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Simon Wroot

Curriculum Vitae, July 2015

EXHIBITIONS – Solo

2014    “Remnants of Community”, Betzalel Arts, Calgary Jewish Community Centre

2013    “Remnants of Community”   Essentia, Kensington, Calgary, Alberta

2012    “Portraits of Place”   Evanesence Gallery, High River, Alberta

2008-2011  “Remnants of Community”   Alberta Foundation for the Arts - Travelling Exhibition Program,  October 2008 to October 2011, 29 locations, including 3 presentations

2008    “Remnants of Community”   Discovery Gallery, Alberta Craft Council

EXHIBITIONS – group  curated

 2011-2013 “Intangible cultural assets reflections of Korea”, with Crys Harse, Linda Chow,  Kari Woo,  Alberta Foundation for the Arts – Travelling Exhibition Program,            

            11 locations around Alberta

2013    “Seeing Red”, Juried, Betzalel Arts, Calgary Jewish Community Centre

2010    “Intangible cultural assets – reflections of Korea”, with Crys Harse, Linda Chow, Kari Woo, Discovery Gallery, Alberta Craft Council

EXHIBITIONS – Juried

2015    “A Second Look”, Self Juried, Arts Underground, Yukon Arts Society, with Shiela Alexandrovich, Helen O”Connor, Leslie Leong, Marlene Collins, Jeanine Baker

2011    In The Red”,  Feature Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton

2000    Leading Edges”, Feature Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton

2000    “Speculations”, Feature Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton

1999    “Tea For The Taking”, Feature Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton

 

EXHIBITIONS – group, invitation and open

2015     'Western Art Gallery" Calgary Stampede, Calgary

2014    “Well In Hand”, Alberta Craft Council Gallery

2014    “Continuum”, Feature Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton

2014    “Fusion2014”, Betzalel Arts, Calgary Jewish Community Centre 

2014    “Tradition 2014”, Betzalel Arts, Calgary Jewish Community Centre 

2013    “Western Art Gallery”, Calgary Stampede, Calgary 

2013    “Connections 2013”, Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary 

2013    “Tradition 2013”, Betzalel Arts, Calgary Jewish Community Centre 

2012    “Fusion 2012”, Betzalel Arts, Calgary Jewish Community Centre 

2012    “Recipients”,  Alberta Craft Council Award Winners, Feature Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton

2010    “Thirty”, Feature Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton

2000    “Cover Stories”, Feature Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton

1999    “Culture In The Making”, Alberta Craft Council  exhibition, Art Walk, Mount Royal Village, Calgary 

1992    “Production”, Lewton-Brain Fontans Centre For Jewelry Studies, (5 production artists) 

1997    “Paul Braid, Terry McCue, Patricia Prince, Simon Wroot”, Oppertshauser  Gallery, Stony Plain Alberta

 

COMMISSIONS

2015    "Our House", Temple B’nai Tikvah, Calgary, commemorative miniature landscape   

2014    "Saskatoon House", Dr. T. Yu, Miniature Landscape

2014    Saron Lutheran Church, Carroll, Miniature Landscape

2011    "Ann Richens Memorial Tiara", Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance, Ohio

2009    "Maureen  Hall  Presentation Tiara", Championship presentation tiara for  Women’s Dance categories, “The Worlds Irish Dance Championships”

2006    26 Framed ‘Places’ Series, (mountain scenes): Speaker’s Gifts, Petroleum  Industry   Association Safety Seminars

2006    88 Celtic Knotwork  Brooches, Winner’s Trophies: Scot Dance Canada  Championship Series - Hebridean Challenge

2004    3 Framed “Unique Places”, (reproductions of sites): Anniversary Gift,  Renfrew Educational Services,

1997 - 2010  38 Celtic  Knotwork Tiaras, Women’s Trophies: North American Irish Dance Championships

2003 to present:  numerous individual landscape and Celtic pieces

PUBLISHED ARTICLES AND WORKSHOPS

2007    “Craft Show Booth Design”,  Studio Talk,  Alberta Craft Magazine:

2006    “Creating Your Craft Show Booth”, Saskatchewan Craft Council Website

2006    “Finding New Markets”, Saskatchewan Craft Council Website

 

CURRENT WEBSITES:       www.wroot.ca

ARTICLES AND IMAGES

2015    " A Second Look - Simon Wroot in Collaboration with 5 Yukon Artists", Alberta Craft Magazine, summer 2015 issue

2014    “Simon Wroot”, Kait Kucy, Swerve, Calgary Herald culture supplement. November 7 2014 issue

2011    “Tiny Churches at heart of Exhibit”, Rob Alexander, Rocky Mountain Outlook,  June 16-22  issue

2009    “Remnants of Community”,  Video profile, Mark Vitaris, For the Alberta Foundation For the Arts - Travelling Exhibition Program

                            (see at http://wroot.ca/past-exhibitions/remnants-community

2009    “Craft and Community”, Kari Woo, Studio Magazine, Fall 2009 issue

2008    “Crafts Become Art at New Exhibit”, Scott Hayes, St. Albert Gazette, July 19 issue

2008    “Remnants of Community”, Alberta Craft Magazine, Summer issue

2001    “Profiles”,  Alberta Craft Magazine, May/June issue

2001    “Designing Awards For Championships Is Jeweler’s  Crowning   Achievement” Thomas Miner, Hornpipe magazine,  Vol 5, #1:”,

1998    “Celtic Craze Boosts City Designer”,  Jennifer Worley,  Calgary Herald, March 17 issue:

1997    “Ancient Energy”, Susan Cockshutt,  Alberta Craft Magazine, May/June issue, Cover Photo, Index page photo

COLLECTIONS

2009    World Jewellry Museum, Seoul, Korea, “Waterton Lake” Brooch

AWARDS

2011    Award of Honour, Alberta Craft Council, “Presented to a volunteer/supporter/teacher/craftsperson (individual or group) that has made a significant contribution to Alberta's Fine Craft Culture

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Continuing:- presentations on various aspects of Professional Practice to Craft organizations & Single Media Guilds

2015    'Making Money',  Arts Underground, Whitehorse, Yukon

2014    'Pricing Methods and Ethics', Sheep Creek Weavers, Millarville, Alberta

2007    'Professional Practice', workshop, High River Library, Alberta

2006    'Craftshow Booth and Display Design', workshop, Alberta College of Art & Design,

2005    'Wholesale Trade Show Booth Design' & 'Finding New Markets',  workshops, Yukon Art Society, Whitehorse, Yukon

2002    'Craft Pricing', workshops (2), Quilt Canada Conference, Edmonton 

 

           Alberta Craft Council’s  Craft Business Training Program, 30 hour workshop:

2007 Alberta Craft Council,  Edmonton

2004 – 2007  Winter Sessions, Alberta College of Art & Design, Extension Dept.  Calgary

2003 Craft Business Training Program, Teacher’s course, Art’s Branch, Yukon Territorial Government, Whitehorse,  Yukon

2002 Station Cultural Centre, Okotoks

1998 Lac La Biche College

 

 

VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATIONS

Alberta Craft Council

2005 - 2011:   Past Chair to  the Board of Directors

1999 - 2009:   Director for Alberta to the Board of The Canadian Crafts Federation

1998 - 2005:   Chairman of the Board of Directors

1997-  2011:   Director on the Board

                                    Member & Chair of various ACC Board Committees

Canadian Crafts Federation

2011 to 2013: Past President to the Board,

                        Chair of Nominations Committee

2009 - 2011:   President to the Board

2009                First Vice President to the Board

2008 - 2009:    Secretary to the Board

1999 - 2010:   Director for Alberta to the Board of The Canadian Crafts Federation

2009-12          Chair of Bylaw Review Ad Hoc Committee

2008-9            Chair of Communications Committee

2008-9            Member of “Unity and Diversity” organizing committee

2006-7            Member of “Craftyear 2007” organizing committee

 

Betzalel Arts

2012– 2015    Co-coordinator for Betzalel Arts, a group of Jewish Artists working with the Calgary Jewish Centre

 

Calgary Jewish Academy

2008 - 2011    Member of the “Gallery@CJA” curatorial committee, organizing & hanging               exhibitions in the gallery

 

Little Synagogue on the Prairie Society

2009 - 2010:    Coordinate and paint ‘frieze’ in Montefiore Institute, Heritage Park, Calgary 

CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS attended

2013    Press Conference & meetings Beijing, China,

                            -“Donation & Establishment Ceremony of the Charity Fund for Original Culture of China “.

                            -“ Announcement of the First Global Cultural & Artistic Creation Competition”

                            -Meetings and discussions between World Craft Council and UNESCO regarding the “Award of Excellence for Handicrafts Programme”.

2012    “Hindsight/Foresight” Symposium, Ottawa, by Canadian Crafts Federation

2009    “Outside The Box” , Cheongju International Craft Bienalle, Cheongju, Korea

2008    “Crafting New Traditions: Canadian Innovators Influences Symposium” Harbourfront Cenre, Toronto 

2007    “Professional Craft”, Invisible/Visible Symposium , Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta

2007    “Craft Has No Boundaries”,  Craft Organization Development Association, Conference 2007,  hosted by Alberta Craft Council at ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

The Alberta Craft Council

The Canadian Crafts Federation

Society of North American Goldsmiths

  

ART EDUCATION

2009    “Precious Metal Clay”, and “Etching”, Joan Irvin, 2-day workshops,  Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary

1996    “Train The Trainer” program with the Alberta Craft Council - To instruct the  ACC’s 30 hour Craft Business Training Program,

1994    “Hand Formed Metal”,  Karen Cantine: Red Deer College, Series.

1995    “Hand Formed Metal”,  Karen Cantine: Red Deer College, Series.

1993    “Fold forming Workshop”, “Patination” lecture,  Charles Lewton-Brain: Lewton-Brain Fontans Centre For Jewelry Studies.

1988 -1993   Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary

           - “Colour", 

           -  Fundamentals of Design I & II", 

           - "Basic Jewellry", 

           - "Jewellry Skills I & II",  

           - "Jewellry Design"

               (2-day workshops), 

           -" Stone Setting"

           -"Casting"

           -"Enameling"