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educator , sculptor

Jeffrey Glenn Boshart, American sculptor, educator. Judged Best in Show Gallery 510, Decatur, Illinois, 1997, New England Arts Festival, 1981, 83; recipient individual project grants Wisconsin Arts Board, 1981-1988, aesthetic research grants Eastern Illinois University, 1989-1997.

Background

Boshart, Jeffrey Glenn was born on December 16, 1955 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of William O. and Martha A. (Mace) Boshart.

Education

Student, Birney Institute of Technology, 1975. Bachelor in art and sculpture, Montana State University, 1978. Master of Fine Arts in sculpture, University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1981.

Career

Preparator, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana, 1978;graphic designer, Epcon Sign Company, Billings, 1979;teaching associate, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1979-1981; Adjunct Professor, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1981-1983;sceneographer, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1981-1983;assistant professor art, University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Menasha, 1983-1988;associate professor sculpture, Eastern Illinois U., Charleston, since 1988. Board directors Illinois Higher Education Art Association, since 1989. Member Coles County Arts Council (vice president membership 1990-1991).

Achievements

  • Avocations: furniture design and construction, photography, Boy Scouts American.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Sculptor: (site specific sculptures) Research Associate's Crossing, 1987, Wingspread, 1988, Galleon Arc, 1988, Crossover, 1995, Prairie Chapel, 1995, Trilateral, 1997.

Membership

Board directors Fine Arts Center, Amherst, 1981-1983, Leverett (Massachusetts) Center for Craftsmen and Artists, 1980-1983. Member local 1199 Health Care Workers, Amherst, 1981-1982, AFT-United Press International, Charleston, since 1988. Member Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (vice president, secretary-treasurer, president 1983-1999), International Sculpture Center, Mid-American College Arts Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: furniture design and construction, photography, Boy Scouts American.

Connections

Married Karen L. Jurgens, May 12, 1978. Children: Mace W., Will J.

father:
William O. Boshart

mother:
Martha A. (Mace) Boshart

spouse:
Karen L. Jurgens

children:
Mace W. Boshart

Will J. Boshart