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The following is my career history as a visual artist, followed by my professional resume and related data:


Abbreviated Chronological Fine Arts Resume: Jeffrey W. Pergament, Visual Artist   

April, 2009 - Approved as an Active Member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, America's oldest visual arts organization.        

August 1, 2006 - PA Arts Council filmmaking Fellowship application submitted for consideration in FY2007.                      

August, 2002 - August, 2006; Primos, PA; residential studio; focus on work, not exhibition, in anticipation of a 10-year objective. Making application for FY2007 fine arts fellowship is an aspect of this 10-year plan. A fall, 2006, exhibit of recent work is planned.

December, 2000 - July, 2002; Philadelphia, PA; spent time writing, experimenting with computers, software and image manipulation – no public exhibitions during this time frame; private previews conducted; completed a private commission and a variety of design service projects.

January, 2000 - December, 2000; Somers Point , NJ ; spiritual retreat; no public exhibitions; seclusion.

October, 1998 - December, 1999; Havertown , PA - displaced home owner from Key West - Hurricane Georges, September, 1998; temporarily relocated to a friend’s home and permanently relocated to Primos in 2002.

October, 1998 - January, 1999; Holmes , PA -  mural commission

June, 1990 - September, 1998; Key West , FL - owned and operated a gallery and design studio; always on exhibit; completed a number of exterior and interior lobby murals throughout the Keys for restaurant venues, night clubs, the Easter Seals administration and services center, the Waterfront, a cigar factory – a fabulous experience, to say the least – until a hurricane. During this time, my studio was broken into and I was robbed. I resorted to pencils and paper to sketch and make notes until materials could be replaced. There is a price for paradise, for sure.

1989-1990 - Named to First Edition, Who's Who in Entertainment (cited for film-making and special multi-media productions)

)April, 1986 - June, 1990; Atlantic City , NJ - design services consultant and corporate consultant to nonprofit arts agencies; no exhibitions; private showing, sales and production.

August, 1977 - April, 1986; Atlantic City, NJ - Administrator of Cultural Affairs for Atlantic County Government, President of the NJ State Association of County Cultural and heritage Commissions. My last public exhibit was 1981 to any grand scale, in cooperation with the Playboy Foundation Freedom of Expression exhibit. I served as a member of the President’s National Arts and Humanities Task Force under William Bennett, then Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Margo Albert.

October, 1976 - Published in the National Arts Educators Association Journal, The Necessity For The Arts As A Primary Consideration In The Public School Classroom. This article was the basis for graduate studies workshops at Trinity College, Washington , DC.

1974 - 1981; Atlantic City, NJ - exhibited in all the galleries available from Long Beach Island to Camden to Cape May; administered a 1% arts inclusion program so there were ethical appearances - I shifted my passion to helping others.

1968 - 1974 - Undergraduate studies completed - Developmental Psychology and Studies in the Arts; Honors Graduate, Stockton College, Pomona, NJ; December, 1974. I received State certifications to teach art and special education in secondary schools in New Jersey and in Florida .

 

JEFFREY W. PERGAMENT

 

PRIMOS, PA 19018-2121

finearts@visualjeff.com

EDUCATION

Universal Life Church Monastery; Washington. Ordained October 16, 2008.

Franklin Pierce Law Center; Concord, New Hampshire

University of South Florida – Masters Program/Continuing Education; Key West, Florida;

1995

STUDIES IN THE ARTS

            Stockton College; Pomona, New Jersey; 1974 (Dual Major/Honors Graduate)

            Certified secondary school arts and special education instructor; 1976 (New Jersey; Florida)

 

MANAGERIAL PROFILE

HUMAN SERVICES PROFILE

 www.visualjeff.com    

www.visualjeff.org    

www.visualphenomena.org   

www.assetdevelopment.org    

 

finearts@visualjeff.com

metropolitan@assetdevelopment.org

 

EXPERIENCE

1986 – Present         BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT dba VISUAL PHENOMENA - Select Retail, Hospitality and Non-Profit Corporate Client Base in Key West, FL; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; dba VISUAL PHENOMENA Fine Art and Design, and DESIGN SOLUTIONS by Jeffrey Pergament, registered business entities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Corporate entities now include CREATED ENVIRONMENTS INC. (CEO and President) and METROPOLITAN ASSET DEVELOPMENT, INC. (Chairman of the Board). CEI is a privately held stock corporation and MAD, INC. is a non-stock, nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation.

1977 – 1986              ADMINISTRATOR OF CULTURAL & HERITAGE AFFAIRS, Atlantic County Government, Executive Offices, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

 1974 – Present        FINE ART AND DESIGN SERVICES - Practicing professional visual artist; first group exhibit was 1974 at Gallery Reese Palley [Picasso, Dali and Pergament]; completed works are in private collections throughout the U.S.A. and in public fine arts collections [Atlantic County Government Executive Offices, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Easter Seals of the Florida Keys]; interior and exterior murals are located in Key West, Philadelphia and vicinity, Ventnor, Margate and Longport. 2009 Board Approved Active Membership – The Philadelphia Sketch Club; Group Show, June, 2009 at Newman Galleries, Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.


Revised July 6, 20011

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