C.W. Carson is an urbane artist (painter, digital artist, installation artist). He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta, and received an M.F.A. in painting from the University of British Columbia. An artist with a trap line, Carson collects images and stories rather than collecting bottles and cans. The collected content is used, reused, and abused in the artmaking process. His art reflects his multifaceted life as a gay male Canadian.
Slavo Cech turned his hand to wrought iron after studying art history and painting and exploring a variety of other media. In the 20 years since, he has created beautifully formed sculptures on an intimate scale as well as large site-specific showpieces, all with his characteristic softness of line and curve, intricacy, strength and sense of movement and fluidity. In service of his pieces, Cech has mastered traditional blacksmithing and modern techniques, such as jet cutting and continues to evolve his practice, working alone on expressive artworks or with architects and designers on commercial pieces.
Bryan Chubb was born in Edmonton, Alberta and grew up in small towns in Alberta and British Columbia. He began painting in the early 1970's and in 1975 left a position as graphic artist/cartographer with the Canadian Wildlife Service to paint full time. That was soon followed by a solo exhibition at the Edmonton Art Gallery (now Art Gallery of Alberta). Though based in the Edmonton area for 30 years, has traveled and painted throughout western Canada, and occasionally beyond. In 1999, moved to the Cariboo Region in north central British Columbia where he has a home and studio.
Alexis Marie Chute is a distinguished writer, artist, photographer, and filmmaker. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design from the University of Alberta, Canada, and studied at Media Design school in Auckland, New Zealand. She graduated valedictorian with her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, USA.
Jeff Collins is a fixture in the Edmonton arts scene. He has been painting for more than 18 years and has developed an extensive body of landscape and abstract work. He has exhibited widely in Alberta and has a long history of involvement in Edmonton’s arts community, helping to establish ArtsHab 1 and its gallery, as well as working with the Alberta Craft Council, the Works Art and Design Festival and more.
Louise Cook was born in 1943 in Fir Ridge, Saskatchewan. Inspired by Saskatchewan’s landscape, Louise has been painting for over 30 years. For nearly 40 years, she has shared her passion for the prairies in her paintings. Whether it is the vast open fields or rugged northern forests of Saskatchewan, Louise is compelled to explore each of these areas in her work. Louise creates colourful, moving landscapes in oil and watercolour. Her perspective as a painter is that of a city dweller attempting to keep in tune with her rural roots. She is truly one of Saskatchewan’s finest landscape painters.
Nancy Corrigan has been a working artist since 1981, having studied at the Alberta College of Art, Red Deer College and Banff School of Fine Arts. Her practice balances her roles as an artist and arts educator. She has taught all ages, including in school residencies across northern Alberta and at festivals, such as The Works. Corrigan’s many public artworks, created in consultation with the communities in which they are found, include the Edmonton mosaics MosEyics and The History in the Making Old Strathcona. She teaches art classes for The Paint Spot and City of Edmonton and has been a staff artist on the ward for the University of Alberta Hospital for 15 years. She is also trained as an Expressive Art Therapist.
Daphne Côté was born in Camrose, Alberta. She received her BFA degree from the University of Alberta where she majored in painting and minored in drawing. She has been painting and drawing since she was a small child and as a teenager started winning awards and commissions. While her work is primarily focused on figurative subject matter she also ventures into landscape, cityscapes, and still life. She currently works out of her home based studio in Stony Plain, Alberta with her loving and supportive family.
Born in Vegreville, Alberta, Linda Craddock graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1974 and received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Calgary in 1988. Her work has been exhibited in public galleries internationally in the USA, Poland, Czech Republic. In Alberta, public exhibitions have included the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Art Gallery of Alberta, Glenbow Museum, Nickle Arts Museum and the Whyte Museum.