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Works from the Towers Series and the Line Paintings Series at University of Maryland University College in 2003.

Thirty-eight works from the Quarter Objects series at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis,
MD, 1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPARATE LISTING OF LARGE-SCALE PROJECTS


EDUCATION

2006-08

1964

1961

Additional Studies, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

M.S. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

B.S. University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 

SELECTED INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

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Mike Shaffer: Time and Time Again, Fabric Works from the 1970s,
Line Paintings Since 2000, U.S. District Court District of Maryland
Greenbelt, MD


Objects & Items, Pieces & Parts—Mike Shaffer—Paintings & Sculpture,
Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD


Invitational Exhibition, Century Center Art Space - Crystal City, Arlington, VA,
Curator: Bobby Donovan


Mike Shaffer, Ten Times Ten, The Galleries at IONA,
Washington, DC


Who Are these People?—Mike Shaffer's Portrait Series,
Urbana Regional Library, Urbana, MD


Line Paintings, Visions Exhibition Space, The Public Arts
Trust of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery
County, North Bethesda, MD


Portrait Series, Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD

Line Paintings, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC

Portrait Series, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD

Line Paintings, Montpelier Cultural Art Center, Laurel, MD

Lines/Order/Objects, University of Maryland University
College, Adelphi, MD

Line Paintings, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

Objects From My Fathers House, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery,
Rockville, MD

Objects Found and Going Around, University of Maryland Union
Gallery, College Park, MD

Abject Objects, Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD

Log Cabin Concepts, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD

Pop Culture, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD

Mike Shaffer, Intersections II, Jack Rasmussen Gallery,
Washington, DC

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Summer Membership Exhibition, Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD

Video Screening, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, MD 20722. Jurors: Kate Flannery
and J.J. McCracken (A YouTube Video)

LouLoudi, The Athenaeum and Washington Sculptors Group, Alexandria, VA, 2014,
Juror: Renée Stout

Second Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Exhibition, University of Maryland
University College, Adelphi, MD, Jurors: Nona Martin, Faheem Majeed and Amy Raehse


Platforms, American University Museum Sylvia Berlin Katzen Sculpture Garden,
Washington Sculptors Group, Washington, DC, Curated by Jeff Spaulding


Sculpture / Paintings, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD,
Jurors: Jack Rasmussen, Jodi Walsch and Carol Brown Goldberg


Agendas—Concepts and Thematics in Sculpture's Expanded
Field—Community engagement, Brentwood Arts Exchange,
Brentwood, MD, Curated by Teresia Bush


By The Numbers—The Mathematics of Sculpture, BlackRock Center for the Arts
and Washington Sculptors Group, Germantown, MD,  Curated by Claudia Rousseau


Members' Show (Four Artists), Hillyer Art Space, International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC,
Juror: Barbara Liotta

Wood (The Wood Show), Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD,
Jurors: Tsetso Naydenov and William Price

Summer Sculpture, Watergate Gallery, Washington, DC

3700 Acres: Art of Little Bennett [Park], Hyattstown Mill Arts Project,
Hyattstown, MD, Curated by Bobby Donovan


41 Miles North, AREA 405 Gallery, Washington Sculptors Group in Baltimore, Jurors: Stewart
Watson, Breon Gilleran and Lauren Schott


GAPS, Greater Reston Arts Center, Initiative for Public Arts Reston and Washington Sculptor Group,
Reston, VA, Juror: Vesela Sretenovic


Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Foggy Bottom Association with Watergate Gallery,
Washington, DC, Curator: Shirley Koller


Mark of the Gesture, (a two-person exhibition) Beckie Mirsch Laughlin and Mike Shaffer,
The Delaplaine Visual Arts and Education Center, Frederick, MD


PopUp@SOMA, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA, Curator: Mary Howard

Porous Borders, The Historical Society of Washington and Washington Sculptors Group
The Historical Society Museum and Grounds at Mount Vernon Square, Washington, DC,
Juror: Jayme McLellan


Constructed Place, Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center,
Solomons, MD, Juror: Megan Rook-Koepsel


Sculpture NOW 2010, Washington Sculptors Group, Edison Place Gallery,
Washington, DC. Juror: Ryan Hill


Workhouse Arts Center First Anniversary Juried Outdoor Exhibition (and continued 3-year loan)
Lorton Arts Foundation, Lorton, VA, Curators: Marti Deppa Kirkpatrick and
Robin Croft


Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Gettysburg College/Gettysburg Festival, Gettysburg, PA,
Curator: Megan Weikel


Painting in Space, Silberman Art Gallery, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD,
Curated by Joan Danziger


Summer Sculpture, Watergate Gallery, Washington, DC


Mike Shaffer Paintings and Drawings with Drawings by IONA workshop participants,
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, Washington, DC


Art On Record, APW Gallery, Long Island City, NY


Spring Exhibition, Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD

Recycled, Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA


Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Foggy Bottom Association with
Watergate Gallery, Washington, DC: Curator Shirley Koller


Whitman-Walker Clinic, Art for Life Benefit Exhibition,
Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC

Aquifer, Washington Project for the Arts and Washington Sculptors Group,
Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC. Jurors: J.W. Mahoney & Deborah McLeod


Small Sculptures And Drawings, American Association for the Advancement
of Science, Washington, DC, Curated by Shirley Koller


Time — Line: Pam Fox, Huguette Roe & Mike Shaffer; American Center for Physics,
College Park, MD.
Sarah Tangy, Guest Curator

Art Anonymous, Corcoran College of Art & Design, Benefit Exhibition,
Washington, DC

Arts in Foggy Bottom—Gallery Exhibition, The Foggy Bottom Association
and Watergate Gallery, Washington, DC

Three Artists: Landscapes & Houses, Watergate Gallery, Washington, DC

Sculpture NOW 2008, Washington Sculptors Group at Washington Square,
Washington, DC, Juror: David Furchgott


Sculpture NOW 2007, Washington Sculptors Group at Washington Square, Washington, DC

The Road Show, Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD

Whitman-Walker Clinic, Art for Life Benefit Exhibition,
Organization of American States, Washington, DC

Sixth Annual Road Show, Hyattstwon Mill Arts Project, Hysttstorn, MD

Just Off The Path, Environmental Sculpture Exhibition, Maryland Institute
College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland and Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD


Experimental Media Series Video Screening, Washington Project for the
Arts\ Corcoran, Washington, DC 

Erotic Art, MOCA DC Contemporary Art Space, Washington, DC

Abstract Art, MOCA DC Contemporary Art Space, Washington, DC

Sculpture Exhibition, Brookside Gardens Conservatory, Silver Spring, MD

Hyattstown Mill Arts Project Exhibition, BlackRock Center for the Arts,
Germantown, MD

The Road Show, Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD

Celebration of the Figure II, MOCA DC A+M Gallery, Washington, DC

The Flower Show, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD

Regional Juried Exhibition, Delaplaine Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD

25th Anniversary Invitational Juried Exhibition, Maryland Hall for the
Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD

Road Show, Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD

Mike Shaffer, Lines, Objects, Chaos, University of Maryland University College,
College Park, MD


Figurative Drawing Exhibition, Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD

The Road Show, Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD

Summer Show, Gallery K, Washington, DC

Sculpture Trail Project, Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD,
On exhibit through 2011


The Road Show, Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD

Green and Other Growing Things, Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD

Visions of the Heart, Kentlands Mansion Gallery, Gaithersburg, MD

Small Works Exhibition, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD

Re-presenting Warhol’s Legacy, Stamp Student Union Gallery,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Art in Public Places Exhibition, Civic Center Park, City of Rockville, Rockville, MD

Pulp Friction, Artzon Gallery, Orefield, PA

Fourth National Juried Fine Arts Show, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY

Twelve Plus One Exhibition in 1994 followed by acqusition in 1995, University
of Maryland University College, College Park, MD. On permanent exhibition


Sculpture at Quiet Waters Park, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and
Quiet Waters Park, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, MD. On exhibit through 2000

Continuing Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Strathmore Hall Arts Center,
North Bethesda, MD.
On exhibit through 1998

Twelve x Twelve x Twelve, Small Works Exhibition, Rockville Arts Place,
Rockville, MD

1993. Milliseconds to Millennia: Hand Workshop, The Art of Time, Virginia
Center for the Craft Arts, Richmond, VA

The Tactile Show, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD

Art Any Way, Montgomery County Art in Public Architecture Program,
Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Bethesda, MD.
On exhibit through 1993

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, in conjunction with International
Sculpture Conference 90 in Washington, DC


Books and Bookends, Sculptural Approaches, Strathmore Hall Foundation,
Maryland Development Co., Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Bethesda, Md. and
Maryland State Arts Council, a traveling exhibition to Washington County
Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Md., Goucher College, Baltimore, Md.,
Washington College, Chestertown, Md. and Peninsula Fine Arts Center,
Newport News, VA

Homage to an Era, Commission for Germantown Rail Station,
Montgomery County Arts and Humanaities Council and Germantown
Citizens Association, Germantown, MD. On permanent exhibition. Restored in 2000


Outdoor Invitational Exhibition, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Art in Public Places Anniversary Exhibition, Civic Center Park,
City of Rockville, Rockville, MD

Other Horizons, Strathmore Hall Foundation and the Artery Organization, Inc.,
Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Bethesda, MD

Artscape 84, Advisory Committee on Art and Culture, Baltimore, MD

Alexandria Sculpture Festival, City of Alexandria, VA

General Assembly Exhibition, Maryland General Assembly, Annapolis, MD

Group  Exhibition, Midtown Gallery, Washington, DC

Artscape 82, Baltimore Arts Festival, Inc., Baltimore City and Maryland
Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Annual Juried Exhibition, Academy of the Arts, Easton, MD

Group Exhibition, Jack Rasmussen Gallery, Washington, DC

City Art 81, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Studio Gallery, Washington, DC

Art-Fashion Exhibition, The Hecht Company, Washington, DC

National Sculpture Conference, D.C. Exhibition, D.C. Commission on the
Arts and Humanities, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

Seven Sculptors, Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD

Fifteenth Annual Juried Exhibition, Academy of the Arts, Easton, MD

Invitational Exhibition, Academy of the Arts, Easton, MD

City Art 79, D.C. Commission on the Arts & Studio Gallery, Washington, DC

Maryland Biennial, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Second Anniversary Exhibition, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

Three Area Artists, Tomorrow's Sunrise Gallery, Kensington, MD

Group Exhibition, Polo Gallery, Washshgton, DC

Regional Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC



CITATIONS & PUBLICATIONS


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Schulkind, Rima, "Mike Shaffer," Washington Sculptors, - 2014: No. 2 Spring, Washington Sculptors
Group, Washington, DC, Page 6-7


Key, Eric, "Shaffer's Works Spark Conversation,"Art at UMUC - Spring 2014, University of Maryland University College, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Page 2-3

Gopnik, Blake, “Foggy Bottom’s beacon of creativity,” The Washington Post, Washington, DC,
Wednesday, May 5, Page C3


Armstrong, John, “Period Sculpture,” Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, PA, Thursday, June 11, Page One

Tanguy, Sarah. “Time Line: Pam Fox, Huguette Roe, Mike Shaffer,” Exhibition Catalog, The American
Center for Physics, College Park, MD, May 6


LaRocca, Lauren. “Taking the Creative Route—Mike Shaffer’s ‘Facing Identity Theft: A Portrait Series,’”
The Frederick News Post, January 10

Chadwick, Melissa “Repairs Bring New Life to Sculpture at Train Station,” Gazette Community News, Gaithersburg, MD, August 20

Shafer, Karen, “Hidden in a Hotel, a Painter Crosses the Lines,” The Gazette, March 26

Agnew, Dominique. “A Series of Concepts,” The Monocacy Monocle, Vol. III, No. 20,
Poolesville, MD, February 2

Huang, Anne (Editor) “Red Dave, Blue Dave,” William and Mary Review, Vol. 43, College of William
and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Shannon, Joe, “Mike Shaffer Talks with Internationally Know Artist, Critic and Curator Joe
Shannon,” abridged version published in Exhibition Catalog, BlackRock Center for the Arts,
Germantown, MD, May 14


Donovan, Bobby. “Mike Shaffer, Lines, Order, Objects, Chaos,” Exhibition Catalog, University of
Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD, June 15


Stephenson, Lloyd A. “Mike Shaffer, A Long Beginning,—The First Decade,” Exhibition Catalog,
BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD, May 14

Flam, Eli (Editor) “Digital Book Plate by Mike Shaffer,” Potomac Review, Montgomery College,
Rockville, MD, Fall/Winter

Flam, Eli (Editor), “Pen & Ink (drawings) by Mike Shaffer,” Potomac Review, Montgomery
College, Rockville, MD, Spring 2001.

Hill, Houston P, “Mike Shaffer, Objects Found and Going Around,” Exhibition Catalog,
University of Maryland Stamp Student Union, College Park, MD, January14

Protzman, Ferdinand, “Galleries,” Review of Exhibition at Rockville Arts Place, The Washington Post, Washington, DC, April 12

Unger, Nancy. “Mike Shaffer Builds Log Cabin Concepts---Different Strokes by Different Folks
at Mansion Gallery” Gazette Newspapers, Rockville, MD, November 19

Moran, Kathleen. “Mike Shaffer, Log Cabin Concepts,” Exhibition Catalog, Glenview Mansion Gallery, Rockville, MD, November 2

Unger, Nancy, ”Public Art Enlightens Rockville,” Gazette Newspapers, Rockville, MD, June 26

Addison, Amy (Producer). “Artalks, Mike Shaffer,” 4.5-minute video, University of Maryland
University College, Adelphi, MD, Maryland Public Television

McCoy, Mary. “Between Earth and Sky,” The Washington Post, Washington, DC, October 6

Koller, Shirley, “Sculpture at Montgomery College Campus,” Eye Wash, March

Zandler, Richard, “Mike Shaffer,” The Tactile Show, Exhibition Catalog, Montpelier Cultural Art
Center, Laural, MD, June 5

Sagalow, Sara S, “Homage To an Era Sculpture Unveiled,” The Gazette, Germantown, MD, October 10

Forgey, Benjamin. “City Art ‘79 Turns F Street Into an Open Studio,” The Washington Star,
Washington, DC, Oct. 17

Richard, Paul. “Mike Shaffer’s Show at Jack Rasmussen Gallery,” The Washington Post,
Washington, DC, April 14


PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

 

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Lowe Enterprises, Inc., Arlington, VA

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization, Inc., Princeeton, NJ

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Greenbelt, MD

University of Maryland University College, Largo, MD

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Washington, DC

IONA Senior Services, Washington, DC

Whitman-Walker Clinic, Washington, DC

Mayorga Coffee Roasters, Clarksburg, MD

Urbana Regional Library, Urbana, MD

Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD

Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC

House of Humor and Satire, Gobrovo, Bulgaria

BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD

Montgomery County Government, Silver Spring, MD

Butler School, Darnestown, MD

Hammer, Siler, George Associates, Silver Spring, MD

Community Realty, Beltsville, MD

Carl M. Freeman Companies, Olney, M
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SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

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Panel member, Sculpture Today and Tomorrow, Washington Sculptors Group and
University of Maryland David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and
Culture of African Americans, College Park, MD

Panel Member,
The Gallery Outside: Acquisition or Exhibition, Washington Sculptors
Group, Greater Reston Arts Center and Iniative for Public Art, Reston, VA.
Moderated by Dale Lazone, International  Public Art Marlborough, Reston, VA

President, Washington Sculptors Group, Washington, DC

Stipend, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

President, Board of Directors, Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD

Achievement Award, Montgomery County Maryland, Rockville, M .

J&B Winner’s Circle Award, The Paddington Corp., New York, NY

Jury Award, Artscape-82, Baltimore City and Maryland Institute College of Art

Barton-Gillet Company Award, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Sculpture for cover of Chemistry magazine, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC

Robert G. Merrick Foundation Award, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, M .

Pop Art Prize, Colortone Press, Washington, DC



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