EDUCATION

University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

Degree: Master of Fine Arts

Major: Painting

Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Major: Painting     Minor: Photography

Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

Degree: Applied Associates in Science

Major: Commercial Art

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Sauk Valley Community College, current

Dixon, Illinois

Position: Associate Professor of Art

University of Montana Western, 2013-2016

Dillon, Montana

Position: Assistant Professor of Art

University of Montana Western, 2000-2012

Dillon, Montana

Position: Adjunct Art and Education Faculty

Montana Tech of the University of Montana, 1998-2009

Butte, Montana

Position: Department of Professional and Technical Communication Adjunct Faculty

 

RELATED TEACHING EXPERIENCES

Youth Challenge Academy, 2010-present

University of Montana Western

Dillon, Montana

Position: Art Instructor

Upward Bound, Montana Tech 2009-2010

Butte, Montana

Position: Art Instructor

Butte Central Middle School, Spring 2003

Butte, Montana

Position: Art Instructor

Rogue Community College, Summer 1992

Grants Pass, Oregon

Position: Photography Instructor, Continuing Education

Community College of Luzerne County, 1985-89

Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

Position: Photography Instructor, Continuing Education

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Sauk Art Gallery, current

Dixon, Illinois

Position: Director

Montana Western Art Gallery & Museum 2009-2016

Dillon, Montana

Position: Director

Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation, 1997-2011

Butte, Montana

Position: Executive Director

Missoula Art Museum, 1992-94

Missoula, Montana

Position: Installation Assistant/Photographer

Schneider Museum of Art, 1990-92

Ashland, Oregon

Position: Installation Assistant/Photographer

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Butterfly Herb Gallery: Mapping Fractal Dimensions: Drawings and Paintings

Missoula, Montana June 2015

Emerick Art Studio, University of Montana Western: Construction Zone: Drawing Installation

Dillon, Montana. Summer 2013

Good Neighbor Gallery: Tape Installation

Dillon, Montana. November 2012

Good Neighbor Gallery: Soup’s On! Community Event and Exhibition

Dillon, Montana. April 2012

Original Scroll Installation: Len Waters Building

Butte Montana. July 2011

Paper Kite Gallery: Photographic Exhibition and Video Installation “The Wise River”

Kingston, Pennsylvania, June 2009

A.Dofe Gallery: Printmaking Exhibition “Fabric of Life”

Willow Creek, Montana, September 2002

Hartvig Gallery: Painting Exhibition "Sacred Ground"

Basin, Montana, May 2000

Arts Chateau Museum: "Recent Works"

Butte, Montana, April 1997

Gallery of Visual Arts: Installation Exhibition "Time Map"

University of Montana. April 1995

University Center Art Gallery: Installation Exhibition "It’s About Time"

University of Montana. November 1994

University Visual Art Gallery: Installation Exhibition "Installation of Information"

University of Montana. June-September 1994

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

The Next Picture Show: Modern Art Exhibition

Dixon, Illinois. August-September 2017

Phidian Art Exhibition

Dixon, Illinois. April-May 2017

The Pottery Gallery: “Photographs from the Streets”

Virginia City, Montana. June-September 2015

Reno Art Works: Montana Eclectic 7

Reno, Nevada. June 2013

The Art Scene Gallery: Images, Objects and Abstractions

Dillon, Montana. May 2013

Main Stope Gallery: Figuratively Speaking

Butte, Montana. April 2013

Frontier Space: Triennial Refuse Exhibit

Missoula, Montana. June 2012

Butte Invitational Exhibition

Main Stope Gallery Butte, Montana, July, 2010

Bounce: Artist Exchange Exhibition

Ballard Works Gallery, Seattle Washington & The Museum of Fine Arts, Butte, Montana

July-October, 2008

Visions and Voices: Venus Gallery

Butte, Montana, 2008

Hands of Harvest Invitational: Montana State Capital Building

Helena, Montana, January 2007

Apex Gallery: “Landscapes and Abstractions”

South Dakota College of Technology, November 2001

           

PERFORMANCES

Sharing Stories About Death: An interactive performance where I collected stories of people's experiences with death. Day of the Dead Festival Missoula, Montana November 1994

White Image on a Black Background Surrounded by Gold: A multimedia performance about the destruction of the land caused by the gold mining practices in the Black Hills of South Dakota. University of MontanaDecember 1993

Living Earth; A Dialogue Between Worlds: An interactive performance where I buried my body in the earth for five hours with my face exposed and engaged in dialogue with the audience during the Day of the Dead Festival Missoula, Montana November 1992

Biosphere II: An electronic link-up performance with Biosphere II and the Electronic Cafe in Los Angeles in collaboration with Barbara Smith and the California State Arts Performers.

Humboldt State University Arcata, California July 1993

Ask the Goddess: Collaborative performance with Carolee Schneeman and the California State Arts Performers.

Humboldt State University Arcata, California July 1993

The Waters: Collaborative performance with Betsy Damon and the California State Arts Performers.

Humboldt State University Arcata, California July 1993

Sandcastles in Time: Collaborative performance with Christine Sobel.

Drawing and sculptural performance on a Northern California Beach during high tide. July 1993

Jacob's Island Circle/Vessel Ritual: Collaborative performance with potter Clare Ann Harff on an ice jam over the Clark Fork River. Missoula, Montana January 1993

Contemporary Neanderthal: Performance during the International Wildlife Film Festival Wild Walk Parade. Missoula, Montana April 1993

 

SELECTED ARTISTIC COMMISSIONS

National Center for Traditional Arts: Responsible for the organization and operation of the 2008-2009 National Folk Festival Family Area. I designed the thematic art projects for the three day that provided hands on experiential learning with a variety of art forms for over 10,000 participants.

Public Murals: Two commissioned mosaic tile murals for the Atlantic Richfield Company.  Installed at the Copper Mountain Sports and Recreation Complex in Butte, Montana   4’x5’   2001

Research Project: I have completed a research project titled: Form and Function of Murals in our Contemporary Society. This project includes a slide presentation lecture and a data bank of over one hundred fifty mural images from throughout the Northwestern United States.

Public Mural: Eureka, Montana "Seasons of the Imagination" is a painting that depicts the flavor of the local people interacting in their environment during the four seasons. Acrylic, 8'x20' 1995-6

Commissioned Work: Between 1992 and 1997 I worked on a series of 17 wildlife paintings for the Endangered Species Chocolate Company. This work includes a painting of David Greybeard used to promote chimpanzee research for Jane Goodall.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Rembrandt in the Stairwell, by Alan Weltzien, Foothills Publishing, Cover Lino-cut Print 2016.

Mountain Water Mountain Air, by Phil Atkins, Cover Photograph 2010.

Emptiness: The Poetry of Time and Place, by Glenn Bodish, Poetry and Drawings 2010.

Images of America: Butte, by Ellen Crain and Lee Whitney, Arcadia Publishing, Photography, 2009.

New York Times, January 28th, 2007 Artistic Revival Takes Root Amid Relics of Copper Mines, Jim Robbins published this article about the arts community program that I worked to develop in the past twelve years in Butte, Montana

International Herald Tribune, France published New York Times article January 2007

Butteopia, Silver Street Group Publishing, Photography, 2006.

State of the Arts, September/October 2006 Article written by Edwin Dobb about the work I have accomplished in developing a thriving arts community and creation of the Museum of Fine Arts in Butte.

Montana Magazine, Photography, July/August 1997.

Los Angeles Times, Published photo and by-line from my performance Contemporary Neanderthal April 1993

Cascade East Magazine, Photograph in Issue: Winter 1989

Currents Magazine, Photograph and Illustration in Issues: 1989-90

Non Profit Times, Illustration in Issues: Jun.-Aug. 1989

Northeast Magazine, Photographs in Issues: Apr.-Jul. 1986

 

SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS

Montana Standard Best of the Best: Best Artist: Silver Medal 2015

Missoula Artist Trust Grant Award 1995

University of Montana: Juried Exhibition, 3rd Place Photograph 1995

Schneider Merit Award in Art: Nominee 1992

Southern Oregon State College Juried Art Exhibition: Honorable Mention 1992

 

RESIDENCIES

Good Neighbor Gallery and Studio

Dillon, Montana. January – December 2012

 

COLLECTIONS

Silver Bow Art

Butte, Montana

Roger Ogden

New Orleans, Louisiana

University of Montana Western

Dillon, Montana

Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation

Butte, Montana

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES

Research Project & Presentation: International Relations Seminar

Topic: Atrocities, Protests and Affirmations: Iconic Images from the Age of Global Conflict

This project included two components to the research. The first part was a private presentation to Professor Lawson’s International Relations Seminar which I presented my research power point lecture on the history of Images of Conflict, War, Propaganda and Protest in Art. The second part of the research was conducted collaboratively with Professor Lawson. The result was a 200 slide power point lecture documenting the iconic photographic evidence from World War I & II, Korean and Cold Wars, Vietnam, Iraqi Wars and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict. The lecture was presented by both of us in a classroom environment as well as a public lecture on campus. March 2016

Workshop Presenter: MEA-MFT Teachers ConferenceTopic: Japanese Stab Book Binding, Stop Motion Video &

Greenscreen Photography. October 2015

Montana Art Interscholastics: Montana Art Education Association

I was responsible for the development and implementation of the annual travelling event held at the University of Montana Western in 2015 Over 250 Montana High School art students and 30 art teachers from around the state attended the weekend event. My responsibilities included promoting and marketing the event, securing accommodations and meals, training student volunteers, plan activities and entertainment for the Friday night art party, hired 30 art instructor’s and managed 52 different workshop sessions. I also taught workshops on green screen photography and stop motion video production. April 17-18, 2015.

Workshop Presenter: MEA-MFT Teachers Conference

Topic: Using Digital Apps to Create Works of Fine Art. October 2014

Guest Lecturer: Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

Topic: Art and the Environment: Contemporary Movements in Green. February 2014

Guest Lecturer: National Mining Summit, Butte, Montana

Topic: Art & the Environment: Contemporary Movements in Green. October 2009

Guest Lecturer: Montana Tech

Topic: Art & the Environment: Contemporary Movements in Green. April 2009

Guest Juror: Montana Institute of the Arts Annual Statewide Exhibition

Main Stope Gallery, Butte, Montana. June 2001

Guest Panelist: Montana Tech

Topic: Arts, Diversity and the Campus Community. Panel discussion with Patrick Overton, Author of“Rebuilding the Front Porch of America”  Butte, Montana. March 2000

Guest Lecturer: Montana State University Architectural Students

Topic: Community Art Center. March 2000

Guest Lecturer: Butte School District, Montana

Topic: The Form and Function of Murals in our Society 1998

Guest Lecturer: Eureka High School, Montana

Topic: The Form and Function of Murals in our Society 1998