Biography



Morse in the studioAlong with being a professional artist for over forty years, Morse spent thirty-two years as an art educator at the college level in Nebraska, Ohio, Idaho and Washington. He is Faculty Emeritus at Columbia Basin College.

In the late 1980’s Morse became intrigued with the book as a sculptural metaphor and has found infinite possibilities to explore.

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Education

 
1983-84 Central Washington State University, Ellensburg, WA
  Post-graduate work in Art History and Northwest Indian Art
1973 University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  Post-graduate work in Printmaking
1969-70 MFA degree in sculpture, University of Idaho, Mosco, ID
1965 Chadron State College, Chadron, NE
  Secondary Teaching Certificate
1959-62 B.A. in art, Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska
   

Teaching Experience

 
1998-Present Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA
  Faculty Emeritus
1973-1998 Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA
  Faculty - Art Department
1971-73 Marietta College, Marietta, OH
  Assistant Professor of Art
1970-71 Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID
  Assistant Professor of Art
1969-70 University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  Teaching Assistant: design and sculpture
1967-69 The Hiram Scott College, Scottsbluff, NE
  Tutor of Humanities and Visual Arts
1966-67 Crofton Public Schools, Crofton, Nebraska
  Visual Arts Instructor
   

Additional Experience

 
1989-90 Sabbatical Study
  Travels to New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C.
  Independent Study in Sculpture
1986 Individual Study Traveled to Paris and London
1980 Assistant to Philip McCracken, Sculptor, Guemes Island, WA
1978 Visit with Henry Moore, Sculptor
  Much Hadham, Hertsfordshire, England
   

Publications

 
1988 Crosscurrents, Vol. G, No. 2, WA Community College Humanities Assoc, pp. 22, 23
1987 Understanding Three Dimensions, J. Block and J. Leisure, Prentice Hall, 1987, Fig. 81, P. 86
1981 Woodworking: The New Wave, Donna Meilach, Crown Publishers, NY. (Works reproduced as result of national competition)
1979 Wood Design Book, No. 1, Taunton Press. (Works reproduced as result of national competition.)
   

Selected Exhibitions

 
2009 "Journeys and Journals: One Man Show" North Idaho College Gallery, Coeur d' Alene, ID
  "13 Artists on Friday the 13th" The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d' Alene, ID
2006 "8th Annual Small Artworks Invitational" The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d' Alene, ID
  "Morse Clary One Person Exhibit" Two Walls Gallery, Vashon Island, WA
  "Carnegie Center Annual" Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla, WA
2005 "Retrospective: 100 Quarters and Beyond" Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA
2004 “Small Artworks Winter Invitational” The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, ID
2003 "The Book Redefined" Gallery 105, Sandpoint, ID
  “Legends of the Northwest” Writers’ Conference, Sandpoint, ID
2001 “Pleasure Craft,” Northwest Biennial Competition, Tacoma Art Museum
1997 Blackfish Gallery, Portland OR 14 Book Forms Exhibit - April 1-30
  "Celebrating the Book" Exhibit, Steamboat Springs Art Center Curated by Edith Lambert Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996 Commencement Gallery, Tacoma, WA (Seven book forms exhibited March-April)
1995 3-D³, Three person show Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA
  Tacoma Art Museum Biennial Exhibit: The Land Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA Juror: Janie Smith
1990 Sabbatical Exhibit Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA
  Mid Columbia Art Center, Kennewick, WA
1989 3rd Biennial WA/OR Juried Exhibition Maryhill Museum of Art, Maryhill, WA
1988 Northlight Gallery, Everett, WA
  Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
1987 Washington State Juried Competition Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA Juror: Howard Fox, Curator of Contemporary Art, LA County Museum
1986 Works on Paper, Traveling Exhibit Toured by Exhibit Touring Services of Washington State
  Art of the State Exhibit, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington State University, Ellensburg, WA
  Central Washington Artists Exhibit, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA Kokence Purchase Award for Sculpture
1985 OR/WA Juried Competition, Maryhill Museum of Art Juror: Laverne Kraus
  Northwest Juried Art Exhibition, Cheney-Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane, WA Juror: Mary L. Beebe
  Invitational Exhibition, Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
1979-80 Governor's Invitational Exhibition, Traveling Exhibit, WA
   

Public Works

 
2009 Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA "Tango," "Three Sticks, Three Taps" Book forms
2002 Raymond School District, Raymond, WA. “It was Written,” Fotsam-Jetsam Night & Day,” “Autumn Song” Bookforms
2000 Seattle School District, Cooper Elementary “Night Journey” Bookform
  North Thurston County School District, Lydia Hawk Elementary. “Night Journal” Bookform
  Highline School District, Hilltop Elementary “Golan Dialogue” Bookform
  Tahoma School District, Tahoma Senior High School, “Teeth & Talons” Bookform
1997 University of Washington, Tacoma Campus Library, Washington "Journey Into Night” Bookform
1996 Davis High School, Yakima, WA "Geography II” Bookform Art in Public Places Program, Washington State Arts Commission
  Yelm, WA "Journey into Night” Bookform Art in Public Places Program, Washington State Arts Commission
1995 Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA "Book of Grasses" Bookform Art in Public Places Program, Washington State Arts Commission
1994 Addy School, Addy, WA "No Way Home" Art in Public Places Program, Washington State Arts Commission
  Skagit Valley Community College, Whidbey Campus "Germination Sculpture" Art in Public Places Program, Washington State Arts Commission
   
   
   

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