Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen Resume
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2010 Museum of Northwest Art - La Conner, WA
October 16, 2010 thru Jan 8, 2011
   
2009

SOFA WEST : Santa Fe, Represented by Habatat Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
37th International Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI
Ashes to Ashes: Life and death in contemporary art
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

   
2008

Glorious Glass - Group Exhibition, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
SOFA : Chicago, Represented by Habatat Galleries, Chicago, IL
36th International Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI
Collaboration: Karen Willenbrink & Jane Rosen, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
Owls & Trees, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX
Birds in Art - Exhibition, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA

   
2007 Pilchuck Staff & Alumni Show, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
S.O.F.A.,
represented by William Traver Gallery, Chicago, IL
25th International Glass Invitational,
Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL
The Surrealist Impulse
- New Aquisitions, Tacoma Museum, Tacoma, WA
Owls & Trees, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX
Owls,
William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
S.O.F.A. represented by William Traver Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
2006 Best in Show, Kimble Art Center, Park City, UT
International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Deerborn, MI
Glass Invitational, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
Northlands Glass, Pismo Gallery, Denver, CO
Glass Invitational, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX
 
2005 Best in Show, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma,WA
S.O.F.A, represented by Thomas R. Riley Galleries, New York, NY
Group Invitational, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
 
2004 Fiery Influences, Hanson Gallery, New Orleans, LA
National Glass Invitational, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
S.O.F.A., Thomas R. Riley Gallery, New York, NY
S.O.F.A.,Thomas R. Riley Gallery, Chicago, IL
Vitreous Matter, Silvia Smidt Gallery, New Orleans, LA
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2003 S.O.F.A., Thomas R. Riley Gallery, Chicago, IL
Selected Artists, Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH
Glass Weekend, Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ
Glorious Glass: Form and Color, Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle, WA
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2002 Sea Life Installation, Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
Morris Crew, Houston Center For Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
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2001 Flora & Fauna Installation, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Honey I Shrunk the Art, History of the World Gallery, Camano Island, WA
Landscapes, Braisden Gallery, Tampa, FL
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1999 S.O.F.A., Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, IL
Select Pilchuck Artists, Jenkins-Johnsen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gardens, Chapel Gallery, Boston, MA
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1998 International Movements in Glass, Auckland Museum, Auckland, New Zealand/ Dowse Art Museum, Wilmington, New Zealand
Contemporary Northwest Glass, Port Townsend Art Center, Port Townsend, WA
S.O.F.A., represented by Grand Central Gallery, Chicago, IL
Glass: Italian Influences, Grand Central Gallery, Tampa, FL
From Fire to Ice, Simon Edwards Gallery, Yakima, WA
Pilchuck Glass, History of the World Gallery, Stanwood, WA
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1997 Blooms in Glass, Ovedskloster Castle, Sjobo, Sweden
Blooms in Glass, Ascer Maarlensson Gallery, Lund, Sweden
Pilchuck Glass, History of the World Gallery, Stanwood, WA
New Work, Grand Central Gallery, Tampa, FL
Northwest Glass, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
Survey of Contemporary Glass, Tustin Renaissance Gallery, Tustin, CA
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1996 Northwest Glass, Northwest Museum of Art, La Conner, WA
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1995 Sun Spots, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Solo Exibition, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA
Karen Willenbrink Glass, Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
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1994 Visions of the Northwest, PISMO Gallery, Denver, CO
Karen Willenbrink/Petr Novotny, End Zones, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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1993 Glass Exhibition, Foster White Gallery, Kirkland, WA
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1992 Group Glass Exhibition, Melander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
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  COMMISSIONS
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2002 Children’s Hospital, Sea Life Installation, Seattle, WA
Dr. Howard Mizuta/Dental Clinic, Flower Installation, Mount Vernon, WA
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2001 University of Washington Medical Center, Flora & Fauna Install, Seattle, WA
American Craft Museum, Flowers, New York, NY
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  TEACHING EXPERIENCE
   
2009 Penland School of Crafts, Instructor, Penland NC
Pratt Fine Arts, Workshop, Seattle, WA
Eugene Glass School, Workshops, Eugene, OR
Aya Glass, Workshop, Kawasaki, JAPAN
More Fire Glass Studio, Workshop, Rochester, NY
   
2008 Pilchuck Glass School, Gaffer, Stanwood, WA
G.A.S Conference, Demo, Portland, OR
Red Deer College, Workshop, Alberta, CAN
Eugene Glass School, Workshop, Eugene, OR
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2007 Eugene Glass School, Workshop, Eugene, OR
G.A.S Conference Portland, Demonstration & Workshop, Portland, OR
Red Deer College, Workshop, Alberta, Canada
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2006 Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Workshop/Lecture, Deer Isle, Maine
Glass Art Association of Canada, Conference Demonstrator, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Eugene Glass School, Workshop, Eugene, Oregon
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2005 Tacoma Museum of Glass, Residency/Lecture/Demonstration, Tacoma, WA
Pittsburg Glass Center, Workshop/Lecture, Pittsburg, PA
Red Deer College, Workshop/Lecture, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Penland School of Crafts, Workshop/Lecture, Penland, NC
Ox-Bow Summer School of Arts, Workshop/Lecture. Saugatuck, MI
Eugene Glass School, Workshop, Eugene, OR
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2004 Eugene Glass School, Workshop/Lecture, Eugene, OR
Glass Art Society, Demonstration, New Orleans, LA
Vella Vetro Glass, Workshop, New Orleans, LA
Pilchuck Glass School, Sculpting Ideas, Stanwood, WA
Red Deer College, Sculpting Ideas, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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2003 Australian National University, Workshop/Lecture, Canberra, Australia
Jam Factory, Workshop/Lecture, Adelaide, Australia
Corning Museum, Demonstration, Corning, NY
Glass Art Society, Demonstration, Seattle, WA
Museum of Glass, Artist in Residence, Tacoma, WA
North Lands Creative Glass, Conference Lecture: "Education Through Perseverance"
Masters Workshop, Demonstration, Lybster, Scotland
Glassworks, Demonstration/Lecture, Louisville, KY
Pittsburg Glass Center, Sculpting Ideas, Pittsburg, PA
Pilchuck Glass School, Sculpting Ideas, Stanwood, WA
Red Deer College, Sculpting Ideas, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
San Jose State University, Workshop/Lecture, San Jose, Ca
Bay Area Glass Institute, Workshop/Lecture, Oakland, CA
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2002 Toyama City Institute of Glass, Workshop/Lecture, Toyama, Japan
Big Island School of Glass, Workshop/Lecture, Honakaa, HI
University of Miami, Workshop, Miami, FL
Lowe Art Museum, Lecture, Miami, FL
Pilchuck Glass School, Solid Glass Sculpture, Stanwood, WA
Emporia State University, Workshop/Lecture, Emporia, KS
Red Deer College, Workshop/Lecture, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Pittsburg Glass Center, Workshop/Lecture, Pittsburg, PA
Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Demonstrations, Houston, TX
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2001 Eugene Glass School, Workshop/Lecture, Eugene, OR
Big Island Glass, Workshop/Lecture, Honakaa, HI
Penland School of Crafts, Sculpting Ideas, Penland, NC
Red Deer College, Sculpting Ideas, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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1999 Glass Art Society, Conference Demonstration, Tampa, FL
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Advanced Solid Working, Seattle, WA
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1998 Red Deer College, Ideas in Glass, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Pacific Light Conference, Workshop/Lecture, Auckland, New Zealand
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1997 Penland School of Crafts, Ideas in Glass, Penland, NC
Ohio State University, Workshop/Lecture, Columbus, OH
Glass Axis, Demonstration/Lecture, Columbus, OH
Pilchuck Glass School, Teaching Assistant—Pino Signoretto, Stanwood, WA
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1996 Penland School of Crafts, Fall Workshop, Penland, NC
Harbor Front Center, Int’l Artists Series/Workshop, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pilchuck Glass School, Teaching Assistant—Pino Signoretto, Seattle, WA—Stanwood, WA
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1995 Tulane University, Workshop/Lecture, New Orleans, LA
Espace Verre, Workshop/Lecture, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sharadon College, Workshop/Lecture, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Red Deer College, Solid Glass Sculpture, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Workshop/Lecture, Seattle, WA
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1994 Glass Art Society, Presenter, Oakland, CA
Haystack School of Crafts, Ideas in Glass, Co-Instructor, Deer Isle, ME
Red Deer College, Solid Glass Sculpture/Lecture, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
San Jose State University, Workshop/Lecture, San Jose, CA
Nijima Glass Center, Workshop Assistant—William Morris, Nijima, Japan
Pilchuck Glass School, Stinsmuehlen/Teaching Assistant, Stanwood, WA
Pratt Fine Art Center, Workshop Glass Sculpture, Seattle, WA
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1993 Alberta College of Art, Workshop/Solid Glass, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Pratt Fine Art Center, Workshop/Off-Hand Glass Sculpture, Seattle, WA
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1991 San Jose University, Workshop/Off-Hand Glass Sculpture, San Jose, CA
Ohio University, Workshop/Glassblowing, Athens, OH
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  EDUCATION
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  Raptors of the Pacific Northwest, Padilla Bay Center, Bow, WA 2001-02
Mosaic/Felice Nittolo, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA 1998
Apprentice to Maestro, Fournasier Chandelier Studio/Bruno Zanetti,
Murano, Italy 1993
Glass Sculpture/Pino Signoretto, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA 1993-99
Bachelor of Fine Arts/Sculpture, Ohio University, Athens, OH 1984
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  AWARDS
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  Award of Excellence, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI
Acquisition,
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA 2006
Artist Trust and the Washington State Arts Council Grant, Seattle, WA 1999
Poncho Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA 1999
General Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA 1998
Newcomb Women’s Art Grant, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 1995
Corning Award/Outstanding Student, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA 1994
Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, Nominated, New York, NY 1994
General Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA 1993
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  PUBLICATIONS
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  City Dog Magazine, "Artist Profile: Hot Stuff", Cathy Herholdt, Spring 2006
Glass Art Magazine, “The Nature of Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen", Shawn Waggoner Jan./Feb. Issue 2005
Glass Art Society Journal, “About My Art,” Julian Lewis, Fall Issue 1995
Glass Magazine, Cover & Article, “Hot House Flowers,” Fall Issue 1994
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  WORK EXPERIENCE
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  Member of Glass Artist William Morris’ Team, Stanwood, WA 1987 - 2007
Gaffer, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA 1994-03
Apprentice to Maestro Bruno Zanetti/Fabio Fournasier, Chandelier Studio,
Murano, Italy 1993
Assistant to Glass Artists Flora Mace/Joey Kirkpatrick, Stanwood, WA 1989-93
Hotshop Technician/Coordinator, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA 1987-94
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