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Paul McMillan
 
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www.paulmcmillan.com
412 320 5148
 
Education:
Self taught in drawing, paint mediums and techniques, sculpture.
 
Solo Exhibits:
1985 "Landscape And Still Life," Hummingbird Originals," Ft. Worth, TX
1993 "Surreal Only," McMillan Studio, Taos, NM
1994 "I Am a Painter," Jes Gordon Gallery, Taos NM
2007 "Artist of the Month," Barnes & Nobles, Ithaca, NY
2007 "Night & Day," Collegetown Bagels, Ithaca, NY
2008 "25 Year Retrospective," McMillan Art Center, Enfield, NY
2009 "Solo Exhibit," Center for the Arts of Homer, Homer, NY
2011 "Twenty Year Retrospective" Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2015 "A Midsummers Night," Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Gallery, Farmington, PA
 
Group Exhibits:
1992 "Nonrepresentational," Stables Art Gallery, Taos, NM
1992 "Human Form," Stables Art Gallery, Taos, NM
1992 "Something Wild," Las Vegas, NM
1992 "Family Values," Stables Art Gallery, Taos, NM
1993 "Taos Invites Taos," Taos, NM
1994 "Time," Stables Art Gallery, Taos, NM
1995 "Self Portrait," Stables Art Gallery, Taos, NM
1996 "New York Art Expo," New York City, NY
1998 "Taos Today," Armory Building., Taos, NM
1998 "Primary to Romantic," Dos Lunas Gallery, Taos, NM
2000 "Masterworks of New Mexico," Albuquerque, NM
2001 "Three Painters, Three Perspectives," Gallery at the Gamble Mill, Bellefonte, PA
2001 "Images 2001," Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA
2001 "Artists in Our Midst," Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Altoona, PA
2001 "Art In Common," Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona, PA
2001 "Lewisburg Festival of The Arts, 20th Annual Art Exhibit," Lewisburg, PA
2002 "Made in New York 2002," Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn NY
2002 "Art Trail--Group Exhibit," Ithaca, NY
2007 "First Annual Ithaca Festival Paint Off," Ithaca, NY
2007 "Light, Line, and Shadow," CSMA, Ithaca, NY
2007 "2000 Open Show," CSMA, Ithaca, NY
2007 "Syracuse Technology Garden, Syracuse, NY
2007 "Ithaca Paint Off," Most Enchanted Award, Ithaca, NY
2007 "Altered Esthetics, "Día de los Muertos" Minneapolis, MN
2007 "Small Works & Miniatures," Upstairs Gallery, Ithaca, NY
2008 "Time Lines," CSMA, Ithaca, NY
2008 "25 Year Retrospective," McMillan Art Center, Enfield, NY
2009 "Solo Exhibit," Center for the Arts of Homer, Homer, NY
2009 "Ithaca Paint Off," Ithaca, NY
2009 "Empty Chair Project," CSMA, Ithaca, NY
2009 "Dia de Los Muertos" Exhibit, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
2011 "Four Person Show," Christeen Fachard Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2011 "Halo Exhibit," Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Pittsburgh, PA
2011 "37th Annual, Westmoreland Art Nationals," Westmoreland Community College Exhibit, Youngwood, PA
2011 "37th Annual, Westmoreland Art Nationals," Westmoreland Art & Heritage Festival, Twin Lakes, PA
2011 "Pittsburgh Society of Artists, 2011 Annual," Pittsburgh, PA
2011 "Art All Night," Pittsburgh, PA
2011 "Hoyt Mid Atlantic Juried Exhibition," New Castle, PA
2011 "Twenty Year Retrospective," Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 "Rocking Horse Art Space, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 "Void Absent / Empty,"Panza Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 "Hoyt Regional Juried Art Exhibition," Pittsburgh, PA
2012 "Juried Biennial" Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburgh, PA
2012 "Art All Night," Pittsburgh, PA
2012 "Confluence" Merrick Masters Regional Art Exhibition, New Brighten, PA
2012 "Tone It Up," Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 "Midland Arts Council Summer Exhibition" Midland, PA
2012 "38th Annual, Westmoreland Art Nationals," Westmoreland community College, Youngwood, PA
2012 "38th Annual, Westmoreland Art Nationals," Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, Twin Lakes Park, PA
2012 "Timeless," Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 "Scapes," Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 "PSA Annual," Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 "17th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition," Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, PA
2013 "Illumination," Rowe Gallery, Greensburgh Art Center, Greensburgh PA
2013 "Images 2013," Pennsylvannia Festival of the Arts, Robeson Gallery, State College, PA
2013 "39th Annual, Westmoreland Art Nationals," Westmoreland community College, Youngwood, PA
2013 "39th Annual, Westmoreland Art Nationals," Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, Twin Lakes Park, PA
2013 "10th Annual Juried Art Exhibition," Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg, VA
2013 "Salon Show," Gallery 4, Pittsburgh, PA
2013 "Midland Arts Council Summer Exhibition," Midland, PA
2013 "Monroeville Arts Council 24th Art Show," Monroeville, PA
2013 "Banana Split Exhibit" Great American Banana Split Celebration, Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe, PA
2013 "Sanctuary Exhibit" Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 "18th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition," Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, PA
2014 "91st Annual Spring Show" Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
2014 "40th Annual, Westmoreland Art Nationals," Westmoreland community College, Youngwood, PA
2014 "40th Annual, Westmoreland Art Nationals," Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, Twin Lakes Park, PA
2014 "PSA Small Works Exhibit," Most Wanted Fine Arts, Pittsburgh, Pa
2014 "Art for the Heart," Squirel Hill Center for Rehabilitation, Pittsburgh, Pa
2014 "Dia de los Muertos, Topeka Art Exhibit," Topeka, KS
2014 "2014 Art Gala," Greater Latrobe School District Special Art Collection, Latrobe, PA
2014 "19th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, PA
2015 "50th Annual Non-Juried Exhibition," Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Pittsburgh, PA
2015 "92nd Annual Spring Show" Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
2015 "Int(Au)spective" Three Rivers Art Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
2015 "41th Annual, Westmoreland Art Nationals," Westmoreland Art & Heritage Festival, Twin Lakes, PA
2016 "93rd Annual Spring Show," Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
 
Awards Received:
1986 Runner Up, "Texas Sesquicentennial Artist of the Year Contest," Austin, TX
1986 Runner Up, "Bell Telephone Texas Sesquicentennial Cover Contest," Dallas, TX
1991 People's Choice, "Interpretive Landscapes," Stables Art Gallery, Taos, NM
1995 Best of Show, "Taos Spring Arts," Taos, NM
1999 Second Overall, "25th Anniversary Taos Fall Arts Festival," Taos, NM
2001 First Place, 20th Annual Art Exhibit, Lewisburg Festival of The Arts, Lewisburg, PA
2001 Honorable Mention, Artists in Our Midst, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Altoona, PA
2011 Jurors Choice, "Halo Exhibit" Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Pittsburgh, PA
2011 Best of Show, "37th Annual, Westmoreland Art Nationals," Westmoreland Community College Exhibit, Youngwood, PA
2011 Peoples Choice, "37th Annual, Westmoreland Art Nationals," Westmoreland Art & Heritage Festival, Twin Lakes, PA
2011 Merit Award, "Hoyt Mid Atlantic Juried Exhibition," New Castle, PA
2012 Best of Show & Peoples Choice,"Rocking Horse Art Space," Pittsburgh, PA
2012 Merit Award, "Midland Arts Council Summer Exhibition" Midland, PA
2012 Joan Swanson Macey Award, "2012 Annual Exhibition," Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 Inclusion in the Greater Latrobe School District Special Art Collection, Latrobe, PA
2013 Peoples Choice, "17th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, PA
2013 Juror's Award, "Midland Arts Council Summer Exhibition," Midland, PA
2013 Peoples Choice, "38th Annual, Westmoreland Art Nationals" Westmoreland Community College Exhibit, Youngwood, PA
2013 Peoples Choice, "38th Annual, Westmoreland Art Nationals" Westmoreland Art & Heritage Festival, Twin Lakes, PA
2013 First Place, oil/acrylic "Monroeville Arts Council 24th Art Show," Monroeville, PA
2013 Second Place, "Banana Split Exhibit" Great American Banana Split Celebration, Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe, PA
2013 Juror's Choice, "Sanctuary Exhibit" Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Pittsburgh, PA
2014 Jurors Award, "91st Annual Spring Show" Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
2014 Jurors Award, Summer Exhibition, Midland Art Council, Midland , PA
2014 First Place "Art for the Heart," Squirrel Hill Center for Rehabilitation, Pittsburgh, PA
2014 Award, "Dia de los Muertos Topeka Art Exhibit," Topeka, KS
2014 Award of Merit, "19th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, PA
2015 Jurors Award, "92nd Annual Spring Show" Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
2015 Peoples Choice "41th Annual, Westmoreland Art Nationals," Westmoreland Art & Heritage Festival, Twin Lakes, PA
2016 NPAA Award "93nd Annual Spring Show," Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
 
 
Painting Demonstrations:
2009 -- Paint -Off, Ithaca, NY, --Thirty artists given thirty minutes to complete a painting. (30 artists, awards)
2010 -- Paint -Off, Ithaca, NY, --Thirty minutes to complete a painting. (30 artists, awards)
2012 -- PSA Art Day, Pittsburgh, PA -- Complete a Night scene in thirty minutes.
2012 -- Penn Hills Art Association, Penn Hills, PA -- Complete a Night scene in one hour.
2012 -- East Urban Arts League, Murrysville, PA -- Complete a Night scene in one hour.
2013 -- East Urban Arts League, Murrysville, PA -- Complete a Desert scene in one hour.
2013 -- Westmoreland Arts and Craft Festival, Baord meeting fundraiser, --Complete a night scene in one hour.
2014 -- PSA demonstrator, Pittsburgh, PA -- Complete Night scene in thirty minutes (3 artists, not a contest).
 
 
Teaching /Workshop Experience:
 
1981, 1982, 1983, Instructor: Youth Art Appreciation (summer class)
--Weatherford Junior College, Weatherford Jr. College, satellite Campus, Mineral Wells, TX.
--Ages 6 -2 / class limit 15 / always full.
--Six week class.
--Curriculum / pens pencils, paper / lines and shading /water color with $2.00 water color set / color murals, chalk / wirking from imagination (not copying from books and no home work) outside period of observation and drawing from things found in nature.
 
1984, Instructor: Oil painting Technique:
--Open to all ages /six classes.
--Crazy Water Art Center, Mineral Wells, TX
--Completing a painting using wet in to wet oil paint and glazing.
--Assisting students in sketching the image.
--assisting students regarding mixing paints, setting up color pallet, applying paint and blending, touch-ups and glazing in corrections and additions to details.
 
1990 - 2000 , Instructor: Oil painting techniques / various private instructions in drawing and painting,
Paul McMillan Studio, Taos, NM.
--Beginner to expert. basic understanding of image, vanishing point/s, color theory, laying out a pallette, tools and basic equipment, teaching by example and assisting in students in starting a painting /where to stop at one point and how to restart or go to next area of painting /how to and where to start the next section of a painting and blend in a new section on to dried section of a painting, i.e. the stages of execution in the direction of completing a painting. Preliminary drawing and vanishing points in the sketch. Discuss/paint-how to achieve atmosphere in the painted image of a landscape and separate objects of the same height in the distance. A study and discussion of light shadow and atmosphere in the drawing and and painted image. Disassembling masterworks and understand the vanishing points and hidden vanishing points in various landscape, figurative, and still life. Deconstructing paintings to in order to study approach / paint application / execution strategy. How to create luminosity in the painted image / moonlight, candle light, and just what it is that makes a painted image work in the eye., vingieting, (corner-darkening), image contrast, and the use of dark on light as a means of dramatic effect. Why the subject matter is the first and most important step in considering a painting as a means of expression. Basic art / painting appreciation through understanding paintings as well as making paintings. To enrich our lives and community in regard to enjoying, appreciating and creating painted subjects which challenge and contribute to the human spirits beautiful gift of expression through art.
--All phases of oil painting and drawing.
--approx 30 students over 10 years.
 
2001, Instructor: Landscape painting workshop:
--Nittney Art Association: State College, PA
--Landscape painting / Oil painting / Wet in to wet technique / Sky-clouds, atmosphere, distant objects, foreground, plants etc., color mixing, pallette arrangement, blending.
--complete a painting / 4 workshops / 3 hour sessions / 10 people.
--We all painted the same landscape subject, i.e. follow me style and I'll assist / instruct each individual while the other students can benefit from observing the various different successes, fixes and tools of the trade as the painting evolves through various stages of blendings, tie in sections in the pursuit of completing a painting. How to look at the process of painting as an opportunity for discovery and learning in the joyful act of making paintings.
 
2001, Instructor: Landscape Painting Workshop:
--Hundington Art association: Hundington, PA.
--Landscape painting / Oil painting / Wet in to wet technique / Sky-clouds, atmosphere, distant objects, foreground, plants etc., color mixing, pallette arrangement, blending.
--complete a painting / 4 workshops / 3 hour sessions / 15 people-members.
--We all painted the same landscape subject, i.e. follow me style and I'll assist / instruct each individual while the other students can benefit from observing the various different successes, fixes and tools of the trade as the painting evolves through various stages of blendings, tie in sections in the pursuit of completing a painting. How to look at the process of painting as an opportunity for discovery and learning in the joyful act of making paintings.
 
2009 -2010, Instructor, Oil painting / various private instructions in drawing and painting.
McMillan Art Canter, Ithaca, NY (Paul McMillan-Owner).
--Weekly oil painting classes offered / seasonal
--From beginner to expert / individual instruction and small workshops.
--sole proprietor / Gallery Curator / Instructor / Space Rental / Concerts.
--Approx, 20 students over 2 years.
 
2015 Instructor: Oil Painting:
--Wilkinsburgh Public Library, Pittsburgh, PA.
--Creative Aging in America's Libraries (The mission of Lifetime Arts is to encourage creative aging by promoting the inclusion of professional arts programs in organizations that serve older adults).
--Instruction in oil painting, 8 weeks, 2 hours weekly.
--Complete oil painting, assist class particapants with their choice of subject.
--Demonstrate and assist in learning oil painting techniques.
--16 students over 50, many who never painted.
--Celebrating expression in a painted medium!
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