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Jennifer A. Reis

Jennifer Reis

Jennifer Reis

Morehead, Ky.

Arts Consultant

Arts Education, Building Partnerships, Program Development, Arts Advocacy, Board Development, Event Planning, Fundraising, Grant Writing, Business and Finance for Organizations, Marketing and Promotion for Organizations, Organizational Management, Product Development, Strategic Planning, Business and Finance for Artists, Marketing and Promotion for Artists

Jennifer A. Reis, coordinator/instructor arts entrepreneurship program and gallery director at Morehead State University, is an arts and higher education professional as well as a practicing and teaching artist. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio arts from Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio, Ms. Reis continued her education at Syracuse University by earning a Master of Arts in museum studies, and Master of Arts in studio art with an art education emphasis from Morehead State University. She is a certified instructor through the CoreFour Entrepreneurship program and has managed an arts business for over a decade. Ms. Reis has worked for numerous arts and educational institutions, including Miami University of Ohio, University of Kentucky, Columbus Museum of Art, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Louisville Visual Arts Association, and Cincinnati’s Contemporary Art Center and Cincinnati Art Museum.

Through her diverse experiences in arts administration, creative entrepreneurship, and teaching, Ms. Reis brings a holistic perspective to arts education, management and business. An actively exhibiting artist, her work has been featured by organizations like the Society for Contemporary Craft, Art St. Louis, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Womanmade Gallery, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Appalachian Center for Craft and the National Quilt Museum. Promotions regarding her artistic practice have been featured in American Craft, FiberArts, and Surface Design Association Journal magazines and Quilting with Beads, a Lark Crafts publication. She is a recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship, awarded by the Kentucky Arts Council for high artistic merit, as well as other grants and awards.

As a teaching artist and scholar, she conducts workshops on embellished textiles and mixed media techniques, and hosts classes in arts entrepreneurship and professional practice for artists at universities, art centers and nonprofit organizations nationally. Through work for regional and national organizations, she has been responsible for curating and jurying more than 100 exhibitions, art/craft shows and competitive programs. She has served on several boards and committees to advance the arts, including Americans for the Arts, Surface Design Association and the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, and has lobbied in the U. S. Senate for national arts funding. Through her work as a KPAN consultant for the Kentucky Arts Council, she assists with artist mentoring and program development.

Founded on her belief in the power of arts education and opportunities to positively affect individual lives independent of age or environment, she aims to create meaningful and transformative cultural experiences through arts administration, education and creation.​