Gwen Day Artist CV

Education

  • Self-taught artist
  • 2022 – Leveling Up Professional Development Master Class Program
  • 2018 to 2020 – Strada Easel 30 Day Paint from Life Challenge
  • 1998 to present – Various workshops annually
  • 1998 to 2018 – Several workshops annually, with Canadian and American artists 
  • 1990 t0 2005 – Summer Series week long art workshops at Red Deer College
  • 1985 to 2000 – Monthly workshops with the Carstairs Artist Guild
  • 1985 to 1988 – Private and semi-private lessons with Joyce Mullen – Watercolour
  • 1977 to 1980 – Salisbury Composite High School in Sherwood Park AB. Specialty program of Graphic Arts and Design for two years with teacher and Canadian artist, Albert Grundholm

JURIED EXHIBITIONS 2021

  • Federation of Canadian Artists International – Vancouver – Abstract Paintings
  • Federation of Canadian Artists – Vancouver – Online “Water” Show
  • Federation of Canadian Artisst – Vancouver – 80th Anniversary Show
  • Federation of Canadian Artists – Vancouver – NOW Show
  • Federation of Canadian Artists – Vancouver – Nature Trust of BC Show
  • Federation of Canadian Artists – Vancouver – Scenes from Western Canada Show
  • Federation of Canadian Artists – Vancouver – Peace and Trust Show
  • Federation of Canadian Artists – Vancouver – AIMAE Show
  • Federation of Canadian Artists – Calgary Chapter -Fall Show
  • Leighton Centre – Members Show
  • Leighton Centre – Clothesline Show
  • Leighton Centre – Christmas in the Country
  • Square Foot – Abstract Online Show and Sale – August

SHOWS 2021

  • Leighton Centre – Featured Artist – June
  • Lineham House Gallery – Feature Artist – February
  • Rosebud Art Festival – Street Market
  • Rosebud Collective – Plein Air Weekend, Show and Sale
  • Solo Show – Silver Willow Sporting Club – Carstairs, AB

JURIED EXHIBITIONS 2020

  • Leighton Centre – Clothes Line Show
  • Leighton Centre – Plein Air Show

SHOWS 2020

  • 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 – Show and Sale
  • Leighton Centre – Plein Air Competition and Show

SHOWS 2019

  • Lineham House Gallery – A Painter’s View of the Rosebud Valley
  • Leighton Art 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

SHOWS 2018 AND BEFORE

  • 2018 – Wellspring Spring Show – (Olds, AB)
  • 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 –2014 – 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

  • 2021 -Leighton Art Centre- Paint the Foothills – Plein Air Competition – First Place
  • 2021- Leighton Art Centre- Paint the Foothills – Plein Air Competition – Rose Baxter, People’s Choice Award
  • 2021- The Albertan – Readers’ Choice Award – Best Local Artist / Bronze
  • 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

AFFLIATIONS

  • 2022 – Volunteer position with the Federation of Canadian Artists Calgary Chapter – Workshop Coordinator
  • 2020 – Juried into the Federation of Canadian Artists as an active member
  • 2019 – Present – Federation of Canadian of Artists
  • 2019 – Present – Member of the Calgary Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artist
  • 2008 to Present – Wellspring Visual Arts Network for Central Alberta Artist
  • 1995 – Juried into the Canadian Federation of Artists – (Alberta)
  • 1985 to Present – Member of the Carstairs Artists’ Guild

INSTRUCTION

  • 2021 – Exploring the Foundations of Art –Adult Classes (Weekly for 6 weeks)
  • 2021 – Exploring the Foundations of Art – Children Classes (Weekly for 6 weeks)
  • 2021- Created a Video series of 5 Art Lessons for Children in Orphanages in the Phillipians
  • 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 DEMONSTRATIONS

  • 2020 – Live Watercolor Painting to a song (Church Service)
  • 2019- Live Watercolour Painting (Fundraiser for Pregnancy Care Centre – Olds, AB)
  • 2011 – Mural of a Large Dove (Residence Buildin, Outside Wall – Ministry in Haiti)
  • 2010 – Live Watercolor Painting (Fundraiser – Carstairs, AB)
  • 2009 – Live Watercolor Painting to a Song (Calgary Church Service)
  • 2007 to 2008 – Three Different Live Watercolor Full Sheet Painting to a Song (Church Services)
  • 2001 – Two Panels of Riders and Mountain Scenes for a Float (Calgary Stampede Parade)
  • 2000 – Mural of Garth Brooks and Elvis (Didsbury, AB)
  • 1994 – Three Panel Mural in a Church (Didsbury, AB)

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

  • Pheasants Forever – Feature Artist 2020
  • Carstairs Family Chiropractic Office
  • Alberta Treasury Branch – Carstairs Office
  • Carstairs Museum
  • Martinson and Harder Law Office – Didsbury
  • Town of Carstairs Municipal Office
  • Villa Maria Restaurant – Carstairs

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2020 – Paint the Barn Red – History and Paintings of Barns in Mountain View County, AB  (Featured artist and Project Chairperson)
  • 2017 – Write Art – A Collection of poems and paintings (Featured artist)
  • 2013 – The Alberta Rose Project – Fundraiser for the Alberta Flood Victims (Featured artist)

Gallery Representation

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