CH​ET DAVIS

ABOUT

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CHET DAVIS

Born in Ashland, Pennsylvania, and now a resident of Paxinos, Chet Davis maintains a private studio in his Central Pennsylvania home. He has been a noted art educator and artist in the region for over four decades.

He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in art education in 1973, and received his M.AEd. degree from the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford in 1980.

Chet’s paintings and drawings have won international, national, and regional recognition.

His recent one man exhibitions include the Exchange Gallery, Bloomsburg (2019), The Urban Post Gallery, Lewisburg (2017) Gamut Theatre, Harrisburg(2016), Post and Lintel Gallery in Selinsgrove(2013), Artspace Gallery in Bloomsburg (2012), the Gallery at Second, Harrisburg (2011), Mansfield University’s North Hall Gallery(2009), Tamaqua Art Gallery(2008), Bloomsburg University's Haas Gallery(2005), Lock Haven University's Sloan Art Center Gallery(2004). Davis has had solo exhibitions at Northumberland County Career and Arts Center Gallery, the Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts, the Rose Lehman Center Gallery of Harrisburg Area Community College, Chambers Gallery at Penn State University, the Doshi Center for Contemporary Art, and the Markle Gallery of the Hazleton Art League.

Paintings by Chet have been in five different exhibitions at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and his list of invitationals include exhibits at the William Ris Gallery of Camp Hill, the Erie Museum of Art, Indiana University’s Kipp Gallery, Bloomsburg University’s Haas Gallery, the Doshi Center for Contemporary Art, Harrisburg's Whitaker Center for Science and Art, the Northumberland County Council for the Arts, and the Art Association of Harrisburg.

He has won numerous honors, including awards from the Hazleton Art League, the Art Association of Harrisburg, the Susquehanna Art Society, the Allied Artists of Schuylkill County, Perry County Council for the Arts, and the Lewisburg Arts Council. Chet is a listed artist in "The Best of Pennsylvania Artists and Artisans 2004, the "Artists’ Bluebook 2003", and AskArt.com.

Chet’s work hangs in public and private collections across the country and in Sweden, Holland, Italy, and England. His art can be found in collections of the Hazleton Art League, the Hoagannes Corporation, Bloomsburg University, Lock Haven University, and Mansfield University.

He has taught art at Luzerne County Community College, Alvernia University, and Misericordia University.


EXHIBITION RECORD​

2020  COVID RELATED ON LINE/ VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

Penn State University "Viral Imaginations: COVID - 19" juried exhibition.

Bucknell University Samek Gallery jurird "Community Art Wall Exhibition".

The Exchange Gallery COVID Virtual Postcard Project.

Art of PA Instagram Gallery


ONE MAN SHOWS

The Blough-Weis Library, Susquehanna University, 2021

The Exchange Gallery, Bloomsburg, 2019

Post and Lintel Gallery, Lewisburg, 2017

The Gamut Theater, Harrisburg, 2016

Post and Lintel Gallery, Selinsgrove, 2012

ArtSpace Gallery, Bloomsburg, 2012

Second Street Gallery, Harrisburg, 2011

North Hall Gallery, Mansfield University, 2009

Tamaqua Art Center Gallery, 2008

Northumberland County Arts Center, 2008

Penn National Insurance Corporate Gallery, 2008

Art Assoc. of Harrisburg, Reservoir Park Mansion Galleries 2007

Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg University, 2005

Sloan Art Center Gallery, Lock Haven University, 2004

Northumberland County Arts Center, 2003

Impressions Gallery, Danville, 2000

Bradley Academy of Visual Arts, 1999

Artforms Gallery, Lewisburg, 1996

Rose Lehman Center Gallery, Harrisburg Area Community College 1991

Chambers Gallery, Penn State University 1990

Doshi Center for Contemporary Art, Harrisburg, 1985

Atrium Art Gallery, Harrisburg City Government Center, 1985

Markle Gallery, Hazleton Art League 1983

Kehr Union Gallery, Bloomsburg University 1980


SELECTED INVITATIONALS

And Group Exhibitions

“Differentials”, Bloomsburg University, 2018

“Snowboards as Canvas” Gilson Snowboard National Invitational, 2016

“Old Friends, New Perspectives”, Urban Post Gallery, Lewisburg, 2016

Cultural Enrichment Fund, Red Carpet Soiree Arts Benefit, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

“Contemporary Impressionism”, Whitaker Center for Science and Art, 2013

Anniversary Invitational, Post & Lintel Gallery, Selinsgrove, 2013

“Into the Night”, Whitaker Center for Science and Art, 2011

“Flood Gallery Show”, Post & Lintel Gallery, Selinsgrove, 2011

Art Assoc. of Harrisburg, Three Artist National Invitational, 2009

“Aqua”, Northumberland County Arts Center, 2008

"Man's Best Friend", Whitaker Center for Science & Art, 2007

"Anthrascapes", Northumberland County Arts Center, 2006

“Global Fusion International Invitational”, William Ris Gallery, 2005

“Susquehanna Modernists”, Northumberland County Arts Center, 2005

"Dogs and Cats", William Ris Gallery, 2004

“The Signature of Life”, Van Gilst Gallery, The Netherlands 2003

“East Meets West”, William Ris Gallery, 2002

“The Real Millennium”, William Ris Gallery, 20001

“Opening Invitational” Northumberland County Arts Center, 1999

“Friends” Artform Gallery, Lewisburg, 1997

"Home-A- Rama", Art Assoc.of Harrisburg, 1996

"Mask", Doshi Center for Contemporary Art, 1989

“The Cutting Edge”, Doshi Center for Contemporary Art, 1988

New Directions", Doshi Center for Contemporary Art, 1987

“Mask”, Traveling Exhibition, Indiana University, 1986

“A Tactile Vision”, State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1985

“Other Views” Bloomsburg University, 1982

“Homecoming”, Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, 1976

"Visual Arts Exhibition", Lackawanna Arts Council, 1976

"Creation of What is Beautiful", Penn State Schuylkill Campus, 1975


COLLECTIONS

Lock Haven University

Bloomsburg University

Mansfield University

Elliot and Davis Law Firm

Family Medical Center

Hazleton Art League

Hoeganaes Corporation

Lincoln Architectural Associates

Pottsville Area Physical Therapy Center

Knobels Miners’ Museum

Iron Vine Winery


AWARDS

Cover Art of the Year 2004, “Planetlight Magazine”

Best of Show Award, Susquehanna Art Society

Three Best of Show Awards, Art Association of Harrisburg

First Place Purchase Award, Hazleton Art League

Two First Place Awards in painting, Allied Artists of Schuylkill County

Three First Place Awards in painting, Art Association of Harrisburg

First Place in Drawing, Art Association of Harrisburg

Second Place Award in painting, Perry Co. Council for the Arts

Second Place Award, “Journey” Juried Exhibit, Post & Lintel Gallery

Second Place Award in painting, Lewisburg Council for the Arts

Second Place Award in Pastel, Susquehanna Art Society

Second Place Award in Photography, Susquehanna Art Society

Second Place in mixed media, Art Association of Harrisburg

Third Place Award in drawing, Lewisburg Council for the Arts

Third Place Award in drawing, Art Association of Harrisburg

Fourth Place Award in painting, Art Association of Harrisburg

Honorable Mention in painting, Art Association of Harrisburg

Honorable Mention in photography, Susquehanna Art Society

Three Honorable Mentions in drawing, Susquehanna Art Society

Honorable Mention in drawing, Allied Artist of Schuylkill County

Honorable Mention in painting, “Best of Pennsylvania Artists & Artisans 2005” 


RECENT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL JURIED SHOWS

The Art Association of Harrisburg, 93rd International Juried Exhibition, 2021

The Arthaus Project Gallery, Williamsport, "RePurposed”, International Juried Exhibition 2019

The Exchange Gallery of Bloomsburg, “The Future”, National Juried Exhibition 2018

Converge Gallery of Williamsport, “Zeitgeist” International Juried Exhibition 2017

Susquehanna Art Museum, “The City”, National Juried Exhibition 2016

Converge Gallery of Williamsport, “The Selfie”, National Juried Exhibition 2016

The Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, National Figurative Exhibition, 2015

The Doshi Gallery at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, “Construction/Destruction”, Statewide Juried Show, 2013

The Doshi Gallery at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, “Latent Images”, Statewide Juried Show 2011

Susquehanna Art Museum, “What Was Old is New Again”, Statewide Juried Show 2009

Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, National Figurative Exhibition, 2009

Susquehanna Art Museum, “Reflections”, Statewide Juried Show, 2008


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lore Degenstein 7th Annual National Figurative Catalog, 2015

“Art of the Mind III”, RPRP Publications, 2013

“Art of the Mind II”, RPRP Publications, 2012

“ArtNews”, Gallery Advertisement, April 2011

“Art of the Mind”, RPRP Publications, 2011

“Harrisburg Magazine”, August 2009

“The Best of Pennsylvania Artists & Artisans”, 2005

“ Planetlight Magazine", July 2004

“The Artists’ Bluebook”, 2003

"Susquehanna Today", August 2000

“DBAE in Studio Art Education”, Pa. Department of Education, 1989

“A Tactile Vision”, Catalog, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1985


PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Adjunct Professor of Art – Misericordia University, 2009 to 2011

Adjunct Professor of Art - Luzerne County Community College, 2001 to 2009

Adjunct Professor of Art - Alvernia University, 2000 to 2006

Gallery Director – Northumberland County Art Center Gallery, 2001 to 2010

Art Instructor/Department Chair - Shamokin Area High School, 1973 to 2006

Instructor - Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, 1989-1990

Teacher in-service course in art education

Educational Consultant - Pennsylvania Department of Education, 1988 to 1994

PPRC Program arts education specialist.

Advisor - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Arts Advisory Council, 1991 to 1994

Arts Curriculum Project, 1987 to 1990

Evaluator - National Teacher’s Exam

Visual Arts Content 1992

Middle Atlantic States Association

School Accreditation (Art) 1990 to 1994

State Juror - Governor’s Recycling Poster Contest, 1992 and 1993

Scholastic Arts Juror 1990

Coordinator - Pennsylvania Art Education Association

Youth Arts Program, 1993 and 1994

Board of Directors - Pennsylvania Art Education Association, 1990 to 1994

Board of Directors - Pennsylvania Coalition for Arts Education, 1991 to 1994

Presenter - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Art Education Symposiums, 1987 and 1989

Professional Awards

Pennsylvania Legislative Citation, Outstanding Career in the Arts, 2006

Pennsylvania Art Education Association, Teacher of the Year, 1986

Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, Education and Liberty Award 1986


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