About Pollyzoom I knew as a child that I would be involved in the arts. I was drawn in that direction early on in life. Over the years I have taught many, been an arts administrator, actor, musician, professional artist. I continue the process of using the creative force as part of the process of my life. Art has given humanity a balance, peace, a place to find themselves. As I evolve as an artist I continue to grow and learn and share my work in hopes that the next generation will keep art alive and well on higher levels. It has been an honor to work in the arts with wonderful people who taught me to enjoy the process.
Education In the Arts: Art Institute of Boston Fine Arts College of St. Rose Center of Art and Design B.S. Art Education/ Painting State University of New York MA, Theatre Arts/ Theatre history/ Acting/ Playwriting Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film / Animation/ Screenwriting
Exhibitions,Community Projects and Films Planet Turtle: 2022 Community Project, Funded by Gobioff Foundation If the shoe fits,, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Florida, 2019 The Art of Women, Tampa Florida 2019, Rene Warmack Productions Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin Florida Souvenir Show, Juried Invitational 2018 Beehold Animated Community Film/ Glens Falls New York, Lower Adirondack Arts Council 2019 Beehold Animated Community Film/ Toronto Film Fest, Reel Girls Fest 2019 Pollyzoom Studio Morean Arts Center 2013-2019 Private Studio and Gallery Vermont College of Fine Art, Juried Exhibition Love Me Love Me Not mixed media:Montpelier VT. 2017 Revolution Film Festival, Southeastern University FL 2017, Community Film, Scrub Jay, Platform Art. MFA in film, Thesis Film , The Savoy Theatre, 2016 ,Vermont College of Fine Art Leadership St. Pete, Community Art Mural 2017 Dunedin Fine Art Center Contain It, Installation 2014 Pinellas Schools, Mural, Clearwater FL 2015 Museum of Fine Arts, , St Petersburg Florida, Wall Projections, Enjoy Arts and Tastes 2013 Tampa History Center, 500 Girls Mural Project, 2014 Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg Florida, 1999- 2019 Water Spirit Exhibit St. Petersburg Clay Company, group ceramic exhibition 2006 World Awareness Children’s Museum, Mural Exchange, N.Y. 2011 The Children's Board Teco Gallery, 2006 to 2012 Director of Children's Exhibitions and Outreach Artpool Gallery solo show, runway 2012 Davidson Fine Art installation 2011 Saltcreek Gallery,Studio and group show, St. Petersburg FL 2010 St. Pete Clay Company, St. Petersburg FL 2007 Studio and Group shows City Hall Lakeland Florida, Platform Art Bicycle Mural 2011 West Tampa Center for The Arts, Recipe for Water 2009 Digital Billboards,Tampa Bay, Clear Channel 2008 Ava Gallery and Arts Center, Lebanon, NH 2009 Arts Loft, St. Petersburg Florida,Drawings on exhibit, 2009 C. Emerson Fine Art, St. Petersburg Florida, Ceramics and drawings on Exhibit,2008 First Night St Petersburg, Logo Artist, Projections, Billboards 2007. St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Tampa, Fl, Mural 2006- to current, The Women who outshone the Sun. Fulton Street Gallery, Invitational, Troy, New York 2001 Cheri's Eclectica St. Petersburg FL 2002-2005, Art on display Albany Center Gallery, Heaven Invitational, NY, 1993 Schoharie Arts Council, Cobleskill, New York, 1992, Installation. Delaware History Center, Delhi NY . 1996, Mixed Media Art. Upper Catskill Council for the Arts, Honorable mention, 1999 Impact Women’s Gallery, Buffalo, New York, State University of New York, Women in the Arts, Lake George Arts Project, Artists Choose Artists, NY, Sculpture Installation. College of St. Rose Picotte Gallery, Invitational, NY drawings and sewing. Froebel Gallery, Albany, New York, International Exhibitions Boorai Children’s Gallery,Univ. of Melbourne, Australia 2012 Mural Imabari, Ehime, Japan 2010- current SpitiafieldsE1 Market, London, United Kingdom 2012-current Brick Lane Gallery, London, United Kingdom 2008 Design Fiesta Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2008 Children’s Museum of Amman, Jordan, 2007 Private Collections: USA, Switzerland, South Africa, Japan, Spain, India. Art in Books 100 Southern Artists ( My art is featured in this book Artists Homes and Studios My art and the way I work featured in this book Out of the Catskills and Just Beyond ( I have a published photo in this book of poems) Paula has 3 of her own illustrated books available online, contact me for info.
Yoga & Spirituality Just as art has been a major part of my life, Yoga and meditation have been as well since I was very young. Yoga Certification, Yoga Village, Clearwater Florida 2008, Yoga and Meditation instructor. Student of Himalayan Yogi Girish Jagardir over 7 years. Himalayan Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Pranic Breathing, Meditation. Initiated into Kriya Yoga level 1 and 2 starting in 2009: A scientific and higher level of mediation practiced by Yogananda. Initiated by Swami Atmavidyananda Giri. Tibetan Meditation: Time Space and Knowledge meditations with Robert Pasternak Instructor 3 years. Tai Chi and Qigong: Studied in Saratoga NY with Thomas Tunney, 5 years. Dream Healing: Worked with Robert Moss Author and dream teacher. Healing with dreams. Level 1 Pranic Healing 2005 Instructor Sheevaun Moran, Process of healing using prana. Yoga Resume Available on request