Employment & Related Experience:

2009-2017 owner-artist Prairie Fairy Designs www.prairiefairydesigns.com 

2001-present Arts instructor Digital Media, Watercolour, mixed media and acrylic art classes and workshops. Contract work with Manitoba schools for integrated arts programming with k-12. 

2017/18-present Integrated Arts Programming- Frontier School Division, Bisset, Mb

2016-present Integrated Arts Programming- art installation-Springfield Middle School, Oakbank, Mb

2014-2016 Teaching Artist St. James School Division

2014- ACI Rural Youth Mentorship program - mentor for student at École Powerview School

2012-2018 ArtsSmarts Grants - École Powerview School 

2014-16 Community Voices - focused on anti-bullying, community improvements, digital design/zentangle, photography, collage and 3-D computer mock up including presentation.

2014-15 Our Family Floor Plan - focused on school social support structures, expressed through creative writing, illustration and digitally designed with computer software.

2013-14 Emergence From Destruction - focused on ecology, social responsibility biomimicry expressed through the creation of a sculpture from repurposed material. 

2012-13 Vision Voyageurs - focused on local history, creative writing and botany expressed through collage, art journaling, paint and image transfer.

2013-2014 Community Access Grants - École Powerview School 

2013 Northern Lights - focused on how the northern lights are created and resulted in a permanent installation in the school. 

2014 Future Flight Path - focused on migration expressed though paper feathers covered with the dreams and goals of each student used to create a flock of geese which was installed as a permanent art installation at the school. 

June-Aug 2013 Sagkeeng/Artists in the school video production I Wonder Why.

June-2013 École Powerview School video production Canada’s Walking Youth Theatre company.

2012-13 RSÉA Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine

Awards and Grants:

2013 Travel/Professional Development grant Manitoba Arts Council

2011-12 Un Artiste Une communauté  A Story Garden - public art installation -Allard Regional Library, St. George Manitoba; collaboration with Denise Prefontaine. 

Art Organizations:

Past Board Member: Gwen Fox Gallery-Selkirk, Manitoba

Current Board Member: Winnipeg River Arts Council-Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba

Current Member: Pinawa Arts Council

Group Exhibitions:

May 2017 Collective Voices - Cre8tery Gallery, Winnipeg Manitoba 

August 2017 Boreal Shores Art Tour - Powerview, Manitoba

November 2017 Red House Gallery

August 2018 Boreal Shores Art Tour - Powerview, Manitoba

Solo Exhibitions:

July 2018 Library Allard - St. Georges, Manitoba

Education/Training:

1991-1992 First year BA—University of Manitoba

1993 -1994 First year BFA Mount Allison University

July 2013 International Educators Workshop Lincoln Centre Institute Community

2013-2014 Community Collaborative Arts Coordinator program ACI