BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Books

The Granjon Arabesque: Thirty Two Arrangements of the Ornaments (…) Type and Introduction by Elliot Offner. The Rosemary Press. 1969. (Library of Congress reference)
Offner, Elliot. Renaissance Typographic Ornament: Origins, Use, and Experiment. In Patterns of Symmetry. Senechal, Marjorie, and George Fleck, Ed. The University of Massachusetts Press: Amherst. 1977.

 

References to the Artist
(In reverse chronological order)

The Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington Sculpture Garden. Introduction by Elliot Offner, photographs by Charles Slate. Brookgreen Gardens Publication. 2003. Photograph of “Heron, Grouse, Loon” pp 4-5, 2003.

Gregory, Patrick. Elliot Offner: 2003 Master Wildlife Artist; Nature in Four Dimensions. In Birds in Art. (Elliot Offner featured on front cover, and pp 6-16.) Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. 2003.

Gregory, Justina and Patrick, Many Wonders: The Sculpture of Elliot Offner, Idea/Form: Looking At The Creative Process, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, 1999.

Saller, Janet, workshop leader. Art from Art: A Collection of Writings From a Writer’s Workshop at the Smith College Art Museum. Photograph of “Daedalus” featured on the cover. Spring 1999.

Rose, Peter I. Editor, Professorial Passions, Eight Lectures in Honor of the Inauguration of Ruth J. Simmons, Ninth President of Smith College, Smith College Printing Office, Designer Elliot Offner, Smith College, Northampton, MA, 1998.

Hopping, Martha, The Fowl of the Air, The Fish of the Sea, & The Beasts of the Field: The Animal Sculptures of Elliot Offner, Martha Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA, 1984.

Offner, Elliot. Renaissance Typographic Ornament: Origins, Use, and Experiment in Patterns of Symmetry. Senechal, Marjorie, and George Fleck, Ed. The University of Massachusetts Press: Amherst. 1977.

The Granjjon Arabesque: Thirty Two Arrangements of the Ornaments (…) Type and Introduction by Elliot Offner. The Rosemary Press. 1969. (Library of Congress reference)

 

Magazine ArticleS 
(In reverse chronological order)

Incomparable Form, Significant Expression: The Art of Elliot Offner. Wildlife Art. (November/December 2003). pp 48-49. Includes photographs of “Cambridge Pheasant” “Bittern” and “Rising Crane.” (3 copies).

Exhibitions: Animal Instincts. Vista. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art. Vol. 11, no 2, (May 2002). Includes photograph of “Plunging Fish.”

A Portfolio of Sculptors: Elliot Offner. By the Editors. Southwest Art. Photographs of “Spiraling Fish” and “Larger Cambridge Pheasant.” (July, 2001). p 183.

Prufer, Mona, Journal Editor. Bringing the Brookgreen Sculpture Collection Into the 21st Century. Photographer, Charles Slate. Brookgreen Journal. Vol. 31, no 3 (November 2001). P8, 6p. Photograph of “Heron, Grouse, and Loon.”

Brookgreen’s Larry Henry. Costal Carolina Business Journal, (December 2001). Front cover, and p 18.

Statues of Letter Carriers Span the Centuries. Postal Record. (February 2000).

Avenue Arts Calendar 1999-2000. Avenue Arts: Portraits of Achievement, Women in the Arts. Photograph of “Plunging Fish” and announcement of the exhibition, “Recent Sculpture” at the Forum Gallery. Special Tribute Issue 1999-2000.

Ad for “Elliot Offner: Recent Sculpture” at the Forum Gallery, September 28 – October 23, 1999. Includes photograph of “Daedalus.” Art News. (October 1999). p 4.

Sippel, John. Savoring the Book, Before It’s Too Late. NewsSmith. (Spring 1998). pp 1, 6-8. (3 copies).

Fisher, Jessica. The Berkshires Have It All. Wingtips: The Inflight Magazine of Comair. Includes photograph of “Heron.” (July – August, 1998).

Exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts: Sales and Rental Gallery Highlights Area Artists. Includes photograph of “Great Blue Heron” by Elliot Offner. Library and Museums Quarterly. (March, April, May 1992). p 8.

On and Off Campus: College’s First Public Sculpture Dedicated. Bates: The Alumni Magazine. (Fall 1991). pp 18-19. Includes photograph of “Dan’s Beagle.”

Carrier Sculpture Unveiled at the Site of Union’s Founding. Postal Records. (October 1989). pp 46-47. (2 copies).

About the Statue. National Association of Letter Carriers. (August 27-30, 1989). p 59.

 

Newspaper Clippings

Smith College Press Release. For Immediate Release. May 8, 1992. Smith College sets faculty art exhibit.

McStocker, Marie. “Sunday in the (Sculpture) Park with Elliot”, Darien News Review p. 1, 9. October 9, 1986.

Frazier, Nancy, “Out and About”, Hampshire Life. P. 13. May 28, 1983.

Berry, John, Editor-in-Chief, “Can We Justify Purchasing Art With Public Funds? Public Art, Public Libraries”, Library Journal. P 4. July 1987.

Campbell, John, President of the Darien Audubon Society. “Flights of the Spirit”, Darien News Review, Letters to the Editor. P. 30. June 18, 1987.

“Bird Watcher”, Photo by Roback, Dave. New England West. P 1. May 7, 1987.

“Water Work”, Photo by Newton, George. Daily Hampshire Gazette. P 1. May 6, 1987.

Bradley, Deborah, “Elliot Offner:  The Artist’s Menagerie”, NewsSmith, NewsMaker. pp 8-9. Fall 1987.

Photograph of “Great Blue Heron” at the Darien Library. Darien News-Review. Thursday, November 19, 1987.

Mack, Linda. “So Far, The Pieces Don’t Quite Fit on the New Mall”, Star Tribune. December 9, 1990.

“Heron Heist”, Globe Staff Photograph by Tom Herde. The Boston Globe. Tuesday, July 2, 1991.

“Art Scene: Openings: 12th Annual Sculpture Exhibition at Chesterwood”, Wednesday, July 3, 1991.

Brown, Judith. “Take Flight: Sculptor’s Heron, Loon, Grouse, are Bound for Minneapolis”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. Section 3. Wednesday, November 13, 1991. p 17.

“Northampton Sculptor’s Work to be Unveiled in Milwaukee”, Brown, Judson. Daily Hampshire Gazette. Vol. 203, no. 300. P 1, 8. August 25, 1989.

Photograph of sculpture by Elliot Offner introducing “Fresh Imagery, New Perspectives” opening at the Springfield Museum of Fine Art. (Unknown newspaper). 1992.

Youngblood, Dick. “South Mall Left Wounded by Governmental Foot-shooting”, Star Tribune. Sunday, January 19, 1992.

“Exhibit Features Work of area Artist”, Westfield Evening News. January 23, 1992.

“Museum Exhibition Features Local Artists”, Longmeadow News. January 23, 1992.

Russell, Gloria. “Rental Gallery Shows ‘Fresh Imagery”, Sunday Republican. Section F-5. February 2, 1992.

Allen, Martha Sawyer. “New Style of Sermon Draws on Daily Life”, Minneapolis Tribune. February 10, 1992.

Flynn, Anne-Gerard. “Hamp Sculpture on the Rise”, Sunday Republican. Section G. October 16, 1992. 2 p.

Moran, Kay J. “Let the Bids Begin”, The Daily Hampshire Gazette. Section 2. Wednesday, June 16, 1993. p 9.

“One the Plus Side: It’s a Street of Art; A Guide to Nicolette Mall’s Art from North to South”, Includes a description of Elliot Offner’s sculpture fountain and a photograph. The Star Tribune. Sunday, July 4, 1993.

“Sculpture With a View”, Photograph on the front page. Berkshire Week. July 9-15, 1993.

Janssen, Robert B. “For the Birds”, Star Tribune: Letters from the Readers. Includes photograph of Elliot Offner’s sculpture at the Nicolette Mall. September 26, 1993.

Offner, Elliot. “An Artist’s View of Nature”, Star Tribune: Letters from Readers. Sunday, October 3, 1993.

The Guild Reporter. October 1993. 12 p.

“Fine Art and the Smith Scholarship Fund”, Bulletin: The Smith College Club of New York. September/October 1993.

“Art Scene”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. November 4, 1993.

“Art Views: Art Scene”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. P. 25. November 4, 1993.

“Contours”, Photograph by Robert Tobey. The Daily Hampshire Gazette. Thursday, November 11, 1993. p 3.

“Going Their Separate Way”, Associated Press laser Photograph. The Herald News. November 12, 1993.

“Art Dealers Association of America: The Nation’s Leading Art Galleries”, Includes notice for “Elliot Offner: Recent Sculpture to November 27 at the Forum.” The New York Times. Sunday, November 14, 1993.

“A Reflective Moment”, Associated Press Photograph. The Grand Rapids Press. Thursday, December 16, 1993.

“National Staff Targets Trade Associations for Press”, Photograph by Sam Dadian. Update. Vol. 5, no. 1 (February 1994). p 2.

“A Year Long Centennial Celebration: The Darien Library”, Designed by Dean Bornstein. Produced at the Stinehour Press, Luneburg, VT. 800 copies. 1994.

Borak, Jeffrey. “Chesterwood Becomes an Art Exhibit”, Berkshire. Section: “This Weekend.” Friday, June 24, 1994.

Watson, Bruce. “The Hills are Alive—With Sculpture”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. Section 3: Arts and Entertainment. Thursday, June 30, 1994.

Photograph of “Kite” bronze sculpture by Elliot Offner. The Advocate. Section Sunspots/Artbeat. July 20, 1994.

Russel, Gloria. “Chesterwood Brings Sculpture Out Into the Open”, Sunday Republican. Section F. July 31, 1994. 2 p.

Photograph of “Kite” bronze sculpture by Elliot Offner. The Paper. August, 1994. p 33.

Borak, Jeffrey. “Art: Sculptors Challenged by Work, and Pay”, Includes photograph of “Bittern Mother and Child” by Elliot Offner. Berkshire Week. August 11, 1994. p. 4-5.

“Of Art and Memory, Lost Rider Gets an Eternal Mount”, Cybulski, Mark. Daily Hampshire Gazette. Vol. 210, no. 95. Photo p. 1, story p. 3. December 27, 1995.

“Place of Honor”, Photo by Brady, Michelle Segall. Union-News, Local Section. P. 1. January 31, 1996.

Academia. September 19, 1996. 4 p.

“A Whiter Shade of March”, Photograph by Richard Sennott. The Star Tribune. Section B. Friday, March 14, 1997.

Harding, Anne. “Carving His Niche”, The Boston Sunday Globe. Section C. March 30, 1997. 2 p.

Andelman, Kristen. “A ‘Woman Who Transcended Women’s Place’: Ginsburg Receives First Sophia Smith Award”, (Unknown newspaper). Saturday-Sunday, September 13-14, 1997.

“’An Exhibition Unlike Any Other’ Museum Puts on Ritz for Bird Artists”, Kallo, Nikki. Wausau Daily Herald. P 1c, 3a. September 11, 1998.

“A Balancing Act in Bronze”, Goossens, Anna-Maria. Daily Hampshire Gazette. P c3. May 4, 1999.

“Arts Almanac: Question and Answer”, Parnass, Larry. Daily Hampshire Gazette. P. d4. November 19, 2001.

“Arts Almanac: Sculpture”, Parnass, Larry. Daily Hampshire Gazette. Artists’ responses to September 11. September 24, 2001.

“Brookgreen Treasure: World-Renowned Sculptor to Teach at Gardens”, Martin, Kathryn. The Sun News, Kicks! P. 9, 12. December 14, 2001.

“Sculptor at Work”, Lambros, Valerie. Costal Observer. Vol. 20, no. 31. p 13. January 24, 2002.

“2003 ‘Birds in Art’ Exhibition: One in Four Favor Three Dimensions”, Paulson, David. Wausau Daily Herald. P 1a, 2a. September 5, 2003.

“Sculptor’s Artwork ‘Beautiful’ ‘A Bit Abstract’”, Kimmes, Amy. Central Wisconsin Weekend, Artrageous. P. 9. September 4, 2003.

“Campus Currents: Smith College Sculptor to Fashion City Memorial”, Daily Hampshire Gazette. P b1. January 13, 2003.

“Memorializing Maria Mitchell”, St. John, Hadley. Inquirer and Mirror. P 1c, 11c. August 28, 2003.

“Birds in Art”, [www.lyman.org]. competition 2003. October 8, 2003. p. 90.

St. John, Hadley. “Maria Mitchell One of Five American Women Cast in Bronze”, Nantucket Independent. P. 32. September 29, 2004.

Auer, James. “‘Birds in Art’ Takes Flight in Wausau”, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. (Unknown date)

Mahnken, Jan, “Art Appreciation at Sculptor’s Home”, (Unknown newspaper/date).

Wilson, Cheryl B. “Journey at the Botanical Gardens”, (Unknown newspaper/date).

Wetherall, Diane. “Making Book”, SmithSpotlight. 2 p. (Unknown date).

“Reflecting Pool”, Photograph. (Unknown newspaper/date).

Notice for a “lost bronze statue of a rooster” belonging to the smith class of 1956.

Clipping announcing the display of Elliot Offner’s work at the Forum Gallery, Lincoln Campus Center.

 

Catalogues
 (In reverse chronological order)

“Realism Now: Traditions and Departures, Mentors and Protégés, Part 1.” VOSE: New American Realism Contemporary. Artists from New England, greater Philadelphia, and greater Minneapolis. November 24, 2003 – January 17, 2004. Photograph of “Daedalus” p. 32. (2 copies).

“Realism Now: Traditions and Departures, Mentors and Protégés, Part 2.” VOSE: New American Realism Contemporary. Artists from New England, greater Philadelphia, and greater Minneapolis. May 17 – July 17, 2004. Photograph of “Crane” p. 32. (2 copies).

“Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2004: Reflections of Nature Off the Beaten Path.” Chesterwood Museum. June 25- October 11, 2004. Guest Curator’s Statement by Elliot Offner, pp 4-7.

“WGBY Gallery Auction: WGBY Art, Craft, and Antique Auction.” January 24 & 25, 2003.

“Changing the American Landscape Through Sculpture: An Exhibition of Models for Sculpture Commissions.” Indiana University South Bend Art Gallery: Southbend, Indiana. January 13 – February 28, 2003.

“Artists in America.” Special Edition Catalogue made possible through a grant from Nancy and Richard Gooding. Sale to take place Saturday, September 23, 2000. 20th anniversary exhibition September 24 - October 29. Elliot Offner Featured on p 125, including a brief biography and a photograph of “Bittern Mother and Child.”

“Family Activity Guide: Birds in Art.” Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau Wisconsin. Photograph of sculpture by Elliot Offner on the front cover. 1999.

“Idea < > Form: Looking at the Creative Process.” Smith College Museum of Art: Northampton, MA. April 1 – May 30, 1999.

“Elliot Offner: Recent Sculpture.” Forum Gallery, NY. September 28 – October 23, 1999. (2 copies).

“Family Activity Guide: Birds in Art.” International exhibition organized by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art, Wausau Wisconsin. Photograph of “Asian Pheasant” on the front page. 1998. (2 copies).

“DeCordova Sculpture Park Guide.” DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. 1997.

“Inauguration of Ruth J Simmons, Ninth President of Smith College.” Saturday, September 30, 1995. (2 copies).

“One Hundred Seventeenth Commencement.” Smith College. May 21, 1995.

“1993 Collaborative Exhibition of Sculptors in Kyoto Sculptors Association.” Kyoto, Sculptors Guild NY. October 5- November 14 1993. Photograph of “Heron” by Elliot Offner on p. 39.

“Elliot Offner: Recent Sculpture.” Forum Gallery: New York, NY. November 9 – 27 1993. (2 copies).

“Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 1991.” Includes photograph of “Turkey” by Elliot Offner. p 23. (2 copies).

“Elliot Offner: Sculpture Woodcuts Drawings.” State Memorial Museum: Norwich, CT. November 7 – December 5, 1976.

“Elliot Offner: Sculpture and Woodcuts.” Smith College Museum of Art: Northampton, MA. March 4 – April 10, 1977.

“The Foul of the Air, the Fish of the Sea, and the Beasts of the Field: The Animal Sculptures of Elliot Offner.” Museum of Fine Arts: Springfield, MA. September 23-November 4, 1984. Forum Gallery, NY. November 10-30. (2 copies).

 

Brochures

“The Academy Bulletin: Quarterly Newsletter of the National Academy of Design.” Winter 1984. Volume 3, No. 1.

“Recent Acquisitions 1974 – 1984. The Cathedral Museum of Religious Art.

“Sculptors Guild 50th Anniversary.” Lever House, New York. Lists Name of artist with piece shown in exhibition. 1987.

Sculptors Guild 1990. 53rd Annual Exhibition. Elliot Offner showing “Leaning Heron.”

“Art for Life.” Design Industries Foundation for Aids of Western Massachusetts. 2nd Silent Auction. Saturday, December 1, 1990.

“National Sculpture Society.” June 2 – 22, 1992. Includes exhibition guidelines and list of awards.

Smith College Visit Brochure for prospective students. “Your Eyes Won’t Lie” page contains picture of Heron in the pond. 1993.

“2nd Annual Benefit Art Auction.” Saturday, March 22, 1993. Two donations by Elliot Offner listed: # 51 (Wild Rosemary $60) and # 52 (Great Blue Heron $175).

“Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood.” Guest Curator Elliot Offner, with an introduction. 1994

“Summer Lecture Series; Smith College for Social Work: Leadership in Clinical Social Work.” Picture of “Heron” by Elliot Offner. 1996. (2 copies)

“National Sculpture Society Exhibition 1997.” Elliot Offner, 1st Vice President. Picture of “Leaning Crane” p. 16.

“Changing Seasons.” Presented by National Sculpture Society and America’s Tower. June 8 – August 28, 1998.  Elliot Offner showing “Great Blue Heron (Approaching Springs).” (3 copies)

“National Sculpture Society 1999 Annual Exhibition. Elliot Offner, 1st Vice President. “Dancing Crane” p. 17.

“National Sculpture Society 69th Annual Awards Exhibition. September 2 – October 29, 2000. Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Introduction p. 3 by Elliot Offner, President of National Sculpture Society. Picture of “Rising Crane”, p. 42.
“National Sculpture Society 68th Annual Awards Exhibition 2001. September 1 – October 28, 2001. South Carolina. Elliot Offner, President. “Daedalus” p. 51.

“Society 68th Annual Awards Exhibition 2002. August 31 – October 27, 2002. South Carolina. Elliot Offner, President. “Massive Hedgehog”, P. 40, with short quote and education history of Elliot Offner.

National Sculpture Society 71st Annual Exhibition Award Recipients. September 13 – December 3, 2004. Award Recipients: Elliot Offner NSS Gold Medal, and Maurice B Hexter Prize of $3500. Best overall Sculpture for “Dapidium Granulatum.”

“The Soviet Union and the New Europe.” Panel discussion moderated by Elliot Offner. (no date) (2 copies),

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INVITATIONS

“Elliot Offner:  Sculpture, Woodcuts, Drawings.” The Slater Memorial Museum. Norwich, Connecticut. Preview November 7, 1976, through December 5, 1976. (2 copies)

“Elliot Offner:  Sculpture and Woodcuts.” Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts. Preview and Reception Thursday, March 3, 1977. (5 copies)

“Elliot Offner:  Sculpture and Woodcuts.” SCMA. Northampton, Massachusetts. March 4 – April 10, 1977. (2 copies)

“Regional Small Presses:  An Exhibition of Contemporary book Art.” The Friends of the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery. Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire. Sunday, October 22, 1978. (3 copies)

“Elliot Offner:  Recent Sculpture.” IFA Galleries, Washington, DC. September 18 – October 6, 1979.

“Bird’s of A Feather.” Curated by Philip Grausman. The Silo Gallery. Opening reception July 7. Exhibition July 4 – August 19, 1984. Milford, Connecticut.

“Wood and Bronze Sculptures by Elliot Offner.” Forum Gallery. November 10 – 30, 1984.  (2 copies)

“6th Annual Exhibition and Sale of Wildlife Art.” Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. September 28 – October 14, 1985.

“Champagne Reception to preview 7th Annual Exhibition and Sale of Wildlife Art.” Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. Friday, September 26, 1986. Woodstock, Connecticut.

“7th Annual Exhibition and Sale of Wildlife Art.” Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. September 27 – October 13, 1986. Woodstock, Connecticut.

“National Collegiate Book Arts Exhibition.”  Warren M Lee Center for the Fine Arts. University of South Dakota. January 29 – February 28, 1986.

“Donors Reception to preview The Two Collection.” Channel 2 Auction. Monday, May 12, 1986. Boston, Massachusetts.

“Benefit Preview of The Two Collection.” Channel 2 Auction.  Monday, May 12, 1986. auction May 30 – June 7, 1986. Boston, Massachusetts.

“Sculptors Guild 49th Annual Exhibition.” Lever House, New York. October 30 – November 25, 1986

“Elliot Offner: Recent Sculpture.” March 24 – April 11, 1987. Franz Bader Gallery. Washington, DC.

“A Town Celebration:  Elliot Offner Sculpture Dedication/Reception.” Darien Library Courtyard. Darien, Connecticut. May 31, 1987. “The 2 Collection.” Public preview May 12 – 17, Televised May 31, 1987. WGBH/Channel 2.

“9th International Exhibition and Sale of Wildlife Art” (Champagne Reception). Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. Friday, September 23, 1988

“9th International Exhibition and Sale of Wildlife Art”. Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. September 24 – October 10, 1988.

“163rd Annual Exhibition.” National Academy of Design. Wednesday, April 6, 1988. (Reception)

“163rd Annual Exhibition.” National Academy of Design. April 7 – 5, 1988. All Juried. National Academy Galleries.

“50th Anniversary Exhibition.” The Sculptors Guild. New York City. Tuesday, November 3, 1987. (3 copies)

“American Paintings and Sculpture.” Forum Gallery. December 31, 1988.

“Twentieth Century Sculpture.” Forum Gallery. Saturday, February 11 – 28, 1989.

“Smith at Sync.” Sync Gallery. Elliot Offner, including biography. All Smith professors. May 18 – July 1, 1989

“Summer Exhibition and Sale of Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture.” Forum Gallery. July 5 – August 25, 1989.

“7th National Invitational Sculpture Show.” Arlene Mc Daniel Galleries. Gledhill Nursery, West Hartford, Connecticut. July 7 – 2 3, 1989. (2 copies)

“Champagne Reception for 10th Annual International Exhibition and Sale of Wildlife Art. “ Friday, September 22, 1989.

“Wildlife Art.” Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. 10th Annual International Exhibition and Sale. September 23 – October 9, 1989. (copies)

“52nd Annual Exhibition.” The Sculptors Guild. October 29 – November 2, 1989. (3 copies)

“Noah’s Art:  Outdoor Animal Sculpture Exhibition.” City of New York Parks and Recreation. Central Park, New York City. Opening Tuesday, September 19, 1989. Though December 3, 1989. (3 copies)

27th Art Exhibition and Sale.” The Sisterhood of Beth El Temple. Saturday, March 24, 1990,

“The Expressionist Figure.” Curated by Leonda Finkl and Barbara Lekberg. January 11 through June 30, 1990. Sculptors Guild, Inc. (6 copies)

“Recent Acquisitions.” Forum Gallery. September 13 – October 20, 1990. New York City.

“Art + Religion: A Dialogue.” R. Michelson Galleries. Basken, Gillespie, Patterson, Offner. Reception September 27, 1990. Show through October 31, 1990. (3 copies)

“Wildlife Art:  The Eleventh Annual International Exhibition and Sale of Wildlife Art.” Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. Friday, September 28, 1990.

“Wildlife Art.” Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. September 29 – October 14, 1990. (4 copies)

“53rd Annual Exhibition.” The Sculptors Guild. Opening Friday, October 26, 1990. Through November 18, 1990. New York City. (7 copies)

“Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 1991.” Linda Shearer, Guest Curator. Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Saturday, July 6, 1991.

Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences 12th Annual Wildlife Art Show.” Preview Party Friday, September 27, 1991. Complimentary Ticket.

“54th Annual Exhibit.” The Sculptors Guild. Opens Tuesday, April 23, 1991. through May 30, 1991. SOHO Building.

“Champagne Reception to Preview the Twelfth International Exhibition and Sale of Wildlife Art.” Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. September 28, 1991.

“Wildlife Art.” Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. September 28 – October 14, 1991.

“Hanging Around the Library.” Darien Library. Reception Friday, April 3, 1992. April 1 through May 14, 1992.

“A Special Invitation to Charter Contributors to Preview the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art.” Board of Trustees of Museum. New Facility. Saturday, April 11, 1992.

“Birds in Art.” Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Salisbury, Maryland. April – 13 May 25, 1992.

“ ’92 Ward World Championships Wildlife Carving Competition. Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Ocean City convention Center. April 24 – 26, 1992.

“Figurative Paintings and Drawings.” Forum Gallery. Opens May 9, 1992.

“Sculpture ’92 Invitational.” Andrew DeVries, Riuer Studio. Artist’s Reception Saturday, August 22, 1992. Rain date August 23. (2 copies)

“55th Annual Exhibition.” The Sculptors Guild, Sunday, October 25, 1992. Through November 23, 1992. Lever House, New York. (4 copies)

“Inaugural Events 1992.” Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. 1992. Member Events.

“Faculty Exhibition.” Boston University Art Gallery. Opening Friday, January 22. 1993. Through February 21, 1993. (4 copies)

“Bronze Age: March 26 – June 1: The Works of 23 Internationally Known Sculptors.” The Ward Foundation. Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Salisbury, Maryland. Friday, March 26, 1993. (2 copies)

“2nd Annual Sculpture Invitational.” The Williamsville Inn Sculpture Garden. May 29, 1993. Through October 24, 1993. (2 copies)

“Works From Sculptors Guild: New York to Kyoto.” Cast Iron Gallery, New York. Opening June 6, 1993. (4 copies)

“Gedney Farm Sculpture Park.” Opening Reception and Bronze Pouring Demonstration by Andrew DeVries. Sunday, July 4 (no year).  New Marlborough, Massachusetts. (3 copies)

“Art Bash Weekend.” Gedney Farm, New Marlborough, Massachusetts. July 9, 1993. (5 copies)

“Art Bash Weekend.” Gedney Farm, New Marlborough, Massachusetts. Reserved Space G on Level B. Instructions for Delivery. July 9 – 11, 1993.

“Portraits Familiar to Fantastic.” FFS Gallery, New York City. Reception Saturday October 21, 1995.

“Williamsville Sculpture Garden.” The Renaissance Guild. 6th Annual Show and Sale With Works by 18 Renowned Sculptors. Opening Sunday, May 25, 1997. through October 12, 1997. (14 copies)

“Presentation of Sophia Smith Award to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.” President Ruth J. Simmons and the Board of Trustees of Smith College. September 12 - 13, 1997.

“Williamsville Sculpture Garden: 7th Annual Invitational Show and Sale of New American Works by 14 Renowned Sculptors.” The Williamsville Inn. May 24, 1998. Reception. (7 copies)

“Changing Seasons.” National Sculpture Society. New York City. Reception, June 15, 1998.

“Meet the Artist: Elliot Offner.” Friends of the Forbes Library. Saturday, September 28, 2002. (6 copies)

“Second Annual Benefit Art Auction.” Northampton Center for the Arts. March 9 – April 11 (no year). East and West Galleries.

“Art for Life.” DIFFA WMASS. Free admission for donating artist. No date.

“The Art Show: Bella and Bob Fishko.” Forum Gallery. February 15-19 (no year).

First Annual Bi-Coastal Exhibition of the Sculptors Guild of New York.” Presented by Patrick Lo Chiatio. Sponsored by Stephen Fanfang. May 25 – July 1 (no year). San Francisco.

“Landscape and Beyond: Sculpture by Elliot Offner.” Clark Whitney Gallery. July 19 – August 13 (no year).

 

Letters and Notices

Letter from Smith College. Includes the article “Birds, Books, and Beauty.” Picture of Elliot Offner carving wood. 1984

Letter from Jewish Community of Amherst Art Benefit. Thanking Elliot Offner for donation of artwork and invitation to attend Preview November 23, 1985. Signed Hill Boss and Florence D. Wiener.
           

  • Second letter dated December 2, 1985. Informing that artwork was acquired by _______ (Whooping Crane, Lion of Judah) with the acquirer’s address.

Letter from Wildlife Carving Magazine announcing that one or more sculptures were selected for COMPETITION 2003.  Editor Candi Dess.

Letter from Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. Letter of Intent to all participating artists. Dated October 23, 1985. Signed by Head of Wildlife Art Show Committee.

Letter from Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. Thanking for participation in 6th Annual Wildlife Art Exhibition and Sale. Informing that “Monarch Butterfly” sold for $165 and “Whooping Crane - 2” sold for $ 250, for a total of $ 225 due to the artist. Signed Sarah B Laughlin, Director. October 25, 1985.

Letter from Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. Thanking Elliot Offner for participation in 6th Annual Wildlife art Exhibit. Signed Billi Gosh, Director of Development. 1986

Letter From Channel 57’s Great New England Auction.  Thanking for donation; identified as Woodcut. Diane Mitchell, high bidder. 1986.

Certificate of Appreciation. WGBH Public Broadcasting. The 1986 Channel 2 Auction.

Letter from University Art Gallery: National Book Arts Exhibition.  For questions and concerns contact Richard Zauft, Exhibition Director. 1986

Sculptors Guild. List pf artists and titles of work, and dimensions. Also includes Executive Board. 1986 (2 copies)

Note from the Two Collection. Handwritten note indicating amount earned that year and the amount earned from Elliot Offner’s donation. One piece unidentified piece brought $280, and the woodcut, “The Griffin” sold for $ 90. Signed Pat Warner. 1986

Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. Thanking for submission of work to art show committee. Indicating 2 prints and 2 sculptures to be shown. Signed Billi Gosh, Director of Development. 1986.

Letter from The Two Collection.  Informing Elliot Offner of selection of woodcut in 1986 Two collection. Signed Pat Warner. February 18, 1986

Letter from Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. Apologizing for not having sent check for Butterfly woodcut and enclosing addresses of the purchasers of Elliot Offner’s work. Signed Sally (Sarah B Laughlin), director. March 12, 1986.

Letter from Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. Invitation to exhibit in 8th Annual Wildlife Art Exhibition and Sale. Signed Billi Gosh, Director. May 22, 1986.

Artist’s Contract. Sales and Rental Gallery. Signed and dated by Elliot Offner, October 2, 1986.

Letter from Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts. Letter to sales and rental artists regarding referrals of clients to artists. Signed Barbara Rosenbaum. October 28, 1986.

Agreement between Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences and artists participating in 7th Annual Wildlife Art Exhibition and Sale. September 27 – October 13, 1986. List of pieces:  “Hatchet Fish”, bronze, $12,000. “Cochiell”, bronze, $9500. “Porcupine”, woodcut, $215(framed). “Giraffe”, woodcut, $225 (framed). Signed and dated by Elliot Offner, September 8, 1986.

  • Includes letter of intent to all participating artists, signed by Billi Gosh, August 4, 1986.

Letter from the Two Collection.  Invitation to participate in 1987 auction. Signed by Pat Warner, Chairman. November 24, 1986.

The Calendar of Events, The Two Collection. 1986 - 1987

Letter from Calawba Press. Requesting labels for pieces shown in exhibition. Signed Barbara Blumenthal, March 4, 1987.

Letter from DeCardova and Dana Museum and Park.  Letter to inform that “figure From the Sea” would be included in exhibiton. Signed Lisa Weber Greenberg, Assistant Curator. March 4, 1987.

Letter from the Two Collection.  Letter informing that the woodcut “Butterfly” was
selected. Signed Pat Warner, Chairman, March 23, 1987.

Letter from Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. 7th Annual Wildlife Art Exhibition and Sale. Letter of intent to all participating artists. Signed Billi Gosh, Wildlife Art Show Committee. August 9, 1987.

Letter from the Two Collection.   Handwritten letter confirming the amount earned from the auction. Signed by Pat Warner. 1987

Letter from Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. Information for Artists fro 8th Annual Wildlife Art Exhibition and Sale. 1987 (2 copies)
           
Includes agreement between VINS and artists participating in 8th Annual Exhibition and Sale. Includes list of items shown: “Lion of Judah”, woodcut $160 (framed); “Fish Plaque (Dapenium Granulatum)” bronze $2900; “Turkey”, bronze $16000; “Griffin”, woodcut, $200 (framed).

Letter from “A Celebration of Jewish Art.” Invitation to exhibit. Exhibition September 16 – October 31, 1987
Letter from Two Collection. Handwritten apology includes address of purchaser of “Monarch”. Signed Pat (Warner). October 2, 1987.

Letter from Letter from Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. Thanking for participating in 8th Annual Wildlife Art Exhibition and Sale. Signed Billi Gosh, Director of Development. October 24, 1987.

Letter from Letter from Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. Information for 9th Annual Wildlife Art Exhibition and Sale. 1988.

Letter from National Academy of Design, 63rd Annual Exhibit.  Receipt of outgoing work, “Great Blue Heron”, bronze. Thanking for submission of piece. May 6, 1988.

Letter from Jewish community of Amherst. Thanking for donation of (Whooping crane) signed Hill Boss, November 1988

  • Enclosed Benefit catalogue and name of patron who bought the piece, with thank-you note signed by Hill Boss, Chairperson.
  • Handwritten address of patron
  • Receipt for work of art donated to Jewish Community of Amherst Art Benefit:  woodcut “Whooping Crane, Second State” (1982), Artist Elliot Offner, Donor Rosemary Offner. Artist appraisal by Elliot Offner of $175. date received October 25, 1988. signed by member of JCA Art Benefit Committee

Letter from Sculptors Guild Annual Exhibition 1988. Includes name of artist with title of work and dimensions. 1988.

Letter from Sales and Rental Gallery. Invitation to reception for the “Artists’ Landscape” Exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield. 1988.

Agreement between Elliot Offner and Sync Gallery giving dealer right to procure a purchase for “Two-Heads”, bronze, $10000; and “Pheasant”, bronze, $14000. Both pieces with 60.4% commission split (10% to Forum). Signed by Rosemary Offner for Elliot Offner and ______, dealer, Sync Gallery. 1989.

Letter from Sales and Rental Gallery. Informing of new exhibition with enclosed summer schedule. Signed Mider Barrett, June 21, 1989.

Letter from Sales and Rental Gallery. Artist’s reception for those who exhibit with Sales and Rental Gallery. Sunday, November 12, 1987.

Letter from Manchester Community College. News Release: the Newspace Gallery “Sculpture by Lloyd Glasson and Elliot Offner”. March 2 – 20, 1990.

Letter from Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. Thanking for participation in 11th Annual Exhibition and Sale. Signed Billi Gosh Director of Development. October 16, 1990.

Letter from Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. Handwritten note expressing gratitude for participation in upcoming 11th Annual Exhibition and Sale. Signed Billi Gosh. August 13, 1990.

  • Includes Letter of Intent to all participating artists. Dated June 1990
  • Includes Agreement between VINS and artist participating in 11th Annual Exhibition and Sale.

Design Industries Foundation for AIDS (DIFFA) Western Massachusetts.  Art for Life. Donor’s receipt: “Woodcut”, with dimensions 15”x22”, estimated value $250. October 30, 1990.

Letter from Design Industries Foundation for AIDS (DIFFA) Western Massachusetts. Letter in gratitude for donation of artwork for silent auction. Signed Scott Cormies, Chairman. December 10, 1990.

1st Annual Phyllis Williams Lehmann Lecture: “Half a Century of Excavation at Samonthrace”, by Professor James T McCrede. Sponsored by Western Massachusetts society of the Archeological Institute of America. April 20, 1991. (2 copies)

Greater New Haven Smith Club. Annual Luncheon Meeting May 22, 1991.  Elliot Offner addressing the idea of Public Sculpture in Contemporary Life.

Sculpture ’91 Invitational: Andrew DeVries, Elliot Offner, and Carolyn Wirth. Includes list of Elliot Offner’s works:

  1. Great Blue Heron, Bronze
  2. Descending Heron, Bronze
  3. Bittern Mother and Child, Bronze
  4. Dog, Bronze
  5. Striped Bass, Bronze
  6. Kite, Bronze
  7. Wood Works
  8. Lion
  9. Mythical Bird
  10. Small Bittern, Bronze
  11. Asian Pheasant, Bronze
  12. Intermediate Heron, Bronze
  13. Viking Heads (1)
  14. Viking Heads (2)
  15. John Neumann Maguette (Emily)
  16. Cambridge Pheasant
  17. Fish (Bas Relief)
  18. Thomas Moore (Bas Relief)
  19. Samuel Plaque (Bas Relief)
  20. – 22. Minneapolis Maguette Birds (Bas Relief)

The New Nicolette Mall Newsletter. Installation of artwork begins. October 1991.

Nicolette Mall Fountain. Includes bronze statues by Elliot Offner. Commissioned by the City of Minneapolis in 1991, dedicated 1992. (3 copies of this letter).

Letter from the Irene Mennen Hunter Public Broadcasting Center 57. Letter in gratitude for participation in 1992 Gallery 57 collection. Donated items sold for $295, 59% of retail value. Signed Steve Johnson, Assistant Auction Director. 1992