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Bill has worked with metal in some form or another and exhibited his work for over thirty-five years now. He works from his home-based studio on Bainbridge Island, Washington, is married, and has four children. He found his way to jewelry while in high school. There he won an art scholarship and won the first place award at the countywide High School art competition. At the California College of Arts and Crafts he earned his BFA in 1978. Following graduate school at the School for American Craftsmen (Rochester Institute of Technology) he remained in the Rochester, New York area for two decades. He taught some, made art independently, exhibited in galleries around the country, and volunteered on art panels locally and statewide. In this period he earned a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and one of the last “National Endowment for the Arts – Mid Atlantic Regional Fellowships” to be awarded. He also won the first “National Art in Architecture Competition” which was co-sponsored by the American Crafts Council and Hines Limited Partnership. Bill also enjoyed writing about art, which allowed him get out of the studio and meet other artists he admired. He officially earned his MA in Contemporary Art History in 1997. He has had eight solo exhibitions, and participated in over 100 other exhibitions from two and three person, to group shows across the country and several European countries. Bill was a founding member of the Kitsap County Arts Board (the county’s 1% for Arts Commission) for six years, with four of them as Chairman. Most recently, he has been a Founding Director of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, and Chairman of its Education Committee. BIMA opened its doors in June of 2013. Bill is also a Founding Director for BARN, the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, an artisan center and school that is in its formative stages. Spanning both the New York and Washington timeframes, Bill has spent nineteen years as a Director of the Laird Norton Family Foundation, with six of those years as its President. Recently, Bill has enjoyed exhibiting in several international art biennial exhibitions. Of the three in which he has participated, he won Third Place for Sculpture from the European Confederation of Art Critics in the Chianciamo Biennale, at the Chianciano Art Museum in Italy in 2011, and First Place in Applied Arts in the London Biennale of 2013. In 2013 alone, he will have participated in eight exhibitions: from London to a two-person exhibition near home. In addition, Bill was asked to be a representative for CCAC’s exhibition celebrating 100 years of the Metals Department, and a mix of group shows in New York City, Miami, Seattle and Las Vegas. Currently, after a five-year planning process, he is just about to begin work on a twelve-foot tall, ten-foot wide Equatorial Bowstring Style Sundial project for the Battle Point Astronomical Association on Bainbridge Island to be installed in the fall of 2014.