Bella Maria Varela


Miami University           Oxford, OH         2011-2015

Major in Mass Communications, concentration in Media Production                                                                                                                Minor in 2-D Media Studies, concentration in Photography

Work Experience

Smithsonian American Art/ Renwick Gallery Stores Washington, D.C.    Visual Associate 2015-Present

  •  Product Photography for Online Store
  •   Visual Merchandising for both locations
  •  Store Lead
  •  manage incoming/outgoing shipment
  •  Training and leadership 
  • Phillips Collection                                      Washington, D.C.   Museum Assistant  2015-Present

  •   Monitoring and guarding the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries 
  •   Providing accurate information about the museum and the collection to visitors.
  • Flashband                                                 Washington, D.C    Intern                          Fall 2015

  •   Local musician outreach.    
  •  Online promotion and research via social media networks.
  •  Event planning assistance for Baltimore Launch Party and various other events.
  •  Creative design services for Flashband Website Launch Party
  • Carriage House Photography Studio             Washington, D.C.   Print technician             Fall 2015

  •     Print Technician for FotoWeek DC exhibition hosted by Carriage House Studio and Gallery.
  •     Maintenance of Epson 9800 printer and other supplies.
  •     Managing communication between photographers and owner of Carriage House Studio and Gallery.                                                                        
  • Seacamp INC.                                             Big Pine Key, FL   Art Coordinator            Summer 2015

  •        Responsible for Arts and Crafts courses and the Arts and Crafts inventory at Seacamp.
  •         Maintaining and submitting accurate course outlines, class records and evaluations for each of the sessions.
  •         Create a budget for the Arts and Crafts equipment and supplies; and order/purchase for classes.
  •         Maintenance of the Arts and Crafts building and all equipment and wares in neat and functional condition.

Miami University Photography Lab                            Oxford, OH              Lab Monitor        2012- 2015

  •     Responsible for lab operations, including supplies/lighting and maintaining the Epson 7800 printer on a daily basis.
  •     Provided technical support and project management assistance to students, clubs and outside organizations.
  •     Monitored safety requirements.       


    •    Certificate of Merit presented by the Mayor of Miami, FL (2011)
    •    1st Place regional Winner for the Latino Art Beat competition Washington, D.C. (2011)
    •    Exhibition at the Brazee Street C-Link Studio, Cincinnati, OH (2015)
    •    American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED certified (2015)