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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY & COMMISSIONS:


Dr. Apple, Charles Eaves, scientist, Kentville, NS

2015

J. A. Macdonald, A Canadian Conversation, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

2015

J. A. Macdonald, Holding Court, figure portrait installation, Picton, ON

2015

John McCrae, Remember Flanders, figure portrait, Guelph & Ottawa, ON

2015

Jeffrey Baldwin Memorial, Greenwood Park, Toronto, ON

2014

Work at the Trestle, figure portrait, railway installation, Wolfville, NS

2013

Mario Bernardi, bronze portrait bust, National Arts Centre

2013

Balancing Act, striding life size figure portrait of Alex Mustakas, Waterloo, ON

2013

J. A. Macdonald, bronze portrait bust, Picton, ON

2013

Paul Stothart, private commission, Queen's University

2013

International Sculpture Centre Conference, Miami, Fla

2013

Dr Ambedkar, oversized portrait bust, commissioned

2013

Duke, a very large black bear, municipal commission, Rossburn, MB

2012

Goddess of Democracy, in bronze from original reference, York University

2012

I-conic tribute, Accelerator Centre, Waterloo, ON

2012

Barn Raising, commissioned for Gov. General David Johnston

2011

International Sculpture Center 50th Anniversary gathering, NYC

2010

Oscar Peterson, figure portrait installation, Ottawa, ON

2010

International Sculpture Centre conference, NJ

2009

Canadian short list finalist - Beijing Sculpture Competition

2008

Gathering, bronze memorial, fbronze memorial, private commission, N. Chicago, IL

2008

Col. John Butler, portrait bust for heritage homestead site, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

2008

Imagine - MTC figure portraits of John Hirsch & Tom Hendry, Winnipeg, MB

2008

Choice, City of Waterloo, Sesquicentennial Arts Commission

2007

Participant, American Portrait Society Conference, Boston

2004

Invitational Fine Arts Trade Mission, Chicago

2003

Finalist for Rosales Tribute, Chandler, AZ

2002



PRESENTATIONS, TEACHING CREDITS & PUBLICATION:


Author, Life and Bronze, A Sculptors Journal, Granville Island Publishers

2015

Speaker, Probus Art Group, Waterloo, ON

2015

Presenter, 8 X 10 event, Accelerator Centre, University of Waterloo, ON

2015

Speaker, Sculpture and Heritage, Regent Theatre, Picton, ON

2013

Guest speaker, J. A. Macdonald Banquet, Kingston Historical Society, Kingston, ON

2013

Guest artist, William Mills Visual Arts Center, Halton Hills

2012

Sculpture seminar instructor for University of Waterloo, Fine Arts

2012

Sculpture seminar, Off the Wall Arts Collective, Stratford, ON

2012

Presenter, University of Waterloo, Sculpture Symposium

2006

Art Workshops, Sculpture-by-the-Sea, Sydney, Australia

2004

Keynote Speaker, Canadian Portrait Society Conference, Toronto, ON

2003

Master Class Instructor, The Stratford Festival, Stratford, ON

1997

Props instructor, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB

1985

Universities of Calgary, AB & Victoria, BC

1983, 1984





EXHIBITIONS:


Agora Gallery, Stratford, ON

2014, 2015

When the Bough Breaks, OENO Gallery, Bloomfield, ON

2013

Brushing it in the Rough, Canadiana Collection at the ROM

2013

Oeno Sculpture Garden, Prince Edward County

2011

Short-List Finalist, Beijing Olympic Sculpture Competition

2008

Mount Carmel Arts Centre, Niagara Falls, ON

2008

Montalto Sculpture, Victoria, Australia

2008

Canadiana Collection, (ten pcs) Stratford, ON

2007

Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON

2007

Sculpture in Context - Dublin, Ireland

2007

Vision Gallery - Chandler, Arizona

2007

Gallery 96, Stratford, ON

1998-2007

Casaurina Sculpture Walk, Brisbane, Australia

2006

'Sculpture by the Sea', Cottlesloe Exhibition, Perth, Australia

2005

Kenan Centre, Lockport, New York

2005

Sculpture Society of Canada, Toronto, ON

1999-2004

Sculpture-by-the-Sea, Sydney, Australia

2004

Eldon Gallery, Waterloo, ON

1996



COLLECTIONS:


Solo, private collection, Calgary, AB

2011

Globalist of the Year, Dr. Norman Bethune, Jim Balsillie Collection

2008

The Canadiana Collection (5 pieces), Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON

2008

CANADIANA #1, GPS Canadiana Foundation State Collection, Ottawa, ON

2008

Ladies Size 8, Private collection, Southern Highland, NSW, Australia

2004

AL WAXMAN, Permanent Collection Canadian Portrait Galley, Ottawa

2004

‘Emily’s Bounty’, Private collection, Port Hope, ON

2003

The Glenn Gould Award presented triennially by the Glenn Gould Foundation
Phillip Glass, 2015
Robert Lepage, 2013
Leonard Cohen, 2011
Gustav Dudamel, 2008
Jose Antonio Abreu, 2005
Andre Previn, 2002
Yo Yo Ma, 1999



AWARDS:


Award of Excellence - Beijing Sculpture Competition

2008

SCULPTURE-BY-THE-SEA bursary, Sydney Australia, first Canadian exhibitor

2005

CANADA COUNCIL GRANT for international travel, Japan, Europe

1985

Unsolicited GUTHRIE AWARD, STRATFORD, ON

1981