tamara bond tony bounsall jill ehlert jeremy herndl john luna regan shrumm 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
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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/

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Jill Ehlert
Jill Ehlert is a mixed-media artist with a studio practice in Cobble Hill, BC. Originally, from Alberta, she owned and operated her own gallery and framing store in Lethbridge. She graduated from the Ottawa School of Art and with honours from the Victoria College of Art. Over the past four years, she completed a “Directed Study” along with numerous contemporary drawing courses at VISA. Jill’s career spans 30 years with specific emphasis on the creation of experimental water-media, drawing and collage. Organic forms in nature inspire her complex, intricately layered drawings and collages. In addition to her formal education, she has built a solid base in design, developed a broad and well-respected knowledge of materials, mark-making and creative application techniques. Jill has taught for various arts organizations on Vancouver Island, the mainland and in private and group classes in her studio. Jill exhibits her work throughout BC.
Diploma Ottawa School of Art
Diploma Victoria College of Art

http://www.jillehlert.com

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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

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

https://johnluna.net

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Kate Scoones
Kate graduated from the University of Victoria with an honours degree in painting before spending two years in the art studio program at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. Her work reflects her fascination with the natural world, a result of her rural upbringing. The materials she uses include oil, gouache, collage, and photography. She cherishes her time spent teaching. Kate has participated in group exhibitions as well as solo shows. Her work is in collections in Canada, the US, Denmark, and South Korea.
BFA University of Victoria
http://www.katescoones.com

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Regan Shrumm
Regan Shrumm is a visual and social practice artist and a curator, who has been living on Lekwungen territory for the last eleven years. Shrumm received their MA in Art History and Visual Studies from the University of Victoria. Shrumm's focus is using embroidery and textile to inspect aspects of their family history and trauma. Their work also incorporates building community through non-traditional art practices in order to create spaces for learning and growing. Shrumm has received grants for their projects through the BC Arts Council and the Capital Regional District. They have been in residency through the Salt Spring Arts Council on Salt Spring Island, BC and through the Micro Community Living in Victoria, BC.
MA University of Victoria

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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

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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/

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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/

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