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 The Art of Reagan Word  Career Sketch

Reagan Word 

1944    Born in San Antonio, Texas 

1967    Graduated from the University of Texas with a  Bachelor of Architecture Degree 

1973    Licensed as an Architect in the State of Texas 

1974    Began professional career as an Artist 

1975    Owned and operated The Art Collection Gallery &  Frame Shop, Dallas TX 

1975    Special Award, Texas Fine Arts Association Show, Dallas TX 

1976    Best of Show Award, Four State Classic Art Show, Texarkana TX 

1977    Best Watercolor Award and Best of  Show,  Autumn  Festival. Sedona AZ 

1978     Moved to Sedona AZ, painting wildlife with prints  being sold nationwide 

1978     Admitted into the Society of Animal Artists 

1981     Best Watercolor Award, Phippen Memorial Arts  Show, Prescott AZ 

1981    Exhibited at the Academy of  Natural Science,  Philadelphia, in the Society of Animal Artists S how  

1981    Wildlife art included in an article in the May issue  of "Arizona Highways" magazine 

1982    Initiated work as a sculptor - first wildlife then  figurative bronzes  

1982    Feature article in January issue of  "Southwest Art" magazine 

1982     Inclusion in Harold and Peggy Samuels'  book,  Contemporary Western Artists 

1982     Featured Artist in the 1982 World's Fair, Knoxville  TN 

1983     Southwestern Bell Telephone Company featured  his painting "Born Free" in their monthly newsletter 

1984     Invitation to submit work to the White House for  Easter. The piece is a painted wooden Easter egg  which is now on display in the permanent collection 
of  the Smithsonian Institute 

1985      Commissioned to sculpt a larger-than-life statue of  "The Lost Sheep" 

1987     Honored by the Valley of the Sun Church of Religious  Science Phoenix  AZ as the sculptor of the Church's "Letting Go" bronze (their logo) on "Letting Go"    Sunday. 

1988      Color Cove Studio was created  to produce, display  and promote the artist's work 

1988-    Ceramic production, including sculpting, mold making, 1992      glazing, and firing 

1992     Extensively remodeled  Color Cove Studio 

1993     Illustrated "Sunlight Works-Solar Science"  by Heather Gurley and Bob Larson

1994     Produced his 15th limited edition print for Gray Stone  Press, Nashville TN 

1996    Illustrated "Alice in Pastaland" by Alexandra Wright   Charlesbridge Publishing

1997    Watercolor painting, "High Country" used  for  the  Prescott AZ  Phone Book Cover 

1998     Speaking engagements at Purple Sage and   Andersen Elementary Schools in Austin TX  "Alice in Pastaland" with Mary Chandler

1998     Book signing at Borders Book Store,  Austin TX  for "Alice in Pastaland" with Mary Chandler 

1999    Watercolor painting, "Born Free" used  for  the  Sedona AZ  Phone Book Cover 

2000    Computer Rendering, "Land of Dreams" used  for  the  Sedona AZ  Phone Book Cover 

2000    Architectural Renderings  for Realtors, Developers,  Architects  and Builders. Featured in numerous above related  publications.
2000    Article in Sedona's Red Rock News on the studio's architectural renderings
2001   Computer Rendering, "Hedgehog Cactus" used  for  the  Sedona AZ  Phone Book Cover 
2001   Computer Rendering, "Sunrise Crossing" used  for  the  Cottonwood AZ  Phone Book Cover 
2001    Illustrated "Steamer and Shelly Go to Pot" by Richard   Stack,  Windmill Press
2002    Authored and Illustrated "The Windrider" , Color Cove  Studio

2003    Architectural Renderings  for Realtors, Developers,  Architects  and Builders. Featured in numerous above related  publications.

2004    Designed and built new home for Color Cove Studio

2005   Color Cove Studio featured on 2005 Solar Home tour.

2006   Growing clientele for architectural renderings throughout the Southwest.

2007   Designed and built fine art studio for Color Cove Studio.

2008    Architectural Renderings  appearing in Sedona Monthly, Desert Living and Scene magazines.

2009   Increased production in the area of fine art focusing on sculpture and book writing.

2010   Alice and Pastaland translated and published in Korean. 18,000 copies printed in

2011    Runner up in Sedona Arizona Roundabout Art Competition (Hwy 89a).

2011    Architectural illustration work expanded via the internet with work being done in      New York, Chicago, New Orleans and Los Angeles.

2012    Alice and Pastaland to be translated and published in Chinese.

2012    Sedona Arizona Roundabout Art Competition Runner-up.

2014   Awarded the contract for the Sedona Arizona Roundabout Art Competition Schnebly Hill Road with his entry, The Open Gate.   

2015   The Open Gate sculpture was installed in the Schnebly Hill Road Roundabout.

2015   Work now being shown at the Goldenstein Gallery, Sedona Arizona.


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