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Selected Shows:

The Smithsonian Craft Show, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1991, 1993-1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010

ACC Craft Fair in Baltimore, American Craft Council, Baltimore, Maryland, 1979, 1991, 1993, 1995-2007, 2009-2010

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1991-1995, 1998-2001, 2003-2004, 2007-2009, 2010

American Craft Exposition, Evanston, Illinois, 1993, 1995-2005, 2007, 2008-2009, 2010

West Palm Beach Craft Show, West Palm Beach, Florida, 2005, 2006,2009

Washington Craft Expo, Craft's America, Washington, DC, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1999-2003, 2005-2007

Craft Boston, Society of Arts & Crafts – Boston, Massachusetts, 2003, 2004

Crafts at the Castle, Boston, Massachusetts, 2004

ACC Craft Fair in Atlanta, American Craft Council, Atlanta, Georgia, 1990, 1991, 2004

ACC Craft Fair in St. Paul, American Craft Council, St. Paul, Minneapolis, 2001

Westchester Craft Show, Craft's America, Westchester County, New York, 1994

ACC Craft Fair in San Francisco, American Craft Council, San Francisco, California, 1992

ACC Craft Fair in West Springfield, American Craft Council, West Springfield, Massachusetts, 1984, 1985, 1992


 

Selected Exhibitions:

A Revolution in Wood: the Bresler Collection, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, September 24, 2010 to January 30, 2011.

A Gathering of Spoons, AAW Symposium, Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT, June 18 – 20, 2010

A Gathering of Spoons, Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN, March 2 to May 24, 2010

Selections from the Collection: Donations by Bruce Kaiser & Joe Seltzer, The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2009

Dysfunctional, The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2009

Collectors of Wood Art Forum, del Mano Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2008

West Virginia Juried Exhibition, Department of Culture and History, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 2007-2008

Wood , Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2000-2002, 2004, 2006-2007, 2009

West Virginia Juried Exhibition, Department of Culture and History, Charleston, West Virginia, 2005, 2007

Ironwood Gallery, CWA Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005

Celebrating Nature, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California, 2004

Spotlight 2005, Tamarack, ACC SW Exhibition, Beckley, West Virginia, 2004

SOFA Chicago, CWA Collectors Choice Exhibit, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, 2002

Woodturning in North America Since 1930, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, 2001

Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 2002

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 2002

Objects for Use: Handmade by Design, American Craft Museum, New York, New York, 2001-2002

SOFA Chicago, del Mano Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, 1998-2001

The Birthday Party, Brand Art Gallery, Glendale, California, 2001

Collectors of Wood Art Forum, del Mano Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2000

Living With Form, The Horn Collection of Contemporary Craft, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2000

West Virginia Juried Exhibition, Department of Culture and History, Charleston, West Virginia, 1999-2000

SOFA Chicago, CWA Collectors Choice Exhibit, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, 1999

Nutensils, Wharton Esherick Museum, Paoli, Pennsylvania, 1999

Art in Embassies Program, American Embassy, Brussels, Belgium, 1998-2001

Expressions in Wood: Masterworks from The Wornick Collection, Oakland Museum of California, 1997; McAllen International Museum, McAllen, Texas, 1997; American Craft Museum, New York, 1998

Moving Beyond Tradition: A Turned-Wood Invitational, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1997

Craftsmanship - High Tech - Low Tech, Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, 1997

Challenge V, Lathe-Turned Objects, The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1993-97

West Virginia Juried Exhibition, Department of Culture & History, Charleston, West Virginia, 1995-96

Return to Beauty, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware, 1995

A Celebration of Sierra Woods: Objects of Art & Utility, North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, Nevada City, California, 1994

Holiday Table Top Show, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1993

The Year of American Craft Exhibition, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia, 1993-94

The Year of American Craft Exhibition, West Virginia Department of Cultural and History, Charleston, West Virginia, 1993

The Year of American Craft Exhibition, Sunrise Museums, Charleston, West Virginia, 1993

The Year of American Craft Exhibition, Arts & Letters Series, Governor's Mansion, State of West Virginia, 1993

Redefining The Lathe Turned Object, Arizona State University, 1992

Group Show, Ten Arrow Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992

West Virginia - A Contemporary Focus, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware, 1990

Contemporary Works in Wood, The Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, Ohio, 1986, 1989

The Medium is Wood, Pro-Art Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1987

Sculptural Spoons, Pro- Art Gallery, St Louis, Missouri, 1986

Invitational Traveling Craft Exhibit, Huntington Galleries, Huntington, West Virginia, 1985-86

West Virginia Crafts, Renwick Gallery Invitational Exhibit, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1978

West Virginia Crafts, Union Carbide Gallery, New York, New York, 1977

 

Collections:

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

Gregg Museum of Art & Design, Raleigh, North Carolina

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, North Carolina

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama

Museum of Art & Design, New York, New York

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Renwick Gallery Permanent Collection, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

West Virginia Department of Culture & History Permanent Collection, Charleston, West Virginia

Woodcraft Supply Corporation, Parkersburg, West Virginia

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut


 

Awards:

Best of Show , Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2009

Merit Award, West Virginia Juried Exhibition, Pan’s Mandrake, 2007

Excellence Award, American Craft Exposition, Evanston, Illinois, 2007

Award of Excellence, The Smithsonian Craft Show, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1996, 2000, 2002

Newtensil Exhibit, Wharton Esherick Museum, Paoli, PA, 1999

Wharton Esherick Award, The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, 1998

Best in Wood, Washington Craft Expo, Washington, 1997

Best in Wood, American Craft Exposition, Evanston, Illinois, 1996

Honorable Mention, The Smithsonian Craft Show, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1995

Craft Fellowship Award & Exhibit, West Virginia Commission on the Arts, Charleston, WV, 1993-94

Award of Excellence, West Virginia Juried Exhibition, Spoon From a Forgotten Ceremony, 1991

Governor's Award of Excellence, West Virginia Juried Exhibition, Fraternal Twins, 1989

Governor's Award of Excellence, West Virginia Juried Exhibition, Autumn Hare, 1981

 

Publications:

The Art of Jewelry, Wood, Lark Press, 2008

Celebrating Nature, Craft & Folk Art Museum, 2004

Wood Art Today, Dona Meilach, 2003

Objects for Use: Handmade by Design, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001

Woodturning in North America Since 1930, 2001

The Fine Art of Wood, The Bohlen Collection, Detroit Institute of Arts, 2000

Living With Form, The Horn Collection of Contemporary Craft, The Arkansas Arts Center, 2000

The Woodworker’s Visual Guide to Pricing Your Work, Kerry Pierce, Popular Woodworking Books, 1999

Skilled Work, American Craft in the Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1998

Expressions in Wood: Masterworks from The Wornick Collection, Oakland Museum of California, 1997

Moving Beyond Tradition: A Turned-Wood Invitational, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1997

The Art of Elegant Wood Kitchenware, Sterling Publishing Company, 1996

Challenge V: International Lathe-Turned Objects, The Wood Turning Center, 1993

Fine Woodworking Design Books I, III, V & VlI, 1979, 1983, 1990, 1996

 

Periodicals & Other:

Spoon to Stir the Soul, The Hill, 2008

Woodwork, Cover Feature, The Spoonish Sculptures of Norm Sartorius, June 2006

Carol Duvall, H&G TV, 2001

Turning Points, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, Winter 1999-2000

American Style, Summer 1998

The Craft Report, September 1995

Woodshop News, Cover Feature, June 1995

Home Magazine, October 1994

Woodwork, Gallery of Woodwork, June 1994, December 1993

Woodcraft Supply, Cover Feature, February 1994

Washington Post, Washington Home, April 1993

Woodturning, Official Journal of the Guild of MasterCraftsman, England, March/April 1993

American Craft, Gallery, February-March 1992, Gallery, April-May 1994

Fine Woodworking, October 1991

American Craft, Portfolio, August-September 1991

 

Born:

Salisbury, Maryland, 1947

 

Education:

Western Maryland College, B.A. Psychology, 1969

Self-Taught Woodworker, Apprenticeship at Jurus Studio in 1973-1974

Work Study at Bob Falwell Studio, Murray Kentucky, 1980-1981

 

Woodworking Workshops:

David Ellsworth, John Jordon, Al Stirt, Del Stubbs, Bonnie Kline and Michelle Holzapfel

Grants:

  West Virginia Commission on the Arts. 1996-97: Research and Photograph Wooden Spoons Worldwide, Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology

 

Teaching Experiences:

Common Ground, McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland, 1997, 1999-2002, 2004-2005

Cedar Lakes Craft Center, Ripley, West Virginia, 1997, 1999

Wood County Public Schools, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 1996, 1997

 

 

 

 

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