ASA Juried Members
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Katie Ohe is a renowned Canadian sculptor and one of the first artists to make abstract sculpture in Alberta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The land has become my primary form of expression and explored both through an active studio practice and plein air practice.
Born inEdmonton, 1949. Brought up in Alberta and Ontario.
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.
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...
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.
Pam Wilman paints from the landscape to increase the awareness of endangered spaces in Alberta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Born in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, in 1947. Presently living near Airdrie, Alberta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.