Wayne Chabre creates both functional and decorative sculpture of the very highest quality in cast bronze, fabricated steel, copper, aluminum, brass & resin. He works for both public and private clients, and his sculptures may be seen in schools, college campuses and public venues in many communities.
Educated at Gonzaga University and Peace Corps service in Lesotho, Africa, he lived and worked in Estacada and Portland, OR. His career as a sculptor has encompasses public and private commissions and gallery work. He specializes in architectural and garden sculpture: gates, railings, scuppers, sconces, benches, weather vanes, arbors, fountains, screens and gargoyles.
In addition to his commissioned public sculpture, he has also won multiple awards in gallery shows such as William Zimmer Gallery, Mendocino, Cheney Cowles Museum and Sheehan Gallery at Whitman College. His work has been displayed at the San Juan Island Sculpture Park and The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID. Major commissions include ones from the Oregon Arts Commission, Washington Arts Commission and the Oregon Zoo to name a few.
Wayne works from his home studio in Walla Walla, WA. His wife, calligrapher & graphic designer Jeanne McMenemy, occasionally collaborates with him on public commissions.