DAVE GEJDOS started art early at age 5, following his father, as he did his art. In grade school and high school, he discovered sculpting with clay but continued sketching almost anything he saw. Dave started sculpting birds 45 years ago, competing, showing, teaching and judging, throughout Canada and the USA. Growing up, his interest in banding birds and raising falcons brought him closer than ever to perfecting the anatomy of the bird and its surroundings.
His sculptures are not confined to just birds and wildlife. He also enjoys the human form. Nor is he restricted to using just wood as his medium. His commissioned sculptures at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s “Human Factor Exhibit” (was a permanent display for 20 years) gave him the freedom to use a wide variety of mediums. And working with Regina Visual Display in the ’80s gave him more fun, sculpting large pieces. His works have been shown in various Saskatchewan galleries.
Dave is a retired Firefighter and has an art studio on his acreage with his wife and frequently visiting grandchildren, who stand by his side and learn his art. Dave continues to facilitate fun and inspiring workshops in his studio and Lumsden Art Space.
He has many awards (1980-2008) and blue ribbon wins in Calgary, Ocean City, Maryland (World Championships) New Orleans and Winnipeg. Dave judged Wildlife art shows in Calgary, New Orleans, Winnipeg, Saskatoon that included flat art as well as sculpture. He has facilitated many painting and sculpting workshops in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Calgary, and on his acreage in Lumsden.