Brenda Singletary, American (1954 - )

Artist Brenda Singletary was born on May 23, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan. She received her B.A. degree in art education from Morris Brown College. Prior to becoming a fulltime visual artist, she worked several years in television broadcasting until 1985.

Singletary's original pieces are done in oil, enamel, acrylic, gold leaf, and pastels; they range from figurative and abstract to floral and landscapes. Singletary's experience in broadcasting, along with her artistic dedication, created a unique artistic career that is centered on projects to help support community non-profits. She has raised funds for organizations such as The March of Dimes, 100 Black Women and 100 Black Men, United Negro College Fund, the Atlanta Day Shelter, the Senior Connection, and the National Black MBA Association.

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.

In 2001, Singletary was invited by the White House as the guest lecturer for a luncheon hosted by the President's Commission on White House Fellows to speak on current events and express her views as an African American artist.

Collectors of Singletary's work include Andrew Young, Hank Aaron, Terry McMillan, Thurbert Baker and Marion Wright Edelman. 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.

As an advocate of community arts, Singletary has worked with Atlanta-area high schools and facilitated seminars for students who wish to express themselves creatively.

Singletary lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Nationally known, Brenda Singletary, a professional artist for over 20 years, is noted for her versatility. Her original pieces done in oil, enamel, acrylic, gold leaf and pastels range from figurative, abstract to floral, and landscapes.


Singletary, an alumnus of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, worked several years in television broadcasting before deciding on an art career in 1985. Singletary's work is represented in art galleries across the country as well as corporations, such as IBM, Coca-Cola, Kaiser Permanente, Bellsouth, Wachovia, Marriott Hotels, Delta Airlines, Century Fox Television and many others. Collectors of Singletary's work include Hank Aaron, Terry McMillan and Andrew Young.


Brenda Singletary is a community service artist. Her Atlanta television broadcast experience coupled with an artistic dedication, has created a unique art career that is centered around projects that help and support the community's non profits. She has raised funds for organizations such as The March of Dimes, The Frazer Center, 100 Black Women, 100 Black Men, The College Fund, The Atlanta Day Shelter, The National Black MBA Association, Senior Connections, Our House, and many others.

Singletary served two years as a panel judge for The President's Commission on White House Fellows. A particular career highlight was the commissioning of Ms. Singletary to create a piece of art for President Clinton and the White House Fellows Program. Her art currently hangs in the conference room of The White House Fellows Administrative Office, and is part of the permanent art collection of The White House.

In 2001, Singletary was invited by The White House as the guess lecturer for a luncheon hosted by the President's Commission on White House Fellows to Speak on current events and express her individual views on life as an african american artist.

Collectors of Ms. Singletary's work include: Andrew Young, Hank Aaron, U.S. Senator Zell Miller, Georgia's Attorney General Thurbert Baker, Actresses Phylicia Rashad, Dianne Carrol, Hattie Winston and Shari Belefonte, Marion Wright Edelman of the Children Defense Fund. Athlete Warren Moon and Kwesi Mfume, Executive Director of the NAACP, Novelist Terry McMillan.

Awards and Grants presented to Ms. Singletary include; Artist Grant 2003, Woodruff Art Center and ,American Express, Cultural Arts Award- Morris Brown College, Golden Sable Award-The College Fund-U.N.C.F., Atlanta Business League, DaimlerChrysler-Motion Through Art Competition, and numerous others.

EDUCATION

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY-DETROIT, MICHIGAN- 1971- 1972,
MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE-ATLANTA, GEORGIA- ART EDUCATION- 1973- 1976.

EXHIBITS

2003
SPENCE ART GALLERY, ONE WOMAN SHOW, ELLENWOOD, GA. MOREHOUSE COLLEGE, ONE WOMAN SHOW, ATLANTA, GA.
TEXACO EXHIBIT, GROUP SHOW, SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
CNN-CABLE NETWORK NEWS, ONE WOMAN SHOW, ATLANTA GA.

2002
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY, ONE WOMAN SHOW, ROCHESTER, MI.
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, GROUP SHOW, DETROIT, Mt.

2001
WHITE HOUSE FELLOWS, WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, DC.
GEORGIA BLACK UNITED FUND, ONE WOMAN SHOW, ATLANTA, GA.

2000
GEORGIA GAMES -ART IN MOTION, GEORGIA TECH, ATLANTA, GA. OPERATION UNDERSTANDING, GROUP SHOW, CHARLESTON. SC. NASSAU C0MMUNITY COLLEGE, GROUP SHOW, GARDEN CITY, NY.
THE FRAZER CENTER, ONE WOMAN SHOW, ATLANTA, GA.
MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE, GROUP SHOW, ATLANTA GA.

1999
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM, ONE WOMAN SHOW, CHARLESTON, Sc.

1998
SOAPSTONE ART CENTER, ONE WOMAN SHOW, ATLANTA, GA.
MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE, GROUP SHOW, ATLANTA, GA.
NATIONAL BLACK FINE ARTS SHOW, GROUP SHOW, NEW YORK, NY. WHITE HOUSE FELLOWS, WASHINGTON, DC.

1997 THE TIMPATHY CENTER, ONE WOMAN SHOW, SAN JOSE, CA.

1996
BRENDA SLNGLETARY ART GALLERY, STONE MOUNTAIN, GA.
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, ONE WOMAN SHOW, ATLANTA, GA.

1995
MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE, GROUP SHOW, ATLANTA, GA.
GEORGIA STATE CAPITAL, GROUP SHOW, ATLANTA GA.

1994
TULA ART CENTER, ONE WOMAN SHOW, ATLANTA GA.

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