David LaPlantz: Selected 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 Presentation

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

Selected Exhibitions

  • Eat Drink Art Design, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, 2011 and 2010
  • Pins For Men, Facere Jewelry Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2007
  • The Ring Show: Then and Now Exhibition, National Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis TN, 2007
  • Parameters of Preciousness, invitational exhibition, Gahlberg Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL, 2006
  • Greater Midwest International XX, juried exhibition, Art Center Gallery, Central Missouri State University, Warrensberg, MO, 2005
  • 200 Rings, invitational traveling exhibition, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ, 2005
  • Refined IV: Innovation, juried exhibition, SFA Gallery, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX, 2005
  • 100 Brooches, invitational traveling exhibition, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA, 2005
  • California Art Metal Now: An Exhibition of Contemporary California Jewelry and Metal Art, juried exhibition, Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2005
  • Rings, curated by Robert Ebendorf, Gallery of Art and Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2004
  • Educators/Educated: Jewelry and Metals in Ohio, curated by Gail M. Brown, Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH, 2004
  • California Art Metal Now: An Exhibition of Contemporary California Jewelry and Metal Art, juried exhibition, Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2005
  • Craft U.S.A.,’05, National Craft Triennial, juried exhibition, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, 2005
  • Alchemy: From Common Materials to Extraordinary Objects,invitational exhibition, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, 2002
  • Sheen of Silver, Weight of Air : Contemporary Aluminum- Invitational Exhibition, Schnieder Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR, 2000
  • 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, 1999
  • EyeCon, National Eyewear Invitational Exhibition, John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN, 1998
  • Formulations: A Metals Invitational, Carroll Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 1997
  • North American Metal Arts Invitational Exhibition: Heritage and Diversity, Montgomery College Art Gallery, in association with 1996 SNAG Conference, Rockville, MD, 1996
  • Art By Design, Jewelry Competition, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, 1995
  • Contemporary Metalsmithing: Beyond & Behind the Bench, invitational exhibition of 25 American Jewelers and Metalsmiths, The Gallery at Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO,1994
  • Gems and Jewels, New Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection to the Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA, 1994
  • The Art of the Book ’93, juried exhibition of members of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artist Guild, Ontario Crafts Council’s Craft Gallery, Ontario, Canada and two year traveling exhibition including the National Library, Ottawa, Canada, 1993-1994
  • Silver Jubilee, national invitational exhibition, Artspace, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, 1992
  • Table Trappings, national competitive exhibition, Galleria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, 1992
  • What’s Shakin? Invitational Salt and Pepper Shaker Exhibition,Twist Gallery, Portland, OR, 1991
  • California Metal Forms ‘90, competitive exhibition, California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA, 1990
  • American Contemporary Art Jewelry — A National Invitational Exhibition, curated by Earl Pardon, Connell Gallery, Great American Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1990
  • The Northern California Craft Movement, 1907 to the Present, Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, 1990
  • Jewelry Today, international competition, The Joan Michlin Gallery, New York, NY, 1989
  • Avant Garde — Jewelry USA, competitive exhibition, Joan Michlin Gallery, New York, NY, 1988
  • Kinetic Jewelry — International Competitive Exhibition, Hanau, GERMANY, 1987-1988
  • Metalsmithing/Western USA Invitational, Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, MT, 1987
  • Selections from the Permanent Collection, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1987
  • Contemporary Metals II, national competitive exhibition, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA, 1986
  • Merritt ’85/Annual Contemporary Jewelry and Wearable Metal Art, national competitive exhibition, Merritt Gallery, Rochester, NY, 1985
  • Celebration ’84, A Sense of Occasion, International invitational exhibition, sponsor: Ontario Crafts Council and the American Crafts Council, traveled throughout Canada, 1984-1985
  • Contemporary Jewelry: The Americas, Australia, Europe and Japan, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and Toyko, JAPAN, 1984
  • Jewelry USA, national competitive competition sponsors: SNAG & ACC, American Craft Museum, New York, NY, 1984
  • Good As Gold: Alternative Materials in American Jewelry, traveling exhibition, sponsor: Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1982-1984
  • California Crafts XIII, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, 1983
  • Contemporary Metals: Focus on Ideas, traveling exhibition through WAAM, sponsor: Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA, 1981-1983
  • New Wave Jewelry, Gallery Eight, La Jolla, CA, 1982
  • For The Tabletop, traveling exhibition, sponsor: ACC, American Craft Museum, New York, NY, 1980-1982
  • National Invitational Metalsmiths Exhibition, sponsor: SNAG and University of Kansas, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1981
  • Copper 2, national competitive competition, Museum of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1980
  • California Jewelers and Metalsmiths, invitational exhibition, Concepts Gallery, Carmel, CA, 1980
  • Marietta College Crafts National ’79, Marietta College, Marietta, OH, 1979
  • California Metals Invitational, Long Beach Gallery, Long Beach, CA, 1978
  • North American Goldsmith Biennial Exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 1977
  • California Crafts X, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, 1977
  • Six American Metalsmiths, traveling exhibition, sponsor: US State Department, The Cultural Center, Bucharest, ROMANIA, continued traveling through Eastern Europe, 1976-1977
  • 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, 1976-1977
  • California Design ’76, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1976
  • Forms in Metal, traveling exhibition, sponsor: ACC, sites: Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NY and Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1975
  • Contemporary Crafts of the Americas, traveling exhibition—international competition, sites: Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO. and Pan American Building, Washington, DC, 1975
  • Eight American Metalsmiths and Jewelers, traveling exhibition, sites: Sheffield Polytechnic School of Art and Design, Sheffield, ENGLAND and Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND, 1974 World Silver Fair, Mexico City, MEXICO, 1974
  • The Goldsmith, traveling exhibition, sites: Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC and Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN, 1974
  • Invitational Exhibition, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC, 1973
  • Profiles in Jewelry 1973, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 1973
  • Invitational — Southwest Region Craftsmen, American Craftsmen’s Council Gallery, New York, NY, 1972
  • Invitational Exhibition, Fair Tree Gallery, New York, NY, 1972
  • Second Biennial Lake Superior National Craft Exhibition, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN, 1972
  • Special Traveling Exhibition, sponsor: Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN, 1971-1972
  • California Design XI, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA, 1971
  • Metal Experience, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA, 1971
  • For Men Only, Lee Nordness Gallery, New York, NY, 1971
  • Goldsmith ’70, traveling exhibition, sites: St. Paul Art Center, St. Paul, MN, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY. and elsewhere in the US, 1970-1971
  • Young Americans 1969, USA traveling exhibition, sponsor: American Craft Council, 1969-1971
  • National Sterling Silver Design Competition, USA traveling exhibition, starting at Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY, 1969-1970
  • 21st Exhibition for Michigan Artists-Craftsmen, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, 1969
  • Invitational National Craft Exhibition, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1968
  • Michigan Craftsmen Show, Bloomfield Hills Art Association, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1967
  • 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