Gwen Day Artist CV

Shows & Exhibitions

2021

  • Lineham House Gallery – Feature Artist – February
  • Federation of Canadian Artist International – 4 Abstract Paintings
  • Federation of Canadian Artist – Online “Water” Show
  • Leighton Centre – Juried into the Members Show
  • Leighton Centre – Juried Clothes Line Show
  • Leighton Centre – Featured Artist – June

2020

  • Strada Easel 30 Day Paint from Life Challenge
  • Leighton Centre – Clothes Line Show
  • Leighton Centre – Juried Plein Air Show 
  • Leighton Centre – Plein Air Competition
  • Rosebud Plein Air Paint Out Art Show
  • Lineham House Okotoks – Rosebud Plein Air show
  • Book Launch – Paint the Barn Red Book
  • Solo Art Show – Silver Willow Sporting Club
  • Heritage Center Christmas Market – Booth of Recent Paintings

2019

  • Lineham House Gallery – A Painter’s View of the Rosebud Valley
  • Leighton Centre Christmas in the Country 
  • Sundre Art Society Spring Show and Sale – (Sundre, AB)
  • Showing in the Leighton Centre Gift Shop
  • Wellspring Fall Show and Sale – (Olds, AB)
  • Leighton Centre Christmas Unframed Artwork Show and Sale

2018 and before

  • 2018 – Wellspring Spring Show – (Olds, AB)
  • 2017 – Write/Art Encaustic Painting called “Jack”, Published in This Book
  • 2014 – Present – Art for Sale / Displayed at the Carstairs Family  Chiropractic Office
  • 2013 – Encaustic Piece called “Halycon Days”– Juried Into the Calgary Stampede Art Auction January 2013 – Sold in July
  • 2012 – Showing at Different Strokes Art Gallery – (Olds AB)
  • 2012 – Wellspring Art Walk
  • 2011 – Alberta Arts Day – (Mountain View Arts Festival)
  • 2011 – Display of Artwork at the Carstairs Public Library
  • 2011 – Wellspring Summer Art Walk
  • 2011 – Premier’s Dinner Event – (Carstairs)
  • 2011 – Wellspring Visual Arts Network Spring Sale – (Olds AB)
  • 2011 – Display of Original pieces at the Café Radio – (Carstairs AB)
  • 2010 – Wellspring Visual Arts Network Regional Fall Show
  • 2010 – Gilded Gallery Fall Show – (Didsbury AB)
  • 2010 – Wellspring Summer Art Walk
  • 2010 – Artist Was Photographed Painting in the Red Deer Series Art Magazine
  • 2009 – Wellspring Visual Arts Network Regional Fall Show
  • 2006 – “Prairie Pride” Elevator Print Featured on Header of The Carstairs Courier Weekly Newspaper.
  • 1998 – First limited Edition Print – “Prairie Pride”
  • 1995 – “Art on the Wall” – Solo Show – (Carstairs AB)
  • 1995 – Feature Artist Work Purchased for Alberta Treasury Branch
  • 1985 to 2004 – Annual Carstairs Artist Guild Spring Show and Sale

Awards

  • 2020 – The Albertan – Readers’ Choice Award – Silver – Best Local Artist – (Carstairs/Cremona)
  • 2020 – The Albertan – Readers’ Choice Award – Bronze – Best Local Art Teacher –(Carstairs/Cremona)
  • 2019 Mountain View Gazette Best Local Artist, Gold
  • 2018 Mountain View Gazette Best Local Artist, Silver
  • 2016 – Mountain View Gazette Best Local Artist, Gold
  • 2015 Mountain View Gazette Best Local Artist, Silver
  • 2014 – Mountain View Gazette Best Local Artist, Gold

Art Memberships

  • 2020 – Juried into the Canadian Federation of Artists
    2019 – Present – Member of the Canadian Federation of Artists
    2019 – Present – Member of the Calgary Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artist
  • 2008 – Juried into Wellspring Visual Arts Network – Current
  • 1995 – Juried into the Canadian Federation of Artists – (Alberta)
  • 1985 to Present – Member of the Carstairs Artists’ Guild

Education

  • 1998 – Present – Various Workshops
  • 1998 to 2018 – Various Workshops with Canadian and American Artists – Joe Brescia, Brent Heighten, Jean Pederson, Jan Kunz, Mike Sob, Isabelle Hunt Johnson, Gerald Brommer, Michael Downs.
  • 1985 to 2000 – Monthly Workshops with the Carstairs Artist Guild
  • 1985 to 1988 – Private and Semi-Private Lessons with Joyce Mullen WC
  • 1977 to 1980 – Salisbury Composite High School in Sherwood Park AB
  • Art 10, 20, 30 + Graphic Art and Design for Two Years, With Instructor and Canadian Artist Albert Grundholm

Instructor

  • 2020 – Exploring the Foundations of Art – (Weekly Studio Art Class, 8 weeks)
  • 2019 – Olds Artist Guild, Beginner Watercolour Class – (2 Evenings)
  • 2019 – Study of the Elements of Art, All Mediums – (Weekly Studio Art Class, 8 Months)
  • 2018 – Beginner Watercolour for Cremona Community Engagement – (3 Evenings)
  • 2017 – Olds Horizon School for Special Needs Children Grades 1–12 – (3 Days – Volunteer)
  • 1998 to 2004 – Basic Drawing and Watercolour (Weekly Child and Adult Classes)
  • 1996 –  Watercolour Classes for Grade 4 and 7 – (At an Olds Area Private School – Volunteer)
  • 1993 to 1994 – Drawing Classes After School – (Weekly at the Carstairs Public School)

Murals / Live Art Messages

  • 2011 – Mural of a Large Dove on the Outside Wall of Residence Building for a Ministry in Haiti
  • 2010 – Live Full Sheet Watercolor Painting – (During a fundraiser – Carstairs AB)
  • 2009 – Live Watercolor Art Message, Completed to a Single Song – (Calgary Church Service)
  • 2007 – 2008 – Live Watercolor Art Message to a Song – (Church Services)
  • 2001 – Two Panels of Riders and Mountain Scenes for a Float – (Entered in the Calgary Stampede Parade)
  • 2000 – Mural of Garth Brooks and Elvis – (Children’s Home – Didsbury AB)
  • 1994 – Three Panel Mural in a Church – (Didsbury AB)
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