Victoria Boone



Masters of Museum Administration

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1990

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Sculpture

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1977

Professional Experience

Boone Visual Arts

Sole Proprietorship: Arts Administration and Consulting

May 1997 - Present

Vanderbilt  University, Art Appreciation for Advanced High School Students

August 2013

Belmont University

Director, Leu Art Gallery

Adjunct: Senior Exhibitions and Drawing 1, 2, 3, and 4

June 2004 – June 2010

Middle Tennessee State University

Adjunct: Drawing 1 and Color Drawing

Fall 1999 and Spring, Summer and Fall 2000, Spring 2010

Watkins College of Art and Design

Director of Community Education and Enrichment Program

August 2001 - December 2003

Watkins College of Art and Design

Adjunct Professor: Drawing and 2-D Design

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2001

Austin Peay State University

Adjunct: Art Appreciation

Spring, Summer and Fall 2001

Tennessee Arts Commission

Director of Visual Arts, Crafts and Multi-Media

October 10, 1984 through May 9, 1997

Tennessee Arts Commission

Director and Curator of TAC Gallery

1984 – 1996

Curator of over 230 exhibitions

Tennessee Arts Commission

Director of Public Art Program

1984 - 1996

Red Grooms: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1956 - 1984

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Tennessee State Museum

Muralist, 1987

Metro Nashville Arts Commission

Mayors Art Auction and Invitational Exhibition

Summer Lights Festival

1985, 1986

The Children’s Private School, Wears Valley, TN

Art Consultant and Painting Instructor

1982 - 1984

World’s Fair

Muralist, Knoxville Arts Council, 1982

Knox County Parks and Recreation

Graphic Arts Director

1981 - 1984

Nashville Parks and Recreation

Centennial Art Center, Painting and Sculpture Instructor

1977 - 1980

Professional Assignments

Fairfield Glade Art Council

Membership Art Competition

Judge, 2010

Oakridge Art Center and Museum

Juror for Regional Art Competition

Oakridge, TN 2006, 2009

Fine Arts Blount

Juror and Workshop about Business

Maryville, TN 2007

Vanderbilt University

Deloach Photography Competition

Juror, 2003

Madison Art Center, Emerging Master Artist of the Year

Juror and Speaker, 2002, 2003, and 2004

Center of Excellence in the Creative Arts and the Custom House Museum

Key Speaker, Public Art Symposium

Montgomery County Millennium Commission, Clarksville, TN, 2001

Capitol Arts Center

Juror, All Kentucky Juried Fine Art Exhibition 2000

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Renaissance Art Center

Juror, Second Annual Regional Art Competition, 2000

Dickson, TN, 2000

Montgomery, AL

Festival in the Park

Juror, 1995, 1997, and 2000

Florida Department of State - Florida Arts Council

Cultural Institutions Program - Inter Multidisciplinary Panel

1999 - 2000

City of Chattanooga, Public Art Initiative: Art In The City

Design Panel Guidelines, Facilitate Meeting and

Judge Mayor’s and City Council Purchase Awards, 1999

Oak Ridge Art Center, TN

Regional Open Exhibition, Juror, 1999

Currey - Ingram Academy

Curriculum Development and Teaching


Memphis College of Art

Graduate Seminar: “Art and Contracts”

Sponsored by the J. R. Hyde, Sr. Foundation, 1999

Anderson Art Center, South Carolina

23rd Annual Art Competition

Juror, 1998

United Way of Middle Tennessee

Iris Circle Award for Corporations

Designer and Painter, 1998

Hunter Museum of Art

Chattanooga, TN

Juror, “Spectrum: Regional Artists Competition” 1997

National Art Competition

Pickens County Art Competition, South Carolina

Juror, 1995

West Virginia Craft Fellowship

Charleston, West Virginia

Juror, 1993

National Columbus Arts Festival

Columbus, Ohio

Juror, 1993

Pen Women’s National Art Competition

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Juror, 1993

“Art in Public Places” Symposium

Gatlinburg, TN

Panelist, 1988

Mayor’s Art Auction

Knoxville, TN

Juror, 1985 and 1988

Downtown Arts Festival

Chattanooga, TN

Juror, 1987

Tennessee Association of Craft Artists’ Fair

Tennessee Artists and Crafts Association, Juror, 1985, 1998, and 2001

Professional Activities

National Pen Women’s Society

Member, 2013, 2014

Frist Center for the Visual Arts,

Member, 2005- Present

Nashville Artists Guild

Speaker, 2004

Madison Art Center

Master Artist of the Year, Juror, 2002, 2003, 2004

Bicentennial Photography and Art Advisory Committee

Tennessee State Museum, 1995

Year of the American Craft: Tennessee All State Exhibition

Tennessee State Museum, 1993

Tennessee Association of Museums, Awards Committee

Member at Large, 1988, 1990, and 1991

National Assembly of State Art Agencies Conference

“Design and Decision-Makers”, 1987

National Endowment for the Arts, Urban Design Conference

Los Angeles, CA 1986

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

“Art in Public Places”, Conference, 1985

International Ceramic Symposium

Appalachian Center for Crafts

Smithville, Tennessee, 1985


“Art exhibition highlights two ways of “Saving Paradise”

The Tennessean, MiChelle Jones, June 13, 2010

“Gary Monroe at Leu Art Gallery”

The Tennessean, September, 2009

“Belmont University Faculty Exhibit in Leu Gallery”

The Tennessean, May 2006

“Best in Art in 2006”

Arts and Entertainment, The Scene, December 21, 2006

“Acts of Service,” Carolyn Myss, Ph.D.

Random House, New York, New York, January 2004

“More Classes and Workshops at Watkins College of Art,”

The Tennessean, October 21, 2002

“Boone Creates Symbolic Paintings,” The Tennessean, November 1, 1998

“Fine Lines,” Nashville Banner, Susan Chappell

August 21, 1996

“Friend in Art Places,” The Tennessean

August 25, 1996

“No Scrooges to be Found,” Showcase, The Tennessean

September 15, 1996

“State Winners in State Gallery,” Nashville Banner

March 1995

“Pottery in Australia,” Potter’s Society of Australia,

Darlinghurst, Australia, Photography, 1987

“International Ceramics Symposium,” Potter’s Society of Australia,

Darlinghurst, Australia, Photography, 1987

The Tennessee Conservationist,” Public Art in Tennessee by V. Boone

Special Issue, March/April 1986

“Contact Magazine,” International Ceramics Symposium,

Sydney, Australia, Photography, 1985