Credentials (CV)

 

E. Linda Poras, Fine Arts Appraiser – Nationwide        

           CURRICULUM VITAE  

              E. LINDA PORAS   

  

Appraisers assoc logoMEMBER:
Appraisers Association of America
Appraisers Alliance of New England

American Association of Museums
New England Museum Association
College Art Association
ARTTable
Fine Art Appraiser AAA,
USPAP: Tested (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice): 2003 – 2016

 

EDUCATION:
New York University, New York, NY                            NYU certificate
Certification Program in Appraisal Studies
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Graduate study in art history
(19th and 20th century European and
American art)
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
MSAEd, museum studies and art history
(ancient Egypt and 20th century American art)
Clark University, Worcester, MA
Graduate study in intaglio and lithography
University of Siena, Italy, Duccio Di Buoninsegna School of Art
art history (Italian Renaissance), Italian language, painting, and ceramics
State University of New York, College at Buffalo, BS major: studio art,
art history

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
BRUSH ART GALLERY AND STUDIOS, National Historical Park, Lowell,
MA Executive Director 1996 – 2006
Exhibitions curated:
PICTURES OF FAITH: Contemporary Orthodox Iconography, 1996.
SIGNIFICANT OTHERS: Paintings by Randall Deihl and Nancy Hill, 1997
BEYOND TRADITION: Women in Photography, 1997
ALLEN GINSBERG AND FRIENDS: A Photographic Tribute,
co-curated with Charles Guiliano, 1997
CLOSE OBSERVATIONS OF LANDSCAPE, ARCHITECTURE
AND CANINE COMPANIONS: Paintings and Pastels by Jane
Sutherland, 1997-98
SELF-aMUSEd II: The Artist as Observer and Observed, co-curated with
Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, 1998
INSPIRED VISIONS: Paintings, Sculpture, and Poetry by Anthony
James, 1998
THE NEW YORK YEARS: Recent Paintings, Drawings, and
Earlier Sculpture by Sigmund Abeles, 1998
REFLECTIONS: A Celebration of the Cambodian /
American Experience, 1999
VASSILIOS GIAVIS: Paintings of a Copley Master, 1999
PERSPECTIVA LATINA: Contemporary Latin American Artists From
New England, 2000
HOME ? Crosscurrents in Contemporary South Asian/American Art, 2001
A CONTINENT AWAY: Multiple Identities in Contemporary African
Art, 2002
EMERGING VOICES/HEALING SOULS: Contemporary
Cambodian Artists in the Aftermath of War, 2003
AAMARP THE LEGACY: African American Artists in Boston, 2004
FLOATING WORLDS: Batik Painting by Hyang Sook Park, 2005
WAX: Encaustic Techniques in Contemporary Art, 2005
ART QUILTS: New England/New York 2006

INDEPENDENT CURATOR:

1995 to present
Exhibitions:
1996 CLOTH, METAL, AND WOOD: The Art and Poetry of Paul Matisse and
Linda Hoffman, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
1998, SIGMUND ABELES: A Survey of Paintings, Prints, and Drawings,
Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, MA
1999, ANDREW STEVOVICH: A Retrospective of Paintings, Drawings, and
Prints, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
2004, MOLDING MINDS: Propaganda Art Relating to the Vietnam War Era,
William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut at Storrs
2005, NEW FACES/NEW VISIONS: Contemporary Works From the
Collection of the Danforth Museum of Art, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM, Fitchburg, Massachusetts                                                                 Curator of Contemporary Exhibitions and Education 1983-1995

EXHIBITIONS CURATED:

2004, MOLDING MINDS: Propaganda Art Relating to the Vietnam War Era, William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut at Storrs; 2004-2005 NEW FACES/NEW VISIONS: Contemporary Art from the Collection  Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA1995, Photographs by Frank Noelker, 1995; Survivors: The Trees of BergenBelsen (Jonathan Sharlin), 1994; New England/New Talent, 1994; TheMaine Connection: Paintings and Sculpture from the Farnsworth Museum,1993; SELF-aMUSEd:The Contemporary Artist as Observer and Observed,1993; New England/ New Talent, 1992; Installation Art: Mira Cantor,George Creamer, Michael Hachey, and Esme Thompson, 1992; The Mind’sEye: Fantasy, Dream, and the Imagination, 1991; A Retrospective View: A Survey of the Paintings of Carl Pickhardt, 1991; The Tin Years: Sculpture by Robert Cronin, 1991; Transformation of Tradition: Contemporary Asian American Artists, 1991; Arthur Polonsky: Selected Works 1944-1990;19 On Paper: Women Artists from Rhode Island, 1990; Sex, Death, and The History of Photography: Karl Baden, 1990; Hushed Voices/Urgent Whispers: Photographic Installation by Olivia McCullough, 1990;Painterly Photographs: Jay Dunitz, 1989; Copley Masters: A Survey of Award Winning Artists from the Copley Society, 1989; Famous Faces: Photographs by Ota Richter, 1989; Impressions From Geology: SallyHall Dillon, 1988; Collaboration: Ebru and Drawings by Feridun Ozgoren andNan Freeman, 1988; Museum School Faculty Exhibition 1980-1988, 1988; Boston Colorists: Paintings by Joseph Ablow and Jason Berger (co-curated with Dorothy Thompson), 1987

EXHIBITIONS ORGANIZED:

Like Us: Primate Photographs by Robin Schwartz, 1995;Getting Real: 19th Century Realism from the Collection of Philip Desind, 1995; Influenced by Architecture: Architects and Artists, 1994; Sigmund Abeles: Paintings and Drawings, 1993; Objects of Comfort and Despair: Photographs by Olivia Parker, 1993; African Tribal Art from the Collection of Tim Hamill, 1992; Haiti: Flesh of Politics/Spirit of Vodun, 1992; The Object: Found, Observed, Imagined, 1992; Aida Laleian: Photographs, 1991; Studies in

Light:Photographs by Ron Rosenstock, 1991; Where All Ladders Start: Photographs by Anna Strickland, 1990; Jonathan Imber: A Painting Survey 1980-1990, 1991; Monocular Vision:Contemporary American Realism (curated by Fred Walkey), 1989; The Afghan Folio: Dye Transfer Photographs by Luke Powell, 1988; Architectural Projects 1985-1987: Burr and McCallum, 1988.

LECTURES:
Society of Art Quilters, Association
Critique, Chelmsford Art Association Members
New England Museum Association Annual Conference
Graduate Seminar lectures, Boston Museum School of Fine Arts,
Boston, MA;
A Cultural Odyssey in Lowell, UMass Lowell
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA
Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA

ADVISORY BOARDS:
ArtsWorcester Exhibitions Committee
Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards
Danforth Museum of Art, Board of Overseers
The Museum of American Textile History

JUROR:
Digital Images, Whistler House Museum of Art
Traveling Scholar Student Awards, Boston Museum School of Fine Arts
Traveling Scholar Alumni Awards, Boston Museum School of Fine Arts
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
Danforth Museum of Art Juried Show
Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, 7th Annual Juried Exhibition
Worcester State College, Faculty Award
Homage to Whistler, Whistler House Museum of Art
Public Art for Boston MBTA Silverline World Trade Center Stop
Cambridge Arts Council/public art
Women’s Center Gallery, Brandeis University, Juried Art Exhibition
Public Art Garden Project, Fitchburg Art Museum
MOOD INDIGO: Contemporary Art Quilts, New England Quilt Museum
ArtsWorcester Biennial Exhibition
Fitchburg Art Museum Regional Show
Sharon Art Center, Sharon, NH, Annual Juried Exhibition
Art in Architecture Project for General Services Administration, Washington,D.C.

PANELIST:
Massachusetts Cultural Council grant review
Getty Foundation
Massachusetts College of Art, senior review panel
Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, graduate student critique

PANEL ORGANIZER:
Cambodian Arts
Thoughts on the Last 25 Years of African American Art
Africa is Not a Country
South Asian Artists from the Diaspora: A Multicultural Mosaic
Perspectiva Latina: Contemporary Artists from Latin America
Influences on Contemporary Asian/American Artists

PUBLICATIONS/EXHIBITION ESSAYS:
CLOTH, METAL, AND WOOD: The Art and Poetry of Paul Matisse and
Linda Hoffman
EMERGING VOICES/HEALING SOULS: Contemporary Cambodian Artists
In the Aftermath of War
A CONTINENT AWAY: Multiple Identities in Contemporary African Art
HOME? Crosscurrents in Contemporary South Asian/American Art
SELF-aMUSEd II: The Contemporary Artist as Observer and Observed
BEYOND TRADITION: Women in Photography
ALLURING REALITIES: Paintings by Jane Sutherland,
SIGNIFICANT OTHERS: Paintings by Randall Deihl and Nancy Hill
PICTURES OF FAITH: Contemporary Orthodox Iconography
SELF-aMUSEd: The Contemporary Artist as Observer and Observed
NEW ENGLAND/NEW TALENT
ARTHUR POLONSKY: A Survey
INSTALLATION ART: Mira Cantor, George Creamer, Michael Hachey, and
Esmé Thompson
THE MIND’S EYE: Fantasy, Dream, and The Imagination
ROBERT CRONIN: The Tin Years
CARL PICKHARDT: A Retrospective View
SHELDON GOLDSTEIN: The Italian Paintings, Reproduzioni Scanner, Italy
COPLEY MASTERS, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

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