McDonald, Jim – CV.
Professional and exhibition history
EDUCATION: B.S. Economics, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1968
ART BACKGROUND: I Began painting in oils in 1970.
My earliest influences were Jose Vives-Atsara, San Antonio, Texas, and Ettore DeGrazia, Tucson, Arizona. I had the opportunity to become personally acquainted with both of these artists.
ART ORGANIZATIONS PAST AND PRESENT:
• 1970-1976: River Art Group, San Antonio, Texas
• 1997-2008: Austin Visual Arts Association (AVAA), Austin, Texas
• 2007-2008: Outdoor Painters Society (OPS), Fort Worth, Texas
• 2016-2020: Wimberley Valley Art League (WVAL), Wimberley, Texas
• 2020: Taos Artists Organization (TAO), Taos, New Mexico
ART EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS:
1971: ASTROWORLD HOTEL COMMISSION. I completed 65 paintings in 18 months.
1972: AWARDED BEST OF SHOW BY JUDGE DALHART WINDBERG. River Art Show, sponsored by the River Art Group, San Antonio, Texas
1997-2008: EXHIBITED IN NUMEROUS QUARTERLY SHOWS SPONSORED BY THE AUSTIN VISUAL ARTS ASSOCIATION (AVAA). Daugherty Art Center, Austin, Texas
2016-2019: EXHIBITED IN NUMEROUS BI-MONTHLY, JURIED SHOWS SPONSORED BY THE WIMBERLEY VALLEY ART LEAGUE (WVAL). My paintings were awarded in numerous WVAL shows.
2017-2018: EXHIBITED IN JURIED BOSQUE ART CLASSIC.
2017: ONE-PERSON SHOW. Arnold Art
2017: NEW YORK ART EXPO, JURIED SHOW, PIER 94.
New York, New York
2017: AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, JURIED SHOW
2017: AUSTIN CITY ART, JURIED SHOW, Palmer Auditorium
2017-2018: OPEN STUDIO TOUR. Sponsored by the Wimberley Valley Art League (WVAL), in my home studio/gallery, Driftwood, Texas
ART TRAINING & WORKSHOPS ATTENDED. I have attended workshops conducted by the following nationally recognized artists:
• Gregg Kreutz
• Jean Chambers
• Calvin Liang
• Gil Dellinger
• Joe Larusso
• Chong Haung
• Jean Le Gassick
2000-2006: I ATTENDED WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOPS.
Worked in charcoal, conte and oil paints. Sponsored by the Austin Visual Arts Association (AVAA).
MY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2017-2018: I taught 3 fully attended workshops in partnership with the Wimberley Valley Art League (WVAL), plus workshops in my home studio.
2017-2019: I conducted weekly ‘Tuesday’ and ‘Thursday’ painting sessions in my home studio for painters of all experience levels.