Recent and Current Exhibitions

Grasshopper Gallery ~ Inaugural Exhibition

Wardensville, West Virginia

September 26, 2014  ~  October 19, 2014

Landes Art Center

Petersburg, West Virginia

September 19, 2015  ~  October 19, 2015

Allegany Arts Council

Cumberland, Maryland

March 04, 2017 - March 25, 2017

Lamplight Gallery

Thomas, West Virginia

April 1, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Huntington Museum of Art

Program Brochure with Biography of the Artist

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV - Opening July 29, 2017 ~ February, 2018

 “For The Joy of Light” Interactive Multimedia Installation

Major collaborative installation involving large scale paintings, accompanied by dynamic sound and viewer interactive lighting; original music composed by German musician, composer Dan Morro. This exhibition brings together nearly fifty years of experience: “I seek a means of involving, all human beings, not as viewers, but as participants in the ageless impact of the creative emergence.  A means of uncovering the core of our intuitive understanding and cumulative experience ingrained and transmitted through generations since the dawn of time . . . . . . These paintings document my search for our shared universal awareness.

Opening Reception Photos

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Huntington Facebook

The Charleston Gazette

The Daily Independent

 

Professional Chronology

 

EDUCATION

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

   Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Studied painting under Theresa Pollock, a student of Hans Hoffman.

     Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the Jamestown Foundation and the Commonwealth of Virginia, Internship to study museum presentation.

POSITIONS HELD

 1958 Art Instructor, Virginia Beach Art Association, Virginia Beach, Virginia

 1959-62 Art Instructor, Twentieth Century Gallery, Williamsburg, Virginia

 1961 Art Director, WXEX-TV, NBC Television Affiliate, Richmond, Virginia.  All art work required by television station, including set design.  TV cards for commercials, station ID's, layouts for advertisements, newspapers and TV Guide.

 1961-62 Curator and Director of Exhibits, Jamestown Foundation, Jamestown, Virginia.

Responsible for design and installation of exhibits in Old and New World Pavilions, including maintenance of library records and research, redesigned and correlated display, lighting, and text techniques.     Co-designed and supervised installation and renovation of permanent exhibits in the New World Pavilion, "Commonwealth of Nations" Exhibit.       Wrote, designed and fabricated a special exhibit:  "Virginia's Gold/Tobacco in the New World" for the State of Virginia and the Tobacco Institute.     Responsible for adding copies of long forgotten Spanish "Treaty of Tordesillas" to Jamestown Foundation and the Smithsonian Institute.

1964 Coordinator of Exhibits for the St. Augustine Quadra centennial, St. Augustine, Florida.  Summer of racial strife, canceled exhibition.

1965-74 Art Instructor and lecturer, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida.

Classes ranged from beginning drawing and painting to critique and master classes.

1965-74 Design and installation of special exhibits, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida.

          Museum gala opening.

          Craftsmen of the Southeastern United States.

          Pre-Columbian Art, Campbell Collection.

          African Primitive Art.

          Contemporary Furniture as Sculpture.

1970-97 Lectures and Seminars, throughout the Southeastern United States.

1970-99 Served as Juror and Judge for Art Competitions and Exhibitions.

 Most recent:


CHRONOLOGY

 

2017 - “For The Joy of Light” Interactive Multimedia Installation - Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV -

2009 - One of 51 contributors to the book Tea With Elisabeth celebrating the life of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

2005 -  Honor . . . Recipient of The State Journal's "55 Good Things About West Virginia."

Article . . . in the State Journal

 2003 - Award wining film documentary  aired on PBS and other venues across the country. Produced by Real Earth  Productions.

1985 - 1995 Served on the Board of Directors of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center.

One week Master Class, Huntington Museum of Art - Huntington, West Virginia, sponsored by the Tri-State Arts with assistance from the West Virginia Arts and Humanities Department.

1980-81 Two year Artist in Residency, Grant County, West Virginia. Sponsored by the Grant County Arts Council with assistance from the West Virginia Arts and Humanities Department.

1986 Benefit show - Donated twenty nine works to raise funds for Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Florida.

1983 Twenty-Five Year Retrospective, catalog published by Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Florida.

1977-87 Represented by Vorpal Gallery, New York, New York and San Francisco, California

1977 Inclusion in book titled Twenty American Landscape Painters, Watson Guptill, Publisher.

1977 Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee. (One person show and "First Light" presentation)

1976 Feature article in American Artist Magazine.

1976 Special presentation, John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
(Light and sound production - "First Light")

1973 Listed in Who's Who in American Art.

1972-74 Artists at Work, touring invitational show - throughout U.S.A.

1972 Film documentary - PBS.
 
1971-72 Florida Creates, national touring invitational show.
 
1971 Ford Foundation Grant, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
1971-72 North Carolina National Bank, touring group graphics show.

1970-74 Attended the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire.

 
1970 Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, Juried group show.

1966-71 Fifteen Best of Show and First Place awards, juried competitions.

1957-86 Forty-nine one person and/or group shows throughout the U.S.A.


PERMANENT COLLECTIONS, MUSEUM AND CORPORATE

  • ABC Television Network - New York, New York.

  • Ackerman & Company Tower Place, Commissioned - Atlanta, Georgia.

  • American Federal Savings & Loan Association - Orlando, Florida.

  • Architectural Designers - Dallas, Texas.

  • Ashland Oil Company - Ashland, Ohio.

  • City of Baltimore - Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Bank of East Orange - Orlando, Florida.

  • Barnett Bank - Winter Park, Florida.

  • Burdines of Florida - Miami, Florida.

  • Chicago Tribune, Commissioned - Chicago, Illinois.

  • Comback - Casselberry, Florida.

  • Commercial Union Insurance Co. - Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Florida Gas - Orlando, Florida.

  • Gannett (USA Today)Commissioned - Melbourne, Florida.

  • Greenville County Museum - Greenville, South Carolina.

  • Huntington Museum of Art - Huntington, West Virginia.

  • Jacksonville Art Museum - Jacksonville, Florida.

  • Koger Properties, Executive Centers - Jacksonville, Florida - Norfolk, Virginia - Orlando, Florida - Richmond, Virginia - San Antonio, Texas - Goldsbrough, North Carolina - Tampa, Florida.

  • Maitland Art Center - Maitland, Florida.

  • The Mark St. Thomas, Commissioned - St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Mercedes Benz International - New York, New York.

  • Mint Museum - Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Moore Insurance Co. - Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Monroe Chanbliss National Bank - Ocala, Florida.

  • National Bank of Cocoa Beach - Cocoa Beach, Florida.

  • North Carolina National Bank - Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Orlando Museum of Art - Orlando, Florida.

  • Orlando Sentinel Star, Commissioned - Orlando, Florida.

  • Orlando Utilities, Commissioned - Orlando, Florida.

  • Rabon County Bank - Clayton, Georgia.

  • Rabon County Chamber of Commerce - Clayton, Georgia.

  • Schweizer & Associates, Architectural Firm - Winter Park, Florida.

  • Summit Community Bank, Commissioned - Moorefield, West Virginia.

  • State of West Virginia - Charleston, West Virginia.

  • State of Florida.

  • Tupperware International, Commissioned - Orlando, Florida.

  • Twentieth Century Gallery - Williamsburg, Virginia.

  • Works have gone into collections in France, Japan and New Zealand.

 
 
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