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Barbara Gerard Edit Profile

educator , visual artist

Barbara Gerard, American visual artist, educator. Department of Health, Education and Welfare/Federal government Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII grantee, 1975-1979; recipient National Scene Award for Achievement in Arts and Culture, 1979.


Gerard, Barbara was born on April 21, 1943 in New York City.


Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1963. Master of Arts, 1966. Postgraduate, since 1972.

Professional diploma, City College City University of New York, 1975. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1979. Doctor of Education, Nova Southeastern University, 1994.


Graphic designer C.A. Parshall Advertising Agency, New York City, 1962. Art teacher Herman Ridder Junior High School, 1963-1965. Art chairman, 1967-1970.

Freelance designer Sam Muggeo Advertising Inc., 1965-1967. Program counselor recruitment, training Spanish-speaking teachers New York City Board Education, 1970-1972. Program coordinator bilingual pupil services Center Bilingual Education, 1972-1975.

Director bilingual teacher-intern program, 1975-1979. Director Center Dissemination, 1979-1981. Director Project MASTER, 1983-1987.

Special assistant to deputy chancellor, 1988-1989. Director staff development, 1989-1991. Director staff and curriculum development office multi-cultural education, 1991—1995.

Owner, vice president George Gerard Associates, Inc., Port Washington, New York, 1995—1998. With New York City Board Education, since 1998. Adjunct professor Nova Southeastern University, since 1995, Hunter College, Queens College, Long Island University.

Participant W National Broadcasting Company-television, 1970, 75, 79. Lecturer in field; consultant in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. One woman ships inlcude Lincoln Institute Gallery, New York, 1968, Henry Hicks Gallery, Brooklyn, 1976, Second Story Spring St. Gallery, New York, 1976, Viridian Gallery, New York,, 1977, 79. Group shows include Loeb Student Center Gallery, New York City, 1962, 63, Riverdale Community Gallery, New York, 1965, Environment Gallery, New York City, 1969, Metamorphosis, New York, 1970, Concepts II, New York City, 1971, Uion Carbide, New York, 1872, Lever House, 1973, Westchester Arts Society, White Plains, New York, 1973, Gillary Gallery, Jericho, Long Island, 1974, Manhattan Savings bank, 1976, Brooklyn Academy Music, 1976, Private Viewings/The Erlichs, The Colins, 1976, Gallery 91, Brooklyn, 1976, Henry Hicks Gallery, Brooklyn, 1975, 76, 77, Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, 1976, second Story Spring St. Gallery, 1976, Bergdorf Goodman, White Plains, 1976, First Women's Bank, 1976, 80, Viridian Gallery, 1976, 77, 80, Womanart Gallery, 1976, Norman Kramer Gallery, Danbury, Connecticut, 1976, Mfrts.

      Hanover Bank, New York, 1977, 80, Union of Maine Artists, Portland, 1977, Northeastern University, Boston, 1978, Verd International Gallery, East Hampton, 1978, Women in the Arts Gallery, 1979, Rensselaer Institute, Troy, 1979, Marie Pellicone Gallery, 1981, New York Technology College, 1982, guild Hall Museum, 1983, 84, Governor of New York - World Trade Center, 1985, Marte Previti Gallery, 1986, South Street Gallery, Guild Hall Museum, 1987, New York Technology College, 1988, City University of New York, 1989. Represented in permanent collections Museum Contemporary Crafts, New York City, BBD&O Advertising, Incorporated, New York York City, Guild Hall, East Hampton. Also private collections.


Chairman President's Task Force on Bilingual education, 1972. Board directors National Association Italian-American Directors, 1982. Vice president Italian Bilingual Bicultural Educators Association, 1982.

Member National Education Association, National Association Bilingual Education, National Association Italian-American Women (board of directors since 1987, president 1990-1993), New York State Association Bilingual Education, council supervisory Administrators, National Organization of Women, American Council Arts, Coalition of Women Artists Organization, Association Artist-Run Galleries, Women in the Arts, Advertising Women New York, Women Business Owners New York.


Daughter of Arthur and Edith (Perrone) De Bernarda. M. Marvin Hartenstein, September 18, 1976 (deceased). 1 son by aprevious marriage, David Gerard.

Arthur Bernarda

Edith (Perrone) De Bernarda