tamara bond tony bounsall wendy de gros lorraine douglas natalie grambow jenny hainsworth auld jeremy herndl john luna jillian player kate scoones jack southern everett wong jessica ziakin
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GUEST FACULTY

All of our guest faculty have undergraduate degrees in art (BFA), exhibition record and teaching experience.

Tamara Bond
Tamara Bond graduated with a BA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1998. She is represented by Madrona Gallery in Victoria BC. Most recently her collages Eye for an Eye were exhibited in a solo show at The Ministry of Casual Living in Victoria BC (2019). A selection of her drawings and collages will be featured in a group exhibition at Gallery Gachet in Vancouver BC in 2020/21. Tamara has received six solo exhibitions at Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver where she was represented from 2004- 2017. Her drawings have been shown across Canada in two-person and group exhibitions in public galleries and artist-run centers. She has been self-publishing her books and zines for over 15 years which have been shown in several group book and zine exhibitions (1998-2004). Her illustrations, including her illustrated horoscopes, have been featured inside and on the cover of the literary quarterly Grain Magazine. A memorable moment was when Sylvia Legris’ book of poetry “Nerve Squall” (2006) won the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize, with Tamara’s artwork on the cover. Tamara is a recipient of a Canada Council Grant (2004), a Saskatchewan Arts Board Grant (2005), and a B.C. Arts Council Professional Arts Grant (2007).
BA Visual Arts, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
website
bond@vancouverislandschoolart.com

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Tony Bounsall
Tony has been shooting professionally for twenty eight years and is a photo arts graduate (BAPA) from Ryerson Polytechnical University. He is a member of The Professional Photographers of British Columbia (PPABC) and The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). He currently teaches iPhoneography, at Camosun College Continuing Ed and Photo-Based Mixed Media and Collage at University of Victoria Continuing Ed. Tony has also taught workshops at The Coast Collective, The Denman Island Arts Centre, The Old School House in Qualicum Beach, MISSA and Red Deer College in Alberta. Over the last 10 years, Tony has worked in several different mediums, including digital artwork, alternative based photography, mixed media and encaustics. His work draws inspiration from his travels, the environment, topographic mapping, satellite photography and medical imagery. He exhibits and sells his own fine art prints and mixed media work throughout North America.
BFA University of Victoria
http://tonybounsall.com/
bounsall@vancouverislandschoolart.com

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Wendy De Gros
Wendy De Gros is an artist whose practice focuses on abstract painting informed by architectural structures and imagined spaces. She has an Honours BFA from the University of Victoria and has studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Alberta College of Art and Design. In addition to being a practicing artist, Wendy has apprenticed in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has exhibited work in textiles, sculpture and painting in Alberta and British Columbia.
BFA University of Victoria
http://www.wendydegros.com/
degros@vancouverislandschoolart.com

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Lorraine Douglas
Lorraine Douglas has taught calligraphy and book arts classes for more than thirty years in Canada and the United States. Her works have been chosen a number of times for juried Letter Arts Review Annuals featuring international contemporary calligraphy. Lorraine has exhibited across Canada and in Japan and is a co-partner of Cecelia Press Studio in Victoria. She is active in the island’s calligraphy and printmaking groups and enjoys writing about calligraphy for various book arts publications. She has received a BA from the University of Manitoba and a Certificate of Visual Arts from the Vancouver Island School of Art.
BA University of Manitoba
http://www.lorrainedouglas.ca/
ndougl@telus.net

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Natalie Grambow
Natalie Grambow has an extensive background in design, teaching, and textile arts. An accredited Interior Designer, she spent many years in Ottawa working within the architectural design field and teaching Design Theory. Natalie’s first deep exploration of textiles began during her Visual Arts/Photography studies at the University of Ottawa when she experimented with non-silver techniques of transferring photographic imagery onto cloth. She subsequently studied at the École d’Impression Textile à Montréal and later travelled to Asia and Latin America where she spent six months learning to weave with local Mayan weavers in Guatemala. Shortly after completing the Textile Arts program at Capilano College in 2001, she was awarded the BC Craft Association’s Award of Excellence. Natalie has exhibited her textile art installations in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and on the Sunshine Coast. Currently living in Roberts Creek, BC, she continues her art practice and studies from her studio.
n_grambow@hotmail.com

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Jenny Hainsworth Auld
Jenny Hainsworth is a Victoria-based artiste and writer who studied Fine Arts at Langara College in Vancouver before completing a BA in linguistics at UBC. She has had private training in egg tempera, traditional gesso-making and calligraphy in Edinburgh and New York City. Currently, Jenny works primarily in oil, egg tempera and soft pastel, specializing in still lifes and urban landscapes of downtown Victoria and Taipei. Her focus is painting on location. Jenny is represented in China and Taiwan by Art Sui Gallery in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Her second solo show at Art Sui is opening in January 2016.
BA Linguistics UBC
jennylemondrop@gmail.com
https://jennyhainsworthwrites.wordpress.com/about/

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Jeremy Herndl
Jeremy Herndl was born in BC and has lived and worked across Canada, Europe and Japan. He earned his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1996 and his MAA in painting at Emily Carr University in 2011. Jeremy’s painting practice deals with landscape where the human and the natural coalesce, exploring the meaning of the historic practice of plein air painting in the contemporary world. Jeremy’s work is in private and public collections in Canada and abroad, and he is represented by Equinox Gallery in Vancouver and Winchester Galleries in Victoria. Jeremy recently received grants from the BC Arts Council and the Canada Arts Council.
MAA Emily Carr University of Art + Design
BFA Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

jeremyherndl@hotmail.com
http://jeremyherndl.wordpress.com/

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John Luna
John grew up in Victoria and studied at the Victoria College of Art and the University of Victoria before completing his graduate studies at the University of Calgary. He has exhibited in Victoria, Kelowna, Calgary and San Francisco. As a writer, John has contributed catalogue essays and criticism for publications in Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto and Jakarta including Canadian Art and Border Crossings. John is currently a full-time instructor at Brentwood College in Mill Bay.
MFA University of Calgary
BFA University of Victoria

luna@vancouverislandschoolart.com
https://johnluna.net

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Jillian Player
My interest in flowers was originally informed by painting. Incorporating nature has always influenced my work, whether in painting, drawing, installation, or video. My curiosity about floral design started when I helped a friend who is a wedding florist that owns her own flower farm. From planting hundreds of dahlia bulbs, to harvesting willow, taking those raw materials and creating beautiful design hooked me. I am now a full-time floral designer, and my art practice is flooded with the floral world. I am a Vancouver Island School of Art alumni, completing the diploma program, as well as the Independent Studio Program (2009/10), where my focus was painting and installation. I have exhibited my work in BC and Washington State.
jillianplayer@gmail.com

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Kate Scoones
Kate graduated with honours in painting from the University of Victoria in 1985 and was accepted to the Art Studio Program at the Banff Centre where she studied for two years. After a year in London, Kate returned to the Banff Centre as coordinator for Arts Journalism, Writing, and the Leighton Studios and taught life drawing for Continuing Education. In the late 90s, after a brief stint as a sheep farmer on Salt Spring Island, she returned to Victoria. Her practice includes oil, gouache and mixed media. Kate also illustrated three ESL books for Oxford University Press as well as two children’s books. Kate actively participates in group and solo exhibitions. Her work is in public and private collections in Canada, the US and Denmark.
BFA University of Victoria
http://www.katescoones.com
kate.scoones@shaw.ca

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Jack Southern
Jack Southern is an artist based in London, UK. He has an MA from the Slade School of Fine Art and a first class degree in Fine Art Sculpture from the University College, Falmouth. He was research assistant at the Slade between 2003-2005 and held a studio residency with East London based arts organisation, Acme Studios, between 2005-2010. Jack’s creative work spans teaching, research, writing, curatorial practice and work as an independent artist. He has also managed large-scale collaborative projects, which have culminated in published works. Most recently as co-author of Drawing Projects: An Exploration Of The Language Of Drawing, Black Dog publishing, London (first edition published, July 2011).
MA at the Slade School Of Fine Art
BA (Hons) University College Falmouth

website
jsouthern@glos.ac.uk

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Everett Wong
Everett Wong is an artist and maker with a speciality in textiles and sculpture. His predominate skill set lies within the realms of knitting and garment design, print, painting and soft sculpture. He is a BFA graduate from the University of Victoria (2011). Everett has a bold passion for combining colour and textures in vibrant and unorthodox methodology. His work has contributed to the Victoria theatre and opera industries with a specialization in providing technical aid through customized hand knit, print and millinery in collaboration with their seasoned designers. Everett is also a recent graduate from the Royal College of Art in London U.K, with a Masters in Fashion Menswear- Knitwear design. During his time abroad, he worked along side prestigious collaborations with costume designer Sandy Powell, academic and curator Emmanuelle Dirix and esteemed fashion designers such as Sarah Dallas, Erika Knight and Sid Bryan. In the spring of 2017, his master's thesis was a suffusion of knitwear, exuberant craftsmanship and a dose of political and cultural satire. His work has been featured in British Wool Week, Vogue and ID Magazine.
BFA University of Victoria
https://www.rca.ac.uk/students/everett-wong/
everett_wong@hotmail.com

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Jessica Ziakin
Jessica has an BA in History in Art from the University of Victoria and she has also studied religion at McGill University and worked as a sous chef. Teaching and lecturing form a substantial part of her practice, and she has done public lectures for the Slide Room Gallery, Open Space, L'Abri Canada, Tea Talks, and the Vancouver Island School of Art. She has facilitated discussion groups and taught private art classes for adults and children in Victoria for 10 years. Her core interests include early Christian and Medieval art and theology; and contemporary art theory and criticism. Jessica also completed a Diploma of Fine Arts at the Vancouver Island School of Art in 2015 and she continues be a practicing artist.
BA History in Art University of Victoria
https://jessicazcook.wordpress.com/work/
jessicazcook@gmail.com

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