Atlanta Marie Carrera, Art Bio


Atlanta Marie Carrera
"I paint because I enjoy it.  I like that my art is bright and whimsical, and I hope that it makes people smile." 
Atlanta Marie Carrera


AtlantasART.com
AtlantasART@ec.rr.com


Atlanta's ART, Studio 101
7215 Ogden Business Lane
Wilmington, NC  28411

By Appointment Only:  910-524-6909



  
 Art Mediums

  • Acrylic
  • Watercolor
  • Drawing
  • Collage
  • Tile Mosaics
  • Murals
  • Crafting
 
Experience
Atlanta's ART (Artist, Owner), Wilmington, NC - (2012-Present)

·        Established art business with mission of giving back to the community through fundraising. 
·        Created two-dimensional (2D) works of art using acrylic, watercolor, drawing, and collage.
·        Designed three-dimensional (3D) hand crafted Christmas ornaments for tree displays. 
·        Shaped tile mosaics to produce functional art items for the home.
·        Wrote poetry for songs and greeting cards.
·        Taught various art mediums and crafting techniques in a classroom setting.
·        Promoted work of local artists through media campaigns and art shows.
·        Participated in local fundraising campaigns for over 30 non-profit organizations.
 
Events

Art Exhibitions - Exhibited original art pieces for public display at local museums.

·        Fort Fisher Aquarium, Lower Cape Fear Hospice Festival of Trees - Heart of Gold(2019)
·        Cameron Art Museum -“State of the Art/Art of the State” (2018, 2017, 2015, 2014)
·        Fort Fisher Aquarium, Lower Cape Fear Hospice Festival of Trees - Colors of the Deep(2017)
·        Bellamy Mansion - “Emerging Artists Showcase” (2014)
·        Cameron Art Museum, Lower Cape Fear Hospice Festival of Trees - Snow Angels (2014)
·        Cameron Art Museum, Lower Cape Fear Hospice Festival of Trees - Angel's Wings(2013)
 
Art Booths – Set up Atlanta’s ART booths to showcase my work and sell art prints from my original paintings.  Proceeds donated to local and national charities.

·        Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” (2019)
·        Summer Celebration & Show, Michael's Craft Store (2017)
·        Pumpkin Fest” Fall Art Show, On The Border (2017)
·        Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Coastal Carolina Branch “One Walk” (2014, 2012)
·        NC Azalea Festival (2013)
·        Wilmington Riverfest (2012)

 Activities

Commissioned Work - Created original art pieces based on theme requests of clients.

·        Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Children's Memorial Garden – “Garden of the Butterfly” Five acrylic paintings (2017)
·        “African Sun” - Acrylic on canvas 24x48 (2016)
·        Quinn-McGowen “Reflections of Life” Butterfly Release - “Butterflies in the Rain Garden”
Six acrylic paintings and personal appearance (2014)

Gala Auctions - Donated prints from my original two-dimensional artwork for fundraising galas.
·        Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation “Last Chance for White Pants Gala” (2017, 2014)
·        Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation “Hope Gala” (2015, 2014)

Visiting Artist – Designed and implemented arts and crafts lesson plans as part of presentation of my original artwork and story books to preschool and elementary age children. 
 

Achievements

  • Nominated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Cape Fear Regional Chapter for “Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year” for the National Philanthropy Day Awards (2014).
  • Established the “Atlanta’s Art Fund” by Atlanta & Reynold Carrera Endowment Fund to provide for funding of children’s bereavement services for Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation.
Education

University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC - (2020-present; 1982-1985)
Studio Art Major with minors in English and Psychology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC - (2010)
Kenan-Flagler School of Business, Business Essentials Program Certification