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Miriam Baker Has Experience in Entertainment and Business

New Anderson Artists Guild member Miriam Baker remembers wanting to be like Marlo Thomas on the 1960s sitcom That Girl: “She wanted to be independent go into the city and get a job.”

A New York City native, Miriam did just that—and so much more. She started out in the bookkeeping department at various law firms and stuck with it for 15 years. But then she relocated to Philadelphia and joined a cover band called Silver Screen as a singer and choreographer, and for six years she performed at clubs and casinos up and down the East Coast, as well as a three-month stint in Osaka, Japan. But then, tired of doing small clubs, she went back to work in accounting for awhile, at the same time establishing a home décor business from her apartment in Philadelphia called “Pillow Art,” making one-of-a-kind decorative pillows which she sold through exhibits and building her clientele.


 She then returned to entertainment with a local access TV program in Tucson, Arizona, called Exposure Real TV with her then husband. For four seasons, she interviewed local people and covered events, including some Hurricane Katrina evacuees who had been relocated to the area. Then she returned to the Southeast and to “regular” jobs and currently is the HR manager for Tyson Foods in Hartwell, Georgia.


She has resided in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Arizona, Georgia, and currently South Carolina. She has studied at the Bronx Academy of Dance, the Parsons School of Design, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2019, she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado Technical University.


As a child, Miriam loved to draw and paint with inexpensive watercolors but only recently picked up a paintbrush again after 30 years. These days, she’s learning to paint with acrylics and is looking for lessons to help her develop her skill. She is excited about the revival of her interest in art. She said, “Deep down, I always had a passion for the art world.”


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