Art education should be accessible and adaptable to all student populations.




Click on the 'Art Proficiencies' button above for a detailed list with visuals



To continually serve as an inspiring art educator and mentor for general education and special population students


   PA Dept. of Education Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS):

   Visual Art (K - 12)

  NJ Dept. of Education Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS):

  Visual Art (K -12)

​                 CLEARANCES & COMPLETIONS

   Federal Criminal History Background Check

   PA Criminal Record Background Check

   PA Child Abuse History Clearance

   PA ACT 126 Child Abuse Recognition and Mandatory Reporting Training (Parts I & II)

​   FEMA:  Emergency Management Institute -  Active Shooter Preparation Certificate


   National Art Education Association (NAEA)

   Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA)


​   2017.  Master of Art in Teaching in Visual Art Education

   University of the Arts

   Philadelphia, PA

   3.87 GPA

   1999.  Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art

   School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University

   Boston, MA

   N/A GPA

   1996.  Bachelor of Art in Studio Art, Magna Cum Laude

​   Minor:  Art History

   Parsons School of Design / Monmouth University

   New York, NY / West Long Branch, NJ

   3.765 GPA

                     HONORS & AWARDS

   2016-2017.  Hannah Amgott Memorial Scholarship

   Delaware Valley Education Coalition (DVEC)

   October 2014.  New York Times 'Best Sellers' List

   PANTONE on Fashion:  A Century of Color in Design

   March 2009.  Merit Award (Fashion Editorial - Photography Direction)

   Pub 44 Awards.  Society of Publication Designers (SPD)

   May 1996.  Art Department Creativity Award (Commencement Award)

   Monmouth University

                      PUBLISHED BOOKS

   September 2019.  Seasons of the Moon

   Chronicle Books.  Author:  Michael Carabetta, Picture Editor:  Julien Tomasello

   March 2018.  Writers and Their Cats

   Chronicle Books.  Author:  Alison Nastasi, Picture Editor:  Julien Tomasello


   May 2017.  Words to Ride By

   Chronicle Books.  Author:  Michael Carabetta, Picture Editor:  Julien Tomasello

   March 2016.  Why Boys Need Parents

​   Chronicle Books.  Author:  Alex Beckerman, Picture Editor:  Julien Tomasello

   November 2015.  ART + FASHION:  Collaborations & Connections Between Icons

   Chronicle Books.  Co-Author:  E.P. Cutler, Co-Author & Picture Editor:  Julien Tomasello

   September 2014.  PANTONE on Fashion:  A Century of Color in Design

   ​Chronicle Books.  Color Expert:  Leatrice Eiseman, Writer:  E.P. Cutler,

   Picture Editor:  Julien Tomasello

   New York Times 'Best-Seller'



                      GUEST LECTURES

​   October 2017.  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference

   The Multicultural Resource Center, Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools

   Lecture:  From Zigzag to Frankenstein:  Teaching Diversity and Inclusion in the Lower School

   Classroom through Art and Literature

   William Penn Charter School.  Philadelphia, PA  

​   November 2016.  Christie's Education.  New York, NY

   Crossover:  High Art, Fine Fashion (Short Course)

   Lecture:  Undressing Art and Fashion:  Selections from the Book:  ART + FASHION:  

   Collaborations & Connections Between Icons, by E.P. Cutler and Julien Tomasello



​​​Art education should be multicultural,  multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary.


Graphic Design



Art History


Letters of recommendation, references, and transcripts provided upon request



Mixed Media

Pre K through 12th Grades

Guest Lecturer

Julien Tomasello  MFA, MAT



Gallery Education

Art education should promote critical thinking, self-expression, and risk-taking.


Exhibition Design


August 2019 - Present.  Elementary Art Teacher.  Pre K - 4th Grades.

Keys School.  Palo Alto, CA

September 2017 - June 2019.  Substitute Teacher.  Pre K - 4th Grades.  

Specialty Classes & General Education.  Friends Select School.  Philadelphia, PA

September 2016 - June 2019.  Art Instructor.  Pre K - 4th Grades

After School Program.  Friends Select School.  Philadelphia, PA

Summers 2016 - 2017.  Art Instructor.  Pre K - 5th Grades

Future Stars (Summer) Day Camp.  Friends Select School.  

Philadelphia, PA


                                 STUDENT TEACHING

January 2017 - May 2017.  Student Art Teacher.  Pre K - 4th Grades
Cooperating Teacher:  Dan Deslaurier, Lower School Art Teacher
Friends Select School.  Philadelphia, PA

October 2016 - December 2016.  Art Teaching Assistant.  3rd & 4th Grades

​Class:  3D Studio Arts.  Cooperating Teacher:  Krystyn Satko
Saturday Arts Lab.  University of the Arts.  Philadelphia, PA

Fall 1997 & Fall 1998 Semester.  Graduate Teaching Assistant
Class:  Hardcore (sculpture seminar).  Cooperating Teacher:  Fritz Buehner
School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University.  Boston, MA 

Fall 1994 - Spring 1996.  Art History Tutor.  Students with Special Needs
Tutoring Center.  Monmouth University.  West Long Branch, NJ


January 2017.  Pushing for Diversity in Independent Schools

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Cornell West

Carney, Sandoe, & Associates Diversity Forum.  

Loews Philadelphia Hotel.  Philadelphia, PA

April 2016.  Library of Congress:  Teaching with Primary Resources (K-12)

Keynote Speaker:  Kim Sajet, Director - National Portrait Gallery

University of the Arts.  Philadelphia, PA

February 2016.  Alumni & Friends Art + Design Education Workshops

Workshops:  (1)  A Social Atlas:  How to Use Media as a Tool for Social Change, (2)  Inclusion Strategies to Promote Differentiated Instruction Among All Students

University of the Arts.  Philadelphia, PA

September 2015.  Alumni & Friends Art + Design Education Workshops

Workshops:  (1) TOUCH:  An Art Experience for the Senses.  Making Art Accessible to the Visually Impaired, (2)  Imagination, Humor, and Accountability for Artists with Special Needs


​March 2000 -  April 2003.  Gallery Director.  Bernard Toale Gallery

Boston, MA


2003 - Present.  Art & Photography Editor, Author

​Magazine and Book Publishing (Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco).  OUT, Smart Luxury Travel, Go, Hemispheres, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Wedding, Chronicle Books  

1999 - Present.  Multi-Media Artist


June 2019.  Stonewall @ 50

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery.  Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

​May 2019.  Inspired:  Contemporary Responses To A Legacy of Courage

Susquehanna Art Museum

Lancaster, PA

*Traveling to the Lancaster Museum of Art, November 2019 

April 2019.  Civil Disobedience:  Celebrating Queer Resilience

Da Vinci Art Alliance hosted by International House Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

February 2019.  21st Annual Postcards from the Edge [Visual AIDS]


New York, NY

January 2018.  20th Annual Postcards from the Edge [Visual AIDS]
Gallery 524

New York, NY

August 2016.  My Philadelphia Story (permanent installation)

Philadelphia International Airport.  Terminal F

Philadelphia, PA.

February 2016.  Bodies

Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery.  Tyler School of Art.  Temple University

Philadelphia, PA