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Tim Tepe is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and the Cincinnati Art Club. He has worked as a commercial artist since 1975. After graduating from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Tim pursued further studies and earned a BFA degree from Edgecliff College.

His commercial work began as the art director of WBGU-TV, the public television station for northwest Ohio. In this position Tim developed a unique look for the graphics and set design with the innovative use of graphics and illustrations. Other commercial work has included several years of advertising agency and corporate work.

Tim has received numerous awards and recognition for his art and photography. A photographic illustration for a national magazine received recognition in the New York Art Directors Show. Another photography project was selected to be part of a permanent exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum.

Tim’s illustrations have appeared nationally in corporate work for Hobart Corporation, Crescent Cardboard Company, St. Anthony’s Messenger and many others. Locally Tim’s work has been selected to promote the Appalachian Festival and the Public Library of Hamilton County. His works are part of collections of the Ohio State House in Columbus and Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati.

Along with his commercial achievements, Tim has continued to develop his fine art style. His early work was primarily in pastels and watercolors and is part of several private collections. His work has been included in many shows over the years, including the Paint the Parks Top 100, Pastel Society of America Annual Show, Pastel 100 Competition, Hyde Park Show, Viewpoint, and the Arts Consortium. Over the last few years, Tim has returned to his favorite medium of pastels.

In 2013 Tim moved to Collinsville Connecticut. He paints in his home studio in Collinsville where he resides with his wife Barbara.

Work History:
Art Director / Graphic Designer since 1975. I have received local and national recognition for my commercial designs and illustrations.

Education:
The Art Academy of Cincinnati
Certificate 1975

Edgecliff College
BFA 1980

Recent Art Shows and Awards:

Pastel Society of America Annual Show 2012

Pastel Society of America Annual Show 2009

Pastel Society of America Annual Show 2008

Viewpoint 2008
Award Winner

Wyoming Art Show
Best in painting award 2007

Mason Art Show
Best in painting award 2007

Evendale Fine Art Exhibit 2007
Finalist - Painting

Art Off Pike 2007

Imagemaker Gallery
One man show 2007

Paint America Top 100
Finalist 2007

Art Associations
Cincinnati Art Club- Signature Member
Pastel Society of America- Signature Member