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Professional Experience

Mark Pettegrow Studio Ltd. 1995 – Present

Independent sculpture studio, custom design and decorative arts company. Private commissions include original sculpture, design and fabrication for restaurants, residences, corporations and public spaces. Significant awards, projects and commissions include:

  • Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, 2012
    Tripod - Bronze and steel, First Prize for Sculpture. 

  • Private Residence, Aspen, CO, 2000
    Aspen - Custom 5 x 8 foot fireplace. Bronze, steel and hammered copper sculpture installation. Featured on HGTV.      

  • Private Residence, Longboat Key, FL, 2010
    Crane’s Dance - Custom design and fabrication of two 5-foot tall bronze abstracts as a fountain and water rill feature    

  • Vatche Simonian Architecture, Morristown, NJ, 2008
    Dancing on the Edge - Three 10-foot bronze abstract figures commissioned for the central courtyard of a corporate complex in Cliffside Park, NJ     

  • Pine Run Elementary School, Chalfont PA, 2000
    Through Eyes of Wonder - Bronze sculpture completed as a Sculpture Residency with 20 fifth and sixth grade students. Bucks County Sculpture Invitational Award of Merit.   


Brushworks, Inc. 1989 – 2000

Founder and principal designer in an architectural mural, decorative painting and design studio in New Hope, PA. Significant commissions include:


  • Private Residence, New Hope, PA
    Custom design of a classically inspired pool house including seven life-sized  bronze figures, a 120 foot classical frieze and an interior stone, tile and painted fresco scheme. Published in Philadelphia Magazine, 1996. 

  • The Pennsview Inn, Philadelphia PA
    Design and fabrication of a boutique European hotel’s interior public spaces. The project included extensive murals, bas relief, stained glass and custom decorative finishing. Won the Philadelphia AIA Award of Excellence, 1995

Board Service


New Hope Arts Center, Board of Directors

2015  present 

New Hope Arts, Inc., New Hope, PA, is a non-profit arts center dedicated to showcasing the arts in the Delaware Valley.


Penn Design Alumni Association, Board of Directors

2008  2013  

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA    


University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 

Graduate School of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts - Sculpture, 1990Studio study with Robert Engman, Maurice Lowe, Hitoshi Nakazato, and Neil Welliver.                                                                                               

University of Maine

Orono, ME

Bachelor of Arts - Fine Arts with Highest Honors, Highest Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa, 1981


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Skowhegan, ME

Bernard Langlais Scholar 1981

Selected Individual Exhibitions

2009  A Line of Enquiry, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                                                

2007 Leap of Faith: New Work, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia PA
2006 Equipoise: New Work from the Studio, Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Transformation: A Bronze Sculpture Exhibition,  Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, curated by June LaCombe Sculpture

2017 Power of Place, Sculpture at the Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm, Wells ,ME, curated by June LaCombe Sculpture

2017 Sculpture: Embracing Earth and Autumn, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal, ME, curated by June LaCombe Sculpture                             

2016 PNC Arts Alive Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Phillips Mill, Solebury, PA - Perihelion

2015 Opening a Dialogue: The Nature of Abstraction, Trenton City Museum,Trenton, NJ                              

2015 Ellarslie Open 32, The Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ, Honorable Mention for Tripod
2015 Sculpture Invitational, New Hope Arts, New Hope, PA, Jurors Prize for Tidal Crest

2014 Sculpture Invitational, New Hope Arts, New Hope, PA, Best in Show for Chrysalis

2012 Pennsylvania Art of the State, Harrisburg, PA, First Prize Sculpture for Tripod

2010 Bucks County Sculpture Invitational, Perihelion
2008 Pennsylvania Art of the State, Harrisburg, PA,  Arabesque
2007 Bucks County Artists: A Cross Section, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA
2006 – 2008 Field of Vision, Outdoor Sculpture at Penn State, Berks Campus
2006 Bucks County Sculpture Invitational, Doylestown, PA, First Place for Leap of Faith                         

1996 Maine Coast Artist Invitational, Maine Coast Art Gallery, Rockport, ME, Canopus


Selected Permanent Collections

Arabesque - Pennsylvania State University, Berks County, PA
Mariposa - Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
Through Eyes of Wonder - Pine Run Elementary School, Chalfont, PA
Aspen - Private Residence, Aspen, CO 

American Eagle - American Reinsurance Corporation, Princeton, NJ

AON - AON Corporation, Warrington, PA                                                                                               


Selected Publications

100 Artists of the MidAtlantic, Schiffer Publications, E. Ashley Rooney, 2010 

Metal Magic, Reid-Land Productions for HGTV, Joe Zanger, 2001  



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