Mitchell, Bennett

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Male. Education: Grand Valley State University, B.A., 1975; attended Georgetown University, 1985; Vermont College, M.F.A., 1986.


Office—Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 North 27th St., Billings, MT 59101; fax: 406-256-6817. E-mail—[email protected].


Teacher at public and private elementary schools, 1976-88; Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI, curator of collections and exhibitions, 1988-92; Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, director of Sheehan Gallery, 1992-98; Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI, curator of collections and exhibitions, 1998-99; Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT, senior curator. Artist Trust, Seattle, WA, member of board of trustees, 1997-98; juror and panelist for Idaho Commission on the Arts, Utah Arts Commission, Seattle Arts Commission, and Spokane Arts Commission; consultant to Crow's Shadow Institute, Umatilla Reservation.


American Association of Museums, College Art Association, Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Montana Museums Association, Montana Art Gallery Directors Association, Montana Wildlands Association.


Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1985; Helen Drutt Award, outstanding commissioned featured essay, Metalsmith, 2002, for "Don Tompkins: A Pioneer of the Vernacular"; fellow, Montana Committee for the Humanities, 2002.


Play Disguised: The Jewelry of Ken Cory, University of Washington Press (Seattle, WA), 1997.

(Editor and contributor) Theodore Waddell, into the Horizon: Sculpture and Painting, 1960-2000, University of Washington Press (Seattle, WA), 2001.

Author of exhibition catalogs and brochures. Contributor to periodicals, including Artweek, Reflex, and Metalsmith. Editor, Passages North, 1989-92; art editor, Calapooya: Journal of Art and Literature, 1999—.

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