Resume

Selected Group Shows

  • 2006 – “CREATURES OF MAGIC AND MYTH,” Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
  • 2006 – “LIFE AQUATIC,” Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
  • 2006 – “DESCENT,” Reuben Rude and Thomas Rude, Moshi Moshi, Portland, OR
  • 2006 – “COLUMBIA SLOUGH PROJECT,” ArtReach Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2001 – 2006 – “SITKA INVITATIONAL,” World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
  • 2006 – “YEAR OF THE DOG (AND CAT!),” Gallery Fraga, Bainbridge Island, WA
  • 2005 – “THOMAS RUDE, R. KEANEY RATHBUN,” George Fox University, Newberg, OR
  • 2005 – “NEW WORK: MAX GROVER, THOMAS RUDE, LESLEY LONG, R. KEANY RATHBUN,” Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
  • 2005 – “DOOR SHOW NUMBER 2,” Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem, OR
  • 2004 – “PRIMATES,” Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2004 – “RECENT WORK: JULIE HIGGINS AND THOMAS RUDE,” Echo Tasting Room Gallery, Philo, CA
  • 2004 – “HOT DIGGITY DOG,” Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
  • 2003 – “FAR OFF THE RUNWAY, Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2003 – “THE BEAT,” Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem, OR
  • 2003 – “YARD ART,” Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR
  • 2003 – “THE DOOR SHOW,” Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem, OR
  • 2002 – “TEA,” Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2002 – “LITTLE THINGS 2,” Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2001 – “TEN YEARS OF PRINTS,” Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2001 – “SHOW OF SHOES,” Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2001 – “WINTER SHOW,” BoyerArts Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2000 – “DAY OF THE DEAD,” BoyerArts Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 1999 – “PRINT SHOW,” The Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum of California
  • 1999 – “WOOD: CARVED, PAINTED, COLLAGED” – with Stan Peterson, Leo Doyle – Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1998 – “AMERICANA,” Kelley House Historical Museum, Mendocino, CA
  • 1997 – “KITES, WHIRLIGIGS, WEATHERVANES,” Kelley House Historical Museum, Mendocino, CA
  • 1997 – “NARRATIVES IN WOOD,” Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1997 – “SPRING LOADED,” Gallery at Glendeven, Mendocino, CA
  • 1997 – “PACIFIC EDGE PRINT EXHIBITION,” Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
  • 1995 – “SITKA INVITATIONAL,” World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
  • 1994 – “IT’S ABOUT TIME,” William Zimmer Gallery, Mendocino, CA
  • 1994 – “DIA DE LOS MUERTOS,” La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1993 – “DIA DE LOS MUERTOS,” La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1990 – “TOP OF THE TABLE,” Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1990 – “TEN YEARS AFTER: FINE WOODWORKING,” The Ford House, Mendocino, CA
  • 1989 – “INEDIBLE EDIBLES,” California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • 1988 – “THE DOG SHOW,” Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1986 – “INTRODUCTIONS,” with Phil Schuster, Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1983 – 1984 – Shows with Peter Allegaert and Sam Katz, North Light Gallery, Gualala, CA
  • 1972 – 1977 – GROUP SHOWS: Kersting Galleries, Sausalito, CA • Inquisitive Eye Gallery, Carmel, CA • Livingston Gallery, Monterey, CA

Selected Solo Shows

  • 2009 – “EPIPHANY SALVAGED,” Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2008 – “THOMAS RUDE: THE PRINTS, 1988-2008” Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2007 – “PERPETUAL MIGRATION,” Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2006 – “WINGSPAWN,” Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem, OR
  • 2006 – “BIRDSMITH,” Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2004 – “RECENT WORK,” Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2004 – GOVERNOR’S RECEPTION OFFICE, Oregon State Capital, Salem, OR
  • 2003 – “RECENT WORK,” Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2002 – “THE DOG SHOW,” Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem, OR
  • 2002 – “RECENT WORK,” Bleu Gallery, Mendocino, CA
  • 2001 – “WHIRLIGIGS,” BoyerArts Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2000 – “RECENT WORK,” Medusa Tattoo and Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 1995 – “SELECTED WORKS,” Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 1994 – “TEN YEAR RETROSPECTIVE,” Pangaea, Point Arena, CA
  • 1994 – “EMERGING HEART,” Tangents Gallery, Fort Bragg, CA
  • 1991 – “LATE WORKS,” North Light Gallery, Gualala, CA
  • 1988 – “EAT 88,” North Light Gallery, Gualala, CA

(CAFÉ SHOWS – From 1990 – 2000, I exhibited work almost every month in various cafes, from San Francisco to Portland.)

Education

Self-taught

RELATED EMPLOYMENT

Custom Woodcarving

From 1971 to about 1986, accepting custom orders for carved work accounted for a large part of my income. I have continued to accept occasional commissions for carved doors, mantelpieces, signs, and foundry patterns since then. I also do some logos and fabric designs, usually as linocuts.

Teaching

  • 1998, 1999, 2000 – Annual five day woodcarving workshop, Mendocino, CA
  • 1985-91 – Part-time art instructor at Acorn School (K-5), Point Arena, CA
  • 1977-83 – Taught annual, six week woodcarving sessions for Gualala Arts, Gualala, CA

AWARDS, RESIDENCIES

  • Artist-in-Residence – 1997, 98 – Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
  • Artist-in-Residence– 1982, 83 – Coastal Ridge Education and Research Center, Point Arena, CA
  • Grant Recipient – 1983 – Mendocino County Arts Coalition, Arts in the School

COLLECTIONS

  • George Fox University, Newberg, OR
  • Author Danielle Steele, San Francisco, CA
  • Oingo Boingo, Los Angeles, CA (background art for performances)
  • Author Jean Auel, Portland, OR
  • Milliard Sheets, California School of Water Colorists, Anchor Bay, CA
  • David Wolper Productions, Los Angeles, CA
  • (Robin Williams had a whirligig of mine on hold at Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, in 1985. After several months passed, with no sign of Robin, Virginia sold it to a cosmetic surgeon who was desperate for it.)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • 2004 – Oregonian and Salem Statesman Journal: Front page feature article
  • 2001 – Oregon Home
  • 1999 – American Craft
  • 1989 – Home and Garden
  • 1988 – Artweek
  • 1980 – Sunset, “How to Plan and Build Fireplaces”

TV FEATURES

  • 2005 – “Oregon Art Beat,” Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • 1990 – “Back Roads,” KQED public television, San Francisco, CA
  • 1988 – “Art Scan,” KRCB-TV, San Francisco, CA