Joseph Paul Getchius

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About Me

My hometown, Port Jervis, New York is located 60 miles north of New York City. There I grew in an environment that allowed me to explore the arts without restraint. In 2010 I relocated to the beautiful city of Saint Augustine, Florida. Here I have found another community that is abundant in arts and culture. In the last few years I have focused my efforts on painting still life, portraits and crowds.  In my latest series of portraits, I have been exploring ways of creating dramatic light and using bold color pallets to push my subjects out of the darkness.  My work gains inspiration from the airy suburban city of Port Jervis along with the people that have resided there.  I have also gained much inspiration from and owe respect to the artists Vincent van Gogh, Georges Rouault, Chaim Soutine and Egon Schiele for the way that they have applied paint to the canvas and captured human emotion in their work.

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EDUCATION

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2018  Bachelor of Fine Arts,University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL    

Painting, Drawing, Printmaking  

 2015 Associate of Arts, Saint Johns River State College, Saint Augustine, FL 

1999 Port Jervis Senior High School, Port Jervis, NY

PAST EXHIBITIONS

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2018  Faces in Separate Spaces Exhibit, Beer:30, Jacksonville, FL

2018  Juried Annual Student Exhibit, UNF Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, FL

2018  Pre[Serve] Art Exhibit, UNF Environmental Center, Jacksonville, FL

2018  Not So Still Life Exhibit, Saint Augustine Art Association, Saint Augustine, FL

2018  Spring Members Exhibit, Saint Augustine Art Association, Saint Augustine, FL

2017  Fall Members Exhibit, Saint Augustine Art Association, Saint Augustine, FL     

2017  JPGSolo Exhibition, UNF Fine Arts Building, Second Floor Galleries, Jacksonville, FL

2017 Juried Annual Student Exhibit, UNF Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, FL

2016 JPGSolo Exhibition, Flavors Eatery, Saint Augustine, FL 

HONORS and AWARDS

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2019  Honorable Mention, Our Human Condition, Faces & Figures, STAAA, Saint Augustine, FL

2018  Award for most outstanding graduate in Painting and Drawing, UNF, Jacksonville, FL

2018  Christie Chandler Award for Painting and Drawing, UNF, Jacksonville, FL

2018  Best in Show, Juried Annual Student Exhibit, UNF Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, FL

2018  Honorable Mention, Not So Still Life Exhibit, STAAA, Saint Augustine, FL

2018  Study Abroad Scholarship, IL Chiostro Painting and Drawing, Venice, Italy

2016-18 Dean’s List, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL