David B. Hickman

Honorary Life Member  -  2006

David Hickman, juror of the Sculpture & 3-D Design Show

Born in Gainesville, Texas in 1942.  Served in the U.S. Navy and attended Cooke County Junior College and the University of Texas in Arlington.  Studied sculpture with Octavio Medellin from 1967-1979.  Assisted Octavio Medellin on several large-scale commissions between 1975-1980.  In March 1987 resigned as Field Service Coordinator for Surgikos, Inc. (a division of Johnson & Johnson) after fifteen years of service to pursue a full-time career in sculpture.  Served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Sculpture Association for three years, and the board of the Dallas Visual Arts Center for six years.  Taught wood and stone carving classes at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas for ten years.  Works in carved wood and stone, hammered metals, and slumped glass creating and fabricating original designs of his own work as well as for architects and designers.    Selected by the Texas Commission on the Arts as the Texas State Artist Three-Dimensional category for the year 2004. Selected by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects as Artist of the Year 2005.


2009        Bosque County Sculpture Expo, Clifton Texas (First Prize)
2008        Arts Assembly of Midland, Midland, TX
2006-2007    Art on the Green, Kemp Art Center, Wichita Falls, TX
2005        Art in the Park Sculpture Symposium, Lampasas, TX
2002        Sculpture in the Garden, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX
2000        Artistas De Las Americas, Ft. Worth Central Library, Ft. Worth, TX
1998        Neiman Marcus Christmas Windows, Downtown, Dallas
1997       50th Anniversary Exhibition Texas Visual Arts Assoc., NorthPark, Dallas, TX
1996        Ultimate Treehouse Exhibit, Flight of Fantasy, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX
1995        Artist in Residence, North Lake College, Irving, TX
1994        Critics Choice, D-ART, Dallas, TX
Walkup Gallery, Solo Exhibit, Ft. Worth. TX
1993       Senses Beyond Sight, Abilene, TX
Sculpture in the Garden, Dallas, TX (Best of Show)
1992       Face of the Holy-Space of the Holy, Haggar Gallery, University of Dallas
Solo Exhibition, DeGolyer House, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX
1991       Contemporary Visions Virgen de Guadalupe, Downey, CA
Sculpture in the Parks, Lubbock, TX


2009        Dragon Dancers, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX
2008        Kite Dancers, Children’s Hospital, Plano, TX
2007       Got You Covered, Fire Station #40, Dallas, TX
The Sky’s the Limit, Vivian Stark Park, Frisco, TX
Medsu Seating Elements, Bellaire, TX
2006        Wings of Hope, Methodist Hospital, Mansfield, TX
Meadow Dancers/Monarch, Parkland Foundation, Dallas, TX
Three mobiles and one ceiling sculpture, Lowe/Tasby Schools, Dallas, TX
Vortex and Flow, Northwest Service Center, Dallas, TX
On the Wind, Timberglen Library, Dallas, TX
2005        Oasis, Selected by Bellaire Arts Commission, Bellaire, TX
2004    Tree of Knowledge, City Hall/Library, Colleyville, TX
Through the Park, Haggard Park, Plano, TX
2003    Trajectory, Cedar Crest Golf Course, Dallas, TX
Butterfly, Hall Winery, St. Helena, CA
Pinwheel, Clyde Zellars Park, North Richland Hills, TX
On the Wing, Redbird Airport Entrance Sculpture, Dallas, TX
Four Limestone Boundry Markers, Richland Hills, TX
2002    Entry Markers Kinetic Sculpture, City of Irving, TX
2001    Globes of the Earth, Texas A&M, Laredo, TX
Thoughts of Sadako, Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
Virgin of Guadalupe, St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Garden, Dallas, TX
2000    Prairie Falls, Texas Sculpture Garden, Frisco, TX
Swimmer 2000, Texas Sculpture Garden, Hall Financial, Frisco, TX
Marker Tree, Stainless Steel Sculpture, DART Station, Irving, TX
Directions, Sidewalk Inlay, Dallas Nature Center, Dallas, TX
Aikido, Addison Circle Development, Post Properties, Addison, TX
Guiding Light, Limestone Relief, Martin Weiss Recreation Center, Dallas, TX
1999    Ner-Tamid, Eternal Flame, Emanu-el Mausoleum, Dallas, TX
Unitarian Chalice, Glass/Silver, 1st Unitarian Church of Dallas, Dallas, TX
A Stage Where Every Man Must Play a Part, Samuell-Grand Ampitheater Entrance, City of Dallas, Dallas, TX
1997    Stone Display Table, Isenberg Residence, Dallas, TX
1996    Gates to Eternity, Emanu-el Mausoleum, Dallas, TX
Chapel and Columbarium Light Fixtures
1998     AIA Religious Art and Architecture Design Award
(Faith and Form Magazine 1998/Awards Issue) Project Award: Landry & Landry Architects
Children’s Bible Stories Mobile, Orchard Hills Baptist Church, Garland,TX
1995    St. Michael the Arch Angel, St. Michael’s School, Dallas, TX
Declaration of Independence, (all the metal work), Dallas Public Library
1996     Texas Society of Architects Design Award (Texas Architecture Magazine/November 1996)
1996     Society of Environmental Graphic Designers Honor Award
Project Awards:  Max Levy, Architect
1994    Processional Cross. St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church, Dallas, TX
1991        Team Illusion, Edition #2, Synergen Coporation, Boulder, CO
1989    Proessional Cross, St. Bernard of Clairvaus Catholic Church, Dallas, TX
Hammered Bronze Cross, First United Methodist Church, Grand Prairie, TX
Team Illusion, Edition #1, Sar-Ko-Par Park, Lenexa, KS
1988    Tabernacle, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Austin, TX
The Lady of Guadalupe, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Austin, TX


2010     Savor the Moment, Newman Village, Frisco, TX
2009     Shift, Alexan Design District, Dallas, TX
Lobby Clock/Hunt Headquarters, Dallas, TX
2008    Welcome to the Hall Winery, St. Helena, CA
2007    Sky’s the Limit, State Fair of Texas, Dallas, TX
Meadow Dancers/Monarch #3/25, La Residence, Napa, CA
Meadow Dancers/Monarch #4/25, Hall Financial, Frisco, TX
2006    Journey, Mihalopoulous office, Dallas TX
2005     Aikido II, Neeley residence, Dallas TX
2004     Leaf Fountain, Rossi/Russell Collection, Dallas, TX
2003     Leap of Faith, Christina Sada, Monterey, Mexico
1998     Yola, Robin and Trey Herndon residence, Dallas, TX
1998     Sandhill Cranes, Naomi Williams residence, Dallas, TX
1997     Stone Display Table, Isenberg residence, Dallas, TX
1996     Escape, Frances Atwood Collection, Dallas, TX
Hearts of Texas, DiFiore Collection, Dallas, TX

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