BRUCE GUENTHER

                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2000 to Present     CHIEF CURATOR (February 2001)

                                CURATOR OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland Art Museum, Oregon.

 

Curatorial duties include: initiation, planning, and coordination of museum’s exhibition program and permanent collection presentations in modern and contemporary art, and supervise all PAM exhibition activity from 1900 to present. Solicit gifts and propose acquisitions in area for permanent collection (acquisitions to date include important works by Marcel Duchamp, Ronald Davis, Guy Anderson, and Kiki Smith); responsible for research and writing of publications for collection, museum-originated exhibitions, and all in-gallery texts. Provide public lectures and docent training for exhibitions and collection. Play an active role in all aspects of trustee and donor development and solicitation. Responsible for developing collector base in community and programming for Contemporary Arts Council including lecture series and travel.

 

Administratively responsible for Curatorial Division, which includes seven Curatorial, Registrar, Conservation, Library, and Preparator Departments (27 full-time and up to 10 part-time or volunteer workers). Budget development and monitoring of operations, exhibitions, and special projects for all departments of division. Division reorganized in 2004 as part of larger institutional initiative to include Curators and Library only. Work closely with PAM Director to plan overall objectives and policies of museum, including program, development, staffing, budgets, and public relations.

 

1991-1999               CHIEF CURATOR, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California.

                                                                       (Newport Harbor Art Museum until July 1996)

 

                                Curatorial duties included: initiation, planning, and coordination of museum's exhibition program and permanent collection presentations in post-1945 contemporary art with a special focus on art of California, and supervised all OCMA exhibition activity from 1850s to present.  Solicited gifts and proposed all acquisitions for the permanent collection (acquisitions included important works by Stanton MacDonald Wright, R. Burkhardt, J. McCracken, N. Blake, T. Oursler, R. Lachowicz, Kim Dingle, P. Shelton, Diana Thater, and Monique Prieto); researched and wrote publications for museum-originated exhibitions. Provided public lectures and docent training for all museum exhibitions.  Played an active role in all aspects of trustee and donor development and solicitation. Responsible for complete planning of new 9 room permanent collection presentation in renovated facilities tracing 100 years of California Art.

                                Administratively responsible for Curatorial Division, which included Curatorial, Registrar and Preparator Departments (6 full-time and up to 10 part-time or volunteer workers), and oversight of NHAM Education Department (1993-96).  Budget development and monitoring of operations, exhibitions, and special projects for all departments of division.  Worked closely with NHAM Director to plan overall objectives and policies of museum, including program, development, staffing, budgets, and public relations.  Represented Curatorial Division on senior staff planning and Museum Renovation Committees.  During 1996, worked with Archimuse Architects to develop all aspects and features of new gallery spaces including a special Installation Space for museum renovation and new Sculpture Garden (January 1997).  Responsible for Curators Circle and Visionaries staff support and programs including travel (New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Santa Fe, Chicago, Houston, Miami, and Washington DC).  Worked with Development Department on all exhibition grants to public and private sources; provided assistance with Art of Dining artist honoree program and developed two special fundraising auction events—Night of the Masque and It’s about Time with volunteer committees.  Museum spokesperson to all media for museum exhibitions, programs, and on community art issues.

 

 

1987-1991               CHIEF CURATOR, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois.

 

                                Curatorial duties included: initiation, planning, and coordination of museum's exhibition program in contemporary art since 1945 with a mandate to introduce a multicultural perspective; developed and managed annual exhibition budgets ranging from $400,000 to $650,000, with individual special exhibition project budgets in excess of $750,000; solicited gifts and proposed all acquisitions for the permanent collection (purchases included major works by J. Baldessari, S. Burton, J. Kosuth, and A. Piper); public lectures and docent training sessions for all museum exhibitions; active in trustee and donor development and solicitation.

                                Administratively responsible for Curatorial Division, which included Curatorial, Registrar, and Preparator Departments (8 full-time and up to 12 part-time or volunteer workers).  Created budget and monitored operations, exhibitions, and special projects for all departments of division. Worked closely with Director and Development staff to plan and execute government, corporate, and foundation fundraising for curatorial/educational functions.  Planned museum collectors group trips to Texas and Brazil.  Coordinated biannual art auction committee, art solicitations, and event staffing.  Represented the museum in domestic and international print and electronic media, appeared in all local media, National Public Radio, New York Times, Art News, Voice of America, German and Dutch national radio.

 

1988-1989               CO-ACTING DIRECTOR, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois.

 

                                In addition to all Chief Curator's duties, assumed responsibilities for supervising all functions of Education Division and physical plant.  Developed preliminary new building architectural program. Shared full administrative and budgetary responsibility for operation of museum with Associate Director, as well as all trustee relation functions.

 

1979-1987               CURATOR OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Seattle Art Museum, Washington.

 

                                Curatorial duties included: initiation, planning, and coordination of all exhibitions and permanent collection installations in museum galleries of American and European art since 1850. Solicited gifts and proposed acquisitions for the permanent collection (76% of all museum's acquisitions from 1979 to 1987--purchases included A. Dove, R. Stankewicz, L. Golub, R. Ryman, R. Mangold, and Gilbert and George.)  Researched and documented museum's permanent collection; present public lectures and docent training in connection with all Modern Art Department exhibits.

                                Administratively responsible for 89 exhibits out of Museum's 126 total for period (initiated 49 out of the 89).  Participated in docent training for exhibits and presented exhibits.  Wrote two successful cataloguing grants (NEA and LUCE Foundation) and supervised those activities.  Head of Modern Art Department, which included Associate Curator of Photography, Curatorial Assistant, Administrative Assistant, and interns.  Worked closely with Director, trustees, and other senior staff to plan overall objectives and policies of the museum, including development, public relations, staffing, budgets and overall programs.  Represented Curatorial Division on Strategic Planning, Five-Year Plan, and New Museum Planning Committees.  Responsible for Contemporary Art Council and Pacific Northwest Arts Council Museum Planning Committees.  Responsible for coordinating staff support and programs of Contemporary Art Council and Pacific Northwest Arts Council.  Planned events and council trips to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland, and Vancouver, BC.  Coordinated activities of the Betty Bowen Memorial Prize Committee, the Anne Gerber Fund for Contemporary Art, and Museum's Rental Sales Gallery program.

                                Museum spokesperson to media for all modern art exhibitions and community art issues.

                                Appearances in all local media, National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcast Corporation, Nightline, NBC Today show, CBS Sunday Morning, Voice of America, and Future File.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (continued)

CURATOR OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Seattle Art Museum, Washington

                                Active participant in architectural programming for new downtown museum (Robert Venturi, architect).  Involved in determining space requirements and allotments for exhibition, storage, administration, and educational activities.  Member of committee responsible for planning transition phase to new facility.

 

1978-1979               DIRECTOR, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman.

1974-1978               CURATOR, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman.

 

                                Curatorial duties included planning all phases of exhibitions and installation in museum galleries (10 - 12 exhibits annually).  Preparation of catalogues, handouts, and all information for the press.  Responsible for care of permanent collection and its installation in selected sites around campus. Completed initial registration of collections and developed locator file for collection.  Gallery talks for each exhibition.  Developed and coordinated 2 - 3 day regional arts symposia with a major theme exhibition that featured nationally recognized speakers (including artists such as R. Motherwell, M. Di Suvero, L. Poons, and scholars R. Field, A. Elsen, and K. Tyler).

                                Administratively responsible for all exhibition budgets and logistics.  Hired and supervised all student and work study employees.  Taught museum procedures class and supervised the practicum work of the class.  Responsible for selection of artworks for and circulation of exhibitions for Washington State Art Services and developed a workshop program for in-service training at art centers in the state.

 

1976-1977               ACTING DIRECTOR, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman,.

 

                                Assumed full administrative and budgetary responsibility for operation of museum during one-year leave of absence of Director, including Dean's Council and concurrent with majority of curatorial duties previously mentioned.  Wrote two NEA grants and developed Friends of the Museum organization.  Represented museum to, and served as treasurer for, Washington State Art Consortium.

 

1973-1974               CURATORIAL INTERN, Portland Art Museum, Oregon.

 

                                National Endowment for the Arts funded internship in museum operations.  Given complete responsibility for design and installation of all temporary exhibits in museum galleries.  Conceived, developed, and presented eight exhibits during year.  Assisted in planning and installation of galleries for 500 piece Rasmussen Collection of Northwest Coast Indian Art.  Conceived and organized museum's second statewide mini-museology seminar, Installation Solutions.

 

1967-1971               CHAIRPERSON, Art Center Committee, Southern Oregon College, Ashland.

 

                                Prepared budget, selected and installed exhibits (10 - 12 exhibits), and scheduled related educational programs for Center.  Instrumental in building of an original graphics collection (100 works), and the commissioning of a major outdoor sculpture for the new College Union Building.

 

1968-1969               CHAIRPERSON, Exhibition Committee, Rogue Gallery, Medford, Oregon.

 

                                Responsible for the selection of and supervision of installation for monthly exhibition schedule

                                (10 - 12 exhibits annually) in this public association gallery in a community of over 38,000.

 

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

 

1999                                    COLLECTION CONSULTANT, Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles

 

Hired to identify and select artists and work for a major new collection of contemporary art by Los Angeles based artists for agency headquarters (over 185 works).

 

1999                        COLLECTION CONSULTANT, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana Hired to evaluate permanent collection (1850 objects) and provide series of collection focus alternatives and de-uisition proposals as part of the museum’s strategic planning process.

 

1975                        INSTALLATION DESIGN CONSULTANT.  Portland Art Museum, Oregon.

 

                                Hired to design and supervise the installation of Masterworks in Wood: The Twentieth Century

                                (Curator: Jan Van Der Marck).

 

1971                        HEADSTART TEACHER, Ashland, Oregon.

 

1969-1970               V.I.S.T.A. / COLORADO MIGRANT COUNCIL, Denver, Colorado.

 

                                Helped facilitate the organizing of community councils, taught Headstart and Adult Basic Education, and pursued vigorous public awareness/education campaign within the Aaglo community.  Assisted Migrant Council programs at all levels in the NE sector.

1965-1968               PARTNER, Coachman Gallery, Jacksonville, Oregon.

 

                                Co-founded commercial gallery to focus on established regional abstract artists and showcase young artists during summers in 1880's gold rush town with annual music festival.

 

 

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2003                        2003 Oregon Biennial. Portland Art Museum (64 works, 26 artists, catalogue).  Sole juror and organized survey of contemporary art scene drawn from across Oregon.

 

2001                        Clement Greenberg: A Critics Collection. Portland Art Museum (155 works, catalogue).  Exhibition documenting acquisition of collection of America’s most famous art critic. Traveled to.

 

2001 Oregon Biennial. Portland Art Museum (57 works, 20 artists, catalogue).  Sole juror and organized survey of contemporary art scene drawn from across Oregon.

 

2000                        Tony DeLap. Orange County Museum of Art (151 works, catalogue).  Retrospective exhibition of important early West Coast minimalist. Traveled to San Jose Museum of Art.

 

1999                        1999 Biennial. Orange County Museum of Art (33 works, 10 artists, catalogue).  Survey of latest emergent artists on the contemporary art scene drawn from across California.

 

Rauschenberg in Transparency. Orange County Museum of Art (10 works).  Exhibition tracing Robert Rauschenberg’s use of transparent grounds as a base for exploration from 1962 and the E.A.T. objects into the present

 

1998                                    Matthew McCaslin: Work-Sites. Orange County Museum of Art (14 works).  Survey of ten years work coordinated with three museums in Switzerland and Germany each presenting a unique selection of work chosen by their curator and featuring a site-specific work by the artist (catalogue).

 

Mark di Suvero / Orange County. Orange County Museum of Art (30 works, catalogue).  Two part exhibition with 6 major outdoor sculptures on a park site and 23 drawings at the museum.

 

1997                        Joe Goode. Orange County Museum of Art (42 works, catalogue).  Retrospective exhibition of this major California artist tracing his development from proto-Pop to new abstraction.

 

1997 Biennial. Orange County Museum of Art (34 works, 10 artists, catalogue).  Biannual survey of contemporary art by California artists, 1997 focused on the Los Angeles scene.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright: In Production (25 works).  Exhibition of decorative arts and furniture in current commercial production from America’s greatest architect (companion to F.L.W. architectural exhibition).

 

 

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS (continued)

 

1995                        Machine.  Newport Harbor Art Museum (16 works, 10 artists).  Traced artist’s use of and response to the machine from Dennis Oppenheim’s room-sized factory piece to the intimate tinkerings of Tim Hawkinson and feminist whimsies of Terri Friedman.

 

                                Object and Image.  Newport Harbor Art Museum (74 works, 31 artists).

 

1994                        The Essential Gesture.  Newport Harbor Art Museum (34 works, 21 artists, catalogue).  Survey of sculptor’s use of the fragment and partial figure from Rodin to Picasso and Giacometti through Joel Shapiro and Kiki Smith.

 

1993                        Fourth Newport Biennial: Southern California. Newport Harbor Art Museum (51 works, 18 artists, catalogue).  Survey of the moment in California art scene.

 

                                Beyond the Bay: The Figure.  Newport Harbor Art Museum (34 works, 30 artists).

 

            Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Blue Ribbon Paintings.  Newport Harbor Art Museum (12 works).  First exhibition of seminal series of silkscreen/drawn paintings by this African American artist.  Subsequently traveled to four museums under the auspices of Mount Holyoke College (catalogue).

 

1990                        Toward the Future: Contemporary Art in Context. Museum of Contemporary Art (108 works, 76 artists, gallery guide).  Major presentation of permanent collection organized to focus on dialogue of ideas between generations in Europe and America, and set fresh standard for new museum building in the planning.

 

1989                        Object, Site, Sensation: New German Sculpture. Museum of Contemporary Art (18 works).  Featuring Franz Erhard Walther, Gerhard Merz, and Wolfgang Laib.  The exhibition included new works and special site-specific installations developed especially for museum spaces.

 

                                Sculpture from the Collection.  Museum of Contemporary Art (25 Works).  Showcase collection and new acquisitions from minimalist to neoconceptual works.

 

1988                        Three Decades: The Oliver-Hoffman Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art  (100 works, catalogue).  Selected from over 700 pieces to define major issues in contemporary art from 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's.

 

                                Francesco Clemente: The Fourteen Stations.  Museum of Contemporary Art  (16 works).  The first U.S. exhibition of this seminal group of Clemente paintings from the Saatchi Collection.

 

                                The Marshall Frankel Collection.  Museum of Contemporary Art  (20 works, catalogue).  Memorial exhibition of collection of early supporter and donor to M.C.A..

 

1986                        Jacob Lawrence: American Painter.  Seattle Art Museum  (149 works, catalogue, IBM / NEA sponsorship).  Fifty-year retrospective of work of major black American artist.  Seattle Art Museum, then five museum tour: The Oakland Museum, California; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; The Brooklyn Museum, New York.

 

1985                        States of War: New European and American Paintings.  Seattle Art Museum  (44 works, 22 artists, catalogue).  Thematic survey of NeoExpressionist works delineating similarities and differences between European and American artists in content and formal structure.

 

                                Gaylen Hansen, Paintings of a Decade .  Seattle Art Museum (36 works, catalogue).   Co-curated with Patricia Watkinson, Museum of Art, Washington State University. Seattle, then four museum tour: Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia; Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Oregon; San Jose Museum of Art, California; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, California.

 

1984                        American Sculpture: Three Decades.  Seattle Art Museum  (40 works, 1955-1985).  Traced evolution of sculptural concerns from David Smith through Eva Hesse to Jeff Koons.  Showcase exhibit for recent museum acquisitions and loans targeted for gifts from Northwest collectors. 

 

                                The Richard and Jane Lang Collection. Seattle Art Museum (44 works, catalogue).  Exhibition organized to aid gift solicitation of this collection (successful) and showcase important group of Abstract Expressionist works in community. 

 

1983-1987               Documents Northwest: The PONCHO Series.  Seattle Art Museum (PONCHO / NEA sponsorship). An ongoing series initiated by me of one-person exhibitions of Northwest artists; five per year, and I organized 18 of total. Accompanied by illustrated brochure with essay, bibliography, biography, and checklist. 

 

1981                        Mark Boyle.  Seattle Art Museum  (50 works, British Arts Council and NEA sponsorship).  Ten year retrospective of English conceptual artist.  Seattle Art Museum, then three museum tour; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California; Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

 

ADDITIONAL EXHIBITIONS

 

ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART / NEWPORT HARBOR ART MUSEUM

 

                                Out of the Box: Photo Portfolios, July 1999

 

                                James Turrell: Lightwork, June 1998.

 

                                Therman Statom, October 1998

 

                                The Graphics of Picasso, September 1997

 

                                Sophie Calle: The Blind, October 1995.

 

                                Joan Mitchell in Vêtheuil, March 1994.

 

                                David Salle: New Works, September 1993.

 

                                Nam June Paik, May 1993.

 

                                Skip Arnold: Punch and Dizzy, September 1992.

 

                                Guillermo Kuitca, February 1992.

 

 

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

 

                                Daniel Senise, May 1991.

 

                                Cheri Samba, January 1991.

 

                                Willi Kopf: Sculpture, May 1990.

 

                                Tunga: Lizart III, December 1989.

 

                                The Expressionist Impulse: Paintings from the Collection, May 1989.

 

                                Odd Nerdrum, July 1988.

 

 

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

 

                                Joel Shapiro Bronzes, March 1986.

 

                                Jonathan Borofsky: Chattering Men, September 1984.

 

                                Jenny Holzer: Truisms and Inflammatory Essays, March 1984.

 

                                New Minimalist Works in the Collection, October 1983.

 

                                Dennis Oppenheim: Fireworks, June 1983.

 

                                Nigel Rolfe Performance, April 1983.

 

                                Site Specific: Sculpture at NOAA, February 1983.

 

                                Oliver Jackson, September 1982.

 

                                Michael Burns, September 1982.

 

                                Brian Wall Sculpture, July 1982.

 

                                Neda Al-Hilali, July 1982.

 

                                Michael Spafford: Recent Works, February 1982.

 

                                Laurie Anderson Performance, July 1981.

 

                                Raymond Saunders, January 1981.

 

                                Manuel Neri, January 1981.

 

                                Northwest Artists: A Mid-Career Review, June 1980.

 

                                Paul Berger Photographs, January 1980.

 

 

MUSEUM OF ART, WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

 

                                Drawing 1900-1945: A Survey of American Works, October 1979.

 

                                Mel Katz: Works 1971-1978, February 1979.

 

                                Alden Mason: Burpee Garden Series, March 1978.

 

                                Diverse Directions: The Fiber Arts, October 1978.  Traveled to The Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle.

 

                                American Printmaking, 1960-1975, October 1977.

 

                                Robert Smithson: Cayuga Salt Mine Project, April 1977.

 

                                A Temporary Possession: The Human Image in Twentieth Century Photography,

                                October 1976.

 

                                6 from California, November 1976.

 

                                Judy Chicago: Paper and Porcelain, April 1976.

 

                                Retrospective exhibitions for Northwest artists: Margaret Tomkins, George Laisner, Wendell Brazeau, and Andrew Hofmeister  (50 - 100 works each, catalogue).

 

 

PORTLAND ART MUSEUM

 

                                Textiles from the Portland Art Museum Collection, June 1974.

 

                                The European Collection: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, March 1974.

 

                                Hilda Morris Retrospective, January 1974.

 

                                Childe Hassam: Prints and Paintings, July 1973.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

BOOKS                

 

                                Frank Lobdell: The Art of Making and Meaning. (Introduction and drawing essay) New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2003.

 

                                William Morris: Man Adorned. (Introduction) Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001.

 

                                Martin Mull: The Drawings, Watercolors and Paintings. (Introduction) Boston:

                                Tuttle Books, 1995.

 

                                Guy Anderson. Seattle: Francine Seders Gallery, University of Washington Press, 1986.

 

                                50 Northwest Artists. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1983.

                                (Received the Governor's Literary Arts Award, 1984).

 

 

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

 

                                Frank Lobdell. San Francisco, California: Hackett-Freedman Gallery, 2002

 

                                Richard Deutsch Sculpture. Santa Cruz, California: Museum of Art and History, 2001.

 

                                2001 Oregon Biennial. Portland, Oregon: Portland Art Museum, 2001.

 

                                Tony DeLap. Newport Beach, California: Orange County Museum of Art, 2000.

 

                                Pierre-Marie Brisson, New York: Franklin Bowles Gallery, 2000.

 

                                Rachel Lachowicz. Claremont, California: Claremont Graduate University, 1999.

 

                                1999 Biennial. Newport Beach, California: Orange County Museum of Art, 1999.

 

Mark di Suvero / Orange County. Newport Beach, California: Orange County Museum of Art, 1998.

 

                                1997 Biennial. Newport Beach, California: Orange County Museum of Art, 1997.

 

                                Hoon Kwak: Memory and Loss. Palos Verdes, California: Hoon Kwak, 1997.

 

                                The Essential Gesture. Newport Beach, California: Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1994.

 

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES (continued)

                                Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Blue Ribbon Paintings. South Hadley, Massachusetts:

                                Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, 1994.

 

                                Martin Mull. New York City, New York: David Beitzel Gallery, 1994.

 

                                Fourth Newport Biennial: Southern California 1993. Newport Beach, California:

 

                                Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1993.

 

                                San Hernandez: Abstract Imagist. Palm Springs, California: Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1993.

 

                                Manfred Wakolbinger. Graz: Neue Galerie Am Landesmuseum Joanneum, 1992.

 

                                Jorge Tacla: Borders. New York City: Nora Haime Gallery, 1992.

 

                                New California Art: An ongoing series of exhibition publications for small, one-person exhibitions at the Newport Harbor Art Museum.  I selected artists, directed 2-3 exhibits annually, reformatted the publication, and wrote the following:

 

Brett Reichman (painting)

Rachel Lachowicz (sculpture)

Tomas Nakada (paintings)

Oliver Lee Jackson (paintings)

Lila LoCurto/William Outcault (installation)

 

                                Interferences III: Aspects of Nature - Aspects of Art.  Vienna:  Museum Moderner Kunst Wein, 1991.  (Contributed Manfred Walkobinger essay).

Alden Mason: The Courtship Series.  Seattle:  Greg Kucera Gallery, 1990.

 

                                Three Decades: The Oliver-Hoffmann Collection.  Chicago:  Museum of Contemporary Art, 1988.

 

                                John Buck.  San Francisco: Anne Kohs & Associates, 1988.

 

                                Options.  An ongoing series of exhibition publications for small one-person exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art.  I selected artists for No. 29 - 42, directed exhibitions, reformatted publication, and wrote the following:

                                                                Daniel Senise (paintings)

                                                                Cheri Samba (paintings)

                                                                Willi Kopf (sculpture)

 

                                Recent Acquisitions of the Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo.  Mexico City:

                                Centro Arte Contemporaneo, 1987. (120 entries)

 

                                Missouri Visual Artists Biennial.  St. Louis: First Street Forum and Missouri Arts Council, 1986.

 

                                Buck/Butterfield: A Collaboration.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Center

                                For the Arts, 1986.

 

                                Marsha Burns: Photographic Themes. Athens, Ohio: Trisolini Gallery of Ohio University, 1986.

 

                                Fountain Gallery: 1961-1986.  Portland, Oregon: Fountain Gallery of Art, 1986.

 

 

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES (continued)

 

                                Gaylen Hansen: The Paintings of a Decade, 1975-1985.  Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1985.

 

                                Northern Rockies Exhibition, 1985.  Billings, Montana: Yellowstone Art Center, 1995.

 

                                Chema Cobo--Artist of the Ash Land.  Chicago, Illinois: Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, 1985.

 

 

                                States of War: New European and American Paintings.  Seattle, Washington: Seattle Art Museum, 1985.

 

                                The Richard and Jane Lang Collection.  Seattle, Washington: Seattle Art Museum, 1984.

 

                                Documents Northwest: An ongoing series of exhibition publications with essay, bibliography, biography, and catalogue listing for a series of one-person exhibitions by Northwest artists.  

                                I initiated series in 1983, selected artists, and directed 5 per year for the Seattle Art Museum.  Wrote the following essays:

                                                                Lucinda Parker (paintings)

                                                                Alden Mason (drawings)

                                                                Michael Spafford (paintings)

                                                                George Tsutakawa (sculpture)

                                                                Randy Hayes (pastels)

                                                                Dennis Evans (installation)

                                                                Fay Jones (paintings)

                                                                Michele Russo (paintings)

                                                                John Buck (mixed media paintings)

                                                                Gregory Grenon (paintings)

                                                                Diane Katsiaficas (sculpture)

                                                                Robert Helm (mixed media)

                                                                Jeffrey Bishop (watercolors)

 

                                Oliver Jackson.  Seattle, Washington: Seattle Art Museum, 1982.

 

 

                                Pacific Northwest Artists and Japan. Osaka, Japan: The National Museum of Art, 1982.

 

                                Brian Wall.  Seattle, Washington: Seattle Art Museum, 1982.

 

                                Manuel Neri.  Seattle, Washington: Seattle Art Museum, 1981.

 

                                Stanton Macdonald-Wright: Prints of the Haiku.  San Francisco, California:

                                The Art Museum Association, 1980.

 

                                Drawing 1900-1945: A Survey of American Works.  Pullman, Washington: Museum of Art, Washington State University, 1979.

 

                                Mel Katz: Works 1971-1978. Pullman, Washington: Museum of Art,

                                Washington State University, 1979.

 

                                Diverse Directions: The Fiber Arts.  Pullman, Washington: Museum of Art,

                                Washington State University, 1978.

 

                                6 From California.  Pullman, Washington: Museum of Art, Washington State University, 1976.

 

 

PUBLIC LECTURES

 

2002                        “Artistic Legacies and Institutional Responsibilities”, Fresno Art Museum, California.

 

2000                        “Circle/Square: Shadows of the Russian Avant-garde in Contemporary Art”, Portland Art Museum, Oregon.

 

1999                                     “Pillar to Pole: Narrative Structure in the Work of John Buck”, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon.

 

                                “From New Image to a New Abstraction: Art of the 1980s and 1990s”, University of California,                                          Irvine, Extension.

 

1998                                    “Matter and Light—The Work of Matthew McCaslin”, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California.

 

“Mark di Suvero: Spontaneous Steel”, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California.

 

1997                                    “Rothko: Surrealism to the Sublime”, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California.

“Carlos Almaraz”, Pacific Arts Foundation, Newport Beach, California.

 

“Picasso and Vollard: A Graphic Collaboration”, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

 

1996                        “The Shoe in Art”, A museum fund raising event at Ferragamo Boutique, Costa Mesa, California.

 

1995                        "Artists In the West", A dialogue with author, William Kittredge, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.

 

                                "Abstract Expressionism and the Art of Peter Voulkos", Newport Harbor Art Museum,

                                 Newport Beach, California.

 

                                "Jochen Gerz: The Seen and Unseen", Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California.

 

1994                        "On the Edge: Painting and the Millennium", Painting Matters symposium with Peter Schjeldahl and Kerry James Marshall. California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland.

 

                                "Los Angeles Currents: A Curators Perspective", Fellows of Contemporary Art,

                                Los Angeles.

 

                                "New Museums for New Art: 3 Cases", Seattle Art Museum, Washington, with Jack Lane, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Richard Andrews, Henry Art Gallery.

 

                                "Contemporary Art at the Millennium", Art Fair / Seattle, Washington.

 

1993                        "Centers and Peripheries: The Dilemma of Latin American Art".  For symposium: Insercion del Arte de America Latina en Los Grandes Centros. El Centro de Arte y Communicación (CAYC), Buenos Aires, Argentina. With Alain Reinaude, Paris; Luis F. Noé, Brazil; Jorge Glusberg, CAYC.

 

                                "Terry Allen: Youth In Asia", Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California.

 

1992                        "Observations From Inside the Bunker: Censorship and the Arts", Rancho Santiago College,

                                Santa Ana, California.

 

                                "Devil On the Stairs: Looking Back at the Eighties", Newport Harbor Art Museum,

                                Newport Beach, California.

PUBLIC LECTURES (continued)

 

1991                        "Sol LeWitt: Cube to the Wall", Society for Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago.

 

                                "New Sculpture--Beyond Bronze and Stone", Centro Cultural Costarricense-Norteamericano, San Jose, Costa Rica.

 

                                "From the Outside Looking In: A Curator's Notes Along the Road to Cultural Decentralization", The Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Symposium "The State of Hispanic Fine Arts", The University of Chicago, Illinois.

 

                                "The Ridicule of Logic: Paintings of Sigmar Polke", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

 

1990                        "When Worlds Collide: Robert Longo", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

 

                                "The New Chicago Scene", Carnegie-Mellon Art Gallery, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

                                "Arnulf Rainer - The Dialectic of Gesture", Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman.

 

                                "Julian Schnabel: Child of the Zeitgeist", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

 

                                "Notes at the Obtuse - Recent Sculpture", Contemporary Arts Council / Collectors Group Public Lecture Series, Seattle Art Museum, Washington.

 

1989                        "In Pursuit of Art: A Symposium on Collecting", High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

 

                                "The Archaic Present in the Paintings of Odd Nerdrum", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

 

                                "Theatre of Provocation: Art of the 80's", Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, and also Southern Illinois University, Department of Fine Arts, Carbondale.

 

                                "Robert Mapplethorpe and the Move to Censor", Chicago Office of Cultural Affairs Lecture Series, The Harold Washington Cultural Center, Chicago.

 

 1988                       "Identity in Contemporary Portraiture", Fine Arts Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

 

                                "Francesco Clemente: Stations of the Cross", Contemporary Art Circle, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

 

                                "Contemporary Latin Art in the USA", Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela.

 

                                "David Salle: Painter of Post-Modern Life", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. (Also 1993, Newport Harbor Art Museum.)

 

1986                        "Issues of Content and Neo-Expressionism", Contemporary Art Society Lecture Series, The St. Louis Art Museum.

 

                                "New American Painting", Seattle Art Museum.

 

                                "Contemporary Issues in Northwest Art", Tacoma Art Museum, Washington.

 

1985                        "Art Now / Art New York", Seattle Art Museum, Contemporary Art Council.

 

                                "Philip Guston: Imagist", Seattle Art Museum.

 

PUBLIC LECTURES (continued)

 

1984                        "Northwest Art, 1950-80", University of Washington, Seattle.

 

                                "The Neo-Expressionist Moment", Seattle Art Museum, Merrill House series.

 

                                "Censorship in Public Art", Western Regional Museum Conference, Seattle.

 

1983                        "Life After Tobey--Collecting Northwest Art", Members Lecture Series, City Club, Seattle.

 

                                "Contemporary Art in the Northwest", Washington State Arts Foundation, Washington Art Commission, Olympia.

 

                                "Northwest Art Today", Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman.

 

1981                        "Landscape as Metaphor in Twentieth Century Art", Seattle Art Museum, Richard Fuller Guild Series.

 

1980                        "Role of Art in Contemporary Society", Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham.

 

                                "Myth in the Work of Kenneth Callahan", Seattle Art Museum.

 

                                "Observations on a Regional Art", Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle.

 

1978                        "Unsung: Women Artists of the Modernist Movement", Washington State University, Pullman, Women's Study Program lecture series. Also given at the University of Idaho, Moscow.

 

1977                        "Northwest Sculpture, An Overview", Fine Arts Forum, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington.

 

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

NARRATOR         Provided introductory narration for video production, “Africa Between Myth and Reality with Betty LaDuke”, Reading & O’Reilly, Inc., Wilton, Connecticut.

 

                                Voice-over narrator for Manuel Neri CD-ROM.

 

MEMBER              National advisory panel for the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonne Project (ongoing).

 

JUROR                   Numerous local, regional, and national exhibitions and art competitions; including NEA, GSA, various state and local arts commissions, other museums, and Sculpture Chicago 1986 and 1988.

 

PANELIST            National Endowment for the Arts: Special Exhibitions Grant Panel, and the

                                Museum Purchases Grant Panel (1989).

 

MEMBER              Public Art Committee, City of Chicago, Office of Cultural Affairs, 1988-1991.

 

PANELIST            Special Committee on Contemporary Art, American Federation of Arts, 1983.

 

CHAIR                   Northwest Oral History Project, Archives of American Art, 1982-1985.

 

MEMBER              Rainier Bank Art Committee, 1982-1987.

 

MEMBER              Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel to review capitol building public art process and mural projects,                                          1981 (in response to censorship controversy over Michael Spafford murals).

 

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES (continued)

 

MEMBER              Northwest Selection Committee for PS-1 Studio Residency Program, 1981.

 

ADVISOR              Washington Art Consortium, 1980-1987. (Five Museums - jointly owned collections of

                                Post-1945 American drawings and 20th century photographs).

 

ADVISOR              Virginia Wright Fund, Seattle, 1980-1987.  (Major private benefactor to NW visual arts).

 

NOMINATOR      Northwest area for Awards in the Visual Arts and the Western States Biennial, 1981-1987.                                                  Midwest area for Awards in the Visual Arts, 1987-1991.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1977                        Fundamentals of Museum Management Workshop, Office of Museum Programs, Smithsonian          Institution, Washington, DC

 

1975                        Seminar on Curatorship, American Association of Museums, Asian Art Museum of

                                San Francisco.

 

1974                        Interpretation and Presentation Seminar, American Association of Museums,

                                The Oakland Museum, California.

 

1973-1974               Studio classes, Museum Art School, Portland, Oregon.

 

1973                        The Second Centennial Seminar, Museum Development, Oregon Historical Society, Portland.

 

1970-1971               Bachelor of Science in Applied Design (Painting/Drawing), Southern Oregon College,

1966-1969               Ashland.

                Chairperson, College Union Program Board, 1969; Member, Honors Program Board, 1967-69; co-editor of the Honors Journal, 1968-69; Committee for Social Action, 1967-69; recipient of Dicky Memorial Art Scholarship, 1967.

 

1963-1966               Medford Senior High School, Oregon.