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
  • Gala Bent (sabbatical exhibition), Jan 19 – Feb 23, 2024
  • Laura Hart Newlon (sabbatical exhibition), Mar 1 – Mar 30, 2024
Black and white photo of Port Gamble, WA - tall pillars sticking out of a harbor with hazy sea walls in background.

Now on Display

Preston Wadley: The Dark Season

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 18, 2023 | 5pm to 9pm

On View
November 18, 2023 – January 12, 2024

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

“This collection of photographs is not so much a ‘body of work’ as it is ‘the work’ of my body moving through the ether of the pandemic during lockdown, in an effort to reclaim and bring close experiences I had taken for granted. There are no guarantees. The result is a transition from an isolated interior to a ‘hyper observant’ interpretation of a desolated, once populated exterior.”
Preston Wadley, from his Artist Statement

Preston Wadley, born in Los Angeles, CA, is an artist and educator working in Washington State. He received his MFA from the University of Washington. Wadley’s projects have twice been selected to Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50 and is currently Professor Emeritus at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. The Behnke is proud to present this work concurrently with his large solo exhibition, Abstract Truth, on view at Bellevue Arts Museum, through December 31, 2023.

Exhibit curated by Robert Campbell

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