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Artist Duane Ewing


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Biography


Duane earned a Master's Degree in art from San Francisco State University and began his professional career as a ceramics sculptor.  He also taught ceramics at the Sausalito Art Center and Sonoma State University in California.
 
He was influenced by his contemporaries, ceramists Robert Arneson and Peter Vandenberg and showed with them at various galleries throughout the United States.  His work has been exhibited at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and major galleries in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berkeley and Washington, D.C., as well as venues such as The Kohler Art Center, Xerox Gallery, Fendrick Gallery, Sedona Art Center and University of Nevada Reno among others.  His work is in the permanent collection of the Oakland Museum in California and in many private collections.  Currently his work is on display at The Cody DeLong Studio Gallery in Jerome, Arizona, and the Assuage Gallery in Casa Grande, Arizona.
 
Duane has garnered numerous awards and recognition in national publications including Artweek, Ceramics Monthly and The Book of Low-Fire Ceramics by Harvey Brody.
 
For several years Duane lived and worked in Latin America as a Peace Corps volunteer and also traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East absorbing rich and diverse cultural influences and ideas.  He currently lives near Sedona, Arizona where the beauty and variety of the Southwestern landscape inspires him and has become an integral part of his designs.
 
In addition to being an accomplished artist, Duane is also a talented and versatile musician, playing jazz, blues and swing on saxophone, flute and clarinet.  His music credentials include opening for Chubby Checker, backing performers Cab Calloway, Steve Allen, The Temptations, Carol Channing and Toni Tennille.  He has performed in major musicals such as Guys and Dolls, West Side Story and Three-Penny Opera; was a member of the Traditional jazz band The Jazz Salvation [...]

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