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Professor of Art, Printmaking

Jack McCaslin

mccasljh@jmu.edu
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EDUCATION

M.F.A. Printmaking, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.F.A. Printmaking, Kansas State University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Professor McCaslin works primarily on paper in various printmaking, drawing, and painting media.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Professor McCaslin has been head of the JMU printmaking program since 1976.
He instructs courses in lithography, intaglio, screenprint, and relief printing.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Professor McCaslin is a member of the Southern Graphics Council.

SCHOLARSHIP

Grants received include:

Faculty Educational Leave from JMU in 1998 for "Reevaluating the History, Technique and Relevance of Gouache Today."

Faculty Research Grant, "Evaluating Potential Health Benefits and Aesthetic Considerations in the Use of Ferric Chloride for Intaglio Printmaking," 1998

Faculty Research Grant, "Assessing Potential Health Risks and Aesthetic Tradeoffs in Substituting Water Soluble for Cellulose Based Screenprinting Inks," 1991

Supplementary Grant for Faculty Research, "Adapting Positive Working Platemaking Techniques, for Limited Editions," 1985-1986

Faculty Research Grant, "The Book as a Visual Art Form," 1984-1985

Publication Grant, "Art for the Page, Franklin Furnace Flue," 1982

Supplementary Grant for Faculty Research, "The Potential Application of Commercial Color, Process Printing Techniques for Use in the Fine Arts," 1981-1982

Supplementary Grant for Faculty Research, "Photoengraving on Nonferrous Metals," 1977-1978

Exhibitions include:

20/20 Vision: The Art of Printmaking, Where Creativity and Technology   Collide, Augusta State University, Georgia

Colorprint U.S.A.: Spanning the States in '98

Solo Exhibition, 1912 Gallery, Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia

Solo Exhibition, Hollins College, Roanoke, VA

Solo Exhibition, Northern State College, Aberdeen, SD

Exhibition 280: Works on Walls, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

Recent American Works on Paper, Second Street Gallery,   Charlottesville, VA

20th National Works on Paper Exhibition, Minot State University, Minot, ND

Davidson National Print and Drawing Competition, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Appalachian National Drawing Competition, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

SERVICE

Professor McCaslin has been coordinator for the Annual JMU Traveling Student Print Show since 1980.