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 ANN  WILLSIE




  EDUCATION

  •  2018 - FCA Manning Park Plein Air Retreat
  •  2015  Suzanne Northcott Mentorship, Naramata, B.C.
  • 2015  Oasis Art Symposium, Kelowna, B.C.
  •  2014  FCA Workshops, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C. 
  •  1996 – 1998 Kwantlen University College – Fine Arts Program – Dean’s Honour Roll

  SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2021 - "Guardians of Eternity - Peachland Art Gallery - solo exhibition
  • 2020 - "Guardians of Eternity" - Armstrong Spallumcheen Art Gallery (postponed)
  • 2018 - Parrsboro  Creative, Parrsboro Nova Scotia - solo exhibition 
  • 2017 - "21 days of light" - Vernon Public Art Gallery
  • 2016 - "Grassroots - Summerland Art Gallery, Summerland, B.C.
  • 2015 - “Last Night I Dreamed” - Beaumont Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.  
  • 2015 - “Last Night I Dreamed” – Place Des Arts, Coquitlam, B.C. 



  SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 - Harmony Arts Festival West Vancouver - juried show
  • 2019 - West Fine Art Show - Cloverdale Rodeo and Stampede, Cloverdale, B.C.
  • 2018 - Peninsula Art League Internation Open Juried show - Gig Harbour Washington
  • 2019 & 2018 - Discover Art in the Valley Kelowna, B.C.
  • 2019 - 2015  - Lake Country Art Walk
  • 2017 - "Progressions" - Peachland Art Gallery, Peachland, B.C. (2 person show)
  • 2017 - "Progressions" - Armstrong Art Gallery, Armstrong, B.C. (2 person show)
  • 2016 - "3 Plein Airs" - Peachland Art Gallery, Peachland, B.C (3 person show)
  • 2016 & 2015 - Harmony Arts Festival West Vancouver - juried show
  • 2013 - Silk Purse Gallery – “Tides and Leaves”  (2 person show)  West Vancouver


  PUBLICATIONS

 2018 - Art Avenue - FCA Publication Nov/Dec 2018 - Artists Residencies
 2016 - Imago  Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection - 2016
 2015 - FCA Art Avenue Publication - "Studio Life" - Sept/Oct 2015
​ 2015 - FCA Art Avenue Publication - "A Painting in the Life"  July/Aug 2015
 2015 - Artists of B.C. Volume IV
 2013 - Nudes for Breast Cancer Awareness, Leighdon Gallery, Vancouver


  AWARDS

     2021 - FCA Signature Medal Show - Bronze Award for "Summer's Day on the River"
     2021 - FCA-COC Oasis Show - "Best in show" for "Walk at Sunrise" 
     2020 - "Best Water" Award Plein Air Magazine for "West Coast Waves"
     2020 - FCA 365/Calendar - "Overlooking the Fields" featured in 2021 FCA Official Calendar
     2020 - McDonald Realty Kelowna Calendar - "Deep in the Woods" featured in 2021 Calendar
     2019 - FCA Signature Medal Show - Vancouver - Bronze medal for "Down Memory Lane"
     2019 - FCA-COC - Oasis - 2nd place/landscape award - "The Apple Orchard" 
     2019 - Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival - Honorable Mention for "View to the Valley" 
     2018 - FCA-COC - Autumn Gallery - 3rd place award for "Road to Coldstream"
     2018 - Harmony Arts Festival Plein Air Event - West Vancouver, B.C. - Honorable Mention for "Morning on the Ridge"
     2018 - FCA Vancouver "Smaller, Smaller..." - 2nd prize for "Shuswap Valley"
     2018 - Peninsula Art League Open International Juried Show - Gig Harbour Washington - "Morning Reflections' 
     2018 - FCA 365/Calendar - "Wildflowers IV" featured in 2019 FCA Official Calendar
     2018 - "Elora Plein air Festival " - first price award for "The Hidden Spot"
     2018 - "FCA Bloom" juried exhibition - Granville Island - Honourable Mention for "Summer's Song II"     
     2017 - "FCA Oasis" National Art Show - First Place Landscape award for "Flooded Fields"
     2017 - "Ode to Oils" juried exhibition Granville Island - Honourable Mention for "Icelandic Poppies
     2017 - "Bloom" FCA juried exhibition Granville Island - 2nd place award for "Apple Blossoms"
     2016 - Bragg Creek Plein Air Festival - 2nd place winner
     2016 - FCA "A.I.R.S." juried exhibition Granville Island - Honorable Mention for "Nasturtiums II"    
     2016 - FCA "Cancon" juried exhibition Granville Island - 2nd Place Award for "Imagine"
     2016 and 2015 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Plein Aire Challenge – 1st prize   


  RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
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 2020/2021

     FCA Plein Air Retreat - Flying U Ranch, 70 Mile House B.C. - Instructor
     Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival - Virtual live streaming plein air competition
     Paint on the Mountain  - Plein Air Competition

2019 

       Parrsboro International Plein Air event - June 20  - 24th, 2019 - Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
       The West Fine Art Show at Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair - May 16-20, 2019 - Cloverdale, B.C.


  2018

      Bragg Creek Plein Air Festival - Bragg Creek, Alberta
      Elora Plein Air Festival, Elora , Ontario
      Parrsboro Creative Artist Residence - Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

  2017

       Mackie Lake House Artist in Residence , Vernon, B.C. 
       Bragg Creek Plein air Festival, Alberta
       Mini Residency - Federation Gallery, Granville Island, B.C.
       Van Dusen Plein Air Challenge and show

 2016
  • Bragg Creek Plein Air Festival
  • Van Dusen Plein Air Challenge


  2015 
  • Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Plein Aire Challenge 
  • Art Battle Kelowna
  • Federation of Canadian Artists, COC Chapter Kelowna – Oil painting Demonstration