In the Foundry with my son Sebastien

About

Jeff Dion is a painter and art Professor who lives and works in Philadelphia PA.

Contact him for commissions - portraits, landscapes, figure paintings and drawings. He works traditional and digitally.

Studio/cell — 215 681 8299

e mail — jeffreybdion@gmail.com

CV and reviews from shows

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Education

2004 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – MFA, Painting
1980 University of the Arts – BFA, Illustration
1981- 82 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Painting and Sculpture

Grants and Awards

2016 First Place “Best Figure Drawing” - Wayne Art Center
2013 Second Place Nomad Brush digital painting contest
2005 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Fellowship
2000 Independence Foundation Fellowship for the Arts
1998 Francis Speight Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts, The Philadelphia Community Arts Network- PCAN
1996 Board of Directors Award – Wayne Art Center

Selected Solo Shows

2011 The Nichcols Berg Gallery - Philadelphia, PA
2010 MDH Fine Arts Gallery - New York, NY
2008 The Workingman Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
2006 Two Penn Center – Philadelphia, PA
2002 Rosemont College Gallery – Philadelphia, PA 
2001 Third Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
1999 Third Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
1997 Third Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
1997 Daffy’s Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
1995 Diva Café – Philadelphia, PA
1995 The Widener Building – Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Shows

2018 Philadelphia Sketch Club - Works on Paper Philadelphia, PA
2017 Philadelphia Sketch Club - Philastration, Phila PA.
2017 Oxford Art Alliance - National juried Show, Oxford PA.
2017 Philadelphia Sketch Club - Annual Works on Paper, Phila PA
2016 Wayne Art Center - The Nude Figure, Wayne PA
2016 Philadelphia Water Color Society - West Chester, PA
2016 Moore College of Art and Design - Faculty Triennial Exhibition, Phila PA
2016 Fleisher Art Memorial - Annual Faculty Exhibition Philadelphia, PA
2015 Fleisher Art Memorial - Philadelphia, PA
2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art - Philadelphia, PA
2014 Fleisher Art Memorial - Philadelphia, PA
2013 The Hatchatory - Philadelphia, PA
2013 Moore College of Art and Design  Faculty Triennial Show - Philadelphia PA
2012 Moore College of Art and Design - Faculty iPad show - Philadelphia PA
2012 The Nichcols Berg Gallery - Philadelphia, PA
2011 The Nichcols Berg Gallery - Philadelphia, PA
2010 Moore College of Art and Design – Philadelphia, PA
2009 MDH Fine Arts – New York, NY
2008 MDH Fine Arts – New York, NY
2008 The Workerman Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
2007 MDH Fine Arts – New York, New York
2007 Moore College of Art and Design – Philadelphia, PA
2006 The Workerman Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
2005 The Workermen Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
2005 Gallery C.J. – Bloomsburg, PA – Dion family show
2005 Arcadia University – Glenside, PA
2005 Moore College of Art and Design – Philadelphia, PA
2004 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – Philadelphia, PA
2004       Main Line Art Center – Wayne, PA
2003 Arcadia University – Glenside, PA
2003 Gallery 911 – Philadelphia, PA
2001 Plastic Club – Philadelphia, PA
2001 FAN Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
2000 The State Museum of Pennsylvania – Harrisburg, PA
2000 Third Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
2000 The Philadelphia Sketch Club – Philadelphia, PA
2000 Penn Charter Juried Exhibition – Philadelphia, PA
1999 Third Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
1999 The Manayunk Art Center – Philadelphia, PA-Annual Juried Show
1998 Philadelphia Art Alliance – Philadelphia, PA –Through the Heart of the City
1998 Main Line Art Center – Philadelphia, PA – Art Now
1988 Manayunk Community Center for the Arts – Manayunk, PA – Annual Arts
1998 Philadelphia Sketch Club – Philadelphia, PA – Invitational Show
1998 Manayunk Art Center – Manayunk, PA – Annual Juried Show
1997 Philadelphia Sketch Club – Philadelphia, PA – Watercolor Show
1997 The Foundry Gallery – Washington, DC – Group Show
1997 Gallery 30 – Devon, PA – Group Show
1997 Manayunk Art Center – Manayunk, PA – Annual Juried Show
1996 Alexy Gallery – Philadelphia, PA – Contemporary Realism
1996 Wayne Art Center – Wayne, PA – Spring Open Juried Exhibition
1995 Third Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA – Three-Person Show
1995 Third Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA – Small Works Show 
1994 Philadelphia Watercolor Club – Philadelphia, PA – Annual Juried Show
1993 Manayunk Art Center – Philadelphia, PA – Annual Juried Show
1985 Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA – Annual Juried Show
1984 Arcadia University – Glenside, PA – Works on Paper

Reviews and Publications

Winter 2016   Catamaran - Art and Literature My paintings Signals II and Coal Rig were used in this issue.

December 2013  ‘Art and cutting edge Technology; of geeks and artists’. A thesis on the use of the most up to date technological advances to produce art.

October 2002     The Philadelphia Inquirer –– Victoria Donohue

October 2001     The Philadelphia City Paper –– Susan Hagan

October 2001     The Philadelphia City Paper –– Lori Hill

October 2001     Art Matters –– Maggie Lockwood

June 1999      The Philadelphia Inquirer –-- Edward Sozanski

October 1998     The Philadelphia Inquirer –-- Edward Sozanski

May 1997           The Philadelphia Inquirer –– Edward Sozanski

Teaching Experience

2016 - Present    Villanova University - Instructor of: Basic Drawing.

2002 - Present    Moore College of Art and Design - Instructor of: Life Drawing III and IV, Pictorial Fundamentals, Narrative Painting, Drawing People, Drawing Faces, Life Drawing, Oil painting, Foundation Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Figure Painting, Watercolor Painting. iPad Digital Painting and Drawing.

Foundation Drawing Committee: writing course descriptions - 2011.

Technology Committee developed the iPad as a school wide tool. Middle States Review - Collected, labeled and hung Foundation work. 

2013 - Present     Fleisher Art Memorial - Instructor of: iPad Painting and Drawing. Life Drawing, 
2006 - 2008       Philadelphia University - Instructor of: Painting and Drawing 2001 - 2008         Arcadia University – Instructor of: Basic Drawing and Figure Drawing2000 - 2004         Drexel University – Instructor of: Basic Drawing and Figure Drawing1995 - 2000        University of the Arts – Instructor of: Figure Drawing Pre-College Progra
1997 - 2000        Main Line Art Center – Instructor of Painting
1999        Substitute Teaching Art Classes grades 9-12 – Chestnut Hill Academy
1995 - 1996        Substitute Teaching Art Classes grades 8-12 – The Haverford School
1991 - 1996        Manayunk Art Center - Instructor of Painting / Drawing. Board Member and Curriculum Director. 

Juror and Curatorial

2015- Present Designed and run the online Facebook Adjunct Artist Gallery -Exhibition and monthly shows of Adjunct teaching artist.   
2014 Philadelphia Sketch Club First Annual Digital Arts Show.
2013 Philadelphia Sketch Club The Annual Domenic DiStefano Memorial Works on Paper Exhibition.
1998 Philadelphia Sketch Club 135th Annual Oil Painting Show

Board Member 

2005-Present  The Philadelphia Community Arts Network - President

The Independence Foundation Fellowship Artist Nomination,

  Participating with; fund raising, monthly meetings, curriculum development.

1993-1996      The Manayunk Art Center -

                        Curriculum Director: Responsibilities include hiring of teachers and developing class syllabi. Participating with fund raising, monthly meetings, show installations.

Non teaching Lectures and Demonstrations

2014   Burlington County Artist Guild - iPad demonstration
2014   Penn Valley Elementary School - iPad lesson to 5th grade.
2013   Fleisher Art Memorial - iPad demonstration for students
2013   Moore College of Art and Design - iPad demonstration to faculty
2012   Moore College of Art and Design - iPad demonstration to faculty
2012   Moore College of Art and Design - iPad demonstration to faculty
2012   Moore College of Art and Design - iPad demo to SADI and YAW students
2012   Moore College of Art and Design - iPad demonstration to new students
2003   The Art League of Delaware County
2002   Rosemont College 
1992   Manayunk Art Center

Self-employed commercial art - 1978 to 1998: Illustration, designs, layout, lettering, signs and murals for Philadelphia area business including, The Philadelphia 76’ers and Pat Croces Sports Physical Therapist.

In house illustration and design experience:

Wall to Wall Sound 1978-80 Layout and design work for advertising 

Production 1           1981-82 Layout and design work using Photoshop

Professional Portrait commissions-

Joesph Healy - Head Master the Haverford Boys School

Pat Croce - President Sports Physical Therapist

Mr. Sam Cozen - Cozen, O’Connor and Bejer Law Firm

Mr. David Brassler

Dr. Sam Levin

Murals-

Sports Physical Therapist - 22 murals in 15 states

Excel Physical Therapist - 7 murals in 7 physical therapy centers in PA.

Kwons Karate

Golden fist Karate

Renaissance Chiropractic

Martial Posture Karate Studio

Dupont Holistic Relaxation Center

Collections (List Incomplete)

Fellowship of the Pennsylvanian Academy of the Fine Arts

Prudential Properties – Philadelphia, PA

The Haverford Boys School - Lower Merion, PA  Portrait Commission 

Diamond State Port Authority – Wilmington, DE

Corning National Packaging – Allentown, PA

Cozen, O’Connor, Bejer Law Firm – Philadelphia, PA  Portrait Commission 

Pat Croce – Villanova, PA  Portrait Commission 

Dr. Lynn Penn - Philadelphia PA

Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Somers – Chicago

Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Somers – Philadelphia, PA

Selvin Glass – Philadelphia, PA

Cantor Design – New York, NY

Londa and Traub Law Firm – New York, NY

Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Levine – Newtown, PA  Portrait Commission 

Brown, Hill and Associates – Huntington Valley, PA

Sales and Rental Gallery – Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Seventy Sixers – Philadelphia, PA

Bumper Specialty Inc. – West Deptford, NJ

Travel

1980 – Present   China, Japan, Europe, Canada, Mexico, United States