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Born: Regina, Saskatchewan, 1936
Current Address: Box 264, Christina Lake, B.C. VOH 1EO
Ph: (250) 447-6656
Fax: (250) 447-6153
Education: Fine Arts Diploma, University of Manitoba
School of Art, 1951-56

Professional Achievement:

Curator, Grand Forks Art Gallery, 1984 - 89
Chairman, Grand Forks Art Gallery Committee, GFAAC 1984-85
Moved to Christina Lake, B.C. 1979
Assistant, Griffiths Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. 1966-68
Moved to Richmond, B.C. 1964
Established display business in London; fiberglass works for Harrod's, Liberty's, Jaegers, Peter Jones, ATV, etc. 1961-64
Lived in London and France, 1960-64
Travelled in Europe and North Africa, 1960-64
Chief Designer, Walker Display Co., Vancouver, B.C. 1957-60
Lived and painted in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 1957

Solo Exhibitions:

2013 - gallery 2, Grand Forks, BC  
(catalogue)
2008 - Soft Rocks, Summerland Art Gallery, Summerland, BC  
(catalogue)
2008 - Soft Rocks, Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, Revelstoke, BC
(catalogue)
2007 - Soft Rocks, Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar, BC  
(catalogue)
2007 - Heart of Stone - Heart of Garden, Langham Gallery, Kalso, BC
(catalogue)
2006 - Heart of Stone - Heart of Garden, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC  
(catalogue)
2006 - Heart of Stone - Heart of Garden, Niederlausitzer Heidemuseum, Spremberg, Germany
(catalogue)
2005 - Heart of Stone - Heart of Garden, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC  
(catalogue)
1987 - Japanese Garden, fabric installation, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, B.C.
1986 - Paper Garden, installation, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, B.C.
1979 - National Exhibition Centre, Castlegar, B.C.

Group Exhibitions:

2015 - Celebrating the Year of Craft: Textiles, Revelstoke Visual Arts Center, Revelstoke, BC
2007 -
Inspiration/Expiration, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC
2004 - 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC
2004 - Home Grown, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC
1983 - New Expressions, Old Techniques, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.
1981 - Regional Quilt Exhibition, National Exhibition Centre, Castlegar, B.C.
1980 - Guest Artist, Fall Art Exhibition, Trail, B.C.
1980 - Exhibition of B.C. Crafts, Eaton's, Vancouver, B.C.
1980 - Circle Craft Annual Quilt Exhibition, Robson Square, Vancouver; Malaspina College, Nanaimo; McPherson Playhouse, Victoria, B.C.
1979 - Made By Hand, Centennial Museum, Vancouver, B.C.
1978-81 - Artisan '78, toured Canada and U. S.A.
1977 - Stitch In Time - AMS Gallery, U.B.C. Vancouver, B.C.
1976 - Quilts and Coverlets Exhibition, Centennial Museum, Vancouver, B.C.
1968 - Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.
1964 - Studio 319, Vancouver, B.C.
1964-68 - Griffiths Gallery. Vancouver, B.C.
1957 - The Cellar, Vancouver, B.C.
1957 - Outdoor Exhibition, Artists Co-op, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1953-54 - Y.W.C.A. Exhibition. Winnipeg, Manitoba

Collections:

Canadian Crafts Council, Ottawa, Ontario
Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC
Private collections: Canada, U.S.A., England, New Zealand

Commissions:

1973 - Collaborated with Richard Reid in the design and construction of a 19 foot high fibreglass sculpture (the Hand of Constantine) for the Anna Wyman Dance Company.

Juror:

1989 - Regional Artists, Stationhouse Gallery, Williams Lake, B.C
1986 - Water Plus Colour, Regional watercolour exhibition.
1986 - 7th Annual Regional Juried Show, Trail, B.C.
1985 - Grand Forks Young Artists, 1st Juried Show, Grand Forks, B.C.
1985 - From Sheep to Shawl, Rossland, B.C.
1984 - B.C. Festival of the Arts, Penticton, B.C.
1981 - Selkirk Weaver's Guild, Eugene, Oregon
1980 - Alberta '75, Quilt Exhibition, Edmonton, Alberta

Curator:

Guest Curator, Kootenay Crafts '81, National Exhibition Centre, Castlegar, B.C. 1980-8 1.
Exhibition toured: Grand Forks Public Library, 1981; Richmond Art Gallery, 1982; B.C. Winter
Games, Trail, B.C., 1982; Kamloops Art Gallery, B.C. Festival of the Arts, 1982; Merritt Library Gallery, 1982
1984 - Inaugural Exhibitions, Grand Forks Art Gallery Works by Carole Sabiston; From the Past, Doukhobor Crafts; 12 Contemporary Watercolourists
1984 - Baskets From Around The World
1984 - Between Black and White, International Drawing Exhibition
1986 - The Garden
1987 - Prints of Noboru Sawai; Kimono, Japanese kimonos and ceremonial clothing, Women in Ceremony, 12 Japanese prints from the Collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1987 - From The Figure
1987 - Contemporary Canadian Folk Art
1987 - Tea, Anyone?
1988 - Collage
1988 - Zoo Zone - toured National Exhibition Centre, Castlegar, B.C.
1988 - Christmas Remembered, 1850-1950
1989 - The Flying Carpet Show, Co-curator, Maggie Tchir
1989 - Charles Killam - Recent Paintings
1989 - Play Ball - photographs

Grants:

Special Projects Grant - Kootenay Crafts '81, Province of B.C.

Awards and Scholarships:

1999 Assembly of BC Arts Councils - 20th Anniversary Honour Roll
1983 - Award of Merit - B.C. Museums Association for 'Kootenay Crafts '81
1979-88 - Supporter of the Arts Award - GFAAC
1976 - Three Honourable Mentions, Quilts and Coverlets, Vancouver, B.C.
1953 - Rosabelle Cyril-Leach Scholarship, University of Manitoba School of Art

Publications:

Studio Magazine, October, 2013, p.53
Exhibition Catalogues
(as noted above)
CABC Directory, 1984, p. 48
Arts B.C., October, 1986
Western Living, December, 1984
Chatelaine Magazine, May, 1978
Artisan'78

Other Projects:

1981 - Butterfly Quilt II - Elizabeth Kubler Ross Lecture, Grand Forks, B.C.
1982 - Assistant Co-ordinator - 3rd Annual Kootenay/Boundary Juried Exhibition, Grand Forks, B.C.
1983 - Aesthetic Co-ordinator for the Grand Forks Area Arts Council's Spring Thing
1984 - Assistant Co-ordinator 5th Annual Kootenay/Boundary Juried Exhibition, Grand Forks, B.C.