News and Exhibition Announcements
2022 Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts Endowment Fund Awards
I am full of immense gratitude to be named as the 2022 Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts, Jane Turnbull-Evans Emerging Female Artist recipient. Thank you to all the donors, the SFFA, and the family of Jane Turnbull-Evans, for all the great work they do to support the Arts in Saskatchewan. Congratulations to my fellow 2022 endowment fund award recipients. https://saskartsfoundation.com/portfolio/2022-endowment-award-recipients/
Force Field September to December 2022 at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This exhibition honours the contributions and actions of Ukrainian women since the Russian attack on Ukraine began February 24, 2022. The 100 Motanka in this installation reference the ancient Roman military units called centuria which were known for their tactics, bravery, and determination. Motanka are ancient Ukrainian talismans believed to embody female sprit and power. A Motanka placed in a home is believed to protect the family, absorbing diseases, and safeguarding the household’s inhabitants from evil spirits. The 5,000 year-old tradition of Motanka mirrors the ongoing resolve of Ukrainian women to defend and protect their families and homes, ensuring the survival of Ukrainian culture and ethnicity.
Climate Imaginaries: Nostalgia in Flight explores the theme of nostalgia and climate change through the works of Bonnie Conly, Luba Diduch, Jean-René Leblanc and Christopher Troutman. Curated by Kristine Thoreson at Junction North Gallery, June 1st – 30th, 2021, Calgary, AB. Link to view the on-line exhibition: http://www.junction-north.ca/exhibitions–events.html
My artworks: Time Capsule, Water and Wind, Peterson, Telling of the Bees
heArt of healthCARE a national on-line exhibition as part of Patients for Patient Safety Canada’s 15th Anniversary Celebration. Red Tumbleweed was juried into this exhibition. This link will allow you to virtually enter a simulated gallery and to view the exhibition and read attached artist statements and biographies. My piece is in the room with the large heart sculpture. https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/5241209/heart-of-healthca
The Museum of Dufferin, in Mulmur, ON will be launch the exhibition Solidarity In My Community live on February 9th, 2021 at http://www.dufferinmuseum.com/bhm. Watch the opening and panel discussion February 20th on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/DufferinOne. I have two pastel drawings featured in this exhibition; Facelift and Garden Party. You can view them in the Portfolio tab under States of Crisis and Emergency.
The Mann Art Gallery in Prince Albert. SK will be showing the exhibition As Long as the River Flows from November 24, 2020 until January 16, 2021. There may be a public opening on Friday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. I have three artworks in this exhibition.
States of Crisis and Emergency – first title of the portfolio dropdown menu
I just wanted to tell you about the images you see when you select this title. For now, these images were photos uploaded from my iPhone. I will ask a professional photographer to take better pictures of this work for you to see. This series of drawings titled Only I Can Fix It is a quiet protest in response to the movement for racial and social justice, and the global protests that took place after the death of George Floyd in the USA.
COVID19 and Isolation
I have been doing daily art challenges under the direction of Martha Markowsky since the early days of the pandemic. My goal has been to improve my skills as a painter. This daily practice has become addictive. I have already done eighty pieces of artwork and I am determined to complete one hundred.
Challenge no. 73 paint salt and pepper shakers