Presenter – Jon McCallum
Juror for the NVAL 2017 Regional Photography Show
Jon Lynn McCallum is a Northern California artist, having studied art at College of the Redwoods, Humboldt State University, and California State University, Chico, where he achieved an MFA degree in Fine Art Photography. Among several awards received as a student was the Hopper MFA Award for demonstrating “growth, accomplishment, and risk-taking” as well as “leadership and contribution to the campus and community.” While exhibiting mostly in Northern California, some of his works have gone as far as Virginia, where the renowned alternative photographer Christopher James selected some of his images, and even China for an International Photography Festival.
Since his education, McCallum has been teaching art courses at Shasta College in Redding, CA, including graphic design and art history, keeping his observational and feedback skills sharpened through regular classroom critiques. While much of his work has been based in photography, he loves creating with all kinds of media: visual work made by hand or digitally, playing guitar, and writing. Experiencing difficulty with speaking as a child, McCallum has long delighted how the arts communicate in other ways besides mere talk.