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David M Bowman Studio


· Wallpieces·

· Vases·

· Candlesticks·

· Menorahs·

· Tables·

· Sculpture·

· Fountains·

· Christmas Ornaments·

· Jewelry·


Patinas

Patina Care

Construction Techniques


About the Studio

David's Bio · Reed's Bio

Links · Bibliography

Blog

Facebook

Shows · Installations

Online Sales

Wholesale Inquiries

Commissioning a Wallpiece


Contact us

David M Bowman Studio
Box 738
Berkeley, CA 94701
510 845-1072
david@davidmbowman.com
reed@davidmbowman.com

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Shows

Regular:

We display year-round at galleries across the country. A few of our wallpieces are available for sale online at ArtfulHome.com.


Since 2008, we have also the honor to display our wallpieces at Riva Cucina, one of Berkeley's finest new restaurants, right in our neighborhood.


Most years we display at the American Craft Council's wholesale and retail shows in Baltimore in February, and San Francisco in August. ACC's competitive juried craft shows are among the finest in the United States. The Baltimore show is generally considered the best, and is also the largest. The Pacific States show in San Francisco - the most pleasant of the ACC shows - happens to be in our neighborhood.


Current & Upcoming:


E-mail us if you would like to be on our mailing list to be notified of upcoming shows. Or follow us on facebook, for announcements of most of our shows.


Friday-Sunday, December 5-7, will be American Steel's Holiday Craft Fair. We will be showing along with a couple of dozen of our neighbors in the Poplar Gallery. Friday evening 6-9pm. Saturday noon-6pm. Sunday noon-5pm. Come see us and buy local for the holidays!


American Steel Studios is part of Oakland Art Murmur! First Fridays of the month we'll be showing along with many of our neighbor artists in the Poplar Gallery at American Steel, 1960 Mandela Parkway (enter on 20th Street). 6-9pm, first Fridays.


Selected Saturdays we will be showing mostly our smaller work - jewelry and smaller vases - at the Saturday Grand Lake Farmer's Market in Oakland. Sometimes we set up a wall or two for wallpieces, flower sconces, and clocks, too. Dates we will attend will be announced here.


Fall 2014 farmers market dates:
  • 27 September
  • 11 October
  • 1 November

note: We may be showing some other Saturdays and will post a notice here a few days ahead of any show that we will attend.


Past:

(far from a complete list)


We showed again this year at the American Craft Council's San Francisco show, 8-10 August in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason. Click here to see the wallpieces displayed at the show.


30 April - 22 June, 2014 we exhibited by invitation at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts Metal Arts show. We sent them a huge variety of our work at all scales, from jewelry to vases to tables to wallpieces.


10-11 May, 2014 we joined our neighbors in our temporary studio space at American Steel Studios at the Art+Industry 2014 show. We displayed our larger work in the Poplar gallery and opened our studio to show our jewelry and our process, and got to meet a lot of interested and engaged folks. Click here to see the wallpieces we had on display.


21-23 February, 2014 exhibited at the American Craft Council's American Craft Show in Baltimore. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the show.


2-4 August, 2013 exhibited at the American Craft Council's American Craft Show in San Francisco. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the show.


3-5 August, 2012 exhibited at the American Craft Council's American Craft Show in San Francisco. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the show.


David taught a basic class in foldforming jewelry May 19-20, 2012 at the Mendocino Art Center. E-mail us if you would like to be notified of any future classes.


February 2012: We welcomed Gallery Morada, in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys, to our family of wallpiece galleries. They have shown our vases for years, and have just started showing our jewelry and wallpieces.


22-26 February, 2012 we exhibited at the American Craft Council's Baltimore Winter Market, in booth 1002A. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the show.


1 December 2011 - 25 January 2012 are participating in the Solstice show at Fibre Arts Design in Palo Alto, California. Click here to see the wallpieces currently showing at Fibre Arts Design.


9 October to 10 November, 2011 we participated in the Hold & Carry show at Fibre Arts Design in Palo Alto, California. We were in attendance at the opening night reception, Sunday 9 October.


Saturday 22 October, 2011, we came out to meet the public at The Gardener, one of Berkeley's and the nation's premier craft shops, which has shown our work for decades. The Gardener is dedicating weekends in October to California artisans they represent.


Labor Day Weekend, for the first time in many long years, we exhibited at the Kings Mountain Art Fair in Woodside, CA, in the hills above Palo Alto. Click here to see the wallpieces displayed at King's Mountain.


12-14 August, 2011 we exhibited at the American Craft Council's American Craft Show in San Francisco in booth 507. For the first time in many years, we showed our full range of work at San Francisco, from jewelry to wallpieces. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the show.


Spring 2011: We welcome three new wallpiece galleries to our family:

  • The Great Room, in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania,
  • The Real Mother Goose, in Portland, Oregon, &
  • Stowe Craft & Design, in Stowe, Vermont.

  • 22-27 February, 2011 we returned to the American Craft Council'sBaltimore Winter Market, in booth 1711. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the show.


    3 September - 5 October, 2010 a few of Reed's pieces were on display at the Alumni Art Show in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The College Preparatory School in Oakland.


    3-6 September, 2010 we exhibited our wallpieces and sculpture again at the Sausalito Art Festival.


    13-15 August, 2010 we exhibited at the American Craft Council's American Craft Show in San Francisco. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the show.


    20 March, 2010, 11am-5pm, we held a special one-day wallpiece show at North Bay Gallery in conjunction with the Mustard Festival's citywide event, A Taste of Yountville. Click here to see the wallpieces displayed there.


    12-15 February, 2010, we displayed in booth 1816 of the mixed media section of the Buyers Market of American Craft. We attended primarily to highlight our new foldformed jewelry.


    17 August - 27 September, 2009 Show of Hands in Philadelphia hosted an exhibition of our wallpieces.


    14-16 August, 2009 we exhibited in Booth 614 at the American Craft Council's American Craft Show in San Francisco 2009. This year our display was primarily made up of David's repoussé faces in different forms and contexts. Click here to see the wallpieces exhibited at the show.


    Spring-Summer 2009 Earthenworks Gallery in La Conner and Port Townsend, Washington, showed a group of our wallpieces as they have many summers before.


    June-July 2009 we had the honor to have a wallpiece on display at the Berkeley Art Center opposite Berkeley's Live Oak Park.


    June 13-14, 2009 we displayed at the Live Oak Park Fair in Berkeley. Click here to see the wallpieces we exhibited at the fair.


    16-24 May 2009 Dayle Dunn Gallery in Half Moon Bay, California, held a garden show in the tradition of her yearly galas, including a selection of our wallpieces and Reed's new Lens Vases. We were happy to attend on separate days and meet some of her customers.


    9 May, 2009, we showed at the Feria Urbana, at Pizzaiolo restaurant, in Oakland, California's Temescal district.


    March 2009: We welcome three new wallpiece galleries to our family:

  • Art Matters, in Rockville, Maryland,
  • Hanson Galleries, in Houston, Texas, &
  • Langman Gallery, in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.

  • We have also begun offering a few of our wallpieces for sale online at AmericaCreates.com. America Creates is working to build the premier internet portal for fine craft in the United States. We have also added a few wallpieces to our offerings on ArtfulHome.com.


    13-16 February, 2009, we displayed in booth 1817 of the mixed media section of the Buyers Market of American Craft. It is the first time we have shown there in more than a decade. We revisited the show to highlight the return of our earrings to production, and to find new and old shops for them.


    Labor Day weekend, 30 August–1 September, 2008 we exhibited for the second time in Booth 609 at the Sausalito Art Festival. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the show.


    15-17 August, 2008 we displayed in Booth 118 at the American Craft Council's American Craft Show in San Francisco 2008. Click here to see the wallpieces we exhibited at the show.


    19-24 February, 2008 we showed in Booth 2503 at the American Craft Council's Baltimore Winter Market. Three days of wholesale and three of retail. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the show.


    6-9 December, 2007 we showed for the first time in Booth 7050 at the One of a Kind Show, at Chicago's Merchandise Mart. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the show.


    Labor Day Weekend, 31 August–3 September, 2007 we showed for the first time in Booth 319 at the acclaimed Sausalito Art Festival, across the Bay in Marin County. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the Festival.


    We were pleasantly surprised to discover the prominence of our pieces included in Toni Sikes' new book, The Artful Home: Using Art & Craft to Create Living Spaces You'll Love (Lark Books, 2007: ISBN 1-60059-171-6), now in bookstores. A photograph of pair of our round vases is featured on the inside front flap of the dust jacket, and again on page 135, heading the section "Collecting Artful Objects". These are the same two vases which have been offered for sale through Toni Sikes' site, Guild.com, and in the Guild's Artful Home catalogs for the past year.


    10-12 August, 2007 we showed once again in Booth 118 at the American Craft Council's American Craft Show in San Francisco, in the piers at Fort Mason Center. Click here to see the wallpieces displayed at the show.


    9 & 10 June, 2007 we returned to our roots at one of our small local craft fairs, the Live Oak Park Fair in Berkeley, to provide a place for the debut of our new modular wallpieces.


    20-25 February, 2007 we showed in Booth 2101 at the American Craft Council's Baltimore Winter Market. Click here to see the wallpieces we displayed at the show.


    1-3 December, 2006 we held our first open studio in more than ten years. To be informed of future open studios and shows, contact us and ask to be on our mailing list.


    10-12 November, 2006 Katie Gingrass Gallery displayed a selection of our work at SOFA Chicago 2006.


    August 11-13, 2006 we displayed in booth 412 at the American Craft Council's San Francisco Fine Craft Show at Fort Mason.


    28-30 April, 2006 we exhibited in booth 408 at the Philadelphia Furniture & Furnishings Show at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Convention Center.


    11 & 12 March 2006, we exhibited in booth 503 at the Contemporary Crafts Market at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion in San Francisco. This was our first year at this show.


    Art Concepts in Walnut Creek, California, has displayed our wallpieces since 1998. In October 2005 they celebrated their 20th Anniversary, with a show featuring over sixty artists.


    From 19 September to 25 October, 2003, Seebeck Gallery, in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, hosted a two-artist show, Recent Works by David Bowman and Jeff Shawhan.


    Our summer shows with Earthenworks began in 1994 and have been repeated many summers since then. David's first major wallpiece show was in 1993 at Edenside Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky.


    Note: Although we have limited display space, and generally have few wallpieces on hand at any given time, you are welcome to contact us to arrange to visit the studio if you are in Berkeley.