Herb Goodman is professor & chair of the art and design program at Eastern Kentucky University. He spent over twenty years in the visual communications business prior to receiving his graduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1986. In 2000, the State of Louisiana honored him with its highest award in his field: The Division of the Arts Fellowship in Design Arts.Goodman sits on the board of directors of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, In 2011 he was inducted into the The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Pi and is a recipient
Herb is Project Director/Curator of the exhibit, "Interwoven: Rural Traditions, Modern Ties. Baskets from Appalachia and the Andes", an international celebration of weaving by invitation of the Embajada de los Estados Unidos Quito, Ecuador, Kentucky/Ecuador Partners, US Department of State, Kentucky Arts Council, and the Lexington Library, Lexington, KY. The show opened in November at the Lexington Library Gallery, Lexington, KY and will close January 27th 2013.
After living 20 years in the deep south, he returned to Appalachia where his passion for regional applied arts has been reinvigorated.
This has triggered a renewed interest in traditional culture, materials, processes, construction, & syntax. Consequently he has created a very unique new body of work based on traditional woven structures. This work has been embraced by the arts community by inclusion in national, international shows and recently, a solo exhibit at the Doris Ulmann Gallery In Berea Kentucky. He was selected to be included among the LexArts HorseMania 2010 artists who painted, wove, and embellish the life-sized fiberglass horses for outdoor display on the streets of Lexington, Kentucky. His work is represented through the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, Kentucky.
In 2011, he was selected to go to Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, as the Arts Delegate for the Madison County International Committee, part of the American Committee for the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP).
He presented "Long Range Digital Information & Network Design" at the HASEDO International Conference in Kingston, Jamaica as well as co-presented the software "Cli-Macs: Interactive Climatic Database" to the American Collegiate Society of Architects National Technology Conference which was funded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. He presented two papers at the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE) on Hypermedia System Design as an Educational Tool.
Herb was formerly Graduate Art/Undergraduate design coordinator at Louisiana State University. He was also one of the seminal forces in the creation of the Laboratory for Creative Arts and Technology (LCAT) at LSU and authored the LSU Graduate Graphic Design program in 1999.
He received his training in Adobe Photoshop at Adobe Systems Inc. in Mountain View, California and has presented that application at the Society for Photographic Education, Southern Regional Conference.
His design experience has included international and national clients such as: United States Department of Defense, Henkle Schuler Development Company, Sunoco Products, Hepar Pharmaceuticals International (Zurich), Escher-Weiss Manufacturing (Basel), Citizens Bank and Trust, Interbio Microbemasters Inc., Miller Brewing/Robinson Development, and United Way Inc.
Herb has received grants from such organizations as the Chrysler Museum in conjunction with the NEA and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Center for the Liberal Arts (Charlottesville, VA), the Wolfstein Foundation (New York), Ohio State University, Cincinnati Commission on the Arts, and recently a research grant on digital imaging from the LSU Council on Research.
Contact Herb at Herb@HerbGoodman.Com