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The Big Crafty

October 17th, 2018

I am excited to announce that I will be participating in The Big Crafty . On December 1-2, 2018 in the US Cellular Center in downtown Asheville, 162 vendors will be selling their wares and I am proud to be a part of this community. Please come out and support your local craftspeople…and stop by my booth, too! I will be selling my Level Frames created from old wooden levels. A side step from my conceptually heavy sculpture, but well thought-out and well crafted nonetheless. Thanks for your support!

Warped Wood at Arrowmont

July 6th, 2018

This is just a quick announcement that I’m headed to Gatlinburg, TN tomorrow for my one-week workshop entitled “Warped Wood” at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and I’ve asked Tony Delaurentis to be my assistant. We’re both looking forward to an exciting week of showing ten students from around the country how to steam-bend wood!

Cameron Art Museum

June 21st, 2018

I’m pleased to announce that the exhibition timeframe for the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Grant at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC has been extended! If you’re in that area between now and September 2nd, please check it out. Since 1980, the North Carolina Arts Council has awarded fellowships to artists in a variety of disciplines, who have been selected through a rigorous panel screening process. These grants support artists in their development and encourage the creation of new work. I was one of 17 other visual artists, craft, film/video and choreographers to be chosen. To read more about this award and the other recipients, click HERE.

Link at REVOLVE

November 19th, 2017

I’m participating in a group exhibition titled, Link at REVOLVE in Asheville, NC. Curated by Tom Ashcraft of Western Carolina University, three local sculpture instructors are included and have each invited one of their students to participate. It opened November 4th and runs through December 2nd. If you’re in the Asheville area, please check it out. Thanks for your support!

Work Ethic at Coastal Carolina

September 1st, 2017

I have a large solo exhibition coming up next month titled, Work Ethic in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. It will open October 16th and run through November 17th with an opening reception and artist talk Thursday, October 19th from 4:30-6:30pm. If you’re around the Myrtle Beach area, please check it out. Thanks for your support!

Back to Work at Arrowmont

February 15th, 2017

I’m pleased to announce I have a solo exhibition titled, Back to Work in the Geoffrey P. Wolpert Gallery at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. It opens today and will run through April 8th with an opening reception this Friday, February 17th from 5-7pm. If you’re in the Gatlinburg area, please check it out. Click HERE for the official press release. Thanks for your support!

NC Arts Council Fellowship Grant

January 1st, 2017

I’m so proud to announce that I am a recipient of a 2017 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Grant for the Visual Arts. Since 1980, the North Carolina Arts Council has awarded fellowships to artists in a variety of disciplines, who have been selected through a rigorous panel screening process. These grants support artists in their development and encourage the creation of new work. I am one of 17 other visual artists, craft, film/video and choreographers to be chosen. To read more about this award and the other recipients, click HERE.

In-Transit at the WKMA

July 23rd, 2016

I just finished installing my sculpture for Out in the Open at the William King Museum of Art. I am one of three artists chosen by juror, Lauren Ross, curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art at VCU. My sculpture is titled In-Transit and consists of a steel and vinyl structure designed to fit around a mature, preexisting tree. It is intended to appear as though the tree has only been temporarily planted on the WKMA grounds, highlighting the absurdity of mobility. The other two artists in the exhibition are Charlie Brouwer and Marc Maiorana and the sculptures will be on view through July, 2018 with an opening reception on August 4th, 2016. If you’re in the area, please check them out.

Ascent at Penland

April 26th, 2016

This past weekend I finished installing a new piece at Penland School of Crafts in their newly renovated Gallery and Visitors Center. The piece is titled and consists of seven juniper trees spiraling out from a central point within the garden courtyard. Vinyl mesh cones were fabricated in order to hold and embrace each growing tree, eventually suspending them above the ground. This material was graciously donated by Sailrite. Rather than seven separate entities, Ascent II is to be viewed as a transition in the life of one juniper tree; grounded, gradually uprooted and then existing in a higher spiritual realm. The piece will be on view through June 26th, 2016 with an opening reception on June 4th from 4:30-6:30pm. If you’re in the area, please check it out. To view images of the piece, click HERE.

VSC 2015

December 21st, 2015

I just returned from the Vermont Studio Center where I had a 2-week residency. During my stay I made several small sculptures in a wide variety of media, including fabric, bronze, glass and clay. To view the work I created click on the following links: DBS, ITE, WMCP, WMOM, LZ and S. To view my space during the Open Studio Tour, click HERE.