Fine Arts Coordinator
Brady Sloane graduated from AISD where she participated in visual art, theatre and choir. Sloane earned her B.F.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in painting from McMurry University. After graduation she worked as curator at the Center for Contemporary Arts where she oversaw and implemented up to 28 exhibitions a year.
She earned her Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to graduation, she completed an extensive internship in the exhibitions department at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. After graduating, she accepted a position there as the Public Programs Manager, overseeing dozens of educational events and programs for all ages.
During her time in the classroom as the art teacher at Madison Middle School, Sloane was very involved in campus activities and served on the Foundations committee. Sloane received a total of four grants from the Abilene Education Foundation for projects including creating an Art History Illustrated Library, and continuing her Bob Ross Flash Mob for a second year where 50 students painted like Bob Ross, while watching Bob Ross, dressed as Bob Ross. The first year of the event received a great deal of media attention, went internationally viral and was featured in numerous national media outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and NPR.
In 2018, Sloane received the Outstanding Alumni Award in Fine Arts from McMurry University. In 2019, Sloane was elected Region 14 Representative for the Texas Art Education Association where she has been an active and involved member. In 2020, she received the honor of Fine Arts Educator of the Year by the Abilene Education Foundation, a new award which is co-sponsored by the Abilene Philharmonic.
She has taught as an adjunct instructor at McMurry and loves to present workshops and classes for organizations including the TAEA conference and The Grace Museum. In her free time, Sloane enjoys painting in watercolor and oils and spending time with family and friends.