MY STORY


Jen Evenhus is a nationally recognized, award winning artist. Jennifer’s bold use of color is what first attracts the eye. Her subject is often paint itself, fascinated with the painterly effects one can achieve with pastels, or the wonderful transparency and opacity of oils. Whether with oils or pastels, Jennifer enjoys the process of painting as much as completing the work. Always sorry to see the journey end, Jen describes the process as a journey through unknown territory. Even though she has a good idea of the outcome she wants, she is careful not to become locked into an idea, staying open to all those little accidents that happen along the way, careful not to cover them up so the viewer might experience her travels and discoveries. These accidents she describes as unforeseen treasures that give a painting character, depth, and movement. Jennifer’s work is often very abstract, using earthscapes as a starting point, she paints out most of the detail, leaving just enough for the viewer to become lost in a new world.
Jennifer has exhibited work in New York City at the National Arts Club; Denver, Colorado at Carol Siple Gallery; Sacramento and Redding, California; New Orleans at the World Trade Center; Coos Bay and Bend, Oregon and Seattle, Issaquah, Everett, and Anacortes, Washington to name a few. She enters and is accepted in many juried shows each year and has numerous national awards to her credit.
Jennifer is a Member of
• Pastel Society of America as “Master Pastelist”
• Northwest Pastel Society as “Distinguished Pastelist”
• Pastel Society of the West Coast Signature Artist
• Knickerbocker Artists USA (KA)
CONTACT JENNIFER
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Selected Juried Exhibitions, Awards and Honors
  • 2014 Pastel Journal Magazine Pastel 100 Bronze Medal Award for “Summer Pasture”
  • 2014 Pastel Journal Magazine Pastel 100 Abstract Category 4th Place for “Scarlet Rush”
  • 2013 NPS Members Only Exhibit at Everett, WA Schack Art Center “Arrowhead Bluff” President’s Award (2nd Place) December
  • 2013 Plein Air Apple Capital Loop Trail Contest – Best of Show – “Linden Tree Barn, July”  Exhibit at Two Rivers Gallery
  • 2013 IAPS Albuquerque 10th Biennial Convention – 22nd Juried Exhibit – “Summer Pasture” and “Sand Dune Daisies”
  • 2013 NPS International Open Juried Exhibit Tacoma, WA “Day Before Yesterday” SOLD  Juror Award - Lorenzo Chavez – Great American 78 Pastel Set
  • 2012 PSA International Open Juried Exhibit NYC “Aspen Dance”  SOLD
  • 2012 NPS Signature Show Bothell, WA  “Sand Dune Daisies”
  • 2011 NPS Members Exhibit, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle  “Vociferous” Floral abstract
  • 2011 Pastel Society of America International Exhibition in New York City “Jasmine Alone” Portrait of Niece
  • 2010 Northwest Pastel Society International Juried Exhibition American Art Company Gallery  “Lopez Dance
  • Chosen as the 2009 Lake Chelan Music Fest and Wine Walk Print Artist
  • Chosen as the 2009 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Print Artist “Early Spring Orchard” Red trees in Sno
  • 2008 Northwest Pastel Society Members Exhibit ‘President’s Award’ for “Emma at Seven” Gallery at Communicty Center at Mercer Vie
  • 2007 Northwest Pastel Society Members Exhibit Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes – ‘President’s Award’ for “Settin’ Forms”  Painting sold at Exhibit
  • 2003 Northwest Pastel Society Members Exhibit Roby-King Gallery, Winslow, WA – BEST OF SHOW for “The Prize”
  • 2003 Northwest Pastel Society International Juried Exhibition Art Institute of Seattle, ‘Board of Directors’ Award – “Tangerine Licorice”
  • 2003 NPS Signature and Distinguished Pastelists Exhibit, Issaquah Gallery – “Summer Rendezvous” Palm Trees against Condos in Maui, H
  • 2002 Pastel Society of America Annual Open Juried Exhibit at National Arts Club, NY, NY – ‘New York Central Art Supply Award’ – “Spice of Life”; Became a
    “Master Pastelist” at this Exhibition
  • Pastel Journal 3rd Annual “Pastel 100″ – Finalist in Abstract category, “Tangled Tantrum” Lily pon
  • 2001 Northwest Pastel Society International Juried Exhibition Seattle Trade and Conv. Center – ‘Board of Directors Award’
  • 2001 Watershed Art Show, Sleeping Lady Salmon Gallery, Leavenworth, WA
  • 2000 Pastel Society of America ‘David Korostoff Purchase Prize’ $500 – “Orange Lime Daisy
  • 2000 Northwest Pastel Society 14th Intn’l Juried Open Exhibition Harbor Gallery, Gig Harbor, WA, Award of Achievement, “Saffron Social” Lily pads
  • 2000 Pastel Society of the West Coast, Tower Theatre Gallery, Rosevill, CA – ‘Utrecht Art Materials Award’ (225 set Rembrandt Pastels) “Feathers, Frogs, and Dragonflies
  • 1999 Northwest Pastel Society Members Exhibit – Holbein Merchandise Award – “Naive Nosegay”
  • 1999 Pastel Society of America – Allied Artists Award $150 for “Evening Seduction
  • 1999 Northwest Pastel Society International Open Juried Exhibition “Contemporary Pastel Impressionists” – ‘Merchandise Award Diane Townsend Pastels’ – “Skies Over Phoenix
  • Jennifer gave a pastel demo at the Seattle Art Museum during their show on Impressionists Aug. 7 & 8, 199
  • 1998 Florida Art Center National 100 – ’3rd Place Award’ $400 – “Evening Seduction”  
  • 1998 Pastel Society of America 26th Annual Open Exhibition at the National Arts Club NY, NY – “Tangerine Tango
  • 1998 Pastel Society of North Florida Fifth Biennial National Exhibition “Pastels ’98″, Fort Walton Beach Museum of Art – Founder’s Award $300 – “Violent Vine
  • 1998 Pastel Society of the West Coast 12th Annual International Open Exhibition Tower Theatre Gallery, Roseville, CA – “Winter Birch
  • 1998 Northwest Pastel Society Open Juried International Exhibition, Everett Center for the Arts, Hotel Monte Cristo, Everett, WA – “Enchanted Sundown” and “Evening Seduction” which received the $500 NPS Board of Directors Awar
  • 1998 Degas Pastel Society 7th Biennial National Exhibition, New Orleans, LA  Diane Townsend Award – “Enchanged Sundown
  • 1997 Artist’s Magazine Art Competition Finalist “Skies Over Phoenix
  • 1997 Pastel Society of Oregon 10th Annual National Exhibit Coos Bay Art Museum – Award of Merit “Skies Over Phoenix
  • 1997 Pastel Society of America 25th Annual Open Exhibition at the National Arts Club NY, NY  “Black Tie Barbs” Purchase Prize Award $50
  • 1997 NPS Premier 3rd Annual Members Only Exhibition, Mirror Pond Gallery, Bend, OR – “Dangerous Daisy
  • 1997 PSWC “Pastels USA” 11th Annual Intnl. Open Exhibition,Tower Theatre Gallery, Sacramento, CA – Olympian Oil Co. Award $100  “Black Tie Barbs
  • 1997 New Orleans Art Assoc. 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition, New Orleans World Trade Center, “Dangerous Daisy” Pastel (1 of 85 out of 460
  • 1997 North Valley Art League 13th Annual National Juried Art Show, Redding, CA – Merit Award for “Tendrils of Ecstasy
  • 1996 Northwest Pastel Society 11th Annual International Open Juried Exhibition Issaquah Gallery, WA, “Emotional Apology”  (Bill Herring Workshop
  • 1996 PSWC Members Only Juried Exhibit Hayward, CA, Award of Merit, “Tendrils of Ecstasy
  • 1996 PSWC “Pastels USA” 10th Annual Intnl. Open Exhibition, Sacramento Fine Arts Ctr, Carmichael, CA, “Tendrils of Ecstasy
  • 1996 Northwest Pastel Society 2nd Annual Members Only Exhibition, Wm. F. Reece Gallery, Wenatchee,WA, Award of Merit $250. “Dad’s Favorites”  Screwdrivers hanging on wall
  • 1995 Pastel Society of America 23rd Annual Open Exhibition at the National Arts Club, NY, NY – Norman Wenig Memorial Award $250, “Dad’s Favorites”  Screwdrivers on wall (Attended Opening Reception
  • 1995 Northwest Pastel Society 10th Annual International Open Juried Exhibition Issaquah Gallery, WA, Honorable Mention $100, “Gasp
  • 1995 PSWC “Pastels USA” 9th Annual Intnl. Open Exhibition Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA, “Hangin’ Loose” Boots with lace
  • 1995 Wenatchee Allied Arts Exhibit, Award of Merit – “Lost Lagoon
  • 1994 NPS 9th Annual Intnl Open Juried Exhibition Issaquah Gallery, WA “Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • 1993 Northwest Pastel Society 8th Annual International Open Juried Exhibition  Issaquah, WA, “Hangin’ Loose
  • 1993 PSWC “Pastels USA” 7th Annual Intnl. Open Exhibition Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA – “Precarious Arrangement” Abstract floral and “Passion” Box of pastels
  • 1992 Pastel Society of Oregon 5th Annual National Exhibition Roseburg, OR 
  • 1992 Pastel Society of America 20th Annual Open Exhibition at the National Arts Club NY, NY, “A Road Less Traveled” 30×40″ abstract w/lacing (Attended opening reception) 
  • 1990 Allied Arts Juried Exhibition, Wenatchee, WA – First Place oils, Second Place acrylics/pastels 
  • 1990 Bach Feste, Chelan, WA – Honorable Mention
  • 1989 Larson Gallery 33rd Annual Central Washington Artists Exhibition. 
  • 1989 Allied Arts Annual Juried Exhibition, Wenatchee, WA 
  • 1988 Bach Feste, Chelan, WA 
  • 1988 Puget Sound Country Open Show Art Exhibition, Seattle, WA, Sept.  
  • 1988 American Artist Magazine Talent Serch Contest Finalist, Participated in Group Show of Winners in Denver, CO at Carol Siple Gallery in June 1989 
  • 1986 Salmon River Juried Exhibition, Riggins, ID 
  • 1985 Salmon River Juried Exhibition, Riggins, ID, Award of Special Merit – Ned Mueller Juror 
  • 1985 Bach Feste, Chelan, WA – 3rd Place Award 
  • Allied Arts Juried Show and Sale, Wenatchee, WA 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995 
  • Alcoa/Gallery ’76 Juried Art Exhibit at Gallery ’76, Wenatchee, WA 1984, 1985, 1988 
  • 1984 Omak Western Art Show and Auction – Laura Woolschlager Merit Award – “Double Check” Jeff saddling horse in corral 
  • 1984, 85, 86, 86 Omak Western Art Show 
  • 1985-86 MONAC Western Art Shows
  • 1985, 86, 90 National Western Art Assoc. Show and Auction, Ellensburg, WA 
  • 1984, 85, 88 Alcoa/Gallery ’76 Juried Art Exhibit, Wenatchee, WA
 
One Woman Exhibits  
    • Gallery 4 South, Wenatchee, WA, April 2010 
    • Insights Gallery, Anacortes, WA, June, 2004 
    • Wenatchee Valley Hospital, Wen., WA Jan.-March 2002 
    • Cascade Surgical Center, Wen., WA Sept.-Dec. 1997  
    • Clymer Museum, Ellensburg, WA, July 1990  
    • Central Washington Bank, Wenatchee, WA 1990  
    • Dore Interiors, Wenatchee, WA, Feb. 1989 
    • Ellensburg Community Art Gallery, May 1988 
Two Person Exhibits  
    • Insights Gallery, Anacortes, WA, June, 2004 
    • Insights Gallery, Anacortes, WA, Aug. 2003 w/Bill McEnroe, Pastel Demo 
    • With Walter Graham at Manson Gallery, Manson, WA May 1988
 
Three Person Exhibits  
    • Wenatchee Gallery with Michael Gentry and Oleg Stravrowski 
Corporate Collections 
    • Wenatchee Valley Clinic, Wenatchee, Washington 
    • Wapato Point Condos, Manson, Washington
 
Instructor for:
    • 4-Day Pastel Workshop for Adults, Springfield, OR August 2014  see workshop page for details
    • 2-Day Pastel Workshop, for beginners in Wenatchee, WA  May 16-17, 2014  see workshop page for details
    • 3-Day Pastel Workshop for Adults, Pacific Northwest Art School, 2013
    • 4-Day Pastel Workshop for Adults, Pacific Northwest Art School, 2008  
    • 3-Day Pastel Workshop for Adults, Spokane, September 2002  
    • 2-Day Pastel Workshop for Adults, Wenatchee, December 2001  
    • 4-Day Pastel Workshop – Adults, Coupeville Arts Center, WA 2001 
    • Pastel Workshop for Adults, Wenatchee, September 1998  
    • Pastel Workshop for Adults at Wenatchee Valley College, 1998  
    • Drawing / Pastel week-long Workshop for children, summer 1996  
    • Pastel Workshop for Adults at Wenatchee Valley College, 1995  
    • Pastel Workshop for Children at Wenatchee Valley College, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2002
 
Publications 
    • Featured in the Pastel Journal Pastel 100 issue for my Bronze Medal – April 2014
    • Featured in PSA Pastelagram 2012 for my abstract work
    • Featured in Abstract Category of Finalists in Pastel Journal 2002  
    • Magazine article The Pastelist’s Studio in the Jan/Feb 2000 issue of The Pastel Journal.  
    • Magazine article Abstract Painting in Pastel in the July/Aug 1999 issue of The Pastel Journal. 
    • Pastel Highlights by American Artists Magazine. Sept. 1996. Featured in Gallery of Recent Award Winners.  


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