JOHN VAN ALSTINE – selected Bibliography 10-31-2018

Allen, Jane. “John Van Alstine,” New Art Examiner , Washington, DC, November 1981, p. 15, illustrated.


_________. “Playful Sculpture,” The Washington Times , Washington, DC, May 19, 1983, illustrated.


_________. “Fascinating Look into Sculptor's Psyches,” The Washington Times , Washington DC, December 1, 1983.


Amann, Gloria. “John Van Alstine,” Cover Magazine , New York, September 1990, p. 16, illustrated.


Art Forum , “Color Photography - Five New Views,” review, New York, October 1981, illustrated.


Aspen Times . “Three Artists Explain Work at Anderson Ranch Arts Center,” p. 27-C, illustrated.


Bass, Bill/Nahas, Dominique. “Semaphore: Placing the Mark - Bill Base's Salon des Refusés,”1995, exhibition catalogue, illustrated page 57.


Bjornland, Karen. “Olympic Ring of Unity,” The Daily Gazette , Schenectady, NY, June 29, 2008, illustrated.


________________. “Through the Mill,” Adirondack Life: At Home in the Adirondacks Edition , Jay, NY, 1998/99, Pages 76 –82, illustrated.


Braman, Lisa, “John Van Alstine: Internationally Known Sculptor Breathes Life Into Stone and Steel,” Adirondack Life Magazine, Jay, NY, September October 2014, pp. 48–49, illustrated.


Burchard, Hank, “Lessons of the Sun, Sand,” Washington Post, Washington, DC, Weekend Magazine, January 18, 1991

Capasso, Nick. “John Van Alstine: Vessels and Voyages,” de Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, June 1, 1996 - May 11, 1997, exhibition brochure, illustrated.


_______________. “Bones of the Earth, Spirit of the Land: the Sculpture of John Van Alstine,” Editions Aerial, Washington DC, hardcover, 1999, ISBN: 0-9679143-0-2.


Caselles, James. “John Van Alstine,” Arts Magazine , New York, January 25, 1981.


__________. “John Van Alstine,” Washington Star , Washington DC, January 25, 1981.


Cigola, Francisca. “Adirondack – Sacandaga River Sculpture Park,” Art Parks–Tour of America Sculpture Parks and Gardens, Princeton Architectural Press, New York. pp.162-63, illustrated, ISBN: 978-1-61689-129-9.


Cohen, Ronny. “John Van Alstine”, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, 1990, exhibition catalogue, illustrated.


“Contemporary Sculpture Portfolio – John Van Alstine,” Art and Antiques Magazine , New York, June 2015, p.44


Cowan, Jay. “Where Industry and Nature Meet and Make Magic,” Mountain Home Style Magazine, Aspen, CO, summer 2008, pp. 95-98, illustrated.


Craig, Ellen. “Sculpture Travels to Washington,” Hamilton County News, Hamilton County, NY, August 24, 1993 page 13.


Demetrion, James T. “The Hirshhorn Collect: Recent Acquisitions 1992-96,” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Intuition 1997 p. 103, illustrated, ISBN: 0-92623203-7-4.


Dorsey, John. “John Van Alstine,” exhibition review, Baltimore Sun , Baltimore, MD, April 12, 1984, pp. F 1-2, illustrated.


__________. “John Van Alstine,” exhibition review, Baltimore Sun , Baltimore, MD, May 11, 1988, P. E1, illustrated.

__________. “Duel Exhibits Acts as Foil for Two Opposites, but Complementary Artist,” Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD, May 2, 1991, p.1, section E, illustrated.


__________. “Sculptors with a Lot in Common,” Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD, May 19, 1991, p. 1,6, section N, illustrated.


__________. “Awareness of Fine Lines Serves Van Alstine Well in Sculpture and Drawings,” Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD, June 21, 1995, illustrated.


__________. “Horn of Plenty: Sculpture - John Van Alstine,” Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD, June 10, 1997, illustrated.


__________. “Summer Shows Talent Pool Deep,” Baltimore Sun , Baltimore, MD, July 6, 1998, Illustrated.


Downey, Kristine. “New Art for Old Town Breaks with Tradition,” Washington Post, Washington, DC, June 26, 2008, illustrated.


Duffield, Bill. “Kettering Dedicates Memorial to 9-11,” Kettering Times, Kettering, OH, September 12, 2003, illustrated.


Dunn, Marietta. “Beyond Mere Images,” Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, March 18, 1979, page. 8E.


Edstrom, Daniela. “From Modern Movements of Light's Poetry,” The New Hampshire Magazine, Nashua, NH, October 28, 1994, illustrated.


Englehart, Steven, “Historic Mill and Art Studios: John Van Alstine & Caroline Ramersdorfer,” catalogue, Adirondack Architectural Heritage, Keeseville, NY, June 28, 2018, illustrated.


“First Western States Biennial”, organized by the Western State Arts Foundation, Denver, CO, touring exhibition catalog , 1979 -80, pp. 70–71, illustrated, Library of Congress Card no.: 79–63102.


Fisher, Mary Pat / Zelanski, Paul. “The Art Seeing,“ published by Prentice – Hall, Inc., Inglewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1988, p.191, illustrated, ISBN: 0–13–046905-X.


Forrest, James T. “Toward Diversity” Faculty Exhibition - University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, catalogue, February 24 – March 23, 1980, p.18-19, illustrated.


Fox, Howard N. “Directions,” Smithsonian Press , Washington, DC 1979, pp. 9-10, exhibition catalogue, illustrated.


Gariff, David. “John Van Alstine Sculpture and Drawings 1988-1993 – Between a Rock and a Hard Spot,” Art Gallery, Cleveland State Univ., OH, Cleveland State University Press , April 1-29, 1994, exhibition catalogue, illustrated.


Gibson, Eric. “Staking Out Claims,” exhibition review, Art and Antiques , New York, September 1994, illustrated.


Giuliano, Mike. “Heavy Metal, Sculptor's Work Elegizes Industrial Revolution,” City Papers , Baltimore, June 14, 1995, illustrated


Gladstone, Valerie. “John Van Alstine,” exhibition review, Art News , New York, November, 1996, p.132

_____________. “Keeping His Balance – Grimaldis Showcases Van Alstine‘s Heavy Grace,” City Papers , Baltimore, MD, September 27, 2000, illustrated.


Hamill, Pete. “Tool as Art, the Hechinger Collection,” Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York 1995, hardcover, published in conjunction at National Building Museum exhibit, Washington, DC, pp. 15–18, illustrated.


Harper, Glenn. “A Resonant Alchemy,” interview,” Sculpture Magazine , Washington, DC, May 2000, pp.26 -33, illustrated.


Gang, Chen editor. “Public Art for Beijing Olympics: City Sculpture Proposals,” published in conjunction with 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, page 99, illustrated, ISBN 978–5 074-1794-8.


“Gathering Dreams: Beijing 100 Olympic Sculptures - Documentary,” published by the Culture and Art publishing house, Beijing, 2008, p. 34, illustrated, ISBN: 978–7–5039–3608–1.


Goodman, Jonathan. “John Van Alstine,“ exhibition review, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, Sculpture Magazine , Washington, DC, July/August 2006 p.77, illustrated.


Gray, Channing. “Sculpture On the Brink at Banister Gallery,” exhibition review, Providence Journal , Providence, RI, March 13, 2001, illustrated.


Griffin, Amy, “Creative Balance,“ exhibition review, Albany Times Union , Albany, NY, September 13, 2002, illustrated.


Halloran, Amy. “One Thing Leads to Another,” Horizons Magazine , Sage College, Albany, NY, 2012 cover, and pp. 23, 24, Illustrated.


Hannegan, Barry. “Exhibit Sets Up Dialogue Between Two Artists,” Post-Gazette , Pittsburgh, PA, October 25, 2003, illustrated

Haskins, Robert. “...Expressive Range,” Baltimore Sun , Baltimore, MD, September 3, 1992, P. 2F, illustrated.


“Heavy Art Christens de Cordova Terrace,” Boston Sunday Globe , Boston, MA, July 7, 1996.


Hobbs, Robert. “Cornell Then - Sculpture Now,” exhibition catalogue, December 10, 1977 – January 14, 1978, Sculpture Now Gallery, New York; May 24 – July 9, 1978 Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University Press, p. 24, illustrated.


Hudson, Jon Barlow. “Kettering Rocks! International Stone Sculpting Symposium and Exhibition” Kettering, OH, exhibition catalogue 2002, un-paginated, illustrated.


“John Van Alstine: Recent Sculpture and Drawings,“ Osuna Gallery, Washington DC, exhibition catalogue, September 27-October 30, 1985, illustrated.


“John Van Alstine: Passages,” Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, March 30 – April 30, 1988, exhibition catalogue, illustrated.


“John Van Alstine: Recent Sculpture,” Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, May 2 - June 9, 1990, exhibition catalogue, illustrated.


“John Van Alstine: Sculpture and Drawings,“ exhibition catalogue, Sonsbeek International Arts Center, Arnhem, The Netherlands, September 25 – November 18, 1991, Illustrated, copyright: Stichting Sculptura, Amsterdam 1991.


“John Van Alstine: Granite and Steel,” Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, June 2 – July 8, 1994, exhibition catalogue, illustrated.


“John Van Alstine: Bronze and Granite,” Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, September 12 – October 12, 1996, exhibition catalogue, illustrated.


“John Van Alstine: New Sculpture,” Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, September 8 – October 11, 2004, exhibition catalogue, illustrated.


“John Van Alstine: Slate and Steel,” Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, February 14, - March 14, 2006, exhibition catalogue, illustrated.


“John Van Alstine Exhibits at National Academy of Sciences,“ Hamilton County News , Hamilton County, New York, January 22, 1991, P. 10.


“John Van Alstine: “Olympic Circles – Selections from the Beijing Series,” Gerald Peter's Gallery Catalogue spring/summer 2008, Santa Fe, NM, p23, illustrated.


Landis, Ellen. “John Van Alstine: Arrested Motion/Perilous Balance,” Opalka Gallery, Sage College, Albany, New York, exhibition catalogue, 2012, illustrated, ISBN-10: 089580002, ISBN-13:978-0-9858900-0-1.


Lewis, Jo Ann. “Gravity Defying Art,” The Washington Post, Washington, DC, September 26, 1981, p. B3.


“Letters from America,” Mizue , Tokyo, Japan, summer 1990, no. 955, p. 123, illustrated.


Longstreth, Richard, ”A Guide to Architecture in the Adirondacks”, published by Adirondack Architectural Heritage, Keeseville, NY 2017, “Sacandaga River Sculpture Park”, section WS4, pp. 100, 109, illustrated. ISBN: 978-0-96-703885-8.


Lopez, Angel. “John Van Alstine Y El Equilibrio en Nohra Haime Gallery,” Noticias de Arte , July – August, 1994, p.5, illustrated.


Lujambio, Mariana. “Los Diez Amos de Nohra Haime Gallery en New York,” Casas & Gente , May 1994, PP. 67 -69, illustrated.


Kane, Tim. “Must see exhibits,” Albany Times Union , Albany, NY, June 8, 2008, section H. p.1, illustrated.


______________. “Ring of Triumph – Sculptor's work Makes Cut for the Olympics in Beijing,” Albany Times Union , Albany, NY, preview section July 17-23, 2008, cover, p. 18, 35, illustrated.


______________. “Van Alstine Brings Sisyphus Down a Notch,” Albany Times Union , Albany, NY, October 15, 2009, illustrated.


_______________.“John Van Alstine Sculpture,” exhibition review, Sculpture Magazine , Washington, DC, September 2013, illustrated.


Keren, Jackie. “Confluence of Opposites,“ exhibition review, Sculpture Magazine , Washington, DC, June 2008, volume 27, no.5, illustrated.


Levi, Robert and Ryda, “Levi Foundation Sculpture Garden,” Lutherville, Maryland, brochure, nos. 16, 22, Illustrated.


Mahoney, J. W. “Sculptural Language of Power,” Sculpture Magazine , Washington, DC, May/June 1990, pp. 75–79.


Markovich, Ann. “John Van Alstine,“ The New Art Examiner , Washington, DC, October 1984, p. 52, illustrated.


Marvel, William. “A Move to the Edge, Art Focus is Towards the Pacific,” Smithsonian Magazine, Washington, DC, April 1979.

McNatt, Glenn, “Summer at Grimaldis - Sculptures Are Interesting the Second Time Around,” Baltimore Sun , Baltimore, MD, June 14, 2006, illustrated.


McNutt, Donald J. “Blueline,” published by the Dept. of English and Communication, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY 2016, vol. XXXVII, cover, pp. 40-45, 185, back cover, illustrated.


Miller, Samul C. “New Jersey Artists - 5th Biennial Exhibition” Newark Museum/NJ State Museum, Newark, NJ, exhibition catalogue, April 9-May 26, 1985, p.12, illustrated.


Mills, James. “Western States Biennial,” exhibition review, Denver Post , Denver, CO, March 18, 1979, pp. 31–32, illustrated.


Nestor, James. “Object/Content,” The University Museum, Indiana, PA, 1991, exhibition catalogue.


Nudelman, Stuart. “From Subtle to Dramatic,” York County Coastal Star , York, ME, December 7, 1994, p. 8D.


Null, Janet. The Adirondack Architectural Guide: South Central Region , State University of NY Press, Albany 2017, “Wells Veneer Mill/Adirondack-Sacandaga Sculpture Park and Studios,” p.252, ISBN: 9871438466668 (pbk. / alk. paper).


O' Hearn, John D. “Representing Representation VII” exhibition catalogue, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, 2005, p.13, illustrated.

Ormsbee, Tracy. “Trailblazer: John Van Alstine,” Adirondack Explorer Magazine, Saranac Lake, NY, September – October 2018, pp. 46–47, illustrated.


“Pier Walk 97: The Chicago International Sculpture Exhibition,” catalog, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, May 7 - October 20, 1997, page 116,, illustrated.


“Pier Walk 98: The Chicago International Sculpture Exhibition,” catalog, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, May 6 - October 18, 1998, p. 187, illustrated.


“Pier Walk 99: The Chicago International Sculpture Exhibition,” catalog, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, May 5 - November 1, 1999, page 139, illustrated.


Pittei, Christine. “The Loft Life,” House Beautiful , New York, June 1994, p. 86, illustrated.


Raynor, Vivien. “Urban – Suburban Scenes and Unlikely Shapes,” The New York Times , NJ section, January 27, 1991, P. 16.


Richard, Paul. “The Hirshhorn Steps in the Right Direction,” exhibition review, Washington Post , Washington, DC, June 14, 1979, p. C1-2.


______________. “Wild and Witty, Western States Biennial,” Washington Post , Washington, DC, June 14, 1979, p. C17.


______________. “Van Alstine‘s Photography – Allowing a Fresh Look at the Land,“ Washington Post , Washington DC, February 7, 1981, p.C1. Illustrated.


______________. “Living Steel and Stone: Sculpture by John Van Alstine,” exhibition review, Washington Post , Washington, DC, May 21, 1983, p. D5, illustrated.


______________. “John Van Alstine,” Washington Post , Washington, DC, October 17, 1985 p. B6, illustrated.


Sampson, Gary D. /Tedford, Catherine, editors. “Photographs - St. Lawrence University Collection,” Canton New York, 2000, p. 183, ISBN: 0-933607–03-02


Shaman, Sanford Sivitz. “20 Contemporary New Jersey Artists,” The Peat Marwick Montvale Art Collection, Montvale, NJ, catalog, 1987, not paginated, illustrated.


Shea, Jessica. “Northern Lights – Olympic Medal,” Adirondack Life Magazine, Jay, NY, August 2008 p. 14, illustrated.


Simmons, Ambassador Paul E. “John Van Alstine,“ exhibition catalogue, US Art in Embassies, Santiago Chile, US Department of State, Washington, DC, April 2009, pp. 6-7, illustrated.


Smith, Philip. “Documents/Van Alstine,” exhibition brochure, National Academy of Science, Washington, DC, January 1990, Illustrated.


Stevens, Elizabeth. “April Shows Enlivens Baltimore Corridor of Galleries,” Baltimore Sun , Baltimore MD, April 13, 1980, illustrated.


Suffolk, Randall. “Confluence – Sculpture and Drawings by John Van Alstine,” Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, January 17 - April 11, 1999, exhibition catalogue, interview, illustrated.


Tannous, David. “John Van Alstine at Osuna,” Art in America , New York, December 1981, illustrated.


Temin, Christina. “Sculpture Terrace Gets Off to a Teetering Start,” Boston Globe , Boston, MA, July 31, 1996, living section, p. E1Y


______________. “Van Alstine Sculpture Inaugurates Terrace,” Boston Globe , Boston, MA, July 31, 1996, p. E1.

“The Artist of Lumiere Place: In Their Own Words,” Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., 2008, St. Louis, MO, collection catalogue, pp. 137-37, illustrated.


“The Boat Show: Fantastic Vessels, Fictional Voyages” exhibition catalogue, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, organized by the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC, August 21 – October 28, 1990, p. 9, illustrated.


“The Public Art at the Beijing Olympics,“ published by the Beijing Committee for Urban Planning, Beijing 2008, p. 70, illustrated, ISBN: 978–7–5039–3925-9.


Under, Miles. “John Van Alstine: Vessels and Voyages,“ exhibition review, de Cordova Museum, Sculpture Magazine , Washington, DC, October 1996, p. 61, Illustrated.


Van Alstine, John. “Acknowledging the Figure,” Plattsburgh Art Museum, Burke Gallery, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, exhibition catalogue, September 4 -October 18, 1998, illustrated.


Walker, Barbara. “John Van Alstine and Bruce Beasley Sculptures Featured at 2008 Beijing's Olympic Park,” Expressions , volume 2, issue 2, Grounds for Sculpture Galleries and Sculpture Park, Hamilton, NJ, Summer 2009, p.3, illustrated.


Watkins, Eileen. “Van Alstine Mixes Noah and the Ark with Sculptor's Subtle Sense of Balance,” Sunday Star Ledger , Newark, NJ, July 8, 1989, illustrated.


Weinstein, Tresca. “Sculpture, Dancers Make Inventive Show,” Albany Times Union , Albany, NY, September 22, 2002, illustrated.


Welch, Caroline. “Confluence of Opposites – John Van Alstine, Caroline Ramersdorfer,“ Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY, July 12 – August 12, 2007, exhibition brochure, illustrated.


Welzenbach, Michael. “Van Alstine's Balancing Act,” exhibition review, Washington Post , Washington, DC, May 20, 1989, p. C2, illustrated.


________________. “The Scene's Prosperous Year,” Washington Pos t, Washington, DC, December 30, 1989, D 2.


________________. “Critic Top Five Picks of 2012,” Albany Times Union , Albany, NY, December 26, 2012, illustrated.


Wright, Jeffrey. “Choreographing in Steel and Stone,” Cover Magazine , New York, volume 12, number 2, 1998 p. 12. Illustrated.


Yoskowitz, Robert. “Michael Stolbach/John Van Alstine,” exhibition review, Arts Magazine , New York, May 1978, illustrated.


Yu, Roger. “Airport Check-in: Sculpture Inspired by Flight Takes Wing,“ USA Today , April 21, 2008, illustrated.


Zemetis, Zeke. “John Van Alstine,“ exhibition review, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe New Mexican , Santa Fe, NM, September 27, 1991, section p. 37, illustrated.


Zieseiman, Ellen, “John Van Alstine/Romancing the Stone and Steel“, exhibition review, Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM, September 13, 1991, section P10, illustrated.


Zimmer, William. “Constructed in Jersey City,” New York Times , NJ edition, September 28, 1986.


______________. “Ephemeral Pairing of Granite and Steel,” New York Times , NJ edition, January 8, 1989, illustrated.