artist-resume-2017 (PDF file)
Angela J. Yonke
Address: 610 N. Willson, Bozeman, MT 59715 (269.385.9035)
2005-2006 Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI GPA: 3.85
Alternative Photographic Processes and Digital Image Manipulation classes.
2000-2005 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI GPA: 3.83
BA in Art Education (K-12) and BFA Photography with a minor in Environmental Studies.
2004 Prague Summer Photography Seminar, University of New Orleans, Prague, Czech Republic. Staged photography class, film festival and cultural experience.
2017 Mural Artist, Gallatin Arts Council, Montana Arts Council, Bozeman, MT
Selected mural artist working with students to design, execute and install public Art mural.
2000-present Owner/Lead Photographer of Angela J. Yonke Photography
Freelance photographer and graphic designer specializing in event/performance, editorial, food, wedding, product, real estate and portrait photography.
2014-present Board Member, The Cottonwood Club, Bozeman, MT
The Cottonwood Club is a non-profit arts organization which provides a space to allow artists to express themselves and realize their visions in an encouraging environment. Responsibilities include managing college interns, organizing and advertising Art and music events, hosting Free Art School drawing nights, putting on BYOA (Bring Your Own Art) exhibits, maintaining social media presence and grant writing to fund the gallery and bring in visiting artists for residencies.
2014-present Co-Leader/Vintage Vendor, The Bozeman Flea, Bozeman, MT
An organization seeking to cultivate a unique community of makers, artists and collectors devoted to collaboration and supporting the local Bozeman economy. Curated flea markets and holiday fairs, organized vendors, obtained business sponsorship, performed social media and marketing and participated as a vintage clothing, photography and Art vendor.
2013-present Art Instructor/Docent, The Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, Bozeman, MT
General art instruction for students ages 4 and up, including adult classes at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels. Classes include multicultural Art, sculpture, drawing, masks, clay, printmaking, fibers, mixed media and painting. Responsibilities also include guiding groups of students through gallery space and leading follow-up Art activities related to exhibition pieces. Lead teacher for Summer Art Camp covering a broad spectrum of art mediums and interactive experiences. Instructor for Art on The Rocks workshops which pair drinks with Art production.
2011 – present Salesperson/Instructor, F11 Photographic Supplies, Bozeman, MT
Providing customer service support with camera purchasing, print lab consultation and instruction of adult photography classes. Responsible for ordering stock of and maintaining frame, book and album products. Lead teacher of Kids Photography Summer Photo Camp for two years teaching middle and elementary school students, creating a photography curriculum, producing image presentations, leading class discussions and critiques, guiding students on field trips and generating lesson plans. Leader of Glass House Photography Group responsible for organizing meetings, inviting speakers, planning field trips and workshops, advertising events and building relationships with community photographers and organizations.
2012 – present Art & Technology Instructor, Pass Creek School, Bozeman, MT
Discipline-based Art instruction and curriculum development for one room school house students grades K-8. Classroom management, leading field trips and creation of differentiated lessons plans for students at varying levels. Use of technology and image research in classroom instruction and discussions. Documentation of artworks and classroom atmosphere with digital photography. Creation and maintenance of school blog to guide students through lesson plans and present information. Compiled school year books.
2015 – 2016 Freelance Book Reviewer, The American Society of Picture Professionals
Writing book reviews for current and popular publications related to the photographic field. Job performed via telecommunication.
2009 – 2011 Art Instructor, Providence St. Mel School, Chicago, IL
Developed discipline-based Art education curriculum for grades K-7 focused on multicultural, cross-curricular, current events and Art history. Experience with classroom management, academic assessment, supply management and budgeting. Implemented digital technology and video for classroom instruction and documentation of student work. Designed set and stage for school musicals, entered students into national and state contests, photographed for school yearbook, supervised work study students and faculty sponsor for Comic Book Club. Initiated and facilitated first Fine Arts Week and Arts Competition featuring student and faculty Art. Created partnership with Chicago Public Library for student Art display. Assisted in library with shelving, checkout, computer processing, story time and created literature-based Art projects.
2007-2009 Art Instructor, Old Town School of Music, Chicago, IL
Instruction of children age 2 – 11 years in literature-based projects with an emphasis on the Elements of Art and Design throughout art history and multicultural traditions. Experience with classroom management, developing an Art curriculum and promoting creative exploration through different art mediums and techniques. Courses included instrument building, drawing and painting, multicultural and animal aArt, group/collaborative projects and famous artist-based projects. Digital documentation of artworks and maintenance of photographic Flickr site.
2007-2009 Digital File Manager, Edward Fox Photography, Chicago, IL
Managed the digital file needs for wedding/portrait studio including downloading and processing of images, editing, storage, file recovery, album design and image retouching. Position entailed database maintenance and office management. Responsible for communication between photographers, digital department, salespersons and print lab.
2005-2007 Customer Service Representative, Facets Multimedia, Chicago, IL
Provided customer assistance for the Rentals Department at film archive filing resources, checking out titles, assisting customers in researching films and film festival liaison.
2003-2006 Supervisor, Video Hits Plus Campus, Kalamazoo, MI
Performed file clerk, cashier, database cross-reference, data entry, video cataloguing, film resource researching, and customer assistance services. Oversaw several customer service representatives. Produced digital images for professional promotional purposes.
2012-present Board Member at The Cottonwood Club (volunteer run, non-profit gallery/event/shared studio)
2000-2011 NAEA (National Art Education Association)
2000–2005 The Lee Honors College (Western Michigan University)
2001-2005 SPE (The Society for Photographic Education)
2001-2003 K.P.O.W.W. (The Kalamazoo Precinct of Women Wrestlers, comedic performance art group)
2005 National Conference, Portland, OR
2004 SPE Regional Conference, Columbus, OH, Student Imagemaker Presenter
2004 Prague, Czech Republic, summer photography seminar
2004 SPE National Conference, Newport, RI
2003 SPE Regional Conference, Chicago, IL
2003 SPE National Conference, Austin, TX
2002 SPE Regional Conference, Grand Rapids, MI
2005 Robert Girard Memorial Award (2005 WMU Annual Student Art Exhibition)
2004 Robert and Eleanor DeVries Award (2004 WMU Annual Student Art Exhibition)
2004/2003 WMU Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Program Award
2003-2005 WMU Art Department Enrichment Grant
2003 Robert Girard Memorial Award (2003 WMU Annual Student Art Exhibition)
2000-2005 WMU College of Fine Arts Dean’s List
2000 WMU Art Department Freshman Portfolio Award
2000 Lansing Art Gallery Senior Scholarship Award
2015-2016 Erotic Art & Masquerade Show, The Cottonwood Club, Bozeman, MT
Annual erotic Art show featuring photographic works and collaborative pieces.
2013-2016 Zenitram, Comedic/Musical Performance, Bozeman, MT
Performance, dance collaboration, prop creation, wardrobe and craft services for music videos and events for musical act Zentiram.
2012-2016 The Future is Female Annual Art Show, The Cottonwood Club, Bozeman, MT
Annual curated show celebrating female political, health and cultural issues. Pieces included photographic and mixed media imagery.
20011-2016 BYOA (Bring Your Own Art Shows), The Cottonwood Club, Bozeman, MT
Quarterly show inviting artists from all mediums and disciplines to put up Art. Pieces included photographic and mixed media imagery, collaboration pieces, sculptures and paintings.
2016 Three Story Houses, Traveling Art Show, Bozeman, MT
Invitational show featuring narrative and interactive paintings. Pop-up show traveled to local retirement homes, Wild Joe’s Coffee Shop, local Artists’ homes and Montana State University Campus. Shows included Artist presentations and question/answer sessions.
2016 BYOA (Bring Your Own Art), The Imagine Butte Resource Center, Butte, MT
Local Montana artists invited to bring artworks for exhibition. The IBRC is The Cottonwood Club’s collaborative Art space partner.
2016 Prince on Prints, The Cottonwood Club, Bozeman, MT
Linoleum prints, ceramic collaboration with Artist Gabs Wallington and commemorative painted mural piece dedicated to the musician Prince.
2015 Cottonwood Board, 406 Brewery, Bozeman, MT
Collaborative drawings and individual Art pieces from The Cottonwood Club’s board members.
2015 Rasp Thorne, Music Video, Pray, MT
Filming, editing and prop production for video performance of musician Rasp Thorne.
2015 Turuq, Experimental Art Film, Montana
Performance, wardrobe and prop production for film by Lindsey Minnich.
2014-2015 Bad Seed Independent Art Fair, Wildlife Collective, The Eagles Lounge, Bozeman, MT
Vendor of photographic and plant Art. Bartering and trading system encouraged.
2012 The Photo Show, Lamewavve Artspace, Bozeman, MT
Celebration of photography curated by local photographers.
2012 High Art Show: Conceptual, Contemporary, Cerebral, Lamewavve Artspace, Bozeman, MT.
Photographic Art for curated group show.
2012 Lunchbox Benefit, The Filling Station, Bozeman, MT
Curated artist show of painted lunch boxes for auction. Proceeds go to the Bozeman Food Bank.
2012 Tattoo You: Art on Skin, The Danforth Gallery, Livingston, MT
Curated photography exhibit with painting of live models. Pieces included Mendhi design photographs and a short film on “Mom” tattoos.
2011 Fine Arts Week Faculty Art Show, Providence St. Mel School, Chicago, IL
Exhibited photographic works during school open house.
2011 Fall of the House of Usher, Cursed Bird Ensemble, Facets Multimedia, Chicago, IL
Musical accompaniment and Art performance based on silent film.
2010 Bark!, Swimming Pool Gallery, Chicago, IL
Runway performance and created costume Art pieces for dog fashion show.
2007 Winter Arts Festival, Around the Coyote Gallery, Chicago, IL
Juried annual Arts festival. Large photographic sewn blankets and small photographic works.
2006 Miniatures and Multiples, Annual Holiday Show, Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL
Juried annual Art show. Large photographic sewn blankets and small photographic works.
2006 Cats on Parade, Art Benefit for Treehouse Animal Foundation, Chicago, IL
Photographic works for auction in The Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center.
2005 WMU Annual Student Art Exhibition, Dalton Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Juried Art show. Photographic multimedia and video works.
2004 A Show of Hands: BFA Thesis Photography Graduation Presentation, WMU East Hall Rotunda Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI
Solo capstone graduation show of large photographic sewn blankets, sculptural installations, short Art film and multimedia pieces.
2004 Prague Summer Program Photography Exhibition, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Photographic works shown and images donated to university archive.
2004 WMU Annual Student Art Exhibition, Dalton Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Video and mixed media works.
2004 Group Photography Exhibition, group show, Studio 617, Kalamazoo, MI
Digital photographic works.
2004 WMU Student Print Exhibition, South Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI
Juried Art show. Woodblock and intaglio prints.
2004 Annual Regional Juried Show, The Carnegie Center for the Arts, Three Rivers, MI
Woodblock print and black and white photography.
2003 Not-named: Dissimilar Constituents, WMU South Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI
Video piece installation, curated group show.
2003 WMU Annual Student Art Exhibition, Dalton Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Color and black and white photography.
2003 Fetal Position, partner show with Amy Czajkowski, WMU East Hall Rotunda, Kalamazoo, MI
Photographic, painting, sculpture and collaborative video work.
2001-2004 K.P.O.W.W. Group performance Art with presentations in Chicago, IL, Kalamazoo, MI, Lansing, MI (Lansing Lady Fest) and Madison, WS, with special performance at The Siren Music Festival, Coney Island, NY.
Promotional graphic design, video and comedic wrestling performance Art pieces.
2002 Untitled, partner show with Sarah Yankee, Nina’s Café and Carousel, Kalamazoo, MI
Digital and straight photographic works.
2000 Lansing Art Gallery Student Scholarship Show, Lansing, MI
Collage, drawing, and mixed media works.
Photography: Experience with small, medium, and large format and digital cameras, pinhole camera construction, ortholith films, Polaroid films and digital image manipulation. Knowledge of color and black and white film developing and printing. Experience with alternative photographic processes including VanDyke Brown printing, Cyanotype printing and emulsion lift transfers.
Computer: Experience with Macintosh and PC, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, InDesign, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, PowerPoint, I-Movie, I-Dvd, digital FTP file transferring, and Smartboard educational classroom use.
Video: Operating and editing digital video and film mini-DV and Hi-8 cameras.
Other: Drawing, acrylic and oil painting, metalsmithing, intaglio and printmaking, book and paper construction, ceramics, sculpture, fiber and sewing Arts, cartooning, musical performance and theory in piano and viola, knowledge of basic German and Sign Language, public relations, customer service, performance Art and amateur wrestling.
Teaching: Montana and Michigan Educator License in Art Education (K-12).
Alyssa Popkin, Education Program Director
The Emerson Center for Arts and Culture
Marsha Phillips, Owner
F11 Photographic Supplies
Sidney Rider, Lead Teacher
Pass Creek School
Alicia Manson, Art Program Director
Old Town School of Music
Lisa Bullard, Digital Department Manager
Edward Fox Photography
Ginger Owen, Photography Professor
Western Michigan University
Wendy Babcox, Associate Professor, MFA Program Coordinator
University of Florida