Ricky Calloway, M.F.A.

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Visual and Performing Arts and Media Studies Academic Department
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: Visual and Performing Arts
  • Callowar@fvsu.edu

PROFESSOR RICKY N. CALLOWAY

EDUCATOR VITAE

Email: callowar@fvsu.edu

EDUCATION

1989: M.F.A., Drawing and Painting Florida State University
1984: B.A., Graphic Art Alabama State University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN TRAINING

1998 – Current: Professor of Art: Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA
1994 – 1998: Assistant Professor of Art: Grambling State University, Grambling, LA
1992 – 1994: Art Teacher: Fillmore Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF ART AND DESIGN

Currently Practicing Professional: Calloway Art Studio
1990 – 19/91: Production Manager and Graphic Designer: Nile Valley Enterprises, Washington, D.C.
1989 – 1990 :Production Printer: Capital Tees, Washington, D.C.
1989 – 1989: Curator’s Assistant: Florida State University, University Gallery and Museum, Tallahassee, Florida
1986 – 1987: Graphic Designer and Production Printer: Lang’s Sporting Goods, Montgomery, AL
1985 – 1985: Graphic Designer and Production Printer: Bush Signs, Montgomery, AL
1985 – 1985: Triple J. Signs, Inc.: Graphic Designer and Production Printer, Montgomery, AL
1984 – 5/85: Montgomery Teaching Center: Artist, Montgomery, AL

RESIDENCIES AND LECTURES

2017
The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture
Presentation for 150 Years of Perseverance, Progress and Promise: An Exhibition of Visual Arts Representing the History and Culture of Alabama State University
Theme: The Historical Journey of Alkebulan Artists from Antiquity to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

2011
Fort Valley State University
Exhibition Title: Mis-Education, A Lost Generation
Presentation pertaining to the exhibition theme at the opening
Fine Arts Gallery and Studio Center
Fort Valley, GA

2009
Douglass Theatre Gallery
Exhibition Title: Humbly Proud of My Beautiful Rich Melanin Skin
Presentation pertaining to the exhibition theme at the opening
Macon, GA

2008
The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture
Exhibition Title: Humbly Proud of My Beautiful Rich Melanin Skin
Presented a speech pertaining to the exhibition theme at the opening
Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL

2007
Mary Mayhem Workshop, Macon, GA
Several regional artists and I presented various demonstrations pertaining to various art techniques. I presented a demonstration on fundamental screen printing by creating stencils directly onto the screen manually without photo emulsion processes.

2006
Tougaloo Art Colony Workshop: Tougaloo College
A one week workshop was presented on the dynamic creative possibilities of serigraphy through fundamental processes. In addition, slide presentations were required by visiting art faculty.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Commission Scholarly Works

2012
Mural for the city of Fort Valley: Farmers’ Market
Depicts a train engine and a train caboose attached to a building

2011
Book Cover and Illustrations for History Book
Book Title: Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in 19th-Century Florida
Arthur: Dr. Larry E. Rivers, President of Fort Valley State University

2009
The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture
Mural (8 ft. x 12 Ft.) relative to Civil Rights Movement, Alabama State University

2007
APEX Museum, Atlanta, GA
Collaborative sectional mural pertaining to documented events which took place aboard slave ships during the Middle Passage.

STUDIO AND LECTURE COURSES TAUGHT

  • Intro to Drawing Media
  • Perspective Drawing
  • Figurative Drawing
  • Mixed Media Drawing
  • Intro to Painting Media
  • Oil Painting
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Relief Printmaking
  • Intaglio Printmaking
  • Screen Printmaking
  • Illustration I
  • Illustration II
  • Illustration III
  • Illustration IV
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Typographic Design
  • Package Design
  • Art Fundamentals
  • Independent Studies
  • Portfolio I
  • Portfolio II
  • Business Practices and Applications
  • Color Theory

LECTURE COURSES TAUGHT

  • Art History
  • African Culture (Visual Art Section)
  • Introduction to Fine and Performing Arts
  • Art Appreciation
  • Art History of the African World
  • African-American Art History
  • History of Graphic Design

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS: JURIED AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017: Black Heritage through Visual Rhythms: 2017 National Juried Art Exhibition, National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, OH
2016: The 16th Annual National Alliance of Artists from HBCU Conference: Artists’ Exhibition, Rosenthal Art Gallery, Fayetteville State University Fine Arts Series, Fayetteville, NC
2015: Tubman African-American Museum, Dedication to Harriet Tubman: Opening of New Museum, Macon, GA
2015: National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture, Alabama State University, Juried Art Exhibition, 50th Anniversary Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March: A Celebration of Freedom and Democracy, Montgomery, AL
2014: Southern University and A&M College, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Juried Art Exhibition, The Importance of Art to Historical Black Colleges and Universities in this Millennium, Baton Rouge, LA
2014: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture, Alabama State University, Juried Art Exhibition, Black Women during the Reconstruction Period, Montgomery, AL
2013: Actors Theatre of Louisville, 19th Annual African-American Exhibition, Juried Art Show, Louisville, KY
2013: Hampton University Museum and Archives Juried Art Exhibition, Black Women during the Reconstruction Period, Hampton, VA
2012: The Beach Institute-King Tisdell Cottage Foundation, Juried Art Exhibition, Perception of Whiteness
Savannah, GA
2012: Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Juried Art Exhibition, The Quest for Peace & Justice: United in Times of Challenge, Speaking about Things that Matters New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History, New Orleans, LA
2012:  Lagrange National XXVII Juried Art Exhibition, Lagrange Museum of Art, Lagrange, GA
2012: Bowie State University, Fine and Performing Arts Building: The Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas, Bowie, MA
2011: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture, Alabama State University: No Crystal Stair: A Climb to Freedom
2010: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture, Alabama State University: The NAACP (1909-2009): The Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas, Montgomery, AL
2010: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture, Alabama State University: Reflections of a Movement
2010: Nassau Community College, Fire House Art Gallery: Coming by Force: Overcoming by Choice, Sponsored by NAAHBCU, Garden City, NY
2009: University Galleries, North Carolina A & T State University: Coming by Force: Overcoming by Choice, Sponsored.by NAAHBCU, Greensboro, NC
2009: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African-American Culture: The Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas, Montgomery, AL
2008: Embrace: NCA Detroit Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2008: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African-American Culture: Coming by Force: Overcoming by Choice, Sponsored by NAAHBCU, Montgomery, AL
2008: HBCU Faculty & Students Exhibition: The Board of Regents, Atlanta, GA
2008: Crump Fine Art Gallery: National Conference of Artists Chapter of Detroit, MI, Cleveland, Ohio
2007: Mary Mayhem Exhibition: Sponsored by Middle Georgia Art Association, Macon, GA
2007: Middle Georgia Art Association Juried Art Exhibition: Officers & Members at Large Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Macon, GA
2007: The African American Atilelier: Changing Perspectives in Contemporary American Art: Celebrating Creative Teaching, Greensboro, NC
2007: APEX Museum: Coming by Force: Overcoming by Choice, Sponsored by NAAHBCU, Atlanta, GA
2007: HBCU Faculty & Students Exhibition: The Board of Regents, Atlanta, GA
2007: Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art Exhibition: Southern University of New Orleans, LA
2006: Tougaloo Art Colony: Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS
2006: APEX Museum: Sponsored by NAAHBCU, Atlanta, GA
2006: Exhibition Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott: Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL
2005: Hatti Heritage Center: sponsored by the National Conference (NCA)of Artists and North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
2005: Middle Georgia Art Association Juried Art Exhibition: Winter Art Festival, 1st Place in Printmaking, Macon, GA
2004: Talladega College: Talladega, AL
2004: Heritage II: NCA Michigan Chapter, Detroit, MI
2003: Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts National Exhibition: Spring into the Art, Juried Art Exhibition, Valdosta, GA
2003: The Ellington White Project: NCA Michigan Chapter, Detroit, MI
2002: The Board of Regents Georgia: Atlanta, GA
2002: Americus Sumter Arts Council Art Show: Lake Blackshear Regional Library, Americus, GA
2001: Middle Georgia Art Association: Winter Art Festival, 1st Place in Printmaking, Macon, GA
1999: Appleton Gallery: Florida National-Combined Talents, Ocala, FL
1998: Florida State University Museum: Florida National-Combined Talents, Juried Art Exhibition, Tallahassee, FL
1996: Sumner School Museum: Building Cultural Bridges-Not Fences, Washington, D.C.
1995: Civic Center: African-American Artists of Northern Louisiana Art Exhibition, Monroe, LA
1993: Friendship Gallery: Chevy Chase, MD
1992-1994: Gallery 500: Participated in several exhibitions, Washington, D.C.
1992: Willow Street Gallery: Art in Politics (Honorable Mention), Washington, D.C.
1992: Shouple Gallery: Wilmington, Delaware
1991: Howard University: National Conference of Artists, Washington, D.C.
1989: Florida State University Museum: Artists’ League Annual Exhibition, Tallahassee, FL

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS: SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011: Fine Arts Studio and Gallery, Fort Valley State University: Mis-Education: A Lost General, Fort Valley, GA
2009: Douglass Theater, Humbly Proud of My Beautiful Rich Melanin Skin, Macon, GA
2008: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Cult Alabama State University: Humbly Proud of My Beautiful Rich Melanin Skin, Montgomery, AL
2008: Elizabeth City State University: Elizabeth City, NC

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges & Universities: Vice President of College Division
  • The Smithsonian Institution, National Associate Member
  • National Conference of Artists
  • Tubman Museum: Macon, GA
  • Middle Georgia Art Association, Served as Member at Large Board Member, Macon, GA
  • College Art Association
  • Attended grant writing workshops at FVSU
  • FVSU Faculty Institute work shops
  • Attended other workshops at FVSU

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

2015: National Alliance of Artist from Historical Black Colleges and Universities (NAAHBCU), Fort Valley, GA
2014: NAAHBCU, Baton Rouge, LA
2012: NAAHBCU, Savannah, GA
2011: NAAHBCU, Atlanta, GA
2010: NAAHBCU, Charlotte, NC
2009: NAAHBCU, Savannah, GA
2007: NAAHBCU, APEX Museum, Atlanta, GA
2006: National Conference of Artists, Durham, NC
2002: College Art Association, Atlanta, GA

DEPARTMENT SERVICE

  • Chaired the NAAHBCU Committee at Fort Valley State University that sponsored the 15th Annual Conference in the month of October 2015
  • Search Committee for a Music Professor: Department of Fine Art, Humanities, Mass Communication, 2007
    • Invited Visiting Artists
    • Dr. Lee Ransaw: Visiting Artist/Historian, Black Mural Art & Its Representation of the Black Community in the 1960s-70s’, Art Appreciation Classes
    • Shirley Williams: Lecture and Exhibition
    • Ron Flemings: Lecture and Workshop
    • Frederick Pellum, Visiting Artist, Digital Media, FAME Camp
    • Cleve Webber, Visiting Artist, Studio Demonstration, Printmaking II Class, FAME Camp
    • Nathaniel Allen, Visiting Artist, Drawing and Painting, FAME Camp
    • Mario A. Robinson, Visiting Artist, Drawing and Painting, FAME Camp
    • Chiquita Thomas, Visiting Artist, Drawing and Painting, FAME Camp
    • Corey Wilks, Visiting Artist, Digital Media, FAME Camp
    • Antonio Gunn, Visiting Artist, Three-Dimensional Art, FAME Camp
    • Desmond McFarland, Visiting Artist, Drawing and Painting, FAME Camp
    • Victoria Washington, Visiting Artist, Drawing and Painting, FAME Camp
    • Rudy Mendez, Visiting Artist, Drawing and Painting, FAME Camp
  • Designers’ Guild Adviser
  • Academic Adviser
  • Chaired and served on Departmental Committee: Pre-Tenure, Tenure, Post-Tenure and Promotion
  • Attended Musical Recitals
  • Attended Joseph Atkins Dramas
  • Attended Forensic Society Speaking Events
  • Attended Fine Arts, Humanities, and Mass Communications Retreats
  • Served as the Visual Art Director for the FAME Summer Camp
  • HBCU Black History Month Exhibition at the Board of Regents in Atlanta, Georgia. Faculty and students exhibited together.
  • Assisted Designers’ Guild with Movie Night
  • Coordinated Students’ Art Exhibitions: Douglass Theatre, 2007and 2008
  • Coordinated Students’ Art Exhibitions: Board of Regents, 2005 – 2010
  • High Museum in Atlanta, GA: Took students in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014
  • Designers’ Guild Haunted Houses: Adviser
  • Chair of the Commercial Design Faculty Search Committee
  • Nominee for the John W. Davis Outstanding Teacher’s Award
  • Assisted Designers’ Guild in painting Wildcat paws onto the asphalt of State University Drive to the downtown area of Fort Valley, GA.
  • Served on the Departmental Assessment Committee
  • Juror: J. C. Hill Forensic Society Inaugural, Fall Speech and Drama Competition
  • Coordinated Students’ Art Exhibitions
  • Entered several of our students in the Winter Arts Festival at the Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery in Macon, Georgia.
  • Entered students in the Rising Stars Collegiate Invitational Exhibition: Sponsored by Middle Georgia Art Association, Macon, GA.
  • Department of Fine Arts Annual Gala: Douglass Theatre, Macon, GA
  • Served on Search Committee for a Music Instructor
  • Served on Judiciary Committee
  • Wild Cat paws on State University Drive for Homecoming
  • Screen-printed FVSU Wild Cat logo onto flags for Homecoming
  • Decorated the metal fence down State University Drive for Homecoming
  • Attended Honors Convocations
  • Attended Opening Convocations
  • Participated in the Show and Tell Day for junior and senior High school students: Helped to set up the display for this occasion
  • Assisted students in painting murals for the College of Education in the Hubbard Building
  • Fall Preview Day
  • Spring Preview Day
  • Assisted Designers’ Guild in stage design for the Ms. Kappa’s Pageant
  • Served on the Departmental Curriculum Committee

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Chaired the NAAHBCU Committee at Fort Valley State University that sponsored the 15th Annual Conference in the month of October 2015
  • University Committee for Pre-Tenure, Tenure, Post-Tenure and Promotion
  • Business Department Committee for Pre-Tenure, Tenure, Post-Tenure and Promotion
  • Donations to Scholarship Luncheons
  • Monthly deductions from my account toward donations to FVSU Foundation
  • Legacy Society Brunch, Loyalty Society Members: Bronze, Fort Valley State University
  • Wild Cat paws on State University Drive Screen-printed FVSU Wild Cat logo onto flags and decorated the metal fence down State University Drive
  • Served on an appeals panel to review a grade appeal by a student
  • Participated in Preview Days for junior and senior high school students: Helped to set up displays for these occasions to recruit students
  • Attended John W. Davis Lecture Series
  • Attended Honors Convocation
  • Attended Opening Convocation
  • Participated in the Show and Tell Day for junior and senior High school students: Helped to set up the display for these occasions
  • Assisted in the decoration of the stage design for President Lloyd Griffith Inauguration
  • Prepared walls and hung art exhibition for President Lloyd Griffith Inauguration
  • Faculty and Students Painted Six Murals: College of Education Department, Hubbard Building, 2007
  • Promotion, Tenure, Post Tenure, and Pre-Tenure Committee: College of Arts and Sciences, 2007, 2011
  • Decoration Committee: Inauguration of President Larry E. Rivers
  • Tenure Evaluation Grievance Committee: College of Arts and Sciences, 2006
  • Screen-printed FVSU Wild Cat logo onto flags for Homecoming
  • Decorated the metal fence down State University Drive for Homecoming
  • FVSU Black History Month Committee
  • Faculty Senate: Served as Sargent of Arms from 2010 through 2011
  • Visual Art Director: FAME Summer Art Camp, FVSU, 2006-2014
  • Stage Design: Ms. FVSU Coronations
  • Stage Design: Ms. FVSU Pageants
  • Coordinated Students’ Art Exhibitions: Douglass Theatre, 2007 and 2008
  • Coordinated Students’ Art Exhibitions: Board of Regents, 2005 – 2010

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Visual Communication II Class: Mural of Train Engine and Caboose for the city of Fort Valley, Georgia, 2012
  • Visual Communication II Class: Six Collaborative Paintings for FVSU’s Fine Arts Gallery & Studio Center, 2011
  • Visual Communication II Class: Mural of Landscape Scenery for the city of Fort Valley, Georgia, 2009
  • Visual Communication II Class: Six Murals for FVSU Education Department, 2007
  • YMCA Boys and Girls Club: Put up an exhibition in Founders Hall in 2008
  • WMCA Boys and Girls Club: Assisted Professor Bobby Dickey in displaying a mural created by the children and Mrs. Betty Rivers
  • Hunt Elementary School
  • In 2013, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated of the Fort Valley Alumnae Chapter asked me to educate young students at Hunt Elementary about the world of art. I taught 4th grade participants the history of art and the positive impact art has on the world. In addition, I taught students art techniques in drawing and painting. The program lasted approximately one month.
  • Eighteenth Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship & Awards Luncheon Donation at FVSU
  • Boys and Girls Club of Fort Valley: Juried youths’ artwork for the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Valley, Georgia to be included into a national art competition.
  • Outdoor Mural: Landscape scenery depicting beautiful butterflies for the city of Fort Valley, GA
  • Murals for Hubbard Education Building: Supervised students in creating six murals for FVSU College of Ed.
  • Merry Mayhem: Screen Printing Workshop, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery
  • Guest Speaker at Douglass Theatre: Presented lecture pertaining to the theme relative to my artworks
  • Guest Speaker at Forty Valley Kiwanis Club
  • Peach Valley Artists: Taught elderly ladies oil painting in Founders Hall during the fall & spring semesters.
  • Tubman Museum, Macon, GA: Took students to the museum

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2013: Actors Theatre of Louisville, 19th Annual African-American Exhibition: Won Honorable Mention, Louisville, KY
  • 2012: Fort Valley State University Foundation, Inc. Appreciation Medallion Award: Legacy Society Brunch on Founders Day
  • 2012: State of Louisiana House of Representatives of Louisiana Legislature on Motion of Representative Wesley T. Bishop: Recognition of
  • Contributions to the National Conference of Artists 14th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art Exhibition at the New Orleans
  • African American Museum of Art, Culture and History
  • 2012: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture at Alabama State University: Certificate of Appreciation in
  • Recognition of Participation and Outstanding Contribution to the “Journey to Freedom” Mural
  • 2012: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture at Alabama State University: Certificate of Appreciation for
  • Donation for Preservation in the Archives of the University Library, Levi Watkins Learning Center
  • 2008: Fort Valley State University Foundation Appreciation Award: 21st Annual Black History Month Scholarship Luncheon
  • 2007: Served on an appeals panel to review a grade appeal by a student
  • 2007: Recognition and Appreciation: Inauguration Ceremony of the Eight President of FVSU
  • 2006: Middle Georgia Art Association: Executive Board and Members at Large Exhibition, Won Honorable Mention

EXHIBITIONS JURIED

2010: Middle Georgia Art Association
2009: Students’ Art Awards Competition: Fort Valley State University
2007: Mulberry Street Art Festival: Middle Georgia Art Association
2005: Congressional Art Competition: Jim Marshall, 3rd District of Georgia, and Tubman African-American Museum

 

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS: BOOKS AND EXHIBITION CATALOGS OF VISUALS AND ARTIST STATEMENTS

2017: Black Heritage through Visual Rhythms: 2017 National Juried Art Exhibition, National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, OH, Catalog
2016: The 16th Annual National Alliance of Artists from HBCU Conference: Artists’ Exhibition, Rosenthal Art Gallery, Fayetteville State University Fine Arts Series, Fayetteville, NC, Catalog
2015: National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture, Alabama State University, Juried Art Exhibition, 50th Anniversary Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March: A Celebration of Freedom and Democracy, Montgomery, AL, Catalog
2014: Below the surface: Ethnic Echoes in America’s Modern and Contemporary Art
Two paintings and artist statements of mind are featured in this new Art Appreciation book
2014: Southern University and A&M College, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, The Importance of Art to Historical Black Colleges and Universities in this Millennium, Baton Rouge, LA (pg. 8)
2014: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture, Alabama State University, Black Women during the Reconstruction Period, Montgomery, AL (pg. 7)
2013: Actors Theatre of Louisville, 19th Annual African-American Exhibition, Louisville, KY (pgs. 5, 6)
2013: Hampton University Museum and Archives, Black Women during the Reconstruction Period,
Hampton, VA (pg. 5)
2012: The Art of Black Music: By Dan Moore, Sr. & Jasmine Saxmine, Published by the APEX Museum & The National Alliance of Artists from Historical Black Colleges & Universities (pg. 12)
2012: The Art of the Civil Rights Struggle: By Dan Moore, Sr. & Jasmine Saxmine, Published by the APEX Museum & The National Alliance of Artists from Historical Black Colleges & Universities (pgs. 10, 11)
2012: The Quest for Peace and Justice: United in Times of Challenge, Speaking About Things that Matter, Commemorative Art Exhibition Catalog by the National Conference of Artists & New Orleans African-American Museum of Art, Culture and History (pgs. 37, 38)
2012: The Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas, Published by Fine & Performing Arts Center, Bowie State University (pg. 15)
2011: Book Cover and Illustrations for History Book: Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in 19th-Century Florida,
By Dr. Larry E. Rivers, former President of Fort Valley State University (Chapter 5: Destinations of Runaways)
2011: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture: No Crystal Stair: A Climb to Freedom, Alabama State University (pg. 18)
2010: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture, Alabama State
University: Reflections of a Movement (pg. 11)
2007: Coming by Force: Overcoming by Choice, APEX Museum, Atlanta, GA
Catalog of Artwork and Artists’ Statements of NAAHBCU

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS: PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

• Bowie State University, Fine and Performing Arts Department
• The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL: Commissioned to create a mural, has purchased four works of art and received donation
• Henry Ford Health Center, Detroit, MI
• Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA
• Gallery 500, Washington, D.C.