Resume - Geeta Dave

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  • SUMMARY

    • Professional artist, muralist and art educator specializing in painting, mosaic murals with various media.
    • Recipient of numerous national awards and certificates of merit in international competitions.
    • Participant in various art exhibitions at the state and national levels.
  • EXPERIENCE

    • 1996-presentTalented Art Instructor, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board
    • 1999-presentMuralist and Project Director - Louisiana community organizations
    • 1991-presentThe Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Visiting Artists Program and Art Enrichment Program for Louisiana Schools and community organizations
    • 1994-1995Artist in Residence Program - The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
    • 1989-1991Runnels High School - Art Instructor
    • 1984-1987Owner of Creative Art Center, Rajkot, India - Professional artist, Instructor
  • COMMISSION PROJECTS

    • Mural project for The Wall Project and The Dow Chemical Company, WestBaton Rouge, Louisiana, 2014
      • All About Success
      • Acrylic on wood, 4x20 feet
      • Located at Baton Rouge Community College Westside, Plaquemine, LA
    • Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Company for 100th Anniversary, 2006
      • Oil on canvas, 4x3 feet
    • Mural project for Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism and Shreveport Regional Arts Council, 2003
      • Two archways focused on Spanish and Native American culture
        • Two Spanish archway murals, 5x8 feet
        • Two Native American archways murals, 5x8 feet
      • Located at Red River District on Shreveport's River front, under Texas Street Bridge in Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Plaza
    • Mural project for Baton Rouge Green, Our Light Has Come Spark Park Project, first Freedom Park in Louisiana, 2002
      • 4x14 feet semi-circular, glass tile mosaic mural located on Banks Elementary school campus
      • Sponsored by City/Parish Department of Housing and Urban Development Houston, Texas and commissioned by Baton Rouge Green Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Company for LSU stadium, Coca-Cola suite, 2001
      • Oil on canvas, 2½x6 feet
    • Mural project for Baton Rouge Zoo, Louisiana, 1994-1995
      • Look Who Is Hiding - outdoor mural
      • 8x16 feet - exterior oil paint
  • MURALS IN INDIA

    • Radha Lila mural in acrylic medium, Baroda, India
      • 36x7 feet on the wall of S.D. Hall of M.S. University, India
    • Mosaic mural at the Vidia Kung School water fountain, Baroda, India
      • 5x7 feet, tile
    • Gujarat State Gandhi Museum, Rajkot, India
      • Preservation and restoration of wall murals in several rooms
      • Gujarat state Chan participated in grant project Preservation and restoration of wall murals at the century old temple
    • Radio Station, two murals, Rajkot, India
      • Oil and acrylic medium
  • COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION DONATIONS

    • Two large murals for the Greater Baton Rouge Zoo
      • This project was created to help fundraising for the Baton Rouge Zoo, through The Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo.
      • Total of 8x8 feet
    • Five painted soccer balls to the Louisiana Soccer Association
      • This project was created to help fundraising for the 2010 and 2014 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships at BREC.

  • PROJECT DIRECTOR FOR MURAL PROJECTS

    • Jungle to Ocean, Voice of Peace, Glasgow Middle School
      • 5x36 feet and 10x10 feet ceramic tile murals
    • Louisiana Music, BR Airport
      • 7x6 feet, acrylic on wood, permanently on display at Baton Rouge Airport, 2010
    • Integrity-Compassion-Attention, Jackson Middle School
      • 10x12 feet, exterior paint, at Jackson Middle School in East Feliciana Parish, Jackson, LA, 2010
    • Art in the Park
      • 5x6 feet, on display at BREC locations in Baton Rouge, 2009
    • Galaxy, Opening Doors Organization
      • 4x4 feet, acrylic on wood, permanently on display at LIGO Science Education Center in Livingston, LA, 2008
    • Our Story, BR Airport
      • 4x4 feet, oil on canvas, permanently on display at Baton Rouge Airport, 2007
    • Helping Hands-Hurricane Katrina, Opening Doors Organization
      • 3x10 feet, oil on canvas, permanently on display at Baton Rouge Airport, 2006
    • Louisiana's Natural Treasure, Bleubonnet Library
      • 3x4 feet, ceramic tile, permanently on display at Baton Rouge Bluebonnet Library, 2005
    • Opening the Door to Our Future, Lee High School
      • 4x8 feet, exterior paint, permanently on display at Lee High School EBRPSS, 2004
    • Project for Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts
      • 3x12 feet, ceramic tile mosaic
    • Baton Rouge 2020, Forum 35 Organization
      • 10x10 feet each four wall outdoor mural in downtown Baton Rouge. These murals were added to the public walking art tour by Louisiana Office of the Governor, the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, 1998
    • Eden Park: A Garden, Louis Jetson Foundation
      • Mural Project Director for wall mural 6x15 feet located at 36 North Street, Baton Rouge, 1999
    • Runnels School Themed Mural Project
      • Created six original mosaic murals while teaching Junior High students at Runnels High School in Baton Rouge. Three are presently hanging in the school.
  • ART EXHIBITS

    • Pip Squeak: Small Works, Big Vision Art Show, Northbrook, IL, 2014
    • Best of the Best, Shaw Center, Baton Rouge, 2013
    • Teachers as Artists, LSU Union Art Gallery
    • A Journey Through Religious Art, Southern University Fine Art Gallery
    • Visual Art and Poetry Art Show, Baton Rouge Gallery
    • East Baton Rouge Parish artist show, Bluebonnet Swamp in Baton Rouge
    • Multicultural Exhibition, Baton Rouge Gallery
    • Baton Rouge Little Theatre, one-man show
    • Louisiana Arts and Science Center, one-man show
    • Renaissance Gallery, One American Place, Baton Rouge, one man show, 1993
    • Associated Women in the Arts Member show, Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, 1991-1994
    • International Art Show, West Baton Rouge Museum, 1993
    • All-India National Drawing Exhibition, Punjab, India, 1988
    • All-India National Art Exhibition, New Delhi, India, 1981-1986
    • All-India National Drawing Exhibition, "ATUL," Ahmedabad, 1985
    • All-India National Drawing Exhibition, New Delhi, India, 1982-1985
    • Gujarat State Lalitkala (Fine Arts) Academy - Ahmedabad, India, 1979-1985
    • All-India Kalidas Academy, Ujjain, India - 1984-1985
    • Paintings have been sold to private collectors in the USA, India and abroad.
  • AWARDS AND HONORS

    • Featured on Louisiana Public Broadcasting's Art Rocks series that spotlights artists, 2014
    • Featured in Country Roads magazine, 2013
    • Selected by COX Communications as an exemplary artist, 2003
    • Middle School Art Educator of the Year, 2000-2001, by Louisiana Art Education Association
    • Arts Ambassador Award, Baton Rouge, LA, 1995
    • Louisiana Artists Roster member, 1993-Present
    • Visual Artist for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 1989-Present
    • National Award for painting Richness of Seasons, All-India Kalidas Academy, Ujjain, India, 1985
    • First Place Award in Painting, State of Gujarat, India, 1977
    • Certificate of Merit - International selection of painting in World Wildlife Funds, Switzerland, 1975
    • Soviet Land Nehru National Award (Russia), for the painting Panchvarshiya Yojana, 1971
  • EDUCATION

    • Master of Fine Arts, post-graduate in Creative Painting, 1982-84
      • M.S. University of Baroda, Baroda, India
      • Faculty of Fine Arts
      • Major area of study: Creative painting
      • Highest painting scholarship recipient for two years
    • Bachelor of Arts, specialty in Painting, 1978-82
      • M.S. University of Baroda, Baroda, India
      • Faculty of Fine Arts
      • Major area of study: Drawing, Painting and Mural
      • Highest painting scholarship recipient for four years
    • Art Teaching Diploma, 1978
      • Board of Gujarat State, Ahmedabad, India
      • Major area of study: Art teaching education. First with Distinction.