Bespoke Sculpture

 

Resumé


personal

sculptor
born 1955, bethany, missouri
married to kelly buntin, artist
1995 to present maintains private gallery in Dearborn, MO
1992 to 1995 operated own art gallery, “Diddy Wa Diddy” , Weston, MO

commercial ventures

Demdaco, manufacturers of the Soon would Be There….. line of Santas and the Noah’s Family line of sculpture.

public collections

Harmon Park, Prairie Village, KS
Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Lawrence, KS Youth Alliance, St. Joseph, MO
Prairie School, Prairie Village, KS
Belger Cartage, Kansas City, MO
OK Cafe, Atlanta, GA
Charlie’s On the Hill, Kansas City, MO
Children’s Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Toy and Miniature Museum, Kansas City, MO
Kaiser Permanente Baptist Medical Center, Kansas City,
MO Price Chopper, Lee’s Summit, MO
Midpoint International, Kansas City, MO
Channel 19 KCPT, Kansas City, MO
Science City, Kansas City, MO
9 Hen House Markets in the greater Kansas City area
Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City, MO
Sprint World Headquarters, Overland Park, KS
Preston House, Santa Fe, NM
Children’s Center Campus, Kansas City, MO
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
Southside Clinic, Kansas City, MO
Kaleidoscope, Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, MO
Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, KS
PB Orthodontics, St. Joseph, MO
Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care, Kansas City, MO

selected solo exhibitons

2004 Open Studios 2004, Rhett S. Johnson studio, Dearborn, MO
2002 Beyond Lost, Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, MO
Open Studios 2002, Rhett S. Johnson studio, Dearborn, MO
2001 Cow Installation, Toy and Miniature Museum, Kansas City, MO
2000 Open Studios, Lynn Smiser Bowers’ studio, Kansas City, MO
1999 Relics, DFDS, Kansas City, MO
1998 guest artist, Mattie Rhodes Eighth Annual Art of the Mask, Sprint World Headquarters, Fairway, KS
1996 solo exhibit, New Theatre Restaurant, Overland Park, KS

    1. solo exhibit, Archer Locke Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1995 solo exhibit, New Theatre Restaurant, Overland Park, KS
1994 solo exhibit, Museum of American Folk Art Gift Shop, New York, NY
1993 solo exhibit, Museum of American Folk Art Gift Shop, New York, NY
1989 solo exhibit, Au Marche, Kansas City, MO
1988 solo exhibit, Green Willow Farm Antiques, Greenwood, MO
1987 solo exhibit, Green Willow Farm Antiques, Greenwood, MO
1986 solo exhibit, Toy and Miniature Museum, Kansas City, MO

selected group exhibitons

2004 Holiday Open House & Sale, Red Star Studios, Kansas City. MO
2004 Food For Thought, Muchnic Gallery, Atchison, KS
2003 group show, Nodaway Valley Bank, St. Joseph, MO

    1. From the Garden, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

2002 From the Garden, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

    1. Metal Arts, Chiro Studio, Kansas City, MO

2001 Studio Sale 2001, Lynn Smiser Bowers’, Kansas City, MO
2000 Timely Timeless Art, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
1999 Adventures Through A Looking Glass, Columbian Theatre, Museum, and Art Center, Wamego, KS
1997 Face the Nation III, UCD Design Gallery, University of CA, Davis, CA

    1. Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations, KCPT Channel 19 Documentary

1996 Too Good to Be Threw, invitational art show, International Folk Art Museum, Santa Fe, NM

    1. Putt Modernism, Eighteen Hole Miniature Golf Course and Art Exhibition, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
      River Market Regional, Exhibition, KCAC, Kansas City, MO

1995 New Works, World’s Window Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1994 group show, Toy and Miniature Museum, Kansas City, MO
1993 Face to Face, Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT
1992 Gallery Show, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    1. Out From Within, World’s Window Gallery, Kansas City, MO

1991 Sixth Annual Holiday Exhibition, Gallery 500, Elkins Park, PA
1989 Wizard of OZ exhibit, Toy and Miniature Museum, Kansas City, MO

    1. Missouri State Fair Professional Sculpture Exhibit, Sedalia, MO

1987 group show, Bedyk Gallery, Kansas City, MO

awards and honors

2004 First Place, Buckle Competition, Schreiber Museum of Belt Buckles, St. Joseph, MO
2000 Kansas City Home and Garden Home of the Year Gold Award Winner New Home, specialty lighting
1998 Featured Artist, Mattie Rhodes Eighth Annual Art of the Mask, Fairway, KS

    1. Scholarship Award, American Craft Council, West Springfield, MA

1996 First Place, Recycled Re-Seen Costume Competition, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM
1989 Booth Award for Artistic Achievement and Presentations, Southwest Arts and Crafts Festival
1988 First Place, Missouri State Fair Professional Sculpture Exhibit

workshops and lectures

2003 guest speaker, Platte County Historical Society
1995-1998 creative workshops for Hallmark Card artists
1994 guest speaker, Trends Advisory Board, Hallmark Cards, Kansas

studio tours

Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations show groupies, KCPT ch. 19, Kansas City, MO
Friends of Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO Ann Willoughby Design Inc., Kansas City, MO
Hallmark Cards managers, Kansas City, MO
Young Friends of the Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

selected bibliography

Ken Newton, St. Joseph News Press, ” He Sees Art Where Others See Junk”, March 11 2004
Kansas City Home Design, March 2004, pg 64, color photo
Kellen Perry, Griffon News, “The Lost Museum”, August 13, 2002
Jonathan Houghton, St. Joseph News Press, “One Man’s Trash…” June 7, 2002
Bill Hankins, Landmark, “The Lost and Found Art of Rhett Johnson:, May 23, 2002
Colleen M. Dorsey, St. Joseph News Press, “Getting Down and Dirty”, May 28, 2000
Kelly Garbus, Kansas City Star, Neighborhood News, “Privy to Art”, July 5, 2000
Elisabeth Kirsh, Kansas City Star, “An Artful Way of Life”, August 20, 1998
Jane Bishop, Through the Keyhole Newsletter of Toy and Miniature Museum, August 20, 1998