Dear Reviewing Committee:
I am a figurative painter and sculptor
with a flair for portraiture and landscape, who has discovered and developed,
the past seven years,
a new, visual-arts repertoire: scenic
art for the theater and music hall.
No visual-art form is complete without
a serious consideration of materials and composition. Therefore,
I find myself challenged to go beyond bare-boned representation. I take
heed of aesthetic mattersfrom inception to completion, indeed
relying heavily on serendipitous effects. Not only do I watch
for "happy accidents," I set
myself up for these mysterious
to occur. Let it suffice
to say that while exploring the five
line, value, color, texture,
and shape, one can produce
world of interestingly beautiful effects,
whether of representational or
I am responsible, energetic, and possess
excellent communication skills.
I am receptive,
and although I am usually somewhat taciturn, my voice,
clear and strong, gives me an advantage as a public speaker.
Indeed, I do much
public speaking where I work, teaching
brain-injured clients life's skills.
My many interests include acting, singing,
reading, photography, psy
chology, natural sciences, architecture,
and nature (the out-of-doors).
I enjoy health-giving activities, such
as, bicycling, cross-country
skiing, weight training, isometrics,
and western-style horsemanship, having been partly reared on
cattle and sheep
ranches from a very early age.
I invite you to peruse my visual-arts
and performing-arts resumes which include myriad theater productions
in which I have participated both as a performer and scenic
artist. I hope that you will consider me as being a strong contender
for the job of which I have been invited to submit an application,
a job which I think would suit us very well in light of my skills, talents,
education; my experience as a teacher and as an artist, and because of my
interest in the live theater.
ART, EDUCATION, and TEACHING EXPERIENCE of ROGER ARTHUR
Master of Fine Arts...the Visual Arts...The
University of Montana, 1970
Bachelor of Fine Arts...Painting...The California
College of Arts and Crafts, now, The California College of the Arts
Two Years, Advertising Art...Spokane Falls
Drawing and Design...
The University of Montana, one year
Also taught Drawing; Watercolor, Oil, and Acrylic Painting...
Spokane Art School/North Idaho College,seven years
Also taught Design, Drawing; Watercolor, Oil, and Acrylic
Ethel McCloud Hart Senior Center, nine Years
Also taught Log-home Construction and Design,
North Idaho College, two years
HANDS-ON, ART and ART-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Scenic Art and Set-design
assistant...Capitol Opera, Sacramento and
Light Opera Theater, Sacramento,
nine years, 1997--2006
Built two playground sculptures of logs: It is rumored that
one ended up in a museum.
Built three log homes; supervised a crew for the second one.
Written up in two books: In Harmony With Nature,
1976, and Country Comforts, 1981, by Christian Bruyer and Robert Inwood
AWARDS / COMMISSIONS:
Family Portrait...First-prize-purchase Award, all-campus
contest...The University of Montana
The Fat Lady...Purchase Award...The Fat Lady Bar and
Restaurant, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA
Point Lobos...Purchase Award...Pioneer Insurance Company,
Hour Glass...Purchase Award...Irene Sargent's Fashions,
Watercolor Panoply...Purchase Award...Doctor Sakamoto,DDS,
SEVERAL EXHIBITS and INUMERABLE PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Phone: (707) 678-4804
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