Joseph Paul Cassar - Chronology: 2003 - to date
For previous years please see JPC Chronology page

Year Event Images
2004 10 years later, moves again to The States, after his program at the Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, entitled "The Impact of African Art on Modern Art and Aesthetics," and "Homage to Africa," an exhibit of artworks were very well received (2002), and after beeing Artist-in-Residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2003).  
  Spends most of time working on small formats, collages, still lifes and integrating into local Baltimore and Maryland academic and artistic scene, with the string of lectures and exhibitions.
   Eventually Dr. Cassar was nominated Associate Professor at the University of Maryland University College, and currently he also lectures at the Osher Foundation Towson University and Carroll Community College, Maryland.
   Meanwhile his book production has seen tremendous boost as 4 original monographs were published in the span of 3 years (See below). The latest about 20th century Maltese painter Carmelo Mangion was awarded 1st prize of Malta National Book Award 2007, with participation of PM Dr. Lawrence Gonzi.
 
 
Year Event Exhibitions / Curatorship / Publications Images
1995-2006

Lectures with the Art History Programme, Faculty of Arts, University of Malta

Lectures in Studio Art: Drawing, Painting and New Media

Mentors under-graduate and graduate students on their final dissertations

Visiting Lecturer with the Mediterranean Institute, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Malta.

   
2000-2003

Responsible for the Visual Arts programme at St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Malta

Initiates an artist-in-residence programme exchange between St James cavalier Centre for Creativity, Malta and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, USA

   
2003

Awarded fellowship to be Artist-in-Residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, USA, April 3 - May 19

   
2004

Leaves Malta for the USA for one year and establishes a small studio in Baltimore, Maryland

Joins the Creative Alliance of Artists In Baltimore

Appointed Moderator for the Visual Arts Examinations at higher and Standard Levels by the International Baccalaureate, Organization, Curriculum and Assessment Centre, Cardiff, UK.

Exhibition of Drawings at Loyola College, Maryland

Exhibits in the Big Show

 
2005

Returns to Malta for one year

Exhibits in the Big Show

 
2006

Returns to the USA to be engaged in research and lecturing

Exhibits in the Big Show

“Antoine Camilleri: His Life and Works 1922-2005”, PIN, Malta, 2006 (ISBN: 99932-41-93-8; 344 pages)

 

Antoine Camilleri monograph cover
2007

Embarks on a new body of art works called: Collage and Gouache

Exhibits in the Big Show

“Conversations with 12 Maltese Artists”, PIN, Malta, 2007 (ISBN: 978-99932-41-91-11-4, 278 pages)

Carmelo Mangion: His Life and Works 1905-1997”, Midsea Publications, Malta 2007 (ISBN: 978-99932-7-175-8; 432 pages)

 Carmelo Mangion monograph cover

Conversation with 12 Maltese Artists monograph cover
2008

Lectures in Studio Art at Carroll Community College, Westminster, Maryland

Lectures in Modern and Contemporary Art History at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Towson, Maryland

Conducts on-line art course on African Art and Aesthetics for the New York Times

Conducts on-line art history and appreciation courses For the University of Maryland University College

Lectures at Edenwald Retirement Community, Baltimore, Maryland

Lectures at Myerberg Senior Centre, Baltimore, Maryland

Lectures in Studio Art at Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, Maryland

Visiting Examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) Visual Arts Programme to Baltimore Colleges, High Schools in Philadelphia and New York

Nominated Associate Professor at the University of Maryland University College

“Caesar Attard” Midsea Publications, A BOV Publication, Malta 2008 (ISBN: 978-99932-7-194-9; 195 pages)

 Caesar Attard monograph cover

2009

Work on the 2-volume book "Pioneers of Modern Art in Malta".
1st vol is expected to come out in December 2009,
and vol II later in April/May 2010.