2016 - Accepted into the 16th Annual Indoor Sculpture Exhibition, New Hope Arts Center,
New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA
2015 - Accepted into Works in Wood Exhibition, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope,
2015 - First Honorable Mention - Abstract Dimensions, Fayetteville Arts Council in collaboration
with the Ellington-White Community Development Corporation, Fayetteville, NC
2015 - Reflective Hearts Exhibition, featured artist along with Miriam Durkin, Ciel Gallery,
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
2014 - Hanging Sculpture Award - Works in Wood Exhibition, at the New Hope Arts Center,
New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA
2014 - Best in Show award for 'Looking Up' at the Ciel Gallery's Tree Party Show
Juror: Andy Braitman, Charlotte, North Carolina.
2014 - First Place award for ' Reflected Vines' at the Ciel Gallery's Back to the Garden
Show, Juror, Carla Hanzal. Charlotte, North Carolina.
2014 - 'Deep Scape' accepted into New Hope Arts Center, Artbridge Show,
New Hope, Pennsylvania,
2013 - Accepted by jury into Ciel Gallery Collective, South End Charlotte, North Carolina.
2012 - Accepted into the Crossnore Fine Art Gallery in North Carolina.
2011 - First Prize, Painting, also Third Prize, Mixed Media, Mint Hill Arts Summer Show.
Mint Hill, North Carolina Judge, Kathy Rorie.
2007 - Recruited as the figurative, portrait artist for the Fat Cat Ltd, Art and Fine Craft Gallery
in Greensboro, North Carolina.
2004 - Won Best of Show in painting at the Matthews Alive Festival in North Carolina.
2004 - One of three artists to start the 'Artists of Matthews' group that eventually became the
Matthews Art Guild.
2004 - 'April, let's go to the beach' won Best of Show in The Summer Exhibit, Broward Art Guild
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Judge: Robert Gross, Curator for Old Davie School Museum
2003 - Exhibition, lecture, discussion and slide presentation; 'The Artist Talks, Inspiration and
Creation' at the North Regional/Broward County Community Library, Coconut Creek,
2003 - Chosen to paint murals in 16 resident rooms at Fort Lauderdale Health and Rehab
Center - Stimulating their memories and interests while respecting their privacy.
2002 - 'Happy Game' Second Place Award at the 52nd Anniversary Exhibition - Broward Art
Guild, Judge: Larry Clemmons.
2002 - 'Courage, Strength, Tenderness' Best in Show, Painting Critique/Competition/Exhibit,
Judge: David Maxwell.
2001 - Commissioned to create large-scale murals in Fort Lauderdale Health and Rehabilitation
Center, Starting the 'Art on Walls' project - Dedicated to involving people living in
institutions in the creative process.
My artistic process involves multiple layers of various woods (basswood, beach also birch and pine plywood). A carved, three-dimensional piece is added onto a two-dimensional surface, blended to create yet another dimension and a bit of surprise, or layering plywood in a way that can be carved with power tools and hand carving knives into a free standing sculpture. This process has evolved over the years, as result of my natural eagerness to experiment, combined with my innate intuition with respect to the wood. Composition, value and texture are a challenge with added surfaces and I enjoy being pushed in this direction.
Another facet of my process is the painting. Carving and painting the many layers of plywood allows me to combine techniques I enjoy. My background in painting on walls for murals and faux finishing, also the concentration of years of portrait work, landscape and abstract has given me the experience to put these disciplines together.
For me the art I create is an ever evolving, very physical, and a deeply meditative process.
Randy Leibowitz Dean
Fine Art ~ Carved Wood