Victoria Slonaker

Victoria Slonaker

Title: Administrative Assistant
Dept/Program: Administration
Office: Folk Hall 103
Phone: 330–972–6030
Email: vas19@uakron.edu


Biography

I enjoy recognizing the needs of others and helping individuals make rewarding decisions. As well, I have a supportive personality and enjoy working and engaging with others in the arts, management, administration, and the community.

As an art and business professional with more than 15 years’ experience, I have worked in collaboration with a plethora of major art and cultural institutions in Cleveland. Throughout the years, I served as chair-woman and lead the Scholastic Art Awards in Cuyahoga County, managed the national component of these awards, was responsible for the public relations of events in art and the community, and traveled the country to recruit and interview prospective students for a visual arts program.

I earned a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Communications and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. I am grateful for both the educational and life experiences honed during those years of being highly caffeinated, exhausted, and slap-happy.

When I am not helping the students and faculty in the Myers School of Art at the University of Akron, you can find me working towards my health, fitness, and future career goals.


Research Accomplishments

2005 Michael Stefan Salon, Solo Exhibition 2004 Children’s Museum of Cleveland, Chair Care Benefit 2004 Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, “Raising Our Voice” 2004 Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Cleveland), ARTCARES 2003 Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Galleries, “Hot, Hot, Hot”, Continuing Education Faculty Exhibition 2001 Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Galleries, Continuing Education Faculty Exhibition 2001 The Country Inn at Walden, “The Nature of Color”, Group Exhibition 2000 Michael Stefan Salon, Solo Exhibition 2000 Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Galleries, Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition 2000 Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Galleries, Student Independent Show, Juried Exhibition 2000 FAVA (Firelands Association for the Visual Arts), Six-State Photography Show, Juried Exhibition 1999 FAVA (Firelands Association for the Visual Arts), Six-State Photography Show, Juried Exhibition 1999 Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Galleries, Student Independent Show, Juried Exhibition 1998 Cleveland Institute of Art, Student Galleries, Group Show 1998 Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Galleries, Student Independent Show, AWARDED BEST IN SHOW, Juried Exhibition 1995 Cleveland Institute of Art, Awarded Five-Year Art Portfolio Scholarship.

Education

Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Communications from Ursuline College
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography from The Cleveland Institute of Art