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Thomas James Owen, American artist, educator. Certified teacher, Missouri, Nebraska.

Background

Owen, Thomas James was born on August 20, 1945 in Coca-Rockledge, Florida, United States. Son of Irwin Arthor and Esther Ethel (Sensinig) Owen.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, Northwest Missouri State University, 1968.

Career

Secondary educator Avon-Grove School District, West Grove, Pennsylvania, 1968-1969, District # 60 Schools, Pueblo, Colorado, 1969-1972, Wymore (Nebraska) Unified District, 1972-1973. Art educator Sangre De Cristo F.A.C., Pueblo, 1981-1986, Colorado Springs (Colorado) F.A.C. Bemis Art School, 1982-1996, Cottonwood Art Academy, Colorado Springs, since 1997. Private practice Black Forest, Colorado, since 1996.

Art director Columbine Cellers, Denver and Palisade, Colorado, 1989-1996. Guest instructor Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado, 1990-1995.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, Missouri, Nebraska.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibited Kansas Watercolor Society (Purchase selection), Wichita Center for Arts.

Membership

Member National Watercolor Society (signature member, Rocky Mtn. branch board directors, Hariett Wexler Bartsch Memorial award 1994), American Watercolor Society (signature member, Mario Cooper and Dale Meyers medal 2003), Colorado Artists Association (vice president 1982-1986), Nickerbocker Artists (associate), Pikes Peak Watercolor Society (vice president since 1990, International Water media XIII, Silver medallion), Watercolor West (juried member 1999), Academy Sertoma Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Trout fishing, skiing, model railroading.

Connections

Married Judith Lea Pasternak, June 21, 1969 (divorced February 1983). Married Koreen Clay, June 26, 1986. 1 child, Gillian Clay.

father:
Irwin Arthor Owen

mother:
Esther Ethel (Sensinig) Owen

spouses:
Judith Lea Pasternak

Koreen Clay

child:
Gillian Clay Owen