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Copyright © 2003-2018 by Bob Bickers.  All rights reserved.  Web design by Bob Bickers

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Art Education

 

  • Mostly self-taught. Took several extra-curricular courses on drawing in high school. In the 1980’s I took several Continuing Adult Education courses on art and portrait painting at Memphis State University (now University of Memphis). Have continued the private study of numerous artists and techniques throughout my career.  I have seriously painted in oils since the early 1980’s and have been an experienced photographer since the early 1970’s. Started and ran a business as a professional technical and wedding photographer throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s.

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

  • Taught a free acrylic workshop on October 15, 2016 as part of a public arts educational outreach program sponsored by the Monroeville Arts Council at the Monroeville Public Library.
  • Was a Certified Grumbacher Art Instructor teaching adult art classes on acrylic fine art painting at three different Michaels stores in the Pittsburgh area August - December, 2010. Conducted many live public demonstrations of acrylic painting.
  • Was also formerly a William Alexander Oil Painting Instructor for Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts at several of their stores in the Pittsburgh area in 2003 and 2004. Taught numerous classes and performed several in-store live oil painting demonstrations.

 

 

Demonstrations

 

  • Have spoken and given art demonstrations at the invitation of various groups in the Pittsburgh / Greensburg area.  Was also invited several times to demonstrate oil painting to Elementary School classes in the Franklin Regional School system and to judge several art competitions.

 

 

Judging Art

 

  • Served as the judge for the 2012 First Annual Art Show by Birthright of Pittsburgh, Inc. in Oakland, June 3, 2012.  This show was organized to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of this organization.
  • Have served as one of two jurors to review submissions and select artists who would be allowed to exhibit at the ELAINE BIONDI GALLERY SPACE at the Monroeville, Pennsylvania Public Library on three occasions, selecting monthly exhibitions for 2009 through 2016.
  • Served as the judge for the 2009 Community Arts and Activities Center(CCAC) Juried Art Exhibition, November 7-29, 2009 in Jeannette, Pennsylvania.
  • Served as a judge for the Heritage Elementary School Science and Art Fair (Franklin Regional School District, Murrysville, PA) in 2004 through 2009.
  • Served as  the judge for the NORWIN ART LEAGUE'S Member Exhibition at the Monroeville Mall in September, 2008.
  • Judged a poster contest for the Lions Club International in 2004.

 

 

Associations

 

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COMING SHOWS & EVENTS

 

JULY 1 - 31, 2019::  APOLLO 11: 50 Years and Beyond - Commemorating the first manned landing on the moon and beyond with artwork by space enthusiast and artist, Bob Bickers.  An exhibition and sale of new space art at the Elaine Biondi Gallery Space at the Monroeville, Pennsylvania, public library. More about this exhibit will be posted later.