DEAN F. THOMAS


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Thomas, who is a resident of Bucks County, has traveled extensively throughout most of the United States, backpacking and hiking. He photographed and sketched much of what he saw and has used this material to enrich his understanding and interpretation of the arts.

Dean Thomas attended Glassboro College of New Jersey (now Rowan College). Although his primary medium is oil, he has worked with watercolors, acrylics, and even printmaking. He has painted murals for the Doylestown YMCA and also does breathtaking faux finishes on furniture and walls.

Education

1983 BFA Glassboro State/ Rowan College Glassboro, New Jersey

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 150th Anniversary Show for the Philadelphia Sketch Club at the Pfundt Gallery, James A. Michener Museum, Juried Exhibition for Bucks County Artists
2010 Phillips Mill Juried Exhibition
2007 Tinicum Arts Festival- Tinicum, PA
2007 "Alumni Show: Glassboro/Rowan University", Glassboro, NJ-May
2006 "Mainly Maine" Sherry French Gallery, Manhattan, NY-August
2006 Tinicum Arts Festival- Tinicum, PA ( jury award)
2005 Tinicum Arts Festival- Tinicum, PA ( jury award)
2004 "Painting = Poetry-ut picture poesis" Realism in Paintings and Sculpture Sherry French Gallery, Manhattan, NY-April 3rd opening
2002 "Fall Art Exhibit" The Barn Studio Gallery, Doylestown, PA
2002 "9th Anniversary Galaxy Show" The Court House, Doylestown, PA
2001 "8th Anniversary Galaxy Show" The Court House, Doylestown, PA
2000 "The Millennium Show" Traditional Landscape Painters of Bucks County The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

Selected Public Collections

Doylestown Hospital – 2010 Donation for Lobby of New Wing, Doylestown, PA
BCIU Art Collection, BCIU Rotating Art Gallery in Association with the James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown PA
Gloucester County Art Collection, NJ
Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ
Glassboro State College, Glassboro, NJ
Atlantic County Art Collection, NJ
Camden County Art Collection, NJ
Salem Community College, Pennsville, NJ
Association of College Unions, Lawrenceville, NJ
Weyerhauser Corporation, Barrington, NJ
Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton, NJ
Selected Biographies and Publications
Siegel, Steve - Art review for Philadelphia Sketch Club's 150th Anniversary at the James A. Michener Museum - The Morning Call: August 2010
Donahue, Victoria –art review for solo show at Travis Gallery “Speaking of Now”- Philadelphia Inquirer: April 22, 2007
Travis, Lauren “ Speaking of Now” Bucks County Herald: April 12, 2007
Viksjo, Cathie “Dean F. Thomas” Bucks County Towne and Country Living Magazine: September 7, 2004
Reed, Valerie “A Painter of Bucks Creeks” Philadelphia Inquirer: October 3, 2004
Hunsberger, Bill “Spirit is Artist Tool” News Herald: August 24, 2004

Awards

Coryell Gallery 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Recipient of the 2012 Lambertville Historical Award
Coryell Gallery 31st Annual Juried Exhibition - Recipient of the 2010 Lambertville Historical Award
Phillips Mill 2010-Award for Traditional Painting in the style of the New Hope School
Tinicum Arts Festival 2006-second place in oil painting
Tinicum Arts Festival 2005-honorable mention in oil painting
Cape May County (NJ) Cold Spring Village, Festival of the Arts-second place award in three dimensional works
Gloucester County (NJ) Cultural and Heritage Commission- 2 time purchase award winner 1987-1988
Atlantic City Art Center, Atlantic County (NJ) Juried Show- purchase award 1989
Camden County (NJ) Cultural and Heritage Commission Juried Show at The Hopkins House-purchase award 1990
Haddon Fortnightly Juried Exhibition-Haddonfield (NJ)- purchase award 1992
Philadelphia Watercolor Club 75th Annual Juried Show- Noyes Museum-Absecon (NJ)- purchase award 1992
Parthenia J. Vandermark Award for Excellence in the Fine Arts-Glassboro State College 1983
ACU-1 Regional Art Competition of College Unions 1983-first place award

"Dean has created an authentic and personal palette in his landscape painting, rich in light and color, refreshing the viewer at every glance. His colors are intriguing and original, with unique combinations of color beyond what we would expect. As a result, Dean’s paintings are a great resource for artist and collector alike."

Dan Chard
Art Professor, Rowan University