Biographical Information
Kenneth M. Thompson    
11993 East U.S. 223 (517) 486-4591 [ Download as Adobe PDF ]
Blissfield, MI 49228 E-mail: flatlandersculpture@netzero.net  
Websites: www.kenthompsonsculpture.com www.flatlandersculpture.com www.msisculpture.com
 
Major Public Sculpture Commissions
 
  2016 Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI
  2016 Auburn, COrd, Duesenberg Museum, Auburn IN
  2015-2016 Walker Building, Jackson COllege, Jackson MI
  2015

Sullivan's Entry Gates, Onsted MI (completion summer 2015)

  2015 Riverwalk, City of Port Huron, MI
  2014-15 Saline District Library, Saline, MI
  2014

Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI

  2014 Bonita Springs Arts Center, Bonita Springs, FL
  2014

St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Oregon, OH

  2013 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (completion 11/13)
  2012 Krutch Park Sculpture, City of Knoxville, TN
  2012 Wolfe Center, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  2012 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  2012 Brewster Foundation, Topeka, KS
  2011 North Whiting Arch, Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI
  2009-10 Hogan Sculpture Project, Alma College, Alma, MI
  2008-10 Trilobite Project, Sylvania, OH
  2008-09 Alumni Plaza, University of Toledo, Corpus Christi University Parish, Toledo, OH
  2008 Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI
  2006-2008 Viking Heritage Project, Jackson High School, Jackson, MI
  2007 ITC Building, Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI
  2007 Whiting Hall, Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI
  2006 Ford/Canton Center Project, Canton, MI
  2005-2006 Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo, OH
  2004-2006 Korean War Memorial, Civic Center Mall, Toledo, OH
  2004-2005 Rotary Centennial Project, Sylvania, OH
  2004-2005 St. Jude Catholic Church, Toledo, OH
  2003-2005 Florida Atlantic University, Port St. Lucie, FL
  2004 Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI
  2004 Prince of Peace Church, West Bloomfield, MI
  2003 Village of Douglas, Bayou Park, Douglas, MI
  2002-2003 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bryan, OH
  2002-2004 Ancient Order of Hibernians, Brooklyn, MI
  2001-2002 Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, MI
  2001-2002 John & Robyn Horn Sculpture Park, Cedar Glen, AR
  2001 St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, Toledo, OH
  2001 Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
  2001 Children’s Park Sculpture, Central Union Terminal, Toledo, OH
  2000-2001 Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
  2000-2002 Peace Arch Memorial & Plaza, Civic Center Mall, Toledo, OH
  1999-2001 LCVA Millennium Project, Comstock Park, Adrian, MI
  1998-2001 Copley Chapel, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  1998-1999 Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit, MI
  1998 Monroe County Community College, Monroe, MI
  1997-1998 Corpus Christi University Parish, Toledo, OH
  1997 University of Toledo, Center for Sculptural Studies, Toledo, OH
  1988 Matthew C. Hoffman Jewelry, Ann Arbor, MI
  1978 Siena Heights College, Adrian, MI
     
Public Sculpture on Extended Loan
 
  2012-2016 Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
  2012-2016 Univeristy of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
  2012-2014 Western Michigan University Sculpture Walk, Kalamazoo, MI
  2009-2011 Western Michigan University Sculpture Walk, Kalamazoo, MI
  2009-2010 Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
  2007-2009 Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
  2005-2009 CMS Energy, Jackson River Walk, Jackson, MI
  2004-2006 Dana Corporation Engineering Center, Maumee, OH
  2003-2005 Village of Saugatuck, Mize Rose Garden, Saugatuck, MI
  2003-2006 Western Michigan University, Sculpture Walk, Kalamazoo, MI
  2001-2006 Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
     
Solo Exhibitions
 
  2014 "Four Columns and an Arch" Dar Davis Gallery, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
  2013 "Illustrated Facts of GLobal Warming" Croswell Art Gallery, Adrian, MI
  2012 "Castles for the New Economy" Galleria Bohemian, Calumet, MI
  2011 "Castles for the New Economy" (reprise) Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI
  2011 "Castles for the New Economy" Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History, Jackson, MI
  2010 “Tying-up Loose Ends” Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI
  2008 “Greatest Hits” Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI
    “Miscellaneous” Brighton Regional Library, Brighton MI
  2007 “KM Thompson – Other Work” Owens Technical University, Toledo, OH
    “Heavy Metal 2” Kismet Gallery, Sylvania, OH
  2006 “Heavy Metal” Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI
    “Lightweight Dwellings for the New Era and Other Loose Ends” Olivet College, Olivet, MI
    “Loose Ends” Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI
  2005 “Ken Thompson - Recent Work” Washington Street Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
    “Loose Ends and Fish” Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI
  2004 “Kenneth Thompson, Recent Sculpture” Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI
    “In the Thick and Thin of It All” University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
    “Kenneth M. Thompson, Recent Work” Paint Creek Center for the Arts
  2003 “Taking Five Steps Forward” Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI
    “New Work: The Thin Series” Gallery II, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    “Three Forms to Think About” Flatlanders Art Gallery, Blissfield, MI
  2000 “Objects in Mirror Maybe Larger Than They Appear” Flatlanders Art Gallery, Blissfield, MI
  1998 "Not Painted Red." Center for the Visual Arts Gallery, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
    "K.M. Thompson: Recent Work" Monroe Community College Gallery, Monroe, MI
  1997 "NO DOUBTS." Flatlanders Art Gallery, Blissfield, MI
     
Two Person Exhibits
 
  2010 “Switch-hitters III” (with John Leyland) Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI
  2009 “Switch-hitters II” (with John Leyland) Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
  2008 “Switch-hitters I” (with John Leyland) Center for Visual Arts Gallery, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
  2005 “Reaction & Response” (with William Jordan) The Leslie Adams Gallery, Toledo, OH
  1997 "Lingeman/Thompson: Sculpture" Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH
     

Exhibition History (abbreviated history)

     
  2016 "Visions 10" Purdue University North Central, Westville, IN
   

“100 X 100” (100 sculptors, 100 sculptures), Ella Sharp Museum of Art, Jackson, MI

    “Sculpture on the Square III, The Magic of Metal”, Auburn, IN
   

“Siena Heights Alumni Exhibit” Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI

   

“Valparaiso Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Valparaiso, IN

   

“Wittersheim Sculpture Park, Series III” Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI

   

“Adrian Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Adrian, MI

    “Ella Sharp Museum Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Jackson, MI
   

“Marshall Fredericks Regional Biennial Exhibit” Saginaw, MI

  2015 “Wittersheim Sculpture Park, Series II” Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI
     “Visions 9” Purdue University North Central, Westville, IN
    “Phase Two: Alumni Exhibition” John Wittersheim Sculpture Park, Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI
    “Ninth Annual Cary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Cary, NC
    “Port Huron Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Port Huron, MI
    “Eighth Annual Sculpture on Ford Road” Canton, MI
    "SculptFusion Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit II" Michigan City, IN
    “Tecumseh Art Trail” Tecumseh, MI
   

“Florida International Outdoor Sculpture Competition” Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL

    “Roots of Diversity Exhibition” Arts Commission, Toledo, OH
  2014

“95th Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

    "Krasl Sculpture Biennial" Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
    "SculptFusion Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit II" Michigan City, IN
    "Elon University Outdoor Sculpture Invitational" Elon, NC
    "Seventh Annual Ella Sharp Museum Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition", Jackson, MI
    "Sixth Annual City of Dearborn Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, MI
    "Port Huron Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition", MI
    ”Dogwood Festival Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Knoxville, TN
  2013

"SculptFusion Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit" Michigan City, IN

 

”Dogwood Festival Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Knoxville, TN

 

"Seventh Annual Sculpture on Ford Road" Canton, MI

 

"Elon University Outdoor Sculpture Invitational" Elon, NC

 

"Sixth Annual Ella Sharp Museum Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition" Jackson, MI

 

"Eighth Annual University of Toledo Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition” Toledo, OH

  "Art on the River" Dubuque, IA
  "Lansing Sculpture Walk" Lansing, MI
  2012 "Art & Society" Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI
    "SPACES Sculpture Exhibit" University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
    "University of Edinboro Sculpture Invitational" Edinboro, PA
    "Alumni Exhibition" Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI
    ”Dogwood Festival Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Knoxville, TN
    "Krasl Sculpture Biennial" Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
    "Western Michigan University Sculpture Walk" Kalamazoo, MI
    "Sixth Annual Canton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition" Canton, MI
    "Eighth Annual Ottawa Hills Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Ottawa Hills, OH
    "Fourth Annual Dearborn Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition" Dearborn, MI
    "Fifth Annual Ella Sharp Museum Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition" Jackson, MI
    "Elon University Outdoor Sculpture Invitational" Elon, NC
    "Slippery Rock University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition" Slippery Rock, PA
    “Bluewater International Sculpture Exhibit” Port Huron, MI
  2011 "Washburn University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit" Topeka, KS
    "Millennium Sculpture" Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
    "Seventh Annual Ottawa Hills Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Ottawa Hills, OH
    “Bluewater International Sculpture Exhibit” Port Huron, MI
    "Fourth Annual Ella Sharp Museum Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition" Jackson, MI
    "Summer Exhibit" American Gallery, Toledo, OH
    "Hilton Head Outdoor Sculpture Competition" Hilton Head, SC
    "16 + 16" Washington Street Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
    "Sculpture in the Village" Gibsonburg, OH
    "Sixth Annual University of Toledo Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition” Toledo, OH
    “Fourth Annual Owens Community College Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Toledo, OH
    "City of North Charleston Outdoor Sculpture Competition" North Charleston, SC
    "Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition”, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
    ”Dogwood Festival Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Knoxville, TN
  2010 “Art de Concrete” Kuhlman Corporation, Maumee, OH
    “ArtPrize 2010” Campau Promenade, Grand Rapids, MI
    “Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
    “Bluewater International Sculpture Exhibit” Port Huron, MI
    “Dogwood Festival Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Knoxville, TN
    “2010 Salisbury Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Salisbury, NC
    “Third Annual Owens Community College Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Toledo, OH
    “City of Jackson Public Art Exhibit” Jackson, MI
    “Sixth Annual Ottawa Hills Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Ottawa Hills, OH
    “Novi Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Novi, MI
    “Sculpture in the Village 2010” Gibsonburg, OH
    “Fifth Annual University of Toledo Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition” Toledo, OH
    “Third Annual Lancaster Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Lancaster, OH
    “Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
  2009 “ArtPrize Grand Rapids” The B.O.B., Grand Rapids, MI
    “Art in Place” Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Charlottesville, VA
    “City of Jackson Public Art Exhibit” Jackson, MI
    “Sculpture on Ford Road” Canton, MI
    “(un)Stable Artists of Flatlanders” Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI
    “Sculpture in the Village 2009” Gibsonburg, OH
    “Smaller Works” Padzieski Gallery, Dearborn Community Theater, Dearborn, MI
    “Inside/Outside Sculpture Exhibit” American Gallery, Toledo, OH
    “Anton Center for the Arts Sculpture Exhibit” Mount Clemens, MI
    “Mainstreet Lancaster Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Lancaster, OH
    “Dearborn Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Dearborn, MI
    “City of Knoxville Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Knoxville, TN
    “Second Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI
    “Owens Community College Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Toledo, OH
    “2009 Statewide Fine Arts Competition” Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI
    2008-10 “Cityscapes Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Birmingham, MI
  2008 “A 90 Year Retrospective of the TFAS Collection” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
    “Art In Place” Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Charlottesville, VA
    “16 x 16” Washington Street Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
    “Sculpture Exhibit” American Gallery, Toledo, MI
    “Lancaster Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Lancaster, OH
    “Regional Sculpture” Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, Toledo, OH
    “Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI
    “Art in the Eye Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition”, Marshall MI
    “3rd Annual University of Toledo Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition” Toledo, OH
    “Sculpture in the Park 2008” Ottawa Hills, OH
    “Owens Community College Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit” Toledo, OH
    “2008 Statewide Fine Arts Competition” Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI
  2007 “Gray Temples: The Work of Twelve Mature Sculptors” Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
    “Toledo Area Artists 89th Annual Exhibition” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
    “Art ‘Round Town” Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Saugatuck-Douglas, MI
    “2nd Annual University of Toledo Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition” Toledo, OH
    “Sculpture in the Park 2007” Village of Ottawa Hills, OH
    “2007 Michigan Fine Arts Competition” BBAC, Birmingham, MI
  2006 “Toledo Botanical Garden Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit 2006" Toledo, OH
    “Toledo Area Artists 88th Annual Exhibition” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
    “Art ‘Round Town” Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Saugatuck-Douglas, MI
    “Sculpture in the Park 2006” Village of Ottawa Hills, OH
    “University of Toledo Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition” Toledo, OH
    “2006 Michigan Fine Arts Competition” BBAC, Birmingham, MI
    “Detroit Toledo Exchange” Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
    “2006 Jackson Area Exhibition” Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
    “Brighton Biennial” Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Brighton, MI
  2005 “Toledo Area Artists 87th Annual Exhibition” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
    “National Summer Faculty Invitational” Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
    “Sculpture in the Park 2005” Village of Ottawa Hills, OH
    “Sculpture in the Village” Gibsonburg, OH
    “Contemporary Michigan Sculpture” Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
    “Art ‘Round Town” Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Saugatuck-Douglas, MI
    “2005 Michigan Fine Arts Competition” BBAC, Birmingham, MI
    “Wall to Wall: A Survey of Current Midwestern Sculpture” Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI
    “Space & Spirit” Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
  2004 “Blissfield Corridor” Midwest Sculpture Initiative Outdoor Exhibition, Blissfield, MI
    “Three Rivers Invitational Exhibition” Weatherhead Gallery, University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
    “Toyohashi and Toledo Art Exchange” Toyohashi City Museum of Art & History, Toyohashi, Japan
    “Toledo Area Artists 86th Annual Exhibition” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
    “Schedel Gardens Outdoor Sculpture Invitational IV” Elmore, OH
    “Sculpture in the Park 2004” Village of Ottawa Hills, OH
    “Art ‘Round Town” Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Saugatuck-Douglas, MI
    “2004 Michigan Fine Arts Competition” BBAC, Birmingham, MI
    “2004 Jackson Area Exhibition” Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
  2003 “Ten Year Exhibit” 20 North Gallery, Toledo, OH
    “Toledo Area Artist 85th Annual Exhibition” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
    “National Summer Faculty Invitational” Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
    “Art ‘Round Town” Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Saugatuck-Douglas, MI
    “The Box Show” Lenawee Council for the Visual Arts Gallery, Adrian, MI
    “2003 Jackson Area Show” Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
  2002 “Toledo Area Artists 84th Annual Exhibition” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
    “A Gathering of Sculptors” Button Gallery, Douglas, MI
    “Art ‘Round Town” Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Saugatuck-Douglas, MI
    “Schedel Gardens Outdoor Sculpture Invitational II” Elmore, OH
    “In the Round: Regional Sculpture” Guenzel Gallery at the Peninsula Art School, Fish Creek, WI
    “Fourth Biennial Sculpture Invitational” Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
    “Three by Three” 20 North Gallery, Toledo, OH
    “Faculty Exhibition” University of Toledo, Center for the Visual Arts, Toledo, OH
    “2002 Jackson Area Show” Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
    2001 “Sculpture Show 2001” Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
    “Michigan Sculptors” Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI
    “Made in Michigan” Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
    “Schedel Gardens Outdoor Sculpture Invitational” Elmore, OH
    “Sculpture Now.” International Sculpture Conference, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh
    “100 for the One Hundredth” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
    “National Spring Faculty Invitational” Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
    “Art ‘Round Town” Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Saugatuck-Douglas, MI
     
Education
 
  1997 - 1998 University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, Master of Liberal Studies in Sculpture
  1996 - 1997 Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, Graduate Studies in Sculpture
  1992 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  1977 - 1978 Siena Heights College, Adrian, MI, Graduate Studies in Sculpture
  1977 Siena Heights College, Adrian, MI, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting/Printmaking
     
Related Experience
 
 
2015                          Curator, Dogwood Festival Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Knoxville, TN
 

2014-present      

Co-Chair & Facilitator, John Wittersheim Sculpture Park, Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI
  2014

Best of Show Award Juror, Krasl Biennial, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI

    Curator, Dogwood Festival Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Knoxville, TN
  2013 Curator, Dogwood Festival Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Knoxville, TN
    Juror, Dogwood Festival Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Knoxville, TN
    Juror, Northwest Ohio FOCUS Exhibit, Bowling Green State University
    Guest Lecturer, North Carolina State University - Greensboro, NC
   

Presenter, Tri-State Sculptors Conference, Greensboro, NC

  2012 Guest Lecturer, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  2011 Demonstrating Artist (casting), “Art and Wine Festival,” Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
    Curator, "South of the Border" sculpture exhibit, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI
  2009 Demonstrating Artist (casting), “Art and Wine Festival,” Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
  2008 Guest Speaker, Ohio Art Educators Annual Conference, Toledo, OH
    Curator, “Lancaster Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit”, Lancaster, OH
    Juror, Jackson Art Association Annual Exhibit, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
    Visiting Artist, Outdoor Sculpture Project, Branch County Intermediate School District, Coldwater, MI
  2007 Curator, “Grey Temples” (sculpture exhibition) Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
    Juror, Student Exhibition, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
    Juror, Student Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
    Juror, Michigan Open Art Competition, Battle Creek Art Center, Battle Creek, MI
  2006 Visiting Faculty, MAEA Fall Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
    Keynote Speaker, Jackson Area High School Arts Day, Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI
    Visiting Artist, Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo, OH
    Visiting Artist, Jackson High School, Jackson, MI
  2005 Visiting Faculty, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
    Juror, East Lansing Arts Festival, East Lansing, MI
    Juror, Michigan Small Colleges Art Exhibition, Olivet College, Olivet, MI
    Guest Lecturer, Monroe Community College, Monroe, MI
  2005-2006 Chairman, Avenue of the Arts Sculpture & Mural Project, ACGT, Toledo, OH
  2004-Present Design Review Board Member, artNet Project, ACGT, Toledo, OH
  2004-2008 Design Review Board Member, Art Tatum Memorial, ACGT, Toledo, OH
  2004 Design Consultant, Art Tatum Park and Amphitheater, City of Toledo, OH
  2004 Juror, East Lansing Arts Festival, East Lansing, MI
    Juror, Crosby Festival for the Arts, Toledo Botanical Gardens, Toledo, OH
  2003 Juror, Midwest Museum of American Art’s 25th Annual Regional Exhibition, Elkhart, IN
    Guest Artist, University of Akron, Akron, OH
    Guest Lecturer, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    Visiting Faculty, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
  2002 Juror, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Arts Council Lake Erie West, Toledo, OH
  2002 - 2004 Toyahashi/Toledo Art Exchange 2004, Co-Chair, Toledo Museum of Art/Toyahashi Museum, Japan
  2001 Juror, Findlay Art League Membership Exhibition, Findlay, OH
    Visiting Faculty, MAEA Summer Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  2000 Adjunct Faculty, Adrian College, Adrian, MI (sabbatical)
    Juror, Awards Show, Spectrum Gallery, Toledo, OH
    Guest Lecturer, “Sculpture in the Garden 2000” Toledo Botanical Gardens, Toledo, OH
    Juror, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
  1999 Project Director, LCVA Millennium Project, Lenawee County, MI
    Collaborating Artist, Millennium Bell, Detroit, MI
    Juror, Lenawee County 3rd Annual High School Art Show, Adrian, MI
  1998 Competition Coordinator, C.C.U.P., Exterior Cross Commission, Toledo, OH
    "Five Decades of Collecting" Exhibition Chairman, T.F.A.S./Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
  1996 Juror, NW Ohio Art Competition, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
  1995 Visiting Artist, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
  1994 Save Outdoor Sculpture Panelist, ACGT/Ohio Arts Council, Toledo, OH
  1993 Consultant/Surveyor, Public Sculpture Collection, ACGT, Toledo, OH
    Coordinator/Surveyor, Save Outdoor Sculpture, Lenawee Co., MI
    Visiting Artist, Adrian High School, Adrian, MI
  1991-1997 Guest Lecturer, Christo Project, "Umbrellas for USA and Japan"
  1991 Installer and Docent, Christo Project, "Umbrellas for USA and Japan,” Tejon Pass, CA
     
Employment
 
  2004-Present Founder, Midwest Sculpture Initiative, Blissfield, MI
  2003-2009 Instructor, Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI
  1995- 2003 Adjunct Faculty, University of Toledo, Center for Sculptural Studies, Toledo, OH
  2001- Present Visiting Faculty, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
  1979- Present Founder/Master Sculptor, Flatlanders Sculpture Supply & Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI
  1977-1990 Master Furniture Maker, Creative Craftsmen, Blissfield, MI
  1988-1993 Adult Education Instructor, Lenawee Intermediate School District, Adrian, MI
  1975-1980 Journeyman, R. Marks Stained Glass Studio, Tecumseh, MI
     
Awards and Honors
 
  2013  
  2012 Purchase Award, Krasl Biennial, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
    Purchase Award, Slippery Rock University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
  2011 Best of Show, Dogwood Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Knoxville, TN
    Second Place, City of North Charleston Outdoor Sculpture Competition, SC
  2010 Second Place, Dogwood Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Knoxville, TN
  2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, Toledo Federation of Art Societies, Toledo Museum of Art
    Merit Award, Dogwood Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Knoxville, TN
    Sculpture Award, 2009 Statewide Fine Arts Competition, Ella Sharp Museum of Art
  2008 Juror’s First Place Award, Art in Place, Charlottesville, VA
  2008 Exceptional Merit Award, 2008 Statewide Fine Arts Competition, Ella Sharp Museum of Art
  2007 Athena Award, Toledo Area Artists 89th Annual Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
  2006 Michigan Sculptor’s Guild Award, Jackson Area Show, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
  2005 Sculpture Award, Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham, MI
  2003-2005 Winner’s Circle Award, Art ‘Round Town, Saugatuck-Douglas, MI
  2003 Outstanding Alumni Award, Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI
  2002 Purchase Award, 84th Annual Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
    Sculpture Award, Jackson Area Show, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
  2001 Second Place Award, 83rd Annual Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
  2000 Purchase Award, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
  1999 Second Place, Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham, MI
  1991 Adult Education Teacher of the Year, LISD, Adrian, MI
     
Memberships and Affiliations
 
  2010-2013 Conservation Committee Member, APP, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo
  2008-Present Trustee, Toledo Federation of Art Societies
  2005-2007 Board Member, Toledo School for the Arts
  2004-2007 Associate Trustee, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo
  2004-2008 President, Toledo Federation of Art Societies
  2003-Present Art in Public Places Committee Member, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo
  2002-2004 First Vice-president, Toledo Federation of Art Societies
  2001-2003 President, Lenawee Council for the Visual Arts
  2001-2002 Second Vice-president, Toledo Federation of Art Societies
  2000-Present Dominican Institute for the Arts Member
  1999-2001 Art Advisory Board Member, Adrian College
  1998-2000 Vice-president and Founding Member, Lenawee Council for the Visual Arts
  1997-Present Executive Board Member, Toledo Federation of Art Societies
  1997-Present Art Consultant, Corpus Christi University Parish
  1992-1995 Michigan Gallery Board Member
     
Gallery Representation
 
Button/Petter Gallery, Saugatuck-Douglas, MI American Gallery, Toledo, OH
Coffee Gallery, Spring Lake, MI
20 North Gallery, Toledo, OH
Flatlanders Art Galleries, Blissfield, MI
 
   
Bibliography (newspapers / magazines)
 
Adrian Daily Telegram, Adrian, MI
Maumee Mirror, Maumee, OH Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, MI
Metro Times, Detroit, MI Blissfield Advance, Blissfield, MI Montage Magazine, Toledo, OH
Crafts Report, Wilmington, DE Monroe Evening News, Monroe, MI Catholic Chronicle, Toledo, OH
Observer/Eccentric, Birmingham, MI Detroit Free Press, Detroit, MI Otto Guide, Toledo, OH
Detroit News, Detroit, MI Pioneer, Big Rapids, MI Dialogue, Columbus, OH
Reflections, SHC, Adrian, MI El Tiempo, Toledo, OH Tecumseh Herald, Tecumseh, MI
Good News, Clinton, MI Jackson Citizen Patriot, Jackson, MI Toledo Blade, Toledo, OH
Lenawee Tab, Adrian, MI Toledo City Paper, Toledo, OH Lenawee Today, Adrian, MI
Toledo Magazine, Toledo, OH The Western Herald, Kalamazoo, MI Lansing State Journal, Lansing, MI
MIThe Bay City Times, Bay City, MI Univ. of Toledo Collegian, Toledo, OH Lenawee Magazine, Adrian, MI
     
Bibliography (books)
 
"Ironwork Today 3", Jeffery Snyder, Schiffer Publishing 2011, pgs 222-223
"An Inspirational Body of Work" Blue Cross Blue Shield Publishing 2003, pgs. 104-106