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PRIVATE & PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2013

Rio Rancho City Centre Permanent Art Collection, Vision Point sculpture, steel

2012

University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.  Four-panel architectural glass measuring 9 ft x 10 ft for dome in the center of chapel.

2010-11

Sisters of Charity Commemorative Fountain sculpture in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  
57 ft x 5 ft bronze relief with 16 ft x 3 ft x 20 inches two-sided, carved limestone wings. Design for the fountain sculpture done entirely by artist.
The acquired sculpture, from the Martineztown Citizen Information Committee, presented to the permanent art collection of the City of Albuquerque to acknowledge the historical contributions of the Sisters of Charity.

2008

Mercy Merced Medical Center in Merced, California. Four panels of Stained Glass Chapel windows. Main window, 20-ft x 14-ft and four side-panel windows 1-ft x 14-ft.

2007

St. Joseph Healthcare Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Two life-size seated figures in bronze for entry way of facility.  

2001

North Valley Sheriff Substation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Life-size bronze of sheriff deputy with child. 1% for Public Art.

1999

Los Vecinos Community Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
16-ft x 8-ft bar-relief in bronze. 1% for the Arts Public Art.

1999

Saint Ambrose Community Outreach Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
7-ft x 8-ft exterior bar-relief in bronze.

1996

Multi-purpose Park in Belen, New Mexico. 1% for the Arts.
8-ft stone sports theme sculpture.

1995

Sun Healthcare Corporation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
4-ft stone obelisks with bronze design inserts.

1994

State of New Mexico, Governors Office, Award Sculpture.
28 in x 18 in.  Stone and glass.
 

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2005

Plano, Texas Network Television Interview for the Stained Glass windows for Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, August 11, 2005.

2005

“Shining Work of Faith”, The Dallas Morning News, Stained Glass windows for Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. August 11, 2005.

2005

BENE Award Ministry and Liturgy, Visual Arts Award for The Immaculate Conception of Mary.

2004

BENE Award Ministry and Liturgy, Visual Arts Award for Tabernacle

2005

Honorable Mention in Ministry and Liturgy Visual Arts Award for Altar

2003

Ministry & Liturgy Magazine. Cover and article by Wesley Pulkka, page 5.  

2003

Honorable Mention Ministry and Liturgy, Visual Arts Awards, Sculpture              

2002

Honorable Mention Visual Arts Award, 14 ft bronze of the Crucifixion   

2002

“A Time for Reflection on American Artists.” June-July 2003. Vol. 30, No. 5.                                     

2002

Albuquerque Journal, “Protector, Friend of Community” Journal Staff Report. December 28, 2002.

2002

Environment & Art Letter. Cover photograph and page 172 articles by Wesley A. Pulkka, “Linda Dabeau’s ‘Crucifixion,’ January 2002.

2001

Today’s Catholic Newsletter for Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, “Crucifix creator put spiritual energy into constructing the image of Christ” by Sharon Little, page 18.  June 10, 2001.

2000

Wesley Pulkka, “Art for the People”, Albuquerque Journal. Sunday September 24, 2000.

1997

DSG Visible, DSG Press, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1996

DSG Human Nature, DSG Press, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1996

Wesley Pulkka, “Human Nature at DSG Review”, Albuquerque Journal. Sunday, July 21, 1996.

1995

Juanita Wolff, “The Move to Monumental Sculpture”, Corrales Comment Newspaper.  September 23,1995.

1995

Tracy Dingman, “New Mexico Artists Create Awards to Reflect Excellence”, Albuquerque Journal. August 14, 1995.

1995

Cover and feature article. LITURGY Magazine, Chicago, Illinois.

1993

Associated Press, “Finishing Touches”, and photo caption.  Albuquerque Journal. September 3.  
[This photo was of the Virgin Mary designed and sculpted as multi-cultural for the Cathedral in Las Cruces, New Mexico.]

1993

National Pastoral Life Center, CHURCH Magazine.  Cover sculpture and article.

1992

“Art in the Church”, Albuquerque Journal.

1991

John Villani, “Sculptor Chisels Life into Stone”, New Mexico Magazine. May.

1989

Joseph Toulouse, Cover photographs KNME Channel Five, Take Five Magazine. August.

1989

Ester Reyes & Matthew Shedon, “De Colores”, National PBS Television            

1985-1986

Designer of exhibits, illustrator and painter for the Albuquerque Museum of Natural History Albuquerque, New Mexico.  

1975-1984

Corporate and product designer, illustrator and painter in Dallas, Texas.

1988

“Romancing the Stone.”  Albuquerque Journal.

1985

International Design Compendium Award of Excellence in Design, San Francisco, CA   



CATALOGUES

1997

DSG Visible, DSG Press, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1996

DSG Human Nature, DSG Press, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico



PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION & LECTURES

2013

Fine Arts Center, Bemis School of Art. Instructor in Sculpture. Summer 2013.

2002

One of three finalist artists invited to design sculptures for the 9 /11 Memorial, in the St. Joseph Catholic Chapel, New York City, New York.

1999

Form/Reform:  Lecture at The Conference on Liturgical Environment and Art in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1998

Sculpture show and speaker at Arrot Gallery, New Mexico Highlands University, in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

1998

AIA Conference and sculptural show. San Antonio, Texas.

1995

Resident Instructor for stone sculpting at The Center for the Arts Villa Maria in Perugia, Italy.



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS; COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS

1999

Los Vecinos Community Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1999

Saint Ambrose Outreach Center, Baltimore, Maryland

1999

Mr. Don Tampow, Tampow Industries, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1998

Tim Sheehan, Attorney, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1998

Arrot Art Gallery, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico

1998

The North American Sculpture Exhibition, Golden, Colorado

1998

Honeywell Executive Offices, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1997

Avionics Systems, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1997

Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1997

“Figurative Show”, Sumner & Dene Gallery, San Diego, California

1997

“DSG Visible”, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1997

Sun Healthcare Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1996

Ellen Landis, Curator of Art, The Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM

1996

“Human Nature”, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1996

“Magnificio!” Arte Grande, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM

1995

Governors Office, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1995

Dartmouth Fine Art Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1994

“Magnificio!” Arte Grande, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM

1994

Mr. Edward P. Lawson, Chief of Art Education, Hirshorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

1992

The Lincoln Square Gallery, Arlington, Texas.  One-woman show of contemporary sculptures.

1992

“Magnificio!” Arte Grande, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM

1991

The El Prado Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Contemporary sculpture show.

1989-1990

The American Train Art Exhibit by invitation from the State of New Mexico, to exhibit sculptures. Shown throughout the Country of Japan.

1989-1992

Adagio Gallery, Palm Springs, California. Group show.

1990

Lincoln Square Gallery, Arlington, Texas. One-woman show.

1989

Adagio Gallery, Palm Springs, California. One-woman show.

1986

“Synergism”, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, NM

1979

Communications Art Show, Dallas, Texas.  A series of drawings and painting, group show.

1976

University of the Americas in Mexico City, Mexico.  Exhibited paintings.

1975

Institute of Fine Art Show in Mexico City, Mexico.  Exhibited contemporary paintings.

1974

Contemporary Art Show in the San Miguel de Allende School of Art in Mexico.                  
        
          

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE

University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Fine Arts BA.
Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Design major.
San Miguel De Allende, Fine Arts, Painting
University of the Americas Mexico City, Mexico. Fine Arts.
Proficient working in the mediums of painting, stone carving, sculpture and stained glass.
Bilingual in Spanish and English.


TRAVEL

Mexico, Central, and South America, Italy, Germany, France, and the United States.