Joe MacGown's Exhibits, Awards, Artistic Groups or Societies Memberships, Shows I have Juried, and Interviews

Exhibits

International Group Exhibitions 

2017, July-August. International Surrealism Now. The Palace of Mafra, Mafra, Portugal. 

2016, 27 August-30 October.  The Art for Peace Traveling Show. Galerie Flox, Dresden, Germany. 

2016, 29 July - 29 August. The Antipodes Project. The Fridge Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2016, 21-26 March. AOI Peace Across Europe Show. Atelier Gustave Gallery, Paris, France. Group exhibition.

2016, 1 February–1 March. International Surrealism Now - 2016. Group exhibition featuring international artists at Coimbra, Portugal. 

2016, 21 January–19 February. LUSO-American Surrealism of the 21st Century.  Group exhibition featuring international artists at the Cullis Wade Depot Gallery at Mississippi State University, MS. 

2015, 21 March - 14 April.  "Dreams and Divinities?" Group show at LumineArte Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

2015, 24 January - 14 March.  "No Body, No Evidence, Right?" Group show at LumineArte Gallery, Dallas, Texas. 

2015, 21 Feb - 14 March.  "Mnemosyne?" Group show at LumineArte Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

2015, 30 May - 30 June. "The Garden of Fernal Delights" Book and Traveling Show Launch. BASH Contemporary Gallery, 210 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA. 

2014, 15-30 November. Endangered Visions/International Art Exhibit. NCCA Gallery, 633 General Luna St. Intramuros, Manila, Philippines.

2014,  October. Endangered Visions – International Surreal/Visionary/Pop Surreal/Lowbrow Art Exhibition. Manila, Philippines. 

2014, 6-27 June, Group exhibition of collaborative artwork with Bernard Dumaine and others at galerie Rivaud in Poitiers, France.

2014, 22 March - 26 April. LUSO-American Surrealism of the 21st Century. LumineArte Gallery, Dallas, Texas. 

2013, 2-16 March. The Omnia Scroll Exhibition II, 2013.  Art Studio, Via Calnova, 9/A San Dona di Piave, Venice, Italy.

2012, 1-30 June. Cadavre Exquis. Exhibition curated by Gloria Holwerda-Williams. Kulter. Proeflokaal, 1055 BN Amsterdam Eramusparkbuurt.  Two collaborative pieces in show.

2011, 5 October - 26 November - The Energy Art Movement show at the Meridian Musuem of Art in Meridian, MS.

2011, April 22 – May 22 - Energy Art Salon Competition 2011, Exhibition Center "Dialog" 37/9 Bolshaya Moskovskaya Street Veliky Novgorod, 173004 Russia.

2011, April 2 - 23 - Collaborative drawings by Bernard Dumaine and friends and a dedication of Bernard Dumaines' book of collaborative artwork entitled Miximages. Galerie XXIV et Cafe des Artistes 21, Rue de la doche verte Angouleme, France.

2010, 9 July - 3 August - Energizing Radiance 2010 - Exhibition of the Energy Art Movement, Gallery Fifty Six, 2256 Central Ave., Memphis, TN. 

2010, 15 Jan. -25 Feb. 2010 - Group show for annual Energy Art Salon Exhibition at Murphy Hill Gallery located on the third floor of the historic Sears & Roebuck Bldg. at 3333 W Arthington St. Chicago, Illinois 60624, USA (http://www.murphyhillgallery.com/ ).

2009, 11 July - 2 August Energy Art Movement International Group Exhibition at Sunrise Gallery in Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA.

2008, 5-19 Jan.- A collaborative drawing done with Bernard Dumaine, entitled "Honeymoon" included in an exhibition in Champniers, France at the La Mediatheque gallery.

Solo Exhibitions 

2017, 26 January–11 March. Solo exhibition at the Gum Tree Museum of Art, 211 West Main Street Tupelo, MS. 

2015, 16 March - 28 April. One man show at Aust Gallery, East Mississippi Community College, Scooba, MS.

2014, 15 May-15 July (15 May, 6:00 PM reception), One man show, "Joe MacGown's Surreal and Semi Strange Visions."  Mississippi Modern Homesteading Center, 402 Lake Valley Road, Starkville, MS. 

2013, 1-31 August. One man show at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, Columbus, MS. Opening reception on August 1st from 5:30-7 pm. 

2012, 28 Sept- 17 Oct. One man show, "From Bugs to the Bizarre", at Giles Gallery, Mississippi State University.

2011, May 3 - August 31 - One man show entitled "Subconscious Meandering" at the Depot Gallery above the welcome center at Barnes and Nobles on the Mississippi State campus, Starkville, MS. 

2009, 25 April - 2 MayOne man show at the Eupora Fine Arts Center in Eupora, MS with reception on 25 April from 6-8 PM.

2008, 17 Sept-8 October - One man show at Aust Hall, East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, MS.

Regional/Local Group Exhibitions 

2017, May-30 October. Incredible Insects Exhibition in Science Station. Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge. 

2017, 22 April (7:00-10:00 pm). Earth Day Art Expo. Rick's Cafe Americain, Starkville, MS. 

2017, 11 March. Group show at Wild Rose Studios, Starkville, MS. 

2017, 6 March - 8 May (reception on 23 March 2017, 5:30-7:00 pm). Small Works Show. Group show at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Gallery at 200 Main Street in Starkville, MS. 

2017, 4 March. Secret Art Show, group exhibition at the Link Centre, 1800 W Main Street, Tupelo, MS.

2017, 14 January. Art Expo at Rick's Cafe Americain, Starkville, MS. 

2016, 3 December. "Made in Mississippi" group exhibition at Nine Twenty Nine Coffee Shop, Starkville, MS. 

2016, 20 October - 1 November.  The Odd Ball, The Almost Circle Gallery, Biloxi, MS. 

2016, 15 September - 7 November. SAAC Abstract Exhibition, group show at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Gallery at 200 Main Street in Starkville, MS. 

2016, 4 October - 1 December. Oberfest Exhibition at Studio 230, Cleveland, MS. 

2016, 5-7 May. Group Exhibition, Main Street, Columbus, MS. 

2016, 16 April. Cotton District Arts Festival, Starkville, MS. (Booth and first place in painting division). 

2016, 2 April. "Made in Mississippi" group exhibition at Nine Twenty Nine Coffee Shop,  Coffee Shop, Starkville, MS. 

2016, 25 January–26 February. Poignant Translations of Life in Mississippi. Three person exhibition featuring surreal and expressive works by Joe A. MacGown, Joseph H. MacGown, and Laurie Burton at Eula Bass Gallery at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, MS. 

2015, 10 November–11 January.  SAAC Holiday Showcase. Group show at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Gallery at 200 Main Street in Starkville, MS. 

2015, 14 July - 13 September. "Plein Air," group show at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Gallery at 200 Main Street in Starkville, MS. 

2015, 14 September – 9 November.  SAAC Abstract Exhibition. group show at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Gallery at 200 Main Street in Starkville, MS. 

2015, 19 August – 17 October. Meridian Museum of Art Annual B-State Juried Exhibition, Meridian, MS.

2015, 30 March - 16 April. "Daydreams and Delusions", group show at the Colvard Union Art Gallery, Mississippi State University, MS.

2015, 6 January - 9 March. Group show entitled "Barns" at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Gallery at 200 Main Street in Starkville, MS. 

2014, 4 Aug.- 31 October. Group show entitled "Abstract" at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Gallery at 200 Main Street in Starkville, MS. 

2014, 9 May-15 June (9 May, 5:30 PM reception), Group show entitled "Mississippi" at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Gallery at 200 Main Street in Starkville, MS. 

2014, 3-10 May. Surreal Strangeness in Starkville: Art Exhibition featuring works of Laurie Burton, Joseph H. MacGown, and Joe A. MacGown. Starkville, MS. 

2014, 3 November - 5 January 2015. Group show entitled "Holiday Showcase" at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Gallery at 200 Main Street in Starkville, MS. 

2013, 10-31 Sept. Group show entitled "On the Square" at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Gallery at 200 Main Street in Starkville, MS. 

2012, Jan-March. Exhibition of the works of Soon Ee Ngoh.  Meridian Community College Miller Art Gallery, Meridian, MS.  On large collaborative piece included in show.

2011, 30 August - 28 October - Faculty Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Center (VAC) on University Drive, Starkville, MS. 

2009-2010 - Display of surreal prints at the Creative Warehouse in Starkville, MS.

2009, 7 - 8 August - Group show at the Starshine 2009 Celebrity Chef Event with Chef Robert St. John at Bistro Restaurant, 213 Main Street, Starkville, MS.

2009, 29 June - 18 August - Group exhibition at Greater Starkville Development Foundation Gallery, 200 Main Street, Starkville, MS.

2009, 6 June 6 - 11 July. 18th Annual People's Choice Art Competition at at the Meridian Museum of Art (MS). - one painting, "Ossiforestation" in show.

2009, 14 March-14 April - 36th annual Meridian Bistate Art Competition at the Meridian Museum of Art (MS). Two pieces accepted in show, "Cooperation" and "Nine Panes of Thought". Won top achievement award with "Nine Panes of Thought".

2009, 2 March-1 May - Group exhibition at Greater Starkville Development Foundation Gallery, 200 Main Street, Starkville, MS.

2009, 10 February - Group show at Lee Hall for the Mississippi's Best Grassroots Concert featuring some of the best music and art from north Mississippi.

2009, 3 - 31 January - Two man show with Cetin Oguz at the Meridian Museum of Art in Meridian, MS.

2008, 5 December - Gala and Silent Auction at the Hunter Henry Center at Mississippi State University, MS from 6 PM to 11 PM. 

2008, 7 June-12 July- Meridian Museum of Art, People's Choice Award, I entered and had accepted one piece, "Nine Panes of Thought". This piece won first place in the drawing/print category.

2007, 30 Oct-Dec. 21- Four small mixed media drawings in art exhibition at Starkville's Greater Development Foundation Gallery.

2007, 4 -19 May-Two watercolor paintings on display at Greater Starkville Development Foundation Gallery, 200 Main Street, Starkville, MS.

2007, January-February-Two butterfly paintings, "Spring Azure" and "Sulfur butterfly" on display at Greater Starkville Development Foundation Gallery, 200 Main Street, Starkville, MS.

2006, 30 June-30 September- Golden Triangle Regional Airport, Art at the Airport-two paintings on display, "Fish" and "Mysight".

Artwalks and Festivals 

2017, 8 April. Cotton District Arts Festival, Starkville, MS (booth with Joseph MacGown)

2017, 4 March (1:30-3:00 pm).  Joe MacGown, Round Table Art Talk. Gumtree Museum of Art, Tupelo, MS. 

2016, 3 September. Prairie Arts Festival. West Point, MS. Art Booth and Juried Show (1st place in painting division). 

2016, 23 June. Starkville Art Walk, Book Mart, Main St., Starkville, MS.  

2015, 5 November. Fondren First Thursday Arts Festival, two person display of art featuring Joseph H. MacGown and Joe A. MacGown at , Jackson, MS. 

2015, 15 September. Prairie Arts Festival and Juried Show. West Point, MS. (Best of Show). 

2015, 3 September. Display and sales of surreal artwork. Columbus Art Walk, Columbus, MS. 

2015, 14 May - 13 July. "2015 Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Winners Exhibition," at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Gallery at 200 Main Street in Starkville, MS. 
2015, 2 May. West Point Art Walk, Display and sales of surreal artwork, West Point, MS. 

2014, 12 April, Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, Starkville, MS-Best of Show and First Place in the Drawing/Painting Division with my painting entitled "Cooperation."

2013, April 20 - Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, Starkville, MS-Best of Show with my painting entitled "Cancer". 

2011, April 23 - Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, Starkville, MS- first place in drawing/mixed media division with Manic Depression.

2010, 17 April - Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, Starkville, MS- Best of Show with "Organic Cosmic Lock" and first place in drawing/painting division with "Ossiforesation".

2008, 19 April - Cotton District Arts Festival Art Juried Competition, Starkville, MS- Won second place overall with "Nine Panes of Thought."

2007, 28 April - Cotton District Arts Festival Art Juried Competition, Starkville, MS-First place overall for a large pen and ink drawing entitled "Cooperation."

2006, 22 April -Cotton District Arts Festival Art Juried Competition, Starkville, MS -Third place overall for acrylic painting entitled "Fish" and Honorable mention for a pen & ink drawing entitled "Curiosity."

2005, April - Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, Starkville, MS-Honorable mention for a pen & ink drawing.


Awards

2017, 8 April, Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, Starkville, MS-Best of Show with my triptych entitled "Pentamerous Archetypes."

2016, 3 September.  Prairie Arts Festival, West Point, MS. First place in the Painting Division. 

2016, 16 April. Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, Starkville, MS- first place in drawing/mixed media division with "Board of Alderman."

2015, 5 September.  Prairie Arts Festival, West Point, MS. Best of Show, Juried Exhibition. 

2014, 12 April, Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, Starkville, MS-Best of Show and First Place in the Drawing/Painting Division with my painting entitled "Convergence."

2013, April 20 - Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, Starkville, MS-Best of Show with my painting entitled "Cancer". 

2011, April 23 - Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, Starkville, MS- first place in drawing/mixed media division with Manic Depression.

2010, 17 April - Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, Starkville, MS- Best of Show with "Organic Cosmic Lock" and first place in drawing/painting division with "Ossiforesation".

2009, 15 October - primary finalist in the international online Energy Art Salon Competition 2009! As a result of this, my entry "Zabulation" with be included in the annual Energy Art Salon Exhibition at Murphy Hill Gallery located on the third floor of the historic Sears & Roebuck Bldg. at 3333 W Arthington St. Chicago, Illinois 60624, USA (http://www.murphyhillgallery.com/ ). The exhibition will run from Jan. 15 - Feb. 25, 2010.

2009, 11 July - 18th Annual People's Choice Art Competition at the Meridian Museum of Art (MS), Third place in mixed media division.

2009, 18 April- Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, Starkville, MS- First place in drawing/painting division with Zabulation.

2009, 14 March-14 April - 36th annual Meridian Bistate Art Competition at the Meridian Museum of Art (MS) - Won top achievement award with "Nine Panes of Thought".

2008, July - Awarded an artist's minigrant from the Mississippi Arts Commision

2008, 7 June-12 July - Meridian Museum of Art, People's Choice Award, First place in the drawing/print category with "Nine Panes of Thought."

2008, 19 April - Cotton District Arts Festival Art Juried Competition, Starkville, MS- Won second place overall with "Nine Panes of Thought."

2007, 28 April - Cotton District Arts Festival Art Juried Competition, Starkville, MS-First place overall for a large pen and ink drawing entitled "Cooperation."

2006, 22 April -Cotton District Arts Festival Art Juried Competition, Starkville, MS -Third place overall for acrylic painting entitled "Fish" and Honorable mention for a pen & ink drawing entitled "Curiosity."

2005, Spring - Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, Starkville, MS-Honorable mention for a pen & ink drawing.

Membership in Artistic groups, societies, and directories

INTERNATIONAL GROUPS

Energy Art Movement - http://energyartmovement.com/ - (exclusive member) - International group of artists who use visual dynamism for the depiction of energy using color, form, and composition to create inventive and expressive works of art that resonate with impact and feeling.

The Antipodes Project - http://www.antipodesproject.org/ - (member and co-administrator) - An international collaborative art project exploring the mind's antipodes.

International Imaginative Artists Association (IIAA)- http://iiaaproject.deviantart.com/ - (member, board of directors) - An international collective of post modern artists geared toward showcasing art in various international venues.

Visionary Art: The Visionary Art Tribe- (member and administrator) - http://visionarytribe.ning.com/ - this is a private network of visionary arts from around the globe.

Collaborative Corpse - http://collaborativecorpse.deviantart.com/ - (member) - A club for advanced skill level surreal collaborations.

The Surreal Arts- http://the-surreal-arts.deviantart.com/ - (member) - International group of surreal artists.

The Exquisite Corpse - http://theexquisitecorpse.deviantart.com/ - (member) - A club for advanced skill level surreal collaborations.

LOCAL GROUPS

Starkville Area Arts Council - http://www.starkvillearts.org/ - (member) - A local group dedicated to promoting art in the region.

Creative Warehouse -(member) - this is a cool new local gallery and workspace for artists located in Starkville, MS, check it out.

Mississippi Visual Arts Directory- http://www.visualarts.ms.gov/Default.aspx - Directory of visual artists living in Mississippi (hosted by the Mississippi Arts Commission).

Mississippi Artists - http://www.mswritersandmusicians.com/artists/index.html - A listing of some of the better known artists from Mississippi.

Competitions that I have judged (or will be judging)

5 May 2012. Market Street Juried Arts Competition. Judge.

2009, 27 August - (submission closing date) - On panel of jurors for the online Surreal Art Interpretation Competition sponsored by Charles Nissen (http://chadnog.deviantart.com/journal/25852268/). Winners will be included in full color book by Charles Nissen.

2009, 18 April - Cotton District Arts Festival Student Art Competition - High School Division, Starkville, MS.

Interviews and features in Books or Magazines

2013 - Coldiron, C. A. "Wildlife Art Today". Schiffer Publishing. Drawing of insects included in book.

2012 - February. Collaboration with Dumaine included in feature: The Horror Zine. February 2012.  http://www.thehorrorzine.com/Art/February/Bernard%20Dumaine/Bernard%20Dumaine.html

31 January 2012 – Interviewed about my artwork by Kevin Gregg and Christy Tracey for "The Real Story" Newspaper. 

28 January 2012 – Interviewed about my artwork by Joe Lee and Leilani Salter for "Town and Gown" magazine. 

2012 - Daniel Doyle. Feature on Joe MacGown. Mississippi Journal of Sustainable Living, spring issue.

2010 - Artwork featured in: "Visionary Art Yearbook", edited by Otto Rapp and published by Blurb.com. I have artwork on pages 37, 92, 142, 143, and on the inside of the dust jacktet at the back of the book.

2010 - Artwork featured in: "Miximages: Exquisite Corpses", by Bernard Dumaine and published by Blurb.com. I have artwork on pages 10 and 45.

2010 - "Echinodermatter" included in "Imagine the Imagination: New Visions of Surrealism" published by NEgoist Publishing Co., Poland.

2009, 28 December. Featured on front page of Starkville Daily News. See writeup at: "Local Artist Selected for Show in Chicago".

2009, June. Two drawings and interview in the Taj Mahal Review. Cyberwit.net, India. Vol. 8, No. 1. 224 pp.

2009, 8 May. I was featured as the daily artist on "The Daily Art Fixx". This web site features and writes about a different artist everyday. Very cool You can see my feature out at "Semi-Strange Art: Joe MacGown".

2009, 24 April. Featured on front page of Starkville Daily News. See writeup at: Semi-Strange Exhibit set to Open in Eupora.

2009, 19 April. I was interviewed by a new surreal collaborative group called the Collaborative Corpse. You can read the interview here: "Interview with club member Joe MacGown".

2009, 5 January. Featured on front page of Starkville Daily News. See writeup at: Local Artist's Work Featured at Meridian Museum of Art.

2009, January. I had three of my drawings published in an art and poetry book entitled "Harvests of New Millennium", which is published in India. The three pieces are "Infinity" , "Self Searching 5" , and "Facing the Future".

2007, December. I was interviewed by the editor of the Midsouth Entomologist with the focus being my illustrative skills [pdf of interview].

2007, November. I was interviewed by the "Exquisite Corpse" club, a wonderful surreal collaborative group hosted on the Deviant Art web site.

2007. I had a drawing featured in an art and poetry magazine called "Vain" (2007). This magazine is dedicated to art and literature and even includes a cd. Go to their web site for more info (http://callmevain.com/).