and maintain a digital file  of studio & student work and direct webmaster on business website.

 

Rutherford County Election Commission 7/02 - Present

 

Voting Machine Technician that maintains, prepares, services, and validates for official use as many as 276 voting machines for each election in Rutherford County.  Further involves assisting the office staff as needed during elections and providing a face and assistance to

poll-workers and the public on election days concerning issues with proper usage of voting machines.  When possible also attends yearly statewide and regional conferences of Tennessee election officials for updates on current and new federal and state election law.

 

WRLT-FM/AM9/88 – 10/90

 

Served as on-air talent and production staff for radio programming, contests and promotions which included music selection, weather reports, live remotes, and University of Tennessee and Nashville Sounds sporting events where the feed was simulcast to network affiliates from the WRLT master feed. 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

Tennessee Association of Craft Artists

Stones River Crafts Association

 

(current and past)

 

Cumberland Valley-TACA

Arts Center of Cannon County

Tennesseans for the Arts

Tennessee Association of Certified Election Officials

  

  

RELATED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

 

Chair, Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee 2007-2014

Member of the Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee 2003-2014

12-term President of the Stones River Crafts Association

Organized a 501c3 non-profit organization in support of local crafts

Chaired two craft fairs and nine tours of craft artist studios

Co-chaired the fundraising and sponsor support of the  Stones River Crafts Association

Developed and defended several corporate and Tennessee Arts Commission grants

Participated in local, state and regional gallery shows and exhibits including work for President and Mrs. Clinton during the year of the American Craft.

1995 QVC winner in their 50/50, Quest for America’s Best Competition

Received numerous Merit & Purchase Awards

Featured in numerous publications and television spotlights including, QVC, HGTV, Talk of the Town,  Southern Living, Tennessee Magazine, Murfreesboro City Cable Channel 3

  

 

REFERENCES

 

Available upon request 

 

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