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Mr. Chuck Olson


 Chuck Olson was an Associate Professor of Art and one of the founding members of the Fine Arts Department at Saint Francis University. He taught from 1976 until his retirement in 2018.
    • Art Exhibitions
    • Art Collections
    • Awards
    Art Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions

    • Galleria Alphacentauri and La Citta di Parma, Parma, Italy 2005, 2006
    • Galleria Peters, Parma, Italy 2005
    • Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City, New York 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000
    • Clarion University Clarion, PA 1999
    • Volksbankm Frankfurt, Germany 1999
    • Deutsch Amerikanische Zentrum/James Byrnes Institute Stuttgart, Germany 1998
    • Galerie Lillebonne Nancy, France 1998
    • James Gallery Pittsburgh, PA 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006-
    • Farleigh Dickinson University New Jersey 1998
    • Gallery in the Square, Pittsburgh, PA 1996, 1997, 2000
    • 808 Penn Modern Pittsburgh, PA 1993, 1994
    • The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1995
    • Gallery G, Pittsburgh, PA 1984, 1988, 1991
    • Andre Zarre Gallery, New York City, New York 1986
    • Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA 1988
    • Saint Francis College, Loretto, PA 1978, 1980, 1988, 1991
    • Galerie Lillebonne, Nancy, France 1986
    • Noel Butcher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1984, 1985, 1986
    • University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 1986
    • Galerie Voltaire, Sens, France 1985
    • Kipp Gallery/University Museum, Indiana Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 1994, 2001

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    • Raggazolla Estate 2005, Galleria Alphacentauri, Parma, Italy
    • 48th National Fall Open Exhibition, Southern Vermont Arts Center Janet Fish, Juror Manchester, Vermont 2004
    • “A Response to War” Invitational Exhibition, Foreland Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2004
    • “Intuitive Abstract Painting” Ben Shahn Galleries, William Patterson University Wayne, New Jersey 2000
    • “15XXX”: New Art from Pittsburgh: The Myers School of Art; University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 2000
    • Olson/Bonello: In the Abstract: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Ligonier, Johnstown, and Altoona satellities January/August 2000
    • Selections Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City, New York 2000, 2001
    • 13 Artists/13 Drawings Allegheny College Meadville, PA 2000
    • New York, New York, New York: Beardmen, Matibe, and Olson Frankfurt Airport Gallery Frankfurt, Germany 1998
    • Collections Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY 1998-1999
    • The Pittsburgh Biennial Pittsburgh Center of the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA 1998
    • Summer Group Exhibition Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City, New York 1995-2004
    • Selections from the Pittsburgh Biennial Clarion University, Clarion, PA 1998
    • Summer Invitational Gallery in the Square, Pittsburgh, PA 1996-1997
    • Gelerie Sepia Pont Aven, France 1994-1995
    • Abstraction: Olson, Battaglini, Wert, and Dropcho Gallery in the Square 1995
    • Binai, Enders, and Olson Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City, New York 1995
    • American Abstraction: A New Decade The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA 1983, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1997
    • New Directions 1993 Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, New York 1993
    • National Works on Paper Fells Point Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland 1993
    • Abstraction Gallery G, Pittsburgh, PA 1993
    • Winterlude Invitational Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA 1993
    • Art of the State William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PA 1989, 1993
    • Educator’s Invitational Gallery G, Pittsburgh, PA 1993
    • Pennsylvania’s Artist’s Invitational Anita Shapolsky Gallery at the Josiah White Center, Jim Thorpe, PA 1991
    • The Museum Gallery Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA 1990-1994
    • Small Works Invitational The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1991-1995
    • Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 1978-1992
    • Osaka Triennial International Painting Exhibition Osaka, Japan 1990
    • Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, Delaware 1990
    • France/USA Traveling Exhibition various galleries and museums in Nancy, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Saint Die, Bar le Duc, and Pont a Mousson, France 1989-1991
    • Regional Invitational Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA 1990, 1976, 198, 1983, 1990
    • Winterlude Faculty Invitational Seton Hill College Greensburg, PA 1990
    • Group Show Gallery G, Pittsburgh, PA 1978-1993
    • Group Show Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1989-1994
    • Chuck Olson and Bernice D’Vorzon University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 1988
    • Inaugural Exhibition The Royce Gallery Miami, Florida 1988
    • Group Exhibitions The Andre Zarre Gallery New York City, New York 1984-1987
    • New Art from Pittsburgh Copley Society, Boston, Massachusetts 1987
    • Group Show Galerie Lillebonne, Nancy, France 1987
    • New Attitudes: Recent Pennsylvania Abstraction Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Loretto, PA 1986
    • Group Exhibitions Noel Butcher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1982-1986
    • Olson and Jensen Sanford Gallery Clarion University Clarion, PA 1986
    • Three Painters: Olson, Kelly Pickering Gallery G Pittsburgh, PA 1986
    • Associated Artists in Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland
    • AAP Invitational Exhibition Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA 1985
    • Alumni Invitation University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 1985
    • 10th Anniversary Exhibition Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, New York 1984
    • Five Painters on Paper Bruce gallery, Edinboro University Edinboro, PA 1984
    • Seven New Artists: Pittsburgh Today (Selected/organized by John Caldwell) Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 1984
    • PAEA Artist/Educator Exhibition William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PA 1984
    • Chuck Olson and Dohn Hedman SAMA: Johnstown Extension Johnstown, PA 1983
    • North Dakota National Drawing Exhibition University of North Dakota Grand Fork, North Dakota 1983
    • National Watermedia Exhibition Zaner Gallery Rochester, NY 1982
    • Night and Day The More Gallery Philadelphia, PA 1982
    • Springfield National Exhibition Springfield Museum Springfield, Massachusetts 1982
    • Three Rivers Arts Festival Pittsburgh, PA 1979, 1980, 1982
    • Annual Exhibition 280 Huntingdon Galleries Huntingdon, West Virginia 1981
    • 15th National Drawing Exhibition Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas 1981
    • Statements on the Picture Plane The Butcher and More Gallery Philadelphia, PA 1981
    • National Juried Painting Exhibition Butler Museum of American Art Youngstown, Ohio 1975
    Art Collections

    Museum and University Collections (selected)

    • Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art Pittsburgh, PA
    • Osaka Museum of Modern Art, Contemporary Art Center Osaka, Japan
    • Charleston Museum of Art Charleston, West Virginia
    • Galerie Lillebonne, Nancy, France
    • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
    • Clarion University, Clarion, PA
    • Saint Francis College, Loretto, PA
    • University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
    • Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

    Corporate Collections (selected)

    • UPMC Corporation
    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Corporation
    • Double Trees Hotel Corporation
    • Westinghouse Corporation
    • ALCOA
    • Oxford Development
    • PPG Industries
    • National Bank of the Commonwealth
    • McDonald’s Corporation
    • Price Waterhouse
    • Coopers and Lybrand
    • Hilton Hotel Corporation
    • Tokyo Marine
    • Gulf Oil Corporation
    • USX Corporation
    • Pittsburgh Public Schools
    • Hewlett Packard
    • PNC Corporation
    Awards
    • Listed in Who’s Who in American Art 1999-2000, 2004-2005
    • “Pittsburgh Magazine” and WQED-TV (PBS) Harry Schwalb Award of Excellence in Visual Arts 2001-2002
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania Distinguished Alumni 2001
    • Distinguished Faculty Award Saint Francis Alumni Association 1996
    • Swatsworth Faculty Award Recipient Saint Francis University 2004
    • National Honor Society Distinguished Faculty Award Saint Francis University 2005