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-present Integrated Arts Programming- Frontier School Division, 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.
Past Board Member: Gwen Fox Gallery-Selkirk, Manitoba
Current Board Member: Winnipeg River Arts Council-Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba
Current Member: Pinawa Arts Council
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
July 2018 Library Allard - St. Georges, Manitoba
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 graduate, ACI Winnipeg Manitoba