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Joe C. Nicholson

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1965
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven Connecticut, 1963
Bachelor of Arts, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1962
Diploma, Bosse High School, Evansville, Indiana, 1958

APPRENTICESHIPS
Charles & Ray Eames Office, Venice, California, 1974-76

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS & COMPETITIONS
Public Artist, Alexandria Police Memorial Competition Finalist (on-going), 2010
Public Artist, University Circle Rapid Transit Station Finalist, Greater Cleveland Transit Authority (RTA), 2010
Public Artist, Indianapolis International Airport Public Art Entry-Way, Indianapolis, IN, 2007
Public Artist, LightPath on Pine, Long Beach, CA, 2006
Public Artist, San Luis Rey Wastewater Treatment Plant Public Art Project, City of Oceanside, CA, 2001-2004
Public Artist, Long Beach Passport Center (Pine Street) Project, Light Sculpture, Long Beach, CA, 2001-2004
Public Artist, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Washington, DC (Competition Finalist), 2000
Public Artist, City of Escondido East Valley Parkway (Competition), Escondido, CA, 1999
Public Artist, STart (Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority Artist Initiated Projects, Seattle, WA 1998
1998 Public Artist, Linear Park Phase III, Centre City Development Corporation, San Diego, CA, 1998
Environmental Designer & Public Artist, City of National City Public Right-Of-Way Improvement Program,
Community Development Commission, National City, CA, 1995
Environmental Designer & Public Artist, Martin Luther King, Jr. Extension Project, Center City Development
Commission (CCDC), San Diego, CA, 1994
Public Artist, Peace Memorial Competition, Washington DC, 1989 (Competition
Public Artist, Vietnam Memorial Competition, Washington DC, 1984 (Competition)
Public Mural Artist, Carnegie Museum of Art Mural Project, Pittsburgh, PA, 1970

LEGISLATIVE/GOVERNMENTAL RECOGNITION
California State Senate Certificate of Recognition for the public art project LightBridge, Long Beach, CA, 2004
California State Legislature Certificate of Appreciation for the public art project, LightBridge, Long Beach, CA, 2004
California State Legislature Certificate of Recognition for the public art project LightBridge, Long beach, CA, 2004
1992 Federal Design Achievement Award, from the National Endowment for the Arts, for the Environmental Graphics
Program, the Escondido Civic Center, Escondido, CA, 1992

ONE MAN EXHIBITIONS
One-Man Show, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1968
One-Man Show, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1967

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art Biennial, Owensboro, KY 2005
Salon, ArtsCollege International Exhibition, San Diego, CA, 2000
Group Show, Dimension Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 1971
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 61st Annual, Pittsburgh, PA, 1971
Board of Directors Show, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 1971
Sixth Invitational Regional Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA, 1970
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 60th Annual, Pittsburgh, PA, 1970
Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture by Pittsburgh Artists, Carlow College, Pitt., PA, 1969
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 58th Annual, Pittsburgh, PA, 1968
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Center Member’s Work, Harrisburg, PA, 1968
Art of Our Time, Pittsburgh Plan for Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 1967
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 57th Annual, Pittsburgh, PA, 1967
Two-Man Show, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA, 1965
New Haven Arts Festival, New Haven, CT, 1965
Yale University Branford College Exhibition, New Haven, CT, 1965
Museum of Arts & Sciences Tri-State Exhibition, Evansville, IN, 1963
First Annual Indiana Salon of Collegiate Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1962
Museum of Arts & Sciences Tri-State Exhibition, Evansville, IN, 1962

TEACHING
Professor of Design, New School of Architecture & Design, 1984 to Present
Assistant Professor of Environmental Graphics, San Diego State University, 1984-85
Visiting Lecturer of Architecture & Fine Arts, University of Oregon, 1971-72
Assistant Professor of Architecture, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1968-70
Instructor of Art/Painting/Design/Art History, Chatham College, 1965-68
Teaching Assistant Fine Arts, Yale University, 1964-65

ART & DESIGN PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: WORK EXPERIENCE
Principal, Nicholson Design, San Diego, California, 1976 to Present
Art Director, Marsteller, Inc., Los Angeles, California, 1972-74

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Board Member, Art In Public Places Advisory Committee (AIPP), Commission For Arts & Culture, Public Art
Program, City of San Diego, CA, 1994-1997
Board Member, The Architectural Foundation, San Diego, CA, 1994-96
President, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1969-71
Board Member, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1968-71
Board Member, Steering Committee for the Formulation of an Arts Council for Pittsburgh, PA, 1967-68
Member, Pittsburgh Council for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, 1969-71
Member, Associated Artisits of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1965-71
Member, Pittsburgh Plan for Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 1968-71
Exhibit Chairman, Arts & Crafts Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 1967-71

US PATENTS
Patent #D-360-745, Therapeutic Shoulder Device, 1994