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Fine Art, Black & White Photographs
Darcie Goldberg is a professional photographer with over 30 years
experience. Her extensive travels and strong award winning
B&W photographs have been featured in solo exhibitions, as well
as in public and private collections.
Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Goldberg studied photography at the
Art Institute of Pittsburgh before going to work for UPI.
After several years of freelance work and teaching B&W film
and darkroom, she completed her Masters in the Creative Arts at
Hahnemann University, Philadelphia.
She was the Executive Director of the Chester County Art Association
for 17 years and recently completed a lateral move to Facility Development
Director where she will lead CCAA’s Capital Campaign for renovations.
She continues to pursue her photography through documentation of
her travels and exhibitions to exotic locations. She specializes
in B&W handmade silver gelatin prints. Inspired by a recent
trip to Cuba, she plans to pursue documentary and street photography
with digital images and reproductions, as well as medium format
film and photographs.
She lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
· Innovative art educator
with ability to work with community and art patrons to increase
public awareness and appreciation of art and develop art education
programs for all ages.
· Exceptional charismatic
leader with managerial and leadership skills to get people to work
together on common goals.
· Outstanding ability
to work with community to increase funding for daily operations,
scholarships and outreach programs.
Chester County Art Association West
Executive Director (4/98 – 01/2014)
Responsibilities include the overseeing of the education programming,
exhibitions, budgets, staff, faculty, membership, fundraising, community
outreach programs, grant writings and daily operations.
* Created popular art education programs throughout the year for
children and adults including summer art camps with an increase
in enrollment from 120 students to over 3,000 participants and expanded
from one to three sites.
* More than doubled the faculty from 20 to 50 independent contractors,
which has increased and elevated education programs internally and
extended community outreach.
* Increased exhibitions to include more group participation and
solo exhibitions with artists from the Delaware Valley and nationally
known artists such as Tom Bostelle, John Suplee, Adrian Martinez,
Maria Keane and many other reputable artists.
* Arranged and hosted a private viewing for First Lady Laura Bush
of Adrian Martinez solo exhibition which also included a black tie
* Tripled operational budgets and maintained balanced budgets, increasing
memberships by 62%, endowment by 100 %.
* Created and implemented ongoing year-round fundraising events,
including black tie galas, annual appeals, matching fund campaign,
Latin dance night, Venetian Ball, which has increased the budget
* Created a first ever satellite branch in the Exton Square Mall
over the holiday season offering 150 free art classes bringing more
education programs to the public including drawing, painting, clay,
* Created a corporate art outreach program rotating artwork in corporate
board rooms, lobbies and conference rooms. Within one year
increased art sales by 25%.
* Developed a scholarship program so no one is turned away from
any art education class at CCAA or outreach locations.
* Reinstated a public arts program to celebrate CCAA’s 75th
anniversary, which included creating a film documenting the accomplishments
and history of CCAA. Created a county-wide display of 75 planters
created by local artists and art groups and maintained by local
area garden clubs.
* Created a database system to manage membership and enrollment
for CCAA’s education programs and for artists participating
in CCAA’s exhibitions
* Provided management leadership to achieve recognition locally
and nationally, including Honoree for Arts and Business Management
2001 and Arts Partnership Award 2006 from the Philadelphia Arts
Business Council and the Bravo Award for Art Education for Children
2000. Also, winner of National Chalk It Up Award for large parking
lot chalk mural recreation of Andy Warhol’s Elephant.
* Competed in the Philadelphia Flower Show in competitive classes
(2005- present). Recreating paintings and art displays to
the world’s largest flower show and oldest flower show in
the United States. CCAA is the only art center participating
in this yearly event. Awards include: Best of the Blues,
Silver Bowl, First, Second and Class Accommodation Acknowledgments.
Darcie Goldberg Photography (1976 – present) Pittsburgh,
PA/West Chester, PA
Clients include publishing companies, advertising agencies, businesses,
and law firms. Solo exhibitions at local galleries, including The
Last Frontiers – Alaska & Easter Island (2011) at West
Chester University: India-A Photographic Journey at West Chester
University (11/2007) Hidden Tribes – China (7/2005)
and Trekking in Nepal (7/2002) at the DeBottis Gallery, West Chester,
PA. Awards from Women In Photography International (2011).
Progressions Health System - Chester County Malvern,
Art Therapist (1992-1995)
Coordinated care with educators and other mental health professionals.
Developed/implemented an art therapy program for children/adolescents.
United Press International - Photographer (1978 – 1980) Pittsburgh,
Assigned to photograph news stories and sporting events.
Russel R. Tyson Award of Hope
West Chester, PA
Chester County Hospital
Outstanding Citizen of the Year
Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce
Chester County Women of Achievement 2005 Honoree Chester
For excellence in the field of Public Service
Citizens’ Advisory Committee of Chester County
West Chester, PA
Department of Children,Youth and Families
Member of the Advisory Council (2004-Present)
West Chester University Poetry Center West
Member of the Board of Directors (2011-Present)
West Chester Downtown Foundation
Member of the Board of Directors (2002 – 2005))West Chester,
Community Mental Health Services Downingtown,
Member of the Board of Directors (1989 – 1998)
West Chester School District West
Chairman - Art Goes to School (1991 - 1997)
Facilitator/Arts & Management Department, Graduate Division
(5/01 – 5/04)
Facilitator/Social Policies and Pluralism in the Arts/Humanities
Facilitator/Creativity Graduate Course
Immaculata College Workshop
Instructor - Russian History and Art (10/98)
Instructor - Graduate Program Creative Arts Workshop (9/10/01)
Art Institute of Philadelphia Philadelphia,
Photography I & II Instructor - Commercial Art Department (9/80
Medical College of Pennsylvania & Hahnemann University Philadelphia,
Master of Arts Degree in Creative Arts (5/96)
Thesis: Case Study of a Female Graffiti Artist. Presented at the
meeting of the American Art Therapy Association.
Bachelor of Arts Degree (May 1993)
Graduated Cum Laude
- AUGUST 2014 - APRIL 2017
2012 Exits, Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA
2011 The Last Frontiers – Alaska & Easter Island, West
Chester University, West Chester, PA
2007 India-A Photographic Journey, West Chester University, West
2005 Hidden Tribes – China, DeBottis Gallery, West Chester,
2002 Trekking in Nepal, DeBottis Gallery, West Chester, PA
2017 Chester County Studio Tours, Art Trust, West Chester, PA
2016 Cuba: It's Complicated, Curated and Created, Sunset Hill Fine
Arts Gallery, West Chester, PA
2016 Contrasts, Art Trust, West Chester, PA
2016 Chester County Studio Tours, Art Trust, West Chester, PA
2015 Chester County Studio Tours, Art Trust, West Chester, PA
2015 The 24/7 Project, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
- Founder with Ceramic Artist Rhoda Kahler
2015 Havana Times Finals International Photo Contest
2011 Women In Photography International Honorable Mention Decade
2008, 2009 Immaculata Art Show
2009 Arcadia University
Photography Group Leader and Organizer
2012, 2013, 2015 People-to-People program in Havana Cuba and Eastern
Interviews & Publications
2015 TEDx Presenter – "One City One World" TEDxWest
2012 FIG Magazine – West Chester Fall – Authentic Darcie
Goldberg page 26
2011 Interview-Artists in Restaurants: Darcie Goldberg in Teca,
WestChesterdish.com – Jeff- Schaller.blogsport.com.2011/12/Life01
2011 Philadelphia Inquirer Art Review 04/29/2011 by Victoria Donohoe
In Photography International Charter Member
West Chester, PA
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All inquiries regarding use of and purchasing image use rights must
be directed to the photographer.
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