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Priscilla Chester Edit Profile

also known as Perci Chester

artist , educator

Priscilla Chester, American artist, educator. Grantee San Francisco Planning Department, 1976; travel and study grantee Dayton Hudson, General Mills & Jerome Foundation, 1993. Invited to make sculpture Poriya Government Hospital, Tiberias, Israel, 2001; board directors Traffic Zone Center for Visual Arts, 2000—2003; Member Artist's Alliance (board directors 1990-1993, treasurer 1991-1993, president 2003-2004).

Background

Chester, Priscilla was born on March 29, 1945 in Minneapolis. Daughter of Alexander and Ella (Olin) Chester.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, 1967. Master of Arts in Teaching in Teaching, Rhode Island School Design, 1968. Master of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School Design, 1969.

Career

Instructor, Rhode Island School Design, Providence, 1968-1969;art instructor, New York Public School, New York City, 1969-1970;art instructor, Newton (Massachusetts) Public School, 1970-1971;instructor 3-D design, City College, San Francisco, 1974-1976;artist-in-residence, Alvarado Art Workshop, San Francisco, 1976-1981;cultural arts coordinator, Intersection, San Francisco, 1978-1981;director Artward Bound program, St. Paul (Minnesota) Academy, 1983-1985;visiting artist, drawing instructor, Minneapolis College Art and Design, 1993-1994;visiting artist, Macalester College, St. Paul, 1995-1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One person shows include Flanders Fine Arts, Minneapolis, 1998, Phipps Center for Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin, 1996, Carolyn Ruff Gallery, Minneapolis, 1990-1991, Minnesota Museum, St. Paul, 1985-1986. Exhibited in group shows in New York, Boston, Minnesota, and San Francisco. Outdoor sculpture Anderson Center Sculpture Park, Red Wing, Minnesota, fountain sculpture Galleria Atrium, Edina, Minnesota, 2006, film noir ensemble Anderson sculpture park, Red Wing, Minnesota, 2006.

      Artist (exhiibition) Chicago Sculpture International Flatfile Galleriy, Illinois, 2008. Two person shows Parish Gallery, Georgetown, Wash, DC.

Membership

Invited to make sculpture Poriya Government Hospital, Tiberias, Israel, 2001. Board directors Traffic Zone Center for Visual Arts, 2000—2003. Member Artist's Alliance (board directors 1990-1993, treasurer 1991-1993, president 2003-2004).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, music, dance, writing poetry, gardening.

Connections

Married Mitchell Elliot Bender. 1 child, Alexander Bender.

father:
Alexander Chester

mother:
Ella (Olin) Chester

spouse:
Mitchell Elliot Bender

child:
Alexander Bender Chester