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 Michael Chesley Johnson  (1956 - )

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Lived/Active: New Brunswick/Arizona/North Carolina / Canada      Known for: landscape, marine and seascape painting, teaching

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Michael Chesley Johnson is a Master Pastellist of Pastel Artists Canada, a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, and the Pastel Society of New Mexico, as well as a juried member of Oil Painters of America. His work has been in shows in both the US and Canada and has been published in The Artist's Magazine, The Pastel Journal, American Artist and Fine Art Connoisseur (Plein Air Magazine).

Michael teaches throughout North America and also conducts intensive workshops at Friar's Bay Studio Gallery on Campobello Island in the Canadian Maritimes and in Sedona, Arizona, at Pumphouse Studio Gallery. He has taught at workshop centers and for art groups such as: Art Barn (IN); Acadia Workshop Center(ME); Sedona Arts Center (AZ); Old Forge Arts Center (NY); Sunbury Shores Art & Nature Centre (NB); Pastel Artists Canada(ON); New Hampshire Plein Air (NH); Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (MA); York Art Association (ME): Springfield Area Pastelists (IL); Los Reyes Gallery (AZ); Bay River Art Guild (AL); Roswell Museum (NM); Hubbard Museum of the American West (NM); ArtCenter Traverse City (MI); Lawrence Academy (MA), Cloudcroft Art Workshops (NM) and Scottsdale Artists School (AZ).

Michael' is the author of the books, Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Pastel & Oil; Through a Painter's Brush: A Year on Campobello Island, and The Art of Ann Templeton: A Step Beyond. He writes regularly for The Pastel Journal, and is a Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine.

Michael lives on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, in the Canadian Maritimes and in Sedona, Arizona.

Ann Templeton, New Mexico
Bob Rohm, Texas
Albert Handell, Arizona
Doug Dawson, Clorado

artCenter Traverse City, Traverse City, Michigan
Lawrence Academy, Lawrence, Massachusetts
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Exhibition Record (Galleries and Art Shows):
2007, Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA. Alla Prima International Group Show. Invited Guest Artist
2007, Lubec Landmarks, Lubec, ME. Plein Air Fundy Group Show
2007, Sunbury Shores, St Andrews, NB, Canada, SOLO SHOW
2006, Pastel Painters of Maine 7th National Juried Exhibition, Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk, Maine, DIANE TOWNSEND AWARD
2006, Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, St Andrews, NB, Canada
2005, Pastel Society of New Mexico Juried National Show, Albuquerque, NM
2005, American Impressionist Society Juried Members Exhibition, Nichols Taos Fine Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
2005, Masterworks of New Mexico Juried Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2005, The Gallery, Roswell Fine Arts League, Roswell NM, SOLO SHOW
2004, Pastel Society of America Juried Invitational, Dunedin FL
2004, Pastel Society of New Mexico Juried National Show, Albuquerque, NM FOURTH PLACE AWARD
2004, Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso NM, SOLO SHOW
2004, Pastel Society of the Southwest Juried Membership Exhibition, Richardson, TX DALER-ROWNEY AWARD
2003, Mesilla Valley 8th Regional Exhibition (Juried), Las Cruces NM
2003, Townsend Library, New Mexico State University, SOLO SHOW
2003, Eagle Ranch, Alamogordo NM, SOLO SHOW
2003, Alamogordo Public Library, SOLO SHOW
2002, Catamount Arts, St Johnsbury VT, SOLO SHOW
2002, Pastel Society of New Mexico National Pastel Painting Exhibition (Juried), State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, NM
2001, Group Exhibition with Vermont Pastel Society at Associates in Physical Therapy, Williston VT
2001, Group Exhibition at The Mission at Riverwalk, Grants NM
2001, Group Exhibition at Double 6 Gallery, Grants NM
2000, Group Exhibition at Old School Gallery, Ramah NMMemberships:
Pastel Society of America, 2006, Signature Member
Oil Painters of America, 2006, Juried Member
Pastel Artists Canada, 2006, Member
Pastel Society of New Mexico, 2000, Member
Vermont Pastel Society, 2000, Member
Landscape Artists International, 2006, Founding Member
International Plein Air Painters, 2005, Member
Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy, 2006, Founder

Magazine and Newspaper References:
2007, Featured Artist, International Plein Air Painters web site
2006, Interview, Lubec Light (Lubec ME)
2006, Interview, Quoddy Tides (Eastport ME)
2006, Illustrated Word, Episcopal Church & The Visual Arts Newsletter
2006, Cover Artist, University of Colorado-Boulder Directory
2005, Featured artist, INK Magazine (cover artist)
2005, Painting: "Fog Rolling In, Hamilton Cove Beach," American Artist
2005, Painting: "Fog Rolling In, Hamilton Beach Cove," Plein Air Magazine
2004, Cover artist & Interview, Stepping Out (Socorro NM)
2004, Interview, Vamonos!, Ruidoso News (Ruidoso NM)
2004, Workshop Article, Vamonos!, Ruidoso News (Ruidoso NM)
2003, Interview, Mountain Monthly (Cloudcroft NM)
2002, Interview, Caledonian Record (St Johnsbury VT)

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