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John Donnelly, M.F.A.

donnelly@mvnu.edu
(740) 392-6868 Ext. 3042
www.johnjdonnelly.com

Education | Professional Experience | Exhibitions | Professional Organizations | Honors | Awards | Published Works and Presentations | Reviews | Collections | Favorite Subject-Related Links | Favorite Scripture Verse

Education

M.F.A. Indiana University, Painting and Drawing, 1986.
Summer, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1984.
B.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Painting and Drawing, 1981.
Rome, Italy; Temple University Abroad, 1980.

Professional Experience

Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH:

  • Professor of Art, 1999 to present
  • Art Department Chair, 2002 to 2005
  • MVNU Art Gallery Director, 1989 to 2005
  • Associate Professor of Art, 1995 to 1999
  • Honors Program Seminar Coordinator, 1995 to 1998
  • Assistant Professor of Art, 1991 to 1995
  • Instructor of Art, 1989 to 1991

Franklin County Board of MR/DD, Columbus, OH, Art Teacher, 1988 to 1989

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Associate Instructor, 1984 to 1985

Exhibitions

2009:
  • Crane Ice Box Gallery, Victory At Tyler Juried Exhibition, Temple University, PA
  • MVNU Art Gallery, Faculty Exhibition, Mount Vernon, OH
2008:
  • Renaissance Theatre, Mansfield, OH
  • Mansfield Art Center, 63rd May Juried Exhibition, Mansfield, OH
  • City Center Gallery, “Art for Life” AIDS Task Force Exhibition, Columbus, OH
  • Root Art Center Gallery, group show, Mount Vernon, OH
  • Rosendales Restaurant, Columbus, OH
2007:
  • Schremshock Gallery, 3-person show, Westerville, OH
  • MVNU Art Gallery, Faculty Exhibition, Mount Vernon, OH

2006:
  • Marcia Evans Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • The College of Wooster Art Museum. “Convergence2006”, Wooster, OH
  • CCAD, Canzani Center “Art for Life” AIDS Task Force Exhibition, Columbus, OH
  • 222 South Main, Country Club, Mount Vernon, OH
  • North Main Gallery, featured artist, Mount Vernon, OH
  • Mansfield Art Center, 61st May Juried Exhibition, Mansfield, OH
  • Artworks on Main, “In the Spirit of Fluxus,” performance art, Mansfield, OH.
  • Pine Tree Barn Gallery, Wooster, OH

2005:
  • Coburn Gallery, Ashland Regional Exhibition, group show, Ashland, OH
  • Mansfield Art Center, Spring Juried Exhibition, Mansfield, OH
  • Soho Worthington Gallery, Group Exhibition, Worthington, OH
  • North Main Gallery, Group Exhibition, Mount Vernon, OH

2004:
  • CCAD, Canzani Center “Art for Life” AIDS Task Force Exhibition, Columbus, OH
  • Soho Worthington Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Worthington, OH
  • MVNU Art Gallery, Faculty Exhibition, Mount Vernon, OH

2003:
  • Connelly Center Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Villanova University, PA
  • Alexander and Rhodes, Group Exhibition, Mount Vernon, OH
  • Country Court Nursing Home, Commissioned mural, Mount Vernon, OH
  • Coburn Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Ashland University, Ashland, OH

2002:
  • MVNU Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Mount Vernon, OH
  • Pearl Conrad Gallery, All Ohio Juried Show, Columbus, OH
  • Columbus Museum of Art, “Art for Life” AIDS Task Force Exhibition, Columbus, OH
  • The Woodmere Art Museum, Group Show, Philadelphia, PA
  • Krasdale Gallery, Group Show, New York, NY
  • MVNU Art Gallery, Faculty Exhibition, Mount Vernon, OH

2001:
  • Mansfield Art Center, 57th Annual May Show, Mansfield, OH
  • Knox County Health Department, Commissioned mural, Mount Vernon, OH

2000:
  • Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio Art League, Columbus, OH
  • Chiaroscuro, Solo Exhibition, Columbus, OH
  • Mansfield Art Center, Solo Exhibition, Mansfield, OH
  • Nextmonet.com, Online Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Firelands Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, OH

2000:
  • Mansfield Art Center, Spring Show, Mansfield, OH
  • YMCA, Commissioned mural, Mount Vernon, OH

1999:
  • Mansfield Art Center, Fall Juried Exhibition, Mansfield, OH

  • Hillside Veterinary Clinic, Commissioned mural, Mount Vernon, OH
  • Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Spring Juried Exhibition, Columbus, OH
  • Mansfield Art Center, Spring Juried Exhibition, Mansfield, OH

1998:
  • Dublin Arts Council Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Dublin, OH
  • Blue Cosmos Design Corporation, Grandview, OH
  • Ohio State Fair Professional Division, Columbus, OH
  • Mansfield Art Center, Juried Exhibition, Mansfield, OH

1997:
  • "Flesh and Blood" Compact Disc, Commissioned artwork, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fort Hayes Gallery, Columbus Art League Juried Exhibition, Columbus, OH
  • Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH
  • Timbuktu, Wooster, OH

1996:
  • Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • Ceramic Tile Design, Commissioned residential installation, OH
  • Bockrath Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1996:
  • MVNU Art Gallery, Mount Vernon, OH

1995:
  • Spangler Cummings Gallery, Columbus, OH

1994:
  • Six for Two Exhibition #3, Curator and Exhibitor, Columbus, OH
  • Fluxus Event, Performance Art Participant, created by Don Boyd, Columbus, OH
  • MVNU Art Gallery, Mount Vernon, OH
  • Fall Exhibit, Columbus Art League, Upper Arlington, OH

1993:
  • Licking County Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Newark, OH
  • Fort Hayes Gallery, by invitation, Columbus, OH
1992:
  • Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Semple-Upham Cultural and Arts Center, Mount Vernon, OH
  • Wilmington College, Solo Exhibition, Wilmington, OH
  • Katz & Dawgs Gallery, National Juried Show "Heroes/Victims" Columbus, OH

1991:
  • Six for Two Series, Columbus Art League, Columbus, OH
  • MVNU Art Gallery, Mount Vernon, OH
  • Schumacher Gallery, Capital University, Columbus, OH

1990:
  • MVNU Art Gallery, Mount Vernon, OH
  • Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Art League Exhibition, Columbus, OH
  • Schumacher Gallery, Capital University, Columbus, OH
1989:
  • Artreach Gallery, Columbus, OH
1988:
  • LA/Chicago Artist Liaison Exhibition Catalog, publication
  • Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Art League Exhibition, Columbus, OH
  • First Impressions Gallery, Solo Exhibition, "Small Works," Columbus, OH
  • Pontifical College Josephinum Gallery, "Marian Art: 1988," Worthington, OH

1987:
  • Columbus Museum of Art, Juried Exhibition, Harmony Hammond, Juror
  • Spangler Cummings Gallery, Two-Person Exhibition, Columbus, OH
  • Rothschild Berry Farm Festival, Solo Exhibition, Urbana, OH
  • Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH
  • Spangler Cummings Gallery, "Gifts from the Gifted," Columbus, OH
  • Spangler Cummings Gallery, Group Show, Columbus, OH

1985:
  • Fine Arts Gallery, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Indiana University
  • Artlink, Contemporary Art Space, Bill Struve, Juror, Fort Wayne, IN

1984:
  • Arbutus Gallery, Group Show, Indiana University

1981:
  • Elkins Gallery, B.F.A. Exhibition, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Organizations

Ohio Art League
National College Art Association

Honors

Faculty Mini Grant, Art History Blackboard Presentation, MVNU, 2003
Sabbatical from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2002
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship-$5000, 2001
Faculty Mini Grant, Art History PowerPoint Presentation, MVNU, 2000
Lecturer, “Icon Imaging,” Muskingum College, New Concord, OH, 1999
Faculty Research Grant, “Figurative Abstraction,” MVNU, 1999
Faculty Research Grant, “Icon Imaging,” MVNU, 1997
Presenter, National Collegiate Honors Council, San Francisco, CA, 1996
Lilly Grant, Painting and Drawing, MVNU, Mount Vernon, OH, 1991

Awards

Edward Frey Award for Excellence, Mansfield Art Center Spring Exhibition, 2005
Lucille Lemley Award for Painting, Mansfield Art Center May Show, 2001
Edward Frey Award for Excellence, Mansfield Art Center Spring Exhibition, 2000
Juror Award for Painting, Mansfield Art Center Fall Exhibition, 1999
Lucille Lemley Award for Painting, Mansfield Art Center Spring Exhibition, 1999
Edward Frey Award for Excellence, Mansfield Art Center Fall Exhibition, 1998
Award for Painting, Twelfth Biennial Liturgical Art Guild Exhibition, Schumacher Gallery, Capital University, Columbus, OH, 1991
Jean Lamb Hall Award for Painting, 79th Annual Art League Exhibition, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, 1989
Award for Painting, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, 1987
Full Fellowship, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1984
Graduate Summer Fellowship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1984

Published Works and Presentations:

Dublin Arts Council Gallery, one person show, 1998.
Blue Cosmos Design Corporation, one person show, 1998.
"Flesh and Blood" compact disc: Commissioned artwork for cover and insert, 1997.

Reviews

The Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 2006
The Mansfield News Journal,May 2005
The Columbus Dispatch, Jeanne Fryer-Kohles,2004
Dialogue Magazine, March-April, 2004
The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 2003
The Mainline News, January 2003
The Mansfield News Journal, October 1999
The Mansfield News Journal, March 1999
The Mansfield News Journal, October 1998
The Columbus Dispatch, November 1993
Newark Advocate, Gale Williams, April 1993
The Columbus Dispatch, Lesley Constable, July 1991
The Columbus Dispatch, Jacqueline Hall, May 1988
The Columbus Dispatch, Jacqueline Hall, March 1987
Business First, Gaye Spetka, March 1987
The Columbus Dispatch, Jacqueline Hall, July 1986
The Columbus Dispatch, Jacqueline Hall, December 1985

Collections

Knox County Health Department
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Laudeman
Dr. Jack Kessler
Mr. and Mrs. David Lane
Fr. Brennan Manning
Rev. and Mrs. James Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Morgan
Mr. James Moyer
Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Reno
Rigsby’s Restaurant Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Riley
Sandhill Fireplace Supply, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Seifert
Dr. and Dr. Stephen Self
Ms. Jill Shimp
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Sparks
Success Group, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. William Thrane
Mr. Robert Wandel, AIA
Dr. Lee R. Weiss
Dr. and Mrs. David Wilkes
YMCA of Mount Vernon, Ohio
Access Energy Corporation
     (later acquired by Enron)
Blue Cosmos Design Corporation
Bowling Green State University
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Carmichael
Colleen Shannon Talent Agency
Ms. LeDare Cox
Ms. Maryann Cox
Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. D. Cox
Cypress Wesleyan Church
Mr. and Mrs. John Denzer
Dr. and Mrs. Peggy Draeger
Mr. and Mrs. David Ed
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ed
Ms. Marci Eves
Gourmet Restaurant Corporation
Dr. and Dr. C. Geoffrey Gregg
Dr. and Mrs. Spencer Hedrick
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip J. Herald
Hillside Veterinary Clinic
Mr. Larry James, Esq.
Mr. Mladen Karen
Two Twenty Two, Mrs. Debra Urton

Favorite Subject-Related Links

http://www.hart.bbk.ac.uk/virtuallibrary.html
http://www.mattress.org/home.html
http://www.city.net/countries/Italy/#pqr

Favorite Scripture Verse

Isaiah 40:28-31 "Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable."

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