Awards

2013 Richard Wendt Award of Excellence & Mayor's Arts Awards
The City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission Presents 2013 Richard Wendt Award of Excellence & Mayor's Arts Awards. November 21, 2013

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Everett honors local artists, educators and arts supporters
Award ceremony to be held Nov. 21

Oct. 22, 2013

Contact: Meghan Pembroke, public information director, 425-257-8687

EVERETT – The Everett Cultural Arts Commission today announced the winners of the 2013 Richard Wendt Award and Mayor’s Arts Awards.

Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson will honor the award recipients during a celebration at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Everett Station’s Weyerhaeuser Room, 3201 Smith Ave.

Richard Wendt Award of Excellence
Diane Wright, freelance writer and former arts and entertainment reporter for the Everett Herald and the Seattle Times, is the winner of the prestigious Richard Wendt Award of Excellence for her extraordinary commitment to the arts scene in Everett. Wright’s insightful, well-researched writing helps bring attention to local artists, performers and events.

“She paints with words,” said Patti Matson and Casey Hall, who nominated Wright for the award. “She is a passionate advocate of everything art and we can’t think of a person more deserving of this award.”

2013 marks the 21st year of the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence, given annually to a person or organization who has demonstrated outstanding support of the arts throughout their lifetime. The award is named for Dr. Richard Wendt, who passed away in 2007. Wendt was a long-time promoter of the arts in Everett and helped found the city’s Cultural Arts Commission and the 1% for the Arts program.

Mayor’s Arts Awards
In recognition of Everett’s growing arts scene, the Cultural Arts Commission in 2010 created the Mayor’s Arts Awards to honor art educators, artists in the community and young artists who demonstrate commitment to the Everett arts community.

This year’s Mayor’s Arts Award winners are: 
• Arts educator: Ann Morgan
• Artist in the community: Duane Kirby Jensen
• Young artists: Aaron Coughlin and Bryan Bradley of I Will Keep Your Ghost

Ann Morgan has been instrumental in building the art education programs for the Everett School District and Schack Art Center, and represents the art community on a variety of local boards and committees. She has taught at Cascade High School for 13 years and helped start the Schack’s art docent program for Snohomish County.

“Ann is a diligent, resourceful and supportive teacher,” said Judy Tuohy with the Schack Art Center. “She is always looking for new ways to support her students.”

Duane Kirby Jensen, a local artist and poet, is a vocal supporter of Everett’s growing poetry scene. Jensen currently hosts Everett Poetry Nite and promotes the weekly event through social media and face-to-face outreach. A published poet and a painter, Jensen has been instrumental in bringing out-of-town voices to Poetry Nite.

“Duane’s strength is his support and promotion of all artists and poets and his love of community building,” said Peggy Larson, who nominated Jensen.

Aaron Coughlin and Bryan Bradley formed the band I Will Keep Your Ghost in 2009. They describe their music as “groovesynth,” and count among their influences Neon Indian, Bear in Heaven, Discovery and “a massive amount of 70s Italian disco.” They’ve already developed a dedicated fan base in western Washington.

“With several shows in Everett and Seattle under their belt, the electro-rock duo has managed to create a full sound that has made quite a splash in the last year,” said Ryan Crowther, founder of the Everett Music Initiative.  “With an album due out by the end of 2013, these two are sure to put Everett on the map in a major way.”

In addition to developing their sound and their following, Coughlin and Bradley are committed to participating in and nurturing the Everett arts and music scene.

“Not only do they invest time, resources and creative energies into producing their own art, they engage with the ripening arts culture within the city,” said Kimberly Williams, cultural arts commission member. “Aaron and Bryan support local artists and bands by attending shows and events, all the while infusing their contagiously positive personalities into vibrant discussions about art, life and culture.”

Learn more
The Everett Cultural Arts Commission is composed of volunteer commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor. The mission of the commission is to initiate, sponsor, organize and promote cultural and artistic programs and services for the enrichment and enjoyment of the Everett community.

For more information, contact Carol Thomas, cultural arts manager, at 425-257-7101 or cthomas@everettwa.gov, or visitwww.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=1074.

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EXHIBITIONS / PUBLICATIONS / COVER ART:
This is a quick history of exhibitions and publication 
that I have been invited to appear in since 2006.
 
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September 10th, 2017:  Mid-Summer Poetry and Painting Showering 2017
Sun Sep 10 · Yuming Fine Art Studio 14815-210th Ave. NE Woodinville, WA 98077

"Art Auction For Artists."
EXHIBITIONS:
2020

Darkness - Part of a three person exhibit
Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts, January 30 - February 28, 2020

Untiled Solo Exhibit
Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts, January 17 - February 2, 2020

Friends of JAG - Group Show
JAG ArtWorks, 2940 Colby Ave, Everett, Washington 98201
January 16 - February 18-2020

Natasha and Friends -  Group Show
Zamarama Gallery  2936 Colby Ave, Everett, Washington 98201
January 16 - January 19 2020

EXHIBITIONS:
2019

Pint of View Exhibit -  Group Show
Black Lab Gallery  1618 Hewitt Ave, Everett, Washington 98201
September 7 - September 7 2019

EXHIBITIONS:
2018

Fantastic - Group Exhibit
The Sisters Restaurant,  2804 Grand Ave., Everett, Washington 98201
September 8 - November 3 2018



EXHIBITIONS:
2017

Mid-Summer Poetry and Painting Showering 2017
September 10th, 2017, Yuming Fine Art Studio 14815-210th Ave. NE Woodinville, WA 98077

EXHIBITIONS:
2016

Crumbled Cities - Solo
Cafe Zippy 2811 Wetmore Ave., Everett, WA 98201
February 11, 2016 - March 10, 2016

EXHIBITIONS:
2014
'Black OR White' - a group exhibit 
September 1 to October 31th, 2014 at 3231 Gallery in Everett, WA 98201

"Portraits" - a group exhibit 
 July 1 to Aug 30th, 2014 at 3231 Gallery in Everett, WA 98201

Eight Years After the Flames: A Retrospective of Works from 2006-2014 by Duane Kirby Jensen
May 2 - June 25th, 2014 at Presence Studio * 1412 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225
NOTE: Show was taken down May 25 for being "TOO EDGY FOR BELLINGHAM."

2013

The Art Auction for the Artist 4th Annual
May  25-June 1. Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island, WA.

Kohaku: Seeking the Calm Center / 11 works by Duane Kirby Jensen
May 1- May 31. Meyers Cafe, Everett, WA

2012

String Theory and Other Random Occurrences That Weave There Way In and Out of Chaos and the World as We Might Know It: New Paintings by Duane Kirby Jensen
September 12th – October 17 – 2012. Zippy's Cafe, – Everett, WA 98201
 
Meyers Cafe Group Art Show tribute to Ebey Island
August 1-August 31. Meyers Cafe, Everett, WA
 
Conversations within the Landscape of Emotion: 
Works by Duane Kirby Jensen,
May 12-July 14. The Sisters Restaurant, 2804 Grand Ave. Everett, WA
 
The Art Auction for the Artist - 3rd Annual,
April 21-28th, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island, WA.
 
 
2011
Honey, I Shrunk the Art (the 21st year),
November 19th - January 28th, 2011, Matzke Fine Art, Camano Island, WA
 
Meyers 2011 Group Showcase
Aug 1-Aug 30. Meyers Cafe, Everett, WA.
 
In Microscale: The first annual miniature art show at Metallo gallery
May 1-30, 2011, Reception April 30th
Metallo Gallery, 2863 State Highway 14, Madrid, NM 87010. 505 471-2457
 
2nd Annual The Art Auction for the Artist,
April 16-23th, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island, WA.


Honey I Shrunk The Art
In Microscale: The first annual miniature art show at Metallo ga
Mannikin Dreams
2010
 
“Art for Humans" A juried show in which artists were left to interpret a theme of "Man-Made" subject matter. December 7-31, 2010 WiseDesignz Custom Framing & Fine Art Gallery 2908 Wetmore Avenue Everett, WA
 
Honey, I Shrunk the Art (the 20th year), November 20th - January 30th, 2011, Matzke Fine Art, Camano Island, WA
 
“The Breasts of the Northwest IV: They're FABULOUS!" November 20th – December 3rd, 2010, Lowell Art Works in Everett, WA
 
 

"Moments Within and of the City"
September 1st – 30th,  Alek's Art Studio, La Conner, WA.
 
Meyers 2010 Group Showcase Aug 1-Aug 30. Meyers Cafe, Everett, WA.
 
The Art Auction for the Artist, April 1-17th, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island, WA.

Of My Heart, Mind and Soul. January 26-March 14. Zippy's Java Lounge. Everett, WA

Honey, I Shrunk the Art:The Extended Edition (The 19th Year). Jan 1-January 30. Matzke Fine Art. Camano Island, WA (Note: I was added late and the exhibit was extended a month. It was originally slated to run Nov 14-Jan 3.
 
2009

Puff: The Art, Allure and Agony of the Smoking Culture November 21-December 20. Lowell Art Works. Everett, WA

Meyers 2009 Group Showcase Aug 1-Aug 29. Meyers Cafe, Everett, WA.

Art of the Written Word July 18-August 2. Lowell Art Works Everett, WA

It’s Raining Men 30 artists and their interpretations of the male character. Feb 2-28. Solovei Art Gallery. Everett WA
 
2008
 
Off Line. April 26– June 7. Phoenix Gallery Brighton, UK
 
 

2007
Me, Myself, & Eye: A National Juried Exhibition.
Oct 27 – Nov 25. Chico Art Center, Chico CA.

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PUBLICATIONS & COVER ART:
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Pedestal Magazine: Issue 85 (release date December 21,, 2019)

http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/

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 Beneath his calm facade, the artist screams as people demands pull him this way and that until time itself hit’s 00:00.
© 2014 By Duane Kirby Jensen
9 x 12 inches (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm) ink on claybord

Buyer's Remorse
by Laura LeHew.
2018

Truth Be Bold
Book Cover: Truth Be Bold.Serenading Life and Death in the Age of Aids by Julene Tripp Weaver
Released 2016

Book Cover: Zarathustra's Washing Machine by Gary Wade
Released 2016

Book Cover: Not Aloud by Christopher J. Jarmick, $20.00 - MoonPath Press Publisher- 
Released: 2015

Pedestal Magazine: Issue 74.5 (release date September 17, 2014)

http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/

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 Beneath his calm facade, the artist screams as people demands pull him this way and that until time itself hit’s 00:00.
© 2014 By Duane Kirby Jensen
9 x 12 inches (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm) ink on claybord

Undertow Overtures: Poems by Larry Christ

Original Cover Art and Design

December 2011:
Six of my paintings and sketches were used in How Dirty Girls Get Clean.

December 2011: Cover art for Moon Chalk the poetry of David LaBounty
Publisher: Elm Ridge Books http://www.amazon.com/moon-chalk-David-LaBounty/dp/0984173862/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334764613&sr=1-1

 

Moon Chalk
How Dirty Girls Get Clean
June 2011: Media Virus Magazine Issue 23. Featured four paintings.

 
April 2011: Cover art for CD cover: Alligator Allegory, By Christopher Stravener
 
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Front Cover: "No Father Can Save Her," by Julene Tripp Weaver (P
March, 2011: Front and Back Cover art for No Father Can Save Her, by Julene Tripp Weaver (Plain View Press)

Back Cover: "No Father Can Save Her," by Julene Tripp Weaver (Pl
 
August 29, 2009: Francoise Bennett used my painting: After Traveling The Long Path, She Looks Toward The Sky Seeking Answers to illustrate her poem: She Wanted To Be An Actress.


 
June16, 2009: Francoise Bennett used my painting: She Sits... Waiting.... Day After Day... for the Fulfillment of a Promise to illustrate her poem: The Collector.


 
June 13, 2009: Dallas Fine Arts Examiner
 
 

2009: 
Cover art: Redheaded Stepschild e-zine Spring 2009 Issue, featuring my painting, When Redheads Take the Dance Floor.

 
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March 1, 2009: Francoise Bennett used my painting: She Rides the Rails for the Final Time, Remembering Short-Skirted Days Running Through Endless Acres of Wheat. to illustrate her poem: Hold Me Darlin'

 
 
October 2008: Pedestal's Magazine Newsletter used my painting:

Débora Unbound II: As the Clock Strikes Twice, She Surrenders to the Essence of Herself, Peering into the Truth of Her Soul, Discovering Serenity.
(note: The newsletter is not linkable, but please check out the magazine itself at: http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/)

August 30, 2008: Orange and Sardines Blog feed: Poets & Artists
Interview with artist Duane Kirby Jensen by Didi Menendez

http://orangesandsardines.blogspot.com/2008/08/interview-with-artist-duane-kirby.html
 
June 2008: Pedestal's Magazine Newsletter used my painting:

As the World Spins Out of Control, She Seeks Calmness in Fire, Then Shares a Tear for Benazir Bhutto.
(note: The newsletter is not linkable, but please check out the magazine itself at: http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/)
 

December 2007: MiPOesias Magazine
The Landscape of Flesh & Emotion: An Analysis of Duane Kirby Jensen's Ink Paintings by Michael Parker

At one point print issues had been available through lulu.com
 

October 2007: Pedestal's Magazine Newsletter used my painting:

Beneath the Blue-Black Sea of Night, She Baths in the Light of the Full Moon, as Her Heart

Pumps Blood Through Her Veins, Keeping Pace to the Beat of the Twinkling Stars.
(note: The newsletter is not linkable, but please check out the magazine itself at: http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/)

 
June 2007: Unsigned: The Magazine.
                  Text and photos in the UN-Reel section
http://www.unsignedthemagazine.com/content/unreel/0607/duanekirbyjenson/index.html
 

 
 
Personal website you may want to visit:

 
http://www.facebook.com/people/Duane-Kirby-Jensen/100000603721311

 


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