124 NW 9th, Portland, Oregon 97209

About the Artist

Dave was born and raised in the Pacific NW where the natural beauty has a major influence on his style and form.  Attending Portland State University Dave studied with James Lee Hanson who introduced him to the bronze foundry.  Working with clay, making molds and then pouring bronze led to a new understanding of achieving form.  While researching the master sculptors Don Wilson became an instructor at PSU and introduced Dave to stone carving. Dave has been carving mantel to monumental sculpture ever since. Some stones measure fourteen feet high and weigh 5,500 pounds.

Researching the Egyptian and Inca cultures and tapping into their rich source of  information has fueled my imagination to carve the hard stones. I have traveled to Carnac France, Stonehenge England, Machu Picchu Peru, East Africa and visited the monasteries in Lhasa Tibet to explore and research many of the standing stones left by my predecessors.

CURRENT GALLERIES

  • Rain Spark Gallery, Lake Oswego OR (Seasonal)
  • Blackfish Gallery, LaConner WA
  • Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem OR
  • Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Portland OR
  • Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum Idaho
  • Waterstone Gallery, Portland Oregon

2020

  • Lake Oswego Reads, Lake Oswego OR
  • Spring Home & Garden Show 4 Day Show EXPO Center, Rain Spark Gallery, Portland OR

2019

  • Rock Paper Turtle Art For Wetlands – Nature Conservancy, Lake Oswego OR
  • Justice Center Windows, Federal Building, Portland OR
  • Rain Spark Gallery, Lake Oswego OR, 2 month seasonal gallery Nov & Dec, 32 members
  • Sitka Invitational, Portland OR
  • Portland Open Studio Tour 2019
  • Art Reach Gallery, Group Show coinciding with the International Sculpture Center Event @ PAM/PNCA
  • Sculpture rented through PAMRSG for the set of Pretty Little Liars – filmed in Forest Grove Oregon
  • Nicoletta’s Restaurant Lake Oswego, 2 month display
  • Spring Home & Garden Show – Expo Center – Portland Oregon
  • Install “Moon Over Lake Oswego” Commission – Kruse Way – Lake Oswego Oregon
  • Evergreen Arboretum – Andy Sudkamp Memorial Commission – Everett Washington
  • Neptune Studio Sale – West Linn Oregon

2018

  • Justice Center Windows, Federal Building, Portland Oregon
  • Allied Arts Gallery – Group Show – Bellingham Washington
  • Lake Oswego Reads – Lake Oswego Oregon
  • Rock Paper Turtle Art For Wetlands – Nature Conservancy – Lake Oswego Oregon
  • Ladd Tower Special Exhibit – Portland Oregon
  • Jack Waldorf Memorial Commission – Lake Oswego Oregon
  • Sotheby Realtors Group Show – Lake Oswego Oregon
  • Orcas Center Group Show – Orcas Island Washington
  • Orcas Artists 3 Day Open Studio Tour – Orcas Island Washington
  • Sitka Invitational – Portland Oregon
  • Rain Spark Gallery 2 month Pop Up Gallery – Lake Oswego Oregon

2017

  • Begin Lake Oswego permanent public sculpture commission “Moon Over Lake Oswego”
  • Lake Oswego Reads – Lake Oswego Oregon
  • Clackamas Community College – Time Capsule Bench Commission Oregon City Oregon
  • NWSSA Group Show – Oak Harbor Washington
  • Sculpture rented through PAMRSG for the set of GRIMM – filmed in Portland Oregon
  • Neptune Studio Sale – West Linn Oregon
  • Happy Valley City Hall – 2yr Outdoor Sculpture Program, Happy Valley Oregon
  • Point Ruston Outdoor Sculpture Display – Tacoma Washington
  • Gallery Without Walls – 2yr Outdoor Sculpture Program, Lake Oswego Oregon
  • Orcas Center Group Show – Orcas Island Washington
  • Orcas Artists 3 day Studio Tour – Orcas Island Washington
  • Longview Outdoor Gallery 2yr Outdoor Sculpture Program – Longview Washington
  • Sitka Invitational – Portland Oregon
  • Justice Center Windows – Portland Oregon
  • Rain Spark Gallery 2 month Pop Up Gallery – Lake Oswego Oregon

2016

  • Sitka Invitational, Portland Oregon
  • 510 Gallery 2 person show, Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Sculpture rented through the PAMRSG for the set of GRIMM- filmed in Portland Oregon
  • Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Visual Chronicle, Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • 6th Annual Orcas Open Studio Tour, Orcas Washington
  • Clackamas Community College, BeginTime Capsule Bench commission, Oregon City, Oregon
  • Orcas Artists 3 day Studio Tour – Orcas Island Washington

2015

  • Sitka Invitational, November, Portland, Oregon
  • 5th Annual Orcas Open Studio Tour, August, Orcas Island, Washington
  • Justice Center Windows, Federal Building, Portland, Oregon
  • Public Sculpture install August, Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Sculpture Northwest Gallery, NWSSA Group Show, Bellingham Washington
  • Lakewold Gardens, NWSSA Group Show, Tacoma Washington
  • Public Sculpture installed Point Ruston, Tacoma Washington
  • Lake Area Artists, Annual Show, Invited Guest Artist 2015, Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Group Show , Salem, Oregon

2014

  • 4th Annual Orcas Open Studio Tour, Orcas Island, WA
  • Justice Center Windows, Federal Building, Portland, Oregon
  • Percival Plinth Public Sculpture 2yr program – Olympia Washington
  • Sculpture rented through PAMRSG for the set of Grimm – filmed in Portland Oregon
  • Holiday Gallery, Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Mary Lou Zeek, Group Show ,US Bank Tower, Portland, Oregon
  • Sitka Invitational, Portland Oregon

2013

  • 3rd Annual Orcas Open Studio Tour, Orcas Island ,WA
  • Sitka Invitational, Portland Oregon
  • Longview Outdoor gallery 2yr Public Sculpture program – Longview Washington
  • Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego Oregon
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden – 6 month show, Portland Oregon
  • Holiday Gallery, Lake Oswego Oregon
  • Justice Center Windows, Federal Building, Portland Oregon
  • Public Sculpture installed Jansen Art Center, Lynden Washington
  • Lake Oswego Reads, Lake Oswego Oregon

2012

  • 2nd Annual Orcas Open Studio Tour, Orcas Island Washington
  • Sitka Invitational, Portland Oregon
  • Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego Oregon
  • Public Sculpture installed, Lake Oswego Oregon
  • Lake Oswego Reads, Lake Oswego Oregon
  • Public Sculpture installed, Ketchum Idaho

Dave is an active member and former board member/vice president of the North West Stone Sculptors Association, served with the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts for 20 years, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology Invitational for 17 years and started and orchestrated the Orcas Artists Studio Tour on Orcas Island, Washington for 8 years. Dave’s work can be found in the Blackfish Gallery LaConner Washington, Gail Severn Gallery Ketchum Idaho, Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery Portland Oregon, Mary Lou Zeek Gallery Salem Oregon, Rain Spark Gallery Lake Oswego, OR & Waterstone Gallery Portland OR.