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Freelance Book Illustrator & Graphic Designer

Location:Franklin Park, New Jersey, United States
2 Skills
Lauren Curtis Freelance Visual Artist

Published & Commissioned Works
*Gallery representation: Gallery U, NJ, 2011-present; Caladan Gallery, MA,
Sept. 2005- present (awarded solo shows); Through the Moongate, NJ, 2004-present.
*Illustrated children's books for clients in NYC, FL & CA including cover art & design.
*Several pieces commissioned for website for Norwegian real-estate company, 2010.
* Illustrations for historical organizations including the Middlesex County Cultural &
Heritage Commission and the Joyce Kilmer Centennial Commission. 2003-present.
*Marketing Director for a Healthcare Center; created all promo materials, NJ, 1998-2008.
*Artwork commissioned by Chartpak for international crafter exhibitions in Texas &
Chicago, IL. February-July, 2004.
*Artwork for national greeting card and crafter companies, 1999-present.
*Children’s textile design for X-El Design. 1998-1999.
*Illustrations, poetry & artist interviews published in local & national magazines, 1994 - present.
*Paid Internship and graphic design projects for Amos Eno Gallery, NYC, NY;
Including gallery ad design for Art Forum Magazine. 1987.

Awards & Recognitions
*Solo Exhibit, Caladan Gallery, April, 2013.
*Featured artist in CHURN magazine, Feb., 2013.
*Cash Award for Photography, E. Brunswick, NJ Juried Art Fest, June, 2012.
* Honorable Mention, Green Acres: It’s All Yours! Photo Contest, Dec. 2011-Jan. 2012, Trenton, NJ, USA.
* Featured Artist, Science Channel’s Oddities TV show, Leftfield Pictures., NYC, NY, Dec. 2011-Feb. 2012.
* 1st Place Award for Photography, E. Brunswick, NJ Juried Art Fest, June, 2011.
* "Benjamin Franklin Award", 5th Annual Juried Art Fest, Franklin Park, NJ.  Winning
photo in month-long exhibit, July-August, 2010.
*1st Prize Winner, 26th Annual Ray Bradbury Art Contest, Waukegan Public Library,
Waukegan, IL, April, 2010.
*Accepted as member of the Highland Park Artist Collective, Highland Park., NJ, 2010.
*Selected for a July/Aug., 2009 Solo Exhibit, Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters, NJ.
*Artwork & letter published in Art Calendar Magazine, Nov., 2009.
*Member of the Arts Council of Princeton, October 2007-present.
*Historical painting selected for permanent collection, Joyce Kilmer Library, Edison,
NJ, August, 2007.
*Judge’s Honorable Mention Award, Franklin Township NJ Juried Exhibit, July,2007.
*Selected as Artist-of-the-Month, North Brunswick Dept. of Parks, Recreation &
Community Services; awarded solo exhibits, April, 2006 & March, 2007.
*Winner of The Pauper art group’s Logo Competition, November, 21. 2005.
*Honorable Mention in Photography, Highland Park, NJ Arts Fest, Sept. 24, 2005.
*Artwork received 2nd Place Award in magazine art contest, Nov.1, 2004; Honorable
Mentions & publication in photography & poetry competitions (NYC & TX), 2004-2006.
*Interviewed for arts/cultural videos, DVDs, books, NY/NJ/CA cable TV shows. 2003-2011.
*Elected Board Member (2003-2005) & exhibitor; Visual Arts League, NJ, 2002-2007.
*Artwork featured on several on-line galleries; awarded solo exhibits, 2001-present.
* Newspaper features: The Star Ledger, Oct., 2001; The Princeton Packet, Feb. 2005;
The Home News, June 2005,July 2007, Nov. 2008;The Sentinel, March 2007; Time Off, Jan. 2011.
*Art selected for covers of publications, including On The Go Magazine, 1999, 2000;
Take-Care Connections, 2004; Circle of Stones Journal, 2004; Inner Realm,2007, 2008.
*Member: Red Bank, NJ Art Alliance,1998-2000; Morris Area Arts Council, 2004-2007.
*Certificate from graphic design honors course, Parsons School of Design, NY. 1984.
*Participated in over 95 solo, group & juried exhibitions throughout the U.S. & BC,
Canada; pieces in private collections in the US, UK, Holland, Denmark, Norway. 1984-present.

*”SmART Business Coaching” art-business courses; New York, NY. 2003-2006.
*BFA, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
Majored in painting and drawing. Graphics courses. 1984-1988.
*Parsons School of Design, New York, NY. Received certificate for honors graphic
design course. 1984.
*DuCret School of the Arts, Plainfield, NJ. Drawing and color theory courses. 1983.
Skills (2) Rating
Book Illustration
Graphic Design