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Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D.           
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 
Art Education, Teaching and Learning, 1989

S.P.E.           
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Educational Administration and Supervision, 1985

M.F.A. 
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Studio Art; Painting/Printmaking/Textile Design, 1980

B.A.             
Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
Fine Art, Painting, 1977

PROFESSIONAL

Present-         
Artist, Writer

2002-2020   
Director, Florida Art in State Buildings Program
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2002-2019   
Director, Curator, University Galleries
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

1994-2002   
Director, Curator, Thomas Center Galleries 
Director, Art in Public Places, Gainesville/Alachua County, Florida

1995-2002   
Florida Association of Local Arts Agencies, Statewide Consultant, Florida

1994-1999   
Grants Writer, Marion County Public Schools Foundation, Ocala, Florida

1993-1997   
Regional Arts Consultant (program creator), UACAP (Underserved Arts Community Assistance Program, Florida Department of State), Florida State University Center for Arts Administration, Tallahassee, Florida

1994-1995   
Director, Curator, City Hall and Airport Galleries, Art in Public Places/Programs Cultural Resources Commission, Tallahassee, Florida

1994           
Grants Writer, Florida State University Center for Arts Administration,
Tallahassee, Florida (recurring NEA grants)
Art Consultant, Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, Florida
Art Consultant, Very Special Arts Florida, Tallahassee, Florida

1991-1994   
Curator of Exhibitions, Collections and Education
Brevard Art Center and Museum, Melbourne, Florida

1993-1994   
Adjunct Professor, Drawing, Brevard Community College
Melbourne, Florida

1990-1991   
Art Consultant, Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Tallahassee, Florida

1990           
Adjunct Professor, Art Education, Studio Art 
Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Florida     

1987-1990   
Adjunct Professor, Teaching Assistant, Art Education 
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida       

1986-1987   
Art Teacher, Fulton County Public Schools, Atlanta, Georgia

1985-1986   
Teacher, Peachford Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia

1980-1985   
Principal/Headmaster, Teacher, Art, Math
Anneewakee School, Carrabelle, Florida

PUBLICATIONS

Papers

  • Creative Thinking through Aesthetic Learning; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Volume 13, Part 3, 2017.
  • Future Intersections; Dynamic Roles for Academic Museums, Museum History Journal, Volume 4, Number 1, January, 2011.
  • Integrating Thinking through Aesthetic Learning; A University Art Gallery Program Emphasizing Interdisciplinary Exhibitions, Academic Exchange Quarterly (peer reviewed) Volume 13, Issue 3, Fall, 2009.   
  • Vigilante, A. R. (1990).  An examination of the effects of an Aesthetic Scanning teaching strategy on the art performances of select sixth-grade students (Doctoral dissertation, Florida State University, 1989).  Dissertation Abstracts International, 50/12, 3831.  
  • Vigilante, A. R. (1990-1991). Educational pamphlets for teachers.
  • Dyslexia
  • Effective School Discipline
  • How to be a School Volunteer
  • Improving Children’s Self Esteem
  • Improving Reading Comprehension

(Published by the William Gladden Foundation, New York)

Exhibition Catalogs

Curated Exhibitions and Published Catalogs for University Gallery, University of Florida:

  • Guitar Art: Historic Innovation of an American Icon through Industrial Design, Art & Music; Guitars from the Henry Lowenstein Collection, 2018
  • An Evolutionary Moment; Sculpture, Video by Steven Siegel, New York, 2018
  • Confluence; Photographs by Jerry Uelsmann, Gainesville, 2017 (exhibition traveled throughout southeast)
  • Liminality, Sculpture, Video by Nobuho Nagasawa, New York, 2016
  • Along the Road of Dreams, Paintings by Yolanda Sanchez, Miami, 2016
  • University Gallery 50th Anniversary; Twelve Exhibition Series, three galleries, on-line catalog, complete digitization of 50 years of print catalogs, oral histories for Roy Hunt and Gary Libby, Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, University of Florida, 2015
  • Come Home, Selections from the Art Collection of Hector Puig, 2014
  • Garden of the Heart’s Desire; Selections from the Golzar Collection (Mahin Ghanbari), 2013
  • Between Silver Light and Orange Shadow, Paintings by Elena Sisto, New York, 2012
  • Emergence and Structure, New York artists, curated by Ron Janowich and Daniel Hill, 2012
  • Just Suppose; Photographs by Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, 2007
  • Florida Fellowship Exhibition 2006, 25 Florida Fellowship awarded artists, statewide travel,2007
  • The Best of Jim Roche: Multiple Voices, 2006 (DVD)
  • Greater than the Sum; Selections from the Craig Robins Collection, Miami, 2005
  • The Object of Time: Charting a Decade, Paintings by Leslie Wayne; Sculpture by Don Porcaro, New York, 2004
  • Thinking in Line; A Survey of Contemporary Drawing (New York artists), curated by Ron Janowich and John Moore, 2003

Other Venues:

  • Henri Matisse; Prints for limited edition of Homer’s Odyssey; Collection of Drs. Ashley White; Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, Florida, 2001
  • Jon Corbino; A Timeless Tradition, curated exhibition, wrote full essay, Brevard Art Center and Museum, Melbourne, Florida, 1993

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Trustee, City of Gainesville Art in Public Places Trust, 2014-2021
  • Humanities Committee, Oak Hammock Institute for Learning in Retirement, Gainesville, Florida, 2017-2021
  • Re-curate UF Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute art collection, 2019
  • Member, Chair; UF Creative Campus Committee, 2004-2018
  • Member, UF Sea Change Committee, 2015-2017
  • Member, UF Leonardo 500 Year Anniversary Committee, 2018-2019
  • Teach UF Study Abroad Program, Aesthetics, Florence, Italy, summer, 2017
  • Founding Board Member, Florida Association of Public Art Administrators, 1997; Emeritus since 2016
  • Member; Florida Art Museums Directors Association, 2002-2019
  • Juror for over 100 Art Shows in the Southeast,1989-present   
  • Curator, Florida Visual Arts Statewide Fellowship Exhibition, 2006
  • Board Member, Florida Craftsmen Organization, St Petersburg, Florida, 2002-2003
  • Board Member, Ocala Arts and Science Coalition, Ocala, Florida,1996-1998
  • ACE (Arts for a Complete Education) Steering Committee 1990-1993
  • Dissertation Experimental Data Collection, FSU Developmental Research School, Tallahassee, 1988-1989
  • Teacher, Creative Arts Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida,1979
  • Florence Program, Florida State University, Florence Italy, six-months Study Abroad,1975
  • Creator/Curator/Director, Centrum Art Gallery, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts,1974-1976

SELECT HONORS

  • One of eight faculty members selected by Provost to create first hybrid on-line courses for University of Florida; “A Taste of the Arts; Behind the Scenes,” 2009
  • Grant Panelist, Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, 1994, 2009
  • Who’s Who of American Women, 1996 
  • Created quilt with Very Special Arts Florida students that was flown on Space Shuttle, Tallahassee, 1993 (on permanent display at Cape Canaveral Space Museum)    
  • Who’s Who in American Education, 1993
  • Grant Panelist, South Carolina Arts Commission, 1993   
  • State of Florida Individual Artist’s Fellowship, 1992      
  • Merit Award, Painting, Riverside Art Exhibition, Jacksonville, Florida, 1991    
  • Merit Award, Painting, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida, 1990         
  • Five consecutive teaching assistantships, Art Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1987-89  

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