Brenda Singletary - Resident Artist & Instructor

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Artist Brenda Singletary, originally from Detroit, attended Kettering Sr. High and Oakland University. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia and received her B.A. degree from Morris Brown College, and an MFA-IA from Goddard College in Vermont. Ms. Singletary is formerly a member of faculty as a teaching artist at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to becoming a full time visual artist, she worked several years in television broadcasting.

Singletary’s original artworks are in pastels, acrylic, oil, cement and concrete. Images range from figurative and abstract to floral and landscapes. Singletary served two years as a panel judge for the President’s Commission on White House Fellows. Her artwork is a part of the White House permanent art collection and hangs in the conference room of the White House Fellows Administration Office and the Georgia State Capital.

Singletary’s works are included in museums, art galleries, college/universities, and corporations such as AT&T, Ford Foundation, McDonald’s Inc., Fox Television, Marriott, Kaiser-Permanente and many private collections. She has been presented with the American Express Cultural Arts Award, the Golden Sable Award from the United Negro College Fund, and the Daimler-Chrysler Motion through Expression Art Competition Award. Ms. Singletary received an artist residency award at Carmac Art Center in Marnay sur Seine France, to create a collection of work to exhibit there.

As an advocate for the arts, Brenda offers classes and workshops to non-profit groups with members who wish to express themselves creatively.