Curriculum Vitae

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

Connections. Ominea Art Centre, Prince George, BC. August 7th to September 7th, 2020.

Connections. Station House Gallery, Williams Lake B.C. May 2nd to May 29th, 2018.

Too Much of Not Enough. Island Mountain Art Gallery, Wells B.C. June 15th to July 15th, 2012.

 A Roomful of Missing Women. Dawson Creek Art Gallery, B.C. March 2009.

Recent Work, TU Gallery, Edmonton, AB. November 15th, December 20th, 2008.

A Roomful of Missing Women”. “The Works Art Festival.” Stanley Milner Library, Edmonton Arts Council, June 20th to July 2nd, 2008.

A Roomful of Missing Women.  Arnica Gallery, Kamloops, B.C.  If March 7th to April 5th, 2008.

A Roomful of Missing Women. Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, B.C. September 27 – November 25, 2007. 

Legacies. Station House Gallery, Williams Lake, B.C.  March 1 – March 27, 2007. 

Legacies.  Haida Gwaii Museum and Art Gallery, Skidegate, B.C. April 10 – May 15, 2003.

Resounding Echoes. Art Space, Prince George, B.C.  October 1 – November 1, 2002.

Legacies.  Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon, B.C.  May 16 to June 29, 2002.

Legacies.  Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, B.C.   October 11 – November 25, 2001.

Legacies.  Dawson Creek Art Gallery.  August 27 – September 15, 2001.

Legacies.  Peace Gallery North, Ft. St. John, B.C.  February 16 – March 20, 2001.

+ = ?.  Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, B.C.  August 30 – October 8, 1999.

+ = ?.   Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, B.C.  July 16 – Aug. 16, 1998.

Prince George Art Gallery for World Day Without Art.  December 1, 1994.

Interactive Workshop on Racism.  Ester’s Inn, Prince George, B.C.   June 26, 1993.

Whispers and Shouts. Peace Gallery North, Ft. St. John, B.C.   April 2 – 26, 1993.

Whispers and Shouts, Prince George Art Gallery, October 16 – December 6, 1992.

Selected Group Exhibition

All for Water. Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC April 22 to July 4, 2021.

Love Song. Omineca Arts Centre, Prince George, B.C. February 2020.

Lost and Found Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario, Dec. 2018

Farmfest. Omineca Arts Centre, Prince George, B.C. September 2018.

CNC Artists. College of New Caledonia, Prince George, B.C. May 4th to September 30th, 2018.

Fences. Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, B.C. Jan. 19 – April 1, 2018.

Grasslands. Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, B.C. March 24 to May 14, 2017.

Four Art’s Sake. College of New Caledonia Library Gallery, Prince George, B.C. January 15 to February 19, 2016.

North. Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, B.C.  February 12 to April 26, 2015.

Pipeline. Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, B.C.  May 9 to July14, 2013.

New Work. Studio 2880, Prince George, B.C. June 3 to July 30, 2011.

Us. Two Rivers Gallery. April 14to July 3, 2011.

Drawing, Draw, Drawn. Gallery Gachet, Vancouver. July 2010.

Drawn Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, B.C.  February18 to May 3, 2010

Flux.   Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, B.C.  February19 to May 11, 2009.

Found. Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, B.C.  March 12 to May 6, 2004.  

Current Work.  Art Space, Prince George, B.C.  November 1 to 30, 2003.

Out of the Shadows. Dawson Creek Art Gallery, Dawson Creek, B.C.  October 4 to 26, 2003.

Making Connections.  Two Rivers Gallery.  Prince George, B.C.  June 29 to August 27, 2001.

The Many Faces of Eve.  Gallery Gachet, Vancouver.  December 18, 1999 – January 8, 2000.

Artworks, Prince George Golf & Curling Club.  May 20 – 24, 1998.

Arts Fest Selection Regional Touring Exhibition, Vanderhoof, Williams Lake, Mackenzie, 100 Mile House, McBride.  July 24, 1998 – Jan 6, 1999.

A Christmas Story.  Prince George Art Gallery.  Nov. 6 – Dec. 24, 1997.

Creating, Preventing & Transforming – Art on the Prevention of Violence Towards Women.  Prince George Art Gallery.  Sept. 18 – Oct. 26, 1997.

Heart and Soil, Peace Gallery North, Ft. St. John, B.C.  July 19 – Aug. 5, 1997.

“Without Apology”, Dawson Art Gallery, Dawson Creek, B.C.  Sept. 3 – 31, 1996.

“Bear and Naked Ladies”, Peace Gallery North, Ft. St. John, B.C.  June 30 – July 27, 1995.

Cultural Diversity, Prince George Art Gallery, Feb. & Mar. 1996.

Images and Objects XII, Kamloops B.C.  May 1995.

Arts Fest ‘97, ’96, ‘95, ‘94, ‘93, ‘92, ‘91, ‘90, & ‘89 Regional Juried Art Shows, Prince George Art Gallery.

“Women by Women”, Other Art, Prince George, B.C. Feb 26 – Mar. 31, 1995.

“Bear and Naked Ladies”, Urban Coffee House, Prince George, B.C.  Nov.12 & 13, 1994.

Ex-D.T.U.C.’ers Exhibition, Kootenay Art Gallery, Nelson, B.C.  Aug. 1 – 29, 1993.

Sexuality Show, Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.  Aug. 20-21, 1993.

Images and Objects VII (May 1989), VIII (May 1990), IX (May 1991), X (May 1992) and XI (May 1993) in various B.C. cities.

Graduating Show, David Thompson Gallery, Nelson, B.C.  1983.

Selected Workshops & Teaching:

College of New Caledonia, Instructor for University Transfer Art Certificate Program Sept 2001 to present. 

Independent art instructor for adults and children, 1990 to present.

Pro-D Day instructor for School District 57 in 2006 and 2007. Developed, created and published an 18 page work       book for the sessions. 

Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George – Developed and facilitated several workshops in drawing and watercolors.

Community Arts Council of Prince George –Selected for “Artists in the Schools Program”, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Haida Gwaii – Developed and facilitated two separate weekend mixed media workshops on art and the self for youths and adults. April 2003.

Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George – Developed and facilitated a curriculum for an outreach art program introducing children to new mixed media art-making techniques.  I also trained new facilitators. March and April 2001.

SpeeDee Printers, Prince George – Developed and facilitated four 4-hour hands on workshops to familiarize staff    with a wide variety of art mediums, tools, and their creative applications.

Education:

Jun. 1983 – Graduated with a B.F.A. from University of Victoria.

July 1999 – Private session with Denis Kleine, Kootenay School of Art – Sculpting Instructor.

Jul. 2003 – Island Mountain School of Arts – Workshop with Tony Urquhart.

May. 2004 – Three day workshop with Denis Kleine

Selected Private & Public Collections:

Peace Gallery North, Ft. St. John, B.C. Jubilee Lodge, PG Regional Hospital, Prince George, B.C.

Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George Dunkley Lumber, Prince George, B.C.

Worth Counseling Services, Prince George, B.C.

College of New Caledonia, Prince George, B.C.                   University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC

Selected Commissions & Public Art:

2015 – University of Northern British Columbia – 28-piece installation commemorating UNBC’s 25th anniversary.

2012 – College of New Caledonia – “Shadows of the Past”, 16’ x 6’ acrylic, mixed media, India ink monotypes on rice paper, collaged on canvas. This painting commemorates and recognizes the experience of ethno-cultural communities affected by Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914 to 1920.

2012 – College of New Caledonia – Three mixed media pieces from the “Legacies” series.

1999 – Jubilee Lodge, Prince George Regional Hospital – “Pages”, 94”x 54” mixed media painting. This painting celebrates the history of the region and the richness of life in the elder years. 

1993 – Dunkley Lumber Co., Prince George – 22″ x 28″ acrylic painting celebrating safety at the mill. Photolithographic reproductions were made and given to each worker and appropriate businesses.

Awards & Grants:

2012 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal.

2012 Prince George Regional Arts & Culture Awards 2012: Visual Arts 2D.

2009 Project “Shadows of The Past”, awarded a grant by the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund through the Shevchenko Foundation.

2007 Project “A Roomful of Missing Women” received a grant from The Hamber Foundation and the B.C. Spirit of 2010.

2007 Project “A Roomful of Missing Women” received a community grant from Integris Credit Union.

2006 Project “A Roomful of Missing Women” received a grant from The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation and Vancouver Foundation.

2005 Inducted into Prince George Central Interior Community Arts Council’s Art Gallery of Honour

2005 Three Sisters painting selected for the front cover of Community Arts Council “Art Directory.”

2002 Jean Clarke Historical Award 

2001 The BC Interior North & Yukon Today’s Woman Award for Community Enrichment

2000 Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation

2000 Historica Foundation for “Legacies” inspired workshops for children and youths.

1999 British Columbia 2000 Community Spirit Grant  

1997 Award of Excellence at Interprovincial Exhibition.  “Canadian Heart and Soil”, Peace Gallery North, Ft. St. John

 Residencies

 Ominea Art Centre, Prince George, BC. August 7th to September 7th, 2020.

Miscellaneous

February 2020-Feburary 2021  Mentor for Catherine Sharp During her one year Project Grant through the First People’s Cultural Council.

2018 – Present Volunteer at Ominica Art Center an Artist Run Gallery and on their Curatorial Committee.

2017 – Present – Volunteer on Prince George Public Art Committee. 

May 2013 – Banner design selected in a juried competition. Displayed throughout Prince George for 18 Months.

Aug. 1998 – Designed painting and wrote poem which was used on fundraising T-shirt for AIDS Prince George.

Feb. 1995 – Curated group show “Women by Women”.  Other Art, Prince George, B.C.

1994 – Painting selected by the Multi-Cultural Society was reproduced on fundraising T-shirts.

Publications

2012 “Reflections with an Indifferent Universe.” Book with a short story, poetry, and paintings.

Selected Reviews & Publications

Herizons.  Fall, 2007. “A Roomful of Missing Women,” by Jane Shulman.

Canadian Women’s Health Network. Spring/Summer 2007. The Global Women’s Memorial Website, by 

Christine McDowel and Lisa Schincariol.

The Prince George Citizen. January 6, 2007. Saturday Report, “Facing the Tragedy,” by Frank Peebles.

The Edmonton Sun. January 7, 2007, by Cary Castagna.

The Globe And Mail. Globe Review. January 11, 2007. Front Page and R1 and R2, by Alexandra Gill.

The Prince George Citizen. September 24, 26, and 28, by Frank Peebles

The Prince George Citizen. Editorial. “Rehumanize” Page 4, September 29, 2007, by Randall Heidt.

The Edmonton Sun. September 30, 2007, by Cary Castaga

The Prince George Citizen. October12, 2007. “Missing Women Exhibit Tackles Difficult Artistic Questions,” by Neil Godbout.

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