JOEL C. SHEESLEY
MFA, University of Denver, School of Art
BFA, Syracuse University, School of Art
Professor of Art, Wheaton College
 
0N345 Willow Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-363-6997 (M), 630-752-5267 (W), Joel.Sheesley@wheaton.edu

Solo Exhibitions

2013

  • Nov-Dec., Evidence on the Pavement, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

2012

  • May-June, Self Portrait/Personal Apocalypse, Hansen Galleries, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
  • Feb.-March, Testimony of the Pavement, The 930, Louisville, KY.
  • Jan.- Feb., A Content of Sorts, Ford Center for the Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, IL.

2011

  • Sept.-Nov., Trekking Stubborn, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL.
  • Aug.-Sept., The Long Wait, SXU Gallery, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL.

2010

  • Jan.-April., Up Is Down, Michigan Avenue Galleries, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.

2009

  • Jan.-Feb., Mirror of Nature, Beard Arts Center, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN.

2008

  • Aug.-Nov., Domestic Vision: Twenty-Five Years of the Art of Joel Sheesley,   Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University,Valparaiso, IN.
  • March-April, The View From Here, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR.
  • March, Not a Lifesaving Device, Finestra Artspace, Chicago, IL.
  • Jan.-Feb., Above and Below, Adams Gallery, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

2007

  • Aug.-Sept., Joel Sheesley, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI.

2005

  • Sept.-Nov., Art @ Home, Draewell Gallery, Judson College, Elgin, IL.
  • Oct. –Dec., Human/Nature, gescheidle, 118 N. Peoria, Chicago, IL.

2004

  • Jan-Feb., Paintings, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL.

2003

  • Oct., (Be)tween, gescheidle, 300 West Superior St., Chicago, IL.
  • Summer, ’03, Selected Paintings, Laity Lodge, Kerrville, Texas,.
  • Jan. –March, Intimate Geography, St. Peter’s Church, 54th St. and Lexington, NYC.

2002

  • Nov.-Dec., The Painted Journey, Safety-Kleen Gallery One, Elgin Community College, Elgin, Il
  • May-June, Intimate Geography, Wood Street Gallery, 1239 N. Wood, Chicago.

2001

  • Sept., Sheesley/Witkin, Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids,MI
  • Mar.-Aprl., New Paintings, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI.

2000

  • Oct. – Nov., Interiors, Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College, Wenham, MA.
  • Sept. – Dec. Eve in Suburbia: Paintings by Joel Sheesley, The Olson Gallery, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN
  • Sept., Scenes on the Journey, Moreau Art Galleries, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN.
  • Apr., Paintings from the Journey, Union U. Gallery of Art, Union U., Jackson, TN
  • Mar. – Apr., More Than Enough, Wood Street Gallery, 1239 N. Wood, Chicago.
  • Feb. – Friends on the Journey, Adams Gallery, Wheaton College, Wheaton,IL.

1999

  • Oct. – Nov., Suburban Thesaurus, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, River Forest,
  • Feb., Paintings: Journey Series, Robert Kidd Gallery, 107 Townsend St., Birmingham, MI.

1998

  • March, The Journey, Wood Street Gallery, 1239 N. Wood, Chicago, IL.

1997

  • Feb., New Paintings, Weaver Gallery, Bethel College, Mishawaka IN.

1995

  • Feb., Static Migration, Kay Garvey Gallery, 230 W. Superior, Chicago, IL.1994
  • March, Recent Work, Vandervelde Gallery, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL.

1993

  • October, Choice Lots, DeMattias Gallery, Kansas Newman College, Wichita, KS. February, Absence of Paradise, Adams Gallery, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

1992

  • October, Organized Play, Sloan Gallery, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN.
  • September, Level Fields, Kubiak Gallery, Oneonta, NY.
  • January, Suburban Thesaurus, Kay Garvey Gallery, Chicago, Il.

1990

  • November, Paintings, Wilson Galleries, Anderson University, Anderson, IN.
  • March, Paintings, Lower Armington Center Gallery, Greenville College, Greenville, IL.

1987

  • November, Domestic Policies, Kay Garvey Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL.

1986

  • November,Provisional Measures, Adams Gallery, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.
  • September, New Paintings, Judson College, Elgin, IL.

l985

  • Appropriate Techniques, Art and Development in Estancita,   Documentation of art and development project completedin March, l985, in the Dominican Republic. Exhibition at Adams Hall Gallery, Wheaton College,Wheaton, IL.

1983

  • January, No Autonomy, Bernal Gallery, Chicago, IL.
  • April, One Person Show, Bernal Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1980

  • October, Paintings, Ludlow-Hyland Gallery, 20 East 35th Street, NYC

INVITATIONAL AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013

  • Feb.-March, “Guy Chase Tribute Exhibition,” Rowland Art Gallery, Greenville College, Greenville, IL.

2008

  • Sept.-Nov., “Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1968-Present,” Exit Art, 475 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY, JoshMacPhee, curator.

2007

  • Oct. – Dec., “figure 9: contemporary figurative painters”, Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Oneonta.

2007

  • May, “If One Had the Grace,” Collaborative Performance, Adams Gallery, Wheaton     College, Wheaton, IL.
  • April – May, “2007 Mid America Print Council Juried Members Exhibition,” Safety-Kleen Gallery One, Elgin CommunityCollege, Elgin, IL.

2006

  • Sept.-Nov., “Views from the Heartland,” Signs of Life Gallery, Lawrence, Kansas.
  • June – Feb. ’07, “Expressing Faith: Selected Works form the Museum Collection,” Billy Graham Center Museum, Wheaton, IL.
  • April – “Wrestling with Beauty,” Buswell Memorial Library, Wheaton College, David Hooker curator.
  • Feb. – “Realism,” Robert Kidd Gallery, 107 Townsend, Birmingham, MI.

2005    -

  • Nov. – Feb. ‘06, “A Broken Beauty,” Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.
  • Aug. – Sept., “The Next Generation,” ­MOBIA, 1865 Broadway, New York, NY.

2002

  • Aug., “About Looking at Things,” Gescheidle, 300 W. Superior, Chicago, IL.
  • July-Aug., “Invitational Exhibition: Gallery & Guest Artists,” Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 W. 20th St. , New York, NY.

2001

  • Aug.-Sept., “Natural Vistas,” Arts Midland, Midland, MI.. Bruce Winslow, curator.

2000

  • Nov., “Shake the Coat: A Midwestern Tribute to Gregory Gillespie,” Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL., Tim Lowly, curator.

1998

  • Aug.-Oct., “The Interior Journey in Contemporary Landscape,” Northern IL University Museum, DeKalb, IL., Jo Burke, curator.
  • Sept.-Oct., “What We Have Seen,” Arcadia Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI., Tim Lowly, curator.

1997

  • Aug.-Oct., “Searching for the Spiritual,” DePree Art Center and Gallery, Hope  College, Holland , MI., Jack Wilson, curator.

1995

  • Feb., “Day to Day (painting the personal),”Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 Diversey, Chicago, IL., Tim Lowly, curator.
  • Jan.-Feb., “Spiritual Inquires,” Struve Gallery,” 309 W. Superior, Chicago,IL., Bill Struve, curator.

1994

  • Oct., Sharp/Danka Gallery, South Suburban College, South Holland, Il.
  • Sept.-Nov., One Illinois Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr. Chicagp, four paintings exhibited in main lobby.
  • July-Aug., “A Summer Sampler”, The Lookout Gallery, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • June-July, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, 30 S Wacker Dr., Chicago, three paintings    exhibited in main lobby.

1993-94

  • Dec.-Jan, “Contemporary Visions”, Alford House, Anderson Fine Arts Center,  Anderson, IN., Jason Knapp, curator.

1993

  • May, “Genesis to Revelation: the Old and New Testament in Contemporary Art”, Richard H. Love Contemporary Gallery, Chicago.
  • April, “Revealing Light”, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, sponsored by Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship.

1992

  • November, “Reflections of the Spirit,” Kreft Center Gallery, Concordia College, Ann Arbor, MI.

1991

  • September, “Urban/Suburban,” Fine Arts Center Gallery, Triton College, River Grove, IL.

1989

  • December, Wheaton College Art Faculty, Adams Gallery, Wheaton College,
  • October, “Urban, Suburban and Rural Landscapes,”Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Curator: William Cox.
  • March/April, “Illinois Painters Exhibition,” Springfield Art Association, Illinois.

1987

  • January, Nicaraguan Solidarity Posters, Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.

1986

  • September/December, The Sacred Image, traveling show, Messiah College, PA.; Greenville College, IL.; Judson College, IL.

1984

  • November, “Pedestrian,” four-person show, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan  Ave., Chicago, IL.

1983

  • November/December, Art on Paper, Sixteenth Weather-spoon Annual Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.

1980

  • March, Gallery Artists Exhibit, Bernal Gallery, 612 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.
  • February, Gallery Artists Exhibit, Gallery Yssa, 123 East 57th Street, New York City.

1980

  • August, Ashawag Hall, Springs, New York.  August, Three-Person Show, Bernal Gallery, 612 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago.

JURIED COMPETITIONS

2010

  • Rockford Midwestern Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL. Juror: Tory Foliard. Awards: Best in Show, and Dean Alan Olson Purchase Award.

2000

  • National Academy of Design, “175thAnnual Exhibition,” New York, NY.

1996

  • May, Sacred Arts XVI, Billy Graham Museum, Wheaton, IL. Award: R. Love Prize.

1991

  • May, Sacred Arts XII, Billy Graham Museum, Wheaton, IL., Award: First Prize.

1990

  • May, The Chicago Show, Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Chicago, IL., Jurors: Neal Benezra, Kenneth Burkhart, Marva Pitchford Jolly, Paul Sierra, Lynne Warren.
  • March, Florida National Competition, Florida State University, Tallahassee,    FL., Juror: Univesity Faculty.

1989

  • August, Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibitions, Springfield, IL.  Award: First Prize Painting, Juror: Don McNeil.
  • March, Kansas 14th National Small Painting and Print Exhibition, Fort Hays    State University, Juror: Harold Joe Waldrum.
  • March, Galex 23rd National Exhibition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Illinois, Juror: William Struve.
  • Jan/Feb, Greater Midwest International Exhibition IV, Central Missouri State University, Juror: Richard Koshalek.

1988

  • August, Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibition, Springfield, IL., Juror, Tom     Toperzer
  • April, 38th Spiva Annual Competition, Joplin, Mo., Award: Honorable Mention. Juror, Karen Ripley.
  • February-March, Galex 22, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL. Award: Merit Award. Juror: Gary Gordon.
  • February-March, Florida National, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FLA. Juror: Eric Siegeltuch.
  • January-February, Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Parkside, WI. Juror: Rudy Pozzatti.

1987

  • November, Norris Gallery Vicinity Exhibition, Norris Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles, IL. Jurors: Arthur Kdav and Albert Pounian.
  • November, Sioux City Biennial, Sioux City, IA. Award: Juror’s Award, Thomas N. Armstrong III, Director, Whitney Museum of American Art.

1987

  • July, Chautauqua National Exhibit of American Art, Chautauqua, New York, Juror, Nina Freudenheim.
  • April, Open Spectrum, David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL., Juror, Susan Senseman.
  • March, llth Annual Harper College Illinois Print and Drawing Exhibition, Wm. Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL., Juror, Keith Achepohl

REVIEWS, ARTICLES, BOOKS

* Miller, Chris, “Review: Joel Sheesley/Chicago Cultural Center,” Newcity Art, Feb. 1, 2010.

*Artner, Alan, “In the Galleries”, Chicago Tribune, Section 7, Friday, March 21, 2008, p. 13.

*Huck, Sharon, “Art Professor Is Rubbing Elbows with Rembrandt,” Daily Herald, Section 5, Feb. 23, 2007, p.1.

*Prescott, T. ed., A Broken Beauty, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids/Cambridge, 2005, pp. 83-85.

*Pongracz, P. and Roosa, W., The Next Generation: Contemporary Expressions of Faith, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids/Cambridge, 2005, pp,14-28.

*Artner, Alan. Chicago Tribune, Section 7, p. 15, Oct. 31, 2003.

*Romaine, James, “A Conversation with Joel Sheesley,” Objects of Grace, Square Halo Books, 2002, pp. 137-149.

* Harmon, Elizabeth, Daily Herald, “A journey on canvas,” Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, Neighbor, p.1, Sec. 5 (illustrated0.

*Ackerman, Lindsay, Advance, Grand Rapids, “Arts & Entertainment,” Aug. 28, 2001, p.2,sec.B.

*Krissoff, Sylvia, The Grand Rapids Press, “Fortitude and Forebearance,” Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, B4.

*Roosa, Wayne, The Sacred Art Exhibition Series, “Paradise Lost, Paradise Sublimated: The Suburban Paintings of Joel Sheesley,” pp. 6 – 8, (Exhibition Catalog) 2000.

*Grant, Jennifer, The Wheaton Sun, Community, “Urban Canvas: Area Artist’s Works Portray His View of Life in the Suburbs,” pp. 4&8, Sept. 1, 2000.

*Mahmoud, Ben, DeKalb Daily Chronicle, Life Styles, “’Shake the Coat’ A Perfect Example of how realism Should Be Done,” pp. D1 – 2, Nov. 19, 2000.

*Cohen, Deri Guten, Detroit Free Press, Entertainment, “Imagination Closes Gaps in Understanding,: p. 8G, March 25, 2001.

*Polanski, G. Jurek, Artscope.net, Reviews: “Joel Sheesley; Deborah Maris Lader; Joyce Owens,” April 2000

*Ostrowski, Darlene, The Wheaton Leader, Section 2, pp.1&3, (illustrated)March8,’95 *Victoria, Lautman, “Artistic License,” WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, Mar. 3, 1995.

*Artner, Alan. Chicago Tribune, Section 7, p.45, March 3,1995.

*Walford, E. John. Image: A Journal of the Arts & Religion, “Joel Sheesley: A Profile,” (illustrated) pp. 23-36. Fall 1993.

*Lewis, Diane. The Wichita Eagle, Art Section, (illustrated) Nov.6,1993.

*Artner, Alan. Chicago Tribune, Section 7, p. 46. Jan. 24, 1992.

*Wintner, Barbara S. Daily Herald, Section 2, p.1. (illustrated) Jan. 20, 1992.

*Kotlarczyk, Carol. Daily Herald, Section 5, p.1. (illustrated) May 2, 1991.

*Seigenthaler, K. Chicago Tribune, Du Page, Section 2, p.1 (illustrated)May 1, 1991.

*Hocker, Bev. Daily Herald, Section 6, p.1. March 3, 1991 *Brown, Robert. Wheaton Daily Journal, p.5, (ilustrated) Dec. 5,1986.

*Schelkopf, Eric. Carol Stream Press, p.2, (illustrated) Nov. 26, 1986. *Haydon, Harold. Chicago Sun-Times. p.52, April 17, 1981.

*Collins, Kevin. State Times, SUNY Oneonta, p.5, Sept. 23, 1980.

*Elliott, David. Chicago Sun-Times, Aug. 1980.

*Vastol, Wen. New Art Examiner, May, 1979.

REPRODUCTIONS PUBLISHED

*Furious Lullaby, Cover Art “Interior with Crucifix and Nothing Special,” Chapbook Poetry by Oliver de la Paz, Southern Illinois University Press, 2007.

*My Father’s Bones, Cover Art “What Goes Up?” Chapbook Poetry by Jill Pelaez Baumgaertner, Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, Kentucky, 2006.

*Winter Converstion, Program Cover for Advent-Christmas Vespers, 2006, Valparaiso University.

*Goudzwaard, Bob. “De zelfbevestiging voorbij,” LEV Tijdschrift uitgegeven door stichting L’Abri – Nederland, jaargang 9 nr. 1 2004, pp. 3-6.

*Anderson, C. and Bowden, S. eds., CIVA XXV Faith and Vision, Square Halo Books, Baltimore, 2005, p. 41,178,187.

*Image a Journal of the Arts and Religion – web site, “Artist of the Month,” Summer/Fall ’05.

*The Christian Century, Aug. 28 – Sept. 10, 2002, “Art” p. 40.

*Independent Publisher’s Group, Spring 1996 Catalog, cover.

*The Other Side, July/ August 1995, pp.21-22.

*The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1995, “Religion and the Writer,” pp.8,9,16.

PRINTS PUBLISHED

* CIVA Silver, Codex VI, Edward Knippers, CIVA Editions, 2004.

*Codex CIVA, James Stambaugh, CIVA Editions, 1995.

BOOKS & ARTIST’S PUBLICATIONS

*Sheesley, Joel, Image: Art, Faith, Mystery, “Freedom,” pp73-76, Number 75, Fall 2012.

*Sheesley, Joel, Books and Culture: A Christian Review, “On World-Making,” pp34-35, Nov/Dec. 2012.

*Hertzlieb, Gregg, Domestic Vision: Twenty-Five Years of the Art of Joel Sheesley, Lutheran University Press, 2008.

*Sheesley, Joel, Books and Culture: A Christian Review, “The Beauty of Borrowing,” pp. 16-18,volume 8, number 1, Jan/Feb 2002.

*Sheesley, Joel, Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, “Wreckage and Rescue: the Art of Bradford Johnson, Spring 2000.

*Sheesley, Joel, Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, “Jerome Witkin: a Profile,” Fall 1995.

*Sheesley, J. and Bragg, W. Sandino in the Streets, Indiana University Press, 1991.

*Sheesley, J. Nuevo Diario, (Nicaragua), “Las Imagenes de Sandino.” Aug. 1986.

*Sheesley, J. New Art Examiner, “Images of Sandino,” June 1986.

AWARDS, GRANTS, CONFERENCES/PAPERS, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2014

  • Landscape: the Knowable Mystery, sabbatical leave from Wheaton College.  Project focus: landscape painting.  Intensive six month plein air painting project in Lincoln Marsh, Wheaton, IL.  Collaboration with Wheaton Park District.

2013

  • Award: “Knippers Award in Painting,” CIVA.

2011

  • Conference paper: “Craft and Concept in George Tooker, Traditional Japanese Screen Painting, and Neurological Research,” George Tooker Symposium, North Park University, Sept. 2011.

2010

  • Award: Dean Alan Olson Purchase Award, Rockford Midwestern Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL.(“All the Days”)
  • Award: Best of Show, Rockford Midwestern Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford , IL. (“Dream at a Crossroads”)

2009

  • Workshop Leader: Glen Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, Plein Air Painting.

2008

  • Workshop Leader: CIVA Summer Workshop in Figure Drawing, July, Gordon College, MA.

2007

  • Grant: National Endowment for the Arts: $10,000 grant in support :Domestic Vision: 25 Years of the Art of Joel Sheesley, granted to the Brauer Museum, Valparaiso, IN.

 2006

  • Award: Finalist, Arlin G. Meyer Prize in the Visual Arts, Lilly Fellows Program, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN.
  • Sabbatical Leave Wheaton College, Fall Semester, 2006.
  • Grant: Printmaking Workshop: Corridor Press, Corridor Press, Otego, New York, Sept. 15 – Oct. 14, 2006, Wheaton College Alumni Faculty Grant Program.

2004

  • Schoenhals Symposium, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY, Speaker and Guest ArtistsRoberts Wesleyan Cultural Life Lecture Series: “Richard Niebuhr’s Christ and Culture: An Artistic Response.”

2003

  • CIVA Conference, Images of the Body, Gordon College, MA, June, Panel/Paper: “Visual Encounter: Biblical Prophecy and Contemporary Art”            
  •  A Narratable World: The Theological Implications of Story, IMAGE Conference, Seattle Pacific University, WA, Nov., Panel/Paper: “Narrative and Authority in the Works of Witkin, Gober, and Richter”

2002

  • Award: Artists Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council monetary award for 2002.

2001

  • Geneva Lecture, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, Oct. 5&6, Lecture: “Nourishing the Religious in Art and Artists”
  • A Presence Seen, CIVA Conference, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX, May 31 – June 3.  Plenary Paper: “Strategies of Engagement”
  • Lutheranism, the Arts, and Higher Education, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, April 27 – 29. Panel: “Three Speculative Proposals for Lutheranism, the Arts, and Higher Education.

2000

  • Sacred Arts Exhibition Series, organized by Basilica of Saint Mary’s Millennium 2000 Committee, at Bethel College, St. Paul, MN., Oct. 12, Paper: “Eve in Suburbia: Reflections on Inspiration, the Transcendent and the Mundane.”
  • CIVA Scholars Symposium, U. of Notre Dame, IN, June 8-11, Paper: “Artist-Scholars in the Cultural Marketplace.”
  • Award: Senior Scholarship Achievement Award, Wheaton College monetary recognition for scholarship, 2000 – 2002.
  • Anderson University Fine Arts Festival, Anderson, IN, March 21, Address: “Artistic Faith”

1999

  • Gordon College Convocation, Gordon College, MA, Oct. 29, Convocation, Address: “The Stalker’s Thesaurus.”
  • Sabbatical Leave, Wheaton Colllege project: paintings for “More than Enough,” one person show, Wood St. Gallery
  • Fellowship Grant, Finalist, Illinois Arts Council
  • International Arts Movement, New York City, March 13, Key Note Address: “Content: The Substance of Things Hoped For.”

1998

  • Wheaton College Chapel, Wheaton, IL, Dec., Chapel Address: “Combine It With Faith.”
  • Mid America College Art Association Conference, Lexington, KY, Oct., Paper: “Spiritual Content and Postmodern Rhetoric”

1995

  • Artrageous, Cornerstone Festival, Julyy, Speaker: “Biblical Narrative and Popular Culture,” and “Shaping a Christian Narrative.”

1994-95

  • PEW Christology Seminar, Paper: “A Christian Mind Considers the Painting of Lucian Freud.”

1994

  • InterVarsity Summer Institute for Graduate Students in the Visual Arts, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada. Papers: “A Biblical Framework for Artistic Narrative,” and “Silence and Voice in Art.”
  • Image Conference, Wichita, KS. Speaker: “The Vocation of the Visual Artist.”
  • Columbia Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, Walter Brueggemann seminar.  Speaker: “Styles of Biblical Narrative in Art and Popular Culture.”

1992

  • Sabbatical Leave: Wheaton College.  Project: Create paintings for “Suburban Thesaurus.”

1991

  • Mid America College Art Association, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Paper: “Postmodern Art Practice and the Representation of Religious Belief.”
  • Mid America Latin American Studies Conference, Cedar Falls, Iowa,  Paper: “Sandino in the Streets: A Productive Use of the Artist’s Point of View.”

1990

  • World Relief, San Salvador, El Salvador. Consultant: “Art and Community Development.”
  • Visiting Artist, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN.
  • Schoenhals Fine Arts Symposium, Greenville College, Greenville, IL. Keynote Address: “Weeds Among the Wheat: Diversity of Expression in Contemporary Art.”

1989

  • Mid America College Art Association, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Paper: “The Artist as Map Maker: A Taxonomy of Strategies.”
  • International Conference on Representing Revolution in Literature and the Visual Arts, West Georgia College, Atlanta, Georgia.  Paper: “The Image of Sandino in Revolutionary Nicaragua.”

1988

  • Mid America College Art Association, Kansas City, MO.  Paper: “The Tacit Dimension in Art: Discovery and Silence.”
  • PEW Grant: Writing Across the Curriculum, Wheaton College.  Project: “Relevancy of Writing: An Experiment Testing the Effect of Short In-Class Writing Assignments on the Question of Perceived Course Relevance.”
  • University of Chicago Midwest Faculty Seminar, University of Chicago.  Topic: “Self and Its Representations: Constituting the Self in Prose, Painting and Poetry.”
  • Foundations in Art, Theory, and Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

1987

  • Mid America College Art Association, Minneapolis, MN.  Paper: “Studio Art Education: Impediments to Humanistic Concern.”
  •  PEW Grant, Wheaton College.  Seminar: “Writing Across the Curriculum.”

1987

  • Third World Conference, Chicago, IL.  Papers: “The Popular Images of Sandino: Communication a National Identity in the New Nicaragua,” and “Writing On the Walls: An Experiment in Popular Communication of Development Concepts Through Participatory Public Art in the Dominican Republic.”

1986

  • Nuevo Amanacer, Nuevo Diario, Managua, Nicaragua, June, ’86.  Article: “Las Imagenes de Sandino.”
  • New Art Examiner, June, ’86.  Article: “Images of Sandino.”

1985

  • Mid America College Art Association, Indianapolis, IN.  Paper: “Processing Sandino.”
  •  State University of New York at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY.  Lecture: “Revolutionary Art in Nicaragua.”
  • Sabbatical in Central America, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic.  Projects: Nicaragua: Photographic documentation of popular political art;  Dominican Republic: Participatory Public Art and Issues of Community Development.

1984

  • Study Tour: Nicaragua, Sandinista Association of Cultural Workers,  Managua, Nicaragua.