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Patricia Bengtson Jones



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                    BIOGRAPHY of Patricia Bengtson-Jones 

In the summer of 1980, I studied in Cortona, Italy, with the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program.  The statement below inspired my start on this journey into art!

                                       All experience is an arch, to build upon.

                              All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams

                                                  that untraveled world.

                                            Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1842

 Born

Janesville, Wisconsin

Education

2003, Glass Fusing, Slumping, the Crucible, Oakland, CA, with Mary White, Janet Hiebert and Lynne Roldao.  1999-2000, Glass Casting Workshop, the Crucible, Berkeley, CA, with Dan Reilly and Lawry Swidler. 1984, Workshop Language/Systems/Action, Tom Marioni and the Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, CA. 1983, M.A.Sculpture, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA with Fletcher Benton, Sam Richardson and John Battenberg.1981, Forging Metal Workshop, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA,  with Don Page.1980, Marble Workshop, University of Maryland with Kenneth Campbell.1980, University of Georgia Studies Abroad, Cortona, Italy, with John Kehoe. 1979, Marble Workshop  Pietrasanta, Lucca, Italy, with Frank Gilliam and Tuo Kuo Wei. 1978, 2003, Iron Workshop, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, with Tom Walsh. 1977, Metal Casting Workshop, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, with Steve Daly and John Battenberg. 1977, B.A. Painting,San Jose State University, Jan Jose, CA, with Fred Spratt, John Hunter, Randy  Sadler, and Mary Beth Edelson.1974, A.A., De Anza College, Cupertino, CA, studied with Salvatore Pecoraro, Lee Takang and Charles Walker.1966-1974, Studied painting with Walter Kuhlman, Nina Wolf, Gertrude Venton, And Leonard Breger, San Mateo, CA. 1960-1966, Studied Painting with Joe Morello, Albuquerque, N.M.

Solo Exhibitions

2009, Life,  Journey, Motion, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA.   2008, January-February, Claudio Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA.   1991, Passage of Time,  New Leaf Garden Gallery, Berkeley, CA.   1989, Crossover, Hatley Martin Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA.   1988, Passage of Time, San Marco Gallery, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA.   1987, Hatley Martin Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA.   1984, Chico State University, Chico, CA.   1983, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.   1980, Installation, Homage to the Etruscans, Cortona, Italy.   1979-1980, Galleria Esplanade,  Bad Eschel, Austria.1978, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 CK Gallery, Oakland, CA.

2012 Foothill Arts of the Bay Gallery, Hayward CA.

2011 Nordic 5 Arts "Voyages Of Discovery", Pacific Lutheran University, Scandinavian Cultural Center, Tacoma, WA.

2010 Green Shutter Gallery, Hayward, CA. 

2009, Mixed Media, West-End Breakfast Art Group, Café, Berkeley, CA.  

2009, Nordic 5 Arts, Norwegian Seaman Church, San Francisco, CA.   2009, “Art as Object Gallery”, San Jose, CA  

2009, Going North,  Nordic 5 Arts, Contra Costa Jr. College, San Pablo, CA. 

2007-2008, Five Sculptures on Display, Omega Recycle on San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA.

2008, Exhibition for Week-End, Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA.  

2008, Self-Portrait, West-End Café, Berkeley, CA.  

2008, Texture X3, Mary King, Barbara Steven Strauss, Patricia Bengtson-Jones, Atrium Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  

2006, Objects of Engagement, June-July, 600 Townsend, San Francisco, CA, Curator – Michele Rowe Shields  

2006, Sensuality & Survival, March-April, New Nordic Design, 600 Townsend, San Francisco, CA.  

2005, “Pushing Boundaries” , Nordic 5 Arts, 600 Townsend, San Francisco, CA.  

2004, Alternative Space, Dec.-Mar., 525 Market Street, San Francisco, CA.

2004, North American Sculpture Exhibition 2004, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO.

2003, Nordic 5 Arts, Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, CA.  

2003, Nordic Heritage, Hayward City Hall, Hayward, CA.  

2002, Glass Departures, Sight & Insight Art Center, Mill Valley, CA.

2001, Stones – Ancient into Modern, A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA.    

2001, Mixed Media Sculpture, 455 Market St., San Francisco, CA. 

2001, Website Premier Opening, A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA.  

2001, Landscapes, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA.  

2001, Tribute to Founding Members of the Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, 600 Townsend Building

Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA.  

2000, 10th Anniversary Show and Glass Exhibition, A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA.  

1999-2000,Mill Valley Sculpture Garden, Mill Valley, CA.  

1998-2000, Nordic 5, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA.  

1999, The Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA.  

1998, Henry Miller Library Grounds, Big Sur, CA.   1998, Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA.  

1997, Sculpture Spring, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA.

1996, The Pacific Rim, Peter Selz, Juror, Sept.-Oct.,  Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA.

1996, Mother Lode/Pacific Rim, June-Oct.,  Kautz Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, CA.;   Mother

Lode/Pacific Rim, Ann Saunders Gallery, Jamestown, CA.;  Mother Lode/Pacific Rim, Central

Sierra Arts Council Gallery, Sonora, CA.  

1996, Speaking of Her… (Environmental Concerns for the Future), Curator, John Battenberg (April), Fragile Acre, Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA.   1995, Anonymous Arrangement (July),  Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.

1995, “The Strong Clear Line”, Nordic 5 Arts, T. Higbee Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  

1995, East Bay Bronze, Curator Warren Dreher, Lynn House Gallery, Antioch, CA.  

1994,  Art in Public Places, Santa Clara Civic Center & Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA.   1994, Plaza Art ’94,  City of Mountain View, Civic Center Plaza and Pioneer Park, Mountain View, CA.  

1994, Impromptu,  Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA.  

1994, One Bush Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  

1994, Sculpture at Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette, CA.  

1994, Nordic Arts,  at Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA.  

1994, North American Sculpture Exhibition, The Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO., Jurors: Julius Schmidt, Betty Gold.  

1992-1994,  Sho-En Outdoor Sculpture Center, Ramona, CA.   1993, Metallurgy, Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA.   

1992-1993,  Contours VI,  Central Sierra Arts Council Gallery, Sonoma, CA.  

1992, Metals Now,  Downey  Museum of Art, Downey, CA.  

1992, Mendocino Art Center, California Stone Sculptors.  

1991, Structure,  Spectrum Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  

1991, First Biennial Competitive Exhibition, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.     

1991, Bay Area Outdoor Contemporary Sculpture, Carmel Fine Arts Gallery, Foushee Fine Arts, Danville, CA.  

1985-1991, The North American Sculpture Exhibition, The Foothill Art Center, Golden, CO.    1990, Metal Now,  Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA.  

1990, Human Spirit, Centennial Hall Annual, Hayward, CA.  

1990, Concord Open, The Second Annual, Concord, CA.       

1989, Continental Drift,  featuring The Sculptors Guild of New York and San Francisco Sculptors,  San Francisco, CA.  

1989, California Stone Sculptors, UOP Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.  

1988, Six Bay Area Women Sculptors,St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA.  

1988, Bay Area Bronze, Civic Arts Center, Walnut Creek, CA.  

1988, Exhibition 88,  Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA.  

1987, Nine California Stone Sculptors, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, CA.   

1984, 1987, Bay Arts 84, Belmont, CA.  

1986, Neo Geo, Lillian Paley Center for Visual Arts, Oakland, CA.  

1986 Shrine and Koan, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA.  

1986, Valentines, Couples, and  Other Lovers, Hatley Martin Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1985, Stone, Santa Rosa Junior College Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA.  

1985, Triton Museum of Arts’ 5th Annual, Santa Clara, CA.  

1985, California Stone Sculptors, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.  

1984, Art Spaces 1984, Oakland, CA. 

1984, Hayward Forum of the Arts, Hayward, CA.   1983,  Open Studio, San Francisco, CA.  

1982,  Mudflats Sculpture Contest, Emeryville Industries Association, Emeryville, CA.    

1982,  Hayward Civic Center (Centennial Hall, Hayward, CA.  

1982,  Hilton Hotel, Oakland  Airport, Oakland, CA, (in conjunction with Hosting the International Sculpture Conference).  

1982, Year of the Women,  San Francisco  Women Artists, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA.   1980,  American Institute of Architects, San Francisco, CA.  

1979, Women in Bronze,  Anna Gardner Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA.  

1978, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.  

1977, California State Fair,  Sacramento, CA.  

1977, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA.  

1974, Crown-Zellerbach Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  

1971, San Francisco Civic Center,  San Francisco, CA.  

1968-1970, Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes,  Los Gatos, CA.  

1967, Triton Museum of Art,  San Jose, CA.  

1966,  Alpine Festival National Exhibition, Oray, CO. 

1966, New Mexico Art Museum, Sante Fe, NM.  

1966,  New Mexico Fiesta – Biennial State Fair, Albuquerque, NM.  

1965, New Mexico Art Museum, Santa Fe, NM.

1965, New Mexico Fiesta,  New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM. 

 

 

Site Exhibitions (stone earthworks)        

2008-2009, Prelude to the Spirit of Motion (earth/marble), Paradise Ridge Winery

Sculpture Grove,  Santa Rosa, CA.  

2007-2010,  Stacking Time (marble), Orinda Community Center and Library,  Orinda, CA.    

1996,   Fragile Acre (earth, marble, cement, tar paper), Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA.  

1989, Crossover (sod, cobblestone) with Dana Chodzko,  Hatley Martin Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  

1986-1988, Hadrian’s Corner (cobblestone/earth) with Dana Chodzko, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA.  

1986-1987, Time  Emerging II (cobblestone/earth) with Dana Chodzko, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.  

1984, Time Emerging I  (cobblestone/earth)  with Dana Chodzko, Triton Museum of Art,  Santa Clara, CA.  

1980, Ritual to Pietro de Cortona   (stone,wax,cloth), St. Francis Church,  Cortona, Italy.  

1969,  Honor to Mayans (stone,wood,earth), Beach of San Carlos, Mexico.  

 
Awards/Commissions

2002-2003, Who’s Who of American Women.   1992, Honorable Mention, Central Sierra National Exhibition, Sonora, CA.   1987, Bay Arts 87, Belmont, CA.   1986, “ Time Emerging III”  (Environmental Site) Collaborated with Dana Chodzko.  Commission: by Wayne Swan’s, Palo Alto, CA.  1985, The John Cavanaugh Memorial Award, The North American Sculpture Exhibition, Golden, CO.   1982,  Mudflats Sculpture Contest, Emeryville, CA.   1970, San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo, CA.   1967,  San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo, CA. 1966, Alpine Festival National Exhibition, Oray, CO.   1966, New Mexico Festival – Biennial, New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM.   1966,  Outstanding Young Women of America. 1965, National League of American Pen Women Biennial Show, Boulder, CO.1965, Fiesta Show, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM.   1964,  New Mexico Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM. 

Publication and Reviews

2011 "Voyagers Of Discovery ",Nordic 5 Arts, Catalog of the exhibition at the Pacifica Lutheran    University, Tacoma, WA.  2010-2011 Who's Who Cambridge, 2005 -2013 "Who's Who of American Women, 2009, Book “Life Journey Motion”, Artwork of Patricia Bengtson-Jones, early 1960’s to 2009, designed by C. Stinehour.   2008, Catalogue Book,  Who’s Who of American Women.   2005, Catalogue Book,  A New Leaf Gallery, Remembrance of 15 years in Berkeley, Gilman St..2005, Catalogue Book, “Pushing Boundaries”, Nordic 5, 600 Townsend, San Francisco, CA. 2004, Catalogue Book, The North American Sculpture Exhibition, The Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO.   2003-2004,  Who’s Who of American Women. 2002-2003, Who’s Who of American Women. 1995, Review by  Carol Fowler, Feb. 10, 1995, Contra County Times, “East Bay Bronze”, Lynn House Gallery, Antioch, CA.   1994, (August) Review by Frank Cebulski, Artweek, San Jose, CA.   1994,  The Guide Review at Joan Roebuck Gallery. 1994,  Carol Fowler review in the Contra Costa Times, August 12, “Biennial event a fine platform for sculpture.” 1993, Steven Jenkins, Artweek, San Jose, CA,   July 22, “Metallurgy review at Contract Design, San Francisco, CA.1992, Steven Alpern, Central Sierra Times, June, “Contours VI”, Central Sierra  Art Council National Exhibition, Sonoma, CA.   1991,  Sherry Lee Thomas, Artweek, Feb. 21,  Oakland, CA, “Clash of Ideals”, Review on Structure at Spectrum Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 1990,  Carol Fowler, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA, Jan. “Concord Open”. 1989, Michele French, Chico Enterprise Record, Chico, CA. (Mar. 10). 1989 (Feb. 17),  Merrill Schieier, The Stockton Record, Stockton, CA, “California Stone Sculptors”. 1988,  Jamie Brunson,  Artweek (April 16), Oakland, CA, “Six Bay Area Women Sculptors”.   1988,  Carol Fowler,  Contra Costa Times (April), Walnut Creek, CA, “Six Bay Area Women Sculptors”. 1988, Carol Fowler, Contra Costa Times (Jan.), Walnut Creek, CA, “Bay Area Bronze”.   1986, Charles Shere, The Tribune (Sept. 8), Oakland, CA, “Neo Geo Exhibition”.   1985,  Carol Fowler, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA, “Stone: Nine California Sculptors”. 1985,  Catalogue, The Northern American Sculpture Exhibition, The Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO. 1984,  Catalogue, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA. 1984, Catalogue, Center for the Visual Arts/International Sculpture Conference.1984,  Catalogue, Artspaces ’84, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA.   1984,  Catalogue, Bay Arts ’84, Belmont, CA.   1983,  Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA, October 27, Studio Review.   1979,  Julia Fries, Point Reyes Light, Point Reyes, CA. Review. 

Collection (commission)

1986, Environmental Site Collaborated with Dana Chodzko, Wayne Swan’s, Palo Alto, Ca. “Time Emerging II”.

Collections  

2009 Sculpture Gardens of Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA. 2009, Carl Worth, Piedmont, CA.   2009, Preston Metcalf, Fremont, CA.   2009, Ray Asttley,  San Jose, CA.   2006, Christopher Stinehour, Berkeley, CA.   2006, Graham Smith, Janesville, WI.  2005,  Celica Thompson Taupin ( site), Camp Double Bear, near Boulder Creek, CA.   2005,  Al Honig,  San Francisco, CA.   2004,  Warren Arnold, Sebastopol. CA.   1999, Glendon Good, Sedona, AZ.     1998-1999, H. Gerald Schiff, Big Sur, CA.,   1996-1998,  Earl Wood,  San Anselmo, CA.   1996, Gail Van Dyke, San Anselmo, CA.   1994,  Paul Gowach, Berkeley, CA. 1993, Cynthia Roach,  Berkeley, CA. 1991,  Astrid Duesberg,  Kensington, CA. 1991,  Ms. Heather McDougall, San Francisco. CA. 1990,  Will Trophy, Los Angeles, CA. 1989,  Fireman’s Fund Insurance, Novato, CA.   1988,  Rica La Kamp,  Menlo Park, CA.   1988, Ms. Gari L. Miller, Oakland, CA. 1987,  Michael Spratt, San Jose, CA.   1986,  Thomas Fontaine,  San Francisco, CA.  1984, Austin Conkey (Ritual to Stone Sites), San Francisco, CA.   1980,  Douglas Odegarrd, Phoenix, AZ.    1964-2004,  also in Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, New York, Ohio, Arkansas, Washington, D.C., New Mexico, California, and Virginia.   

 Represented By

2012 CK Gallery, Oakland, CA. 1997-2009,   Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA.   1990-2008, Will Trophy, Art Consultant, El Cerrito, CA.   1990-2008, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA.1990-2005,  A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA.   1998-2004,  Mill Valley Sculpture Garden,  Mill Valley, CA.   1990-2001, Guild.com, Madison, WI.    1990-2001, The Art Collector, San Diego, CA.   1999, The Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA.    1990-1999, Art South Inc, Philadelphia, PA.1990-1991,  Elizabeth Michaels Associates, Fallschurch, VA.   1994-1998, Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette, CA.   1991-1996,  Sho-en Gallery, Sculpture Garden, Ramona CA. 1986-1989,  Hatley Martin Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 1983-1984, Source Gallery, San Francisco, CA.1979-1980,  Galleria Esplande, Bad Eschel, Austria.  1978-1980, S.O.M.A. Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 1963-1966,Yucca Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.

 Professional Organizations

1983-2013   Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Jose, CA.   

1994-2012   Nordic Fine Arts Group, Scandinavian Artist in the San Francisco Bay Area.

1991-2012   Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, San Francisco Bay Area

1978-2012   International Sculpture Association, Washington, D.C.

1984-1996  California Stone Sculptors of Northern California