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Gary R. Libby - Curriculum Vitae


723 North Oleander Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida  32118

Telephone (386) 255-8840    Email:


   B.A., University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida – 1966 – English Literature

   M.A. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida – 1968 – English Literature

   M.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana – 1971 – Humanities and 19th Century English Literature          

   Ph.D. Candidate, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana – 1972

          (Coursework and exams completed) – 19th Century Humanities

   Certificate in Museum Management, Smithsonian Institution – 1979


ACTIVITIES 2005 – 2017

   Adjunct Instructor, Honors College, University of Florida, 2017

   Curator, American Painting and the Florida School of Art, Hand Art Center, Stetson University, DeLand, FL, 2016

   Host and Moderator of 60 minute cultural information program, AM 1380 Saturdays at 8 AM and streaming

          worldwide on the web, 2011 to 2016.

   City of Daytona Beach Charter Review Commission, Member at Large, 2014

   Board of Visitors, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Member, 2014

   International Society of Appraisers Examination Proctor, ISA Exams, 2014                                                                           

   Director Emeritus, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL, 2002-Present

   Daytona Beach Main Street-South Atlantic CRA Advisory Board, Member, 2011-2013

   Stetson University, DeLand, FL, Trustee, 2007 – 2011

   Arts and Sciences Advisory Board, Stetson University, DeLand, FL, Chair and Member, 2006-2013

   Heritage Preservation Trust of Volusia County, Chair, 2007 – 2008, Member, 2009 –2013

   Cultural Council of Volusia County, Member, 2008 – 2011                                    

   Volusia County Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor Recreation Advisory Board, Chair, 2007 – 2009

          and 2010-2011, Member, 2000-2007

   City of Daytona Beach Board of Adjustment, Member, 2007 – 2011

   City of Daytona Beach Mayor’s Advisory Board, Member, 2007 – 2012

   Florida Arts Council, Member, 2005 – 2007

   Author, Reflections: Paintings of Florida 1865 – 1965, Case Bound Book, 2009

   Author, Reflections II: Watercolors of Florida 1835 – 2000, Case Bound Book, 2012



   Director, Museum of Arts & Sciences, 1977 – 2002 and 2004 – 2006

   Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award, Florida Art Museum Director’s Association, 2000

   Junior League Community Advisory Board Award for Community Service, 2000

   Citizen of the Year Award, Chamber of Commerce, Daytona Beach, FL, 1999

   Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award, Florida Association of Museums, 1998

   President, Florida Art Museum Directors Association, 1995 – 1997

   Assistant Professor in English and Art History, Stetson University, Deland, Florida, 1975– 1977

   Visiting Professor in Art History, Stetson University, Deland, Florida, 1977 – 1986



   Florida Association of Museums, Secretary 1996, 1997

   Florida Association of Museums, Board Member, 2000 – 2003, Member 2003

   Florida Art Museum Directors Association, Past President 1998 - 2002

   American Association of Museums, Reviewer

   International Society of Fine Arts Appraisers, Charter Member 1993-2016



   Polasek Museum, Winter Park, FL, Presenter and Panelist, 2017

   American Painting and the Florida School of Art, Hand Art Center, Stetson University, DeLand, FL, Presenter, 2016

   Florida Department of State Science Museums Panel, Reviewer, 2001

   Volusia County Cultural Affairs League, Board Member, 2000 – 2002

   Volusia County Art in Public Places Committee, Member, 2000 – 2001

   Florida Association of Museums Annual Conference, Presenter, West Palm Beach, FL, 2000

   Accreditation Commission A.A.M., Reviewer, 1985 – present

   “Politics, Money, and Ethics in the Contemporary Art World”, Panelist, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2000

   Speaker, Celebrating Florida - Works of Art from the Vickers Collection, Appleton Museum, Ocala, Florida. 2000

   Chairman, Federal Liaison Committee, Florida Association of Museums, 1999 – 2002

   Member and Chair, City of Daytona Beach Economic Development Board, 1997 – 2003

   Member, Halifax Area Advertising Authority, 2000 – 2008

   Chairman, Art, Culture and History Committee, Halifax Area Advertising Authority, 2001-2013

   Vice-President Historic Pinewood Assoc. 2008-2015

   Reviewer, State of Florida Cultural Institution Program, 1999 -2006

   Reviewer, Museum Assessment Program III, American Association of Museums, 1998, 1999

   Member of State of Florida Strategic Planning Group, Florida Department of State, 1998

   Conference Speaker, Cultural Tourism Conference, The Chamber, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1997

   Conference Keynote Speaker, Arts for a Complete Education Conference, Orlando, Florida, 1997

   Panelist, Art Law Seminar, University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1997

   Panelist, Art Colloquium, The Rise of Florida Art, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe Gallery, Gainesville, Florida,1997

   Chairman, Division of Historical Resources, Statewide Florida History Grant Program, 1997

   Panelist, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Review Panel. 1995 – 1997

   Member. State Challenge Grant Program, Florida Department of State, 1995

   Member, Volusia County Historic Preservation Board, 1992 – 1997

   Reviewer, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 1992 – present

   Trustee, Cuban Foundation, 1980 – present, Vice President 2007 – present

   Trustee, Art League, Daytona Beach, Florida. 1977 – 2005

   Volusia County Arts Advisory Board Member, Art in Public Places Int. Airport Committee 1994

   Cultural Institutions on-site reviewer, Florida Department of State 1996, 1996, 1999

   Member, Art in Public Places Program, Volusia County, Florida, 1992, 1999, 2000

   Panelist, Florida Arts Council, Science Museums, Children’s Museums Panel, 1991 -1992, 1995, 1999, 2000

   Panelist, Division of Historical Resources, History Museums, 1991-1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999

   Member, Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary Panel, Florida Arts Council, 1991

   Sub-committee, Art in State Buildings Program, Florida Department of State, 1988-1989

   Judge for State Services Regional Center, Florida Department of State, Daytona Beach, FL 1988-1989

   Member, Visual Arts Organizations Panel, Florida Arts Council, 1979-1980, 1987-1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997-1998

   Board of Directors, Volusia County Cultural Affairs League, 1985 – 1989, 2000 – 2002

   Art in Public Places Panel Member – Gainesville Regional Utilities Center, Gainesville, Florida, 1987-1988

   Committee Member, Art in Public Places Project, Volusia County, Florida, 1987-1988

   Trustee, Halifax Historical Museum, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1983-1985

   Vice President and Trustee, Southwest Arts Foundation, Houston, Texas, 1981 – 1985

   Founding Trustee & Secretary of the Board, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL 1980 – 1981

   Trustee, DeLand Museum, DeLand, Florida, 1975 – 1980



   Over 30 essays and articles in professional magazines, journals and catalogs

   Author, "Volusia County Artist Harry Davis Fluhart" Halifax Herald, Volume 32 No. 2 Summer 2014

   Author, Cuba a History in Art, Revised Edition May 2015

   Author, "Walter Clark's - The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse" Halifax Herald, Volume 31 No. 2. 2013

   Listed in Who's Who in the South, Who's Who in the United States, and Who's Who in American Art, 2014, 2015

   Author, Reflections II Watercolors of Florida 1835-2000 Case Bound Book 2012, Bronze Medal, Florida Book Awards

   Author, Reflections Paintings of Florida 1865 – 1965 Case Bound Book 2009

   Author, A Treasury of American Art (The Henry Luce Foundation) Case Bound Book 2003

   Author, Coast to Coast: The Contemporary Landscape in Florida Case Bound Book 1999, SEMC Gold Medal,

          Second Edition 2000

   Author, Cuba: History in Art Case Bound Book 1997, SEMC Bronze Medal

   Author and Editor, Celebrating Florida: Works of Art from the Vickers Collection Case Bound Book 1995,

          SEMC Silver Medal, Second Edition 1997

   Project Director and Editor A Century of Jewelry and Gems Soft Bound Book 1995

   Contributing Editor, Dale Chihuly, Form from Fire, Case Bound Book 1993, SEMC Gold Medal

   Editor, A Treasury of Indian Miniature Paintings Soft Bound Book 1992

   Editor in Chief, Arts and Sciences Magazine, 1992 – 2002 and 2004 – 2006

   Author, “Cuban Masters”, International Fine Art Collector Magazine, January 1991

   Editor, The Splendor of American Ceramic Art Case Bound Book 1991

   Author, “Berlin Porcelain”, International Fine Art Collector Magazine, January 1991

   Editor, Alexander Archipenko: Themes and Variations Case Bound Book 1989

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