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artist , educator

Tasha Turk, American artist, educator. Certified community college art teacher Arizona. Recipient Gallery Purchase award, University California, 1965; grantee State University of New York, Buffalo, 1976; muralist grantee, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, 1972. Member of Arizona Visionary Alternative, Phoenix Artists Coalition, Association Science Communicators, Arizona Artists Guild, Arizona Women's Caucus Art.

Background

Turk, Tasha was born on January 22, 1938 in Buffalo. Daughter of Avrom Maurice and Geraldine Lucille (Leff) Greenberg.

Education

Bachelor in Fine Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1966. Master of Fine Arts, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1977.

Career

Medical illustrator, designer Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, 1962—1964. Teacher Redwood City. Art director Sanford Weiner Associates, Menlo Park, California, 1967—1968.

Medical illustrator, exhibit designer Laurel Schaubert Studio, San Francisco, 1968—1970. Photographer, iconographer Buffalo and Erie County History Society, 1978. Arts coordinator Living Dance Company, Tucson, 1979.

Public relations and exhibition coordinator Community Artists Project Administr., 1979—1980. Instructor science illustration University Arizona, 1980. Instructor drawing and composition, life drawing Glendale Community College, 1981—1986, instructor marketing art, 1988—1989.

Graphic artist education department WO Boswell Memorial Hospital, Sun City, Arizona, 1982—1985. Instructor drawing, painting Phoenix Institute of Technology, 1986—1987. Executive producer H.E.C.A.T.E. Productions, Phoenix, 1988.

Free-lance muralist, portraitist, commercial and fine artist, video producer.

Achievements

  • Certified community college art teacher Arizona.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, 1977, Polish Community Center, 1978, Germanow Gallery, Rochester, New York, 1979, Mind, Matter & Metaphysics Symposium, Tucson, 1981, Glendale Community College Women's Center, 1982, 1984, Arizona Capitol Rotunda, 1986, exhibited in group shows at Arizona Women's Caucus for Art, Louise Kerr Center, 1982, Glendale Community College, Faculty Shows, Verde Valley Art Association 2d Annual Women's Fine Arts Competition, Jerome, Arizona, 1982, Phoenix Artists Coalition State Capitol Show, 1983, 1984, 1986, Valley National Bank Art Is My Life Show, 1987, Foothills Invitational Show, 1986, 3d Annual Exotic Invitational Show, Phoenix, 1986, Tucson, AVA, Alwun House, 1985-1990, muralist Pima County (Arizona) Jail Women's Quarters, 1980. Contributor to art catalogues, newsletters.

Membership

Member of Arizona Visionary Alternative, Phoenix Artists Coalition, Association Science Communicators, Arizona Artists Guild, Arizona Women's Caucus Art.

Connections

Married Ronald Jay Turk (divorced December 1959). 1 child Ethan David; Married Avery Sandberg.

father:
Avrom Maurice Greenberg

mother:
Geraldine Lucille (Leff) Greenberg

spouses:
Ronald Jay Turk

Avery Sandberg.

child:
Ethan David Turk