Mim Golub Scalin was born in Chicago, Illinois. She studied
at the University of Illinois, NYU, and VCU. She taught in the Art Foundation Program at
VCU for 18 years, and teaches courses occasionally at VMFA Studio School. She offers workshops to corporations and
private groups. She began her artist life as a painter of large abstract expressionist
paintings but over the years has created smaller and more minimalistic works, primarily
working with found paper.
Currently, she is active in the
International Union of Mail Artists, where she sends her work all over the world. She has been in exhibits worldwide, including Korea, Spain,
France, Venezuela, Greece, and the U.S. The motto from The Alternative Speakers Bureau,
which she is a part of, guides her artistic life: Creativity is a Practice.
She blogs at: Mim4art.blogspot.com
Scalin, born in Chicago, is an artist and educator. He is currently a professor emeritus and
former Assistant Chair of the Communication Art + Design
Department at Virginia Commonwealth
University. His education includes degrees from the
of the Art Institute in Chicago and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Chuck's
professional career spans over 45 years. His paintings,
collage, photography, clay
and glassworks have been included and received
recognition in over 250 juried and invitational
exhibitions with 25 solo exhibitions here and abroad.
work is also in many public and private collections, including: VCU,
Capital One, McGuire-Woods,
Media General, Bank of Virginia, and the Virginia Museum of
Fine Arts, Muscarelle
Museum, and Bayley Museums.
2012, Chuck was awarded his 6th artist residency at the Cité International
des Arts in Paris,
France where he produced a body of photography work titled
“Unsung View of Paris” that
exhibited in Paris and Richmond. After
retiring from teaching, he came out of retirement 10 years ago to
teach courses and
the Art of Collage and Assemblage at the Virginia Museum Studio
he is still teaching.
can be seen on his website: www.chuckscalin.com