Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Mural and Public Art, Artist Residencies, Professional Development for Creatives
My name is Ophelia Chambliss and I have been working as a fine artist and independent businessperson for more than 30 years.
I have recently launched a new business entity called “Ophelia’s Making Agency” which provides professional development services that serve to empower the individual to attain their desired level of success and to be sustainable as a small business. I have found that the need exists, in my many interactions, coaching, mentoring, and answering questions for small, minority, and creative businesses.
I have a background in business and corporate management as an art director and VP of production services and new product development, as well as degrees in communication, as one of the most important skills a person can have, and this is an area where many artists fall short. I have also taught in higher education in graphic design, fine art, professional development, Black American studies, interpersonal and mediated communications with a teaching philosophy that is rooted in giving them tools and information that they can use.
As a community activist, community historian, independent artist, I have a good reputation and am in good standing within many sectors of the community and with different levels of stakeholders. I have successfully designed and produced several community outreach projects that have been geared towards building relationships and connecting diverse communities.