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"If Not for You" Bill Schmidt shows at Geoffory Young Gallery

Bill Schmidt is the Director of Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art

Posted 03.24.15 by Office of Graduate Studies

Bill Schmidt, Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art program at Maryland Institute College of Art and Alumnus of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA '71. Schmidt is currenlty part of a group exhibition, "If Not for You", curated by Sue and Phil Knoll at The Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, Massachussets. The title of the exhibition is based on Bob Dylan's song "If Not for You":

If not for you, winter would have no spring
I couldn't hear the robins sing
I just wouldn't have a clue
Anyway it wouldn't ring true if not for you.

Featured artists include Roxa Smith, Brian Conin, Warren Isensee, Cary Smith, Tamara Gonzales, Katia Santibanez, Mike Glier, Steve DiBenedetto, Richmond Burton, Irena Jurek, JoAnne Carson, Donald Groscost, Susan Dory, Peter Gross.

The exhibition is on view Saturday, April 4th through Saturday, May 9th, 2015. The Geoffrey Young Gallery is open 11:00am-5:00pm, Thursday through Sunday, or by appointment./p>

About Bill Schmidt

Bill Schmidt was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1947. He has a BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and an MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art. He has exhibited his paintings, drawings, and sculpture extensively in the Mid-Atlantic region. His most recent one-man shows have been at the Hillier Art Space in Washington, DC, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, and St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

After teaching for a decade following graduate school, he began working in the field of restoration, first on gilded objects and more recently on furniture finishes. In August of 2001 he became the Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art after being its Resident Artist since 1996.

In addition, he is a musician who has played traditional American music on fiddle, banjo, and guitar for over 30 years. He is a member of the Double Decker String Band and the Hoover Uprights.