Benita Brewer

Resume (abbreviated)

Please contact me for a full resume or curriculum vitae at BenitaBrewer@gmail.com

Education

  • MFA, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

  • BFA, Indiana University (Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne Campus), Fort Wayne, IN


Work History

  • Benita Brewer Designs, owner
    • Illinois Watercolor Society, Director, 2017 -
    • Illinois Watercolor Society, Member Show co-chair, Facebook, 2015 -
    • Elmhurst Artists Guild, Treasurer, 2015-17

  • Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne University (Fort Wayne, IN) 
    Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

  • Indianapolis Arts Center (Indianapolis, IN) 
    Faculty Member

  • Ambassador, Inc (Indianapolis, IN)
    • Consultant (web design and development)
    • Client: Lilly and Company – Indianapolis, IN
    • Client: Pratt Corporation – Indianapolis, IN
    • Client: Clarion Health – Indianapolis, IN
    • Client: Made2Manage Systems, Inc – Indianapolis, IN
    • Client: InformIT – Indianapolis, IN
    • Client: IDG Books – Indianapolis, IN

  • CMG Worldwide (Indianapolis, IN) 
    Director of Design Division/Web Developer

  • ABG, Inc (Indianapolis, IN) 
    Manager, Interactive Technology Graphics/Multimedia Programmer
 Exhibitions


  • 76th Annual National Exhibition, Watercolor Society of Alabama, national-juried, Talladega, AL - 2017

  • Elmhurst Community School District 205, 2-person show, Elmhurst, IL - 2017

  • Fifth Third Bank, Elmhurst, IL - 2017

  • Elmhurst Artists Guild Member show, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL - 2017

  • 96th Annual National Watercolor Society International Exhibition, international-juried, San Pedro, CA,
    (Signature Status awarded) - 2016

  • Elmhurst Artists Guild Member show, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL - 2016

  • Elmhurst Community Bank, Elmhurst, IL - 2016

  • Elmhurst Artists Guild Member show, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL - 2015

  • MOREcolor, national-juried, Dennis R. Neil Equality Center, Tulsa, OK - 2014

  • Art in April, Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, OK  - 2014

  • Fall Is In The Air, 2-person show, Graceful Arts Gallery, Alva, OK  - 2013

  • 19th Annual Art In the Square, local-juried, Utica Square, Tulsa, OK  - 2013

  • Watermedia 2013 - Montana Watercolor Society, national-juried, Bigfork, MT - 2013

  • Oh Tulsa, local-juried, Living Arts Gallery, Tulsa, OK - 2013

  • FiberWorks, state-juried, Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa, OK (Award of Merit) - 2013

  • Alpha Rho Tau, local-juried, Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, OK (1st Place Award) - 2013

  • Green Country Watercolor Society, local-juried, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK (1st Place Award) - 2013

  • MOREcolor, national-juried, Dennis R. Neil Equality Center, Tulsa, OK - 2013

  • Still Point V, international-juried, Still Point Art Gallery, Brunswick, ME - 2013

  • Art in April, Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, OK - 2013

  • Curious Camera, international–juried, ArtsEye Gallery, Tucson, AZ - 2013

  • Tikkun, curated, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa, OK - 2012

  • Co-Exist, national–juried, All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa, OK - 2012

  • Artist of the Month, featured artist award, All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa, OK - 2012

  • Green Country Watercolor Society, local-juried, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK - 2012

  • Old School Process, two person show, Coffee, Sweets & More, Fort Wayne, IN - 2010

  • Birds of a Feather, two person show, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN - 2010

  • Permanent Collection, Marion VA Medical Center, Marion, IN - 2010

  • 13th Annual National Show, national-juried, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA - 2010

  • Show Some Emotion, national-juried, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, WA - 2010

  • Midland Arts Association 2010 Spring Juried Art Exhibition, national-juried, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX - 2010

  • Rome Art Coterie’s National Art Exhibition, national-juried, River City Bank, Rome, GA - 2010

  • Southworks 2010 Juried Art Exhibition, national-juried, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation’s Center, Watkinsville, GA - 2010

  • Regional University Exhibition, local, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN - 2010

  • 20/20, national-juried, Artspace MAGQ gallery, Miami, FL - 2009

  • 2009 National Juried Photography Exhibition, national-juried, Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Lynchburg, VA - 2009

  • Americas 2009, juried–international, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND - 2009

  • Art At The X 2009, national–juried, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH - 2009

  • Nature, national, Caladen Gallery, Beverly, MA - 2009

  • Fourth Annual Majestic Juried Competition, juried–North America and Canada, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH - 2009

  • National Juried Exhibition, national–juried, Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, PA - 2009

  • Celebrate Her Story 2009, international–juried, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY - 2009

  • Still Point I, national–juried, Still Point Art Gallery, Brunswick, MA - 2009

  • Change, international–juried, Hollingsworth Gallery, Palm Coast, FL - 2009

  • Twenty-Sixth Juried Open Exhibition, national–juried, Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX - 2009
Awards

  • National Watercolor Society - Signature Status awarded - 2016

  • Award of Merit, FiberWorks 2013, state - juried, Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa, OK - 2013
  • 1st Place Award, Alpha Rho Tau, local-juried, Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, OK - 2013

  • 1st Place Award, Green Country Watercolor Society, local-juried, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK - 2013

  • Honorable Mention, National Juried Exhibition, national – juried, Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, PA, 2009

  • Service Award, Celebrate Her Story 2009, international – juried, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY, 2009

  • Purdue University Faculty Research grant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2006

  • IPFW Faculty Summer Research grant, Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN 
    (rescinded for Purdue University Faculty Research grant), 2006

  • Individual Artist Project grant, Indiana Arts Commission, 2006

  • 2nd place, 5th Anniversary Juried Exhibition; international-juried, Imagine Station Lehigh Valley, PA, 2005