JOHN G. RAWLINGS 


EDUCATION

B.Ed.   Secondary. Fine Arts
Torrens College, Adelaide, South Australia, 1974.

MFA Sculpture 
Instituto Allende, University of Guanajuato, Mexico, 1977.
Summa cum Laude


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Professor Emeritus FVCC
2014 Retired from full time duties
Fall 1993 to Fall 2014
Director Art Department / Professor of Art 
Director, Semester in Venice Program
Flathead Valley Community College
Kalispell, Montana.
Instructing classes in Art History, Drawing, Life Drawing, Design, Painting, 
Intaglio, Methods Elementary Art Teaching, Coordinating semester abroad program in Venice, Italy 

Fall and spring 1992-1993
Part-time Instructor
University of Montana
Extension Classes...FVCC Campus, History of Italian Renaissance Art.

June 1988-Fall 1993
Part-time Instructor
Flathead Valley Community College
Kalispell, Montana
Instructing classes in Painting, Drawing, Design, and Life Drawing.

September 1981-June 1988
Associate Professor
University of Alaska, Southeast
Sitka, Alaska
Director of Art Department, Sitka and Extended Campus. Taught 12 credit load 
Including Art History and Humanities. Initiated short workshops for outreach area
and traveled extensively to the villages of Southeast Alaska. Organized and 
scheduled part-time teachers and supervised standardization of course outlines 
and proposals. Chaired and served on committees as assigned.

Academic year 1985-1986
Visiting Professor-Sculpture
Studio Art Centers International
Florence, Italy
Tutor for Independent Study projects in stone carving.

September 1979-May 1981
Instructor/Coordinator
Art Department
Northwest Community College
Powell, Wyoming
Taught 15 credit hours per week including Art History. Coordinator of Art 
Department-responsible directly to Fine Arts Division Chairman. Initiated and 
directed Northwest Gallery and curated 8 exhibitions per year. Supervised 
part-time faculty, office secretary and work-study janitorial help. Chaired and 
served on Instruction Committee. Prepared budget for the Art Department.

May 1977-May 1979
Art Teacher
Red Cloud Indian School
Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Taught in the High School. Responsible for small budget and all art materials. 
Coordinated Native American workshops and supervised part-time instructors. 
Taught part-time, Oglalla Community College.

Fall Semester 1976
Instructor, Instituto Allende/University of Guanajuato
San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico
Coordinator of Sculpture Department. Metal Fabrication. Wood and stone 
carving and bronze foundry. Taught 6-credit load. Supervised foundry workers, 
janitorial staff and MFA sculpture program.

Sept. 1964 - Dec. 1975

Art Teacher Westminster School
Marion, South Australia
Taught in both High School and Preparatory School. Coordinator of growing
department and responsible for budget and curriculum. Served on various 
committees.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

 

2017.......Art&Soul in Venice. Imagina Gallery, Venice, Italy

2017.......EBLAR Exhibition, Rio Bravo Gallery, TorC, New Mexico

2016.......Sedona Artist Residency Exhibition, Sedona Arts Center, Arizona

2016.........International Contemporary Art Exhibition.Assisi, Italy

2014…….Faculty show FVCC Art Department

2013…….Faculty show FVCC Art Department

2012…….Faculty show FVCC Art Department

2011…….Faculty show FVCC Art Department

2010…….Faculty show FVCC Art Department

2009……..Faculty show FVCC Art Department

2008……..Faculty show FVCC Art Department

2006……...Cairo Biennale….Cairo, Egypt

2005..........Faculty Show....Hockaday Center for the Arts

2004..........."Montana Modern"...Hockaday Center for the Arts

2003..........."The Bear Affair”.......... Whitefish, MT

2001............"New Works".....O'Shaughnessy Theater, Whitefish, MT

2001..........."We went to Venice ... and you didn't" ... Whitefish Gallery MT

2001............"Weather Vane Exhibition"....Whitefish MT

2000........... "Moose on the Loose" .......Whitefish MT

2000............."Magical Lamps Exhibition"...."The Studio," Whitefish, MT

1999.............."Clocks Exhibition"....."The Studio," Whitefish, MT

1998.............."Bird Houses Exhibition"......"The Studio," Whitefish, MT

1997.............."Mailbox Exhibition"....."The Studio," Whitefish, MT

1990..............Olympiad of the Arts, Villa Montalvo Gallery, Saratoga, California
                      Juror's Special Mention.

1990.............. Saratoga Rotary Art Show, Saratoga, California.

1989...............Flathead Valley Christmas Invitational Exhibition, Hockaday Center for 
                      the Arts,   Kalispell, Montana.

1988............... Univ. of Alaska, Faculty Exhibition, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK.

1987............... New Works, 3 Sitka Artists, Sitka Medical Center, Sitka, AK.

1986...............Association of Foreign Academic Programs in Florence Exhibition,
                      Strozzi  Palace,  Florence, Italy. Awarded First Place for Sculpture.

1982............. College Art Faculty Exhibition, Centennial Building, Sitka, AK.

1981...............Faculty Exhibition, North West Gallery, Powell, WY.

1980...............Faculty Exhibition, North West Gallery, Powell, WY.

1979...............Wyoming Citizens for the Arts Powell, WY.

1978...............High Plains Art Competition, Chadron State College,Chadron,
                      Nebraska First prize,
 1976...............Faculty Exhibition, Pergola Gallery, Instituto Allende, 
                    San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

1975..............Student Gallery, South Australian School of Art, Adelaide, S. 
                     Australia.

1974..............Photography Exhibition, Student Gallery, South Australian School 
                     of Art, Adelaide, S.A.

1973..............Photography Exhibition, Student Gallery, South Australian School 
                    of Art, Adelaide, S.A.

1972............. Student Gallery, South Australian School Art.

1971.............. Aldgate Crafts Gallery, Adelaide, S.A.

1970............. Student Gallery, S. A. School of Art.

1969............. Student Gallery, S. A. School of Art.

1968..............Student Gallery, S. A. School of Art
.1967..............Student Gallery, S. A. School of Art.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017.......White Apple gallery, Whitefish, Montana

2013……Collage Gallery of Fine Art, Bigfork, Montana

2012……Student Gallery. Flathead High School, Kalispell, Montana

2011……Jest Gallery, Whitefish, Montana

2008……Jest Gallery, Whitefish, Montana

2006.......Chase Gallery, Spokane, Washington

2006.......Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, Montana

2005.......Jest Gallery, Whitefish, Montana

2002.......Jest Gallery, Whitefish , Montana

2001.......Gilman Studio, Whitefish, Montana

2001.......Whitefish Gallery, Whitefish, Montana

1998.......The Studio, Whitefish, Montana

1981.......Eastern Montana College, Billings, Montana.

1980.......Cody Country Art League, Cody, Wyoming.

1978........Little Gallery, Black Hills State College, Spearfish, S. Dakota.

1978.......Campus Gallery, Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska.

1976.......Pergola Gallery, Instituto Allende, Mexico

1975.......Union Gallery, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

 

 

 


AWARDS AND PRIZES

2014…Recipient of ACCT Faculty Award, Chicago…one of 5 awardees from 1,200
           Community Colleges in the US and Canada.

2006...Selected to be one of the featured artists at the Cairo International 
Biennale Cairo, Egypt...December 2006

2002...Represented Montana at the US National Snow Sculpture Contest, Lake
Geneva,WI

2001...Member of Montana Snow Sculpture Champion Team

1997...Received Art Educator of the year award from Hockaday Museum of Art
(first person to receive two of these awards)

1994...Received Art Educator of the Year Award from Hockaday Museum of Art

1990...Olympiad of the Arts, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, California
Juror's Award, Sculpture

1986...Association of Foreign Academic Programs Exhibit, First Prize 
Sculpture, Strozzi Palace, Florence, Italy

1984...Outstanding Program Award, University of Alaska

 

REPRESENTED IN THE COLLECTIONS OF:

Istituto Venezia, Venice, Italy

Sedky Collection, Seattle, Washington

Flathead Valley Community College

Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, Montana

Kalispell Regional Hospital, Kalispell, Montana

North Valley Hospital, Whitefish, Montana

University of Alaska, Sitka, Alaska

Florida State University-Florence Program, Florence, Italy

Eastern Montana College, Billings, Montana

Northwest Community College, Powell, Wyoming

Red Cloud Collection, Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Black Hills State College, Spearfish, South Dakota

Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska

Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Westminster School, Adelaide, South Australia

University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia

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