Professional Experience

1996 – Present
State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY:
SUNY Distinguished Professor for Research and Creative Activity
 
2015
New York State Blue Ribbon Commission on the Arts and Commission’s Executive Committee, New York State Board of Regents, Albany, NY
 
1996-2006 Professor
Chancellor’s Research Recognition Award (2005)
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity (2003)
Kasling Lecturer (2001) – for distinguished scholarly and creative activity as senior faculty member.

1992-96 Associate Professor
William T. Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award (1994) – for distinguished scholarly and creative activity as junior faculty.
Minority Visiting Scholar Award from Central Missouri State University (1994).

1989-92 Assistant Professor
Courses taught from 1989 – present:
Drawing I, II, III & IV
Drawing from Science-art/science college prep course for inner city school students
Life Drawing I & II
Two Dimensional Design I & II
Painting I, II, III, IV, Directed & Independent Studio
Drawing II, Intermediate Drawing/Painting, Advanced Drawing/Painting, Directed &Independent Studio Drawing/Painting- researched, restructured and implemented merger of the drawing and painting programs into one program.
Life-size Figurative Painting (new course – researched and implemented)
Illustration I, II, III, IV, Directed & Independent Study (new program – researched and implemented)
Interdisciplinary Media (new course – researched and implemented)
Interdisciplinary Studies in Art (graduate course)
Freshman Seminar – College on the Fly: Study Skills and Fly Fishing -(new course – researched and implemented)
Visiting Artist Program
Teaching Assistantships: Drawing/Painting, Illustration, Life Drawing

2007
Drawing on Science Course- Community Outreach Partnership Center- Dunkirk, NY: This course, introduced to a group of inner city middle school children created a link between their environment and their future as a college students. This course also tries to improve their drawing skills while exploring regional insects and the migration patterns of local fish and birds.

2008
MARK Professional Practice Program-New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

Visiting Artist- Residency at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. Supervised field trip and presented studio critiques, drawing workshops, lectures and solo exhibition.

2005-2007
Visiting Faculty – Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY Taught figure painting using various mediums and life drawing.

2007
Visiting Artist- Residency at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Ma
Biological Regionalism: Atlantic Cod- an exhibition of sketchbooks and watercolors along with a video outlining the Atlantic cod’s influence on the regional history and my connection to the project- presented daily workshops and drop-in sessions along with an eight-foot and drop-in sessions along with an eight-foot painting of an Atlantic Cod.

2006
Visiting Artist-Residency at Cascade Resource Advocacy Group, Portland, Or. Researched, documented and painted an example of the threatened bull trout species

Visiting Artist-Residency at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Local Species Project-community project investigating endangered local fish species, conservation and community art book project http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum/localspecies.

2006
External Reviewer – reviewer for promotion to associate professor for the Art Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
Visiting Artist – Residency at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Local Species Project – community project investigating engangered local
fish species, conservation and community art book project.
http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum/localspecies/

2005
External Reviewer – reviewer for promotion to professor for the Art
Department at the State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY.

2004
Artist-Teacher – Union Institute, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT. Worked as a mentor to one of the program’s graduate students during the
summer and semester breaks.

2004
External Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion – Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron, OH

1997- 2000
Advisor- Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua Institute, NY – oversee operation of the gallery, advisor to the curator and the Center’s board of directors, oversee direction of Center to ensure productive future and act as a liaison between the Center and the Chautauqua Institution.

1996-97
Director/Curator – Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua Institute, NY responsible for curating, organizing and installation of exhibitions, scheduling lectures and workshops, directing internship program, supervising the operations of a gift shop, fund-raising, keeping all financial records , future planning, designing brochures and catalogs and overseeing a major capital improvement project for the Center.

1991
Christo’s: Umbrellas Project – Tejon Pass, CA; crew captain of installation crew.

1988-89
Instructor – Art Institute of Boston, MA; instructing Anatomy / Figure Drawing,Painting and Drawing for Illustration.
Instructor – New England School of Art and Design, Boston, MA; instructing Life Drawing /Figure
Drawing Instructor / Department Chairman – Lincoln Sudbury High School, Sudbury, MA; instructing various level courses in Painting, Photography, and Printmaking.

1987-88
Instructor – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; instructing Symbolism: A Thematic Approach to Self-Portraits, Basic Drawing and Beginning Drawing utilizing museum collection and current exhibitions.
Instructor – Learning Enrichment Arts Program – LEAP – Lexington, MA;
Instructing pre-school students on the visual arts.
Bilingual Instructor – Buffalo Public School System, Buffalo, NY; grades 5-8, courses included instruction for physically handicapped.

1986-87
Instructor – State University of New York at Buffalo, NY – Foundations of Drawing I and II (Figure Study).
Instructor – Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; course on drawing
fundamentals and creating large narrative works.
Director and Curator of Exhibitions for Bethune Art Gallery and Pfeifer Theatre Gallery, State University of New York at Buffalo,NY.
Foundations Evaluation Committee – Member of committee selected to assist in analyzing, researching and restructuring the Foundations.
Program to better prepare students for present concerns in the Arts. This committee also looked into restructuring courses in the final two years of a four year arts program.
Divisional Grievance Committee – Member of committee which researched, discussed, and resolved matters for which grievances had been filed.
Western New York Institute for the Arts in Education, Buffalo, NY; worked the public art found in the subways.
Artists Advisory Board – Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY; duties included direct work with curator to organize, curate, review work and slides and make recommendations on shows and policies.

1985-86
Teaching Assistant – State University of New York at Buffalo, NY- Foundations of Drawing I and II (Figure Study). Full responsibility for the course structure and syllabus, instruction and grading.
Nominated for Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Freelance Illustration – Lichenstein Marketing, Rochester, NY -illustrations for IBM, Kodak, and Rochester Philharmonic
Series / Gannet Newspaper, Rochester, NY- editorial illustrations

1984
Design and Production Assistant – Joan of Art Studios, Inc., – designed and assisted in production of various processes associated with fine art glass and etching.

1983
Assistant in Communication and Construction -“Christo’s: Surrounded Islands Project”, Miami, FL
Freelance Illustration and Design – Political illustrations and graphs for Cromier,Young and Group, Harrisburg, PA and the “New Arts Growth Revue” literary magazine, Indiana PA
Instructor – Senior Activities Center of Cambria County, Spangler, PA; drawing and painting; foundations and advanced classes.

1982
Photographer and Darkroom Technician – Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Public Information, Indiana, PA
Darkroom Technician – Focal Point Photography (industrial
photography), Pittsburgh, PA

1981
Photographer and Darkroom Technician – Indiana Penn,
Indiana, PA

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