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Professional Experience:

Administrative/Curatorial Highlights

2017
Co-curator, Oh Ceramics!, A National Ceramics Exhibition for Canada’s 150th. Esplanade Art Gallery. Medicine Hat, AB.

2015
Esplanade @ Ten Events Coordinator. Cultural Development, City of Medicine Hat. AB.

2011-Present
Program Manager/Curator, AFA Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX). Cultural Development, City of Medicine Hat. AB.

-Manage and execute all aspects of a provincial visual arts program for the Southeast region of Alberta, including; curating contemporary art exhibitions, development and design of exhibition catalogues, organization and facilitation of educational outreach programming and administrative management.

2016-2017
Nine month leadership residency, New Fundamentals: Leadership for the Creative Ecology. Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. AB.

2015
Invited Juror, Winifred Shantz Award in Ceramics. Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Waterloo, ON.

Editorial Highlights

2017
Oh Ceramics! Exhibition catalogue. Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, AB.
Ceramics exhibition shows varied interpretations of Canada’s formation. Medicine Hat News. March 24. 2016. AB. 

Arts Administration/Curatorial
2008
Independent Curator, Dualities. Haydon Art Center. Lincoln, NE.
Curator, Annual Undergraduate Competition. Eisentrager Howard Gallery, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, UNL. Lincoln, NE.

2006
Curator, Annual Undergraduate Competition. Eisentrager Howard Gallery, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, UNL. Lincoln, NE.

2005-2008
Graduate Assistant to the Director/Curator. Eisentrager Howard Gallery, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, UNL. Lincoln, NE.

Invited Speaker/Presenter

2017
Pecha Kucha Medicine Hat, Volume 13. Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre.

2014
“Process” Symposium. Visual Communications Department, Medicine Hat College. Medicine Hat, AB.

2010
Resident Artist Lecture. Medalta, In the Historic Clay District.  Medicine Hat, AB.
Large Sculpture Workshop. Winnipeg Art Gallery Studio.  Winnipeg, MB.
Visiting Artist Lecture. University of Manitoba, School of Art. Winnipeg, MB.

Visual Arts Educator

2010-2011
Medalta, In the Historic Clay District. Instructor. Medicine Hat, AB.
Medicine Hat College. Teaching Assistant, Modern Art and Survey of Western Art II. Medicine Hat, AB.

2010
University of Manitoba, School of Art. Instructor: Advanced Ceramics, Beginning Ceramics. Winnipeg, MB.
Winnipeg Art Gallery Studio. Instructor, Mixed Media 1 and Clay Works 3. Winnipeg, MB.

2009
Roswell Museum and Art Center. Instructor, Introduction to Slip Casting. Roswell, NM.

2008
Creative Learning Center. Legacy Program Instructor. Roswell, NM.

2007
School of Art, Art History & Design, UNL. Instructor of Record, Beginning Ceramics for Art Majors. Lincoln, NE.

2006
School of Art, Art History & Design, UNL. Mixed Media for Advanced Art Majors, Teaching Assistant to Eddie Dominguez. Lincoln, NE.
Lincoln Public School System. Volunteer Art Program Supervisor. Lincoln, NE.

Artistic Work- Exhibitions

Highlights
2016
Eisentrager Howard Gallery. Graduate Alumni Exhibition. Lincoln, NE.

2015
University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The Uncommon Object, NCECA Conference. New Bedford, MA.

2014
Northern Clay Center. True North, Contemporary Canadian Ceramics. Minneapolis, MI.

2011
Gardiner Museum. RBC Emerging Artists. Toronto, ON.
Roswell Museum and Art Center. RAiR Family Exhibition.  Roswell, NM.

Other Artistic Work/Exhibitions

2016
Yuill Gallery, Medalta in the Historic Clay District. Home. Medicine Hat, AB.
Eisentrager Howard Gallery. Graduate Alumni Exhibition. Lincoln, NE.

2014
The Hive Artist Hub. Small Works. Medicine Hat, AB.

2012
Yuill Gallery, Medalta in the Historic Clay District. Permanent Collection Exhibition. Medicine Hat, AB.

2011
Alberta Craft Council. Generation whY. Edmonton, AB.
Medalta, in the Historic Clay District.  Biophilia, Solo Exhibition. Medicine Hat, AB.
Medicine Hat Cultural Centre Gallery. Group Exhibition. Medicine Hat, AB.

2009
Bentley Projects. Individuals Developing Together. NCECA Conference. Phoenix, AZ.

2008
Eisentrager Howard Gallery. Constructing Entropy, MFA Thesis. Lincoln, NE.
Hayden Art Center. Dualities. Lincoln, NE.
Eisentrager Howard Gallery. MEDICI Exhibition. Lincoln, NE.

2007
Lux Center for the Arts. Clay Convergence. Lincoln, NE.
Hastings College Art Gallery. Red Alert. Hastings, NE.
University of Colorado Art Gallery. COllaboratioNE. Boulder, CO.

2006
Peru State College Gallery. Code Red. Peru, NE.
Hayden Art Center. New Visual Voices. Lincoln, NE.
Hot Shops Gallery. Tugboat Presents. Omaha, NE.

2005
Rotunda Gallery. Recent Works: Ceramic MFA Exhibition. Lincoln, NE. 

2004
The Annex Gallery. BFA Thesis Exhibition. Winnipeg, MB.

2003
Label Gallery. Western Canadian Ceramic Juried Student Show. Winnipeg, MB.

2003
Ace Art Inc. Annual Juried Student Exhibition. Winnipeg, MB.
Adelaide McDermot Gallery. Personal Perception. Winnipeg, MB.

2002
Adelaide McDermot Gallery. Layer Upon Layer. Winnipeg MB.

Education:

2005-2008       University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Master of Fine Arts. Lincoln, Nebraska.
1999-2004       University of Manitoba. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Professional Development:

2014
Resident Artist, Medalta International Artists in Residence Program. Medicine Hat, AB.

2010-2011
Resident Artist, Medalta International Artists in Residence Program. Medicine Hat, AB.

2010
Resident Artist, School of Art, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB.

2006
Resident Artist, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. New Castle, Maine.

2003
Resident Artist, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. New Castle, Maine.

Professional Affiliations:

2013-2015
Craft Culture Collective Society. Volunteer treasurer, board member. Medicine Hat, AB.

2012-Present
Canadian Museum Association. Member. Ottawa, ON.

2011- 2013
Alberta Craft Council. Board of Directors. Edmonton, AB.

Scholarships, Grants and Awards

2011
RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award Nominee (nominated by Helen Delacretaz, Manager of Exhibitions, Canadian Museum for Human Rights). Gardiner Museum. Toronto, ON.

2010
Special Opportunities Grant. Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg, MB.

2007
Hixson-Lied Scholarly and Creative Presentation Grant. UNL. Lincoln, NE.

2006
Hixson-Lied Scholarly and Creative Presentation Grant. UNL. Lincoln, NE.
Travel Grant, Department of Art and Art History. UNL. Lincoln, NE.

2005-2008
Hixson-Lied Graduate Fellowship. School of Art, Art History & Design, UNL. Lincoln, NE
Eisentrager-Howard Scholarship. School of Art, Art History & Design, UNL. Lincoln, NE.
Graduate Non-Resident Tuition Fellowship. School of Art, Art History & Design, UNL. Lincoln, NE.

2005
Lila Acheson Wallace Readers Digest Scholarship. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB.
Manitoba Arts Council Student Bursary. Winnipeg, MB.
Residency, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. New Castle, Maine.

2004
School of Fine Art Endowment Award. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB.

2004
Undergraduate Student Bursary
. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB.

2003
Assistantship, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. New Castle, ME.
School Of Fine Art Endowment Award. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB.

2002
School Of Fine Art Endowment Award. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB.

Editorial

Catalogues

2017
Mittenism and the Quest for Empathy, The Wild, Into the Badlands, AFA TREX Program, Cultural Development, City of Medicine Hat. AB.  Medicine Hat. AB.

2016
Abstractland, 1.6 Million Miles a Day, When We Were Young, AFA TREX Program, Cultural Development, City of Medicine Hat. AB.

2015
Ramen Love, Talisman, Rural Life, AFA TREX Program, Cultural Development, City of Medicine Hat. AB.

2014
Home Where the Art Is, Printfluence, Bird Frieze.
AFA TREX Program, Cultural Development, City of Medicine Hat. AB.

2012
Memories of the Farm, In the Land of Magic Realism, Sweetened Condensed: Tiny Tales of Wit, Wisdom and Wonder. AFA TREX Program, Cultural Development, City of Medicine Hat. AB.

Articles

2017
The Wild evokes memories of clay artist’s youth
. Medicine Hat News. August 25.

2016
Creative activities can help boots self-confidence in kids
. Medicine Hat News. October 21.
Local artists remember ‘when we were young’. Medicine Hat News. April 8.

Bibliography

2016
Two new exhibits celebrate Canada’s 150th
. Medicine Hat News. May 12.
Local artists remember ‘when we were young’. Medicine Hat News. April 8.

2015
Interview: A Journey into Intuitive Feelings and Wonderment with Xanthe Isbister. Ceramics Now Magazine. Issue #3. Cluj, Romania.

2012
True North: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics. Northern Clay Centre. Minneapolis, MI.

2011
Biophilia. Medalta International Artist in Residence Program. Medicine Hat, AB.

2010
New Medalta Artists. Medicine Hat News. October 18th.

2007
The MFA Factor. Ceramics Monthly Magazine. August/September.

2002
This is not your Grandmothers Ceramic’s Show. Winnipeg Free Press. May 20th