Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Tom Scullin, PCA&D founding professor, to retire
In his 35 years at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Tom Scullin, Associate Professor and one of the founders of the College, taught nearly every student to come through the College. After PCA&D’s commencement on May 5, Scullin will retire from teaching.
Scullin, the last remaining Founder to retire, has participated in the institution’s growth from diploma-granting Pennsylvania School of the Arts in Marietta, to associate’s degree granting Pennsylvania School of Art & Design and finally bachelor’s degree granting Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in downtown Lancaster.
PCA&D plans to recognize Scullin at the College’s picnic on April 26 and again at commencement for his dedication and leadership as a teacher, department chair and respected and influential member of the faculty, as well as his generosity to students at the College, evidenced by his gifts of time, expertise and guidance to the students’ educational achievement as artists and people.
In addition, PCA&D alumni and friends are invited to contribute to make a scholarship gift in honor of Scullin at http://gvcmp.us/ff49nr.
From 1982 to 2017, Scullin taught Foundation classes, the College’s program for all first-year students that emphasize the fundamentals of art making. Scullin’s service to the College has also included both writing and teaching the curriculum of the Foundation department, contributing to standardizing the Foundation Drawing and 2D Design curriculum. Scullin served the institution in many capacities such as the Assistant Dean of Administration, Head of Facilities, and Foundation Department Chair, as well as supporting the College as a member of the Board of Trustees.
Scullin received his BFA from the Ohio State University and his MFA from Pennsylvania State University. Soon thereafter he attended the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting. He is a proud founder of and a fulltime associate professor at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in Lancaster, PA. He has 38 years of fulltime college-level teaching experience.
Scullin has had 15 one-person shows, the most recent being two showings of his Allegorical Painting at the Ware Center, spring 2017 at the Lancaster City Hall Gallery in 2016. In addition, he was awarded a Lancaster City Arts Grant. Some of his other one-person shows have been in the Jun Gallery and the Hahnemann University Gallery, both in Philadelphia, PA. He has participated in over 60 group or juried shows, winning four First prize painting awards, as well having been exhibited four times in the prestigious Butler Art Museum in Youngstown, Ohio.