About Eileen Goldenberg
After a successful career in the corporate world, as an art director for a major company, Eileen decided to concentrate on her painting and other studio projects. Her work has been collected by businesses and individuals throughout the country. Eileen has participated in numerous group shows and has participated in several major exhibitions. Eileen has been asked by the Public Art Department of Hillsborough County to design and execute many pieces, from paintings to giant Christmas cards.
Eileen has been asked to create signature paintings for many charities and events, including The Museum of Science and Industry, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Headstart Foundation, Leadership Tampa, Stageworks Theatre, The Outdoor Arts Foundation, The Friendship Trailbridge Project, and the Tampa Jewish Federation.
Eileen’s pieces have been auctioned at numerous charities and are usually among the pieces going for the highest dollar amount. Some of the events and organizations include the Davis Islands Civic association, Artistic Waters for the Florida Aquarium, Flock Around the Dock for the Audubon Society, the Tampa YMCA, and the annual fundraiser for the Florida Holocaust Museum. In 1996, Eileen’s painting for Art for Life brought a record breaking $15,000. Some highlights include being selected to display a 10×10 painting for “The Big Art Show” at Tampa International Airport, designing and creating (with middle school students) the five story mural for James B. Tokely’s poem “Leviathan”, creating a doghouse, “Dogs Rule” and a playhouse, “Kids Rule” which were both displayed at Tampa Airport, and brought in thousands of dollars.
Eileen’s fiberglass animal projects for the Outdoor Arts Foundation (four to date) have always been among the top sellers.
Eileen is accomplishing her long time goal of entering the world of children’s literature. She has illustrated two books and written and illustrated one more, all published by Guardian Angel Publishing.
Eileen feels that it is important to give back, and has demonstrated this by painting murals at the Salvation Army, the J.C.C. and Schaaarai Zedek. With her sister, she started and ran the Davis Islands Community Toy Drive and Santa Ride for ten years which collected over 2,000 toys for needy children each year. Eileen has been a “Big Sister” to the same “little” for six years.
Eileen moved to Davis Islands in Tampa, Florida in 1969, and excluding her college years, has lived there ever since. She has been married for 28 years and has two grown children, Alana and Alex, and a King Charles Cavalier named Stella.Contact Eileen