Gary Baxter

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Gary Baxter

Professor of Art

  • 585-567-9423 ext #4230
  • Art
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 Education

  • M.F.A., Rochester institute of Technology (1985)
  • B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY Geneseo) (1980)
  • A.A.S., Onondaga Community College (1973)

Courses Taught 

  • Ancient & African art history
  • Ceramics
  • Furniture design
  • Present 3D design
  • Sculpture

Professional Experience/Achievements 

  • Lifetime Visual Artist Achievement Award
    Arts Council for Wyoming County, Perry NY (2009)
  • Summer ceramics workshops
    Arts Council for Wyoming County, Perry NY (2009)
  • Exhibition and presentation of the art object seminar
    Arts Council for Wyoming County, Perry NY (2009)
  • Establishment of Neema Crafts student internships in Iringa, Tanzania (2007)
  • Teaching student groups in contextual ancient art history in Australia, Austria, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Peru, Spain, and Turkey (1992-2010)
  • Professor of Art
    Houghton College, Houghton NY (1979-present)
  • Owner/Operator
    Personal pottery business (≈7 years)

Collections

  • Herkimer County Community College, Herkimer NY
  • Houghton College, Houghton NY
  • Joe Frazier Ceramic Art Collection, Penfield NY
  • Messiah College, Grantham PA
  • Miller Ceramic, Inc., Skaneateles, NY
  • Monroe County Community College, Monroe MI
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Art & Design, Rochester NY
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Wallace Memorial Library, Rochester NY

Juror & Publications

  • Juror
    25th-Annual Letchworth Art Show, Mt. Morris NY (2010)
  • Juror - FOUND recycled art exhibit
    Houghton College, Houghton NY (2008)
  • Juror
    22nd-Annual Letchworth Art Show, Mt. Morris NY (2006)
  • Juror
    20th-Annual Letchworth Art Show, Mt. Morris NY (2005)
  • Juror – Annual student art exhibit
    State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo NY (2004)
  • Juror – Annual senior exhibit
    Jamestown Community College, NY (2002)
  • Juror – Annual Seven-County Exhibit
    Wellsville, NY (1997)
  • “Narrative Mural” article published
    Ceramics Monthly (1996)
  • Juror – Annual juried exhibit
    Metro Art Gallery, Rochester NY (1986)

Selected Exhibitions

  • Tri-county traveling group exhibit
    Genesee, Livingston, & Wyoming county libraries, NY (2011)
  • Faculty art exhibit
    Ortlip Art Gallery, Houghton College, Houghton NY (2011)
  • “Two-person retrospective”
    Ortlip Art Gallery, Houghton College, Houghton NY (2011)
  • “Medusa,” featured in Local Color: Group Invitational
    Arts Council for Wyoming County, Perry NY (2010)
    • Won 2012 Artist’s Choice Award, selected by participating artists
  • Faculty art exhibit: Asian and African landscape vessels
    Ortlip Art Gallery, Houghton College, Houghton NY (2010)
  • Fair Trade: faculty exchange show
    Durbin Gallery, Birmingham Southern College, Alabama (2008)
  • Invitational Ceramics Exhibit
    Brodie Gallery, State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo NY (2008)
  • Philadelphia Art Museum Craft Show
    Philadelphia, PA (2007)
  • Faculty art exhibit
    Ortlip Art Gallery, Houghton College, Houghton NY (2007)
  • Ceramics National Exhibition
    Skidmore College, Saratoga NY (2006)
  • The Cup Exhibition
    Lockhart Gallery, Geneseo NY (2005)
  • Demonstration: altered vessels
    Corning Community College, Corning NY (2005)
  • Ceramics Invitational
    Atrium Gallery, Corning Community College, Corning NY (2005)
  • Bill Stewart Invitational: Former Students Exhibit
    State University of New York at Brockport, Brockport NY (2004)
  • Gary Baxter/Jared Baxter father/son two-person exhibit
    Wyoming County Arts Council, Perry NY (2004)
  • Demonstration: figurative ceramic sculpture
    Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester NY (2003)
  • Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Three-person ceramics exhibit with Mike Carrol and Dennis Maust
    Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester NY (2003)
  • Two-person exhibit
    Ortlip Art Gallery, Houghton College, Houghton NY (2001)
  • One-person exhibit
    Beard Art Center, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion IN (2000)
  • Three-person exhibit
    Ortlip Art Gallery, Houghton College, Houghton NY (1999)
  • NCECA conference invitational: DECADES
    Rochester City Center, Rochester NY (1996)
  • Faculty Exhibit
    Wesley Art Gallery, Houghton College, Houghton NY (1996)

Other Interests/Hobbies/Enjoyments

I enjoy travelling and interacting with other cultures, especially when this includes activities such as climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, swimming in the Amazon River, spelunking in West Virginia and, exploring European cathedrals. The visual forms that emerge from these experiences spend years seeping into my art.

I grew up surrounded by the mountains, vineyards and orange groves of California. Those things are mostly gone or covered with houses now, but memories of dramatic light, vast space and desert color continue to shape my work.

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