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Steve Loar

East Grand Rapids, MI, United States

STEVE LOAR’s career spans nearly four decades as a woodturner, sculptor, educator, mentor, author, and arts administrator. He is widely recognized as one of the primary innovators in the advancement of the field of contemporary woodturning. Steve was fortunate to have had work included in the first Turned Object Show in 1981 and has remained active in producing imaginative and innovative work ever since. In addition to woodturning, Steve’s special expertise are in teaching design, nurturing creativity, facilitating small group dynamics, and energizing curriculum development. Steve is Professor Emeritus at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, having retired in 2016 as the Founding Director of The Center for Turning and Furniture Design. In 2005 he had previously retired as a Professor from the Rochester Institute of Technology (NY). Steve maintains an active sculpture studio in Grand Rapids, MI. His work has been featured in over 31 books, 182 exhibitions, 51 published articles, and is held in over 15 significant museum and private collections. Steve Loar is a catalyst.

Steve's ArtPrize Entries

These are Steve's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • 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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