About the Artist

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

Eventually, I went back to college taking loads of art classes and earning a Fine Arts Department Honors Scholarship which helped pay for my education in social work.

With this qualification, I worked for nonprofit organizations in HIV/AIDS and anti-human trafficking advocacy and education. I taught and developed a macro social work curriculum at Florida Atlantic University, all the while creating art projects and paintings. In 2018, my social work/social justice focus and art converged to launch Vicki Rosenthal Art, a cohesive social impact art business.

Resume

Exhibitions

  • 2022 Plunge Beach Resort, “Plunge Into The Arts-Artists Collaborations”, Ongoing, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL
  • 2022 Broward Art Guild, “PRIDE: Legends, Life and Love”, June 1-24, 2022, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2022 Plunge Beach Resort, “Plunge Into The Arts Reunion Show”, Feb 19-Mar 19, 2022, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL
  • 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, Laud-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

Projects

  • 2022 LA Lee YMCA Community Art Project and Wall Mural, “Their Souls Live On”, June-Nov, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2022 Summer’s Sidewalk Messages, Illustrator for Children’s Book, 2022, Publication Date Pending
  • 2020 Imperial Point Sidewalk Art, COVID-19 Neighborhood project, Apr 28-May 1, 2020, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Events

  • 2022 Speaker, “Business Skills for the Modern Creator Institute”, Broward Cultural Division AEI Alumni, SBDC FAU, Davie, FL 
  • 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 Laud., 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”, UN 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 NHL Florida Panthers’ Training Staff commission to paint a commemorative pair of hockey skates for (former) 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

    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, 2021-2022
    • HEAL Trafficking, Board of Directors & Advocacy Committee Co-chair, 2013-19, Advisory Council, 2019-22
    • School Board of Broward County Human Relations Committee, Chair, 2014-16
    • Broward County Board of County Commissioners Human Rights Board, Member, 2014-15