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kideraEd Kidera

Metal Sculptor

globe_small Ed Kidera is an accomplished Metal Sculptor who has over 7,700 signed pieces of his art in private and corporate collections. Since 1992, Ed has participated in over 350 Fine Arts and Craft Shows across the country and continues to do so. His work also resides in numerous Art Galleries across the county. Ed’s creations include: Bells, mailboxes, furniture, birdbaths, lamps, clocks, candle sticks, andirons, trellises, fantasy weapons, iPod speakers, rocket packs, and airships. He creates all of his metal sculpture using steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, and bronze.

boat_smallEd’s schooling as an engineer has greatly influenced his work. Where he once designed large equipment that went on and in the ocean, he now designs his artwork not only for its appearance, but for its function and durability. Ed lives on six acres surround by state park in western Howard County, with his wife, two dogs, a cat and lots of goldfish. He and Brenda have two wonderful and talented daughters.

1971 – Graduated Salem Central High in Paddock Lake, WI
1973 – Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology – University of Wisconsin Parkside
1978 – Master of Science in Ocean Engineering – Florida Atlantic University

sax_smallPublic Sculpture:
1995 – Baer School, Baltimore, MD – Series of seventeen bells for the courtyard of school
2000 – Thunderhill Elementary School, Columbia, MD – Series of bells designed with help from the students
2012 – ARTsites 2012 Howard County, MD – Temple Bell
2013 – ARTsites 2013 Howard County, MD– Lady skateboarder and child on a tricycle
2013 – Mall in Columbia Plaza – General Growth Properties, Columbia, MD – A four piece band with instruments
2014 – Mall in Columbia Plaza – General Growth Properties, Columbia, MD – Mother and child, man on a bench, pair of dancers, and five gremlins.
2015 – Long Reach Village Center, Columbia, MD – Potter and Artist

sound_smallRecent Awards:
2013 Boca Museum Show – Boca Raton, FL
2013 Art on the Square, Madison, WI
2015 Arrow “Five Years Out”, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Cherry Creek, CO

1978 – 1981- Engineer – Johns Hopkins/Applied Physics Laboratory – Laurel, MD
1981 – 1982 – Associate Professor – US Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD
1982 – 1991 – Self-employed – Engineering consultant
1991 – Present – Professional Metal Sculptor

boatside_smallRecent Article:  Art in Motion, The Fabricator, January 2015, online version.


Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street
Suite 2063

Savage, MD 20763
located in the Cotton Shed (or Barn) building


Gallery Hours

Thurs-Sun 11am-6pm
Other days/times by appointment


3 days ago

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

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Brenda takes us through many hours of painting a just picked apple in 55 seconds! See the results Friday Live at 5 pm on HorseSpirit Arts Gallery during Brenda’s FB Live Artist Talk. Friday, 7/10 at 5 pm, Nature’s Gift at HorseSpirit.
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Art – as far as the eye can see!
In this photo I spy work by Bonnie Zuckerman, Ed Kidera, Becky Moy Behre, Molly Sims, George French, Brenda Kidera, Tim McFadden, Rana Geralis, April M Rimpo, Jim Oliver, Allen Alexopulos, Chris Guercio, Allison Pasarew, Nancy Lee Davis, Deborah Maklowski, Kay Sandler, Iris Grundler Pottery, Joyce J Ritter, Linda Trope, Nancy McIntosh, Alison Leigh Menke, Tara Will… who else?
Thu-Sun, 11-6, or 24/7 online or by appointment 301-490-2001
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Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063
Savage, MD 20763
located in the Cotton Shed (or Barn) building

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