Jackson Boelts

Professor, Art

Art Bldg, Room 207C

BFA- Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado

MFA- University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Artist, designer, educator, and facilitator, Jackson Boelts, has won over 400 awards for painting, design and advertising including most recently being inducted into the American Advertising Federation Tucson “Hall of Fame” as well as Ad Person of the Year and a nomination for the national American Institute of Graphic Arts(AIGA) Medal. He was Director of the Graphic Design/Illustration area from 1982-89 and was awarded two College of Fine Arts awards for teaching and mentoring. He is a Professor of Art at the University of Arizona and has taught watercolor and drawing in Orvieto, Italy and was a Visiting Artist at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His two large watercolors on “War Zone” were recently included in an exhibition at Mesa Museum of Contemporary Art entitled ARTillary: Contemporary Art Influenced by Weaponry. He is curently working on a series of large abstract watercolor paintings for an exhibition Border Cowboys and Border Cowgirls: Que es lo Mismo, Pero no Es along with Professor Joseph Labate’s photographs. This exhibition through a grant from Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry will be shown this August through March 2018 at the Amerind Museum.