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Steve Loar

East Grand Rapids, MI, United States

STEVE LOAR recently began a full-time artistic practice as a sculptor after a life-long career in academia. His sculpture “Black Seam” recently won first prize in the 2018 West Michigan Art Competition, his “Holland Bowl Mill collaboration: Dialogue” is currently 1 of 15 artworks from national artists showing in the Pantone Color-of-the-Year exhibition at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, and his previous “Dialogue” sculpture is 1 of 15 international submissions showing as part of the “DiaLog” exhibition of the American Association of Woodturners in Portland, OR. Steve was recently honored with Professor Emeritus status from Indiana University of Pennsylvania having retired is 2015 as the founding Director of The Center for Turning and Furniture Design. He had previously retired as a Professor from the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) after 22 years. His career spans 36 years as an educator, an arts administrator, author, woodturner, and sculptor with special expertise in design, creativity, and woodturning. Steve is widely recognized as one of the primary innovators in the development of the contemporary woodturning field. His work has been featured in over 30 books, 170 exhibitions, 50 published articles, and is held in over 15 significant public and private collections. His retrospective “A Bridge in Time: Reflections on Creative Evolution” was a featured article in the June 2017 edition of American Woodturner.

Steve's ArtPrize Entries

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  • Photo of Holland Bowl Mill collaboration: Dialogue

    Holland Bowl Mill collaboration: Dialogue

    2018 ArtPrize Entry Steve Loar
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  • Photo of Sting’s “We Work THE BLACK SEAM”

    Sting’s “We Work THE BLACK SEAM”

    2017 ArtPrize Entry Steve Loar
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