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 ANN  WILLSIE

  EDUCATION

  •   2015  Suzanne Northcott Mentorship, Naramata, B.C.
  •   2015  Oasis Art Symposium, Kelowna, B.C.
  •   2014  FCA Workshops, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C. 
  •   2011  Todd Clark Workshops, Gibsons, B.C.
  •  1996 – 1998 Kwantlen University College – Fine Arts Program – Dean’s Honour Roll

  SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 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. 
  • 2009 - “Pacific Madrone” – Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons, B.C.



  SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017 - "Aboard the Pendozi" Fine Art Exhibition - West Kelowna, B.C.
  • 2017 - "BC Plein Air" Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Show - Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver
  • 2017 - "Thompson Nicola National Art Show" Kamloops, B.C.
  • 2017 - "Progressions" - Peachland Art Gallery, Peachland, B.C. (2 person show)
  • 2017 - "Progressions" - Armstrong Art Gallery, Armstrong, B.C. (2 person show)
  • 2016 - A.I.R.S. - FCA Granville Island juried show
  • 2016 - "3 Plein Airs" - Peachland Art Gallery, Peachland, B.C (3 person show)
  • 2016 - Harmony Arts Festival West Vancouver - juried show
  • 2016 -  "Thompson Nicola National Art Show "- Kamloops, B.C. 
  • 2016 -  Lake Country Artwalk Juried Show , Lake Country, B.C.
  • 2015 - Lake Country Artwalk Juried Show, Lake Country, B.C. 
  • 2015 -Peachland Art Gallery- Artists in Studio and juried FCA-COC chapter show 
  • 2015 - Harmony Arts Festival West Vancouver– Juried Art Market and Group Exhibition
  • 2015 - Oasis – FCA Juried Exhibition Kelowna , B.C. 
  • 2013Silk Purse Gallery – “Tides and Leaves”  (2 person show)  West Vancouver


  PUBLICATIONS

  2016

  • Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection - 2016
  • Art Avenue - FCA Publication Sept./Oct 2016 - "In the Studio"

  2015 
  • Art Avenue – FCA Publication July/August 2015 – “A Painting in the Life Of” Article
  • Artists of B.C. Volume 4 
 
  2013

  • Nudes for Breast Cancer Awareness, Leighdon Gallery, Vancouver


  AWARDS

     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   
     2014FCA Oasis– Honourable Mention 
     2014 •Opus Plein Air Competition - 3rd Place
     2013Art Battle Finals live painting completion – Vancouver 
     2013Art Battle #54 Vancouver 2nd Place
     2003Arts Council of Surrey –3rd Place


  RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  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
  • Opus Granville Island Workshop and Opus Kelowna Workshop
  • Van Dusen Plein Air Challenge
  • Opus Kelowna Plein air Challenge

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