Exhibitions

Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, Michigan  Outdoor Installation thru May 2012

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 East Main Street  Fort Wayne, Indiana  December 17 - January 29, 2012  4th Artist Members Exhibition

Midwest Museum of American Art   October 7 - December 4, 2011  33rd Elkhart Juried Regional Art Exhibition, 429 S. Main St., Elkhart Indiana

Solo Exhibition "Steeling the Farm" Fire Arts, Inc. 305 E. Colfax South Bend, IN 46617 Exhibition March 4 - April 1, 2011

Fort Wayne Museum of Art Members Exhibition Opening Reception December 3, 2010 6:30-9pm December 4, 2010 - February 27, 2011

Midwest Museum of American Art 32nd Elkhart Juried National Elkhart, Indiana October 8 - December 5, 2010 Purchase Award Recipient

Box Factory for the Arts St. Joseph, Michigan Installation "Chompers & Cera" 2010-2012

Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff St. Joseph, Michigan July 10-11, 2010

Carmel International Arts Festival Main Street and Rangeline Carmel, Indiana September 26 - 27, 2009 www.carmelartsfestival.org

Penrod Arts Fair Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis, Indiana September 12, 2009

Purdue University's 2009 Master Gardener State Conference First Baptist Church, C.R. 17, Bristol, Indiana September 10-12, 2009 www.MichianaMasterGardeners.com

Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff St. Joseph, Michigan July 11 - 12, 2009

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts KIA Art Fair June 6, 2009 May 1 - May 27, 2009

Solo Exhibition by Chris Jaworski Shutterhugs Art Gallery Goshen, Indiana www.shutterhugs.com

Leeper Park Art Fair South Bend, Indiana June 19 - 20, 2009 www.leeperparkartfair.org 

March 28, 2009 Art in the Garden - Allegan Area Arts Council Griswold Auditorium www.alleganarts.com

Ann Arbor Art Center’s 86th Annual: All Media Exhibition Ann Arbor, MI August 2008 - Honorable Mention Award

11th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival Historic Old Town Carmel Indiana Arts & Design District September 27-28, 2008 

Best Sculpture Award Orchard Lake Fine Art Show 2008 July 25-27, 2008 Orchard Lake, Michigan

47th Annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff St. Joseph, Michigan July 12 & 13, 2008 Best of Category Sculpture Award 2008

50th Annual South Haven Summer Art Fair South Haven, Michigan July 6, 2008 2008

Waterfront Invitational Art Fair Saugatuck, Michigan July 5, 2008

Elkhart EnviroCorps’ EnviroFest, Recycled Art Contest Rhapsody in Green, Downtow n Elkhart, Indiana June 14, 2008

Second Place Achievement Award East Lansing Art Festival Downtown East Lansing, Michigan May 17 - 18, 2008

Garden Party - Four Winds Garden Club May 3, 2008 Elkhart, Indiana

Chicagoland Flower and Garden Art Show March 8-9, 2008 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, Illinois

International Erotic Art Exhibition 2008 Dirty Show - Detroit February 8-9-10-14-16, 2008 Berts Warehouse Theater Detroit, Michigan

Space 237 Annual Fall Art Exhibition “Environments” October 19, 2007 – Januray 5, 2008 237 North Michigan Avenue Toledo, Ohio "We here at Space 237 Galleries and Studios felt absolutely fortunate to show Chris Jaworski’s creature sculptures in our 2007 Fall Show. Not only is his skill and technique incredible, but more importantly the presence of his pieces are not that of just art, but of actual personalities and joy. Chris gave us the opportunity to bring a smile to everyone who walked through our doors. Generally viewers feel slightly intimidated by artwork at a gallery, but everybody seemed comfortable with his sculptures. We had a group come in, and absentmindedly pet a dinosaur while they talked to each other. A family came in, and I watched a little girl hold a conversation with one of the birds. I even found myself speaking and making noises for them. They are truly magical creatures. It’s hard to write about Chris’s sculptures without incorporating individual accounts, b/c his pieces affect you on such a personal level. With that said, during the show I was personally going through one of the roughest moments in my life due to family tragedy and illness. No matter how sad or frustrated I came to work, just stepping in the gallery would give me a sense of peace and joy. Every so often I believe art has the ability to capture a spirit, and I certainly believe Chris has accomplished that. Rather than telling the metal he uses in his pieces what to be, he lets it tell him what it wants to be. In that organic process he is able create more than just objects and art, he also creates happiness. In a world where happiness can often seem hard to find, Chris’s sculptures are a must for everyone. Not a must see, but a must experience." Myela Slattery, Exhibition Coordinator, Space 237 Galleries and Studios

Hobart Arts League National Juried Competition October 12 - 21, 2007 3850 Howard Street Hobart, Indiana Distinguished Juror: Robert Stanley

Viridian Artists Inc. 18th Annual Juried Art Competition July 9-27, 2007 530 West 25th Street #407 New York, New York Distinguished Juror: Charlotta Kotik, Curator Brooklyn Museum New York City

Lancaster County Art Association National Juried Exhibition 2007 June 10 - July 22, 2007 149 Precision Avenue Strasburg, Pennsylvania Second Place Sculpture Award Distinguished Juror: Mr. William Zimmer, Art Critic for the New York Times

The Box Factory for the Arts- Michiana Annual Art Competition 2007 May 18 - June 24, 2007 St. Joseph, Michigan Distinguished Juror: Carl Forsland, International Assn. of Pastel Societies 

Aurora Colors Gallery “May Day- All Things Bright and Beautiful" April 28 - May 27, 2007 145-A Kentucky Street Petaluma, California

Manchester National Juried Fine Art Exhibition 2007 February 23 - March 18, 2007 12 12 Gallery Richmond, Virginia Third Place in Show Award More than 900 works were submitted for consideration by artists in 36 states, D.C. and Canada. 50 works were selected for the show and award winners were identified within that group. “Mr. Jaworski’s welded steel assemblage is artful, elegant, and extremely smart in its use of found and manipulated materials. Making use of everything from wrenches and springs to gears and saw teeth, he has fashioned a splendid bird-like beast that is both sculpturally whole and corporeally convincing. There’s not a wasted or extraneous piece in the entire assemblage. Working from the skeleton out, one gets a vivid sense of the actual, living presence of this crouching beast ready to “spring” (sorry, but the sculpture invites puns like this), from the clutch of its claws to the shriek from its open beak. Splendid Work!” Distinguished Juror: Dr. Jefferson C. Harrison, Chief Curator, Chrysler Museum of Art

“The Sensual Nude” International All-Media Juried Art Exhibition March 1 - 24, 2007 Limner Gallery Hudson, New York SlowArt Production, New York New York

Midwest Museum of American Art - 28th Annual Elkhart Juried Regional Art Exhibit October 20 - December 3, 2006 Elkhart, Indiana Distinguished Jurors: Christy DeHoog Johnson, Adjunct Professor Kendall College of Art & Design Grand Rapids, Michigan and Mr. Mark Ruschman, Owner/Director, Ruschman Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana Midwest Museum of American Art

27th Annual Elkhart Juried Regional Art Exhibition October 21 - December 4, 2005 Elkhart, Indiana Distinguished Jurors: Nick Antonakis,Professor of Arts Visual Arts Department Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan and Robin vanRooyen, Professor of Arts Grand Rapids Community College , Michigan