Wayne Chabre



Walla Walla, WA



Education: Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, B.A. in Art, 1969 


Professional Experience: Sculptor of fine art, functional & architectural work, public & private commissions, 1973-present.

• City of El Paso, Pre-Qualified Artist Pool, 2013- present

• Oregon Public Art Roster, 2011-present

• Washington State Arts Commission Public Artist Roster, 2001-present

• Regional Arts & Culture Council Design Team Roster, Portland, OR, 1996-present

• City of Reno, NV, Artist Roster, 2007 to present

• Seattle Fire Station Artist Roster, Seattle, WA 2006-2007 • 4Culture Artist-Made Building Parts Roster, Seattle, WA, 2005-2007

Current Projects:

• Two Hammered copper gargoyle sculptures, University of Oregon, Museum of Natural History, Eugene, OR


Recent Completed Public Commissions:

• Sculpture commission, West Valley High School, Yakima, WA, 2012

• Sculpture commission, Tri-Met Transit, Light Rail, Lents Town Center Station, Portland, OR, 2012

• Bronze sculpture commission, City of Stockton, CA. 2011 Received Award of Excellence from City

• Design Team member & Sculpture commission, Fire station #28, Seattle, WA, 2010

• Twenty-four sculptures, Joan Darrah Marina, Stockton, CA, 2010. Received Award of Excellence from City

• Bronze exterior screen, Kirkland City Hall, Kirkland, WA, 2009

• Mixed media suspended sculpture, Lynnwood HS, Lynnwood, WA, 2009


Selected Past Public Commissions:

• Two bronze sculptures, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, FL, 2007

• Mobile Sculpture, aluminum, Mt. Tahoma High School, Tacoma WA, 2007

• Bronze gates, St. Mary Hospital Reflection Garden, Walla Walla, WA, 2006

• Sculptural bench, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR, 2006

• Forty ft. bronze railing, Mercer Island Community Center, 2005

• Two 5.5 x 14 ft. bronze bas relief panels, Multnomah County Building, Portland, OR, 2005

• Bronze bas-relief sculpture, Eastmont Jr. High School, East Wenatchee, WA, 2004

• Twelve Portrait Busts, Spokesman-Review Newspaper Production Facility Building, 2002

• Bronze bas-relief panel, Highland High School, Cowiche, WA, 2002

• Four Bronze sculptures, Tri-Met Interstate MAX Light Rail, Albina/Mississippi Station, Portland, OR, 2001

• Bronze, Steel & Copper Pavilion, Farmers Market, Walla Walla, WA, 2001

• Two bronze sculptures, Bend Public Library, Bend, OR, 2000

• Sculptured steel security panels, Western State Hospital, Steilacoom, WA, 1999

• Bronze bench, Multnomah County Juvenile Justice Center, Portland, OR, 1998

• Bronze main entry gates, Metro Washington Park Zoo, Portland, OR, 1999

• Fifteen sculptures, Families’ Courtyard, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland, OR,1996-1998

• Sculpture, “Wailing Bell,” Washington State U., Vancouver, 1996

• Three bronze lighting fixtures, Knight Library, University of OR, Eugene, OR, 1992

• Interior copper & bronze screen gate, Oregon Archives Building, Salem, OR, 1990

• Twelve hammered copper gargoyles, University of Oregon Science Buildings 1986-1988


Selected Exhibitions & Representation:

• The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, January 2014

• Northwest By Northwest Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon, ongoing representation

• Sculpture Without Walls Exhibition, Cannon Beach, OR, 2007 (Purchase Award)

• Gallery4Culture, Arts Parts, Artist Made Building Parts Registry Artists, November 2006

• Gallery Without Walls outdoor sculpture exhibition, Lake Oswego, Oregon, 2005-07

• Westcott Bay Institute Sculpture Garden, San Juan Island, WA, 2004-2012

• Lorinda Knight Gallery, two-person exhibition, Spokane, WA, 2002

• William Zimmer Gallery, group exhibition, Mendocino, CA, 1990, 1993

• Cheney Cowles Museum, U.S. Metal/Northwest Metal, Spokane WA, 1990

• Carnegie Art Center, Regional Juried Show, Walla Walla, WA, 1982 (Juror's award)

• Carnegie Art Center, two-person exhibition, Walla Walla, WA, 1986

• O'Connell Gallery, solo exhibition, Portland, OR, 1984

• Allied Arts Gallery, Richland, WA, 1979, (Best of Show, regional competition)



The Art of Place Making: Creating Public Art, Urban Design and Interpretation that Tells You

Where You Are, Townscape Institute, 2007.

Southwest Art Magazine, July, 2006, pieces at Westcott Bay Sculpture Park pictured.

The Art of Place Making: Creating Public Art, Urban Design and Interpretation that Tells You

Where You Are, Townscape Institute, Summer 2005.

Public Art Review, Spring/Summer 2005, FORECAST Public Artworks

Mass Transit, June 2004, Tri-Met sculpture, “Second Growth” on cover.

NorthwestAMP Magazine, Aug. 2004

Oregonian, April 25, 2004, Tri-Met Light Rail art reviewed.

Spokesman-Review, August 8, 2002, Lorinda Knight Gallery show reviewed.

Oregonian, January 4, 2002, Interview in Renee Mitchell's Metro column.

Bend Bulletin, June 3, 2001, Bend Public Library sculptures featured.

Building the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, ZGF Partnership, 2001

Places, A Quarterly Journal of Environmental Design, Spring 1992

Oregon Arts, (OAC Magazine) Sept/Oct 1987

Old Oregon, University of Oregon alumni magazine, Fall 1987, cover.

Buyer's Book of American Crafts, American Craft Enterprises, 1985