Resume

                     

Tanna Bennett

 

Exhibitions

2020

        February - "Valentine Show", Moran/Valverde Studio, Houston, TX

2019

        December - "Red and White Gallery, Small Works Show Invitational", Fayetteville, TX

        December - "Heights Artisan Market", Houston Heights, TX

        November - "Invitational Show:  ArtCrawl Houston 2019, Mother Dog Studios, Houston

2018

        December - "Red and White Gallery, Small Works Show Invitational", Fayetteville, TX

        October - Invitational Ceramic Show, Red & White Gallery, Fayetteville, TX

        August - Portrait Society of America "Face Off", Winter Street, Houston Arts District

        May – “Real/Surreal” exhibition, juried show, Won “Best in Show”, Houston Arts District, Houston, TX

        May – “Come Together” exhibition, curated collaborative artist’s show, Houston Arts District

        April – “Spring Biannual”- Houston Arts District, Houston, TX

 

2017

        December - "Winter Biannual", Houston Arts District, Houston, TX

        November - "Art Crawl", Invitational, Mother Dog Studios, Houston

        October - "Fall Biannual", Houston Arts District, Houston, TX

        October – “Fired Up:  Sculpture from the Silos”, Sculpture Installations by Tanna Bennett, Mary Aldrich,                                          Vivian Pastor and Damon Thomas. The Silos Gallery Two, Houston Arts District          

        July  - "Summer Series II", Houston Arts District, Houston, TX

        June - "Midsummers Dreams", Houston Arts District, Houston, TX                                            

        June - "Summer Series I", Houston Arts District, Houston, TX 

        June - “Empty Bowls Houston”, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft         

        April - "Spring Biannual", Houston Arts District, Houston, TX

 

2016                                                                                           

        December - "Silos Winter Exhibition", Houston Arts District. Houston, TX

        November - “ArtCrawl 2016”, invitational show, Houston                

        November - "ClayHouston Member Exhibition, Juried Member Show, Houston, received Special Merit Award                     November - "Sculpture Month", citywide multiple exhibitions, Mother Dog Studios, Houston                                          September through January 2017 - “Craft Texas 2016”, juried show, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft         

        April - “Clay, Body, Mind and Soul”, Jung Center, juried ceramic artwork show, Houston, TX  

 

2015

        November – 23rd Artcrawl 2015, Mother Dog Studios, Houston

        October – 2015 Clay Houston Member Show at 18 Hands Gallery, Houston

 

2014

        November – Heights Open Studios – 1st Annual open studios tour of professional Houston Heights Artists.

        August - "Cool Art/Hot Nights", Women Artists of the Heights group art show, Houston Heights, Texas       

 

2013

        November - 21st Annual Artcrawl, Mother Dog Studios, Houston

        August - "White Linen Night 2013" Houston Heights

        March - "36th Annual International Watercolor Exhibition", Watercolor Art Society Houston, Houston, Texas

 

2012

        Dec. - "Pentimento", Artist Invitational, Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR

        October - "43rd Annual Members Exhibit", Watercolor Art Society Houston, received Merchandise  Award, Houston

        April - "SOS - Spring Open Studios", Winter Street Studios, Houston, Texas

        March - "35th International Watercolor Show", Houston, Texas

 

2011

        November – “Art on the Avenue”, Winter Street Studios, Houston, Texas

        October - "Winter Street Studios Annual Artist's Show", Houston, Texas

        August - White Linen Night at Coldwell Banker, Two Houston Artists:  Tanna Bennett and Deborah Morris, Houston

        July - "One:  Art Show Benefitting Doctors without Borders", Invitational Show, Elder Street Gallery, Houston

        April -  Finalist with the Hunting Art Prize, Houston, Texas

        March - "34th International Watercolor Show", Watercolor Art Society Houston, received Merit Award, Houston

        February - Honored with "Distinguished Friendswood High School Alumni" Award, Friendswood, Texas

 

2010

        December - "It's Raining Cats and Dogs" Invitational Art Show, Mother Dog Studios, Houston, Texas

        November - "18th Annual Artcrawl", Mother Dog Studios, Houston, Texas

        November - "Open Studio Space:  Art Square on Main", guest artist of Jennifer Dunn, Houston, Texas

        August - "Co-Existing", Coordinator of Show, Group Show:  Tanna Bennett, Jennifer Dunn and Marcus Mann, Lyric          Centre, Houston, Texas

 

2009

        November - "17th Annual Artcrawl", Mother Dog Studios, Houston, Texas

        October - "Communications", Elder Street Gallery, Houston, Texas

        September - "Miniature Show", Elder Street Gallery, Houston, Texas

        August - "Experimental", Houston Watercolor Society, Houston, Texas

        July - "Arboretum Juried Exhibit", Archway Gallery, Houston, Texas

        July - "The Third Level, Elder Street Gallery, Houston, Texas

        March - "32nd International Watercolor Show", Houston, Texas

        January - "Marcus Mann and Friends", Lyric Center Downtown, Houston, Texas

 

2008

        December - “Art Box Show”, Bering and James Gallery, Houston, Texas

        November - “16th Annual Artcrawl”, Mother Dog Studios, Houston, Texas

        October - “Women on Women” Art Show, Elder Street Gallery, Houston, TX

        August - “Art of Marcus Mann & Tanna Bennett”, Invitational Show, Houston

        July -  “Independence Day”, Elder Street Gallery,  Artist Invitational representing 40 Houston artist, Houston, TX      

 

2007

        November - “15th Annual Artcrawl Houston”, Mother Dog Studios, Houston, TX 

        October - “38th Annual Members Exhibit: Watercolor Art Society - Houston”,  received Merchandise Award.                    October - “2007 Grand National Watercolor Competition: Mississippi Watercolor Society”, Mississippi Art Museum,                           Jackson, MS

        August - “White Linen Night”, Houston Heights, Coldwell Banker, Houston, TX

        March - “International Watercolor Competition”, Houston Watercolor Society, Williams Tower, Houston, Texas -              Won 1st Place in competition

 

2004

         August - “Group Show”, Artstudio:  A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

2003

         December - “Small Works III”, Artstudio:  A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

         January - “Celebrations” (Group Show), Artstudio:  A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

2002

         Nov.-Dec. - “Small Works II:  Little Gems”, Group Show, Artstudio:  A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

         September - “Group Show”, Artstudio, Santa Fe, NM

         August - “Tanna Bennett and Ruth Wright Paulsen:  New Paintings”,  Artstudio:  A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

         July - “Realism:  A Close Observation”, Invitational, Artstudio:  A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

         June - “Still Life”, Invitational, Artstudio:  A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

         March - “National Parks and Monuments”, Invitational, Artstudio:  A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

         February - “Sensual”, Invitational, Artstudio:  A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

         January - “Winter Blooms”, Invitational, Artstudio:  A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

2001

         November - “Small Works I”, Group Show, Artstudio:  A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

         August - “Nature Observed”, Artists Invitational, Artstudio:  A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

         June - “Gallery Premiere”, Gallery Artists, Artstudio:  A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

1997

         November - “Tanna Bennett and Carol Hall” Two Person Art Show,  Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR

         August - “Group Show”, Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR

         July - “Northwest Landscapes”, Juried Show, Gresham City Hall, Gresham,  OR

         July - “Art in the Pearl Invitational”, West Linn Library, West Linn, OR

         June/July - “Artspace Invitational”, Artspace Gallery, Bay City, OR

         February - “February’s Garden”, Invitational, OMNI Gallery, Portland, OR

 

1996

         November - “Small Works Northwest”, Group Show, Waterstone Gallery,  Portland, OR

 

Residency Programs

        2017 – Summer Residency at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts

 

Elected Positions - Current

         2017 - Artist Advisory Council (ACC) at Sawyer Yards representative of Silos Building

 

Education

        ●B.A. Journalism, Minor in Graphic Communications, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 1990

 

Fine Art Training

        ●Workshop with Phillippe Faraut at the Longview Museum of Art.  Sculpting the Head.

        ●September 2016 – Workshop at Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

        ●The Museum of Printmaking History, Introduction to Lithography with artist-in-residence, Charles Criner, and                  Introduction to Monoprints, 2009

        ●Koo Schadler Egg Tempera Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2007

        ●L’Ecole de Albert Defois, Les Cerqueux sous Passavant, France - 10-month intensive study in painting with Ted                Seth Jacobs, 2003

        ●Seattle Academy of Realist Art, Seattle, WA (now Gage Academy of Art): 

        ●Workshops with Tony Ryder (1998, 1999, 2000), Martha Mayer Erlebacher (1998) and Sigmund Abeles (1995)

        ●Daniel Greene Painting Workshop, Sacramento, CA - 1996

        ●Classical Figurative Sculpture Workshop with Willy Wang, sculptor, Art League, Houston, Texas, 1990s

        ●Hipbone Studio, Classical Figurative Sculpture Classes with Jeff Burke, Portland, Oregon, 1990s

        ●Marylhurst University, Lake Oswego, Oregon, 1990s

        ●Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, 1990s

        ●Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon, 1990s

 

Non-Profit - After 2000

2009 - February:  Auction with Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition, Houston

2008 - Prepared and executed the Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Art Exhibition Program and Artwork Inventory            for the Travelling Art Exhibition, Houston

2008 - April:  Art Show by Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition:  “Look Beneath the Surface:  Ending Modern Day                  Slavery”, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 

          March:  MD Anderson, “Heroes and Handbags” Auction, River Oaks Country Club, Houston 

2007 - October:  Lawndale Art Center - Retablos Auction, Houston, TX

 

Membership Status

2012 - Awarded Signature Membership Status with Watercolor Art Society Houston

 

Publications

2012 - Watercolor Art Society Houston "35th International Exhibition 2012" Catalog

2011 - Watercolor Art Society Houston "34th International Exhibition 2011" Catalog

2009 - Watercolor Art Society Houston "32nd International Exhibition 2009" Catalog

2008 - “Look Beneath the Surface Art Exhibit Program Guide” Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition

2008 - “26 Best Water media Paintings of 2007”, Watercolor Artist Magazine, February 2008

2007 - Watercolor Art Society Houston “30th International Exhibition 2007” Catalog

2007 - Mississippi Watercolor Society “Grand National Watercolor Exhibition” Catalog   

 

Representation

Bennett Fine Art Studio, LLC, Houston, TX, by appointment, 713-880-1727

 

Organizations

National Portrait Society

ClayHouston – member, Houston, TX

Off Beat Open Studio Tour/Houston Heights (previously Heights Open Studios) – Co-founder, Houston, TX

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) - member

Watercolor Art Society Houston, signature member, Houston, TX

 

Art Related Work Experience

Conduct Private Classes for adults in private Art Studio in the Houston Heights

Professional Artist since 1995

Presently own and operate Bennett Fine Art Studio, LLC, Houston, Texas

Owned and operated Artstudio:  A Gallery, a gallery in Santa Fe, NM with business partner and artist Ruth Wright                    Paulsen, 2000-2005

Waterstone Gallery, an artist’s cooperative gallery founded in 1992, Portland, Oregon - one of several artists who                    operated the gallery in the middle 1990s

© 2019 Tanna Bennett 

Houston Heights, Houston, TX  77008

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