The Artist

Gail And Bathing in Long Shadows

Education:

  • 1972-5 Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta

Selected Awards:

2014 The Four Founders Art Quilt has been placed by Karey Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes into the Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, TX

2013 It’s A Crazy Life won Third in Art Painted Surface Category from IQA in Houston

  •  2013 The National Quilting Assoication Quilt Show in Columbus Ohio June 2013 “It’s a Crazy Life” won Honorable Mention in the Pictoral Category
  • 2012 Someone Found quilt won HM, NQA Quilt Show, Columbus Ohio
  • 2010 The Three Sisters quilt Seasonal Sisters won First in Group Category, Canberra Quilter’s Inc. Australia
  • 2010 Grandmother’s Legacy won Third in Art People, Road to California Quilt Show
  • 2010 The Three Sisters quilt Seasonal Sisters won Best in Show, Road to California Quilt Show
  • 2009 The Three Sisters quilt won First in Group Category, Denver Colorado
  • 2009 Seasonal Sisters quilt won First in Group Category and Viewer’s Choice Award, Quilt Odyssey, Pennsylvania
  • 2009 First Place in the Pictorial Category – NQA 40th Quilt Show – Columbus, Ohio
  • 2008 Seasonal Sisters quilt won The World Of Beauty Award, IQA Fall The World of Beauty Quilt Show, Houston, TX.
  • 2008 The Three Sisters quilt won First in Group Category – APWQ Quilt Show – Seattle, WA.
  • 2007 The Three Sisters quilt won first in Group Category, The World of Beauty IQA Fall Quilt Show, Houston, TX.
  • 2006 Special Award – Innovative: Imaginative Development of Non-Traditional Pattern – NQA 37th Quilt Show – Columbus, Ohio
  • 2006 Third Place in Art Quilt Category – NQA 37th Quilt Show – Columbus, Ohio
  • 2005 H.M.- Northcott Quilt Challenge – Ontario, Canada
  • 2005 Special Award – Representational – NQA 36th Quilt Show_ Columbus, Ohio
  • 2005 H.M. – NQA 36th Quilt Show – Peoria – Illinois
  • 2004 2nd. Place – Northcott Quilt Challenge – Ontario
  • 2004 H.M. – NQA 35th Quilt Show – Peoria – Illinois
  • 2003 1st.Place – Applique Category – Northcott Quilt Challenge – Ontario
  • 2002 H.M. – Appliqued Category – Northcott Quilt Challenge –Ontario
  • 1989 Artitudes Certificate of Excellence – International Art Competition – N.Y.
  • 1974 Illingsworth Kerr Award
  • 1973 Woodward’s of Calgary Scholarship
  • 1973 Queen Elizabeth Prize

Lectures& Demonstrations:

  • 2016 Teaching- IQA Festival Houston, TX.
  • 2015 Teaching- IQA Festival Houston, TX.
  • 2012 Teaching – Drawing With Colour – Naramata Centre, Naramata, B.C.
  • 2011 Teaching – The Art of Painting on Fabric – Quilter’s Escape, Fortuna Ca
  • 2010 Teaching – Vibrant Oil Pastels – Naramata Centre – B.C.
  • 2009 Teaching – The Art of Painting on Fabric – Satin Moon Quilt Shop, Victoria B.C.
  • 2008 Teaching – Vibrant Oil Pastels – Naramata Centre – Naramata, B.C.
  • 2005 Painting on Fabric Demo – Vernon Art Gallery – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1989-90 Teaching – Painting With Watercolours – Okanagan College (Continuing Studies) – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1987 Teaching – Painting With Watercolours, Drawing, Painting On Silk – Okanagan College (Continuing Studies), Vernon
  • 1988 Teaching – Painting With Watercolours – Okanagan Artist League – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1986 Portrait of an Artist – Illustrated Lecture – Woman in Business – Vernon, B.C.

Presentations & Exhibitions:

2016 The Picnic Art Quilt was exhibited in Houston, TX. at the IQA World of Beauty Quilt Festival. Song Birds Art Quilt was exhibited and sold in the IQA Silent Auction.

2015 Black Gold, Song Birds Art Quilts were exhibited in Houston, TX. at the IQA World of Beauty Quilt Festival.

2014 Blue Star Dragons, The Four Founders, and Transformation in Blue Art Quilts were exhibited in Houston TX. At the IQA World of Beauty Quilt Festival

2014 Blue Star Dragons Art Quilt was accepted for entry into the National Quilting Associations Quilt Show, Columbus, Ohio

  • 2013 Galway Ireland June 2013 The Three Sisters Quilt “Seasonal Sisters” was part of the Cornucopia Master’s Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival of Ireland IOFOI
  • 2012 Believe Intuition Faith quilt with Sharon Schamber – IQA Quilt Show, Houston, TX.
  • 2012 Someone Found quilt – Road to California Quilt Show
  • 2011 Someone Found quilt – IQA Quilt Show, Houston, TX.
  • 2011 The Dusty Trail quilt – NQA Quilt Show, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2011 The Dusty Trail quilt – Road to California Quilt Show
  • 2010 The Dusty Trail quilt – IQA Quilt Show, Houston, TX.
  • 2010 The Three Sister’s quilt Seasonal Sisters – Canberra Quilter’s Inc Australia
  • 2010 Grandmother’s Legacy – Road to California
  • 2010 The Three Sisters quilt Seasonal Sisters – Road to California
  • 2009 Grandmother’s Legacy – IQA Quilt Show Houston, TX.
  • 2009 The Three Sisters Quilt – Denver National Quilt Festival 4 – Denver, CO.
  • 2009 The Three Sisters Quilt – AQS Knoxville Quilt Show – Knoxville, TN.
  • 2009 Grandmother’s Legacy Quilt – NQA 40th Quilt Show – Columbus Ohio
  • 2009 Panda Reflections – Canberra Quilter’s Annual Exhibition Canberra, Australia
  • 2009 Seasonal Sisters quilt – Quilt Odyssey – Pennsylvania, USA
  • 2008 The Three Sisters Quilt – APWQ Quilt Show – Seattle, WA.
  • 2008 Imagination of Innocence – NQA 39th Quilt Show – Columbus, Ohio
  • 2008 Seasonal Sisters Quilt – IQA Fall World of Beauty Quilt Show – Houston, TX.
  • 2007 The Three Sisters – IQA Fall World of Beauty Quilt Show – Houston TX.
  • 2007 Lady Anne’s Bower – NQA 38th Quilt Show – Columbus, Ohio
  • 2007 Lady Anne’s Bower – Road to California Quilt Show – CA.

Continue Presentations & Exhibitions:

  • 2007 Lady Anne’s Bower – Road to California Quilt Show – Monclair, CA.
  • 2006 Beeing With Devra and Starbuck – NQA 37th Quilt Show – Columbus, Ohio
  • 2006 Beeing With Derva and Starbuck – IQA Fall World of Beauty Quilt Show – Houston, TX.
  • 2006 Beeing With Devra and Starbuck – Road to California – Montclair, CA.
  • 2005 Solo Exhibition – Beyond Art Gallery – Vernon, B.C.
  • 2005 Northcott Quilt Challenge – (plus trunk show) – Woodbridge, Ontario
  • 2005 Bathing in Long Shadows – NQA 36th Quilt Show – Columbus, Ohio
  • 2005 Chimo Village Gallery – Winfield, B.C.
  • 2004 Northcott Quilt Challenge – Woodbridge, Ontario
  • 2004 Colour Side of The Moon – NQA 35th Quilt Show – Columbus. Ohio
  • 2003 Northcott Quilt Challenge – Woodbridge, Ontario
  • 2003 Beyond Art Gallery – Vernon, B.C.
  • 2003 Cherryville Artisan’s Gallery and Market – Cherryville, B.C.
  • 2002 Northcott Quilt Challenge – Woodbridge, Ontario
  • 2000 Solo Exhibition – Mackie Lake House – Vernon, B.C.
  • 2000 Solo Exhibition – Heritage Hall – Vancouver, B.C.
  • 1996 Station Gallery – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1995 Solo Exhibition – Heritage Hall – Vancouver, B.C.
  • 1993 Solo Exhibition – Angel’s Place – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1989 International Art Competition – New York
  • 1988 Elisabeth Galerie – Seattle, WA.
  • 1988 Kirk-Agar Gallery – Calgary, Alberta
  • 1988 Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1988 Solo Exhibition – C.E.C. Resources – Calgary, Alberta
  • 1985 Galerie Gagnon – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1983 Solo Exhibition – Galerie Gagnon – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1982 Solo Exhibition – Gallery of Fine Arts – Calgary, Alberta
  • 1980 Solo Exhibition – Gallery of Fine Arts – Calgary, Alberta

Illustrations & Designs:

  • 2012 Illustrating a Children’s book by Norm Sanderson
  • 1990-2 Design/Art Director – Reflections Art Studios (Stain Glass) Vernon, B.C.
  • 1991 Greeting Card Illustrations – Keepsake Cards – Victoria, B.C.
  • 1976-8 Co-Owner – Chrysalis Studios – Edmonton, Alberta

Costume & Set Décor:

  • 2001 Set Décor – Dirty Work at the Crossroads – Powerhouse Theatre – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1997 Set Décor – Harvey – Powerhouse Theatre – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1996 Set Décor – Fiddler on the Roof – Powerhouse Theatre – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1994 Costumes/Set Décor – Cinderella – Powerhouse Theatre – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1993 Set Décor – California Suite – Powerhouse Theatre – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1993 Costumes – H.M.S. Pinafore – Powerhouse Theatre – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1993 Costumes – Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – Vernon, B.C.

Accomplishments:

  • 2003 Olympic Uniform Design – Israel Cycling Federation’s National Team
  • 1990 Design of Business Awards – Chamber of Commerce – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1987 Logo Design for Special Education Assistant – Okanagan College – Vernon, B.C.

Contributions:

2016 Song Birds Art Quilt sold at the IQA Festival Silent Auction, Houston, TX.

2014 Inspired by Libby Lehman, Transformation in Blue- Quilt Auction –                               Houston, TX

  • 2005 Children’s Aid Foundation – Art Auction – Toronto, Ontario
  • 1989 Duck’s Unlimited – Art Auction – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1989 Save Our Lakes – Art Auction – Vernon, B.C.

Collections:

  • Private and corporate in Canada, U.S.A., England, Wales and Australia

Featured In:

2016 My Christmas Story, Christmas Card Quilts was published in the book Christmas Quilts, Christmas Memories. Edited by Karey Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes.

2014 The Four Founders Art Quilt published in the International Quilt festival Quilt scene Magazine

2014 Seasonal Sisters and Grandmother’s Legacy Art Quilts published in Martelli’s Innovation Catalog

  • 2013 Someone Found Art Quilt published in The National Quilting Association Quarterly Magazine Summer 2013
  • 2012 NQA Website and Magazine
  • 2009 NQA Website and Magazine
  • 2008 Quilters Newsletter
  • 2008 Downunder Quilts Annual Magazine – Australia
  • 2008 IQA Website and Magazine
  • 2007 IQA Website and Magazine
  • 2005 NQA Website and Magazine
  • 2005 Cover story – North of 50 – Okanagan News Magazine – Vernon, B.C
  • 2000 Programme Cover – An Evening of Time – Powerhouse Theatre – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1998 Programme Cover – An Evening in Time – Powerhouse Theatre – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1989 Interview – C.H.B.C. – with Ken Hewson – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1988 Interview – C.H.B.C. – with Jocelyn Lee of ART-I-FACTS – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1987 Interview – C.H.B.C. – with Ken Hewson – Vernon, B.C.
  • 1985 Cover/Insert//Interview – Echo Magazine – Lumby, B.C.
  • 1982 Promotional Insert – Artswest Magazine – Alberta
  • 1980 Interview – C.H.B.C. – with Jocelyn Lee of ART-I-FACTS – Vernon, B.C.