Albertus Magnus College
Department of Art and Communications
Rochester Institute of Technology, M.F.A. Still Photography, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences and minor, Ceramics, School for American Craftsmen, 1979
Albright College, Interdisciplinary Studies, BA 1974
Courses taught over career:
Digital 2-Dimensional Design, Introduction to Computer Art, Digital Photography I, II and III, Analog Photography I-IV Graphic Design I,II, III and IV, Introduction to Digital Arts Technology,
Digital 3D Design
Introduction to Photography, Photography II, Advanced Topics in
Photography, I,II, Color Photography, The Zone System, Photographic Advertising Design, Studio Lighting.
Ceramics: Introduction to Ceramics, Ceramics II, Advanced Ceramics I,II
Foundation: 2 Dimensional Design, 3Dimensional Design, Color (Albers theory)
Art History: History of Photography, 20th Century Art History, Language of Visual Art, The Museum Experience.
Textiles: Weaving, floor loom and tapestry, Fabric Design and Construction,
quilting and patchwork.
Courses taught 2020-2021:
Two Dimensional Design, (computer based, using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator)...Three Dimensional Design using Blender, Introduction to Computer Art, Digital Photography I, II, Graphic Design I, II, III,IV (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) Photography I, II, III, IV, Ceramics I, II, III,IV , The Museum Experience, Digital Arts
Online Courses: Digital Photography I,II
The Museum Experience
Two Dimensional Design
Introduction to Computer Art
Graphic Design I, II
Three Dimensional Design
Visual and Performing Arts Department, Albertus Magnus College,
New Haven, CT. Note, change to Dept. of Arts and Communications 2021-22
1986-95 Associate Professor, Albertus Magnus College, Teaching a variety of studio, theory and art history courses.
1980-86 Assistant Professor, Albertus Magnus College.
2012 - 2020 Lecturer, part time, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT. Teach Digital Arts courses.
1986-2012 Lecturer, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven. Photography, Introductory black and white, advanced color. Digital Photography I,II,III, Mac lab, printer. Graduate level Digital Photography I, II, fall 2006
2007-2011 Instructor, Art Institutes of Pittsburgh,
Online, a division of EDMC. Teach
5 1/2 week 3 credit modules to online student cohorts
1981-86 Lecturer, Paier College of Art, New Haven, Photography, Foundation Studio.
1983 Instructor, Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, CT 1983 Instructor,Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
1977-80 Art teacher and Chair Art Dept., Stoneleigh Burnham School, Greenfield, MA
1976 Teaching Assistant, Color Photography with John Pfahl, Rochester Institute of Technology.
1975-76 Intern, International Museum of Photography, George Eastrnan House, Rochester, New York.
2019- Present Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department, AMC
2004-2019 Co-Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department, AMC
1986-2002 Chair, Visual and Performing
Arts Department, Albertus Magnus College.
2020-2021 Chair, Faculty Status Committee
2020-2021 Search committees for Communications and Director of Dominican Center
2019-2020 Faculty Status Committee, Advisor to Breakwater, Advisor to Art Club
2017- 2019, Member of Faculty Concil, Chair of Budget Committee
2014- 16 Chair, Faculty Status Committee, Faculty Council member
2012-13 Member, Faculty Status Committee
2010-12 Chair, Faculty budget committee
Judicial Board Representative
2006-09 Academic Policy Committee
2003-05 Faculty Status Committee
2002-03 Faculty Status Committee
2001 -02 Chairman, Faculty Welfare and Development Committee
Faculty Council member
1999-00 Chairman, Faculty Status Committee, promotions, tenure review
1996-98 Chairman, Admissions Committee
1994-96 Chairman, Faculty Status Committee
1986-92 Chairman, Visual and Performing Arts Department.
1990-92 Chairman, Budget committee.
1992 Vice Chair, AAUP, Albertus Chapter.
1980-present Coordinator, Margaret MacDonough Gallery, AMC.
1987-88 Faculty representative, college wide search committee for Vice President for Academic Affairs.
1985-86 Secretary, Faculty Assembly.
1984-85 Acting Chairman, Art Department.
1983-85 Vice Chairman, Faculty Assembly.
1983-85 Chairman, Voting and Procedures Committee.
1980-present Have served on most of the committees of the faculty
Advisor to 28 Art Majors, Art Club Advisor, Breakwater Advisor 2000 - present
The Veritas Award, 2014, "by the President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, given from time to time by Albertus Magnus College to an individual or group whose dedication and commitment enhances and supports the mission of the College and meets the following criteria:"
"Gives service to the College and the community; Promotes the pursuit of truth (VERITAS); Exemplifies the Dominican values: study, prayer, community, and service; Values holistic education; Witness to a life of integrity based on the Judeo – Christian tradition; Embraces principles of social justice in promoting the common good."
2021 Images 2021, Shoreline Arts Alliance,
2020, People's Choice Award, IMAGES 2020, New England wide juried exhibition, Shoreline Arts Alliance, Guilford, CTJurors, Sean Kernan, Jessica Roscio and Ron Rosenstock
2019, Group show, faculty and students Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT
2017-2018 Faculty show MacDonough Gallery, Albertus Magnus College
2016- 2019 Prints: exhibits and sold, Finer Line Gallery, Mystic, CT
2015 Albertus Magnus College, Portraits from the Middle Ages, MacDonough Gallery, Albertus Magnus College, February 2015
2014 New prints accepted The Finer Line Gallery, Mystic.
2013 Group Show, Arts Aliance of Western Connecticut, Danbury Museum and Historical Society, Danbury, CT. February - March.
2013 Winter Weavings: An Exploration of Radial Symmetry, "The Gallery" City Hall, Danbury, CT. May 20 - July 4, 2013
2013 Nature in Art, Art Gallery at Escape to the Arts, Danbury CT. August 5 - September 13, 2013 New Work, Julia Coash and Jerome Nevins, MacDonough Gallery, Albertus Magnus College, November 5 - 14, 2013
2013 Snap To Grid, January 10th - February 2, 2013, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, LosAngeles, CA
2013, 2012 Finer Line Gallery, Mystic, CT, New work.
2011 Juried Faculty show, Art Institute of Pitsburgh, April-July 2011
2009 Featured Artist, Sprint Systems of Photography website, home page, including recent images and a link to my home website.
2009 Carbon pigment prints, The finer Line Gallery, Mystic, CT
2008 New Digital work, The Finer Line Gallery, Mystic, CT
2007 Images 2007, Twenty-Sixth Annual Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Juried by Ellen Carey, Denny Moers and Florence Penault. Feb 12-March, 2007. Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT
2006 Elementum II, Group Show, MacDonough Gallery, Albertus Magnus College, Nov, 2006.
2006 Faculty Exhibit, University Student Center, Southern Connecticut State University Sept-Oct,2006
2006 Exhibit of digital quad tone prints, The Finer Line Gallery, Mystic, CT
2005 The Southern Connecticut State University 2005 Faculty Art Exhibition, Sept. 1 - 30, 2005, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT
2004 Exhibit and sale of Quad Tone Prints, Finer Line Gallery, Mystic, CT
2003 Juror, MYSTIC PHOTO XXV. Sole juror of competitive photography exhibition drawing entries from the New York, New England region, Mystic Art Association Gallery, Mystic, CT
Sept 26- Nov 4, 2003.
2003 Small Wonders, Internationl small works exhibit, November 18 – December 2003, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
2002- Continuing exhibit and sales of digital quadtone prints, Finer Line Gallery, Mystic, CT
2001 The New Digital Print, curated survey show featuring 17 artists from across the US and Canada who are exploring quadtone and archival color desktop injet printing. Margaret MacDonough Gallery, Albertus Magnus College, February 8 - March 3.
2001 Irish Journal: Digital Quadtone Landscapes From the West Coast of Ireland, Koenigs Gallery, Hamden, CT. April, 2001
2001 Irish Journal: Digital Quadtone Landscapes From the West Coast of Ireland, solo show, MacDonough Gallery, Albertus Magnus College, March 5 - 23.
2000 Represented by Finer Line Gallery, Mystic CT. Show and sale of new digital photography.
1999 Images, Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT, national juried photography show. Displayed new digital grayscale prints on watercolor paper.
1998 Faculty Exhibit, Connecticut State University Faculty, Eastern Connecticut StateUniversity. Faculty Exhibit, Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, Southern Connecticut StateUniversity.
1997 Primavera, Margaret MacDonough Gallery, Albertus Magnus College, 17 new prints.
1996 Exhibit, Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, CT.
1995 Faculty Exhibit, Connecticut State University Art Faculty annual show, Activities: Samuel Chen Art Center, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.
1994 39th Annual Show and Sale, Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, CT.
1994 Recent Photographs, The Little Gallery, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT, One man show, May, 1994
1993 38th Annual Show and Sale, Wesleyan Potters, Middletown,CT, This craft show is a national juried annual exposition and is one of the oldest craft showcases in the country
1992 37th Annual Show and Sale, Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, CT 1991
Illuminance '91, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, Texas, national juried photography exhibition, juried by Betty Hahn.
1991 36th Annual Show and Sale, Wesleyan Potters.
1991 Color Constructions, photography, Connecticut Hospice, Branford
1990 35th Annual Show and Sale, Wesleyan Potters
1989 Recent Photography, One man show, Durham Public Library, Durham, CT
1988 33rd Annual Show and Sale, Wesleyan Potters
1988 Honorable Mention, Mystic Photo X, Mystic Art Association, Mystic, CT, national juried exhibition
1987 Recent Work: Photography and Clay, solo show, The Little Gallery, Albertus Magnus College.
1987 32nd Annual Show and Sale, Wesleyan Potters.
1987 Light Exposure '87, National Juried photography exhibition, Mark Cohen, Juror, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA.
1986 Honorable Mention, Mystic Photo VIII, national juried exhibition, juried by Christopher James and Jane Tuckerman.
1986 Work accepted to National Craft Showroom, New York City, a Manhattan showcase for fine crafts.
1986 IMAGES '86, Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT, New England wide juried exhibition, juried by Gary Metz, Miles Barth and Stephen Bliss.
1986 31st Annual Show and Sale, Wesleyan Potters.
1985 30th Annual Show and Sale, Wesleyan Potters.
1985 Photographs purchased by First Bank of Boston for their Manhattan offices, represented by Photoworld.
1985 Mystic Photo VII, national juried exhibition, juried by Emmet Gowin and Doug Prince.
1985 National Mail Art Show, California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside, CA.
1985 Images '85, New England juried exhibition, juried by Christopher James and Bill Burke, The Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT.
1984 The Finished Print, national juried photography show, Farmington Art Guild, Farmington, CT, juried by Nathan Lyons and Marcuse Pfeifer.
1984 Faculty Show, The Little Gallery, Albertus Magnus College
1984 Faculty Show, The Shop, Wesleyan Potters
1984 Holiday Exposition, group show, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT.
1984 28th Annual Show and Sale, Wesleyan Potters.
1983 Art Faculty Show, The Little Gallery, Albertus Magnus College.
1983 27th Annual Show and Sale, Wesleyan Potters.
1983 Mystic Photo IV, national juried show, juried by Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind.
1982 Honorable Mention, Mystic Photo III, juried by Lee Witkin and George Tice.
1982 Faculty Show, The Little Gallery, Albertus Magnus College.
1980 Recent Photography, one man show, The Hillson Gallery, Deerfield Academy,Deerfield, MA.
1979 Faculty Show, The Hillson Gallery.
1976 180' Panoramic Pin hole Color Photographs, solo show, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology.
1976 Fireworks, Thesis Show, Rochester Institute of Technology.
Photography in the permanent collections of the following institutions:
International Museum of Photography
George Eastman House
Museum of Modern Art
University of Illinois
University of Chicago
The San Francisco Art Institute
California Museum of Photography University of California
Riverside First Bank of Boston
Coca Cola Corporation, Atlanta
...a sampling of 26,400 inbound links to my teaching website, November, 2019 (analytics.moz.com)
'Gary Winogrand, Wikipedia article, An Interview with Garry Winogrand' - transcript of a video interview 'Visions and Images: American Photographers on Photography, Interviews with photographers by Barbara Diamonstein, 1981–1982'
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/obituaries/henry-wessel-photographer-dead.html he came upon Mr. Szarkowski's book "The Photographer's Eye" and through it discovered the work of Eugene Atget, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Wright Morris and Garry Winogrand
Was John Szarkowski the most influential person in 20th-century photography? https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2010/jul/20/john-szarkowski-photography-moma, In his still-challenging book, The Photographer's Eye (1964), Szarkowski included snapshots alongside images by great photographers, and argued – brilliantly –
The Photobook Today, The Telegraph: For all their variety, though, there is another quality that unites today's photobooks: personalisation. "John Szarkowski said in 1967 that there was a new generation of photographers whose aim was not to reform the world but to know it," https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/photography/10774134/The-photobook-today.html
Journal of Transpersonal Psychology: Photography as a Tool of Awareness , 2012, Vol 44, No. 1, Joseph Ryan, PhD, Surrey, U.K., on Minor White and link back to jnevins.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_White Reference for Wikipedia Article on Minor White
Digital Photography Forum, reference to Minor White discussion
Katehooper.co.uk Gary Winogrand: Differing perspectives an essay that reexamins Winogrand's Street Photography aesthetic. Diamonstein B An Interview with Garry Winogrand from Visions and Images: AmericanPhotographers on Photography, Interviews with photographers Available from http://www.jnevins.com/garywinograndreading.html
Forget Photography: The words of Alfred Stieglitz, with reference to my reading on Alfred Stieglitz. YouTube Video produced by The Contemporary Jewish Museum, The New Media in Jewish Studies Collaborative, The University of Michigan's Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and Columbia University Institute for Isreal and Jewish Studies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0fRVeTAO3k
Pinterest online pin board, 2013, Images of my work pinned by others and collected here.
97 Art Quotes about Teaching, Painter's Keys, "Excellence in teaching begins with having a profound respect for the integrity and honest intent of every student."
Who's Who in Panoramic Photography "directory of the world's leaders of panorama, panoramic imaging, and VR- virtual reality; using all types of panoramic cameras and techniques."
Was John Szarkowski the most influential person in 20th Century Photography? Sean O'Hagan On Photography, The Guardian.co.uk, July 20, 2010
Traditional Fine Arts Organization, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering education in American art through advocacy, grants, publication and research, Resource for discussion of Szarkowski's "The Photographer's Eye"
The Online Photographer Discussion of Equivalence in Photography as Metaphor using my reading for AR 235, Digital Photography I
Photo Course, Resources in Digital Photography, AR 335 syllabus as reference
University of Wolverhampton, Course resource, Wolverhampton UK
Luminous Landscape forum on Clouds as Equivalence Essential Readings on Photography (http://www.jnevins.com/readings.htm) (with thanks to Professor Nevins)
Cone Inks Piezography workflow "World's most recognized name in monochromatic inkjet printing". Wrote tutorial on Transfer Curve pringting with carbon pigments.
The Redoubt Reporter, Soldotna, Alaska, "… should probably be read by every photographer who aspires to doing anything more than taking casual snapshots."
Professor A Kerne, Computer Science Department, Texas A&M University.My resolution tutorial is part of required reading for CPSC 489 Information Media (Structures of Interactive Information).
University of Pittsburg, Computing for Biologists Workshop, Spring 2004, Resolution Tutorial.
UK Ask.com, Glossary of Ceramic terms....
Digital Camera Resource "We have searched the internet to bring you all the finest digital camera resources available on the net today."
The Online Photographer, Reference to The concept of the photograph as "Equivalent"
Keenimages.com "What is the image resolution? The concept of resolution may be confusing even to experienced photographers or designers, and in order to fully understand it, we highly recommend reading at least a few articles presented below."
Finerline Gallery, Mystic, CT, "Featured Artists"
Yale University, New Haven, CT, Office of Public Affairs, News Release College Cooperative Art Show, "Those of us who have worked on the Five College Arts Collaborative from 'Day One' are thrilled to see this student exhibition take place," says Diana E.E. Kleiner, deputy provost for the arts at Yale. "Such an exhibition could only happen in a city like New Haven, with its vibrant and diverse student population and its excellence in the arts. I am optimistic that the kind of synergy that has been created here will grow and result in exciting future collaborations."
The Photographer's Eye: A Way of Seeing, Exhibition resource, January 19 - April 20, 2008 as referenced on TFAO, Traditional Fine Arts Organization, an Arizona not for profit arts organization.
Shutterpoint Recommended Reading in online photographer's resource.
Digitalphotography.tv Listed as online resource
EHow.com, Link to my glossary of ceramic terms in ceramics article.
Beaumont, Texas Public Schools, My website is a recommended resource in digital imaging. "While there are certainly other valuable sites than the sample listed below, please limit your browsing to these and/or other educational sites. If in doubt, ask"
Dekalb County Schools, Georgia sole resource on "college 2-D syllabus"
Photocourse.com Recommended my website as online resource.
Large Format Photography Forum, listed as reference article on creating stepwedge.
Teacher FAQ's, "This portal site is provided as a resource for anyone looking for information about teachers and teaching.". Links to teaching philosophies.
Garry Winogrand: Differing Perspectives , resource for Barbara Diamonstein interview with Winogrand
Rangefinder Forum On Gary Winogrand reference
Digital Photographer, Phillippines on Winogrand and streetshooting as found on my site.
Learn Digital Photography.net Directs its members to my site.
Philosophy of Photography Forum, referencing my material on Edward Weston.
Achem, Brazil, listed as inkjet printing resource.
Connecticut Travel listings
Professor Karen Petitto, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Class resource for my article on resolution.
Reference.com lists my site as a resource for syllabus design...www.jnevins.com. Design/Creating a Syllabus design unit home
Digital Photography, Digital infrared resources.
Google Directory of Maps and Views of Middletown, CT
Cited as resource for online presentation, on color theory and principles, Images and Colors", p. 77, Florin Leon, Professor, Faculty of Computer Engineering, Technical University "Gh. Asach", Romania.
A Glossary of Ceramic Terms, Integrating Technology into Secondary Education, SanFrancisco State University, Course# ITEC 712
In all, 19,569 links back to the educational resources on my website as reported by Openlinkprofiler.org, December, 2014
135 Teaching Videos in support of my classes posted to youtube.com and linked in my syllabi. As of April, 2021, 78,250 Video views, 580 subscribers, 3,848 hours of watchtime, 21% from the United States the balance from 47 other countries.
Reviewer/reader for textbooks:
Elsevier/Focal Press 2007-present Photography
Prentice Hall/Pearson Education 2011, Graphic Design, Photography. Was a reviewer for the seminal text Photography, now in its 10th edition, London, Upton
College Art Association, Society for Photographic Education,
American Association of University Professors
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
2018 Built raised beds for the Albertus Magnus College community vegetable garden.
2014 Donated ceramic works to "Empty Bowls", a "grassroots campaign to end hunger".
2012 Was the impetus behind a $50,000 fundraiser for
the Town of Redding and The Redding Congregational Church
by providing 200 prints for sale of the historic town green.
1995-2001 Chairman, Durham Housing Partnership
1991 -1995 Vice Chairman, Housing Partnership, Durham
1986 - 96 Member, Democratic Town Committee, Durham
1971 Civil Rights worker, Mendenhall, Mississippi. Assisted the Charles Evers for Governor campaign in registering under represented African-Americans to vote in a rural farming community, south of Jackson, Mississippi. Observed polls on election day for irregularities.
Married to Deborah J. Nevins, 46 years, two sons, Tyler, 41 and Conor 37. Two Grandchildren 14 and 12
Updated April, 2021