We display year-round at galleries across the country. A few of our wallpieces and some of our other work is available for sale online at ArtfulHome.com and other retailers you can find on our Links page. You can also buy it direct from us.
Locally, in Berkeley, CA, we are members of ACCI Gallery, the oldest arts and crafts cooperative west of the Mississippi. We display our work of all scales and types at ACCI, though the amount of work we have there at any moment is limited.
We used to display most years 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 were among the finest in the United States. The Baltimore show is generally considered the best, and is also the largest, but has shrunk considerably in recent years. The Pacific States show - formerly the most pleasant of the shows - is sadly no longer around.
Current & Upcoming:
Selected Saturdays we will be showing mostly our smaller work - jewelry and smaller vases - at the Grand Lake Farmers Market in Oakland, Saturdays 9-2, and occasionally at the Marin Civic Center Farmers Market in San Rafael, Sundays 8-1. Sometimes we set up a wall or two for wallpieces, flower sconces, and clocks, too. Dates we will attend will be announced here.
As of late Summer, 2023, the Grand Lake Farmers Market has made changes which make it unsustainable for us and most other artisans. We may still show once or twice more this year, but unfortunately it is possible that we will no longer return to this market.
(far from a complete list)
20 May, 2023, we exhibited in a local garden as part of the ACCI Gallery/Berkeley Garden Club Art in the Garden Tour. This is the second biennial tour hosted by the two organizations, and was a great success.
14 April - 27 May, 2023, we participated in ACCI's biennial exhibition, "Bold Botanicals," with outdoor wallpieces and wall-hanging vases.
December 9-11 and 16-18, 2022, we hosted a holiday Open Studio in our West Berkeley workshop.
July 2022: ACCI Gallery hosted an innovative show called Mixed Doubles, featuring collaborative works by ACCI Artists. Our entry to the show was a foldformed chess set, with a patinaed chess board mounted in a beautiful wood table built by Peter Howkinson.
1-29 MAY 2022: 50 Year Retrospective show at ACCI Gallery in Berkeley. For the month of May 2022, ACCI Gallery hosted a show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of David's start as a full-time professional craftsperson. We exhibited works from the whole history of the studio, as well as photographs and other historical artifacts and stories of 50 years of metalwork.
We held a Holiday Open Studio 2 weekends, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10-12 December and 17-19 December, 2021. In addition, on Saturday, 11 December we hosted a pop-up inside our studio, with our friends Alison Antelman (fine jewelry) and Rick Davis (fine leather).
4 December, 2021, we participated in ACCI Gallery's holiday street fair, along with twenty of our fellow member artists.
9 October to 7 November, 2021, we exhibited two pieces as part of Forge the Future, this year's collaborative show with ACCI Gallery, the Metal Arts Guild, and the Northern California Enamel Guild. Click here for more information.
22 May, 2021, we exhibited at two of the gardens on the first biennial Art in the Garden tour, a collaboration between ACCI Gallery and the Berkeley Garden Club. Click here to see the wallpieces displayed on the tour.
19-23 February, 2020 we exhibited all our work, from jewelry to wallpieces, in Booth 627 at the American Craft Council's Baltimore Craft Show. Two days of wholesale to trade followed by three days of retail. Open to the public Friday 10-8, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5.
Holiday Open Studio 2019: We took part in the Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios self-guided tour again in December 2019 for our second year. Saturdays and Sundays, 11-6, on November 30-December 1, December 14-15, December 21-22. We skipped December 7-8 for the Chicago One of a Kind show.
2-4 August, 2019 exhibited all our scales of work - jewelry as well as larger work this year - in Booth 421 at the American Craft Council's American Craft Show in San Francisco in Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion. Click here to see the wallpieces displayed at the show this year.
3-7 July, 2019 we participated in the juried Fine Art / Fine Craft exhibit and competition at the Marin County Fair, showing tables, wallpieces, a couple of vases, and free-standing sculptures. This was a return to our roots: forty years back we used to show in a booth at the Marin County Fair most years, and once won a plaque as Best In Show - Craft Booth. In 2019's show David's Part Scrap Round Vase won Second Place in the Various Media category, and Reed's Console Table #2 got an Honorable Mention.
In our new studio, participated for the first time in Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios, from Thanksgiving weekend till December 23rd.
In our new studio, we participated for the first time in Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios from Thanksgiving weekend till December 23rd, 2018.
3-5 August 2018 we exhibited our wallpieces, vases, tables, and clocks at the American Craft Council's San Francisco show at Fort Mason. Click here to see the wallpieces we showed at San Francisco.
21-25 February, 2018, we exhibited at the American Craft Council's Baltimore Craft Show. Click here to see the wallpieces we showed at Baltimore.
16 February to 25 March, 2017: Manna Gallery in downtown Oakland hosted a show of our wallpieces and some free-standing sculptures. Manna Gallery is at 473 25th Street in Oakland's thriving arts district. The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 5pm, First Fridays 5-9pm for Art Murmur, and Third Thursdays 6-8pm for the 25th Street Art Walk, as well as by appointment. Click here for the wallpieces shown at Manna.
17 August to 22 October 2016 we were the featured guest artists at the Moraga Art Gallery in a show titled "Creative Contrasts" along with watercolorist George Ehrenhaft.
5-7 August 2016 we exhibited our work at the American Craft Council's show in San Francisco.
19-21 February 2016: We exhibited at ACC Craft Show in Baltimore, booth 4407 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Click here for a list of wallpieces shown Baltimore this year.
Through the months of December 2014 and January and February 2015 an exhibition of our wallpieces and other large work was hosted at Lireille Gallery, at 3980 Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. Lireille has shown our jewelry for several years now, but this is the first time we have shown our larger work there. They will be keeping a few pieces on display year-round. Click here to see the wallpieces currently on display at Lireille.
Friday-Sunday, December 5-7 2014, we showed at American Steel's Holiday Craft Fair along with a couple of dozen of our neighbors in the Poplar Gallery.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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