Resumé

EXHIBITIONS, STUDIO TOURS & FESTIVALS

2018

May - Artfest, Toronto Distillery District
July - Artfest Kingston
July - Fantasy In The Forest.
Aug - Canal Fest, Merrickville ON
Aug - Art In Strathcona Park, Ottawa.
Sept - Sundance Artisan Show, Maberly ON
Nov - Nepean Sportsplex Christmas Show.
Dec - Artfest Kingston, Christmas Crafts Show

2017

May - Artfest, Port Credit
July - Artfest Kingston
July - Stewart Park Festival, Perth.
Aug - Canal Fest, Merrickville ON
Aug - Art In Strathcona Park, Ottawa.
Sept - Sundance Artisan Show, Maberly ON
Nov - Nepean Sportsplex Christmas Show.
Dec - Ottawa Christmas Crafts Show

2016

Nov - Nepean Sportsplex Christmas Show
Sept -  Sundance Artisan Show, Maberly ON
July - Stewart Park Festival, Perth ON
July - Artfest Kingston
June - Beaches Arts & Crafts Show. Toronto.
April -  Sir Wilfred Laurier H.S. ORLEANS;

2015

Nov- Holly & Ivy tiArts Fair
Aug - Mallorytown Village Fair
July - Perth-Stewart Park Music Festival
June - Kingston-Artfest Canada Day weekend
May - Art Show at the Doner Studio
May - Rockport-tiARTS (1000 Islands Arts) Spring Show

2014

Nov - Sportsplex Christmas Show, Nepean
Aug - Mallorytown Village Fair
July - Perth-Stewart Park Music Festiva
June - Kingston-Artfest Canada Day weekend
May - Rockport-tiARTS (1000 Islands Arts) Spring Show

2013

Nov - Kingston-Portsmouth Craft show
Nov - Kingston-Canadian Forces Craft show
Aug - Mallorytown Village Fair
Aug - Merrickville Canalfest
July - Perth-Stewart Park Music Festival
July - Bath-Canada Day Festival
May - Rockport-tiARTS (1000 Islands Arts)Spring Show

2012

Nov - Cornwall-Hertiage Valley Craft Show
Sept - Lyndhurst–Turkey Festival
Aug - Mallorytown Village Fair
Aug - Merrickville Canalfest
July - Bath-Canada Day Festival; 1812 Celebration
June - Brockville-Wine & Cheese Festival

2011

Nov-Dec. A County Home Christmas, 1000 Islands Artists Studio Tour,
Nov - Prescott; South Grenville High School Exhibition
Nov - Athens; Athens High School Craft Exhibition.
Sept - Lyndhurst; Lyndhurst Turkey Fair.
Sept - Mallorytown Village Festiva.
Sept - Canal Festival, Merrickville.
July - Bath, Canada Day Fair.
June - Brockville, Wine & Food Festival.

CRAFT & EXHIBITIONS PRIOR TO 2003

-Toronto “One of a Kind”, 25+ years, the largest craft show in Canada.
-Toronto Spring “One of a Kind”, 10+ years.
-Ottawa Christmas Craft Show, 25+ years, now “Originals-Christmas Show”
-Ottawa Spring Show, 12 years.
-Perth Studio Tour, 5 years, 1997-2001, as guest Artist
-Buckhorn Fall Craft Sale, 20+ years
-Nepean Christmas Craft Show, 20+ years
Town Festivals and smaller craft exhibitions attended in Ontario from 1975-2002; over 250.

MAJOR WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:

1984- Greenville, North Carolina, USA; Held at Wake Forest University. 5 days.
International Association of Leather Artisans. Various workshops on design, function and color. Participants from over 20 countries were in attendance.

Haliburton school of Fine Art, Ontario. 5 days. Leather art in Sculpture.

Workshop in forming and colouring techniques of various leather.

1982- Ashland, Tennessee, USA; International Association of Leather Artisans. 4 days.
Workshops in design and production techniques of leather bags.

1980- Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. New Hampshire League of Crafts. 5 days.
Workshops in design, and colouring techniques of leather.

1978- Weekend workshop at St. Lawrence College, Kingston. Forming and colouring with acrylic dyes.

1977- Weekend workshop at Mohawk College, Hamilton. Design and forming leather as sculpture.

Voyageur Bags

SPECIAL PROJECTS & EVENTS:

2008 Leather Replica Bags for Television Documentary 'Destination Nor’Ouest'.

I designed and produced 12 old style Voyageur bags, one for each re-enactor.. TVQ took a film crew and 12 modern Voyageurs on a 100 day excursion from northern Alberta to the coast of B.C. to recreate the experience of the original 1792 expedition path taken by Alexander MacKenzie.

The bags were not props, but actually used daily and seen in 7 of the 9 episodes.

leo bag voyageu fr1998 Ottawa Spring show. I appeared on the CJOH-TV morning talk show in a 12 minute feature about professional crafts people.

1987-89 I designed and created special 3-ring Leather Binders as award gifts for the Department of External Affairs. They were decorated with the logo of External Affairs.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rt. Hon. Joe Clark gave them to leaders of winning corporations as gifts for exporting excellence. A total of 51 binders were made over 3 years.

1981 Ontario Craft Council touring Art show. A briefcase with an unusual snakeskin appliqué was part of a touring art exhibition that traveled to various town galleries for three months.