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Bio

photograph of artist Geoffrey Thulin with his painting  

Invariably, when I meet people for the first time and they learn I am an artist, they ask what kind of art I do. I often stumble on my words and give a less than satisfactory (in my view) answer. What I "do" is inextricably connected to who I "am". That is true for all of us. It’d be nice to always tow a gallery around with me for a demonstration. Hopefully, this website is a step in that direction.

I did not choose to be an artist. Art chose me. I drew (as we all did) as a child, often creating episodic picture books that made sense to no one except me. I continued to draw at all ages and and all stages of my life. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Penn State (University Park, PA), having also studied at Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA) and in Grebbestad, Sweden. I have exhibited my work in San Francisco, CA; Martha’s Vineyard, MA; Stamford, CT; Toledo, OH; and Harrisburg, State College and Gettysburg, PA. My work is in private collections throughout the US.

Besides painting, drawing and photography, music is a passion, as is hiking. I have been a professional picture framer for over 20 years, having worked for an art museum, an art gallery and a custom woodworking shop. I live in south central Pennsylvania with my wife, Julie, where we are forever restoring our 1849 stone farmhouse.

 

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EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1982
Graduated with Highest Distinction, College of Arts and Architecture

EXHIBITIONS


ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

  • Garryowen Irish Pub, Gettysburg, Jan.-Mar. 2017
  • Penn State University-Mont Alto Campus, Sep.-Dec. 2016
  • Unitarian Universalists Meetinghouse, Gettysburg, PA, Jul.-Aug. 2016
  • Adams County Arts Council, Gettysburg, PA, Dec. 2015
  • Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA, May-June 2015
  • Pennsylvania Arts Experience, Marketview Arts, York, PA, Feb. 2015
  • Adams County Arts Council, Gettysburg, PA, Nov.-Dec. 2014
  • Hauser Estate Winery, Biglerville, PA, Apr.-May 2011
  • Unitarian Universalists Meetinghouse, Gettysburg, PA, Sep.-Nov. 2009
  • Blue Parrot Bistro, Gettysburg, PA, Jan.-Mar. 2009
  • Gallery 30, Gettysburg, PA, Dec. 2005-Jan. 2006
  • Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA, Oct.-Dec. 2004
  • Adams County Library, Gettysburg, PA, Jun.-Aug. 2004
  • Blue Parrot Bistro, Gettysburg, PA, Nov. 2001-Jan. 2002
  • Gallery 30, Gettysburg, PA, May 2000
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg Campus, Gettysburg, PA, Jan.-Feb. 2000
  • Golden Gate Lutheran Church, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 1991
  • The 10th Street Project House, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 1989


TWO-PERSON AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Healing Art, Majestic Theater, Gettysburg, PA, Sep.-Nov. 2016
  • Blue Parrot Bistro - Adams County Land Conservancy Annual Art Auction Exhibition, Gettysburg, PA, Apr. 2000-2017
  • 5 Guys, 50 Artworks - Gettysburg, PA June 2010
  • Gettysburg Fringe Festival - Gunnar Galleries, Gettysburg, PA, June 2010
  • All Island Art Show - Merit Award in Watercolor, Oak Bluffs, MA, Aug. 2009
  • HGAC Barn Art Show - Gettysburg, PA June 2008
  • Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA, Oct. 2002
  • Gallery 30, Gettysburg, PA, Oct. 2002
  • Doshi Gallery at the Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA, Nov. 1998
  • Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA, Apr. 1993
  • Lutheran Heritage Festival, York, PA, Nov. 1992


JURIED EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

  • Adams County Juried Exhibition, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, June 2017
  • Adams County Juried Exhibition - Third Place Prize, Gettysburg, PA, June 2015
  • Adams County Juried Exhibition, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, June 2013
  • The Now Wow Project II, Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, OH, Oct. 2012
  • Adams County Juried Exhibition, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, June 2012
  • Faber Birren National Color Award Show - Vivian and Stanley Reed Award, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT, Oct. 2011
  • York Arts Association Juried Exhibition - York, PA, Oct. 2008
  • Adams County Juried Exhibition - Third Place Prize, Gettysburg, PA, Oct. 2007
  • Adams County Juried Exhibition, Gettysburg, PA, Oct. 2006
  • Adams County Juried Exhibition, Gettysburg, PA, Oct. 2005
  • Adams County Juried Exhibition, Gettysburg, PA, Oct. 2004
  • Doshi Gallery at the Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA, May, 1998
  • Steven Johnides Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 1985
  • Undergraduate Juried Show, Penn State University, University Park, PA, May, 1982