Enriching the Arts

Barbara J. West, BA, ASA, SCA


www.barbarajwestart.com

Barbara J. West, Crime Scene.

Barbara J. West, Crime Scene.

Barbara J. West, Endure

Barbara J. West, Endure.

Barbara J. West, Myths We Live By.

Barbara J. West, Myths We Live By.

 


 

The first few years of my art practice were devoted to achieving beauty in my work. Eventually, I realized art can be an expression of social and political issues which include aspects of my previous working life and my current family experiences. While I still strive for aesthetics in my work, it has become much more engaging to look at art as an avenue of discourse.

Education

  • BA (Honours) Degree in Embroidered Textiles, Julia Caprara School of   Textile Arts and Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom, 2011
  • Master of Science Degree in   Organization Development, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California,   1978
  • BA (Honours) Geography, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta,   1972

Selected Juried and Curated Group Exhibitions 2009-2013 2013

  • Hanging by a Thread, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Artist’s Choice, Elected ASA members exhibition Ruberto Ostberg   Gallery, Calgary, AB (juried)
  • Burgess Shale Project, Travelling Exhibition Program, Alberta Society of Artists 2012
  • Elected Members Juried Exhibition, Society of Canadian Artists, The   Halifax Club, Halifax, N.S.
  • Hidden Places, Hidden Spaces, Prism Exhibition Group, Mall Galleries, Trafalgar Square, London, England   (juried)
  • Fibreworks, Alberta Society of Artists, Lougheed House, Calgary   (juried)
  • Best of the West Trunk Show, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Canada-Wide Travelling Exhibition 2012 – 2014   2011
  • Bow Valley Fibrearts, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette
  • Up Close :: In Detail, Prism Exhibition Group, Mall Galleries,   Trafalgar Square, London, England (juried)
  • Pulse: Alberta Society of Artists at 80 Years, Triangle Gallery of   Visual Arts, Calgary, curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette 2010
  • Evolve – Evoke – Expand Headlines, Prism Exhibition Group, Mall   Galleries, Trafalgar Square, London, England (juried)
  • Artist’s Choice, Alberta Society of Artists, Lougheed House, Calgary (juried) 2009
  • Headlines, Prism Exhibition Group, Mall Galleries, Trafalgar Square,   London, England (juried) • Synthesis, Cumberland Gallery, Studio Art Quilts   Associates, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Port Moody Wearable Arts Awards, Port Moody, British Columbia
  • Annual Juried Show, Canmore Artists and Artisans Gallery, Canmore,   AB

Awards/Recognition

  • 2012 Individual Artistic Achievement Award, Mayor’s Awards for Arts   and Culture, Canmore, Alberta
  • 2009 Canada Council for the Arts and Alberta Creative Development Initiative Grant Artist Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts
  • 2008 Nominee, Individual Artistic Achievement Category, Mayor’s Awards   for Arts and Culture, Canmore, Alberta Artist Residency at the Banff Centre   for the Arts Professional Associations (Member since) 2004 Alberta Society of   Artists (juried)
  • 2005 Society of Canadian Artists (juried)
  • 2007 Studio Art Quilt Associates (juried)
  • USA Prism (juried) – UK Voluntary Positions Held: 2012 President,   Alberta Society of Artists
  • 2008 – 2010 Western Region Representative, Society of Canadian Artists   Recent Publications
  • 2011 Alberta Society of Artists 80th Anniversary, Pulse, Triangle   Gallery of Visual Arts July 7-August 24, 2011, Calgary

ASA and TREX Address

Crossroads Art Centre
#305 - 1235 26th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1R7
ASA Phone: (403) 265-0012
TREX Phone: (403) 262-4669

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