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Education – Degrees & Certifications

  • M.F.A.  Sculpture
    University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • B.S.  Fine Art, Teaching Certification
    Mankato University, Mankato, Minnesota

Non-Degree

  • Rapid Prototyping class, workshop, 2001 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
  • Fused Glass Workshop, 2001 Urban Glass, New York City, New York
  • Pate de Verde Cast Glass workshop, 2000 Urban Glass, New York City, New York
  • Marker rendering workshop, 1992 Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, New York
  • Patina workshop, 1991 Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, Trenton, New Jersey
  • Auto CAD class, 1987 Keystone College, La Plume, Pennsylvania
  • Computer Graphic workshop, 1984 New School, New York City, New York
  • Photographic workshops, Exposure Controls, Color, Studio Lighting, 1983 Olden Photographic School, New York City, New York
  • Photographic workshops, Perfect Negatives, Large Format, 1981 Olden Photographic School, New York City, New York
  • Iron Casting workshop, 1970 Penland School of Crafts, Penland North Carolina
  • Iron Casting workshop, 1969 Penland School of Crafts, Penland North Carolina
  • Sculpture Metal Casting Course, 1969 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sculpture Bronze Casting workshop, 1968 Yeager Art Foundry, Victoria, Minnesota

My creative works.

Professional Service

  • Committee Member, Additive Manufacturing Conference, Lackawanna County
  • Selection Committee, Arts and Culture Grants, Lackawanna County
  • Selection Committee, Bike Rack Designs, Lackawanna County
  • Art Commission of Urban Design, Scranton
  • Iron Furnace Committee, Scranton
  • Election Committee, Friends of Everhart Museum, Scranton
  • Public Relations Committee, Neighborhood Housing Services, Scranton
  • Board Member, Historic Iron Furnaces, Scranton
  • Planning Committee, Festival of Iron Conference, Scranton

Honors

  • Chamberlin Chair for Distinguished Faculty Service, 2002
  • Award of Distinction, William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1984
  • Sculpture
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Drawing

Research

  • Boiling Water Wax Evacuation of Ceramic Shell Molds
  • Cupolette Iron Furnace
  • 3/D printing used in metal casting

Grants

  • Faculty Mentor, Student Research Grants, Keystone College, La Plume Pa, 2009/2016
  • Job Training Equipment Grant DLI for 3-D printer Scanner,
  • Job Training Equipment Grant DLI for 3-D printer Scanner, Keystone College, La Plume Pennsylvania, 2009
  • Faculty Development Grant, Keystone College, La Plume, Pennsylvania, 2000, 1989, 1988, 1985
  • Middle Atlantic Foundation Grant, Ramapo College, New Jersey, 1995

Conferences

  • Western Iron Conference, 2012, Invited Panelist: “Origins” My role in the Contemporary Cast Iron Art Movement
  • Third International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, 1997 Steering Committee, Panel member: “Oral History,” Panel Chair: “Furnace Building,” Panel Chair: “Boiling Water Wax Evacuation of Ceramic Shell Molds,” Demonstrator: “Boiling Water Evacuation of Ceramic Shell Molds,” Chair: Panel “Design of Small Cupolas”
  • Strategies 1997 Pennsylvania Art Education Conference, 1997 Panel member: “Toy Design”
  • Mid America College Art Association, 1995 Panel member: “Proving the Valve, Providing the Profits,” Panel member: “Realistic Small Department Concerns, Problems & Potential Solutions”
  • Second International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, 1994 Moderator, Panel: “Issues of Safety,” Demonstrator: “Wax Boil out from Ceramic Shell Molds”
  • Festival of Iron Conference, 1989 Demonstrator: “Casting of Iron,” Panel member: “Iron Art”
  • National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, 1988 Steering Committee, Co program organizer: “Demonstrations,” Panel member: “Induction Melting of Iron/Ductile Iron”
  • Pennsylvania Art Education Association, 1984 Demonstrator: “How to Photograph Artwork.”
  • National Art Education Association, 1983, Panel Presentation: “The two-year alternative.”
  • 10th International Sculpture Conference, 1978
  • College Art Association Conference, 1978
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Conference, 1978
  • 39th Art Education Conference at Kutztown State University, 1977, Presentation: “Casting, Industrial process as taught at Keystone Junior College.”
  • 9th International Sculpture Conference, 1977
  • College Art Association Conference, 1975
  • Catalog, Post Industrial Iron Exhibition 2011
  • Color On Metal, 2001, authored one page on my work and patinas, color photograph, ISBN 1-893164-06-3, Guild Publishing.
  • Cast Iron, 1995, Description of contribution to casting of iron artwork, University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville.
  • Ironworks Directions in Contemporary Cast Iron, 1995, Photograph, Description of Artwork, Ramapo College.
  • Ferrously Yours Contemporary Cast Iron Art, 1994, NB1240.175F47, University of Alabama.
  • Torch Light Parade and Program, 1990, Video 24 minutes, J.P. Lilley and Co. Anvil’s Ring, 1990, Co-Authored four-page Article, photographs. ISSN 0889177X, Volume 18, Number 2, Artist Blacksmiths Association.
  • Sculpture 89, 1989, Photograph of Artwork, one-page background information, AIPP, State College.
  • Cast Iron Sculpture, 1988, CD, Artwork Represented, Published Judd Koehn, East Oregon University.
  • New York Art Review, 1987, Les Krantz Publishing.
  • Cast Iron Art and Industry, 1986, National Ornamental Metal Museum Foundation, Inc.
  • Proceedings of Ninth International Sculpture Conference, 1977, International Sculpture Center.
  • Source Book of Architectural Ornament, Van Nostrad Reinhold

Collections

  • Wyoming National Bank, Kingston, Pennsylvania
  • Community Medical Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Keystone College, La Plume Pennsylvania
  • Permanent Collection, National Metals Museum, Memphis, TN
  • Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Inc., France
  • Works in many private collections

Exhibition Record

  • Iron Tribe Exhibits 2004-2017, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico
  • Laura Craig Galleries, Camayd/Prokop 2016, Scranton Pennsylvania
  • State of Matter, National Exhibition Small Iron Works 2016, Scranton Pennsylvania
  • Faculty Exhibition, Keystone College, 2014, La Plume PA
  • International Cast Iron Art Exhibit, Sloss Historic Furnaces Museum, 2013 Birmingham, Alabama
  • Post-Industrial Iron Exhibition 2011, AFA Gallery Scranton PA
  • Post Industrial Iron 2011 Dowd Gallery, SUNY, Cortland New York
  • International Cast Iron Art Exhibit 2009, Sloss Historic Furnaces Museum, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Cliff Prokop Cast metal Sculpture 2008, SUNY, Binghamton, New York
  • Everhart Museum, Art of Landscape, 2008, Scranton PA
  • Williams Collection, 2002–1992 Princeton, New Jersey
  • Richard Rosenfeld Gallery, 2002-1996 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oxoxo Gallery, 2001
  • Exhibition of featured artists, “Color on Metal,” Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oxoxo Gallery, 2001
  • Exhibition of featured artists represented in Book, “Color on Metal,” Sag Harbor, New Jersey
  • Regional 2000, 2000 Juried regional exhibition, University of Scranton Gallery, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Invitational, 1999 Current Sculpture, Southwest Missouri State Gallery
  • Invitational, 1996, Wagner Gallery, Cast Iron Artists, Invitational, 1995 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Invitational, 1995, Cast Iron Exhibition, Catalog, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Ramapo State University Gallery, Invitational, 1995, Cast Iron Exhibition, Catalog, Mah Wah, New Jersey
  • Williams Collection, Invitational, 1994, “Landscape and Cyber Space,” Princeton, New Jersey.
  • Linder Gallery, 1994, Faculty Show, Keystone College, La Plume Pennsylvania
  • University Gallery, Invitational, 1994, “Ferrously Yours” Catalog. University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Ward Nash Gallery, Invitational, 1993, New York City, New York
  • Williams Collection, 1992, Six Person Exhibit, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Morris Museum, Invitational, 1991, Morristown, New Jersey
  • Doremus Gallery, Invitational, 1991-1990, Layton, New Jersey
  • Linder Gallery, 1991, Faculty Show, Keystone College, La Plume Pennsylvania
  • Anderson and Anderson Gallery, 1990, 1988, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dishman Gallery, Invitational, 1990, University of Texas, Beaumont, Texas
  • “Sculpture 89”, Juried Three Person Outdoors Exhibit, 1989, Catalog, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania
  • University Gallery, Invitational, 1988. University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Kipp Gallery, One Person Exhibit, 1987.Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • National Ornamental Metals Museum, Invitational, 1986, Catalog. Memphis, Tennessee
  • William Penn Museum, Juried Exhibition, 1984, Award of Distinction. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Watson Gallery, Two Person Exhibit, 1983. Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts
  • Hom Gallery, One Person Exhibit, 1982.Washington D.C.
  • Zaner Gallery, Juried Exhibit, 1981, Rochester, New York
  • William Penn Museum, Invitational, 1981, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Lafayette College Gallery, One Person Exhibit, 1976, Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Marietta College Gallery, Juried Exhibit, 1975, Catalog, Marietta, Ohio
  • Everhart Museum, Three Person Exhibit, 1974, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Keystone Junior College Gallery, One Person Exhibit, 1973, La Plume, Pennsylvania