Dave Weindorf

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8th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: Forgotten Man
2017. Acrylic enamel, gold and watercolor on canvas 40 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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6th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: Mosaic
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on paper 22 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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The Jester
2017. Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 30 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Islanders
2017. Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 42 x 96 © Dave Weindorf
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Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 20 x 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Prehistoric Fish
2017. Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 42 x 80 © Dave Weindorf
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Abstract Symbols No. 1
2017. Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 36 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Prehistoric Sea
2017. Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 40 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Spinal Symbol
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 16 x 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Manta Ray
2017. Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 80 x 42 © Dave Weindorf
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Abstract Symbols No. 2
2017. Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 36 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Coiled Fiber
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 24 x 36 © Dave Weindorf
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Three Boulders
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 16 x 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Mosaic No. 2
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on foam core board 20 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Blue Voyage
2017. Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 36 x 96 © Dave Weindorf
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Runes No. 1
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 16 x 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Longship Anchors
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 16 x 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Utopia
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 24 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Egyptian Collar
2016. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 30 x 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Timeline to Wealth
2017. Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 30 x 20 © Dave Weindorf
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A Way of Life
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas paper 36 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Chalice
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 20 x 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Egyptian Woman Praying
2017. Acrylic enamel, gold paint and watercolor on canvas 36 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Wilson
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on clay board 20 x 16 © Dave Weindorf
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The Gold Prince
2017. Acrylic enamel, gold and watercolor on canvas 48 x 36 © Dave Weindorf
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Island Dancer
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 36 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Viking Letter
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on cardboard 32 x 27, mounted on white board © Dave Weindorf
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3rd 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: Viking Symbols
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on cardboard 29 x 28, mounted on white board © Dave Weindorf
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4th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: Divide and Division
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 24 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Three Take a Stand
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 24 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Brave New World
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 24 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Falcon No.1
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 30 x 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Red No.2
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 16 x 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Spirals and Circles
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on cardboard 24 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Inner Workings
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 30 x 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Cave Drawing
2016. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 20 x 16 © Dave Weindorf
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5th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: The Pianist
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 24 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Elephant Man
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 40 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Firewalker
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 36 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Happy Lennon
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 20 x 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Polynesian Pig Man
2016. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 20 x 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Last Stand
2016. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 40 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Turquoise Industrial
2016. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 40 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Turquoise Spirals
2016. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 20 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Turquoise Sea
2016. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 20 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Turquoise Diamonds
2016. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 20 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Cave Markings
2016. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas board 32 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Yellow Brick Road
2017. Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 40 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Turquoise Circles
2016. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 30 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Constellations
2017. Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 40 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Blue and Tan
2016. Acrylic enamel, ink, stain and watercolor on canvas 20 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Gene Pool
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 24 x 36 © Dave Weindorf
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Depth and Balance
2016. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 30 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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June Bug
2016. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 40 x 30 x 1.5 inches © David Weindorf
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1946 Vintage Paper Watercolor No. 1
2016 Acrylic, ink and watercolor on paper
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1946 Vintage Paper Watercolor No. 2
2016. Acrylic, ink and watercolor on paper 12 x 9 © Dave Weindorf
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1946 Vintage Paper Watercolor No. 3
2016. Acrylic, ink and watercolor on paper 12 x 9 © Dave Weindorf
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1946 Vintage Paper Watercolor No. 4
2016. Acrylic, ink and watercolor on paper 12 x 9 © Dave Weindorf
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1946 Vintage Paper Watercolor No. 5
2016. Acrylic, ink and watercolor on paper 12 x 9 © Dave Weindorf
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1946 Vintage Paper Watercolor No. 6
2016 Acrylic, ink and watercolor on paper
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1946 Vintage Paper Watercolor No. 7
2016. Acrylic, ink and watercolor on paper 12 x 9 © Dave Weindorf
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1946 Vintage Paper Watercolor No. 8
2016. Acrylic, ink and watercolor on paper 12 x 9 © Dave Weindorf
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Rising Seas
2017. Acrylic and watercolor on cardboard 18 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Polynesian Pig Man
2016. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 20 x 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Breaking the Shackles
2017. Acrylic and watercolor on canvas 40 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Egyptian Woman Praying
2017. Acrylic enamel, gold paint and watercolor on canvas 36 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Firewalker
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 36 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Island Dancer
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 36 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Alien Baby
2017. Acrylic and watercolor on cardboard 30 x 18 © Dave Weindorf
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Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 20 x 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Happy Lennon
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 20 x 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Neon Lennon
2017. Acrylic, enamel and watercolor on canvas paper 16 x 12 © Dave Weindorf
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Elephant Man
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 40 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Islanders
2017. Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 42 x 96 © Dave Weindorf
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8th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: Forgotten Man
2017. Acrylic enamel, gold and watercolor on canvas 40 x 30 © Dave Weindorf
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The Jester
2017. Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 30 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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The Gold Prince
2017. Acrylic enamel, gold and watercolor on canvas 48 x 36 © Dave Weindorf
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Wilson
2017. Acrylic enamel and watercolor on clay board 20 x 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Blue and Tan
2016. Acrylic enamel, ink, stain and watercolor on canvas 20 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Micrometer
2015. Acrylic, ink and watercolor on canvas 30 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Watermelon under water
2016. Acrylic and watercolor on canvas 24 x 18 © Dave Weindorf
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Happy Hour
2016. Acrylic and watercolor on canvas 30 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Bird and Melting Chair
2017. Acrylic and watercolor on canvas 20 x 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Untitled 1
2015. Acrylic, ink, stain and watercolor on canvas 36 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Blue Balloons
2015. Acrylic, ink and stain on canvas paper 20 x 26 © Dave Weindorf
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Embryo
2017. Acrylic and watercolor on canvas 12 x 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Wheels in Motion
2016. Acrylic and watercolor on canvas 20 x 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Split
2017. Acrylic and watercolor on canvas 16 x 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Dinner Bell
2016. Acrylic and watercolor on canvas 30 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Colors
2017. Acrylic and watercolor on cardboard 24 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Rising Seas
2017. Acrylic and watercolor on cardboard 18 x 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Flintstone
2017. Acrylic and watercolor on canvas 12 x 16 © Dave Weindorf

Group Exhibitions

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Metamorphosis: Oppositions and Evolutions
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street NYC, NY 10001
November 11th, 2017 - December 2nd, 2017
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Collectors Show / FALL 2017
The Venue Tower
15 Ottawa NW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503US
September 14th, 2017 - October 6th, 2017
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Once Upon a Time
Marzia Frozen Gallery, Berlín
Neumagener Strasse 23-27 Haus 7 Berlin, Germany
September 9th, 2017 - September 30th, 2017
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AIAF 2017 | 3RD EDITION AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR
Beurs van Berlage
Damrak 243 AMSTERDAM , 1012 ZJNetherlands
August 26th, 2017 - August 26th, 2017
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The Jump Off
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
2 Fulton West Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
June 2nd, 2017 - August 26th, 2017
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Who's Who?: LowellArts Members Exhibition
LowellArts Gallery
223 W Main St Lowell, MI 49331US
April 25th, 2017 - June 3rd, 2017
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Art.Downtown 2017
Sanctuary Folk Art Gallery
140 Division Ave South Grand Rapids, MI 49503US
April 8th, 2017 - April 8th, 2017
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31st Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition
LowellArts Gallery
223 W Main St Lowell, MI 49331US
March 4th, 2017 - April 15th, 2017
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In The Windows
Craft House
Grand Rapids, MI US
December 1st, 2015 - January 14th, 2016
bio
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Dave Weindorf was born in 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He's a self-taught, abstract expressionist artist. He became interested in art when his mother gave him a print of Dali's "Last Supper" as a young boy. Early in his art path he focused on 19th and 20th century abstract and surrealism. In recent years he's devoted a lot of time to studying post-modern art and is an avid reader of art history. Dave has exhibited his work in Michigan’s ArtPrize, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Lowell Arts Gallery, Traverse Higher Art Exhibition, and Pace Galleries in New York. His work has been featured in Studio Visit Magazine, a juried artist book. Dave is represented by Agora Gallery of New York. He lives with his wife and dog, Dusty, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My artwork is heavily influenced by ancient Egyptian symbols, cave art and Viking runes, expressed as primitive glyphs and line work. I've always been fascinated with hieroglyphics and cave drawings, their meaning feeling hidden to me. Artists and work I've been drawn to include Dali, Picasso, Miro and Kandinsky.

In terms of my artistic process, I work with contrasting paints--watercolor and acrylic enamel. I prefer using vintage paints, when I can find them, because I feel the color is more vivid and has a sharper definition. My process is intuitive and reactionary, starting with how I create the background using watercolor and then create layers of line work and color. For my line work I turn a thin paint brush upside down, dip it in the paint and move it over the canvas and let it flow as I create the abstract marks.

EDUCATION

  • Certificate in Small Business and Economics, 1983, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI 
  • Art History studies focusing on Surrealism, Cubism, modern abstract and abstract expressionism, with an emphasis on the works of Dali, Picasso, Miro and Kandinsky
  • Travel abroad to England, France and Spain to study art and architecture with visits to Dali, Picasso and Miro's studios

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair (AIAF)Collective Exhibition, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Global Art AgencyAugust 2017

The Jump Off – Collective Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) – June to August 2017

Who's Who: Members Exhibition – Collective Exhibition, Lowell Arts Gallery – April 2017

You Do What You Can – Collective Exhibition, Sanctuary Folk Art Gallery, Art.Downtown – April 2017

Lowell Arts 31st Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition – Collective Exhibition, Lowell Arts Gallery – March 2017

Traverse Higher Art Exhibition – Collective Exhibition –  Traverse Higher Art – July 2016

ArtPrize Eight – Collective Exhibition – Georgio's Gourmet Pizza – September – October, 2016

In the Windows – Dual Exhibition, Craft House – December – January, 2016

ArtPrize Seven – Collective Exhibition – Boardwalk GR Condominiums – September – October, 2015

First Friday – Collective Exhibition – Avenue for the Arts, Vertigo Music – November 2015

Collective Exhibition – Pace Galleries New York, acrylic on plates – 2001

Collective Exhibition – Jefferson Galleries – May 1999

PUBLICATIONS

Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 37 –  Artist Book, Diana Gaston (Juror), Director, Tamarind Institute – Summer 2017

Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 35 – Artist Book, Jessica Roscio (Juror), Curator, Danforth Art Museum – Winter 2017

AWARDS

6th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Competition – Abstract – July 2017

5th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Competition – Abstract – June 2017

4th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Competition – Abstract – May 2017

3rd 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Competition – Painting – April 2017

Traverse Higher Art Fan Competition – Work featured on exhibition promotion – July 2016

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

ArtXChange – Grang Rapids, Michigan – September – present

Agora Gallery – New York, NY – March 2017 – present

Lions & Rabbits – Grand Rapids, Michigan – April 2017 – present

Collective Art Space – Grand Rapids, Michigan – March 2017 – present

Lowell Arts  – Lowell, Michigan – March 2017 – present

Dave-n-Dofe’s Everybody’s Studio – Traverse City, Michigan – February 2017 – present

Avenue for the Arts – Grand Rapids, Michigan – September 2015 – present

COLLECTIONS

Private collectors in the United States.

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8th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: Forgotten Man
2017 Acrylic enamel, gold and watercolor on canvas 40 x 30
© Dave Weindorf
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6th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: Mosaic
2017 Acrylic enamel and watercolor on paper 22 x 30
© Dave Weindorf
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5th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: The Pianist
2017 Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 24 x 30
© Dave Weindorf
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4th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: Divide and Division
2017 Acrylic enamel and watercolor on canvas 24 x 24
© Dave Weindorf
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3rd 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: Viking Symbols
2017 Acrylic enamel and watercolor on cardboard 29 x 28, mounted on white board
© Dave Weindorf
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