Resume

Education

1975

BFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Work Experience

2006 – present
Studio Furniture Maker
1980 – 2006
Commissioned Finished Carpenter/Cabinet Maker/Furniture Maker

Museum Collections

2018
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA
2017
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2016

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida

2011

Museum of Arts & Design (MAD), New York, NY

Corporate Collections

2017-2019
United States Sugar Corporation, Clewiston, FL

Curated Exhibitions

2015
A Fine Timber: Wood and Transformation in Our Time
Appleton Museum of Art, Nov 14, 2015-Jan 3, 2016, three person exhibition organized by Ruth Grimm, Curator of Exhibitions.
2014
Re: Collection
Museum of Arts & Design, Apr 1-Sept 7, organized by David McFadden, William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator Emeritus, in coordination with former Exhibitions Curator Dorothy TwiningGlobus.

Juried Exhibitions

2022

Academy Center of the Arts National Juried Art Exhibition
Academy Center of the Arts Lynchburg VA, April 1-30, 2022. Juror Janly Jaggard. Best in Show Award.

2021
40th Annual Fine Arts Competition Exhibition
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, June 18 – August 19, 2021. Juror-David Lusk, David Lusk Art Gallery, Memphis Tennessee.
Muskegon Regional 92nd Michigan Exhibition
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon MI. September 23-November 10. Juror Karen Hampton.
2018

Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge
Veneer Technologies Inc, IWF Atlanta August 23. Honorable Mention Award.

Mesa Arts 39th Annual Contemporary Crafts
MESA Arts Center, Mesa AZ. Feb 9 – April 15, 2018. Juror-Bruce Hoffman, Director Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2017
Muskegon Regional 89th Michigan Exhibition
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon MI. September 28 – November 8. Juror-Petra Fallaux.
2016
Members Biennial Exhibition
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA. Jun 25 – Sept 18. Juror-James Lawton, Professor of Ceramics and Director of the Department of Artisanry at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Academy Center of the Arts National Juried Art Exhibition
Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg VA. Apr 1 – Apr 30. Juror-Siobhan Byrns.
2015
HWD 2015 (Height x Width x Depth) Sculpture Exhibition
Rosewood Art Center, Dayton, OH. Aug 10 – Sept 11. Juror-Steven Matijcio.
2014
Members Biennial Exhibition
Fuller Craft Museum, Boston, MA, Oct 26 – Feb15, 2015. Juror-Arthur Dion, Director of Gallery NAGA.
HWD 2014
Rosewood Art Centre, Dayton, OH. Aug 25 – Sept 26. Juror-Carrie Longley, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University East.
2013

Winter Expo 2012
Infinity Art Gallery, Jan 15 – Apr 13, 2013, Juror-Charly Swing, Founder. Founder’s Choice Award.

Craftsman’s Challenge
Veneer Technologies Inc, AWFS Fair Las Vegas, July 25. Special Honorable Mention Award.

Greater Michigan Art Exhibition
Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art, Midland MI, June 22 – Sept 22, Juror-Sergio De Giusti, Sculptor/Former Instructor at Wayne State University & Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI. Award of Merit-3D.

Michigan Fine Arts Competition
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, June 28 – Aug 23, Juror-Brad Durham, Painter/Former Instructor at Art Center College of Design, Los Angles, CA.

Academy of Fine Arts Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA. Apr 5 – Apr 27, Juror- David Dodge Lewis, Barger-Barclay Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College. Juror’s Award.

2012

Winter Expo 2012
Infinity Art Gallery, Jan 15 – Apr 13, Juror- Charly Swing. Founder’s Choice Award.

SOFA Chicago 2012
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL. Nov 2 – 4, Juror- Charlotte Wainwright, Hon AIA and founding director of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State.

HWD 2012
Rosewood Arts Centre, Dayton, OH. Nov 4 – Dec 14, Juror- Valerie Mann, Artist, Educator, Art Activist, Saline, MI. Juror’s Award.

51st Greater Michigan Art Exhibition
Alden B Dow Museum of Science & Art, Midland MI. Jun 16 – Aug 18, Juror- Robert Schefman, Chair of the Foundation Department of the College for Creative Studies. Katharyn Rave Award for Crafts.

Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition 2012
Marshall M Fredericks Sculputer Museum, Jun 9 – Sept 22, Juror- Joseph A Becherer, founding director and curator of the Sculpture Program at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, May 19 – 22.

Michigan Fine Arts Competition
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI, March 30 – May 4. Juror- Mi-Kyoung Lee, Associate Professor and Head of Fibers at the University of the Arts. Juror’s Award.

2011

CraftForms 2011
Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA. Dec 2 – Jan 21. Juror- Elisabeth Agro, Curator of American Modern & Contemporary Crafts & DecorativeArts of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 1st Place Juror’s Award.

Craft USA 2011
Silvermine Arts Center, New Cannan,CT. Nov 13 – Dec 23. Juror- Holly Hotchner, Director of the Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY. Best in Show Juror’s Award.

Craftsman’s Challenge
Veneer Technologies Inc, AWFS Fair, Las Vegas NV, Jul 20 – 23.

Fall Expo 2011
Infinity Art Gallery. Juror- M. M. Dupay, instructor Bowling Green State University. Juror’s Award.

Academy of Fine Arts Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg VA. Apr 1 – Apr 30, Juror- George Billis, Owner/Director George Billis Gallery, New York, NY.
2010
CraftForms 2010
Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA. Dec 4 – Jan 22. Juror- Jane C. Milosch, Senior Program Officer for Arts of the Smithsonian Institution.

American Craft Today
The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts, Highland NC. Oct 2 – Dec 18. Juror- Carol Sauvion, Director of Freehand Gallery in Los Angles. Juror’s Award.

The Art of Applied Design
DMH digital Gallery, College of Human Environmental Sciences at Oklahoma State University. Sept 15 – Dec 1. Best of Show Award.

National Art Encounter 2010
The Von Liebig Art Center, Naples Florida. Sept 11 – Oct 30. Juror- Denise Gerson, Associate Director of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami in Coral Gables.

Craftsman’s Challenge
Veneer Technologies Inc, IWF 2010 Atlanta,GA. Honorable Mention Award.

MESA Arts 31st Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition
MESA Arts Center, Mesa AZ. Jan 22 – Mar 7. Juror- Jane Sauer, Owner/Director of Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico. Best in Show Juror’s Award.

2009

HWD 2009
Rosewood Arts Centre, Dayton, OH. Nov 9 – Dec 11. Juror- Jonathan Quick, Artist/Educator teaching Sculpture at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware Ohio. Best in Show Juror’s Award.

49th Greater Michigan Art Exhibition
Alden B Dow Museum of Science & Art, Midland MI. Oct 17 – Jan 3. Juror- Chris Kahler, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Eastern Illinois University. Katharyn Rave Award for Crafts.

Schwa 2009
Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC. Aug 28 – Sept 26. Jurors- Kat Myers, Associate Professor of Art Western Illinois University and Matt Myers, Blacksmith/metalsmith, sculptor & painter. Judge’s Award.

Craftsman’s Challenge
Veneer Technologies Inc, AWFS SHOW Las Vegas. July 15 – 18. Special Judge’s Award.

2008
CraftForms 2008
Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA. Dec 5–Jan 24. Juror- Michael W. Monroe, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington State.
2007

Craftsman’s Challenge
Veneer Technologies Inc, AWFS SHOW Las Vegas. July 18 – 21. Honorable Mention Award.

CraftForms 2007
Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA. Nov 30 – Feb 1. Juror- Mark Leach, Founding Director and Chief Curator of the Mint Museum of Craft & Design in Charlotte North Carolina. Honorable Mention Award.

ANA 35
The Holter Museum of Art, Helena MT. June 8 – Aug 15. Juror- Willem Volkerz, Artist/Instructor at Ohio State University, Jacob Kramer College in Leeds England, Kansas City Art Institute and retired in 2001 at Montana State University. Juror’s Award.

Bibliography

2009

Studio Furniture: Today’s Leading Woodworkers
Tina Skinner, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

Magazines / Periodicals / Newspapers / Online Reports

2018

Woodworkers West Magazine
January-February 2018.

2015

Dayton City Paper
No 3-D Glasses Required, August 25, Joyell Nevins.

2014

Promenade Magazine
Summer Issue at the MAD Museum, RE:COLLECTION. Karin Lipson.

2012

Ohio Art League
A Regional Juried Sculpture Competition, posted Oct 13, 2012

Bloomfield-Bloomfield Hills Patch
Arts, Jessica Strachan and Laura Houser

Woodwork Magazine
The Best Work of 66 Artisans, Winter 2012 Issue

2011

Museum of Arts & Design
Views, Newsletter Spring/Summer Bulletin

AshvilleCitizen-Times.com
American Craft Today, Staff Reports

2009

DaytonCityPaper.com
Diverse Works (Rosewood Gallery’s Annual Sculpture Competition), Jud Yalkut

Dayton Daily News
Nothing flat about Rosewood show, Pamela Dillon

Maker+FDM
Special Judges Award, Tribute Entry

2008

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Crafts Show Maintains High Quality, Victoria Donohoe

Your Magazine
The Art of Marquetry: Creativity in Veneer, Sue Lauber

Fine Woodworking Magazine
Readers Gallery

2007

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Craftforms Show At Its Best, Victoria Donohoe

The Suburban and Wayne Times
The Wayne Art Center Hosts Craftforms Preview Party

Great Falls Tribune
Modern Art At The Holter