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About James Mellick

James Mellick was born in 1947, has been a wood carver since 1976, and started telling stories through dogs in 1985.

He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (1973), where he received the Graduate Award for Excellence in Art and Design. Faculty positions include Colby Sawyer College, NH, 1973-78; Houghton College, NY, 1978-81; Calvin College, MI, 1989-91; and Cedarville University, OH, 2008-14. He has also taught workshops at Penland School of Crafts, Southern Illinois University, and several schools in the Ohio Valley region. Mellick is a Master Ohio Craftsman and 2015 nominee for the Governor’s Award. He won a significant cash award by popular vote at ArtPrize 8 in Grand Rapids, MI, in 2016.

Notable Artwork Collections

  • Bluffton University
  • Calvin College
  • Delaware County Sheriff's Office
  • Evansville Museum of Art
  • Morris Museum
  • Spring Arbor University
  • Swope Art Museum
  • Various International Private Collections

Where the Dogs are Now

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Canine Warriors: Courage and Sacrifice, Always Beside You

Time: Wednesday, October 30, 2019October 30, 2019 - 9:00 am - January 31, 2020 - 5:00 pm / National Museum of the United States Air Force, 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431
A new traveling exhibition of wooden dog sculptures featuring eight Wounded Warrior Dogs and four Canine War Dogs will

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Great Artwork in Great Locations

Open Daily 9AM-5PM, November 8, 2019-January 31, 2020

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton, OH 45431

June 2019-September 2020

National Infantry Museum 1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, GA 31903

February 15-May 10, 2020

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum 303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

June 2020-September 2021

Upcountry History Museum 540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601

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