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artist , educator

John Theodore Salminen, American artist, educator.

Background

Salminen, John Theodore was born on January 18, 1945 in Minneapolis. Son of Theodore and Eloise Achterhof Salminen.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Art Education, University Minnesota, Duluth, 1968. Master in Art Education, University Minnesota, Duluth, 1974.

Career

Art teacher Duluth Public Schools, 1968—2001. Fulbright art exchange teacher, Edinburgh, 1984—1985. Guest lecturer University Minnesota, Duluth, since 2005.

Judge and juror various watercolor and fine arts organizations and societies. Presenter and lecturer in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Book, Expressing The Visual Language of the Landscape, International Artist, painting, Battery Park ll (First Place award Experimental Category, Artist's Magazine International Competition, 2000), numerous national and international exhibitions. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Co-founder Lake Superior Watercolor Society, Duluth, 1984. Master: Transparent Watercolor Society of America (life. Nominating chair 2000-2005).

Fellow: American Watercolor Society (director 2002-2004, Dolphin fellow 1998, Gold medal international exhibition 2006, Invited Presenter award 2006, Gold medal 2010). Member: National Watercolor Society (acquisition chairperson building fund since 2006, Silver Star award international exhibition 2005), Jaingso Watercolor Research institute (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel, fishing, jazz.

Connections

Married Kathleen Jean Whalen, June 15, 1968. Children: Nathan, Eric.

father:
Theodore Salminen

mother:
Eloise Achterhof Salminen

spouse:
Kathleen Jean Whalen

children:
Nathan Salminen

Eric Salminen