Michael Kopald
408 Honeysuckle Hill
Lexington, Virginia 24450
463-9550


Occupation:  Painter - Chinese Brush Painting


Education:

Elementary and High School teaching certificate in art
from Southwestern University, Memphis, Tn. 1975.
B. A. Art, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. 1973
Student-apprentice to Prof. 1-Hsiung Ju (Master Chinese Brush Painter),
Lexington, Va. 1975-1980.

Career and Professional Activities:

Six-weeks of study with Chinese Masters in Taiwan,
Republic of China, April-May, 1986 Accompanied Prof. I- Hsiung Ju
and twelve other students to Taiwan for the first group of American
students to study Chinese painting and Art in the Republic of China,
 May-June 1974.

Co-Founder and Artist in Residence of Art Farm- organized
to promote art activities and to provide an art gallery, art classes, and
lecture-demonstrations on arts and literature, Lexington, Va. 1975-78.

Curator-Director, Art Farm Gallery, 1976. Taught various art classes and
 workshops, 1975-1980.

Lecture-demonstration, "East Meets West" National Museum
of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Feb. 8, 1981.

Lecture-demonstrations, high school and elementary art classes, 1979-2003.

 Member, NAIA,  1997-2008.
 

Exhibitions:

The International Ink and Wash Painting Competition, Qiong shan, Haikou,
 Hainan Province, China. July 1992.
Numerous gallery exhibitions in Virginia, Tennessee, Delaware, Florida,
Alabama, Washington. D.C., 1979-2003.
Many group shows, juried exhibitions, and Art Festivals, including Sumi-e
 Society Exhibitions, Washington, D.C.;
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver,CO; Midwest Salute to the Masters, St. Louis, MO;  Cain Park Arts Festival,
Cleveland, OH; Ann Arbor Street Art Festival, Ann Arbor, MI


Prizes and Honors:

Awards in painting including:  First Place Painting, Des Moines Arts Festival,
1998.  First prize Watercolor, Westhampton Beach Art Show, 1994.
Judges Choice, Cain Park Arts Festival, Cleveland Hts, Ohio,  1993, 2002, 2004
Honorable Mention, Centerfest, Durham, N.C., 1993.
First Place, Colonial Beach Art Show, Second, Spring Art Show,
Williamsburg, Va., Midsummer Art Show, Charlottesville, Va., Award of
Merit, An Occasion for the Arts, Williamsburg, Va., Judges Choice, Ghent
 Art Show, Norfolk, Va.,

Private and corporate collections throughout the United States,
including China Pavilion and Tea House, Memphis Zoo, 2002, Memphis, TN.

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