Contemporary Multimedia Artist
Owner/Akers OfframpStudio Gallery
1155 5 Th. Street Suite 402 , Oakland Ca. 94607

  1991 -Master of Arts, Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio
1979 Bachelor of Fine Arts -Cum Laude, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

1973 - 1974 General Services, American Foundrymen Society Cast Metals Research Institute, DesPlaines, Illinois
1975 - 1977 Mechanical maintenance, service operations systems Chicago Illinois
1978 - 1979 Forest fire fighter- Department of Natural Resources, Olympia Washington
1979 - 1980 Ceramics/Art Instructor, East and West Leyden High Schools, Northlake and Franklin Park, Illinois
1980 - 1986 Director of Art Department, Mount Prospect Park District, Mount Prospect, Illinois. Created and developed existing ceramics program, set up studio, designed and built kiln, wrote curriculum, taught classes
1987 - 1988 Artist in Residence, University of Beijing, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. Responsible for kiln and studio design, established curriculum, wrote grants for funding
1980 - 1996 Department Chair -Artist in Residence -Instructor Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Lake Forest Illinois. Received grant to implement program. Generated enrollment from non-existent to 6 classes daily. Developed an adult education ceramics program.Designed and build studio, kiln,educated, interviewed and trained my replacement.
1988 - 1994 Adjunct Faculty, Shimer College, Waukegan, Illinois. Taught ceramics, kiln construction, primitive firing, functional and n non-functional Pottery
1996 - Present Instructor / Chairperson Art Dept. Contra Costa Collage,Sanpablo Ca

1994 Fellowship in Painting, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
1993 Congressional Art Education Award, Office of Congressman Porter, 10th District, Chicago, IL
1988 Program Development Grant, Ryan Productions
1986 Travel Grant to China, Order of the Sacred Heart
1985 Program Development Grant, Order of the Sacred Heart

1990 - 1994 Member of Curriculum Committee
1987 - 1989 Taught Photography, Woodlands Academy of Sacred Heart
1980 - 1996 Art Club Moderator
1980 - 1982 Varsity Baseball Coach
1980 - 1985 Varsity Basketball Coach
1985 - 1988 Varsity Track Coach
1990 - 1996 Juror to numerous art shows
1973 - 1980 Student of Lapidary and Faceting
1990 - 1996 Student of Spanish language
1973 - 1975 Worked with Editors of Modern Casting Magazine
1990 - 1996 Student of Martial Arts
1991 - 1993 Chairman of Faculty Development Committee
1995 - 1996 Instructor of art Contra Costa Collage
1996 - 1998 Instructional Committee Chairmen Contra Costa Collage

1998-Present Owner - Akers Offramp Studio Gallery
1996 Two person show, East-West Contempory Art, San Fransico, CA
1994 Skidmore Fellowship Exhibition Skidmore, NY
1993 Solo Exhibit "Chicago Since Nice"East-West Contempory, Chicago, Illinois
1991 - 1992 Two solo exhibits at La Galleria Clave, Guadalajara-MEXICO
1990 Artists from China, Korea, USA, Exhibition East-West Contemporary Art Gallery
1990 A.R.T. National Catalog Competition Cover Artist Featured Artist, One solo and one group exhibition
1988 Chicago VIP, Evanston, Illinois Featured Artist
1987 International Exhibition of Independent Grand Palais, Paris-FRANCE
1997 Solo exhibition National Museum of China (200 works) Beijing-CHINA
1987 Art Junction International, Nice-FRANCE
1987 Tri-City Artists Exchange, Saratoga Springs, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C.
1987 Solo exhibit at Carol Jones Gallery, Chicago, IL
1987 Solo at U.S. Consulate Krakow-POLAND
1987 Solo at U.S. Consulate Krakow-POLAND
1986 Solo exhibition Krakow University of Krakow-POLAND
1986 - 1992 Five solo exhibits at East-West Contempory, Chicago, IL
1986 International Group Exhibition,East-West Contemporary Art Gallery
1982 - 1986 Five works accepted to Chicago Art Club, collection
1982 - 1984 Iowa Gallery Featured Artist, One solo and one group exhibition
1978 Solo exhibition Mitchell Gallery Carbondale, IL
1978 Reicher Gallery Exhibit Small Sculpture Exhibit", Painters, Carbondale, IL

1992 - 1994 Fire and Philosophy Workshop, Columbia College, IL
1986 - 1991 Raku and Primitive Firing Workshops, Woodland Academy, IL
1990 Colored Clay Workshop, A.R.T. Clay Company, IL
1986 Assistant to Jerry Williams, Hay Stack School of Arts, ME
1985 Assistant to Ken Ferguson, A.R.T. Workshop, IL
1985 Assistant to John Glick, A.R.T. Workshop, IL
1984 - 1985 Palatine High School, IL
1983 Randhurst Celebration of the Arts, IL
1983 Harper Junior College, IL

Video: Create Your Own Ceramic Pottery
Produced by One of a Kind Creations
SQN Productions, 1986
Thesis: A Personal Aesthetic Philosophy, Antioch University Library, 1992
Book: Views of Beauty, Page One Publishing, 1993
Video: Create Your Own Aesthetic Philosophy Vol. II, Privately Funded, 1994

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