John Black

 Photographer

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 JACLYN THEISS GARLOCK
I was born in Iowa, raised there and in Montana and Colorado - and now I live in rural Iowa. It’s a great place to live - low crime, low traffic, people signal when they change lanes (most of the time). People look you in the eye, wave when they pass you on the road and it’s “ok” to wear my cowboy boots even when they are not in style.
I’ve been an artist my whole life, but didn’t know it until I was in my 30s. I thought I would enjoy teaching - did that for a couple of years, though it's a noble profession, it wasn't for me. In search of  more fulfilling work, I started a small business printing T-shirts. “Wow! Look at me! NOW, I have an art career”! I learned a great skill in screen print - figured out I could manipulate this method how I wanted - I wondered why not do some real art? I started working it,  experimenting with many layers and was then able to make some highly detailed images.  I staged images, mostly still life, and photographed compositions of various props. I printed on rag paper and sold the resulting serigraphs at fine art fairs around the Midwest until one day in about 2000 I decided to paint - something I had done a lot of to earn a BFA, but hadn’t done any since.
After messing around with different subjects, I decided to do a self portrait. I dressed up, put on too much make up made my hair Tammy Wynette big and set my camera. I loved the result and was on the way to strictly figurative work. All my friends posed for me - they loved dressing up as something they were not.  We’d set up different little scenarios and act them out like making a short movie. Then adding in various costume changes, I could stage and photograph the scenes to mimic the ideas I had in mind. With photoshop, photos could be cut and pasted, adding in another figure or different props, to create the best composition. I started building my compositions around women for the simple reason, they are fun to dress up, but added men to the picture a little at a time until now where they are more than just window dressing.
When I started my paintings, and knew the direction I was going I was able to let go of selling screen prints at art fairs. I concentrated on building work and exhibiting regionally at art centers and museums. I found that people related to my images and made up stories about the people in the paintings - often ideas I had never thought of.  Different people would ask questions and we would swap theories - there were times I liked their stories better than my original idea - it's possible I stole a few - YIKES! It was all in fun.
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2011 Solo exhibit - Owatonna Arts Center, Owatonna, MN
2010 Solo exhibit - North Iowa Comm College,Mason City, IA
2010 Juried exhibit - ISAP online
2009 Juried exhibit - ISAP Signature Member
2008 Poster design - 50th Commemorative "Winter Dance"
2008 Solo exhibit - Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA
2008 Juried exhibit - Macnider Art Museum, Mason City, IA
2008 Juried exhibit ISAP Signature Member
2007 Juried exhibit - Heritage Foundation, Des Moines, IA
2007 Solo exhibit - CLear Lake Arts Center, Clear Lake, IA
2007 Solo exhibit - Chicago School of Professional Psychology
                                         Chicago, IL
2006 Juried exhibit - MacNider Art museum, Mason City, IA
2006 Juried exhibit - ISAP Live, Delray Beach, FL
2005 Juried exhibit - River Market Regional, Kansas City, MO
2005 Solo exhibit - North Iowa Comm College, MAson City, IA
2004 Solo exhibit - Sanford Museum, Cherokee, IA
2004 Juried exhibit - Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
2003 Solo exhibit - Charles City Art Center, Charles City, IA
2003 Solo exhibit - Albert Lea Art Center, Albert Lea, MN
2002 Group exhibit - Clear aAke Arts Center, Clear LAke, IA
​2000 Juried exhibit ISAP International

    ​RESUME
2018 Solo Exhibit - Stinson Prairie Arts Center, Algona, IA
2017 Themed exhibit - Historical Ag Museum, LaPorte City, IA
2016 Solo exhibit - Waterloo Art Center, Waterloo, IA
2016 Solo exhibitWaldorf University, Forest City, IA
2016 Solo exhibit - Blanden Art museum, Ft Dodge, IA
2015 Solo exhibit - North Iowa Comm College, Mason City, IA
2015 Solo exhibit - Clear Lake Arts Center, Clear Lake, IA
2015 Solo exhibit - Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA
2015 Juried exhibit - ISAP International online
2015 Juried exhibit - Tomahawk Ridge Center, Overland Park, KS
2014 Juried exhibit - ISAP Signature Member
2014 Juried exhibit - MacNider Art museum, Mason City, IA
2014 Solo exhibit - Quad City Arts Center, Rock Island, IL
2013 Juried exhibit - River Market Regional, Kansas City, MO
2013 Solo exhibit - The Berger Sanszen Museum, Lindsborg, KS
2013 Juried exhibit - ISAP International
2012 Solo exhibit - D.A.I.R.Y. Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
2012 Solo exhibit - Quad City Arts Center, Davenport, IA
2012 Solo exhibit  - Surf Ballroom Museum, Clear Lake, IA
2012 Solo exhibit - Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN
2011 Solo exhibit - Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center,
                                        Sioux Falls, SD
2011 Juried exhibit - ISAP Signature Member
2011 Solo exhibit - Center For The Visual Arts, Wausau, WI
2011 Solo exhibit - Paradise Center For The Arts, Faribault, MN
2011 Solo exhibit - Owatonna Arts Center, Owatonna, MN