Glenshaw Creative, Inc.
Glenshaw Creative, Inc.

Artist, Filmmaker, Author, Educatort

My name is Paul Glenshaw.

I am an artist, filmmaker, author and educator with more than 25 years' experience working across disciplines in the arts, history, and sciences.

I am based in the Washington DC area. Clients include museums, magazines, foundations, government, universities, and arts organizations locally and around the country. In addition to art, writing, films, and education, projects include primary research, exhibit design and content, photography, fundraising, and media production.

Contact: paul (at) glenshawcreative (dot) com

Follow the links below for recent work:

  • Artist:
    Drawings made at the National Museum of Health and Medicine
    Drawings made at the Folger Shakespeare Library

  • Filmmaker:
    Creator, Writer, Host Art+History, a documentary series in production based on my popular series of online lectures for the Smithsonian Associates. The series takes us across the globe and through time to discover the fascinating backstories to iconic works of Western art. Spring 2025. Link to teaser.
    Co-director, co-producer, co-writer Jazz in Paris, a documentary series in production for Humanus Documentary Films Foundation. The series follows contemporary French and American musicians as they create new works and learn about the great masters of the past.
    Co-director, co-producer, co-writer The Lafayette Escadrille, a documentary film airing on public television stations nationwide and on the PBS Passport streaming platform. The film is the story of the young Americans who risked everything to volunteer for France as fighter pilots in World War I.
    Co-creator The Seven Tones Project, an open, collaborative initiative begun during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic to pair musicians and filmmakers to make short films based on the music of Duke Ellington.
    Co-producer: Anacostia Delta - The Legacy of DC's TeleMasters a documentary film about the great players of Washington DC.
    Co producer, co-writer, Barnstorming, an award winning documentary about the unexpected friendship created when two pilots landed in a farmer's field. Aired nationally on PBS, 2009-2012.

  • Educator:
    Online Lecturer and Tour Leader, Smithsonian Associates. Lecture series includes Art+History, which looks in depth at the historical context for the creation of individual works of art. Other tours and lectures feature aviation history subjects.
    Art Instructor, Smithsonian Institution. I teach drawing: perspective, object drawing, drawing in museums.
    STEM and STEAM projects for Fairfax County Public Schools, Jazz at Lincoln Center

  • Author:
    Regular contributor, Air & Space Smithsonian magazine. Subjects cover the full range of aviation history.
    Author, To Swing Through the Sky. A new work for theater commissioned by George Mason University about the surprising twin histories of jazz and powered flight. Performed in 2016 and 2017 by the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.
    Radio commentator, NPR affiliate WYSO

  • Experience

    2006-Present: Principal, Glenshaw Creative, Inc.

    2005-2014: Executive Director, The Discovery of Flight Foundation

    2000-2004: Vice President/Producer, Cognitive Applications, Inc.

    1996-2000: Webmaster/Interactive producer, The National Museum of African Art

    1994-1996: Interactive producer, Micro Gallery Project, The National Gallery of Art

    1989-1994: Exhibit Specialist, The National Gallery of Art

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    Contact: paul (at) glenshawcreative (dot) com