Turning Wood into Art: The Jane and Arthur Mason Collection

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Biographies of the Artists

ANTHONY BRYANT Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall, England

BORN: Cornwall, England, 1960

GRANTS/AWARDS/HONORS: Major Crafts Council Grant, 1986: special grant awarded to attend Chelsea Crafts Fair, London, 1986

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, 1989; The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh Scotland, 1995, Univ. of Warwick. England, 1997, Centrum voor Garfishes and Ruimelijke Vormgeving, Ghent, Belgium, 1999

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: New York International Gift Fair, New York, NY, 1988, "Turning Plus," Arizona State Univ. Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, 1994, "The Banqueting Table," Contemporary Applied Art, London, England, 1998

PUBLICATIONS: Tony Boase, Woodturning Master class

CHRISTIAN BURCHARD Ashland, Oregon

BORN: Hamburg, Germany, 1955

EDUCATION: Furniture apprenticeship, Hamburg, Germany, 1974-75, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1977-78, Emily Carr College, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1978

GRANTS/AWARDS/ HONORS: Niche Award, 1996/ 1998, Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship, 1997

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: "International Lathe- Turned Objects: Challenge IV:" Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA. and touring, 1991-92: "Challenge V: International Lathe-Turned Objects," Philip and Muriel Berman Museum, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, and touring, 1994-97; "Curators' Focus Turning in Context," Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, and touring, 1997, "Moving Beyond Tradmon: A Turned-Wood Invitational", The Arkansas Art Center Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR, 1997, "Expressions in Wood: Masterworks from The Wornick Collection," Oakland Museum of California, 1996, American Craft Museum, New York, NY, 1997-98, "The Art of Craft: Contemporary Works from the Saxe Collection," Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1999

PUBLICATIONS: American Craft, Oct./Nov 1991; Albert B. LeCoff, Challenge V International Lathe- Turned Objects, Woodturning Magazine, 1994, 1995, American Woodturner, 1994, 1995; Enter the World of Lathe-Turned Objects, Tran Turner, et al., Expressions in Wood; Masterworks from The Wornick Collecti on; Eileen Silver, et al., International Lathe-Turned Objects, Challenge IV: Alan DuBois, et al., Moving Beyond Tradition: A Turned-Wood Invitational; Albert B. LeCoff, Curators' Focus Turning in Context; Timothy Anglin Burgard , The Art of Craft: Contemporary Works from the Saxe Collection

FRANK E. CUMMINGS III Long Beach, California

BORN: Los Angeles California, 1938

EDUCATION: B.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1968, M.A., California State University, Fullerton, 1971

GRANTS/AWARDS/HONORS: California State Univ. Creative Activity Award, 1979; California State Univ. Administrative Fellow Recipient, 1981

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: "Sensitivity," Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, 1974; "Frank E. Cummings III, an American Artist," Museum and Cultural Center, Kumist, Ghana, West Africa, and touring, 1981

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: "Six Californians," Fairtree Gallery, New York, NY, 1974; "Works off the Lathe: Old and New Faces," Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1987, "Lathe-Turned Objects, An International Exhibition," Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA, and touring, 1988, "Turner's Challenge III," Craft Alliance, 1989; "Challenge V: International Lathe-Turned Objects," Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, and touring, 1994-97, "Revolving Techniques. Clay, Glass, Metal, Wood," James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA, 1992, "The White House Collection of American Crafts," National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC, and touring 1995

PUBLICATIONS: Dale Nish, Artistic Woodturning; Dona Meilach, Woodworking: The New Wave, Works off the Lathe: Old and New Faces; Albert B. LeCoff , Lathe-Turned Objects: An International Exhibition. "The International Turned Objects Show," Fine Woodworking, "Southland Profile," The Southern California Woodworker, "Design-- Theory and Practice," Woodturning Magazine, Frank E. Cummings III, "Design: A Practical Approach," Woodturning Magazine; Albert B. LeCoff , Challenge V: International Lathe-Turned Objects; Michael W. Monroe, The White House Collection of American Crafts, Enter the World of Lathe-Turned Objects

VIRGINIA W. DOTSON Scottsdale, Arizona

BORN: Newton, Massachusetts, 1943

EDUCATION: B.F.A., summa cum laude, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1985. Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. 1963

GRANTS/AWARDS/HONORS: Juror's Award, "Celebrate Craft." juried exhibition of Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Memorial Union Gallery, Arizona State Univ., 1992, Juror's Award, "Celebration of Fine Craft," juried exhibition of Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Arizona State Capitol West Wing Gallery, 1993, Juror's Award, "Inside Story," Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, Juror's Award for Body of Work, "Beyond Technique," Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ, 1994

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: "Arizona Spotlight: Virginia Dotson--Turned Wood Vessels. Terra Cotta Ceramics," Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ, 1995-96: "Virginia Dotson: Turned Wood," Joanne Rapp Gallery/The Hand & The Spirit, Scottsdale, AZ, 1997, "Virginia Dotson New Work," Joanne Rapp Gallery/The Hand & The Spirit, Scottsdale, AZ, 1999

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: "Turner's Challenge III," Craft Alliance, 1989; "International Lathe-Turned Objects, Challenge IV," Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA, and touring, 1991, "Out of the Woods: Turned Wood by American Craftsmen," The Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, AL, 1992, and touring Europe through 1997; "Challenge V: International Lathe-Turned Objects," Philip and Muriel Berman Museum, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, and touring, 1994-97, "The White House Collection of American Crafts," National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC, and touring, 1995, "Expressions in Wood: Masterworks from The Wornick Collection," Oakland Museum of California, 1996, American Craft Museum, New York, NY, 1997-98, "Moving Beyond Tradition: A Turned-Wood Invitational," The Arkansas Art Center Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR, 1997, "Turned Wood Now Redefining the Lathe-Turned Object IV," Arizona State Univ. Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, 1997-98

PUBLICATIONS: Eileen Silver, et al., International Lathe-Turned Objects, Challenge IV; Out of the Woods: Turned Wood by American Craftsmen; Albert B LeCoff, Challenge V: International Lathe- Turned Objects; American Woodturner, Dec. 1995; The New York Times, Dec. 21, 1995, p. C1; Michael W. Monroe, The White House Collection of American Crafts, "Profile Virginia Dotson, Woodturner," Woodworker West; Tran Turner, et al., Expressions in Wood: Masterworks from The Wornick Collection; John Perreault and Heather S. Lineberry , Turned Wood Now. Redefining the Lathe-Turned Object IV; Enter the World of Lathe- Turned Objects, Alan DuBois, et al., Moving Beyond Tradition A Turned-Wood Invitational; American Woodturner, Winter 1998

JOHN DAVID ELLSWORTH Quakertown, Pennsylvania

BORN: Iowa City, Iowa, 1944

EDUCATION: B.F.A., M.F.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1971, 1973

GRANTS/AWARDS/HONORS: Colorado Artist Craftsman Award, 1977; Visual Artists Fellowships, The National Endowment for the Arts, 1984; Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, 1988

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO, 1973; Sheldon Memorial Art Museum, Lincoln, NE, 1979, Great American Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1984, 1987, Bellas Artes Gallery, New York, NY, 1991

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: "The Art of Wood Turning," American Craft Museum II, New York, NY. 1983; "Works off the Lathe: Old and New Faces," Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1987, "Lathe-Turned Objects, An International Exhibition," Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA, and touring, 1988; Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France, 1989; "Turner's Challenge III," Craft Alliance, 1989; "International Lathe-Turned Objects: Challenge IV," Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA, and touring, 1991; "Out of the Woods Turned Wood by American Craftsmen," The Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, AL, 1992, and touring Europe through 1997, "The White House Collection of American Crafts," National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC, and touring, 1995, "Moving Beyond Tradition: A Turned-Wood Invitational," The Arkansas Art Center Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR; "Turned Wood Now: Redefining the Lathe-Turned Object IV," Arizona State Univ. Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, 1997-98, "Expressions in Wood: Masterworks from The Wornick Collection," Oakland Museum of California, 1996, American Craft Museum, New York, NY. 1997-98, "The Art of Craft Contemporary Works from the Saxe Collection," Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1999

PUBLICATIONS: Paul J. Smith, The Art of Wood Turning; Paul J. Smith and Edward Lucie-Smith, Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical; Dale L. Nish, Master Woodturners; Works off the Lathe: Old and New Faces; Albert B LeCoff, Lathe-Turned Objects An International Exhibition; Out of the Woods: Turned Wood by American Craftsmen; Tran Turner, et al., Expressions in Wood: Masterworks from The Wornick Collection; Michael W. Monroe, The White House Collection of American Crafts; Enter the World of Lathe- Turned Objects; John Perreault and Heather S. Lineberry , Turned Wood Now: Redefining the Lathe-Turned Object IV; Alan DuBois, Moving Beyond Tradition: A Turned-Wood Invitational; Timothy Anglin Burgard, The Art of Craft Contemporary Works from the Saxe Collection

RONALD E. FLEMING Tulsa, Oklahoma

BORN: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1937

EDUCATION: Oklahoma City University, OK, 1958

GRANTS/AWARDS/HONORS: Purchase Award from the Vision Makers Show, sponsored by the

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