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Jim Keller

After a 42 year career as a civil Engineer, Keller has enjoyed the creative freedom of working as a full time artist.  For 22 years Keller's artistic efforts were limited to creating sculptural objects on a lathe.  In 2012 Keller began casting in bronze, making molds from wood sculptural objects he created.  Keller is now working in wood, foam, metal, resin and clay to create original sculptures.  Keller's skills in working in a multitude of materials gives him a great deal of flexibitlty in his creative efforts.  Placing work in permanent public collections and pursuing monument scale projects has given Keller a wonderful sense of fulfillment.


Bachlor of Science in Civil Engineering, Valparaiso, Indiana

The Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Art Houston, Houston, Texas


Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, Indiana

"A Journey in Contemporary Sculpture with the Work of Jim Keller"

August 18, 2015 to December 13, 2015


Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden, Little Rock, Arkansas

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Fuller Craft Museum, Brocton, Massachusetts

American Association of Woodturners Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas

Bush International Airport, Houston, Texas

Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, Indiana



2016  Turning Point - Woodturning Evolution from Ancient Craft to Fine Art, Pearl Fincher,  Museum of Fine Art Houston, Texas, Juror Terry Capps, Curator Pearl Fincher

2014  Craft Texas 2014, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas - jurors; Carol  Sauvion, creator of PBS serirs, Craft in America, Piero Fenci, Stephen F. Austin University, Ceramics Department Head and Clint Willour, Curator of Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas, Recieved the Award of Execellence.

2011  Craft Forms 2011, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA - juror Elisabeth Argo, the Nancy M.McNeil Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts of the Philadelphia Meseum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2010  Craft Texas 2010, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas - jurors - Gail M. Brow, Independent curator of Contemporary Craft, Philadelphia, PA, Cindy Hickok, fiber artist from Houston, TX and Paula Owen, President of the Southwest School of Arts and Crafts, San Antonio, TX.

2009  Craft Forms 2009, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA. - Juror- Bruce W. Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections at Racine Art Museum.

2009  Turned to the Future: a Fresh Look at Wood Art, American Association of Woodturners, Special Exhibitions Committe, Grovewood Gallery, Ashville, NC. - jurors Anne Carlano, Director of Craft and Design, Mint Museum; Arthur Mason, collector; Gretchen Keyworth, Director of the Fuller Craft Museum; Brent Skidmore, Director of the University of North Carolina, Asheville Campus and Sherry Masters, Grovewood Gallery.

2004  Tree of Life Exhibit, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA. - Juror Albert LeCoff, Executive Director, Wood Turning Center.

2004  Craft Houston 2004, Houston Center for Contempory Craft, Houston, Texas - juror Lawrence Riner, Curator Whitney Museum of American Craft.

2003  Craft National 2003, Houston Center for Contempory Craft, Houston, Texas - juror Lloyd Herman, founding Director Renwick Gallery.

2001  National-Open Exhibit, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach California - juror Jen Gray, Professor CSULB.

1998  Open Show, Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas - juror Bert Long 1998 Texas Artist of the Year.

1998  Materials + Form 5, Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas - jurors Mary Rogers & Roger Detheridge.

1998  93rd National-Open Competition, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California - juror Anne B. Ayres Curator, Director of Exhibitions Ottis College of Art and Design.

1997 The Art of Craft, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California - juror Adrian Saxe, Professor of Art UCLA.

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