About the Artist

My professional career has been a life’s journey. It has been a mishmash of learning skills that has led me to this opportunity to create my own business and pursue an artistic career. Although I had the chance to learn various art techniques and art forms in my childhood, and exhibited and sold paintings in my teens, initially I did not choose an art profession.

I worked at restaurants, grocery stores, and insurance companies, volunteered at nonprofits, and painted for pleasure. I went back to school in my 40s, received a Fine Arts Department Honors Scholarship and earned a master’s degree in social work. With this qualification, I worked for a Haitian-based nonprofit for HIV/AIDS education, and organizations for anti-human trafficking. I taught and developed macro social work curriculum at FAU, and all the while continuing to create art projects and paintings. In 2018, my social work focus and art talent came together to form Vicki Rosenthal Art. My life and work experiences provided the combined learnings to launch a cohesive social impact art business.

Resume

Exhibitions

  • 2021 ArtServe, “Stories From Within”, Sept 17-Oct 23, 2021, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2021 Art Gallery 21, “Manatees & Mermaids”, Feb 7-Mar 6, 2021, Wilton Manors, FL
  • 2020 Plunge Beach Resort – “Plunge Into The Arts”, Oct 16-Dec 15, 2020, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL
  • 2020 Broward College Central, “National Coming Out-Vote 2020” (Virtual), Oct 13, 2020
  • 2020 Imperial Point Sidewalk Art, COVID-19 Neighborhood project, Apr 28-May 1, 2020, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2020 Broward College North Regional Library, “All Votes Matter-Vote 2020” – Community Cultural Exhibition, Feb 1–Mar 31, 2020, Coconut Creek, FL
  • 2019 ArtServe, “Home-An Artistic Celebration of Community”, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2019 ArtServe, “DBA: Textured”, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2018 Broward Art Guild, “Winter Spectacular”, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2013 Art Gallery 21, 2nd Annual Juried Exhibit, Wilton Manors, FL

Events

  • 2021 Art exhibitor and demonstrator, Lauderdale-By-The- Sea Chamber of Commerce, “After Hours Event: A Buzz About Art”, Plunge Beach Resort, Lauderdale-By-The Sea, FL
  • 2020 Presenter, Meet the Artists-“Tell Your Story II”, Broward College North Regional Library, Coconut Creek, FL
  • 2019 Moderator, “REFLECT: Healing Through Art Panel Discussion”, ArtServe, Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • 2019 Lecturer, “Art Advocacy and Immigration”, National Association of Social Workers, State Conference, Orlando, FL
  • 2016 Lecturer, “Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), Krome”, United Nations Peace Day Event, FAU, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2016 Lecturer, “Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), Krome” Talk and Reception, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

Publications and Media

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 Awardee of Broward Cultural Division Artist Support Grant for fiscal year 2022
  • 2021 Commissioned for Commemorative Iron Man Achievement gift for NHL FL Panther Player #3 Keith Yandle
  • 2020 BlueHook Creative Hack-a-thon Recipient, RedHook School and AAF Greater Ft Laud and the Palm Beaches
  • 2019 Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) Ambassador, Broward Cultural Division
  • 2005 Broward College Fine Arts Department Honors Scholarship
  • 2005 Broward College Honors Institute Showcase – Fine Arts

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Arts United Florida, Joined 2020
  • Broward Arts Connection, Joined 2019
  • Female Small Business Owners of S. FL, Joined 2019

Education

  • Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) Graduate, Broward Cultural Division, 2018
  • Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton, FL, Master in Social Work, 2009
  • Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton, FL, Bachelor in Social Work, 2007
    • Minor in French, 2007, Certifications in Peace Studies, 2007 and Aging, 2009
  • Broward College, Coconut Creek, FL, Associate in Arts, 2005

Community / Volunteer Experience

  • Deported Asylum Seekers Assistance Project-Advisor, Joined 2021
  • HEAL Trafficking, Board of Directors & Advocacy Committee Co-chair, 2013-19, Advisory Council, 2019-21
  • School Board of Broward County Human Relations Committee, Chair, 2014-16
  • Broward County Board of County Commissioners Human Rights Board, Member, 2014-15