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Current ASA Juried Members

© Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas Columbine Textile Art

Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas

the Alberta College of Art (now called the “Alberta University of the Arts”) in 1980, having majored in textile art.

© Cindy Barratt Alberta Rose New Bloom Fading Bloom Watercolour

Cindy Barratt

Cindy was born and resided in Spruce Grove, Alberta until 2009, at which time she moved nearby to Stony Plain. She is a self-taught, professional artist, who was interested in art since childhood and in 1991 decided to pursue it as a full-time career.

© Dale Beaven Impact

Dale Beaven

Visual artist living in Medicine Hat, Alberta whose work has been exhibited since 1987. Born 1950 in Medicine Hat; raised in Ralston, Defence Research Establishment Suffield. Canadian by birth, I now hold dual Canadian/British Citizenship, and have lived in England, Germany, Iran and Saudi Arabia, plus various Canadian cities.

Lois Bauman

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1943, Lois Bauman takes the wild landscape around her and reinterprets it in dynamic impressionistic style. She applies brilliant colours using free yet reflective brush strokes as she “caresses” the work to completion. Her compelling and highly-collectible paintings of Canadian landscapes can be found throughout her home country and around the world, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, England, Wales and the United States.

© Grant Berg Bear Hill Spruce

Grant Berg

Grant Berg is a Grande Prairie based Métis artist with a strong focus on sculpture. As a child Grant was very close to his Cree grandmother, Grant would help her create crafts to sell at the farmers market to supplement her income. A favorite was taking pieces of driftwood and creating a landscape piece by attaching a tree and animal to create a scene.

© Jean Blackall Crowsnest Winter Morning Acrylic

Jean K. Blackall

Blackall traveled and painted in the Middle East for two years prior to retiring in Southwest Alberta. She continues plien air painting and studio collage work.

Jack Blair

When Jack moved to England in 1966, his interest in photographic art blossomed. The visions of what he wanted to create finally became possible with digital photography when he could take what he saw in his subjects and develop that all the way to the final print.

Carole Bondaroff Rangeland Riot

Carole Bondaroff

Carole Bondaroff was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She attended Sir George Williams University in Montreal and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax where she received her BFA in Printmaking and Art Education.

© Wendy Borglum Waterfall 1: Dreaming of Jasper Acrylic 15" x 30"

Wendy Borglum

Gwendolyn (“Wendy”) Borglum is an award-winning artist and pianist, a published travel writer and photographer, the mother of three children, and much more.

© Blanca Botero Fuentes Texting Madonna

Blanca Botero-Fuentes

I live and have a studio in the lovely foothills of the Rockies, near the village of Longview, Alberta, Canada. Born in Pamplona, Spain and educated in Canada, I am firm believer in lifelong learning.

© E.Ross Bradley Adam Blue Eyes

E. Ross Bradley

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and the University of Guelph, Ross Bradley has exhibited nationally and internationally for more than 40 years. Upon arrival in Alberta in the late 1970s , like many before him, he focused on the prairie and mountain landscape. But his early interest in the figure soon took over and the human form took over. For the past 35 his studio practice has focused on working in the studio with the model in drawing, sculpture and photography.
For 36 years he worked as a curator and arts development Consultant with the Alberta Government and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. He has taught adult education programs, including figure drawing over the past 20 years at the Kootenay School of the Arts, Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, EPCOR Center for the Arts and Harcourt House Arts Center. He is a life member of the Alberta Society of Artists and Harcourt House Artist Run Center and has served on the Alberta and Canadian Craft Council.

© Dennis Brown Intrusion Watercolour on Paper 19" x 26"

Dennis Brown

Saskatchewan was a great place to spend my youth as it gave me a deep appreciation for the landscape. I always had this desire to capture it through painting and started out using oil paints to do so.

© Karen M. Brownlee High River 6

Karen Brownlee

Karen’s “Rural Prairie Communities” featured the grain elevator’s presence in hamlets, towns, and villages. This series was widely exhibited throughout Alberta and was the subject of the province’s centennial “Alberta Remembers, Recalling Our Rural Roots”, published by Red Deer Press.

© Chris Brooks River Study 26

Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks’ work finds its foundation in an exploration of materials and process to create one of a kind landscape sculpture.

Brooks built his skills and understanding of contemporary art at the Ontario College of Art and Design graduating in 2004. He found work as a moldmakers assistant in an industrial setting before choosing to move west to Calgary.

© David Cadman Cold Water Acrylic 16" x 16"

David Cadman

orn and raised in Calgary, David graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Design degree in Visual Communications. He has worked as a graphic designer for over forty years and during that time he has continued to paint in watercolour and acrylics.

© Colleen Campbell Entanglement I, 2019, 15 1/2” x 15 1/2“ Graphite and Watercolour

Colleen Campbell

Experiences and learning gleaned during all her travels and work have informed her art of the past four decades. Her exhibition record has been consistent since the mid-1970s and includes work a few international locations: Japan, New Zealand, United States as well as Canada.

Linda J. Carney

My formal art education began in the early 70’s at the Alberta College of Art (now ACAD). I then transferred to the University of Calgary and UBC, ultimately attaining a Bachelor of Education with a major in art.

© Deborah Catton Spring

Deborah Catton

Deborah is an Alberta based artist, formally trained in Studio Art. Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada and Internationally in Europe. She has continued to explore deeper into her process by participating in numerous artist residencies in Ottawa, Iceland, Paris and Spain.

© Rosy Chan Nonidentity 02

Rosy Chan

Rosy Chan was born in 1963 in Hong Kong and went to a Catholic nun’s school until seventeen. Being a problematic child with poor grades in school, she went on to make her own living in the financial services industry after graduated from high school. Rosy lost her job in 2008 during the financial tsunami and decided to follow her interest in art making.

© Sherry Chanin Rock Slide

Sherry Chanin

Sherry grew up in Calgary and went to art college right out of high school focusing on painting as a major. Upon graduating with a diploma from the Alberta College of Art and Design, she pursued degrees in Fine Arts, Art History and Secondary Art Education attaining a full-time Fine Arts teaching position until retirement.

© Doris Charest Il y a quelqu'un dans mon jardin

Doris Charest

Doris’s love of painting started when a Houston neighbour took her to her first watercolour class and there, she fell in love with painting. As they say, the rest was history.

© Robert Chelmick Flying Colours Ornithoptera Croesus

Robert Chelmick

Born inEdmonton, 1949. Brought up in Alberta and Ontario.

© Nadien Cole Hide And Seek WC 20x20

Nadien Cole

Nadien Cole was born and raised in Calgary, where she graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) with a degree in Applied Arts.

Nadien was the Provincial President of the Alberta Society of Artists (ASA) from 2009 – 2012 and has served in many positions on the Provincial council since 2000. She is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC). She also has been a member of the Calgary Artists’ Society (CAS) since 1984 and is currently serving as President.

© Pamela Copeland Riverbed 2

Pamela Copeland

Born in Vancouver but raised in Alberta, nature and art have always been close at hand for Pamela. School projects, drawings, creative projects and a love of the outdoors and all animals in it, were a part of life for as long as she can recall.

Linda Craddock Levitas Evening Bow River Boathouse

Linda Craddock

Linda Craddock was born in Vegreville, Alberta in 1952. Her work has been exhibited internationally in public exhibitions in the U.S.A. and Europe. Nationally, she has exhibited across Canada independently and participated in a Canada-wide touring exhibition with the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.

© Asta Dale Picasso's Woman 2020

Asta Dale

Asta was born in Germany during the WW II und had her basic education and training as a qualified nurse. She migrated to London, England to work in Nursing and started drawing and painting. 1966 she migrated to Canada with her family and studied at the Art College to receive her Diploma of Fine Arts in 1982.

© Kathy Daly Sunburn Oil on Wood Cradle Panel 24" x 24"

Kathy Daley

Kathy Daley has been in group and solo exhibits at art galleries in B.C., Alberta and Manitoba since 1995. She’s had solo exhibits at the DM of North Vancouver Foyer Gallery, The Firehall in Vancouver, The Kensington Fine Art Gallery in Calgary and The Front Gallery in Edmonton.

© Peter Deacon The Prime Elements 673

Peter Deacon

Peter Deacon is a well-known Canadian artist, Professor Emeritus of Art, and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. His work is represented in dozens of major public and corporate collections and numerous private collections.

© Mary Deeprose Sunset Moment

Mary Deeprose

Throughout her life, she has been preoccupied by colour and surrounded by artistic expression. Her Norwegian mother’s flower gardens and artistic handiwork, her Danish father’s skillful woodwork with the back drop of stunning prairie sunsets inspired Mary to take painting lessons as a teenager.

© Mali Docktor Nature No. 5

Mali Docktor

Mali Vargas, also known as Mali Docktor, was born in Madison, WI and spent ten of her younger years in Mexico City. She is an artist currently residing in Calgary, AB.

© Catalin Domniteanu The Future Memories of a Ghost Town

Catalin Domniteanu

Catalin is an experienced sculptor with individual approach to traditional methods, coming with a skillful background as a stained-glass artist and stained-glass instructor, with restoration practice and large SG windows reinforcement expertise. His effective technical competence is certified by a lengthy engineering design and manufacturing experience.
Born on the east border of Romania, where completed his painting training after finishing his engineering education, Catalin laid the foundation of his art in the trade of stained-glass by self-learning. After fabricating his own tooling, he gracefully made his first projects in the led came technique.

© Yvonne DuBourdieu Drawn By A Sullen Mist

Yvonne DuBourdieu

Yvonne was born in Scotland. She grew up in a small village in Stirlingshire and spent most of her young adult life in Glasgow, she moved to Edmonton in 1990. A documentary filmmaker for most of her life she now splits her time behind the camera and in the studio. Her films have aired nationally on television and screened at film festivals across North America. Many of her films have art, artists and disability art as a central subject. Her visual artwork shows regularly in Alberta. Yvonne studied photography at the Glasgow College of Building and Printing, drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art, and graduated in 2016 in Fine Art from the University of Alberta Extension program with distinction. She is an active member of FCA, ASA, EAC, SNAP, CARFAC Alberta and Harcourt House Artist Run Centre where she maintains her studio practice. Yvonne has three grown children and lives in Edmonton with her partner.

Bill Duma

William was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1936. He received an “Honours Diploma” in 1962 from the Alberta College of Art. After graduating he travelled and studied for year in Europe. He is a member of The Alberta Society of Artists and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1995.

© Ed Flanagan Alberta Fall 59

Ed Flanagan

I started painting with watercolours about twenty years ago after a career in business. My work is focused primarily on landscapes and recently on abstract landscapes using the techniques used by children in their art. My work is held in public institutions notably the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Alberta Children’s Hospital) and numerous corporate and private collections. I have shown in both public and many commercial galleries in Alberta and British Columbia. I am known for intense colours which hopefully transcend the work from the ordinary and move from the specific to the universal.

© Veronica Funk Canoe

Veronica Funk

Veronica Funk studied Art & Design at Red Deer College in the mid-1980s and is currently completing her math and science requirements towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree through Thompson Rivers University. She is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, the Alberta Society of Artists and long-time resident of Airdrie, Alberta.

© Denis Gadbois Mother Earth Turbulence

Denis Gadbois

Denis Gadbois is the Head of the Department of Art at the University of Calgary. He has a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, and a BDI fromUniversity of Montreal (industrial design).

© Carol Lynn Gilchrist Shifting Shapes and Flow

Carol-Lynn Gilchrist

Being immersed in the natural world, observing the quality of light and shadows, and painting en plein air continues to be my joy and inspiration.

© Cecilia Gossen La infanta Maria

Dr. Cecilia Gossen

I like the definition of art as ‘making special’ that implies taking care and doing one’s best to produce objects the are accessible, striking, resonant, and satisfying to those who take time to appreciate them.

© Penny Gunderson

Penny Gunderson

Penny Gunderson is an emerging visual artist who lives in southern Alberta. Her work features portraiture and figure work in encaustic, mixed media.

© David Harrison Punctured Field 1

David Harrison

David is an art educator trained in the British arts and crafts tradition. After teaching in London he emigrated to Canada where he earned an MA at the University of Calgary.

© Dawn Heinemeyer State of the Art IX

Dawn Heinemeyer

Whether it is windows, rural farms, time-worn cowboys, or a single flower, Dawn Heinemeyer gives a close up of what is often walked by and overlooked. A glimpse into a simple beauty of all that surrounds us.

© Gordon Hiebert Following The Storm Photography

Gordon Hiebert

“I turned to landscape photography in the 1970’s. Being the quieter type, with the pressures of life, I just felt I had to find an outlet for expression. I love science and I love form and design, so photography was a natural choice. Working with both optical equipment and art was a pleasure.”

© Kathy Hildebrandt Don't Touch My Stuff, Pastel 20" x 16"

Kathy Hildebrandt

Kathy Hildebrandt is an international award winning artist and instructor, specializing in contemporary realism. Although primarily a pastellist, she also works in acrylic, watercolor and oil.

© Winnie Ho This Way

Winnie Ho

Winnie Ho was born in Hong Kong and studied fine arts at the University of Lethbridge. Now a resident of Calgary, she works at the University of Calgary as a medical researcher. She combines a variety of mediums to variety of mediums to convey her emotions.

© Jadranka Hodanic Warrior Returns Home (On A Sunny Day)

Jadranka Hodanic

Jadranka Hodanic was born in Croatia and moved to Canada in 1988. Previously educated in sociology and languages, she completed her BFA (Painting) at ACAD in Calgary in 2003. She has had several solo shows and has participated in numerous group shows in Calgary and Croatia.

Morley Hollenberg

D. Phil., MD, ASAHe/Him/HisBiographyBorn in Winnipeg, Canada in 1942, I was educated in the Arts, Sciences and Medicine at the University of Manitoba, Oxford University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I have pursued a research and teaching career...
© Debra Hovestad Forge Train

Debra Hovestad

Debra Hovestad is a Canadian painter currently creating in Edmonton, Alberta. She is a Juried Member of the Alberta Society of Artists, General Member of the Society of Western Canadian Artists, and currently serves as Councillor at Large at the Alberta Society of Artists.

© John Hoyt Three Angels

John Hoyt

I have been interested in the visual arts since childhood, and my holidays are typically devoted to visiting art museums and archeological sites in North American and Europe. In particular, I find myself drawn to European art of the 1400s (all of which is religious on some level, of course).

© Marianne Hunt Nevermore Acrylic 18" x 24”

Marianne Hunt

I spent my early years in Holland and Indonesia and moved to Canada in 1956. I studied Art History at the University of Calgary while getting a BSc in Microbiology. In 1997 I became a juried member of the ASA.

© Dale Kirschenman Skyline Study 7 2019 Oil 9x12

Dale Kirschenman

Dale Kirschenman grew up in the country near Medicine Hat, Alberta.
He studied painting at The Alberta University of the Arts, graduating in 1998 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting. In his work he references his personal photo archives, creating paintings that explore landscape in a variety of styles ranging from realism to abstraction

© Yuriko Kitamura Born to take the highway

Yuriko Kitamura

Underlying my painting is a reflection of my thought in everyday life. Subjects are my tool to express my thought, and I want to go beyond what I see. I try to capture the energy of matter in my brush stroke. Life is like a river, a tiny stream that flows towards the Ocean, merging, crashing, and changing as it moves along, then it evaporates and become rain. nurturing all matter.

© Harry Kiyooka Black Quiet

Harry Kiyooka

Born in Calgary in 1928, Harry Mitsuo Kiyooka is an accomplished painter and printmaker. A Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Calgary with tenure of 27 years, Harry holds both undergraduate and Masters degrees in Art and Fine Art.

© Marina Klein

Marina Klein

I did not choose to be an artist, and like so many others my life was interrupted by children, family issues and now even grandchildren. Like so many others, I am never happy with my choice, my art, my sense of achievement.

Barbara Kreutter

Barb Kreutter is a Canadian artist who began her career as a textile designer after graduating with a
M.F.A. from R.I.T. in New York.

She has recently discovered the abstract expressionist world of photography, creating images that
enable her to explore her life long love of colour, texture and form. Barb has been successful in having her work juried into shows in the UK, US and Canada as well being accepted for publication in the abstract art journal, Artfolio 2022.

Gary Langman

Gary Langman was born in Montreal and graduated with honors from the Canadian Art Academy. Immediately after graduating, Gary worked as a commercial artist for a company called Studio B. Desiring to further his studies as a fine artist, Gary enrolled into the experimental arts program at the Ontario College of Art.

© Brent Laycock Paintbrush Meadow Acrylic

Brent Laycock

Brent R. Laycock was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, in 1947, received BFA and MFA degrees at Brigham Young University in Utah, and now lives in Calgary with his wife, Kathy. They are the parents of five children.

© Chester Lees The Storm Bringer

Chester Lees

aving trained as a graphic designer in her native Wales, widely-travelled Chester’s style has progressed from her Celtic-inspired detailed works of flora and fauna to large format landscapes and murals. Her move to the Canadian prairies brought about a love of the grasslands and expansive skies, increasing dramatically the size and format of her work.

© Sharon Lensen Rhythm in Colour

Sharon Lensen

Sharon graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Alberta University of the Arts in 1999. She was juried into the ASA in 2000.

© Deborah Lougheed Sinclair Eagle Clan Totem Acrylic on Cradled Birch 24" x 30"

Deborah Lougheed Sinclair

Deborah is a graduate of Queen’s University and a Banff Centre alumnus. She has been member of the ASA since 1985 and SCA since 2018. She has exhibited nationally and internationally for over forty years.

© Candace Makowichuk Urban Monument

Candace Makowichuk

Candace Makowichuk, professional visual artist, arts educator and arts administrator, specializes in historical photographic processes and techniques for her artwork. Committed to the unique and multi faceted aspects of photography, Makowichuk specializes in the following historical photographic processes: Cyanotype, Gum Bichromate, Silver Gelatin, Bromoil and hand tinting.

© Donna Joe Massie Lake Agnes, Watercolour on board 14" x 27"

Donna Jo Massie

Donna Jo Massie lives and works in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Her art is inspired by her location in the Canadian Rockies and her paintings are based on numerous hiking trips such as her Artist in Residency at the Columbia Icefields.

© Renu Mathew Appa

Renu Mathew

Mimicking texture and form easily , clay is the ideal media for expressive anatomical sculpture. It allows Mathew’s to use surface and colour to convey emotion in her sculptural work.

© Judy Matlock And still winter lingers Fabric on Paper

Judy Matlock

Born in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, in 1947. Presently living near Airdrie, Alberta.

© Gisa Mayer Spring Sonata, Acrylic on Canvas

Gisa Mayer

Gisa Mayer was born in Bad Reichenhall, a small spa town in the Bavarian Alps.
She pursued her post secondary education in Munich, Regensburg, Trento and Salzburg. Her emphasis was on Painting and Art History but also included a degree in Romance languages.

© Bev Mazurick - Stop Arret

Bev Mazurick

n 2012 I revisited oil after decades painting primarily with acrylic. My studio work has evolved toward experimenting with oil and cold wax in a mixed media approach to explore its efficacy for conceptual painting.

© John McDowell Rx Volus

John McDowell

I was born and raised in South Africa. We immigrated to Canada in the early 1970s. I, however, went to the US for my undergraduate and MA studies in English. Along the way, I took art classes whenever I could.

Christine Mitchell

Christine Mitchell began her artistic career working in the tradition of watercolor where she explored the transparencies of the medium. To provide more vibrancy and texture in her work she introduced the opacity of gouache to contrast the different passages of the painting and experimented with line to create movement.

© Melanie Morstad Pathway Of Light

Melanie Morstad

One can hardly grow up under the canvas of Saskatchewan’s “Living Skies” without feeling an intimate connection to the vast landscapes and florals that often inspire the paintings of Melanie Morstad.

© Roberta Murray Parkland County Spring

Roberta Murray

Roberta Murray was born in Calgary, Alberta. Although raised in the city, she spent as many of her weekends and holidays as was possible with relatives in the ranching areas of southwestern Alberta where a deep love for western cultures and nature developed. Art was a major part of her life then, and it was rare to see her without a sketchbook or camera.

© David Nielsen Location

David Nielsen

David Nielsen is an artist, art educator. He has lived, created and exhibited in Alberta for over 25 years.

© Tatianna O'Donnell The Stillness of Motion

Tatianna O’Donnell

My passion for art has been a part of me ever since I can remember. I was drawing and painting at a young age and started art classes at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art when I was 14. My earliest influences were the abstract expressionists and the automatistes, whose work I frequently saw in Montreal.

© Katie Ohe Weeping Bees

Katie Ohe

Katie Ohe is a renowned Canadian sculptor and one of the first artists to make abstract sculpture in Alberta.

© Mary Olausen Floral Headdress

Mary Leona Olausen

Leona graduated from the University of Alberta Fine Arts Program in 2008. As a practicing fine artist, Leona focuses on texture, movement and color in nature, with the intention of invoking a response from the viewer. Ventures in the Art Process include photography (Digital Manipulation), mixed media, the photographic image dictate the direction of each piece. Leona’s art studio can be found at Colours Art South 7359-104 Street Edmonton, Alberta.

Carney Oudendag

 ASABiographyMy formal art education began in the early 70’s at the Alberta College of Art (now ACAD). I then transferred to the University of Calgary and UBC, ultimately attaining a Bachelor of Education with a major in art. I invest in quality art workshops with...
© Liv Pedersen Dessert Trap Tapestry 42 cm x 42 cm

Liv Pedersen

Liv Pedersen is a weaver of small tapestries. She came from Denmark to Canada in 1973 with a degree in Social Work. In 1974 she enrolled at AUArts, then ACA, and in 1978 she received a diploma in painting.

© Jean Pilch Larch Valley Crescendo

Jean Pilch

Jean’s finely detailed representational artworks in various media depict the landscape of western Canada, with a primary focus on the mountains of the Kananaskis and Banff Parks.

© Teresa Posyniak Daughter Tongue

Teresa Posyniak

Calgary artist Teresa Posyniak brings to her art a versatile professional training that includes degrees in literature and drama, a BFA in painting and printmaking (University of Regina, 1981), and an MFA in sculpture (University of Calgary, 1983).

© Greg Pyra Fourth Dimension; 7.5.19

Gregory Pyra

I hold two graduate degrees in art and educational administration, and have been a practicing artist for much of my life. I also have been teaching art at all levels in a secondary school at Hanna, AB.

© Karin Richter Forest Floor

Karin Richter

Karin has been a professional artist for 30 years. Her subjects are varied and she enjoys working in watercolour, oils, acrylics, pastels as well as digital photography.

© Cameron Roberts Echo

Cameron Roberts

Roberts is a Calgary based artist born in Edmonton, Alberta. He is a figurative artist and is known for his diversity across a multitude of mediums. Roberts graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1980 majoring in both Sculpture and Drawing.

© Adeline Rockett Break Up Along the David Thompson Watercolour 22" x 30"

Adeline Rockett

Adeline Rockett was born in Saskatchewan. She received her B.A. and B.Ed. from the University of Saskatchewan and an M.Ed. in Art Education from the University of Alberta.

© Rick Rogers Ontogenesis

Rick Rogers

As an adult, I remember with a touch of amusement, the bitterness of not finding finger paints in my stocking on Christmas morning. Who could really blame Santa? But the simple joy of playing with those squishy pigments at grade school is a sensation that remains vivid for me today.

© Dana Roman Prague Cathedral

Dana Roman

DDana has masters degree in architecture from Prague, Czech Republic. She worked for 10 years in architectural firms in Prague and Toronto, before deciding to switch to art.

© Wanda Rottenfusser Birds Of Happiness

Wanda Rottenfusser

Wanda was born and raised in central Alberta and moved to Calgary to pursue a University education. In her first year she took an Art History survey course and fell in love with art. When an opportunity arose to study art history in Italy she leapt at the chance and her future course was charted. She completed her B.Ed (Art History) in 1974 at the University of Calgary.

© Ken Samuelson Friends Watercolour

Ken Samuelson

Ken Samuelson was born in Calgary, Alberta. He is a graduate of the Four-Year Advanced Diploma at the Alberta College of Art & Design, majoring in design. He also studied printmaking in a summer workshop under Andrew Stasik of the Pratt Graphic Center, New York.

© Suzanne Sandboe Five Old Hoes

Suzanne Sandboe

Suzanne Sandboe has been exhibiting and selling her art professionally since 1989. She works primarily in acrylic and transparent watercolor mastering the spontaneous, fresh and suggestive nature of these medium with bold color and a signature style. She likes to express her art using shadow, light and color and endeavors to tell a story in her work. Sandboe’s style is best described as atmospheric and nostalgic yet grounded in realism. Landscape is the primary subject matter and often includes objects in the environment, figurative and historical images. Her primary inspiration comes from the Canadian landscape, its people and history. Recent painting trips have taken Sandboe across Canada from East to West coast as well as to Alaska, France, Italy, the US and have become an inspiration for much of her recent work.

© Bonnie Scott Sunflower Tangle 48" x 48"

Bonnie Scott

The land has become my primary form of expression and explored both through an active studio practice and plein air practice.

© Fred Spina Two by Two

Ferdinando Spina

My influences are diverse. As a child I was brought to art galleries and historical sites by my parents. By the time I was eight years old I had visited many of the major art galleries and museums in Italy.

© Gerald St. Maur Toll

Gerald St. Maur

Gerald St. Maur is a literary and visual artist. He is the author of a variety of books on philosophy, poetry and drama, and has directed work for the stage, radio and television.

© Pat Strakowski Starting Over

Pat Strakowski

Pat Strakowski graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1979 as a mature student. Although she travelled to many places near and far she still chooses to live and work in Calgary.

Her love of folk tales, storytelling and curiosity of the unusual contributed to the creation of her own myths and legends as seen in her works. Using paper mache and mixed media techniques each sculpture had its own story and personality.

© Liz Sullivan Lily Lake Reflections Purple Shades 40" x 40"

Liz Sullivan

Liz has lived and worked in Calgary, Alberta for 35 years. In 1997 she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a double major in drawing and painting, from the University of Calgary. Since then, her career has included art teaching, commissions and ongoing painting projects in her studio.

© Ray Swirsky Three Sisters

Ray Swirsky

Ray Swirsky is an emerging artist having only begun his painting career in 2014. He works exclusively with oils and likes to create works ranging between abstract realism to realism.

© Lisa Thomson Red Obsession

Lisa Thomson

Inspired by the Impressionists, Lisa injects brilliant light into her paintings and uses vibrant colors.

© Sharon Thompson A Generous Impluse

Sharon Thompson

Sharon Thompson was born and raised near Peterborough Ontario. She attended the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at Queens University as a mature student, while raising three children. She graduated with a First Class Honours degree.

© Dawn Thrasher Rock Force

Dawn Thrasher

Dawn grew up in Saskatchewan in the open spaces of the Canadian prairie. She received a Bachelor or Education from the University of Saskatchewan in 1971, with majors in food science, textiles and design.

© Bev Tosh Miles of Tears

Bev Tosh

Bev Tosh is a contemporary artist and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She received her Masters of Fine Art in Painting from the University of Calgary, graduated with distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design, and was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Fine Art (U of S).

© Debra Ward Towards the Light

Debra Ward

I love exploring the complexity of nature and how it leaves an imprint on the human experience.

© Pam Weber I've thought about us.

Pam Weber

In 1995 she made Calgary her home leaving Ontario behind. With an art education from the University of Guelph; work experience in screen printing, graphic art, and a brief stint as an opaque artist for an Ottawa animation company, the pursuit of art as a full-time career was a natural direction.

© Barbara J. West Exposure

Barbara J. West

I discovered my passion for textiles while living in the Alberta Rockies in the Town of Canmore. This passion was subsequently transformed into a commitment to challenge the art/craft boundary by utilizing textiles as a medium for the creation of art.

© Mary Whale Lost in Time

Mary Whale

Mary grew up on a small acreage just outside of Edmonton. She later acquired degrees in the arts and nursing at the University of Alberta, traveled the world, and gave birth to three daughters, the latter of which was truly life-altering.

© John Whittingham J in a Swirl

John Whittingham

Though familiar with many painting genres I have always been intrigued and challenged by the human figure and face.

© Jayne Willoughby Ties That Bind

Jayne Willoughby

Jayne Willoughby has been working as an artist, teacher and life/performance coach for over 30 years. Her textile works have appeared annually in National and International exhibitions since 1990, where she has won awards for design and technical skill.

Pam Wilman

Pam Wilman paints from the landscape to increase the awareness of endangered spaces in Alberta.

© Pauly Wong Morning Breeze

Pauly Wong

Pauly Wong graduated in Commercial and Industrial Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnical College in Hong Kong in 1971. In 1972 – 1976 Pauly graduated in Advertising Art from the Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta.

© Simon Wong The River All Red

Simon Wong

Simon was born in 1946 in Guangdong, China. In 1953, he moved to Hong Kong, where he received his early artistic training from prominent Chinese artists in traditional Chinese painting and Chinese Calligraphy.

© Tammy Woolgar Very Prairie

Tammy Woolgar

Tammy Woolgar loves travelling the world in search of artistic inspiration. Essentially self-taught, she started painting seriously after her first trip to Europe in 1990. She is inspired by colour and light, movement and textures, natural forms contrasting against manmade objects and the interplay between them.

Brian Zheng

Brian Zheng, an oil painting artist was born in Beijing China. As a child he was driven to become an artist and expended a great deal of effort to pursue this dream. He began his art career when he was 15, and studied with a well known professor at the Central University of Fine Art in China.

© Rose Zivot A contrast of perfection

Rose Zivot

Born and raised in Calgary, Rose Zivot has enjoyed a distinguished career as an artist, for three decades. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, and then continued with her graduate studies at the University of Washington.

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Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas

the Alberta College of Art (now called the “Alberta University of the Arts”) in 1980, having majored in textile art.

Cindy Barratt

Cindy was born and resided in Spruce Grove, Alberta until 2009, at which time she moved nearby to Stony Plain. She is a self-taught, professional artist, who was interested in art since childhood and in 1991 decided to pursue it as a full-time career.

Dale Beaven

Visual artist living in Medicine Hat, Alberta whose work has been exhibited since 1987. Born 1950 in Medicine Hat; raised in Ralston, Defence Research Establishment Suffield. Canadian by birth, I now hold dual Canadian/British Citizenship, and have lived in England, Germany, Iran and Saudi Arabia, plus various Canadian cities.

Lois Bauman

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1943, Lois Bauman takes the wild landscape around her and reinterprets it in dynamic impressionistic style. She applies brilliant colours using free yet reflective brush strokes as she “caresses” the work to completion. Her compelling and highly-collectible paintings of Canadian landscapes can be found throughout her home country and around the world, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, England, Wales and the United States.

Grant Berg

Grant Berg is a Grande Prairie based Métis artist with a strong focus on sculpture. As a child Grant was very close to his Cree grandmother, Grant would help her create crafts to sell at the farmers market to supplement her income. A favorite was taking pieces of driftwood and creating a landscape piece by attaching a tree and animal to create a scene.

Jean K. Blackall

Blackall traveled and painted in the Middle East for two years prior to retiring in Southwest Alberta. She continues plien air painting and studio collage work.

Jack Blair

When Jack moved to England in 1966, his interest in photographic art blossomed. The visions of what he wanted to create finally became possible with digital photography when he could take what he saw in his subjects and develop that all the way to the final print.

Carole Bondaroff

Carole Bondaroff was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She attended Sir George Williams University in Montreal and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax where she received her BFA in Printmaking and Art Education.

Wendy Borglum

Gwendolyn (“Wendy”) Borglum is an award-winning artist and pianist, a published travel writer and photographer, the mother of three children, and much more.

Blanca Botero-Fuentes

I live and have a studio in the lovely foothills of the Rockies, near the village of Longview, Alberta, Canada. Born in Pamplona, Spain and educated in Canada, I am firm believer in lifelong learning.

E. Ross Bradley

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and the University of Guelph, Ross Bradley has exhibited nationally and internationally for more than 40 years. Upon arrival in Alberta in the late 1970s , like many before him, he focused on the prairie and mountain landscape. But his early interest in the figure soon took over and the human form took over. For the past 35 his studio practice has focused on working in the studio with the model in drawing, sculpture and photography.
For 36 years he worked as a curator and arts development Consultant with the Alberta Government and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. He has taught adult education programs, including figure drawing over the past 20 years at the Kootenay School of the Arts, Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, EPCOR Center for the Arts and Harcourt House Arts Center. He is a life member of the Alberta Society of Artists and Harcourt House Artist Run Center and has served on the Alberta and Canadian Craft Council.

Dennis Brown

Saskatchewan was a great place to spend my youth as it gave me a deep appreciation for the landscape. I always had this desire to capture it through painting and started out using oil paints to do so.

Karen Brownlee

Karen’s “Rural Prairie Communities” featured the grain elevator’s presence in hamlets, towns, and villages. This series was widely exhibited throughout Alberta and was the subject of the province’s centennial “Alberta Remembers, Recalling Our Rural Roots”, published by Red Deer Press.

Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks’ work finds its foundation in an exploration of materials and process to create one of a kind landscape sculpture.

Brooks built his skills and understanding of contemporary art at the Ontario College of Art and Design graduating in 2004. He found work as a moldmakers assistant in an industrial setting before choosing to move west to Calgary.

David Cadman

orn and raised in Calgary, David graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Design degree in Visual Communications. He has worked as a graphic designer for over forty years and during that time he has continued to paint in watercolour and acrylics.

Colleen Campbell

Experiences and learning gleaned during all her travels and work have informed her art of the past four decades. Her exhibition record has been consistent since the mid-1970s and includes work a few international locations: Japan, New Zealand, United States as well as Canada.

Linda J. Carney

My formal art education began in the early 70’s at the Alberta College of Art (now ACAD). I then transferred to the University of Calgary and UBC, ultimately attaining a Bachelor of Education with a major in art.

Deborah Catton

Deborah is an Alberta based artist, formally trained in Studio Art. Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada and Internationally in Europe. She has continued to explore deeper into her process by participating in numerous artist residencies in Ottawa, Iceland, Paris and Spain.

Rosy Chan

Rosy Chan was born in 1963 in Hong Kong and went to a Catholic nun’s school until seventeen. Being a problematic child with poor grades in school, she went on to make her own living in the financial services industry after graduated from high school. Rosy lost her job in 2008 during the financial tsunami and decided to follow her interest in art making.

Sherry Chanin

Sherry grew up in Calgary and went to art college right out of high school focusing on painting as a major. Upon graduating with a diploma from the Alberta College of Art and Design, she pursued degrees in Fine Arts, Art History and Secondary Art Education attaining a full-time Fine Arts teaching position until retirement.

Doris Charest

Doris’s love of painting started when a Houston neighbour took her to her first watercolour class and there, she fell in love with painting. As they say, the rest was history.

Robert Chelmick

Born inEdmonton, 1949. Brought up in Alberta and Ontario.

Nadien Cole

Nadien Cole was born and raised in Calgary, where she graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) with a degree in Applied Arts.

Nadien was the Provincial President of the Alberta Society of Artists (ASA) from 2009 – 2012 and has served in many positions on the Provincial council since 2000. She is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC). She also has been a member of the Calgary Artists’ Society (CAS) since 1984 and is currently serving as President.

Pamela Copeland

Born in Vancouver but raised in Alberta, nature and art have always been close at hand for Pamela. School projects, drawings, creative projects and a love of the outdoors and all animals in it, were a part of life for as long as she can recall.

Linda Craddock

Linda Craddock was born in Vegreville, Alberta in 1952. Her work has been exhibited internationally in public exhibitions in the U.S.A. and Europe. Nationally, she has exhibited across Canada independently and participated in a Canada-wide touring exhibition with the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.

Asta Dale

Asta was born in Germany during the WW II und had her basic education and training as a qualified nurse. She migrated to London, England to work in Nursing and started drawing and painting. 1966 she migrated to Canada with her family and studied at the Art College to receive her Diploma of Fine Arts in 1982.

Kathy Daley

Kathy Daley has been in group and solo exhibits at art galleries in B.C., Alberta and Manitoba since 1995. She’s had solo exhibits at the DM of North Vancouver Foyer Gallery, The Firehall in Vancouver, The Kensington Fine Art Gallery in Calgary and The Front Gallery in Edmonton.

Peter Deacon

Peter Deacon is a well-known Canadian artist, Professor Emeritus of Art, and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. His work is represented in dozens of major public and corporate collections and numerous private collections.

Mary Deeprose

Throughout her life, she has been preoccupied by colour and surrounded by artistic expression. Her Norwegian mother’s flower gardens and artistic handiwork, her Danish father’s skillful woodwork with the back drop of stunning prairie sunsets inspired Mary to take painting lessons as a teenager.

Mali Docktor

Mali Vargas, also known as Mali Docktor, was born in Madison, WI and spent ten of her younger years in Mexico City. She is an artist currently residing in Calgary, AB.

Catalin Domniteanu

Catalin is an experienced sculptor with individual approach to traditional methods, coming with a skillful background as a stained-glass artist and stained-glass instructor, with restoration practice and large SG windows reinforcement expertise. His effective technical competence is certified by a lengthy engineering design and manufacturing experience.
Born on the east border of Romania, where completed his painting training after finishing his engineering education, Catalin laid the foundation of his art in the trade of stained-glass by self-learning. After fabricating his own tooling, he gracefully made his first projects in the led came technique.

Yvonne DuBourdieu

Yvonne was born in Scotland. She grew up in a small village in Stirlingshire and spent most of her young adult life in Glasgow, she moved to Edmonton in 1990. A documentary filmmaker for most of her life she now splits her time behind the camera and in the studio. Her films have aired nationally on television and screened at film festivals across North America. Many of her films have art, artists and disability art as a central subject. Her visual artwork shows regularly in Alberta. Yvonne studied photography at the Glasgow College of Building and Printing, drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art, and graduated in 2016 in Fine Art from the University of Alberta Extension program with distinction. She is an active member of FCA, ASA, EAC, SNAP, CARFAC Alberta and Harcourt House Artist Run Centre where she maintains her studio practice. Yvonne has three grown children and lives in Edmonton with her partner.

Bill Duma

William was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1936. He received an “Honours Diploma” in 1962 from the Alberta College of Art. After graduating he travelled and studied for year in Europe. He is a member of The Alberta Society of Artists and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1995.

Ed Flanagan

I started painting with watercolours about twenty years ago after a career in business. My work is focused primarily on landscapes and recently on abstract landscapes using the techniques used by children in their art. My work is held in public institutions notably the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Alberta Children’s Hospital) and numerous corporate and private collections. I have shown in both public and many commercial galleries in Alberta and British Columbia. I am known for intense colours which hopefully transcend the work from the ordinary and move from the specific to the universal.

Veronica Funk

Veronica Funk studied Art & Design at Red Deer College in the mid-1980s and is currently completing her math and science requirements towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree through Thompson Rivers University. She is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, the Alberta Society of Artists and long-time resident of Airdrie, Alberta.

Denis Gadbois

Denis Gadbois is the Head of the Department of Art at the University of Calgary. He has a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, and a BDI fromUniversity of Montreal (industrial design).

Carol-Lynn Gilchrist

Being immersed in the natural world, observing the quality of light and shadows, and painting en plein air continues to be my joy and inspiration.

Dr. Cecilia Gossen

I like the definition of art as ‘making special’ that implies taking care and doing one’s best to produce objects the are accessible, striking, resonant, and satisfying to those who take time to appreciate them.

Penny Gunderson

Penny Gunderson is an emerging visual artist who lives in southern Alberta. Her work features portraiture and figure work in encaustic, mixed media.

David Harrison

David is an art educator trained in the British arts and crafts tradition. After teaching in London he emigrated to Canada where he earned an MA at the University of Calgary.

Dawn Heinemeyer

Whether it is windows, rural farms, time-worn cowboys, or a single flower, Dawn Heinemeyer gives a close up of what is often walked by and overlooked. A glimpse into a simple beauty of all that surrounds us.

Gordon Hiebert

“I turned to landscape photography in the 1970’s. Being the quieter type, with the pressures of life, I just felt I had to find an outlet for expression. I love science and I love form and design, so photography was a natural choice. Working with both optical equipment and art was a pleasure.”

Kathy Hildebrandt

Kathy Hildebrandt is an international award winning artist and instructor, specializing in contemporary realism. Although primarily a pastellist, she also works in acrylic, watercolor and oil.

Winnie Ho

Winnie Ho was born in Hong Kong and studied fine arts at the University of Lethbridge. Now a resident of Calgary, she works at the University of Calgary as a medical researcher. She combines a variety of mediums to variety of mediums to convey her emotions.

Jadranka Hodanic

Jadranka Hodanic was born in Croatia and moved to Canada in 1988. Previously educated in sociology and languages, she completed her BFA (Painting) at ACAD in Calgary in 2003. She has had several solo shows and has participated in numerous group shows in Calgary and Croatia.

Morley Hollenberg

D. Phil., MD, ASAHe/Him/HisBiographyBorn in Winnipeg, Canada in 1942, I was educated in the Arts, Sciences and Medicine at the University of Manitoba, Oxford University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I have pursued a research and teaching career...

Debra Hovestad

Debra Hovestad is a Canadian painter currently creating in Edmonton, Alberta. She is a Juried Member of the Alberta Society of Artists, General Member of the Society of Western Canadian Artists, and currently serves as Councillor at Large at the Alberta Society of Artists.

John Hoyt

I have been interested in the visual arts since childhood, and my holidays are typically devoted to visiting art museums and archeological sites in North American and Europe. In particular, I find myself drawn to European art of the 1400s (all of which is religious on some level, of course).

Marianne Hunt

I spent my early years in Holland and Indonesia and moved to Canada in 1956. I studied Art History at the University of Calgary while getting a BSc in Microbiology. In 1997 I became a juried member of the ASA.

Dale Kirschenman

Dale Kirschenman grew up in the country near Medicine Hat, Alberta.
He studied painting at The Alberta University of the Arts, graduating in 1998 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting. In his work he references his personal photo archives, creating paintings that explore landscape in a variety of styles ranging from realism to abstraction

Yuriko Kitamura

Underlying my painting is a reflection of my thought in everyday life. Subjects are my tool to express my thought, and I want to go beyond what I see. I try to capture the energy of matter in my brush stroke. Life is like a river, a tiny stream that flows towards the Ocean, merging, crashing, and changing as it moves along, then it evaporates and become rain. nurturing all matter.

Harry Kiyooka

Born in Calgary in 1928, Harry Mitsuo Kiyooka is an accomplished painter and printmaker. A Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Calgary with tenure of 27 years, Harry holds both undergraduate and Masters degrees in Art and Fine Art.

Marina Klein

I did not choose to be an artist, and like so many others my life was interrupted by children, family issues and now even grandchildren. Like so many others, I am never happy with my choice, my art, my sense of achievement.

Barbara Kreutter

Barb Kreutter is a Canadian artist who began her career as a textile designer after graduating with a
M.F.A. from R.I.T. in New York.

She has recently discovered the abstract expressionist world of photography, creating images that
enable her to explore her life long love of colour, texture and form. Barb has been successful in having her work juried into shows in the UK, US and Canada as well being accepted for publication in the abstract art journal, Artfolio 2022.

Gary Langman

Gary Langman was born in Montreal and graduated with honors from the Canadian Art Academy. Immediately after graduating, Gary worked as a commercial artist for a company called Studio B. Desiring to further his studies as a fine artist, Gary enrolled into the experimental arts program at the Ontario College of Art.

Brent Laycock

Brent R. Laycock was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, in 1947, received BFA and MFA degrees at Brigham Young University in Utah, and now lives in Calgary with his wife, Kathy. They are the parents of five children.

Chester Lees

aving trained as a graphic designer in her native Wales, widely-travelled Chester’s style has progressed from her Celtic-inspired detailed works of flora and fauna to large format landscapes and murals. Her move to the Canadian prairies brought about a love of the grasslands and expansive skies, increasing dramatically the size and format of her work.

Sharon Lensen

Sharon graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Alberta University of the Arts in 1999. She was juried into the ASA in 2000.

Deborah Lougheed Sinclair

Deborah is a graduate of Queen’s University and a Banff Centre alumnus. She has been member of the ASA since 1985 and SCA since 2018. She has exhibited nationally and internationally for over forty years.

Candace Makowichuk

Candace Makowichuk, professional visual artist, arts educator and arts administrator, specializes in historical photographic processes and techniques for her artwork. Committed to the unique and multi faceted aspects of photography, Makowichuk specializes in the following historical photographic processes: Cyanotype, Gum Bichromate, Silver Gelatin, Bromoil and hand tinting.

Donna Jo Massie

Donna Jo Massie lives and works in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Her art is inspired by her location in the Canadian Rockies and her paintings are based on numerous hiking trips such as her Artist in Residency at the Columbia Icefields.

Renu Mathew

Mimicking texture and form easily , clay is the ideal media for expressive anatomical sculpture. It allows Mathew’s to use surface and colour to convey emotion in her sculptural work.

Judy Matlock

Born in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, in 1947. Presently living near Airdrie, Alberta.

Gisa Mayer

Gisa Mayer was born in Bad Reichenhall, a small spa town in the Bavarian Alps.
She pursued her post secondary education in Munich, Regensburg, Trento and Salzburg. Her emphasis was on Painting and Art History but also included a degree in Romance languages.

Bev Mazurick

n 2012 I revisited oil after decades painting primarily with acrylic. My studio work has evolved toward experimenting with oil and cold wax in a mixed media approach to explore its efficacy for conceptual painting.

John McDowell

I was born and raised in South Africa. We immigrated to Canada in the early 1970s. I, however, went to the US for my undergraduate and MA studies in English. Along the way, I took art classes whenever I could.

Christine Mitchell

Christine Mitchell began her artistic career working in the tradition of watercolor where she explored the transparencies of the medium. To provide more vibrancy and texture in her work she introduced the opacity of gouache to contrast the different passages of the painting and experimented with line to create movement.

Melanie Morstad

One can hardly grow up under the canvas of Saskatchewan’s “Living Skies” without feeling an intimate connection to the vast landscapes and florals that often inspire the paintings of Melanie Morstad.

Roberta Murray

Roberta Murray was born in Calgary, Alberta. Although raised in the city, she spent as many of her weekends and holidays as was possible with relatives in the ranching areas of southwestern Alberta where a deep love for western cultures and nature developed. Art was a major part of her life then, and it was rare to see her without a sketchbook or camera.

David Nielsen

David Nielsen is an artist, art educator. He has lived, created and exhibited in Alberta for over 25 years.

Tatianna O’Donnell

My passion for art has been a part of me ever since I can remember. I was drawing and painting at a young age and started art classes at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art when I was 14. My earliest influences were the abstract expressionists and the automatistes, whose work I frequently saw in Montreal.

Katie Ohe

Katie Ohe is a renowned Canadian sculptor and one of the first artists to make abstract sculpture in Alberta.

Mary Leona Olausen

Leona graduated from the University of Alberta Fine Arts Program in 2008. As a practicing fine artist, Leona focuses on texture, movement and color in nature, with the intention of invoking a response from the viewer. Ventures in the Art Process include photography (Digital Manipulation), mixed media, the photographic image dictate the direction of each piece. Leona’s art studio can be found at Colours Art South 7359-104 Street Edmonton, Alberta.

Carney Oudendag

 ASABiographyMy formal art education began in the early 70’s at the Alberta College of Art (now ACAD). I then transferred to the University of Calgary and UBC, ultimately attaining a Bachelor of Education with a major in art. I invest in quality art workshops with...

Liv Pedersen

Liv Pedersen is a weaver of small tapestries. She came from Denmark to Canada in 1973 with a degree in Social Work. In 1974 she enrolled at AUArts, then ACA, and in 1978 she received a diploma in painting.

Jean Pilch

Jean’s finely detailed representational artworks in various media depict the landscape of western Canada, with a primary focus on the mountains of the Kananaskis and Banff Parks.

Teresa Posyniak

Calgary artist Teresa Posyniak brings to her art a versatile professional training that includes degrees in literature and drama, a BFA in painting and printmaking (University of Regina, 1981), and an MFA in sculpture (University of Calgary, 1983).

Gregory Pyra

I hold two graduate degrees in art and educational administration, and have been a practicing artist for much of my life. I also have been teaching art at all levels in a secondary school at Hanna, AB.

Karin Richter

Karin has been a professional artist for 30 years. Her subjects are varied and she enjoys working in watercolour, oils, acrylics, pastels as well as digital photography.

Cameron Roberts

Roberts is a Calgary based artist born in Edmonton, Alberta. He is a figurative artist and is known for his diversity across a multitude of mediums. Roberts graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1980 majoring in both Sculpture and Drawing.

Adeline Rockett

Adeline Rockett was born in Saskatchewan. She received her B.A. and B.Ed. from the University of Saskatchewan and an M.Ed. in Art Education from the University of Alberta.

Rick Rogers

As an adult, I remember with a touch of amusement, the bitterness of not finding finger paints in my stocking on Christmas morning. Who could really blame Santa? But the simple joy of playing with those squishy pigments at grade school is a sensation that remains vivid for me today.

Dana Roman

DDana has masters degree in architecture from Prague, Czech Republic. She worked for 10 years in architectural firms in Prague and Toronto, before deciding to switch to art.

Wanda Rottenfusser

Wanda was born and raised in central Alberta and moved to Calgary to pursue a University education. In her first year she took an Art History survey course and fell in love with art. When an opportunity arose to study art history in Italy she leapt at the chance and her future course was charted. She completed her B.Ed (Art History) in 1974 at the University of Calgary.

Ken Samuelson

Ken Samuelson was born in Calgary, Alberta. He is a graduate of the Four-Year Advanced Diploma at the Alberta College of Art & Design, majoring in design. He also studied printmaking in a summer workshop under Andrew Stasik of the Pratt Graphic Center, New York.

Suzanne Sandboe

Suzanne Sandboe has been exhibiting and selling her art professionally since 1989. She works primarily in acrylic and transparent watercolor mastering the spontaneous, fresh and suggestive nature of these medium with bold color and a signature style. She likes to express her art using shadow, light and color and endeavors to tell a story in her work. Sandboe’s style is best described as atmospheric and nostalgic yet grounded in realism. Landscape is the primary subject matter and often includes objects in the environment, figurative and historical images. Her primary inspiration comes from the Canadian landscape, its people and history. Recent painting trips have taken Sandboe across Canada from East to West coast as well as to Alaska, France, Italy, the US and have become an inspiration for much of her recent work.

Bonnie Scott

The land has become my primary form of expression and explored both through an active studio practice and plein air practice.

Ferdinando Spina

My influences are diverse. As a child I was brought to art galleries and historical sites by my parents. By the time I was eight years old I had visited many of the major art galleries and museums in Italy.

Gerald St. Maur

Gerald St. Maur is a literary and visual artist. He is the author of a variety of books on philosophy, poetry and drama, and has directed work for the stage, radio and television.

Pat Strakowski

Pat Strakowski graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1979 as a mature student. Although she travelled to many places near and far she still chooses to live and work in Calgary.

Her love of folk tales, storytelling and curiosity of the unusual contributed to the creation of her own myths and legends as seen in her works. Using paper mache and mixed media techniques each sculpture had its own story and personality.

Liz Sullivan

Liz has lived and worked in Calgary, Alberta for 35 years. In 1997 she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a double major in drawing and painting, from the University of Calgary. Since then, her career has included art teaching, commissions and ongoing painting projects in her studio.

Ray Swirsky

Ray Swirsky is an emerging artist having only begun his painting career in 2014. He works exclusively with oils and likes to create works ranging between abstract realism to realism.

Lisa Thomson

Inspired by the Impressionists, Lisa injects brilliant light into her paintings and uses vibrant colors.

Sharon Thompson

Sharon Thompson was born and raised near Peterborough Ontario. She attended the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at Queens University as a mature student, while raising three children. She graduated with a First Class Honours degree.

Dawn Thrasher

Dawn grew up in Saskatchewan in the open spaces of the Canadian prairie. She received a Bachelor or Education from the University of Saskatchewan in 1971, with majors in food science, textiles and design.

Bev Tosh

Bev Tosh is a contemporary artist and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She received her Masters of Fine Art in Painting from the University of Calgary, graduated with distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design, and was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Fine Art (U of S).

Debra Ward

I love exploring the complexity of nature and how it leaves an imprint on the human experience.

Pam Weber

In 1995 she made Calgary her home leaving Ontario behind. With an art education from the University of Guelph; work experience in screen printing, graphic art, and a brief stint as an opaque artist for an Ottawa animation company, the pursuit of art as a full-time career was a natural direction.

Barbara J. West

I discovered my passion for textiles while living in the Alberta Rockies in the Town of Canmore. This passion was subsequently transformed into a commitment to challenge the art/craft boundary by utilizing textiles as a medium for the creation of art.

Mary Whale

Mary grew up on a small acreage just outside of Edmonton. She later acquired degrees in the arts and nursing at the University of Alberta, traveled the world, and gave birth to three daughters, the latter of which was truly life-altering.

John Whittingham

Though familiar with many painting genres I have always been intrigued and challenged by the human figure and face.

Jayne Willoughby

Jayne Willoughby has been working as an artist, teacher and life/performance coach for over 30 years. Her textile works have appeared annually in National and International exhibitions since 1990, where she has won awards for design and technical skill.

Pam Wilman

Pam Wilman paints from the landscape to increase the awareness of endangered spaces in Alberta.

Pauly Wong

Pauly Wong graduated in Commercial and Industrial Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnical College in Hong Kong in 1971. In 1972 – 1976 Pauly graduated in Advertising Art from the Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta.

Simon Wong

Simon was born in 1946 in Guangdong, China. In 1953, he moved to Hong Kong, where he received his early artistic training from prominent Chinese artists in traditional Chinese painting and Chinese Calligraphy.

Tammy Woolgar

Tammy Woolgar loves travelling the world in search of artistic inspiration. Essentially self-taught, she started painting seriously after her first trip to Europe in 1990. She is inspired by colour and light, movement and textures, natural forms contrasting against manmade objects and the interplay between them.

Brian Zheng

Brian Zheng, an oil painting artist was born in Beijing China. As a child he was driven to become an artist and expended a great deal of effort to pursue this dream. He began his art career when he was 15, and studied with a well known professor at the Central University of Fine Art in China.

Rose Zivot

Born and raised in Calgary, Rose Zivot has enjoyed a distinguished career as an artist, for three decades. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, and then continued with her graduate studies at the University of Washington.