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For Immediate Release
May 20, 2010
(Philadelphia, PA) Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity has recognized artist and educator Moe Brooker for his artistic and educational achievements. Brooker will receive the 2010 Artists Equity Award on Sunday, May 23 at the Artists Equity Annual Business Meeting & Brunch in Philadelphia.
Brooker, chair of the Foundation Department at Moore, has taught for the past 35 years both in the United States and abroad. He received his MFA from the Tyler School of Fine Arts, Temple University in 1972. He has taught at Tyler; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA); The University of Virginia, Charlottesville; The Cleveland Art Institute and The University of North Carolina. In 1987, he taught the fall semester at the Tinjin College of Fine Arts in Tinjin, China. From 1991 to 1994, he was chair of the Foundation Department at the Parsons School of Design, NYC.
Brooker has an extensive exhibition record of both solo and group exhibitions. Presently, he exhibits at the June Kelly Gallery in NYC, the Robert Roman Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ and the Sande Webster Gallery in Philadelphia. His work is included in many public collections, including The Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Woodmere Museum; PAFA and many other prestigious museums.
Brooker is the recipient of several honors and awards, including an accepted invitation to Oxford University in 2006 and 2008. He has been listed in the directory Who’s Who In American Art since 1999.
Artists Equity is a professional association for fine artists fostering excellence and economic advancement. For more information about the Artists Equity Brunch, email or visit www.artistsequity.org
Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.