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Joe is a sculptor living in Sacramento, CA. He has been a professional artist since quitting his day job in 1998 to embrace a lifelong passion for art. Although not formally trained in the arts, he got his career off the ground with a few encouraging commissions and built up a following with a steady stream of word of mouth sales. Early work focused more on functional art and architectural pieces to gain experience and build a portfolio. As his experience and exposure has grown, he has developed a loyal client base and a reputation that generally allows a free hand artistically. This has given him more time to devote to fine art. Over the past few years he has had the good fortune to win a series of Public Art commissions with progressively larger budgets. They have allowed him to create large sculptures which he greatly enjoys.

AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

"2008 Creative Community 01"
1st Place Decorative and/or Functional Art, MosaicGlobe 2008

N. Natomas Public Library
Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission 2008

Feather River Dog Park
City of Stockton 2007

Southside Park Playground
Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission 2006

Dead Cat Alley Project
Woodland Art Center Commission 2005

“Annual Regional Juried Art Show”
Fairfield Visual Arts Assoc., 2nd Place Sculpture 2004

"California Works"
California State Fair, Award of Merit: Sculpture-Mixed Media 2001

"California Works"
California State Fair, Award of Merit: Art for the Garden 2001

GROUP SHOWS

 

"Animal Crackers" - Pence Gallery, Davis, CA 2008
"The Art Bra Show" - 20th Street Gallery, Sacramento, CA 2008
“Nine Ceramic Sculptors” – Barton Gallery, Sacramento, CA 2008
“The 8th Annual Dog&Cat Show” – Pamela SkinnerGallery, Sacramento 2007
" Group Show" – K R Gallery, Sacramento 2005
“The 6th Annual Dog&Cat Show” – Excentrique Gallery, Sacramento 2005
“Annual Regional Juried Art Show” – Fairfield Visual Arts Association, Fairfield 2004
“What are Dogs For?” – Excentrique Gallery, Sacramento 2004
“Vacaville Arts Show” – Vacaville Arts League, Vacaville 2004
“Dreidels and Menorahs” – Encina Art Gallery, Sacramento 2003
“It’s A Doggie Dog World III” – Excentrique Gallery, Sacramento 2003
“Not Just Clay” – Woodland Art Center, Woodland 2003
“Dreidels and Menorahs” – Encina Art Gallery, Sacramento 2002
Alpen Sierra Coffee House, Lake Tahoe 2001
“Dreidels” – Encina Art Gallery, Sacramento 2001
"Annual Regional Juried Arts Show" - Fairfield Visual Arts Association, Fairfield 2001
"California Works" - California State Fair, Sacramento 2001
Alpen Sierra Coffee House, Lake Tahoe 2000