John Paulus Semple
PO Box 305
North Pomfret, Vt. 05053
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Telephone: 802-457-1533



Education: Mt. Hermon School, l949. Hamilton College B.A. l953. Mexico City College l956.
Boston University M.F.A. in Painting 1958 (full scholarship), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture l957 (full scholarship)

Grants: Tiffany Foundation Grant, l958, First Prize. (One year's travel in Italy, France, and Britain.)

Prizes: Audubon Artists - Honorable Mention, l988: elected to membership, l988; Renee B. McNeely Memorial Award, l992
Allied Artists of America - Grumbacher Gold Medal, l987; Silver Medal of Honor, l988; Len G. Everett Award, l989; elected to membership, l990; Silver Medal, l99l.
Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo - Second Prize, Recent Realism, l987; Third Prize, Recent Realism, l988.
National Small Print Exhibition - University of Wisconsin at Parkside/ Purchase Prize, l989, l99l
Lafayette (Louisiana) Art Association - American Artist Award, l99l
Cape Cod Art Association – First Prize graphics, l99l; Second Prize painting, l992; First Prize painting, 1996, Print Prize, 1997
Maryland Federation of the Arts - Second Prize graphics, l993
Springfield Museum - Certificate of Merit Award, l990; Second Prize painting, l991; Springfield Art League Merit Award, 1994, etching
Albany Print Club - Merit Award, 1995
Pittsburgh Print Group - Printmakers '96 Honorable Mention
The Boston Printmakers 2001 - Juror’s commendation
Springfield (Missouri) - Purchase Prize, etching, 2002
South Shore Art Center - First Prize, 2001
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN - Purchase Prize, drawing show, 2003
Hudson Valley Art Association - Ridgewood Art Institute Award, 2003
Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX - Purchase Prize, ceramic sculpture, 2004

National Exhibitions: San Diego Art Institute, National Print Show, 1995
Boston Printmakers, 1986, 1991, l993, 2000-04
Pittsburgh Print Group, 1996, 1998
Sixty Square Inches National Print Show (Purdue, IN)
2nd Parkside Exhibition Small Prints, University of Wisconsin-Parkside - Purchase Award
Springfield Museum, 1990, l991-92, l994
Albion College National Print and Drawing Show
Saga Print Show, 1993
The Haggin Museum, 1994, 7th Exhibition of Prints & Drawings (Stockton, CA) - 11th Exhibition of Prints & Drawings, 1998
Albany Print Club (elected to membership, 1993), 19th National Juried Print Exhibition sponsored by the Albany Print Club
Hera Foundation, "Contemporary Prints" (Wakefield, Rhode Island), 1994
Elon College National Print Show, l994
Barnes Gallery/LCA, 1995
Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX, 25th & 29th Annual Drawing & Small Sculpture Shows, 16th sculpture show
Art Link 13th & 14th National Print Shows
Allied Artists of America (3)
Audubon Artists (3)
Northern Indiana Center of the Arts (by invitation)
National Small Works Exhibit (Schoharie, NY)
Sixty Square Inches National Print Show (Purdue, IN)
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute (Utica, NY)
deCordova and Dana Museum, (Lincoln, MA) "Lexington Collectors"
Stratton Arts Festival (4 years; 2 prizes)
Clary-Miner Gallery Recent Realism (3)
Root Art Center, Hamilton College
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Pasadena Art Center
University of Louisiana, International Exhibition of Animals in Art, 1998
Stone Metal Press 6th Annual, Parchman Stremmel Galleries (San Antonio, TX), 1998
“Counterpoint 1998”, Hill Country Arts Foundation (Ingram, TX), 1998
63rd Annual Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, 1999
Prints U. S. A. Springfield Art Museum (Springfield, Missouri), 1999
Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, 2002
Parkersburg Cultural Center of Fine Arts 15th Annual (2 paintings)
Butler Institute, 1998-99, 2000-02
Los Angeles Printmaking Society, 2003 (membership for one year)
Del Mar College 38th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, 2004
American Color Print Society 58th National Open, 2005
Montgomery College Drawing Show, 2004-05
Border to Border, Austin Peay State University, 2003


Artist Memberships: Allied Artists of America
Audubon Artists
Boston Printmakers
Society of American Graphic Artists
The Albany Print Club


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