Sharon Christian, Artist

Artist

 

 

BORN:            

                        1950, Stettler, Alberta

                        Painted under maiden name since 1989 (As Sharon Holmes in 1970’s)

 

RESIDED:      

                        Resided in Alberta from birth to 1983

                        Resided in Vancouver, B.C. from 1985 - 2012

                        Resided in Chilliwack, B.C. 2012 - 2015

                         

STUDIES:

 

1967 - 68           University of Calgary, Alberta, Fine Arts

1969 - 71           University of Calgary, Alberta, Bachelor of Education degree

1976 - 79           Alberta College of Art, summer and evening programs

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

SOLO:

 

2013                 West Van’s Crows, The Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver

2009                 Delany’s, West Vancouver

2008                 November Studio Show and Sale

2005                 Monsters in the Garden, a show on the web at www.sharonchristian.ca

2004                 May Studio Show and Sale

2003                 Studio Show and Sale – May and November

1998                 Mother Nature’s Pots and Pans, Seewall Gallery, West Vancouver

1997                 Monuments and Pedestals - Living Room; A Visit to the Museum of Anthropology - Hallway; Tribute Series - Studio; Queen of Scrap -

                         Gift and Gallery Area; The Best Dressed Cow Contest - Upstairs; Stray Notes - Atrium Green Room; Leighton Art Centre, Alberta

1996                 The Queen of Scrap, The Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver

1995                 Rock Poets and Prophets,  Pinebrook Golf and Country Club, Calgary

1994                 Rock Poets and Prophets, Cultural Centre Gallery, Medicine Hat

1993                 Feeding the Animals, Pinebrook Golf and Country Club, Calgary

1992                 Rock Poets and Prophets, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver

1990                 Stanley Park, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver

1990                 Stanley Park and Bird Sanctuary, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver

1989                 Stanley Park and UBC Video Arcade, Humberston Edwards, West Vancouver

1988                 Stanley Park, North Vancouver City Hall, North Vancouver

1986                 Power and Grace, a Draft Horse Series, Gold Design Fine Arts, Calgary

1984                 The Long Ride, a Draft Horse Series, Leighton Center, Alberta

 

TWO AND THREE PERSON SHOWS:

 

2007                 “Walk Don’t Walk” Ferry Building Gallery, Vancouver,

1993                 A Visit to the Museum of Anthropology, Monuments and Pedestals, and Stanley Park, Terminal City Club, Vancouver,

1989                 Vancouver People and Places, Wallace Galleries, Calgary

1983                 Bolder Boulder, Horizon Art Gallery, Edmonton

1982                 Boulton Creek, Masters Gallery, Calgary

1982                 Chinatown, Masters Gallery, Calgary,

1980                 Transcience, The Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary

1979                 Centennial Gallery, Feature Artist, Calgary

 

GROUP SHOWS:

 

2015                 ANIMAL FARM, CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver

2011 - 2014       Anonymous Art Shows, CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver

2011 - 2014       Bi Annual Art Rental Shows, CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver

2010                 World Garden, CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver

2009                 Showcase, Harmony Arts, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver

2008                 A Walk in the Woods, CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver

2005                 Salmon Tales, CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver

2004                 Writing on the Wall, CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver

2000                 Folk, Humour and Whimsy, The Collector’s Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

1990                 Raccoons and Cattails, Images and Objects, Vancouver

1989                 Florescence, Fourth Annual Exhibition and Sale, Edmonton Art Gallery

1985                 Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, O’Keefe Centre, Toronto

1984                 Green Curtains Hang over Grey Ivy, Alberta Society of Artists, Korea, Chibashi, Sapporo, Japan

1984                 As Seen From Above, Gulf Canada Gallery, Calgary

1984                 Water’s Edge, Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff

1984                 Alberta Society of Artists, Le Marchand Gallery, Edmonton

1983                 Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, Verdun, Quebec

1982                 Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, O’Keefe Centre, Toronto

1982                 Prairie Haze, Back to the Farm, Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton

1982                 Calgary Corporations Collect Realism, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary

1981                 “Canadian Perspectives Canadiennes”, National Arts Centre, Ottawa

1981                 Young Canadian 1981, Alberta Society of Artists, Beaver House, Edmonton

1979                 Snowbound, Mount Royal College, Calgary

1976                 Implement, Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, Glenbow Museum, Calgary

1976                 Autumn Sands, Show and fundraiser auction for Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary

 

COLLECTIONS and AWARDS:

 

1998                 Mother Nature’s Parrot Pot, Van City Savings, Vancouver

1997                 Avon Calling, Commissioned painting included in collection and used as corporate Christmas card, Pointe Claire, Quebec

1993                 Stanley Park Christmas; Fall Feeding at the Deer Farm; and Jennifer; Cross Cancer Clinic, Edmonton

1991                 Hitching Up Barney and Big Boy, Alberta Art Foundation

1989                 Irises, Alberta Government Telephones, Calgary

1988                 Matisse Visits Stanley Park, Painting included in collection and used as corporate Christmas card, Avon, Pointe Claire, Quebec

1987                 No Building Code, Maple Ridge Centre, Langley, B.C.

1987                 Daily Ritual, Amoco

1986                 Winter’s Edge; Spring Breakup; and Water’s Edge, Rockyview Hospital, Calgary

1986                 Old Ways; Percherons in the Plowing Contest ; 50 Miles to the Gallon of Oats; Step Lightly My Beauty; Fanciful Fare; Queen Elizabeth II

                         Hospital, Grande Prairie, Alberta

1985                 We’re Next, Salmon Arm Hospital, Salmon Arm, B.C.

1984                 Icicles, Popsicles, Dreamsicles too, Calgary Women’s Shelter

1986                 Summer Flitting; Sunshine on Our Shoulders; Mother’s Day Flowers, The Last Furrow, and Golden Turning       

                         Claresholm Auxiliary Hospital, Claresholm, Alberta

1982                 A Time of Festivity, Alberta Art Foundation

1982                 Of Boys and Bikes, Crown Life Award

1982                 Gone Fishing, Husky Oil

1981                 The Water is so Shallow, Nu West Homes

1981                 Pausing on 8th Ave. Mall, A. E. LePage Realty

1981                 Corner of Center and Third, Calgary Herald

1976                 Summer Haze, Alberta Art Foundation

 

Other paintings are also included in the following collections:

Gulf Canada, Alberta Energy Co., Foster Wedekind, Phoenix Resources, Western Mines, Interprovincial Pipeline, Bow Valley Industries, Esso, Pan Canadian Petroleum, Brascan Collection, Chevron, Petro Minerals, Calgary Philharmonic, and Dunhill Personnel.

 

TEACHING:

 

2009                  ArtSpeaks, Sculpture Public Demonstration, Harmony Arts Festival – West Vancouver

1992                  Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour Workshop – Calgary

1980 - 2015       Workshops and Classes:

1971 - 1978       Calgary Public School Board: Grade 7 through Grade 9 Art

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

2013                 West Van’s Crows on Show, North Shore Outlook, by Michaela Garstin

1989                 Abstract - Realist, Local Artist Creates Own Style, (including illustration 'Good Guys, Bad Guys’) by Evelyn Jacob, North Shore News, Sept. 6

1983                 Paintings of Chinatown included in Landmark's Chinatown story, Edmonton

1982                 Show Offers Rare Glimpse of Corporate Art Collection, by Patrick Tivy, Calgary Herald

1982                 Back to the Farm, (including illustration of ' Prairie Haze ') by Lori Cohen, Alberta Report, Feb. 15

1981                 New Canadian Artists, A Preview of the Future, (including illustration of ‘Young Canadian’) by Carol Fleming, Arts West Magazine

1981                 Illustrations in the book, Prairie Remedies, included in an article by Kate Scott in the Calgary Herald

1980                 Prairie artists display images (including large illustration of ‘Prairie Sundering’, by Brooks Joyner, Calgary Herald Sunday Tab, Feb. 10)

 

BROADCASTS:

 

1992                 MUCH WEST, MUCH MUSIC, Host Terry D. Mulligan, half hour special - Review of Ferry Building show, Rock Poets and Prophets

1990                 Arts Access, Shaw Cable, Host Sharman Munro, Review of Ferry Building Show

1989                 Arts Access, Shaw Cable, Review of Humberston Edwards Show

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE:

 

1998 - 1999      Co-owned and operated Seewall Gallery Inc. in West Vancouver.

1993                 Compiled 20 years of writing into a philosophical book on art called “THE THIN WOLF WITHOUT THE COLLAR”/THE FAT DOG.

1980                 Illustrated the book Prairie Remedies, and the second edition called Pioneer Remedies which collectively sold 10,000 copies.

 

REPRESENTATION:

 

2004 – 2015      CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver

2001 – 2005      Rendez-vous Art Gallery, Howe Street, Vancouver

2000 - 2002       The Collector’s Gallery, 17th Ave., Calgary

1998 - 1999       Seewall Gallery, West Vancouver, B.C.

1987 - 1992       Wallace Galleries, Calgary, Alberta

1980 - 1991       The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour

1981 - 1991       The Alberta Society of Artists

1983 - 1989       Horizon Art Gallery, Edmonton

1987 - 1989       Humberston Edwards Gallery, West Vancouver

1983 - 1986       Gold Design Fine Arts Gallery, Calgary

1981 - 1982       Lodestone Gallery, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.

1981 - 1982       Masters Gallery, Calgary