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

  • HerWork2018, Collaborative work with Corwyn Powney for exhibition coinciding with International Woman's Day, Multicultural Heritage Centre Public Art Gallery, Stony Plain, AB, 2018

  • 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

  • Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency, Yukon Territory, 2018
    - Canoed the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City for four weeks, creating art work while immersed in the natural environment

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

Press and Catalogues

  • Anthropocities, exhibition catalogue, Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 2018

  • Between Us, BFA graduate exhibition and catalogue, Visual Arts Student Association (VASA), FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 2017

  • 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, 2014

  • 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, 2013

  • 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

  • Latitude 53, Bartending, Edmonton, AB, 2018

  • Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers (SNAP), Edmonton, AB, Special events bartending, Gallery preparation, 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, 2016-2018