Baran Mickle

Bill Baran Mickle Metalsmith 98110


  • 2000 – 2013
  • 1990 – 1999
  • 1980 – 1989
  • 1978 – 1980

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Frodel Gallery, Poulsbo, WA “Dreaming of…”
2008 Frodel Gallery, Poulsbo, WA “Forged Content”
2006 Gallery Fraga, Bainbridge Island, WA “Busy Lives”

Group Exhibitions

2013 Chelsea Old Town Hall, “London Biennale,” London, England
2013 Washington Convention Center, :Seattle Metals Guild Biennial,”

Seattle, WA
2013 Tecoah Bruce Gallery, “Reflection 100: Jewelry/Metal Arts Exhibition,” Oakland, CA
2013 Frodel Gallery, “Organic Pairings,” 2- person show (Wendy Armstrong), Poulsbo, WA
2013 Raw Space Gallery, “Power of Perception,” New York City
2013 ArtExpo (with Artifacts Gallery), New York City
2012 Giles Gallery, “Living with Others,” (Chautauqua Nat’l), E. Kentucky Univ, Richmond, KY
2012 Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, “Flora and Fauna: Narrative through Iconography,” SUNY Geneseo, NY
2011 Chianciamo Art Museum, Chianciano Biennale, Italy (Award)
2011 Fortezza da Basso, Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
2011 Washington State Convention Center, Seattle Metals Guild Biennial, Seattle, WA
2010 Bainbridge Art Museum, “Selections from Collection” temporary space, Bainbridge Island, WA
2009 Burchfield Penny Art Center @ State University College @ Buffalo, NY (New Building Opening shows)
2008 Gallery Fraga, “Crow Show” Bainbridge Island, WA
2007 Gallery Fraga, “5th Anniversary Exhibition,” Bainbridge Island, WA
2006 Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. “CraftForms Award Winner Invitational”

2004 Seattle Center, Seattle, WA. Bumberbiennale “Consumables” (Curator: Matthew Kangas)
2004 Lateral Line Studio, Port Townsend, WA “Art Port Townsend” (Exhibition + Foundry Demo)
2002/3 Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. “CraftForms 2002” (Selected by Lloyd Herman)
2001/2 Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. “CraftForms 2001” (*Award) (Selected by Michael Monroe)
2000 Commencement Art Gallery, Tacoma, WA. “Contemporary Metal Sculpture”
2000 BKB & Company, Tacoma, WA. “Metal Urge”
2000 BKB & Company, Tacoma, WA “Feeling Bookish”



Solo Exhibitions

1996 Nazareth College, Rochester, NY “Just a Moment”
1995 “Art-in-Architecture” @ Chemed Center
Public Relief Sculpture Solo Exhibition @ Cincinnati, OH.
1990 Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
1990 Adams Art Gallery, Fredonia, NY

Group Exhibitions

1997 New York State Museum, Albany. Invited artist.

“Contemporary New York State Crafts”

Society of Arts and Craft, Boston, MA. “Centennial Metals,” Invitational Exhibition, part of the Society’s Centennial celebration. (Selected by Michael Monroe)

Caroll Reece Museum, East Tennessee State Univ., Johnson City. “Formulations: A Metals Invitational”
Memorial Art Gallery, Univ. of Rochester, NY “Fingerlakes Exhibition”
1994 Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY “Access Invited Regional”
1993 – 1994 The Worchester Center for Crafts, Worchester, MA “The Domestic Object:

Articles for Everyday Living” Traveled to The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA;

The Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA April 3 1993 – January 9, 1994
1993 Tower Fine Art Gallery, State University of New York, Brockport, NY

“Metal ’93 Invitational: Master Metalsmiths and Protégés” (as Master Metalsmith)
1991/2 Old Pueblo Museum, Tucson, AZ. “Copper 3”
1991 Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
“Message to the Future,” NY State Artist Series IX. Traveled to SUNY @ Cortland, NY
Joe Evins Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN “Metal Expressions II” Traveled to National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY
“Historical Sources and New Visions in Contemporary Metalsmithing”
1990 Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo State University, Buffalo, NY “Craft Art of Western NY” Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA “Metals Now”
Hoffman Gallery, Oregon School of Arts & Crafts, Portland, “New Generation Metals”

Solo Exhibitions

1985 Creative Metalsmiths, Chapel Hill, NC (Featured Artist)

Group Exhibitions

1989 Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Gallery Artists New Works”Dawson gallery, Rochester, NY “Gallery Artists New Work”

1988 Lamberton Conservatory, Rochester, NY “International Invitational Sculpture”

Tomlinson Craft Gallery, Baltimore, MD “Four-person Exhibition”

Memorial Art Gallery, Univ. of Rochester, NY “Fingerlakes Exhbition” (Award)

1987 Chapman Art Center, Cazinovia College, NY “Two-Person Exhibition”

Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Five-Person Exhibition”

Tower Art Gallery, SUNY Brockport, NY “Hollowware ’87” and

Traveled to SUNY-Oswego + and SUNY-Plattsburg

The Private Collection, Cincinnati, OH


1986 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Wash., D.C “Earth Views” (1 yr)

*Dawson Gallery, Rochester, NY “Two in Metals”

*Bank Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA “Organic/Inorganic” (3 Person)

Museum of Art, Penn. State University “Crafts 20” (Award)

Crain-Wolov Gallery, Tulsa, OK

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinberg, TN “Space: New Forms, New Function”

Bloomingdale’s New York City, NY “Guild Book Artist Exhibition”

“Artist’ Laison ‘86” Video and Calelogue Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA, (traveling) (Award)


1985 Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA “Contemporary Metals USA I”

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. “Empire State Crafts”

*New Canaan Forge Gallery, Stamford, CT “Three-Person Exhibition”

Creative Metalsmiths, Chapel Hill, NC “Featured Artist”

Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN “Metal Expression”

“Three Rivers Arts Festival – Crafts” Pittsburg, PA (selected by John Perreault)

“A.C.E. West Springfield Crafts Show” West Springfield, MA

“Art Quest ‘85” Video and catalogue Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA, (traveled) (Award)


1984 Dawson Gallery, Rochester, NY “Steel: The Show”

Traveled to Albany Institute of History, Albany, NY

Messiah College, Grantham, PA “Craft Invitational”

“A.C.E. West Springfield Crafts Show” West Springfield, MA


1983 Bevier Gallery, Rochester Inst. Of Technology, NY “Faculty Show”

“Washington Crafts Show” Smithsonian Association, Washington, DC



1982 Hand in the Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Gallery 500, Elkins park, PA

Hartwick College Museums, Anderson Gallery, Oneonta, NY “The Designer is Alive….”

Memorial Art Gallery, Univ. of Rochester, NY “Fingerlakes Exhibition” (May-June)

Braithwait Fine Arts Gallery, So. Utah State College. Cedar City, UT “Artist-Craftsman ‘82”



1981 Western Colorado Center of the Arts, Grand Junction, CO “Objects ’81”

Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR “Crafts Now: 1981”

Mullaly Art Gallery, Birmingham, MI “4th Crafts Invitational”



1980 University of Houston, Clear Like City, TX “Tradition and Change”

Contemporary Artisans Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Jewelry 1980”

Fort Wayne Art Museum, IN “Containers ’80” (Catalogue, photo/bio)

Springfield Art Association, IL “American Crafts 1980”

Arkansas Arts Center, AK “13th Prints, Drawing and Crafts”

Lever House, New York, NY “Statements in Sterling”

Solo Exhibitions

1979     Union Street Goldsiths, San Francisco, CA (Featured Artist)

Group Exhibitions

The Center for Contemporary Art, Beverly Hills, CA

*Image of Sarasota Gallery, FL   “Three-Person Exhibition”

El Paso Museum of Art,  El Paso, TX   “El Paso Designer/Craftsman, 1979 Biennial”

Fairbanks Hall Gallery, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR   “Functional Forms ’79”

Contemporary Artisans Gallery, San Francisco, CA  “Metals Invitational”

Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY  “New Artists in Gold, pt. 1”

Aaron Faber Gallery, Martha’ Vineyard, NY    “New Artists in Gold, pt. 2”

The Elements Gallery, New York, NY   “Eat, Drink and Be Merry, pt. 1”

The Elements Gallery, Greenwich, CT   “Eat, Drink and Be Merry, pt. 2”

Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR    “Crafts Now: 1979”

Bringham Young University,  Utah  “2nd Far Western Crafts Exhibition”

Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA  “Designer – Craftsman ’79”

Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA    “California Craftsmen” ’78

Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, So. Utah State College “37th Cedar City National”  (Purchase Award)

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