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RESUME – DON LAWLER

last updated on 1/2/18

 EDUCATION

1983                Bachelor of Fine Arts, Centre College, Danville, Kentucky

1986                Apprenticeship, Barney Bright, Bronze Sculptor, Louisville, Kentucky

1987-89           Apprenticeship, Paul Fields, Stone Sculptor, Louisville, Kentucky

 

PUBLIC SCULPTURE

2017                 Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, Kentucky

2016                Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois – 2 year outdoor public art lease

2016                The City of Urbana, Illinois – 2 year outdoor public art lease

2016                 Woodland Waterway, The Woodlands, Texas

2015                University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

2014                Mitch McConnell Plaza, Owensboro, Kentucky

2013                Robert T Webb Sculpture Garden, Creative Arts Guild,   Dalton, Georgia

2013                Art on the River, City of Dubuque, Iowa  Temporary sculpture show

2012                1 Main Street, Urbana, Illinois

2012                City Hall and Library, Oak Park, Illinois,

2011                Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

2010                Highland Park, Roanoke, Virginia

2009                Municipal Grounds, Sylacauga, Alabama

2008                Courthouse Square, Lafayette, Indiana

2008                Ft. Nugent Park, Oak Harbor, Washington

2008                Life of the River Sculpture Walk, Green Bay, Wisconsin

2008                The Temple, Louisville, Kentucky

2007                Greenway Heritage Trail, Winona Lake, Indiana

2007                Public Safety Building, Blue Springs, Missouri

2007                Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

2006                Yew Dell Gardens, Crestwood, Kentucky

2006                Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg, Illinois, Percent for Art, Art Team member with Meg White

2004                Hunter Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Kentucky

2003                Ashland Recreational Center, Denver, Colorado, Percent for Art, Art Team member with Meg White

2001                Bernheim Forest, Clermont, Kentucky

2000               Nia Center, Louisville, Kentucky, Art Team member with Meg White

1997                Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1997                Brown-Forman Corporation, Louisville, Kentucky

1996                Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio

1995                Baser Corporation, Louisville, Kentucky

1994                Kentucky DOT, Frankfort, Kentucky

1993                St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Louisville, Kentucky

1992                Kosair Children’s Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky

1988                Central Park, Louisville, Kentucky

1985                Faith Community Church, Harned, Kentucky

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BIOGRAPHY  – DON LAWLER

1961 – Born, Dayton, Ohio.  Spent youth in Meade County, KY and graduated from Meade County High School in 1979.

1983 – Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from Centre College of Danville, Kentucky.

1986 – Apprenticeship with the Louisville bronze sculptor, Barney Bright.

1987-89 – Apprenticeship with the Louisville stone sculptor, Paul Fields.

1990 – Returned to Meade County, Kentucky and pursued a full-time career in stone sculpture from the studio located in Ekron, Kentucky.

2000 – Formed Lawler-White Sculpture Studios, Inc. with corporate partner, Meg White with the purpose of creating monumental sculptures in stone and bronze for public and private venues.

2001 to present – Moved the sculpture studio to the current location near Yellow Bank Wildlife Management Area in Stephensport, Kentucky with 6 acres of sculpture garden space.

Don Lawler Exhibition Master

2017                                       1st Annual Kyana Outdoor Sculpture Show, Uttica, IN

2016                                       Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Show, Urbana, IL

2016                                       Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Show, Allerton Park, Monticello, IL

2015                                       8th Annual Yew Dell Outdoor Sculpture Show, Crestwood, KY

2014                                       7th Annual Yew Dell Outdoor Sculpture Show, Crestwood, KY

2013                                       6th Annual Yew Dell Outdoor Sculpture Show, Crestwood, KY

2012                                       Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Show, Champaign, IL

2012                                       Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Show, Oak Park, IL

2010                                       3rd Annual Yew Dell Outdoor Sculpture Show, Crestwood, KY

2009                                       2nd Annual Yew Dell Outdoor Sculpture Show – Honorary Co-Chairperson

2008                                       1st Annual Yew Dell Outdoor Sculpture Show – Honorary Co-Chairperson

2008                                       Temporary OutdoorSculpture Show, Lafayette, IN

2007                                       Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Show, Blue Springs, MO

1995-2006                            Records of exhibitions lost in hard drive failure.

1994 June                            Two Person Show, Elizabethtown Community College, Elizabethtown, KY,

1994 March                         Two Person Show, KY Art and Craft Foundation, Louisville, KY

1994 Feb 25 – April 2       Regional Approaches Stone Sculpture, Louisville Visual Arts Assoc, Louisville, KY

1994 Jan. 12 – March 4   “Kentucky Stone”, KY Art and Craft Gallery, Louisville, KY

1993 June 18-25                “Best of Waterside”, Louisville Visual Art Assoc,. Louisville, KY

1993 May 18 – July 10     “Garden Benches”, KY Art and Craft Foundation, Louisville, KY, “Fluorite Bench”

1992 April 2 – May 7        Two Person Show, Park Gallery, Louisville, KY

1991 May 23                       “In Memory of…”, KY Art & Craft Foundation, Louisville, KY

1991 March 12 – May 7    Two person show, KY Art and Craft Foundation, Louisville, KY

1991 April                            Cherokee Triangle Art Fair, Louisville, KY, Best of Show and $100.00 award

1990 Dec 3 – Jan. 7           “Dolls”, Louisville Visual Art Assoc., Louisville, KY, “Raggedy Ann Thinker”

1990                                      KY Craft Market, Louisville, KY, 2nd place award

1989 October                      St. James Court Art Fair, Louisville, KY

1989 Sept.                           “Creativity Under Duress”, Water Tower Art Assoc., Louisville, KY, assisted visiting Russian sculptor, Yuri K, in temporary large-scale stone installation

1989 August                       KY State Fair Art Show, Louisville, KY, “Hand study”, $2,000.00 purchase award from Falls City Community Gallery

1989 August                       KY State Fair Art Show, Louisville, KY, “Crazy Hand”, 1st place and $110.00 award and Best of Show and $25.00 award

1988 August                       KY State Fair Art Show, Louisville, KY, “Modern Living”, 1st place and $110.00 award and Best of Show and $25.00 award

1989 May                             1st Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY, “Menhir #1”

1988 July                             1st Annual Sculpture Invitational, Merida Rapp Gallery, Louisville, KY, 19 piece outdoor installation

1988 April                           Water Tower Art Assoc., Louisville, KY, “Fire Spirit”

1987 October                      Visual Arts Network, “Walk, Talk and Gawk”, outdoor sculpture show, Louisville, KY, “Traces”

1987 June                            Crescent Café and Gallery, Louisville, KY, “Pearl Diver”

1987 March 29                   Capitol Arts Center Juried Art Show, Bowling Green, KY, “Pearl Diver”, 2nd place and $50.00 award

1986 May 17 – June 5     15th Annual Coca Cola Art Show, Elizabethtown, KY, “Bird of Prey”

1985 August                       19th Annual Mother Lode Art Show, Placerville Arts Assoc., Placerville, CA “Hold it up to the Light”, Merit and $50.00 award

1985 July                             Intermountain Art Assoc. Juried Art Show, McArthur, CA, “Recling Reader”, 4th place award

1985 July                             Intermountain Art Assoc. Juried Art Show, McArthur, CA, “Reclining Reader”, 1st place and $50.00 award

1985 May                             Whirlpool Regional Sculpture Exhibition, touring St. Joseph, MI, Evansville,IN, Ft. Smith, AR, “Bird of Prey”, 4th place and $500.00 award

1985 April                            Southeast Arts Council Regional Spotlight ’85, touring, “Fire on the Mountain”

1985 February                    Alpenfest Ice Sculpture, Mt. Shasta, CA, 1st place ice sculpture and $100.00 award

1985 February                    Alpenfest Ice Sculpture, Mt. Shasta, CA, collaboration with Margaret Britton, 1st place snow sculpture and $100.00 award

1985 February                    Siskiyou Art’s Council Annual Directory Contest, Yreka, CA, “Q”

1984 May 12-31                  13th Annual Coca-Cola Juried Art Show, Elizabethtown, KY, “Exposure: It is Impossible to Achieve an Aim without Suffering”

1983 Nov.                             one man show, Senior Seminar, Centre College, Danville, KY

1983 Nov.                            Encounter, “The Future”, Centre College, Danville, KY, “Day After Tomorrow”, 3rd place and $10.00 award

1983 August                        Wilderness Trace Gallery, Danville KY

1983 May                             Student Art Exhibit, Danville, KY, “I Find it Nice on the Beach”

1982 May                             Student Art Exhibit, Danville, KY, “Venus of Willendorf and friend”

1981 May                             Student Art Exhibit, Danville, KY, “Elephant Man”

1980 May                             Student Art exhibit, Danville, KY, “Chains”

 

   

COVERAGE BY VARIOUS MEDIA –  (I hope to bring this list up to date soon, it’s missing the additions of the last 6 years!)

VIDEO / TV

2001    HGTV Modern Masters episode 708

1994    Louisville Tonight

BOOKS

1999                            Gardens of Kentucky, Spears, Amy

 MAGAZINES

2008 Nov-Dec            Kentucky Home & Gardens, Louisville KY

2007 Fall                     Centrepiece, Centre Alumni Magazine, Danville KY

2006 Sep-Oct              Kentucky Home and Gardens, Louisville KY

2002 Spring                 Centrepiece, Centre Alumni Magazine, Danville KY

2001 Jan                      Stone World Magazine

2000 June 28               LEO Magazine, Louisville KY

2000 July 7                  National Sculpture Society, News Bulletin, New York NY

1994 July                     Louisville Magazine, Best of Louisville feature

 SHOW CATALOGS            (selected)       

2008 June                    Yew Dell Gardens Outdoor Sculpture Show, Louisville KY Honorary co-chair

2007 April                   Red, White and Blue Springs, Blue Springs MO

1994                            Stone Approaches, a regional invitational

1994                            Kentucky Art & Craft Foundation, stone show

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES       (incomplete list)                

2009 Jan 18                 Courier-Journal, Louisville KY, arts I-3

2008 May 27               Courier-Journal, Louisville KY, front page

2008 Sep 3                  Whidbey News Time, Oak Harbor WA, front page

2008 Aug 8                 Whidbey News Time, Oak Harbor WA

2005 Nov 6                 Courier-Journal, Louisville KY, arts I-6

2004 Oct 22                Rocky Mountain News, Denver CO

2003 May 1                 Pioneer Press, Chicago IL

2003 April 28              Chicago Tribune

2003 April 19              Daily Herald, Chicago IL, 1-7

2003 April 18              Daily Herald, Chicago IL, front page

2001 Jan 28                 Courier-Journal, Louisville KY, arts I-3

2001 April 29              Courier-Journal, Louisville KY, arts I-4

2000 May 19               Courier-Journal, Louisville KY, B-1

1999 June 13               Courier-Journal, Louisville KY, arts I-1

1998 Dec 23                Courier-Journal, Louisville KY, B-2

1997 June 12               Courier-Journal, Louisville KY, E-1

1994 Nov 13               Courier-Journal, Louisville KY, arts

1994 Jan 30                 Courier-Journal, Louisville KY

1994 April 3                Courier-Journal, Louisville KY, arts I-4

1993 May 16               Courier-Journal, Louisville KY

1992 April 2                Courier-Journal, Louisville KY

1990 Sep 19                The Messenger, Brandenburg KY

1990 April 22              The State Journal, Frankfort KY

1989 Sep 7                  Courier-Journal, Louisville KY

1989 Aug 20               Courier-Journal, Louisville KY

1988 May 5                 Martinsville Indiana Newspaper

1987 Feb 11                The Messenger, Brandenburg KY

1987 Feb 10                The Pioneer, Brandenburg KY

1986 Sep 20                The Pioneer, Brandenburg KY

1986 Sep 9                  The Pioneer, Brandenburg KY

1985 April 5                Courier-Journal, Louisville KY, Byron Crawford

1985 April 3                The Pioneer, Brandenburg KY

1985 April 3                The Messenger, Brandenburg KY

1984 July 16                Courier-Journal, Louisville KY, Byron Crawford

1980 Aug                    The Pioneer, Brandenburg KY