Denita Maree Benyshek Edit Profile
Bachelor of Fine Arts magna cum laude, Wichita State University, Kansas, 1979. Student, Pilchuck Glass School, Washington, 1994. Master of Fine Arts in Painting, University Washington, Seattle, 1995.
Marriage and Family Therapy Master of Arts in Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School, 2004.
Lecturer University Alaska, Fairbanks, 1984-1988. Art instructor Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, 1989-1997. Adjunct professor North Seattle Community College, 1995-1997.
Intern Federal Way Youth and Family Services, Washington, 2003—2004. Private practice specializing in creative and artistic individuals. Performance artist "Farewell Rose", University North Iowa, 1982, "Deerfield", McPherson College, 1983.
Artist-in-residence Young & Associates, Alaskan bush, 1983-1996. Visiting artist College Folk Arts and Culture, Pskov, Russia, 1993. Grant panel juror King County Arts Commission, Seattle, 1991, Seattle Arts Commission, 1991, 96.
Program director Artists Unlimited, Seattle, 1989-1990. Member advisory board Works of Heart, Wichita, Kansas, 2005. Member public art commission Alpine Lakes Wilderness Society, Point Park, Washington, 2007.
Director Northwest Women Artists Lecture Series, Seattle, 1991. Member curatorial committee Ulrich Museum Arts, Wichita, 1975-1979. Board directors Women in the Arts, Wichita, 1983-1985.
Member American Psychological Association, American Association Marriage and Family Therapists, Artist Trust, moveon.org, Foundation for Shamanic Studies.
Daughter of Eldon Ray and Marian Frances (Filipi) Benyshek;Life Partner Rick McGvire. 1 child, Hans.
University Washington W.W. Stout fellow, 1994-1995.