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Jean-Paul Najar Foundation

Curatorial Consultant 

Dubai, UAE | December  2016 – May 2017

Coordinate international shipping and customs, exhibition development and consultation


Rose M Courville 

Artist Management & Promotions 

Madison, Wisconsin | July 2014 – 2016

Artist development including gallery proposals, juried exhibition submissions, website/branding design, press releases and artist promotions


C. Grimaldis Gallery, Gallery Manager

Baltimore, Maryland – June 2009 – June 2010

Designed, co-curated and oversaw the scheduling and installation of exhibitions

Exhibition and publication list available


Acadiana Center for the Arts, Curator of Exhibitions

Lafayette, Louisiana – October 2005 – May 2009

Designed, curated and installed exhibition program

Exhibition and publication list available


The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Curatorial Assistant/Exhibitions Coordinator

New Orleans, Louisiana – August 2001 – September 2005

Assisted in collection management/registrar, exhibition planning and artist relations for new museum (Opened August 2003)


Smithsonian American Art Museum, Affiliate Internship, Registrar Department

Washington, District of Columbia – Summer 2002

Assisted in the maintenance of collection management, off-site storage, traveling exhibitions and rights & reproductions




Master of Arts: Arts Administration, 2003

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Area of specialization: Contemporary regional artists


Bachelor of Arts: Fine Arts – Art History, 2001

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Area of specialization: Medieval Italian Art


Study Abroad – Italy, 1999

Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana




Design and curate ongoing program of exhibitions including emerging, mid-career and established artists

Develop and maintain professional relationships with diverse individuals including artists, buyers, sponsors and government representatives

Hire and manage installation staff and other contract employees

Coordinate participation of art fair/traveling exhibition including applications, shipping, travel, and other logistical matters; worked duration of fair including registration, installation and de-installations

Oversee, design and coordinate the printing and distribution of exhibition announcements, newsletters, brochures and catalogs

Ensure public exposure by crafting press releases & catalog essays; communicating with local and national media

Implement and maintain computer-based systems to manage organization’s artwork inventory/collection

Identify supporters of artists/organization for fundraising purposes

Represent the organization in the community and liaison with other non-profit and for-profit entities in the region




State of Louisiana Department for Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Grant recipient ‐ 2006

Louisiana Governor’s Arts Award: Project HEAL (Helping Employ Artists Locally), Award Recipient – 2006

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Grant recipient ‐ 2008

World Cultural Economic Forum, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Grant recipient – 2008

First Annual Marjorie Morrison Sculpture Biennial Exhibition, Hammond Regional Arts Center, Juror – 2009, Hammond, Louisiana

Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Annual Art Exhibition, Juror – 2008, Morgan City, Louisiana

Louisiana Artworks: Professional Workshops for Contemporary Artists, Doctor’s Session – New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2008

PhotoNOLA, Portfolio reviews – New Orleans, LA, December 2008




Le Fete de Marquette, Madison, Wisconsin, Merchandise Support Volunteer, 2012-2015

Creative Alliance, Baltimore, Maryland, Marquee Ball Planning Committee, 2009-2010

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, Lafayette, Louisiana, Board member, 2009 – 2011 term

Festival International de Louisiane, Lafayette, Louisiana, Non‐musical committee member, 2008 – 2009

Louisiana’s 2014 Congres Mondial Acadien Bid, Lafayette, Louisiana, Programming Committee, 2008 ‐ 2009

Acadiana Outreach Center, Lafayette, Louisiana, Committee member – Art Selection and installation, 2008 – 2009

88.7 KRVS NPR Radio Station, Lafayette, Louisiana, Memberships volunteer, 2007 ‐ 2009