Noreen Scott Garrity Garrity has a BFA from the University of Delaware, Newark Delaware (1986), and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1988).

After graduate school, Garrity’s career took a turn to arts administration with Program Coordinator positions at Expressways Children's Museum, Chicago, IL, and at Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA. Garrity is currently Grants Manager at WXPN, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Previously, Garrity was Associate Director for Education at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ, where directed arts education and community arts programs from 1990-2023. Garrity currently serves on the Board of Trustees of ArtPride NJ and the South Jersey Cultural Alliance. She has taught professional development workshops for teachers and served on the Art Faculty of the Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA.

Awards received include an Applause Award for Accomplishment in Education from the Markeim Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ; the Hometown Hero Award from the Campbell Soup Foundation, Camden NJ, in recognition of significant contributions in improving the lives of Camden’s youth; a Discover Jersey Arts Leadership Award from ArtPride NJ; a New Leaf/Marion Parry Travelling Fellowship and The Isobel MacKinnon Excellence in Drawing Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and the Alumni and Friends of the Art Department Award, for Outstanding Achievement in Art, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. Garrity has exhibited regionally and nationally, most recently in the exhibitions, Passages-8 Women Painters, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers-Camden Campus; and A Long December, Cerulean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Garrity's work is included in private collections.

Garrity lives with her husband, painter, Bruce Garrity, in Penns Grove, Salem County, NJ.