Professional Employment

Director, Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art (Sawhill Gallery), 2008-Present
James Madison University, School of Art and Art History, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Director, Kenai Peninsula College Art Gallery, 1985-2002
University of Alaska, Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna, Alaska

Professor of Art, 1982-2002
University of Alaska, Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna, Alaska

Adjunct Faculty, 1980-1982
University of Alaska Southeast, Islands College, Sitka, Alaska

Artist-in Residence, 1979-1980
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota

Public Relations, Picasso Exhibition, 1979
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Photography Lab Supervisor, 1979
College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

Director, Eve Drewelowe Gallery, 1978
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Instructor, Advanced Photography Seminar, 1975
Industrial Technical Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota

US Navy, 1969-1975
Electricity, Electronics, Special Weapons, Safety Observation and Instruction
Vietnam Veteran.



Honors, Awards and Publications

Up From The Ashes: James Madison University Gallery Director, Veteran Seeks Solace in Alaskan Volcanoes, By Candace Sipos, Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Weekend, Saturday, August 23, 2014.

The Artist in the Wilderness, Two-part radio interview with Martha Woodroof, WVPT Public Radio, SPARK, Harrisonburg, VA

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes, Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime. By Gary Freeburg George F. Thompson Publishing, L.L.C. ISBN: 978-1-938086-03-8 2012

Landscape Photography Magazine. Profile, Photographer Gary Freeburg
Issue 20, October, 2012.

An Artist’s Journey to the Valley of 10,000 Smokes, The Photography of Gary Freeburg 28.17 minute PBS documentary film, produced and directed by George C. Johnson

Port and Main, James Madison University’s Student Magazine, To Alaska and Back, by Laura Weeks, photograph by JT Thomas. Fall 2012.

Alaska Park Science, National Park Service U. S. Department of Interior. Introduction, The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime. By, Gary Freeburg. Volume 11, Issue 1. June, 2012

2012 College of Visual and Performing Arts Summer Research Grant to do a photographic documentation of Aniakchak Caldera, Alaska. James Madison University.

University of Alaska Board of Regents changed the name of the Kenai Peninsula College Art Gallery to the Gary L Freeburg Art Gallery.

Alaska State Arts Bank Purchase Award of Photographic Image.
Anchorage, Alaska

Curator, 2001: A Fish Odyssey. The largest invitational art exhibition held in Alaska. Kenai Visitor’s and Cultural Center, Kenai, Alaska.

Art work published. Under Northern Lights. Writers and Artists View the Alaskan Landscape. University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum. First Edition. Published by University of Washington Press. 2000.

Art work published. Looking North. University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum. First Edition. Published by University of Washington Press. 1998.

Guest of Getty Center for Education in the Arts, East Wing, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. In appreciation for Art advocacy work in Alaska and Washington, D.C.

Art work published. Watercolor From the Heart. By Barbara Nechis. Published by Watson Guptill. 1993.

Best of Show, Photography and Drawing. Spring Juried Exhibition. Kenai Fine Arts Center, Kenai, Alaska

Travel Grant. Alaska State Council on The Arts, Anchorage, Alaska

Art Educator of the Year Award in Higher Education. Alaska Art Education Association.

Honorary Degree. For contribution to the Visual Arts. Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska.

Individual Artist Fellowship Grant. Alaska State Council on The Arts. Anchorage, Alaska.

Purchase Award. State Arts Bank. Alaska State Council on The Arts. Anchorage, Alaska.

Permanent Installation, Photographic Mural. Minnesota State University, Mankato.



Presentations and Public Service (Selected from over 90)

Collaborative Performance with music professors Ian Zook and Eric Ruple. “Landscapes: Spiegel im Spiegel and others”, by Estonian composer Arvo Part with photographic images from Alaska’s Volcanoes by Gary Freeburg.

Forbes Center, Recital Hall, James Madison University.

Lecture;“The Sands of Alaska’s Volcanoes: My Kind of Wilderness”, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA.

Guest Speaker, “The Valley of 10,000 Smokes and Aniakchak National Monument”;
VMRC Strite Auditorium, Harrisonburg, VA.

Presenter, “Art and Design Education as a Vehicle for Community Involvement”;
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), Norfolk, VA

Guest Speaker, “The Valley of 10,000 Smokes and Aniakchak National Monument”;
Life Long Learning Institute, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Guest Speaker, “The Valley of 10,000 Smokes” and “Aniakchak National Monument: A Hard Walk Through Solitude”. Denali Oncology Group, Alaska ASCO Chapter Fall Business Meeting. Anchorage Museum at the Rasmussen Center. Sept. 26 and Sept. 27.

Speaker: James Madison University Galleries, Opening of the new Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Partnership meeting, Richmond, Virginia.

Lecture: The Valley of 10,000 Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime. Joint presentation with filmmaker Dr. George Johnson, screening documentary film An Artist’s Journey to the Valley of 10,000 Smokes, the Photography of Gary Freeburg. Sacred Arts, Asbury United Methodist Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

The work of Harlan W. Butt, Encore Artist, Sawhill Gallery at James Madison University . Virginia Art Education Association Conference, Falls Church, VA.

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime . Lecture, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA.

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime . Residency and Lecture, Minnesota State University Mankato, Mankato Minnesota.

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime. Harrisonburg Rotary Club. VMRC Harrisonburg, VA.

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime . Joint presentation with filmmaker Dr. George Johnson, and world premier of documentary film An Artist’s Journey to the Valley of 10,000 Smokes, the Photography of Gary Freeburg. Court Square Theater, Harrisonburg, VA.

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime. Presentation. Alaska Historical Society and Museums Alaska annual joint conference. Sitka, Alaska

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime. Presentation and book signing, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime . Presentation and book signing, University of Alaska, Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai, Alaska.

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime . Presentation and book signing, University of Alaska, Kachamak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, Homer, Alaska

Presenter; A Roundtable Conversation: The Cultural Connections Artists-in-Residence Program and Diversity at CVPA. James Madison University’s Sixth Annual Conference on Diversity.

Juror of Exhibitions, Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA

Juror, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Awards, 2012. Richmond, VA.

Resident Artist: Lectures; Artist and the Wilderness, Intermedia. Artist and the Wilderness, Research. University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Seminar: The Artist in The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Gift of art for Public Auction. School of Art and Art History, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

The Rephotographic Project . R.F. Griggs expeditions of 1915, 1916, and 1917 to The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai Wilderness, Alaska; comparisons with Gary Freeburg images, 2000 expedition, 88 years after the eruption of Novarupta and Mt. Katmai. Kenai Visitor’s and Cultural Center, Kenai, Alaska.

Lecture/Performance; Artsounds, Modernism in Music and the Visual Arts. A collaboration with pianist Maria Allison. Kenai Peninsula College Sunday Showcase. Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna, Alaska.

Speaker; Historical Overview of Public Art. Homer Public Art Forum. Pratt Museum, Homer, Alaska.

Instructor; Photography in Every Classroom (K-12). Integrate the Arts with Integrity: Alaska Arts Education Institute. Alaska Staff Development Network, Juneau, Alaska. Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna, Alaska.

Internet Web Page Production. Artful Minds. Audio and Visual Art History Contribution. The Expressive Significance of a painting by Arthur Dove entitled: Fog Horns. www.kpbsd.k12ak.us

Instructor; Modern Art History in Every Classroom (K-12). Integrate the Arts with Integrity: Alaska Arts Education Institute. Alaska Staff Development Network, Juneau, Alaska. Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna, Alaska.

Presentation: Brief Historical Study of Visual Artistic Expression of our Natural Environment. Seward Sealife Center, Seward, Alaska.

NEA/NEH Presentation to Alaska Senatorial Delegation. Washington Arts Education Action Day, Washington, D.C.

Juror, Arco Alaska Photographic Competition. Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

Project Selection Committee, Alaska State Council on the Arts 1% Program. Kenai Life Safety Institute, Kenai, Alaska.

Speaker: Is Edward Weston’s Toilet Really Art? Kenai Peninsula College Sunday Showcase, Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna, Alaska.

Speaker: Discussion and Criticism of Student Artwork. Alaska Art Education Association Conference. Sitka, Alaska.

Participant: IVAE Project and the Alaska Visiting Scholar Lecture Series in Art Education. Soldotna, Alaska.

Validation Team Member. Accreditation of Soldotna High School. Soldotna, Alaska.

Speaker; The Portraits of Winter and Pond. Alaska Art Education State Conference, Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna, Alaska.

Chair, Project Selection Committee. Alaska State Council on the Arts 1% Program. Kachemak Bay Branch of Kenai Peninsula College, Homer, Alaska.

Speaker: Aesthetic Scanning and The Artist. Alaska Art Education Association Conference. Fairbanks, Alaska.

Juror, Alaska Congressional Art Award for Representative Don Young. Washington D.C.

Speaker: Photography, A Unique Form of Personal Expression. Pratt Museum, Homer, Alaska.

Speaker: Public Art, Public Controversy. KPBSD Inservice for Teachers. Kenai High School, Kenai, Alaska.

Gift of art. Permanent Collection of Contemporary Alaskan Artists. Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska.

Juror, Alaska Statewide High School Competition. Visual Arts Center, Anchorage, Alaska.



Exhibitions (Selected from over 130 public and private exhibitions and collections)

October 19 - 20, 2017
Exhibition and Residency
Miami University Oxford, Ohio Hiestand Galleries

September 15 -16, 2017
Juror, National Art Competition and Speaker
Nicolet College, Rhinelander Wisconsin

September 5 -29, 2017
Exhibition
Aquinas College Art Gallery, Grand Rapids Michigan

The Sands of Alaska’s Volcanoes: My Kind of Wilderness”, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime, photographs, ICE House, Harrisonburg, VA.

Faculty Exhibition. Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art, James Madison University. Harrisonburg, Virginia

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime , photographs and graphite drawings, Larkin Arts, Harrisonburg, Virginia

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime , Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia.

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime , Kachemak Bay Branch of Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska.

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime , Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna, Alaska.

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes: Revisiting the Alaskan Sublime, photographs, Minnesota State University, Conkling Gallery, Mankato, Minnesota.

Divergent Visions: James Madison University Graduate Art Faculty Exhibition.
Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA

Photographs from the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai Wilderness, Alaska .
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Photographs and Drawings from the Valley of Fire, Nevada .
Arts Council of the Valley, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Photographs from the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai Wilderness, Alaska.
New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Photographs from the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai Wilderness, Alaska.
Black Hills State University Art Gallery, Spearfish, South Dakota.

Photographs, Tidal Collections . Pratt Museum, Homer, Alaska.

Spirit of Alaska; The Inner Landscape. Statewide invitational exhibition. Kenai Visitor’s and Cultural Center. Kenai, Alaska.

Farewell to The Twentieth Century. Central Michigan Art Gallery, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Decker/Morris Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska.

Rarefied Light. Alaska Photographic Center, Anchorage, Alaska.

Toast Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska.

International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, Alaska.

West Campus Gallery, Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida.

ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

Foto Houston, San Jacinto College South, Houston, Texas.

Matanuska-Susitna College, Wasilla, Alaska.

Alaska Positive. Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Alaska.

Alaska Landscape. Invitational Exhibition of Photography. Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska.

Camera Arts Photographic Exhibition, Fairbanks, Alaska.
The Photographic Center of the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel, California.

Ground Zero. Visual Arts Center, Anchorage, Alaska.

All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska.

Art in Architecture, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska.

All Alaska University Art Faculty Exhibition. Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Alaska.

Alaska State Council on the Arts Individual Fellowship Grant Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Anchorage, Alaska.

Visions of Alaska . University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of Art, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Owatonna Arts Center, Owatonna, Minnesota.

Minnesota Artists Exhibition. Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The University of Iowa Museum of Art. Iowa City, Iowa.

Magic Silver Show. Murray State College, Murray, Kentucky.

Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University Mankato, Mankato, Minnesota.

Cedar Rapids Arts Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Des Moines Museum of Art, Des Moines, Iowa.

Keokuk Arts Center, Keokuk, Iowa.



Education

MFA


MA


BFA

The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. 1978.
Studio Art/Photography

MA Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota. 1977.
Studio Art/ Photography

BFA Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota. 1974.
Studio Art/Photography, Drawing