Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design with Distinction, University of Alberta, 2014-2017
  • Visual Communications Diploma, Medicine Hat College, AB, 1990-1993    

Awards

  • BMO First in Arts! Award, Nominee in Printmaking, UofA Printmaking Department, 2017    
  • Student Enrichment Fund. Funding for travel to London, UK, 2017
  • Jason Lang Scholarship, 2016    
  • Justine Angelina Carswell Memorial Award in Fine Arts for Painting, 2014
  • 24th Annual Open Art Competition, First place winner Advanced Category, Allied Art Council, Spruce Grove, AB, 2005    
  • Medicine Hat College Book Store Scholarships, 1992, 1993    

Select Group Exhibitions

  • Anthropocities, Exhibition coinciding with the International Climate Change Conference, spring 2018
  • Between Us, University of Alberta, Bachelor of Fine Art Graduation Show, Edmonton, AB, 2017  
  • Hopes and Fears, student exhibition and artist talk, University of Alberta, 2017
  • Apres Ski, Annual Members Show and Sale, Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers (SNAP), Edmonton, AB, 2016
  • Drawing on Life, Visual Arts Studio Association (VASA) Gallery, St. Albert, AB, 2016    
  • Frame of Reference, Visual Arts Student Association (VASA), Milner Gallery, Edmonton, AB, 2016    
  • Third State, 400 Level Print Student Show, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, 2015    
  • Stripes and Bows, Annual Member Show and Sale, Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers (SNAP), Main Gallery, Edmonton, AB, 2015    
  • The Alumni Show, One On One Gallery, Cultural Centre, Medicine Hat College, AB, 2014    
  • Marking The Valley, River Valley Alliance Juried Exhibition, Edmonton, AB, 2014    
  • AKA, juried exhibition, Spruce Grove Alliance Church, AB, 2014    
  • Gallery Open House, We Frame It Commercial Gallery, Spruce Grove, AB, 2012    
  • Parkland County Art Collection, Multicultural Center Public Art Gallery, Stony Plain, AB, 2011    
  • Red Deer Summer Series Exhibition, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB, 2008    
  • Parkland County Art Collection, Parkland County Public Building, Stony Plain, AB, 2008        
  • Art and Healing Journeys, Multicultural Center Public Art Gallery, Stony Plain, AB, 2001    
  • Art and Healing Journeys, The Caritas Art Enrichment Program, Misericordia Community Hospital & Health Centre, Edmonton, AB, 2000    
  • Graduate Show, Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, AB, 1993    
  • Visual Arts Student Society (VASS) Show, Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, AB, 1992    
  • Objects and Images Touring Art Exhibition, Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council (OSAC), SK, 1989   

Select Solo Exhibitions

  • In The Light, We Frame It Commercial Gallery, Spruce Grove, Alberta, 2012    
  • Where Two or Three Are Gathered, Multicultural Center Public Art Gallery, Stony Plain, AB, 2012
  • Be Still, Feature Artist at Allied Art Council, Spruce Grove Art Gallery, AB, 2010    
  • New Works, Multicultural Center Dining Room Gallery, Stony Plain, AB, 2009    
  • Selected Work, Redvers Arts Center, Community Gallery, Redvers, SK, 2008  

    Artist Residency

    • Jasper Place High School, Edmonton, AB, 2000-2003    
      - Mentorship of advanced placement high school students, Ages 15 to 18

    Press and Catalogues

    • Between Us, BFA graduate exhibition and catalogue, Visual Arts Student Association (VASA), FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
    • BFA graduate exhibition featured on Dinner Television, www.dinnertelevision.ca, April, 2017
    • Drawing on Life Exhibition, It figures that it’s figures, by Scott Hayes, St.Albert Gazette, 2016
    • Marking the Valley, A juried art exhibition and catalogue, River Valley Alliance, Visual Arts Alberta - CARFAC, Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society
    • Marking the Valley, Exhibit marks the River Valley, by April Hudson, Stony Plain Reporter, A66, Spruce Grove Examiner, September 5, 2014
    • Municipal Art Collection, A juried collection, exhibition and catalogue, Parkland County, Alberta; SMS Equipment, Acheson, Alberta
    • Stony artist looking to be still, by Carson Mills, Stony Plain Reporter, Spruce Grove Examiner, A66, August 13, 2010
    • Finding inspiration in tiny ways, by Carson Mills, Stony Plain Reporter, Spruce Grove Examiner, pg. 79, August 21, 2009
    • Floor cloths and old idea that’s new again, Fiona McNair, Pg. 16 Edmonton Journal, Saturday, March 18, 2000

    Collections

    • Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists (SNAP) Membership Collection, Edmonton, AB
    • Parkland County, AB
    • Printmaking Department Teaching Collection, University of Alberta
    • Various private collections, Canada, USA, Norway

    Work Experience

    • Art sales through online networking and blogging, 2008-2011    
    • Freelance graphic design, corporate identity and promotional materials, 1998-2003    
    • MMI Marketing and Communications, Graphic Design/Production, Edmonton, AB, 1997-1998    
    • CBC Television, Edmonton, AB, Freelance courtroom sketch artist, 1996
    •  Continental Communications, Production, Edmonton, AB, 1994-1997
    • Great Western Graphics, Graphic Designer/Production, Edmonton, AB, 1993-1994

    Teaching Experience

    • City of Edmonton, City Arts Centre, Adult, Beginner and Advance skill levels, Watercolour Pencil Travel Journaling, Acrylic, and Oil, 2017, 2018
    • Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers (SNAP), Edmonton, AB, Teacher Assistant for Print Sampler Class, 2017
    • Creative Day Art Studio, Home based business, 2004-2017    
      - mentorship of children and adults through private and group classes
    • Creative Insight Workshops, Location based projects centred around wellness, 2007-2012            
      - Parkland Head Injury Association (PHIA), Parkland County, AB
      - Postpartum Depression Mom's Support Group, Stony Plain, AB
      - Stony Plain Alliance Church Women's Ministry, Stony Plain, AB
      - Edmonton Dream Center, Mothers with addictions, Edmonton, AB
    • Pioneer Centre, Stony Plain, AB, Adult beginner acrylic painting, 2009    
    • Multicultural Centre, Stony Plain, AB, Art appreciation school program, Ages 9 to 16, 2006-2008    
    • Allied Arts Council Summer Art Camp, Spruce Grove, AB, Ages 9 to 12, 2007    
    • The Frame Tutor School of Picture Framing, Edmonton, AB, Teachers Assistant for hobby framing classes, 1999

    Boards and Committees

    • Visual Arts Student Association (VASA) University of Alberta student group, 2017        
      - Member at Large, aided in student exhibitions and participated on juries
    • The Little White Church of Glory Hills, Parkland County, AB, Founding Director, 2016    
      - Special Interest group working toward heritage site designation
    • Cultural Round Table (CRT), Artist Representative 2013-2016    
      - Advisory Committee for the Town of Stony Plain, AB
      - Working Committee designations: Public Art Acquisition, Community Arts Centre

    Volunteer Experience

    • Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers (SNAP), Edmonton, AB, Special events volunteer, 2017    
    • Alliance Church, Stony Plain, AB, Creative Ministry, 1993-2016        
    • Rainbow Society, Edmonton, AB, Promotional Designer for fundraising events, 1993-1994    
    • The Works, Edmonton, AB, Exhibit Attendant, 1993     

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Current member and renter in good standing at Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists (SNAP), Edmonton, AB, 2015-2018
    • AGA, Edmonton, AB, 2016-2018    
    • Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB, 2016-2017