curriculum vitae

Bio

Joseph Champagne served as Professor of Photography & Digital Imaging at Virginia Intermont College until the college closed in 2014, and was Chair of the Fine Arts Division there from 2009-2014, having joined the faculty in 1987 and started the institution’s Digital Imaging curriculum in 1989. In addition to teaching full-time, he served as director of the college’s Photography Gallery. He has served as S.E. Regional Vice-Chair and Chair of the Society for Photographic Education, and was appointed a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar in 2004.

He is currently Adjunct Professor of Fine Art at Emory & Henry College.

Employment:

2016-Present: Adjunct Professor of Fine Art, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA

2009-2014: Professor & Chair, Fine Arts Division, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA

2001-2014: Professor of Photography & Digital Imaging, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA

1997-2001: Associate Professor of Photography, Virginia Intermont College

1988-97: Assistant Professor of Photography, Virginia Intermont College

1987-88: Photography Instructor, Virginia Intermont College

 

Courses Taught:

Photography I, Photography II, Photography III, Design in Photography, Large Format Photography, Experimental Photography, Alternative Processes, The Multiple Image, Macintosh Fundamentals, Intro to Digital Photography for Non-Majors, Digital Imaging I, II, & III, Personal Vision, History of Photography, Exhibitions Seminar, Senior Seminar, Photographing Artwork, Senior Exhibition, Various Workshops.

Professional Presentations & Workshops:

  • Juror, Community Photography Exhibition, Appalachian Art Center, 2013
  • Community Photography Workshops: Introduction to Digital Photography, sponsored by Bristol Virginia Utilities Board, 2008-09
  • Bringing It All Back Home, East Carolina University Alumni Symposium: open forum panel discussion, lecture, Q&A with photography majors, East Carolina University, 2006
  • THE PHOTO SHOW Roundtable: A Conversation with Erich Allen, Joseph Champagne, Nina Rizzo & Vernon, 2004
  • Designing the Interdisciplinary Course: Snags, Delusions, and Rewards (with Mark Roberts), Appalachian College Association Technology Summit, The Adelphia Center at Millennium Park, Johnson City, TN 2001
  • Panelist: Pedagogical Concerns in Teaching Digital Imaging, Society for Photographic Education SE Regional Conference, 1999
  • Panelist: Digital Imaging: On the Frontier in Contemporary Art, C. Calhoun Lemon Colloqium on Creativity and Values,
    Clemson University, 1999
  • Web Publishing for Educators, Society for Photographic Education SE Regional Conference, 1998
  • Panelist, The State of Photographic Education, Society for Photographic Education SE Regional Conference, 1997
  • Digital Imaging Workshop for Photography Educators, Virginia Intermont College, 1996
  • Photoshop training for Graphics Department, Sprint Publishing, 1995
  • Lecture, The Analog vs. Digital Image: Technical & Esthetic Considerations in Electronic Output,
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 1995
  • Juror, Scholastic Art Awards: 1994, 1995
  • Lecture, Speaker Series, Carteret Arts Council, 1994
  • Digital Imaging Workshop for Graphics Professionals, Carteret Community College, 1994
  • Juror, Carteret Arts Council Annual Members Show, New Bern, NC, 1994
  • Juror, Sierra Club Devil’s Fork Art Competition, 1994
  • Basic Photography for grades 4-6, St. Anne’s School Summer Enrichment Program, 1992-93
  • Organized Student Critique Sessions, Society for Photographic Education S.E. Regional Conference, 1992
  • Digital Imaging Workshop, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC, Fall 1991
  • Digital Imaging Workshops/Lecture, James Madison University, Fall 1990
  • Speaker & Panelist, Art & Technology, Virginia Fine Arts Leadership Conference, Virginia Department of Education, 1990
  • Portfolio Reviewer, Society for Photographic Education S.E. Regional Conferences- 1987, 1988, 1997, 2002, 2003
  • Process Demonstration, “Oil Pigment Printing”, Society for Photographic Education, S.E. Regional Conference, 1986

Education:

M.F.A., concentration in Photography/Printmaking, East Carolina University

B.F.A., Photography (Magna Cum Laude), University of Central Florida

A.S., Professional Photography (High Honors), Southeast Center for Photography


 

Selected Exhibitions:

2012

  • Group Exhibition, Virginia Intermont Faculty Exhibition, Worrell Fine Arts Center, Bristol, VA

2011

  • Art From The Heart, Gowanus Loft, NY, NY
  • Group Exhibition, Virginia Intermont Faculty Exhibition, Worrell Fine Arts Center, Bristol, VA

2010

  • Group Exhibition, Intermont Photography Faculty, The Art Depot, Abingdon, VA

2007

  • From These Hills: Contemporary Appalachian Art Biennial, William King Regional Arts Center

2006

  • Bringing It All Back Home, East Carolina University Gray Art Gallery, Greenville, NC
  • Virginia Intermont Faculty Exhibition, Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, VA

2004

  • The Photo Show: Erich Allen, Joseph Champagne, Nina Rizzo, and Vernon, William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, VA

2003

  • From These Hills: Contemporary Appalachian Art Biennial
    • William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, VA;
    • The Portsmouth Museums, Courthouse Gallerie; Center for the Arts–Canton Merchant Family Gallery
  • One person show, Mexico: Hard Light, Virginia Intermont College Photography Gallery, Bristol, VA

2002

  • Contemporary Photography in Virginia, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA

2000-01

  • Community Artists 2000 (Appraisal Concepts Award of Merit), Bristol Art Gallery & The Bristol Herald Courier
  • The Painted Song, group invitational, Bristol Art Gallery
  • Good Goddess, Green Man Press Gallery, Abingdon, VA

1999-2000

  • Imaging Appalachia, a collaboration with John Craig Freeman & April Street, William King Regional Arts Center,  Abingdon, VA

1999

  • Three person show, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, Clemson University

1997

  • From These Hills: Contemporary Appalachian Art Biennial, William King Regional Arts Center

1996

  • Photography Faculty Exhibition, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA

1995

  • From These Hills: Contemporary Appalachian Art Biennial, William King Regional Arts Center

1994

  • Annual Juried Members Exhibition, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
  • Under The Influence, group exhibition, Virginia Intermont College Fine Arts Gallery

1993

  • Annual Juried Members Exhibition, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
  • Three Person Show, Upstairs Gallery, Carteret Community College

1992

  • Lines of Logic, Dickson Foundation Gallery, Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC
  • Three Photographers, Community Council for the Arts, Kinston, NC
  • Outstanding Alumni Exhibition, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University School of Art, Greenville, NC

1991

  • 2nd Annual New Images Exhibition
    New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

1990

  • The Iron Bridge Show, traveling group exhibition:
  • Bascom-Louise Gallery, Highlands, NC North Carolina Center for Creative Photography, Durham, NC
  • Sawtooth Center, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Out of the Darkroom, Jones House Community Center Gallery, Boone, NC
  • Focus on Virginia Photography, Crestar Bank Gallery, Norfolk, VA

1989

  • Three person show, Collective Visions Gallery, Kingsport, TN
  • One person show, Chowan College, Murfreesboro, NC
  • The Iron Bridge Show, traveling group exhibition:
  • The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA
  • Invitational Photography Exhibition, Hollins College, Roanoke, VA

1988

  • Bedford Gallery, Longwood College, Farmville, VA
  • Invitational Photography Exhibition, Atlantic Christian College, Wilson, NC
  • Caldwell Arts Council Gallery, Lenoir, NC
  • Craven County Arts Council Gallery, New Bern, NC
  • Onslow County Arts Council Gallery, Jacksonville, NC
  • Annual Juried Members Exhibition The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC

1987

  • Art in Small Doses, small works invitational, Wilson Arts Council, Wilson, NC
  • Shot in North Carolina, juried exhibition, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

1986

  • One person show, Mendenhall Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Annual Juried Exhibition, Durham, NC
  • Juried Members Exhibition, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
  • Charlotte Area Educational Consortium Art Faculty Exhibition, Winthrop College Gallery,
  • Charlotte, NC

1985

  • 5th Annual National Juried Exhibition, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
  • Illumina Art Exhibition juried show, MSC Gallery, Greenville, NC

1984

  • 1st place in photography, CCA Annual Juried Exhibition, Kinston, NC
  • 1st place in photography, 1st place in Printmaking, Rebel Art Competition, Art & Camera Gallery, Greenville, NC

1983

  • 1st place in photography, Rebel Art Competition, Art & Camera Gallery, Greenville, NC

1982

  • Annual Juried Exhibition , Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC

1981

  • 1st place in printmaking, Annual Juried Exhibition, Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

1980

  • Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Images Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • Parts of the Search, VII seven artist exhibition, Teaching Gallery, University of Central Florida
  • cARTography, national juried exhibition, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

1979

  • One person show, 609 Gallery, Orlando, FL.

Professional Memberships & Activies:

Society for Photographic Education 1985-2009:

  • S.E. Regional Vice-Chair/Secretary, 2002-2004
  • Acting Chair, 2005
  • Webmaster, 1996-2007
  • Editor, Quarterly Newsletter SPE-SE, 1992-1997
  • Southeast Region Virginia Ambassador 1987-90

The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC, 1985-Present

Artistic Direction Committee, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA,  2006-Present

Grants/Publications:

Nantahala: A Review of Writing & Photography in Appalachia Photography Editor/Site designer.
An on-line journal funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
through the Appalachian College Association, 2001. www.nantahalareview.org

Censorship & the American Counter Culture  Faculty member representing photography
An interdisciplinary course involving faculty in the areas of history, music, painting, photography, film, literature & poetry
Funded by the Appalachian College Association

Fellow, Salzburg Seminar Session 416: Ethics in News Reporting and Editing

Collections:

Center for Creative Photography, Tuscon AZ

Appalachian Environmental Arts Center, Highlands NC

Numerous Private Collections