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GA Gardner

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

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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.

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  • How do I book GA Gardner to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like GA Gardner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability 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 speaking fee information and check availability for GA Gardner or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for GA Gardner

    Speaking fees for GA Gardner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book GA Gardner are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire GA Gardner, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does GA Gardner speak about?

    GA Gardner is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Black History, Business, Diversity Speakers, Education, Parenting, Personal Growth, Small Business, University Speakers.
  • Where does GA Gardner travel from?

    GA Gardner generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is GA Gardner’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like GA Gardner for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, 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 speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host GA Gardner or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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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 do I book GA Gardner to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like GA Gardner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability 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 speaking fee information and check availability for GA Gardner or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for GA Gardner

    Speaking fees for GA Gardner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book GA Gardner are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire GA Gardner, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does GA Gardner speak about?

    GA Gardner is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Black History, Business, Diversity Speakers, Education, Parenting, Personal Growth, Small Business, University Speakers.
  • Where does GA Gardner travel from?

    GA Gardner generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is GA Gardner’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like GA Gardner for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, 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 speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host GA Gardner or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

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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 a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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