Click to Open Search Bar

GA Gardner

Artist, Art Educator, Creative Speaker, Former Professor, Author of 14 Books and Publisher of 70 Books.

REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

 GA Gardner Biography

Born in Trinidad and Tobago Gardner moved to the USA at age 19 in search of a career in the arts. He failed high school in his native Trinidad and Tobago and did not have much of a future on the island. He entered Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania and began with remedial Math and English. After a year he transferred to City College of San Francisco where he completed his Associates of Arts Degree the following year. During his studies he took as many as 30 credits per semester and would work in the summers to pay his tuition. Gardner never received financial aid nor did he ever see the need to take out a college loan. He believed in hard work and even back then Gardner was debt free.

Gardner studied fine art at San Francisco State University where he received both his Bachelor’s of Arts and Master’s of Art degrees. In 1993 he did onsite research at Pixar Animation Studio in California, Industrial Light and Magic, and Pacific Data Image (now PDI/Dreamworks). Gardner crafted mixed media art and animation at The Ohio State University where he earned a Ph.D. in Art Education in 1995, becoming a US national expert in the area of Computer Art Education and composing a doctoral dissertation focusing on education and careers in animation and new media. He has written for numerous journals and magazines, officially being identified by Computer Graphics World Magazine as a subject matter expert in 1996. In that same year, Gardner founded the Digital Effect Computer Animation and Traditional Animation Festival (DECATA), a pioneering animation festival that was linked through distance learning technology.

1997-2007 Gardner authored 14 books on the subject of Art Education; under his industry leading publishing trademarks Gardner's Guide and Career Diary, he has published over 70 books that are used in colleges and universities in various countries including the USA, United Kingdom, Asia and the Caribbean. He has served as a professor of Art and Animation at various universities including William Paterson University, University of the District of Columbia and George Mason University, and has been a lecturer at The Ohio State University. He has also presented papers at the University of California Los Angeles, Florida A&M University and other institutions.

Gardner has functioned as an art consultant for several organizations including but not limited to the New York Board of Education, Fashion Institute of Technology and Florida A&M University. He produced and directed Gardner's Great Animation Show. Inspiring youth to enter the visual arts, Gardner has presented at over 50 high schools in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. He has also presented at colleges around the world.

In 2004 he became a real estate investor. He has purchased over 40 houses within the first two years of investing and by 2008 he sold them off to focus on his art full time.

In 2008 Gardner created "Elements of Hope" a collage piece on Barack Obama. His art has been seen on CNN's “Larry King Live”, in the New York Times, featured on Universal Records pop culture album covers such as Rakim: The 18th Letter, 1997, and in numerous international publications. His 2010 "Haiti: Hope for the Children," was created to raise funds for the country following the earthquake.

GA Gardner lives in Washington, DC and creates in Brooklyn, New York.

-
FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK GA Gardner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like GA Gardner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for GA Gardner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for GA Gardner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK GA Gardner?

    Booking fees for GA Gardner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire GA Gardner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR GA Gardner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like GA Gardner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book GA Gardner for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent GA Gardner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for GA Gardner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
Check Availability

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

GA Gardner

Artist, Art Educator, Creative Speaker, Former Professor, Author of 14 Books and Publisher of 70 Books.

Speaking Fee:

GA Gardner Biography

Born in Trinidad and Tobago Gardner moved to the USA at age 19 in search of a career in the arts. He failed high school in his native Trinidad and Tobago and did not have much of a future on the island. He entered Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania and began with remedial Math and English. After a year he transferred to City College of San Francisco where he completed his Associates of Arts Degree the following year. During his studies he took as many as 30 credits per semester and would work in the summers to pay his tuition. Gardner never received financial aid nor did he ever see the need to take out a college loan. He believed in hard work and even back then Gardner was debt free.

Gardner studied fine art at San Francisco State University where he received both his Bachelor’s of Arts and Master’s of Art degrees. In 1993 he did onsite research at Pixar Animation Studio in California, Industrial Light and Magic, and Pacific Data Image (now PDI/Dreamworks). Gardner crafted mixed media art and animation at The Ohio State University where he earned a Ph.D. in Art Education in 1995, becoming a US national expert in the area of Computer Art Education and composing a doctoral dissertation focusing on education and careers in animation and new media. He has written for numerous journals and magazines, officially being identified by Computer Graphics World Magazine as a subject matter expert in 1996. In that same year, Gardner founded the Digital Effect Computer Animation and Traditional Animation Festival (DECATA), a pioneering animation festival that was linked through distance learning technology.

1997-2007 Gardner authored 14 books on the subject of Art Education; under his industry leading publishing trademarks Gardner's Guide and Career Diary, he has published over 70 books that are used in colleges and universities in various countries including the USA, United Kingdom, Asia and the Caribbean. He has served as a professor of Art and Animation at various universities including William Paterson University, University of the District of Columbia and George Mason University, and has been a lecturer at The Ohio State University. He has also presented papers at the University of California Los Angeles, Florida A&M University and other institutions.

Gardner has functioned as an art consultant for several organizations including but not limited to the New York Board of Education, Fashion Institute of Technology and Florida A&M University. He produced and directed Gardner's Great Animation Show. Inspiring youth to enter the visual arts, Gardner has presented at over 50 high schools in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. He has also presented at colleges around the world.

In 2004 he became a real estate investor. He has purchased over 40 houses within the first two years of investing and by 2008 he sold them off to focus on his art full time.

In 2008 Gardner created "Elements of Hope" a collage piece on Barack Obama. His art has been seen on CNN's “Larry King Live”, in the New York Times, featured on Universal Records pop culture album covers such as Rakim: The 18th Letter, 1997, and in numerous international publications. His 2010 "Haiti: Hope for the Children," was created to raise funds for the country following the earthquake.

GA Gardner lives in Washington, DC and creates in Brooklyn, New York.

FAQs on booking GA Gardner

  • How to book GA Gardner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like GA Gardner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for GA Gardner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for GA Gardner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book GA Gardner?

    Booking fees for GA Gardner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire GA Gardner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for GA Gardner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like GA Gardner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book GA Gardner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent GA Gardner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for GA Gardner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

GA Gardner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book GA Gardner for your event is available upon request. GA Gardner generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Hezekiah Griggs III, Al Duncan, Fonzworth Bentley, Shawn Harper and Alan Page. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling GA Gardner for an upcoming event.

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to GA Gardner

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

TOP