Norman T. Soskel

norman@normansoskel.com

www.normansoskel.com

 

Awards

 

13th Annual Black & White Spider Awards Nominee in Silhouette for “Backlit”, November, 10, 2018.

9th Annual Black & White Spider Awards Nominee in Abstract for "Reality Blurred", October 18, 2014.

 

Memphis Germantown Art League, Spring Exhibition, "Self-Portrait from 1973", Award for Best Use of Texture. Judge, Roger Dale Brown, 2014.

 

Memphis Germantown Art League National Exhibition, Merrill Lynch Award, August 3,, 2013, "Apparition", encaustic on panel. Juror, Leslie Frontz.

 

7th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee for the photograph “Traespiral Series”, 2012.

 

Guests Gallery, top 15 winner, 2011 International Art Show – Realism, “Hunter-Prey.”

 

Memphis Germantown Art League National Exhibition, Local Award, “Dino’s”, March 5, 2011. Lori Putnam, Judge.

 

Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Exhibition, 3rd place for “Just a handful,” May 18-June 8, 2009. Peter Bowman, Judge.

 

4th Annual Black and White International Spider Awards Nominee in Nature for, 2008, one piece, “White Knights”, 2008.

 

Best of Show, Memphis Germantown Art League’s Spring Exhibition, May 2 to May 28, 2008, “Descending Up”, paper collage. Remy Miller, Judge.

 

3rd Annual International Color Awards Photography Master’s Cup Nominee for “Safe and Nurtured” in Wildlife, 2008.

Judge’s award for use of color, MGAL Spring Show 2007 “Light Side of the Moon”, Juror: Sammy Britt.

2nd Annual International Color Awards Photography Master’s Cup Nominee for “Light and Dark Angles” in Abstract and “Artist’s Reflections in Architecture”, 2007.

Unsolicited selection of “Statuesque Sculpture 01” as winner of artist of the month in national juried art contest JOLAF (Jolaf.com) for November 2006.

 

Award of Excellence: National Photo Awards, Professional Division Yearly Contest 2005, “White Knights.”

 

Top 10 winner of Guests Gallery’s 2006 National Art Show – Realism, “Converging Toward the Infinite.”

 

“Converging Toward the Infinite” won award at National Photo Awards December Monthly Competition 2005.

 

“Self Portrait” won prize for Most Creativity in Memphis Germantown Art League Star Artist Exhibition, 2006.

 

"Light and Dark Angles" won first prize in Memphis Germantown Art League National Exhibition 2005 .

 

WKNO November 2004 – 3rd Place – Photography – juried competition.

 

WKNO November 2004 – Staff Pick – Photography – juried competition, “Reflecting.”

Solo Shows

“It Just Turned Out That Way,” East Arkansas Community College, Forrest City, AR,  December 3-21, 2018.

“Mono e Mono” Monochromatic Photographs and Encaustic Monotypes, solo show at Circuit Playhouse, includes 4 encaustic serigraphs also. April 6, 2012 – May 20, 2012.

Christian Brothers University “Vicissitudes” – solo show, selected by committee. Demonstration of changes in art forms I have utilized, including photography, serigraphy, encaustics, encaustic serigraphy, and piano music with encaustic art, January 6 –February 17, 2012, curated by Brother Robert Werle.

Shainberg Gallery Show February, 2005 – “Olocausto” – solo photographic art show, selected by committee (about the Holocaust and Arbit Blatus’ sculptures in the Ghetto in Venice, Italy.

Gallery 32 Show June 3-July 31, 2004 – solo show of 101 photographic works of art- selected by art director, Dr. Rebecca Burton.

Crescent Club Display April/May, 2004 – three photographic works of art.

Gallery Affiliations

Jay Etkin Gallery, 942 Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104.

 

Juried Group Shows/Exhibits

“Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Monument Valley” and “Alone in the Plaza, Zuni Pueblo”, woodblock prints, juried into Memphis Germantown Art League Star Artist Exhibition 2017. Juror Rollin Kocsis. Opening reception, March 9, 2017 in the Shainberg Art Gallery, Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

"Light and Dark Angles", encaustic on panel, juried into the "Minimal/Maximum" exhibit in Truro, MA, part of the 9th International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA. Juror: Mike Carroll, owner of Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA. Opening reception, June 4, 2015 in the gallery at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.

 

6 pieces selected for inclusion in "Circuitous Succession - Epilogue", curated by Jason Nicholas Miller, Scottish Rite Cathedral of Memphis, October 10 (opening reception) to November 10, 2014. "Holst Meets Poe", "Dark and Light Angles", Subject Ground in Impruneta", "White Black White", "Charleston I", and "Two Fauves and a Cube".

 

"Stairs in Pisa", encaustic serigraph, juried into the "Unbound(ed) Exhibition at the MorphoGallery, in Chicago, August 1, 2014, opening reception. Jurors, Kathleen Waterloo and Kathy Blankley Roman. Sold to Silvia Vettese.

 

"Pinnacle", photograph and "Apparition", encaustic on panel, juried into the "Sine Qua Non" exhibit, June 20, 2014, jurors were a panel from Grace Evangelical Church.

 

"Pinnacle", photograph and "Self-Portrait from 1973", encaustic on panel, juried into the Memphis Germantown Art League's Spring Exhibition, 5/10/2014. Roger Dale Brown, Judge.

 

"Apparition", encaustic on panel, was juried into the Memphis Germantown Arts League National Exhibition, August 3, 2013. Leslie Frontz, Juror.

 

“i-con” was juried into the Artists’ Link exhibition held at the Dixon Galleries, December 9, 2012 through January 27, 2013, Linda Ross, Juror.

 

“Autumn Reflections” was juried into the Artists’ Link exhibition, held at Christian Brothers University, Ross Gallery Foyer, August 10-September 18, 2012.

 

Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Exhibition, one piece juried into show, “Sensuous”, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12, held at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, April 4-26, 2012. Judges: Jamie McMahan, Rollin Kocsis, John Keller.

 

2012 “Subject-Ground in Impruneta”, encaustic painting, was juried into the High Contrast exhibit at the Conrad Wilde Art Gallery in Tucson, AZ. December 4, 2011.

 

Memphis Germantown Art League, Spring Exhibition, 2011, “Comes the Goat”, encaustic serigraph, juried into show. Judges: Jeanne Seagle, Pam Cobb, Lori Putnam, and David Perry Smith.

 

2011 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition, Pine Bluff, AR, December 2,2011-February 4, 2012. Reception 12/8/2011. “Subject-Ground”, digital photograph.

 

“Square Foot Art Basel Miami”, four encaustic pieces “Western”, “Sunrise on the Delta”, “Geometry of a Sunset”, “Peaceful Green”. Heley Meyrick, curator/juror, November 29-December 10, 2011.

 

Spring into Green Juried Art Sale and Silent Auction, Three Pieces Juried into show, “Cactus Spiral”, encaustic, “Peaceful Green”, encaustic, “Trash and Can”, digital photograph. April 2, 2011.

 

Memphis Germantown Art League National Exhibition, Two Pieces Juried into show, “i-con”, digital photograph, and “Dino’s”, Encaustic Serigraph. March 5, 2011.

 

Memphis Germantown Art League Star Artist Show at St. George’s Episcopal Church, August 2010. Two pieces juried into show, “Borders and Transitions,” and “Charleston #4,” both encaustic paintings.

 

Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Exhibition at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, three pieces juried into show, “Warm Palette,” “Winter,” and “Sunrise on the Delta.” First is a photograph, 2nd and 3rd are encaustic paintings, May, 2010.

 

Artists’ Link Show “Going Green” at Christian Brothers University, Ross Gallery, December, 2009, “Contiguity”, serigraph after a photograph.

 

Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Exhibition at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, two pieces juried into show, “Just a Handful” and “Soft Antiquity”, May 18, 2009-June 8, 2009. Peter Bowman, Judge.

 

10 pieces juried into the St. George’s Independent School Fifth Annual Art Show, January 31, 2009, Collierville Campus.

 

Juried into the Artists’ Link 20th Anniversary Celebration Exhibit at the Dixon Gallery, May 1, 2009 through June 21, 2009, “Slice of Life.”

 

Memphis Germantown Art League Star Artist Show, two pieces juried into show, July 30 to August 20, 2008, “Penetrating,” and “Embrace of Death.”

 

Memphis Germantown Art League Platinum Show, 4 pieces, “Prickly Beauty”, "Soft Antiquity”, “Slice of Life”, “Descending Up”, September 3 to 29, 2008,

 

Autumn Show of Artists’ Link, 2008, one piece, “Tractor, Near Assisi, Italy”, November 7 – December 18, 2008.

 

Three pieces juried into the Memphis Germantown Art League’s Spring Exhibition, “Descending Up”, (paper collage), Deconstruction at the Denver Airport”, and “Humanity: Trash and Can”, May 2 to May 28, 2008,.

 

One photograph juried into the MGAL National Exhibition, February 20 to March 15, 2008, “Traespiraling.”

 

Two photographs juried into the Photography and 3-D Exhibit at the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery Foyer, Christian Brothers University, January 11 – February 14, 2008 “Wheel of Umbertide” and “Mind Weavings.”

 

One photograph accepted for inclusion in MGAL National Show 2007 “Artist’s Reflections – Cloud Gate”.

 

Two photographs accepted for inclusion in MGAL Spring Show 2007 “Netherbloom” and “Light Side of the Moon”.

 

Two photographs accepted for inclusion in Memphis Germantown Art League Star Artist Show 2007, “Traespiral” and “Best Buds.”

 

Two photographs accepted for inclusion in Memphis Germantown Art League Autumn Exhibition 2007, “Visual Clarity, College Life #6” and “Feed Me.”

 

Two photographs accepted for inclusion in Memphis Germantown Art League Star Artist Exhibition 2006.

 

Two Photographs accepted for inclusion in the Memphis Germantown Art League National Exhibition, at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, “Light and Dark Angles” and “Bee in Flower”, 2005.

Non-Juried Shows/Exhibits

“Temporal Landscape”, with Judith Anne Barrie, at Memphis Jewish Community Center, Shainberg Gallery, March 1-30, 2018.

Cycles of Perception – with Judith Anne Barrie and Rebecca Chappell at Memphis Jewish Community Center, Shainberg Gallery, August 15, 2016-September 16, 2016.

Time, Marks, A Journey – with Judith Anne Barrie and Mary K. VanGieson at Crosstown Arts, March 25-26, 2016.

 

11 pieces in Cooper-Young Art Tour, May 5-29, 2015, hung in Cowork Memphis at 902 South Cooper, Memphis, TN. Curated by Jay Etkin.

 

"Belongings" at Crosstown Arts, 430 N Cleveland, Memphis, TN. Arranged by Mary Jo Karimnia. March 27-29, 2015.

 

"A Crane of a Different Color", CMYK Separated Serigraphs on Tengucho Paper on Encaustic on Panel was part of the Artists' Link show at the Memphis Botanic Gardens. March, 2015.

 

"Photo/based" exhibit with James Blythe, curated by Jay Etkin, Gallery 363/Leadership Memphis, July 25, 2014- August 25, 2014.

 

Hotel Fair, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 8th International Encaustic Conference, June 8, 2014. Serigraphs on encaustic monotypes, CMYK separated serigraphs on encaustic on panel and serigraphs on paper were exhibited with mold of Iwatani torch head, sgraffito encaustic on panel and photo transfers on encaustic on panel were exhibited.

 

Six photographs from the "Day at the Pond" series were featured in a group show at Yellow House Gallery, Memphis, 1/16/2014-5/17/2014.

 

“Emergence” was exhibited in the Artists’ Link show “Incognito” held at the Memphis Botanic Gardens, June 6 through July 2, 2012.

 

Hotel Fair, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 6th International Encaustic Conference, June 3, 2012, encaustic serigraphs: “Door with shadow”, “Stairs in Pisa”, “Shadows on Fence” as well as scroll encaustic monotype of musical composition with sections inverted and reversed like Bach invention or fugue.

 

“Transitions”, Artists’ Link exhibition at WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety One, October2-28, 2011. Opening reception, October 2, 2011. Two pieces, “The Root of It All” encaustic painting from the series “Signs of Life” and “Premonition”, digital photograph.

 

“Mélange” – A Family Collection – WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety One, September 2-30, 2011. Opening reception, September 9, 2011– with Judith Barrie and Shira Soskel, 90 pieces.

 

“Second Nature”, Memphis Botanic Garden, July 9, 5 pieces (8 pieces) with Zoe Nadel, Phyllis Boger, Constance Grayson, Brenda Wiseman.

 

Hotel Fair, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 5th International Encaustic Conference, June 5, 2011, “Encaustic Serigraphy and Pairing Music with Art” Included “Comes the Goat” and “Dino’s” plus portfolio of encaustic pieces and PowerPoint show of Kinderscenen (Childhood Scenes) with piano played by artist and paired with 13 encaustic pieces.

 

Joint show with Judith Barrie at Café’ Med, Memphis, TN, 2011, “Scenes from Italy”, 40 pieces.

 

Artists’ Link Affordable Art Show, Wings Gallery, West Clinic, “Nurture”, digital photograph, “Prickly Beauty”, digital photograph, February 28, 2011.

 

Memphis Germantown Art League, Platinum Showcase Exhibition, February 2, 2011, four pieces “Demon Goat”, encaustic serigraph, “Meandering Line with Some Clarity”, encaustic, “Traumerei”, encaustic, “Ascent with Sugar”, digital photograph.

 

Juried into Germantown Performing Arts Center “Arts in Storefronts”, two pieces placed in Carefour store front.

 

Artists’ Link Show – Askew, Hargraves and Harcourt in Lakeland, TN, April, 2010.

 

Tutti Caifiordi – Gallery 56 (formerly Artists on Central), 2009. 8 pieces on display, ”Pietralunga Remembered, San Gimignano Alley, Ponte Vecchio Shop, Impruneta from Afar, Italian Stone #1, aka Wooden Ceiling in Italian Church, Italian Stone #2, Italian Stone #3, Italian Stone #4, aka Ascent with Sugar”.

 

Bella Umbria – Artists on Central – 8 pieces on display, 2008.

 

Artists’ Link Cotton Harvest Show, 2007, “The Lesser of Two Weevils.”

 

Shainberg Gallery Show October, 2004 – “A Different Exposure” with two other photographers – selected by committee.

 

Iris Society, displayed multiple photographs, 2001.

 

Private Collections

 

"Stairs in Pisa", encaustic serigraph on paper, in collection of Silvia Vettese, Chicago, Il, October, 2014.

 

"Pond Reflected", photograph printed on Epson Cold Press Natural paper, 44"x56", in collection of Robert and Heather Lundy, July, 2014.

 

"Subject Ground" serigraph on encaustic monotype, exchanged in art trade at 8th International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA. Corina Alverezdeluga was recipient, June 8, 2014.

 

“10 Squared”, encaustic serigraph on panel, in collection of Charlotte Cooper from Sacramento, California, exchanged in art trade at EncaustiCon in San Antonio, Texas, September 2012.

 

“Untitled” encaustic monotype given to Sheila Martin and James Blythe, June 2012.

 

“Hope” encaustic on panel, given as gift to Dorothy Allen, April, 2012.

 

“Primordial Octopus” encaustic on panel with shellac burn– donated to Playhouse on the Square and auctioned to Michael Pfrommer, April, 2012.

 

“Random Events” encaustic on panel – gift to Kacky Walton, WKNO radio, 2012.

 

“Falling toward the horizontal” encaustic on watercolor on panel, in the collection of Kimberly Kent, Portland, Oregon, obtained in the art trade at the 5th International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA, June 2011.

 

“Unnamed” encaustic on panel– donated to Playhouse on the Square and auctioned to Marjorie Palazzola, April, 2011.

 

Publications

 

"Subject-Ground in Impruneta", encaustic on panel, accepted into "Studio Visit Magazine", Fall, 2013, juror, Barbara O'Brien, executive Director of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Selected for inclusion in Germantown Calendar 2003.

 

Included in electronic edition of Linda Robertson Womak’s online book, Embracing Encaustic, Volume I, 2015.

 

“Homage to Jeanne Wiger and the Encaustic Serigraph” –  Encaustic Arts Magazine, volume 3, June, 2012.

 

Included in “Encaustic Art Institute Works by EAI Member Artists 2011” – Dino’s – Encaustic Serigraph.

 

Featured in “Rounds”, vol. 11, no. 6, June 2004, p. 3. (St. Francis Hospital Newsletter).

 

Selected for inclusion in Germantown Calendar 2004.

 

Selected for cover of Germantown City Council Magazine 2003, “Judith and Dax”.

 

Commissioned Art

 

Commissioned to photograph paintings of Constance Grayson, 2008 and 2009.

 

Commissioned to photograph entire art show for Memphis Germantown Art League Autumn Exhibition 2007 (41 works or art).

 

Commissioned to produce catalogue photographs for Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Competition 2006 (50 works of art).

 

Published 2006 Calendar for Saint Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN.

 

Commissioned to photograph art works for Shira Soskel’s portfolio to distribute to art colleges 2004 and 2005.

 

Teaching Experience

 

Ongoing workshops at my Studio in Germantown, TN. Multiple topics including introductory encaustic painting, extended techniques in encaustic painting, getting photographic images into encaustic paintings, encaustic monotypes and monoprints among others.

 

Ongoing workshops at Memphis Botanic Garden on basic encaustic and additional related topics, starting January 2014.

 

Ongoing workshops at Germantown Hobby Lobby, 2nd (basic encaustic) and 4th (extended techniques) Fridays, starting October 25, 2013.

 

Presented demo on introduction to encaustic and encaustic monotype to public, October 13, 2013.

 

Presented demo on encaustic monotype to BluesWax chapter of the International Encaustic Artists, August 11, 2013.

 

Presented demo on introduction to encaustic to BluesWax chapter of the International Encaustic Artists, September 22, 2012, 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. 4 students were present.

 

Lecture “Historical Aspects of the Encaustic Serigraph” at the International Encaustic Artists’ annual conference, EncaustiCon at Southwestern School of Art, in San Antonio, Texas, September 8, 2012.

 

Taught “Picturing Umbria”, a digital photography course in Pietralunga, Italy at the art school, Caifiordi, emphasizing landscape photography, July, 2008.

 

Taught pulmonary medicine in department of medicine at Universities of Utah and Tennessee, Salt Lake City and Memphis, 1980 to 1992.

 

Education (See also medical and music CV's)

 

"Glorious Grounds" workshop by Mickey Bond at Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN, March 10-13, 2015.

 

Introduction to Printmaking, Art 2351, University of Memphis, Wayne Simpkins, instructor. Fall Semester, 2015.

 

Advanced Encaustic: Mainly Metals Workshop with Charyl Weissbach, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA, 2014.

 

Encaustic Colograph Workshop with Binnie Birstein, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA, 2014.

 

Fusing techniques with encaustic, Lynnette Haggard, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, Massachusetts, 2013.

 

Encaustic transfers workshop with Sherrie Posternack, 2013, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, Massachusetts

 

Three day encaustic workshop with David Clark on encaustic monotype with stencils, 2013.

 

Multiple educational sessions, 7th International Encaustic Conference 2013, Provincetown, Massachusetts.

 

Patterns in encaustic workshop, Gregory Wright, 2012, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, Massachusetts.

 

Screen printing on encaustic workshop, Jeff Hirst, 2012, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, Massachusetts.

 

Layering with encaustic workshop, Tracy Spadafora, 2012, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, Massachusetts.

 

Encaustic monotype with stencils workshop, David Clark, 2012, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, Massachusetts.

 

Encaustic monotype workshop, Paula Roland, 2012, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, Massachusetts.

 

Color class, Anne Enochs, 2012.

 

Drawing class, Anne Enochs, 2012.

 

Multiple educational sessions, 6th International Encaustic Conference 2012, Provincetown, Massachusetts.

 

Multiple educational sessions, EncaustiCon (International Encaustic Artists) 2012, San Antonio, Texas.

 

Photo encaustic workshop, Elena de la Ville, 2011, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, Massachusetts.

 

Encaustic color mixing workshop, Hylla Evans, 2011, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, Massachusetts.

 

Multiple educational sessions, 5th International Encaustic Conference 2011, Provincetown, Massachusetts.

 

Watercolor/Collage workshop, Mary Lou and Robert Alberetti, Memphis, Tennessee, 2008.

 

Landscape photography course, Pietralunga, Italy, Bill Quinnell, 2007.

 

Watercolor/Collage Workshop, Mary Lou and Robert Alberetti, West Memphis, Arkansas, 2007.

 

Photography Certification, New York Institute of Photography

 

Photography Classes, University of Memphis, 2005.

 

Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship, University of Utah, 1980.

 

Residency, Internal Medicine, Salem VA Hospital and University of Virginia Hospital, 1977.

 

Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Rafael Hospital, Yale Affiliate, New Haven Connecticut, 1975.

 

M.D. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1974.

 

B.A. Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1970.

 

Interviews

 

The Daily Helmsan by Mia Hairston, April 29, 2015, for the Cooper-Young Art tour. My work was hung at Cowork Memphis, in affiliation with Jay Etkin Gallery, 942 S. Cooper.

 

WKNO radio station, by Daryl Snodgrass July 9, 2011, for “Second Nature” a show at the Memphis Botanic Gardens with 4 other artists.

 

WKNO radio station, by Kacky Walton for presentation of Artists’ Link’s Artist of the Year to Kacky Walton, July 26, 2011.

 

WKNO radio station, by Kacky Walton for Mélange, a family art exhibit at WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety-One, September 2, 2011, recorded 8/11/2011.

 

Memberships

 

Founder and first President, BluesWax, 2012.

 

Artists’ Link, 2007.

 

Memphis Germantown Art League, 2005.

 

National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

 

Professional Photographers Association.

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