The Behnke Family Gallery

The Behnke at Cornish

1077 Lenora Street (corner of Lenora and Boren)
Seattle, WA 98121

Gallery hours: Thursdays & Fridays, noon – 7pm / Saturdays, noon – 6pm


The Behnke Family Gallery is a new exhibition venue at Cornish College of the Arts which includes a ground-level gallery space and an outdoor exhibition space, the Ivey Art Wall. The 2023-24 exhibition season is curated by Cornish Art professor Robert Campbell and will feature the work of Mary Sheldon Scott, Gary Hill, Preston Wadley, Gala Bent, and Laura Hart Newlon. The inaugural show in the gallery was the 2022 Neddy Artist Award Exhibition.

2023-2024 Exhibit Calendar

  • Mary Sheldon Scott, June 9 – Aug 12, 2023
  • Gary Hill, Sept 7 – Oct 20, 2023
  • Preston Wadley, Nov 18, 2023 – Jan 12, 2024
  •  Greening: Sabbatical Work of Gala Bent, Jan 19 – Feb 23, 2024
  • Laura Hart Newlon (sabbatical exhibition), Mar 1 – Mar 30, 2024
  • Beautiful Beast: Platforms of Exchange, April 19 – May 2, 2024

Now on View

Beautiful Beast

Opening Reception
Friday, April 19, 2024 / 5pm to 7pm

On View
Friday, April 19, 2024 – Thursday, May 2, 2024

Gallery Hours
Thursdays & Fridays, noon – 7pm / Saturdays, noon – 6pm

Beautiful Beast is a collaborative group exhibition of work by junior art students from Cornish College of the Arts, as part of the course AR324: Platforms of Exchange. Through individual and group research, the artists identified thematic connections and overlap while developing their individual  voices with a collaborative spirit through painting, sculpture, and installation.  This show is the result of a semester of planning, discussion and work that necessitated the artists to balance their own curiosities and experimentations with those of their peers, while addressing the complex expectations of exhibiting in the public realm. This collection of work addresses a range of themes that are distinct, yet share common concerns, creating a narrative that explores ideas of beauty, fear, community, and isolation. Featuring work by: Caitlin Chimelis, Candy Cortez, Elizabeth DuLac, Kelsey McMonagle, Sabrina Peterson, Zoe Potter, Anakin Saephanh, Victoria Sharp, Seher Taj
Image Credit: Detail from Candy Cortez’s installation “The Ugliness of Humanity”, 2024,  insulating foam, acrylic, glass paint, hair.
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Exhibit curated by Robert Campbell