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EDUCATION

• Master of Fine Arts (Painting), University of Calgary, Canada 198
• Alberta College of Art, graduate with Distinction (Painting), Canada 1981-1985
• Bachelor of Arts, (Psychology & Fine Art), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 1968

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

• War Brides and Flyboys: Leaving Canada for Love, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mt. Hope/Hamilton, Ontario, 2015
• Trees Heeft een Canadees (Teresa has a Canadian): Dutch War Brides, The Military Museums, Calgary, 2015
• War Brides: One-Way Passage, Red Deer Museum+ Art Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta, 2014
• Canadian War Brides: a one way passage to love, Nationaal bevrijdingsmuseum,
(National Liberation Museum), Groesbeek, The Netherlands, 2013
• Army Dreamers, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, 2013
• One-way Passage, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada 2011/12
• Leap of Faith, Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 2011
• War Brides, Bruce County Museum, Southampton, Ontario 2010/2011
• Leap of Faith, Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2010
• War Brides, Pima Museum, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., 2010
• One-Way Passage, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2009/10
• One-Way Passage, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Moose Jaw, SK, 2008
• War Brides: One-Way Passage, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, B.C., Canada 2008
• Portraits of an Era, Canadian War Museum (Museum of Civilization), Ottawa, ON, 2007
• War Brides, The Rooms Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s, NFLD, 2006
• Portraits in Sepia, Diefenbaker Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 2006
• One-Way Passage, Kelowna Art Gallery, British Columbia, 2005
• One-Way Passage, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, AB. 2005
• Articulations (with poet Fred Wah), Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, 1998
• Heavy Water, Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, 1996
• Museum of Modern Art, Nizhnevartovsk, Russia, 1993
• Carousel, Stride Gallery, Calgary, 1989
• Surface Tension, Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, 1989
• Oil on Water (MFA Thesis Exhibition), Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, AB. 1987

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

• Creative Obsession, The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta, 2015
• Still Burning, PASSAGE Art Space, Calgary, 2014 (curated)
• Portraiture, The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta, 2014 (curated)
• Pulse, Triangle Gallery of the Visual Arts, Calgary, 2011 (curated)
• Gallery Without Walls, Art Gallery of Calgary, AB, 2009 (curated)
• Home Body, Profiles Public Art Gallery, St. Albert, Alberta, 2007
• Lines of Communication, The Prairie Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta 2006
• Ordinary Canadians in Extraordinary Times, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, 2005
• ARS Poetica, The Prairie Gallery, Grande Prairie, AB, 2003
• Image, Script and HyperText, Art Gallery of Calgary, 2001
• Kaleidoscope, WG Kunst/WG Expozaal, Amsterdam, Holland (2000/1999, travelling)
Kaleidoscope, National Museum of Fine Arts, Ostrava, Czech Republic
• Hands That Shape, The Works ‘99, Edmonton/Triangle Gallery, Calgary, 1999
• Do It, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary (Independent Curators of New York), 1998
• Celebrating a Legacy, Edmonton Art Gallery, 1998
• Mysteries of the Flesh, (international/curated), Dome Tower, Calgary, 1995
• Survey of Western Canadian Art, Galerie Pallas, Prague, Czech Republic, 1993
• Fusion International, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum, Japan, 1992
• Alberta Vision, Tokyo, Japan (Canadian Embassy), 1991
• Avenues of Acquaintance, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, 1991
• The Figure, Drawn, The Burnaby Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 1991
• The Human Condition, Edmonton Art Gallery, 1990
• The Arts in a Multi-Cultural Setting, Indian International Centre, New Delhi, India (travelling)
& Visva-Bharati University, West Bengal, India, 1986

COLLECTIONS

• Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
• Glenbow Museum, Calgary
• Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton
• Calgary Allied Art Foundation (Civic Collection)
• Olga Havel Foundation, Prague, Czech Republic
• City of Nizhnevartovsk, Russia
• University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton
• Foothills Hospital, Calgary
• Cold Lake Regional Hospital, Cold Lake, Alberta
• Lethbridge Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, Alberta
• Esso Resources Canada
• British Petroleum
• Private Collections

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY/REVIEWS/DOCUMENTATION

• The Canadian Women’s Calendar: Herstory 2015, Dutch War Brides (portraits), pp. 66 – 69
• Carruthers, C., Artist pays tribute to war brides, Rocky Mountain Outlook, Banff, AB, Jan. 15, 2015, p. 34
• Giffen, P., Award Recipient, Bev Tosh: No Voyage Home, Catalyst (magazine), Alberta College of Art +Design, 2014/15, pp. 60 & 61
• Dave Congalton Show (feature interview), KVEC AM 920 Radio, San Luis Ibispo, California, USA, Nov. 18, 2014
• ArtBeat (feature interview), CKUA Radio, Edmonton, Alberta, May 12, 2014
• Jansen, T., Canadian War Brides, DUTCH (magazine), Issue 13 Sept./Oct. 2013, pp. 12-13
• Reformatorisch Dagblad (Dutch National newspaper) article, June 28, 2013
• historyextra.com, online BBC History magazine, June 16, 2013
• Image Gallery http://www.historyextra.com/gallery/war-brides
• Radio Gelderland, Netherlands provincial radio, 30 minute interview, June 10, 2013
• Spijkers met Koppen, Netherlands national radio, 8 minute interview, June 8, 2013
• Gelderland, Netherlands provincial television, 1.5 min. news item, June 6, 2013
• De Gelderlander, provincial newspaper, 2 page article /pictures, June 6, 2013
• Radio Groesbeek, Netherlands local radio, 3 minute interview, June 4, 2013
• McLean, Stephen, Alberta Primetime TV Documentary, February 2013
• Guthrie, A, ‘War Brides’ from World War II, Arts, The Calgary Journal, Jan. 2013, p. 32
• Goruk, K., War brides’ story comes to life, Daily Herald Tribune, Grande Prairie, AB, Dec. 16, 2011, B1 -8
• McCoy, H., Artistic Tension, Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta, July 9, 2011, C1&2
• Brown, A, Portraits Reveal World, Daily Record, Glasgow, Scotland,5/10/11, p26-7
• Ross, F, War Bride Art Exhibition Comes Full Circle, Taranaki Daily News, New Zealand, April 16, 2011, pp. 5-6
• Redekop, B., Love and War, Winnipeg Free Press, Arts, September 14, 2010
• Regan, M., Footnotes in History (Visual Arts Review), Tucson Weekly, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., June 10 – 16, 2010, p. 27
• Berenyi, V., Love and War, Calgary Herald, November 8, 2009, B1 & 2
• CTV News Feature (One-Way Passage exhibition), Calgary, AB, Nov. 6, 2009
• Brandon, Dr. Laura, Historian, Art & War, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, (essay for War Brides: One-Way Passage. 2008. Reprinted, 2009.)
• Hawthorn, T., Exhibit celebrates war brides,The Globe and Mail, May 7, 2008, S3
• Dedyna, K., A long way for love…, Times Colonist, [Victoria], May 8, 2008, C1
• Les heroines de l’hombre, Gazette DES FEMMES, Quebec, Sept/Oct. 2007, p 47
• Richardson, B., Memory Train, Reader’s Digest, November 2007, p. 62
• Global National TV News, interview by Hannah Boudreau [Ottawa], May 13, 2007
• Calgarian’s war brides colour war museum, Calgary Herald, May 12, 2007, C3
• Gessell, Paul, War brides in two countries inspired art exhibit, Times Colonist [Victoria, BC], May 12, 2007, B8/Front
• CBC Radio, All in an Afternoon, interview with Adrian Harewood, Ottawa 05/10/07
• Regard sur ces femmes d’ailleurs…, Le Droit, [Ottawa], May 10, 2007, p 37
• CBC-TV National News, Ottawa, May 9, 2007
• CBC TV National Feature ‘On the Road Again’ (with Wayne Rostad), Nov. 9, 2006
• Sharpe, C., The Wake of a War Bride, 23-min. documentary video (war bride art), 2006
• Kokott, A., Plywood provides canvas to portray… Calgary Herald, July 4, 2006, B3
• Edwards S., Brides on a Shelf, The Telegram, [St. John’s, NL], May 12, 2006 p. B1
• Global TV News, Saskatoon, May 6, 2006
• Polachic, D., One-Way Passage: Exhibit pays tribute to Canadian war brides, Saskatoon Sun, [Saskatoon, SK.], April 30, 2006 p. 3
• CBC News, March 8, 2006
• CTV News (interview), March 6, 2006,
• Global TV News, Saskatoon, March 4, 2006
• Bly, David, Second World War tore families apart, Calgary Herald, Feb. 19, 2006, p. B6
• CBC TV News, interview with Mike Vernon, Feb. 8, 2006 (Calgary)
• CBC NewsWorld (National), Feb. 9, 2006
• Priegert, P., Bev Tosh, Galleries West, Spring 2006, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 28
• Laviolette, M-B, An Alberta Chronicle: Adventures in Recent and Contemporary Art, Altitude Publishing, 2005, pp. 437-438
• Shaw TV interview with Lara Hurrell, Sept. 23 & 30, 2005, Calgary
• Sanders, H., Honouring War Brides, Legacy Magazine [Edmonton], W 2003, p 22-28

AWARDS, GRANTS, HONOURS

• Visual Arts & New Media Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2014
• Alumni Professional Development Award (Enbridge), Alberta College of Art & Design, 2014
• Alumni Legacy Award, Alberta College of Art & Design, 2014
• Cultural Relations Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2013
• Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
• Canada Council Travel Grant, 2011
• Visual Arts & New Media Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2011
• Canada Council ACDI Grant, 2010
• Integrity Award, Rotary Club of Calgary, 2010
• Canada Council ACDI Grant, 2007
• Visual Arts Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2007
• Woman of Vision Award (Arts & Culture), Global Television & YWCA, 2006
• Alberta Centennial Medal (Arts), Government of Alberta, 2006
• Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA), inducted 2006
• Visual Arts Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts 2005
• Lieutenant Governor’s Celebration of Arts Pin, Saskatchewan, 2005
• Visual Arts Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts 2003
• Impresario Award, Calgary Region Arts Foundation, 2003
• Distinguished Alumni Award of Excellence, Alberta College of Art & Design, 2002
• Visual Arts Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts 2001
• Multi-Disciplinary Arts Award, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 1997
• Visual Arts Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 1994 & 1992
• Endowment Award, Celebration of Women in The Arts, Edmonton, 1988
• The Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarship, 1987
• Province of Alberta Prize, Minister of Advanced Education, 1985
• Alberta College of Art Travel Scholarship, 1984 (London, England to study the figure in post-secondary art institutions: Spade, Royal College of Art, Royal Academy of Art)
• Louise McKinley Post-Secondary Scholarship, Alberta Heritage Fund, 1983 & 1985

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

• President, Burns Visual Arts Society of Calgary (Canada’s Oldest Studio Co-operative), 2008-2015, 2003-2005
• Juror, Alberta Heritage Scholarships (Post-Secondary Arts), 1997-2015
• Guest Artist Lecture, Public Library, London, 2014
• Guest Artist Lecture, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2011
• Guest Artist Lecture, Women’s Library, Glasgow, 2011
• Presenter, Narrative Symposium, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, 2010
• Guest Lecture, Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand, 2009
• Visiting Artist (graduate students and faculty), Otago School of Art, Dunedin, NZ, 2009
• Guest Artist, Canadian Association for Women’s Public History Conference, 2009
• Keynote presenter, Art of the Peace Symposium, Grande Prairie, AB, 2009
• Juror, Alberta Foundation for the Arts – Acquisitions, 2008
• Artist’s Lecture, The Rooms Museum, St. John’s, Newfoundland, 2006
• Guest Speaker, Canadian Immigration Ceremony, St. John’s, Newfoundland, 2006
• Guest Lecture, U of S (History 2133, Social History during WW II), 2006
• Juror, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, 2002 & 2004
• Visiting Artist Lecture, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, 2003
• Advisory Board Member Red Deer College, 2001 to 2005
• Faculty, Alberta College of Art& Design, (Drawing, Anatomy & Senior Seminar) 1988-2002
• Education Chair, Alberta Society of Artists, 1997 – 2005
• Faculty, University of Calgary (Drawing, Painting & Independent Studies), 1988-1998
• Juror (Multi-Disciplinary), Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, 1998
• Guest Instructor, Arctic College (Nunatta Campus), Iqaluit, N.T. 1994 & 1992