Scott's Resume

Experience

Nelles Studios, Elk Rapids, MI

1978-Present
Own and operate an art foundry in northern Michigan and cast sculptures of my own exclusive design in bronze.

The Frazer Bronze Foundry, Seattle, WA

1974-1978
Gained foundry experience

Muskie Bay Trapping Company, Ferndale, MI

1969-1972
Owned and operated a retail leather business producing handmade leather items. Studied shoemaking under Antonio Bava, New York Custom Shoe Shop; Detroit, Michigan Studied under Phillip Hawks at Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum; Dearborn, Michigan Further study in leatherwork at Colonial Williamsburg; Williamsburg, Virginia

Education

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Oakland County Community College, Orchard Lake, Michigan

Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan

Shows & Exhibitions

1995 One Man Show Koucky Gallery; Charlevoix, Michigan

1986 Alumni Show, Center for creative Studies; Detroit, Michigan

1986 Looking at Earth Art Show, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution; Washington, D.C.

1986 Group Show, Traverse City Arts Council; Traverse City, Michigan

1985 Group Show, Cade Gallery; Royal Oak, Michigan

1983 Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Arts Association, Birmingham, Michigan

1982 Two Man Show, Indianapolis Museum of Arts; Indianapolis, Indiana

1980 Michigan Artists 80-81, Midland Center for the Arts; Midland, Michigan

1979 “Skin Forms”, Innovations in leather, H.F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University; Ithaca New York
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Coach Leather purchased a piece from this show for their permanent collection of leather art

1977 Northwest Crafts Exhibition; Seattle, Washington

1977 Invitational Exhibitions Bellevue Art Museum; Bellevue, Washington

1975 Northwest Crafts Annual; Seattle, Washington

1974 “Toy Show”, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association; Birmingham, Michigan

1974 “What a Dish”, plate show, Polly Friedlander Gallery; Seattle, Washington

1973 Beaux Arts Designer Craftsman, Columbus Art Institute; Columbus, Ohio

1972 Michigan Artist Craftsman Show, Detroit Institute of Arts; Detroit, Michigan

1972 Sommerset Art Show; Troy, Michigan

Significant Festival Shows

1990-2017 American Craft Enterprises; Baltimore, Maryland

1986 American Craft Enterprises; West Springfield, Massachusetts

1985 American Craft Enterprises; Dallas, Texas

1973 Milwaukee Lake Front Festival; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1972-1974 Ann Arbor Art Fair; Ann Arbor, Michigan

1972 Northeast Crafts Fair; Rhinebeck, New York

Trade Shows

2017 American Craft Retailer Expo, (ACRE) Philadelphia

1990-2016 New York International Gift Show, New York

1990-2000 Buyers’ market of American crafts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Work Shown in Publications

Numerous Newspapers throughout the United States

Numerous Catalogs including Artful Home and Uncommon Goods

Michigan Artist Craftsman Catalogue

1976, National Geographic Magazine, December,

1973, The Art of Working with Leather by Stephen Edwards, Chilton Book Company

1972, Ann Arbor Art Fair Catalogue

Plant Hangers, by Donna Z. Meilach, Crown Publishing Company

Photos and descriptions of The Ferris Wheel and The Contemporary Menorah are featured in the book "CAST" published in 2017 by Schiffer Publishing

Film

2016, Featured in a full episode entitled “The Sandcaster” of American Public Broadcasting’s nationally syndicated documentary “A Craftsman’s Legacy” as their season three debut. 1984-85, a one hour color documentary film was produced depicting my work and life style. One other artist was also featured in Creating a Living, Artists in Business. Produced by Brauer Productions, Traverse City, Michigan.

Awards

2005 Honorable mention, Regional Show, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan

1999 Honorable mention, Regional Show, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan

1977 Honorable mention, Northwest Crafts Exhibition, Seattle Washington

1972 Winner of the James Yaw Gallery Award at the Michigan Artist Craftsman Show, Detroit Institute of Arts

1972 “Best in Show” at the Sommerset Invitational Art Exhibition; Troy, Michigan

Work in Private Collections of:

Songwriter & Singer, Sr. Elton John.

Coach Leatherware

Actress Julia Roberts

Olympian Hope Solo

Author James Patterson

Teaching Workshops

1974 Evergreen State College; Olympia, Washington

1974 University of Washington Experimental College; Seattle, Washington

Travel

British Isles, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France and Belgium & Argentina

Commissions

2016, Was chosen from a variety of competitors to design and produce awards for the National Chapter of SCORE (Senior Corps of Retired Executives.) The commission consisted of up to 30 awards to be produced per year for 3 years. In addition to the awards, I also created a one-of-a-kind larger sculpture entitled “Main Street” that now resides at the National SCORE executive offices in Washington D.C.

1980 - Present: Created multiple miniature reproductions based on Alexander Calder’s sculpture, “La Grande Vitesse” for the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan.