O N T E M P O R A R Y - V I S I O N A R Y - A R T I S T Don Michael Swartzentruber
P.O. Box 262, Winona Lake, Indiana 46590
American contemporary visual artist, Don Michael Swart-zen-tru-ber (b. 1966
Seaford, Delaware) creates carnivalesque images that manifest from cultural
critique, autobiography and spiritual devotion. He creates this enigmatic
iconography in the historical Billy Sunday community of Winona Lake, central
to Chicago, Detroit, and Indianapolis.
8/98-8/00 VERMONT COLLEGE OF NORWICH UNIVERSITY, Montpelier, VT. MFA in Visual Art. Studied with artists: Don Baum,
Karl Wirsum, Laurie Hogin and Joseph Seigenthaler. Cultural research work
supervised by Michel Oren, Ernesto Pujol, Miwon Kwon and Michael Oatman.
9/90-12/93 GRACE COLLEGE & SEMINARY, Winona Lake, IN. Art and Art Education. Total undergraduate credit hours: 186
1/90-6/90 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, Georgetown,
DE. General education credits.
90 ROESEDALE BIBLE COLLEGE, Irwin,
OH. One term.
9/85-5/87 JOE KUBERT SCHOOL OF CARTOON &
GRAPHIC ART, Dover, NJ. Cinematic Animation Major. Accredited
two-year certificate. FIRST YEAR: Studied with illustrators Jose
Delbo (Wonderwoman), Tex Blaisdell (Little Orphan Annie), Hye Eisman (The
Katzenjammer Kids), Joe Kubert (Tarzan), Milt Neil (Fantasia, Der Fuerhrer's
Face) and others. SECOND YEAR: Focused study with Disney animator,
Milt Neil along with Doug Compton and Gaylord Walker
Swartzentruber is taking a sabbatical from paintings. His current work is nontraditional to gallery exhibition.
Solo Exhibition (or) Collection Exhibition
2013 GRACE COLLEGE, Winona Lake ,
IN. "Faculty Exhibit ". Curator: Tim Young.
2012 KOSCIUSKO COUNTY VISITORS CENTER , Warsaw ,
IN. "Caricature Portraits "
2010 THE ART HOSPITAL, Bloomington, IN. "Carnivelseque Show" VILLAGE AT WINONA ART FESTIVAL, Winona Lake, IN. Juried by panel.
2009 WESTMINSTER HALL, GRACE COLLEGE , Winona Lake, IN. "Art Gala ". Curator: David Grant WARSAW PUBLIC LIBRARY, Warsaw, IN. "Hometown Talent ". Curator: Risa Marks
2008 GRACE COLLEGE, Winona Lake ,
IN. "Alumni Exhibit: Rodeheaver Auditorium". Curator: Christi Ziebarth.
2007 THE SPURIOUS FUGITIVE, LLC, South Bend,
IN. "Diminutive Fables". Curator: Scott Hatt/Heath Yenna. Music by Dr. David K. Barton
NEW HORIZON CHURCH, Winona Lake, IN . "See the Need: Be Aware of the Poverty Around You" . Curator: Mark & Rebekah Gypson
THE SPURIOUS FUGITIVE, LLC, South Bend,
IN. "Views from the Sideshow" . Curator: Scott Hatt/Heath Yenna
VILLAGE AT WINONA, Winona Lake, IN. "Symphony of the Lakes". Group show. Curator: Brent Wilcoxson THE SPURIOUS FUGITIVE, LLC, South Bend,
IN. "3rd Annual Signature. Curator: Scott Hatt/Heath Yenna
BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY , Bluffton, OH . "Pop-Mennonite". Curator: Gregg Luginbuhl WARSAW PUBLIC LIBRARY, Warsaw, IN. "Familiar Faces". Curator: JoEllen Hogan
2006 THE SPURIOUS FUGITIVE, LLC, South Bend,
IN. Various group shows. Curator: Scott Hatt/Heath Yenna
MORPHOGALLERY, Chicago, IL. "Visions
of the Unknown", Group Show. Curator: David.
GOSHEN COLLEGE-MENNONITE-AMISH MUSEUM, Goshen, IN. "Pop-Mennonite".
Curator: Dr. Ervin Beck. CAFFE VILLAGGIO, Winona Lake, IN. "Boarders". Coordinator
2004 NOTRE DAME CENTER FOR ETHICS AND CULTURE, Notre Dame, IN. "Epiphanies of Beauty". Coordinator K. Freddoso. MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Elkhart, IN. "26th Annual".
Jurors: Deborah Stapleton and Diane Tesler. LAKELAND ART GALLERY, Warsaw, IN. "Quadrants." Curator:
A. Tomasik. MATHERS MUSEUM OF WORLD CULTURES: INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Bloomington,
IN. "Art Between Cultures". Curators: Lea-Ann Bigelow TURNER HALL, Milwaukke, WI. "The Dossier Project", added
small image to Judy Haselhoff's collaboration.
2003 STUDIO 64 GALLERY, Valparaiso, IN. "Exorcising Personal
Demons." Curator: Cary Charles WEAVER GALLERY: BETHEL COLLEGE, Mishawaka, IN. "Cross Country
III". Juror: Mark Hilpert GRACE COLLEGE, Winona Lake, IN. "Faculty Exhibition". Curator:
2002 THE CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS-WILLIAM BACHMAN GALLERY, Munster,
IN. 59th Annual Salon Show: Northern Indiana Arts Association.
Juror Paul Sierra.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Elkhart, IN. "24th Annual".
Jurors: Nick Antonakis and Joe Becherer
ARTSCOUNCIL/GALLERY 100, Cape Girardeau, MO. "Girardot
National Exhibition". Juror: Jan Estep, Senior Editor of New Art Examiner LONG BEACH ARTS, Long Beach, CA. "98th National Open Exhibit".
Juror: Joseph Van Hooten CALVIN COLLEGE, Grand Rapids, MI. Traveling show: "Ignite".
Juror: Scott Canty SOUTH BEND REGIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, South Bend, IN. "Cabaret
Xcen*trick". Curator: Bill Tourtillotte MONTREAT CONFERENCE CENTER, Montreat, NC "Lament". Curator:
Jon Brown WILLIAM J. BACHMAN GALLERY: THE CENTER FOR VISUAL & PERFORMING
ARTS, Munster, Indiana. Northern Indiana Arts Association.
2001 ARTLINK, Fort Wayne, IN "Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne/University
of Saint Francis Art Faculties". Executive Director: Betty Fishman KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY, Kutztown, PA. "A Shrine for Healing:
Responses to 9-11". Curator: Dan R. Talley SOUTH BEND REGIONAL MUSEUM OF ART: WARNER GALLERY, South Bend,
IN. "Cabaret Xcen*trick". Curator: Bill Tourtillotte INDIANA UNIVERSITY/PURDUE UNIVERSITY-FORT WAYNE. Fort Wayne,
IN. "A Great Association". Art Department Faculty. Curator: Gary Travis
LAKELAND ART CENTER, Warsaw, IN. "Totem Triptychs
and Other Contemporary Work." Curator: Linda Dilling
WARSAW PUBLIC LIBRARY, Warsaw, IN. "Retrospective."
Curator: Joe Ellen Hogan SARA MELTZER GALLERY, New York, NY. "VISUAL AIDS: Post Cards
from the Edge". Contributed work for HIV/AIDS charity exhibition. MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Elkhart, IN. "23rd Annual".
Jurors: Mark Ruschman and Barry Gealt UNION STREET GALLERY, Chicago Heights, IL. "Barking Dogma".
Juror: Peter Gordon LIMNER GALLERY, New York, NY. "Recent Work Showcase". Jurior:
Tim Slowinski HOLTER MUSEUM OF ART, Helena, MT. "ANA 30". Juror: Peter
-HUNTINGTON COLLEGE, Huntington, IN. "Ignite"
-ROBERT WESLEYAN COLLEGE, Rochester, NY. "Ignite"
-KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, Salina, KS. "Ignite"
-TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, Cleveland, OH. "Ignite"
-LUTHER COLLEGE, Decorah, IA. "Ignite"
VERMONT COLLEGE OF NORWICH UNIVERSITY, WOOD GALLERY, Montpelier,
VT. "Beyond Dogma". MFA exhibition
HONEYWELL CENTER, CLARK GALLERY, Wabash, IN. "Retrospective."
Curator: Bonnie McDermit =LINCOLN CENTER, Fort Collins, CO. "The Totem
Triptychs." Curator: Ellen Martin MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Elkhart, IN. "22nd Annual".
Jurors: Jacqueline Moses and Charles Stroh NICOLE GALLERY, Chicago, IL. "Fra Angelico Art Foundation
Exhibition". Jurors: Gloria Groom, Richard Novak, Fawn Ring and Vincent
-HARDING UNIVERSITY, Searcy, AK. ("Ignite")
-GALLERY W. Sacramento, CA. ("Ignite")
-THE GREAT FRAME UP, Birmingham, MI. ("Ignite")
-NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE, Orange City, IA. ("Ignite")
-CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, Mequon, WI. ("Ignite")
-HOUGHTON COLLEGE, Houghton, NY. ("Ignite") ST.FRANCIS UNIVERSITY, Ft. Wayne, IN. "What Art Teachers
Do When They Are Not Teaching". Curator: Maurice Papier RHODEHEAVER AUDITORIUM, Winona Lake, IN. "Landscapes in
Music: Concert by Grace Community Orchestra". Mural performance by Terry
Julien, Scott Holloday and Don Swartzentruber
-BIOLA UNIVERSITY, La Mirada, CA. ("Ignite") MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Elkhart, IN. "21st Annual."
Jurors: Craig McDaniel and Marc Jacobson -Conceptual collaboration work
on installation project with Artist Claudia Bernardi during graduate studies.
GRACE COLLEGE, Winona Lake, IN. "Alumni Invitational".
Curator: Arthur Davis
WINONA LAKE GRACE BRETHREN CHURCH, Winona Lake, IN.
"Celebration of the Arts." Curator: Deb Willis
ARTSPACE/LIMA: CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS. Lima, OH.
"Subtle Views". Four person show with artists Kim NaVarre, Matthew Reynolds
and Kename Takada. Curator: Tracey E. Ladd DELAWARE ART MUSEUM, Wilmington, DE. "Biennial." Jurors:
Roberta Smith, Katy Kline, and Nancy Miller Batty MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Elkhart, IN. "20th Annual".
Jurors: Joyce Garner and Wendi Smith
1997 ST.FRANCIS UNIVERSITY, Fort Wayne, IN. "Three Rivers". Juror:
LAKELAND ART CENTER, Warsaw, IN. Two person show
with artist Robert Davis. Curator: Lila O'Connell
LAKELAND ART CENTER, Warsaw, IN. "Faculty Exhibition".
Curator: Lila O'Connell SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN, Savannah, GA. "Art Educator's
Workshop Exhibition" MUSIKFEST, Bethlehem, PA. "Invitational Mural Show". Mural: Strange
GRACE COLLEGE & SEMINARY, Winona Lake, IN. Senior
1991-93 GRACE COLLEGE, Winona Lake, IN. "17th, 18th & 19th Annual".
Jurors: Laura Hill, Marty Williams, and Diane Beck Miller. Best of Show
and Best of Printmaking awards.
GUZZO GALLERY, Mansfield, OH. Various group shows
-1985 GREENWOOD MENNONITE SCHOOL, Greenwood, DE. Assistant Director
of a "Living Wax Museum". A successful fundraiser to subsidize yearbook
publication expenses. SUSSEX COUNTY ART EXCHANGE. REHOBOTH BEACH ART
LEAGUE EXHIBIT. DELAWARE STATE FAIR ARTS & CRAFT SHOW, GREENWOOD VFW ARTS
& CRAFTS SHOW, GMS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL. MACSA FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
Art Instructional Experience
8/02-p GRACE COLLEGE, Winona Lake,
IN. Adjunct Art Professor. watercolor and printmaking.
8/01-02 INDIANA UNIVERSITY/PURDUE UNIVERSITY-FT.
WAYNE, Fort Wayne, IN. Adjunct Art Professor. advanced and foundational
8/93-p WARSAW COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL,
Warsaw, IN. Secondary Art Instructor. (Indiana State Teacher's License:
Professionalized). Provides instruction in drawing, printmaking, painting,
two and three dimensional foundations, calligraphy art history and art career
preparation. Art Club Sponsor periodically. Considerable success in entering
senior portfolios into Scholastics. School enrollment 1,802: 4 art instructors.
Supervised student teachers. Highly Qualified Teacher and Mentor certification.
94-95 THE FREEDOM ACADEMY, Kendallville,
IN. Continuing Adult Education: adult painting and drawing courses
94 WARSAW PARKS DEPARTMENT, Warsaw,
IN. adult painting and drawing program
94 FORT WAYNE MUSEUM OF ART, Fort
Wayne, IN. Summer program Art Instructor
93-94 WHITES INSTITUTE, Wabash, IN.
Summer Art Instructor. painting
93 SACRED HEART CATHOLIC SCHOOL, Warsaw,
IN. After school art workshop coordinator and instructor.
93 FAITH ACADEMY, Manila, Philippines.
Cross cultural teaching experience for a few days
9/90-94 Private lessons
88 SALISBURY STATE COLLEGE, Salisbury,
MD. Supervised graphic design internship
Awards, Grants & Scholarships
2008 LILLY TEACHER'S CREATIVITY FELLOWSHIP,
2004 STUDENT COUNCIL GRANT, Authored
grant for the Art Department.
2003 INDIANA ARTS COMMISSION: INDIVIDUAL
ARTISTS GRANT, "Facing the Grotesque and the Sublime"
2001 INDIANA ARTS COMMISSION: INDIVIDUAL
ARTISTS GRANT, "Pop-Mennonite"
1998-00 VERMONT COLLEGE OF NORWICH UNIVERSITY
1998 TARGET TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP: REGIONAL
1998 THE DEKKO FOUNDATION GRANT, Authored
grant for the Art Department.
1998/06 WHOSE WHO AMONG AMERICAN TEACHERS,
2002 WHOSE WHO: PROFESSIONALS, 2006 WHOSE WHO IN AMERICA, 2007
WHOSE WHO IN THE WORLD 2007 CAMBRIDGE WHO'S WHO AMONG PROFESSIONALS: Honors Edition.
1997 LILLY TEACHER'S CREATIVITY FELLOWSHIP,
1996 WARSAW COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC
EDUCATION, Authored grant for the Art Department.
1990-93 GRACE COLLEGE ART TALENT SCHOLARSHIP,
1990-94 INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC ARTS TRUST
FUND, Annual scholarship.
1985 MILTON SWARTZENTRUBER SCHOLARSHIP,
Determined by committee of faculty and administrators.
CHICAGO COMMUNITY MENNONITE CHURCH. Chicago, IL. Education
hour: Guest artist/speaker. "Pacifism, Separatism, and the Old Order"
MIDWEST SCHOLARS CONFERENCE. Indiana Wesleyan University,
Marion, IN. Guest Presenter. "An Apologetic for Visual Art"
EPIPHANIES OF BEAUTY: THE ARTS IN A POST-CHRISTIAN CULTURE.
Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, Notre Dame, IN Guest
Presenter. "Outside of Beautiful: A Painter's Raw Approach"
ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION-INDIANA 2002 CONFERENCE. South
Bend, IN. Guest Artist Presenter. "Wanted: Art Teachers in their Studio".
Keynote speaker Sandy Skoglund
FORT WAYNE ARTS GUILD. Fort Wayne, IN. Guest Speaker
GRACE COLLEGE & SEMINARY-ART CLUB & DEPARTMENT. Winona
Lake, IN. Guest Presenter. "Multiple Strands of Artistic Practice"
LAKELAND ART CENTER. Warsaw, IN. Guest Speaker = SEAFORD
ART ASSOCIATION. Seaford, DE. Guest Speaker
Articles & Media
5/28/10, Slone, David, "Swartzentruber's 'Totem Triptch' Is the Art of the Game", Times Union, Warsaw, IN
10/19/07, Gillespie Evan, "Separing the Sideshow Icons: Artist depicts our cliched fantasies", South Bend Tribune, IN.
9/26/07, "Bluffton University to host the work of Swartzentruber", Putnam County Sentinel.
8/16/07 "Pop-Mennonite show coming to BU's Albrecht Gallery", Bluffton News.
Winter/07, Sairs, Vicki. "Pop Goes the Mennonite: Conversations with an Artist and His Work", DreamSeeker Magazine, Vol 7, No.1 Editor. Dr. Michael King. Cascadia Publishing House, Telford, PA.
D. "In a word: Weird", South
Bend Tribune, South Bend, Indiana,
4/23/06 Mihopoulos, Effie, Interview with Chicago artist Danny Mansmith
and cultural commentator, WXAV 388.3 FM, Northeastern Illinois
Matt. "Mennonite Art Display Depicts Rural Life in New Light" The Sounding
Board (Winona Lake, IN). p.7
10/31/05 Smith, Teresa. "Swartzentruber's Latest Exhibit is 'Pop-Mennonite"
Times Union (Warsaw, IN). 1-A1 Cover
10/20/05 Gallardo, Joanne. "From Looney Tunes to Menno Simons", The
Goshen College Record, Vol. 107 No.7 (Goshen, IN)
10/14/05 Jodi Beyeler. "Pop-Mennonite to premiere at Goshen College". The Goshen News, (Goshen, IN)
10/16/05 Mennonite Weekly Review,
(Newton, Kansas) p.14
8/23/05 Hughes, Andy. "Old Order Betty Boop to Debut at Goshen
Exhibit". The Farmer's Exchange, (New Paris, IN)
7/14/05 Hersha, Jane. WPTA-TV 21 Alive (Fort Wayne, IN)
7/1/05 Rhodes, Robert. "Art's Oddity, A Critique of Old Order Culture",
Mennonite Weekly Review, (Newton, Kansas)
5/16/05 Friesen, Ilse E. PhD. "Pop-Mennonite Surrealism", Canadian
Mennonite, Vol 9, No. 10. (Waterloo, Ontario)
Summer/04 Bigelow, Lea-Ann. Indiana Review Magazine. (cover, p.
6/13/03 DuVal, Steve & Erika Edberg. Fox 28 Wake Up. (SouthBend,
6/14/03 Champlin, Clay. WSBT News 22. (SouthBend, IN)
6/9/02 Strike, Allen. WTRL News Radio. (Elkhart, IN)
8/23/01 Dilling, Linda. "Swartzentruber: Artist, Teacher and Friend."
Times Union (Warsaw, IN)
8/4/01 Smith, Teresa. "Swartzentruber Imagination on Display." Times
Union (Warsaw, IN). 1-A1 Cover Story
7/28/01 Seely, Jeri, ed. "Pop-Surreal Paintings on Display at LAC". The
Paper (Warsaw, IN)
1/21/01 "Open Studio". WNIT Public Television (Elkhart, IN)
Fall 96 Daniels, Judy, ed. "Easel Expressions". Grace Magazine.
College Publication (Winona Lake, IN)
5/20/95 Fields, DeWitt. "Swartzentruber Draws His Way through Life". Tracks
2/16/94 Kopf, Sharon. "Swartzentruber Shares Love of Art with Students".
The Paper (Warsaw, IN)
10/10/92 Milhoan, Cathy L. "Greenwood Artist has the State Fair Covered".
Delaware State News. (Dover, DE). 1-A1 Cover story 7/23/87 Morgan,
Donna. "Drawing Crowds." Delaware State News. (Dover, DE)
9/89 AV Video: Production & Presentation Technology Magazine. "Art
8/86 Swartzentruber, Don. "The Start of a Career". Christian Cartoonist
and Illustrator. Issue no.10. (Ontario, Canada). Cover story
Written Work Published SchoolArts, January 2011, Davis Publications High School Fiscal Iconography. An art and economic interdisciplinary unit. Print
Images in Literary Publications Canadian Mennonite, Vol.10, Number 10, May 15, 2006 "Disciplining
the Church", (cover image) Rhubarb-Winnipeg, MB, Canada, "Myths &
Identities",.Spring/06 (image on cover and pages 7,11,19-22,47)
Sweet, John. Ash Wilderness, Henry Chalise publishing, 2006 (book cover and back) The 2River View, Issue 10.4, Summer 2006, Ed. Richard Long (cover image) Wisconsin
Review: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Summer/06 Vol 40. Issue2. Art Ed. JP Knitt (back cover)
Images in Online
Literary Publications 5 Trope. September Issue. Ed. Gunnar Benediktsson. http://webdelsol.com/5_trope/21/swartzentruber.html, 2006 Footsteps to Oxford, Oxford, England. http://www.footstepstooxford.co.uk/triptychs.html. Editor Trecia Murphy. 2006 Half Drunk Muse, http://halfdrunkmuse.com/features/totem/ . Editor Sarah Miller. 2006 Monsterbrains. June Issue. Ed. Aeron Alfrey, www.monsterbrains.blogspot.com, 2007 MungBeing, Dallas, Texas, 2006 Sage of Consciousness, Michelle Williams, Ed., August Issue. 2005
The Agonist: Thoughtful, Global, Timely, Sean-Paul Kelley, Ed. "Anti-Violence Images", San Antonio, TX. Feb. 4, 2006 The Lampshade, Chalise, Henry. Ed. , Issue six and seven. http://ls.thewritepath.org/crnt/cnts.html, 2006 Winamop, Dave Pick, Ed. , Birmingham, England.
February Issue, 2006
Education: Workshops & Internships
CHELICH STUDIO WORKSHOP, Hammond, IN. "Composition workshop"
PHYLLIS KIND GALLERY, Chicago, IL. Gallery Management Internship
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN, Savannah, GA. Workshops
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, Wilmington, DE, "The Artist in Business"
Other:, Power School, 4Mat Seminar, Challenge Education, Computers in Art Education, Mentor
Certification Training, Photoshop for the Web, Photoshop Intermediate, Textbooks
in the Art Classroom, Teacher Expectation & Student Achievement, Teaching
in the Block, Crisis Team Committee
Commercial Art Employment
8/88-12/89 NOTEWORTHY GRAPHICS, Mansfield, OH. Computer Animator/Illustrator.
Created broadcast quality computer images and animation. Clients included
Gorman Rupp Inc, Bendix Inc, and Myers Inc.
10/87-7/88 WMDT-TV47 (ABC/NBC), Salisbury, MD. Art Director.
Created EZ TV and TV-Guide ads, display windows, story-boards, computer
graphics, set designs and other responsibilities.
3/85-8/87 CHRISTIAN LIGHT PUBLICATIONS, Harrisonburg, PA.
During secondary and art school he illustrated Mennonite Sunday-school quarterlies
Selected Freelance Experience MUSIC INDUSTRY:
· REFUGE MUSIC GROUP. Shadow Wings, "Carry On". CD/LP/Cassette cover art
· STAR SONG MUSIC GROUP. Bride, "Silence is Madness". CD/LP/Cassette cover
· URGENT METAL MUSIC. Urgent Message, "Fate of the Wicked". Cassette cover
· SPEYE MUSIC. Mercy, "Stop Running". Cassette cover art
· FULL BODIED HAIR PRODUCTIONS. Allaboutbill, "Kickin' Ennui". CD cover
art · Other Clients: Heaven's Metal Magazine, Punks for Jesus, Torn Flesh,
Alexander, Pursuit, Destiny, White Noize Magazine...… FILM WORK:
· HOST PRODUCTIONS, Chicago, IL. Story boards for Crossing Borders
theatrical release film project.
· P.E. POOLE, Salisbury, MD. Stop-frame animation commercial.
· NEIL ENTERPRISES, Wayne, NJ. Painted animation cells for Soccer:
The New Game in Town. Staring Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé)
· SCHULTZMAN PRODUCTIONS, Wooster, OH. A Walk Through History of
Apple Creek, Ohio: Early Beginnings and A History of Apple Creek, Ohio:
Unraveling the Past. Historical illustrations used intermittently through
·The Dracula Journal ·Rosedale Mennonite Missions ·The Brotherhood Beacon
·Delaware State Fair (North American Fair Association: First place for promotional
brochure) ·Nabraska Life ·Persing & Co ·The Chronicle ·Lion's Club ·WNNN
FM 102... GRAPHIC DESIGN: ·Wooster Buildings ·Greenwood Public Library ·The
Country Pantry ·Elks Club ·Zimmer Inc ·Greenwood Festival ·Capital Homes
· Inglenook LLC
Caricature Portrait Contracts
83/-p CARICATURE SIDESHOW , Winona Lake, IN. Artist/Owner.
Contracted artist. Weekend and summer tours scheduled to entertain with
caricatures for the following listed clients and festivals since age fifteen.
Full client list available of over 150 different companies and festival.
Selected Experiences SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE:
LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY: Team in Training. Ran Disney Marathon
raising $6,800 for medical research work.
MORNING OPTIMIST ART IN THE PARK, Warsaw, IN. Facilitator. Annual,
community, children's art fair
CONGRESSIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ADVISOR, TRI-KAPPA, SCHOLASTIC
ARTS, & PROJECT XL. Assist students in obtaining a variety of cultural experiences,
mostly associated with the exhibition of artwork.
THE LEARNING CENTER, Warsaw, IN. Tutored new immigrants in English
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION, Mansfield, OH. Youth Pastor/Director
(10/88-11/89) SOFTWARE: Macromedia Dreamweaver & Fireworks, HTML, Photoshop, Pagemaker, Painter3,
Time Arts Software, Crystal 3D, Microsoft Office, Logo Editor, Lumina,
Optical Character Recognition, Clarisworks, MEMBERSHIPS:
College Art Association, Christians in the Visual Arts, Warsaw Community
Education Association, Lakeland Art Association, Indiana Computer Educators
Village of Winona Art Fair, Juror
Indiana Arts Commission: Interdisciplinary Grants, Panel Review Committee
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Grace College 23rd Annual Juried Show, Juror
R.R. Donnelley's Arts & Crafts Show, Juror
Sacred Heart Art Show, Juror CULTURAL SOURCE EXPERIENCES:
86 AMC THEATERS, Rockaway, NJ. Usher. A 12-screen cinema house.
85-86 Chauffeur for Amish. While in secondary and art school he chauffeured
Amish families during the summer. One trip was for a full month, from coast
to coast. Most trips where to remote communities, i.e., Jamesport, Missouri
and Marian, Kentucky.
66-85 Formative Years: He grew up in a Mennonite home
and attended Greenwood Mennonite School (yearbook Editor) and Church in
Don married Christine Damer in 1994 and their family was completed with
sons Drake and Keller. TRAVEL:
Travel in Peru , Taiwan, and the Philippines. Hiking and wilderness
camping in Banff, Canada and Colorado.
02 Fulbright Teacher Exchange. Interviewed with Fulbright and the
State Department and assigned to Latymer in London, England. Was fiscally
deterred and declined.
Available Upon Request
Artist: Portfolio, Statement of Purpose & Studio Images
Instructor: Philosophy of Teaching & Student Images