John Salhus is a senior conservator and structural engineer of paintings with Parma Conservation, Chicago, one of the country’s leading resources for the conservation of paintings and murals. He has worked on a wide variety of large conservation projects all across the U.S. including churches, courthouses, state capitals, schools, and many Works Progress Administration-era post office murals. Recently, he was the project manager for the conservation of paint and the painting of all artistic surfaces at Pasaquan, an intense two-year project with Kohler Foundation, Inc. At Parma Conservation, he has also worked on a large collection of Jesse Howard signs and paintings by Emery Blagdon, Ernest Hüpeden, Sanford Darling, and Mary Nohl. While in Georgia, Salhus established Buena Vista Projects, a gallery and workspace for student artists. He is an accomplished painter and sculptor and has shown his work at university and gallery venues. Salhus studied art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design 1989–93 and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1992. He has been active in the field of art conservation since 2003. When not working on art conservation projects, Salhus is an avid cyclist.