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EDUCATION: Highschool and some university. Worked collaboratively with noted Saskatchewan felt artist, mother Myrna Harris, learning how to dye and repurpose recycled materials for many years until Myrna’s death in 2009. Workshop in Haliburton Summer School of the Arts, Ontario, with Marsha Geddes, 1997. Workshop in fibre arts with Maggie Grey, English embroidery artist in Manchester, England, 1996.

  • Wall hangings, liturgical work, wearables from 2000 on incorporating machine embroidery, quilting, dyeing.
  • Knitting, dyeing, repurposing recycled wool into jackets and wall hangings from mid 90’s
  • Knitting and fashioning hand wovens into garments from mid 80’s to 90’s
  • Pottery jewelry in the 70’s and 80’s; high fire stoneware and porcelain

SHOWS:

  • Pieces in juried showcase of Saskatchewan Craft Council, “Dimensions,” 2015, 2009, 2002, 1994, 1992, 1990, 1986
  • Art Now Showcase: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • 2015: July-August Art Walk show in Weyburn; guest artist Handmade House, Saskatoon, March 30-May 30; participant in January Fibre Show, Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery
  • 2010: October Pacific Gallery Show with Sharon Larson
  • 2008: October Pacific Gallery Show with Myrna Harris

AWARDS:

  • 2009 Saskatchewan Craft Council Merit Award, Dimensions
  • 2002 Best in Fibre, Dimensions
  • 1990 Best in Hand Knitting, Dimensions

GALLERIES:

  • Saskatchewan Craft Council Fine Craft Boutique, Saskatoon SK

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS:

  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Regina, 2 white banners, 2019
  • Luther Care Stonebridge, Saskatoon, Lenten Paraments, 2017
  • Bishop Sid Haugen, Green Cope and Stole, 2017
  • Bishop of Jordan, Green Stole Commissioned by Canadian Lutheran World Relief
  • Luther Tower, Saskatoon, White Paraments for Chapel, 2016
  • Luther Tower, Saskatoon, Advent, Lent and Green Paraments for Chapel, 2015
  • Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Regina, Easter Hanging, 2015
  • Bishop Sid Haugen, Red Cope and Stole, White Cope, 2014
  • Holy Family Lutheran Church, Yellowknife, Green Paraments, 2013
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Saskatoon, Green Paraments, Advent, Lent Lecturn, 2013
  • Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Regina, Green Paraments, 2012
  • Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon, Hanging commissioned by Class of 2010
  • Radisson Lutheran Church Hanging, Gary Miller, 2010
  • Bishop Rodney Andrews, John Deere Stole, 2010
  • Bishop Don Bolen, Regina, Green Stole, 2010
  • Advent Paraments for Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg, Phyllis Gallimore, 2009
  • Altar Hangings for Argentina presented by Saskatchewan Bishop Cynthia Halmarson, 2008
  • Bishop Cynthia Halmarson White Cope, 2006

JURYING EXPERIENCE:

  • 2020 Saskatchewan Craft Council fibre membership jurying
  • Saskatchewan Craft Council fibre membership jurying; several experiences over several years

BOARD EXPERIENCE:

  • 2020-2012 Saskatchewan Craft Council, Chair from 2016
  • 2019-2018 Saskatchewan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. Elected in 2018 for year term
  • 2015-2007 ELCIC National Council Lay Board Member
  • 2011-1996 Regional Health Board Member; SAHO Board Member 2003-2009
  • 2005-2000 School Division Board Member; 2003-05 Chair
  • 2003-1993 Rural Municipal Councillor
  • Various other local board positions; Church Council, Credit Union, Arts Council