2017


Top 25 of the daily vote in the three-dimensional category, and in the top 100 overall (out of a total of 1,340 contestants) for “My Favorite Thing” at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  It was displayed at Barnes & Thornburg, LLP from September 20-October 8, 2017.

For more information about the contest, please see Travis’ page on the ArtPrize website, click here.

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1st place in the Metal Sculpture- original use category, Superintendent’s Choice award, and the People’s Choice- 1st Friday award for “My Favorite Thing” at the Western Idaho Fair in Boise, Idaho in August, 2017.

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1st place in the Professionally Judged Three-dimensional category and 4th place overall for “My Favorite Thing” at Art & Soul of the Magic Valley in Twin Falls, Idaho in April, 2017.

The judges from Art & Soul commented on “My Favorite Thing”:

“We were impressed by a number of aspects of this sculpture– the very large, over life-size dog has a powerful initial impact.  There is a high level of craftsmanship and technical skill shown in assembling such a large sculpture out of thin pieces of twisted wire.  The wire is used on the surface in a very flowing, rhythmic way, echoing the surface forms on the dog.  The gesture shows a lot of movement with the raised leg, flopping ears and open mouth.  The anatomy of the animal has been closely rendered, and there is a feeling of strong empathy for the dog and its playful mood.  In all, we found this to be a highly creative and unique sculpture.”  ~From John Taye, May 6, 2017.

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2016


Best of Show, Superintendent’s Choice, and first place ribbon for “Wild Fire” metal sculpture at the Western Idaho Fair in Boise, Idaho in August, 2016.

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Best of Show for “Amber Fire” coffee table in the “Uncategorized” category at Art and Soul of the Magic Valley in Twin Falls, Idaho in April, 2016.

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Best of Show for “Amber Fire” coffee table at the Art Source Gallery, Metamorphosis in Boise, Idaho in February, 2016.

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2015


2nd Place ribbon for “Butterflies and Vines” in the “Professional Sculpture” category at the Western Idaho Fair in Boise, Idaho in August, 2015.

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3rd Place ribbon for “Medium Quilt Rack” in the “Professional” category at the Western Idaho Fair in Boise, Idaho in August, 2015.

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