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3 N Ellison Avenue OKC OK 73106
PhelpsSculpture.com
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davidphelpsart@gmail.com

Born: 1956 Stockton, California
MFA: 1984 University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
BA: 1979 Humboldt State University, Arcata, California

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown, MA
Goldenstein Gallery, Sedona, AZ
Vickers Collection, Aspen, CO
Vail Village Arts, Vail, CO
Whistler Village Art Gallery, Whistler, BC

 

ONE*, TWO**, AND THREE*** PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2012
Melton Art Gallery University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Leslie Powell Gallery* one man show, Lawton, OK

2011
Pogue Gallery* one man show, East Central University, Ada, OK 

2009
JRB Gallery*** with Liz Hahn & Jose Rodriguez

2008
Hahn Ross Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico one-man show
Mainsite Contemporary Art*** Norman, OK with Jose Rodriguez & Michael Almaguer

2007
JRB Art, Oklahoma City, OK ** with Jose Rodriguez

2000
Mainsite Contemporary Art, Norman, OK one-man show
Hahn Ross Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico one-man show

1997
Hahn Ross Gallery**, Santa Fe, New Mexico: Two-Person Exhibition with Carolyn Farris

1996
Oklahoma City Community College, “Sculptures of David Phelps” one-man show

1990
Firehouse Art Center; Norman, Oklahoma one-man show
Kirkpatrick Center** OKC, OK, Two Man Show with Jose Rodriguez
Arts Place** OKC, OK, Two Man Show with Jose Rodriguez

1988
Charleston Heights Arts Center; Las Vegas, Nevada one-man show
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania one-man show
John Michael Kohler Arts Center; Sheboygan, Wisconsin one-man show

1987
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City one-man show

1986
Cottey College; Nevada, Missouri one-man show
Kansas City Artist’s Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri, with Sherry Leedy

1985
Triad Gallery; Arlington, Texas one-man show

 

AWARDS

2011  
Best of Show Award “Seven State Biennial Exhibition” Jesús Moroles juror.

2009  
Best of Show Award “Visionmakers” curated by Judith S Schwartz, Ph.D, 
Head of the Sculpture/Craft Media Area at NYU

2002
Jurors Cash Award, “Vision Makers 2002” Fred Jones Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma,
Norman, OK Juror: Lane Coulter 

1997
Second Place Award, “Oklahoma: Centerfold,” national juried show, Leslie Powell Gallery,
Lawton, Oklahoma

1988
People’s Choice Award, “Dimensions ‘88,” national 3-dimensional juried show, Lenexa, Kansas

1987
People’s Choice Award, “Dimensions ‘88,” national 3-dimensional juried show, Lenexa, Kansas

1986
Best of Show Award, “Excellence ‘86,” international juried sculpture exhibition, Dallas, Texas

1984
Jurors Cash Award, “70th Annual Art Student Exhibition,” Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma

1982
Jurors Cash Award, “68th Annual Art Student Exhibition,” Fred Jones Museum of Art,
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

1981
Special Mention Award, “Oklahoma Designer Craftsman Tri-State Exhibition,”
Fred Jones Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

1979
Honorable Mention Award, “Exhibition-’79,” The Hayward Area Festival of the Arts, Inc.,
Hayward, California

1978
Jurors Cash Award, “Lodi Arts Annual,” Lodi, California
Honorable Mention Award, “California State Fair Fine Arts,” Cal Expo, Sacramento, California

1974
First Place Sculpture, “San Joaquin County Fine Arts,” Stockton, California

 

FELLOWSHIPS

1987
Connemara Conservancy Grant for Outdoor Sculpture, Dallas, Texas
Six-month residency in the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Arts/Industry program, Sheboygan, WI

1985  
Regional NEA Fellowship in Sculpture

 

COMMISSIONS

2015
Greg Norman, Jupiter Island, FL

2013
Lester & Sue Smith, Houston, TX

2012
Invisible Royalty Ralph Ellison Public Library, Oklahoma City

2005
City of Leawood, Kansas, Large-scale bronze sculpture

2004
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK bronze bas relief for Sharp Chapel
OMRF (Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation) bronze sculpture installation

2003
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, Large-scale bronze sculpture
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, OKC, OK, multi component bronze sculpture installation

2001
New Block Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Large-scale bronze sculpture

1999
Maps Canal Sculpture Commission, Oklahoma City, OK, Large-scale bronze sculpture
Large-scale bronze sculpture, private commission, San Antonio, Texas

1998
Large scale permanent sculpture installation, McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada

1992
Outdoor bronze sculpture, Sterling Research Group; Collegeville, Pennsylvania

1991
Outdoor bronze sculpture, The City of Palm Desert, California

1989

Outdoor bronze sculpture, The City of Phoenix, Arizona
Outdoor bronze sculpture, The City of The Woodlands, Texas

1988
Outdoor bronze sculpture, Triad Development Co., Knoxville, Tennessee

 

SELECT COLLECTIONS

Greg & Kirsten Norman, Jupiter Island, FL
Lester & Sue Smith, Houston, TX
Alice & Tom Blair, Easton, Maryland
Janice & Allan Lipton, Miami Beach, Florida
Miyama USA | A Real Estate Development Company, Dallas, Texas
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
University of Tulsa
City of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Burt Reynolds
Connie Sellecca, John Tesh
Barbie Benton, George Gradow; Aspen, CO
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Bill Lerach, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
DMB Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ
Harlan & Kathy Crow, Paul Smith, NY
Chuck Malk, Chicago, IL
Cathy & Mike Dougherty, Minneapolis, MN
Leonard Miller, Miami Beach, FL
Beretta Foundation, San Antonio, Texas
Bloom Investment Council, Inc, Toronto, Canada
Sandor Family Collection; Chicago, Illinois
John Michael Kohler Arts Center; Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Kiesewetter Import, Liebigstra, Germany
Kohler Co.; Kohler, Wisconsin
Museum of Art; Tennessee
Oklahoma City Art Museum
Utz Quality Food, Hanover, PA
The Wornick Collection; St. Helena, California
Private collection, West Vancouver, British Columbia
Private collection, Belgium
Private collection, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Private collection, Klosterbrink, Netherlands
Private collection, Mexico City, Mexico
Private collection, Echallens, Switzerland
Private collection, Uruguay

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2016
Biting the Apple, juried show, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2009
Vision makers Best of Show Award Untitled Gallery, OKC, OK
curated by Judith S Schwartz, Ph.D, Head of the Sculpture/Craft Media Area at NYU 

2008
Mainsite Contemporary Art, Norman, OK: Three man show with Jose Rodriguez & Michael Almaguer

2002

Vision Makers 2002  Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, 
Norman, OK Juror: Lane Coulter 

1998

Biting the Apple, juried show, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
Cafe City Arts, curated group exhibition, City Arts Center, OKC, OK
OVAC’s 12x12 Exhibition, OKC, OK. Invitational 

1997

Cafe City Arts, City Arts Center, OKC, OK  invitational
OVAC’s 12x12 Exhibition, OKC, OK. invitational

1996

Art Faculty Exhibit, University of Central Oklahoma,  Edmond, OK
Cafe City Arts, City Arts Center, OKC, OK  invitational
OVAC’s 12x12 Exhibition, OKC, OK. invitational

1994

Art in the Park at Warren Place, Tulsa, OK. Invitational
Cafe City Arts, City Arts Center, OKC, OK  invitational
OVAC’s 12x12 Exhibition, OKC, OK. Invitational
Art Faculty Exhibit, University of Central Oklahoma,  Edmond, OK

1993

Visions And Vessels, Arts Place, OKC, OK. Invitational
Art Faculty Exhibit, University of Central Oklahoma,  Edmond, OK
OVAC’s 12x12 Exhibition, OKC, OK. Invitational
Silent Night, Individual Artist’s of Oklahoma  invitational
IAO Gallery, OKC, “Self-Identification in a pluralistic United States.” invitational
OVAC’s 12x12 Exhibition, OKC, OK. Invitational

1988

Collections, ArtsPlace, OKC, OK. invitational
Farming the Heartland, Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College, Lindeborg, KS and
Rueben Saunders Gallery, Wichita, KS Traveling Invitational
Thirty-First Annual Delta Art Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, national juried show

1987

Batter-up: a celebration of the Birthday Cake, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI. National invitational
Dallas Parks and Recreation, six-month installation at Dallas Zoo. Invitational
Farming the Heartland, Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College, Lindeborg, KS and
ueben Saunders Gallery, Wichita, KS Traveling Invitational
Gardener Art Gallery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Sculpture Fellowship Invitational, four person show, invitational
M-AAA Winners, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS.  invitational
Voyages, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI,  national invitational
Excellence ‘87, Plaza of the Americas, Dallas Texas,  international juried sculpture exhibition

1985

Diversity ‘85, D-Art, Dallas, TX. Texas Sculpture Association juried show

1984

Mixed Messages, IAO Gallery, OKC,  group sculpture invitational

1981

Artists Art, Grover Cleveland Arts Institute,  selected work by 25 Norman artists, Oklahoma city, OK 

1979

California State Fair fine Arts, Cal Expo, Sacramento,  juried show

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2009
Advisory Committee member for University of Central Oklahoma College’s Art School

2006
Juror on the selection panel for the Oklahoma African American History Plaza
to be located at the Oklahoma State Capitol Park

2004
Juror on the selection panel for the Oklahoma African American History Plaza
to be located at the Oklahoma State Capitol Park

2002
Speaker, Assembly of Community Arts Councils of Oklahoma
Judged Oklahoma Sculpture Society’s Sculpture Exhibition, Oklahoma City

2000
Juror, University of Central Oklahoma Student Art Exhibition, Edmond OK

1997
Judged Oklahoma Sculpture Society’s Sculpture Exhibition, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Visual Artist’s Coalition, board member and Officer, from 1994
Lecture at Oklahoma City Art Museum

1996
Lecture, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1995
Adjunct Lecturer, University of Central Oklahoma, All levels of Studio Sculpture, from 1992

1994
Juror for Wyoming State Arts Council 1995 Visual Arts Fellowships
Juror, Oklahoma State University Student Art Exhibition, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Panelist, Oklahoma Visual Artist’s coalition’s Business of Art Seminar, Oklahoma City

1993
Conducted mold making workshop for Oklahoma Sculpture Society, October
Critiqued artwork for members of the Oklahoma Sculpture Society, July

1989
Conducted mold making workshop for Oklahoma Sculpture Society, October
Critiqued artwork for members of the Oklahoma Sculpture Society, July

1988
Lecture, University of Las Vegas, Nevada
Artist-in-Residence, Conducted four-day workshop at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 327 students, including gallery tours and discussions, clay workshops,
drawing, and creative writing.
Gallery Lecture, One-man show at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

1987
Lecture, tour of outdoor sculpture at the Connemara conservancy in Dallas
Sponsored by the Fred Jones Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma
Lecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

1986
Three day Lecture and workshop, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas

1985
Visiting Assistant Professor, summer, Sculpture & Ceramics, all levels
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

1983
Search Committee Member, National Search for Director of Fred Jones Museum of Art
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

1980
Thru 1982 Graduate Assistant, taught Ceramic Design, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 

 

PUBLICATIONS / REVIEWS

2012
Gallery 1302 David Phelps-Sculptor, a half hour OETA Public Television episode highlighting the artwork of David Phelps. produced by David Tamez

2007
Oklahoma City Downtown Monthly; December / volume 6, Number 12
Adding Personality to the Landscape pg. 58

2004
Southwest Art; July 2004 issue, In Three Dimensions pg 167
Mattison Avenue Publishing; feature story in monthly magazine, June 2004, Volume 5, No. 6

2003
Channel 4 Las Vegas, NV; Story about “Wildlife Sculpture Installation in
McCarrin International Airport. Will run repeatedly Nov & Dec.
Cross Currents: a publication of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

1998
The Clay Lovers Guide to Making Molds: designing, making, using
ISBN: 1-57990-022-4 published by Lark Books

1997
Focus/Santa Fe, August/September 1997 issue, pg. 52
The New Mexican, Daily Newspaper, Friday, August 15th, 1997
Cross Currents: a publication of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
May/June 1997 Volume 10 No. 3

1993
Public Art Works: The Arizona Models, a book about public art in Arizona, ISBN: 0-9611710-7-3

1993
Catalog: Highlights of Sterling Winthrop's permanent art collection

1991
The Crafts Report, Vol. 17, No. 183 June

1988
Ceramics Monthly, December
John Michael Kohler Arts Center Newsletter, March/ April 1988, Jan/Feb 1988

1987
Studio Potter, vol. 16 #1, December
John Michael Kohler Arts Center Newsletter, Sept/Oct 1987, Nov/Dec 1987
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sept 15, April 11, p, 
Dallas Morning News, July 7, p. 1-C
Dallas Observer, April 2
Plano Star Courier, March 15, p.3-A

1986
New Art Examiner, October, p. 57
Milwaukee Journal, July 6, p. 9-E
John Michael Kohler Arts Center Newsletter, May/June 1986