JANE A. EVANS

LANDSCAPE ARTIST

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portrait of Jane Evans in studio REPRESENTED BY:

Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting (SK NAC)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2016 – Jane A. Evans: Land, Light, and Trees, Hues Art Supply, Saskatoon, SK
2015 – Artist of the Month for Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting,
Cathedral Village Freehouse Restaurant, Regina, SK
2014 – Customer Showcase, Art Placement Supplies, Saskatoon, SK
2012 – Fresh Prospects, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
2009 – Land and Light, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
2002 – Land and Light, TextileContexT Studio, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
1998 – Artist of the Month, Mendel Civic Art Gallery Shop, Saskatoon, SK
1995 – Peaceful Places, Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
1973 to 1994 – various solo exhibitions in SK and MI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2016 – Plein Air Painters’ Group Exhibition, Hues Art Supplies, Saskatoon, SK
2105 – Our Prairie in Fibre, Curated Exhibition , Affinity Gallery, Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatoon. SK
2014 – Birds and Their Environs, Invitational Exhibition, Corner Books, Minneapolis, MN
2013 – Trees and Leaves, Invitational Exhibition, Corner Books, Minneapolis, MN
The Jury’s Out, Affinity Gallery, Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatoon, SK
2007-2012 – Represented by The McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK (gallery closed when owners retired)
2011 – Root, Branch, Twig and Flower, Curated Exhibition, Affinity Gallery, Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatoon, SK
2009 – Unity and Diversity, Juried Exhibition, Canadian Craft Federation, Sixth International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, South Korea
1979, ’80, ’84, ’89, ’91, 1994-2000, 2002-2006, 2008, 2009 – Dimensions, Juried Exhibition, Saskatchewan Craft Council, Provincial/National Tours
2002 – The Fresh Connection, two-person exhibition, Saskatchewan Craft Gallery, Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatoon, SK
2001 – Small Expressions 2001, Handweavers Guild of America, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO
1999 – Uncommon Threads, Curated Exhibition, A Show of Hands Contemporary Craft Gallery, Toronto, ON
1997 – In Touch with Fibers, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH
1996 – Textile Traditions/New Dimensions, a 4-person show, Raindance Gallery, Portland, OR
1994-’95 – Small Expressions ’94, Handweavers Guild of America, International Tour of U.S.A. and Taiwan
1973 -’94 – Numerous exhibitions, including Instructors’ Exhibitions at weavers’ conferences across Canada and U.S.A.

EDUCATION

2016 – studied painting with Albert Handell, Sedona, AZ
2014, 2013 – studied acrylic painting with Bonnie Cutts, Minneapolis, MN
2012 – studied acrylic painting with Cathy Carey, Escondido, CA
1972- ’73, 85-’88 – B.F.A. classes, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
1985 – Master Weaver Certification, Guild of Canadian Weavers
1969 – B.Ed., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1968 – B.A., English Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison

AWARDS AND HONOURS (selected)

1995-2009- seven Awards for Excellence, Dimensions, juried exhibition, Saskatchewan Craft Council
2008 – Honorary Diploma from The Cultural Foundation of the World Federation of Free Latvians, for writing the book A Joy Forever, Latvian Weaving; Traditional and Modified Uses
2006 – member of SOFA (Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art) Exposition Trade Mission, Canadian Consulate, Chicago, IL
2002, ’03, ’05 – Saskatchewan Arts Board Award for Innovation in Craft, Dimensions, juried exhibition, Saskatchewan Craft Council
1999 & 2003 – juried publication in Fiberarts Design Book series, Lark Books
1998 – Nominee, Jean A. Chalmers National Crafts Award
1996 – Nominee, Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Canadian Crafts
1995 – three awards, including “Best of Show Award”, Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, Edmonton, Alberta
1992 – two Merit Awards for Book A Joy Forever, Latvian Weaving, Midwest Independent Publishers’ Association, U.S.A.
1991 – Premier’s Award (fabric component), Dimensions, juried exhibition, Saskatchewan Craft Council
1980-’91 – Awards at juried exhibitions in Canada and the U.S.A.
1986, 1987 – Canada Council grants
1976 – Saskatchwan Arts Board Grant

COLLECTIONS

Permanent Collections of Saskatchewan Arts Board; Saskatchewan Craft Council; City of Regina, SK; City of North Battleford, SK; numerous private and business collections in North America, Europe, and Australia

PUBLICATIONS BY THE ARTIST

Book – A Joy Forever: Latvian Weaving, Traditional and Modified Uses (1991, Dos Tejedoras Publishing, St. Paul, MN)
Weaving articles – over 50 articles appearing since 1974 in over a dozen publications on art and/or weaving

PUBLICATIONS ABOUT THE ARTIST (selected)

Herstory, 2005-The Canadian Women’s Calendar; Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot 1/00, 7/86; Handwoven, 3/96; Western People, 7/93; Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Bulletin, 6/92; Craft Factor, SK. Craft Council, Fall/02; Winter/92, Fall/91, Summer/86; Star-Phoenix Newspaper, Saskatoon, SK, 12/02, 9/95, 7/93, 10/92, 5/86

PUBLICATIONS INCLUDING ARTIST’S WORK

The Country Register, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Kipling, SK, cover image, April/May, 2017; The Best of Weavers’ – Summer and Winter Plus, XRX Pub., 2010;  Herstory, 2005-The Canadian Women’s Calendar;  Fiberarts Design Book Seven, Lark Books, 2003;  The Best of Weavers’ – Twill Thrills, XRX Pub., 2004;  The Best of Weaver’s – Thick ‘n Thin, XRX Pub., 2001;  Fiberarts Design Book Six, Lark Books, 1999;  Weaving Contemporary Rag Rugs, Heather Allen, 1998;  8, 12, 20 – An Introduction to Multi-shaft Weaving, Kathryn Wertenberger, 1988;  Embroidery Canada, 9/95;  Geometric Design in Weaving, Else Regensteiner, 1986

ITINERANT TEACHING ACTIVITIES (1972-2003)

Role: Keynote Speaker, Workshop Instructor, Seminar Leader, Lecturer at Conferences, Guilds, Schools & Galleries across Canada and the U.S.A.
Major Conferences (selected): Convergence (attendance from 20+ countries); Complex Weavers Seminars; Florida Tropical Weavers’ Guild; Intermountain Weavers’ Conference; Michigan League of Weavers; Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association; Midwest Weavers’; NW Assoc. of Weavers’ Guilds; Ontario Handweavers and Spinners

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (selected past and current)

Artists in Canada;  CAR/FAC (Canadian Artists Representation); Canadian Crafts Council (Provincial Representative, 1980);   Complex Weavers; Handweavers Guild of America (Canadian Regional Representative, 1983-90); Guild of Canadian Weavers (President, 1996); Saskatchewan Craft Council (Chairman, 1980); Shoestring Gallery Artists’ Cooperative (later AKA), Saskatoon, SK (1972-1978)

JUROR
Regional and international weaving exhibitions, Canadian Master Weaver program, Saskatchewan Arts Board Awards  

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