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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY & TEACHING CREDITS:


J. A. Macdonald, Holding Court, figure portrait design, Picton, ON slated

2014

John McCrae, Flanders Fields, figure portrait, Guelph and Ottawa, slated

2014

Mario Bernardi, bronze portrait bust, National Arts Centre

2013

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

2013

J. A. Macdonald, commemoration for Picton, ON

2013

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

2013

Paul Stothart, Memorial, private commission, Queen's University, slated

2013

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

2013

Dr Ambedkar, 2x lifesize portrait bust, bronze, York University

2012

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

Guest artist, William Mills Visual Arts Center, Halton Hills

2012

Sculpture seminar presented for University of Waterloo, Fine Arts

2012

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

2012

Barn Raising, bronze tribute to David Johnston, Governor General

2011

Solo maquette for Breakthrough, bronze, Ride for Cancer, Waterloo, ON

2011

Shortlist finalist for Wilfred Laurier Portrait Commission, Waterloo, ON

2010

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, family commission, N. Chicago, IL

2008

Col. John Butler, bronze bust for park site, Niagara on the Lake, ON

2008

MTC montage with John Hirsch and Tom Hendry, Winnipeg, MB

2008

City of Waterloo, Sesquicentennial Arts Commission

2007

Finalist, Grounds for Art Competition, Regents Park, Toronto

2006

Finalist, Lee Centre Park, Art and Landscape Collaboration

2006

Finalist, City of Waterloo, City Centre Arts Commission

2006

Finalist, City of Waterloo, Sesquicentennial Arts Commission

2006

Presenter, University of Waterloo, Sculpture Symposium

2006

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

2004

Participant, American Portrait Society Conference, Boston

2004

Invitational Fine Arts Trade Mission, Chicago

2003

Keynote Speaker, Canadian Portrait Society Conference, Toronto

2003

Finalist for Rosales Tribute, Chandler, AZ

2002

The Stratford Festival Master Class

1997

The Banff Centre

1985

Universities of Calgary & Victoria

1983, 1984



EXHIBITIONS:


When the Bough Breaks, OENO Gallery, Bloomfield, ON

2013

Brushing it in the Rough, Canadiana Collection at the ROM

2013

Finalist,Infinity Online Gallery, Political and Social Art Exhibition

2011

Oeno Sculpture Garden, Prince Edward County

2011

Vision Gallery, Chandler, Arizona

2011

Mount Carmel Arts Centre, Niagara Falls, ON

2008

Montalto Sculpture, Victoria, Australia

2008

KWAG 3rd Biennial, Waterloo, ON

2008

Short-List Finalist, Beijing Olympic Sculpture Competition

2008

Sculpture in Context - Dublin, Ireland

2007

Vision Gallery - Chandler, Arizona

2007

Scratch Gallery, Toronto, ON

2007

Gallery 96, Stratford, ON

2007

Metalurge, Toronto

2007

Casaurina Sculpture Walk, Brisbane, Australia

2006

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

2005

Kenan Centre, Lockport, New York

2005

Merton Street Gallery, SSC, Toronto

2005

Sculpture-by-the-Sea, Sydney, Australia

2004

Durham West Arts Centre, Ajax, ON

2003

Gaza De Montreal, Toronto, ON

2003

SSC, Exchange Tower, Toronto, ON

1999 - 2003

Gallery 96, Stratford, ON

1998 - 2005

Eldon Gallery, Waterloo, ON

1996



COLLECTIONS:


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

2009

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

2007

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
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