• Tom Estlack Artist

    Old Ox Road, Bethel Park PA, 15102 | tom@estlack.com - (412) 354-9356

  • Education

  • M.F.A.

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania - June, 2003

    Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture Major / Painting Minor)

  • Experience

  • 2012 to present

    Web Developer / Digital Marketing Director
    Pittsburgh Technical College

    1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

    I collaborate with the marketing department on communications and marketing campaigns. My responsibilities include developing interactive page layouts, email marketing and designing internet communications. Some unique projects have included the following: "Visions and Voices" artwork submission and admin control panel, redesign of email newsletter, development of virtual tour, voting utility for academic use. Technologies I work with include PHP, HTML, CSS, SASS, Expression Engine, JQuery.

  • 2005 to 2012

    Instructor, Multimedia Technologies Department
    Pittsburgh Technical Institute

    1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

    Courses Taught:
    Drawing, Introduction to Multimedia, Digital Imaging, Web Design 1 and 2, Color Theory, Design 1, Web Authoring, Design for Broadcast Graphics, Portfolio Development 1, History of Art.

  • 2005

    Adjunct Instructor
    International Academy of Design and Technology

    555 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

    Courses Taught: Flash MX, 2004 - Course content focused on the development of animation and interactivity for web design.

  • 2004 to 2005

    Assistant Professor
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    470 South Eleventh Street, Indiana, PA 15705

    Courses Taught: Three Dimensional Design, Introduction to Art.

  • 2001

    ARIN Studio Mentorship Program
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    470 South Eleventh Street, Indiana, PA 15705

    Taught introductory college-level course in sculpture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

  • 2001 to 2004

    Instructor, Graphic Design Department
    Pittsburgh Technical Institute

    1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

    Courses Taught:
    Drawing, History of Design, Color Theory, Digital Imaging, Introduction to Computer Graphics, Advertising Processes 1, Design 2, Portfolio Development, History of Art.

    Curriculum Development and Coordination:
    Drawing, History of Design, Color Theory, Design 2, History of Art and Architecture. Multi-page Documents, Typography 2, Production 1, Production 2

    Other:
    Planning and Coordination of Portfolio Exhibitions, Promotion of student interaction with Design Professionals, Coordination of Guest Speakers

  • 2000

    Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Design Department
    Pittsburgh Technical Institute

    1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

    Courses Taught: Three Dimensional Design

  • 1997

    Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Design Department
    Pittsburgh Technical Institute

    1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

    Courses Taught: QuarkXPress - This course was geared toward professionals who had experience in the field of graphic design and print production that wanted more knowledge of the software.

  • 1997

    Adjunct Instructor, Visual Arts Program
    Sweetwater Center for the Arts

    200 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA 15143

    Developed curriculum and taught the following courses: Drawing, Airbrush and Mold Making

  • 1996 to 1998

    Graphic Designer and Illustrator
    Excel Sportswear

    15 Forbes Road, Trafford, PA 15085

    Created graphic design and illustration for private and public clients.

  • 1995 to 1996

    Therapeutic Support Staff
    Concern

    90 South Commerce Way Suite 300, Bethlehem, PA 18017

    Counseled foster children and youth in need of supplemental therapy. Enacted treatment plans designed to help clients develop appropriate coping strategies for behavior resulting from psychological trauma. Collaborated with consulting psychiatrist, caseworker, therapeutic support staff and foster parents.

  • Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 to Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Nutting Gallery - "Investigations and Interactions"


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    Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to Sunday, July 30, 2017

    Westmoreland Museum of American Art - "Handle with Care"


  • 2016

    Shippensburg University, Huber Art Center - "Group Exhibition"


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    Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival - "Westmoreland Art Nationals"


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    Ishtar - "Various Performances with Ishtar throughout 2016"


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    Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival - "Westmoreland Art Nationals"


  • 2015

    Nutting Gallery: West Liberty University - "Crayfish"


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    Framehouse Gallery - Associated Artists of Pittsburgh - "Drawing on Drawing"


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    Most Wanted Fine Art - "Group Exhibition: AAP"


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    Ishtar - "Various Performances throughout 2015"


  • 2014

    Ishtar - "Various Performances throughout 2014"


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    Most Wanted Fine Art - "AAP Group Show at the Waterfront, Homestead"


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    Todd Art Gallery: Middle Tennessee State University - "Shoebox"


  • 2013

    Percolate: Art Space + Gallery + Creative Laboratory - "Celebrate"


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    Associated Artists of Pittsburgh - "Group Exhibition"


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    Ishtar - "After Hours at the Library"


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    Galleria Espoonsilta - "Liquid Cities"


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    Pittsburgh Center for the Arts - "30:2"


  • 2012

    Scoletta di San Giovanni Battista - "Liquid Identities"


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    Fe Gallery - "Creep"


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    Ripa Hotel & Riparte Café - "Hidden Cities"


  • 2010

    Carnegie Museum of Art - "2 Minute Film Festival"


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    Art All Night - Lawrenceville - "Art All Night - Lawrenceville"


  • 2009

    Fe Gallery - "G-Spot"


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    Schenley Park - "Visionary Artists Festival"


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    Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center - "In the Flesh 2"


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    Carnegie Museum of Art - "Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Juried Exhibition"


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    Carnegie Museum of Art - "Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Juried Exhibition (music performance)"


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    Ku Ma Invitational - "Ku Ma Invitational"


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    Brew House Space - "Yes Thank You"


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    Center for Contemporary Public Arts - "ATTITUDE Festival"


  • 2008

    Fe Gallery - "In the Making: 250 Years, 250 Artists"


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    Manchester Craftsmens Guild - Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors - "Space and Place: SOS at MCG"


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    Live Arts - Charlottesville - "Live Arts - Charlottesville"


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    Monkeytown - "After Urban"


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    National Center for Contemporary Arts - "Temporary Cities"


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    "Some Other Band - Performances"


  • 2007

    Herastrau Park - "After Urban"


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    Florean Museum - "4th Edition of the International Experimental Film Festival"


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    "Some Other Band - Performances"


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    Monkeytown - "After Urban"


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    Spanish Embassy Exhibition Center - "After Urban"


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    Indiana University of Pennsylvania - "iMallet"


  • 2006

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Kipp Gallery - "Statics - Animatics"


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    Klaipeda Cultural Communication Center - "Temporary Cities"


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    Pittsburgh Center for the Arts - "Inside - Outside, Big and Small"


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    L.A. Freewaves - "Too Much Freedom"


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    Village East Cinema: Flickr, New York - "Flickr"


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    Cornerhouse Gallery - "Another Product"


  • 2005

    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - "Flickr"


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    Flickr: Los Angeles - "Echo"


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    Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Kipp Gallery - "5"


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    VU Gallery 507 - "Animal, Creature and Monster Show"


  • 2004

    Outlaw Cinema - "Art Meets Rock and Roll Convention"


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    Funnybone - "Independent Film Night"


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    Aero Cinema - "Superosma"


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    The New York International, Independent Film and Video Festival - "The New York International, Independent Film and Video Festival"


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    College Art Association - "College Art Association, Annual Conference"


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    Club Voltaire - "Flickr, Frankfurt"


  • 2003

    Spinning Plate Gallery - "Society for the Elimination of Advertising"


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    Aero Cinema - "Superosma"


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    Flickr: Los Angeles - "Echo"


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    Space Place - "Rebirth of Underground"


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    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - "Flickr"


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    Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Kipp Gallery - "Tom Estlack: Recent Works"


  • 2002

    North Hills Art Center - "Trail of Tears and Hope"


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    Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Kipp Gallery - "Common Ground"


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    Cranberry Arta Council for the Arts - "Twelfth Annual Juried Exhibition"


  • 2001

    Simon Gallery - "Millennium"


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    Pittsburgh Flatroll Building - "Sculpture at Carnegie Steel"


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    Sweetwater Center for the Arts - "Caractacus Edison"


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    Academiji za Likovno Umetnost - "Group Exhibition"


  • 2000

    Ceres Gallery - "National Juried Exhibition"


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    Indiana University of Pennsylvania - University Museum - "Annual Juried Exhibition of the Graduate Art Association"


  • 1998

    McKesson Automated Healthcare - "Pittsburgh City Tech Art Exhibition"


  • 1997

    Sweetwater Center for the Arts - "Recent Paintings by Tom Estlack"


  • 1996

    Bixler Gallery - "Monroe County Arts Council: Annual Exhibition"


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    Gallery 202 - "Recent Paintings by Tom Estlack"


  • 1995

    Gallery 202 - "Recent Paintings by Tom Estlack"


  • Activity

  • 2016

    Mad Festival Presentation

    Stop and Go Motion Animation

    Presentation on combining rod puppetry, time-lapse videography, motion control and stop-motion animation concepts to create animation sequences.
    Documentation Here

  • 2015

    MAD Festival Presentation

    The Art of Prosthetic Makeup

    Directed workshop on some basics of prosthetic theater makeup for MAD Fest at West Liberty University.

  • 2014

    MAD Festival Presentation

    Digital Modeling with Sculptris

    Short presentation on basic digital modeling techniques using Sculptris, software from Pixologic. The MAD festival (Media, Arts and Design) is an event sponsored by West Liberty University.

  • 2011 to present

    Stealing Color

    Mini Application for Artists

    This project emerged from my interest in mixing colors from photographic sources. I developed some algorithms to handle RGB to CMYK color conversions and developed a little system where artists can mix colors using a very specific method. The following link has more information. More Here >>

  • 2010

    Aspects of Late Postmodernism

    Article "Aspects of Late Postmodernism" published in "Check Out Art"

    Article "Aspects of Late Postmodernism" published in "Check Out Art" - as a 3 part series. Full Article >>

  • 2010 to present

    Educational Utility (Beta Stage)

    Educational Utility for teachers

    This is a freeware project for teachers to manage student contact, grades and feedback. It was designed out my personal experience with the demands of high course-loads, continual feedback from students, accurate and documentable assessment and other issues that affect any post-secondary educational scenario. It can be used by any teacher for free. Many grading utilities exist, but there are school districts that are either too poor or unwilling to pay to use them. More Information >>

  • 2009

    River Nile Villages: Sudanese Education Fund

    Content Management and Admin Control Panel for Website

    This was a pro-bono web development project for the Sudanese Education Fund, designed to help the committee drive funding efforts to build schools in the Sudan.

  • 2009

    Yes. Thank You.

    Group Exhibition - Brew House Space, Pittsburgh

    Curation and exhibition planning of "Yes. Thank You", group exhibition of contemporary art at Brew House Space, Pittsburgh.

  • 2007

    Life’s Work of Western Pennsylvania

    Wall Mural

    Completed student-designed mural for lobby of facility with Sarah Davis.

  • 2005

    Animated Film Group

    Pittsburgh Technical Institute

    Co-chaired the Animated Film Group with Instructor Eric Joseph. The AFG is a student focused club comprised of faculty, students and alumni who are interested in motion picture animation. We planned workshops, screenings of projects and organized student involvement.

  • 2005

    Gardner's Art Through the Ages

    Editing Acknowledgement

    Some content audit suggestions on 2005 edition.

  • 2004

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    New Media Studio Proposal Process

    Assisted the Department Chair and the Studio Division Chair with a proposal for New Media studio program. Developed plans and researched costs involved in upgrading hardware and software facilities.

  • 2003

    Time Warner Cable - Bright Moment

    Coordinated design project for “Bright Moment” TV program, hosted by Edward Smith.

    Project entailed the design of a broadcast quality logo for “Bright Moment” and book jacket design for Sixty Seconds to Success (author: Edward Smith). Both the Logo and the Book Jacket design were integrated into Design for Broadcast Graphics and Page Layout Courses (instructors: Eric Joseph and Sarah Davis, resp.).

  • 2002

    Choice Community Charter School

    Brochure Design

    Coordinated student oriented brochure design project for new charter school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • 2001

    Sculpture at Carnegie Steel

    International Sculpture Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Assisted Dr. James Nestor (curator) in the coordination of artworks, artists, finances and facilities for exhibition of sculpture. Also handled design of promotional material and exhibition brochures. Over 50 artists exhibited their work at this exhibition.

  • 2001

    International Sculpture Conference

    Future Now: 4 Artists of New Europe

    Provided technical assistance for the set up of panel discussion for the following artists: Sreco Dragan and Joze Barsi of Slovenija: Ines Krasic and Slavomir Drinkovic of Croatia. Moderator: Dr. James Nestor

  • 1999

    Carnegie International Exhibition, 1999:2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Assisted artists in the installation of works for exhibition

    Assisted Kendell Geers in the installation of “Poetic Justice”. Process involved the assembly and placement of structural elements and video equipment and design decisions.
    Assisted Janet Cardiff in the execution of “In Real Time”, (audio and video walk).

  • Memberships

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    Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Indiana Art Association (Indiana, Pennsylvania), New Media Caucus, Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors

  • Skills

  • Time-Based

    Stop-Motion Animation, Digital Video, Sound Editing/Recording and Foley, Guitar, Music Transcription

  • Software

    Proficient with cross-platform environments, Mac and PC. 3D Studio Max, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, NewTek Lightwave

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