Throughout my career as a metal sculptor and artist I have had many experiences. I think of these as my "journeys."
I have had exhibits in a number of galleries and shows. I have won some awards. I have been commissioned for some important pieces. But some of my proudest moments have occurred during the showing of my work - from a young man who was blind exploring a piece through touch; parents spending time with their children explaining the meaning of the sculptures; a child smelling Full Bloom and exclaiming, "It smells so good." And also just the wonder and enjoyment people of all ages experience through sharing time with my art. I want to share with all of you some of MY PROUD MOMENTS.
Let's start with my most recent proud moments!
*Chosen to exhibit at Art Walk Central, Mt Pleasant, MI, August 2018 three pieces from his Life’s Journey Series
*Asked to present my work in a one-man exhibit, titled Heavy Metal, at Kettering University July 18 - September 14, 2018 in the Humanities Art Center. Displayed 23 sculptures and a variety of art drawings and concept designs.
*Chosen to exhibit at Art Reach, Mt Pleasant, MI, April 2018 for their national Climate Change Juried Show. One of three awards given. Awarded Honorable Mention. Toxic Beauty
*Requested by Fenton Arts Council to finalize community art project, October, 2017. "Butterfly"
Presentation of Butterfly Community Art Project to Fenton City Council.
*Exhibited at Flint Festival of Quilts a "quilt of a different fabric" at Knob Hill Bed and Breakfast, October 2017.
*Chosen to exhibit at Art Walk Central, Mt Pleasant, MI, September 2017.
*Contacted and asked to exhibit at Fenton ArtWalk, Fenton MI, July, 2017.
*Displayed piece at the 19th Annual SAC Member Artist Show, May 2017.
*Requested by Dr Iddings, oncologist Genesys/Hurley Cancer Institute, to display sculpture at yearly reunion party at The Flint Institute of Arts, December 2016.
*Displayed piece at the 18th Annual SAC Member Artist Show, December 2016.
*Exhibited sculpture "pieces of my heART" A Quilt of a Different Fabric at Knob Hill Bed and Breakfast; Gave artist talk; September, 2016.
*Exhibited collection of works, summer 2016
A mother teaches her child how to make the peace sign
*One of 48 sculptors chosen to participate, summer 2016
*Exhibited at Art Reach Headquarters, summer 2016; Gave artist talk. Placed sixth in the people’s choice voting out of 121 entries.
*Exhibited collection of works, February 2016
*Exhibited at Isabella Community Credit Union. Gave artist talk, August 2015
*Commissioned by Dr. Iddings, oncologist, Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, for piece to show modern technology at work in curing cancer; Presented and spoke at Dr. Iddings reunion party, December 2015; sculpture on display at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute.
*Commissioned by Dr. Robert Goekel DC to do a sculpture for his office, September, 2015
*Displayed piece at the 18th Annual SAC Member Artist Show, May 2015
*Displayed piece at Greater Flint Arts Council Member Artist Show, January 2015
*Exhibited and hosted by Grey’s Furniture. Gave artist talk, Summer 2014
One of 36 sculptors chosen to participate, Summer 2014
*Commissioned by Dr. Robert Goekel DC to do a sculpture for his office, June, 2014
*Displayed piece at the 17th annual SAC Member Artist Show, May 2014
*Exhibited collection of works, Summer 2013
*Commissioned by Ted Zahrfeld, retired financial advisor, for piece to place at entrance of private Japanese Serenity garden, Summer 2013
*Commissioned by Dr Iddings, oncologist Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, for piece to show victory in fighting cancer; Presented and spoke at Dr. Iddings reunion party December 2013; sculpture on display at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute
*Chosen to exhibit a piece, by Select Bank during ArtPrize 2012; Stop #13 of 21 on Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Kids' ARTPRIZE Tour
*Sculpture acquired and installed by the city of Yuma, AZ, April, 2012 during ARTbeat5 Speaker at dedication.
Shaking hands with Yuma mayor Douglas J Nichols after the dedication ceremony
*First place in a fine arts competition, Summer 2010
*Acquired sculpture for permanent display in their sculpture garden. Summer 2010
*Exhibited piece, Winter 2010
"Dance of the Stingrays"
*Sculpture on display for a semester, spring 2009
*One of six winners in sculpture competition, Autumn 2008, Piece on display for a year
*Exhibited summer 2008
*Piece chosen for cover of magazine, spring 2008
"Dance of the Stingrays"
*Placed second in student art show with the first assignment in my Art Welding class; Autumn 2007