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Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Bonnie Laird

brlaird7@yahoo.com

 

 

Education

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major: Painting, Printmaking, University of Alberta, 1990

Diploma, Desktop Publishing/Graphic Arts, McKay Technical Institute, Victoria, 1992

Diploma in Fine and Performing Arts, Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta, 1984

 

Selected Solo/Two-person Exhibitions

 

2016

"Bloom"  Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria, BC

 

2011

Mayworks: “The Art of Work” Gordon Ross Gallery, Courtenay, BC

 

2002          

"Recent Paintings", Gallery at the Mac, McPherson Playhouse, Victoria

 

2001          

"Head Shots", The People’s Gallery, Parksville

 

1995-99     

Solo exhibitions at Mocambo Café, Amelia’s Restaurant, Cranberries Cafe, BC Ministry of Health, Victoria

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

 2017

"Winter Small Works Show and Sale" Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 

Fine Arts 2017 (Juried) Sooke Regional Museum Galery, Sooke (received Juror's Choice Award)

 

2016

"Wall2Wall" The fifty fifty Arts Collective, Victoria, BC

"2nd Annual Art Victoria Now" The Atrium Building (Juried) Victoria, BC

Exhibits at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Patient Care Centre

 

2015

"Art Victoria Now " The Atrium Building, (Juried)  Victoria BC

"About Face: An Exhibition of Self-Portraits" Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria BC

"In Cahoots: (Synergy) the Art Show" The Slide Room Gallery

 Exhibits at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Patient Care Centre

Victoria General Hospital

 

2014

James Bay 10th Annual ArtWalk Studio Tour, Victoria

Helijet Reception Office

Exhibits at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Patient Care Centre

Fine Arts 2014 (Juried) Sooke Regional Museum Gallery, (received Design Committee Award)

"Small Works" Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Victoria General Hospital

 

2013

James Bay 9th Annual Art Walk Studio Tour, Victoria

Serious Coffee, Menzies St, Victoria

Emily Carr House

Fine Arts 2013, (Juried) Sooke Regional Museum Gallery, Victoria

 

2012          

Fine Arts 2012 (Juried) Sooke Region Museum Gallery, Victoria

 

2011          

James Bay 7th Annual Art Walk Studio Tour, Victoria

Emily Carr House, Victoria

Mayworks: “The Art of Work” ,(Two person exhibition),Gordon Ross Gallery, Courtenay, BC

“Look 2011” Regional Juried, Victoria

 

2010          

Emily Carr Public Library, October, Victoria

James Bay 6th Annual Art Walk Studio Tour, Victoria

Serious Coffee, Victoria

Emily Carr House, June, Victoria

“Look 2010”  Regional Juried, President’s Choice Award, Victoria

 

2009          

Rhapsody in Hues, Juried art exhibition and fundraiser, Saint Brigid’s Centre for Arts & Humanities, Ottawa

 

2008          

1 x 1”, Exhibition and fundraiser for Oceanside Community Arts Council Gallery, Parksville

James Bay 4th Annual Art Walk Studio tour, Victoria

“Artertifs”, Gallery at the Mac, Victoria

Mayworks: Water and the human condition”,Oceanside Art Gallery, Parksville

“Myself: Women in the World ” Community Arts Council Gallery, Victoria

 

2007          

“1 x 1”, Exhibition and Fundraiser for Oceanside Community Arts Council Gallery, Parksville

James Bay 3rd Annual Artwalk: Open Studio Tour, Victoria

Fine Arts 2007 (Juried) Sooke Region Museum Gallery, Victoria

Mayworks: Making a Living”, Oceanside Community Arts Council Gallery, Parksville

 

2006          

James Bay 2nd Annual Artwalk: Open studio tour, Victoria

Working Without A Net: Mayworks  Exhibition” , Oceanside Community Arts Council Gallery, Parksville

Arts in the City, Metro Studio, Victoria

 

2005          

Fine Arts 2005 (Juried) Sooke Region Museum Gallery, Victoria

The Portrait Show , Fan Tan Studios, Victoria

Mayworks: The Art of Work”, The People’s Gallery, Parksville

 

2004          

Mentorships in the Making” , Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria

 

2002          

Dog Eat Dog World ,  The Gallery On Herald, fundraiser for Mex-Can Pet Partners

May Day Erotica Show,  Xchanges Gallery, Victoria

 

2001                 

Go Figure!,(Three person exhibtion)  Xchanges Gallery, Victoria

 

2002                 

Generation X, Xchanges Gallery, Victoria

 

2000          

Artists Over the Bridge, Community Arts Council Gallery, Victoria

 

1988-2000 

Exhibitions  in Edmonton and Victoria, including Look ’92-’95 Juried Exhibitions, Sooke Fine Arts ’92, 2000

 

Professional Experience

 

Xchanges Gallery and Studios, Victoria:     

Art Studio Coordinator, Board of Directors, 1999-2001

 

Teaching/Work Experience

 

Garth Homer Society, Victoria:       

ArtWorks Program Coordinator, Art Studio Dept. (1998-present )

Art Studio Facilitator & Multimedia Lab Facilitator (1994-98)

 

Printmaking Workshop: "The Art of Advocacy

Vancouver BC, "Everybody Belongs",  Communtiy Living Conference, 2005

 

Awards and Memberships

Juror's Choice Award, Sooke Fine Arts, 2017

 Design Committee Choice Award, Sooke Fine Arts, 2013

President’s Choice Award, “Look 2010,” Victoria BC, 2010

Honourable Mention, Look 95, Victoria, 1995

Award of Excellence, BC Festival of the Arts, Images and Objects, Vernon BC, 1992

 

CARFAC BC - Canadian Artists’ Representation, voting member

 

Collections

 

Private and corporate collections in Victoria, Parksville, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina and  Ottawa