© James R Behlke


5762 Flagstone Circle

Anchorage, AK 99502

(907) 245-2267





ConocoPhillips Grant Hall Gallery, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska, charcoals on canvas and Ipad art, March 2014

ConocoPhillips Grant Hall Gallery, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska, charcoals on canvas and photographs, February 2012

Bunnell Street Art Gallery, Homer, Alaska, with Mary Ver Hoef, stained acrylic canvases, Auroras, November 2009

ConocoPhillips Grant Hall Gallery, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska, Campbell Creek drawings, November 2008

ConocoPhillips Grant Hall Gallery, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska, stained acrylic canvases, Auroras, November 2007

Site 250 Gallery, Fairbanks, Alaska, paintings, December 1994, January 1996, March 1998, November 2002

Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Alaska, drawings & paintings, November 1991

Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska, paintings, September - October 1990




All- Alaska Juried Art Exhibition, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage:

Susan Cross, juror, 2012 (Juror's Choice Award for 3 charcoals on canvas)

James Demetrion, juror, 1990

Richard Koshalek, juror, 1988

William Lieberman, juror, 1985

Roger Selby, juror, 1980

Roy Slade, juror, 1978

"Exposition on the Anchorage Museum," Anchorage Symphony Pride of Alaska Concert, Atwood Concert Hall, Anchorage, Alaska, Gregory Prechel composer,  - acrylics Beaufort Sea, Camden Bay and Rollrock Valley, Ellesmere Island projected during concert performance, February 20, 2009

ConocoPhillips Grant Hall Gallery Dedication Show, Anchorage, Alaska, acrylic birch log panoramas, May 2009

A new Sense of Wonder, UAF Museum of the North, Fairbanks, Alaska,  acrylic birch log panoramas, December 2005- April 2006

Alaska, Brooks Range Group Show, Resurrection Bay Galerie, Seward, Summer 2001

Water + Color, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California, Beth Van Hoesen and Mark Adams, jurors - Mayor’s Award: watercolor "Morgan Territory," July, 1999

Landscapes, Site 250 Gallery, Fairbanks, Alaska, June 1998

From Home Space to Art Space, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California, Carrie Lederer, Curator, January 1996

A Sense of Wonder, University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska, February 1995

Alaskan Landscapes: Views of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, California,  Virginia Eaton, Curator, January- February 1994; Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, California, January- February 1995

Our Natural Surroundings, Bedford Gallery, Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California, October 1994

Summit Museum Opening Show, Mount Diablo Interpretive Association Summit Museum, Mount Diablo State Park, California, October 1993

Landscapes, Site 250 Gallery, Fairbanks, Alaska, August 1993

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska, May- September, 1993

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Fairbanks Arts Association, David Mollett, Curator, Fairbanks, September 1991

Alaska/Hawaii invitational print exhibition, City Hall Gallery, Honolulu; University of Hawaii at Hilo; Alaska State Museum, Juneau; University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks; Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage; 1990-1991

“What a Relief,” Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, Alaska, Bill Brody and Lillian Elliott, Jurors. Third Place - Brooks Range Journal, Page 5, woodcut print, August 1990

64th Parallel, Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks:

Gary Stephens, juror, 1990

David Routan, juror, 1988

Ken DeRoux, juror, 1986

Eighteenth Annual Works on Paper, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, Mel Alexenberg, juror, November 1988

Fairbanks/Juneau Painters Show, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, group painting exhibition, November 1986




Rasmuson Foundation Acquisition for the Anchorage Museum, acrylic, Aurora Callainus, 2008

Clapp Peterson Van Flein Tiemessen Thorsness Attorneys, ink drawings, Journal Pages

Juneau Empire, Juneau, Alaska, painting, Icebow

Progressive Insurance Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska, watercolors, Dowding Creek and Upper Marsh Fork Gorge

Alaska State Museum, six ink drawings, A Walk Around Doonerak Mountain

Parks Canada, Pangnirtung, N.W.T., acrylic painting, Mount Thor, Auyuittuq National Park

Anchorage Museum of History and Art, acrylics, Rollrock Valley, Ellesmere Island, Beaufort Sea, Camden Bay, numerous charcoal and ink drawings

Fairbanks Northstar Borough School District, University Park Elementary School, public art commission of 12 ink drawings

University of Alaska Museum, numerous works including watercolor Alaska Cabbage, iris print, Aurora Borealis

Alaska Contemporary Art Bank, relief print, Poppy




Master of Fine Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Painting, July 1984

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Printmaking, May 1981




$5,000 Visual artist fellowship, Alaska State Council on the Arts, 1990

Graduate student teaching assistantship, University of Southern California, 1983-1984




“Visions of Alaska,” Louise Keith Claussen, Editor, Morris Communication Company, 2003

“Watercolor Mixing: The Twelve Hue Method,” Christopher Willard, Rockport Press, 2000

“Painting Alaska,” Kesler Woodward, Alaska Geographic, 2000

“Contemporary Artist Sheds Light on a Master,” Christina Englebrecht, Contra Costa Sun Newspaper, June 23, 1999

“The Artist and the American Landscape,” John Driscoll and Arnold Skolnick, First Glance Books, 1998

“Alaskan Art and the Sense of Wonder,” Kesler Woodward, World Wide Web Article, University of Connecticut, 1995

“Alaskan Landscapes: Views of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,” Introduction by Mary Jeanette Martz, Wignall Museum Gallery, 1994

”Brushing Up On ANWR,” Nina Mollet, Alaska Magazine, January 1992

“James Behlke at the Anchorage Museum,” Frederick Ted Castle, Art In America, March 1991

“Solitude & Wilderness,” Frederick Ted Castle, New York Press, October 20, 1990




Anchorage Museum Building Committee, 2004 - 2011

Bedford Gallery Docent Council, Walnut Creek, California, Docent, 1994 - 2001

Fairbanks Arts Association, Board of Directors, 1986 - 1989; Visual Arts Committee, 1979 - 1991

Fairbanks North Star Borough Arts Committee, 1986 - 1988