Resume

JEAN CLAIRE BEHNKE     

Born: 1954        Yakima, Washington

Education  
MFA    University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 1985-87
BFA     Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington, 1981-83

Solo Exhibitions
Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA, 2015
Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA, 2014
Gallery Cygnus, 2013
Kuhlman, Seattle, WA, 2008, 2005
Meloy Gallery, Bellingham, WA, 2004, 1999
Fisher Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, 1998
The Art Gym, Portland, OR, 1994
Women & Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX, 1992
Guadalupe Cultural Center, San Antonio, TX, 1991
Koehler Cultural Center, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX, 1988
 
Selected Group Exhibitions

2017    From Rocky Outcroppings: Jean Behnke, Michael Peterson, Peter de Lory,  Curator:Jean Behnke, San Juan Islands Museum of Art, Friday Harbor, WA

2016    Spirit Taking Form, SJIMA, Friday Harbor, WA
           Skagit Women Print & Friends, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
           AAF, Juried Port Exhibition, Juror: Barbara Shaiman, SAM

2015    Surge Festival, Museum of NW Art, La Conner, WA
           Zeitgeist, AAF Juried Port Exhibition, Juror: Stephano Catalani, Director, BAM
           Arts Alive Invitational, La Conner Arts Commission, La Conner, WA
           Skagit Women Print, Shoreline CC, Shoreline, WA

2014    Skagit Women Print, Anchor art space, Anacortes, WA
           Unveiling, San Juan Islands Museum of Art, Friday Harbor, WA
           Sky, Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA
           Air, Earth, Water, AAF, Juror: Patricia Watkinson, Anacortes, WA

2013   The Meaning Of Wood, Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA
           From Here to There, Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA
           The Meaning Of Wood, Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA
           Particles on the Wall, WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
           Goat Head Press Exhibition, Tieton Lofts, Tieton WA
           Nature in the Balance, Juror: Barbara Matilsky, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
           Surface: print work and process, Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA

2012   On to the Next One: NW Printmakers, Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA
           Winter is the King of Showmen, Islands Museum of Art, Friday Harbor, WA
           Extended Outlook: Artists take on the Weather, Curator: Ron Glowen, Anchor art space, Anacortes, WA
           Steam Roller Printing Project, Anacortes Art Festival, Anacortes, WA

2011    Fate of the Forest, Juror: Barbara Matilsky, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
           Four Friends: New work, Anchor art space, Curator: Jean Behnke, group exhibit,  Anacortes, WA
           Steam Roller Printing Project, Anacortes Art Festival, Anacortes, WA

2010    Art at the Port, AAF, Juror: Esther Lutkheisen, Anacortes, WA
2009   You are Here: Jean Behnke & Mark Sherer, Golden West Gallery, Stehekin, WA
2008   Jean Behnke and Jeff Hanks, Peter de Lory, Anchor art space, Anacortes, WA
           Six Northwest Printmakers, Golden West Gallery, Stehekin, WA

2007    A Wild Nature, Islands Museum of Art, Curator: Jean Behnke, Friday Harbor, WA
            Seattle Printmakers Invitational, Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

2004    Northwest Biennial: Buildingwise, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
            Spatially Inspired: Media and Form, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
            Bound to Stehekin, Golden West Gallery, Stehekin, WA

2000   Orchard Memories: Jean Behnke, Kay Kirkpatrick, Peter de Lory, Golden West Gallery, Stehekin, WA
1999    2nd Annual Print Exhibition, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
1997    I Saw, She Saw: Jean Behnke and Kay Kirkpatrick, Golden West Gallery, Stehekin, WA

1995    COCA NW Annual, Center on Contemporary Arts, Seattle, WA
            Agents of Change, Curator: Peggy Weiss, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
            Kirkland Arts Center Annual, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
            The Bridge, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

1993      Dan Doak and Jean Behnke, NW Craft Center, Seattle, WA
             Lost and Found, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

1991      Jean Behnke: Crossing Media, Guadalupe Cultural Center, San Antonio, TX
1990     Contemporary Ceramics Invitational, Institute of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX
             Behnke & St. John, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX
             Behnke & Harmon, 132 Blue Star Gallery, San Antonio, TX

1989     Nostra, Arte-universita della Georgia, Cortona, Italy
1987     Blue Star II, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX
            Jean Behnke & Steve Fisher, Invitational Show, Midland College, Midland, TX
            Sculpture from San Antonio, NCECA Symposium Invitational, Curator: Steve Reynolds, San Antonio, TX

1986    Women of the Big State, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX
1984    Works in Clay, Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA
 
Commissions
Bench for Pace, Bellevue, WA 2008
Bucks for PACE, purchased by Mulvanney G2 Architects, Bellevue, WA, 2006
Public Tile Project, Lopez Community Center for the Arts, Lopez, WA, 1999-04
Temporary Public Project, Sound Transit Art Program, Seattle, WA, 2001
Epicenter: site-specific installation, Sun Valley Center Campus, Ketchum, ID, 1982
Public Mural Administration Building, Sun Valley Center, Sun Valley, ID, 1978
 
Scholarships
2012, 2011, 2008  Anderson Ranch, Aspen, CO, Presidential scholarship awards
1978                     Sun Valley Center, ID, full scholarship award for outstanding ceramic work
1985 & 1987         University of Texas at San Antonio, scholarship for excellent work


Selected Private Collections
Sina Pearson, New York, NY
Sherri Anderson, Redmond, WA
Chris Burrows, Seattle, WA
Laura Goddard, Somerville, NJ
Helen Stusser, Seattle, WA
Steve Lindstrom, Tumwater, WA
Liz and Jeff Malinoff, Lopez, WA
Grace Nordhoff, Seattle, WA
Bruce and Pam Bayuk, Pawtucket, RI
Roberta Watterson, Seattle, WA
Rip and Julie Van Camp, Lopez, WA
Tim and Betsey Clark, Lopez, WA
Katherine & Ron Glowen, Arlington, WA
Bruce Botts, Lopez, WA
Michael Rohlfing, Anacortes, WA
Scott Kuhlman, Seattle, WA
Natalie Roush, Lopez Island, WA
Alan Karlberg, Seattle, WA
Larry Bullis & Jane Alynn, Anacortes, WA
Muriel Van Housen, Seattle, WA
Nicolette and Tim Harrington, La Conner, WA

 
Selected Related Work and Professional Experience

2017       Exhibition Catalog Publication: From Rocky Outcroppings: Jean Behnke, Michael Peterson, Peter de Lory
2015       Presenter, Pecha Kucha Talk, MoNA, La Conner, WA
2013-15  Sculpture Program Chair, La Conner Art Commission, La Conner, WA
2012-14  Board of Directors, Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA
2012-14  Regional Presenter, Artist Trust at Large Program, Seattle, WA
2012-14  Member, Goathead Press Studio, Mighty Tieton Warehouse, Tieton, WA
2012       Advisory Committee, Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA
2011-12  Co-Director/Curatorial Advisor, Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA
2011       Exhibition Catalog Publication, Gail Grinnell at Anchor: Tinker, Tailor, Mender, Maker          
2008-11  Founder/Owner, Anchor art space, Anacortes, WA
2011,12   Steam Roller Print Project, Anacortes Art Festival, Anacortes, WA
2010       Juror, Skagit Valley College, Annual juried student exhibition    
2005-07  911 Media Arts Center Board of Directors, Seattle, WA
2007       Curator, "A Wild Nature", Island Museum of Art, Friday Harbor, WA
2006       Seattle Arts Commission, Fire Stations Public Art Roster, Seattle, WA
2005       Exhibition installation assistant, MoNA, La Conner, WA
2002-05  Exhibition Coordinator, Lopez Library, Lopez, WA
2001-04  AMBP Roster, King County Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
2000-04 Seattle Arts Commission Roster, Seattle, WA
1996-03  Cornish Alumni Board of Directors, Cornish College, Seattle, WA
1991        Interdisciplinary Studies Program Dev., San Antonio College, TX
1989        Curator: "An Inventive Process", Women & Their Work, Austin, TX
1988        Ceramics Assistant, Arte-universita della Georgia, Cortona, Italy
1988        Post-graduate studies, University of Georgia StudiesAbroad, Cortona, Italy
1986        Artist-in-Residence, Midland College, Midland, TX
1984        Artist-in Residence, installation, Sun Valley Center, Sun Valley, ID
1982        Installation assistant, James Turrell, Seattle, WA
1980        Apprenticeship, Bernard Dejonque, Brianconnet, France
1979        Public Art acquisition, Sun Valley Center, Sun Valley, ID
1976        Studio Potter, Hughye Pottery, Vancouver, BC, Canada 


Bibliography
Kepferle, Amy, Anchor Access: much more than an art gallery, Cascadia Weekly, 1/04/12
Walker, Elaine, "Anchor Art Space opens in downtown", Anacortes American, 12/27/08
Arts Editor, "Island Museum of Art exhibits Lopez Artists", The Island Guardian, 9/14/07
Smith, Colleen," A Foundation of the Community", The Island's Weekly, 6/15/04,PG 1.
Allan, Lois,  "Jean Behnke at Meloy & Co.",  Artweek, January 1999, p.25.
Sorsoli, David,"Critic's Choice: Jean Behnke", The Oregonian, March 25,1994, p.23
Colpitt, Frances, Jean Behnke at Women & Their Work, Art in America, 1/19/93, p.109-10
Goss, Lee, "Down at the Dump", Eastsideweek, April 29,1992, p.27.
West, Phil," Beauty is where the artists find it", Seattle Times, April 3, 1992, p.34.
Hopkins, Mary, Jean Behnke's contemplative art evokes humor, Daily Texan, 7/29/92, p.7.
Bennett, Steve, Blue Star exhibits offer insights /community, San Antonio Light, 6/29/90.
Lineberry, Carl A., "Behnke shows drawings/sculpture", The Ranger, 9/16/88, p.9.
Bennet, Steve,"Creative energy at the Blue Star", San Antonio Light, 6/28/87,J13, J 17
CASA/Blue Star Artspace, Blue Star II, Catalog, June 1987.
Cardenas, David, "Object-making is a sophisticated language", Current, 4/3/86, pp.20-21.
 
Selected Teaching Experience

2017          SJIMA, Printing from Nature workshop, Friday Harbor WA
2016         MONA, Drawn-In, drawing workshop, La Conner, WA
2015          Shoreline Community College, printmaking workshop, Shoreline, WA
2014          Goathead Press, Monoprint workshop, Tieton, WA
2013-14     Skagit Valley College, Instructor, Mount Vernon, WA
2013-14     Anchor Art Space, sculpture/print workshops, Anacortes, WA
2006          San Juan Institute for Art & Nature, Print workshop, Friday Harbor, WA
1996-97     Coyote Junior High, children’s program, Seattle, WA
1996-97     Pac-Arts Center Youth-at-risk, Yesler Terrace Projects, Seattle, WA
1988-90     San Antonio College, Academic Lecturer, San Antonio, TX
1990           Midland College, Visiting Artist, workshop, Midland, TX
1988-8I      TI-IN Network, Satellite ED program televised in Rural Schools, San Antonio, TX
1981           Southwest Crafts Center, Ceramics, San Antonio, TX
1987           University of Texas, Drawing for non-majors, San Antonio, TX
1987-8        Jewish Community Center, Ceramics, San Antonio, TX
1979,82-83  Sun Valley Center, Community Program Ceramics and Drawing Instructor, Sun Valley, ID