Frank Vurraro Biography 


Education
C.A.S. SUNY Albany
B.F.A. Syracuse University


Professional Experience
2000 Southern Vermont Art Center
Drawing & Painting Instructor
1972-1995 Niskayuna Central School District, Schenectady, NY
District Director of Art Education, teacher of drawing, painting, and AP

Portfolio courses at the High School level.
1965-1972 Fayetteville Manlius Central High School, Manlius, NY and
Wellwood Junior High School, Fayetteville, NY
Art Instructor
1961-1964 Madison Junior High School, Syracuse, NY
Art Instructor
1961-1964 Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Art Instructor
College Level Teaching Experience
1988 The College of Saint Rose Department of Fine Arts, Albany, NY
Summer Adjunct Drawing Instructor
1981-1987 Russell Sage College/J.CA. Campus, Albany, NY
Drawing Instructor & Program Director, "Summer Art" pre-college art program.
1963-1972 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Painting Instructor, Summer College Prep. Program
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
"Urban Teacher Preparation Program" Trainer of teachers planning to work with
inner city children.
LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY
H.E.O.P. Program Art Instructor

Education
Syracuse University- Bachelor of Fine Arts 1961
State University of Albany-Certificate of Administration & Supervision 1973
Selected Exhibitions


Solo Shows
Riverfront Studios, Schuylerville, NY

Georgetown Universisty,Washington, DC
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
Saratoga Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY
Sage College of Albany, Albany, NY
Gallery II, Oneida, NY
Viking Gallery, Syracuse, NY
Cazenovia College, Cazenovia NY
Small Group Shows
Riverfront Studios, Schuylerville, NY
A. S.A. Maple Ridge, Cambridge, NY
Elise Goodheart Fine Arts, Sag Harbor, NY
Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY
LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY
Hobart College, Geneva, NY
Auburn Community College, Auburn, NY
Works in Public Collections
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of New York State, Albany, NY
Competitive Exhibitions & Awards
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*Cooperstown National Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY
Frank Proctor Whiting Memorial Prize in Painting-201 0
National Acrylic Painting Award-2008
•southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
National Exhibition Jurors Award, 1999, 2001, 2003
•stuyvesant Invitational Exhibition, Albany, NY
Major Drawing Award
•New York State Capital District Tri-Centennial Exhibition, Albany NY
Major Drawing Award
•Hudson Mohawk Regional Art Exhibition, Schenectady, NY
• Adirondack Regional Art Exhibition, Hyde Collection Museum,
Glens Falls, NY
•Draw "80" -A national invitational drawing exhibition-The College of Saint Rose,
Albany, NY
•finger Lakes Regional Art Exhibition, Rochester Memorial Gallery
Rochester, NY
. •upstate NYS Regional Art Exhibition, Munson Williams Proctor
Institute, Utica, NY
•central NYS Regional Art Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art,
Syracuse, NY
•central NYS Art Open, Dewitt, NY
Award for Painting
•Kirkland Annual Art Exhibition, Kirkland Art Institute, Kirkland, NY
Best in Show Award
•cooperstown National Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY
Watercolor Painting Award


Awards as Art Educator
2000 Cornell University Merrill Presidential Scholarship awarded in the name
ofFrank Vurraro, outstanding educator.
1993 General Electric Star Award for outstanding teaching.
1992 Kansas City Art Institute. Selected as outstanding art educator.
1991 Center for creative study Detroit Michigan. Selected as outstanding art
educator.
1989 Recognized by the National Art Education Association as New York State
Art Teacher ofthe Year.
1988 Selected by the New York State Art Teachers Association as
New York State Art Teacher of the Year.
1987 Selected by the NYSATA Capital Region Teachers as NYS Capital
Region Art Teacher of the Year.
1984 Selected by Parsons School of Design, NYC as one of 16 art teachers
to attend their seminar for Exceptional Teacher from throughout the USA.
1976 Named to "Who's Who in Education," Educational Administrators &
Supervisors.
1974 Named "Outstanding Art Educator" by Outstanding Secondary Teachers
of America, Washington, D.C.
 

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