The Walt Bensman Studio


THE ARTIST




BIOGRAPHY and RESUME

Born: 1948, Washington, D.C.

Education: Bachelor of Architecture, The Catholic University of America,
    Washington, D.C., 1971

Professional architect 1975 - 2000

Potter and woodworker since 1972



SELECTED FOR JURIED ART FAIRS:

Best of the Northwest, Seattle, Washington

Best of the Northwest, Portland, Oregon

Portland Arts Festival, Portland, Oregon

Salem Art Fair and Festival, Salem, Oregon

Audubon Wild Arts Festival, Portland, Oregon

Silverton Fine Art Festival, Silverton, Oregon




LOCAL, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL RECOGNITION:

July 1997 One man show in 1100 s.f. gallery space at the
Mt. Angel Abbey Library, Mt. Angel, Oregon

June 2001 Commission for 32 s.f. ceramic wall hanging for the Chemeketa Community College Boardroom
Salem, Oregon

July September 2001 Two pieces of functional art selected for exhibition in the 2001 Biennial Review of Northwest Art and Craft at the Oregon College of Art and Craft
Portland, Oregon

January February 2004 Part of a juried national exhibition, "100 Teapots 2" at the Baltimore Clayworks,
Baltimore, Maryland

April 2004 Two sculptural pieces selected for inclusion in the "Landscape IV International Exhibition" at the Period Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

January 2005 An exhibition of my functional, sculptural, and interpretive work at the Enid Joy Mount Gallery,
Keizer, Oregon

June September 2005 Part of a juried national exhibition, "National Teapot Show VI" at the Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, North Carolina

November - December 2005 Issue of Oregon Home Magazine, featured in Artist's Portfolio section

April 2007 Part of "Radius 25" juried exhibition at the Bush Barn Art Gallery, Salem, Oregon

June 2008 Part of Lake Oswego Chronicle Invitational Art Exhibition, Lake Oswego, Oregon

March 2012 Part of the West Coast Teapots show at the Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, Oregon

March 2014 Featured artist exhibition at the Broadway Gallery, Longview, Washington



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