|ABOUT DAVID NUNNELEY
Over the past ten years Sculptor David Nunneley has created dozens of tabletop bronze sculptures and over 20 large bronze monuments on commission for organizations, commercial developers and civic institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. A large number of David Nunneley's bronze monuments are located in Broken Arrow and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Sculptor David Nunneley is currently commissioned to complete two more life-sized bronze sculptures in 2012, a bronze monument consisting of four figures on the grounds of West Point Military Academy. The central figure is West Point football coach, Colonel "Red" Blaik surrounded by three Heisman Trophy winners from his era, Pete Dawkins, "Doc" Blanchard and Glenn Davis. Nunneley's second commission is Indianapolis 500 racing fame, Jack Zink. The sculpture will be located at the Zink Boy Scout Ranch in Tulsa, Oklahoma .
STUDIO AND FOUNDRIES
David Nunneley works from his 3600 square foot studio in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, giving him ample space to produce the models and molds and finishing patina of very large sculptures. While he contracts out the bronze work to several foundries located in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Colorado, his primary monument foundry is the Lands End Foundry in Paonia, Colorado. Nunneley has found the work of the Land's End Foundry to be of the highest quality, but they have always completed his sculptures on schedule. David Nunneley considers the good and cooperative relationship with a Foundry as an imperative component in meeting customer requirements.
Like many artists, David Nunneley has not always made his living as an Artist. Prior to becoming a full-time Sculptor, Nunneley's first employment was working as a scientific illustrator for an instrument company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Eventually he formed my own instrument company and received five U.S. Patents. He sold the Company to a public utility company located in Pennsylvania and became V.P. of Research and Development for FW Murphy Controls in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Because of Nunneley's early education, he has always considered himself an artist although he has no regrets for the years he spent in the business world. A great deal of that experience has proven invaluable to David as an artist today. Leaving the corporate world and becoming a successful full-time Sculptor has been the most fulfilling accomplishment of Nunneley's life.
SHOWS AND AWARDS
Gilcrease Museum Invitational Miniature Show, Tulsa, OK
Loveland Sculpture Invitational Show, TX
NatureWorks Wildlife Show, Tulsa, OK
Sculpture at The River, Little Rock, AR
Recipient of Oklahoma Visual Arts Grant, 2003, OK
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES
National Sculpture Society
Oklahoma Sculpture Society
Arkansas Sculpture League
Artists of Northwest Arkansas
Director Emeritus,NatureWorks, Tulsa, Ok
Judge of Tulsa Air and Space Museum annual High School Art Competition
Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council for Art in Public Places