Michael Guy Tomassoni

2018 - Accepted to be an “Artist in Action” for 10 days in January, at Annmarie Sculpture                  Garden, making art live as an artist in residence.

2018 -  January 12th was a visiting artist for illustration class at Yellow Door Art Studios, in                 Old Leonardtown MD.           

2017 - Participated and sold art at Artsfest at Annmarie Sculpture Garden, in Solomons                     Island MD.
 
2017 - Displayed art at the 7th Street Art Gallery in North Beach Maryland, MD.
 
2017
- Completed a 4ft x 6ft great blue heron driftwood sculpture commision.
 
2017 - Finished a 4ft x 6ft bald eagle driftwood sculpture commission.
           
2017 - Displayed art at student art show at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

2016 - Participated and sold art at Artsfest at Annmaire Sculpture Garden, in Solomons                      Island MD.
 
2016 - Was awarded and participated in a four week artist in residency to study print
            making at the Scuola Internazionale di Graphica, in Venice, Italy.
 
2016 - Won the Tom Rowe travel scholarship at St. Mary’s College of Maryland for                               observational artist naturalist drawings.

2016 - finished a 7ft long x 3ft wide driftwood whale sculpture commission.

2015 - Completed many large scale pen and ink drawing for the Chesapeake Bay series.

2014 - Sculpture installation commission to create a 8ft high, 6ft long, 6ft wide, wind chime              trellis using fossils and other found materials on the coast of the Chesapeake bay.

2013 -  Chesapeake Bay series solo art show at the WAG art gallery in Old Leonardtown                     Maryland

2012 – Designed a coloring book used at Wolfsons children’s hospital, JAX FL.

2008 - 2011.  Art Director, University of North Florida college newspaper, The Spinnaker.         Designed and designated graphics for student paper, and illustrated editorial cartoons.  The Spinnaker was the 2010 recipient of the Pacemaker award, which is considered "the Pulizer Prize" in student journalism.

2011 - Helped install the exhibition of “The Wind Weaver and the Whirling Wheel: A Tale of Wolf Bat Romance at the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in downtown Jacksonville FL.      

2010 – Put on a live art and fashion show of my custom painted clothing and canvases at the MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Modern Art in Jacksonville FL.

2009 - 2010.  Independent Study, Volunteered for Art With A Heart - an art therapy program helping facilitate young people to make art Jacksonville's Wolfson Children's Hospital.

Fall 2008: Exhibited art at the University of North Florida Student Art Show

2006-Present.   MGTart - own business specializing in murals, logo design,  illustration, custom clothing art.

Education

2006 - 2011.  University of North Florida.  BFA Student, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture.  
2015 - 2018  St Mary’s College of Maryland. BFA student,  Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, book arts.

Artists in Residencies

2016 - Four weeks artist in Residence focusing on printmaking with subject matter inspired by the Venician landscape. at Scuola Internazionale di Graphica, in Venice, Italy

Conferences

2011.  Attended SGC International Print Conference in St. Louis.
2010.  Attended Austin, Texas National College Media Convention
2008.  Attended Kansas City, Kansas National College Media Convention
 

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