Kelda Martensen

Dept:
Arts, Humanities & Social Sci
Title:
FTF ART
Address:
9600 College Way N
Email:
Kelda.Martensen@seattlecolleges.edu
Campus:
North Seattle College
Mailstop:
3NC2312
Phone:
206/934-4535
Hours:
By Appointment - please email

Courses

  • Course Title: Drawing
  • Subject: ART
  • Catalog #: 111
  • Credits: 5
  • Class Day: T
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • End Time: 12:30 PM
  • Building: Arts & Science (NS0AS)
  • Room: 1532
  • Section: H3A
  • Class#: 7576
  • Course Title: Drawing
  • Subject: ART
  • Catalog #: 111
  • Credits: 5
  • Class Day: MW
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • End Time: 12:50 PM
  • Building: Arts & Science (NS0AS)
  • Room: 1532
  • Section: 03
  • Class#: 11963

Personal Statement

Kelda Martensen is tenured faculty in the art department at North Seattle College. A visual artist known for her work in printmaking, collage, book arts and murals, she has been teaching in classrooms since 2003, and at North since 2012. Her awards include the Bell Cramer Award in Printmaking, Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Conceptual Visionary Award from Pratt Fine Art Center, the Larry Sommers Fellowship Award, and the Graduate Book Art Award for the Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Studio for the Illustrated Book. Her teaching awards include the Dan Evans Innovation in Teaching Award, the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award and Association of Women Faculty Graduate Award. Course work, grants, projects and residencies have taken her to Ireland, South Africa, Japan, France and Germany. She was an Artist-in-Residence at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France in 2011 and at Pratt Fine Art Center in Seattle in 2016. Her prints and artist books are in private and public collections including the Benaroya Family, City of Tacoma, King County Public Art Collection, Google Corporate offices, Special Collections Library at Washington University in St. Louis, Southern Graphics Council International Archive, Bokartas Contemporary Art Center, Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Studio for the Illustrated Book, University of Missouri and Willamette University. She is represented by J. Rinehart Gallery in Seattle, WA.

At North Seattle College, Martensen teaches Book Arts, Drawing, Printmaking and Mural Art and serves as faculty coordinator. Martensen earned a BA in Studio Art from Willamette University and an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Martensen is honored to work with the students at North Seattle College, and strives to make the classroom a safe space of creative and intellectual growth.