Rod Crossman

Curriculum Vitae


Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont

MFA – Interdisciplinary Art 2011

Indiana Wesleyan University  1976

B.S. Art Education

Teaching and Academic Experience

Division Chair, Indiana Wesleyan University Art + Design 2014-2017

Professor of Art + Design, Indiana Wesleyan University, 1981- Present

Artist in Residence, Indiana Wesleyan University, 1981- present

Teaching Areas

Art Theory, Color Theory, Painting I, Painting II, Painting III, Life Painting, Contemporary

Painting, Drawing I, Drawing II, Design I, Design II, Printmaking I, Printmaking II,

Printmaking III, Art Appreciation, Sculpture.

Teaching Distinctions and Visiting Artist Awards

2013 Union University - Visiting Artist

2010 Honeywell Center, Wabash Indiana. Visiting Artist

2006 McLain Program for Environmental Studies Visiting Scholar

Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland.

Environmental Art

2007 Manchester College, Manchester IN. Visiting Artist

2007 Convocation Lecture, Manchester College

2007 Columbia Club, Indianapolis

2003 -2005 Academy Art Museum- Easton, Maryland. Visiting Artist

Masters Classes in Painting

2003, 1997 Minnitrista Cultural Center, Muncie, IN.

2005 Bloomington Art Association, Bloomington Library

2003 Audubon Society, Manchester , Indiana.

1998, 90, 85 Audubon Society, Asherwood Nature Center, Wabash, IN.

1990 Asherwood Nature Center , Wabash, IN.

1989 Kokomo Art Association Kokomo Art Center

1988 Lafayette Art Center, Lafayette , IN

1987 Michigan Wildlife Habitat Exposition , Southfield, MI.

1986, 84 South Bend Art Association, IN. Painting Demo/Lecture

1985 Huntington Art Association, Huntington IN.

1983 Glenview Art Association, Chicago, Illinois

1984 Monroe Community College, Monroe, MI.

1983 Columbus Art Center, Columbus, IN

1982 Chicago Artist Club Palmer House, Chicago, ILL.

1982 Crete Art Association , Crete, Illinois.

1984, 81, 79 Madison Art Association. Madison, IN

1985, 84 , 83 Porter County Art Association, Valparaiso, IN

Media Presentations and Awards

2012 WIPB, Muncie, IN PBS Show – Feature on my painting. Outdoors Indiana

2005- 2010 WIWU, IN Television Series- Painting show “Fireside Sketches”

2008 Winston Film Festival Short Film “I Became the Words,”

Digital Film, Merit Award

2006 WPBS, N.Y PBS Television -Journeys of An Artist 2006

2003 KVBA Vail, CO 17 Feature on my Art Work 2003

1989-92 WIWU Aired local TV Painting Show “ Inspired Watercolors”

1983 WTHR 6 o’clock news feature on my paintings. Indianapolis Channel 13

Invitational and Juried Solo or Group Exhibits

2013 Union University Solo Exhibit

2010/11 Cleveland Museum of Natural History Group Exhibit

2011 Indiana Wesleyan University Solo Exhibit

2011 Community School of Arts, Marion, Indiana Solo Exhibit

2009 Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland

American Masters Exhibit Group Exhibit

2009 Honeywell Center, Wabash , Indiana Solo Exhibit,

2008 Indiana State Museum Group Exhibit

2008 Academy Art Museum, Maryland American Masters Exhibit

2007 Academy Art Museum, Maryland American Masters Exhibit

2005 Sportsman’s Art Gallery Atlanta GA Solo Exhibit

2006 Columbia Club Indianapolis IN Solo Exhibit

2006 Southeastern Exposition Charleston SC Group Exhibit

2006 Paderewski Fine Art Beaver Creek CO Group Exhibit

2007 Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Group Exhibit

Snowfire Gallery Estes Park Colorado-

2000-07 Chisholm Gallery , New York Group Exhibit

2003-06 Southeastern Annual Exposition ,

Charleston S.C Group Exhibit

2004 Arts for the National Parks Estes Park, CO Group Exhibit

2004 Chisholm Fine Art Pine Plains, NY Group Exhibit

2004 Indiana Wesleyan Univ Marion, IN Solo Exhibit

2001 Ward Museum Salisbury ,MD Group Exhibit

2002 High Museum of Art Atlanta, GA Group Exhibit

1995- 98 Sportsman Edge Gallery-NY, NY Ann. Group Exhibit

1993 Wildlife Art Gallery , Milwaukee, WS Group Exhibit

1984-94 Russell Fink Gallery-Lorton, Virginia Ann. Catalog Exhibit

1992 Garlands Art Gallery FT. Wayne, IN Group Exhibit

1991 Fly Fisherman’s Gallery Belgrade, MT. Group Exhibit

1990 Indiana Arts Commission Solo Exhibit

1990 Minnetrista Cultural Center Group Exhibit

1989 Collectors Covey, Dallas TX Group Exhibit

1989 Natures Nest , Denver , CO Group Exhibit

1989 Prestige Gallery, Toronto Canada Group Exhibit

1989 Fort Wayne Art Museum , IN Group Exhibit

1987 Midwest Wildlife Exhibition ,Salem, Ill Featured Artist

1986 Northeastern Exposition Albany , NY

NY Museum Natural history Group Exhibit

1986 Midwest Wildlife Exhibition, Salem, Ill. Group Exhibit Best of Show

1986 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Solo Exhibit

1985 Great Lakes Invitational Exhibit

Milwaukee, WI Group Exhibit

1985 High Plains Wildlife Exhibit

Tulsa, Ok. Group Exhibit Best of Show

1985 Taylor University, Upland, IN Solo Exhibit

1985 Manchester College Solo Exhibit

1984 American Sporting Art Exhibition - Smithsonian Museum

Washington D.C. Group Exhibit

1983-87 Michigan Wildlife Habitat Annual Exposition

Southfield, MI. Group Exhibit

1984 Southern Illinois Wildlife Gallery Solo Exhibit

1982/84 White Oak Gallery Edina, MN Solo Exhibit

1983 National Wildlife Gallery- Minn, MN. Group Show

1983 High Pains Wildlife Exhibit, Omaha, NE. Group Exhibit, Best of Show

1983 National Western & Wildlife Exhibit - Bell Museum of Natural History

Minneapolis, Minnesota - Group Exhibit

1983 National Bar Association Headquarters,

Chicago, Ill. Solo Exhibit

1983 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art Group Exhibit

Wausau, Wisconsin

1983 Curwood Castle, Owosso, MI. Solo Exhibit

1983 Chautuaqua Art Exhibit , Madison IN. Group Exhibit- Best of Show

1980 Porter USA Exhibit , NIAA

Hammond, IN. Harold Hayden, Chicago Sun Times Critics Award

1980 Renditions Gallery , Carmel, IN. Solo Exhibit

1980 Houghton College, Houghton, NY Solo Exhibit

1980 Northern Indiana Art Association Group Exhibit - Best of Show

1980 First Impressions Gallery , Lapeer MI. Solo Exhibit

1979 Chicago Art Institute Annual Exhibit Group Exhibit

1979 Artist Den Gallery, Valparaiso, IN. Solo Exhibit

1979 Anderson Midwest Regional, Anderson art Center

Group show, Merit Award

Published paintings in books:

2012 “The Lecture Transcripts / Her Highness Princess Takamado” Monair Ltd. Tokyo, Japan

2007 “Ten Modern Masters” Author; Diane Inman. Diles Pubishing - Chapter that included my

biography and 12 full page reproductions of my paintings. pgs. 22-39

.2005 “A Hunters Book of Days” Author; Charles Fergus. Counrtysport Press

Camden, ME. 2005 Cover Painting and Illustrations pgs. 1, 24,50,95,115, 170

2001 “A High Lonesome Call” Author; Robert Holthouser.

Countrysport Press, Camden ME. 2001 Cover Painting and illustrations

1999 “Wildlife Art” Author; Arthur Singer. Rockport Publishing

1988 Duck Stamps and Prints Author Joe McCaddin. Macmillian Pub.

1984 State Duck Stamp and Prints Harshman and Houk

1994 The Lord, The Landmarks, The Life Author; Dr. Marjorie Elder .

Publisher, IWU. Cover Painting

1991 Marion A Pictorial History Author June R Mcknown Pub. G. Bradley

Publishing St. Loius, MO. Cover Painting

Summary of feature articles in journals or magazines:

2013 Eddies Magazine U.S Fish and Wildlife Service- Winter 2013- Feature Article

2013 Wildlife and Nature Journal - Winter Issue – Feature Article

2010 Professional Art Magazine Nov. Issue Q and A article

2008 Classic Angling- March 2008. St Ives Cambridgeshire, UK- Feature Article

2008 Yale Angling Journal - Spring Issue, Yale University, New Haven,

Connecticut. - Feature Article

2007 Spectrum Journal - Sept – Feature Article

1992 -2016 Grays Sporting Journal- Morris Publications, Augusta, GA.

Paintings have been featured in 45 separate issues since 1992

1992 – 2016 Sporting Classics - Columbia S.C

paintings have been featured in 14 issues since 1992

2000- 2003 Sporting Tales Magazine- St. Paul , MN.

Paintings have been featured in 11 issues since 2000

1999 Big Sky Journal- Spring Issue Bozeman MT.

1998 FlyFisher Journal- Tokyo , Japan – Feature Article

1983- 87 MidWest Art - Minneapolis, MN two winter issues – Feature Article

1982 Outdoor America- Arlington, VA. Spring Issue – Feature Article

1981 Birds Eye View -Minneapolis, MN. Fall issue- Feature Article