BRUCE MITCHELL Studio Artist, Wood Sculptor
P.O. Box 966
Point Reyes, CA 94956
BORN: 1949, San Rafael, CA
1977 to present: Full time studio sculptor and wood-lathe artist.
1976 Studied pre-Colombian pottery, woodcarving, metal-smithing
and stone carving during a six month trip to Central and South America.
1970-1971 University of California, Santa Barbara art major
1969 De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
1967-1969 Laney College, Oakland, CA
1969-1977 Worked for wood sculptor J.B. Blunk as a technical assistant on both public
and private commissions including two environmental-scaleseating sculptures.
One was commissioned by the Oakland Museum for its opening in 1969 and
the other was for Greens Restaurant in San Francisco in 1977.
American Art Company 1126 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA
Reform-Modern Gallery 1864 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angleles, CA
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WA
Renwick Gallery, American Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA
Toby's Gallery Point Reyes, CA 2009
Craft and Folk Art Museum San Francisco, CA 2005
Patina Gallery Santa Fe,NM, 2003
Stones Gallery San Francisco, CA 1998
Banaker Gallery San Francisco, CA 1998
Okun Gallery Santa Fe, NM, 1993
Viewpoints Gallery Point Reyes, CA 1990
Mendelson Gallery Washington Depot, CT 1989
Great American Gallery Atlanta, GA 1986
2006 "Turning Twenty", Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Lexington,KY.
2002 "Wood Turning in North America Since 1930", Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.
2000 "Living With Form", The Horn Collection, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
"Turning Wood Into Art", The Mason Collection, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
"The Bohlen Collection", Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
1999 "Far Out: Bay Area Design", 1967-1973. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1992 "American Crafts, The Nation's Collection". Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington,D.C.
1988 "International Lathe-Turned Objects", Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA
1987 Group Exhibition, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
1987 Group Exhibition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
1986 "Turned Wood Bowls", The Edward Jacobson Collection, Renwick Gallery, Smithsoninan Institution, Washington,D.C.
2006 Best in Class, Marin County Juried Arts and Crafts Festival, San Rafael, CA
1983 Merit Award, San Francisco Art Festival, San Francisco, CA
Merit Award, Marin County Juried Arts and Crafts Festival, San Rafael, CA
1981 Best of Show, "The Turned Objects Show", A National Invitational Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
1998 Conference on the Sculptural Potentialities of Wood, American Craft Museum, New York, NY
1997 "Beyond Function" New Directions in Wood, Conference on California Woodturning, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
1995 Demonstrator at 9th Annual Wood Turning Symposium, American Assoc. of Woodturners, University of California Davis, Davis, CA
1993 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, week-long workshop, Gatlingburg, TN
1992 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, week-long workshop, Gatlingburg, TN
1990 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, week-long workshop, Gatlingburg, TN
1989 "Turner's Challenge III", Conference, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
1987 Lecture and Demonstration, Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR
1985 Demonstration, Seventh Woodturning Symposium, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
1982 Demonstration, First Western Woodturning Conference, College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA