Yavelberg Studios
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Yavelberg Studios


2009-Present: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA: Major: PHD Higher Education
2002-2003: City University of New York Graduate Center, 34 st. Manhattan, New York, Major: PHD Art History, Theory and Criticism (incomplete)
1998-2002: Pratt Institute Brooklyn, New York. Major: Art History BFA/MS
1993-1999: University of Miami, Figure Drawing and Private Advisement with Miami Professional Artists


  • Portrait Society of America
  • The League of Reston Artists
  • Lorton Arts Foundation
  • Reston Arts Council
  • Herndon Arts Council
  • McLean Project for the Arts
  • Fairfax Arts Council
  • Art In Public Places, Northern Virginia

April 2006 - elan Magazine, Loudoun. artist interview
March 2006 - elan Magazine, Fairfax. artist interview
August 11, 2005 - The Washington Post, Fairfax Extra
June 15, 2005 - “Reston Arts Scene”, The Reston Times
January, 2005 - Reston Connection Newspaper
June 6, 2004 - The art league.com
September 18, 2003 - Alexandria Gazette Packet
March 2002 - Steelpoint Quarterly
April 13-26, 1998 - Pinecrest Tribune
June. 1997 - Pinecrest Tribune

Spec’s Music Stores - Coconut Grove and Miami Beach (Pastel portraits of classical music composers)
Burger King Headquarters - Prepared drawings for the original “Burger King” in various positions for a mural
Zimbler Residence, Boca Raton, FL- Designed and Executed a four wall mural
Youth Environmental Senate - Dade County - Designed and supervised a 64’ x 4’ park mural
Featured Artist at Utrecth Art Store opening - Miami, 1999
Albert’s Art Gallery - Atlanta, GA.
Aquent - various illustration commissions
Various portrait, mural and illustration commissions to various private patrons

Activities/Special Awards
Art Notes an exhibition of Workhouse Artists: Honorable Mention (Saturday Morning)
The Artists Studio, Honorable Mention (Beyond Ego)
Paint and Beyond, First Place Award (Billiards)
Large and Small Works Exhibition, Honorable Mention (After A Long Day)
League of Reston Artists Jurried Show: “Edges” - Figurative Painting Honorable Mention (Bar TV)
League of Reston Artists Annual Membership Exhibition -People’s Choice Award (Daily Commute)
Pratt Circle Award for Academic Excellence – 2002
Certificate of Appreciation from the City of South Miami – 1997