Angela Jean Yonke
2005-2006 Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI
Alternative Photographic Processes and Digital Image Manipulation classes.
2000-2005 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
BFA Photography and BA in Art Education (K-12) with a minor in Environmental Studies.
2004 Prague Summer Photography Seminar, Charles University/University of New Orleans, Prague, Czech Republic.
Study abroad program including staged photography class, film festival and cultural experience.
2018-present Art Instructor, Middle Creek Montessori, Bozeman, MT
Discipline-based Arts education curriculum for grades 1st-5th focused on multicultural, cross-curricular, STEAM, current events and Art history. Lessons also are in accordance with Montessori-based practices and methodology.
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.
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.
2000-present Owner/Lead Photographer of Angela J. Yonke Photography
Freelance photographer and graphic designer specializing in commercial, editorial, fine art, event/performance, editorial, food, wedding, product, real estate and portrait photography.
2013-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.
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 – 2016 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.
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 Art, 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.
2016-present Rat Trap Clay Club, member (collaborative clay group making ceramic narrative objects which address political, cultural and social issues, all members work on most pieces)
2016-present Sewing Club, Vice President (collaborative sewing group focusing on sewing and craft education)
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)
2019 NCECA, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2018 NCECA, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
2005 SPE, Society for Photographic Eduction, National Conference, Portland, OR
2004 SPE, Society for Photographic Eduction, Regional Conference, Columbus, OH, Student Image-maker Presenter
2004 Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, summer photography seminar
2004 SPE, Society for Photographic Eduction, National Conference, Newport, RI
2003 SPE, Society for Photographic Eduction, Regional Conference, Chicago, IL
2003 SPE, Society for Photographic Eduction, National Conference, Austin, TX
2002 SPE, Society for Photographic Eduction, Regional Conference, Grand Rapids, MI
2019 People’s Choice Award, Rat Trap Clay Club (Beyond The Brickyard Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation)
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
2019 The Rat Trap Clay Club Collaboration Event, California Building, Minneapolis, MN
Collaborative clay show including Rat Trap Clay Club pieces and invitational ceramic artist works.
Event includes music and live clay work activities. Show was on the NCECA 2019 National Conference bus stop tour.
2019 Burnt Dream, The Burn Box, Rialto Theater, Bozeman, MT
Solo photographic show of raw and wild portraits of sculptor Jennifer Pulchinski in a burnt out
remote forest setting. Digital inkjet vinyl prints sewn to fabric mounts.
2018 Rat Trap Clay Club Exhibition, The Burn Box, Rialto Theater, Bozeman, MT
Collaborative ceramic vessels and objects regarding current political and cultural issues.
2018 Rat Trap Clay Club Exhibition and Lecture, Lewistown, MT
Month long exhibition at Lewiston Art Center with accompanying artist lecture.
2018 Mamma: Healing Portraits, The Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery, Montana State University Graduate Studios, Bozeman, MT
Solo ongoing photo series about family and memory. Works included mixed media images (sewn and painted photographs and hand printed image transfers on paper) of the artist’s mother and her battle with cancer, my brother and father.
2017 Rat Trap Clay Club Exhibition, The Image Butte Resource Center, Butte, MT
Collaborative clay works including live studio arts production and gallery pieces.
2017 Mamma: Healing Portraits, The Flying Squirrel Gallery, Livingston, MT
Solo photo and mixed media show consisting of images of my mother during her treatment and recovery of breast cancer. Negatives were shot in 2001-2003 but not printed until 2017.
2004 A Show of Hands: BFA Thesis Photography Graduation Presentation, WMU East Hall Rotunda Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI
Solo capstone thesis graduation show of large photographic sewn blankets, photographic sculptural installations, short Art films and multimedia pieces.
2019 Beyond The Brickyard, The Archie Bray Clay Foundation, Helena, MT
Annual juried exhibition of national contemporary ceramic artists. Rat Trap Clay Club was awarded The People’s Choice Award.
2018 Growlerfest, The Brewhouse Association, Pittsburgh, PA
Juried and invitational exhibition of clay vessels for storing or serving beer in collaboration with artists and local breweries in an innovative way to grow new audiences for ceramics. This show coincided with The NCECA National Conference.
2018 Krampusnacht, The Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Art, music, parade and food celebration in honor of Krampus. My piece was an interactive humorous sewn and painted Krampus sculpture including found items and fabric.
2017 The Community Clay Show, Robert and Ginnie Deweese Gallery, Bozeman, MT
Application-based exhibition of selected works from Bozeman ceramicists including Rat Trap Clay Club.
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.
20011-2019 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 Show, 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.
2005 Framework: Group Show, Storefront Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI
Group organized and curated photo show of WMU photography seniors.
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, emulsion lift transfers and solvent-based image transfers.
Computer: Experience with Macintosh and PC, Microsoft Word/Pages, Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, InDesign,
Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, PowerPoint, iMovie, FTP file transferring and Smartboard educational classroom use.
Video: Operating and editing digital video and film mini-DV and Hi-8 cameras, animation and gif production.
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).
Alissa Popkin, Education Program Director
The Emerson Center for Arts and Culture
Dalton Brink, President and Artistic Director
The Cottonwood Club and The Rialto Theater
Marsha Phillips, Owner
F11 Photographic Supplies
Alicia Manson, Art Program Director
Old Town School of Music
Lisa Bullard, Digital Department Manager
Edward Fox Photography
Wendy Babcox, Associate Professor, MFA Program Coordinator
University of Florida
Ginger Owen, Associate Professor of Art, Photography and Intermedia
Western Michigan University