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Jenny Knavel

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Jenny Knavel received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997. She is a professor of art at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, where she teaches primarily design and digital photography classes. In addition to teaching, she is an active artist. Her work has been juried into numerous regional and national and international juried exhibitions.

In 2021, her artwork was selected to be on the cover of the SAQA Journal (Studio Art Quilt Associates), 2021, Volume 31, No. 2. She had a piece included in the Second Biennial of Natural Dye exhibition, China Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China. She participated in the 40th annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa, Arizona.

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