Mike Shaffer

Resumé/CV - Two



2020      Allegany County Arts Council, Cumberland, MD

2016      Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC

2015      Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC

2014      Lowe Enterprises, Inc., Arlington, VA

2014      Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development, Inc., Princeton, NJ

2008      Whitman-Walker Clinic, Clarksburg, MD


2009      Service Members Legal Defense Network, Washington, DC

2008      Urbana Regional Library, Urbana, MD


2012      U.S. District Court District of Maryland, Greenbelt, MD

2008      Mayorga Coffee Roasters, Clarksburg, MD


2002      Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC

2002      Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD


2003      House of Humor and Satire, Gobrovo, Bulgaria


2003      BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD


2002      University of Maryland Foundation, College Park, MD


2003      University of Maryland Global Campus, College Park, MD

2001      Butler School, Darnestown, MD


1990      Montgomery County Government, Silver Spring, MD

1979      Jack Rasmussen Gallery, Washington, DC

1977      Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

1974      Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC

1968      Hammer, Siler, George, Associates, Silver Sprig, MD 


1966      Community Realty, Beltsville, MD  


1965      Carl M. Freeman Companies, Olney, MD

Crossroads Gallery, Alexandria, VA, 2015




2020    University of Maryland Global Campus, “4th Biennial Maryland Regional Juried 

           Art Exhibition,”   80-page Color Catalog, One-page with large photo and text

2019    Mike Shaffer Studios, "Mike Shaffer Millennial Drawings," by Mike Shaffer, a 

           122-page page book comprised of an introduction and images of over 100 original drawings on                 paper done during the early 2000s, published by Pretell Publishing


2017    American University Museum at the Katzen Center, “Mike Shaffer Towers and 

            Monuments,” Large (12 x 6.5 inches) 6-panel Color Brochure with 6 photos and Essay 

            by Bobby Donovan


2016    University of Maryland University College, “3rd Biennial Maryland Regional Juried 

            Art Exhibition,”   72-page Catalog, One-page with large photo and text

2016     Montgomery College King Street Gallery, "Landmarks", Two Quarter-page photos with text

2016.   Sandy Spring Museum, Exhibition Catalog, "Artina 2016," Two half-page images with text

2016    Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center and Washington Sculptors Group,"Carte  

            Blanches,"  Two small color photos with text

2015.   Salzland Museum Exhibition Catalog, "Micro-monuments", Two color photos with text in

            English and German

2015    Greater Reston Arts Center, Exhibition Catalog, "Ephemeral," Full-page photo with text

2014    University of Maryland University College, “2nd Biennial Maryland Regional Juried 

            Art Exhibition,”   62-page Catalog, One-page with large photo and text

2014.    American University Museum College of Arts & Sciences, Exhibition Catalog, "Sculpture  

             Now 2014," Large One-third page photo and half-page text and "Welcome" by

             Mike Shaffer, President of the Washington Sculptors Group at the time

2012    U.S. District Court of Maryland, Beltsville, MD, “Mike Shaffer, Time and Time Again,” 

            One page Exhibition Notes by Bobby Donovan 

2012    Brentwood Arts Exchange, "Exhibition Catalog, "Agendas," One page with two color images

            of works from the Tables Series 


2010    Greater Reston Arts Center, “Gaps” Exhibition Catalog, including Mike Shaffer, brief text 

            with two large full-page photos

2008     Washington Project for the Arts and Washington Sculptors Group, "Aquifer." Exhibition Catalog,                  Half-page color Photo with text


2006    Glenview Mansion Gallery, Rockville, MD, “Mike Shaffer Identity Crisis, Works  from the

            Portrait Series,” a 4-page color brochure/catalog with 12 photos and text by Mike Shaffer


2003    BlackRock Center for the Arts, “Mike Shaffer Line Paintings,” a 26-page color catalog with

            an introduction by Marilyn Balcombe and text, photos and transcript of interview with Artist 

            Critic and Curator, Joe Shannon


1998    University of Maryland Student Union Exhibition, Two-page Exhibition Notes about the 

            show consisting of two poems: “Space Place” and “Weeds all Around”


1998    University of Maryland Student Union, One-page Exhibition Notes Titled “Heater Coolers

            1 2 3,”  Related to works in the show


1998    University of Maryland Student Union, Six-panel Brochure with essay by Houston P. Hill

            to Accompany the Exhibition “Objects Found and Going Around.” 

1997    Rockville Arts Place, Exhibition Notes, “Abject Objects,” Text, One-page

1997    Mansion Gallery, Rockville, MD, “Mike Shaffer Log Cabin Concepts,” a 4-panel

            brochure/catalog with Essay by Kathleen Moran

1996    Rockville Art in Public Places, “1996 Sculpture on the Grounds,” 

            One-page of  a 6-page catalogue


1995    Mike Shaffer Studios, Exhibition Notes, “Mike Shaffer’s Grids and Lattices and 

            Line Series Descriptions”, Two-page Exhibition Notes


1994    University of Maryland University College large-scale Installation, “Lucy In The Sky,”

            Postcard with text and color photo

1994    Artist's Statement, "Sculpture at Quiet Waters Park," Exhibition Catalog, Maryland Hall for the                     Creative Arts. and Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD, Sept 1   

1992    Galleries Magazine December Issue,  Half-page Advertisement "Mike Shaffer Works

            from the Tables Series," Photo with text

1992     Galleries Magazine September Issue,  Half-page Advertisement "Mike Shaffer Large-scale

             installations," Photo with text


1992.     Montpelier Cultural Art Center, "Mike Shaffer, The Tactile Show," By Richard Zandler,

              Laural, MD. June 5     


1991     Montgomery College Exhibition, “Mike Shaffer, Suzy Q I Love You,” Post Card with text

             and color photo

1990     The Government of Montgomery County Maryland, “Certificate of Recognition 

             and Appreciation,” for Sculpture Homage To An Era, Created for the County, 

             Presented by Sidney Kramer, County Executive 

1990     Montgomery College, International Sculpture Conference Exhibition,  Postcard with

             brief text and color photo

1989     Mike Shaffer Studios as Data Gallery “ ‘Longfellow Serenade’ from the Tables Series,” 

             Full-page Advertisement in Sculpture Magazine 

1989     Maryland State Arts Council’s Visual Arts Touring Program, Strathmore Hall Arts Center

             “Books and Bookends: Sculptural Approaches,” a medium format 75-page book, One-page

             photo with text,  Author/Curators: Carol Barton and Henry Barrow

1988     New Art Examiner, Mike Shaffer,  "One Quarter-page Advertisement," with Photo of a

             Sculpture from  the Towers Series and 5 lines of text

1987     New Art Examiner, "Mike Shaffer Expansion Works Series," Half-page Advertisement" 

             with one quarter-page photo and 10 lines of text


1987     Mike Shaffer Studios, “Mike Shaffer Grids and Lattices,”  Six-panel Brochure with eight

             color photos and text

1987     Mike Shaffer Studios, “Mike Shaffer Accessory Works” (subsequently called 

             Ancillary Studies) Six-panel Brochure with six color photos and text

1983     The Washington Post Style Section, "Sometime Sculpture,'" By Mike Shaffer, 

             February 1, Five-inch photo with 33 column inches of text

1982     Baltimore Artscape ‘82 Exhibition, “Congratulatory Letter of Accomplishment” for being

             as a prize winner Presented by Mayor William Donald Schaefer

1978     Exhibition Catalog, "The 1978 Maryland Biennial Exhibition," One half-page image with text

1978     Baltimore Museum of Art, Academy of the Arts Fifteenth Annual Juried Show, 


1977     University of Maryland University College, “Mike Shaffer, Lines, Order, Objects, Chaos,”

             a six-panel brochure/catalog with Essay By Bobby Donovan


1974     Mike Shaffer Studios, “The Grape Group Color Tubes,” Two-panel Brochure

             with two color photos and text

1969     National Compendium of Multifamily Housing, "Contracting for Works of Art," by Mike Shaffer,

             National Association of Home Builders, Washington, DC, February Issue


2017     Contractor and Supervisor for three-week Project to secure Materials and Equipment and

             with a Staff of Six Artists Paint an Elaborate and Complex Alter and Stage in a Hindu Shrine, 

             SBA Temple, Ijamsville, MD

2014    Tom Rooney Award for Excellence in Sculpture, Washington Sculptors Group, American

            University Katzen Arts Center, Selected by Jack Rasmussen, Director, Washington, DC

2013    Panel Member, "Sculpture Today and Tomorrow," Driskell Center for the Study

            of Art  and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland

2013    Co-instructor, "Art Classes for Executives," Leadership Greater Washington,

            Washington, DC, (Also for the years: 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008)

2012    Member, Planning Committee, DC Arts and Humanities Council, Washington, DC

2011     Guest Juror, BlackRock, Center for the arts, Germantown, MD

2010    Panel Member,  "The Gallery Outside," Washington Sculptors Group, Greater Reston

            Art Center, Washington, DC

2009    President, Washington Sculptors Group, Washington, DC, 2009 through 2014

2000    President, Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, Maryland, 2000 and Continuing 

1989    Commission Award, Large Sculpture for Germantown Rail Station,

            Montgomery County, Rockville, MD


1983    J&B Winner’s Circle Award, The Paddington Corp, New York, NY


1982    Jury Award, Artscape-82, Baltimore City and Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD


1978    Barton Gillet Company Award, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD


1971    Photo of Sculpture for Cover of “Chemistry” (magazine), American Chemical Society,

            Washington, DC


1969    Robert G. Marrick Award Foundation Award, Baltimore Museum of Art,Baltimore, MD


1966    Pop Art Prize, Colortone Press Exhibition, Universal North Gallery, Washington, DC


1965    Commission Award, Carl Freeman Associates Americana Art Competition, Inc. Potomac, MD


1965    Third Prize, DC Art Fair, DC Recreation Dept., The Washington Post and National Park

            Service, Washington, DC


1963    Second Place Award, University Art Dept. Exhibition, Southern Illinois University,

            Carbondale, IL


Mike Shaffer operates out of his studio near Washington, DC where he is active in the arts community. A skilled craftsman and designer, he received a B.S. degree in science and engineering from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Biochemistry from Southern Illinois University before touring a dozen or so major museums and art centers across the U.S. He later completed additional courses in environmental art and sculpture at Maryland Institute College of art in Baltimore.


Shaffer has exhibited in over 200 formal group exhibitions in his long career in addition to twenty-four solo exhibitions and received over a dozen awards and honors for his artistic accomplishments. His work is held in twenty valued collections including the Museum of Humor and Satire in Gobrovo, Bulgaria, the Salzland Museum in Schonebeck Germany and in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Shaffer’s work has been documented in over forty publications such as exhibition brochures, essays, catalogs and other descriptive literature including references in over a dozen issues of the Washington Post. Mike served as president of two nonprofit arts organizations: the Washington Sculptors Group from 2009 to 2016 and continuing from 2000, the Hyattstown Mill Arts Project in Montgomery County Maryland.


In the 1970s Shaffer produced welded metal sculptures and interior design accessories and marketed them through retail design and furnishings outlets in Washington, DC and New York. Drawn later to Abstract Conceptualism, Shaffer designs and produces a wide variety of works including drawings, videos, digital works on paper, environmental works and small to medium size works for interior settings as well as large-scale paintings, sculptures and outdoor installations. Many of his most recent works are aligned with the ideology associated with memorials and monuments. A talented writer and poet, he is the author of “Mike Shaffer Millennial Drawings,” a 122-page book about his figurative work, and four books of poetry.




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