April 5, 2003 - Personal Web Site: Artist and Musician Duane Ewing served in the Peace Corps in Bolivia

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Correction: Artist and Musician Duane Ewing served in the Peace Corps in Bolivia

Correction: Artist and Musician Duane Ewing served in the Peace Corps in Bolivia

Duane established himself as an accomplished and versatile artist with his unique and sometimes irreverent works. He was represented by Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco; Braunstein Gallery, SoHo District, New York; Ames Gallery, Berkeley; and Lester Gallery, Inverness. He participated in shows at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and major galleries in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., as well as galleries throughout Northern California. He received many awards and recognition in national publications, being described by one reviewer as "beholden to Oldenberg" in the monumental style of his work. He also had one-person shows in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Guerneville, and Walnut Creek, California.

Correction: Artist and Musician Duane Ewing served in the Peace Corps in Bolivia

Duane Ewing


Musician

ART

EXHIBITIONS
2001 - Small Format Art - Richard's Gallery, Modesto, CA
2001 - Recent Journeys - Richard's Gallery, Modesto, CA
2001 - Expressions! - Tracy Art League, Tracy, CA
1992 - Duane Ewing, Still Crazy After All These Years -
Quicksilver Gallery, Guerneville, CA
1989 - Group Show - Quicksilver Gallery, Guerneville, CA
1987 - Ceramics '87 - California Museum of Art,
Santa Rosa, CA
1986 - Opening Show - Parson-O'Neil Gallery, Bodega, CA
1984 - Show - Artists' Cooperative Gallery, Petaluma, CA
1983 - Group Show - This Is Not Art (Gallery), Mendocino, CA
1982 - Clay and Cloth - Oberon Gallery, Napa, CA
1982 - Alumni Show - San Francisco State University,
San Francisco, CA
1981 - Group Show - This Is Not Art (Gallery), Mendocino, CA
1980 - Collectors' Gallery - Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1980 - Group Show - Glenys Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
1980 - Group Show - Lincoln Gallery, Sonoma County
Arts Council, Santa Rosa, CA
1980 - Duane Ewing and John Mercer - Glenys Gallery,
Santa Rosa, CA
1979 - Group Show - Lester Gallery, Inverness, CA
1979 - Egyptian Show - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1979 - Group Show - Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1978 - The Sleep Show, Lester Gallery, Inverness, CA
1978 - Artists' Toys, Lincoln Art Center, Santa Rosa, CA
1978 - Group Show, Lester Gallery, Inverness, CA
1978 - Landscape: New Views, Herbert Johnson Museum
of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1977 - Eat Your Art Out, Ames Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1977 - Two-Person Show, Sonoma County Arts Council
Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
1977 - Group Show, Lester Gallery, Inverness, CA
1976 - California Teapot Show, Quay Gallery, San Francisco,
and Anhalt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1976 - Americana, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
San Francisco, CA
1976 - Land, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
1976 - One Hundred Artists Commemorate Two Hundred Years,
Xerox Gallery, Buffalo, NY and Fairtree Gallery, N.Y.
1976 - California Design '76, Los Angeles, CA
1975 - Artists' Toy Show, Lester Gallery, Inverness, CA
1975 - Miniature Worlds and Delicate Objects, Fairtree
Gallery, New York, NY and Santa Barbara, CA
1975 - One-Person Show, Civic Arts Gallery,
Walnut Creek, CA
1975 - Animal, Vegetable or Mineral, Quay Gallery,
San Francisco, CA
1975 - Clay U.S.A., Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1974 - Brand V Ceramic Conjunction, Brand Library
Art Center, Glendale, CA
1974 - Surfaces in Ceramic Arts, Fairtree Gallery, New York
and Santa Barbara, CA
1974 - Three-Person Show, San Francisco Municiple Gallery,
San Francisco, CA
1974 - Two-Person Show - Ames Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1974 - California Ceramics and Glass - Oakland Museum,
Oakland, CA
1973 - Designer-Craftsman '73 - Richmond Art Center,
Richmond, CA
1973 - Group Show - Sausalito Art Center, Sausalito, CA
1972 - Sculpture Biennial '72 - Richmond Art Center,
Richmond, CA
1972 - Group Show - California State University Northridge,
Northridge, CA
1971 - Group Show - University of Nevada, Reno, NV
1971 - One-Person Show - Millbury Union Gallery,
University of California Medical Center,
San Francisco, CA




PUBLICATIONS
Artweek, Review, February 22, 1975
Brody, Harvey, "A.R.T. Dome", The Book of Low-Fire
Ceramics, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1980
Ceramics Monthly, "News & Retrospect", January, 1981
Ceramics Monthly, Photo, December, 1974
Craft Horizons, "Letter From San Francisco", August, 1974
Craft Horizons, Photo, June, 1976
Mother Jones, October, 1976
Stutzin, Leo, "A good woman's push is all it takes",
The Modesto Bee, January 14, 2001


COLLECTIONS
Oakland Museum Permanent Collection
Henry Hopkins, former director, San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art (private collection)
Home Savings Collection
Dr. Emily Foster, Davis, CA
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Jones, Davis, CA
Robert Brent, Sebastopol, CA
Dr. and Mrs. Seymour Grossman, Berkeley, CA
John and Ruth Anderson, Santa Rosa, CA
Gage Schubert III, Marin, CA
Harvey Brody, Healdsburg, CA
Stuart Mogerman, British Columbia, Canada
C. Scarborough, Sebastopol, CA
Cori Ewing, Westminster, CO
Jim Deerhawk, Ojai, CA
Mr. and Mrs. David Ewing, Roseville, CA
Susan Lilly, Valley Ford, CA
Lorraine Almeida Riley, Alameda, CA
Heidi Freestone, Sebastopol, CA
H. M. Wood, Modesto, CA




MUSIC

RECORDINGS
That Old Feeling- Velvet Jazz
The Premier Album-The Jazz Salvation Company
Jazz Salvation Company San Diego 1991 (Video)
By Special Request-The Jazz Salvation Company
The (Soon To Be) Greatest Hits (So Far) of the (Not Yet)
World Renowned Jazz Salvation Company
New Orleans Cuisine & Dixieland Jazz-Various Artists


BANDS
2002-Present The Duane Ewing Group, Modesto, CA
2001-Present Velvet Jazz, Modesto, CA
1982-2002 The Jazz Salvation Company,
Santa Rosa, CA
1996-Present The Fearless Five, Santa Rosa, CA
1997-1999 Cell Block Seven Jazz Band, Lodi, CA
1996-1998 Dick Hafner's Big Swing Band,
Santa Rosa, CA
1989 Crystal Wind, Sonoma, CA
1985-1995 Garth Steen Trio, Monte Rio, CA
1982-1983 Duane Ewing Quartet, Santa Rosa, CA
1978-1984 Billy Browning's Sonoma Jazz
Orchestra, Sonoma, CA
1978-1980 CETA Big Band, Sonoma, CA
1961-1964 The Fred Kochi Quartet, San Jose, CA
1958-1962 The Don Carle Band, San Mateo, CA




"I've lived my life as an artist."

BIOGRAPHY

Duane Ewing Art and Music, Ceres, CA
Instructor/Music, Bennett Valley Unified School
District, Santa Rosa, CA
Instructor/Ceramics, Sonoma State University,
Rohnert Park, CA
Director/Instructor, Sausalito Art Center,
Sausalito, CA
Professional Artist
Master of Arts, San Francisco State University,
San Francisco, CA
Instructor/Ceramics, Cubberley Adult School,
Palo Alto, CA
Instructor/Ceramics, Parks and Recreation,
Pacifica, CA
Peace Corps Volunteer, Bolivia, South America
Bachelor of Arts, San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
Associate of Arts, College of San Mateo,
San Mateo, CA
Professional Musician
Born in San Mateo, CA


2000-Present
1997-1999

1976-1977

1972-1973

1972-Present
1972

1969-1970



1966-1968
1965

1962

1958-Present
1942

"Explorer"
Copyright 2001
All Rights Reserved

Copyright 2001 Duane Ewing Art and Music
All Rights Reserved

Artist

The circular shapes that characterize Duane Ewing's works could be a metaphor for his life as an artist and musician.

Traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East, he absorbed rich and diverse cultural influences and ideas. After
graduation from San Francisco State University, with degrees in art and music, he went to Bolivia with the Peace Corps to
form a cooperative of local artisans. On returning to California, he taught ceramics classes in Pacifica and Palo Alto. He
earned a Master's Degree in art in 1972 and began his professional career as a ceramics sculptor, while continuing to teach
in Sausalito and, later, at Sonoma State University.

Duane established himself as an accomplished and versatile artist with his unique and sometimes irreverent works. He
was represented by Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco; Braunstein Gallery, SoHo District, New York; Ames Gallery,
Berkeley; and Lester Gallery, Inverness. He participated in shows at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and major
galleries in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., as well as galleries throughout Northern California. He received
many awards and recognition in national publications, being described by one reviewer as "beholden to Oldenberg" in the
monumental style of his work. He also had one-person shows in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Guerneville, and Walnut Creek,
California.

Many private collections contain Duane Ewing pieces, including that of Henry Hopkins, former director of The San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art. His work is also in the permanent collection of The Oakland Museum.

Eventually Duane's lifelong interest in music lured him from art. A musician from early childhood, he remembered
having heard Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley and the like perform in San Francisco. His musical passion
rekindled, he played saxophone, clarinet and flute with swing and show bands; backed performers such as Cab Calloway
and Steve Allen; performed as a freelance musician in major musicals. He played rock, country, blues; toured with a New Age
jazz band; played with a Dixieland band in Britain. He taught instrumental music in an elementary school and as a private
instructor. For twenty years he has been a member of The Jazz Salvation Company, a traditional Dixieland band from Santa Rosa,
and recently joined a Modesto-based swing band, Velvet Jazz. He has played on several commercially available recordings. On his
first solo project, an upcoming CD, he returns to the progressive jazz that initially influenced him.

Duane recently resumed his art career, creating an eclectic collection of three-dimentional works and intricate improvisational
ink drawings which explore themes of connection between life, nature and the universe; the relationship of time and timelessness;
and personal movement on the spiral to perfection. His current work ranges from whimsical to mystical, foreshadowing yet
another journey for this artist who "often breaks the rules and shows the willingness to venture a little further...."*

*Harvey Brody, The Book of Low-fire Ceramics

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By Helen Wood-Ewing (dialup-4.246.212.119.dial1.sanjose1.level3.net - 4.246.212.119) on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 11:20 pm: Edit Post

Artist and musician DUANE Ewing (NOT David) served in the Peace Corps in Bolivia.

By Admin1 (admin) (adsl-69-151-51-37.dsl.okcyok.swbell.net - 69.151.51.37) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 7:58 am: Edit Post

The correction has been been made. We apologize for the error.

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