Artist & Art Instructor
Fran Palkovic is one of the instructors for Introduction to Art, Three Dimensional Design, Ceramics, and Art Survey Modern Art classes at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington. He has been teaching at Big Bend for 23 years, and he’s a proud member of The Seattle and Moses Lake Art Museums, The Washington and National Teacher’s Associations, and The College Art and Foundations in Art and Theory Associations.
Palkovic has been in shows in Mesilla, New Mexico; Alfred and Albany, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Minot, North Dakota; Pomona, California; Vancouver, British Columbia; Tacoma, Spokane, Soap Lake, and Moses Lake, Washington; and numerous private collections internationally.
He has been the recipient of many awards, acknowledgements, and grants for his work in arts education including The Northeastern Refractories, and Soap Lake Art Guild awards for Ceramics, and Best in Show at the New Mexico State University Art Show in 1993 for a mixed media installation, a collaborative Lumina Foundation Grant for The Enduring Legacies Project in Washington State, a NEH grant to study at Black Mountain, and a couple of Title Five Grants.
His hobbies are reading, gardening, and playing guitar. He is in a band and they make him do the vocals, and he only has five guitars after playing for 50 years… so he needs more guitars.