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The Artist
Dana L. Stewart was born, October 10th 1951, and raised in California, where he developed interests in art, animals and surfing. Early sculptural works were executed in various materials including ceramics, resin and welded metal. During his Master’s program at San Diego State University, Dana met Herk Van Tongeren, who introduced him to ceramic shell bronze casting. Herk invited Dana to come east in order to do “research” at the Johnson Atelier. A two-week visit to New Jersey turned into 30 years + !

Dana’s career evolved from being the head of the ceramic shell department at the Atelier in 1977 to operating his own commercial casting facility, called Stewart Sculpture Casting in Lambertville/NJ where he produces his sculptures in bronze and provides the service to many other artists.
Professional Experience
1985 – present
Proprietor “Stewart Sculpture Casting”, Lambertville / New Jersey   Technical Consultant to Art Foundries & Universities / US & Canada
2003
Lectures and demonstrations at the York University and
Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto / Canada
1987
Instructor Rutgers University, New Brunswick / New Jersey
1984
Foundry workshop instructor for staff & students at the Johnson Atelier, Mercerville / New Jersey
1982
Technical Advisor for Art Castings of New York, Queens / New York   Owen Foundry and Pattern Co., Norfolk / Virginia
Bronze Extraordinary, Uppers Ville / Virginia
1977 – 1984
Ceramic Shell Department Head, Johnson Atelier Mercerville / NJ  Foundry & Ceramic Shell Department Head, Technical Institute of Sculpture, Princeton / New Jersey
Education
M.A. San Diego State University, San Diego / California
Selected Exibitions
2006
- The Sculpture Mile, Middletown / CT
- Howard Gallery, New Hope / PA
- Princeton Day School, Princeton / NJ (also in 2005)
- Riverfront Renaissance Sculpture Invitational, Millville / NJ
- Lawrence Library Show, Lawrenceville / NJ
- Buckingham Valley Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Buckingham / PA
  (also in 2005-2004)
- New Hope Arts Sculpture Indoor and Outdoor, New Hope / PA
  (also in 2005-2002, 1997, 1995, 1988)
- Bucks County chamber of Commerce, Art Tour, Lambertville / NJ
- Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell / NJ (also in 2005-2003)
- Wedgwood Inn New Hope / PA (also in 2006-1996)
- David Daniels Gallery / Studio, Ephrata / PA (also in 2005)
- Sculpture at Pratt Institute, New York / NY (also in 2005-2004)

2004
- Gallery in the Garden 6, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary / PA
- Chavant Gallery Red Bank / NJ
- Sculpture in the Park New York / NY
- Artsbridge at Prallsville Mills, Stockton / NJ
- Trenton City Museum (Ellerslie) Trenton / NJ
  (also in 2003, 1992, 1990, 1989)
- Retrospect exhibition at the Terkuile Estate Water Mill, Long Island, NY
2003
- Sculpture Mile, Madison / CT (also in 2005-2004)
2002
- First Night, MT Holly / NJ
- 10th Anniversary Invitational, Grounds for Sculpture, Mercerville / NJ
2001
- The Sculpture Mile, Harbor Walk, West Haven / CT
- Camden County Parks (“Lilly”), Camden / NJ
- Rats Restaurant Hamilton / NJ
2000
- Logan Inn, New Hope / PA
- Grounds for Sculpture - Summer Exhibition, Mercerville / NJ
- “Four Sculptors”, McGivney Gallery, West Chester University / PA
1999
- “Recent Work”, The Extension Gallery, Mercerville / NJ
  (also in 1996, 1994-1993)
1998
- “Bestiaries” The Norbert Considine Gallery, Stuart Country Day School
  Princeton / NJ
1997
- 68th Annual Fall Exhibition at Phillips Mill, New Hope / PA
  (also in 1995 - Best in Show)
- 1860 House Montgomery Cultural Center. Skillman / NJ
1996
- The Logan Inn, New Hope / PA
- Riverbank Arts, Stockton / NJ
- Station Plaza Sculpture Walk Show. Trenton / NJ
1994
- “Contemporary Sculpture”, Quietude Garden Gallery, East Brunswick / NJ
- The Visual Arts League, New Brunswick / NJ (also in 1993-1990, 1986)
1993
- New Hope-Solebury School Show, New Hope / PA
- Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick / NJ
1992
- Ellerslie Open XI. Trenton City Museum, Trenton / NJ
1991
- Ettl Farm Artist Exhibition, Princeton / NJ
- Mercer County Artists, Mercer County Community College/ NJ
1990
- The Visual Arts School of Princeton and Trenton / NJ
1989
- “A Masterworks Showing” Carnegie Center, Princeton / NJ
1988
- “The Art of Cast Iron, Contemporary Sculpture”, University of Alabama,   Birmingham / AL
- Princeton Designers Show, Princeton / NJ
- “State Assembly Sculpture Show, Rutgers University Alumni, Students
  and Teachers” Masonic Temple, Trenton / NJ
1987
- Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University New Brunswick / NJ
1985
- Summit Art Center, Summit / NJ
1984
- “Animals, Tradition and Fantasy”, Washington Public Art Trust, Wash. DC
1983
- “Large Scale Outdoor Works” Educational Testing Service, Princeton/ NJ
1982
- Annual Invitational YM/YMCA, Union / NJ
1981
- Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton / NJ
- Allen Stone Gallery, New York / NY
- Pavilion Gallery, Mt. Holly / NJ
1980
- Market Five Gallery, Wash. DC.
- Canal House Gallery, Wash. DC.
1979
- Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown / NY
- The Johnson Atelier at Rockefeller Plaza, New York / NY
- National Sculpture 1979, Huntsville / AL which traveled to 7 Southern
  States