Scottsdale Public Arts InFlux Commission, "A Little Slice of Heaven", wax, LED lights, artificial grass, fencing, timers.

Each piece 2'x 2' x 14", overall dimensions 90' x 40' x 15'



2017            Knowledge Mobilization Impact Award, “1000 Crane Project”, Arizona State University Graduate College

2016            Arizona Artist Guild Scholarship Recipient

                    Arizona State University, School of Art, Travel/Enrichment Grant Recipient

                    Arizona State University, Herberger Institute of Design, Travel/Enrichment Grant Recipient

                    Teaching Assistant, Art Foundry, Arizona State University

2015            City of Tempe, Public Arts Commission, Marina Heights Project, completion date June 2016

2014            Research Assistant, Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona, MFA program

                     InFlux Commission, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale Arizona

2011            Contemporary Forum Artist Grant Recipient, Phoenix Art Museum

2003            Arizona Sculptor of the Year, Scottsdale Life Magazine

1999           Juror’s Purchase Award, Precious Metals, Mesa Galleria, Mesa Arizona

1994            Received “Spring Salon Award of Merit”, Springville Museum of Art, April 1994

1991            ReceivedOutstanding Senior in Sculpture”, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona     



2017          Metaphysical Bronze, The Work of John Tuomisto-Bell", Java Magazine, June 2017

2015           8 Cool Things We Saw During ASU Grant Street Open Studios in Phoenix”, Mike Estes, Phoenix New Times

               “TAG”, Graduates Arizona State School of Art, 2015, Published by Arizona State University School of Art

2009            “The Inadequacies of Man”, Interview for KNXV ABC 15, by Brian McHugh

2008            “Biennial Southwest 2008”, Published by the Albuquerque Museum for the exhibition, 2008, pp. 112-113

2007            “Arms and the Man”, editorial staff, American Art Collector, March 2007, pgs. 150-153

2006            “Men Behaving Badly”, Tom Collins, Albuquerque Journal, Sept. 8, 2006, Venue S8

2005           “Paint on Metal: Modern and Contemporary Explorations and Discoveries", published by the Tucson Museum of Art:                        Paint on Metal: Modern and Contemporary Explorations and Discoveries, 2005, 154 pgs. ills.

2003            “Top Artists 2003”, Scottsdale Life Magazine, January 2003, pg. 50-51  

2002             “Sculptures of the Darker Side of Man”, Pasatiempo, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Aug. 23, 2002, p. 32

      “John Tuomisto-Bell, Distinctive Sculptures”, Art Book, Fall/Winter issue, 2002, p. 62-63



               City of Tempe, Arizona

  Mesa Art Center, Mesa, Arizona

  Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona

             Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, Arizona



2016      “Vintage Coin Making”, Arizona State University, Grant Street Studios, Phoenix, AZ

2015      “Bronze Casting Demonstration”, Arizona State University, Grant Street Studios Phoenix AZ

               “Good and Plenty” finalist, SMOCA Scottsdale AZ, slide presentation/project proposal

                Current Work/Furnace Building, Arizona State University and Scottsdale Community College, Tempe, AZ

               “How to Patina”, Bronze patina demonstration/lecture, Arizona State University, School of Art, Tempe, AZ

2014       “Bronze Casting Yesterday and Today”, Tempe Center for the Arts, Arts and Sciences Salon Panel, Tempe AZ

2009       “Artists and Small Casting Foundries: Making a living in a volatile and global market", presentation for American Foundry                  Society annual conference, Tempe Arizona               

Bronze Pour Process and Demonstration”, For Creative Connect, Tuomisto Bell Studio Foundry, Phx., AZ

Lost wax and sculpting Demonstration”, Tempe Center for the Arts, “Faces” exhibition, Dec. 5, Tempe, AZ

                Lost wax casting”, Docent Tour, for Tempe Center for the Arts, December, Tuomisto Bell Studio Foundry