Emily Brewton Schilling
I began writing professionally in 1986 as art critic and assistant editor for a weekly Philadelphia newspaper, the South Street Star. Since then I've worked in radio, theater and nonprofit arts organizations, as well as multinational manufacturing and technology companies.
An independent consultant since 1998, I've been privileged to work with Ancestry.com, Cspace.com, Forbes ASAP, NBCOlympics.com, Compaq Computer Corporation and Quokka Sports online. I also edit fiction and nonfiction book manuscripts for authors. To discuss your manuscript or communications project, send me a note.
2008-present: NONPROFIT ARTS ADVOCACY
In 2017 I joined The Modigliani Project, working part-time to support the group's research and scholarly mission. In addition, I protect and promote the estates of writers Marion Holland and Barbara Holland, and painter Jim Brewton. I founded and run the James E. Brewton Foundation and serve on the steering committee for the Philadelphia Avant-Garde Studies Consortium.
1998-present: COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT
I develop strategic campaigns to define corporate identity and improve connections with employees, customers and constituents—shareholders, board members, suppliers, audiences, art collectors and patrons. I design and deliver print publications, online newsletters, websites, training programs, speeches and visual support, academic research, writing, editing or proofreading.
1997-1998: Compaq Computer Corporation - Manager, Communications, Corporate Quality and Customer Satisfaction. Houston, Texas.
1996-1997: Federated Department Stores - Manager, Employee Communications, Macy’s West Division. San Francisco, Calif.
1990-1996: Armstrong World Industries - Manager, Employee Publications. Lancaster, Pa.
1989-1990: Fulton Opera House Foundation - Public Relations Director. Lancaster, Pa.
1987-1989: The Philadelphia Art Alliance - Public Relations and Program Director. Philadelphia, Pa.
For my art portfolio, click here.
I've been exhibiting my work since 1990 in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, and in juried/curated shows online. I've also guest-lectured at Moore College of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, and the University of Pennsylvania.
The Authors Guild, Inc.
Catalogue Raisonne Scholars Association
Philadelphia Avant-Garde Studies Consortium (PASC)
A few words of praise
"That was a great speech!"
--President Bill Clinton, 1986
"Grace under pressure--and she cracked the nut at The New York Times!"
--Marilyn Goodman, Director,
The Philadelphia Art Alliance
"A diamond in the mine."
--Andy Goldblatt, Sales Manager, WMMR-FM
"Emily has done the seemingly impossible by elevating her performance even beyond the rarefied level she achieved. I cannot apply enough glowing superlatives.... Suffice it to say she has been superb."
--Joseph DiSanto, Employee Communications Manager, Armstrong World Industries
"Outstanding communication and organizational skills...."
--William W. Adams, President & CEO, Armstrong World Industries