Art Experiences

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Hillview Gallery, 1145 Lincoln Dr – October & December 2013
  • Chameleon Nation – Artist Emporium, Kingston, September 2007
  • Frameworks Gallery – Frameworks Kingston, June – August 2007
  • Organization of Kingston Women Artists - Annual Members Show - March 2005, February 2006 & January 2008
  • "The Elements", "Navigation", "The Garden", "Inspiration & Decoration: The Orient", "Inspiration & Decoration: The Garden Party" and "Inspiration & Decoration: Journeys" and "Inspiration & Decoration": Passions: The Kingston Fibre Artists - Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Kingston, spring 1998 - 2009
  • Inspiration & Decoration - Kingston Fibre Art group show - Almonte, Mississippi Textile Museum, August - October 2005
  • "Diversity", "Diversity II" & "Diversity III & Diversity IV" - Group Art Show - Fall 2003 - 2012 - Kingston Frontenac Public Library
  • Juried, Kingston Photographic Club, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Kingston, spring or summer 2002-2007
  • Town & Country Studio Tour - Kingston, Oct 2004, 2005 & 2006
  • Juried, VAGA Gallery, The Arthur Child Heritage Centre, Gananoque, May to October 1998 - 2004
  • Interconnected Art Gallery, The Windmills Café, Kingston, May & October 1996
  • Not Juried, Kingston Interconnected Art Studio Tour - Spring & Fall 1995 - 2013 (co-organizer & organizer)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Starbucks Gallery, Princess St, Kingston, August 2009
  • Waiting Room Gallery – Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, April - July 2007
  • "Invisible Light: Infrared Photography", Ban Righ Centre, Queen's University, mid-July - August 2006
  • Cataraqui Golf & Country Club, Kingston, (photographs, watercolour & digital paintings), April 10 - mid June 2005
  • The Golden Rooster Restaurant, Princess St Kingston, November 2002 (photographs & watermedia paintings)
  • The Kingston Frontenac Public Library, the Foyer, November 1997 (watercolour paintings)
  • Interconnected Art Gallery, The Windmills Café, Kingston, August 1996 (watercolour paintings)

 

AWARDS or ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

  • Kingston Photographic Club (KPC) – CAPA Merit Award (contributions to KPC), 2008
  •  1st Place - Printmaker of the Year, Camera Kingston Award - Kingston Photographic Club, 2005 - 2006 
  • 2nd Place, Photographer of the Year, Kingston Photographic Club, 2005-2006  
  • 1st Place - Creative Experimental Photography Award - Kingston Photographic Club, 2004 - 2005 
  • 3rd Place - Photographer of the Year - Kingston Photographic Club, 2004-2005
  • OKWA Annual Members Show - 2nd Best in Show for "Apple Blossoms" - Digital Painting, 2005 
  • 1st Place - Creative Experimental Photography Award - Kingston Photographic Club, 2003 - 2004 
  • Camera Kingston Award - 2nd Place - Print Maker of the Year; 3rd Place - Creative Experimental; Photographer of the Year, Kingston Photographic Club Trophy; 3rd Place - Photographer of the Year; Rosette Award - Top Photograph of the Year "After a June Rain PEI", 2002 - 2003
  • Harrison Burbidge Memorial Award - Top First Year Photographer, 2001 - 2002  
  • Camera Kingston Award - 3rd Place - Print Maker of the Year, 2001 - 2002 
  • City of Artists, Prt I, Kingston Life Magazine, Summer, p.67, 2002                  

 

 ART ACTIVITIES

  • Organizer & co-organizer Kingston Interconnected Art Studio Tours, 1996 - 2013
  • President, Kingston Photographic Club, 2005 - 2008
  • Vice President & Program Director, Kingston Photographic Club, 2003 - 2005
  • Vice President, VAGA Art Group, 2003 - 2004
  • Art Website Design & Maintenance-kingstonartists.com 2001-current, vagagallery.com 2002-2005, kingstonfibreartists.ca 2003-current, larsenart.com 2002-2005
  • Instructor, “Portfolio Development”, Part-time studies, St Lawrence College, June 2007
  • Instructor, "Introduction to Digital Photography" and "Introduction to Digital Imaging", Part-Time Studies, St. Lawrence College, Kingston 2002 - 2003, 2008 - 2009
  • Instructor, "Introduction to Digital Photography", Camera Kingston, Kingston, 2002 - 2009
  • Co-organizer, Town & Country Studio Tour, Kingston, Fall , 2004 - 2005
  • Juror/Judge, Napanee Photography Club March 2003, Sept 2004; Kingston Photographic Club November 2003, VAGA Group Shows 2002 - 2004

 

 WORKSHOP / PRESENTATIONS

  • Reawakening Creative Flow, Canadian Embroiders’ Guild (CEG – London) Summer/June Workshop, 2009                 
  • Photographing Artwork using Basic Lighting Techniques - Heirloom Spinners & Weavers, February, 2009                 
  • Miksang Level I – Looking & Seeing, Kingston Photographic Club (January) & Every Angle Photo Club, (EAPA), Brockville (March), 2009                 
  • Miksang Level I – Looking & Seeing, Contemplative Photography, Kingston, 2008
  • Every Angle Photo Club (EAPA), Brockville, November 15, Photoshop Layers, 2006                 
  • Napanee Photo Club, June 13, "Digital Infrared & Altered Images", 2006               
  • Every Angle Photo Club (EAPA), Brockville, March 1, "Creative Photography", 2006
  • Kingston Photographic Club, January, "The Digital Darkroom", 2006                 
  • Kingston Photographic Club, "Beyond Filters, Digital Painting", 2004                 
  • Queen's University Computer Club, May, “Digital Photography”, 2004                 
  • Every Angle Photo Club (EAPA), Brockville, March, “Intro to Photoshop", 2004
  • Napanee Photography Club, "Creating the Digital Image", 2003                 
  • VAGA Group, "Creating the Digital Image", 2002                 
  • Instructor, Digital Imaging workshops (own studio), 2002 - 2004 
  • Kingston Fibre Artists, "How to Create Chenille", 2001                 

 

ART EDUCATION/COURSES

  • St. Lawrence College, Kingston/Brockville, 1993 - 2000, 2007 part-time watercolour, photography & fibre art courses
  • Haliburton Summer School of the Arts, 1996 - 2006, 2008 part-time fibre art, alternative watermedia & printmaking courses