Commissions and Collaborations
2003 Public Commission, King County International Airport, lobby lighting

2003 Public Commission, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, outdoor kinetic fountain, collaboration with artist/composer Trimpin $ 202,000
2002 Public Commission, Community Recreation Center, Columbia, MO, 14’ suspended silver-leafed figure diving through 15’ fiberglass ripple suspended in lobby

$ 75,000
2001 Public Commission, Western State Mental Hospital, powder-coated aluminum sculpture for courtyard, 12’h x 10’w x 4’d, based on Jacques Lacan psychotherapy model described as containment, fragmentation and reassembly

2000 Public Art Commission, Public Safety Complex, Police, Fire, Court and City Council facility, Edmonds, WA, terrazzo floor and panels, cast glass lighting, collaboration with Tina Hoggatt

2000 Public Commission, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Restroom remodel project, cast glass tiles.

1999 Public Commission, University of Oregon Law School, cast glass lighting, Eugene, OR

$ 75,000
1998 Public Commission, “Nagare”, cast glass and silver leaf, lobby of Centennial Center, Kent, WA, Permanent Art Installation,

1997 Commission, cast glass lighting, Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle University, Steven Holl- architect,

1996 Commission, photo-etched glass panels, Art Wolfe Gallery in the R.E.I. building, computer manipulated images of Art Wolfe photographs, Seattle, WA

1995 Private Commission, cast glass dining room wall, Andison residence, Rancho Sante Fe, CA., collaboration with Richard Spaulding, stained glass artist

1995 Private Commission, cast glass spiral staircase, Englund residence, Seattle, WA

1994 Project Director for Bertil Vallien , cast a series of glass sculptures for exhibition , Pratt Fine Art Center in Seattle and at Bullseye Glass Company in Portland

1993 Casting Director for Joyce Scott, executed a group of cast glass sculptures for an installation at San Francisco Art Museum

1993 Private Commission, sculptural lighting for Peterson Furniture Gallery, Kirkland, WA

1992 Private Commission, painted and fired glass piece for the main entrance, Higgins residence, Windermere, Seattle, WA

1991 Public Art Commission, “Within Reach”, cast glass frieze for main entrance of Len Casanova Athletic Center, University of Oregon, overall glass area 170 sq. ft., Oregon State Art Commission Project

1990 Commission, cast glass signage for Pioneer Square Station, King County Metro Bus Tunnel, Seattle, WA

1990 Private Commission, painted and fired glass sculptural lighting for Cutters Restaurant Jack London Square, Oakland, CA, Louis Owen of Seattle received National Design Award for this restaurant design

1989 Public Art Commission-collaboration, “Tribute to Baseball”, cast glass historical baseball figures for the two main entrances of Toronto SkyDome, overall glass area-450 sq. ft., with Ken Clarke-sculptor and Lutz Haufchild-stained glass artist

1983 Casting Director for Paul Marioni, cast glass room divider, titled “Human Spirit” for the Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood , OR

1980 Commission, cast glass side panels to entrance door , titled “Sidebands”, KRAB radio station, Seattle, WA
1978 Private Commission, cast glass doorway, private residence, Boston, MA

Employment and Related Experiences
2003 - 1995 Advisory Board, Pratt Fine Arts Center

1998 Panelist, Glass Art Society Conference, Seto, Japan

1995 Consultant to the State of Washington, Department of Economic Trade and Development. Wrote feasibility study and protocol on best practices for using post-consumer recycled glass in the art glass industry

1994 Guest lecturer, Focus of Fire Symposium at Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA

1994-1986 Board of Directors for the Pratt Fine Art Center

1993 Instructor, Glass Casting, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA

1987 Artist in Residence Liaison, Collaborated with and executed work for Italo Scanga, John Torreano, Jerry Pethick, Nicholas Africano, and Bill Woodrow, at Pilchuck Glass School

1987-1985 Production Manager, The Glass Eye , production glassblowing factory in Seattle,WA Planned and supervised all activities of production including product research and development, facility and equipment design

1992-1974 Faculty and summer staff of the
Pilchuck Glass School

1982-1980 Faculty of the Summervail Workshop, Vail CO

1982-1978 Program Director and founder of Glass Department, Pratt Fine Art Center

1981 Guest lecturer for Japan Glass Society, Tokyo, Japan

1978-1977 Consultant to City of Seattle, Department of Parks and Recreation. Planned and designed facility and wrote budget for the Glass Department of Pratt Fine Art Center

1975-1974 Instructor, Glassblowing, Arts Crafts Co-operative of Seattle

Exhibitions and Collections and Awards
2003 Wheaton Museum of Glass, permanent collection

2002 Fellowship, Creative Glass Center of America, Wheaton, NJ

2002 Service in the Arts Award, 3rd annual presentation, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

2002- 2001 Artist-made Building Parts Catalogue, King County Arts Commission, Seattle, WA

2001 Creative Influences, Sea-Tac Airport Show, Seattle, WA

2000 Creativity and Collaboration: Pilchuck Glass School’s 30 Years, Seattle Center

1999 Madrona Automatic Gallery, Second Annual Group Show, Seattle, WA

1998 Artist-made Building Parts Project, King County Arts Commission, Seattle, WA

1998 Translucent and Opalescent , Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Glass Exhibition

1997 Twenty Years in the Arts, Works by Pratt Alumni, Center of Contemporary Arts, Seattle

1997- 1995 Pilchuck- 25 Years, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

1994 Focus on Fire: Fire Art in Architecture , curator-Lloyd Herman, at Washington State Trade and Convention Center, Seattle, WA.

1994 14th Annual Northwest International Art Competition, Whatcom County Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA.

1994 COCA Northwest Annual, curator-Joel Peter Witkin, Center of Contemporary Arts, Seattle

1993 Abstractions in Glass, 1993, curator-Dr. Henry Eide, Northern Arizona, University Art Museum and Gallery, Flagstaff, AR

1993 Artist-made Building Parts Project, King County Arts Commission, Seattle, WA

1992 Microsoft Corporate Collection Purchase

1983 Zurich Museum of Art, Permanent Collection Purchase

1982 GlassMade in America, traveling exhibition; Sam Herman Gallery-London, Glas Galire-Zurich, Worm Museum- Bavaria, Vondal Galire- Amsterdam, Glas Gallery Norden- Munich

    Jim McDonald, Corporate Art Curator, SAFECO, Seattle,
    (206) 545-5550