Curriculum Vitae

Selected Exhibition History – Group Shows
2012 INTERNATIONAL BEAD AWARDS, group show,presented by Beaders Best Perlenkunst-Messe, Hamburg, Germany
SURFACING: OFF THE PAGES, group show, presented by Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario
2011 BREATHE, group show, presented by Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre, Haliburton, Ontario
2010 PASSAGE, group show, presented by Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre, Haliburton, Ontario
CONTAIN – VESSELS AND THE ART OF CONTAINMENT, group show, presented by Luke & Eloy Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 
2009 THE RETRO SHOW, group show, presented by Zilberschmuck Art Jewellery, Toronto, Ontario
VESSEL, group show, presented by Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre, Haliburton, Ontario
MAG 2067: CRAFTING THE FUTURE, group show, presented by The Metal Arts Guild of Canada, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2006 THE TREE, group show, presented by Influx Jewellery Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
BEADED INSPIRATIONS, group show, presented by the Puget Sound Bead Festival, Tacoma, WA, USA
2005 COMMITMENT, group show, presented by Object Design Gallery, Vancouver, BC
ZEITGEIST, group show, presented by Zilberschmuck Art·Jewelry, Toronto, Ontario
2003 HEAVENLY VIRTUES, DEADLY SINS, group show, presented by Object Design Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2001, 2002 BEYOND CRAFT, group show, presented by The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario
Selected Exhibition History – Arts & Crafts Shows
2011, 2012, 2013 LAKE SCUGOG SPRING STUDIO TOUR, Port Perry, Ontario
2005 BEACHES ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW,Kew Gardens Park, Toronto, Ontario
2004 BEACHES ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW,Kew Gardens Park, Toronto, Ontario
CABBAGETOWN ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, Riverdale Park West, Toronto, Ontario
KAREN KELLY DESIGNS FALL COLLECTION, Zilberschmuck Art·Jewelry, Toronto, Ontario
2003 BEACHES ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW,Kew Gardens Park, Toronto, Ontario
CABBAGETOWN ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, Riverdale Park West, Toronto, Ontario
THOROLD ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW, Thorold, Ontario
2002 CABBAGETOWN ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, Riverdale Park West, Toronto, Ontario
THOROLD ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW, Thorold, Ontario
2001 BEACHES ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW, Kew Gardens Park, Toronto, Ontario
CABBAGETOWN ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, Riverdale Park West, Toronto, Ontario
HAND OF MAN ART & CRAFT DISPLAY & SALE, Peterborough, Ontario
HURONIA FESTIVAL OF ARTS & CRAFTS AT KEMPENFEST, Barrie, Ontario
2000 CABBAGETOWN ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, Riverdale Park West, Toronto, Ontario
UNIQUELY ONTARIO CREATIVE ARTS SHOW, Toronto, Ontario
Published Work
May 2012 SURFACING Magazine, Spring Summer 2012, May-August 2012, published by Surfacing Publications, feature gallery, page 8
March 2012 NADELBINDEN – WAS IST DEN DAS? Geschichte und Technik einer fast vergessenen Handarbeit, by Ulricke Claßen-Büttner, published by Books on Demand, ISBN-13 978-3848201242, Marquise Series: Pendant 5, pg. 110.
March 2012 PERLEN POESIE, Heft No. 12, published by Beaders BEST Verlag A. Ott, Hamburg, Germany. ISBN 978-3-943674-00-2, pgs. 61, 64, 66, 67
Winter 2010 MAGazine, Winter 2010, Vol. 25, No. 1, published by The Metal Arts Guild of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, “MAGC 2067: Crafting the Future”, pg. 22. Photo and description of work, “Moonrise”.
April 2007 500 EARRINGS: NEW DIRECTIONS IN CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY, juried by Alan Revere, Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, USA., ISBN 1579908233, pg. 135, “Spring has Sprung, the Grass is Riz”, photos of work.
February 2006 CONTEMPORARY BEAD & WIRE JEWELRY, by Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott & Nathalie Mornu, Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, USA., ISBN 1579907008, pgs. 93-94, 113-114, 124
December 2005 STEP BY STEP WIRE JEWELRY, December 2005, Primedia Inc., Pennsylvania, USA.. “Esprit Christmas Earrings”, feature project, published on the SbSWJ website.
March 2005 STEP BY STEP WIRE JEWELRY, March 2005, Primedia Inc., Pennsylvania, USA.. “Ladder Pendant”, feature project.
Winter 2005 MAGazine, Winter 2005, published by The Metal Arts Guild of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, pg. 24. “Meet Your New Vice President”, bio and photo of work.
June 2004 THE BEACHES LIVING GUIDE, Launch Issue, Summer/Winter 2004, published by The Beaches Living Guide, Toronto, Ontario, pg. 7. Zilberschmuck Art·Jewelry advertisement, featuring woven bracelets and rings.
November 2002 THE WIRE ARTIST JEWELLER, Vol. 5, No. 11, published The Wire Artist Group, Stratford, Ontario, pgs. 10, 12-18. Feature project, “Three Sisters Pin”.
January 2002 LAPIDARY JOURNAL, Vol. 55, No. 10, published by Primedia Inc., Pennsylvania, USA.
“Linear Depth” by Nina Graci, pgs. 28-34. Artist profile & photos of work.
April 2001 WIRE IN DESIGN: MODERN WIRE ART & MIXED MEDIA, by Barbara A. McGuire, published by Krause Publications, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 0-87349-218-8, pgs. 36 & 75. Artist profile & recent work.
October 2000 ALL WIRED UP!, by Marc Lareau, published by Interweave Press, Colorado, USA,
ISBN 1-883010-73X, pgs. 124-125. Recent work.
May 1999 ONTARIO CRAFTS COUNCIL NEWSLETTER, published by the Ontario Crafts Council. “New Program Nurtures Emerging Professionals”, pgs. 1-2.
October 1998 THE WIRE ARTIST JEWELLER, Vol. 1, No. 2, published by The Wire Artist Group, Stratford, Ontario. “Dianne Karg Works in Silver” by Helen Goga, pgs. 1-2. Artist profile & recent work.
Authored Work by the Artist
January 2013 “Fairtrade at a Crossroads”. MAGazine, Vol. 27, No. 3, published by the Metal Arts Guild of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
December 2012 “Innovation and Craftsmanship in Metal: Jewelry Artists of Quebec”. MAGazine, Vol. 27, No. 2, published by the Metal Arts Guild of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
Winter 2008 “Etsy: The World-Wide Craft Show”. MAGazine, Vol. 23, No. 3, published by the Metal Arts Guild of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
June 2008 “Past Links: The History of Jewellery in Wire”. Guest Speaker, Presentation to the Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario.
Since January 2007 Jewellery-making tutorials, self-published on the artist’s website
November 2002 “Past Links: The History of Jewellery in Wire”. Guest Speaker, Presentation to the Toronto Bead Society, Toronto, Ontario.
November 2002 “Taking a Leap of Faith”, THE WIRE ARTIST JEWELLER, Vol. 5, No. 11, published The Wire Artist Group, Stratford, Ontario
July 2001 Ruby – gemstone of mystery”, THE WIRE ARTIST JEWELLER, Vol. 4, No. 7, published by The Wire Artist Group, Stratford, Ontario
November 2000 Learning the basics of jewellery design”, THE WIRE ARTIST JEWELLER, Vol. 3, No. 11, published by The Wire Artist Group, Stratford, Ontario
Collections
Work in private collections in Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
Related Professional Experience
2010 TORONTO OUTDOOR ARTS EXHIBITION, Toronto, Ontario
Guest Juror, Selection Committee, Jewellery & Metals Category
2007-2013 MAGazine, a publication of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada
Editor
2008-2015 HALIBURTON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, Haliburton, Ontario
Instructor, Wire Jewellery, Levels 1 and 2
Since 1999 GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE, Continuing Education, Toronto, Ontario
Instructor, Wire Art Jewellery Levels 1 and 2, Chain Making
2001 BEAD BONANZA, Toronto, Ontario
Instructor, Beginner and Intermediate workshops
2000 WIRE ARTISTS GROUP ANNUAL CONVENTION, Tallahassee, Florida
Instructor, Intermediate Wire Art
Awards
August 2012 Second Place, Metal/Wirework, International Bead Awards, Beaders Best Perlenkunst Messe, Hamburg, Germany
July 2007 Best Advanced Tutorial, and Favourite Piece Awards, International Guild of Wire Jewelry Artists, Ring Tutorial Contest 2007
March 2007 Best Advanced Tutorial, and Favourite Piece Awards, International Guild of Wire Jewelry Artists, Earring Tutorial Contest 2007
July 2006 Third Place – Wirework, Beaded Inspirations, Puget Sound Bead Festival, Tacoma, WA, USA
April 2001 Best Booth Display – 2nd Prize, Hand of Man Art & Craft Display, Peterborough, Ontario
Memberships
Metal Arts Guild of Canada (President, 2005-2006, Editor, MAGazine 2008-)
International Guild of Wire Jewelry Artists (Co-Founder, President, 2003-2005, 2010-2013, dissolved)
Society of North American Goldsmiths
Education
1998-2003 JEWELLERY TECHNIQUES PROGRAM, George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario
1984-1988 BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS (Interior Design), Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Languages
English, German, French