Mentored Studies in Representation

Jim Phalen has a BFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a MA and MFA from the University of New Mexico. He has taught at Bowdoin College in Maine, State University of New York Buffalo, Cornish College of the Arts, University of Washington, and University of Puget Sound. He was a recipient of the Pollock/Krasner Grant, the Artist Trust Grant and was am artist-in-residence in Ireland. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Seattle Times and he has been published in New American Painting. He’s represented by the Dolby Chadwick Gallery in SF and the Cumberland Gallery in Nashville. Jim is married with two adult sons and lives in Kenmore, WA.
1/28-3/25 (no class on Feb 18)
1:00-5:00 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
Bring at least one finished drawing or painting, and another that you are working on, along
with your preferred supplies. A sketchbook or notebook would also be useful. Additional supplies will be discussed in class.
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Are you an intermediate or advanced student who likes the structure of a class, but wants to work on your own projects? Do you enjoy feedback in a supportive and creative environment? The new Mentored Studies in Representation is designed for students whose work, based on representation and on ideas of how to resolve observation at the pictorial level, focuses on Still Life, Portrait and the Figure. Join a group of motivated peers for weekly painting sessions in which you complete work in progress, start a new work, or develop new ideas, while mentored by a Gage faculty instructor. The group will be led by a different Gage artist each quarter, starting with the generous and inimitable artist Jim Phalen. The new four-hour format is designed for adequate in-class work time. Work sessions are supplemented by occasional readings, discussions and critiques of student work.