Experience

I have over 10 years of artistic related experience, as well as a portfolio of varied accomplishments including professional achievements and awards. I have a strong sense of artistry and forward-thinking that is consistently displayed throughout my artwork. I enjoy working with clients regarding specifications for commissioned pieces.

EXHIBITIONS/GALLERIES/PROJECTS

The Pigeon Parade, quarterly art zine in Knoxville, October 2020

Artsclamation, hosted by Peninsula Behavioral Health, October 2020

Dogwood Arts Festival, 2020 (winner of public vote)

Arts in the Airport, Arts and Culture Alliance exhibition at McGhee Tyson Airport, 2020

Art Market Gallery, Gay Street, Knoxville, TN, 2018-2022

rek Gallery, Atlanta, GA Featured Artist 2021

John C. Hodges Library, University of Tennessee 2021

Banjo All-Star Premium Trading Cards/ Bluegrass Trading Co., 2022

Artsplosure, Raleigh, NC., 2022

EDUCATION

University of Tennessee, Anthropology, 2000-2004

Pellissippi State, Video Production Technology, May 2012

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

KLockmiller Art,
Knoxville, TN
Artist/Owner June 2017

I am the sole artist for KLockmiller Art. I manage marketing of my original artwork via social media, website design, local gallery and business placement and print material. My online store is located on Etsy.

ELIZABETH ARDEN,
Knoxville, TN,
Regional Make Up Artist and Sales Trainer, April 2014 to May 2016

I led training and ongoing education of make up artists and counter managers. I spearheaded booking and the organization of regional Red Door events. I also served as regional brand ambassador, marketing lead and client tracking system coordinator.

LOCKMILLER PR
Knoxville, TN
Owner, June 2012 January 2016

I collaborated with clients regarding branding, website design and print material. (logos, brochures, business cards, banners, etc.) I especially enjoyed social media management, including blog postings, event coordination and building media kits.

THE DAILY TIMES
Maryville, TN
Assistant News Editor and Special Publications, August 2004 September 2008

I am a natural when it comes to creative writing and editing. I excelled quickly and was promoted from copy editor to Women’s Editor to Assistant News Editor within one year of my hire date. Assigning reporters, photographers and editors according to breaking news needs was a major daily duty. My artistic side was fed via the design and placement of news stories, including front page and section fronts. I am an award winning columnist, writer, editor and graphic designer.

CREATIVE AWARDS

Winner of Public Vote Virtual Dogwood Arts Festival, 2020

Golden Press Card Media Award of Recognition, design and layout, 2008

Golden Press Card Award of Merit, feature writing, 2008

Making Kids Count Media Award, 2008

Society of Professional Journalists Award of Excellence, front page design and layout, 2008

Golden Press Card Award of Excellence, feature writing, 2007

First Place Tennessee Press Association, personal columns, 2006

ORGANIZATIONS

Member of Knoxville Arts & Cultural Alliance

Member Artist of Art Market Gallery