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RESUME
 
Michael R. Schwartz
 
SUMMARY: 40 years of professional experience as a metalsmith, gemologist,
conservator and educator in the metals field
EDUCATION: Master of Education: University of Maryland, 1980
Bachelor of Science: University of Maryland, 1978

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
1971-present Owner of CREATIVE METALWORKS ®, a precious metals conservation and design laboratory specializing in large precious metals conservation and restoration services, original ceremonial objects, and custom jewelry design.
2006-present Owner of CREATIVE METALWORKS SCHOOL OF DESIGN; a metals educational facility specializing in non-ferrous metals fabrication and casting for the museum and arts community.
2004-present Owner of CREATIVE METALWORKS TOOL and SUPPLY; a stocking distributor of essential, unique and novel supplies to the non-ferous metals community.
1996 Chairperson of the Washington Guild of Goldsmith’s biennial exhibition, Metalwork ‘96
1976-1987 Instructor of precious metals casting workshops: Inter-Gem Corporation Inc., Washington, DC
1983 Art Instructor/Silversmithing: Montgomery College, MD
1981-1982 Art Instructor/Silversmithing: Prince George’s Community College, MD
1978-1982 Administrator/Instructor: Holistic Design School, Washington, DC
1975-1982 Director of silversmithing, goldsmithing and casting programs: Treasure of the Pirates Jewelry School, Bethesda, MD
1975-1978 Importer of gems from Mexico
1974-1978 Precious gems sales representative: N.V. Malhotra, NY, NY

MAJOR WORKS:

2013 Hillwood Museum: Restoration of 19th century Austrian Centerpiece
2013 Blair House: Restoration of 20th century Chandelier
2010 Maryland State Archives: Restoration of 19th century USS Maryland Silver Service
2007 Government House Lamps: Restoration of 19th century copper and cast iron entry lamps, Annapolis, MD
2007 Mobius1: anticlaste and sinclast anniversary sculpture, sterling silver and 18K gold
2006 Kent State University Presidential Medal
2003 Restoration of the Liscum Bowl. Presented to the US 9th infantry by the Empress of China in 1900.
2002 Clark Atlanta University Mace and President’s Medal
2000 Pepco Past and Present: presented to James Clark; Director, Shareholder and Friend, Washington,DC
1999 10501 Wheatley Street: Designed and renovated the 7200 Square foot building to house Creative Metalworks, Kensington, MD
1998 International Peace Award: presented by President Jimmy Carter to the Sultan of Oman, Washington,DC
1998 Asia Society Medal: commissioned by the Asia Society, New York, NY
1997 Entrepreneurial Award Goblets: commissioned by the IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC
1997 The Justin Smith Morrell Medals: commissioned annually 1995-97 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
1997 The Seaman Knapp Medals: commissioned annually 1994-98 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
1997 Excellence in Journalism Awards: commissioned annually 1994-97 by the American Legislative Exchange Council, Washington, DC
1997 The Adam Smith Awards: commissioned annually 1993-97 by the American Legislative Exchange
Council, Washington, DC
1995 Eisenhower Medals: commissioned annually 1991-95 by The Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC
1994 The Angel Mace: commissioned by the Washington Cathedral, Washington, DC
1994 The Robert Anderson Awards: commissioned annually 1992-94 by the American Council on Education, Washington, DC
1993 Women of Valor Awards: commissioned by B’nai B’rith Women, Washington, DC
1987 The Willard: commissioned by Partners for Livable Places for Oliver T. Carr, Washington, DC
1986-1999 815 Monroe Street: Designed and renovated the building for Creative Metalworks, Washington, DC
1985 Braddock Place Models: commissioned by Savage Fogarty Developers, Alexandria, VA
1984 Canal Center Models: commissioned by Savage Fogarty Developers, Alexandria, VA
1983 The Megillah Cover: commissioned by Temple Micah, Washington, DC
1982 The Fantasy Carousels, a collaborative project: the first of the edition; eighteen sold nationally
1981 The Crown of Mexico: currently on exhibition with the Inter-Gem Corporation Inc., Rockville, MD
1979 The Crown of Africa: currently on exhibition with the Inter-Gem Corporation Inc., Rockville, MD
1978 The Water Tower: presented to Mayor Jane Byrne of Chicago, IL
1977 The Crown of Brazil: currently on exhibition with the Inter-Gem Corporation Inc., Rockville, MD

ARTICLES:
The Washington Flyer, photo and description of the Willard Hotel, page 28, December 1995
The Carousel News and Trader, feature article on Fantasy Carousel, page 30, April 1990
Washington Home and Garden, “outrageous and massive door latch for the Hoagie House” 1990
American Craft Magazine, Aaron Faber Gallery featuring the Carousel, page 16, December 1989
Galleries Guide, Washington and Baltimore, Urchin Earrings, page 16, December 1989
Guest Informant Magazine, featured the Fantasy Carousel, page 191, November 1989
Arts and Antiques Magazine, Aaron Faber Gallery features Carousel, page 28, December 1989
The Crafts Report, feature article in centerfold, “Washington Metalsmith Prospers,” June 1988
Northeast Star, feature article on Washington artist Michael Schwartz, February 1987
Next Whole Earth Catalog, featured Crown of Africa, cover of Lapidary Journal, page 261 1980
Geode Industries Magazine, cover and feature article on Crown of Africa, March 1980
Lapidary Journal, cover and feature article on the Crown of Africa, page 2508, March 1980
Lapidary Journal, safety article, “everything organized within easy reach,” page 2312, February 1980
Gems and Minerals Directory, article on Crown of Brazil, page 86, September 1978
Chicago Tribune, article on Crown of Brazil, Section 11, September 24th 1978
Chicago Tribune, article on Water Tower Tiara, Section 2, September 19th 1978
Lapidary Journal, cover and feature article on the Crown of Brazil, page 1060, August 1978
Lapidary Journal, article on Crown of Brazil, page 774, June 1978
Oakland Tribune, article on Crown of Brazil, Sunday, April 16 1978
Lapidary Journal, article on Crown of Brazil, page 2557, March 1978


SHOWS:
Rock Creek Gallery, Creative Metalworks, Washington, DC 1998
Heaven on Earth, invitational exhibit, Goldman Art Gallery, Rockville, MD 1997
Washington Guild of Goldsmiths, Metalwork ‘96, juried show, Washington, DC 1996
Washington Guild of Goldsmiths, Metalwork ‘91, juried show, Arlington, VA 1991
American Crafts Council, 25th Anniversary Baltimore Exhibition, juried show, Baltimore, MD 1990
Zenith Remembers Group Show, Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC 1989
Washington Guild of Goldsmiths, Metalwork ‘89, juried show, Bethesda, MD 1989
International Gem and Mineral Show, Washington, DC 1989
Aaron Faber Gallery, group show, New York, NY 1988
American Heritage Marketplace, juried show, Washington, DC 1987
Zenith Gallery, group shows, Washington, DC 1979-1986



REFERENCES AND PORTFOLIO: AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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