Artist and educator, DANIEL SPRINGER, earned his BFA at Parsons School of Design in NYC. Springer also studied performance and theater design at Syracuse University and holds his Masters in English from Northeastern University. He currently chairs the Visual Arts Department at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School where he has been teaching for the last twenty-three years. Springer was named the “2010 Arts Educator of the Year” by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. He is also a two-time Scholastic Art National Gold Medalist Educator (2014 and 2015), recognized as an “outstanding educator whose dedication, commitment and guidance are represented by student work selected for national honors.”
In addition to his duties at D-Y, Springer served on the Advisory Board of the Cape Cod & Islands Art Educators Association for nine years and has taught at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. He also continues to present workshops at annual National Art Education Association conferences, most recently presenting a workshop in NYC in 2012 on the necessity of doing what you teach. Springer continues to work with colleagues across the region to advocate for and defend the Arts in our public and private schools. He is a big proponent of STEAM, believing that creativity is the key component to innovation.
He has had four solo shows at the Brewster Ladies Library in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012. Springer has shown his work at PAAM in open member exhibits. He has been part of multiple group shows with the Cape Cod & Islands Art Educators over the last several years, with work exhibited at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, the Falmouth Art Guild, The Centerville Historical Museum and The Cove Gallery in Chatham. He exhibited his work at the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center of the National Seashore in March 2013 and at Barnstable High School in April/May 2013. Springer had his oil painting entitled “St. Pete” accepted into the annual Arts Foundation of Cape Cod juried show @ Cotuit Center for the Arts entitled “Seeing the Light” which hung from January 11 – February 22, 2014. His painting “The Lingering Night” was also on exhibit in a traveling group show with the CC&IAEA, visiting Barnstable, Dennis-Yarmouth and Nauset High Schools from February thru April, 2014. More recently, Springer had his Diptych Assemblage entitled “Man/Woman” accepted into the annual Arts Foundation of Cape Cod juried show @ Cotuit Center for the Arts entitled “Opposites Attract” which hung from January 10 – February 21, 2015. He currently has a small canvas at Barnstable Municipal Airport as part of a curated CC&IAEA group show where he has been exhibiting for three six month cycles. His work is in numerous private collections as well as in the permanent collection of Lesley University.