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Latka Studios
Tom Latka, Jean Latka

229 MIDWAY AVENUE

PUEBLO, CO. 81004 U.S.A.

719-543-0720
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1986 Tom Latka:
Jean Latka:

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MAJOR COMMISSIONS

2007 City of Aurora, Co. Sculpture “Gemstone”, Concrete, glass, stains 20’x20’x6’

2007 Best Buy Computers, Sculpture “Miter head”, 20’x8’x8’

2007 Pueblo Animal Shelter Donor Wall, Pueblo, Colorado

2006 City of Grand Junction Mural Ceramic 20’ x 12’

2005 Greeley Arch, Greeley Colorado 14’x16’x2’ Concrete, ceramic

2005 Pikes Peak Youth Shelter, Entrance 10’x10’x6’ Ceramic, Steel

2005 Gandhi Peace Park Fountain, Pueblo Co. 3’x3’x2’ Aluminum

2004 *The Palms, Las Vegas, Nevada, Glass, 8’ Diameter

2004 *Kyocera-Global, Tokyo, Japan 24’x10’ Glass

2004 The Headwater Fountain Plaza 1000’x200’x36’ Ceramic, Concrete

2003 *The Hotel Sanissouci, Prague, Czech Republic, 288 Square Feet of decorative pillars

2003 Pueblo Community College Donor Wall Ceramic/Glass 24’x8’x3”

2002 City of Aurora Mural 8’x12’x3” Ceramic and Glass

2002 Parkview Hospital Entrance 10’x20’x6” Ceramic and Glass

2001 Bluesky Enterprises Donor Wall and Entryway features 5’x20’x4” Ceramic

2000 Historic Arkansas River Project, ceramic, stone, concrete, 6’x100’x4”, Pueblo, Colorado

1998 Wark Building Pueblo, Co. Ceramic, 18’x18’

1998 City of Littleton Relief Mural 8’x12’x6’

1997 Bus Terminal City of Pueblo, “Intersection” Relief Mural 12’x 24’x6”

1995 Northern New Mexico Community College 12’x12’ relief mural

1994 El Pueblo Museum 10’x10’ , ceramic relief mural

1993 El Pueblo Pride Park sculpture 20’x13’x10’

1992 Pueblo Public Library, “Red, White, Blue Unite, 8’x8’ relief mural, Pueblo, Colorado

1990 St. Mary Corwin Hospital, Pueblo, Co. relief mural 20’x8’

1985 Dutch Clark Stadium, sculpture, Pueblo, Colorado, 20’x20’x13’

1987 *S.C.I.A.R.C, Santa Monica, Ca. Fountain 20’x20’6’ aluminum

1985 *Chicago Botanical Garden Fountain 60’x14’x3’ stone and ceramic

*Asterisk designates coordinated work with the design team, Solar Plexus

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Tom Latka

Masters of Art California State University, Fullerton, California.  1970

Bachelor of Arts, California State University at Fullerton, California.  1969
Jean Latka

Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs 1972

AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS
Tom Latka

One Person Show, California State University, Fullerton, California.  1970

Two Person Show, The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  1973

“Colorado ‘83, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado 1983

One Person Show; The News Gallery Denver, Co.  1984

“Colorado Clay” Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado.  1987

Group show: Pikes Peaks Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado 1987, 1986

Awards:  Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, Colorado 2000,1989, 1986, 1985

Three Person show “Latkaland” Lincoln Art Center, Ft. Collins Colorado 1993

Invitation Fremount County Art Center, Ft. Collins, Colorado 1993

Invitation Commonwheel Art Gallery, Manitou Springs, Colorado 1993

Three-person show at the Artisan Center, Denver, Colorado.  2000

Two person show Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, Colorado 2000

Jurors Choice Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, Co.  2004

Jean Latka
Award:  Honorable Mention, “Own Your Own” Art Show, Pueblo Colorado, 1984

Anderson Ranch grant recipient, Snowmass, Colorado 1990

Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, Colorado 1994-1995

“Latkaland”, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, Colorado 1993

Invitational Fremont County Art Center, Canon City, Colorado 1993

Invitational to the Commonwheel Artists Coop, Manitou Springs, Colorado 1993

Two person show Sangre de Cristo, Pueblo, Colorado 2000

Group Show, Artists on Santa Fe, Denver, Colorado 2000

Group Show, Colorado Historical Society, Denver, Colorado 2000

Group Show, Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado 2000

One Person Show, Gary Mauro Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2000

WORK EXPERIENCE
Tom Latka

Studio artist Pueblo, Colorado 1975-present

Instructor for The Colorado College, Colordo Springs, Colorado 1971-1976

Graduate Lab Assistant, California State College, Fullerton, California 1969-1970

Jean Latka

1977- present: studio artist, muralist, business manager, advertising and marketing director, gallery coordinator for LATKA STUDIOS

Co-author of book Ceramic Extruding Tom and Jean Latka, Krause Publication 2000

Ceramics Monthly, Sept. 1995 Co-author “Taking the Rude out of Extrude”

Clay Times Nov. 1996 “Jerry Caplan’s Monumental Extrusion Workshop”

Ceramics Monthly, Sept. 1997 “ The Watershed Experience”

REFERENCES
Don Saling, City Manager for Pueblo West, Colorado 547-2000

Deborah Espinoza, Director of the El Pueblo Museum, Pueblo, Colorado

583-0453

Jim Munch, Assistant City Manager for the city of Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado 719-821-9191