3-D Artist’s Resume

David M. LaPlantz
a.k.a. DDDeco, D. David Deco, and David D. Deco
69A Las Estrellas
Santa Fe, NM 87507-4230

Home Phone: 505-438-2469
Email: laplantz1@cybermesa.com
Web Site: LaPlantzStudios.com

EDUCATION

M.F.A. Degree: Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI — 1969
Major: Metalsmithing
Minor: Fabric Decoration
B.S. Degree: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH — 1966
Major: Art, College of Education

TEACHING EXPERIENCE — Jewelry/Metalsmithing

Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA., 1971-1977, (on leave 77-78), 1978-2002, faculty emeritus as of 2002
Kent State University, Kent, OH. Visiting Artist: 1977-1978
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA: 1970-1971
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.: 1969-1970
Flint Community College, Flint, MI: 1968-1969
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM: 1967-1968

EXHIBITIONS

Solo

1986: Appalachian Center for the Crafts, Smithville, TN
1979: Pima Community College, Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1973: Ferndale Silver Shop, Ferndale, CA
1970: Stetson University, Deland, FL
1969: Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Jett Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

Group

2011
Eat Drink Art Design, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

2010
Tenth Annual Collect: Inside Eight, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Eat Drink Art Design, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

2009
Ninth Annual Collect: Inside 8, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2008
Eighth Annual Collect: Inside 8, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Open Hands/Open Hearts, Nussbaumer Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2007
Seventh Annual Collect: Inside 8, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Summer Faculty Exhibition, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
AHA X 20 Invitational Exhibition, Two Horses Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Pins For Men, Facere Jewelry Gallery, Seattle, WA
Holiday Exhibition, Appalachian Center for Crafts Gallery, Smithville, TN
Open Hands/Open Hearts, Nussbaumer Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
The Ring Show: Then and Now Exhibition, National Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, TN

2006
Sixth Annual Collect: Inside 8, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Dead Man Walking, juried exhibtion, Alamosa Community College, Alamosa, CO
Parameters of Preciousness, invitational exhibition, Gahlberg Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL

Rags to Riches, Gallery Zipp, Glorieta, NM
Know Name Theme Show, Gallery Zipp, Glorieta, NM

2005
Three Person Exhibition, First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA
Greater Midwest International XX, juried exhibition, Art Center Gallery, Central Missouri State University, Warrensberg, MO
200 Rings, invitational traveling exhibition, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ
200 Rings, Gallery M, Cleveland, OH
200 Rings, Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME
Refined IV: Innovation, juried exhibition, SFA Gallery, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX
Educators/Educated: Jewelry and Metals in Ohio, curated by Gail M. Brown, traveling exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Trumbull Branch, Warren, OH
100 Brooches, invitational traveling exhibition, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
100 Brooches, East Carlolina University, School of Art and Design, Greenville, NC
100 Brooches, Bellagio, Ashville, NC
California Art Metal Now: An Exhibition of Contemporary California Jewelry and Metal Art, juried exhibition, Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Craft U.S.A.,’05, National Craft Triennial, juried exhibition, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

2004
Rings, curated by Robert Ebendorf, Gallery of Art and Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
200 Rings, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
Educators/Educated: Jewelry and Metals in Ohio, curated by Gail M. Brown, Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH
Junque Art Juried Exhibition, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA

2003
Junque Art Juried Exhibition, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA
2002
Alchemy: From Common Materials to Extraordinary Objects,invitational exhibition, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Back to School with Books, invitational exhibition, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
Insect Exhibition, HSU Natural History Museum, Arcata, CA
Annual HSU Faculty Exhibition, First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA

2001
Color on Metal, Invitational Exhibition, OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore, MD
25 Years of Fine Craftsmanship, Brookfield Craft Center Faculty 1976-2000, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery,Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT and Silo Gallery, New Bedford, CT
Insectarium Show, OBJX Gallery, Eureka, CA
Blade Slices Silk: A Contemporary Survey of Artistic Visions,Personal Themes and Techniques in Jewelry and Metals, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

2000
Invitational Group Exhibition, William Thonson Gallery, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
Sheen of Silver, Weight of Air : Contemporary Aluminum- Invitational Exhibition, Schnieder Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
Annual HSU Faculty Exhibition, First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA

1999
Two For Non-Smoking, Two Person Exhibition of Jewelry and Metalwork — Alf Ward and David LaPlantz, Winthrop University Art Gallery, Winthrop University, Rockhill, SC
Talismans For The Coming Millennium, national juried competitive exhibition, Emerson Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Exemplary Contemporary 1999/All California, Functional and/or Wearable Metal Arts Exhibition, competitive juried exhibition, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Out of Hand, Fifth Annual Group Exhibition, Ink People Gallery, Eureka, CA
Annual Faculty Exhibition, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Maskibition, Competitive Exhibition, Ink People Gallery, Eureka, CA

1998
Out of Hand, Fourth Annual Invitational Exhibit, The Ink People Center, Eureka, CA
Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA
EyeCon, National Eyewear Invitational Exhibition, John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN

1997
Formulations: A Metals Invitational, Carroll Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Out of Hand, Third Annual Invitational Metals Exhibition, Ink People Gallery, Eureka, CA
Summer Teaching Faculty Exhibition, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1996
North American Metal Arts Invitational Exhibition: Heritage and Diversity, Montgomery College Art Gallery, in association with 1996 SNAG Conference, Rockville, MD
Valentine Invitational Exhibition, Sheila Nussbaum Gallery, Millburn, NJ
Summer Teaching Faculty Exhibition, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
Junk Art, Competitive Exhibition, Humboldt Arts Council, Eureka, CA
Chairmania, Northtown Arts, Arcata, CA
Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1995
Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, (Spring Semester) Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Art By Design, Jewelry Competition, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Summer Teaching Faculty Exhibition, Appalachian Craft Center, Smithville, TN
Maskibition 10, juried exhibition, Ink People, Eureka, CA
Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, (Fall Semester) Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1994
Acquisition Exposition, A Multi-Media Survey Exhibition, juried exhibition, Humboldt Arts Council, Eureka, CA
Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference Workshop Leaders Exhibition, Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene OR
36th Annual RAA Spring Juried Exhibition, Eureka, CA
Contemporary Metalsmithing: Beyond & Behind the Bench, invitational exhibition of 25 American jewelers and Metalsmiths, The Gallery at Craft Alliance,
St. Louis, MO
Gems and Jewels, New Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection to the Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
1994 Jewelry Art Competition at Facere, national juried competitive exhibition, Facere Art Jewelry Gallery, Seattle, WA
Maskibition 9, national competitive exhibition, Ink People Gallery, Eureka, CA
36th Annual RAA Fall Exhibition, Eureka, CA

1993
California Metal, invitational exhibition, Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
The Art of the Book ’93, juried exhibition of members of the Canadian Book binders and Book Artist Guild, Ontario Crafts Council’s Craft Gallery, Ontario, Canada and two year traveling exhibition including the National Library, Ottawa, Canada.
20th Anniversary Invitational, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, CA
1993 Jewelry Art Competition at Facere, national competitive exhibition, Facere Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Interlacements, The Ink People Gallery, Eureka, CA
Holiday Exhibition, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX

1992
1992 Jewelry Art Competition at Facere, national competitive exhibition, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA Purchase Award.
Metals and Fibers USA Invitational, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Couples — Centuries of Craft Tradition, Invitational Exhibition, Villa Montalvo Pavilion Gallery, Saratoga, CA
Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Silver Jubilee, national invitational exhibition, Artspace, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Jewelry Invitational, curator and exhibitor, Banaker Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Table Trappings, national competitive exhibition, Galleria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
Pacific Arts Center, invitational exhibition, Arcata, CA
Northlite Gallery, Arcata, CA

1991
Two Artists’s Exhibition, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA Retrospective exhibition of 200 works (1966-1991).
What’s Shakin? Invitational Salt and Pepper Shaker Exhibition, Twist Gallery, Portland, OR
Summer Teaching Faculty Exhibition, School of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Thirty-Third Annual RAA Fall Exhibition, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, CA
Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
A Gift of Art, invitational exhibition, Banaker Gallery, Walnut Creek , CA
Invitational Jewelry Exhibition, Lincoln Street Gallery, Eugene, OR
Inns and Arts, The Eureka Bed and Breakfast Association and The Ink People, Eureka, CA

1990
Multi-Media, national competitive exhibition, Sawtooth Center for Visual Design, Winston Salem, NC
Crafts National 24, national competitive exhibition, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA
Facere Jewelry Art ‘90, national competitive exhibition, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
California Metal Forms ‘90, competitive exhibition, California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA
Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Galleria Mesa National Metals Invitational, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
American Contemporary Art Jewelry — A National Invitational Exhibition, curated by Earl Pardon, Connell Gallery, Great American Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Personal Views in Jewelry and Metalsmithing, guest curator and exhibitor, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA
Ohio Metals: A Legacy Exhibition, juried invitational exhibition, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Columbus, OH
Vessels Invitational Exhibition, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
The Northern California Craft Movement, 1907 to the Present, Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Visions of Light, Holiday Arts Festival and Annual Art Auction, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

1989
Two Person Invitational Exhibition: David and Shereen LaPlantz, Oregon State University, Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, OR
Facere Jewelry As Art, competition and show, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Jewelry Today, international competition, The Joan Michlin Gallery, New York, NY
Art: Jewelry and Metalsmithing, invitational exhibition, sponsored by the College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Redwood Art Association Competitive Exhibition, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, CA
Annual Faculty Exhibition, Art Department, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1988
Personal Treasures, invitational exhibition, Crain-Wolov Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Avant Garde — Jewelry USA, competitive exhibition, Joan Michlin Gallery, New York, NY
The Great West Metal Show, invitational exhibition, Northern Arizona University Art Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ
California ’88, invitational exhibition, Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Invitational Exhibition, J. Noblett Gallery, Boyes Hot Springs, CA
Arrowmont Summer Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
HSU Faculty Exhibition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1987-88
Kinetic Jewelry — International Competitive Exhibition, Hanau, GERMANY

1987
National Metal Arts Exhibition, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
Facere Jewelry, national competitive exhibition, Facere Jewelry Art, Seattle, WA
Ubiquitous Bead/Invitational Exhibition, Bellevue Museum of Art, Bellevue, WA
California Jewelers, invitational exhibition, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
Artists’ Forum, traveling exhibition through California State University Metalsmithing/Western USA Invitational, Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, MT
The Wichita National 1987, competitive exhibition, Wichita Art Association, Wichita, KS
What to Wear: Functional Wearables and Beyond, national competitive exhibition, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Invitational Exhibition, J. Noblett Gallery, Boyes Hot Springs, CA
Invitational Exhibition, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
Invitational Exhibition, Grove Gallery, University of California, La Jolla, CA
Faculty Exhibition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1985-87
Contemporary American Jewelry: USIA Arts America, traveling exhibition sponsor: American Crafts Museum

1986
Japanese Metalsmithing Traditions, traveling exhibition sponsor: National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN., also at Georgia State University Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Contemporary Metals II, national competitive exhibition, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
Selections ’86, invitational exhibition, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Invitational Exhibition, Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Wichita National 1986 All Media Crafts Exhibition, Wichita Art Association, Wichita, KS
Arrowmont Summer Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Faculty Exhibition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1985
Robots and Friends, invitational exhibition, Gayle Willson Gallery, South Hampton, NY
Scents and Nonscents, national exhibition, Signature Gallery, Boston and Hyannis, MA
Contemporary Metals USA, national competitive exhibition, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
Invitational Group Exhibition, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
Merritt ’85/Annual Contemporary Jewelry and Wearable Metal Art, national competitive exhibition, Merritt Gallery, Rochester, NY
Crafts, national competitive exhibition, State University of New York College, Buffalo, NY
ArtQuest ’85, national slide competition and video exhibit, Los Angeles, CA
Artists’ Forum, traveling exhibition through California State University Art Galleries.
Alumni Art Exhibition, Bowling Green State University School of Art Gallery, Bowling Green, OH
Faculty Exhibition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1984-85
Celebration ’84, A Sense of Occasion, International invitational exhibition, sponsor: Ontario Crafts Council and the American Crafts Council, traveled throughout Canada.

1984
Contemporary Jewelry: The Americas, Australia, Europe and Japan, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and Toyko, JAPAN.
Jewelry USA, national competitive competition sponsors: SNAG & ACC, American Craft Museum, New York, NY
All That Glitters, national competitive competition, Von Grabill Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
California Jewelry 1984, competitive competition, California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA
Northern California Jewelers, Redding Museum of Art, Redding, CA
National Jewelry and Unique Objects Invitational, Fine Arts Center, Tempe, AZ
The Artful Ear, Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco, CA
A Mano National Metals Invitational, University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
Michigan Metalsmiths, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
Once Upon A Whimsy, Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tenth Biennial National Invitational Crafts Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

1982-84
Good As Gold: Alternative Materials in American Jewelry, traveling exhibition, sponsor: Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

1983
California Crafts XIII, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
New Directions in Jewelry, Carol Hooberman Gallery, Birmingham, MI
More Than One, invitational exhibition, Free Hand Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Current Directions, California Metal Arts in the ’80′s, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
Group Show, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
National Crafts Exhibition II, Galveston Arts Gallery, Galveston, TX
Contemporary Crafts for the Collector, Gallery Eight, La Jolla, CA
Northern California Crafts 1983, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, CA
Holiday Exhibition, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
Faculty Exhibition, Appalachian Crafts Center, Smithville, CA
Faculty Exhibition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1981-83
Contemporary Metals: Focus on Ideas, traveling exhibition through WAAM, sponsor: Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA

1982
Currents ’82: Limited Edition Crafts for the Market Place, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Invitational 1982, Craftsman’s Gallery, Scarsdale, NY
Another View: National Metals Invitational, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
New Wave Jewelry, Gallery Eight, La Jolla, CA
California Designs: Jewelry, Free Hand Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
National Invitational Jewelry Exhibition, Art Gallery, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
Small Group Show, Contemporary Artisans Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Northern California Crafts Exhibition, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
1982 California State Fair: Art Exhibition, Sacramento, CA

1980-82
For The Tabletop, traveling exhibition, sponsor: ACC, American Craft Museum, New York, NY

1981
National Invitational Metalsmiths Exhibition, sponsor: SNAG and University of Kansas, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Art For The Tabletop, Carol Hooberman Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Cheap Art, The Hand and The Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Five Person Show, Graham Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Two Person Exhibition, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
Small Group Show, Greenwood Gallery, Washington, DC
Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Christmas Exhibition, Joel Bagnal Gallery, Wellesley, MA

1980
Copper 2, national competitive competition, Museum of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
A Mano ’80, biennial crafts competition, University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
Contemporary Metalsmithing, Rochester, NY
California Jewelers and Metalsmiths, invitational exhibition, Concepts Gallery, Carmel, CA
The State of Metal, national invitational exhibition, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
The Eighth Biennial National Invitational Crafts Exhibition, Center for the Visual Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Currents ’80, national invitational exhibition, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Crafts 3, invitational exhibition, WF Mullaly Galleries, Birmingham, MI
California Metal ’80, sponsor: California State Universities, Chancellor’s Office, Long Beach, CA
The Western Edge: Designer and Production Crafts, competitive exhibit, Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
First Annual Invitational Exhibit, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, CA
Faculty Exhibition, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata. CA

1979
California Crafts XI, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Marietta College Crafts National ’79, Marietta College, Marietta, OH
Metalworks Invitational 1979, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
Invitational Jewelry and Metalsmithing Exhibition, North Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX
Fragments — ZIOX, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Humboldt Bay Area Metalsmiths Invitational Exhibition, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA
California State Fair, California Exposition Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Faculty Exhibition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1978
National Metalsmiths Invitational, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
Metal/View, invitational exhibition, Craft Center, Worcester, MA
Second National Ring Competition, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Objects of Play, invitational exhibition, Chambers Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Contemporary Jewelry and Leather, invitational exhibition, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
Invitational Metals Show, Western New Mexico State University, Silver City, NM
The First National Spoon and Ash Tray Show, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO
Wood, Glass, Metal, Fiber, invitational exhibition, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
Metal Arts, invitational exhibition, State University College, Oneonta, NY
California Craftsmen Exhibition, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
Fox Valley and Vicinity Metalsmiths and Jewelry, invitational exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI
California Metals Invitational, Long Beach Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Invitational Jewelry-Metalsmithing Exhibition, Fresno State University, Fresno, CA
Jewelry Students and Faculty Exhibition, traveling show, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA and Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
California State Fair, State Fair Grounds, Sacramento, CA
Faculty Exhibition, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Faculty Exhibition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1977
North American Goldsmith Biennial Exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Contemporary Crafts: Clay and Metal, invitational exhibition -with- a six day conference, University of Texas, Arlington, TX
California Crafts X, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Third Profile of US Jewelry 1977, Texas Technological University, Lubbock, TX
Clay, Fiber and Metal, invitational exhibition, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
Selections ’77, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
National Competitive Exhibition, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Heir’s Apparent to Cellini’s Art, national invitational exhibition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Fifth Annual Mid-South National Invitational Crafts Show, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

1976-77
Six American Metalsmiths, traveling exhibition, sponsor: US State Department, The Cultural Center, Bucharest, ROMANIA, continued traveling through Eastern Europe.
The Blacksmith as Artist and Craftsman, 1976-1977, traveling exhibition, sponsor: ACC, sites: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL., Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NY., and the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington,DC

1976
California Design ’76, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
Designer-Craftsman ’76, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
The California Craftsman, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
Invitational Metal Exhibition, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Invitational Alumni Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Faculty Exhibition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Redwood Art Association Juried Art Exhibition, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, CA

1975
Forms in Metal, traveling exhibition, sponsor: ACC, sites: Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NY and Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Contemporary Crafts of the Americas, traveling exhibition¬—international competition, sites: Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO. and Pan American Building, Washington, DC
Uncommon Smiths of America, invitational exhibition, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Beyond the Reservation, national invitational exhibition, Fairtree Gallery, New York, NY
Fourth Invitational Contemporary Crafts Exhibition, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Miniature Works, national competitive exhibition, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Reprise, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
California State Fair, California Exposition Grounds, Sacramento, CA
Faculty Exhibition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1974
Eight American Metalsmiths and Jewelers, traveling exhibition, sites: Sheffield Polytechnic School of Art and Design, Sheffield, ENGLAND and Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND.
World Silver Fair, Mexico City, MEXICO
The Goldsmith, traveling exhibition, sites: Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC and Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN
Metal + 74, national invitational exhibition, University College, Brockport, NY
Contemporary Jewelry and Metalwork, national invitational exhibition, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Two-Artist Exhibition, Behind the Brewery Gallery, La Crosse, WI
California State Fair, State Exposition Grounds, Sacramento, CA
Faculty Exhibition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1973
Invitational Exhibition, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC
Profiles in Jewelry 1973, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
First Invitational Jewelry and Metal Exhibition, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Made with Metal, national invitational exhibition, Eastern Washington State University, Cheney, WA
The Lowly Tie Tack Exhibition, The Cultural Center, Eureka, CA
Southern Tier Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Corning Glass Center, Corning, NY
Redwood Art Association Exhibition, Cultural Center, Eureka, CA
Down to Earth, sponsor: RAA, Cultural Center, Eureka, CA
Faculty Exhibition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1972
Invitational — Southwest Region Craftsmen, American Craftsmen’s Council Gallery, New York, NY
Invitational Exhibition, Fair Tree Gallery, New York, NY
Second Biennial Lake Superior National Craft Exhibition, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
Invitational Exhibition, Interlochen School for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
Annual Exhibition, Redwood Art Association, Eureka, CA
Faculty Exhibition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1971-72
Special Traveling Exhibition, sponsor: Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN

1971
California Design XI, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
Metal Experience, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
Eight Annual Southern Tier Arts and Crafts Show, Corning Glass Center, Corning, NY
For Men Only, Lee Nordness Gallery, New York, NY
Inter-D 2, McAllen International Museum, McAllen, TX
Fiber/Metal/Clay, invitational exhibition, State University College, Oneonta, NY
Fifteenth National Art Roundup, Las Vegas Art League, Las Vegas, NV
Faculty Exhibition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

1970-71
Goldsmith ’70, traveling exhibition, sites: St. Paul Art Center, St. Paul, MN, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY. and elsewhere in the US.

1969-71
Young Americans 1969, USA traveling exhibition, sponsor: American Craft Council.

1970
Box Show, Edward Sherbeyn Gallery, Chicago, IL
Four Artist Show, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Centennial Art Exhibition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Two Artist Show, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Group Show, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
New Faculty Exhibition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Faculty Exhibition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

1969-70
National Sterling Silver Design Competition, USA traveling exhibition, starting at Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY

1969
21st Exhibition for Michigan Artists-Craftsmen, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Group Exhibition, The Gallery, Denver, CO
Tenth Annual Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Dow Memorial Library, Midland, MI
Cranbrook Academy of Art Summer Show, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1968
Invitational National Craft Exhibition, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Craftsmen’s Exhibition, Fold Art Museum, Santa Fe, NM
Third Biennial Craft Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
Toledo Area Artist’s May Show, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

1967
Michigan Craftsmen Show, Bloomfield Hills Art Association, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Eleventh Annual National Exhibition, Greater Fall River Art Association, Fall River, MA
Cranbrook Academy of Art Summer Show, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Toledo Area Artist’s May Show, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

1963-66
Student Juried Art Exhibition each year, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

RELATED TEACHING

Selected Summer and Visiting Artist Teaching Positions:
Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
Revere Academy of Goldsmithing, San Francisco, CA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

AWARDS, HONORS AND COMMISSIONS

Grants and Academic Awards
Humboldt Enrichment Awards — Humboldt Foundation Office, Humboldt State University: 1997, 1994 & 1993
Scholar of the Year — Humboldt State University: 1994
Humboldt Small Grant — Humboldt Foundation Office, Humboldt State University: 1994

Accomplished Alumni of the Fine & Performing Arts Award — Bowling Green State University: 1992
Research Grants — Humboldt Foundation Office, Humboldt State University: 1988 & 1985
Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Grant: 1985 To conduct 5-7 master workshops in jewelry throughout New Zealandz
Outstanding Professor Award — Humboldt State University: 1980-81

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND HONORS PUBLICATIONS

Men of Achievement
Who’s Who in the West
Who’s Who in California
International Who’s Who in Education
Who’s Who in American Art
Who’s Who in the World

Who’s Who Among American Teachers

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Public
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
Genoa Area Public Library, Genoa, OH
Hoffman Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
IAIA Museum, Santa Fe, NM
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, JAPAN
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Redding Art Museum, Redding, CA
Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, OR
Saint Paul Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, GERMANY

Schools

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Corporate — Selected
Ornament Magazine Collection, San Diego, CA
Open Hands, Santa Fe, NM

Private — Selected
Ralph Turner Collection, London, ENGLAND

PUBLICATIONS
Books — Authored and Edited
Jewelry/Metalwork Survey #3: Ideas, Images, Imagemakers, edited, 248 pages, Press de LaPlantz, 1993
Jewelry/Metalwork Survey #2: A Way of Communicating, edited, 225 pages, Press de LaPlantz, 1992
Jewelry/Metalwork Survey 1991: Survey, Visions, Concepts, Communicating, edited, 160 pgs, Press de LaPlantz, 1991
Artists Anodizing Aluminum: The Sulfuric Acid Process, authored, 208 pages, Press de LaPlantz, 1988

Instructional Videos — Authored and Produced
Cold Connections, 2 hours, 1991.
The Many Hats or Heads of David LaPlantz, my recent work and the HSU jewelry studio, 30 minutes, 1991
Chain Mail/Chain Mesh: The Semi-Solid Art Form, 2 hours, 1990
Artists Anodizing Aluminum, 2 hours, 1989

Books — Authored Portions
Workshop Notes: Metals edited by Tim McCreight, Brynmorgen Press, 1993. I wrote the cold connections chapter.
Jewelry Concepts and Technology by Oppi Untracht, Doubleday, New York, 1983.
I contributed a step-by-step series on Japanese chain mail, plus other examples of my jewelry throughout the book.

Books — Represented Within
Anodized! – Brilliant Colors & Bold Designs For Aluminum Jewelry by Claire Stiles,
Lark Books, 2010
500 Brooches edited by Marthe Le Van, Lark Books, 2005
1000 Rings edited by Marthe Le Van, Lark Books, 2004
Color on Metal by Tim McCreight and Nicole Bsullak, Guild Publishing, 2001
The Art and Craft of Handmade Books by Shereen LaPlantz, Lark Books, 2001
Tassels: The Fanciful Embellishment by Nancy Welch, Lark Books, 1992
20th Century Jewellery by Caroline Pullee, The Apple Press, London, 1990
The Traveler’s Guide to American Crafts by Suzanne Carmichael, EP Dutton, 1990
The Art of American Jewelry: 1970-1990 by Laura Kruger, to be published sometime?
The New Jewelry: Trends and Traditions by Peter Dormer and Ralph Turner, Thames and Hudson, London, 1985
Jewelry: Contemporary Design and Techniques by Chuck Evans, Davis Publications, 1983
Metalworking: Procedures in the Craft by Tim McCreight, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979
Contemporary Iron and Metalwork: Art & Decoration Using Wrought, Forging and Blacksmithing Techniques by Dona Meilach, Crown, 1977
Contemporary Jewelry: A Studio Handbook by Philip Morton, revised edition, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976
Body Jewelry: International Perspective by Donald J. Wilcox, Henry Regnery Co, 1973

Major Catalogs
California Design 1976: A Bicentennial Celebration, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA, 1976
Contemporary Crafts of the Americas: 1975 Exhibition, pub: Henry Regnery Co, Chicago, IL, 1975
California Design XI, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA, 1971

My work is represented in (1969-2010) in numerous Craft Horizons, American Craft, Metalsmith Magazine and Ornament Magazine articles, including one about my work as a “Collectable” in Ornament Magazine, Winter 1995.