A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, LeRoy Goertz was educated in the American Midwest and now lives in Portland, Oregon. His works have been shown in galleries and shops throughout Oregon and many other states.

Group Shows
  • February/March 2013--Concordia University Portland, OR—an Art of Reconciliation
    show, co-curated with Concordia

    See a PDF file of a book published by Blurb about this show.

  • September 2011 through March 2012—Portland State University Portland, OR—an
    Art of Reconciliation show co-curated with Portland State University
  • November 2010—St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, Portland, OR-- an Art of
    Reconciliation show curated by LeRoy Goertz
  • Maryhill Museum—Washington August--2007
  • Metalurges Gallery, Portland, Oregon—October 2005
  • Diamond Tanita Gallery, Portland, Oregon—October 2004
  • Gresham City Hall Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, Oregon -September & December 2003
  • Glasshouse Gallery, Seattle, Washington -- 1991 and 1992
  • Nuances of Lampwork", Seattle, Washington--held in conjunction with the 34th annual Symposium on Scientific Glassblowing -- 1987
  • D/Erlien Fine Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI - June 1989
  • Oregon State Capitol, Salem, Oregon - April 1989
  • Graystone Gallery, Portland, Oregon -- November/December
    1983, 1984, 1985,1986, 1987, 1988, 1989.
Individual Shows
  • Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas -- April 1992 and October 2006
  • Gari, Portland, Oregon - August 2003
  • Guardino Gallery, Portland, Oregon - February 2003
  • Mt. Angel Abbey Library, St. Benedict, Oregon -- August 1983

    A historic collection of Goertz bronze and glass sculptures are now part of a permanent collection at Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas.

Over the course of his life, LeRoy Goertz has worked in many media. His first love was wood; he made furniture during his youth. Later wood found its way into sculptures. While he was teaching at Oregon’s school for delinquent children in the early seventies, he began to work with glass. With a torch flame, he created forms from molten glass rods and tubes. In the early 1990’s, he developed an interest in casting bronze sculptures. This in turn led to working with wire and developing techniques for creating jewelry with coiled wire. Most recently he has begun to cast precious metals for a line of sculptures to wear.