Patricia “Muffin” Sills Bernstein

CV
2010

Exhibitions
Solo shows:
April 2010, Solo Exhibition, Interwoven Works, Dante’s Kitchen, New Orleans,
Louisiana
January 2010, Solo Exhibition, Interwoven, Three Ring Gallery, New Orleans,
Louisiana
December 2008, Visiting Artist Series, BECA Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
February 2004 Solo Exhibition, Reconstruct, The University of the Arts,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 2002 Solo Exhibition, Three for One Sale, Olgesby Gallery, Florida State
University, Tallahassee, Florida

Juried Shows:
May 2010 Southern Open, Juried Show, Acadiana Arts Center, Lafayette,
Louisiana juried by Bill Arning
April 2010, PrintShowt, Juried Show, Louisiana Artworks, New Orleans, Louisiana,
juried by Mia Kaplan
July 2009, ArtMelt, Juried Show, Brunner Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, juried
by Dan Cameron, Ann Connelly, and Brian Young
April 2009 Southern Open, Juried Show, Acadiana Arts Center, Lafayette,
Louisiana juried by Eleanor Heartney
April 2009 Grand Isle Invitational, Grand Isle, Louisiana, juried by Mary Jane
Parker
Oct 2008 OddWorks Juried Show, PhotoNola Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
juried by David Rubin
May 2008 The International Pancake Film Festival, Texas Edition, Unit B Gallery,
San Antonio, Texas
April 2007 Juried Show, Jazz and Heritage Festival New Orleans, Louisiana juried
by Don Marshall
July 2001 Evolutions of Narrative Photography, International Exhibition, juried by
Van Deren Coke at Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico
December 1999 Untitled Exhibition, juried by sculptor Neil Hartsfield, Loyola
University, New Orleans, Louisiana
October 1999 Scully Scholarship Exhibition, Loyola University, New Orleans,
Louisiana
May 1999 Untitled Juried Exhibition, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana
April 1999 American Institute of Graphic Arts, Juried Show, Contemporary Arts
Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Group Shows:
March 2010 Femme Fest, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage, New Orleans, Louisiana
June 2009 12 x 12in show, Beca Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
March 2009 Femme Fest, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage, New Orleans, Louisiana
March 2009 Art in Bloom, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Feb 2009 PhotoNola, A Work of Art, Art Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 2008 Loyola Alumni Show, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct 2008 Exposed III, Juried Show, HiHo Lounge, New Orleans, Louisiana
April 2008 Art in Bloom, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
April 2008 Katrina Diaries, Waiting Room Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
March 2008 Art in Bloom, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
March 2007 Art in Bloom, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Dec 2007 PhotoNola, Portfolio Night at the New Orleans Museum of Art, New
Orleans, Louisiana
August 2007 Faculty Show, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans,
Louisiana
July 2007 Facets of the Feminine Mind, The Big Top Gallery, New Orleans,
Louisiana
January 2007 2Dogs/One Not Found, Invitational Exhibition, Oneonta, New York
January 2006 Faculty Show at Southeastern University, Hammond, Louisiana
April 2004 NSU Invitational, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana
April 2002 MFA Thesis Show, Florida State University Museum of Fine Art,
Tallahassee, Florida
November 2001 Florida State University MFA Group Show, Cedar Key, Florida
August 2001 H2OHOH Group Show, Olgesby Gallery, Florida State University,
Tallahassee, Florida
June 2001 A Bunch of Art, Group Exhibition, Orange Gallery, Wilmington,
Delaware
January 2001 Mobius Film, Group Photography Exhibition, Om Café, Baltimore,
Maryland
November 2000 Do It Group Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art,
Baltimore, Maryland
October 2000 Graduate Photography Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art,
Baltimore, Maryland
April 2000 Senior Thesis Exhibition, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Awards
2005 Teacher of the Year award for the Art Department at Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

Grants
January 2007 - May 2007 Nathan Cummings Grant with Marianne Petit of NYU TISCH Interactive Telecommunications graduate program
June 2005 – May 2006 Awarded Center for Advancement of Teaching Grant “Witnessing Gert Town” joint grant with Ross Louis

Published Works
“Songs from the Tree of Life” graphic designer and photographer for the music cd
by Jamie Bernstein Nov 2009
“A Field Guide to Nola Nature” self published on Blurb. Nov 2008
“Ayatolah and the King” color photograph published on Lenswork Extended CD v. 71 August 2007
“People Get Ready Now” graphic designer and photographer for the music cd by James Andrews May 2007

Education
M.F.A. April 2002 Digital Art and Handmade Paper, Florida State University,
Tallahassee, Florida
B.F.A. August 2000 (magna cum laude), Studio Art with a Minor in Graphic Arts,
Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana

Professional Experience
Jan 2010 – May 2010 Adjunct Professor of Art at Dillard University, New
Orleans, LA
Sept 2009 – Dec 2009 Adjunct Professor of Art at ITT Technical Institute, St.
Rose, LA
May 2009 - August 2004 Assistant Professor of Art at Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
Jan 2006 - May 2006 Lecturer Digital Internet Design, Southeastern University
of Louisiana, Hammond, LA
Aug 2003 - July 2004 Lecturer of Graphic Design and Photography at Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

Volunteer Experience
Jan 2010-Current Tutor with Roots of Music Marching Band after-school
program, New Orleans, LA
Aug-Dec 2009 Instructor for Silence is Violence, Peace Club Program at Carver
Highschool, New Orleans, LA
Jan-May 2007 Instructor for AfterSchool program at GertTown Community
Center utilizing Photography with KidCamera
Feb 2006 Volunteer Coordinator for AIGA ReSource Event, New Orleans, LA
Oct 2005 Judge for Baton Rouge General Children’s Art Show, Baton Rouge,
LA
Aug 2004-Aug 2005 Teacher and participant with Crossroads “Plessy Park
Project” with Douglas High school students. Hands on training with Joe
Lambert in Digital Storytelling.
Jan 2005 Assisted XU Pharmacy Professor with poster displaying alcoholic
quantities in drinks, New Orleans, LA.
Feb 2004 Design Consultant for Hip Hop Exhibit at Xavier University Library,
New Orleans, LA
Jan 2004 Design Consultant of KIDsmART Art Jam flyer and postcard designed
by students in the Advanced Graphics Course at Xavier University of
Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
Jan 2004 Designer for New Orleans Musicians Clinic Newsletter, New Orleans,
LA
September-November 2003 Design Consultant for Xavier University Web
Committee, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
August –December 2003 Design Consultant of the New Orleans Musician’s
Clinic’s Offbeat Magazine and Hip Hop Live advertisements, designed by
students in the Intro to Graphic Arts and Advertising Design Course at
Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
February 2003 – May 2003 Teacher and volunteer for KIDsmART, New Orleans,
LA

Skills: Fine Artist, Graphic Designer, and Photographer
Teach and shoot both black and white film and digital color, both still and video.
Teach and work in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign regularly.
Teach and work in Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Fireworks, and Flash.