Oletha迪瓦恩, 艺术教育专家, was a faculty member at McDonogh School for 27 years before retiring in 2020. In addition to her work with students, she served as the 上学校 Visual Art Department Chair and Director of 塔特尔画廊. 专业艺术家, her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the world, 她还受几家机构的委托创作原创艺术品，包括雷金纳德F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture and the DC Homewood Museum at Johns Hopkins University. She has exhibited at The Meyerhoff Gallery at MICA, 华盛顿的科科伦美术馆, and the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), w在这里 she had a solo exhibition of her spirit sculptures, one of which was recently purchased and placed in the museum's permanent collection.
DeVane’s community engagement includes service on several boards, 包括马里兰艺术广场, 广角媒体, 以及建设海地基金会. She is the recipient of the 2017 Ruby Foundation Grant, the 2021 Anonymous Was a Woman Award, 以及纽约的艺术事务奖学金，以表彰她在社区社会变革方面的工作.
2020年6月, DeVane was commissioned to design and fabricate The Memorial to Those Enslaved and Freed. 她最近还接受了巴尔的摩市政艺术协会的委托，为新装修的列克星敦市场(Lexington Market)创作一件户外雕塑.