Resume

Resume

BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION

  • Involvement in wood working and turning from an early age, mentored by his father, a pattern maker in Detroit
  • Bachelor Degree from Michigan State University in Business

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Current President of Northwest Michigan Woodturners
  • Past Board Member, Northwest Michigan Artists and Craftsmen
  • Member of the Traverse Area Arts Council
  • Member of the Wood Turning Center
  • Member of the American Association of Woodturners
  • Member of the Collectors of Wood Art

ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
    2 week session with Michael Peterson
    2 one week sessions with David Ellsworth
    1 one week session with Hugh McKay
  • AAW Symposiums from 1994 each year to present
  • Many Regional Turners Symposium in 1995 to Present
  • Participant in workshops with John Jordan, Trent Bosch, Clay Foster, Frank Sudol, Christian Burchard, Al Stirt , Dick Sing, Richard Raffin, Cindy Drozda, and Andi Wolfe

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Instructor at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN 1999,
    2000, 2001and 2004
  • Weekend workshops, Beginning and advanced classes
  • Demonstrator – AAW Symposiums 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2007 and many local chapters around the country
  • Extended Education instructor, Woodturning, Northwestern Michigan College
  • Utah Woodturning Symposium , Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2002
  • Pacific Northwest Woodturning Symposium, 2000
  • Texas Turn or Two, 2000
  • Gallery Talk, Bohlen Collection, Detroit Institute of Art

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN – International Invitational Exhibit, Woodturned Sculptures Too – 2006
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI – Permanent collection – 2004
  • Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT – Beneath the Bark Exhibition – 2004
  • Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY – 2002
  • Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI – The Fine Art of Wood at the Millennium: The Bohlen Collection, Permanent DIA Collection – 2001
  • Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN – Nature Takes a Turn – 2001
  • Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH
    Pathways Exhibition, Sculpture category – 1998
    Featured on the cover of the catalog and website
  • Pathways Arts council of Kalkaska, Kalkaska, MI
    First Place Award Winner – 1998
  • Loveland High Plains Arts Council, Loveland,CO – Sculpture In The Park – 2004
  • Northwest Michigan Arts and Craftsmen Art Center, Traverse City, MI
    Award Winner – 1994, 1995, & 1996
  • Art Center, Traverse City, MI – One man show, 1993 – Best of Show Award – 2004
  • Traverse Area Arts Council, Traverse City, MI
    1995, 1997, 1998, 2000
    First Place Award Winner – 1998
  • Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA
    Award Winner in Sculpture – 1997
  • Bella Galleria, Traverse City, MI
    1994 to Present, Featured artist exhibition March 1999
  • Canadian Woodturning Championships, British Columbia, Canada
    Award Winner – 1997
  • Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
    New Form/New Function Exhibition – 1998

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  •  Cosmetic Surgery Times, ” Art enhances patient comfort, experience…”  A success story, December, 2005
  • Online Exclusive Interview, June 1999 The Crafts Report Magazine
  • Selected instructor in 1997 video, American Association of Woodturners Symposium, San Antonio, TX
  • American Woodturner, woodturning articles authored June, 1995 – March, 1996
    Recipient “Editor’s Choice Award” – March 1997, June 1997, June 1998, June 1999, Winter 2000, Spring 2002, Winter 2006
  • Techniques and Projects from American Woodturner, 1993-1995
  • The Fundamentals of Woodturning, 1998, Mike Darlow
  • Made for Public TV Video, TV2 Traverse City, Fall 1999
  • Artistry in Wood, American Woodturner, Winter 2000
  • Video – Hollow Forms – The Easy Way, Phil Pratt Productions, 2003

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