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David Cumbie

David Cumbie
Faculty, Ceramics & Sculpture; Curator, Contemporary Sculpture Garden

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David has been an active member of the Central Florida arts community for more than 29 years. In addition to showing in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and Europe, he has created art for public places, including a bust of L. C. Jones at the Callahan Center in Orlando and life-size marble statues at the Church of the Annunciation in Altamonte Springs. Commissions include the Dick Butkus Award and the Pete Maravich Award for the National Collegiate Athletics Association. Presently creating an annual NFL award for the Dick Butkus Foundation. In 2000, his work was included in an important exhibition of Central Florida Bronze Artists in Milan, Italy. At Crealdé, David directs the sculpture programming and Central Florida’s only community-based bronze foundry. He is curator of the sculpture garden, featuring more than 60 pieces of contemporary outdoor sculpture. E-mail:

Gallery Exhibit , Bronze
guitar tryptych
Guitar Tryptych, Mixed Media

Liberty II , Mixed Media

Teaching Experience

Clay Sculpture

Bronze Casting

Mold Making

Outdoor Metal Construction

Valencia Community College, Sculpture Instructor

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With the Dick Butkus Foundation, created an annual linebacker award for the NFL Football Association

Totem, 15 x 2 x 1.5 ft. multi-media sculpture for the entry of the Court of County Clerks, Ft. Pierce, FL

Created the annual awards for The Golden Rule Foundation, Winter Park, FL

Ronald McDonald House, Wall Sculpture, Sponsored by Florida Automotive Association,

United Arts of Central Florida Fourth and Fifth Annual Arts Plus Awards, Orlando

Permanent Collection: Homage to Jacques Cousteau, Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology, Milan, Italy

Pete Maravich Award, National Collegiate Athletic Association Basketball Association (Originally sponsored by the Orlando Magic)

Dick Butkus Award,
National Collegiate Athletic Association

Bronze Bust of L.C. Jones, Callahan Center, City of Orlando, Fla. (First commission sponsored by the city’s Percentage for the Arts Program, 1984)

The Holy Family, Figures of Joseph, Mary and Child Jesus, life-size, Church of the Annunciation, Altamonte Springs, FL

Ceremonial Graduation Mace, University of Central Florida, Orlando

Interflora World Cup, Tokyo, Sculptural Props Designer, Placed 4th in the world as United States representative, 1986

Grand Prize Trophy Award, Central Florida Film and Video Festival Grants and Awards

Grants and Awards

Individual Artist Grant, United Arts of Central Florida, 2005

Award of Distinction, Florida Biennial Exhibition, DeLand (Fla.) Museum of Art, 2004

Monument Builders, Co-creator of outreach program for at-risk children. Crealdé was awarded a $20,000 program grant by the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation. Created four outdoor sculptures with children from underserved communities, 2001

Change Incorporated, individual grant sponsored by the Robert Rauschenburg Foundation

Purchase Award, Small Works Exhibition, Valencia Community College, Orlando, Fla., 1999

Art and Artist, a Video Documentary of Central Florida Artists, Small Projects Grant Funded by United Arts, 1985

Atlanta Arts Festival, Winner, Big Art Contest, 1985

United Arts of Central Florida, Winner, Artist Billboard Contest, 1984

Selected Exhibitions

FLAG's 61st Annual Symposium & Exhibition at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Recipient of the Lee Lasbury Award. 2012

Florida Sculpture Guild, Group Exhibition at the Avalon Island Gallery downtown Orlando, Florida. 2012

Winter Park Historical Museum-The Way We Were: Exhibition portraying Winter Park in the 60's and 70's. 2011-2013

Firehouse Sculpture Center Exhibition and Grand Opening. Curator and participant. 2011

Designed the Mosaic for the American Consulate in Merida, Mexico.This was part of a cultural exchange program between Florida and the Yucatan Peninsula. 2011

Participated in the creation of the Mosaic for the Cultural Center in Coba', Mexico as part of a cultural exchange program between Florida and Mexico. 2010

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden. Figure and Form- Showcase of Florida sculptors. 2011

Deland Sculpture Walk 2010-2012. Outdoor show of monumental sculptures sponsored by the Museum of Florida Art and the City of Deland.

Mennello Museum of American Art. Heroes and Hellions exhibition and auction. 2009

Kissimmee Sculpture Walk. Exhibition of monumental sculptures, downtown Kissimmee. 2009

Art Without Walls 2, 2008-2009. Exhibition of 33 artists displaying monumental sculpture in cities of Fort Pierce & Port St. Lucie, Fl. I received a purchase award and my Totem 5 was installed at the new City Hall.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Show. Exhibited Totem 4 in the three month outdoor exhibition at the Innovation Pavilion. 2008

Sculpture: Art in Three Dimensions, 2007
Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens

Heads, Hearts, Horses & Helmets, 2007
Alliance for the Arts, Fort Meyers

The Maquette: Idea & Process, 2007
Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, Florida

Southeastern Juried Exhibition 2006,
Mobile Museum of Art, AL

4th International Art Exhibition Chania, 2006. Neoria Public Exhibition Center on the island of Crete, Greece

Florida Biennial III, 2005
Deland Musem of Art, Deland, Florida

Things That Whirl and Twirl, Kinetic Sculpture Exhibition, 2005, Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden

Dynamic Relationships, 2005
The Mayor’s Gallery and Terrace at Orlando City Hall

Crealdé 30th Anniversary Exhibition,
Present/Past Department Directors, 2005

Global Peace Film Festival and Art Exhibit,
Universal Cineplex, Orlando, 2004

Epcot Sculpture Garden Exhibition, Orlando, FL, 2004

Florida Biennial Exhibition, DeLand Museum of Art, FL, Award Winner, 2004

Artist at Work, Orlando Museum of Art, FL, 3-month Exhibit Representing the Artist Studio Tour, 2003

Orlando Furioso, Gallery Postart, Milan, Italy, 2002 (Part of a cultural exchange program with Orlando, Fla.)

Sculpture Mile, International Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Stienberger, Germany, 2001

The Bronze Exhibit, 2000, Studio D’Arts, Arts Foundation of Italy, Milan

Homage to Jacques Cousteau, Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology, Milan, Italy, 1999

Under Wraps, Atlantic Center for the Arts,
New Smyrna Beach, FL, 1998

Centrifugal Force, University of Georgia, 1992

New Figures In American Art, Bath House Exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia, 1986

Expression, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Miami, FL, 1985

New Works, a one-person exhibition at Crealdé School of Art, 1984

Juried Exhibition, Orlando Museum of Art, 1984

Insight On Site, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL, 1981

Crealdé Faculty Exhibition, Samson Gallery at Stetson University, DeLand, FL, 1980

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