Mark Douglas Wittig, www.markdwittig.com

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I have shown my art work locally, regionally and nationally. In 2012 my installation & performance art and studio was part of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Tulsa Art Studio Tour. In 2004 my photographic art work was part of ARTifacts, the featured exhibition at the regional conference for the Society for Photographic Education, held at Midwestern State University. In 2008 my multi discipline art work To Have Strengths was selected to be in the group exhibition, Derivative Composition, also organized by VSA Arts and held in the Terrace Gallery at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. In 2010 my multi-discipline art work The Morning Paper was part of Revealing Culture, an international juried exhibition by artists with disabilities. The exhibition was organized by VSA Arts and was at the Smithsonian Institute’s International Gallery in Washington, D.C. VSA Arts (formerly known as Very Special Artist). VSA Arts integrates artists with disabilities into a wider cultural community and seeks to create greater dialogue and promotes full and equal access for a community that is not disabled but a deviation from the norm.

I volunteer my skills and time to help the community in which I live. At Lacy Community Center I introduced high school students to the education and profession of architecture. In 2001 I served on the Associate Executive Committee of the Eastern Oklahoma American Institute of Architects and won National Chapter of the Year Associate Level for the programming organized and implemented that year. For three years I served on the Board of Directors of Living Arts of Tulsa. During that time I worked to select upcoming exhibitions, taught as a teaching artist for their educational programming, and helped plan the move to a new location and worked to renovate the new space. I have also worked with Habitat for Humanity, Neighbor for Neighbor and other organizations who seek to feed, educate and shelter those in need.

I have a Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Painting from the University of Arkansas, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing & Photography with a Minor in Art History from The University of Tulsa and a Master of Fine Arts in Open Media & Photography from The University of Tulsa. With this diverse education I have worked as an architectural designer, architectural illustrator, illustration editor, creative assistant and a teaching artist. I am a Fine Arts Instructors at Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences, a charter high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During my time at Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences I have taught classes in visual literacy, black and white photography, digital photography, videography, computers one & two and have been the event photographer at the school dances and gradation.