Jackie Pardon

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EDUCATION Enamel and jewelry study, Earl Pardon, artist; 1983. B.F.A. in Studio Art, School of Art & Design, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, 1976. Concentration: Photography. German language study, Goethe Institute, Prien, West Germany, 1975. French language study, Alliance Francais, Paris, France, 1975. EMPLOYMENT Self-employed, Pardon Design, Inc., present. Arts and Media Arts Consultant, offering services in grantwriting, funding, programming, organization start-up and development, present. Programmer, Video on Video series, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs, NY; 1992-present. Free-lance; program yearly 6-week series featuring independent video artists. Funded in part by NYSCA and the Experimental TV Center. Curator, New Media and Native America: Melanie Printup Hope, Saratoga County Arts Council, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2001. Curator, Regional Video Artists, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY, 2000. Program Associate, Saratoga County Arts Council, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1994-96. Grantwriting and outreach activities; responsible for updating and maintaining directories and survey data, and for implementing programs to develop new and rural audiences for the arts in Saratoga County. Started High School Night, video presentations by area high school students, co-sponsored by CVI Cable Channel 12. Slide/Photo Assistant, Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 6/92-12/93. Administrative-level position responsible for training and supervising students, introducing use of slide room to faculty and student users, and the cataloging and purchase of new slides. Also photographed slides from books by request of the faculty. General maintenance of slide collection. Staff Assistant, Inmate Higher Education Program, University Without Walls, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1983-1992. General paperwork required of the administration of 3 college semesters per year. Responsible for documenting HEOP eligibility of students. Aided applicants in filling out financial aid and other application forms; worked with UWW advisors and faculty to implement a college program within the structure of 2 prison administrations. EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS, BROADCASTS The Package, video: -- Monumental Miniatures for the Millenium Exhibition and Tour, Scotland, UK, 2000. -- New York's Capital Film Slam, Albany, NY, 1996. Satellite Dog, video: -- Athens Int'l. Film & Video Festival, Athens, OH, 2000. -- Not Still Art Festival, Boston, MA, 1999. -- Transmissions of Memory, exhibit and tour, Art in General, NYC, 1995-96. J. Pardon - p. 2 The Fair, video: -- 30 fps, screening & discussion, Knitting Factory Lounge, NYC, 1998. -- Artists' Videos, exhibition, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1994. -- Electronic Media Arts Exh., Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, 1994. -- Kjl. Konsthögskolan (Royal Academy), Stockholm, Sweden, 1994. -- 1992 Athens International Film & Video Festival, Athens, OH. -- 1992 Philadelphia International Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA. -- 1992 Utah Film and Video Festival. -- 1992 Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX. -- 1992 Festival International de Video et de Film de Centre Audiovisuel de Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, France. -- 1992 Muestra Internacional de Video de Cadiz, Cadiz, Spain. -- Great Meadow Correctional Facility, and Washington Correctional Facility, Skidmore University Without Walls Program, 1993. -- Broadcast, WMHT-TV, Schenectady/Capital District, NY, 1993, 1994. -- Multiple screenings in the Capital District, NY State, 1992-93: Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Albany Public Library, Albany, NY; Shenendehowa Public Library, Clifton Park, NY; Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs, NY; and Rensselaer County Council for the Arts, Troy, NY; Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY; 1992. -- Screening, Common Ground NYSCA/Media Alliance Conference, 1992. The Prom video (produced, wrote, co-edited): -- Screening, Symbolic Behavior class with cultural anthropologist Jill Sweet, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; 1991. Discussion of "rites of passage." -- Multiple broadcasts, WTTW-TV, Chicago, IL, 1988-89. -- Multiple broadcasts, WMHT-WMHX TV, Schenectady, NY, 1988. -- Seventh Annual Women's Video and Film Festival, Women in the Director's Chair, Chicago, IL, 1988. -- 29th Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988. Photography: Annual Members' Exhibition, Saratoga County Arts Council, Ann Grey Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY. Juried show, 1982, 1983, 1984. Each Image Unique, Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY. National, 1981. One-woman show of photo-books, Montana Book Co., Saratoga Springs, NY, 1980. Art in Public Places Program, Center Gallery, Albany, NY, 1979. 41st Annual Exhibition: Artists of Upstate New York, Photography, Munson-Williams- Proctor Institute, NY, 1978. Exhibition of photographs, Light Work, Syracuse, NY, 1976. The Syracuse Show, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, 1976. Commissioned portrait photography, Cerebral Palsy Center, Syracuse, NY, 1976. Permanent collections: (Photography) Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, NY; SUNY at Alfred, Alfred, NY; private collections in the U.S.; (Video) Donnell Media Center, New York Public Library, NYC; Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs, NY; Albany Public Library, Albany, NY. J. Pardon - p.3 INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS (PHOTOGRAPHY, JEWELRY) The Pardon Family: Two Generations, Aaron Faber Gallery, NY, NY, 1997 (photo/jewelry) Director's Invitational, Ann Grey Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1985 (photog.) Spring Street Enamels Gallery, NY, NY. Three invitationals, 1982-83 (jewelry) Women at Light Work, Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, NY, 1980 (photog.) Saratoga Area Invitational, Skidmore College Art Gallery, 1980 (photog.) Two-person show, Dietel Gallery, Troy, NY, 1980 (photog., jewelry) Traveling photography show, Memphis Academy of the Arts, Kansas City Arts Institute, Iowa State University, 1973 (photog.) GRANTS, AWARDS (VIDEO) Director's Citation, The Fair, 1993 Black Maria Video and Film Festival, Jersey City, NJ. Special Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts, Rensselaer County Council for the Arts, 1991. For post-production. Subsidy, Adaptors Video, Brooklyn, NY, 1990-91. For post-production. Grant, New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization, 1992. For presentation of video, The Fair, in 5 locations in the Capital District. Grant, Electronic Grants Program, Experimental Television Center, a re-grant of NYSCA, 1992. For remainder of presentation funds, above. LECTURES, PUBLICATIONS Essay, My First Television, Wide Angle: A Quarterly Journal of Film History, Theory, Criticism and Practice, Vol. 18 No.4 (Oct. 1996). Symposium, Survival in the Arts, lecture and enamel workshop, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, 1985. Enamel workshop, Saratoga County Arts Council, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1985. Enamel Workshop, Emma Willard School, Troy, NY, 1985. Gallery Talk, Dietel Gallery, Troy, NY, 1980. Lecture, I Am Not a Camera, Community Arts Project, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1979. OTHER Board Member, International Film Seminars, NYC, 2001 (until 2004). Director, Media Center Project (started 2001). Researching the development of a community media/public access center in Saratoga Springs, NY. Currently providing workshops, public access information sessions, and public speakers. Co-chair, Cable Contract Advisory Committee, City of Saratoga Springs, 2001. Slide Review Committee, Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Co. Arts Council, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2000, 2001. Pre-screener, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Jersey City, NJ, 1996, 2001, 2002. Charter member and Grants Committee Chair, Saratoga Film Forum, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1993-1994. Dedicated to the establishment of an alternative film space -- downtown. Coordinated sponsorship of Full House monthly series of short films. Panelist, 1994 Media Action Grant, a NYSCA re-grant awarded to Media Alliance of NYS to promote media arts networking at the statewide level. Panelist, 1994 & 1995 Saratoga County Program for Arts Funding Grant, a NYSCA Decentralization grant to promote and strengthen arts and cultural programming on a local level. J. Pardon - p.4 Judge, 1994, 1995 New York State Regional High School Media Arts Festival, Clifton Park, NY. Board member, Friends of Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1992-94. Organized fundraisers for video, The Prom, Adelphi Hotel, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1985-86. Wrote and performed original music with band Problematic; radio broadcasts, 1984. Summer Internship, Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, 1982. Restored 1920's mantlepiece; catalogued library. Exhibition Director, Saratoga County Arts Council, 1981-83. Organized First and Second Annual Members' Exhibition, Ann Grey Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY. Newsletter Editor, Member of the Board, Saratoga County Arts Council, 1982-83. Edited and designed quarterly newsletter; sold ads and coordinated distribution. Provided portfolio documentation for artists. President, Saratoga Visual Arts, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1979-81. Served as chief administrator for not-for-profit arts service organization. Provided grant, exhibition, and services information to artists; served as Exhibition Director, 1980-81; established and supervised community darkroom, trained volunteers, organized workshops; organized benefits; composed successful America the Beautiful Fund seed grant. Organized and performed in concert with Moondog, NYC poet and songwriter; proceeds awarded to the Steinheim Foundation, Alfred, NY, 1973.