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Norman T. Soskel
2223 Wickersham Lane
Germantown, TN 38139
Awards
1. WKNO November 2004 – Staff Pick – Photography – juried competition, “Reflecting.”
2. WKNO November 2004 – 3rd Place – Photography – juried competition.
3. Light and Dark Angles first prize in Memphis Germantown Art League National
Exhibition 2005 .
4. “Self Portrait” won prize for Most Creativity in Memphis Germantown Art League Star
Artist Exhibition, 2006.
5. “Converging Toward the Infinite” won award at National Photo Awards December
Monthly Competition 2005.
6. Top 10 winner of Guests Gallery’s 2006 National Art Show – Realism, “Converging
Toward the Infinite.”
7. Award of Excellence: National Photo Awards, Professional Division Yearly Contest 2005,
“White Knights.”
8. Unsolicited selection of “Statuesque Sculpture 01” as winner of artist of the month in
national juried art contest JOLAF (Jolaf.com) for November, 2006.
9. One photograph received Judge’s award for use of color, MGAL Spring Show 2007
“Light Side of the Moon”, Juror: Sammy Britt.
10. Best of Show, Memphis Germantown Art League’s Spring Exhibition, May 2 to May 28,
2008, “Descending Up”, paper collage. Remy Miller, Judge.
11. Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Exhibition, 3rd place for “Just a handful,” May
18-June 8, 2009. Peter Bowman, Judge.
12. Memphis Germantown Art League National Exhibition, Local Award, “Dino’s”, March 5,
2011. Lori Putnam, Judge.
13. Guests Gallery, top 15 winner, 2011 International Art Show – Realism, “Hunter-Prey.”
14. Memphis Germantown Art League National Exhibition, Merrill Lynch Award, August 3,,
2013, "Apparition", encaustic on panel. Juror, Leslie Frontz.
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Solo Shows
1. Crescent Club Display April/May, 2004 – three photographic works of art.
2. Gallery 32 Show June 3-July 31, 2004 – solo show of 101 photographic works of artselected by art director, Dr. Rebecca Burton.
3. Shainberg Gallery Show February, 2005 – “Olocausto” – solo photographic art show,
selected by committee (about the Holocaust and Arbit Blatus’ sculptures in the Ghetto in
Venice, Italy.
4. Chirstian Brothers University “Vicissitudes” – solo show selected by committee.
Demonstration of changes in art forms I have utilized, including photography, serigraphy,
encaustics, encaustic serigraphy, and piano music with encaustic art, January 6 –February
17, 2012.
5. “Mono e Mono” Monochromatic Photographs and Encaustic Monotypes, solo show at
Circuit Playhouse, includes 4 encaustic serigraphs also. April 6, 2012 – May 20, 2012.
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1. Two Photographs accepted for inclusion in the Memphis Germantown Art League
National Exhibition, at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, “Light and Dark
Angles” and “Bee in Flower”, 2005.
2. Two photographs accepted for inclusion in Memphis Germantown Art League Star Artist
Exhibition 2006.
3. Two photographs accepted for inclusion in Memphis Germantown Art League Autumn
Exhibition 2007, “Visual Clarity, College Life #6” and “Feed Me.”
4. Two photographs accepted for inclusion in Memphis Germantown Art League Star Artist
Show 2007, “Traespiral” and “Best Buds.”
5. Two photographs accepted for inclusion in MGAL Spring Show 2007 “Netherbloom”
and “Light Side of the Moon”.
6. One photograph accepted for inclusion in MGAL National Show 2007 “Artist’s
Reflections – Cloud Gate”.
7. Two photographs juried into the 2nd Annual International Color Awards 2007,
Photography Master’s Cup, Professional Category, “Light and Dark Angles” in Abstract
and “Artist’s Reflections in Architecture.”
8. Two photographs juried into the Photography and 3-D Exhibit at the Beverly and Sam
Ross Gallery Foyer, Christian Brothers University, January 11 – February 14, 2008
“Wheel of Umbertide” and “Mind Weavings.”
9. One photograph juried into the MGAL National Exhibition, February 20 to March 15,
2008, “Trespiraling.”
10. Juried into the 4th Annual Black and White International Spider Awards, 2008, one piece,
“White Knights,” in Nature, Professional Division.
11. Three pieces juried into the Memphis Germantown Art League’s Spring Exhibition,
“Descending Up”, (paper collage), Deconstruction at the Denver Airport”, and
“Humanity: Trash and Can”, May 2 to May 28, 2008,
12. Autumn Show of Artists’ Link, 2008, one piece, “Tractor, Near Assisi, Italy”, November
7 – December 18, 2008.
13. Memphis Germantown Art League Platinum Show, 4 pieces, “Prickly Beauty”, "Soft
Antiquity”, “Slice of Life”, “Descending Up”, September 3 to 29, 2008,
14. Memphis Germantown Art League Star Artist Show, two pieces juried into show, July 30
to August 20, 2008, “Penetrating,” and “Embrace of Death.”
15. One photograph juried into the 3rd Annual International Color Awards 2008, Photography
Master’s Cup, Professional Category, “Safe and Natured,” in Wildlife.
16. Juried into the Artists’ Link 20th Anniversary Celebration Exhibit at the Dixon Gallery,
May 1, 2009 through June 21, 2009, “Slice of Life.”
17. 10 pieces juried into the St.George’s Independent School Fifth Annual Art Show, January
31, 2009, Collierville Campus.
18. Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Exhibition at the Germantown Performing
Arts Center, two pieces juried into show, “Just a Handful” and “Soft Antiquity”, May 18,
2009-June 8, 2009. Peter Bowman, Judge.
19. Artists’ Link Show “Going Green” at Christian Brothers University, Ross Gallery,
December, 2009, “Contiguity”, serigraph after a photograph.
20. Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Exhibition at the Germantown Performing
Arts Center, three pieces juried into show, “Warm Palette,” “Winter,” and “Sunrise on
the Delta.” First is a photograph, 2nd and 3rd are encaustic paintings, May, 2010.
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21. Memphis Germantown Art League Star Artist Show at St. George’s Episcopal Church,
August 2010. Two pieces juried into show, “Borders and Transitions,” and “Charleston
#4,” both encaustic paintings.
22. Memphis Germantown Art League National Exhibition, Two Pieces Juried into show, “icon”, digital photograph, and “Dino’s”, Encaustic Serigraph. March 5, 2011.
23. Spring into Green Juried Art Sale and Silent Auction, Three Pieces Juried into show,
“Cactus Spiral”, encaustic, “Peaceful Green”, encaustic, “Trash and Can”, digital
photograph. April 2, 2011.
24. “Square Foot Art Basel Miami”, four encaustic pieces “Western”, “Sunrise on the Delta”,
“Geometry of a Sunset”, “Peaceful Green”. Heley Meyrick, curator/juror, November 29December 10, 2011.
25. 2011 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition, Pine Bluff, AR, December 2,2011-February
4, 2012. Reception 12/8/2011. “Subject-Ground”, digital photograph.
26. Memphis Germantown Art League, Spring Exhibition, 2011, “Comes the Goat”,
encaustic serigraph, juried into show. Judges: Jeanne Seagle, Pam Cobb, Lori Putnam,
and David Perry Smith.
27. 2012 “Subject-Ground in Imprunetta”, encaustic painting, was juried into the High
Contrast exhibit at the Conrad Wilde Art Gallery in Tucson, AZ. December 4, 2011.
28. The photograph “Traespral Series” was juried into the 7th Annual Black and White Spider
Awards, 2012.
29. Memphis Germantown Art League Spring Exhibition, one piece juried into show,
“Sensuous”, encaustic on panel, 12 x 12, held at the Germantown Performing Arts
Center, April 4-26, 2012. Judges: Jamie McMahan, Rollin Kocsis, John Keller.
30. “Autumn Reflections” was juried into the Artists’ Link exhibition, held at Christian
Brothers University, Ross Gallery Foyer, August 10-September 18, 2012.
31. “i-con” was juried into the Artists’ Link exhibition held at the Dixon Galleries, December
9, 2012 through January 27, 2013, Linda Ross, Juror.
32. "Apparition", encaustic on panel, was juried into the Memphis Germantown Arts League
National Exhibition, August 3, 2013. Leslie Frontz, Juror.
Non-Juried Shows/Exhibits
1. Iris Society, displayed multiple photographs, 2001.
2. Shainberg Gallery Show October, 2004 – “A Different Exposure” with two other
photographers – selected by committee.
3. Artists’ Link Cotton Harvest Show, 2007, “The Lesser of Two Weevils.”
4. Bella Umbria – Artists on Central – 8 pieces on display, 2008.
5. Tutti Caifiordi – Gallery 56 (formerly Artists on Central), 2009. 8 pieces on display,
”Pietralunga Remembered, San Gimignano Alley, Ponte Vecchio Shop, Impruneta from
Afar, Italian Stone #1, aka Wooden Ceiling in Italian Church, Italian Stone #2, Italian
Stone #3, Italian Stone #4, aka Ascent with Sugar”.
6. Artists’ Link Show – Askew, Hargraves and Harcourt in Lakeland, TN, April, 2010.
7. Juried into Germantown Performing Arts Center “Arts in Storefronts”, two pieces placed
in Carefour store front.
8. Memphis Germantown Art League, Platinum Showcase Exhibition, February 2, 2011,
four pieces “Demon Goat”, encaustic serigraph, “Meandering Line with Some Clarity”,
encaustic, “Traumerei”, encaustic, “Ascent with Sugar”, digital photograph.
9. Artists’ Link Affordable Art Show, Wings Gallery, West Clinic, “Nurture”, digital
photograph, “Prickly Beauty”, digital photograph, February 28, 2011.
10. Joint show with Judith Barrie at Café’ Med, Memphis, TN, 2011, “Scenes from Italy”, 40
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pieces.
11. Hotel Fair, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 5th International Encaustic Conference, June 5,
2011, “Encaustic Serigraphy and Pairing Music with Art” Included “Comes the Goat”
and “Dino’s” plus portfolio of encaustic pieces and PowerPoint show of Kinderscenen
(Childhood Scenes) with piano played by artist and paired with 13 encaustic pieces.
12. “Second Nature”, Memphis Botanic Garden, July 9, 5 pieces (8 pieces) with Zoe Nadel,
Phyllis Boger, Constance Grayson, Brenda Wiseman.
13. “Mélange” – A Family Collection – WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety One, September 2-30,
2011. Opening reception, September 9, 2011– with Judith Barrie and Shira Soskel, 90
pieces.
14. “Transitions”, Artists’ Link exhibition at WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety One, October2-28,
2011. Opening reception, October 2, 2011. Two pieces, “The Root of It All” encaustic
painting from the series “Signs of Life” and “Premonition”, digital photograph.
15. Hotel Fair, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 6th International Encaustic Conference, June 3,
2012, encaustic serigraphs: “Door with shadow”, “Stairs in Pisa”, “Shadows on Fence” as
well as scroll encaustic monotype of musical composition with sections inverted and
reversed like Bach invention or fugue.
16. “Emergence” was exhibited in the Artists’ Link show “Incognito” held at the Memphis
Botanic Gardens, June 6 through July 2, 2012.
Private Collections
1. “Falling toward the horizontal” encaustic on watercolor on panel, in the collection of
Kimberly Kent, Portland, Oregon, obtained in the art trade at the 5th International
Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA, June 2011.
2. “Random Events” encaustic on panel – gift to Kacky Walton, WKNO radio, 2012.
3. “Unnamed” encaustic on panel– donated to Playhouse on the Square and auctioned to
Marjorie Palazzola, April, 2011.
4. “Hope” encaustic on panel, given as gift to Dorothy Allen, April, 2012.
5. “Primordial Octopus” encaustic on panel with shellac burn– donated to Playhouse on the
Square and auctioned to Michael Pfrommer, April, 2012.
6. “Untitled” encaustic monotype given to Sheila Martin and James Blythe, June 2012.
7. “10 Squared”, encaustic serigraph on panel, in collection of Charlotte Cooper from
Sacramento, California, exchanged in art trade at EncaustiCon in San Antonio, Texas,
September 2012.
Other Publications
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Selected for inclusion in Germantown Calendar 2003.
Selected for cover of Germantown City Council Magazine 2003, “Judith and Dax”.
Selected for inclusion in Germantown Calendar 2004.
Featured in “Rounds”, vol. 11, no. 6, June 2004, p. 3. (St. Francis Hospital Newsletter).
Included in “Encaustic Art Institute Works by EAI Member Artists 2011” – Dino’s –
Encaustic Serigraph.
6. “Homage to Jeanne Wiger and the Encaustic Serigraph” – Encaustic Arts Magazine,
volume 3, June, 2012.
16. Included in electronic edition of Linda Robertson Womak’s book, Embracing Encaustic,
2012.
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17. "Subject-Ground in Impruneta", encaustic on panel, accepted into "Studio Art Magazine",
Fall, 2013, juror, Barbara O'Brien, executive Director of the Kemper Museum of
Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri.
Commisioned Art
1. Commissioned to photograph art works for Shira Soskel’s portfolio to distribute to art
colleges 2004 and 2005.
2. Published 2006 Calendar for Saint Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN.
3. Commissioned to produce catalogue photographs for Memphis Germantown Art League
Spring Competition 2006 (50 works of art).
4. Commissioned to photograph entire art show for Memphis Germantown Art League
Autumn Exhibition 2007 (41 works or art).
5. Commissioned to photograph paintings of Constance Grayson, 2008 and 2009.
Teaching Experience
1. Taught “Picturing Umbria”, a digital photography course in Pietralunga, Italy at the art
school, Caifiordi, emphasizing landscape photography, July, 2008.
2. Lecture “Historical Aspects of the Encaustic Serigraph” at the International Encaustic
Artists’ annual conference, EncaustiCon at Southwestern School of Art, in San Antonio,
Texas, September 8, 2012.
3. Presented demo on introduction to encaustic to BluesWax chapter of the International
Encaustic Artists, September 22, 2012, 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. 4 students were present.
4. Presented demo on encaustic monotype to BluesWax chapter of the International
Encaustic Artists, August 11, 2013.
5. Presented demo on introduction to encaustic and encaustic monotype to public, October
13, 2013.
6. Ongoing workshops at Germantown Hobby Lobby, 2nd (basic encaustic) and 4th
(extended techniques) Fridays, starting October 25, 2013.
Education (See also medical CV)
1. B.A. Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1970.
2. M.D. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1974.
3. Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Rafael Hospital, Yale Affiliate, New Haven
Connecticut, 1975.
4. Residency, Internal Medicine, Salem VA Hospital and University of Virginia Hospital,
1977.
5. Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship, University of Utah, 1980.
6. Photography Classes, University of Memphis, 2005.
7. Photography Ceritification, New York Institute of Photography
8. Watercolor/Collage Workshop, Mary Lou and Robert Alberetti, West Memphis,
Arkansas, 2007.
9. Landscape photography course, Pietralunga, Italy, Bill Quinnell, 2007.
10. Watercolor/Collage workshop, Mary Lou and Robert Alberetti, Memphis, Tennessee,
2008.
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11. Multiple educational sessions, 5 International Encaustic Conference 2011,
Provincetown, Massacusetts.
12. Photo encaustic workshop, Elena de la Ville, 2011, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro,
Massachusetts.
13. Encaustic color mixing workshop, Hylla Evans, 2011, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro,
Massachusetts.
14. Multiple educational sessions, 6th International Encaustic Conference 2012,
Provincetown, Massachusetts.
15. Drawing class, Anne Enochs, 2012.
16. Color class, Anne Enochs, 2012.
17. Encaustic monotype workshop, Paula Roland, 2012, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro,
Massachusetts.
18. Encaustic monotype with stencils workshop, David Clark, 2012, Truro Center for the
Arts, Truro, Massachusetts.
19. Layering with encaustic workshop, Tracy Spadafora, 2012, Truro Center for the Arts,
Truro, Massachusetts.
20. Screen printing on encaustic workshop, Jeff Hirst, 2012, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro,
Massachusetts.
21. Patterns in encaustic workshop, Gregory Wright, 2012, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro,
Massachusetts.
22. Multiple educational sessions, EncaustiCon (International Encaustic Artists) 2012, San
Antonio, Texas.
23. Multiple educational sessions, 7th International Encaustic Conference 2013,
Provincetown, Massachusetts.
24. Three day encaustic workshop with David Clark on encaustic monotype with stencils.
25. Encaustic transfers workshop with Sherrie Posternack, 2013, Truro Center for the Arts,
Truro, Massachusetts
26. Fusing techniques with encaustic, Lynnette Haggard, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro,
Massachusetts, 2013.
Interviews
1. WKNO radio station, by Daryl Snodgrass July 9, 2011, for “Second Nature” a show at
the Memphis Botanic Gardens with 4 other artists.
2. WKNO radio station, by Kacky Walton for presentation of Artists’ Link’s Artist of the
Year to Kacky Walton, July 26, 2011.
3. WKNO radio station, by Kacky Walton for Mélange, a family art exhibit at WKNO
Gallery Ten Ninety-One, September 2, 2011, recorded 8/11/2011.
Memberships
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Memphis Germantown Art League, 2005.
Artists’ Link, 2007.
Founder and first President, BluesWax, chapter of International Encaustic Artists, 2012.
National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
Professional Photographers Association.
Businesses
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1. Memphis Things – Fine Photographic Art – this represents the artist photographs I have
taken over the years from various places around the world. (www.memphisthings.com).
2. Modern Arts Studio – this represents the more traditional photographic business,
portraits, commercial, and architecture. This was the name my father used for 50 years
for his photographic business, established 1946.
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