Art Resume

TOVA SPETER

Vernon Street Studios, Somerville, MA tovaspeter@gmail.com - http://www.tovaspeter.com

EDUCATION

  • 2009 Certificate, Arts Management, UMASS Amherst
  • 2002 Master of Arts, Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, Lesley University
  • 1999 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (Magna Cum Laude), Brandeis University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2013 pARTicipate!, Somerville Open Studios, Somerville, MA
  • 2012 There's always time for ice cream, Christina's Ice Cream, Somerville, MA
  • 2012 Time-less, Somerville Open Studios, Somerville, MA
  • 2011 Combined energy, Somerville Open Studios, Somerville, MA
  • 2010 Environmentally friendly, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • 2010 "Knot" just black and white, Somerville Open Studios, Somerville, MA
  • 2009 New Studio Retrospective, Vernon Street Open Studios, Somerville, MA
  • 2009 A collection of works, Atomic Bean Café, Cambridge, MA
  • 2009 Times Three, Somerville Open Studios, Somerville, MA
  • 2008 Autumn and beyond – a collection of works, Vernon Street Open Studios, Somerville, MA
  • 2008 Bold on Black II, MIT Window Space, Cambridge, MA
  • 2008 Transitions, Somerville Open Studios, Somerville, MA
  • 2007 Bold on Black, MIT Window Space, Cambridge, MA
  • 2007 Vertical horizons, Somerville Open Studios, Someville, MA
  • 2007 The air of Autumn, Essential Inc, Boston, MA
  • 2007 Weather Wars, Francesca’s Case, Boston, MA
  • 2007 Featured Artist: Tova Speter, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
  • 2006 The 4 seasons, Somerville Open Studios, Somerville, MA
  • 2006 A collection of works, Carberry’s Café, Cambridge, MA
  • 2006 Epiphany Expanded, MIT Window Space, Cambridge, MA
  • 2006 Featured Artist: Tova Speter, Market Street Health Center, Brighton, MA
  • 2005 Autumn: A Retrospective, MIT Window Space, Cambridge, MA
  • 2005 Recent work, Creative Resource Center Gallery, Portland, Maine
  • 2005 The 4 ancient elements, Somerville Open Studios, Somerville, MA
  • 2005 A collection of works, Maven Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • 2004 1st public exhibit, Somerville Open Studios, Somerville, MA

GROUP SHOWS

  • 2013 Play Me, I'm Yours, Celebrity Series, Boston, MA
  • 2012 Middlesex Fells Art Show, Beebe Estate, Melrose, MA
  • 2012 Artists' Choice Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
  • 2011 Artists' Celebration, Duplessy Foundation at VENU, Boston, MA
  • 2010 Vernon Street Studios Group Show, Posto Restaurant, Somerville, MA
  • 2010 Artists’ Choice Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
  • 2010 Lost and Found, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • 2009 Iron Ranger Artists Celebration, Elm Bank Reservation, Wellesley, MA
  • 2009 Featured Vernon Street Artists, CVS window display, Somerville, MA
  • 2009 Artists’ Choice Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
  • 2009 Armory ART Start!, Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA
  • 2009 Waterfall, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • 2008 Reused, Repurposed, Reinvented, Bunker Hill CC Art Gallery, Charlestown, MA
  • 2008 ArtRocks!, Logan Airport, Boston, MA
  • 2007 December Salon, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • 2007 Driven to Abstraction, The Gallery @ The Piano Factory, Boston, MA
  • 2007 Imagining Somerville, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
  • 2007 Artists’ Choice Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
  • 2007 Reuse and Recycle, Feed Your Head Books, Salem, MA
  • 2006 Windows Art Project, The Family Center, Somerville, MA
  • 2006 Artists’ Choice Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
  • 2006 The Elements, Caladan Gallery, online
  • 2006 Journeying within Mind and Matter, Gallery 181, Lawrence, MA
  • 2006 City Women: Boston Community Artists, The Gallery @ The Piano Factory, Boston, MA
  • 2005 Doin’ Lines with Scott and Tova, True Grounds Café, Somerville, MA
  • 2005 Organic Expressions, Art Attack Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • 2005 2nd Chance Show, Willoughby & Baltic Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • 2005 Art Up Front, Cambridge River Festival, Cambridge, MA
  • 2005 Artists’ Choice Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
  • 2004 December Salon, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • 2004 Vernon Street Studios @ Diesel, Diesel Café in Davis Square, Somerville, MA

EMPLOYMENT

  • 2013 - present Art Consultant
  • 2012 - present Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, private practice, Newton, MA
  • 2010 - present Founder/Director, The MEM Project, Somerville, MA
  • 2005 - present Community Muralist, independent artist, based in Somerville, MA
  • 2012 Community Artist/Firesoul, Miller Park Vision, Malden, MA
  • 2012 Artist-in-Residence, Jonas Clarke Middle School, Lexington, MA
  • 2005-2011 Program Manager, The Art Connection, Boston, MA
  • 2010 Artist-in-Residence, Joshua Eaton Elementary School, Reading, MA
  • 2006-2009 Art Instructor, Prozdor-Hebrew College, Newton, MA
  • 2008-2009 Art Instructor, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA
  • 2005 Art Instructor, Zumix, East Boston, MA
  • 2005 Art Therapist, Arts Incentives Program, Boston, MA
  • 2005 Art Therapist, Arbour Counseling Services, Malden, MA
  • 2005 Artist-in-Residence/Grant Recipient, Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA
  • 2005 Art Instructor, Teen Advantage, Brookline, MA
  • 2005 Art Consultant, The Curriculum Initiative, Boston, MA
  • 2002-2004 Art Therapist, Littleton Group Home, Littleton, MA

GRANT/AWARD HISTORY

  • 2014 Young Adult Mezzanine Grant, CJP, Boston, MA
  • 2013 AHN Fellow, Arts & Healing Network, Stinson Beach, CA 
  • 2012 Project Grant, Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA
  • 2012 Young Adult Community Grant, CJP, Boston, MA
  • 2011 Young Adult Community Grant, CJP, Boston, MA
  • 2011 Project Grant, Malden Cultural Council, Malden, MA
  • 2010 Young Adult Community Grant, CJP, Boston, MA
  • 2010 PresenTense Fellow, CJP, Boston, MA
  • 2009 Fund for the Arts Grant, New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA
  • 2009 Mural Grant, Tomfohrde Foundation, Boston, MA
  • 2008 Target Grant, Boys and Girls Club, Somerville, MA
  • 2008 Project Grant, Arlington Cultural Council, Arlington, MA
  • 2007 Project Grant, Arlington Cultural Council, Arlington, MA
  • 2006 Education Grant, Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA
  • 2006 Fund for the Arts Grant, New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA
  • 2005 Project Grant, Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA

PUBLIC ART/MURALS

  • 2014 "Eitz Chayim," Camp Ramah, Palmer, MA
  • 2014 "Growing Inclusion," The Binah School, Sharon, MA
  • 2014 "Bubbles to Butterflies," Bridge Elementary School, Lexington, MA
  • 2013 "Friendship," Ivy Street School, Brookline, MA
  • 2013 "MAGIC," Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, Newton, MA
  • 2013 "Amidah," Camp Ramah, Palmer, MA
  • 2013 "Connections," Parents @ the Center, Haifa, Israel
  • 2013 "TREE," Shattuck Hospital, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • 2013 "Eitz Chayim," Congregation Shaarei Tefillah, Newton, MA
  • 2012 "Reaching Out," Boys and Girls Club, South Boston, MA
  • 2012 "Makom Kadosh," Camp Ramah, Palmer, MA
  • 2012 "Mifgash," Halisa Community School, Haifa Israel
  • 2012 "Chain Reaction of Kindness," Jonas Clarke Middle School, Lexington, MA
  • 2012  MLK Service Day Mural, Boys and Girls Club, Medford, MA
  • 2011 "Mural of Life," Congregation Kehillath Israel, Brookline, MA
  • 2011 "Masa," Camp Ramah, Palmer, MA
  • 2011 "Strong Past, Proud Future," Malden, MA
  • 2010 "Esperanza," Casa Esperanza, Roxbury, MA
  • 2010 "The Garden of Eaton," Joshua Eaton Elementary School, Reading, MA
  • 2009 "El Espiritu del Compartir," Boquete, Panama
  • 2009 Iron Ranger, Esplanade-Hatch Shell, Boston, MA
  • 2009 Iron Ranger, Spectacle Island, Boston, MA
  • 2009 Metamorphosis Mural, Shattuck Hospital, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • 2009 “Boston by Day and Night,” Somerville Transition Shelter, Somerville, MA
  • 2009 Teen Mural Project, Arlington, MA
  • 2009 Boys and Girls Club Mural, Somerville, MA
  • 2008 Arlington: Past & Present, Arlington, MA
  • 2008 “Under the Stairs,” Miami, FL
  • 2008 Teen Mural Project, Arlington, MA
  • 2008 “There’s a Garden in My House!”, Palo Alto, CA
  • 2007 Lexington Park Mural, Somerville, MA
  • 2007 Yangtze River Mural, Galaxy Ship, Yangtze River, China
  • 2007 “Mural de la Vida,” Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2006 “A Tree Grows in Newton,” Newton Community Service Center, Newton, MA
  • 2006 “The Rainforest Room,” Germaine Lawrence, Arlington, MA
  • 2006 Diversity Mural, Boys and Girls Club, Somerville, MA
  • 2006 “Still We Rise,” Roxbury Youthworks’ Female Focus Initiative, Dorchester, MA
  • 2006 “Beantown Dreams,” Children’s Advocacy Center, Boston MA
  • 2005 Recovery Mural, Friends of the Shattuck Shelter, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • 2005 Outdoor Mural, East Boston Greenway, East Boston, MA
  • 2005 Pool Mural, Brookline Aquatic Center, Brookline, MA
  • 2005 “Windows to a Underground World,” Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA
  • 2005 Community Mural, Congregation Eitz Chayim, Cambridge, MA
  • 2004 Public Switchbox, Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA
  • 2004 Office Mural, Littleton Group Home, Littleton, MA
  • 2003 Office Mural, Learning Pathways, Colchester, CT
  • 2002 Outdoor Mural, The Endicott Elementary School, Dorchester, MA
  • 2002 Youth Mural at NCSY Youth Center, Brighton, MA
  • 2002 Youth Mural at Temple Shalom, Newton, MA
  • 2001 Locker Mural, Full Circle High School, Somerville, MA
  • 2001 Set Design/Painting, Braintree Community Theatre, Braintree, MA
  • 2000 Hallway Mural, Fitch Elementary School, Waltham, MA
  • 1998-2000 Set Design, Undergraduate Theatre Collective, Waltham, MA
  • 1998 Cafeteria Mural, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • 1997 Residence Hall Mural, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA