John Carlander

john carlander

Professor of Art
Phone: Please use email
Email: carland@westmont.edu
Office Location: Europe Semester Faculty

Office Hours
Off campus, by appointment only

Specialization
Painting, Drawing, Design

Work

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Artist’s Statement

Art is about human beings expressing their thoughts, ideas, feelings and emotions. The media used vary, and during the 20th Century they expanded and changed at a fast pace. My own art has been and continues to be an exploration filled with experiments. My photo-real paintings are planned from the moment I load my camera with film and begin to “see” the world. These paintings are personal. They are paintings, based on photographs, somewhat detached, impersonal, and cool. They are often nostalgic, reflective, quiet and peaceful.

Education

  • M.F.A. Bowling Green State University, 1968

Selected Professional Positions

  • Professor of Art, Westmont College, 1980-present
  • Associate Professor of Art, Augustana College, 1972-80
  • Assistant Professor, Concordia College, 1969-72

Selected Shows and Exhibitions

  • John Carlander: Highlights from a Thirty-Year Career (Retrospective), Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 2010
  • Two-Man Show: John Carlander and Chris Rupp, Tennis Club of Santa Barbara, 2010
  • Architectural Visions, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, 2009
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rental and Sales Gallery (2006-2009)
  • Aronow Gallery, San Francisco and Sausalito, CA (2005-2007)
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rental and Sales Gallery, 2005
  • The Art of Teaching, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 2005
  • John Carlander: Celebration of Color, Neuvie, Santa Barbara, CA (one person exhibition), 2005
  • Planting Peace: The Art of Peace, Santa Barbara Jewish Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Visions of Peace, Karpeles Manuscript Library, Santa Barbara, CA, 2003
  • Jury Competition Winners, Don O'Melveny Gallery, West Hollywood, CA (Honorable Mention Award; Juried by Peter Frank), 2003
  • The Art of Devotion, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 2003
  • Recent Work by John Carlander, Neuvie, Santa Barbara, CA (one person exhibition), 2002
  • Paintings by John Carlander, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 2002
  • John Carlander: New Paintings, The Freedom Series, Neuvie, Santa Barbara, CA (one person exhibition), 2002
  • Night for Sight, Supporting sight-restoring surgery clinics worldwide through SEE International, Bella Vista Polo Club, Santa Barbara, 2001
  • Working from Life: The Figure in Drawing, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 2001
  • Art Faculty Exhibition, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 2001
  • Westmont Art Faculty and Student Exhibition, Danica House, Santa Barbara, 1999
  • One Person Exhibition, Danica House, Santa Barbara, 1998
  • Two Person Exhibition, John Carlander and Patricia Chidlaw, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 1997
  • Faculty Exhibition, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 1995
  • One Person Exhibition, Kerwood Hall, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 1993
  • The Centennial Alumni Art Exhibition, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, 1991
  • One Person Exhibition, Kerwood Hall, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 1991
  • One Person Exhibition, The Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, 1988
  • One Person Exhibition, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 1987
  • Concordia College Alumni Exhibition, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, 1987
  • Master/Student Exhibition, The Corner Gallery, Santa Barbara, 1986
  • One Person Exhibition, Kerwood Hall, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 1985
  • Santa Barbara Arts Council Exhibition, Santa Barbara, 1983
  • One Person Exhibition, Kerwood Hall, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 1981
  • March Arts Month Exhibition: Joel Strasser and John Carlander, Kent Galleries, LTD., Sioux Falls, SD, 1979
  • Liturgical Arts Exhibition, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 1978
  • One Person Exhibition, Civic Fine Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD, 1978
  • One Person Exhibition, Moorhead Country Club, Moorhead, MN, 1977
  • One Person Exhibition, United National Bank, Sioux Falls, SD, 1977
  • Art Faculty Exhibition, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 1977

Selected Publications

  • Art/Life magazine covers, 1991 and 1993
  • Cover art and illustrations for “Genesis Poems,” by Paul J. Willis, 1994