2015 “Northwest Fine Craft”, Bainbridge Arts and Craft Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA.

2015 “Then + Now”, 35th Anniversary Show NW Wood Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2015 “Art of Furniture I”, Bainbridge Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA.

2013 Intimate Construction: Furniture of the NW, Group Show, Bainbridge Arts & Craft Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA.

2012 bespoke-Furniture From 103 International Artists, by E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing.

2011 “6 Ways to Build a Bed”, Fine Woodworking Magazine, August 2011.

2010 “30th Anniversary NW Fine Woodworking Member Show” , Seattle, WA.

2008 "3 x 3", Group Show, The Island Gallery, Bainbridge Is. WA

2008 “Meet Your Maker", NW Fine Woodworking, Seattle, WA.

500 Chairs "Celebrating Traditional & Innovative Designs", Lark Books, p97, p201

2007 “Woodworker Speaks the Plane Truth”, Bainbridge Review, May 16, feature story

2007 “Focus", Open Studio, Robert Spangler Furniture, Kay Walsh Photographer

2005 “25th Anniversary Show", NW Fine Woodworking, Seattle, WA.

2005 “On the Edge:Group Show", The Island Gallery, Bainbridge Is. WA.

2002 “Asian Influences”, The Real Mother Goose Gallery, Portland, OR.

2002 “Concentrated Effort”, Woodshop News, April issue, cover story

2001 Inclusion, “The Gallery That Really Sells”, Wood Magazine, August 2001

2000 “Crossing the Line”, NW Fine Woodworking, Bellevue, WA.

1999 “The Art of the Woodworker”, Tropical Garderner, Summer 1999, pp., 37-39

Furniture Studio “The Heart of Functional Arts”, Cambium Press, p64, p96

1998 Inclusion, “Let There Be Light”, Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, April pp.58-63

1998 “Focal Point”, Work in Bird’s-eye Maple, NW Fine Woodworking, Kirkland, WA.

1997 Inclusion, “On Display”, Home Furniture, Taunton Press, Aug. 1997.

1997 “Out on a Limb”, New works by Robert Spangler, NW Fine Woodworking, Seattle, WA

1996 “Artists @ Work”, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Univ. of Wash., Seattle WA.

1995 Ark Design Competition, Spangler/Weinstein, Temple Beth Am, Seattle.

1995 “Furniture Fit for Worship”, Fine Woodworking, Taunton Press, April pp..84-86.

1995 “15th Anniversary Show”, NW Gallery of Fine Woodworking, Seattle, WA.

Design Book Six, Taunton Press, pp. 19, 61.

1992 ”Rain Forest Safe”, NW Gallery of Fine Woodworking, Seattle, WA.

1992 “Local Artisans Unique Woodwork”, WAC Magazine, January 1992.

1991 “Form, Function, Furniture III”, NW Gallery of Fine Woodworking, Seattle, WA

1989 “Influences ‘89”, NW Gallery of Fine Woodworking, Seattle, WA

Cabinet: Manufacturing and Fabrication, KBC Publications, January 1989.

1987 “Carving an Ark”, The Press Citizen. Iowa City, IA. April 24, 1987

1986 “Masterpieces from Master Craftsman”, Sunday Register. Des Moines, IA. July 6, 1986.

1986 American Contemporary “Works in Wood ‘86”,
National Juried Show, Dairy Barn, S.E. Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Jurors: Art Carpenter, Judy McKie, Michael Monroe

1986 The Classics Gallery, Des Moines, IA.

1986 Iowa Artisans Gallery, Featured Artist, Iowa City, IA.

1985 Art Independent Gallery, Lake Geneva, WI.

1985 Iowa Artisans Gallery, Group Show, Iowa City, IA.

1984 “Carving Out the Past”, Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids, IA. Nov. 25.

1984 Cover Photograph for National Designers and Architects Catalogue, Silver Birch Guild, Ltd.

1983 Langwith Gallery, Davenport, IA.

1983 Table Tops Show, The Arts Center, Iowa City IA.

1982-85 Wood Artisans Guild Annual Show, Iowa City, IA.


1971 B.S., Landscape Architecture, Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA.

1971 Graduate work, Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA.


1973-Present Self-employed. Original furniture design

1990-97 Univ. of Washington, School of Art, Instructor Tech. II

1987-88 Travel in Germany, Italy, England; Work experience in Germany

1971-73 Crose-Gardner Assoc., Landscape Architects/Planners