About

John McCaskill                                                 

·     40 years of involvement in commercial graphics & fine arts. Practical understanding of printing processes, including lithography, offset, photogravure, rotogravure, serigraphy, woodcut, linocut and digital printing.

·     Coordinated & facilitated print and graphics projects for top ad agencies, graphic design companies and major corporations.

·     Exhibited artwork in New York, New Orleans, SF Bay Area and Hawaii.

·     Artist/owner Studio Jomac in Kailua, Kona 

WORK AND BUSINESS EXPERIENCE:

    2003 – 2015     Artist/Owner, Studio Jomac     Kailua-Kona, HI

    2003 – 2015     Owner/Operator, Kona Sugar Shack, Tiki Condo & Coconut Condo     Kailua-Kona &                                       Honolulu, HI  

    1986 – 2003     President/Founder, Jomac Graphic Communications Inc.     Alameda, CA

    1984 – 1986      Sales Manager, Bel Aire Displays     Emeryville, CA

    1983 – 1984      Account Executive, Identity Services     Penngrove, CA

    1981 – 1983      Account Executive, Foster & Kleiser Outdoor Advertising     Oakland, CA

    1980 – 1981      Account Executive, Trend Graphics     Mountain View, CA

    1974 – 1980     Printer, Production Mgr., Account Executive, Outdoor Posters Inc     Reno, NV

PUBLICATIONS: 

     2018               "Imago Mundi, Contemporary Artists of Hawaii"  publisher Bennetton,  Lucano                                       Bennetton Collection   

     2017               "Hokule'a, Malama Hokua"  Woodcut Illustrations for cover & chapters,  published                               by Patagonia and the Euclid Shop

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS:

    2016                 "Suicide Prints"   Reductive Woodcut, Brue Bar, Honolulu, HI 

    2012                “Look Into My Eyes"  Portraits in Paint & Print, Luana Gallery    Kohala Coast, HI 

    2010                 “Sun Salutation" A Celebration of Life, Luana Gallery     Kohala Coast, HI

                             "Sun Salutation" preview, Peaberry & Galette     Keauhou, HI

    2009                “Impressions in Printmaking", ING Direct     Honolulu, HI

                             "Impressions in Printmaking", Peaberry & Galette    Keauhou, HI

    2008               "Adaptations" Luana Gallery, Fairmont Orchid    Kohala, HI

                             “Adaptations", Perrin Benham Gallery     New Orleans, LA

    2007                Paint & Print, Studio Jomac     Kailua-Kona, HI

                             “Re-occurrence of Memory” Red Rock Gallery    Reno, NV        

                             “Re-occurrence of Memory” Spritzers    Alameda, CA

                             “Re-occurrence of Memory” Peaberry & Galette    Kailua-Kona HI

    2003                 “Stigmata” Spritzers     Alameda, CA   

    2001                  East Bay Open Studio, Studio Jomac    Alameda, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP & JURIED SHOWS:  

2017                  39th "Commitment to Excellence", Japanese Chamber of Commerce. Honolulu, HI  

                          "Graphically Observed" California Society of Printmakers Juried Exhibition 2017,  

                           Isabelle Percy West Gallery at CCA, Oakland

                           Printmaking Now,  National Competition, UVARTS, Portland, OR

                           September 30th National, the Alexandria Museum of Art, LA  

                           Texas National 2017, Stephen F Austing Univ. Austin, TX

                           "Urban Collage & the Collage City" Feral Factory,  Denver, CO

                            Hilton Head Art League 2017 Biennale,  Hilton Head, SC

                            89th Annual Honolulu Printmakers Show, Museum of Art School    

                            Brownsville Museum of Fine Art National Competition, Brownsville, TX

                            Truner 11th National Print Competition, Chico, CA

2016                    From Block to Book,  Maona Public Library, Honolulul, HI

                           "Build" National Juried Exhibition, Charlotte, N.C.  

                            Neo:Printprize2016, International print competition, Bolton, England

                            California Society of Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Oakland, CA

                            88th Annual Honolulu Printmakers Show, Museum of Art SchoolHonolulu, HI                                                  "The MIll" purchased by Hawaii Foundation on Culture and Arts

                            "Enduring Wiliwili"  Coffee and Tea Company, Kailua-Kona, HI

   2015                  “Enduring Wiliwili” Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel    Kohala Coast, HI

                “Enduring Wiliwili” Volcano Art Center   Volcanoes National Park, HI

                 87th Annual Honolulu Printmakers Show, Museum of Art School     Honolulu, HI 

    2014                 Pacific Island Printmakers, Frog & Lotus     Kailua-Kona, HI

                             “We’ve Got STYLE”, Living Arts Gallery     Hawi, HI

                              86th Annual Honolulu Printmakers Show, Museum of Art School     Honolulu, HI

    2013                 "Jigsaw" Honolulu Museum of Art School     Honolulu, HI

                             “Jigsaw” Wailoa Art and Cultural Center,     Hilo, HI

                              85th Honolulu Printmakers “Salon des Refuses” Ektopia Gallery     Honolulu, HI

    2012                 "Lei of Diversity" 5th Annual Exhibition, Fairmont Orchid     Kohala Coast, HI

                             Honu’ea, Volcano Art Center     Volcanoes National Park, HI  

                             84th Annual Honolulu Printmakers Show, Museum of Art School     Honolulu, HI

                             (Award for Excellence in Printing)    

    2011                 "Lei of Diversity" 4th Annual Exhibition, Fairmont Orchid    Kohala Coast, HI

                             Holualoa Foundation for Art and Culture, Four Seasons Resort     Kailua-Kona, HI

                            "Embracing Ohia" Volcano Art Center    Volcanoes National Park, HI

                             83th Annual Honolulu Printmakers Show, Museum of Art School     Honolulu, HI

    2010                 "Lei of Diversity" Luana Gallery, Fairmont Orchid    Kohala Coast HI

                             82nd Annual Honolulu Printmakers Show    Honolulu, HI

                             Living Arts Gallery, Selected works,     Hawi, Hawaii

    2009               "Na Makana O Ke Au Hou" Luana Gallery, Fairmont Orchid     Kohala Coast HI

                             “Memory of Water, East Hawaii Cultural Center    Hilo, HI

                             Faculty Exhibition, Donkey Mill Art Center    Holualoa, HI

                             81st Annual Honolulu Printmakers Show    Honolulu, HI

                             Donkey Mill Art Center, 2009 Annual Art Auction    Holualoa, HI  

    2008               "Na Makana O Ke Au Hou", Luana Gallery, Fairmont Orchid    Kohala Coast HI

                             "Tropical Fusion", Horace Mann School    Bronx, N.Y.

                             80th Annual Honolulu Printmakers Show    Honolulu, HI                                                                                     "Prints 2008” Honolulu Printmakers    Honolulu, HI          

                              "East/West" East Hawaii Cultural Center    Hilo, HI

                               "Abstract Only", Wailoa Art Center    Hilo, HI

                               Spring Arts Festival    Hilo HI

    2007                 "Visual Telephone" Monterey Peninsula College    Monterey, CA

                               79th Annual Printmakers Show    Honolulu HI

   2003                  Preview Exhibition, East Bay Open Studio, ProArts Gallery    Oakland, CA

    2001                  "New Visions Introductions", ProArts, Gallery    Oakland, CA

    2000                 Student Exhibition, (painting) University of California, Berkeley     San Francisco, CA

                              Student Exhibition, (drawing) University of California, Berkeley    San Francisco, CA

 

SELECTED WORKSHOPS:

    2017                 Amze Emmons,  Laser Printer: Laser Cutters and Traditional Print Media

    2016                 Karen Kunc Master Class // From Block to Book   Honolulu, HI

                             Paul Mollowney, Chine Colle', Honolulu Printmakers   Honolulu, HI  

    2015                 Sonnenzimmer Workshop, Honolulu Printmakers    Honolulu, HI

    2013                 “Things That Fly”, Honolulu Printmakers      Honolulu, HI

    2010                 Art of Tea, Donkey Mill Art Center    Holualoa, HI  

    2007                Crown Point Press – Summer Workshop, Etching,     San Francisco, CA

                             Crown Point Press – Summer Workshop, Photogravure    San Francisco, CA

                             Printmaking – Dry Point & Monotype, Donkey Mill Art Center    Holualoa, HI

    2005                Woodcut Printing in Reductive Process, Donkey Mill Art Center    Holualoa, HI

                             Bamboo Weaving & Sculpture, Donkey Mill Art Center    Holualoa, HI

    2003                   A Passion for the Figure, Figurative Sculpture Workshop     Holualoa, HI

   2000                 “Fundamentals of Drawing, UC-Berkeley,     San Francisco, CA

                             “Fundamentals of Painting II”, UC-Berkeley    San Francisco, CA

                             “Provocative Figure Painting” San Francisco Art Institute    San Francisco, CA

TEACHING & LECTURES:

    2017                 Linocut Magic, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, HI

    2016                The Art of Suicide Printing, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, HI 

    2015                 Contempo, Honolulu Printmakers, Relief Printing, Spalding House     Honolulu, HI

                             HISAM First Friday, Honolulu Printmakers, Relief Workshop    Honolulu, HI

    2009                ING Direct/Reach Screen Printing Program for Children     Honolulu, HI

    2008                Instructor -Intro to Screen Printing, Donkey Mill Art Center    Holualoa, HI

                             Fall Arts Festival, Keiki Screen Printing Workshop    Holualoa, HI

                             Guest Speaker, Monterey Print Club, Monterey Peninsula College    Monterey, CA              

CURRENT GALLERIES:                                                                                                             

                             Volcano Art Center    Volcanoes National Park, HI

                             Kohala Mountain Gallery    Hawi, HI

                             Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel    Kohala, HI                                                                                                          

ORGANIZATIONS:

                             Pacific Island Printmakers    Big Island, Hawaii

                             California Society of Printmakers    San Francisco, CA

                             Honolulu Printmakers    Honolulu, HI

                             Holualoa Foundation for Art and Culture    Holualoa, HI  

EDUCATION:      

1974 – 1978         University of Nevada, College of Arts & Science    Reno, NV

1979 – 1981         San Francisco State University, Bachelor of Art/ Political Science    San Francisco CA

1986                    San Francisco State University, Graduate Studies    San Francisco, CA

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (University of Nevada):

           Associated Student Body President, University of Nevada           Reno, NV  

           College of Arts & Science Senator (2 years), University of Nevada           Reno, NV

           Student Representative to the Board of Regents, NV Univ. System 

           Founding member of Nevada State Student Alliance                        

           Business manager Artemisia Student Annual, University of Nevada           Reno, NV  

           Student Representative to the National Judicial College           Reno, NV

           University of Nevada Academic Presidential Search Committee           Reno, NV  

 

EXPANDED WORK AND BUSINESS EXPERIENCE:

    2003 – 2015  Artist/Owner, Studio Jomac    Kailua-Kona, HI

                            Designed studio space with emphasis on painting & printmaking 

    2003 – 2015  Owner/Operator, Kona Sugar Shack, Coconut & Tiki Condos    Kailua-Kona & Honolulu

    1986 – 2003   President/Founder, Jomac Graphic Communications Inc    Alameda, CA

·       Solution oriented company that specialized in innovated ways to produce & implement 2 & 3D graphics programs for small & large advertising agencies & companies with combined sales of approximately $50,000,000 over 18 years.   

·       Coordinated the production of large format graphics utilizing traditional printing methods such as screen & lithography as well as hand painting & photography.  Insured color fidelity on press & all aspects of distribution & fulfillment.

·       Backed & promoted new technologies especially digital printing years before industry adoption.

·       Ushered in binary printing working closely with companies such as Panasonic, Bowers Imaging, Computer Imaging Services, 3M, Metromedia Technologies, Vista and Vision Graphics & various other digital imaging companies.

·       Developed an understanding of the most durable inks & materials used for commercial applications such as events graphics & large outdoor displays.  Specialist in 3M Matched Component Systems for signage & corporate identity graphics. Guest of BASF inks & resin division for the DRUPA International Printing Exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany (1995 & 2000).  Attended workshop & tour of the BASF ink manufacturing plant in Stuttgart, Germany.

Projects of note

·       First company to produce & install large digital outdoor displays for 1988 Seoul Olympics (Nike).

·       Produced large format events graphics for Superbowl, MLB & NBA Allstar Games & World Cup using digital printing technology and traditional methods (screen printing and hand painting).

·       Digitally printed large format displays & murals for MacWorld (Moscone Center).

·       Assisted in developing large format environmental graphics for new Nike Campus (Beaverton, OR). Worked with architects and engineers to determine optimum substrates and printing processes for longevity and wind loads.  Graphics included large pathway banners, stairwell displays and mural that covered 3 sides of a 7 story parking structure.

·       Produced world’s largest serigraphs for Levi Strauss Jeans for Women utilizing 20’ x 60’ screen printing press in Bologna, Italy.  3 Designs, 350 total printed in 3 solid colors created to look like Matisse paintings. Shipped & displayed in U.S.

·       Worked closely with print production departments at ad agencies in developing & implementing regional & national outdoor & transit print campaigns.  Agencies included Saatchi, J.Walter Thompson, McCann Erickson, Chiat Day, Marchfirst, Wieden & Kennedy, Foote Cone & Belding, Grey, Borders, Perrin & Norrander, etc.

·       Clients included Apple Computer, Microsoft, Nike, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Esprit, Macys, Bebe, Levi Strauss &Co., Safeway,  Del Monte, Foster Farms, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A’s, Transamerica Tennis, KGO, KSFO, KYA, KCBS, KNBR, etc.

·       Executed work for artist/designers such as Michael Vanderbyl & Michael Schwab - produced original serigraphs & digitally created exhibits & showroom backdrops.

·       Oversaw the production and installation of pressure sensitive vinyl wraps for truck & vehicles for Levi Strauss & Safeway.

·       Assisted in the development, printing & fulfillment of retail display work for Apple Computer, Microsoft, EA Sports & Sony.

    1984 – 1986     Sales Manager, Bel Aire Displays                                                           Emeryville, CA

·       Responsible for all aspects of sales & marketing.

Utilized understanding of graphic design, printing & materials to create a seamless flow of work from beginning to finished display.

Worked closely with management & production team in identifying areas of improvement including acquisition of new equipme

1983 – 1984     Account Executive, Identity Services, Penngrove, CA

·       Trained with 3M in Minneapolis/St Paul - emphasis on printing substrates and 3M Matched Component Systems.

·       Specialized in corporate identity graphics including store remodels, window graphics and various vehicle markings.

    1981 – 1982     Account Executive, Foster & Kleiser Outdoor Advertising (Metromedia),      Oakland, CA

·       Youngest account executive at Northern California office for nation’s largest outdoor advertising company.

·       Worked primarily with advertising agency media departments in planning media buys throughout the country with an emphasis on California.

·       Provided customer service for Brown Forman, J. Walter Thompson, RJR, Schieffelin & Somerset Co., FCB, Saachti & Saachti, etc.

    1980 – 1981     Account Executive, Trend Graphics,                                                       Mountain View, CA

·       Worked closely with Apple Computer’s Corporate Identity Department in resolving technical concerns in screen printing original iconic multicolor Apple decal (over 1 million printed).

·       Introduced to large format electrostatic printing used for microchip schematics

·       Worked with clients, management & production team in all aspects of screen printing game top consul graphics for Atari.  

    1974 – 1980     Printer, Production Manager, Account Executive, Outdoor Posters Inc                 Reno, NV

·       Initial introduction to large format screen printing using manual presses and racking system.

·       Graduated to operating automatic screen printing presses & conveyer belt drying systems.

·       Mastered large format, multicolor tiled, template layouts using art and photographic mechanicals. 

·       Gained proficiency at large format stencil cutting.

·       Coordinated the entire print production process.

·       Responsible for maintaining good client relationships by having a complete understanding of the company’s products & services.