Biography Tom Newport is a Cedar Rapids native who graduated from Cornell College in 1977. Since that time he has been living and working in Cedar Rapids building his own jewelry design and sculpture business. He has large sculptural work on both permanent display and on yearly loan in multiple cities around the country and shows frequently with Quad City Arts, Loveland Sculpture Group of Loveland, Colorado and other local galleries. Tom is also an active member of the art community in Cedar Rapids, as a committee member for multiple public art projects.
Statement "My fabricated stainless steel sculptures are often outwardly abstract, but are closely linked to nature and reality. The energy and the vitality expressed in my compositions reflect a subtle inner strength and spirit that expands and interacts gracefully with space and the surrounding environment. My work is inspired by my experience in floral design, jewelry design and a general observation of the world around me."
1999 – 2006 Sculpture on the Avenues: juried sculpture show, Effingham, IL (annual)
1997-2006 Art Around the Corner, juried sculpture show, Ames, IA (annual)
1995-2006 Loveland Invitational Sculpture Show, Loveland, CO (annual) Sculpture on Second Street, juried outdoor show, Cedar Rapids, IA (annual) Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Lawrence, KS (annual) Olathe Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Olathe, KS (annual)
2002-2007 Gillette Avenues of the Arts, Gillette, WY (annual)
2005-2007 James Hurst Art Center Sculpture Garden; nine sculptures on loan, Cedar Falls, IA
2005 Quad City Midcoast Fine Arts Juried Show, Moline, IA
2001 Quad City Midcoast Fine Arts Juried Show, Moline, IA “Overalls All Over”, Cedar Rapids, IA Budweiser Warehouse Sculpture Show, Cedar Rapids, IA Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Museum Gate Show, Cedar Rapids, IA
2000 Luther College Outdoor Juried Sculpture Show, Decorah, IA
1998-1999 James Hurst Art Center Juried Sculpture Garden Show, Cedar Falls, IA
1996 North American Juried Sculpture Show, Golden, CO
Sales - Site Specific Commissions - Corporate Collections
2006 City of Olathe, KS ʻZig Zagʼ sculpture 2006 City of Gillette, WY ʻRiver Rushesʼ sculpture 2004 St. Ludmilaʼs Church, Cedar Rapids, IA Stainless steel processional cross 2003 Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA Five outdoor sculptures 2002 North Scott Community School District, Eldridge, IA Two large stainless abstractions 2001 St. Pius Church, Cedar Rapids, IA Stainless steel processional cross 2000 Servpro Inc., Davenport, IA Stainless steel abstraction 1999 Johnson Elementary School of the Arts, Cedar Rapids, IA Painted steel exterior commission 1999 Vernon Inn Restaurant, Cedar Rapids, IA Stainless steel abstraction 1999 Bethany Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, IA Two sterling silver cross pendants 1998 Xavier High School, Cedar Rapids, IA ʻRisen Christʼ figure, Chapel Cross, 140 Jesus Crucifixes 1998 Hiawatha Library, Hiawatha, IA Stainless Steel, brass, copper, Plexiglas wall sculpture 1998 Harrison, Hempe, and Davis, Inc., Ames, IA Stainless steel abstraction 1996 Nevada Middle School, Nevada, IA Stainless steel exterior sculpture 1996 City of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA Commemorative 1996 Olympic Torch Monument 1995 United States Bank and Trust, Cedar Rapids, IA Stainless steel abstraction 1994 Howard R. Green Corporation, Cedar Rapids, IA Stainless steel wall sculpture
Awards 2006 “Best In Pot” Art in the Pots Project, Marion, IA 2002 Iowa Arts Council Community Award, Overalls All Over Project, Cedar Rapids, IA 2001, 2000 Peopleʼs Choice Award for Sculpture, Effingham, IL
metal sculptures, steel, public art, installations, outdoor, community art, abstract, geometric, contemporary, spatial, sleek, exterior