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Employment History


Rehoboth Art League Inc

Lecturer and Instructor

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Professor of Art

Savannah College of Art and Design

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CapeGazette.com - Covering Delaware's Cape Region

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Laura Hickman honored with prestigious awardCapeGazette.com - Covering Delaware's Cape Region

Laura Hickman honored withArts and Humanities Award
For her success in capturing the beauty and spirit of Delaware,s coastal community, Laura Hickman has been chosen as the 2005 recipient of the Arts & Humanities Award.Established in 1997, this award is given annually by Delaware Technical & Community College to honor an individual, business, or organization for outstanding accomplishments in artistic or humanitarian endeavors which have positively impacted the community.
A resident of Bethany Beach, Hickman has dedicated her adult life to pursuing her passion for art.She is well-known locally for her colorful pastel renderings of beach scenes, backyards and old-fashioned cottages in the Bethany Beach area.
Over the years, Hickman,s love of coastal Italy and the country,s quaint countryside has added an international touch to her works as she depicts the ,sweet life, in Italy.In an exhibit of her work, one can readily view Delaware beach life of yore hanging next to the quiet, simple life of the Italian countryside.
Although most of her career has been dedicated to painting full-time, Hickman has shared her knowledge of the field as a professor of art at the Savannah College of Art in Georgia, as an instructor for the Rehoboth Art League, and as a lecturer and instructor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne.
Hickman also has had an active role in the startup and continuation of area arts events, including the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival (now in its 26th year) and the annual Coastal Arts & Music Festival.
She is a founding member of the Southeastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour, and last year she and her sisters opened La Dolce Vita, a gift shop that features Mediterranean-made and inspired gifts, housewares, linens, and furnishings.
Hickman,s distinctive style and light-filled pastels and oils have garnered her national and international recognition.She has exhibited at galleries in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Florida, and Germany.Her work is part of art collections held by various businesses and organizations, including Himont, Inc., Nomura Securities, and DuPont Company.In addition to glowing reviews in regional and foreign publications, Hickman has received numerous awards from Best in Show to the Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement given by the University of Delaware.
Laura Hickman joins an illustrious list of Arts & Humanities Award honorees: Howard Schroeder, 1997; Jack Lewis, 1998; Howard Pyle, 1999; WSCL Public Radio, 2000; Gonzalo Martinez, Esq., 2001; Rehoboth Art League, 2002; Possum Point Players, 2003, and the Delaware Music School, 2004.

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