Meet Our Juried Members
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
the Alberta College of Art (now called the “Alberta University of the Arts”) in 1980, having majored in textile art.
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. She is very active in the arts community and is a longstanding member of the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove and juried member of the Alberta Society of Artists and volunteers with both organizations. She currently teaches classes and workshops at Metro Continuing Education in Edmonton, the AAC in Spruce Grove, and various communities in Alberta.
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.
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.
Gwendolyn (“Wendy”) Borglum is an award-winning artist and pianist, a published travel writer and photographer, the mother of three children, and much more.
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.
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.
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 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.
Doris’s love of painting started when a Houston neighbor took her to her first watercolor class and there, she fell in love with painting. As they say, the rest was history. Painting became a daily activity and exploring the different mediums became the challenge. Doris took classes from a variety of artists in the United States and Canada.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.