Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
Internship with Larry Young Bronze Sculpting Studio
Studies in Fine Art, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO


CEO and Owner of Charles Strain Bronze Sculptures
Artisan, Larry Young Sculpture
Producing monumental sculpture by the lost wax casting technique.
Artisan, Don Asbee Metal Studio
Metal fabrication and forge work.
Instructor, Columbia Art League
Instructed adults in drawing and sculpture classes.

Public Outdoor Sculptures

First United Methodist Church, Birmingham, MI
Purchased 6ft. “Four-Spirits”
Sculpture placed on brick plaza
Minnesota State Community and Technical College -Fergus Falls Campus
National Competition
Site Specific Installation
8 ft. bronze “Visionary” installed indoors on a native granite rock. 
Duke University, Durham, NC
Purchased 6 ft. “Celebration”
Sculpture placed in the White Gardens on raised concrete pedestal.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Percent for Arts
Installed 6 ft. bronze “Moondance” (4 of 20)
Sculpture installed indoors at the P.K. Yonge Fine Arts Building.
City of Northville Arts Commission, Northville, MI
National Competition
Installed 6ft. x 6ft. bronze “Treble Clef” (1 of 8), with a golden patina
Sculpture installed on raised circular concrete pad, within a planter which was made by the city.
Westminster College, Fulton, MO
Regional Competition
Site-specific Installation
Installed 8 ft. bronze “Flight of Leadership” with a black patina
Sculpture installed on concrete pad, within a water fountain which was designed by an architect for the college.  Worked with the architect on the design and flow of fountain.
Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Bloomington, MN
Site-specific installation
Installed 8 ft. bronze “Three Spirits”, with a golden brown patina
Sculpture installed on a concrete pad in a plaza between two adjoining buildings.  Plants native to the area were planted around sculpture to cover the pad.

Awards and Honors Juried Shows


Best of Sculpture, Columbia Artfest, Columbia, MO


Best of Sculpture, Atlanta Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA

Honorable Mention, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

Award of Distinction, Winter park Sidewalk Art Show, Winter park, FL

2nd Place Sculpture, Festival of the Masters, Orlando, FL


Best in Show, Port Warwick Art & Sculpture, Port Warwick, VA

Best of Metal, Atlanta Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA

Merit Award, Port Clinton, Chicago, IL

Merit Award, Art at the Glen, Glenview, IL

Best of 3 D, Mainsail, St. Petersburg, FL


Best of Sculpture, Festival of the Masters, Orlando, FL

Award of Distinction, Mainsail Art Festival, St. Petersburg, FL

Mayor’s Award, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO

Honorable Mention, Indianapolis Art Show, Indianapolis, IN

Best of Sculpture, Port Clinton, Chicago, IL


Best of Sculpture, Krasl Fine Art Show, St. Joseph, MI

Merit Award, Port Clinton, Chicago, IL


Second Place Sculpture, Festival of the Masters, Orlando, FL

Best of Sculpture, Cantigny Art Show, Chicago, IL

Second Place Sculpture, Melbourne Art Show, Melbourne, FL


Second Place Sculpture, ArtiGras, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Best of Sculpture, Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Atlanta, GA

Best of 3D Non Functional, Fountain Square Art Festival, Evanston, IL

Best of Show, 57th Street Art Fair, Chicago, IL

Honorable Mention, State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI

Merit Award, Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago, IL

Merit Award, Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park, IL


Best of Sculpture, North Shore Art League Fine Art Festival, Chicago, IL

Merit Award, Metris Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis,

First Place Sculpture, Botanic Garden Art Festival, Chicago, IL

Best of Sculpture, An Art Affair, St. Louis, MO

Award of Distinction, Bonita Springs National Art League, Bonita Springs, FL


Merit Award, Santa Fe Community College Art Show, Gainesville, FL

Best in Sculpture, Sono Art Festival, Norwalk, CT


Award of Distinction in Sculpture, Westport Art Festival, St. Louis, MO

Award of Honor, Mainsail, St. Petersburg, FL

Best of Sculpture, Under the Oaks, Vero Beach, FL

Best of Show, Meet Me Downtown Boca, Boca Raton, FL

Award of Distinction, 24th Annual Fine Arts Festival, Sarasota, FL

Solo and Group Exhibitions

Sweet Art Gallery, Naples, FL
Grand Bohemian Gallery, Kessler Collection, Savannah, GA
Steinway Gallery, Sculpture Spectacular II, Chapel Hill, NC
Phoenix Gallery, Topeka, KS
Paul Jackson Gallery, Columbia, MO
University Hospital and Clinics, Art for Life, Columbia, MO
Creative Art Gallery, Marquette to Monumental, One person show, St. Louis, MO
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Outdoor Sculptures available at any scale, maquette to monumental