Mission: 

Constructing art to redefine spaces, reflecting where I have been and where I want to be.

 

Education:

1997                B.A. in Photography, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

1997                Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France

2011 - 2013     Sherwood Leadership Program, Walla Walla, Washington.

2015                Artist Trust: I Am An Artist with Barbara Noonan

 

Shows:

2018

Two Person Show, APARTPLAYED - PLAYEDAPART, Foundry Vineyards, Walla Walla, Washington

Solo Installation, Boca De Chorro, Zeitgeist: Art and Coffee. Seattle Washington 

Group Exhibition, MANIBUS: HANDS OF IMMIGRANTS, Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition ( WWIRC),  Cavu Cellars, Walla Walla, Washington.

2017            

Group Exhibition, MANIBUS: HANDS OF IMMIGRANTS, Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition ( WWIRC),  Colville Street Patisserie Walla Walla, Washington.

Featured artist, Moveable Feasts & The Napkin Ring Project. Capital Hill Art walk. Niche Outside, Seattle, Washington

Will you still love me when I am old? Vatican, Studio e Gallery, Seattle Washington

Group Exhibition, ArtSquared Group Show and 6x6 Event. ArtWalla, Cavu Cellars, Walla Walla, Washington.

Solo Installation, Boca De Chorro, Studio Two Zero Two, Walla Walla, Washington.

2016            

 Installation and group show, New Works: Something to build on. Studio Two Zero Two, Walla Walla, Washington.

Group Exhibition, ArtSquared Group Show and 6x6 Event. ArtWalla, Cavu Cellars, Walla Walla, Washington.

2015            

Napkin Rings. Mad Woven Sparks Studio: Dinnerware trunkshow. Two Zero Two, Walla Walla, Washington.

Installation and group show, Something to stand on. Building a Place to stand. Studio Two Zero Two, Walla Walla, Washington.

Installation and group show, Welcome to the Garden Party. Studio Two Zero Two, Walla Walla, Washington.

Group Exhibition, ArtSquared Group Show and 6x6 Event. ArtWalla, Cavu Cellars, Walla Walla, Washington.

Solo Installation, New Works: Besides the Garden. Brasserie Four, Walla Walla, Washington. 

2014

Group Installation, wallaPop Up's 2nd Annual Holiday Group Art Sale. Painted Gloves, etched light Switches, and walnut  a  a     luminum etched stories. wallaPopUP Co-operative Art Gallery. Walla Walla, Washington.

Group Installation, Metal Etched Group Show, The Smokey Farris Artist Challenge. Etched curved aluminum with walnut back. Brasserie  Four, Walla Walla, Washington. (Curated By Claire Johnston)

Group Exhibition, ArtSquared Group Show and 6x6 Event. ArtWalla, Cavu Cellars, Walla Walla, Washington.

 Solo Installation, Equivocal Space. Telander Gallery, Walla Walla, Washington.

Group Exhibition, wallaPopUP's Spring Exhibition Group Show. domesticated and undomesticated: Photographs. wallaPopUP Co-operative  Art Gallery. Walla Walla, Washington. 

2013-2014     

Two-Person Exhibition, Place, Space, And Objects. Walla Walla Roastry,  Walla Walla, Washington. (with Mary Ann Duffy)

2013          

Group Exhibition, wallaPopUP Group Show. Prompting For A Narrative: Photographs. Art in an Envelope. wallaPopUP Co-operative Art Gallery, Walla Walla, Washington.

Group Exhibition, ArtSquared 6x6 Event. ArtWalla, Charles Smith Winery,  Walla Walla, Washington.

Solo Exhibition, NEW WORK: Augusta Sparks Farnum. Atmosphere Series, Installation, and Paintings. Drawings in Heaven. AMO ART.  Waitsburg, Washington. (curated by Claire Johnston)

2006        

Group Exhibition,"The Artistry of Flora” Seven Hills Winery, Walla Walla, Washington. (curated by Kirsten Telander)

2005         

Collaborative Project, Chaos’ Symmetry, Marcus Whitman Wine Event, Walla Walla, Washington. (with Bear Ullman)

Solo Exhibition, Garden, Botanical & Floral. Seven Hills Winery, Walla Walla,  Washington. 

1999         

Group Exhibition, Kingston Biannual Sculpture Show. The Bird, Kingston, New York. (catalog)

1998     

Group Exhibition, Copper Sculpture Group Show. The Sense of Balance, Pigs in Space, Emerson Umbrella, The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord, Massachusetts.

Solo Exhibition, Known and Unknown: Color & Silver Print Photographs,  Large and Medium Formate. Boston Portrait Company, Boston, Massachusetts. (Curated By Kristen Anderson)

1997       

Solo Exhibition, Senior Thesis Exhibition, Love Came offer the Hill and  Asked me to Dance. Black & White Large Formate Photography, Aluminum Sculpture, Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

1996     

Solo Exhibition, Known and Unknown: Color and Silver Print Photographs, Medium Format. Anderson Photo, Concord, Massachusetts. (Curated By Kristen Anderson)

 

Installations, Commissions & Collections:

2018

The deafening rustle of childhood. Commissioned Drawing Installation. Foundry Vineyards. Walla Walla, Washington

2017        

Boca de Chorro: Home is within me. Ceramic Altar. Mark Anderson Private Collection

Boca de Chorro: Photographic Series. Lynda Benglis Private Collection

The Tooth Acher's Garden, Commissioned Drawing Installation. Maitreya Study Centre, Blossom Village Resort, Sidhpur, Dharamshala, India

Bill Henry's Journey ,Commissioned Drawing Installation. Seattle Washington

2016        

Welcome to the Garden Party I, Commissioned Drawing Installation. Corliss Family Art Collection, Walla Walla, Washington

2015        

Stand in. Drawing. Lynda Benglis Private Collection

Quiet Meditation. Duffy Painting. Paul and Karen McCarthy Private Collection

Climb Up.  Painting. Lynda Benglis Private Collection

Welcome to the Garden Party II, Drawing. Henry Family Art Collection, Seattle, Washington

Commission, Noah’s Tree, Interior mural, Private Residence, College Place, Washington.

Commission, And I fly, Commissioned Drawing Installation, Priviate Residence, Pressbaum, Austria

Collection,  Atmosphere Series. Blethen Family Art Collection, Yakima .Washington

2013-2015     

Installation, Atmosphere Series. Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce, Walla Walla, Washington.

2014        

Commission, The Bryant Barn, Commissioned Drawing Installation. Bryant Street VBRO, Walla Walla, Washington.

Commission, Logo Design, Tensegrity Productions, Walla Walla Washington

2013         

Collection, Photograph, Prompting for a Narrative series, Lynda Benglis Art Collection

Installations, Treehouse, Interior mural. Private Residence, Walla Walla,  Washington.

Installation, Lilliputian Room, Interior mural. Private Residence, Walla Walla, Washington.

Commission, The Bathroom. Commissioned Drawing Installation. AMO Gallery, Waitsburg, Washington.

2009 -2013     

Installation, Interior Murals: tiles, plaster, wood & walls. Private Residence, Walla Walla, Washington.

2003        

Installation, The Bird, 11 foot aluminum Cast sculpture. Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

 

Publications:

Augusta Farnum, Welcome to the Garden Party, Walla Walla Union Bulletin Newspaper, Sept 2015

Hannah Bartman, Local Artist redefines landscapes with graphite, The Whitman College Pioneer, May 7, 2015

Dylan Farnum, “Brasserie Four to host new Farnum Art,” Walla Walla Union Bulletin Newspaper, April 30, 2015

Kirsten Telander, “Botanical Art installation at Telander Gallery,” Walla Walla Union Bulletin Newspaper, May 1, 2014 

Maria P. Gonzalez, “Chihuly Glass act element of Carnegie Picture Lab partnership,” Walla Walla Union Bulletin Newspaper, January 24, 2013

Maria P. Gonzalez, “New Home, New life for Picture Lab,” Walla Walla Union Bulletin Newspaper, November 2012

Denise Slattery, “FACES AND PLACES - Picture Lady program brings art to life,” Walla Walla Union Bulletin Newspaper, May 31, 2011

Maria P. Gonzalez, “Lessons swirl art, art history,” Walla Walla Union Bulletin Newspaper, April 14, 2010

 

Interviews:

Maria Ptucha, Radio Interview, KWCW, 6pm, February 28, 2015 

        https://storyofmylife.withknown.com/2015/augusta-sparks-farnum

 

Professional Experience: 

2006-2015    Picture Lady Chair to Founding Carnegie Picture Lab, Non-for-profit, Walla Walla, Washington

The Carnegie Picture Lab Mission is to nourish creativity by supporting and enhancing art education for elementary school children in the Walla Walla Valley. 18 Art History & Art Interaction projects per 6 year Elementary school cycle, 5th grade trip to the Walla Walla Foundry, Art Family Fun Nights, yearly themed art books for all school, Art Show, 9 schools, over 4000 students, and 70 volunteers, with two paid staff, and a 10 person board, on Main street Walla Walla, Washington.

2009-2015    Board member, Carnegie Picture Lab

2013        Board President, Carnegie Picture Lab

2012         Board Vice-President, Carnegie Picture Lab

2011-2013    Americorps Contact, Carnegie Picture Lab

2009-2014    Classroom Carnegie Picture Lab Presenter, Edison School, Walla Walla, Washington

2009 - 2013     School Carnegie Picture Lab Advocate, organizer of volunteers at Edison School, Walla Walla, Washington

2008-2012    Curriculum Chair, Carnegie Picture Lab

2008-2012    Workshop Chair and Presenter, Carnegie Picture Lab

2008 -2012    Volunteer Chair, Carnegie Picture Lab

2009         Established, yearly kid art book donation, every participating school library & public library in Walla Walla Valley, Carnegie Picture Lab

2009        Family Fun nights, family learning, Carnegie Picture Lab

2009        Established, Walla Walla Foundry fifth grade field trips, Carnegie Picture Lab

2009        Founder, Carnegie Picture Lab, Non-profit. Walla Walla, Washington

2008-2009     Chair of Picture Lady Program, New Program Initiative: Every Child Every Class. Serving grades Kindergarten - 5th grades with both art project and art history, workshop for volunteers program, and spreads program over the year. Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla, Washington

2006-2009    Presenter, Picture Lady, spring art history for the second grade,  Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla, Washington

2011- 2013     A Living Classroom, Garrison Creek Stream Restoration Project at Fort  Walla Walla, Illustrations and Graphic Design for Educational signs in collaboration with Susan How, Sherwood Leadership Program, Walla Walla,             Washington.

2011         Partners-in-Learning Round Table, Three Minute Presentations for the Walla Walla Public School Systems, Walla Walla, Washington

2008-2011    Florist and Landscape Designer, Certified by office of Minority & Women Business Enterprises, as a Woman’s Certified Enterprise, Walla Walla, Washington

2007-2009     CURB (Creating Urban Riparian Buffers), Resident Artist, Graphic Design, Landscape designer, and Workshop Teaching Coordinator for the CURB, installing Native Plants within city limits on residential creeks. Walla Walla,             Washington

2000-2009    Trafficking in Beauty, Florist and Landscape Designer: Restaurants, and Events. Self-employed   

 

Awards:

1999         The Artist’s Valentine. Grant, Judged by David Aronson. Boston, Massachusetts.

1997         Best Documentary Photography Award, Jamie Lubarr Award, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

 

Internships & Mentorships:

2017            Boca De Chorro, Lynda Benglis Residency New Mexico 2017

2014            Studied With Muralists David Guinn and Desiree Bender-Guinn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2014            Philadelphia City Arts Mural Program. Eagle Day, Painting a Mural with a School and the Philadelphia Eagles Football team. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013             Studied with Amy Davila, Consultant. ArtSmart, Los Angles, California

2012-2013    Studied with Amy Bruner, Consultant, Living Portfolio, Walla Walla, Washington

1995             Gallery Intern, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, New York

1995              Studied with Photographer William Clift, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

Memberships:

Artist Trust:     

Member, Artist Trust is dedicated to supporting Washington State artists working in all creative disciplines.

Art Walla:     

Membership Level: Working Artist, The mission of ArtWalla is to support and strengthen the Arts as an integral part of daily life, education and economic development in the Walla Walla Valley. ArtWalla envisions an arts culture of excellence with vibrant events, innovative programs and multiple, diverse sources of sustained support. To this end, ArtWalla is dedicated to                 collaborative participation, aggressive Arts advocacy and dynamic membership services. Our volunteer Board of Directors includes artists, community members, and professionals.

The Walla Walla Art Club:

Active Member & Presenter. The chief object of this art club is the study of art and art literature and the creation and dissemination of the love to art. Constitution-Walla Walla Art Club, established, Nov. 13, 1898