Résumé

Mona Jane Marcos
monajvm@gmail.com

Social Links:      
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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

• Highly motivated & knowledgeable Interdisciplinary Artist with more than 8 years Studio Art experience.
• Prepare and provide live demonstrations in Arts & Crafts within museums, schools, local events, cultural and community centers for groups of all ages.
• Empowering individuals and community through art. Partnership with San Francisco State University Art Department, Inks of Truth Collective and Grand Bison Collective.
• Coached & assisted colleagues for gallery and exhibit installations.
• Over 10 years of Customer and Visitor Service related experience.
• Managed priorities under demanding work schedule, met deadlines in the satisfaction of multiple managers, and successfully coordinated and implemented new projects.

SKILLS

• Art Studio Instructor/Monitor: Lead and teach art processes. Manages set-up and clean-up. Organize, maintain, and update materials/supplies.
• Administrative Assistance: Performs a full range of clerical and general office support functions.
• Computer & Technical Literacy: Outlook, Microsoft Office, Social Media tools, and PC.
•Exhibition Design: Prepare facilities for gallery shows and events.
• Packaging Assistance: Receiving, Label, Sort, Storing, Inventory, Catalog, and distribute incoming packages.
• Guest Service: Provide excellent service within a Fast, Fun, and Friendly environment.
• Flexibility, Adaptability, and Manage Multiple Priorities.

EDUCATION

2010-2013
San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Arts in Art – Studio Art Emphasis in Printmaking

WORK EXPERIENCE

2009 – Present
Freelance Artist
• Highly motivated & knowledgeable Interdiscplinary Artist: Printmaking, Textiles, Sculpture, Woodshop, Book Arts, Painting, Ceramics, and Mixed Media.
• Collaborate with Community Organizations and local artists to provide live art & craft demonstrations for all ages.
• Interact, educate, and entertain the public through art.
• Prepare tutorials and handouts regarding each art process.
• Create Arts&Craft videos on YouTube.
• Showcase art pieces in various art galleries and community centers.
• Assist artists for gallery and facility installations.

2013 – Currently On-call
Sophie’s Stress Free Soirées, sophie-world.com, Bay Area, CA
Event Planning Assistant, Crafter
• Bay Area Event Planning Company catered to kids parties, specializing in crafting, making, and having fun.
• Assist CEO in organizing and preparing for events in warehouse.
• Work in a team to implement a successful event.
• Set-up and de-install fixtures, décor, and activity stations.
• Refurnish interiors/exteriors for specific party themes.
• Assemble party favors and gifts for clients.
• Assist with various needs for crafting and kids entertainment.
• Inspire and encourage children to tap in their own creativity.

2016 – On-call
American Greetings, Oakland/San Leandro, CA
Merchandiser
• Responsible for maintaining the card department in retail locations.
• Keeping the card department orderly and full.
• Putting away orders and re-ordering merchandise as needed.
• Setting up and maintaining seasonal and special displays
• Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

2013 – 2016
The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA
Art Instructor, Administrative Assistant, Visitor Services

Art Instructor
• Lead art demonstrations for school tours and Family Sunday events.
• Teach art & crafts in groups of 10 – 40 children/adults.
• Set-up and de-install materials and supplies.
• Evaluates and performs headcount/space allocation.

Administrative Assistant
• Clerical and general office support functions.
• Monitor the mailbox and telephone: distribute mail, emails, and voicemail to staff.
• Prepare and process Accounts Payable through Spreadsheets and QuickBooks
• Organize incoming documents and ensure all necessary paperwork is filed.
• Submit purchasing orders for office supplies, exhibition and event materials.
• Distribute reminder notices, general announcements, and confirmations to staff.
• Keep staff informed of all communications on a timely basis.
• Assist team with organizing museum events, project information, and various daily tasks.
• Contribute to daily briefings, compile spreadsheets, and correspondence.
• Assist in exhibitions, installations, and projects in collaboration with staff, curators, museums and community centers.

Visitor Services
• Greet and assist Guests/Vendors with inquiries regarding the museum and store.
• Maintain store inventory, signage, price accuracy, and transactions.

2015
Gift A Feast, San Francisco, CA
Production Specialist
• Assemble gift wrapping services for clients

2014 – 2015
San Francisco State University, Art Dept. San Francisco, CA
Volunteer – Curator, Gallery Manager, Print Guild Member
• Curate the Printmaking Artery with Student and Professional Prints.
• Manage Martin Wong Gallery for Lisa Bulawsky’s installation “The Accident” for the Southern Graphics Council International Conference.
• Assist and contact faculty in printmaking from California Colleges and Universities.
• Catalog, Label, and File Artwork in Print Collection Database.
• Raise Guild funds by selling student prints in vendor markets.

2014
Dawn Kathryn Studios, Oakland, CA
Production Specialist
• Create handmade masks from felt.

2014
The THING Quarterly Publication, San Francisco, CA
Packaging Assistant
• Assemble and package Art work within teams of two to four assistants.
• Examine products and packaging for wear, tear or damage.
• Maintain product inventory, handling and shipment.

2014
Laguna Honda Hospital, San Francisco, CA
Art with Elders Volunteer
• Escort and assist residents to and from the Art Studio.
• Set paint stations and guide individuals in the process of their own creativity.
• Give attention to the residents by listening, understanding, and caring for their well-being.

2013
SOMArts Cultural Center San Francisco, CA
Volunteer
• Gardener, Gallery Greeter, Installation Assistant, and Bartender.
• Assist in installations, projects, and service for open receptions and events.
• Create, beautify, and maintain landscape of community garden with Rene Yanez.

2006 – 2013
Target, Colma, CA
Team Member, In-Stocks, Receiving, Guest Service, Clerical
• Provide excellent guest service within a Fast, Fun, and Friendly environment.
• Global Team Member who is willing to learn new tasks for the betterment of the company.
• Responsible for zoning, cleaning, stocking, and price maintenance.
• Team player and works independently to achieve daily tasks.
• Responsive in keeping all lines of work related communication.
• Maintain inventory and signage throughout warehouse and sales floor.
• Answer phone calls, forward inquires, and assist in administrative needs.
• Cover Team Member’s area while they’re on break or lunch.
• Receive vendors and direct them to various locations within the facility.
• Assist in building fixtures and layout presentations on the sales floor.

INTERNSHIP

2015
Moddler, San Francisco, CA
Rapid Prototyper Assistant
• Assist in 3D printing studio production.
• Produce high quality 3D prints for clients ranging from students to large companies.

2013
The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA
Art Instructor
• Wood carving relief replicas of Posada’s prints for an interactive exhibition & live demonstration.
• Mother’s Day card making event at the California Historical Society.
• Teach various art techniques for all ages.

2013
SFO Museum, San Francisco, CA
Collection Registrar Intern
• Installation and de-installation of exhibitions
• Sort, identify and handle the Aviation Collection

AWARDS

Outstanding Graduating Student of 2014 – SFSU Art Department
Great Team Hero of the Month of August 2011 – Target Sales Associate

Exhibitions, Features, Publications

2017

Featured Artist – San Francisco International Film Festival,
April 4-19
SF Film Festival Lounge, 667 Mission St. San Francisco CA

Burnt Rice, 
 An Epekto (and friends) Art Projects exhibit, Jan 6-26
Wailoa Center, 200 Piopio St. Hilo, Hawaii 96720


2016
Monstrous Art Show, 
 Oct 25
The Honey Hive Gallery, 4117 Judah St. San Francisco, CA

Daly City Fil-Am History Month Celebration 2015, Oct 8
Daly City Recreation, 111 Lake Merced Blvd, Daly City, CA

6th Annual 2 Blocks of Art, Sept 8
6th Street, San Francisco, CA
Group Art Show

Arts Alive Ingleside: Art Banners on Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA
May 1 – October 14

Love Sick Show,  Feb. 13
The Honey Hive Gallery, 4117 Judah St. San Francisco, CA

 

Resiliencies: Poetics of Filipino Diaspora Reception, Feb 4th – Feb 25th
Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015

Featured Artist: Mona Marcos,
Dec 11
The Midway Gallery Blog

Textile Internship Gallery Show, Nov 14 – Dec 10
The Midway Gallery, 900 Marin St. San Francisco, CA

Ink Shenanigans, Nov 13 – Dec 13
Bar Basic, San Francisco CA

Buhay: Alive & Well,  Nov 1
SAFEhouse ARTS, 1 Grove St. San Francisco, CA

Masks Art Show,  Oct 25
The Honey Hive Gallery, 4117 Judah St. San Francisco, CA

Mag Kwento (To Share Stories), Oct 18
Pampalasa, 1261 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA

Daly City Fil-Am History Month Celebration 2015, Oct 10
Daly City Recreation, 111 Lake Merced Blvd, Daly City, CA

Chop Sueyed: Against All Odd, Oct 2 – Oct 23
Paolo Mejia Gallery, 1317 Grant Ave. San Francisco, CA

5th Annual 2 Blocks of Art Featuring Inks of Truth, Sept 18
6th Street, San Francisco, CA

SF Beautiful MUNI ArtSept – Dec
MUNI Art Buses, San Francisco, CA
(Collaboration with Reynaldo R. Cayetano Jr. and visual artists from Inks of Truth)

Artist Feature of Mona Marcos, August 24 – Sept 30
ASI Gallery, Cesar Chavez Student Center, SFSU, San Francisco, CA

Inner Circle Zodiac, Group Art Show, August 28 – Nov 12
Bar Basic, San Francisco CA

Featured Artist: Inks of Truth Collective, August 8 & 9
22nd Pistahan Festival, Artist Pavilion, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco CA

Everything is Fine, Group Exhibit, May 23
Uno Morato, Quezon City, Philippines (Curated by Inks of Truth)

Alternate Reality, Group Exhibit, March 8 – April 8
Kezar, San Francisco CA (Curated by Mona Marcos)

Missed Connections, Group Exhibit, February 20 – March 20
Sugar Cafe, San Francisco CA (Curated by Joel Millikan)

Distinct Margins, Group Exhibit, December 15 – January 10
Kezar, San Francisco CA
(Curated by Topher Maka, a local exhibition to spark indiscriminate dialogue)

2014

The Artsts of SFSU,
 Group Exhibit, December 15 – January 10
Kezar, San Francisco CA
(Curated by Anh Bui, displaying a select group of artists from San Francisco State University)

Seamus Berkeley Group Art ShowDecember 12-15
Berkeley Fine Art Studio, Berkeley CA

What is Printmaking? April 4

The Mexican Museum, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco CA
(Curated by Maria Esmeralda Renteria)

Print GUILDonians, Group Show, February 8 -13
The Artery, SFSU Printmaking Department, San Francisco CA
(Curated by Mona Marcos)

2013  

26th Annual Stillwell Student Exhibition, November 12 – December 5
Fine Arts Gallery, SFSU, San Francisco, CA
(A Juried Student Show featuring work in video, photography, textiles, metal arts, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and more)

Senior Art Exposition, April 28
Fine Arts Building, SFSU, San Francisco CA

2012  

Juried Student Art Exhibition, April 16- May 10
Skyline College, San Bruno CA