ALICE DAVIDSON SIMS
From 2005 to 2015 Alice Sims mainly served as President of Art For The People, Inc. a 501 (c) 3, non-profit. AFTP began in 2001 and incorporated in 2002 bringing art to those with little access to art. These include the homeless in shelters, youth at risk in school programs or after school, men and women in Montgomery County Correctional Programs, senior citizens in subsidized housing . Art For The People organized public art projects: including Takoma Mosaic at the Takoma Maryland Library, the Westmoreland Mosaic and Rain garden, the Piney Branch Elementary School Facade, and New Hampshire Recreation Center Facade. The website is www.artforthepeople.org for more information.
Frankfurt, Germany ( Amerika Haus)
Anchorage, Alaska(Visual Art Center of Alaska)
New York City, New York (Westbeth Gallery and Burden Gallery /Aperature Foundation)
Washington, DC (Gallery K and Gallery 10 and Washington Women Arts Center)
Takoma Park, MD (Richard Dempsey Gallery, Municipal Galleries, in local businesses and Art Hop)
Annapolis, MD (Quiet Waters Sculpture Park)
Greenbelt, MD (City of Greenbelt Galleries)
She was a member of Gallery K in Washington , DC and participated in group and individual exhibits.
In the DC area she participated in Art-O -Matic, Brookside GardensAnnual Exhibits and organized and participated in Takoma Artist Guildexhibits .
In Takoma Park, her home town, she served as President of Takoma Artist Guild, served on The City of Takoma Park Recreation Committee, Arts and Humanities Committee and served as the first Exhibitions Director for the Municipal Galleries.
She was Co-Director of the Women's Caucus National Conference in Washington, DC
At the Washington Women's Art Center on Q Street she was Exhibitions Director
She was an invited guest on the Phil Donahue, Sally Jesse Raphael, Oprah and Larry King Live television
Der Stadelschule in Germany
University of South Carolina (MFA),
and the George Washington University in DC Art Therapy Program
Gateway Service Award from Columbia Union College, MD
Drawing on Excellence, Art Barn, DC
Martha Rivers Ingram Excellence in the Arts Award, Ashley Hall, Charleston, SC
After many years with Art For The People she now plans to devote time to her own art.