2019 Judge

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Todd Behrens earned his Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Economics from the College of William and Mary in 1998. He received his MA in Art History from the University of Florida in 1997. After serving as the Curatorial Assistant at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida, he moved on to became the Assistant Director at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida. Behrens served as the Polk Museum of Art’s Curator from 1999 to 2009. Since that time he has been the Curator at the Sioux City Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Behrens has judged several fine art festivals in Gainesville and Cedar Key, Florida as well as Mobile, Alabama and has participated in statewide review committees for artists in both Florida and Iowa. During his tenure at the Polk Museum of Art, Behrens helped create the Art Resource Trust and the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Working with artists ranging from masters from the Midwest to school children, he is responsible for organizing 12 to 15 exhibitions each year.