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Cynthia Sweetland

President/ Artist @ Surroundings by Sweetland, llc; Festival Director at the Green Bay Film Festival

Green Bay, Wisconsin Area
  1. Film Green Bay,
  2. Heartland Church,
  3. CemArt, a division of Surroundings By Sweetland, llc
  1. Notre Dame Academy, Green Bay,
  2. Film Green Bay,
  3. EWGA
  1. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
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Film Green Bay

Film Green Bay

Festival Director, Green Bay Film Festival

– Present

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I have enjoyed a lifetime of Artistic Opportunities. The majority of those experiences have been in the theatre as a scenic artist and scenic designer. I have spent the last several years artistically enhancing homes and businesses with murals and specialty painting. I am currently expanding my artistic skills into the film industry. I just finished as art director for an independent film and have taken the position of art director for another. I will stay involved in the entertainment industry with the challenges to stay based in my home town with my family.

My Husband, Kevin J. Smith and I also started a Decorative Concrete company in 2004 called "CemArt". We have had a lot of success with concrete countertops, stained floors, decorative overlays, and stamped concrete. Kevin has a long history in concrete, and I think our artistic abilities lend themselves to offering our clients something unique and special.

The Green Bay Film Festival is currently my biggest volunteer effort! As director of the festival I am enjoying bringing independent films to the Green Bay Area. A year round effort with a variety of projects, I am always looking for volunteers to jump in and join the journey of expanding the arts culture in this community. The festival is a flagship event presented by Film Green Bay. This organization continues to move forward in seeking to educate, assemble resources, and provide support to independent filmmakers both locally and to those who wish to create films in our area.

Specialties: Production design, art direction, scenic painting, set design, props, set dressing, budgets, estimating, production co-ordination, production management, independent film, event management, grant writing.


Festival Director, Green Bay Film Festival

Film Green Bay
– Present (4 years 10 months)

The mission of the Green Bay Film Festival is to provide a rich cultural experience for our community and visitors while promoting Green Bay as a hub for filmmaking and film appreciation

Drama Leader

Heartland Church
– Present (3 years 5 months)

Plan & Implement Drama Productions for Heartland Church.


CemArt, a division of Surroundings By Sweetland, llc
– Present (10 years)

"Cement Art, That's Smart...!"
A decorative concrete business specializing in Concrete Countertops, Stained Concrete Floors, Decorative Overlays on exisiting concrete, and Stamped Concrete.


Surroundings By Sweetland, LLC
– Present (14 years)

Artistic designs and painting for Commercial and Residential. Event Design and build. Scenic Design, drafting, building and painting for theatre, commercials, and movies.

Scenic Designer Musical Program

Notre Dame Academy, Green Bay
(10 years)

Designed the scenery and taught the students how to build and paint their own show!

Festival Director, Green Bay Film Festival

Film Green Bay
(3 years)

Guide the team to put the festival on and handle all submissions and programing of films for the festival.

EWGA Social Chair of the Fox Cities/ Green Bay Chapter

(2 years)

Create and Organize Monthly Social Events for the local chapter.


Evergreen Productions / Next Door Theatre
(9 years)

Scenic Designer

Charge Scenic Artist

Mystic Scenic Studios
(7 years)

Over sight of artistic aspects on all construction and finishing. Construction of Set Designs for various Theatre & Ballet Companies & Walt Disney Studios. Finish work on Corporate trade shows & Museum exhibits.

Charge Scenic Artist

The Huntington Theatre
(1 year 10 months)

Charge Scenic Artist for two complete seasons of theatrical entertainment.

Charge Scenic Artist

Geva Theatre Center
(5 years)

I guided and painted all of the scenery for theatrical productions.


  • Art
  • Art Direction
  • Production Design
  • Set Design
  • Props
  • Scenic Painting
  • Set Dressing
  • Creative Direction
  • Production Management
  • Decorative Painting
  • Interior Design
  • Painting
  • Photoshop
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Event Management
  • Event Planning
  • Microsoft Office
  • Construction
  • Excel
  • Scheduling
  • Production Managment
  • Process Scheduler
  • Festivals
  • Entertainment
  • Murals
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Independent Film
  • Stage
  • Character Animation
  • Commercials
  • Film Production
  • Furnishings
  • Musical Theatre
  • Drama
  • Product Design
  • Directing
  • Theatrical Production
  • Casting
  • Lighting
  • Stage Management
  • Pre-production
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound
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West High School

Honors & Awards

CemArt received the "Best of Green Bay 2008 thru 2013" (6 years) for Concrete Contracting from USLBA.

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