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Jerry Allen Schefcik

Jerry Allen Schefcik, American art gallery administrator, university official. Board directors Area Arts Foundation, Amarillo, 1988-1989; member advisory panel visual arts curriculum Las Vegas Academy, 1993. Member American Association Museum, Western Museum Conference (annual meeting local arrangements committee 1991).

Background

  • Schefcik, Jerry Allen was born on September 15, 1952 in Alliance, Nebraska, United States. Son of Robert and Verna Mae (Woodworth) Schefcik.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Art and Design, Brigham Young University, 1979. Master of Arts in Art History, University Denver, 1982.

    Career

    • Instructor Spanish, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1979-1980. Museum assistant Springville (Utah) Museum Art, 1979-1980. Assistant curator School Art Slide Library., then graduate teaching assistant University Denver, 1981-1982.

      Curator Francis King Collection Western Art, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, Colorado, 1982, curator visual arts, 1982-1984. Curator art Amarillo (Texas) Art Center, 1984-1989. Curator Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1989-1990, director, since 1991, curator Metcalf Gallery, Tam Alumni Center, since 1989.

      Curator Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, since 1991, interim director, 1990-1991. Lecturer in field, 1983. Consultant Southeast Colorado Arts Council, Lamar, 1984, Marsh Media, Inc., Amarillo, 1986-1987.

      Book reviewer Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., San Diego, 1989. Grant evaluator Nevada Council on Arts, 1989-1990. Member advisory panel Las Vegas Neon Museum, 1993.

      Member arts advisory subcommittee for Nevada artists for McCarran Art Gallery, McCarran International Airport, 1990-1994.

    Works

    • Curator over 150 exhibitions, including Julian Onderdonk: A Texas Tradition traveling exhibition, 1984, Georgia O'Keefe and Her Contemporaries, 1985, Divine Images and Magic Carpets: The Asian Art Collection of Doctor and Mistress William T. Price, 1987, John Marin Watercolors, 1988, Figuratively Speaking: Art of the Human Form, 1991, ZOOID, 1993, Art—In, On and Out of the Bag, 1993, From New York: Recent Thinking in Comtemporary Photography, 1993. Editor exhibition catalogues and brochures.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Views

    Salvation is eternal life. The salvation is an eternal living as a family in the celestial kingdom.

    Membership

    Board directors Area Arts Foundation, Amarillo, 1988-1989. Member advisory panel visual arts curriculum Las Vegas Academy, 1993. Member American Association Museum, Western Museum Conference (annual meeting local arrangements committee 1991).

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel.

    Connections

    • Married Tamara Dawn Forsyth, April 24, 1979. Children: Annie, David, Catherine.
    • father: Robert Schefcik
    • mother: Verna Mae (Woodworth) Schefcik
    • spouse: Tamara Dawn Forsyth
    • children: Annie Schefcik
    • David Schefcik
    • Catherine Schefcik
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    Born September 15, 1952
    (age 64)
    Nationality
    • 1979
      Brigham Young University
    • 1982
      University Denver
    • 1979 - 1980
      Instructor, Spanish
      Provo, Utah, United States
    • 1979 - 1980
      museum assistant, Springville (Utah) Museum Art
    • 1981 - 1982
      assistant, University Denver
    • 1981 - 1982
      then graduate teaching assistant, University Denver
    • 1982
      curator Francis King Collection Western Art
      Pueblo, Colorado, United States
    • 1982 - 1984
      curator Francis King Collection Western Art
    • 1984 - 1989
      curator art Amarillo (Texas) Art Center
    • 1989 - 1990
      curator Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery
      Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
    • 1989
      curator Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery
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