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Guy J. Bellaver

6 Aintree Road
St. Charles, IL 60174, U.S.A.
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Phone: 630.584.4650
Email: info@BellaverStudios.com
URL: http://BellaverStudios.com

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Mr. Bellaver’s work spans many media, including metal, stone, and wood, and mixed media, including stainless steel/glass, and steel/fiberglass.  He works in both abstract and representational formats.  Below is a listing of selected commissions, shows, and exhibitions. In addition to over 30 pieces of public art, his work is in private collections around the country and in Europe. His entire portfolio may be seen at BellaverStudios.com.

Selected Public and Corporate Collections:
Armstrong County Courthouse, Kittanning, PA
Arthur Andersen and Company, Center for Professional Development, Saint Charles, IL
Arthur Andersen and Company, Corporate Office, Germany
Batavia Fine Arts Centre, Batavia, IL
City of Pittsburgh, Bureau of Cable Communication, Pittsburgh, PA
City of Saint Charles (Ēkwabet), Saint Charles, IL
Daughters of Saint Paul, Boston, MA
Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL
Forbes Health System, Pittsburgh, PA
Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Museum, Crandon, WI
Graphite Sales Inc., Chagrin Falls, Ohio
H. J. Heinz, International Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA
Hiram College, Hiram, OH
Hyatt Hotels, Pittsburgh, PA
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Kane County Government Campus (Veterans Memorial), Geneva, IL
Linclay Corporation, Worthington, OH
MCC Technology, Saint Charles, IL
Property Investment Company, Indianapolis, IN
Ram Construction Company, Washington, PA
Saint Charles Heritage Center, Saint Charles, IL
Saint Patrick’s Church and Mission Church, Saint Charles, IL
Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA

Biography:
After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Mr. Bellaver earned a B.A. in Economics from Saint Vincent College. He has worked as a sculptor full time since 1975. Mr. Bellaver has pursued graduate studies in art at the master’s level at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, and Northern Illinois University, as well as The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. He is a current member of Chicago Sculpture International and the International Sculpture Center, and a past member of Chicago Artist’s Coalition, Dupage Art League, Fox Valley Arts Council, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Texas Society of Sculptors and South Hills Art League. He is an inductee into the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame. 

Mr. Bellaver is one of the Founding Members and a current Board member of the St Charles Arts Council, a member of the St. Charles Park District’s Sculpture in the Park selection committee, and a member of the St. Charles Rotary Club’s Board. Mr. Bellaver is a past Commission Member (by appointment) of the City of St. Charles Visitors and Cultural Commission, past President of the St. Charles Rotary Club and Foundation, past Chairman of the Downtown St. Charles Partnership’s Public Art Committee and a past member of the Community Unit School District 303 School Board.

Sculpture/Guy J. Bellaver is a Verified Veteran Owned Small Business.

Recent Exhibitions:

CSI Sculpture Invasion 2015 Exhibition                                            Koehnline Museum of Art                  DesPlaines, IL

Lincoln Park Zoo Sculpture Show – Nature in Motion                  Lincoln Park Zoo                                  Chicago, IL

Art Gathering: Sculptors Connect Exhibition                                    Governor’s State University               University Pk, IL   

Oak Park Sculpture Walk                                                                    Scoville Park                                         Oak Park, IL

Shirley & George Wiemer Sculpture Competition/Exhibition     University of Mt. Union                       Alliance, OH

Art on the River                                                                                   Port of Dubuque                                  Dubuque, IA

Sculptures on the Promenade                                                          Edina Promenade                                                Edina, MN

Sculpture in the Park                                                                          Mt. St. Mary’s Park                               St. Charles, IL

Sculpture Tour Salina                                                                          Downtown                                             Salina, KS

“Avenue of Sculpture Exhibit”/Art Chicago                                    Merchandise Mart Plaza                     Chicago, IL

Art Chicago – CSI Exhibit – 6 to the 3rd                                             Merchandise Mart                               Chicago, IL

SculptureWalk/Orpheum Theater Sculpture Garden                   Downtown                                             Sioux Falls, SD

The Creative Thread–From Fibonacci to Fermi (1 man show)        Saint Vincent College                          Latrobe, PA

Sculpture in the Park                                                                          Benson Sculpture Garden                  Loveland, CO

Turchin Center for the Arts Rosen Sculpture Competition          Appalachian State U/Downtown       Boone, NC

Positive Matters (w/ Derek Hambly)                                 Monroe Cultural Arts Center             Monroe, WI

Art in the Abstract (5 artists)                                                              Fermilab Art Gallery                            Batavia, IL

Aurora Art Walk (7 artists)                                                                 Downtown Venues                              Aurora, IL

Vicinity Show                                                                                        Norris Cultural Arts Center                St. Charles, IL

Previous Exhibitions include:
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls, SD
Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL (one man show)
Ann Arbor Street Arts Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
Museum of Art/Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH,
Lambert Sculpture Fair, Dallas, TX
Clarion University, Clarion, PA (one man show)
Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA
Guest Demonstrator:
     Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA.
      Fort Armstrong Folk Festival, Kittanning, PA.
Sculptor in Residence – Indiana University of Pennsylvania (and one man show)

Selected Public Art Commissions
reflections, St. Charles, IL – (reflectionsatVolunteerPlaza.wordpress.com)
1970, Washington, PA – (won national competition)
Fibonacci in Moto, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA        
The Arts Together, Batavia Fine Arts Centre, Batavia, IL
Kane County Veterans Memorial, Kane County Government Center Campus, Geneva, IL – (won regional search)
Liturgical Art (4 life-size sculptures, 1 series of reliefs, 1 processional cross/sculpture), St. Patrick’s Church and Mission Church, St. Charles, IL
The Growth of Post Modern, MCC Technology, St. Charles, IL
The World, Arthur Andersen Center for Professional Development, St. Charles, IL
Ēkwabet (Monument), Riverwalk, St. Charles, IL (see further information below)
St. Therese of Lisieux, Daughters of Saint Paul, Boston, MA
Brave, Armstrong County Courthouse, Kittanning, PA 
Transitions – Hiram College, Hiram, OH