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Résumé of Rod Lawrence

9320 M-72 South East . Kalkaska, MI 49646-9780 . 231.258.4724

 

Education:

  • 1969-1971 Flint Community Junior College, Flint, Michigan
  • 1971-1973 University Of Michigan, Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude 1973

Awards:

  • 1979 Michigan Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Artist Award
  • 1981 Wildlife Artist of the Year, Michigan United Conservation Clubs
  • 1981 Michigan Trout Stamp, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • 1983 Michigan Duck Stamp, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • 1987 Michigan Trout Stamp, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • 1992 Michigan Duck Stamp, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • 1994 LeBlanc Wildlife Art Festival (Artist of the Year)
  • 1995 Michigan Trout Stamp, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • 1995 Michigan Duck Stamp, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • 1994 Northern Wildlife Art Expo (Judges Excellence Award)
  • 1995 Northern Wildlife Art Expo (Judges Excellence Award)
  • 2000 Michigan Duck Stamp, Michigan Duck Hunters Association & MI DNR
  • 2002 Michigan Duck Stamp, Michigan Duck Hunters Association & MI DNR
  • 2006 Master Palette Award - (People’s Choice), Masterworks in Miniature
  • 2007 Michigan Duck Stamp, Michigan Duck Hunters Association & MI DNR
  • 2009 Accepted as Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists
  • 2013 Society of Animal Artists - Award of Excellence (for "Moonlight & Shadows")
  • 2014 Richeson's Wildlife & Animals contest, Second Place

Selected Conservation Awards:

  • 1986 State Chairman’s Award, Michigan Ducks Unlimited
  • 1994 Conservation Awareness Award, Kalkaska Soil & Water Conservation District

Selected Exhibitions:

  • C.M. Russell Show, Great Falls, MT
  • Florida Wildlife Art Exposition, Orlando, FL
  • National Ducks Unlimited Wildlife Art and Sale, Kansas City, KS
  • Masterworks in Miniature Show, Gallery One, Mentor, OH
  • Michigan Wildlife Art Festival, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Michigan Wildlife Art Festival, Southfield, MI
  • 1983 Birds in Art & National Tour, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
  • 1990 Wildlife, the Artist’s View, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
  • 1993 Wildlife, the Artist’s View, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
  • 1994 LeBlanc Wildlife Art Festival (Artist of the Year), Iron River, MI
  • 1994 Northern Wildlife Art Expo, Lansing, MI
  • 1995 Great Lakes Wildlife & Arts Festival, (Featured Artist) Clare, MI
  • 1995 Northern Wildlife Art Expo, Lansing, MI
  • 2005 Birds in Art & National Tour, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
  • 2005 Art of the Animal Kingdom X, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
  • 2008 Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
  • 2008 Art of the Animal Kingdom XIII, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
  • 2009 Art of the Animal Kingdom  XIV, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
  • 2009 Society of Animal Artist 49th Annual Members Exhibition
  • 2009 Society of Animal Artists, Small Works – Big Impressions Show
  • 2010 Art of the Animal Kingdom XV, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
  • 2011 Art of the Animal Kingdom XVI, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
  • 2011 Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
  • 2011 Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI – Show Poster
  • 2011 Richeson 75 International, Animals, Birds and Wildlife, Juror’s Honor Award
  • 2011 Richeson 75 International, Animals, Birds and Wildlife, People’s Choice Award
  • 2011 Society of Animal Artists 51st Annual Members Exhibition
  • 2012 Art of the Animal Kingdom XVII, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
  • 2012 Society of Animal Artist 52nd Annual Members Exhibition
  • 2013 One-Man Show, Gaylord Area Council for the Arts, Gaylord, MI
  • 2013 Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
  • 2013 Society of Animal Artists 53rd Annual Members Exhibition & National Tour
  • 2016 Wildscapes, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
  • 2016 Birds in Art exhibition & selected for Birds in Art tour, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
  • 2016 Society of Animal Artists 56th Annual Members Exhibition & selected for National Tour

Special Projects:

  • 1986 Nature’s Heritage – Collector plate series, Michigan DNR
  • 1988 Waterbirds – Collector plate series, Hamilton Collection
  • 1992 North American Ducks – Collector plate series, Hamilton Collection

Published Works:

  • 1979 Bear Archery Catalog, Cover and Illustrations
  • 1980 Complete Guide to Walleye Fishing by Art Moraski (cover art)
  • 1982 Trout of Michigan by Harold Smedley, compiled by Dave Richey, (front piece)
  • 1985 Pigeon River Country, by Dale Frantz – Cover Art, Illustration
  • 1986 Hound Dogs, Bears and Bobcats by Carl Johnson (cover illustration)
  • 1995 Fred Bear’s Field Notes, by Fred Bear, Doubleday – Cover Art
  • 1997 Painting Wildlife Textures – Step by Step, Author & Illustrator, North Light Books
  • 1997 The Best of Wildlife Art, Edited by Rachel Rubin  - Contributor, North Light Books
  • 1998 Spirit Dogs, by Susan Metzger – Cover & Illustrator
  • 1999 Keys to Painting Fur & Feathers, – Contributor, North Light Books
  • 2000 Painting Basics, Waterfowl and Wading Birds, Author, Illustrator, North Light Books
  • 2002 - 2008 Whisper in the Woods magazine – Illustrator
  • 2003 The Simple Secret to Better Paintings, by Greg Albert, -Contributor, North Light Books
  • 2004 Wildlife, Co-Author & Co-Illustrator, Walter Foster Publishing
  • 2005 Spirit Dogs, Life through Lives, by Susan Metzger – Cover Art
  • 2005 The Art of Acrylic Painting – Contributor, Walter Foster Publishing
  • 2007 Pigeon River Country, A classic Revisited by Dale Frantz (maps)
  • 2009 Animals, Author & Illustrator, Walter Foster Publishing
  • 2011 Painting Wildlife – Step by Step, Author & Illustrator, Classic Edition, North Light Books
  • 2012 If I Should Die Before My Dog” by Joe & Cathy Connolly, Illustrator
  • 2012 Spirit Dogs – Heros Return, by Susan Metzger, Cover Illustration
  • 2016 Animals (Learn to Paint Animals in Acrylic Step by Step),inside & back cover, co-author

Selected Commissions & Collections:

  • 1975 First National Park Bank, Livingston, MT
  • 1993 Natural Wonders, John & Alice Woodson Forest Miniature Collection, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
  • 2009 Kalkaska Memorial Hospital, Kalkaska, MI
  • 2009 Bennington Center for the Arts, Permanent Collection

Bibliography:

  • 1983 The Small Towner, An Interview with Wildlife Artist Rod Lawrence
  • 1984 Go mid-West Young Man, Midwest Art Magazine, Winter Issue
  • 1986 Michigan Natural Resources Magazine, Rod Lawrence Wildlife Artist Extraordinaire
  • 1988 The Who’s Who Entertainer (November)
  • 1989 Traverse the Magazine (November)
  • 2001 Country Lines, Wild at Art

Selected Teaching/Workshops:

  • 1986-90 Wildlife Art Workshops, Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Hickory Corners, MI
  • 1992 Artists Workshops, Beartooth School of Wildlife Art, Big Timber, MT
  • 1994-1995 Wildlife Art Workshop, Cedar Bend Farm, Mancelona, MI
  • 1995 Artists Workshops, Beartooth School of Wildlife Art, Big Timber, MT
  • 1998-2007 Northern Michigan Art Workshops, Art Center, Traverse City, MI
  • 1999, 2006, 2007, 2009 Artists Workshop - Paw Paw Art Center, MI
  • 1996-2016 Annual Fall Artists Workshops, Rod Lawrence
  • 2011 Drawing workshop, Festival of the Arts, Card Wildlife Center, Big Rapids, MI
  • 2011 Artists Workshop, Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI
  • 2013 Northern Expressions Decorative Artists, Workshop, Traverse City, MI
  • 2014 Northern Expressions Decorative Artists, Workshop, Traverse City, MI
  • 2016-1995 Artists Workshops, Annual Fall Workshop, Camp WaWaSum, Rod Lawrence
Signature Member – Society of Animal Artists
 
 
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