Sunday, February 18, 2018

Tom's Resume




1960-Bachelor of Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona With emphasis in Commercial Art

Academic /Teaching Experience

1987-Faculty Fellow, Stanford University, Stanford, California

1979-1999-Core Faculty, Stanford Professional Publishing Course, Stanford, California. Taught Magazine Design and Book Design. Introduced critical "Projects" element to the international SPP Course.

1989-Featured Speaker-Corporate Identity-Continuing Education, University of California, San Diego
1996- Featured Speaker-Publishing-Continuing Education, University of California, San Diego

Career experience

1968-1972-Art Director of two of San Diego's top Advertising Agencies
1973-1991-Formed Design Quarter-a full service graphic design firm
1992-2002-Formed Tehabi Books, a visual book (Coffee-table book) Publishing Company in San Diego which grew from six persons to over thirty employees. Was responsible for the Design and Production and Publishing of some 100 titles and selling over six million total copies. Served as Senior Vice President, Design Director, and Publisher

2007-2013–Invited to participate in numerous Plein Air paintouts

2010 annual co-sponsored Hockaday Museum/Glacier National Park Plein Air Invitational celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Glacier National Park

2012-2013 Presented numerous Oil Painting workshops in Polson, Whitefish, and Bigfork, Montana

 Professional Development

2000-Studied Plein Air oil painting under Robert Watts at Watts Atelier, Encinitas, California.

2010-2013-Studied with several professional artists in Plein Air Workshops such as Kathryn Stats and Calvin Llaing  

Awards and Art Collections

1959—2013 continuing annual art sales to Museums Universities, Corporations, and Private Art Collectors throughout the nation  

Galleries / Exhibititions

1959-Award (Watercolor)- ASU Permanent Collection 
1960-Award (Watercolor)- ASU Permanent Collection
1960-Award (Sculpture)- ASU Permanent Collection

1960-1962-Scottsdale Art Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona
1960-Valley National Bank Award, Arizona State Fair
1961-One Man Show- Scottsdale Art Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona

1998-Thirty Five Piece exhibit at Art and Accents Gallery, Solana Beach, California

2005-Twenty five New Works in Oil and Watercolor-Bigfork Art and Cultural
Center 2005-Featured Artist of the Month-Bigfork Art and Cultural Center

2005 through 2013 annual Deck show at the Bigfork Festival of the Arts
2005-McCaffery Ranch and Lodge Open House

2006- Painting The Town-one man show of works profiling Bigfork, MT 


Bodies of Work currently on exhibit or under submission

"Detritus"-A Twenty-Piece themed body of work in watercolour.
"Below The Rushing Waters"-Six oil paintings of Montana game fish.
"Snowbound"-Ten works in oil of Montana winterscapes.
"Glacier National Park"-Seven new large Works in Oil

25 paintings on continuing exhibit at The Gallerie at Piney Creek, Whitefish MT

12 works on exhibit at Izzak Walton Inn just outside Glacier National Park, MT

Ten paintings on exhibit at the Inn at Meadow Lake in Columbia Falls, MT

Nine works on Montana Ranch life on exhibit at North Valley Hospital in Whitefish


Upcoming Events

Shafers Restaurant

Shafers is one of Bigfork's newest resturants in Woods Bay and features an amazing chef. They also feature some twenty of my paintings—both Western Wildlands and Western Ranch Life. For a special treat find your way to Mountain Lake Lodge for a culinary and visual treat.  

Home Gallery and Studio

I spent nearly three months this winter painting every day from about 10am to 6pm at the Arizona Art Expo. I joined 100 other artist displaying work and painting each day. My motive was to explore a fresh "voice" in my painting style while concentratiing on pursuing an increased "Impressionistic" view. It was an invaluable experience and as a result I finished about 35 new works. These pieces can be viewed at our Home Gallery and Studio at 546 Grand Drive, in Bigfork. Give me a call and we'll make an appointment for you to come by. The works will also be hung on our deck overlooking Bigfork Bay the first weekend in August at the Bigfork Festival of the Arts. 

Stumptown Marketplace

Twenty of my paintings are featured in the Stumptown Marketplace in Whitefish throughout the summer.

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