Morningside College

View of The Eppley Auditorium and the MacCollum Building, with "Earth Mirrors" by Andrea Stanislav, in the foreground. Stanislav's installation, of limestone and polished steel, was created in April 2011.

contact: mcgaffin@morningside.edu

Education

2002 MFA in Painting, University of South Dakota, Vermillion
1981 – 1982 graduate study in Painting, University of Iowa, Iowa City
1979 BFA in Drawing and Painting, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

Professional Experience

Associate Professor of Art, Morningside College
Chair of the Art Department and Director of the Helen Levitt Art Gallery
2003 – 2004 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, South Dakota State University
1999 – 2001 Teaching Assistant, Art Department, University of South Dakota
1990 – 2000 Part-time faculty, Art Department, Morningside College

Courses Taught at Morningside College
Painting I & II, Senior Art Seminar, Design, Drawing I, Composition and Communication, Advanced Studies Drawing and Painting,
2008 May Term: “Looking at Art”
2013 May Term: Watercolor

Related Professional Activities
2015 Judge, Youth Art Month exhibit, Sioux City Art Center
2012 – present Member of the Board of Trustees, Sioux City Art Center
2009 – 2013 Member, College Art Association, attended 2009 Conference
2010 – 2014 Member of the Promotions and Tenure Committee, Morningside
2008 – present Member of the Committee for Environmental Sustainability, Morningside
2007 – present Faculty assistant to “the Kiosk”, Morningside
2010 Juror and presenter, Siouxland Artists’ Group
Spring 2009 Acting Chair of the Art Department and Faculty advisor to the Art Club
2008 Juror, Latham Park Art Fair
2007 Juror, “Sculpt Siouxland” 3rd Annual competition
2006 – 2010 Member of the Faculty Senate, Morningside
2005 – 2007 Member of the Program Committee, Sioux City Art Center
2006 Lecturer, SCAC “4x10 series”
Curator, “Sum Parts: Paintings by Mark Kochen,” Eppley Gallery
2005 Curator, “Marvel Cox: the Life of an Artist” Eppley Gallery

Publications

2015, 2013 The Briar Cliff Review
2012 Artists Choose Artists, Sioux City Art Center brochure
2009 Brochure for solo show at the SCAC and featured images in the SCAC’s quarterly calendars
2005 All Access: Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Saturday in the Park, Book and CD produced by GR Lindblade & Co, Sioux City
The Morningsider, summer issue
2003 Featured image on the announcement for SCAC’s Local Perspectives
2002 Cover of the Briar Cliff Review
1995 Appearance on Iowa Public Television’s “Living in Iowa”, related
to the SCAC’s Artist-in-Residence program and the creation of a sesquicentennial mural

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