Ciara Heatherman professional artist and educator since 2010.

Hi, I’m Ciara Heatherman, an artist and mother from Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Ciara Heatherman is an expressive representational painter, art teacher, and mother working from her home studio in Brackney, Pennsylvania. Ciara has taught across all grade levels in both New York & Pennsylvania for 10 years. Transitioning from art education to being a full time artist, Heatherman is currently the Artistic & Visual Design Coordinator at The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier where she creates murals to bring hands on exhibits to life. Ciara continues her personal painting practice focusing on daily paintings & family life.


“Finding Gratitude” is an exploration of my personal experience as an artist and mother. In the daily grind of being a caregiver, it can be difficult to find moments of gratitude in each day.

These paintings start with a personal reference photo taken in my backyard. I like to explore why I am drawn to certain subjects, and the symbolism and lore related to the animals, plants, and people in my work during the creation stage. These paintings serve as an introspective medium for me as I get to know the person I am transforming into as a mother and person. The process of creating these paintings moves from messy basic under paintings, to more refined brushstrokes and carefully placed details. I feel this process is mirrored in my experience as a mother, figuring it out as I go, having faith it will all turn out alright in the end.

My Specialities

Original Paintings



Art Education



SUNY New Paltz, 30 Graduate Credits earned towards M.S. of Art Ed 2012-2014

Ithaca College, Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts Education 2010

SUNY Broome, Associates Degree in Liberal Arts 2008

Pratt Institute at Munson Williams Proctor, Studio Art Foundation 2006-2007


Instructional 1 Visual Art PK-12 Pennsylvania


“Finding Gratitude” Tioga Arts Council, Owego, NY Anticipated November 2022



BCAC Member’s Exhibition, Broome County Arts Council, Binghamton, NY


Everyday Life, Everyday Art, Cloud Croft Studios, Owego, NY

Spring Awakening BCAC Member’s Show, Orazio Salati Gallery, Binghamton, NY

Artfully Squared, Tioga Arts Council, Owego, NY


“Inhale NY, Exhale ART!” Broome County Arts Council Member’s Show, Taste NY Atrium Gallery, Binghamton, NY

Broome Art Trail, Phelps Mansion Museum, Binghamton, NY

Everyday Life, Everyday Art, Cloud Croft Studios, Owego, NY

Juried Exhibition, Vestal Museum & Vestal Public Library, Vestal NY

All of Us, Cooperative Gallery 213, Binghamton, NY

Generations, Tioga Arts Council, Owego, NY

4th Annual SUNY Broome Alumni Art Virtual Showcase, Binghamton, NY

2nd Annual Flower Show, Broome County Artisan Gallery, Binghamton, NY

Artfully Squared, Tioga Arts Council, Owego, NY

Small in a Square, Cooperative Gallery 213, Binghamton, NY


Cooperative Gallery 213 Holiday Show, Binghamton, NY

Broome County Arts Council Member’s Exhibition, Binghamton, NY

What Now? Virtual Exhibition, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

6th Annual Leaves & Petals Virtual Exhibition, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

Everyday Life, Everyday Art, Virtual Exhibition, Tioga Arts Council, Owego, NY

Creative Collective Mini Hub Show, Creative Hub Studios, NC

USPS Art Project Traveling Exhibition, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

Flower Show, Broome County Artisan Gallery, Binghamton, NY


Broome County Arts Council Members Exhibition, Binghamton, NY


Mural Festival, Binghamton Department of Public Art, NY


Regional Art Exhibition, Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY

Mural Festival, Binghamton Department of Public Art, NY



Visual Arts Teacher grades K-6, Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center, Factoryville, PA


Visual Arts Teacher grades 6-12, Deposit Central Schools, Deposit, NY

Studio Art, Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Art History, Yearbook

Head Coach, NYSATA Olympics of the Visual Arts, Deposit, NY chapter



Deposit Junior Senior High School Semi-Annual Winter & Spring Art Show

Deposit Oktoberfest Annual Student Window Painting Juried Exhibition


Oil Painters of America, Member, 2021-present

Cooperative Gallery 213, Supporting Member, 2020-present

Art Mums United, Member, 2020-present

Tioga Arts Council, Member, 2020-present

Broome County Arts Council, Member, 2019-present


A.B.F.M. Magazine Issue 1 Represented Artist page 18 January 2022

Humankind Digital Zine Issue 3: Take Root, Page 13 August 2021

The Huts Contemporary Art Magazine Issue 2, 2 Page Spread pages 56 & 57 March 2021

Okay Cool Magazine Issue 4: The Origin of Our Ideas, Full Page Spread pg 86, February 2021