Vitae

SELECTED PURCHASES AND COLLECTIONS

Vatican Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, Florence Portfolio

Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Grunewald Center for Graphic Arts, UCLA, Florence Portfolio

DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, The Nature of Things print portfolio

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, The Nature of Things print portfolio

Boston Public Library, MA, The Nature of Things print portfolio

Portland Museum of Art, ME, The Nature of Things print portfolio

Graham Center Museum, Wheaton IL, collection of twelve paintings

National Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops, Washington DC, collection of four paintings

Albany Medical Center Chapel, Albany NY, permanent installation of seven paintings

Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church, Roanoke VA, installation of fifteen paintings

SELECTED ACTIVITIES

2004 Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts, Access to Artistic Excellence Panel, Washington DC

2003 Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Access/Heritage & Preservation Panel, Washington, DC

1993 Curator, Ade Bethune: Images of Holy Labor, rental exhibit for Christians in the Visual Arts

1992-2000 Co-curator, Visions Gallery, Albany NY

ARTISTS’ EDITIONS PRINT PORTFOLIOS

2004 The Nature of Things, an invitational print portfolio featuring work by artists associated with Zea Mays Printmaking Studio, produced one intaglio print for a suite of twelve prints, twenty-five editions

Stations of the Cross, a portfolio sponsored by the Christians in the Arts Printmakers Network, produced one three color relief print for a suite of fifteen prints, twenty editions

Silver: Codex VI, a twenty-fifth anniversary portfolio for Christians in the Visual Arts, produced one two color relief print for a suite of twenty-five prints, seventy-five editions

1996 Codex2-Reconnecting, a portfolio of relief prints sponsored by Christians in the Visual Arts, produced one blockprint for a suite of twelve prints, fifty editions

1995 Exultate Jubilate, a print portfolio and exhibit sponsored by Visions Gallery, Albany NY, produced one blockprint for a suite of ten prints, thirty editions

1993 The Florence Portfolio, a collaborative printmaking project in Florence, Italy, sponsored by Christians in the Visual Arts, produced three intaglio prints for a suite of twenty prints

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

LITURGICAL PROJECTS

2001 Tanja Butler, Icon: Visual Images for Every Sunday, Augsburg Fortress. CD-Rom of 600 images based on the church year and lectionary readings for use in congregational bulletins and self-published materials

1999 Living and Learning 1999-2000, Augsburg Fortress, cover illustrations and color designs for illustrations in a catechetical series

1998 A Calendar of Word and Season: 1998, Augsburg Fortress, twelve blockprints printed in color

1997 Today’s Liturgy: Christmas, 1997 Oregon Catholic Press, four blockprint illustrations for “Bulletin Notes”

Today’s Liturgy: Lent, 1997 Oregon Catholic Press, four blockprint illustrations for “Bulletin Notes”

Welcome to Christ: A Lutheran Introduction to the Catechumenate, Augsburg Fortress, two-color blockprint cover design for a three-part catechetical series

1996 Lectionary for Worship: Revised Common Lectionary, Ritual Edition, Augsburg Fortress, embossed cover design, inside cover, and blockprint illustrations

Graphics for Worship: Lutheran Resources for Worship Computer Series, Augsburg  Fortress, 31 blockprint designs for one of six series of clip art images published on CD-ROM.

BOOK ILLUSTRATION

2015 Revealed: A Storybook Bible for Grown-ups, edited by Ned Bustard, Square Halo Books, Baltimore MD, six illustrations

1999 Edzard Schaper, The Legend of the Fourth King, Crossroad Publishing Company, illustrated cover and text with eleven papercutting designs

REPRODUCTIONS

2015 Two page spread with color reproductions of two paintings and text, History of Art: Creation to Contemporary by Ned Bustard, Veritas Press, Lancaster PA

“Doing Good Work” feature article with six color illustrations, Pastoral Liturgy, Jan/Feb 2016, Vol 47 No. 1, Liturgical Training Publications, Chicago IL

2013 Reproductions of two liturgical art installations featured in Bauer, Michael. Arts Ministry: Nurturing the Creative Life of God’s People. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co

“God Comes to Dinner” reproduced on front cover of ROOTS Children and Young People magazine, issue 65 May/June 2013, London

2012 “The Magi and Mondrian” reproduced with commentary in Behold: Arts for the Church Year magazine, Advent 2012-Epiphany 2013, Logos Productions, Inc.

2010 “Annunciation” painting featured with author’s commentary, Full of Grace: Encountering Mary in Faith, Art, and Life by Judith Dupre, Random House 2010

Five paintings and bio featured on Artway.eu, a European website edited by Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker

Color reproductions of two paintings and text published in Salt of the Earth: A Christian Seasons Calendar 2010/11, University Hill United Church, Vancouver, BC

2008 Images of Faith, CD-Rom distributed by CIVA as worship resource, three paintings

2007 Tanja Butler, “A Transfigured Vision: Art and Worship in Community,” Stillpoint, Fall 2007, Gordon College alumni magazine

2006 Ned Bustard, editor, It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God, Square Halo Books, color reproduction of oil painting, Abraham’s Sacrifice

2005 Tanja Butler, “Painting by Faith: An Artist Residency at Christ Church, Hamilton/Wenham, Massachusetts,” Episcopal Church Visual Arts website, October-December, www.ecva.com/articles

2004 A. D. Bauer, The Beginning: A Second Look at the First Sin, Square Halo Books, two relief print illustrations, screenprinted image selected for Square Halo Books conference publicity

Every Sunday Service Folder, Augsburg Fortress, December 26, 2004, color reproduction of oil painting, Flight into Egypt 

Lev: Tjidschrift Uitgegenen Door Stichting L”Abri, Nederland, reproduction of oil painting, Christ and the Samaritan Woman

Tanja Butler,“Choose Life, So That You and Your Children May Live and That You May Love the Lord Your God,” Stillpoint, Summer 2004

2003 Medical illustrations depicting the partial-birth abortion procedure were used during the Congressional debates and broadcast on c-span and network news. Published in National Right to Life News, Mar 2003, vol 3 no 3, pp 1, 16, 18,  posted on http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/pba/PBA_Images_Heathers_Place.htm.

Lenten Journey: A Visual and Poetic Observance of the Passion, Christ Church of Hamilton, Wenham, reproductions of two oil paintings

2002 Al Signor del Nuovo: A Spanish Collection, Oregon Catholic Press, cover illustration for compact disc

Christmas card for Episcopal Relief and Development, color reproduction of painting, Manger Scene

Jutta Anderson, “His Eyes Have Seen,” Christianity and the Arts, three page article about oil painting,“Simeon”

2000 Christianity Today, April 3, 2000, color reproductions of two oil paintings, Entombment and Appearance to Thomas 

Christians in the Visual Arts Directory 1999/2000, color reproduction of oil painting, Nativity with Candles, used as the cover image

Karl Rahner, Watch and Pray With Me, Crossroad Publishing Company, created papercutting design for front cover

Edward C. Zaragosa, No Longer Servants, but Friends, Abingdon Press, color reproduction of oil painting, Last Supper, used as front cover

1998 Christianity Today, April 6, 1998, cover reproduction in color of the oil painting, The Last Supper;

color reproductions of two oil paintings, Christ washing the Disciples’ Feet and Road to 

Emmaus, illustrating the Lenten feature article, “Were You There?”

Revelation Participation Book, Inspire Series, Augsburg Fortress, duotone reproduction of oil painting, New Jerusalem, inside cover

Celebrate, Quarter One, Augsburg Fortress, produced one blockprint design, Advent Candle

O Come, Strong Branch of Jesse, Augsburg Fortress, produced blockprint design with color overlay for Advent bulletin cover

Every Sunday Service Folder, Augsburg Fortress, 1998-99, color reproduction of oil painting, New Jerusalem

Cynthia Fox, Joshua Simon, Robert Sullivan, Melanie deForest, and Vivette Porges, Blessed Art Thou Among Women: Reflections on Mary in Our World Today, Macmillan, color reproduction of oil painting, Mary and Elizabeth

1996 Vivette Porges, Joshua Simon, and Robert Sullivan, Who Do You Say That I Am? Reflections on Jesus in Our World Today,Macmillan, color reproduction of oil painting, Adoration with Candles

TEACHING AND PRESENTATIONS

2000-2015 Associate Professor, Gordon College Art Department: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, 

Illustration, Liturgy and Art

2008 Awarded Junior Distinguished Faculty Award at Gordon College

2013, 2008, 1999 Gordon College in Italy—the Orvieto Semester: 

Text and Image, Liturgy and Image, Liturgy of the Hours

2004 Guest Lecturer, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Institute for Art Education, The Text and the Image

1993, 1990 Visions Gallery, Albany NY: 2000 Years of Christian Art

Selected Presentations:

2004 Six Public Dialogues on Art and Faith, Lilly Endowment for the Exploration of Theological Vocation/Gordon College’s Center for Christian Studies, A Transfigured Vision: Art and Worship in Community

Art and Worship Colloquium, Gordon College, Rending the Veil: Making the Holy Visible

2002 Institute of Liturgical Studies Conference, Valparaiso University, Developing Discernment Regarding the Use of Visual Arts in Worship: An Artist Explores Possibilities

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2005 An Artist’s Residency at Christ Church: Artwork by Tanja Butler, Christ Church, Hamilton MA

2002 Painted Grace: Oil Paintings by Tanja Butler, Park Street Church, Boston MA

2001 Lent Exhibit: Paintings by Tanja Butler, Christ Church, Hamilton MA

1994 Tanja Butler: Recent Work, Gordon College,Wenham MA

Italy Influence, Visions II Gallery, Albany NY

1991 Biblical Narratives, Bethel College, Mishiwaka IN

1990 Biblical Narratives, Visions Gallery, Albany NY

1989 Paintings and Prints by Tanja Witkowski, Houghton College, Houghton NY

Paintings by Tanja Witkowski, Asbury College, Wilmore KY

1988 Biblical Narratives: The Painted Word, Rensselaer Chapel and Cultural Center; Troy NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Past/Present: Gordon Art Faculty Exhibition, Gordon College, Wenham MA

Revealed, Christians in Visual Arts Traveling Exhibition

2013 Faculty/Alumni Recent Work, The Gallery at Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College, Wenham MA

2012 Seeing the Savior, Marian Library at International Marian Research Institute, Dayton OH

2011 Fifth Annual Faculty Invitational, Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester NY

2010 Faith as Art/Art as Faith, Olivet Nazarene University, Boubonnais IL

Now Let Them Do As They Please, Zea Mays Printmaking Gallery, Florence MA

2009 Drawing as Encounter: A Faculty/Alumni Exhibition, Gordon College, Wenham MA

2008 Zea Mays Printmaking: The Nature of Things, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln MA

The Florence Portfolio, Museum of Biblical Art, New York NY

Magnificat: Recent Work by Bruce Herman and Tanja Butler on the Life of the Virgin Mary, Gordon 

College, Wenham MA

2007-09 Seeing the Savior, CIVA traveling exhibit

2007 The Body of Christ, John Leland Center for Theological Studies, Alexandria VA, Lutheran Theological 

Seminary, Gettysburg VA, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria VA, Wesley Theological Seminary, 

Washington DC, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond VA, Cathedral College, Washington DC, 

Washington Theological Union, Washington DC

To the Least of These, Gordon College, Wenham MA

2006 Making a Place at Table, Visions Gallery, Albany NY, Juror’s Award 

2005 Sacra Conversazione: The Art of Tanja Butler and Tyrus Clutter, Gordon College, Wenham MA

2003 Considering Peace, Sato Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Seeing is Believing: Drawing as Insight, Gordon College, Wenham MA

Sharing Our Walls, Houghton College, Houghton, NY

2002 Collector’s Items: Biblical Art and Private Devotion, The Gallery at the American Bible Society, 

New York, NY

Patronage and Priests, Visions Gallery, Albany NY

2001 Like A Prayer: A Jewish and American Presence in Contemporary Art, Tryon Center for Visual Art, Charlotte NC

2000 Spirit, Hand and Vision, First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN

1998 Annual Religious Art Exhibit, Pecos Benedictine Monastery, Pecos NM

1997 Things to Think On, The Merrick Free Art Gallery, New Brighton PA

The Rutherford Institute International Graphic Contest, Russell Senate Building, Washington DC, 

Honorable Mention

1996 Great Cloud of Witnesses, Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI

Behold the Lamb: The Life of Christ, Biblical Arts Center, Dallas TX

1995 Sacred Arts Exhibition, Graham Center Museum, Wheaton IL

1994 Angels, Siena College, Loudonville NY

Searching for the Hidden, a two-part international invitational, C.S. Lewis Summer Institute, Queens 

College, Cambridge University and Biola University, La Mirada CA

1993 Crucifixion/Resurrection, Ekklesia Gallery, Cleveland OH

Reflections of Faith, Concordia College, Ann Arbor MI

1992 Sacred Arts Exhibition, Graham Center Museum, Wheaton IL; Second Place Award

1991 Art for Faith’s Sake, Visions Gallery, Albany NY; Juror’s Award

Peace Show, Albany Institute of History and Art Rice Gallery, Albany NY

1990 4x12x12, Emma Willard School Dietel Gallery, Troy NY

Sacred Arts Exhibition, Graham Center Museum, Wheaton IL

1988 Christian Imagery in Contemporary Art, Albany Institute of History and Art Rice Gallery, Albany NY; Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI; Houghton College, Houghton NY; Greenville College, 

Greenville IL; Valparaiso College, Valparaiso IN

Alumni I, University at Albany Invitational Exhibition, Albany NY

1987 William Weber and Tanja Witkowski, Graham Center Museum, Wheaton IL

1986 Sacred Arts Exhibition, Graham Center Museum, Wheaton IL

1984 Hudson-Mohawk Regional Exhibition, Albany Inst. of History and Art, Albany NY

EDUCATION

University at Albany, State University of New York

M.A. September 1979, Major in Painting

B.A. May 1977, Summa Cum Laude, Majors in Studio Art and Art History