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Guy J. Bellaver

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Birthplace
Pittsburgh

Birth year
1944

Lives in
St. Charles

Works in
St. Charles

Website

Schools
Mt. Lebanon High School, 1963
Saint Vincent College, 1972, B.A.

Representing galleries
Bridges, A Gallery of Fine Art

Tags
sculpture, figurative, abstract, traditional, sculpture-bronze mixed-media

Statement

Resume/Biography

Mr. Bellaver is a sculptor whose works span many media, including stone, wood, metal, glass, and mixed media.  He works in both abstract and representational formats.  Below is a listing of selected commissions, collections, shows, and exhibitions.  In addition to this public art, his work is in private collections around the country and internationally.  Mr. Bellaver's entire portfolio may be seen on his web site - BellaverStudios.com.

Selected Public and Corporate Collections:

Armstrong County Courthouse, Kittanning, PA

Arthur Andersen and Company, Center for Professional Development, Saint Charles, IL

Arthur Andersen and Company, Corporate Office, Germany

Batavia Fine Arts Centre, Batavia, IL

City of Pittsburgh, Bureau of Cable Communication, Pittsburgh, PA

City of Saint Charles (Ēkwabet), Saint Charles, IL

Colonial Ice Cream, Inc., Saint Charles, IL

Conover and Associates, Pittsburgh, PA

Daughters of Saint Paul, Boston, MA

Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

Forbes Health System, Pittsburgh, PA

Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Museum, Crandon, WI

Graphite Sales Inc., Chagrin Falls, Ohio

H. J. Heinz, International Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA

Highlands School District, Natrona, PA

Hiram College, Hiram, OH

Hyatt Hotels, Pittsburgh, PA

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Kane County Government Campus (Veterans Memorial), Geneva, IL

Linclay Corporation, Worthington, OH

MCC Technology, Saint Charles, IL

Property Investment Company, Indianapolis, IN

Ram Construction Company, Washington, PA

Saint Charles Heritage Center, Saint Charles, IL

Saint Patrick’s Church and Mission Church, Saint Charles, IL

Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

Biography:

After his discharge from the U.S. Army, Mr. Bellaver earned a B.A. in Economics from Saint Vincent College.  He has worked as a sculptor full time since 1975. Mr. Bellaver has taken masters credit classes in art at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, and Northern Illinois University, as well as The School of the Art Institute in Chicago.  He is a current member of Chicago Sculpture International and International Sculpture Center, and a past member of Chicago Artist’s Coalition, Dupage Art League, Fox Valley Arts Council, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Texas Society of Sculptors and South Hills Art League.   He sits (by appointment) to the Board of the St. Charles Visitors and Cultural Commission and is one of the Founding Members and current Board member of the St Charles Arts Council.  Mr. Bellaver is a past President of the St. Charles Rotary Club and Foundation, past Chairman of the Downtown St. Charles Partnership’s Public Art Committee and a past member of the D303 School Board.  Sculpture/Guy J. Bellaver is a Verified Veteran Owned Small Business.

 

Recent Juried and Invitational Competitions/Exhibitions/Shows:

Shirley & George Wiemer Sculpture Competition, University of Mt. Union            Alliance, OH

Art on the River/Port of Dubuque                                                                       Dubuque, IA

Sculptures on the Promenade                                                                             Edina, MN

Sculpture in the Park                                                                                         Saint Charles, IL

Oak Park Sculpture Walk                                                                                  Oak Park, IL

Sculpture Tour Salina                                                                                         Salina, KS

“Avenue of Sculpture Exhibit”/Art Chicago                                                         Chicago, IL

Art Chicago – CSI Exhibit                                                                                 Chicago, IL

SculptureWalk/Orpheum Theater Sculpture Garden                                             Sioux Falls, SD

The Creative Thread–From Fibonacci to Fermi (1 man show)                          Latrobe, PA

Sculpture in the Park/Benson Sculpture Garden                                       Loveland, CO

Turchin Center for the Arts (Appalachin State U.) Rosen Sculpture Competition   Boone, NC

Positive Matters (w/ Derek Hambly), Monroe Cultural Arts Center                     Monroe, WI

Art in the Abstract (5 artists), Fermilab Art Gallery                                             Batavia, IL

Aurora Art Walk (7 artists)                                                                               Aurora, IL

Vicinity Show, Norris Cultural Arts Center                                                          Saint Charles, IL

 

Previous Juried and Invitational Exhibitions/Shows include:

Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science                                                           Sioux Falls, SD

Elgin Community College (one man show)                                                         Elgin, IL

Ann Arbor Street Arts Festival                                                              Ann Arbor, MI

Museum of Art/Carnegie Institute                                                                      Pittsburgh, PA

Cleveland Museum of Art                                                                                 Cleveland, OH

Butler Institute of Art                                                                                        Youngstown, OH,

Lambert Sculpture Fair                                                                         Dallas, TX

Clarion University (one man show)                                                                    Clarion, PA

Westmoreland County Museum of Art                                                  Greensburg, PA

Guest Demonstrator:

Three Rivers Arts Festival                                                                     Pittsburgh, PA

Fort Armstrong Folk Festival                                                    Kittanning, PA

Sculptor in Residence – Indiana University of PA (and one man show)   Indiana, PA

 

Recent Public Art (Outdoor) Sculpture Competitions/Commissions:

Washington and Jefferson College – Winner

(this 12’ tall, stainless steel and glass kinetic sculpture is due to be completed and installed in October, 2014)

Blue Springs, Missouri – Finalist

Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota – Finalist

Wilson Street Bridge Project, Batavia, Illinois – Finalist

Veterans Memorial Competition, Los Gatos, California – In Progress

 

2012/2013 Completed Public Art Sculpture Commissions:

Fibonacci in Moto – stainless steel/glass          Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

Crucifix – bronze                                             St. Patrick’s Mission Church, St. Charles, IL

The Arts Together – 5 bronze reliefs                Batavia Fine Arts Centre, Batavia, IL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Exhibits

Guy J. Bellaver participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2011 Fall
Pop Up Gallery, St Charles, IL
 
May, 2011 NeXt Gallery
Pop Up Gallery, St Charles, IL
 
Jul, 2009 Art in the Abstract
Fermilab Art Gallery
 
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