Charles W. Gibbons III

2933 Seventh Street Road                                                          (studio) 724-337-7314
Lower Burrell, PA 15068                                                             (office) 724-334-6720


Education: 
            MFA, Pennsylvania State University, 1973
            BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1969


Teaching Experience: 
1986-present     Professor of Art
                        Pennsylvania State University, New Kensington Campus


2004-present     Master of Fine Arts Mentor, Program in Visual Arts at the

                        Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University; an accredited

                        institutional member of the National Association of Schools

                        of Art and Design (NASAD) and all of Lesley Univ.,

                        including AIB is accredited by the New England Association

                        of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

 
2004-present     Artist Mentor, MFA Program, The University of the Arts,

                        College of Art & Design, 320 South Broad Street,

                        Philadelphia, PA. 19102


1998- present    Visiting Professor, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, 
                        Shenyang, China, 1998 visiting Professor, Northeast

                        Normal University, Chan Chung, China

                    
1975-1985         Assistant Professor of Art
                        Pennsylvania State University, New Kensington Campus

 

1974-1975         Instructor, Art

                        Pennsylvania State University, New Kensington Campus

 

1973-1974         Instructor, Art

                         Salisbury State College, Salisbury, Maryland

 

Professional Organizations:

                         Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

                         Pittsburgh Society of Artists

                         Easton Plein Air Society, Easton, Maryland

                         Ohio Plein Air Society

 

Gallery Representations:

                         Agora Gallery

                                  530 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001

                         Art Advice Corporation Art Consultants

                                  200 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016

                         G Squared Gallery, Inc.

                                  207 East Main Street, Ligonier, PA 15658

                         Garden Gallery

                                  Tom Platt, Director, Londonderry, VT 05148


Scholarships: 
2005- 2007       Fulbright Senior Specialist Candidate, Administered by the

                        Council for International Exchange of Scholars

2006                 Faculty-student trip to China, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts,

                        Shenyang, China.  Group leader and faculty representative.

                        Classes in traditional Chinese painting for students.  Lectures

                        in Chinese art history.

2005                 Grant - Faculty Research - China, (researched sponsorship

                        for students/faculty centered trip to China, May 2006.
2005                 Study in France March 7 -14

2003                 Eastern Frontier Society, Artist Residency Program, Norton

                        Island, Maine.  This is a program for professional writers,

                        musicians and artists to work for 3 weeks.  Selection was

                        through assessment of work juried from 350 submissions.

                        Ten individuals were selected for the 2003 program.
2003                 Grant Faculty Research  Spain, (resulting research led to

                        the painting “Aesop”, see awards section, Le Winter)  
2002                 Grant
Faculty Research — Canada & Maine
2001                 Grant
— Faculty Research, Painting the National Parks
1996                 Grant
— Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies, 
                        Painting the Machu Picchu Mountains of Peru
1994                 Grant
— Faculty Scholarship Support Fund, Painting the

                        Canyons of New Mexico
1991                 Grant
— Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies, 
                        Painting the Northern Lights in Churchill, Canada
1990                 Grant
— Faculty Scholarship Support Fund, 
                        Painting the Northwest Coast of the United States
1989                 Grant
— Faculty Scholarship Support Fund, 
                        Painting China from Beijing to the Huangshan Mountains
1986                 Grant
— Faculty Scholarship Support Fund, Nova Scotia

                        Painting Trip
1985                 Grant
— Faculty Scholarship Support Fund, Eastern Shore

                        of Maryland Landscape Painting
1984                 Grant
— Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies, 
                        Alaskan Painting Expedition of Glacial Wilderness & Icebergs
1965-69            Mary L. Nock Senatorial Scholarship

 

Service, Awards and Honors:

1975 to 2007     Director, Art Gallery, Pennsylvania State University,

                        New Kensington

2007                 Persad Center, Inc.  Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art Exhibition

                        Society for Contemporary Craft Exhibition Auction,

                        Pittsburgh, PA

2006                 Persad Center, Inc.  Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art Benefit

                        Auction Exhibition, Society for Contemporary Craft

                        Exhibition Auction, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2006                 Lifetime member, Westmoreland Society, Distinguished

                        Members Circle

2006                 Continued service to the University, College Rep.,

                        Peer Review, Scheduling Committee and Director Art Gallery

2005                 Painting Donation to High School Scholarship Program,

                        Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Ligonier, PA

2005                 Participated in community outreach painting event sponsored

                        by the Westmoreland Museum of Art in conjunction with the

                        Governor’s Awards

2005                 Art Education Community Outreach Program for Inner City

                        Youth, through Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

2005                 Art work donation; Persad Group, Art for Aids, High School

                        Scholarship Program And Southern Alleghenies Museum of

                        Art, Ligonier   

2005                 Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona  juror“Artists

                        in our Midst” August 31

2005                 Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art lecture “China and its

                        culture”  September 15

2005                 Westmoreland Museum of Art lecture “The American

                        Landscape”  September 21

2005                 Duquesne Club, portrait demonstration October 25

2005                 Painting award, First Place, West Overton Museum,

                        Scottdale, Pennsylvania
2004                 Le Winter Award, 94th Annual Exhibition Associated Artists

                        of Pittsburgh
2003-2006        Board of Directors, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh,

                        Pittsburgh, PA
2003-2005         Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Chairman, Patron

                        Committee, Pittsburgh, PA
2003                 Eastern Frontier Society, Artist Residency Program, Norton

                        Island, MA
2003                 Cumberland Valley Juried Artists Exhibition, Honorable

                        Mention, Cumberland, MD
2002                 Le Winter Award for Painting, 92nd Annual Associated

                        Artists, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2002                 Lecture at Warhol Museum in conjunction with 92nd Annual

                        Associated Artists Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
2001                 Congressional Committee Member, Artistic Discovery, 4th

                        Congressional District, Wexford, PA
2000                 Commencement Speaker, Oakbridge Academy of Art, New

                        Kensington, PA
2000-present     Advisory Board, Oakbridge Academy of Art, New

                        Kensington, PA
1999                 Juror, South Hills Art League, Pittsburgh, PA
1999                 Juror, Butler Institute of American Art, Regional Exhibition,

                        Youngstown, OH
1999                 Juror’s Mention, 63rd National Mid-Year Exhibit, Butler

                        Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1999                 Lecture and Demonstration, Kiski Prep School, Saltsburg, PA
1997                 Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Juror’s Award, “Artists

                        in our Midst”, Loretto, PA

1996                 Hosted Chinese administrators visit to Penn State University

                        and Maryland Institute College of Art to promote exchange

1996                 Curated work for International Exhibition to represent the

                        United States from Penn State Faculty, Maryland Institute

                        Faculty, Regional Pennsylvania Artists to China

1996                 Guest Lecture, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China

1996                 Guest Lecture, Northeast Normal University, Chan Chung,

                        China

1996                 Silver Medal, International Exhibition, 50th Anniversay

                        "Justine Peace", Chan Chung, China

1996                 Hosted Chinese Administrators visit to Penn State University,

                        PA and Maryland Institute College of Art

1996                 International Juror, Art Exhibit commemorating 50th

                        Anniversary of Victory in Great Anti-Facist,

                        Chan Chung, China

1995                 Lecturer by Invitation, Excuela Sureior Autonoma De Bellas

                        Artes "Dieo Quispe Tito", De Cusco, Cusco, Peru

1992                 Artist of the Year, Westmoreland Museum of Art,

                        Greensburg, PA

1988                The Westmoreland Society, Gold Metal Distinguished

                        Members Circle

1988                 Lifetime Member, Westmoreland Society, Distinguished

                        Members Circle


Publications & Articles:

2007                 "Natural Connection", Valley News Dispatch Article,

                        April 5, 2007

2005                 A Painter’s Perspective”, Valley News Dispatch Article,

                         April 7, 2005
2003                 “Painting the Past”, Valley News Dispatch article, April 17,

                        2003
2000                 “Artistic Marathon A Painting A Day”, 
                        Valley News Dispatch Article, 
January 23, 2000
1996                 “Exhibition of China Works”, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

                        Newsletter Article, January, 1996
1996                 “Inspiring Views”, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by Donald

                        Miller, Art Critic, January 19, 1996
1995                 “China’s National Treasure Meets New Public”, Tribune-

                        Review Allegheny Sunday, by Wiffiam Opalka, March 8,

                        1995
1995                 “Penn State Students Get Glimpse of a Chinese National

                        Treasure”, Valley News Dispatch by Barbara Daugherty,

                        March 11, 1995
1991                 “Adventures in the Landscape”, The Penn Stater by Julia

                        Pinson, July/August 1991
1990                 Official Portrait of Dr.Paul Chew, Tribune Review by Bill

                        Homisak, April 28, 1990
1989                 “An Artist’s View of China”, Valley News Dispatch by

                        Barbara Daugherty, November 10, 1989
1989                 “Local Professor in China”, Valley News Dispatch by Dave

                        Williams, June 12, 1989
1988                 “On Canvas, Artists of the Laurel Highlands”, Laurel

                        Highlands Scene Magazine by Theresa Schwab, January-

                        February 1988
1982                 “Local Color”, Pittsburgh Magazine by Harry Schwalb
                        Subject: Maine Landscape acquired by Carnegie Museum

                        of Art
1981                 “Charles W. Gibbons: Painter of Land and People”,

                        American Artist Magazine by Eunice Agar, March 1981


Selected Collections: 
• Permanent Collection-Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
• Permanent Collection-Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA
• Permanent Collection-Southem Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA
• Jacqueline Marr Collection, London, England

• Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Cusco, Peru

• Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China

• Charles H. Booth, Jr. Collection, New Kensington, PA and Palm Springs, CA

• Bob and Jeannie Weil Collection, Fresno, CA

• David Geffen Collection, Los Angeles, CA

• H.J. Heinz Company, Pittsburgh, PA

• Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh, PA
• Mobay Chemical Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
• National Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
• Gallatin Bank, Uniontown, PA
• Papercraft Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
• Rivers Club, Pittsburgh, PA

• Pennsylvania State University: Altoona, New Kensington, University Park
• Ward Trucking Company, Altoona, PA
• James L. Winokur Collection, Pittsburgh, PA
• John McDonough, Youngstown, OH
• Blount Collection, Atlanta, GA
• Scheetz, Smith & Company, Pittsburgh, PA
• Duquesne Light, Pittsburgh, PA
• Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA

 


One Person Exhibitions: 
1974-2007      Annual Exhibitions, Penn State University, New Kensington, PA

2006              John Edwards Gallery, Recent Paintings,  Delmont PA

2005              Duquesne Club, Portrait Exhibition,  Pittsburgh PA
2004              John Edwards Gallery, Land and Figure, Delmont PA

2003              Borrowing From the Past, Penn State University, New

                     Kensington, PA
2000             
 365 Paintings, Penn State University, New Kensington, PA
1999              40th Anniversary Penn State University, New Kensington, PA
1999              Exhibit, Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, MD
1998              Southern Alleghenies Museum, “Bud” Gibbons and
                     his Natural World: “Painting”, Johnstown, PA
1997              Kiski Prep School 40th Anniversary, Headmaster Jack Pidgeon,

                     Saltsburg, PA
1998              Art Gallery of the Ligonier Valley Library, Ligonier, PA
1996              Gallerie Chiz, Pittsburgh, PA
1995              Exhibition, 60 Paintings, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts,

                     Shenyang, China

1995              Exhibition Northeastern Normal University, Chan Chung, China
1992              Artist of the Year Exhibit, Westmoreland Museum of Art,

                     Greensburg, PA
1989              Jewish Community Center, Pittsburgh, PA
1988              Greensburg Garden & Civic Center, Greensburg, PA
1986              Chambers Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA
1985              Ligonier Library Art Gallery, Ligonier, PA
1984              Southern Alleghenies Museum, Altoona, PA
1984              LaRoche Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1983              Rockwell Kent Gallery, New York State University,

                     Plattsburg, NY
1983              Arts Council Gallery, Plattsburgh, NY
1983              Southern Alleghenies Museum, Johnstown, PA

 


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2007              Persad Center sponsored charity exhibition and auction Carnegie

                     Museum of Art Pittsburgh PA

2006              Londonary Gallery, Londonary, VT  

2006              D.R. Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA  

2006              Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Juried

                     Exhibition West Overton Museum, Scottdale, PA

2006              Persad Center Auction Exhibition, Society for Contemporary

                     Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2005-2006      G Squared Gallery, Ligonier, PA
2004              Along the Lincoln Highway, Invitational Exhibition,

                     Westmoreland Museum of Art

2004              Alumni Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art

2004              Associated Artists 94th Annual , Regina Gouger Miller Gallery,

                     Carnegie Mellon University
2003              71st Cumberland Valley Juried Artists Exhibition, Washington

                     County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
2003              8th Annual Regional Art Exhibition, Southern Alleghenies

                     Museum of Art, Ligonier, PA
2003              Butler Institute of American Art, 67th Area Artists Annual,

                     Youngstown, OH
2003              Associated Artists, Invitational Group Show, Gallery K,

                     Pittsburgh, PA
2003              Associated Artists, Stellar Group Show, Gallery K, Pittsburgh,

                     PA

2002              Associated Artists 92d Annual, Andy Warhol Museum,

                     Pittsburgh, PA
2000              
64th National Mid-Year Exhibit, Butler Institute of American Art

1999              Triennial VII Southern Alleghenies Museum, Loretto, PA
1999              63 National Mid-Year Exhibit, Butler Institute of American Art
1998              15 x 15 Annual Alumni Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of

                     Art, Baltimore, MD
1998              Butler Institute of American Art, 62’ National Mid-Year Show,

                     Youngstown, OH
1997              Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, “Artists in our Midst”,

                     Loretto, PA
1996              Associated Artists Exhibition, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
1996              Grand Opening Exhibit, South Arts Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1996              
50th Anniversary “Justice Peace”, International Exhibit, Chun

                     Chung, China

1996              Exhibit by Invitation, Grand Opening, South Arts Gallery

1995              Artists as Teachers, 10th Street Gallery, New Kensington, PA

1995              Curated faculty art work from Penn State University, and

                     Maryland Institute College Of Art for inclusion in international

                     exhibition Changchung, China
1994              Faculty Exhibit, Penn State University, University Park, PA
1993              Language as Line: Eleven Pennsylvania Realists, Southern

                     Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

1992              Artist of the Year, Westmoreland Museum of Art,

                     Greensburg, PA

1991              Against the Grain, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art,

                     Loretto, PA

1991              Four Seasons Project, Westmoreland Museum of Art,

                     Greensburg, PA

1990              Winterlude, Westmoreland Museum, Greensburg, PA
1989              Blue Cross Collection Exhibit, Pittsburgh, PA
1989              Associated Artists Exhibition, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

1988             The Westmoreland Society Gold Medal, Greensburg, PA
1988             Purchase Award, 100 Friends of Art, 
78th Annual Associated

                    Artists Exhibition, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
1987              Flowers, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA
1986              Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual, Museum of Art,

                     Pittsburgh, PA
1982              Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
1981             Purchase Award, Carnegie Institute Museum of Art,

                    Pittsburgh, PA
1981             One Foot Forward, Pittsburgh Center of the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
1980             Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt Memorial Prize, 70th Annual

                    Associated Artists Exhibition, Carnegie Institute Museum of Art,

                    Pittsburgh, PA
1979             Purchase Award, 100 Friends of Art, 71st Annual Associated

                    Artists Exhibition, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
1978             Jurors Award, 42nd Annual Mid-Year Show, Butler Institute of

                    American Art, Youngstown, OH
1977             Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt Memorial Prize, 67th Annual

                    Associated Artists Exhibition, Carnegie Institute Museum of Art,

                    Pittsburgh, PA
1975             Fine Arts Painting, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Best of Show,

                    Pittsburgh, PA

1975-present Director, Art Gallery Penn State New Kensington

Portraits:

2006             Dr. Karl Salatka, general surgeon
2005             President University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg Campus,

                    Frank and Beth Cassell
2003             Memorial Portrait, Dean Steven Adler, Penn State, Altoona, PA
2003             Robert L. Smith, Penn State, Altoona, PA
2002             Kwame Ansah Brew, Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland
2002             Kofi Dennis Fritete African Drum and Dance Ensemble,

                    Laurel, MD
2000             Charles H. Booth Jr., President, Burrell Group,

                    New Kensington, PA
2000             John Moeller, Fox Chapel, PA

1998             The Le Bouef Girls (Raymond & Loralee LeBout) 
1996             Dr. George F. Chambers, President, University of Pittsburgh,

                    Greensburg, PA
1995             Headmaster Jack A. Pidgeon, Jack A. Pidgeon Reading Room

                    Dedication, Kiski Prep School, Saltsburg, PA
1994             President Jack Robertshaw, Westmoreland Museum of Art,

                    Greensburg, PA
1993             Headmaster Jack A. Pidgeon, Kiski Prep School, Saltsburg, PA
1992             Carol Massaro with family, Oakmont, PA
1990             President Louis T. Almen, Thiel College, Greensburg, PA
1990             Official Portrait, Dr. Paul Chew, Westmoreland Museum,

                    Greensburg, Pa. 
1989            Donald Miller, Chairperson, Penn State Fund Drive
1987            Donald Hazlett, former Sr. Vice President, Corporate Trust,

                    Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh, PA
1987            Bishop May, Bishop of Western PA, WV Senate of the

                    Lutheran Church of America
1986            Family Portrait, Hilda & Dr. Freddie Fu
1986            Dr. Eglestein, Head, University of Pittsburgh Medical

                    School, Pittsburgh, PA
1986            Bill Madlock, Pittsburgh Pirates
1986            Janet Jacobs, Head, Ellis School, Pittsburgh, PA
1985            Joseph A. Massaro, Jr., President, The Massaro Company,

                    Pittsburgh, PA