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I was born and raised in New England. Attended University of ME Graduated with Art Ed degree in 1974 Taught Art 7-12 in Thomaston,St. George and Cushing ME for 18 years Am currently teaching all aspects of visual arts in Wiscasset Me and have been for 16 years Married and live in Walpole ME I am a proud grandpa Add Comment


Thomas W. Block



1974 University of Southern Maine

BS-Art Education

Seminars and additional studies

1978 Hinckley Summer Film Institute, Skowhegan, ME

1978-1985 Private Study in Film animation with Donald Moore Composite Productions

1987-1993 Private Study in Egg Oil Emulsion with Alex Gnidzienkjo

1997 Private study in watercolor with Michael Vermette

1973-2003 Haystack School of Crafts, Fall Arts conference, Deer Isle, ME

1997-2003 Savannah College of Art and Design Art Educators Forum, Savannah, Georgia


1978 Cruising World Magazine, nautical illustrations

1978-1980 Practical Sailor, nautical illustrations

1983-1987 Rockland Free Press, illustrations for weekly mystery

1987 The Mermaid__™s Tear A children__™s book published by Portals Press

1992 The Nimble Thimble, Illustrations for an anthology, published by Martin

Needham Publications

Shows and Exhibitions

1970 Hartford Current student show Trinity College, Hartford CT.

1969 1 man show Canton Gallery-on-the-Green, Canton CT

1973 3 way show USM Art Gallery, Gorham, ME

1978 Sculpture with Suzanna Parker Waldoboro Gallery, Waldoboro ME

1980 Sculpture Exhibit Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME

1997 Members Show Boothbay Region Gallery, Boothbay, ME

1997-2003 AEF Exhibit Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2000-2002 Teachers as Artists Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME

Awards and Recognition

1970 Blue Ribbon Award Hartford Current Youth Art Competition

1982 Brodeson Award for animation spot The Hobbit

1997 1998 Grace Weatherill Award, Teachers as Artists Exhibit, Maine Art Gallery,

Wiscasset, ME

2001-2002 Maine Art Education Association Maine Art Educator of the Year


1974-1992 Art instructor MSAD 50, Thomaston, ME

1992-2003 Art Instructor Wiscasset School System, Wiscasset, ME


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