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James Thatcher

Born:  Marion, OH, 1959

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS     (*Solo Exhibitions)

*2019      "Faces of Hunger/Geometry Relapse," Portland Community College,

                Portland OR

  2018      "Angles", The Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR

*2017      "Vantage Point", The Art Center for the Capitol Region, Troy, NY  

  2016      "Twitter Art Exhibit", Trygve Lie Gallery, New York, NY

  2015      "Her Hair Hangs in Swollen Strands", MacArtovan Building, Utica,

                NY, Curated by Steve Nyland

  2015      “Id, Ego, Super Ego”, Tech Garden, Syracuse, NY  Curated by                                         Steve Nyland

  2015       Twitter Art Exhibit, Moss, Norway

*2014      "Heron Rainbow", Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, MD

  2014      "Essential Art", Cooperstown Artist's Association,

                Cooperstown, NY

*2013     "The Rugged and the Fabulous", Alacrity Gallery, Albany, NY

  2013     "Finding the Broken Obelisk", The Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

*2012      Outdoor Digital Projection, SUNY Cobleskill Campus,    

               Cobleskill, NY

  2011     "Essential Art", Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY

  2010     "Alumni Arts", Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, NC

*2007     "Excerpts", Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, NC

*2006     "Movements", Studio 23/The Arts Center, Bay City, MI

*2006     "Finite", Cielo Gallery, Ishpeming, MI

  2006     "2006 Member's Exhibition", Detroit Artist's Market, Detroit, MI;

               Juried by Christine Hagedorn

  2005     "Artists of the Upper Peninsula", The DeVos Museum, Marquette,

               MI; Juried by Patty Smith, Robert LeLonde,and Kay Heibel

*2005     "Compulsion Dancer", Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

*2004     "Gentle Passage", Cielo Gallery, Ishpeming, MI

 2004      "Superior States:  The Governor's Invitational", Governor's

               Executive Offices, Lansing, MI; Juried by Wayne Francis

*2003     "Variant Discourse", William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba, MI

*2003     "Variant Discourse", Oasis Gallery, Marquette, MI

  2002     "Glacier Glide", Sponsored by the Lake Superior Artist's Association,                              Marquette, MI

  2000      National Symphony Orchestra Show House, Potomac, MD

  1988     "Fifteen Artists, USA", Fine Arts Academy, Budapest, Hungary

 *1988     "The Sum of Their Parts", Washington Project for the Arts 

                Botswana Club, Washington, DC

  1984     "The Ritz Hotel", Washington, DC; Collaborative Installation

               Sponsored by the Washington Project for the Arts

                 & COLAB, New York City, NY

 *1980     "One Boy Show", Evelyn Belfor Galleries, Northport, MI



2013     New Vision Heron Mural, Salisbury, MD

2008     Custom Wood Carving, Vaughn Woodworking, Banner Elk, NC

2000     Custom Folding Screen, Anne Markstein, ASID, Washington, DC

1999     Custom Folding Screen, Design Scheme Associates Showroom, 

            Washington Design Center, Washington, DC

1995     Custom Jewelry Box for Paula Zahn, New York City, NY; Sponsored

            by Salisbury Women's Committee, Salisbury, MD

1994     Heron Mural, City Center, Salisbury, MD; Sponsored by the Salisbury-

            Wicomico Arts Council




 Bill Clinton, Chappaqua, NY

 Lady Bird Johnson, Dallas, TX

 Deng Xiaoping, Beijing, China

 Helmut Kohl, Frankfort, Germany

 Paula Zahn, New York, NY

 Frank Perdue, Salisbury, MD

 Richard K. Thomas, Potomac, MD

 Wynn Kintz, Duanesburg, NY





2013     Successful Crowd Funding Campaign, "The New Vision Heron Mural",

            Cobleskill, NY

2010     Certificate of Appreciation, Avery County Habitat for Humanity,

            Newland, NC

2006     Artist-in-Residence, Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, Marquette, MI

2005     Artist-in-Residence, William Bonifas Fine Arts Center & Hannahville Native                         American Community, Escanaba, MI

1994     Artist-in-Residence, Heron Mural--First Night Celebration, Salisbury, MD

1994     First Prize, Maryland State Billboard Competition, Art Institute & Gallery,                           Salisbury, MD

1993     First & Third Prizes, "Paperworks", Art Institute & Gallery, Salisbury, MD;

            Juried by Michel Demanche


2017      William Jaeger, "Points of Departure", Times Union, Albany, NY

2015      Aletta de Waal, "My Real Job is Being an Artist", Quote, Page 4

2015      Aletta de Waal, "James Thatcher, Featured Artist", Artist's Career

             Training (art business e-zine)

​2014      James Thatcher, "Public Speaking for Artists", Artsy Shark

             (art business blog)

2014      Deborah Gates, "Second Landing", The Daily Times, Salisbury, MD

2014      Jeremy Cox, "New Heron Mural Going Up in Downtown Salisbury",

             The Daily Times, Salisbury, MD

2013      James Thatcher, "Tips for Launching a Successful Crowdfunding 

             Campaign", Artsy Shark (art business blog)

2013      Jeremy Cox, "Public Art, Private Pain", the Daily Times, Salisbury, MD

2013     Carolyn Edlund, "Featured Artist, James Thatcher", Artsy Shark

            (art business blog)

2006     Kim Hoyum, "Marquette Senior High School Grads Share Artwork

            with Community", Marquette Monthly, Marquette, MI

2005     Jacqueline Wayne Guite, "U.P. Artist Featured at Lansing Art Gallery",

            The State News, Lansing, MI

2003    "Primordial Creativity", Marquette Mining Journal, Marquette, MI

2002    "New Artist Joins Huron Mountain Gallery", Marquette Mining Journal,

            Marquette, MI

2000     Mary Bargion, "Local Arts Overview", the Daily Times, Salisbury, MD

1988     Kathy Keler, "Fifteen Artists, USA", Exhibition Catalog, Fine Arts

            Academy, Budapest, Hungary

1984     Blair Gately, "Guerilla Art", The Washington Post Magazine, Washington, DC




2018-2019             Vice President, Board of Directors, Friends of Ford's Pond,

                            Sutherlin, OR

2017-2018             Board of Directors, Friends of Ford's Pond, Sutherlin, OR
2013-2015             SUNY Associate, SUNY Cobleskill

2011                      Board of Directors, Schoharie County Arts Council,

                             Cobleskill, NY

2010                      President, Board of Directors, Avery County Habitat

                             for Humanity, Newland, NC

2009                      Chairman, Fundraising Committee, Avery County Habitat

                             for Humanity, Newland, NC

2006-10                 Board of Directors, Avery County Habitat for Humanity,

                             Newland, NC

1994                      Vice President, Executive Board of Directors, Art Institute

                             & Gallery, Salisbury, MD

1993                      Chairman, Publicity Committee, Art Institute & Gallery,

                             Salisbury, MD

1990-91                 Gallery Director, Balcony Gallery, Berlin, MD

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