Stephanie Arner

Savannah, Georgia


“Creativity is an evolutionary process driven by exploration, compassion and innovation.”

CliftonStrengths: Ideation, Activator, Individualization, Strategic & Intellection


Savannah College of Art & Design - Savannah, Georgia

2020 - Current Graduate Student - MFA Jewelry Design

University of South Florida - Tampa, Florida

May  2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts - Studio Art, Concentration in Ceramics

Jun   2013 Paris Study Abroad Program - Articulate Gesture; Navigated the City, Cultural Immersion

Fall   2013 Internship: Art in Health - USF Contemporary Art Museum and USF Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinic - Pilot Program

                  Developed Curriculum, Encouraged Explorative Creativity

                  Evaluated Performance for Patients with Aphasia

                  Collaborated with Speech Pathologists, Used Art to Assist Communication


District School Board of Pasco County - Encourage, Enlighten & Inspire Students & Staff

2019 - 20  Named Teacher of the Year by Instructional Colleagues

Aug  2017 -  2020 CHASCO MIDDLE SCHOOL, ART TEACHER 6th - 8th grade - Port Richey, Florida

2019  Motivational Speaker, 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony; Embrace Your Fear

Aug  2015 - 17 GULF TRACE ELEMENTARY, ART TEACHER K-5 – Holiday, Florida

                               Nominee for Teacher of the Year  by Instructional Colleagues        

                               Coordinator & Organizer, Fine Arts Night

                               Facilitator, Art Club for Students & Staff Workshops

                               Coordinator & Organizer, Art Contest - Field Day T-shirt Designs

                               Member, Student Advisory Committee (SAC)



2019 - 20   Social Emotional Learning: Trauma Informed Care for Students

Oct  2019   The Pixar Process: Creativity, Inc. - USF Workshop for Educators

Jul 2019     Visual Arts Workshop: Art Ideas (Recycling, Upcycling & Repurposing)

Feb 2018   Classroom Management: Expectations, Rules & Procedures

Jul  2017 - 19  Supporting LGTBQ+ Students Workshop

Aug  2017 Reading Endorsement Competency Course

Jul  2017    Instructional Technology Workshop: One Note, Office 365

Aug  2016  Motivational Speaker for District Fine Arts Meeting; Upcycling & Repurposing

Jun  2016 - 18  Item Analysis District Assessment Committee Member for Visual Arts

May  2016  Motivational Speaker Hosted by TBBCA/Susana Weymouth - Doodads Children’s Exhibition, Tampa Bay History Center; Art Advocate


Jewelry by Stephanie - Savannah, Georgia


2002 - Current    Sole Proprietor, Jewelry Designer and Multi-Media Artist; www.jewelrybystephanie.com

Collaborative Exhibitions & Events

Aug 2015  Dunedin Fine Arts Center: Wearable Art XI Fashion Show: Metamorphosis

Apr 2015   The Lockbox, USF BFA Thesis Exhibition: NONREFUNDABLE

Nov 2014   USF Centre Gallery, A Call to Artists (Juried Show)

Nov 2014   USF Oliver Gallery, Photography Forever

Oct 2014   USF Oliver Gallery, Environment vs. Humans

Jun 2014   USF Centre Gallery, eARTh

Feb 2014   USF Oliver Gallery, Indigestion

Nov 2013   USF Library Writing Center, Writer’s Block (USF permanent collection)

Oct 2009    Festival of the Arts Vendor, YMCA North Pinellas

Mar 2007   A la Carte Event Pavilion, Bridal Event - Tampa, Wedding Collection – Swarovski & Pearls

Apr 2006   Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Garden Party Exhibit - Dunedin, Florida

Oct 2006   Art on the Avenue, Jewelry Vendor - Arlington, Virginia

2005 – 09  Annual Jewelry Home Shows



Suncoast Arts Festival at The Shoppes of Wiregrass - Pasco County


2017 – 2019 Event Committee & Board Member

                     Art Jury Judge for Vendors

                     Developed, Coordinated & Executed Annual Theme for Children’s Art Garden


Hospice of the Suncoast - Pinellas County


Jan   2014-15     PACE (Program for Adult Care of the Elderly)

                           Initiated and Developed Weekly Art Program

                           Encouraged and Motivated Participants to Explore Creative Abilities

                           Evaluated the Human Condition and the Response to Art Related Projects

                           Analyzed and Assessed Physical Challenges Due to Individual Diagnoses

                           Made Art Accessible to All Participants

Mar  2014      Hospice Fashion Show Volunteer


Jesse Litsch & Bechtel Financial Celebrity Golf Tournament - Bikes for Kids & North Pinellas YMCA Fundraiser


2014 - 2018     Assisted Celebrity Golf Trick Shot Artist with Equipment & Videography

                        Contributed Custom Jewelry Basket Donation for Silent Auction

                        Coordinated and Facilitated Putting Green Challenge

                        Photographed Players


YMCA of Suncoast - North Pinellas Branch, Palm Harbor, Florida


Aug  2011 - 16    VIP Annual Giving Campaign Party, Event Committee Member

                            Creative Team Leader for Marketing and Auction Gift Baskets

                            Donated Annual Auction Items for Fundraising Event


Feb  2014    Painted “Sochi Mountain” Mural


Aug  2012   Painted “American Flag” Mural

                    Program Development Assistant to Wellness Director

                    Promoted and Encouraged Healthy Living via Art Intervention

                    Designed Marketing Tools for Staff and Members

Jul    2010   Featured Artist & Vendor, Festival of the Arts - “Embrace East Lake” & Lakefront Classic 5K

                    Designed and Painted Logo for the Event; T-Shirt Artwork


Aug   2009   First Annual Festival of the Arts Committee Member


Pinellas County Election - County Commissioner


Jun - Nov 2014   Campaign Marketing Creative Consultant


Pinellas County Schools


2013 - 2014   Dunedin Highlander Middle School: PTA and Band Volunteer

2009 - 2012   Ridgecrest Elementary School: PTA, Classroom and Field Trip Volunteer

2006 - 2009   Lake St. George Elementary: PTA, Classroom and Field Trip Volunteer


Aug  2015    Dunedin Fine Arts Center: Wearable Art XI; Tampa Bay Newspapers

Jun   2015    Recycle Nation: Artist Spotlight

Aug  2014    Suncoast PACE Newsletter (Hospice Affiliate): Expression with Art

2010 - present

2010 - present