Resume    Tom Ferguson




.......... contact

I've been archiving my work (1969 -  current) on the following websites, the painting site being essentially complete while the political cartoons and music is on-going, published as part of the Mindstream series (below)
and loading to youtube simple recordings of each song searchable via song title, thinkspeak and my name. And recording albums, putting them on-line for free listening and sale as downloads. This project is complete save for new songs that arise.

Web Site:       (Painting)
                (Political Cartoons)
           (albums & songs free listening, purchase as downloads)
          (blog - on power & being)

Mind Stream, a stream of consciousness style trilogy   click & search tom ferguson
  This "trilogy" actually consists of four collections of writings and a fifth
  book, a collection of songs titled Songbook 1969-2009

Arrival, a crime fiction novel set in Atlanta   search tom ferguson,

Collaboration: Free Music download Collaboration with KVpop   click
(listen to cuts or use VBRzip to download whole CD)

Selected Exhibitions, One-Artist


Culture Club, 20 Paintings from the 80s, Atlanta, GA 5/2013
Emory University Law Library
, AS-IS Selections, Atlanta, GA 2009-10

As-Is (finale), Eyedrum, a Retrospective Atlanta, GA 2009
Hambidge Center Fellow
, 2008

Mulitple, Limited Edition for MOCA/GA 2006
Drawing Commission
, Bones, restaurant, Atlanta, GA 2002-3
Tom Ferguson, A Retrospective, Bay College, Escanaba, Michigan 2001
Newtrient, Sandler-Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2000
16 Word Paintings, First Existentialist Congregation, Atlanta 1999
The Comedians, Heartsfield International Airport, Atlanta 1998
Rise Below Above, Backdrop Gallery, Atlanta 1997
Money Tree: sculpture installation & murals, OK Cafe, Atlanta 1988 & 1994
Tom Ferguson, Northern Michigan University 1993
Comporting with the Facts, Sandler-Hudson Gallery, Atlanta 1992
Extended Family J. Webb Gallery, Macon GA 1991
Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville KY 1990, 1988, 1987
ThinkSpeak (paintings), Emory University, Atlanta 1990
Color Box/Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta 1989
Colony Square Hotel, Atlanta 1989 Permanent Installation
13 Drawings, 18 Etched Glass Works
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta GA 1989
Art Pluribus Unum Poster Commission, Atlanta GA 1988
SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC 1987
Rolling Stone Press, Guest Artist 1987
Island Art Center, St. Simon's Island, GA 1986
High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA 1985
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta GA 1985
Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta GA 1985
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba Michigan 1984

Seven Museum Touring Retrospective, Georgia 1984-5
Creative Arts Guild, Dalton GA 1985
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta GA 1985
Heritage Center, Waycross GA 1985
Albany Museum of Art, Albany GA 1984
Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange GA 1984
Museum of Arts & Sciences, Macon GA 1984
Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison GA 1984

Atlanta Artworkers Coalition, 1982
Site Sculpture, Atlanta Arts Festival 1981
Bay de Noc College, Escanaba, Michigan 1973

Political Cartoon Website:

(Political Cartoon Exhibitions)

2011 The Great Speckled Bird, Decatur GA Historical Center
2011 Occupy Atlanta benefit, 7 Stages, Atlanta, GA
2009 Eyedrum, As-Is Retrospective, Atlanta, GA
2005 Bioneers 16th Annual conference, Atlanta, GA
2002 Foolin Around, GA Perimeter College, Atlanta, GA
2001 k(now)l(edge) Emory Law Library, Atlanta GA
1998 Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur GA; Backdrop Gallery;
The Arts Exchange; Atlanta; The Art Place, Marietta GA;
1997 Emory University, Dobbs Center, Atlanta; GA Perimeter College; GA Perimeter College, North Campus; Soapstone Center for the Arts; Decatur
1996 King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta GA
1995 Broadway Arts, Asheville NC

To the Left, To the Right and from Outer Space,
Temple Gallery, Decatur, Ga. 2004 (group show)

Michigan State University, M.F.A. 1976 (Painting)
Northern Michigan University, B.S. 1973, summa cum laude
Layton School of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1966-69

Selected Group Shows

Rolling Stone Print Collection, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC. 2012
1 x 1 = ONE,
2Ten Haus Studio, Ivanhoe, NC 2011

Dadian Gallery, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. 2009
 An Artist's Reaction to War, organized by Cecilia Rossey

Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery,
auction, Atlanta 2009
An Artist's Response to War,
Salem College, NC 2009
Hand to Hand,
Atlanta, Los Angeles, Cecelia Kane, 2008
Looks Good on Paper,
Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2007
The Corporation,
Eyedrum Nov-Dec 2005, Atlanta, GA
Small Sketches & Drawings,
Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA 2005
Artists Paint Their Pets,
Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA 2005
Looks Good on Paper, 3rd Edition, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2005
Knew Kartunes, Lenox Artwalk, Atlanta, GA 2005
Wayne Kline, Memorial, Rolling Stone Press, Atlanta, GA 2005
Rolling Stone Press, A Tribute
, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA 2004
Drawings and/or Works on Paper,
Sandler/Hudson Gallery, Atlanta 2004
Moving Sale,
Sandler/Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, 2004
Skateboarding in Sarajevo,
DVD, Jerry Cullum, 4 drawings 2003
Striking Comparisons
, MOCA GA, Atlanta 2004
Selections From Sandler/Hudson Gallery,
West Ga. U. 2004
Small Sketches II., Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA 2003
20 Years, Rolling Stones Press, 5-color Lithograph 2003
Fifth Class, Magnet, ink on refrigerator magnet Atlanta 2003
Spruill Art Center, Looks Good on Paper, Atlanta, GA 2003
MocaGa auction, Going Postal, ink on found object, 2002, Penetrativer, 2003
Soho Myriad, Moving Spirit Auction, 2002
Eyedrum, Ronnog's 70th, Atlanta, 1992
Call and Response: Kutztown University - Kutztown, PA 2001
Silver Selections: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison GA 2001
Fins, Feathers & Fur/TEXT: Swan Coach House, Atlanta 2000/2001
Portraits, Self & Otherwise/Repetition: Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta 99/01
Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta
Vital signs
1991, Multiples 1990, The Atlanta Show 1987, Sense of Humor & Subversion, 1986, Vietnam Vets 1985, Nexus Biennale 1984, 83, Group 1983
Hammonds House Galleries, benefit auction, Atlanta 1998
Heaven Blue Rose Gallery, Roswell GA 1997
The Collector's Vision, Kennesaw State University, GA 1997
Faith and Doubt, Meeting Places
Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta 1997-8, 01
, Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, Atlanta 1997, City Gallery East 1996
Southern Impressions, Rolling Stone Press, Atlanta GA 1996
Pop! Goes the Icon", Art Walk, Atlanta, GA. 1996
Sandler-Hudson Gallery, Atlanta 1995
Atlanta College of Art, Taboo: Confessions 1995
Art Papers, 83 office exhibit, Art Auction, 1993, 94, 95, 96, 2001, 2002-3, 04

New Visions Gallery, Auction, Atlanta 1993
Ormewood Park Festival, Atlanta, 1993
800 East, The Cartoon Show, Atlanta 1993
Eyedrum, Atlanta, 1992
Oasis Gallery, Marquette, Michigan 1992
Acme Art, Group Show, Milwaukee, Wisc. 1992
Murals, w/David Fichter: 4 large scale outdoor murals in Atlanta 1984, 86, 88 and 92
Atlanta College of Art Faculty Show 1990
Multiples, Chastain Art Center Atlanta 1990
Soviet Exchange Show, Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville KY 1990.
Biennial, Museum of Art-Wall Painting, Birmingham AL 1989
Atlanta Arts Festival, Site sculpture 1981/Paintings 1983/84/87/88/89
Guerrilla Poster, Atlanta Art Papers May/June 1988
Art of Atlanta: Buenos Aires, Argentina 1989
Billboard Art, Adams Sign Co., Atlanta 1988
Spring Art Club Exhibit, Valdosta GA 1988
Gallery Artists, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta 1987
The Art of Atlanta, SECCA Winston-Salem NC 1988 The Elvis Show, 1987
State of the Arts: GA, C.A.C., New Orleans, 1988
The Atlanta Show, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, 1987
Inside Out, Malma, Sweden/Atlanta College of Art Gallery 1987
Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison GA 1987
Fay Gold Gallery, Gallery Artists, Atlanta 1986
Georgia Art Bus, Albany Museum of Art, Waycross, purchases 1985-6
Steve Seaberg & Tom Ferguson, Island Art Center, St. Simons Island GA 1986
Ten Artists/Ten Years, Gallery 291 Atlanta & Madison-Morgan, 1986
New Figuration, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville NC 1985
Three Atlanta Painters,
Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury NC 1985
Birmingham Biennial, 1985, 1983
Mattress Factory, Atlanta 1985
Freidus/Ordover Gallery, NY City
USA:Portrait of the South, Rome Italy 1984
Southern Expressionists, GA Tech Student Center 1984
Texas Fine Arts Assoc., Traveling Exhibit, 1983-4
SPAR, Shreveport LA / LaGrange National, LaGrange GA 1983
The Cyclorama Artists, ACA Gallery, Atlanta 1982
Artists in Georgia, High Museum of Art, Atlanta 1980

Selected Collections

Institutions: ............................................... Individuals:

 High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Albany Museum of Art, Albany GA
Instutute of Art, Augusta
Heritage Center, Waycross GA
Chase-Manhattan Bank, Miami FL
Coca Cola, Atlanta
Wieland Homes, Atlanta
King-Spaulding, Atlanta & Wash. D.C.
Hospital Corporation of Am., Nashville, Tn
Hilton Hotel, Cologne, Germany
Hyatt Hotel, Columbus Ohio
  Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, GA
Battlecreek Museum, Battlecreek MI
OK Cafe, Atlanta
Bones Restaurant, Atlanta
Allied Arts, Milledgeville GA
Property Bankers, Gainsville GA
Chattahoochee Art Assoc., LaGrange, GA
Columbia Museum, Columbia SC
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta GA
Jackson Hartsfield Intl. Airport, Atlanta
University of Alabama, Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art
M. Wegman Company
Northern Michigan University,
  Marquette, Michigan

Individual Collectors, continued

Barb Williams
Page Gardener
Marianne Lambert
William Bucanon
Sandra Rouse
Brian Sherman
Birget McQueen
Burt Sasse
Pat & Dave Spangler
Bernice Bass
Shane Jones
Ashley Ferguson
Jody Ferguson-Bergougnan
Darlene Welch
Philip & Karen Perszyk
David Roth
Roger Giles
Howard & Ella Ruth Hunnicutt
Karen & Danny Mosteller
John Decker
Phil & Margie Mead
Billy florence
Emmie C. Young
Glenn Carroll
  Peter Morrin
Larry & Joanne Leffel
Debbie Hudson
Fay Gold
Catherine Fox
Wayne Vason
Jim & Sylvia Korten
Grant Weyman
Marv Zhender
Jere Zivan
Lee Van Dyke
Harry Haisten, Jr.
Gail Kurlansky
Dr. Lee
Katherine Mitchell
Judith Alexander
Kathy Yancey
Bob Steed
Joe & Hea Jung Ruesing
Bruce Kirkman
Dick & Judy Marks
Julie Fenton
Dan Talley
Toni & Jim Rhodes
Sade Fryer
Michael krongold
David Weber
Jaime Webb
Janet & Tom Wells
Terri Frolich
Ann Yeargin
David Goldman
Sean Bennett
Steve Holstein
Tom & Becky Nelson
Glenda & David Minkin
Kaisa & Kim Karvinin
Rick & Robin Dietrich
Ron & Sharon Coppock
Cathy Peterson/Bruce  Brown
Barbara Kaye
Patty & Patrick Brennan
Dusty & Maureen Ferguson
Barbara Clarke
Dennis Farmer
David Milmine
Rosemary Barnes
Gayle Davis
Elaine Dae
Connie Tuisku
Clay Rolader
Rhetta Kilpatrick
David Lee
Bruce Taylor
John & Midge Sweet
Ely Sweet

Selected Commissions & Projects

Liberty House, drawings, Bones restaurant, 2002-3
Joe Reusing collection, Hilo, Hawaii 1982-2004
Fay Gold Gallery, wall drawing for aids benefit 1997
OK Cafe, Money Tree sculpture and mural, Atlanta 1994
Slab Painting, depicting planet earth, Foundation for Global
Community, Atlanta 12 x 12' enamel on concrete 1994
Atlanta Opera, portrait of a patriarch, Atlanta 1992
Hirsh-Bedner Assoc., portrait of George Gershwin, pastel 1990
David Weber, Farm Animals, Louisville KY 1990
Colony Square, Atlanta, permanent installation: 13 pastel
portraits of musicians, 20 etched glass works 1989
Biennial, Museum of Art, Birmingham AL - wall painting 1989
Sade Fryer, portrait of James Fryer, Atlanta 1989
Fay Gold, Muscle boys & girls, Atlanta 1988
Billboard Art, Adams Sign Co., Atlanta 1988
OK Cafe, murals, Atlanta 1988
Murals, assisted David Fichter on 4 large scale outdoor murals
in Atlanta - Little 5 pts., AFSC building, Arts Exchange,
7 Stages, 1984, 86, 88 & 1992
Beverly Seefeldt, portrait, Atlanta 1987
First Methodist Church, Adel, GA, indoor nursery mural 1988
Susan Clarke, double portrait, San Francisco, 1985
Arts Festival, Site Sculpture, "Corridor", 4 x 8 x 40' 1981
Atlanta Committee on Latin America, The Disappeared, 1980
portraits of victims of the Salvadoran death squads

Publications, Articles & Reviews (selected)

Catherine Fox, review AS-IS ((finale), 40 year retrospective Eyedrum, Atlanta 2009
Catherine Fox
, "A Fine and Colorful Comeback", Atlanta Con/Journal, April 21, 2000
Daria Snadowsky, "Ferguson Spouts Views", Emory Wheel, Sept. 30, 1997 Atlanta
Elliot Mackle, "Clever updates on classics", Con/Journal, Oct. 7, 1994
Doug Cress, "First Impressions, a brief introduction to an interesting Atlantan", Constitution/Journal, August 25, 1994
Jerry Cullum, "Mini-retrospective offers intimacy on a grand scale", Atlanta Constitution/Journal, Jan. 28, 1992
Howard Pousner, "Ferguson draws on the child within", Con/Journal Jan. 19, 1992
Jeff Fleming, "The Art of Atlanta", SECCA exhibition catalog, 1988
Skip Brown, "State of the Arts: Georgia", Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, exhibition catalog, 1988
Allen Sondheim & Jerry Cullum, "Southern Expressions", Art Papers, July, 1985
Catherine Fox, "High Features Local Artists", Atlanta Con/Journal, April 21, 1985
Peter Morrin, "Southern Expressions", High Museum of Art exhibition catalog, 1985
Peter Morrin, "Tom Ferguson Paintings", 7 Georgia museum touring retrospective exhibition brochure, 1984-5
Peter Morrin, "Southern Storytelling: Folk & Formal", Art Papers, July-August 1983
Michael W. Perri, "Artist to Artist: Tom Ferguson & Steve Seaberg",
Art Papers, 9/84
Linda Bittley, "Tom Ferguson Paintings, 1969-1984", Macon Museum of Arts & Science, August 1984
Catherine Fox, "Atlanta Painter Tom Ferguson does most of his talking in color", Atlanta Constitution/Journal July 15, 1984
Jan Avgikos, "Biennale or Bust", Art Papers May/June 1984
Alan Sondheim, "1984 Arts Festival of Atlanta" Art Papers, May/June 1984
Catherine Fox, "Nexus Biennale takes chances", Atlanta Constitution,
March 25, 1984
Laura Lieberman, "Nexus Atlanta Biennale", Creative Loafing spring 1984
Peter Morrin, "Southern Storytelling: Folk & Formal", Art Papers, July-August 1983
Peter Morrin, "Southern Storytelling: Folk & Formal", Art Papers, July-August 1983

Teaching Experience


Atlanta College of Art, Adjunct Professor 1990-91
Spelman College, Atlanta, Adjunct Professor 1977
Michigan State University, Graduate Assistant 1974-76
Northern Michigan University, Adjunct Professor 1974

Public Schools:

Visiting Artist, Georgia Council for the Arts
Sparks & Lenox Elementaries, 18 weeks 1988
Dublin Elementary, Dublin GA 1989

Other Visiting Artist Residencies
Morningside Elementary, Atlanta 1996
Arts Center, Milledgeville GA summer, 2 weeks 1989
Augusta GA 1989
Arts Center, Milledgeville GA, 4 weeks 1990


Other Employment


Gettysburg Cyclorama, Gettysburg Pa - consultant 1998
Cyclorama Restoration, four year restoration of the Atlanta
Cyclorama Painting 1978 - 1982 Coordinator, supervisor, conservator
Maintenance Contract with city of Atlanta for annual manintenance
and inspection of Cyclorama Painting 1984 - (on-going)
Field Hospital, restoration of Civil War "graffiti" found under
wall paper, Jonesboro GA 1983



Physicians for Social Responsibilty, 1999 - 2002, Staff (Nuclear specialist)
Emory University, Woodruff Library, Circulation/Reserves, 2002-5


City of Atlanta, Bureau of Cultural Affairs for the production of three 30 minute videos titled, Garage Demo, cablecast on People TV, 1990

Published Articles & Related

Various letters to the editor Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, New York, Michigan
Art Papers, Atlanta Exhibition reviews 1998
Street Heat, Who's Killing Who This Week & Why 1996
Alternatives, Book review, Sultans of Sleaze, Atlanta 1994
Downtown Edition, Art Chops weekly art reviews, cartoons and monthly
features (primarily environmental) Milwaukee 1991-2
Jobs with Peace, monthly newsletter, copy editing & cartoons, 1992
Milwaukee, WI
The Next Epoch, copy editing, drawing, writing - a publication
of Beyond War & Physicians for Social Responsibility which
accompanied a video of the same title. Atlanta 1990-91
Goings On , music & entertainment - computer drawings, Milwaukee 1991-92
Courier Herald, weekly art history articles, Dublin GA 1989
Art Papers
Sept/Oct 1985 Journal Excerpts
Sept/Oct 1997 review, City Gallery East
Jan/Feb 1998 review, Larry Connatser
Peace Options, SDI Fantasy, 1987
Fiber Arts, Review, Asheville NC 1984
The Atlanta Cyclorama, Southern Homes Magazine, 1984
Atlanta Gazette, weekly exhibition reviews 1979
Sampling of the Eastern of the Western Art Art, graduate school project:
interviews with east coast artists & critics, notably Carter Ratcliff, Martin Puryear &
Cindy Nemser with foreword & conlusion 1976
Driftwood, NMU, (Literary Magazine) Editor, fall & spring issues 1972-3

Published Drawings

Skateboarding in Sarajevo, DVD, Jerry Cullum, 4 drawings 2003
Ganesayer (Georgians Against Nuclear Energy) 2000-2003
Cooptions, newsletter of sevananda food coop monthly 97-2004
Creative Loafing, gag (taking drugs) 9-26, 98
Broadside, monthly 2 page political, strips 97-2000
Z Magazine, May, July/Aug, Dec. 1997 March 1998, Dec. 1998
Illustrations for English as Second Language workbook, 1996-7, 98
The Billionaire's Club, 28 page political cartoon 1995
Campaign for a Prosperous Georgia, newsletter 1989 - 1995
Street Heat, strip, covers & spots, 1994-6, Atlanta
Aquarius, Atlanta GA "It's oil..." 1993 premier issue
Downtown Edition, cover & spot drawings, strip & political drawings - Milwuakee 1991-2
JWP (Jobs With Peace) monthly strip Milwaukee 1991-92
Beyond War, dialogue guide, five drawings 1991
Greenline, political cartoon, Asheville NC 1991
CALC Newsletter, Spring 1991
CALC Newsletter, Fall 1991
newsletter of Georgians against nuclear energy 1980s
annual poster for fundraising party 1984-5
The Union-Recorder, daily, Milledgeville GA 1990
Peace Option, newsletter of SANE-FEEZE 1980s
Courier Herald, daily political cartoons, Dublin GA 1989
Art Papers, Guerrilla Posters 1989
Art Papers, Artists pages 1988
Arts Pluribus Unum, Poster commission, Atlanta 1988
fund raising poster & flyers 1987
Art Papers, Artists pages 1987
Seeds Magazine, cover & spots, Atlanta 1985-9
Southern Homes Magazine, spots, Atlanta 1984-5
Southline, cover, occasional spot drawings 1985-6
Great Speckled Bird, strip, single & spots, Atlanta 1984-5
Atlanta Gazette, weekly political cartoons 1979
Michigan State University Daily, political & spots 1974-6
award: Best Cartoonist in a Michigan Student Daily 1976
First Place, political cartoon contest, NMU 1976
Northwind, NMU political cartoons & spot drawings 1973-4
Black Lines, drawings with poetry of Joe Ruesing, 1973