Resume

 

Maggy Aston ____________________________________________________________________________________

Home: P.O. Box 265 Greensboro, PA 15338   (724) 943-4406

Work: Department of Art and Design, California University of PA, 250 University Ave., California PA 15419   (724) 938-4563

Email: aston@calu.edu   Website: maggyaston.com

Student Site: http://www.maggyaston.com/students/   User ID = vulcan / Password = vulcan

 

Education

1995             M.F.A., West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, Visual Arts

Thesis: Solve et Coagula: Towards an Ecological Aesthetic in Printmaking

1983             St. Johns College, Annapolis MD, Liberal Arts

1983              B.F.A., Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD, magna cum laude

1982             Yale Summer School of Art and Music, Norfolk, CT, Fine Arts Scholarship

1979             West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, Liberal Arts

 

Areas of Specialization: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Design

 

Teaching

 

         Courses Taught (in order of frequency)

 

        Drawing, Design, Printmaking, Biological Illustration, Painting, Art Appreciation

 

2012- Present, Associate Professor, California University of PA, California PA

2005-2012      Assistant Professor, California University of PA, California PA

2003-2005     Adjunct Instructor, Advanced Drawing, Figure Drawing, WVU, Morgantown, WV

2002-2003     Adjunct Instructor, Watercolor Painting, Printmaking, Waynesburg U., Waynesburg, PA

1999-2000     Adjunct Instructor, Painting, Drawing, Art Appreciation, California Univ. of PA

1995-1996     Adjunct Instructor, Printmaking, Drawing, California University of Pennsylvania

1993-1995     Graduate Instructor, Drawing, Figure Drawing, West Virginia University

1992               Printmaking Instructor, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Self-Employment

2010-Present Co-Director, Old Neptune’s Bookshop and Gallery, Chincoteague Island, VA

1995-Present Co-Director, Riverrun Books and Prints, Greensboro, PA

2008-2010     Co-Director, Old Neptune’s Bookshop and Gallery, Pocomoke City, MD

2004-2005     Co-Director, Riverrun Books and Prints, Morgantown, WV

1990-1994     Co-Director, Riverrun Books, Pittsburgh, PA

1986-1990     Co-Director, Trans-Atlantic Books, Morgantown, WV

1984-1985    Co-Director, Post-Industrial Books, Pittsburgh PA

 

National Juried Exhibitions

 

2016              Strokes of Genius, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD

                       Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State U, Jonesboro, AK

                       Stormy Weather, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis, MD

2015               Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

American Landscapes, 2015, Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Fish or Fowl, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis, MD

38th Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

                       Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State U, Jonesboro, AK

2014              Strokes of Genius, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD

                       Unique Impressions IV, National Monotype and Monoprint Exhibition,

Monotype Guild Of New England, Falmouth Arts Center, Falmouth, MA

                        Focal Point: Fine Art and Creative Photography, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD

2013               Americas, 2014: Paperworks. Northwest Art Center, Minot, ND

H20, East End Arts, Long Island, NY

2012               Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD

American Landscapes, 2012, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD

                       35th Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

2011               American Landscapes, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD

                       34th Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

2010               Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD

                       Eye of the Beholder: Art of the Found Object, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD

Printwork ’10, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

                       33rd Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

2009             American Landscapes, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD

   LSU National Compact Competition, LSU Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, State University, AR

2008              Earth and Fire, NCECA Conference, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pgh, PA

2002              Pressed and Pulled X, National Juried Print Exhibition, Milledgeville, GA

National Painting Show, Olin Fine Arts Gallery, Washington, PA

2000              Impressions: Contemporary Prints, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ

1999               National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA

1995               Under Pressure, Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ

National Works on Paper Student Art Competition, Knoxville, TN

                        Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

International Juried and Online Exhibitions

2016               Global Landscapes, Maryland Federation of Art International Juried Online Exhibition

2015               Endangered: Art for Apes, online Art and Photography Contest

2014               Eco Arts Awards, International Juried Online Ecological Art Exhibition, Ashville, NC

One of ten artists chosen for the Fine Arts Awards

2005               New Prints Program, International Print Center, New York, NY

 

Regional Juried Exhibitions

2016               Small Show of Large Works: Gateway Gallery at Great Bay C. College, Portsmouth, NH

                        Hoyt Regional Juried Exhibition, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Newcastle, PA

Landscape Painting Awards, Mt. Lebanon Community Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2015               microcosm/Macrocosm, Chatham University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2014               Quarter Sheet, Monotype Guild Of New England, Sanford Gallery, Florence, MA

2012              Westmoreland Juried 2012 Biennial, Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA

2010             Hoyt Mid-Atlantic Exhibition, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Newcastle, PA

Wall 2 Wall, State Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

2009               Westmoreland Art Nationals 2009, Westmoreland Community College, Westmoreland, PA

                         Westmorland Arts and Heritage Festival, Twin Lakes Park, Westmoreland, PA

                         2009 Hoyt Mid-Atlantic Exhibition, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Newcastle, PA

2008               Westmoreland Juried 2008 Biennial, Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA

2004               2004 Hoyt Mid Atlantic Exhibition, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Newcastle, PA

1998               Crosscurrents, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV

1993               Pittsburgh Print Show, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

                         Monotypes, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Paul Mesaros Gallery, Morgantown, WV

 

Invitational  Exhibitions

2016               Between Water and Sky, Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, Chincoteague, VA

2011-2013     Reflections on Dunkard Creek, Three-Year Traveling Exhibition: Morgantown, WV,

California, PA, Charlestown, WV, Fairmont, WV, Waynesburg, PA, Pittsburgh, PA,

Parkerburg, WV, Wheeling, WV, and Frostburg, MD, and Lewisburg, WV

2012               The Nature Show, Capture Inc Art Gallery, Brownsville, PA

2011               Southern Graphics Council Open Portfolio Sessions, Washington University, St Louis, MO

2007               Inside/Out: Selections from the Flat Files, Pittsburgh, PA

In Full Bloom, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Small Works Exhibition, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

                       Rousseau’s Dream, 1st Friday Unblurred, 5020 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

2006             Bare II: Figure Drawing at the Brew, Space 101 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Bicycles and Umbrellas, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Artwork selected for the set of Smart People, Filmed in Pittsburgh, PA

                       Bloomin Art, The Artist’s Co-Op, Washington, PA

2005               American Dreams, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Grand Opening, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2004               Botanical Studies, Annex Gallery, Charleston, WV

Three Women Printmakers, Annex Gallery, Charleston, WV

2002               Faculty Exhibition, Benedum Gallery, Waynesburg, PA

2001               Into the Mountains: Five Artists, Mon Art Gallery, Morgantown, WV

1997               Making History, Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN

1995               Common Wealth, Faculty Exhibition, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of PA                                             

1994              PERSAD Art for AIDS Auction, Frick Fine Arts Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Women’s Stake: Re-Imaging the Figure, Accent Gallery, Morgantown, WV

1993               Annual Art Show for the Homeless, Duncan-Porter House, Pittsburgh, PA

PERSAD Art for Aids Auction, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pittsburgh, PA

1992                Five Artists, The Upstairs Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

Peep Show, Birmingham Lofts, Pittsburgh, PA

Annual Art Show for the Homeless, Duncan-Porter House, Pittsburgh, PA

1991              The Spirit Box, Birmingham Lofts, Pittsburgh, PA

The Bicycle, Birmingham Lofts, Pittsburgh, PA

Violence/Visual Pleasure, Birmingham Lofts, Pittsburgh, PA

1982                Yale Scholarship Exhibition, Mount Royal Station Gallery, Maryland Institute,

College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1982                Drawings and Paintings, Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT

 

Solo Exhibitions

2009               Prints and Sculptures, Beliza Community Coffeehouse, Pittsburgh, PA

2007               Drawings and Constructions, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2005             Prints and Paintings, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2002               Painted Monotypes, Benedum Gallery, Waynesburg, PA

1998               Paintings and Prints, Renaissance Gallery, California University of PA

1998               Organic Form Studies, Andrew B. Moynahan Technology Center, Fairmont, WV

1997               Monotypes, Renaissance Gallery, California University of Pennsylvania, PA

 

Awards and Scholarships

 

2016           1st Place, 2016 Hoyt Regional Juried Exhibition, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Newcastle, PA

                    Merit Award, 2016 Hoyt Regional Juried Exhibition, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Newcastle

3rd Place Landscape Painting Awards, Mt. Lebanon Community Paint-Out Event, Pittsburgh, PA

                            Juror Janice Driesbach, Director/CEO of the Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

                   Third Place, Plein Air Painting Event, Mt Lebanon Community Paint-out, Mt. Lebanon, PA

2015           Delta National Small Prints Exhibition Purchase Award, Bradbury Gallery, Jonesboro, AK

Juror: Ruth Lingen, Director of Pace Paper, Brooklyn, NY

Small Wonders, Honorable Mention, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

                             Juror, Georgia Deal, Corcoran School of Art and Design

                       Fish or Fowl, First Place, Other Media, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis, MD

38th Annual Art on Paper, Juror’s Choice Award: Body of Work, Maryland Federation of Art

                               Juror: Michael O’ Sullivan, Art and Film Critic, Washington Post

2014              Cal U Collaborative Drawing Murals won first prize at Pgh Eco Arts Show, Pittsburgh PA

2010               Honorable Merit Award, 2010 Hoyt Juried Mid Atlantic Art Exhibition, Newcastle, PA.

Juror: Paola Morsiani, Curator of Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art

2009               Merit Award, 2009 Hoyt Regional Art Exhibition, Newcastle, PA

Juror John Carson, Chair, Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University

1st Prize, Everyman’s Artshow, Greensboro, PA. Jurors Mary Brenholtz, Pittsburgh Center

for the Arts and Greg Harrison, Cal U

2007               2nd Prize, Everyman’s Artshow, Greensboro, PA. Jurors:

Patrick Daugherty, Director, Frank L. Melaga Art Museum, Todd Pinkham, Cal U

2004               2nd Prize, Hoyt Mid-Atlantic Juried Exhibition, Newcastle, PA

Juror Peter Plagens, Newsweek art critic and editor Artforum

2002               Juror’s Special Mention, Pressed and Pulled X, Blackbridge Gallery,

Milledgeville, GA. Juror Carmen Colangelo, Dean, School of Design and Visual

Arts, Washington University, St Louis.

1998               Best of Show, Crosscurrents, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV

1993-1995     Swaggart Teaching Fellowship, West Virginia University

1993-1995     Graduate Assistantship, West Virginia University

1982-1983     Evergreen Foundation Scholarship, Evergreen Foundation, Baltimore, MD

1982               Yale / Norfolk Art and Music Scholarship, Yale University at Norfolk, CT

 

Publications

2009-2015     Website and Student Site: maggyaston.com

2008               Cover Illustration for Lightly Separate, Poems by Page Richards, Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY

1998               Polymer Clay Printmaking, Printmaking Today, Volume 7, Number 3, London, England

1995               Solve et Coagula: Towards an Ecological Aesthetic in Printmaking, Thesis Monograph, Morgantown, WV

                        The Winter Journey by Georges Perec, Post-Industrial Press. Cover Lithograph

 

Exhibitions, Concerts, and Poetry Readings Curated or Arranged with Robert Richards

2011-15         Assateague Landscape Paintings, Old Neptune’s Bookshop/Gallery, Chincoteague, VA

2008-2010     Landscapes / Seascapes, Old Neptune’s Bookshop and Gallery, Pocomoke City, MD

2005             Prairie Sundance: Postcards from Prison, Riverrun Books, Morgantown, WV

1996            Exhibition Staff, Remote Sensing, 24th Annual Southern Graphics Council, Morgantown, WV

1995             Ernest Gabler: Monongahela Riverboat Models, Riverrun Books, Greensboro, PA

1994             Rain Books/Rhizome, Riverrun Books and Prints, Pittsburgh, PA

1994             Drawings and Sculptures, Riverrun Books and Prints, Pittsburgh, PA

1993             Electronic Sounds: Gilbert Trythall, Riverrun Books and Prints, Pittsburgh, PA

Mike Glabiki/Rusted Root, Riverrun Books and Prints, Pittsburgh, PA                     

             Confluence/Group A: Art Show, Riverrun Books and Prints, Pittsburgh, PA

             Bob Ziller/Bingo Quixote Poetry Reading, Riverrun Books Pittsburgh, PA

             Pittsburgh Artists’ Group Show, Riverrun Books and Prints, Pittsburgh, PA

Paul Warhola Introduces Pittsburgh to Czechslovakian Art, Riverrun Books, Pittsburgh, PA

1991             Drunken Poets, Reading, Riverrun Books and Prints, Pittsburgh, PA

1990             Soup Bean Poets, Reading, Trans-Atlantic Books, Morgantown, WV

1989             Ambient Music, Various Musicians, Trans-Atlantic Books, Morgantown, WV

1987             Drawings and Sculptures of Dutch Artist Theo van de Gore, Trans-Atlantic

Books, Morgantown

1986             Photographs by Ed Petroksy, Trans-Atlantic Books, Morgantown, WV

 

Professional Affiliations

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

Maryland Federation of Art

Monotype Guild of New England

Oil Painters of America

Southern Graphics Council

Chinoteague Cultural Alliance

Greensboro Artists Cooperative

 

Artwork in Public Collections

Butler Museum of American Art

State University of Arkansas Permanent Collection of Art

West Virginia University Permanent Collection, Morgantown, WV

Computer Training Center, Cal U of PA

Bibliotheque National, Paris, France

 

Courses Written and Approved

2011               ART 233 Natural Science Drawing, Approved at Cal U,

Marine Science Consortium at Wallops Island, VA, and Millersville U

2009              ART/BIO 130 Biological Illustration, Form and Function (with Mark Tebbitt)

2008               ART Senior Thesis (with Laura DeFazio and Todd Pinkham)

 

Travel and Historic Preservation Grants

2015             Elm Street Sign Grant for Storefront in Greensboro, PA Historic District

2014             Elm Street Façade Grant for Historic Building in Greensboro, PA

2011               Southern Graphics Council International Conference, St Louis, MO

Marine Science Consortium Research Symposium, Wallops Island, VA

 

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Cal U and Local Invitational Exhibitions

2014               Faculty Research Exhibition, Manderino Gallery, Cal U of PA

2013-15           Drawings Exhibited in Provost’s Council Room, Dixon Hall, Cal U of PA

1996-Present   Monotypes on permanent display, Computer Training Center, Manderino Library, Cal U

Plant and Animal Paintings, Frich Biology Building, Cal U of PA

2007-13         Everyman’s Art Show, Annual Art Blast on the Mon, Greensboro, PA

2010               Summer Celebrating the Arts, Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA

Home Time: Regional Artists, Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, PA

2010             Power Plant Collaborative Murals, Cal U Earth Summit, Frich Lobby, Cal U of PA

2009-11         Collaborative Graffiti Murals, Hip-Hop Conference, Jozarts, California, PA

 

 

                       Creative Industries of Greene County, Kirby Welcome Center, Kirby, PA

2008-2009     Print Exhibition, Provost’s Council, Dixon Hall, California University of PA

                       The Other Side of Beauty, Women’s Studies Conference, Jozarts Studios, California, PA

                        Collaborative Murals for the 60th Commemoration of the Donora Smog, Donora, PA

2007               Women and Work, Audrey-Beth Fitch Conference on Women’s Studies, Jozarts Studio

2006                Women at Risk: Life in the Global Village. Jozarts Studios, California, PA

1993               Observing the Land, Greene Academy, Carmichaels, PA

 

Regional Exhibitions Curated or Arranged at Cal U

2011-13       Reflections: Homage to Dunkard Creek, Curated one of seven shows at Cal U for this

traveling exhibition of environmental art in response to the massive fish kill at Dunkard Creek in 2009. The show traveled for two years from Morgantown, WV, to California, PA, Charlestown, WV, Waynesburg, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Parkerburg, WV, Fairmont WV, Wheeling, WV, and Frostburg, MD.

                     Collaborative Murals for the 60th Commemoration of the Donora Smog, Donora, PA

2007           Mirrors of Our Own: Ceramics by Yoko Sekino-Bove, Manderino Gallery, Cal. U

           Intercollegiate Student Juried Exhibition, Manderino Gallery, California University

Annual Congressional 2-D Art Exhibition, Manderino Gallery, Cal U of PA

2006             As I Saw It: Photographs by Robert Ruschak, Manderino Gallery, Cal U of PA

             Intercollegiate Student Juried Exhibition, Manderino Gallery, Cal U of PA

               Annual Congressional 2-D Art Exhibition, Manderino Gallery, Cal U of PA

Photographs of Greg Sofranco, Manderino Gallery, Cal U of PA

             AIGA Annual: Work from the Pittsburgh Graphic Design Association, Manderino

Gallery, Cal U of PA

             Vanishing Point: Prints and Installations by Kate Temple and Desiree Alvarez ,

Manderino Gallery, Cal U of PA

             Shlumpy Funk: Works by Laura-Jean Mclaughlin, Manderino Gallery, Cal U of PA

 

Cal U Student Exhibitions Arranged or Co-Curated, Local Shows Organized and Installed

2016             Garden Of Earthly Delights, Vulcan Gallery, Cal U, w/ Todd Pinkham

2015             Dystopia, Vulcan Gallery, Cal U, w/ Todd Pinkham

2015             Space Show and Rob Potter Memorial Exhibition, Vulcan Gallery, Cal U, w/ Todd Pinkham

2014             Psychedelia: The Art of Intense Ornamentation, Vulcan Gallery, Cal U, w/ Todd Pinkham

2014             Cal U Collaborative Powerplant Murals, Eco Arts Pgh, Opera House, Pittsburgh, Pa

These murals won first place at the event. Art students from five universities participated.

Animalia: From the Mythic to the Microscopic. Vulcan Gallery, Cal U, w/ Todd Pinkham

2013             Paradiso, Vulcan Gallery, Cal U of PA w/ Todd Pinkham

                     Everyman’s Art Show, Annual Art Blast on the Mon, Greensboro, PA

Bio-Mechanical, Vulcan Gallery, Cal U of PA, w/ Todd Pinkham

2012             Over My Dead Body: Reviving the Exquisite Corpse, Vulcan Gallery, Cal U of PA.

Curated w/Valerie Hererro and Todd Pinkham

2009-12 Created large scale murals, and organized collaborative graffiti drawing events for

Hip-Hop Conference, Jozarts Studios, California, PA

                    Botanical Illustrations from Art/Bio 130, Frich Biology Building, Cal U of PA

2010            Advanced Drawing Show, Vulcan Student Gallery, Cal U of PA

Installed exhibition, Artwork of Greene County Schools, Greensboro Art’s Festival

2010             Power Plant Murals, Cal U. Earth Summit, Frich Lobby, Cal U of PA

Biological Illustration Drawings, Frich Lobby, Cal U of PA

2006-09       Everyman’s Art Show, Annual Art Blast on the Mon, Greensboro, PA

2009            Form and Figure, Advanced Drawing Show, Vulcan Student Gallery, Cal U of PA

                    Student Collaborative Murals, Art Education Conference, Natali, Cal U of PA

2008             Drawings from the Frich Biology Collection, Natali Student Center, Cal U of PA

2007            Artificial Evolution, Collaborative Drawing Project, Vulcan Student Gallery, Cal U of PA

             Film Stills, Collaborative Drawing Project, Natali Student Center, Cal U of PA

2006             Villains and Vixens; Adventures in the 2nd Dimension, Jozarts Studios, California,PA

Invited Workshops, Demonstrations, Consultations, and Lectures Delivered

2016           Invited Lecture: Images of Death and Dying in Contemporary Art, Duda Hall, Cal U

2015           Consultation: toxins and injuries found in an artist’s autopsy for TV series Rosewood (#111)

2010-2016 Drawing Workshops, Marine Ichthyology class, Marine Science Consortium, Wallop’s Island, VA

2015           Painting Workshop, Bridging Arts Program, Greensboro, PA

2009           Drawing Session and Lecture, Greensboro Second Saturday Series, Greensboro, PA

1998           Conducted 3-Day workshop on polymer clay printmaking and artist’s lecture, 1st Annual Polymer Clay Guild Conference, Gatlinburg, TN Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

1994           Panel Speaker, 23rd Annual Southern Graphics Council, Knoxville, TN

 

Service for the Department of Art and Design at California University of Pennsylvania

2008-16         Departmental Recruitment and Retention Committee

2006-15       Departmental Tenure and Promotion Committee

2015             NASAD Accreditation Report, Drawing Courses and Facilities sections

2006-14         Departmental Evaluation Committee

2013-14         Chair, 5-Year Evaluation Committee

2012-14         Co-Chair, Evaluation Process Committee to insure fair and impartial service workloads

2008-14        Graphic Design Portfolio Review Committee

2012-13       Curriculum Committee

2007-15         Maintain Drawing Studios in Vulcan Loft and 211 Old Main

2009          Chaperoned Art Club Trip to NYC

2009-11         Art and Design Lecture Series Committee

2007-08         Supervised move from Binns to Vulcan and set up new studios in Vulcan

Loft and 211 Old Main

2005-07         Co-Chair, Foundations Curriculum Standardization Committee

Supervised moving of studios from Vulcan to Binns and back to Vulcan and Old Main

2005-06         Chair, Foundations Curriculum Standardization Committee

 

University Service at California University of Pennsylvania

2012-15       Sabbatical Committee

2009-13,       Judge for AEW Undergraduate Research Poster Events, Performance Center

2013             Faculty Mace-bearer, Student Convocation

Thesis Advisor for Valerie Herrero’s Honors Thesis: Art as a Learning Tool:

                         Alternative Arts Education for Underprivileged Youth

2009-12       Marine Science Consortium / NASA Workgroup

2012             Thesis Advisor for Caitlin Sower’s Honors Thesis: Organic Architecture and How It

                       Can Improve Your Life: Viewing Architecture through the Eyes of Frank Lloyd Wright

2011             Thesis Advisor for Berijah Jayne’s Honors Thesis: People and Faces

2010             Mission Day Planning Committee

Committee for Character Development in the Classroom

Search Committee for Art Historian

2009             Search Committee for Department Secretary

Mission Day Planning Committee

Cal U Earth Summit 2010 planning meeting

2008             Search Committee for Graphic Designer

Arranged Inter-departmental Fieldtrip to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

             Judge, Annual Congressional 2-D Art Exhibition, Manderino Gallery

             The Other Side of Beauty, Audrey-Beth Fitch Conference on Women’s Studies,

                          Jozarts Studios, California, PA, Served as judge, designed posters, and created

collaborative mural project with students for this event

2007             Chair, Search Committee for Art Historian

Search Committee for Art Educator

Search Committee for Forensics Anthropologist

Search Committee for Criminal Justice Generalist

Served as judge and arranged student projects for Women and Work, Audrey-Beth

Fitch Conference on Women’s Studies, Jozarts Studios, California, PA

Arranged Panel Speakers and Art Exhibition for Academic Excellence Week,

Natali Student Center

2006-2007     Gallery Director, Manderino Gallery, Cal U of PA

2006-2008     Compiled Exhibitions component of NASUPP Report

2006             Chair, Search Committee for Graphic Designer

2006-07         Service and Service-Learning Committee

 

Cal U Lectures, Events, and Workshops Delivered

 

2009-16     Drawing Workshops, Scholastic Art and Writing Encounter, California University of PA

20011-13   Drawing Workshop, Take your Child to Work Day, Cal U of PA

2013           Artists Talk, Earth Day Exhibition at SAI Farm, Cal U

2011           Drawing Lecture to Human Osteology class, Cal U of PA

2009           Arranged scanning of biological specimens from the Frich Museum Collection in conjunction

with the Robert Creamer exhibition Transitions in the Manderino Gallery

       Printmaking Demonstration, Conducted workshop on transfer techniques, Cal U Print Studio

 

Cal U Conference Exhibitions, Art Events, and Local Arts Festivals Organized

 

2016           Display of Student Artwork, Strike a Spark Conference, Convocation Center, Cal U

“Art and Geometry” Faculty Research Display and Interactive Demonstration, STEAM in the Valley, Convocation Center, Cal U

2015          Powerplant Mural Exhibition at Just Around the River’s Bend, Northern Appalachian Network

                        Conference, Convocation Center, California, PA

Arranged student drawing performance for President’s Scholarship Dinner, Convocation Center

                   Arranged Display of Old Main Drawings and Student Murals for Our Night of Stars in Steele

2014           Earth Day Murals Exhibition and Landscape Painting with students at SAI Farm on Earthday

Arranged for display of student artwork Our Showcase of Stars

Arranged printing of Old Main drawing postcards for Cal U Foundation fundraiser event

2012           Machines in Motion, Cal U Convocation Center.

*My students drew from Leonardo Da Vinci models at the Convocation Center

*Gave talk about Leonardo’s Art and Science for Take your Child to Work Day

2010           Cal U Earth Summit Planning Committee: organized two art exhibitions, designed posters,

arranged a panel speaker and live music for this event

2010           Organized drawing event: Friesian Horses and Fencers, Dancing with Death Conference, Cal U

2009           Collaborative Murals, Art Education Conference, Natali, Cal U

Arranged lecture by Dr. Joel Press on Evolution and Intelligent Design for 2D Design Students

Organized drawing event with students for Remembering the Templars, Cal U of PA

           Arranged Exhibition of Excellence: Work of First Year Students from the

                         Department of Art and Design for AEW, Performance Center

2008           Supervised bi-monthly Figure drawing sessions in Vulcan Loft, open to the University

2006-08     Planning Committee, Annual Greensboro Art Blast on the Mon, Greensboro, PA

Organized sketching event with students for The Many Faces of Piracy, Cal U of PA

Arranged student and faculty exhibition for Academic Excellence Week: Drawings

                                 from the Frich Biology Collection, Performance Center

2007           Arranged Workshop for Ceramic Transfer Techniques, Yoko-Sekino-Bove, Ceramics Studio,

Cal U

Arranged Ceramics Workshop, Laura-Jean McLaughlin, Ceramics Studio, Cal U

Impact of After School Arts Programs on Children-at-Risk,

Arranged Panel Speakers for Academic Excellence Week, Cal U of PA

Arranged Sketches of Dancers in Motion in Collaboration with the Department of Theater and Dance,

Spring Dance Concert , Performance Center

Organized outdoor sketching event for conference Remembering the Templars

2006           Arranged Photography Workshop with Robert Ruschak, High Point, Coal Center , PA

Arranged Exhibition of Excellence and conducted collaborative student

project in the Performance Center during for Academic Excellence Week

2005           Arranged visiting artist’s talk by Allison Holtz, Art and Art-related Jobs in the State and

               Federal Prison Systems, Vulcan Hall

 

Conferences, Workshops, and Seminars, and Lectures Attended

           

2016             Plein Air Easton Community Paint-out, Easton, MD

Mountain Maryland Plein Air Community Paint-out, Cumberland, MD

Painting Workshop with Kevin Fitzgerald, 2 days, Art League of Ocean City, MD

Bronze Casting Demonstration and Lecture, David Turner, Troika Gallery, Easton, MD

Painting Demonstration and Lecture, Neal Hughes, Plein Air Easton, Easton, MD

Painting Demonstration, Hai-Ou Hou, Plein Air Easton, Easton, MD

Painting Demonstration and Lecture, Tim Bell, Plein Air Easton, Easton, MD

STEAM in the Valley, Convocation Center, Cal U

2015            Just Around the River’s Bend, Northern Appalachian Network

Conference, Convocation Center, California, PA

                   Jessica Stockholder Lecture, Elson Lecture Series, National Gallery, Washington, DC

The Moth Project, Visiting Artist’s Lecture by PlantBot Genetics, Duda, Cal U

2014           FPCD Lecture: Reductionism in the Life and Social Sciences, Dr. Joel Press, Philosophy Dept.

Integrating Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity in the Curriculum,

Workshop and discussion with Dr Jenny Shenahan of Bridgewater State U, Cal U of PA

Saltwater Etching Process, Metals Studio, Cal U of PA

2013          Art and Economic Development Conference, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Cal U

Dinner Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Sugata Mitra

Lecture by African poet Kofi Anyidoho

Dinner Lecture at Cara House by Leonardo scholar and physicist Bulent Atalay

Big Print Week exhibition in Natali with Cal U Photography Club

2011           Southern Graphics Council International Conference, St Louis, MO

Marine Science Consortium Research Symposium, Wallops Island, VA

Photography Lecture and Reception with Stephen Trimble, Manderino Gallery, Cal U

Artist’s Image Resource CMYK Photo-Silkscreen Workshop, Cal U of PA

Found and Altered Casting Workshop with Renee Zettle-Sterling, Cal U of PA

Photography Lecture and Reception with Michael Benson, Manderino Gallery, Cal U of PA

2010           Learning Community and Northern Appalachian Network event:

Environmental Issues of Marcellus Shale Drilling:”Fractracker” and Pooling

   Mountaintop Removal in Central Appalachia, Lecture and Dinner w/ Dr Shirley Burns, Cal U

Fieldtrip: specimen collecting excursion on the Chincoteague inlet followed by

laboratory dissections at the Marine Science Consortium, Wallops Island, VA

Endangered Fisheries of the Atlantic, lecture by Dr. Dominique Dagget,

Marine Science Consortium, Wallops Island, VA

Activist Workshop with the Guerrilla Girls, Cal. U. of PA

Artist’s Survival Workshop with Thomas Mann, Cal. U of PA

Photography Workshop and Lecture with Robert Creamer, Manderino Gallery, Cal U of PA

2009-10     Scholar’s Circle Participant

Summer Ceramics Studio, Three 6-hour workshops with Rebecca Keck, Greensboro, PA

2008            The Many Faces of Piracy, Cal. U. of PA, California PA

                     The Other Side of Beauty, Audrey-Beth Fitch Conference on Women’s

Studies, Jozarts Studios, California, PA

                      Illuminated Manuscripts: Workshop sponsored by Cal U History Department

2007             Women and Work: Changing Economic Influences on Families, Audrey-Beth

Fitch Conference on Women’s Studies, Jozarts Studios, California, PA

       Remembering the Templars, California University of PA, California PA

2006             Women at Risk, Life in the Global Village, Audrey-Beth Fitch Conference on

Women’s Studies, Jozarts Studios, California, PA

Creative Communities Conference, Greensboro, PA

Figure Drawing sessions at the Brew House, Pittsburgh, PA

2004             Three Rivers, Second Nature, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA,

1998               1st Annual Polymer Clay Guild Conference, Gatlinburg, TN Arrowmont School of

Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

  • 23rd Annual Southern Graphics Council, Knoxville, TN

Panel Speaker, Alternative Prints, Vermillion,

1994             College Art Association Annual Conference, NYC

 

Community Service

2012 – 14       Landscapes and Seascapes, Old Neptune’s Bookshop Gallery, Chincoteague, VA

2011-16         Greensboro Artist’s Residency for Cal Students and Alumni

Each summer I offer a paid residency to Cal student or alumnus to live and work at my home and

studios in Greensboro, PA.

Residencies to date: Jennifer Adamson, 2016, Chris Corrado, 2015, Keith Koury, 2014,

Jessica Barton, 2013, Valerie Herrero, 2011-1, Caitlin Sowers 2011

2009-14         Board of Directors, Monon Center Historical Museum, Greensboro, PA

Sponsors local artists workshops and provides matching grant funding for

summer art camps for children at public parks in Greene County, PA

2014-15         Greensboro Community Organic Garden Sponsor and Advisor

2010-15         Initiation and Maintenance of Greensboro Community Compost Project

2013              Presented PowerPoint with other Monon Center Board members to Consol Coal at Southpointe requesting funds to renovate Old Greensboro Schoolhouse for Community Arts Center

Met with Grants office to discuss Arts in Education Model grant proposal feasibility

2012               Selection Committee, Rivertowns Public Art Project, Greensboro, PA

Trip to Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks. Met center director and members of the

Pgh. Arts Education Collaborative to discuss rural arts programming grants for the

proposed arts and cultural center in Greensboro, PA

2007-2011     Judge: Southwestern PA Scholastic Art Exhibition and Awards, Waynesburg U

and Cal U of PA

Exhibition installation: Artwork of Greene County Schools, Greensboro Art’s Festival

2008-10         Chair: Safe, Clean and Green Committee, Elm Street Reinvestment Grant,

Greensboro, PA

2008-10         Greensboro Neighborhood Advisory Council, Greensboro, PA

2006-2009     Planning Committee and Artshow Organizer, Greensboro Art Blast and Creative

                           Communities Conference, Greensboro, PA

2007-2009     Steering Committee, Elm Street Planning Grant, Received $500,000, Greensboro, PA

2004-2005     Judge: Southwestern PA Scholastic Art Exhibition and Awards, Waynesburg, PA

 

Restoration and Preservation of Historic Buildings in Progress, Greene Co. PA

 

Williams and Reppert House, 1874; Architectural Style: Italianate; County St. Greensboro, PA.

Boughner Store, 1830; Log Construction; County St. Greensboro, PA

Reppert House, 1842; Architectural Style: Georgian; County St. Greensboro, PA

Boughner House, 1890; Victorian Townhouse; County St. Greensboro, PA

 

 

©2011 Maggy Aston