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Penny Price Swanson, American art educator. Mary Baker Emerick Art scholar Western Montana College, 1989.


Swanson, Penny Price was born on July 28, 1945 in San Francisco, California, United States. Daughter of Robert Melvin and Mayme Sylvia (Fay) Price.


Bachelor of Science, Concordia College, 1967. Master of Education, Lesley College, 1994.


Teacher, Ocean View School District, Huntington Beach, California, 1967-1970;teacher, Boulder (Colorado) Valley School District, 1970-1971;potter, Swanson Pottery, Sandpoint, Idaho., 1971-1974;potter, Swanson Pottery, Helena, Montana, 1983-1987;resident potter, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana, 1974-1976;teacher, Helena Public Schools, 1976-1983, 87-. Member adoption committee Fine Arts Curriculum Committee, Helena, 1989-1991. Co-chair music collection Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, since 1990.

Teacher children's clay classes East Helena Schools, 1992.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows at Electrum-Juried Art Show, 1987, Montana Centennial Invitational Show of Women's Work, 1989, Two-Person Invitational Art Show, 1992, Archie Bray International Gallery, San Diego, 1993, Annual Art Club Exhibition, 1993, 95. Represented in permanent collections Archie Bray Foundation, 1987.


Volunteer, member Holter Museum Art, Helena, since 1988, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome awareness children's art show Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Task Force, Helena, 1989, 92, Trash for Trees Growing Friends of Helena, 1991-1995. Board directors children's film festival Myrna Loy Center, Helena, 1992-1993, 95—. Member National Education Association, Montana Art Educators Association (co-chair state convention 1992), Art Club Helena (founding member).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, hiking, back packing, drawing.


Married Richard Thomas Swanson, December 29, 1967. 1 child, Alexander Price.

Robert Melvin Price

Mayme Sylvia (Fay) Price

Richard Thomas Swanson

Alexander Price Swanson