Recognition

Paul Hawkins Hawkins and Susan Zalkind are true masters of form. They are recognized pioneers of contemporary American, abstract, and functional Alabaster sculpture. Over a prolific career, spanning 37 years, they have developed a truely unique art form.

Known for hand gathering the rarest of colored and translucent Alabasters from the deserts of the American Southwest, their sculpture honors the shape and beauty of each stone they carve. They have two adult children and live along the Verde River Wilderness near Sedona, Arizona.

Select Awards

2012 – 3D Award of Excellence – Naperville Woman’s Club 53rd Juried Fine Art Fair

2011 – Highland Park Hospital Purchase Award – American Craft Exposition

2011 – Best of Show – Naperville Woman’s Club 52nd Juried Fine Art Fair

1997 – Best of Show – Durango, Co. Art Festival

1997 – First Place in Sculpture – Sedona Az. Art Festival

1997 – Best of Show – Crested Butte Festival of the Arts

1997 – First Place in Sculpture – Durango Art Festival

1996 – Best of Show – Sedona Art Festival

1996 – Director’s Choice Award – Southwest Art Festival

1995 – First Place in Sculpture – Sedona Art Festival

1994 – First Place in Sculpture – Jackson Hole, Wyoming Art Festival

1992 – First Place in Sculpture – La Quinta CA Art Festival

1991 – Best of Show – Aspen Art Festival

1985 – 2nd Place in Sculpture – Denver Museum Art Show

1984 – First Place in Sculpture – Oklahoma Festival of Art

1983 – Honorable Mention in Sculpture – Oklahoma Festival of Art

1981 – First Place, Sculpture – Beverly Hills Art Festival

1980 – Best of Show – Beverly Hills Art Festival

1977 – First Place, Sculpture – Marina Del Rey Art Festival

Select Galleries

2010 – 2012 – El Dorado Gallery – Sedona, Arizona.

2009 – 2011 – El Prado Gallery – Sedona, Arizona.

2009 – 2011 –Enchantment Resort. Mii Amo Spa Store – Sedona, Arizona.

2009 – The Edge Gallery – Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1995 – 2001 –American Gem Trade Association.

1995- 1997 – XZentreks Gallery – Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1986 – 1995 – The Lanning Gallery – Sedona, Arizona.

1992- 1994 – The Jayne Gallery – Kansas City, Missouri.

1992 – Tiffany’s – Costa Mesa and Beverly Hills, Ca.

1978 – 1984 – Von Grabil Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona.

1984- 1986 – El Prado Gallery – Sedona, Arizona.

1977 – 1978 – Main Street Gallery – La Jolla, California.

1976 – 1980 – The Coast Gallery – Big Sur, California.

Selected Past Appearances

American Craft Council Atlanta GA
American Craft Exposition Evanston IL
American Gem Trade Association Tucson AZ
Art Expo Scottsdale AZ
Arts at Teton Village Teton Village CO
Aspen Art Festival Aspen CO
Beaver Creek Festival of the Arts Beaver Creek CO
Boulder Festival of the Arts Boulder CO
Carbondale Mountain Festival Carbondale CO
Carefree Art and Wine Festival Carefree AZ
Castle Rock Festival of the Arts Castle Rock CO
Cave Creek Art Festival Cave Creek AZ
Contemporary Art Festival Pasadena CA
Contemporary Art Festival San Francisco CA
Contemporary Craft Marketplace Pasadena CA
Contemporary Craft Show Sand Diego CA
Crafts at the Castle Boston MA
Crested Butte Festival of the Arts Crested Butte CO
Crozet Art Festival Crozet VA
Denver Museum Show Denver CO
Durango Festival of the Arts Durango CO
Edwards Fine Art and Wine Festival Edwards CO
Evergreen Art Festival Evergreen CO
Fine Art and Furnishings Show Los Angeles CA
Fine Art and Wine Festival Marble Falls TX
Fountain Hills Art and Wine Festival Fountain Hills AZ
Jackson Hole Festival of the Arts Jackson Hole WY
Loveland Sculpture Invitational Scottsdale MA
Loveland Sculpture Invitational Loveland CO
Midland Art Affaire Midland TX
Naperville Festival of the Arts Naperville IL
New York Museum Art Show New York NY
Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts Oklahoma City OK
Old Town Art Festival Chicago IL
Palm Springs Art Festival Palm Springs CA
Paradise Valley Art Festival Northampton MA
Plaza Art Festival Santa Fe NM
River Walk Fine Art and Wine Festival Avon CO
Santa Barbara Festival of the Arts Santa Barbara CA
Scottsdale Art and Wine Festival Scottsdale AZ
Sedona Art Festival Sedona AZ
Snowmass Art Festival Snowmass CO
Southwest Arts and Crafts Show Albuquerque NM
The Woodlands Art Festival The Woodlands TX
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Tucson AZ
Uptown Art Festival Minneapolis MN
Vail Valley Festival of the Arts Vail CO
Woodside Art Festival Woodside CA