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Jerry Allen Schefcik

university official , art gallery administrator

Jerry Allen Schefcik, American Art gallery administrator, university official. Board of directors Area Arts Foundation, Amarillo, 1988-1989; member of advisory panel visualarts 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 U., Provo, Utah., 1979-1980;music assistant, Springville (Utah) Museum Art, 1979-1980;assistant curator School Art Slide Library., then graduate teaching assistant, U. Denver, 1981-1982;curator Francis King Collection Western Art,, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, Colorado, 1982;curator visual arts, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, Colorado, 1982-1984;curator art, Amarillo (Texas) Art Center, 1984-1989;curator Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery,, U. Nevada, Las Vegas, 1989-1990;director, U. Nevada, Las Vegas, since 1991;curator Metcalf Gallery, Tam Alumni Center, U. Nevada, Las Vegas, since 1989. Curator Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, since 1991, interim director, 1990-1991. Lecturer in field, 1983.

Consultant S.E. 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 of 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.

Views

God has a body that looks like human being, but God’s body is immortal, perfected, and has a glory that words can’t describe. Because people are His children, He knows and loves each of them individually. He has a plan to help His children find joy in this life and return to live with Him when this life is over.

Membership

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

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: traveling.

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