AUSTIN ZIMMER
2 Beacon Hill Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002  -   (301) 365-8286   -   Austin@ZimmerWorks.com

 

 

 EDUCATION

1988 



MFA
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI  

1986 

BFA Alfred University, NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY  

 1986  
 

Teaching Certification K-12, NY State
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

        2014 – present  Department Chair / Studio Art: Forman School, Litchfield, CT   
               ▪   Manage and direct a team of seven studio art teachers
               ▪   Set and manage Visual Arts budget
               ▪   Teach Ceramics, Drawing, Painting and Photography
               ▪   Sailing Team, Head Coach
               ▪   Boarding-community affiliate
               ▪   Teaching-related websites:
http://www.ZimmerWebWorks.com and http://www.ZimmerWorks.weebly.com

2013- 2014  Full-time artist and workshop presenter
 ▪   Displayed personal artwork at nationally-ranked shows
 ▪   Led local workshops in advanced ceramics techniques
 ▪   P
ersonal portfolio website: http://www.ZimmerClayWorks.com

       2006 - 2013  Department Chair / Studio Art:  Landon School, Bethesda, MD
                ▪   Managed and directed a team of six studio art teachers in three divisions (Lower, Middle and Upper Schools)
                ▪   Planned and led monthly department meetings
                ▪   Set and managed Visual Arts budget
                ▪   Shaped and directed the AP Studio Art program
                ▪   Taught Ceramics, Drawing, Photography, Digital Art and Drawing (all levels)
                ▪   Worked extensively with advanced students preparing AP Art portfolios in ceramics, photography, sculpture and drawing

       1992 - 2006   Teacher / Studio Art: Landon School, Bethesda, MD
                ▪   Taught
Ceramics, Photography, Foundation Art, Digital Art and Drawing
                ▪   Played a leading role in developing an AP Studio Art program
   
            ▪   Developed Landon’s first student web team (Macromedia Corporation First Place design award 1996)

       1989-1991   General Manager: Cutter Ceramics Inc., Waltham, MA
                ▪   Directed all aspects of operations including sales and marketing initiatives
                ▪   Managed 28 employees in five retail locations and four states; led annual corporate retreat
                ▪   Researched, purchased and integrated point-of-sale computer system into all retail locations
                ▪   Assisted customers and the sales teams with technical support and problem resolution
                ▪   Created and led annual management retreats
 

        1987  Teacher: Brookline Center for Adult Education, Brookline, MA  
                ▪   Presented ceramics demonstrations, slides and lectures
 

        1985  Co-director and teacher: Blueberry Cove Camp, Tenants Harbor, ME  
                ▪   Co-managed a summer program of 160 campers and 18 staff
                ▪   Taught ceramics and sailing
 

COMPUTER SKILLS

                ▪   Extensive digital art and professional web design and construction skills: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, ArtRage, Illustrator,
                     MS FrontPage, Adobe Premiere and ImageReady (Windows and Mac platforms)
                ▪   Extensive office-related skills: Word, Dreamweaver, MS FrontPage, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and QuickBooks Pro
                    (Windows and Mac platforms)
 

PERSONAL  

      Raised in Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga, I have traveled, studied or lived in Australia, England, France, Holland, and many of the United
      States.  Hobbies include sailing, scuba diving, ultimate Frisbee, kayaking, bicycling and home renovation.

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2013      Teddy Goberis Excellence in Ceramics Award: Chamber of Commerce, Mystic, CT

2012      Best-of-Show: Mystic Arts Festival, Mystic, CT

2006      Artist-in-Residence: Penland School, Penland, NC

2006      Sabbatical Leave: Landon School, Bethesda, MD
1999      Schinnerer Grant Award:
Landon School, Bethesda, MD

1988      Fellowship Award: Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit, MI

1986      Outstanding Senior Award: NYSCC Alfred University, Alfred, NY 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2013        Sugarloaf Crafts Festival: December 2013, Dulles Expo Center

2013        Sugarloaf Crafts Festival: November 2013, Montgomery County Fairgrounds
2013        Sugarloaf Crafts Festival: October 2013, Mont. County Fairgrounds
2013        Lincoln Center American Crafts Festival: October 2013
2013       
6th Annual Garlic Festival at Mystic Village: September 2013
2013       
Meet the Artist show at Mystic Village: September 2013

2013        The Mystic Arts Festival: August 2013, Mystic CT
2013        Meet the Artist: August  2013, Mystic CT

2013        The Landon Azalea Festival: May 2013
2012        Mystic Art's Festival Show: August, 2012
2009        Landow Gallery:
Landon School, Bethesda, MD
2009        Bethesda Row Arts festival: Bethesda, MD

2006        Bethesda Row Arts festival: Bethesda, MD
2000        Faculty Show:
Landon School, Bethesda, MD

1991-01   Washington D.C: local galleries

1989        Recent Works: Moody Street Studio, Waltham, MA

1988        MFA Show: Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1988        Envelop: Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1987        Earthen: Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI

1987        Clay Today: Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI

1986        BFA Solo Exhibition: Alfred University, NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY