Born February 10, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri - moved to Indianapolis when I was 3 months - (consider myself a Hoosier)

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois - 1973-75  M.A. degree - Fine Arts

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio - 1970 - 72 - M.F.A. degree - Fine Arts

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 1966-70 - B.A. degree - Fine Arts

Design and engineer of sheet metal fabrications - 1977 to 2010 - retired

ArtPrize 2017 - Grand Rapids, Michigan - 1 painting
ArtLink Regional Exhibition - 2 paintings - Fort Wayne Indiana 20

DirectArt: Magazine publication - 3 paintings - 2014

Contemporary Landscape Exhibition: Gallery 924 - Indiana Arts Council - Indianapolis 2014

Solo Exhibition: Jacksson Gallery - Columbus, Indiana - 2014

Art From The Heartland Exhibition: Indianapolis Art Center - 2012

Rundell & Ernstberger Associates: (Landscape architecture Firm) - Indianapolis - 2011

Solo Exhibition "Mirage": Gallery 924 - Indiana Arts Council - Indianapolis 2011

Studio Visit: Publication of two paintings - Winter issue - 2009

Honor Award: The American Society of Landscape Architects 2006 - Sculpture and art railings  

                        for Beutter Riverfront Park, Mishawaka, Indiana

Regional '01: A Fine Arts Competition - Indianapolis Art Center - 2001

Indianapolis Power and Light Co. Gallery: 1998

Finalist in Indiana's Vietnam and Korean War Memorial Monuments Competition: Indianapolis - 1993

Honor Award: The American Society of Architects - For sculpture at Lutheran Hospital in Fort 

                        Wayne, Indiana - 1992

Finalist in AUL Sculpture Competition: Indianapolis - 1986

Presidents Award: The American Institute of Architects - for excellence in craftsmanship for Circle 

                              Center Marquee - Indianapolis - 1984

Indiana Artists Exhibition:  Indianapolis Museum Of Art - painting - 1979

Hoosier Salon:  Best of Show - sculpture maquette of Symphony #1 - Indianapolis, 1979

1st Annual Purdue University Student Show:  1st Prize, Best of Show - painting - West LaFayette - 1970

Cultural Trail - Glick Peace Walk Memorials:  12 stainless steel sculptures - Indianapolis - 2010

City of Mishawaka:  Art panels for 12 piers and railings at Riverwalk Park - 2004 -2008

City of Mishawaka:  Monumental Sculpture  "Shards" in Beutter Park - Mishawaka, Indiana - stainless steel - 2005

2001 World Police and Fire Games:  designed and made official torches for games

Madison Center Sculpture: co-designed and fabricated monumental sculpture with Eric Ernstberger - stainless steel - South Bend, Indiana 2000

White River Gardens - Indianapolis Zoo:  sculpted all bronze animals and tree sculptures - Indianapolis - 1999

Indiana Governor's Award:  co-designed and fabricated award with Anderson Univeristy glass professor Arlon Bayless - 1993

Indiana Art Commissiion:  Lieutenant Governors Convention - designed and made 30 pcs. of art jewelry for each state - 1992

Lutherna Hospital:  co-designed and fabricated monumental sculpture with Eric Ernstberger - stainless - Fort Wayne, Ind. - 1991

Theobald's:  designed and fabricated metal murals for store at Keystone at the Crossing - Indianapolis - 1991

Ball State University Frog Fountain:  sculpted bronze frogs for water fountain - Muncie, Ind. 1993

Orchard Country Day School:  designed and fabricated fountain dome for courtyard - Indianapolis - 1993

Indianapolis Museum of Art:  designed and fabricated stainless steel time capsule - 1983 

The following are samples of a jobs that I engineered and fabricated while at The Tarpenning_LaFollette Co.

Wille Faust sculptures:  Heron School of Art IUPUI, The Indianapolis Art Center and "Chrysalis" at Indianapolis International Airport

Indianapolis Museum of Art:  bases for Robert Indiana Sculptures and renovating Dennis Oppenheimer sculpture

Medal of Honor Memorial:  stainless steel glass standards, light covers and railings

Indiana State Office Building:  stainless steel leaf and copper drinking fountain

Circle Theater:  marquee

Soldiers and Sailors Monument: cornice

Christian House in West Lafayette:  Frank Lloyd Wright copper fascia

Procter & Gamble Headquarters, Cincinnati:  all stainless steel ornamentation including rails, fascia, columns, trim, planters

The Eiteljorg Museum:  railings and medallions

Campus Martius Park, Detroit, Michigan:  two 20' ornamental markers

Chicago Museum of Art:  ornamental bronze heating enclosures (entrance)

The White House Press room, Washington D.C.:  ornamental heating enclosures



Art Commissions:



Art Exhibitions

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Personal Status:


30th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition - 1 painting -  Eastern Tennessee State

                        State University - Johnson City, Tennessee - 2015

Studio Visit:  Publication of two paintings - Winter Issue - 2014