Gwen Day Artist CV

Shows & Exhibitions

  • 2018 – Wellspring Spring Show – Olds College, 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 in Carstairs AB
  • 1995 – Feature Artist work purchased for Alberta Treasury Branch
  • 1985 to 2004 – Annual Carstairs Artist Guild Spring Show and Sale

Awards

  • 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

  • 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 to 2018 – Various workshops with Canadian and American Artists including 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

  • 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 -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 in Didsbury AB)
  • 1994 – Three panel mural in a Church in Didsbury AB