CONTACT

delabrown.nicoletta@gmail.com

Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown
Panamanian Latina from Brooklyn, NY
Currently lives in Baltimore, MD 

 

EDUCATION

Holistic Massage Training Institute 2017 Baltimore, MD        
Major: Therapeutic Touch & Wellness Modalities

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) 2013 -2016 Baltimore, MD
Major: Fabrication (Sculpture) & Filmmaking 

School of Visual Arts (SVA) - 1999-2000 New York, NY
Major: Film and Animation

Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA) - 1996-1999 Baltimore, MD     
Major: Visual Arts

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES

Portraits of People We Love Performance & Installation // MICA Place // 2017

Red Bull Amaphiko Capstone Convocation Ritual Performance // Eubie Blake Cultural Center // 2017

BirthMother of a Nation Performance & Installation // LabBodies LIGHT HAPPENINGS II at Light City // 2017

Negrita Doctress Performance & Installation // LabBodies Baltimore Borders Retrospective at SpaceCamp // 2016  

Alumni & Tribute Exhibition // Baltimore School for the Arts // 2016 

TRACES: Ni de aquí, Ni de allá Negrita Doctress Exhibition & Performance // Area 405 // 2016  

“Neighborhood Voices” Storyteller Performance // Creative Alliance // 2015

House of Cards Extra Performer // Marinella Casting // 2015 

The Feminist Art Project Short Film Screening // MICA Falvey Hall // 2014 

Ensemble Cast Member in Little Shop of Horrors // Rivals of the West // 2014

Regional Finalist Exhibition // International Visions Gallery // 2013

Inside The Artist’s Sketchbook Exhibition // School 33 Art Center // 2013

“Yo Vengo de Panama” Public Art Exhibition & Performance // ARTSCAPE // 2013 

“At-TENT-tion” Public Art Exhibition // ARTSCAPE // 2012

Bravo’s “Work of Art” Artist Cast Semi-Finalist // bravotv.com // 2011

“The Crab-town Project” Public Art Sculptural Installation // Federal Hill // 2005

“Expressions Celebration” Art Exhibition // Baltimore School for the Arts // 2005

“Our Very Own” Art Exhibition // Harmony Hall // 2003

Aids Awareness Day Commissioned Public Works Artist // Baltimore // 1998

 

SELECT PRESS COVERAGE

WTFIT Challenge: Hubris Atomizer //  Adobe Create Magazine // 2016

Surreal Repetition, Freaky Sexy Hurt, and Transformative Meditation // BmoreArt // 2016

10 Things to See at Artscape // The Baltimore Sun // 2013
 

SELECT FEATURES 

MICA Portfolios Featured Negrita Doctress Work // mica.edu // 2016

Behance Featured Artist // behance.net // 2014

El Barrio Bodega Featured Artist & Work  // The Pattern Base Chicago // 2014

El Barrio Bodega Featured Artist & Work // The Osaka Review // 2014

B-Boy Photography Series Featured // juxtapose.com // 2014

MICA Portfolios Featured El Barrio Bodega Work // mica.edu // 2013

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Delegate Maggie McIntosh Scholarship Winner // 2013, 2014, 2016

Delegate Curt Anderson Scholarship Winner // 2013, 2014, 2016

Senator Joan Carter Conway Scholarship // 2014, 2015,  2016

Delegate Mary L Washington Scholarship Winner // 2013, 2014, 2016

MICA Achievement Award // 2014

Neil & Sayra Meyerhoff Scholar // 2014

Emerge Scholarship National Winner // 2014

Talbots Scholarship National Finalist // 2014

P.E.O. Scholar & Scholarship Winner // 2014

MICA Transfer Scholarship Winner // 2013-2017

Artisan Series Competition Regional Finalist // 2013

MA Volunteer Award Winner // 2012, 2013

The Terry Winters Scholarship Winner // 2012

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH & VOLUNTEERING

Latina Smart Ambassador // 2013 // Selected by the Latina Smart Organization to be a College Campus Ambassador. As a proud Panamanian and ambassador I am the poster child for anything related to Latina Smart from answering questions about the program to organizing Latina Smart on-campus events with the help of the Latina Smart team.

 

Art Antidote Project // Founder & Artist // 2012 – Present // Aid underserved/minority youth in recovery from psychological trauma through art therapy and healing public art installations. Provide free curative art activities, workshops, and creative community projects to youth and their families.

 

Volunteer Pediatric Hospital Photographer // 2006 – Present // Provides families of critically ill infants and children complimentary photography services. Currently “on-call” status will Maryland General Hospital, University of Maryland Hospital Center, and John’s Hopkins Pediatric/NICU units.

 

Teaching Artist // 2010- Present // Provides free art activities, workshops, and creative community projects to the public.

 

Swim Across America // 2010 Team Captain & Swimmer // Raised over $5,000 for Baltimore open-water swim for cancer event. Organized team training, practices, website, fundraising and campaign. Swimmer in the September 2010 open-water event in Baltimore.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Emcee + Event Production Staff + Healing Arts Practitioner // Red Bull Amaphiko & New Creatures & Summit LA // 2015-Present           
Work with Lead Event Producer, as a part of New Creatures international production team, to scout host venue locations and programing partners. Plan and facilitate healing arts experiences and workshop, as an educator and wellness practitioner, for large-scale event participants, staff, guests, contributors, patrons, and other attendees. Work to convey the essence of each brand to all staff, contributors, guests, participants, and patrons. Ensured accuracy and consistency of all brand assets throughout the production process. Assist the Creative Director with various events on site, both corporate and social. Perform clerical duties to prepare for events, following budgets and recording costs to stay under budget. Source, purchase, and rent creative design elements for staging and site space activation. Work hand-in-hand with Senior designers during on-site fabrication, build-out, installation, and venue activation. Create local relationships, review/document locations and per-negotiate details with potential venues.  

Visual Art (Sculpture & Digital Arts) Teacher // Baltimore School for the Arts // Baltimore, MD // 2016
Meet with all instructors and ensure understanding of policies and procedures. Attend all sessions and events with students. Communicate all program details, logistics, issues etc with students. Establish routines for each event from where belongings go to safe bus practices. Fill out event reports. Fill out incident reports. Track progress of students in program to ensure individual goals are met. Request supplies for events. Stepping into role of instructor. Determining how much instruction and activity time is possible and communicating that. Project manager for all weekly sessions. Provide feedback and consultation on all policies procedures, involving the YLP program-especially student focused. Location selection and logistics. Curriculum and goals and objectives, while keeping an eye on student progress and readiness for each goal. Know and be aware of all logistics, space contact, curriculum goals and objectives, intake reviews of each student and progress reports from program  policies, legal and communication, student contact information, platforms for communication including website, mass communication app, etc., website and other platform login and passwords.
    

Youth Advocate + Program Designer // Kaiser Permanente Youth Leadership Program // 2015-2017                                                                                               Meet with all instructors and ensure understanding of policies and procedures. Attend all sessions and events with students. Communicate all program details, logistics, issues etc with students. Establish routines for each event from where belongings go to safe bus practices. Fill out event reports. Fill out incident reports. Track progress of students in program to ensure individual goals are met. Request supplies for events. Stepping into role of instructor. Determining how much instruction and activity time is possible and communicating that. Project manager for all weekly sessions. Provide feedback and consultation on all policies procedures, involving the YLP program-especially student focused. Location selection and logistics. Curriculum and goals and objectives, while keeping an eye on student progress and readiness for each goal. Know and be aware of all logistics, space contact, curriculum goals and objectives, intake reviews of each student and progress reports from program policies, legal and communication, student contact information, platforms for communication including website, mass communication app, etc., website and other platform login and passwords.

 

Arts Education Coordinator (Multimedia) // BOPA // Baltimore, MD // 2014-2016.                                                                                                        Develop and coordinate year-round, arts, youth empowerment, enrichment, and educational programs for Baltimore City’s Arts Council (Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts) for thousands of participants annually. Provide comprehensive arts classes for young people ages > 1 to 24, their families, and the general public. Responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of arts outreach program including: hiring staff, generating contracts, managing & training instructors; maintaining equipment/ tools, purchasing program materials, managing program budget, maintaining accurate records, working with various city organizations/agencies, preparing exhibitions/performances, coordinating large-scale public special events, and generating/preparing required reports and programmatic documentation. Work with team to produce Light City, ArtScape, Baltimore Book Festival and other large-scale, multi- day, festivals. Project-management and responsible for all aspects including: venue, crew, staff, volunteers and designing experiences for the general public.

    
Cinematographer // Freelance  // Nationwide Projects  // 2013 - Present
Working alongside Producer/Director on professional productions, as the DP (Director of Photography), to create video/film-based projects with a unique aesthetic style suited to client’s needs. Responsible for managing cameras, lighting/sound equipment, capturing/processing footage throughout production. Manipulate technical equipment to create striking images on screen and assist with editing, directing,  and file transfer/management as needed

 

Visual Arts Dept. Program Manager // Baltimore School for the Arts // Baltimore, MD // 2013
Assist in the planning, organizing, scheduling of staff, and the marketing of various events for BSA Visual Arts Department. Facilitate/Setup gallery exhibitions, communicate with all department staff, order supplies while remaining within fixed budget

     

Art Instructor (TWIGS) // Baltimore School for the Arts // Baltimore, MD // 2006 - 2017
Develop curriculum, create lesson plans, and teach in a fine-art youth program, ages 7-13 to introduce students to a broad array of art concepts and medium to help expand their fine art portfolio; supervise classroom of 15 to 22 students
     
     

Photography Instructor // Chimpsy // Baltimore, MD // 2012
Teach comprehensive hands-on “on location” photography courses covering topics to include AF settings, WB, metering, bracketing, exposure, shutter speed, aperture and ISO; student ability/level range from beginner, intermediate and “camera enthusiasts”

     

Program Director // Village Learning Place // Baltimore, MD // 2005 - 2006
Responsible for managing all aspects of after-school programs/activities, including fine-art component; and implementation of Baltimore City’s Community Schools initiatives
   
    
Arts Program Director // Harmony Hall // MD // 2001 - 2003
Develop curriculum, create lesson plans, and teach fine-art classes for youth & adults at several Virginia and Maryland art centers


Arts Camp Director // L.A.R.K. Lake Anne Art Rave for Kids // Reston, VA // 2002 - 2003 Supervise fine art day camp of 24 campers, ages 7-12; supervise and train 6 camp staff including counselors and junior counselors

 

Youth Program Director // S.O.S. (Support On Suspension) // Reston, VA // 2001 - 2003
Direct all aspects of community-based program designed to provide middle school and high school students with an opportunity to stay current with academic work missed, remain safe, and engaged in positive activities while on out-of-school-suspension. The program is designed to build life-skills, plug in wrap-around resources, increase parental involvement, provide educational field-trips, and family engagement opportunities to ensure long-term success and prevent future occurrences resulting in similar school implemented disciplinary actions.
     
     
Assistant Youth Director // Reston Community Center // Reston, VA // 2001 - 2003
Assist in planning, organizing, scheduling staff, and the marketing of various events for youth ages 0-13; facilitate/Setup programs and supervise event staff

    
Assistant Camp Director // Camp Goodtimes // Reston, VA // 2000 - 2001
Supervise day camp program for 120 campers, ages 5-13; supervise 27 camp staff including counselors, specialists, and floaters; coordinate and delegate all elements of daily camp activities as well as off-campus field trips