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I moved to Alberta from Saskatchewan to obtain a Visual Communications Diploma from Medicine Hat College. I worked as a production artist and graphic designer in Edmonton before pursuing full time opportunities showing and selling artwork, and mentoring those curious about creativity. In 2017 I received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art and Design with Distinctions, and was nominated by the University of Alberta Printmaking Department for the BMO, First In Arts Award.

Currently I am employed by the City of Edmonton, teaching adult art classes at the City Arts Centre. I also maintain an active art practice dividing time between my home studio at Stony Plain, AB, and the Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers (SNAP) studio in Edmonton, AB.

 

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design with Distinctions, 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 Award for Painting, 2016    
  • Medicine Hat College Book Store Scholarships, 1992, 1993    

Select Group Exhibitions

  • 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    
  • 24th Annual Open Art Competition, First place winner Advanced Category, Allied Art Council, Spruce Grove, AB, 2005    
  • 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, 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

    Collections

    • 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 Level 1 and 2 Acrylic, Adult Travel Journaling, 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 Albert 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

    • SNAP, Edmonton, AB, Exhibition Bartender and Special Events Door Attendant, 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

    • Curren member and renter of Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists (SNAP), Edmonton, AB, 2015-2017
    • AGA, Edmonton, AB, 2016-2017    
    • Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB, 2016-2017