|Charles Radtke | Born 1964 Hermann, MO | Lives and works in Cedarburg, WI|
|1989||Summer Session with James Krenov, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO|
|1986||BS, Lombard Institute of Technology, Lombard, IL|
|1982-83||Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO|
AWARDS and GRANTS
|1999||Best of Show, Lakefront Festival Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI|
|1998||Best of Show, Lakefront Festival of Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI|
|1997||Best of Show, Lakefront Festival of Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI|
|1996||Best Furniture as Art, Milwaukee Magazine, Milwaukee, WI|
|1995||Best of Show, Festival Of The Arts, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI|
|1993||Best of Show, Illinois Ozark Craft Guild, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL|
|1992||Best of Show, Illinois Ozark Craft Guild, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL|
|1991||First Place, Furniture as an Art Form, Associated Artists’ Gallery, Carbondale, IL|
|1989||Best of Show, Colorado Woodworker’s Association Exhibition, Pioneer’s Museum, Colorado Springs, CO|
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
|2002||Charles Radtke: 17 over 7, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI|
|1996||An Unfolding Process, Plymouth Art Foundation, Plymouth, WI|
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
|2002||Contemporary Studio Case Furniture: The Inside Story. Elvehjem Museum of Art,|
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
|2002||On Nature: Five Wisconsin Artists. Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI|
|1999||SOFA (Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art)— Chicago, Chicago, IL|
|1996||Enhancing the Living Space, West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI|
|1994||Southern Illinois Artists, Illinois Artisans Shop, Chicago, IL|
|1993||Crafting Currents, Lockport Gallery, Lockport, IL|
|1993||Fine Furniture by Kyle Kinser and Charley Radtke, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO|
|1989||Contemporary Religious Works, 1989 Art Exposition, Columbus, OH|
|Museum Of Wisconsin Arts, West Bend WI. Acquisition from 2016.|
|Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.|
|University of St. Mary of the Lake Theological Chapel, Mundelein, IL|
|Indian Community School of Milwaukee, Inc., Milwaukee, WI|
|Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI|
|Boston Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.|
|Various private collections|
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