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artist , art educator

Ellen Jo Garvens, American artist, educator. Recipient Wisconsin Women in Arts award Madison, 1978, Fullbright Hays scholarship International Communications Agency, Washington, 1979-1980; grantee, National Education Association, Washington, 1986, HC Powers grant, Oberlin College, 1991, Royalty Research Fund grant, University Washington, 1996, Artist Trust Washington State fellowship, since 2000.


Garvens, Ellen Jo was born on August 15, 1955 in Omro, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Leonard Kenneth and Eugenia Mary (Wetter) Garvens.


Bachelor of Science in Art, University Wisconsin, 1979. Master of Arts, University New Mexico, 1982. Master of Fine Arts, University New Mexico, 1987.


Assistant professor of art Oberlin (Ohio) College, 1990-1994. Associate professor art University Washington, Seattle, since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Artist: one person shows include: Humboldt State, 2000, Jayne H. Baum Gallery, New York City, 1986, 89, 93, Wooster (Ohio) Museum of Art, University Rhode Island, Kingston.


Married James Patrick Phalen, October 18, 1988. Children: Cole Garvens Phalen, Mason Garvens Phalen.

Leonard Kenneth Garvens

Eugenia Mary (Wetter) Garvens

James Patrick Phalen

Mason Garvens Phalen Garvens

Cole Garvens Phalen Garvens