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Susan Barton-Tait        

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http://www.susanbartontait.com
1-250-617-0838

Education:
1984-87  School of Fine Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.
1984    Banff School of Fine Art, Banff, AB
1971-72  graduate work, University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA
1970    BA(Hon), Queen’s University, Kingston,ON
1966    Secondary School Honours Graduation Diploma (grade 13), Ottawa,ON.
Exhibitions:
Solo:
2016   The Ladies: Jean, Rita and Helen curated by Maeve Hanna,storefront studio, Prince George,
2016   The Ladies: Isabella,  curated by Maeve Hanna, storefront studio, Prince George, BC
2013-2014  Home Making, Rustad Galleria, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC
2013    thorns, petals, stems, urban window performance, storefront studio, Prince George, BC
2003    Paper & History, Portage Arts Centre, Portage la Prairie, MB
2002    Prenez-la, Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1997    Relative Obscurity, Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1993    Sediments, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, MB.
1988    Descending Spirits, Recent Work, Ace Art, Inc., Winnipeg, MB.
1987    Memory Trigger, Main/Access Gallery, Artspace, Winnipeg, MB.
1986    A Garden for Contemplation, Gallery 111, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.
1986    An Installation, Ace Art, Inc., Winnipeg, MB.
Group:
2017   Broken Paths Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC
2017   And….  Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC
2016   Sentinels Site, www.sentinelssite.wordpress.com, a guerilla art project
2015   North, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC
2009   Edna’s Holiday at the Ranch, performance, Artist in the Garden, Prince George, BC
2005-2007  Travelling Exhibition – Prairie North, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2005   Group exhibition; Prairie North, Grande Prairie CC, Grande Prairie, AB
2004   The Blues, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC
2004   Group exhibition; Prairie North, Grande Prairie CC, Grande Prairie, AB
2003   Forest Installation, Holiday House Tour, Prince George, BC
2002   The Library Project, the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
2002   The North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
2001   Grand Jury 6, Winnipeg Art Gallery Art Rental & Sales
2001   The Library Project: Deloraine, Boissevain, Melita, Carberry, Reston, MB
1995-2002   GALLERY, Winnipeg, MB.
1997-2000  The National Paper Exhibition, The Prairie Art Gallery,Grande Prairie, AB, travelled
1999   Renegade Mail Art Exposition, Canada Post Corp., Winnipeg, MB
1999   Grand Jury 5,Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB,
1999   The Sublime and Significant art of fashion, Site Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1998   Pigrun’s Quest, a StoryArt production, Aug 8,9/98, Winnipeg
1996   5 Printmakers organizations   SNAP,MPA, Harcourt House, Edmonton,AB,
1996   Self-Matters, Portage & District Arts Council, Portage la Prairie, MB
1996   L’Art et le Papier II, La Galerie d’art Jean-Claude-Bergeron, Ottawa, ON ,
1996   “Stopping Violence against Women, Winnipeg Safe City Committee & Plug In Inc, Winnipeg,
1995   Members Show, Manitoba Printmakers Gallery, Winnipeg
1994   Marriage of Minds III, Manitoba Printmakers Gallery,Winnipeg
1993   The First Decade Show, Ace Art, Winnipeg, MB
1993   The Golden Touch, Winnipeg, MB.
1992   The Playful Imagination: A Show of Toys by Artists, In the Making, Toronto, ON
1990   Network Five, Main/Access Gallery, Artspace, Winnipeg, MB.
1984   La Diva Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Alta.
1984   Reflections on Three Plains: Contemporary Crafts, Winnipeg Art Gallery,
1984   “1984”, A Juried Exhibition, Janet Ian Cameron Gallery, U of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
1978   Fibres, Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg, MB.
1977   Decorative Arts, Oseredok Gallery, Winnipeg
1977   Contemporary Winnipeg Crafts, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
Video screenings:
2014   Niki’s Coveralls, storefront studio, Prince George, BC
2013   thorns petals stems, storefront studio, Prince George, BC
2013   Home Making, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George
1993   Network Five, Part I; Producer/Director, Al Rushton, Directors: J. Groves, E. Glesby, R. Gorsline, S. Barton-Tait,  Cinematique, Artspace, Winnipeg,MB
1989  Joan and Shirley, The Plus Program,Video Pool,Artspace, Winnipeg, MB.
Awards:
1996   City of Winnipeg Individual Arts Grant
1994   Visual Arts “B” Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
1990   Visual Arts Project Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
1987   Visual Arts Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
1985   Visual Arts Project Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
1986   Visual Arts Project Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
1984   Visual Arts Project Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
1984   Crafts Guild of Manitoba Bursary
1984   Tuition Scholarship, Banff Centre
1984   Project Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
Collections:
The Canada Council Art Bank
Manitoba Visual Art Bank
Parks Canada: North Battleford Sask., Dawson City, Yukon, Fort Walsh, Sask.
Children’s Museum of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.
The Massey Foundation, Ottawa, Ontario
Manufacturers Life Assurance, ManuLife House, Winnipeg
Private collections in Canada and United States
Bibliography:
2017 Art meets forestry, Christina Doll, Move Up Prince George blog, http://moveupprincegeorge.ca/art-meets-forestry-prince-george/
2016  The Ladies illuminates Barton-Tait’’s ancestry Frank Peebles / Prince George Citizen  http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/entertainment/local-a-e/the-ladies-illuminates-barton-tait-s-ancestry-1.2329230#sthash.epJuzhdz.dpuf
2016  Maeve Hanna, Pulp Frictions: 5 Artists’ Takes on the Forestry Industry,  Canadian Art http://canadianart.ca/features/pulp-frictions-5-artists-takes-forestry-industry/
2013  Maeve Hanna, “Home Making” essay  exhibition: Home Making, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC
1999  Gustafson, Paula, “The National Paper Exhibition”, Artichoke, Writings about the Visual Arts, Vol. 11,No.1, p. 8-9
1999   Scott Barham, “Sculptures elevate clothes”, Winnipeg Free Press, April 10,
1998   Heartland: CBC 24 Hours:   Producer; Terry Stapleton
1998   The National Paper Exhibition , catalogue, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, AB
1996   Eveline Mangin Mauws, “ Self Matters”, catalogue, Portage and District Arts Council, Portage la Prairie, MB
1996   Jean-Claude Bergeron, “L’Art et le Papier II”, catalogue, Galerie d’art Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa, On
1996   Winnipeg Safe City Committee & Plug In Inc., “Stopping Violence against Women”,catalogue
1996   G. Buchholtz, “Violence art an arresting display”, Winnipeg Free Press, June 1, .
1996   G. Buchholtz, “Gallery moves, uncrates spunky art”, Winnipeg Free Press, Feb 10,
1993   A. Gillmor & T. Weber, “`Time flies’ for influential gallery”, Winnipeg Free Press, Sept. 1,
1993   Allison Gillmor, Art Review – “The First Decade Show”, Winnipeg Free Press, Sept 11,  p.B5
1993   Glenn Allison, “Sediments: Recent Paper Sculpture, exhibition catalogue; Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba,.
1991   Scott Ellis,”Biting the Screen that Feeds You”, Border Crossings, Nov. 1991, V.10, No.4. p.9-12 re:”Visual Artists and the Environment”: CBC Arts National, CBC Information Radio, afternoon edition, & D. Duguay, The Winnipeg Sun, April 5, 1991, p.F20.
1990   Randall McIlroy, “Mass Media Exhibit Intriguing”, Winnipeg Free Press, June 9, p.34.
1988   Jennifer Whiddon, Art News, MTN, Channel 13, filmed “Descending Spirits” at Ace Art,Inc.
1988   Randall McIlroy, “Review: A Propos Design.”, Winnipeg Free Press, May 28,
1987   Doreen Martens, “Midden aims to Trigger Memory.” Winnipeg Free Press, Oct. 10,
1986   Leonard Marcoe, “Visual Arts”, The University of Manitoba Bulletin, Vol 21, Nov, 12,  p.6.
1986   R. McIlroy, “Review: Plants in Tait’s Garden Real, Growing.” Winnipeg Free Press, Oct. 4,  p.22.
1986   Doug Whiteway, “Tait’s Garden of Contemplation expresses Universal Truths.” Winnipeg Free Press, Sept. 30,  p.32.
1986   Grace Thomson, Catalogue. “A Garden for Contemplation, An Installation.” Gallery 111, U. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.
1986   Doug Melnyk, “An Installation, By Susan Barton Tait.”, Reviews. Border Crossings,Vol.5, No.2, Mar.1986.
1986   The Artist: Series II; Videon (David Cramer, John Prentice), Winnipeg Art Gallery, Nov-Dec, 1986; Videon, Winnipeg, MB.
1986   Robert Enright of CBC “24 Hours” “State of the Arts”. filmed the Installation at Ace Art for Jan 30, 1986 broadcast.
1984   Catalogue, Reflections on Three Plains: Contemporary Crafts. Winnipeg Art Gallery.
1977   Catalogue: “Contemporary Winnipeg Crafts”, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Related Activity
2017     Artist Talk: Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC, Jan 27
2014     Artist Talk: Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC, Jan 30 and Feb 6,
2004,2006   participant Prairie North residency, Grande Prairie, AB
2003-2005   Board of Trustees, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC; fundraising and event planning
2002    Teacher, Delta Marsh 2002 artist retreat, sponsored by the Portage Arts Centre
1999-2001   member of committee, University of Manitoba School of Fine Arts Endowment Fund
1995-2002   founding member and Secretary-Treasurer of GALLERY, Winnipeg Artists Cooperative, Incorporated.
1998     Juror, Crafts Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
1998     Juror, Portage and District Arts Council Festival,Portage la Prairie, MB
1997-2000   Developed and taught art programs, EXPLORE ART, for elementary school students
1997     Juror, Operating Grants to Arts Organizations and Project Grants to Arts Organizations, Manitoba Arts Council
1997,2000   Presenter, SAG conference, Manitoba Art Teachers Association
1997     Artist in Residence, Printmaking Dept.,School of Art, University of Manitoba, February,1997
1996     Juror, Access and Arts Ventures Grants, Manitoba Arts Council
1995-96   Developed and taught environmental art program for elementary school children with Valerie Dewson, “ART&FACT”
1986-96   Teacher, Art program, YMHA, Winnipeg, MB.
1993-94   Participant, Marriage of Minds, Manitoba Printmakers Studio
1991    Panellist, “Visual Artists & the Environment”, Winnipeg Art Gallery for U. of Manitoba series “A New Look at Life on Earth; Our Relationship with our Environments”
1990-91   Teacher, Interlake Mobile Art Centre, Teulon, MB
1989-90   Mentor, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Mentor Program
1990     Juror, Visual Arts Craftsperson’s Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
1989     Juror, Manitoba Visual Art Bank, Manitoba Arts Council
1987-90   Board of Directors, Ace Art, Inc., a not-for-profit artist run gallery
1988-90   Secretary, Ace Art, Inc.
1981-90   Historical reproductions for National Parks, Parks Canada.
1988-89   Created a World Globe, Grain Products, Waterfall, Children’s Museum of Manitoba, Winnipeg,
1988     Facilitator, group sculpture, National Landscape Architect’s Conference, Winnipeg, MB.
1987-88   Contract work, Art department; CBC and Telefilm Can.
1986     Workshops, Winnipeg Art Gallery, and Children’s Museum of Manitoba
1985-87   Participant; Artist in the Schools program; Manitoba Arts Council