Mark McMahon Resume
Completed Projects and Commissions
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University of Michigan - Glee Club
On Location artist report of the 150th year celebration.
The Glee Club is the Second oldest Glee Club in the United States.
One commissioned artwork and fifteen where created. Finished painting will have 26 Giclee prints made as gifts for the donors to the endowment. One point three million dollars donated.
Grand Banks Trawler Rendezvous - Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin -
Series of drawings and paintings documenting 2010 Rendezvous. 22 by 30 Original painting was raffled off at the main party and Giclee Prints prepared for the members.
"A Chicago Sketch Book"
Twenty on-location drawings of the Chicago area. sketch book is prepared for the book store and gallery markets. After it's first month second edition had to be printed.
International Crane Foundation - Operation Migration - Necedah Wild Life
Refuge Series of Drawings of the preparation of the Whooping Cranes migration in the fall to Florida. Final out come will be a sketch book of drawings and a series of art shows of the original drawings.
Series of Drawings and paintings to add to European series.
"World Studio" On-Location Drawings and Painting done around the world. Sunday Afternoon Gallery, Winnetka, Illinois
"Black and White and Shades of Grey" Deer Path Art League Gallery - Lake Forest, Illinois
Los Angeles, California - Society of Illustrators Show - Gold Award
Licensing agreement for art for up coming retail season.
Ravinia Plumbing Company
Licensing agreement for series of ads.
College of Lake County
A Painting celebrating 50 years of education in Lake County, Illinois.
"Garden Party" Curator Derik Norman - Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois
"On the Bright Side" Curator Frank Crowley - Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago
" Mark McMahon" Robert Morris University - State Street Gallery - Chicago
Catholic Charities - Navy Pier - Chicago for past 15 years
Newly Wed Foods (4 years)
Created and Produced Holiday card for the Marketing Department.
Created calendar for 2008 with the company's ad agency.
Gave series of talks to promote distribution of calendars to employee's and clients.
Created and produced poster for Corporate Identity and to give out at Corporate Convention.
Port of Tacoma, Washington
Created a painting and Print for their corporate office.
Hinsdale Art Center - Curated show for Art Center "Family Affair"
Show moved a few months later to Fermi Laboratories Gallery in Batavia, Illinois - Show appeared on Chicago Tonight - WTTW- TV "Family Affair"
Syracuse University - "Last Picture Show"
TTX Company - Chicago (Three year program)
An Artist Report of facilities across the United Stated: Locations: Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Mira Loma, Ca. , Las Vegas, Nevada, Jacksonville, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois
Original art was added to corporate collection and hangs at the Corporate Headquarter Offices in Chicago.
Visit and talked to the employees across the country.
Worked on the marketing and use of the painting for Corporate Identity program.
Created and produced special gifts using paintings.
Helped create special fund raising efforts for returning troop from the war.
Rec. Room Stores - Retail
Created series of prints for store chain.
Created montage painting for the 100 Year Celebration.
Traveled to facilities in Williamsport, Pa. - Salem, Oregon and two location in Wisconsin
40" by 60" painting hangs at Corporate Headquarters in New Holstein, Wisconsin
Chicago History Museum
Put together the sale of 485 drawing and paintings done by Franklin McMahon. Subject: Chicago Conspiracy Trial 1969
Kiosk Galleries - Woodfield Mall and Northbrook Court (3 years)
Created Galleries at two locations with help from my son Andrew McMahon and wife Carolyn McMahon.
Sold 1,000 prints first year.
Lake Forest College
Created original art for the Special Gifts and Fund Raising efforts.
Chicago Board of Option Exchange - CBOE
Created painting of trading floor for the CBOE Permanent Collection.
Produced Giclee Prints for Exchange Members.
League of American Cities
Gave talk to Mayor's visiting Chicago at the Union League Club of Chicago. Also gave Community Leaders a clinic on observation and thought patterns that a cure during the creative process.
Chicago History Museum
Sold a series of 38 drawings and paintings by Franklin McMahon. Artwork done at the "Emmitt Till Trial" in 1955. Franklin was working for Life Magazine at the time.
Created print line for museum to merchandise.
ABC-TV - Chicago
Created original painting for the celebration of new studio on State Street in Chicago.
Worked with marketing to create special VIP gifts for opening of studio.
Original hangs at ABC-TV - Chicago
Created series of painting on Mexico for the Gallery Markets in Mexico.
Cabot Micro Electronics
Created an artist report of the company in drawing.
Company used drawings in brochures and Annual Report
Company added drawings to corporate collection.
University of Chicago (worked with for 15 years)
Series of painting for Alumni Magazine
Carmel Crisp Company (two year contract)
Licensing of images to Garrett Popcorn for the cans.
OPRAH handed out the cans at her show on her favorite things to give at Christmas time. I think she was more interested in the popcorn than the art.
Created two paintings for the marketing of their parking garages.
Paintings added to corporate collection.
Marshal Field's Stores (2 year project)
Supplied shows and Prints for all Marshal Field's stores in the Chicago area.
John Paul II Cultural Center
Created a series of Giclee Prints to go along with a show Franklin McMahon paintings "This Church These Times"
Newman/ Haas Racing 2002 Cart Champions
Created Gilclee print for gifts to clients from Newman/Haas Racing Painting
The Field Museum of Chicago
Purchase of paintings "Sue" and "Museum Campus - Chicago" for permanent collection
Created Giclee print of "Sue" as gift for museum donors
Bannockburn Elementary School, Bannockburn, Illinois
Collaborative ceramic tile mural project with student body
Designed, produced, and directed project
New York Society of Illustration Gallery
Exhibited two drawings in their annual show (March 2002)
Los Angeles Society of Illustrators
Exhibited three pieces of art in their annual 2002 show
Joseph Sears School, Kenilworth, Illinois
Collaborative ceramic tile mural project (10x20) with student body, 600 students participated
Created and produced project
Midwest Young Artists, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois
Assisted in the creation of a fund-raiser for their new facility
Barat College, Lake Forest Illinois and DePaul University, Chicago Merger
Created a painting commemorating the schools merger
Produced 100 Giclee prints to give as gifts to major donors
Chicago Symphony Womens Board
Assisted with the contract work between Franklin McMahon and the Chicago Symphony for the creation of the painting "Chicago Symphony at Christmas"
Created Giclee prints and helped produce 45,000 Christmas cards based on the artwork
Worked with the Chicago Symphony and Hilligoss Gallery to produce a show that would promote the entire project
Created an e-commerce sight with the help of Andrew Lehman Design, to replace The Gallery McMahon
Chicago Broadcast Museum Cultural Center
Assisted with the creation of a 105 painting exhibition of Franklin McMahons political and media based artwork (exceptional turnout extended the show 3 months)
Developed Giclee prints to promote the exhibition
Art Line, Collegiate Graphics, Cassiopeia Fine Art, Great Frame Up Stores, Chicago Art Source, Corporate Images, R.C. Dannon Gallery, Deer Path Art League, Frame Forum, Winsor Art.Com, Corbis.Com, The Gallery McMahon
Park City, Utah
Created a line of hand-colored silk screens for the Winter Olympics 2002
Made a series of presentations to the Salt Lake City Public Art Committee
Made a series of presentations to the American Ski Corporation
AETNA Insurance Company
Commissioned to provide all the drawings for their 1999 Annual Report
Created a 3x 5 painting entitled "Abbott City 2000"
Abbott subsequently published 75,000 copies of the painting
Started a line of Giclee prints for a new e-commerce website
The Gallery McMahon
Owned and operated to showcase the artwork created by members of the McMahon Family
University of Chicago Magazine
Created the cover as well as a 6 page spread of on-location paintings depicting the campus preparations for the arrival of students
City of Chicago, Department of Transportation
Awarded the "River Walk Gateway Mural Project" by the Department of Transportation, Mayors Office and Parks Department
Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, Illinois
Commissioned by Billy Hork Galleries to design and create a 5x 20 mural on canvas; the Northwest community mural hangs in the lobby of the hospital
Chicago Center for the Print, Cassiopeia Fine Art, Art Interiors, Picture Us, Lawrence Interiors, Frame Forum, Wilmette Art League, Deer Path Art League, Art Environments, Corporate Art Works, R.C. Dannon Gallery
McDonalds Corporation, Oakbrook, Illinois
Commissioned to create and produce a 5x 40 ceramic tile mural depicting the community of Lake Forest, Illinois for the newly constructed Lake Forest McDonalds
Worked with Lake Forest High School students previously involved in the Lake Forest High mural project
ß Created the cover scene for the score card for the 1997 baseball season
University of Chicago
Hired to lecture and teach drawing to Alumni Association members in Ireland
Created a 6 page spread of paintings based on the experience which was published in the University of Chicago Magazine
City of Denver, Denver, Colorado
Finalist in the citys Public Art Competition
Trip inspired Colorado ski town series which led to the creation of a line of hand-colored silk screens for McMahonartgallery.com
Injection Plastic Company
Created a 14x 75 wall mural depicting the manufacturing of plastic products
Bigsby and Kruthers Mural
Designed and produced a 30x350 mural on the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago depicting Traders at the stock exchanges in Chicago
Project led to promotional TV interviews to B&K (Art Beat, Chicago news stations, ABC, NBC, WGN and numerous newspaper articles (McMahonartgallery.com)
WH Smith Stores
Created a line of products for the retail market
Sold rights for the artwork to promote the stores at OHare International Airport
Worked on Corporate Identity Project
Lake Forest High School Mural Project, Lake Forest, Illinois
Designed and produced a collaborative ceramic tile mural (8x 110) depicting life at Lake Forest High School; the work was developed with the help of over 100 students
Developed a hand-colored silk screen for the Lake Forest High School Booster Club
Lake Forest Preservation Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois
Created a painting and a Limited edition print to help raise money for the Preservation Foundation of the Walden Bluffs-Edge Bridge in Lake Forest, Illinois
The original and all prints were sold
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois
Created 6 watercolors to be gifted to Joseph Regenstein for his $10 million gift to the garden
American College of Surgeons
Commissioned to create a location painting for the museum
State of Illinois Capitol Development Board Mural, Des Plaines, Illinois
Awarded the State of Illinois Mural Project which is displayed in the State of Illinois Building in Des Plaines, Illinois (6x 26 ceramic tile)
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Lectured to Ed Paschkes graduate level class on McMahon mural making process, including the image transfer process
Ayers Steinmetz, Cassiopeia Fine Art, RA Gallery, Deer Path Art League, Picture Us, Chicago Historical Society, Lyman Art Advisory, Great Frame-Up stores, Corporate Art Connection, Benjamin Beattie Gallery, Ruth Volid Gallery
Institute of European Studies
Worked with undergraduate non-art students on observation, composition and drawing skills
ß Produced limited edition prints for both Paris and London campuses
Negotiated a contract with Corbis to put 1700 Franklin McMahon paintings and drawings onto their digital image banks (20 yr. Contract)
Created and developed corporate art for New Company
Created large art work for corporate entrance
Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, Illinois
Sold out Chicago subject black and white card line to the museum (Highland House Design)
Baxter Health Care Corporation, North Chicago, Illinois
Created a series of drawings on distribution
Painted a 40"x60" painting on distribution
Produced 9 silk screen prints for new distribution centers
Worked with designers on distribution brochure
Northern Trust Bank
Painted eight works for their permanent collection
Published and signed limited edition prints
Designed and produced 1994 Christmas cards (6,000)
Created a series of paintings and drawings that document living in northern Indiana
Produced and published poster art that was used to promote company and employee relations (5,000)
Designed and published limited edition prints for VIP gifts
Painted a 40"x 15" mural depicting Indiana for the Chicago Indiana Historical Society meeting
Prepared a mural for permanent display at NIPSCO Headquarters
Made two personal appearances for NIPSCO events (poster signing)
Rollins Burdick and Hunter
ß Created all images for corporate identity program; all brochures done in Mark McMahon style (project done with Lewis and Hiltebrand)
Created and helped produce corporate identity video
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Lectured and taught graduate program
Arlington International Racecourse, Arlington Heights, Illinois
Documented racecourse in drawings and paintings for promotional uses
Produced a line of note cards for promotion and retail sales for gift shop
Published limited edition prints from images
Promoted the project with a six-page spread printed in North Shore Magazine
Promotional images used by Metra for 3 years to promote train/track
Images used by Chicago Magazine in an article by Henry Hanson
Designed, created and produced retail identity package and brochure for retail marketing program (Materials still in use in some shopping centers)
Produced poster for national retail sector
General Parking Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
Created, directed and produced a 125x8 ceramic tile mural for VanBuren and Federal Street location in Chicago
Worked with designers and architects to create signage for new building
Worked with PR firm to promote the project to the media
Library 88 Partners (Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Stein and Company, Haddon Advertising) Chicago, Illinois
Collaborated as a team member for the Chicago Public Library competition; worked with computers to create images
Created sixty-five architectural watercolors for final presentation
Produced final films for promotional materials
Worked with NOVA-TV crews in the production of "Design Wars"
Apple Computer Corporation
Installed artwork for Chicago Corporate offices
Produced and directed a poster for National Sales Conference
City of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Worked with the city in promoting the summer festivals
Designed and produced Blues Festival poster and program cover
Lands End, Dodge, Wisconsin
Created full-page, color newspaper ads
Illustrated all black and white drawings for national ad series'
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois
Created Award winning images for fund-raising brochures
Set up and molded the annual FLORA exhibition
Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Documented the Field Museum in drawing and painting
Created numerous retail products
Drawings became PR promotional tool used for fundraising
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
Produced and directed the creation of a 44"x 9" ceramic tile mural for the Freedom Center cafeteria
Rubloff Company, Detroit, Michigan
Worked as a team member on the Detroit Renaissance Center renovation creating images for the presentations
Designed a 100 mural for construction wall and final installation
Wrote and documented the Indy 500 (6 page spread)
Worked on corporate identity program, brochure projects and created art installations for country-wide corporate offices
Carson Pirie Scott and Company, Chicago, Illinois
In collaboration with Julie Whitehead Studios, created a process to produce ceramic tile murals from industrial materials
Created and oversaw the creation of 8 ceramic murals for OHare International Airport (some of these murals can be seen in the American Airline concourse)
Worked with CBS-TV to promote the project in video
NASA Art Program
Assigned to create paintings and drawings of the final preparations of the Space Shuttle Columbia before launch
Commissioned to document 4th launch
NASA owns and displays 8 original works in their permanent collection and uses the artwork to promote the space program
Air Force Art Program, Chicago, Illinois
Founder and chairman of the Midwest Air Force Art Group
New York Society of Illustrators
One of the youngest participants in the "200 years of American Illustration" show
Covered the Virginia Slims Tennis Tournaments for CBS-Sports (Van Gordon Sauder)
CBS News, on location documentation for news programming, Harvard, Illinois, "Where You Can Get On a Tank of Gas"
Rocinante Sight & Sound
Worked on Peabody and Emmy Award winning documentary films under the supervision of Franklin and Irene McMahon, films appeared on CBS-TV or WTTW-TV
"An American City at Christmas Time" ran for 8 years on CBS-TV as a family Christmas special, sponsored by Continental Bank