Aileen Scurato (nee St. Leger)

Born:  Chicago, Illinois, 1954

SHOWS/GALLERIES

2015           Creative Soul Gallery – St. Augustine, Florida

2013           Art League of Jacksonville Holiday Open House

2001           Bay to Bay Gallery – Tampa, Florida

1997           Seventh Annual Black & White Show, Artists Unlimited, Inc. – Tampa, Florida – Juried Show

1996           Art for Life, Tampa, Florida – Invitational Auction to Benefit Tampa Aids Network

1996           Tampa Works, Tampa Moves – Artists Unlimited, Inc., Tampa, Florida – Invitational Show

1996           Seventh Annual Member’s Juried Show - Artists Unlimited, Inc. – Tampa, Florida – Robin Van Arsdol, International Artist, Former Professor, NYU, Juror

1995           Art for Life, Tampa, Florida – Invitational Auction to Benefit Tampa Aids Network

1994           Anything Goes - Artists Unlimited, Inc., Tampa, Florida – Invitational Show

1994           Politics As Usual…Not - Artists Unlimited, Inc., Tampa, FL - Invitational Show

1994           Black, White, Bold Show - Artists Unlimited, Inc. – Tampa, Florida – Juried Show

1993           The Artistry Gallery, Tampa, Florida – Invitational Show

1993           Fantasy/Functional/Fantasy – Artists Unlimited, Inc. – Tampa, Florida – Juried Show - Joan Marmarellis, Artist and Chuck Fager, Professor, University of South Florida, Jurors

1993           Fourth Annual Member’s Show - Artists Unlimited, Inc. – Tampa, Florida – Juried Show – Andy Maas, Director, Polk Museum of Art, Juror

1992           Third Annual Bizarre Bazaar Member Show - Artists Unlimited, Inc. – Tampa, Florida

1992           Second Annual Black & White Juried Show, Artists Unlimited, Inc. – Tampa, Florida - Marilyn Mars, Assistant Director, Tampa Museum of Art, Juror

1992           ICON as Art, Artists Unlimited, Inc. – Tampa, Florida – Juried Show – Robin Van Arsdol, International Artist,             Former Professor, New York University, Juror

1992           Tea and Fantasy Juried Show, Artists Unlimited, Inc., Tampa, Florida – Cathy Clayton, Owner, Clayton Galleries, Tampa, Florida, Juror

1992           Second Annual Functional Juried Show, Artists Unlimited, Inc., Tampa, Florida

1991           Second Annual Bizarre Bazaar Show - Artists Unlimited, Inc. – Tampa, Florida – Member Show

1991           The Octagon Center, Clearwater, Florida – Traveling Group Show – Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church

1991           Second Annual Members Juried Show - Artists    Unlimited, Inc. – Tampa, Florida – Theo Wujick, Artist, Professor at University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

1990           Guavaween Juried Show - Artists Unlimited, Inc. – Tampa, Florida, Caroline McGriff, Artist, Juror

1990           First Annual Bizarre Bazaar Show - Artists Unlimited, Inc. – Tampa, Florida – Member Show

1990           First Annual Functional Show - Artists Unlimited, Inc. – Tampa, Florida – Member Show

1990           First Annual Member’s Show - Artists Unlimited, Inc. – Tampa, Florida – Member Show

1989           Ybor City Winter Arts Festival – Juried Show – Ybor City Winter Arts Festival Panelists, Jurors

1989           Tampa Jewish Community Center Show and Auction – Tampa, Florida

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

2015           Wedding Cake Topper – Farhat Wedding – Jacksonville, FL

1997           Baptismal Font – Clay – St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and School, Tampa, Florida

1993           Custom hand-painted clay tiles for kitchen - John and Ana Sandy residence, Tampa, Florida

1991           Series of wheel thrown vases commissioned by Solosky & Haas Interior Designers for Oxford Properties Florida, Inc.     Corporate Offices, Tampa, Florida

1991           Clay - Hand-built signage for AMC Movie Theater, Coconut Grove, Florida

1990           Jacqueline Comeaux, ASID – Commission for 5 clay pieces for GTE Information Services Corporation office, Tampa, Florida

SELECT COLLECTIONS

GTE Information Services Corporate Office, Tampa, Florida

Oxford Properties Florida, Inc., Tampa, Florida

Carolyn Stephens, Jacksonville, FL

Ms. Genie Farrell, Founder, Artists Unlimited, Inc., Tampa,  Memphis, TN

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Hnedak, AIA, Memphis, Tennessee

Mr. Art Keeble, Director, Hillsborough County Arts Council, Tampa, Florida

Ms. Bronwyn Hay, Sydney, Australia

Mr. Carl Gerken, AIA, Ormond Beach, Florida

Mr. & Mrs. Jim McLean, AIA, Treasure Island, Florida

Mr. Rick Rados, AIA, Tampa, Florida

Mr. & Mrs. Julian Robichaux, Sweetwater, Louisiana

Carol Haas & Ethan Solosky, Tampa, Florida

Mr. Lonnie Homenuk, Edmonton, Canada

Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Friedman, AIA, Jupiter, Florida

Mrs. Stephanie Gaines, AIA, Tampa, Florida

Mr. & Mrs. Alberto Portela, AIA, Tampa, Florida

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Pullara, Tampa, Florida

Dr. & Mrs. Edward Dunham, Riverview, Florida

Mr. Paul Bauman, AIA, Asheville, North Carolina

Ms. Jacqueline Comeaux, ASID, Brandon, Florida

Mr. Andrew Bee – Perth, Australia

Mr. Richard Bee – Sydney, Australia

Rebecca NeSmith, Hawaii

SPEAKING / TELEVISION ENGAGEMENTS / ARTICLES

2015          T.A.P.I.O.N.  Video Interview  http://www.tapionsmg.com/aileen-scurato-ceramic-artist/    

2014           Jacksonville Times Union / Metro Section – Popular Pottery Classes Among Art League of Jacksonville Let Students Forget Stresses of Life – Sunday, August 31, 2014 http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/arts/2014-08-30/story/popular-pottery-classes-among-art-league-jacksonville-let

2014           First Coast Magazine – Transforming The Armory Into The ARTery – September 2014

1999           The David D Show – Fox Television Station – Tampa, FL.  A local Children’s Saturday morning show. Aileen Scurato teaches David D and his sidekick Smedley “How to use the Potters Wheel to throw pots”. Filmed at Artists Unlimited Clay Classroom.

1997         Consecration and dedication of Baptismal Font, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and School, Tampa, Florida – Commission, concept and creation of the Baptismal Font

1991           The Octagon Center, Clearwater, Florida – Concept of my exhibited work for the show – The Vesuvius Series and Rolling Rolling Rolling, Keep Those Doggies Rolling, as well as presentation of the founding of Artists Unlimited, Inc., a not-for-profit Visual and Performing Arts Center, Tampa, Florida

1989           Shoppes at Harbour Island, Tampa, Florida – The Founding of Artists Unlimited, Inc., a not-for-profit Visual and Performing Arts Center, Tampa, Florida

OTHER

2012 – Present    Studio Manager and Instructor at the Burnett Park Recreation Center - Art League of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

2003 – 2012       Concentrated on individual work, including clay, photography, color drawing

2003                    Artist in Residence and instructor - Artists Unlimited, Inc., a not-for-profit Visual and Performing Arts Center, Tampa, FL

1995                    Art Show Coordinator – Davis Islands Fest ’95

1994 to 1996       Arts Center Coordinator – Artists Unlimited, Inc., Tampa, Florida – Worked with Executive Director and Board.  In charge of educational programs scheduling; wrote and distributed press releases for shows, classes, and general information; prepared and distributed artists applications for shows and opening invitations; received art work for shows and maintained all paperwork; contracts, sales. Shipped artwork back after show; proofread and edited grant proposals and reports; maintained Gallery gift shops sales, inventory and logs; general office duties, building maintenance.  Assistant at Don Reitz Workshop at UT.

1989                    Founding Member – Artists Unlimited, Inc., Tampa, Florida

1989 to 1995       Board Member - Artists Unlimited, Inc., Tampa, Florida

1987 to 1990       Studio Manager/Instructor – The Clay Factory, Tampa, Florida.  All studio duties, including class scheduling for teachers.  Taught wheel throwing and hand building classes.  Workshop coordinator and participant for the following national and regional artists:  Rudy Autio, Bruno LaVerdiere, Russ Gustafsen-Hilton, Al and Joanne Huntley, David Greenbaum, Jack Boyle.

1978 to 1979        Apprenticeship – Gene Brenner – Studio Potter/Instructor Highlands County Schools – Sebring, Florida

TEACHING POSITIONS

2013 – Present       Studio Manager and Instructor for Beginning and Advanced Wheel Throwing Class and Sculpture/Hand-building Class, Art League of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

2004 -2012            Independent Wheel throwing and hand building/sculpture, Photography, Color Pencil Drawing

2002 - 2003          Studio Manager and Instructor for Beginning and Advanced Wheel Throwing Class and Sculpture/Hand-building Class, Artists Unlimited, Inc., Tampa, Florida

1992   to 1997        Studio Manager and Instructor for Beginning and Advanced Wheel Throwing Class and Sculpture/Hand-building Class, Artists Unlimited, Inc., Tampa, Florida

1990                       Artists in the Schools Program – Hillsborough County Arts Council in JV with Hillsborough County Public Schools – Hand-building and wheel-throwing classes for students K-12

1991                        Safety Village Children’s Museum – Ceramics class for The city of Tampa, Florida

1989 to 1993          The Clay Factory – Tampa, Florida - Beginning and Advanced Wheel Throwing Class and Sculpture/Hand-building

1989 – Present       Work with Senior Centers, At-risk Youth, Home School Groups, Scout Groups, City Recreation Centers, Special Needs Children and others

EDUCATION

University of Maine, Farmington, Maine, Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, Florida, South Florida Junior College, Avon Park, Florida, Hyde Park Arts Center, Tampa, Florida, Winter Haven Cultural Art Center, Winter Haven, Florida