Doug Garder received his Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in Studio Art and English from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville in 1976. In 1980 he graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from West Virginia University in Morgantown, where he received a full teaching assistantship.
He is now retired! He has recently taught drawing and painting classes at the Minnetonka Center For The Arts in Wayzata MN, and at White Bear Center For the Arts in White Bear Lake, MN. For seventeen years he taught at the Art Institutes International Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he has taught such courses as Drawing & Perspective, Intermediate Drawing, Color & Design, Fundamentals of Design, Design History, & Art History, since 1999. Before then, he has taught in numerous venues at the college and community levels, including The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and at Twin Cities’ community art centers, such as The Bloomington Art Center, Edina Art Center, Banfill-Lock Center For the Arts, and The Minnetonka Center For the Arts.
He has participated in over seventy-five juried, group, and solo exhibitions across the United States, in such venues as Arc Gallery, Chicago IL; The New Bohemian Gallery, Brainerd MN; Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska, Warehouse Living Arts Center, Corsicana, Texas, Athena Art Gallery, Omaha Ne, Sunbird Gallery, Bend, Oregon, Ohio State University, Mansfield, Ohio, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, and Galerie Triangle, Washington D.C., to name a few. He was also a member of NEMMA, The Northeast Minneapolis Artist’s Association, where he has exhibited his work in the Annual Art-A-Whirl and Fall Fine Arts Exhibition in the Solar Arts Building in Minneapolis.
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I consider myself, at this juncture, to be a visual journalist, creating visual records of what I have seen and experienced while traveling. As an artist who has expressed myself for four decades through a landscape space for my visual syntax, my goal is to capture the texture and the spirit of a place. I am enjoying creating my 'Mexico series', with a fascination for megalithic Mayan sites and the ever-changeable characteristics of Caribbean water. I have worked with pen and ink since the 1970's, and with acrylic paints since the early 1980's. I usually establish the design of each image in contour lines, before I build on the texture to capture nuances in each scene. Currently, I work from photos I have taken. Sometimes though, I break away from that approach to work from life and from my imagination, or 'inner spectrum'.
2613 64th Avenue North, Brooklyn Center MN 55430
(763) 561-5219 [email protected]; www.dgarder.com
1980 MFA, Painting, West Virginia University, Morgantown.
Awarded Teaching and Gallery Assistantships
1976 BA, English and Studio Arts, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
2016-17 Teaching Artist, Minnetonka Center For The Arts, Wayzata MN, and White Bear Center For The Arts, White Bear Lake, MN.
1998-2015 Instructor. Art Institutes International Minnesota, Minneapolis Teaching Assignments: Drawing and Perspective, Intermediate Drawing, Fundamentals of Design, Color and Design, Design History, Art History, Contemporary Art, Art and Design Concepts, Illustration
& SOLO EXHIBITIONS
*Best Of Show, Drawing, Extremely Minnesota, Robin Gallery, Robbinsdale MN.
Seeing Red, Arc Gallery Chicago IL.
Collective Wisdom, Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, Fridley MN.
Faculty Show, Minnetonka Center For The Arts, Wayzata MN.
A Sense of Place, Minnetonka Center For The Arts, Wayzata MN.
Healing Arts Exhibition, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Hudson WI, & Westfields Hospital, New Richmond WI (Through the Phipps Center For The Arts) (Spring-Summer 2016).
/noun/:Person, Place, Thing, New Bohemian Gallery, Brainerd MN.
17th Annual All Media Online International Juried Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha NE.
The Landscape Today And Tomorrow, Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, SUNY, Geneso, NY.
37th Annual Art On Paper National Juried Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD.
NEMAA Fall Fine Arts Show, Solar Arts Building, Minneapolis MN.
Art-A-Whirl, Solar Arts Building, Minneapolis MN.
Faculty Focus, Art Institutes International, Minneapolis MN.
Group Exhibit and Drawing Demonstration, Three Sisters Eclectic Arts, Jax Building, St. Paul MN.
American Salon of Fine Art National Juried Competition, Phoenix AZ.
NEMAA Fall Fine Art Show, Solar Arts Building Gallery, Minneapolis MN.
15th Annual Landscape Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha NE.
Faculty Focus, Art institutes International, Minneapolis MN
*Special Recognition Award. 13th Annual International Landscape Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha NE.
A Sense of Place, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka MN.
Sometimes Y, Faculty Type Show, Ai Gallery, Art Institutes International, Minneapolis MN.
*First Place, Drawing. 99th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul MN.
Art On Paper National Juried Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art. Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD.
9th Annual Summer All Media Online International Juried Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha NE.
*Honorable Mention. 98th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul MN.
*Special Recognition Award. 8th Annual Summer All Media International Online Juried Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha NE.
* Honorable Mention. 96th Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul MN
9th Annual Landscape International Online Juried Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha NE
Faculty Show, Art Institutes International Minnesota, Minneapolis
8th Annual Landscape International Online Juried Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha NE
Small Scale, Big Idea, Concordia University, St. Paul MN
2005 7th Annual Landscape International Online Juried Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha NE
2004 21st National Juried Show, Warehouse Living Arts Center, Corsicana TX
2000 Invitational Group Show, Athena Art Gallery, Omaha NE
1999 Invitational Exhibition, Vision Gallery, Chandler AZ
* Merit Award. 88th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul MN. Juried
1998 Arts in Harmony, ’98 National Juried Show, Sherburne County Government Center, Elk River MN
* Award of Excellence. 23rd Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington MN
1997 * Honorable Mention. 14th National Exhibition, Warehouse Living Arts Center, Corsicana TX. Juried
1996 Paradise Revisited, Swann Gallery, Detroit MI
* Honorable Mention. 9th National Exhibition, Mable Cultural Center, Atlanta GA
1995 Gallery Artists, Sunbird Gallery, Bend OR
The Entirely Approachable Art Auction, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1994 The Land Knows No Boundaries, Ohio State University, Mansfield
Above and Below, Solo Exhibition, University of Dayton, Dayton OH
Through the Garden Gate, Sunbird Gallery, Bend OR
Close Connections, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1993 Landscapes: A Personal View, Sunbird Gallery, Bend OR
Realms of Reality/Realms of Fantasy, The Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek MI
Inner Life Landscapes(traveling solo exhibition), North Dakota Art Galleries Association
1992 Ana 21, Holter Museum of Art, Helena MT. Juried
Hoyt National Art Show, The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle PA. Juried
Shamans, Saints, Heroes and Kings, Sunbird Gallery, Bend OR
Lines and Surfaces/The Human Form, Wilensky Arts, Minneapolis MN
Prof-a-see, Premier Gallery, Minneapolis MN
1991 Contemporary Landscapes, Weir Gallery Berkeley CA
Greater Midwest International VI, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg. Juried
21st National Works on Paper, Minot State University, Minot ND. Juried
Fresh Currency, Artifex Alternative Museum, Minneapolis MN. Juried
War and Peace, Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis
War Requiem (Faculty Show), University of Minnesota Museum, Minneapolis
Celebration of Friendship, Sunbird Gallery, Bend OR
1990 * Special Achievement Award. Landscapes and Beyond, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo NY. Juried
Fifth Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Juried
1989 Miami Expo/89 National Show, Latin Chamber of Commerce of the USA, Miami FL. Juried
Northern National, Nicolet College, Rhinelander WI. Juried
4 Person Show, North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park MN
1988 * Best of Show and Purchase Award. Hoyt National Drawing and Painting Show, The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle PA. Juried
1986 * First Prize. 11th Annual, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington MN. Juried
1985 Printmakers 33: New Talent, Galerie Triangle, Washington DC
National September Competition, Alexandria Museum, Alexandria LA
SELECTED TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Paintings, Speedboat Gallery (Uptown Theater), Minneapolis MN
Recent Works on Paper, University of Minnesota Morris
Concurrent Waves (with Nancy Robinson), The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson WI
1987 Parallels (with Marcia McEachron), Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington MN
The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle PA
North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park MN
University of Minnesota, St. Paul
University of California (Department of Astrophysics), Berkeley
Dominion National Bank, Bristol VA
Towers Collection, West Virginia University, Morgantown
SELECTED LECTURES AND JUROR EXPERIENCE
1999 - 97 Juror. Member’s Juried Exhibition, Hopkins Center For The Arts, Hopkins MN.
Juror. Artists Del Norte Juried Show, Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids MN. Critique given
Juror. Member’s Juried Show and Young Adult Art Exhibition, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley MN
1996 Slide Lecture. Paul Cezanne and Winslow Homer, Creekside Community Center, Bloomington MN
1995 Docent and Lecturer. Bloomington Art Center tour of The Claude Monet Exhibition, Chicago Art Institute
1993 Slide Lecture. Saturn School for Tomorrow, St. Paul MN
1991 Slide Lecture. Constructions of Color, Paul Whitney Larson Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Juror. Minnesota Valley Youth Art Exhibit, Norwest Bank, Bloomington MN
1990 Juror. Bloomington Juried Art Show, Norwest Bank, Bloomington MN
1991-93 Lecturer of Drawing. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Teaching Assignments: Beginning and Intermediate Drawing
1995 - 98 Instructor. Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley MN. Classes Taught: Acrylic Painting, Beginning Drawing, Children’s classes in drawing, painting and mask making
1995 Instructor. Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata MN. Classes Taught: Acrylic Painting
1994 - 95 Instructor. Edina Art Center, Edina MN. Classes Taught: Acrylic Painting, Children’s art classes
1994 - 96 Artist in Residence. Kennedy High School, Bloomington MN. Projects Implemented: Multi-cultural murals, banners and masks. In addition I worked with Kennedy High School staff to develop art programs that related to other course work the students were doing in history and social studies.
Artist in Residence. Prairie Center Alternative High School, Eden Prairie MN. Created and implemented painting and drawing curriculum.
1991 - 92 Summer Youth Instructor. Minnesota Museum and American Art, St. Paul. Classes Taught: Painting and Drawing (grades 1-6).
1987 Instructor of Art Appreciation. Southwest Community School, Minneapolis MN
1986 - 88 Art Specialist. International Montessori Academy, Bloomington MN. Created and Implemented painting and drawing curriculum.
1985 - 98 Instructor. Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington MN. Classes Taught: Beginning and continuing drawing, Acrylic painting, numerous children’s classes.
1991 - 93 Adult Education Specialist. Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul MN. Planned and supervised adult studio arts programs, coordinated youth art programs with Saturn School of Tomorrow.
1991 - 97 Developed Slide Library of nearly 1500 images spanning Prehistoric to Modern works of art.
1987 - 90 Assistant Manager. Raven Gallery, Minneapolis MN. Researched Native American and Inuit cultures, installed exhibits, corresponded with clients, sold art objects, codified and photographed art inventory and supervised daily functions, staff and shipping.
SELECTED JURIED ART FESTIVALS (* Awards)
1997 Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis MN
1996 * First Place. Stone Arch Bridge Festival of the Arts, Minneapolis MN
1995 * Award of Excellence. Edina Art Fair, Edina MN
1994 * Media Award. Powderhorn Festival of the Arts, Minneapolis MN