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Bill Greiner

Cell: 815-922-4199

Office: 815-939-5172

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Bill GreinerWatercolor Artist

(815) 922-4199 Cell


1988 to present Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL Chairman of the Department of Art and Digital Media for 16 years. Responsibilities include: budgets, departmental reports, faculty evaluations, program growth and development. Achievements: built graphics program from infancy stage to viable concentration with state of the art labs and equipment. Photography evolved from one course into a developed concentration with dark room, digital, commercial and photo-journalism encompassing several departments on campus. Scholarship money increased to include incoming freshmen through juniors approximately three fold during last five years. Under my leadership internships were developed for digital graphics and photography concentrations and developed and achieved departmental strategic goals. The entire department was completely renovated to accommodate the growing needs of the students and department, along with a newly redesigned/renovated Brandenburg Art Gallery. With the growth of the digital media program a separate and new facility was constructed using “industry standards” software and equipment in graphics and photography as well as an academic cross-over with the communications department. 1986-1988 Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. Taught Design/Color Theory and Art Appreciation. Served on Graphic Design Committee for Freshman through Senior level. Curate of the art gallery.


1986-1988 Illinois Central College, East Peoria Illinois. Taught Basic Drawing, Introduction to Art, Figure Drawing/Advanced Figure Drawing and Printmaking. Organized and founded “Friends of Printmaking,” a non-profit organization for the betterment of printmaking in the Peoria area. This included raising funds and soliciting artists to participate in the development of this organization. Started a printmaking program at Illinois Central College in the Fall of 1987


1986-1988 Peoria Chiefs Professional Baseball, affiliated minor league club of the Chicago Cubs. Message Center Operator – Responsibilities included: programming in and the operation of an animations computer. Programmed cartoon animations and operated message center located on scoreboard during Chiefs baseball games. Other responsibilities included: layout and graphics of Chiefs newsletter. 1984-1985 University of South Dakota, Vermilion, South Dakota. Taught Art Appreciation, served on the foundation committee for Freshman/Sophomore art programs, cataloged slide library, worked with South Dakota Arts Outreach program, designed sets for the theater department, organized and supervised orientation program for high school students preparing for study at the university and worked in the university galleries.


1984-1985 Vermillion Area Arts Council, Vermillion, South Dakota. Acting board member and featured artist, held various workshops for children and young adults. 1984-1985 BottomLine Studio, Vermillion, South Dakota. Was owner and operator, taught painting and drawing to adults and young people. Held self-improvement workshops and private lessons for students. Also handled matting and framing for public, sold art to the public, advised area art programs in pubic schools. BottomLine Studio also worked with handicapped people and the aging.


1982-1986 University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. Set-up and built the papermaking workshop in the University Art Department. Co-op teaching assistant in Basic Design, Beginning Drawing (was solely responsible for one section each semester), foundation committee work for Freshman/Sophomore art programs, headed committee for graduate problems. Worked with South Dakota Arts Council and their Outreach programs. Worked in the university galleries.


1981-1982 University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. Graduate teaching assistant in printmaking (both lithography and intaglio). 1979-1980 Illinois State University, Normal Illinois. Under graduate teaching assistant in printmaking.


EDUCATION 1984 MASTERS OF FINE ARTS in printmaking and painting from University of South Dakota 1981 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS in drawing and printmaking from Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois 1972 Graduated from Peoria High School, Peoria, Illinois VISITING ARTIST


WORKSHOPS & WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION 2000 Participated in an invitational watercolor workshop, where several professional watercolorists were asked to present their techniques to amateur and professional artists. This event challenged everyone to be more than they are by experimenting with various techniques presented.1994 Organized a visiting artist summer program for Olivet students who were encouraged to pursue arts in a professional manner. The focus was on new research and marketing skills for up and coming artists. This was open to community people and professional artists. The attendance was over 185 participants.

1993 Presented summer workshops at Rain Tree Gallery on watercolor and innovative concepts. These were a series of visiting artists who came in to teach and judge works of art for regional artists. 1991 Presented workshop on Watercolor Techniques, This was a summer event that took place in Bartonville, IL at a visiting artist’s studio. This workshop was billed as a regional event.

1988-89 Paper making workshops at Peoria Art Guild, Each three day workshop included history of paper making, how build own equipment and the making of paper from beaten pulp.1987 Sun Foundation, Washburn, Illinois. I was a visiting artist in a three-day summer workshop program. Taught “Pigment Drawings in the Earth,” using colored pigments to create Native American-type drawings native to the Peoria tribes. Program was “Art in the Woods” and students made drawings on or around trails in the woods at the Sun foundation, each drawing told a story of surroundings. Held June

1987. 1987 Peoria Art Guild. Taught painting and drawing classes for young adults and children on three different workshops. Also, figure drawing for adults.

1987 Organized and conducted four paper making workshops for adults. Each workshop was a two-day program, including paper making history, where to get supplies, how to build supplies and the making of paper by hand. 1987 Central Illinois Arts Festival, “One Sensational Weekend.” Organized and conducted a one-day workshop. Built and painted large mural of the Peoria skyline. Public paid a fee to help with the painting of the mural. August 1987.

1987 Held two one-day printmaking workshops at Illinois Central College. Demonstrated printmaking and participated with the making of prints. Mono-types and Collographs.

1984-1985 Organized and conducted five self-improvement workshops for adults and children. Workshops were for people to improve their own self- worth through art. Held at Bottom Line Studios, sponsored by Vermilion Area Arts Council.


SELECTED EXHIBITION RECORD One Man Shows 2003 Belmont University, Nashville, Tennesse2001 Art in the Park, Warren, MI2000 Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska1997 Governors State University, University Park, IL1995 Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL1995 Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL1994 American Academy, Lexington, Kentucky1992 Skokie Art Guild, Skokie, IL1990 Bosque Conservatory, Austin, Texas1987 University of Florida, Tampa Florida1985 Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, South Dakota1985 University of Wisconsin, Marshfield, Wisconsin1984 Tweed Museum, Duluth, Minnesota1983 Oscar Howe Arts Center, Mitchell, South Dakota1982 University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota1982 University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska1981 Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois Group Shows 2005 Peoria Art Guild’s working artists, Peoria, IL2003 Governor’s State faculty exhibit, University Park, IL1996 Illinois State University, Normal, IL1993 Emerging Artists Competition, Woodland Hills, CA1992 Governors State University Faculty Invitational, University Park, IL1992 Second Annual Invitational, Skokie, IL1990 Best sellers, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL1987 Flatworks Exhibition, Marguerite Pullen Gallery, Presque Isle, Massachusetts1987 34th Annual Juried Exhibition: Drawings/prints, Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, New Jersey1987 Collage & Assemblage, Grove St. Gallery, Worcester, Massachusetts1987 30th North Dakota Print & Drawing Annual, Grand Forks, North Dakota1987 Sixth Square Inches, W. Lafayette, Indiana1986 New Form/New Function, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, Tennessee1986 Faculty Exhibition, Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Illinois1985 The Collection Connection, Dickinson State College, Dickinson, North Dakota1985 Two man exhibition-University of Wisconsin at Superior, Superior, Wisconsin1984 Annual Print Competition, Sioux Falls, South Dakota1984 Annual Art in the Park, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa1983 Works on Paper, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas1983 Summer Arts X, Vermillion, South Dakota1983 60th Annual Spring Show, Erie, Pennsylvania1983 New Generation Printmakers, Minneapolis, Minnesota1983 Image/Self Image, Jane Hanson Gallery, Washington DC1983 Annual Print Competition, Sioux Falls, South Dakota1982 National Print Exhibition, Clinton, New Jersey1982 Summer Arts IX, Vermillion, South Dakota1982 Ink and Clay IX, Pomona, California1981 Second Annual Exhibit of Fine Arts, Coos Bay, Oregon1979 Drawing and Painting Exhibition, Normal, Illinois The following are artists I have printed for or collaborated with: 1985 Luis Jimenez, Jr. 1984 Jane Abrams 1983 Sue Faukner 1983 Sue Hettmansberger 1982 Bill Weege 1982 Tom Majeski 1982 Leslie Moran 1982 Jeff Freeman 1982 Rimer Cardillo 1981 Maylin Witesell 1981 Ken Holder 1981 John Whitsell 1980 Ray George 1980 Bob Evans 1980 John Dilg

2010 - present

2010 - present

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