One and Two Person Exhibitions

2015 “Contemporary Archaeology,” Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD

         “Classical Assemblage,” Dumbarton Concert Gallery, Washington, DC

2014 “Annual Open Studio.” Jackson Art Center. Washington, DC

2011 “Music to the Eye, Images for the Ear,” Gallery 1448, Baltimore, MD

         “Music to the Eye, Images for the Ear,” Gary Taylor Gallery, Washington, DC

2003 “New Works, Old Classics,” Maryland Federation of Art, City Gallery,

         Baltimore, MD (two person exhibition)

2002 “Powerless Weapons, Useless Tools”, Gallery 1448, Baltimore, MD

2000 “Primitive Post Modern Artifacts,” Liquid Earth, Baltimore, MD

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 “Eye of the Beholder: The Fine Art of the Found Object”, Maryland  

         Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD (2011, 2013)

2006 “Three Baltimore Artists,” Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center,

         Frederick, MD, 3 (three person exhibition)

2004 Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2003 “17th Annual Critics Residency Program”, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

         “Trio”, Resurgam Gallery, Baltimore, MD (3 person exhibition)

2002 “Annual Membership Show,” Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD 

2001 “Artists’ Housing Group Show,” Craig Flinner Gallery, Baltimore, MD

         “Artists’ Housing Membership Exhibition,” Gallery 1448, Baltimore, MD

         Maryland Federation of Art, City Gallery, Baltimore, MD

         “Membership Show,” Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

2000 Elzeard Gallery, Baltimore, MD

         Phenomenon Gallery, Richmond, VA

1998 City Hall Gallery, Baltimore, MD1

1995 Halcyon Gallery, Baltimore, MD

 

Collections

Strathmore Music Center

Nancy and Peter Mickelsen

Rose Collection in Galleries of the Wintercourt

Blair Hollyday

Whitaker Hauprich

Denise D'Aoust

Lyman Stack

Kate and Robert Chartener

KC Donohue 

Paul and Eileen McGillicuddy

 

Awards

Juror’s Choice Award, “Eye of the Beholder: The Fine Art of the Found Object”, 2010

Second Place Award, Creative Alliance Membership Show 2001

 

Bibliography

Dumbarton Concerts 2014 – 2015 Season Program, “J. Thomas Wells – Classical Assemblage”

Giuliano, Mike, “Critics Choice,” Baltimore City Paper, August 6, 2003

Goodman, Jonathan, “J. Thomas Wells-The Music of Assemblage,” www.theta-art.net essay, Jan., 2015

Mayer, Janet, “Primitive Post Modern Artifacts,” www.PEEKreview.net, May, 2000

McNatt, Glenn, “Bold Works,” The Baltimore Sun, August 26, 2003, page 2E

Monroe, Michael, critique, The Guild, guild.com, 2000

Radcliff, Carter, “Studio Visits: A Critics Notes,” 17th Anl. Critics Residency Prgm, Maryland Art Place, 2003, p.9

Schwing, Fletcher, “Artfinds,” The Baltimore Press. April 2000, illustration

Seitchek, Cara, “The Bodily Symbol of Identity,”17th Anl. Critics Residency Prgm, Maryland Art Place, 2003, p.42

www.strathmore.org/visual-arts/exhibitions/tom-wells, “Contemporary Archaeology,” Sept. 8, 2015

 

Education non-degree academic inquiries

Baltimore Museum of Art, children’s program, 1953

East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina,

1964 University of Maryland, Far East Campus,

1965 Towson State University, Baltimore, Maryland,

1967 Baltimore Community College, Baltimore, Maryland,

1967 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland,

1968 Academy of Scientology, New York City. 1989

private tutoring

Sakai Sensei, calligraphy & sumi-e, Iwakuni, Japan 1966