Artist &

Art Educator

Laura Voth

I believe that art transforms lives. Working in the Tulsa community as an artist, art educator, and formerly the Community Programs Coordinator at the Philbrook Museum of Art, I have personally witnessed how art brings people together and creates healthy and constructive relationships between organizations, community groups, and individuals. I firmly believe that art heals and empowers each individual life as well as a community. My goal is to utilize the arts as an educational tool for developing creative and critical thinking skills, collaboration, intellectual curiosity, personal discovery, and citizenship.

LAURA E VOTH

Artist & Art Educator

www.lauraelisabethart.com

Personal Summary

Artist, art educator, and active art community member with years of experience developing and administrating arts-based programming, events, and community experiences for audiences including children, teens, college students, adults, and people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Masters of Art in Administrative Leadership, 2017

The University of Oklahoma (4.0 GPA, Honors Society)

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art, 2013

Oral Roberts University (Cum Laude, Outstanding Student Award)

Education

Experience

Artist

Proficient in water-media, painting, drawing, photography, film, printmaking, sculpture, installation, performance art, social practice, and conceptual works.

Knowledgeable and well connected with the local and national art scene, and a member of several artist collectives in the U.S.

Strong understanding of contemporary and classical arts throughout world history and the present.

An active community member in art events, competitions, charities, and professional development.

 

The Backyard Series Founder

The Backyard Series: OK

Founder of an arts program called The Backyard Series, an arts education tool created to help teachers and students connect with local artists in the comfort of their classrooms with the purpose of developing a more authentic community and inspiring new opportunities for career and personal growth within students.

 

Art Educator

Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa: Tulsa, OK

Teaching artist and lesson plan developer for YMCA Summer Go STEAM outreach program collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA), Imagination Day artist facilitator, teaching artist for Girl Scout badge collaboration, and artist for Art In The Schools program. 

 

The Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma Chapter: Tulsa, OK

Lead artist for the Drawing on Memories program. Responsible for developing art experiences for multiple resident facilities (early stage to middle stage Alzheimer’s disease) throughout the Tulsa community.

 

Masterworks Arts Academy: Tulsa, OK

The lead art teacher at the arts academy. Responsible for developing and facilitating learning arts experiences for the Tulsa Public School outreach program in collaboration with Anderson Elementary School at the academy.

 

Life Senior Services

The visual art teacher at the Southminster Center. Responsible for developing curriculum and teaching oil painting and watercolor to members of the center. 

 

 

Community Programs Coordinator                    

Philbrook Museum:  Tulsa, OK

Founder and facilitator of award-winning art education program, The Collective, for Tulsa-area teens. Serving over 150 Tulsa teens with a direct arts experience and reaching over 1200 community members with teen facilitated interactive arts experiences.

Revitalized Art Focus, an arts initiative for caregivers and people with dementia and early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Founded The Longest Day, an annual community art event in partnership with the National Alzheimer's Association. Established relationship with Tulsa Community College service-learning students and Art Focus program.

Responsible for developing new community partnerships and artist collaborations to reach new or underserved audiences and develop innovative art education opportunities that encourage studio learning and critical and creative thinking. Directly worked with over 100 artists and community partners within the last year.

Train and oversee all program assistant staff and interns.

Proficient in grant writing, receiving double the amount of funds asked for.

Manage multiple education programs and department budgets.

Art Education Speaking

& Service

Founder of Arts Education Program

The Backyard Series Oklahoma

Guest Artist, Artist Drawing Rally

Festival at Philbrook Museum of Art

Guest Speaker

OK Public School Resource Ctr

Session Speaker

Global Scholars Retreat, The University of Tulsa

Exhibiting Artist as part of The Conciliation Series

Black Wall Street Art Gallery

Panel Speaker, Alzheimer's and Dementia Museum Programs Symposium 

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Guest Art Educator, Regional Teen Convening

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art & ICA Boston

Presenter, Educator Idea Share

Oklahoma Museums Association & Mabee Gerrer Museum

Congressional Art Competition Judge

Rep. Jim Bridenstine & The Hive (2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018)

Panel Discussion Speaker, Art Speaks

Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity

Guest Speaker, ORU Artists

Oral Roberts University

 

Moderator & Speaker, How Art Helps Panel Discussion

Tulsa Community College

Curator, Illustrating Alzheimer’s: Moments Shared Through Creativity Exhibit

Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity

The Longest Day Team Captain & Event Developer

The Alzheimer’s Association (2015 & 2016)

Outreach founder and facilitator, Off The Wall: Teen Initiative

Philbrook Museum of Art & Thomas “Breeze” Marcus

Guest Artist, Art Rally

Philbrook Museum of Art

 

Education Committee Member

Living Arts Center

Speaker at Older Adults Arts Learning & Training Event

Oklahoma Arts Council

Speaker at Create Contemplate Collaborate, Annual Conference

Oklahoma Museums Association  

Art21 Screening Host and Discussion Facilitator

Living Arts Center

Art Awards

& Publications

Featured Artist/ Teacher

Artists Teachers Online Publication 

Outstanding Outreach or Education Program 2016 Award for OFF THE WALL: Teen Initiative

Oklahoma Museum Association

Creativity in the Land of Dementia: Finding Inspiration in the Journey

Deborah Shouse, Book

www.artfocustcc.com – English Composition 102 student blog dedicated to Art Focus art-education program

Tulsa Community College

 

Art Assignment Highlights Video Feature

PBS Digital Studios, Youtube

Nisk-Art Gallery Silver Show

Niskayuna NY