Tenaya founded his own academy called Georgetown Atelier in 2008. After seven years as an independent organization, Georgetown Atelier merged with Gage Academy of Art in August, 2016. Over the past 8 years, Tenaya has exhibited his work at a variety of galleries and venues, including the Salmagundi Club in New York, NY, and the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain (as part of the ARC Salon), Abend Gallery in Denver, CO, and a solo show at Krab Jab Gallery in Seattle, WA. Tenaya has also exhibited multiple times as a ‘main show’ artist of IX ARTs in Redding, PA . In 2016, Tenaya won Best in Show for the 12th International ARC Salon Competition.

Website:  https://www.tenayasims.com/atelier
Instagram:  @tenayasims

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