Steve Sinner

Biography

Demonstrator:
 Chicago Woodturners, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005
 Davenport, Iowa Art Stroll, 2000 & 2001
 Mississippi Valley Wood Carvers, Davenport, IA 2001
 Ohio Valley Woodturners’ Guild, Turning 2001and 2010 Symposiums
 Mid-Coast Fine Arts Bash, Davenport, IA, 2002 and 2003
 Utah Woodturning Symposium, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 2002
 Davenport Museum of Art, Defining Craft I: Collecting for the New Millennium, 2002
 Left Bank Art League, Moline, IL, 2003
 Blackhawk College Art Department, Moline, IL 2003
 Bloomington (IL) Woodturners’ Guild, 2003
 Rocky Mountain Woodturners, Denver, CO., 2004
 Front Range Woodturners, Ft. Collins, CO, 2004
 Rockford Woodturners, Rockford, IL, 2005
 Madison WI
 Wisconson Woodturners, Milwaukee, WI
 Des Moines, IA
 Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild, 2010
 John C. Campbell Folk School, 2010
 Mark Adams School of Woodworking, 2011
 Harry Nohr Woodturners, 2011
 Southern States Symposium, 2011

Galleries:
Quad City Arts Center, Rock Island, Illinois 1989 - present
Mid-Coast Fine Arts Gallery, LeClaire, Iowa 2000 and 2004
J. Cotter Galleries, Vail & Beaver Creek, CO 2001 - present
ArtFX Gallery, Rock Island, IL March & April 2002
Nina Bliese Gallery (formerly Douglas-Baker Gallery), Minneapolis, Minnesota 2003 - present
WAVE Gallery, New Haven, CT 2002 - 2004
Douglas-Baker Gallery, Minneapolis, 2004

Exhibitions:
Rock Island Public Library, Rock Island, Illinois, 2001
Nature Takes A Turn American Association of Woodturners traveling exhibition, 2001 & 2002
Annual Quad-State Juried Exhibition, Quincy, Illinois, Art Center, Award of Merit 2001, 200, 2004
Biennial Bi-State Competitive Exhibition, Davenport, Iowa, Museum Of Art, 2001 First Place Award
SOFA Chicago 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 del Mano Gallery
American Craft Council Wholesale and Retail Shows, Baltimore, 2002
Ten Artists: Contemporary Craft in the Quad Cities, Davenport Museum of Art, 2002
Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Nature Transformed – The Bohlen collection, University of Michigan Museum of Arts, 2004
Contemporary Wood Turning, WAVE Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 2002
Against The Grain: Turned And Sculpted Wood, McAllen International Museum, 2001-2002
Quad City International Airport Gallery, Moline, Illinois, featured artist, September & October, 2002
35th Annual Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, Iowa, 2003, Second Place Award
Put A Lid on It, American Association of Woodturners exhibition, 2003
SOFA New York 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 del Mano Gallery
Black Hawk College, Moline, IL, featured artist, March – April 2003
Quad City Arts Gallery, featured artist, July 2003
Tri-State Tri-Annual Juried Invitational, Dubuque Museum of Art, October 2003 Purchase Award
Collectors of Wood Art Forum; Minneapolis 2001, Philadelphia 2003, Santa Fe 2005, Scottsdale 2008, del Mano Gallery
Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, Iowa – 2004, 2010
Art Beneath the Bark – A Celebration of Woodturning, Lake Oswego, OR – 2005 (U of ID Pritchard Gallery)
Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Augustana College Art Gallery, (Juried, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007 (Honorable Mentions ’01, ’02, ’10)
Turned Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2005
Turned and Sculpted, del Mano Gallery, Los Angles, CA 2004
Steve Sinner & Friends, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA – 2007
Japanese Bowls: A Western Perspective, An Invitational Exhibit of the American Association of Woodturners, 2007
Woodturning On The Edge, Pritchard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 2006
Woodturning Over The Edge, Pritchard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 2008
Eighth Contemporary Wood Invitational, The American Art Company, Tacoma, WA 2008
RSVP, Biennial Invitational Exhibition, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearny, NE, 2008
Featured Artist, April-May 2008, Nina Bliese Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Restful Places – Cremation Urns and Objects, an Invitational of the American Association of Woodturners invitational, 2009
Teapots 2010

Publications and Presentations:
Instant Gallery Critique Video, Am. Association of Woodturners: Tacoma, 1999; Charlotte, 2000; St. Paul, 2001; Providence, 2002
American Woodturner, Summer 2000, page 13; Fall 2000, page 46 Spring 2001, page 54 Fall 2001, page 36 Fall 2002, page 33
American Woodturning: An Emerging Contemporary Art Form, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN, 2000 Best Of Show
Woodturning Magazine (Great Britain), February 2001, page 32; April 2002, page 65
Gallery Talk for Defining Craft I: Collecting for the New Millennium, Davenport (Iowa) Museum of Art, 2002
American Woodturner, Winter 2002, back cover-featured artist
Woodturning January 2003, feature article on 2002 AAW Symposium Instant Gallery, page 39
Woodturning December 2003, feature article on 2003 Utah Woodturning Symposium Instant Gallery, page 77
Beneath the Bark – Twenty Five Years of Woodturning, Brigham Young University Press, Provo, Utah, 2004
Woodturning, Spring 2005, feature article and cover on Cindy Drozda, page 6
American Woodturner, Spring 2007, Sanding Shortcuts From the Pros
Masters: Woodturning: Major Works by Leading Artists, Lark Books, 2009
500 Wood Bowls, Lark Books, pages 366 and 406, 2004
Woodturning profile 2010
Wood Art today 2, 2010
Spirit 2010, Museum of Nebraska Art

Selected Collections
Jane and Arthur Mason, Washington, D.C.
Alfred and Phyllis Selnick, New York, NY
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque IA
Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Stephen Weinroth, New York, NY
Robert and Lillian Bohlen, Detroit, MI
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque IA
Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
Patricia Shields, Atlanta, GA
David Long, Beaver Creek, OH
Norton and Bert Rockler, Golden Valley, MN
Ron and Anita Wornick, St. Helena, CA
James and Elizabeth York, Lighthouse Point, FL
City of Moline, IL
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA