Bauer has made art with children in a wide variety of settings from elementary school classrooms to museums, community centers and parks since 1995. Her students have ranged in age from 2 to 92. Her studio practice includes painting, printmaking, drawing, teaching art and developing not-for-profit organizations such as The South City Open Studio and Gallery, (now renamed Artscope); and the Super Summer Fun Camp at Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, New York. Bauer is also an accomplished upright bass player and jazz singer. She is always happy to include music with her art lessons.
Spring 2015 to present
"Introduction to Studio Art" instructor, Webster University, Saint Louis, MO
Fall 2014 to present
Colorbridge Art, Saint Louis, MO: Founder and instructor, private art instruction, playdate art lessons, group lessons and workshops on-site at local schools and community centers.
2011 - 2014
Washington Market School, Tribeca, NYC: Responsible for developing studio art curriculum for 2 and 3 year old students. Studio projects are multidisciplinary and focus on fine motor development as well as increasing confidence, independence, and an art vocabulary. Topics covered include drawing, painting, color mixing, mark making, print making, sculpting, clay, sewing and bookmaking. Often times projects are thematic, relating to classroom interests such as music, animals, garden, urban planning! etc.
Summer 2011, 2012, 2013
Super Summer Fun Camp Director at Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie, NY: developed and implemented multiple two-week summer camps for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Camps are multidisciplinary and take place primarily outdoors on the Oakwood Friends School campus. Activities have included bookmaking, painting, drawing, large sculptural projects, musical instrument construction, sing-alongs, song writing, play writing, talent shows, raspberry picking, and many many more.
Fall of 2010 - Spring 2011
Studio School, Upper West Side, NYC: Developed and implemented a weekly studio art curriculum for 5th through 8th graders. Topics included color, composition, mark making, drawing from life, printmaking, and bookmaking
Fall of 2008 – Spring 2010
Oakwood Friends School (boarding and day school), Poughkeepsie, NY:
Director of the middle school after-school program, responsibilities included development and implementation arts-based curriculum; other responsibilities included assisting with study halls; teaching high school ceramics, developing OFS summer camp, serving as a dorm parent and weekend crew chief
2009, 2010, Summer
Mill Street Loft's Dutchess Arts Camp, Poughkeepsie, NY: Ceramic and multidisciplinary Arts instructor for children ages 4 through 14
2000, 2001, 2008, 2009, Summer
Center of Creative Arts, COCA, St. Louis MO: Art Instructor for intensive full and half day summer camps. Designed multidisciplinary art projects based on themes in nature, literature, theater, and other aspects of culture for children aged 4 to 10 years. Collaborated with movement teachers, circus clowns and magicians
2000-2002 and ‘07/’08
New City School, St. Louis MO: Daily substitute teacher, general academic classroom: pre-primary through 6th grade, visual arts, performing arts, and bodily kinesthetics, (including a three month maternity leave for the art teacher.)
2002 – 2007
South City Open Studio and Gallery, SCOSAG, St. Louis MO: Art instructor for daily “Open Studio Hours” where students between the ages of 4 to 12 “dropped in” to participate in 60 minute lessons in ceramics, collage, printmaking, painting, drawing, bookmaking, music, and crafts. Designed and taught 6 week course descriptions for fall and spring classes. Instructor for senior citizen’s weekly clay class and outdoor community festivals. Taught ceramics classes for children aged 4 to 16 and maintained ceramic studio at the Potter’s Workshop, a off-site location of SCOSAG.
Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO: Collaborated with other artist-educators to develop unique programs for visiting schools and community groups during the “Beauty and the Blonde” exhibition
Saint Louis Art Museum: Developed and taught multimedia art class for k-2nd grade in conjunction with SLAM exhibition of University City Ceramics
City of Ballwin, MO: Designed and implemented “Super Saturday Studio” workshops
City of Ballwin, MO: Summer Camp Director and Instructor
City of Ballwin, MO: Summer Camp Counselor
Art & Educational Administration Experience:
South City Open Studio and Gallery, SCOSAG 2002 -2007
Founder of SCOSAG, The South City Open Studio and Gallery for Children, developed and operated a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Responsibilities included formation of board of directors, fundraising events planning, grant writing, year-round program development, marketing, PR, developing community partnerships, managing Quickbooks accounting, day-to-day studio maintenance and teaching art.
2015 WORK: 1999-2015, 10th Street Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
2014 The Tivoli Project, Galerie Gris, Hudson NY
2011 New and Archived Works, Hoffmann LaChance Gallery, St. Louis MO
2007 Thunder Fields, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis MO
2004 As Everything Becomes One..., Gallery Urbis Orbis, St. Louis MO
2003 Birch and Blue the Sky, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis MO
2001 Tundra, Left Bank Books Gallery, St. Louis MO
2000 5 Prints on Canvas, Sunflower, St. Louis MO
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 40 at 100, Webster University Alumni Exhibition
2015 HOME at Soha Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2015 Warehouse Art Show, Locust Street Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College, NY, New York
2013 Four Seasons, Coohaus, NY, New York
2013 ArtCycle Discovers, Brooklyn Gallery, NY, New York
2012 Small Works, @ Flag Art Foundation, Washington Market School, NY, New York
2012 On Silence, Chelsea Music Festival, Exhibition, NY, New York
2011 A Line of Souls and a Few Words from the Holy, Fortress to Solitude, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Small Works Exhibition, GAS Visual & Performance Space, Poughkeepsie, NY
2008 Members Exhibition, EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NY, NY
2008 BAUER/FORDYCE: New Work, Fort Gondo Compound, St. Louis MO
2006-2008 Flat Files, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis MO
2004 Size Matters, Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis MO
2004 NEOCONSTRUCTIONIST5, Mossa Gallery, St. Louis MO
2001 Three Day Weekend, curated by Dave Muller, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis MO
2001 SPECTACULARUS: Happy Birthday, Mr. Brooks, Crowe T. Brooks Gallery, STLMO
2000 The Landscape Exhibition, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis MO
1999 SURVIVORS: Art in the Wasteland, A.D. Brown Building, St. Louis MO
1999 OCCUPATION, Centro Sociale, St. Louis MO
1999 INSURGENCE, Leather Trades Gallery, St. Louis MO
1999 DISCULTURE, Thomas K. Lang Gallery, Vienna Austria
1999 NEOCONSTRUCTIONIST, Three Sinks Gallery, St. Louis MO
2015 Stefene Russell, St. Louis Magazine, “Talking to Artist Jenna Bauer about New York, Saint Louis, and Her Show at 10th Street Gallery”
2014 Art, Theory, and Infancy, Joachim Pissarro, Brooklyn Rail
2007 David Bonetti, St. Louis Post Dispatch, "Jenna Bauer: Thunder Fields"
2007 Alison Sieloff, Riverfront Times, "Quiet Storm" review of Thunder Fields
2005 David Bonetti, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Best of 2004 Art Review
2004 Ivy Cooper, Riverfront Times, cover story "Bauer Power"
2003 Jeff Daniel, St. Louis Post Dispatch, review: "Birch and Blue the Sky"
2002 L.L. Hinds, Minor Scale, "Jenna Bauer: Artist Profile"
2001 Ann Wilson Lloyd, Art in America, "Report from St. Louis: Art Under the Arch"
2000 Jeff Daniel, St. Louis Post Dispatch, review of "The Landscape Exhibition"
1999 Michael Paradise, Intermission Magazine, review of "NEOCONSTRUCIONIST"
2009 St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
2003 St. Louis Grand Center Visionary Award for Emerging Artist