Resume

Education

M.F.A. 1993 Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Post-Baccalaureate studies 1988-1990 Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

B.A. 1985 Art, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas

Academic Appointments

Professor of Art and Art Department Chair, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, 2017-present

Associate Professor of Art and Art Department Chair, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, 2014-2017

Associate Professor of Art, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, 2003-2014

Associate Professor of Art and Art Department Chair, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1996-2003

Adjunct Instructor, Sterling College, Sterling, Kansas, 1996

Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Sabbatical Leave, Bridgewater College, 2017, 2010

Faculty Research Grant, Bridgewater College, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2003

Faculty Scholarship Award, Bridgewater College, 2016

Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Maurice L. Mednick Memorial Fellowship, 2013

Arts Council of the Valley Individual Artist Grant, 2002

Eastern Mennonite University Course Development Grant, 2002, 2000, 1999

Eastern Mennonite University Faculty Research Release Time Grant, 2001, 1998

Eastern Mennonite University Faculty Research Mini-grant, 2000, 1997

Kansas Arts Commission Mini-Fellowship, 1997

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016

Source and Confluence: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay’s Watershed from Headwaters to Bay, New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Invited

Source and Confluence: Exploring the Chesapeake Watershed from the Potomac to the Patapsco, Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia

2014

Selected Photographs from Shenandoah Valley Apples, R.R. Smith Center for History and Art, Staunton, Virginia, Invited

Source and Confluence: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay’s Susquehanna River, Juniata River and Eastern Shore Watersheds, Art Gallery, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, Virginia, Invited

2013

Featured Artist Exhibit, Lexington Artist Coop, Lexington, Virginia, Invited

2011

The Great Valley Road of Virginia, R.R. Smith Center for History and Art, Staunton, Virginia, Invited

2010

Selections from Source and Confluence: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Invited

Source and Confluence: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Confluences, Darrin-McHone Gallery, Arts Council of the Valley, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Invited

Teaching through the Lens: Glimpsing My Life as a College Professor, Art Gallery, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Invited

2009

Teaching Through the Lens: Glimpsing My Life as a College Professor, Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia

2007

Blacks Run: An American Stream, 150 Franklin Street Gallery, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Invited

2006

Valley Apples, Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Virginia, Invited

2005

Reflections on Blacks Run: An American Stream, Shenandoah Arts Council, Winchester, Virginia, Invited

2004

Valley Apples: Color photographs and interviews exploring the past, present and future of apple growing in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, Sterling, Virginia, Invited

2003

Valley Apples: Color photographs and interviews exploring the past, present and future of apple growing in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, Invited

Valley Apples: Color photographs and interviews exploring the past, present and future of apple growing in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Art Gallery, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

2002

Blacks Run: An American Stream, Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Virginia, Invited

Blacks Run: An American Stream, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, Invited

2001

Blacks Run: An American Stream, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Invited

Blacks Run: An American Stream, Art Gallery, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

2000

Meditations on Dust, Hesston College, Hesston, Kansas, Invited

Blacks Run: An American Stream, New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Invited

1999

Blacks Run: An American Stream, Sycamore House Gallery, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Invited

1998

Meditations on Dust, Sycamore House Gallery, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Invited

1997

Meditations on Dust, Art Gallery, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

1995

A Book of Nine Februarys: A Landscape Book Installation, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, Invited

1994

A Book of Ruins, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, Invited

Ruins and Mirages, The Land Institute Gallery, The Land Institute, Salina, Kansas, Invited

Selected Multi-Person and Group Exhibitions

2017

First Night Invitational Exhibition, Marketplace Gallery, Arts Council of the Valley, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Invited

2013

Conversation XV: Dust, The Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, Curator, Kate Meyer

Passages: New paintings and photographs by Nan Covert and Scott Jost, Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia

2012

College Educator’s Exhibit, Larkin Arts, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Invited

2011

Leaf. Flower. Spiral: The Flow of Energy in the Natural World, with Steven Johnson and Howard Zehr, State Arboretum of Virginia, Blandy Experimental Farm, Boyce, Virginia

Down to the River: Steven Johnson, Scott Jost, Howard Zehr, Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Invited

2010

Site Specifics, The Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, Curator, Susan Earle

Confluence: 2010 Season of Color Exhibit, Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, Virginia, Jurors, Mary Chappell and Jeff Davis

2009

Bridgewater College Faculty Exhibit, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, Virginia, Invited

2008

Artists Who Teach, Staunton-Augusta Art Center, Staunton, Virginia, Curator, Nan Covert

Winter Trees: Drawings and Works on Paper, Nelson Fine Arts Gallery, Lexington, Virginia, Curator, Cleveland Morris

2006

Pickers and Potters: Cynthia Connolly, Scott Jost, Rudy Tucker, Staunton-Augusta Art Center,  Staunton, Virginia, Juried

2005

Shenandoah Photography II: New Directions, Shenandoah Arts Council, Winchester, Virginia, Curators, Geraldine Kiefer and Bruce Kiefer

Virginia On Paper, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, Virginia, Juried

2004

International Photography Exhibition, Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Curator, Ray Dirks

2002

The Valley Road at the Millennium, Photographs by Scott Jost and EMU Photography Students, Art Gallery, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virgini

2000

10th Annual New Images Exhibition: A Juried Photo Competition for the Mid-Atlantic States, New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Jurors, Janet Sirmon, Gallery Director and Alan Klotz/Photocollect, New York

1999

Juried Exhibition 1999, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia, Juror, Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Director, Studio Museum in Harlem, Award of Recognition (Brochure)

Juried Regional Exhibit 1999, Staunton-Augusta Art Center, Staunton, Virginia, Juror, James Miller, Professor of Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University

Americas 2000: All-Media Competition, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, Juror, Laurel J. Reuter, Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, Work Recommended for Purchase (Catalog)

1998

Juried Exhibition 1998, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia, Juror, Eleanor Heartney, Independent Critic and Author, Award of Achievement (Catalog)

Regional Juried Exhibit, Staunton-Augusta Art Center, Staunton, Virginia, Juror, William Barnes, Professor of Art, College of William and Mary, Second Place

Select: A Regional Juried Exhibition, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Juried

1995

An Exhibition of Artists’ Books by Scott Jost and Gordon Sherman, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, Two-person exhibition, Saralyn Reece Hardy, Curator

1994

Central Kansas Artists Coalition Exhibit, Carnagie Library, Goodland, Kansas, Invited

1993

Time, Texture and Tapestry, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, Juried three-person exhibition

Through the Looking Glass: Drawing Ourselves With Light, pARTs Photographic Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Curator, Colleen Mullins

Collections, Commissions and Portfolios

Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, Commission, 2014

Packing Corporation of America, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Collection, 2012

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, Permanent collection, 2009

Border to Border III, Faculty/Graduate Student Print Portfolio including University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, University of Colorado, University of Nebraska and University of South Dakota, 1992

Publications

“Eyes on the South: Stream Origins,” Oxford American Online, May 19, 2015, curated
by Jeffrey Rich.

“Scott Jost,” 10 Journal, Volume 2, Number 2, 2015, pages 12-17, published by Nate Abramowski.

Shenandoah Valley Apples (Chicago: Columbia College Chicago Press, 2014, distributed by University of Virginia Press)

Contributing photographer to The Great Valley Road of Virginia: Shenandoah Landscapes from Prehistory to the Present, edited by Warren Hofstra and Karl Raitz (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press in cooperation with The Center for American Places, 2010).

Photographs in Kansas Murals: A Traveler’s Guide, by Lora Jost and Dave Loewenstein (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006, 8, 161, 167).

Photographs in Responding to Art: Form, Content and Context, by Robert Bersson (Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2004, 182, 183, 629.)

Photographs in In God’s Image: A Global Anabaptist Family, by Ray Dirks (Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2003, 90-92).

Blacks Run: An American Stream (Staunton, VA: Center for American Places, 1999).

“The Art of Ruin,” The Land Report, No. 50, Summer 1994, 10-12.

Selected Bibliography

Ryan Cornell, “Shooting the Source: BC Exhibit Features Chesapeake Bay Watershed Photos,” The Daily News Record, February 6, 2016, B1.

Matt Gonzales, “On the Record: Oral Histories Add Layers To Past,” The Daily News Record, July 15, 2014, A7.

Hannah Pitstick, “Local Landmarks Stand Out At Larkin Arts,” The Daily News Record, July 10, 2014, B6.

Deona Landes Houff, “On the Watershed: Photographs of Chesapeake Bay Tributaries On Display At BRCC,” Go! An Edition of The News Leader, January 30-February 5, 2014, 1, 6-7.

“Images of the Land,” Sunflower Living, Winter 2014, 6, 46.

McKinsey Harris, “Bridgewater Art Professor Presents Chesapeake Bay Gallery,” WHSV Television, Harrisonburg, Virginia, October 5, 2010.

“New book features Bridgewater professor’s photography,” The News Leader, Staunton, Virginia, September 23, 2010.

“A Teacher’s Eye View: Scott Jost Shares His Academic Life in Photographic Project,” The Daily News Record, January 14, 2010, A7.

Stephanie Mangino, “All About Valley Apples,” The Winchester Star, November 7, 2008.

Florence Barrett, “Kids with Cameras,” The Shenandoah Journal, July 22-28, 2008, 3+.

Maria Longley, “Exhibit Captures Music of Old Virginia: ‘Pickers and Potters’ exhibit continues through Feb. 17,” Go! An Edition of The News Leader, January 19-25, 9.

Maggie Wolff Peterson, “Exhibit, Lectures Featured,” The Winchester Star, October 5, 2005, B7.

Geraldine Kiefer, “SU Welcomes Guest Speaker, Artist,” The Shenandoah Sun, September 28, 2005, 4.

Jenny Brockwell, “Photographer Documents Evolving Turnpike,” The Daily News Record Escape, July 21-27, 2005, 3.

Maggie Wolff Peterson, “From Apples to Architecture: 4 Photographers Featured in Art Council’s ‘New Directions II’ Show,” The Winchester Star, June 3, 2005, B3-B6.

Luginbuhl, Gregg, “Mennonite College and University Faculty Artists Picture Peace,” Public lecture.

Jessica Clarke, “Paint the ‘Burg Green” The Daily News Record Skyline Extra, January 8-21, 2005, 6-7.

Virginia Tonight, WVPT Public Television, March 6, 2003.

“How ‘Bout Them Apples? Eastern Mennonite University Photo Exhibit Looks at Fruit’s Industry,” The Daily News Record, March 27, 2003, 17-18.

“Route 11 Photos On Display At Eastern Mennonite University,” The Daily News Record Skyline Extra, March 7, 2002, 7.

Jessica Clark, “See How It Runs: Such Stuff as Streams are Made Of,” The Daily News Record, December 10, 1999, 25-26.

Nancy Bondurant Jones, “The ‘Babbling Brook’ Seen Through the Artist’s Eyes,” The Daily News Record, December 7, 1999, 10.

Deona Houff, “The Book on Blacks Run,” Eightyone, December 1999, 4-5.

Jessica Clark, “Saddling the Wind: Dust Bowl Photos in Bridgewater College Exhibit,” The Daily News Record, March 9, 1999, 9-11.

Leland E. Warren, “Contemporary Kansas” The Manhattan Mercury, August 10, 1995, A7. Review.

Scott Williams (producer), “A Book of Nine Februarys: Scott Jost’s Landscape Installation” Access to Art #10, Salina Community Access Television, August 1995.

Rick Mach, Interview with Scott Jost, The Rick Mach Show, KSAL Radio, Salina, Kansas, July 17, 1995.

Lillian Zier, “A New Chapter: Artist Goes by the Book in Exhibit at Salina Art Center” Salina Journal, June 23, 1995, 1D+.

Selected Artist Lectures and Presentations

2016

Bridgewater College, Faculty Scholarship Lunch, “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Source and Confluence: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed,” Slide presentation and discussion

New Image Gallery, James Madison University, “Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Source and Confluence: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed” with Prof. Corinne Diop, School of Art, Design & Art History, Dr. Daniel Downey, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Dr. David Ehrenpreis, School of Art, Design & Art History and Institute for Visual Studies, and Dr. Carole Nash, Department of Integrated Science and Technology

New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Gallery talk

2015

New Market Historical Society, New Market, Virginia, “Shenandoah Valley Apples,” Slide lecture and reading

Rockbridge Camera Club, Lexington, Virginia, “Black and White Photography,” Slide lecture, guest critique

Beverley Street Studio School, Staunton, Virginia, “Conversations” series artist talk and discussion

2014

Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, Staunton, Virginia, “Shenandoah Valley Apples,” Slide lecture and reading

Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, “Shenandoah Valley Apples,” Convocation series slide lecture

Augusta County Historical Society, Staunton, Virginia, “Shenandoah Valley Apples,” Slide lecture and reading

Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society, Dayton, Virginia, “Shenandoah Valley Apples,” Slide lecture and reading

Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia, “Photographing the Virginias” author panel and “Eat, Drink and Be Merry: The Cultural History of Things” author panel

2013

Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, Virginia, “Source and Confluence: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed,” Slide presentation

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence Kansas, visiting artist, including class presentations, portfolio critiques and public lecture

Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, “Passages,” Slide presentation (with Nan Covert)

2012

Augusta County Historical Society, Staunton, Virginia, “The Great Valley Road of Virginia”, Slide presentation (with Warren Hofstra and George F. Thompson)

Virginia Forum, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, “Source and Confluence: Virginia Waterways and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed”, Slide lecture (as part of the “Geography and Environment” panel with Chris Bolgiano, Geraldine Kiefer, and William Wooldridge; Christina Wulf, moderator)

2011

Beverley Street Studio School, Staunton, Virginia, “Shenandoah Valley Landscapes”, Conversations series slide talk

Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Historical Society, Dayton, Virginia, “The Great Valley Road of Virginia”, Slide presentation (with Warren Hofstra)

Augusta County Historical Society, Staunton, Virginia, “The Great Valley Road of Virginia”, Slide presentation (with Warren Hofstra, Kenneth Keller, and George F. Thompson)

2010

Shenandoah Regional Studies Seminar, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, “Source and Confluence: Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed”, Presentation

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Visiting artist (Graduate seminar presentation, individual graduate student studio critiques, undergraduate photography class slide lecture)

Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, “Art as Learning, Knowing, Telling”, Research Methods course (graduate), Guest lecture

2009

Shenandoah Photographic Society, Winchester, Virginia, “Collecting Images and Stories from the Valley and its Communities”, Slide lecture
Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, “Teaching through the Lens: Glimpsing My Life as a College Professor”, Convocation lecture

2008

The Creative Mind Conference, sponsored by the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education, Staunton, Virginia, “How You See Me, How I See Me,” Conference presentation (with Dr. Douglas Ball)

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia, “Apples and Orchards,” Slide talk

2007

Rockbridge Camera Club, Lexington, Virginia, “Digital Exposure and White Balance,” Lecture and demonstration

2006

Frederick County Fruit Growers Association Annual Meeting, Winchester, Virginia, “Valley Apples,” Slide talk

Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, “Documentary Photography,” Slide lecture

2005

Southeast College Art Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, “Community Conversation as Map: The Healing of Blacks Run” included in Mapping the Landscape: Readings of Surfaces, Stratigraphies and Narratives from the Renaissance to the Present, Presentation

Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, “Community Conversation and the Healing of Blacks Run,” Public lecture

Regional Studies Seminar, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, “Valley Apples,” Presentation

2004

College Art Association National Conference, Seattle, Washington, “Meet the Candidates Forum”

2003

Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, Slide lecture

Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Gallery talk

2002

Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Gallery talk

Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, Visiting artist, Gallery talk

2001

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Gallery talk

College Art Association National Conference, Chicago, Illinois, “Community Conversation and the Revitalization of Nature” included in Nature Nurtured and Nurturing: Art to Restore and Enliven Nature, Presentation and substitute session chair

Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Gallery talk

2000

The Land Institute, Salina, Kansas, “Communicating Art with Nature as the Measure,” Slide lecture and panel discussion

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Slide lecture

1999

Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, Slide lecture

1997

Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Gallery talk

1995

Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, Reading/performance

Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, Gallery talk

1994

Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, Public lecture

The Land Institute, Salina, Kansas, Gallery talk

Residencies, Workshops and Community Education

Photographing Light and Land in Highland County, Virginia, Highland County Arts Council, Instructor, 2015

Macro Photography, Rockbridge Camera Club, Lexington, Virginia, Instructor, 2012

Creative Still Life, Rockbridge Camera Club, Lexington, Virginia, Instructor, 2011

Panoramic and Multiple Image Photographs, Rockbridge Camera Club, Lexington, Virginia, Instructor, 2010

Creative Still Life, Rockbridge Camera Club, Lexington, Virginia, Instructor, 2009

Exploring the Light and Color of Rockbridge County, Rockbridge Camera Club, Lexington, Virginia, Instructor, 2008

How You See Me, How I See Me, children’s photography workshop for Rockingham County Public Schools students, John Wayland Elementary School, Bridgewater, Virginia, Instructor (with Douglas Ball and Kim Floyd), 2008

Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, Instructor, 1994-1995

Artist in Residence, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, 1991

Professional Service

Society for Photographic Education national conference, Portfolio reviewer, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2004-2007

Annual MFA student reviews, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Guest critic, 2013

Arts Council of the Valley, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Secretary, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, 2010-2014; Board or Directors, 2009-2010

Rockbridge Camera Club, Lexington, Virginia, Guest critic, 2009

College Art Association, National board of directors candidate, 2004

Central Shenandoah Arts, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Guest critic, 2003

National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, Museums and Visual Arts Education/Access Review grants panelist, 1999

Rockingham Fine Arts Association, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Juror, 1997

Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, Design Advisory Group, 1996

Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, Exhibitions Committee, 1995-1996

Salina Arts and Humanities Council, Salina, Kansas, Juror, 1995

Professional Organization Memberships

Society for Photographic Education, 2002-present

AIGA / The Professional Association for Design, 2006-2011

Southeast College Art Conference, 2005-2006

College Art Association, 1993-2006

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, 1996-2002

American Institute of Architects, 1994-1995