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Dick Averns
Biography

As an internationally exhibited sculptor and award-winning artist, Dick Averns has established a vibrant, socially engaged art practice. The content of his multi-disciplinary oeuvre recalibrates the commodification of space: probing how mental and physical spaces are valued, bought, sold, exchanged, and contested. Since being deployed as an official war artist to the Middle East with Canadian troops, Dick’s work has toured nationally and been featured in numerous publications. In addition to exhibiting at museums and galleries, Dick also maintains an active presence through his public art. 

Averns’ art has been acquired for multiple collections, including by the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Department of National Defence, Province of Alberta, City of Calgary, and multiple private collections. The critical value of his work was recognized in 2020 when Dick received the City of Calgary Mayor’s Cultural Leaders Legacy Award for Healing Through the Arts, following a multi-year project addressing community mental wellness. Averns’ art has featured in more than thirty solo shows and over one-hundred group exhibitions, for which he is widely recognized for his alluring illuminated sculptures, text-based artworks, public installations, videos and performances. 

In addition to his studio practice, Dick has taught at both the University of Calgary and the Alberta University of the Arts, winning a Teaching Excellence Award at UCalgary in 2018. Writing and art criticism are further examples of his involvement in the art community, publishing numerous essays, reviews, and articles in both art magazines and scholarly journals, catalogues and books. Dick trained at Parsons School of Design in New York and the Wimbledon School of Art in London, before receiving his Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia, and continues to support fellow artists through his curating at the Founders’ Gallery, located at The Military Museums in Calgary.

EDUCATION

  2003        University of British Columbia - Master of Fine Arts, (Fine Art studio)
  2002        University of British Columbia - Instructional Skills Certificate in Teaching
  1996        Cheltenham & Gloucester College (UK) - B.F.A. Honours (Sculpture)
  1993        Wimbledon School of Art, London, Diploma in Art & Design (with merit)
  1990        Parson’s School of Art and Design, New York, Summer School
  1986        South East London College, Institute of Management Services Diploma                              Course


EXPERIENCE

   ~   International practice in sculpture, social practice, public art, performance art,                  video & photography 
   ~   Official war artist for Canadian Forces Artists Program, deployed to Middle East
   ~   Curation and research concentrations on mental health, social practice, and war              art
   ~   University/art school instruction in professional practices, sculpture, public art, 2D,          art history & theory
   ~   Published critical writer, researcher and successful recipient of grants and awards 
   ~   Not-for-profit experience at board level & professional employment in business                administration


PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Current    University of Calgary Founders’ Gallery at The Military Museums, Calgary, AB
Curatorial Coordinator. Managing 4,000 sq ft facility, programing regional, national and international exhibitions. Responsible for curating, installation, loans, shipping, insurance, contracting artists and visiting speakers. Event planning, educational tours and media interviews are an essential part of community engagement.

2015 - 2018    University of Calgary, Department of Art, Calgary, AB

Full-time Instructor in Sculpture, Theory, Professional Practices, Public Art, Drawing, Art History and graduate supervision. Compiled new curriculum for sculpture and professional practices; responsibility on juries, Undergraduate Program Cttee, and visiting speaker program. PI on mental wellness research project, including REB certification.

2004 - 2015    Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB
Sessional faculty in Visual Arts: Sculpture, Installation & Performance, Drawing, First Year Studies. Critical and Creative Studies: Art History Sculpture, 20th Century Canadian Art, Modern and Contemporary Art; Humanities, Performance & installation. Responsibility for new curricula, research committee, research PI, and leader for international field trips

SOLO SHOWS & PUBLIC ARTWORKS

2022
Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC - curated by Lubos Culen 

2021
Lougheed House, Calgary, AB – Place, Play & Pretense Snowbird festival, public sculpture, Water Meter

2020
SITE c PROJECTS, Calgary, AB – Recognition… Validation… Reassurance…

2018
The Reach Gallery, Abbotsford, BC – Ambivalence Blvd, curated by Adrienne Fast (catalogue)
City of Calgary Public Art Social Practice Series – Recognition… Validation… Reassurance…

2017
City of Calgary Public Art Social Practice Series – Recognition… Validation… Reassurance…

2016
Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB – Water Meter, public installation

2015
Esker Foundation Calgary, AB – Water Meter, public installation

2012
The Ledge Gallery, Epcor Centre, Calgary, AB – The 90kmh Economy Drive

2010
The Founders’ Gallery, Calgary, AB - War Art Now curated by Colleen Sharpe (catalogue)

2009
Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC - Ambivalence Blvd curated by Lubos Culen (catalogue)

2007
Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB – Ambivalence Blvd curated by Kirstin Evenden (catalogue)

2006
University Avenue, Toronto, ON - Ambivalence Blvd, public installation curated by Kym Pruesse
Lunenburg waterfront, NS - Utopia Pkwy, public installation 

2003
Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver - Illuminating Language

2001
Richmond Art Gallery - Exercising Desire curated by Corrine Corry
Evergreen Cultural Ctr, Coquitlam, BC - Illuminating Language
Gallery 83, Vancouver - Exercising Desire curated by Stacey Malysh 
Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC - Trading Time, curated by Michael Bjornson 

2000
911 Media Arts Ctr, Seattle - Illuminating Language, organised by Brad Thompson 
Stride Gallery, Calgary - Co-ordinating Plots, joint project with Glenbow Museum 
Gallery at Ceperley House, Burnaby, BC - Luxury Avenue, curated by Sarah Dobbs (catalogue)
Prince George Art Gallery, BC - Luxury Avenue
Parkside Ctr, 100 Mile House, BC - Pursue Potential For Unintended Events, permanent installation

1999
Peace Gallery North, Fort St John, BC - Luxury Avenue 

1998
Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver, BC - Critically Framed: Luxury Avenue
Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC - Luxury Avenue 

1997
CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY - The Passed is Your Presence, transit-mounted public art show

1994
Prema Arts Centre, UK - Open for Public Consumption, curated by Ken Lush

1993
Whitechapel High St, London, UK - Operation Indian, multi-site clandestine billboard installation
Northern Line Tube Trains, London, UK - The Great Train Robbery, clandestine installation

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2022
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, ON – Confined, curated by Peter Flannery (catalogue)

2021
Calgary Public Library, Calgary, AB  – Recognition… Validation… Reassurance… Art + Mental Wellness

2020
cSPACE, Calgary, AB  – Recognition… Validation… Reassurance… Art + Mental Wellness
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, AB  – Unchartered, curated by Ashley Shleming

2019
McMullen Gallery, Edmonton, AB  – This Art Makes Me Feel
Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute, USA  – The American Dream

2018
Diefenbunker (with Canadian War Museum) Ottawa – Group Seven, curated by Joanne Stober
The Power Plant, Toronto – participant in DEMONSTRATION by Michael Landy
Pumphouse Theatre, Calgary, AB – Ode to Music

2017
Indianapolis Art Centre, Indiana, USA, Charged: A Neon Exhibit, curated by Kyle Herrington.
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB –  Experiments in Public Art, curated by Lorenzo Fusi
Arts Commons Lightbox Studio, Calgary, AB – Recognition… Validation… Reassurance
Department of Art, University of Calgary, AB – Faculty Exhibition

2016
Department of Art, University of Calgary, AB –  Us - Them – Us, curated by Jennifer Eiserman
Department of Art, University of Calgary, AB – Faculty Exhibition

2015
Calgary Biennial, Calgary, AB – Atlas Sighed, curated by Steven Cottingham
Department of Art, University of Calgary, AB – Faculty Exhibition

2014
Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, Kingston, ON – Terms of Engagement: Averns, feldman-kiss, Stimson, curated by Christine Conley (catalogue)
The Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB – Terms of Engagement: Averns, feldman-kiss, Stimson
Mount St Vincent Uni. Art Gallery, Halifax, NS – Terms of Engagement: Averns, feldman-kiss, Stimson, 
The Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound, ON – If it Weren’t For The War, curated by Virginia Eichorn
The Founders’ Gallery, Calgary, AB – Forging a Nation, curated by Lindsey Sharman (catalogue)
University of Alberta Galleries, Edmonton, AB – Forging a Nation, curated by Lindsey Sharman
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB – Made in Calgary: 2000s, curated by Katherine Ylitalo (catalogue)
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB – The Heart of a Soldier, PPCLI 100th anniversary project
Kassian Gallery, University of Calgary, AB – Neon: Audio Visual, curated by Jayda Karsten

2012
Brick + Mortar, International Video Art Festival, Greenfield, MA, USA – curated by Denise Markonish
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB – ACAD Faculty Exhibition

2011
Department of National Defence, Ottawa, ON – New works: Canadian Forces Artists Program 2008-9
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB – ACAD Faculty Exhibition

2010
Alberta House, Vancouver BC – 2010 Olympic Exhibition, curated by Alberta Foundation for the Arts
The Change You Want to See Gallery (New York), Ed Video (Guelph), Emmedia (Calgary), Thames Art Gallery (Chatham), WKP Kennedy Gallery (North Bay), Xpace Gallery (Toronto), Paved Art and New Media (Saskatoon), Niagara Artists Company (St. Catharines), Common Ground Gallery (Windsor), 
Factory (Hamilton) Agitprop 10, curated by Dermot Wilson
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB – ACAD Faculty Exhibition
The Epcor Centre, Calgary, AB – Mayor’s Evening for Business and the Arts

2009
Exposure: Banff Calgary Photography Festival – Tenuous Balance

2008
Gallery One One One, Winnipeg, MB – Revolver, curated by Cliff Eyland
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB – Academy

2006
YYZ, Toronto, ON, Art and Activism, group show curated by Kym Pruesse (catalogue)
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON - Neon, 2-person show curated by Virginia Eichorn
Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver, BC - Gallery artists

2005
Mountain Standard Time festival, Calgary, AB - Residual: Performance Art Relics and Ephemera
The Banff Centre, AB - Banff Festival of the Arts - Open Studios
SAW Gallery/Galerie SAW, Ottawa - Ambivalence Blvd, in conjunction with Alberta Scene
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB - ACAD Faculty Show
Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courteny, BC - Invitational
The Other Gallery, Banff Centre, AB - Where I Lay my Heart, informal architecture competition

2004
Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver, BC - Gallery artists
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB - ACAD Faculty Show

2003
Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Belkin Invitational (catalogue)
Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, BC - Emergency Measures (catalogue)
Artropolis, CBC studios, Vancouver, BC - The Armchair Terrorist, curated by Vjeko Sager (catalogue)
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB - ACAD Faculty Show
Artropolis, CBC studios, Vancouver, BC - Position Indicators, curated by D Szoke (catalogue)
Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC - Art Irritates Life, curated by Tony Martin

2002
Fine Art Gallery, UBC, Vancouver, BC - Principles of Occupation
Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver, BC - Draw, concept drawings

2001
Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC - Past Futures, with Byron Johnston’s Sorting/Packing
Architectural Institute of BC, Vancouver, BC - Architectural Photography

2000
Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver, BC - Gallery artists
Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC - Exotic Erotic
Parkside Ctr, 100 Mile House, BC - Pursue Potential For Unintended Events

1999
Vancouver Museum - City Lights: Neon in Vancouver 
Critical Mass Gallery, 100 Mile House, BC - Don’t Just Draw - Shoot

1996
CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY - Chambers of Enchantment, curated by Bob Hirsch

1995
Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK - Locations, public sculpture festival (catalogue)

1994    
Axiom Arts Centre, Cheltenham, UK - A Bakers Dozen

SELECTED PERFORMANCES & SCREENINGS

2020
cSPACE, Calgary, AB – Recognition… Validation… Reassurance… video documentary premiere

2018
ACAD Film Festival, Globe Cinema, Calgary  – Liberty Ave… Ambivalence Blvd, screening

2016
New York City – Liberty Ave… Ambivalence Blvd, public performances for passing audience

2014
The Military Museums, Calgary, AB. Recalibrating 9/11, documentary film screening

2012
Brick + Mortar International Video Art Festival, Ambivalence Blvd, solo performance
Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival, Calgary, AB, 90kmh Economy Drive
Particle + Wave festival, Calgary, AB. Performance Marked by Trading: A Trademarked Performance

2010
G8 Summit, Muskoka, ON - Ambivalence Blvd, solo performances
Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival, Calgary, AB. Performing War Art

2009
Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC - Ambivalence Blvd, solo performance
Arrata Opera Ctr, Calgary – BlowOut Festival, Ambivalence Blvd  DVD screening

2008
University of Manitoba, MB - ©art Zone
2007
London, UK- Ambivalence Blvd public performances for passing audience

2006
Art Gallery of Calgary, AB - That Thing Between Us: An evening of screen-based dance installations

2005
New Music New Haven, Yale School of Music, CT - Ambivalence Blvd screening
The Banff Centre - Benchmarks and Bookends, solo performance
Alberta Scene, Ottawa - Ambivalence Blvd public performances for passing audience
Mountain Standard Time festival, Calgary, AB - Ambivalence Blvd screening
Alberta College of Art and Design - Live Action, armchairterrorist and tokyosexwhale
Critical Art Ensemble defence fund benefit, Calgary - Feel the Heat & President’s Choice screening

2004
Scribes Club, Vancouver - President’s Choice: The Armchair Terrorist interviews George Bush

2003
Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC, Vancouver - Seats of Power - the Armchair Terrorist
Vancouver Live: Biennial of Performance Art - Seats of Power - The Armchair Terrorist

2002
New York City - Ambivalence Blvd public performances for passing audience

1999
Banff, AB - Sketch of an Idea to Refocus Audience, public performance for passing audience

1996
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, UK - Concentric Motion Dance Co
Axiom Arts Centre, Cheltenham, UK - Concentric Motion Dance Co

1995
Prema Arts Centre, UK - It’s Alright to Feel, performance installation as part of Time Being festival

1993
Waterloo Station, London, UK - Down The Drain; Never the Same, supported by British Rail


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2022    U of C Founders’ Gallery, Calgary AB – Currencies of Conflict
   Nickle Galleries, Calgary, AB – No Photos… No Notes… Brian Flynn Repainting The Troubles
U of C Founders’ Gallery, Calgary AB – Uniform Coats of Many Colours

2021    Contemporary Calgary, Calgary AB – Perspectives From Within
2020    U of C Founders’ Gallery, Calgary AB – They Never Talked About It: Untold Stories WW II
   U of C Founders’ Gallery, Calgary AB – Steven Nunoda: Ghostown
   CARFAC Alberta Project Space – Perspectives From Within
2019    Studio Flynn, Calgary, AB – No Photos… No Notes… Brian Flynn Repainting The Troubles
   cSPACE, Calgary, AB Recognition… Validation… Reassurance… Art + Mental Wellness
2017    Nickle Galleries, Calgary, AB – Richard Boulet – R A G E  H O P E
2017    The Little Gallery, Calgary, AB – SPARK Disability Arts Festival
2016    Sculpture Gallery, Calgary, AB – SPARK Disability Arts Festival
2012    Visual Arts Alberta Gallery, Edmonton, AB – Coming of Age: The Graduates


AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS
(peer-reviewed journal/anthology entries, book chapters, catalogues, art reviews)

2022    “Not Kidding Any More: Political Revolution and Artistic Convolution… Reconciling the Troubles.” No Photos… No Recordings… No Notes… Brian Flynn Repainting the Troubles. Nickle Galleries. ISBN10: 0-88953-466-7 

2021
“See me, feel me, touch me, heal me” – Artful Embodiments of Mental Flux.” Marion Nicoll Gallery. Feb 28. < https://www.marionnicollgallery.ca/exposure2021>

2020
“The Virtual Class of 2020: Reconciling the Trope of Online Grad Shows.” Galleries West. Jun 29. Web. < <https://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/stories/the-virtual-class-of-2020/>
“Katie Ohe.” Galleries West, Feb 23, Web. <https://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/stories/katie-ohe/>

2019
“Nova Scotia Artist Wins Public Art Appeal.” Canadian Art. Jan 3. Web.
<https://canadianart.ca/news/nova-scotia-artist-wins-public-art-appeal/>
“Black.” Galleries West, Feb 23, Web. < http://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/stories/black/>
“Against the Odds, Calgary’s Art Community Reboots.” Canadian Art. Mar 13. Web.
<https://canadianart.ca/essays/against-the-odds-calgarys-art-community-reboots/?fbclid=IwAR23L96hXZmo2QGTVRXNC34qI9In5ftAx9Y8tvtLLrd1KVOvrevqkUjCALY>
“These Things Happen.” Galleries West, Jun 3, Web.
< https://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/stories/these-things-happen//>
“Circumpolar Art.” Galleries West, June 18, Web. <https://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/stories/circumpolar-art/>
“Conflicted Representations.” Galleries West, June 29, Web.
<https://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/stories/circumpolar-art/>
“Dance Like Nobody’s Watching.” Galleries West, July 12, Web.
<https://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/stories/dance-like-nobody%E2%80%99s-watching/>
“Kent Merriman Jr.” Galleries West, Aug 24, Web. 
<https://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/stories/kent-merriman-jr/>
“Teresa Posyniak: Ponderosa.” Galleries West, Oct 7, Web.
   < https://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/stories/teresa-posyniak-ponderosa/>
“Nep Sidhu: a sublime interlude – if you’re open to the divine.” Galleries West, Oct 26, Web.
   <https://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/stories/nep-sidhu/>

2018
“Drawing from the Arts to Understand How to Optimize Vocational Strengths for People with Tourette Syndrome and Co-Morbidities.” Art/Research International. (Under editorial review)

2017
“Calibrating Official War Art and The War on Terror.” Canadian Military History. 2017. Vol 26, Issue 1,     Article 16. ISSN: 1929-400X Online. <http://scholars.wlu.ca/cmh/vol26/iss1/16>
“From There to Nowhere to Here and Knowing: Richard Boulet – R A G E  H O P E.” Richard Boulet – 
R A G E  H O P E. p 13 – 36. Nickle Galleries. ISBN 978-0-88953-405-6 
“Artists Offer Ideas for Alternative Walls.” Galleries West. Aug 29, 2017. 
   < http://www.gallerieswest.ca/art-reviews/exhibitions/artists-offer-ideas-for-alternative-walls/ >
“Earthlings, Esker Foundation.” Galleries West. Feb 10, 2017.
<http://www.gallerieswest.ca/art-reviews/exhibitions/earthlings-esker-foundation-calgary-january-21-to-may-7-2017/>
"Troubling use of taxpayer funding.” Edmonton Journal. Aug 11. Print and online
   < http://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/letters/fridays-letters-mlas-airbnb-rental-smacks-of-    hypocrisy >

2016
“ ‘How to Lie About Canadian Art’: A Case Study in Art Criticism.” MOMUS. Feb 2, Web.
   <http://momus.ca/how-to-lie-about-canadian-art-a-case-study-in-art-criticism/>
“MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery.” Galleries West, April 25, Web.
   <http://www.gallerieswest.ca/art-reviews/exhibitions/mashup-the-birth-of-modern-culture-    vancouver-art-gallery-feb/>
“Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15, Illingworth Kerr Gallery.” Galleries West. March 12, Web.
   <http://www.gallerieswest.ca/art-reviews/exhibitions/arctic-adaptations-nunavut-at-15-illingworth-    kerr-gallery-ca/>
“Performing the Landscape,” Galleries West. Oct 31, Web.
   <http://www.gallerieswest.ca/art-reviews/exhibitions/performing-the-landscape-illingworth-kerr-    gallery-contempora/>

2015
“Oh, Canada. Contemporary Art from North North America.” Galleries West. Spring 2015, 22. Print.
“Gone in 90 seconds: a conversation with Dick Averns.” (co-authored with Steven Cottingham). Atlas     Sighed – The Calgary Biennial. Jan 10. Web
   <http://calgarybiennial.ca/post/107717588913/gone-in-ninety-seconds-a-conversation-with-dick>

2014
“Scott Waters’ The Keeper of Nothingness: Navigating the Dark Side.” The Keeper of Nothingness.
   Vernon Public Art Gallery. Print.
“Calibrating Official War Art and the War on Terror.” Terms of Engagement: Averns, Feldman-kiss,     Stimson. <http://www.termsofengagement.ca/texts/.

2013
“9/11 Architectural Artefacts: questioning the ethics of nomenclature.” On Site Review. 2013. No. 30, 29-30. ISSN 1481-8280
“War Art, the Group of Seven and Otto Dix, Transformed.” Canadian Art.      http://www.canadianart.ca/reviews/2013/09/30/transformations-glenbow/#sthash.rxAHvwsS.dpuf
“From Vacant Lots to an Alternative Modern: 100 Years of Cultivated Public Art in Calgary.” Knock on Any     Door: A Century of “Art and Social Engagement” in Calgary, Alberta. Print. ISBN 9-780986572814
“In Defence of Our Culture.” Calgary’s Arts Plan Visionary Articles. <http://artsplan.ca/content/defence-    our-culture>
“Chris Cran: Candidates and Citizens.” Galleries West. 15 May. < http://www.gallerieswest.ca/art-    appreciation/reviews/chris-cran%3A-candidates-and-citizens--tr%C3%A9panierbaer-gallery,-/>

2012
“Case Study: Shell Smarter Driver Challenge.” Behind the Wheel: Opportunities for Canadians to drive     less, reduce pollution and save money. Drayton Valley:The Pembina Inst. 23.ISBN 1-897390-35-1
“The Alberta New Contemporaries.” Galleries West. Fall, 2012. 23 – 24. Print
“The Alberta New Contemporaries.” Galleries West. 7 Aug 2012 <http://www.gallerieswest.ca/reviews/the-    new-alberta-contemporaries--esker-foundation%2C-calgary---june-15---august-29%2C-2012>

2011
“A Brush With War: The Art of Conflict.” Canadian Art. 17 Mar 2011 
   < http://www.canadianart.ca/online/reviews/2011/03/17/brush_with_war/>
“Art and Afghanistan: Recalibrating Cultural Buffer Zones.” Light Horse Tales. 2011. 2 - 4. (Catalogue) 
   ISBN: 978-0-9868835-0-7
“True Colours.” Calgary Herald. 19 Sept 2011. 11. Print
“True Colours.” Calgary Herald. 19 Sept 2011. Web
<http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=1057e8df-1d16-4677-9268-e1d13bfc5a20>

2010
“Minding the Gap.” Swerve. 26 Feb. 2010: 1, 5, 27-31, 38. 
“War Art Now Part II – War and Peace in the Middle East.” Honour. (Magazine of     the Military Museums).     Spring 2010. 3, 24-27.

2009
“War Art in the Face of The Project for The New American Century: A Postmodern Rake’s     Progress.” Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration, Convergence. Melbourne University: Miegunyah     Press. 2009. 716-722. ISBN 9780522855005
“In Deference of a New Diabolique.” Diabolique. Regina: Dunlop Art Gallery. 2009. 44-55.
   ISBN 978-1-894882-34-7
“War + Peace: Monument and Counter-Monument.” On Site Review. 2009. No. 22, 64-65. 
   ISSN 1481-8281
“Windy City: Reconciling The Weathermen and Barack Obama.” On Site Review. 2009. No. 21, 60-61.  
   ISSN 1481-8280
“From Luxury Avenue to Ambivalence Blvd and Beyond.” Ambivalence Blvd. 2009.26-28.Vernon:     Vernon Public Art Gallery. ISBN 978-0-9812147-2-6
“Forces Variations.” Front. 2009. Vol XX, No 2. 
“Painting Outside the Box: the Museal World of Jennifer Rae Forsyth.” Postscript. 2009. 14-16. 
   ISBN 978-0-9811500-0-0

2008
“The Big Gift in Review: Homefront Helpfulness,” Canadian Art. Sept 2008.     <http://www.canadianart.ca/online/reviews/2008/09/25/big-gift/>.
“Afterword? Epilogue? Postscript? Recycle the Word &c.” Current Projects. 2008. Vol 8, 15.              ISSN 19166761
“Veggie Victory,” Calgary Herald. Sept 20, 2008. 15. 

2007
Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, and     Career Success. 2007. Calgary: Alberta College of Art & Design.
“The Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics.” Canadian Art. 2007. Vol 24 No 3, 149-50.  
“MakeBelieve.” Canadian Art. 2007. Vol 24 No 1, 96-7.
“Official Acts & Unofficial Actions – War Art Today.” Ctr. for Contemporary Canadian Art. 2007.
   <http://www.ccca.ca/c/writing/a/averns/ave001t.html>.
“Mental Health, Career Choice & Achievement in the Workplace.” ACADFA Newsletter. 2007. Calgary:     Alberta College of Art & Design Faculty Association.
“How do Tourette Syndrome and Co-morbidities Affect Career Choice and Achievement in the     Workplace?” ACADFA Newsletter. 2007. Calgary: Alberta College of Art & Design Faculty Assoc.
“Foreword” Current Projects. 2007. Vol 7, 3.

2006
“The Vanguard War Art of William MacDonnell.” Canadian Art. 2006. Vol 23 No 3, 162-5.
“New Green: Evolution or Revolution,” New Green. 2006. Calgary: Art Gallery of Calgary.
“From Homes to America to the West Edmonton Mall: A Road Trip with Dan Graham.”
   ACADFA Newsletter. 2006. Calgary: Alberta College of Art & Design Faculty Association.
“The Environment and You (Globe).”    Norman’s Spectator. July 10, 2006.        <http://www.members.shaw.ca/nspector4/LETT.htm>.

2005    
“CAMP(sites).” Canadian Art. 2005. Vol 22 No 4, 106. 

2004    
“Canada’s Art and Design Schools: A Critical Survey.” Artichoke. 2004. Vol 16 # 4.
“Invading Space.” Globe and Mail. Dec 6, 2004. 12. 
“Art in the Face of The Project for a New American Century.” Front. Vol XV, No 2, 18-19.

2003    
“Presentation House Gallery/Giclee Prints.” Artichoke. 2003. Vol 15 # 1.

2002    
“The Armchair Terrorist,” Front. Vol XIII, No 4, 19-21, 38.

2000    
Co-ordinating Plots.  Stride Gallery, Calgary. ISBN 0-921132-35-2        

1999    
Illuminating Language. Burnaby: Visual Arts Burnaby. ISBN 09686744-0-2

AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS
(Five years of art reporting as Calgary correspondent for Akimbo)

2014
“Megan Morman at Stride Gallery.” Akimbo, Calgary, Jan 21, 2014. Web
   <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=808>

2013
“2013 Critic’s Picks.” Akimbo, Calgary, Dec 17, 2013. Web
   <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=796>
“Paper Trails at Avalanche.” Akimbo, Calgary, Dec 10, 2013. Web
   <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=791>
“Skirt the Parlour, and Shun the Zoo at Walter Phillips Gallery.” Akimbo, Calgary, Nov 5, 2013. Web
<http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=777>
“Phase Seven at Truck.” Akimbo, Calgary, Oct 1, 2013. Web
   <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=764>
“Alternative Currency at The Art Gallery of Calgary.” Akimbo, Calgary, Sept 27, 2013. Web
   <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=752>
“Nick Danziger at The Founders’ Gallery,” Akimbo, Calgary, Sept 3, 2013. Web    
   <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=754>
“Twenty+ Change at Art Central.” Akimbo, Calgary, Aug 13, 2013. Web
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“Summer Exhibitions at Glenbow Museum.” Akimbo, Calgary, July 23, 2013. Web
   <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=734>
“News from the Flood.” Akimbo, Calgary, Jun 25, 2013. Web
   <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=720>
“Annie Martin at Pith.” Akimbo, Calgary, May 28, 2013. Web
   <www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=705>
“Wreck City.” Akimbo, Calgary, Apr 01, 2013. Web
   <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=691>
“Similar But Different at The New Gallery.” Akimbo, Calgary, Apr 01, 2013. Web
   <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=678>
“Exposure Photography Festival: Fred Herzog.” Akimbo, Calgary, Mar 05, 2013. Web.     <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=667>
“Off the Beaten Path at the Art Gallery of Calgary.” Akimbo, Calgary, Jan 15, 2013. Web.
   < http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=646>

2012
“2012 Critic’s Picks.” Akimbo. Dec 18, 2012.  Web. < http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=632>
“Bogdan Cheta at Avalanche!” Akimbo. Dec 11, 2012. Web. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=629>
“M:ST 6 …” Akimbo. Oct 23 2012. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=601>
“Recommended Calgary Gallery Tours.” Akimbo. Sept 2012. Web
“Nuit Blance.” Akimbo. 18 Sept 2012. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=581>
“A Brush With War…” Akimbo. 14 Aug 2012. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=565>
“Calgary.” Akimbo. 10 July 2012. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=553>
“Calgary.” Akimbo. 19 June 2012. <http://akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=544>
“Calgary.” Akimbo. 17 April 2012. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=527>

2011
“2011 Critic’s Picks.” Akimbo. Dec. 2011. < http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=502>
“Calgary.” Akimbo. Nov 2011 <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=497>
“Calgary.” Akimbo. July 2011 <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=473>
“Calgary.” Akimbo. Feb 2011 <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=444>

2010
“2010 Critics’ Picks”.” Akimbo. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=434>.
“Calgary.” Akimbo. Oct 2010. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=420>.
“Calgary.” Akimbo. Jun 2010<http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=392>
“London, UK.” Akimbo. May 2010. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=382>.
“Calgary.” Akimbo. Apr 2010. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=373>.
“Mexico City.” Akimbo. Mar 2010. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=369>.
“Calgary.” Akimbo. Feb 2010. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=355>.

2009
“Critics’ Picks.” Akimbo. Dec. 2009. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=345>.    
“Calgary.” Akimbo. Dec. 2009. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=340>.
“Calgary.” Akimbo. Sept. 2009. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=322>.
“The Middle East.” Akimbo. Sept. 2009. <http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=317>.
“Calgary.” Akimbo. May 2009. <http://www.akimbo.biz/akimblog/?id=285>.    
“Calgary.” Akimbo. Mar. 2009. <http://www.akimbo.biz/akimblog/?id=270>.
“Calgary.” Akimbo. Jan. 2009. <http://www.akimbo.biz/akimblog/?id=257>.


AWARDS, GRANTS & NOMINATIONS

2021        Calgary Arts Development – Project grant
2020        City of Calgary Mayor’s Cultural Leaders Legacy Award: Healing Through the  Arts Award 
       Calgary MG Club, President’s Award
2019        Public Art Network Year in Review (Nominee)
       Calgary MG Club, Todd Arthur Award for Community Service
2018        University of Calgary – Teaching Excellence Award
       Alberta Arts + Culture – event grant for Alberta Culture Days
       City of Calgary Cultural Leaders Award: Healing Through the Arts Award (Nominee)
2017        City of Calgary Public Art Award – Social Practice project award for public art
       Calgary Arts Development – Project grant
       Calgary Arts Development – Opportunity grant
2016        University of Calgary Creative Research in the Fine Arts - production grant 
2014        Alberta College of Art + Design - Faculty professional development award
2013        Rawlinson Fund for Scholarly Research + Creativity Initiative – Project grant
       Alberta College of Art + Design - Faculty professional development award
2012        Calgary 2012 Cultural Capital of Canada - Artist in Residence grant
       Alberta Foundation for the Arts - Project grant
       Alberta College of Art + Design - Faculty professional development award
2011        Alberta College of Art + Design - Scholarly Research + Creativity Initiative 
       Alberta College of Art + Design - Faculty professional development award
2009        Calgary Allied Arts Foundation - Residency funding     
       Marion Fund for Innovation in Teaching and Research - research grant
       Alberta College of Art + Design - Faculty professional development award
2008        Alberta Foundation for the Arts - Project grant
       Calgary Arts Development Authority - Special Projects grant
2007        Canada Council for the Arts - International travel grant for Independent Critics & Curators
       Alberta College of Art + Design - Faculty professional development award
       Alberta College of Art + Design - Applied Research Honorarium
       Alberta College of Art + Design - Faculty professional development award
2006        Marion Fund for Innovation in Teaching and Research - Applied research grant
       Alberta Association of Colleges & Technical Institutes - Applied research grant
       Alberta College of Art + Design - Faculty professional development award
2005        Alberta Foundation for the Arts - Project grant
       Alberta College of Art + Design - Faculty professional development award
2005        Assoc. of Canadian Colleges and Institutes of Art & Design - Scholarship
       Assoc. of Canadian Colleges and Institutes of Art & Design - Residency funding
2003        Alberta College of Art & Design - Faculty professional development award
       Savage Media, BC - Production & publication funding via BC gaming commission
       Savage Media, BC - Production grant via Vancouver Foundation
2002        Savage Media, BC - Research & creation grant via BC gaming & Hamber Fdn    
1999        Canada Council for the Arts - Travel grant for Luxury Avenue tour
       Banff Centre for the Arts, AB - Residency funding
1996        Enterprise in Higher Education, UK - Conference funding
1995        Charlton Trust, UK - Research funding
1994        Enterprise in Higher Education, UK - Grant for educational residency
1993        Wimbledon School of Art - Subsistence funding

RESIDENCIES

2013        The Banff Centre - self-directed writing residency
2012        Calgary 2012 Cultural Capital of Canada – 90kmh Economy Drive at the Pembina Institute
       Ledge Gallery, Epcor Centre for Performing Arts – 90kmh Economy Drive
2010        Near North Mobile Media Lab – G8 Summit, Huntsville, ON, Ambivalence Blvd
       U of C Library and Archives/Founders’ Gallery – The Military Museums, Calgary, AB
2009        Calgary Allied Arts Foundation – st[art] @ Art Central
2007        The Stone House - collaborative residency
2006        The Banff Centre - self-directed writing residency
2005        The Banff Centre - Canadian Art Colleges thematic residency
2004        Paul Schwartz Law Corporation - research and writing residency
1999        The Banff Centre - Landscape, thematic residency
1995        Scottish Youth Clubs, Benbecula, Scotland, immersive arts residency for youth
1994        Guildhall Art Ctr & High School, Gloucester, UK - The Female Image Public Art Project 1993-4        Old Vic Theatre, London, UK - The Health of the Nation?  Performance & residency

PUBLIC PROGRAMS & VISITING ARTIST/CURATOR WORK

2021        Contemporary Calgary – Insight to Mood Disorders and Bipolar, visiting speaker/moderator
Contemporary Calgary – Antidote to Christmas, curator’s talk for Perspectives from Within
Perlin Foundation, AB – Disability Arts… Arts and Disability, visiting speaker
       Nickle Galleries, U of C, AB – Prescriptions for Art, curator’s talk
2020        City of Calgary Public Art Program, AB – Social Practice and Public Art, presenter
       CARFAC Alberta – Perspectives From Within, curator’s talk
       AUArts Student Association – Hear/d Residency on mental health, visiting artist
Nickle Galleries, U of C, AB – 75 Years On, Revisiting WW II, curator’s talk
2019        McMullen Gallery, Edmonton, AB – Art and Health Month, visiting speaker
ACAD Student Association – Hear/d Residency on mental health, visiting artist
       cSPACE, Calgary, AB – Prescriptions for Art, public lecture for Alberta Culture Days
University of Calgary, AB – The Art of Writing – Writing as Art, visiting artist lecture
2018        Inst. for Community Prosperity, Mt Royal U – Advocates for Advocacy, presenter & panelist
ACAD Student Association – Hear/d Residency on mental health, visiting artist
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD – Public Art Workshop & Social Practice Workshop
       Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education, U of C – Visiting Artist
2017        Nickle Galleries, U of C – Mental Health in Museums & Art Galleries, presenter & panelist
Fresh Start Recovery Centre, Arts Commons, Nickle Galleries, U Flourish U of C, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Recognition… Validation… Reassurance… 
2016        SPARK Disability Arts Festival, U of Calgary, AB – presenter and panelist
2015        Nickle Galleries, U of C, AB – Recalibrating 9/11, public lecture
       Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB – Crash Course in Installation Art, lecture
2014        Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS – visiting artist lecture     
       Mount St Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS – Terms of Engagement, artist talk
       Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB – Artist Talk, panel participant, workshop
       Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON – War Art Now, artist talk
       The Military Museums, Calgary, AB – 9/11 World Trade Centre Memorials, lecture
2013        Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB – Introduction to Performance Art, lecture
Calgary Arts Development, Calgary, AB – Report to the Community, panelist
       Arts Champions Congress, Calgary, AB – Art in Everyday Spaces, presenter, panelist
       City of Calgary, Calgary, AB – Public Art 101: Artist Residencies, presenter, panelist
       Tourette Syndrome Fdn of Canada, Calgary Resource Group; Art(is)tic – moderator
2012        Rhode Island School of Art & Design, Providence, RI – visiting artist & lecture
       Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB – 90kmh Economy Drive, artist talk
       M:ST 6 Art Festival, Calgary, AB – Performing Cultural Transformation, panelist
       The Reach Gallery, Abbotsford, BC – Goya: Conversations on War and Peace, panelist
       The Pembina Institute, Calgary, AB – Calgary 2012 artist in residence Open House
       Alberta Arts Days – 90kmh Economy Drive, public program speaker
2011        University of Ottawa, Official Acts and Unofficial Actions: War Art Now, lecture
       Canadian War Museum – Canadian Forces Artists Program The First Ten Years, presenter
       Nickle Galleries, Calgary – In Deference to a New Diabolique, public lecture
       The Military Museums, Calgary – Canadian Forces Artists Program public lecture
2010        Vancouver Art Gallery, Bearing Witness – artist talk and panelist
       The Military Museums, Calgary – The Legacy of Canada’s Peacekeepers, presenter
       The New Gallery, Calgary, AB – Auto-Ethnography and its Drivers, public lecture
       World Water Day – Water Matters (Calgary), visiting Artist
2009        University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC – visiting artist and lecture
       The New Gallery Calgary, AB – War Art Now, public lecture
       Glenbow Museum, Calgary – panel moderator 
       Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC – artist talk
       Multinational Force and Observers, North Camp (Egypt) – visiting artist
2008        University of Manitoba, Winnipeg – artist talk
       University of Calgary, AB – visiting Artist and Scholar Program
       University of Lethbridge, AB – public lecture
       Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary - public lecture
2007        Military Museums, Calgary - The Evolution of War Art During the Last 100 Years
2006        York University, Toronto - Navigating Ambivalence Blvd, public lecture
       University of Calgary - Official Acts & Unofficial Actions: War Art Today, public lecture 
       Art Gallery of Calgary – public lecture, Ambivalence Blvd 
       Triangle Art Gallery, Calgary - Contemporary War Art, public lecture
2005        Moderator - Mountain Standard Time, performative art festival panel, Calgary
2004        Alliance for Arts & Culture, Vancouver - HRDC arts employment program, presenter
2003        Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver – gallery talk
       Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver – gallery talk
2002        Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC – visiting speaker
2001        Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, panel discussion
2000        Prince George Art Gallery – panel discussion
       Gallery at Ceperly House, Burnaby – panel discussion
1998        Okanagan University College, Kelowna – Fine Art Dept visiting artist

SELECTED CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA

2019        Presenter – Alberta College of Social Workers annual conference – Evolution & Activism
       Presenter – Alberta Public Art Network – The Logistics: Contracts
Co-presenter – AUArts, Research Symposium
       Moderator – Alberta Museum Association (for keynote presenter)
2018        Panelist – MRU, Disability Employment Awareness Month – Advocates for Advocacy
2017        Panelist – Alberta Museums Association + Western Museums Association, Edmonton
       Co-presenter - U of C Teaching and Learning Conference
2016        Presenter - University of Art Association of Canada conference, UQAM, Montreal        
       Presenter - Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB – Under Western Skies
2015        Presenter - Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB
       Presenter - Untitled Arts Society, Calgary, AB – Umbrella Visual Arts Conference
       Presenter - Alberta College of Art + Design, AB – FIELDWORK
2014        Presenter - University Art Association of Canada conference, OCADU, Toronto, ON
       Delegate - Stronger Than Stone, Alberta College of Art + Design, AB
2013        Presenter - University Art Association of Canada conference, Banff Ctr, Banff, AB
2011        Presenter - Staging Sustainability: Arts, Culture, Community, Environment, York U, ON
2009        Presenter - Nat’l Conference on Liberal Arts & Education of Artists, SVA, NYC
       Co-chair - University Art Association of Canada conference, U of Alberta
       Presenter - Alberta Museums Association annual conference, Calgary
       Presenter - Alberta Colleges & Institutes Faculty Associations, Canmore    
       Delegate - Judgment & Contemporary Art Criticism, Emily Carr University
2008        Presenter - 32nd Congress, International Cttee of the History of Art, Melbourne University
       Poster Presentation - Mental Health Research Showcase, Banff, AB
       Poster Presentation - Diversity and Well-being Conference, Mt Royal College, Calgary
2007        Presenter - National Conference on Tourette Syndrome, Niagara Falls, ON
       Presenter - Embodied Territories, Liberal Studies Symposium, ACAD Calgary
2006        Presenter & Chair - University Art Association of Canada conference, NSCAD, Halifax
       Delegate - International Conference on Tourette Syndrome, Edmonton
2005        Co-chair - University Art Association of Canada conference, University of Victoria
       Moderator - Decoration and Ornament Colloquium, Alberta College of Art & Design
2004        Moderator - Graduate Art History Symposium, University of British Columbia
2003        Presenter - Graduate Art History Symposium, University of British Columbia
2002        Moderator & Panel Chair - Comox Valley Visual Art Conference (3-day national event)    
Presenter - Graduate Art History Symposium, University of British Columbia 
1996        Delegate - Death, Desire, Dream & the Machine, The Banff Centre 
1995        Delegate - Community Arts Conference, University of Western England, Bristol, UK 

COLLECTIONS & REPRESENTATION

2021        Alberta Provincial Art Collection acquisition, Wish I Was…  (1/5)
       Private collection, Retired Observation Posts (MFO North Camp, Sinai) (2/5)
2017        Alberta Provincial Art Collection acquisition, Ambivalence Blvd Wall Street Assignment (2/5)
2015        Private collection, October 1973 War Panorama (Cairo) (1/5)
2014        Alberta Provincial Art Collection acquisition, Jerusalem Triptych (1/3)
2012        Department of National Defence, Directorate History & Heritage, acquisition War Art Now
2011        The Military Museums, Peacekeeping Gallery, acquisition Canadian Airman Duff (A/P)
       Alberta Provincial Art Collection acquisition, Canadian Airman Duff (1/5)
       City of Calgary Civic Art acquisition, Canadian Airman Duff (2/5) & Fervent Prayer (1/5)
2010        Imperial War Museum, UK. Oral Histories interviews for IWM Collections
2008        Department of National Defence, representation, Canadian Forces Artist Program 2008-9 
       Alberta Provincial Art Collection acquisition, The Terms of Art Are Endless
2007        Private collection acquisitions Ambivalence Blvd (1/5, 2/5, 3/5)
2006        Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON, acquisition, Exercising Desire 
2003        Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver, representation
2002        Private collection acquisition Poll
       Private collection acquisition Armchair Terrorist
       Private collection acquisition Dept. of Indoctrination
2001        Private collection acquisition Angel Face
2000        Parkside Arts & Cultural Centre, BC, acquisition Pursue Potential for Unintended Events
1998        Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver, representation


APPLIED RESEARCH IN ART & POPULATION HEALTH

2017-2020    Principal Investigator, Recognition… Validation… Reassurance… Art + Mental Wellness
Social Practice public art project deploying art making through workshops and public art investigating the question “how do you create a framework for mental wellness.” Funded through The City of Calgary Public Art Program, Calgary Arts Development and U of C.

2008-current    Principal Investigator, 90 kmh Economy Drive
       Original creation for mass public performance in the realm of design activism, slow             design, and public art. Directed toward reduction of vehicle emissions and gas                 consumption, services are trademarked with Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

2006-2009    Principal Investigator, Art, Mental Health & Careers (3-Year Tri-Council Ethics Approval)
       Pioneered collaborative interdisciplinary program deploying art workshops to investigate             mental health, career choice & achievement in the workplace. Based at the Alberta College         of Art + Design & funded by AACTI: Alberta Association of Colleges & Technical Institutes. 

2007-2008    Faculty Administrator, Designing Smoking Prevention Tools for Youth
       Liaison, administrator and mentor for project involving senior ACAD Visual                 Communications students creating new design tools for H.I.P. (Health in Perspective)             Part of provincial education program T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More).


VOLUNTEER & SERVICE POSITIONS

2022        Tourette OCD Alberta Network, Board Member and Secretary
       Calgary MG Club, Executive Board Member and Vice President    
2021        Tourette OCD Alberta Network, Board Member
       Calgary MG Club, Executive Board Member and Vice President
2020        Tourette OCD Alberta Network, Founding Board Member of official society in Alberta
       U of C Department of Art, External MFA Examiner
       Calgary MG Club, Executive Board Member and Events Coordinator
2019        Alberta Museums Association, Conference Advisory Committee and Juror
       Calgary MG Club, Executive Board Member and Events Coordinator
2018        SSHRC Subject Specialist Assessor for Insight Grant Application
       ACAD, External MFA Examiner
       Nickle Galleries, Collections Committee
       University of Calgary, Dept. of Art Undergraduate Program Cttee
2017        U of C Press, Manuscript Reviewer
Nickle Galleries, Collections Committee
       University of Calgary, Dept. of Art Undergraduate Program Cttee
       University of Calgary, Dept. of Art Sessional Hiring Committee
2016        Nickle Galleries, Collections Committee 
       University of Calgary, Dept. of Art Curriculum & Planning Committee
2015        City of Calgary, Public Art Competition, jury member
       Calgary Stampede, Stampede Ranch Residency, jury member
       University of Calgary, Curriculum & Planning Committee
       Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, Calgary Chapter volunteer
2014        Calgary Remand Centre, Inside the Artist Inside, art show jury member & visiting artist
       Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, Calgary Chapter volunteer
       Member of ACAD Research Advisory Committee
       Executive board member & faculty representative for ACAD Faculty Association        
2013        Military Museums Calgary, member and Secretary of Art Gallery Advisory Council 
       
2013        ACAD international field trip, grant writer and lead faculty
       Executive board member & faculty representative for ACAD Faculty Association
       Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, Calgary Chapter volunteer
2012        Military Museums Calgary, member of Art Gallery Advisory Council 
       ACAD international field trip, grant writer and lead faculty
       Member of ACAD Research Advisory Committee
       Executive board member & Faculty Representative for ACAD Faculty Association
       Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, Calgary Chapter volunteer
2011        University of Calgary, Career Services volunteer 
       Military Museums Calgary, member of Art Gallery Advisory Council 
       Varsity Community Association, member of Civic Affairs Committee
       Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, Calgary Chapter volunteer
       Executive board member & newsletter editor for ACAD Faculty Association
       ACAD international field trip, grant writer and lead faculty
       Member of ACAD Research Committee
2010        Military Museums Calgary, member of Art Gallery Advisory Council 
       Varsity Community Association, member of Civic Affairs Committee
       Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, Calgary Chapter volunteer
       Executive board member & newsletter editor for ACAD Faculty Association
       ACAD international field trip, grant writer and lead faculty
       Member of ACAD Research Committee
2009        Military Museums Calgary, member of Art Gallery Advisory Council 
       Varsity Community Association, member of Civic Affairs Committee
       Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, Calgary Chapter volunteer
       ACAD international field trip, grant writer and lead faculty
       Executive board member & newsletter editor for ACAD Faculty Association
2008        Military Museums, member of Art Gallery Advisory Council
       Varsity Community Association, member of Civic Affairs Committee
       Advisor for ACAD Curricula Standing Committee
       Faculty mentor for Current Projects¬ undergraduate student journal
2007        Member of ACAD Research Committee
       Faculty mentor for Current Projects¬ undergraduate student journal
       Varsity Community Centre, neighbourhood clean-up volunteer
       Member of ACAD Student Services planning review committee
2006        Member of health research roundtable (Alberta Assoc. of Colleges & Technical Institutes)
       Co-producer and rapporteur for RapPort series of Stirring Culture public programs
       Member of ACAD Student Services planning review committee
       Member of ACAD Research Committee
       ACAD Liberal Studies Open House Coordinator
2005        Member of ACAD Student Services planning review committee
       Administrative support for Current Projects student journal
       Facilitator for ACAD college-wide planning day
2004        ACAD Liberal Studies Open House Coordinator
       Assistant for Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres symposium INFEST
2002 - 2003    Graduate student representative for UBC MFA program
2000 - 2001    President, Savage Media Society (non-profit, reg. charity for interdisciplinary art)
1999 - 2001    Board member, Trout Lake Community Centre, Vancouver
       Chairperson, City of Vancouver artist-in-residence program at Trout Lk. Comm. Ctr
       Board member, Savage Media Society (non-profit, reg. charity for interdisciplinary art)


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   McLinden, Amber. “Calgary social practice public art project a community creation.” Livewire Calgary. Jan 29. Web. <https://livewirecalgary.com/2020/01/29/calgary-social-practice-public-art-project-a-community-creation/>

2019    Green, Kevin. “Remembrance Day Interview.” CTV Morning Live. Nov 11, TV & Web
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2018    Wiebe, Stephanie. “Art project transforms CTrain car, initiates conversation on mental health.” CTV News. Web. < https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/art-project-transforms-ctrain-car-initiates-conversation-on-mental-health-1.4056647 >
Ross, Tom. “Public art project puts mental wellness on the mind of commuters.” 660 News. Web. < https://www.660news.com/2018/07/20/public-art-project-puts-mental-wellness-mind-commuters/>
Bell, David. “Transit gallery using art to arrive at destination of mental health awareness.” CBC News. June 29. Web. <https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/bus-art-mental-health-dick-averns-1.4728426>
Ellis, Chloe. “Calgary Transit buses to feature artwork addressing mental health.” CBC Homestretch. June 27. Radio. <https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/the-homestretch/segment/15553264>
City of Calgary. “Recognition… Validation… Reassurance…” Web. 
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“Happy Hour.” CJSW. Feb 7. Radio
   “Students recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching.” UToday. Apr 23. Web
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2017    Lee, Yaniya. “Art teachers extend their work into the community.” Canadian Art Magazine. Vol 34, No 4 p 131. Print. 
Sowa, Jennifer. “How can museums and art galleries help our understanding of mental illness?” UToday. Online.  <https://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2017-11-28/how-can-museums-and-art-galleries-help-our-understanding-mental-illness>
Ferguson, Eva. “Artist apologizes for using comedy festival pictures in Calgary public art piece.” Calgary Herald. Online. <http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/artist-derek-besant-apologizes-admits-using-photos-from-brochure-was-misunderstanding>
Olsen, Linda. “A closer look at public art in Calgary…” Global News hour at 6. Nov 28. TV.
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Bonyun, Alex. “Recognition… Validation… Reassurance…” Arts Commons Blog.  Nov 15. Blog. < http://yycarts.blogspot.ca/2017/11/recognition-validation-reassurance.html>
Waugh, Nicola. “Recognition… Validation… Reassurance…” UToday. Online. Oct 6.
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Pike, Helen. “Calgary public art: 5 ways to critique with confidence.” Metro. Aug 17. Print and online < http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2017/08/17/calgary-public-art-5-ways-to-critique-with-confidence.html >
Shokeir, Peter. “Calgary ‘Experiment’ puts focus on public art.” Calgary Herald. March 24.     Print and online < http://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/local-arts/calgary-experiment-        puts-focus-on-    public-art>
       “5 artists vie for chance at city commissioned public installation.” CBC News. March 25.             Online. < http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/acad-public-art-exhibition-show-            illingworth-kerr-gallery-experiments-1.4036536>

2016        Cooper, Anderson. Anderson Cooper 360, CNN. April 18. TV.
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Holliday Smith, Rachel. “Bernie Sanders Supporters Show Off Artsy Side at Prospect Park Rally.” dnainfo. April 17. Web
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Destin, Liepar. “BNR - 'Bernie's Record Setting Rally In Prospect Park' & 'Sanders Tours Public Housing Projects.” Daily Kos. April 18. Web
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Heins, Scott. “Photos: 28,000 Flood Prospect Park For Bernie Sanders & Grizzly Bear.” Gothamist. April 18. Web.
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Robin, Corey. “Maybe if you’re not at war with reality, you’re not focused enough: Bernie in         Brooklyn.”
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       Wilcox, Meg. “Public Art. Building Calgary's civic identity, one utility box at a time.” CBC             News Calgary. Feb 26. Web
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Duggan, Anne. “Unique Canadian Armed Forces program places artists into actual missions.” Canadian Army News. (Project number: 16-0032). April 5. Web.
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2015        Perron, Mireille. “Trauma of Signification.” Revue d’art canadienne / Canadian Art Review.         Vol. 40. No 1. 2015. Print. 104-107.
       Sutherland, Erin L. “Terms of Engagement: Averns, Feldman-Kiss, Stimson.” Journal of             Curatorial Studies.” Vol. 4. No 1. Print. 170-173.
   St Yves, Dan. “Calgary musician returns to stage for youth mental health awareness event.” Calgary Herald. Jul 2. Web <http://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/music/calgary-musician-returns-to-stage-for-youth-mental-health-awareness-event>
Stephenson, Amanda. “Million-dollar view: Philanthropist buys Inglewood lot to save art         gallery vista.” Calgary Herald. June 8. Print A3, and Web.
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       Sherlock, Diana. “Calgary Biennial Takes Conservatism to Task.” Canadian Art. Apr 6 Web
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       McElligott, Donna. “Public Art.” Alberta at Noon studio guest, CBC Radio. Feb 23. Radio.
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       “Suspending Calgary's public art policy during economic slump slammed by Nenshi.” CBC         News Calgary. Feb 19. Radio and Web.
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       Gerson, Jen. “Art critics can’t decide whether Calgary four-year-old Cosette Swart is a             prodigy or a dabbler.” National Post, 3. Feb 11. Print & Web.
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       Friesen, Jennifer. “Max out your driving speed at 90 km/h, Calgary artist suggests through         new project.” Metro News. Jan 22. Print and Web                                 <http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/1268174/max-out-your-driving-speed-at-90-kmh-            calgary-artist-suggests-through-new-project/>
       Pattterson, Victoria. “A Public Treasure Trove.” St Albert Gazette. Jan 17. Print 18,19. Web
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       Vaessen, Doug. “Calgary Biennial.” News Hour Calgary. Global TV. Jan 9. TV.
       “Calgary Biennial is a Guerilla Exhibition of Contemporary Art.” Art Rubicon. Jan 5. Web
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2014        MacFarlane, John. “The Canadian Forces Artists Program.” Revue d’art canadienne /             Canadian Art Review - Photography and War / La photographie et la guerre. Vol. 39. No 2.        2014. Print. 100-109.
Espetveidt, Amy Jo. “Curiouser + Curiouser: Biennial Brings Out The Guerrillas.” Calgary is Awesome. Dec 15. Web.
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       Cottingham, Steven. “Neon: Audio Visual at Kasian Gallery.” Akimbo. Nov 4.                 <http://akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=939>
       “Must-sees This Week: November 13-19, 2014. Canadian Art. Web.
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       Quinn, Karen. “Picking Your Battles.” Ffwd. Oct 16. Print & Web                        <http://www.ffwdweekly.com/arts/visual-arts/picking-your-battles/>
Cottingham, Steven. “Terms of Engagement at Esker Foundation.” Akimbo. Oct 7. Web. 
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       Conley, Christine. “Terms of Engagement.” 17 – 23. Terms of Engagement: Averns,             Feldman-Kiss, Stimson. Agnes Etherington Arts Centre. Print.
       Robertson, Kirsty. “You Cannot Know: War, Art and the Unknowable Present.” 37 – 43.             Terms of Engagement: Averns, Feldman-Kiss, Stimson. Agnes Etherington Arts Ctr. Print.
       McElligott, Donna. “9/11 memorial.” alberta@noon interview, CBC Radio. Sept 11. Radio.
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   Fortney, Valerie. “Artist helps keep memory of 9/11 alive.” Calgary Herald. 1, 12. Print/Web <http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Fortney+Artist+helps+keep+memory+alive/10192383/story.html> < http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/fortney-artist-helps-keep-memory-of-911-alive>
Gessel, Paul. “Military Art. Galleries West. Fall 2014. Print.
Weir, Bruce. “Observation Post.” Swerve. 21. Sept 5. Print
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       Gessel, Paul. “Artful Blogger.” Ottawa Magazine. July 4. Web
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       Gandia, Renato. “Public Art Expert.” Breakfast Television. City TV Calgary. May 21. TV.
       MacDonald, Aaron. “Public Art in Calgary.” The World at Six. CBC Radio. May 20. Radio.
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2013        Calgary 2012, Cultural Capital of Canada. 5000 Stories & Counting. p.64.    
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2012        Fraser, Kim Alison. “Issues Inspire Artistic Statements.” Catalyst. Fall 2012 p.10. Print.
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       Stuman, Seth. Brick + Mortar 4th Annual International Festival of Video Art.” 22 News. Oct         11. TV & Web <http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/mass_appeal/leisure/brick-and-mortar-4th-            annual-international-video-art-festival>
       “Alberta Culture Days.” Calgary Herald. Sept 27. Print.
       “90kmh Economy Drive.” Artslink. CJSW. Sept 11, Radio.
       Weir, Bruce. “The 90kmh Economy Drive.” Swerve.  Sept 7 2012, p.22. Print.
       McGrath, Tammy. “No need for speed.” Stephen. Sept/Oct/Nov 2012, p.32. Print.
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       “Ledge Gallery – Dick Averns.” Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts. Web.
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2011        Simpson, Peter. “Images of War.” Ottawa Citizen. Print. Nov 10 2011. A1, B3.
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       Simpson, Peter. “Big Beat: War art tells us much about the human condition.” Ottawa             Citizen. Web video. Nov 9 2011. < http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/canada-in-                afghanistan/Beat+tells+much+about+human+condition/5684237/story.html
       Lindell, Rebecca. “The Changing Face of Canadian War Art.” Global News. Web. Nov 9             2011. <http://www.globalnews.ca/canada/feature/6442518433/story.html>
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       McCann, Sean. “Artist to tackle 9/11 debris project.” Calgary Sun. Print. Sept 12 2011
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Flemming, Kevin. “World Trade Center beam displayed in Calgary.” CTV News.        
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       Lima-Coelho, Ken. “The Home Stretch – World Trade Centre Artefact.” CBC Radio 1             Calgary. Sept 9 2011
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2010        “Agenda Alberta.” Canadian Art. Fall 2010, Vol 27, #3. p.38. 
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2009        Priegert, Portia. “The relationship between art and politics star” Kelowna Courier. 
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2008        de Peralta, Germaine. “Contemporary Trench Art.” The Maple Leaf.Vol.11, No.32 p17
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2007        “Preview” Canadian Art. Vol 23, No. 4, p 11
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2006        Whyte, Murray. “All Signs Point to Reactivation.” The Toronto Star. Jan 16, p C9
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       Evenden, Kirstin. Ambivalence Blvd. Catalogue, Art Gallery of Calgary.
       Lafortune, Wes. “No Freedom in the Streets,” Ffwd. Nov 9, p 40
       Lafortune, Wes. “artbeat”  Ffwd. Oct 5, p 62
       Barber, Bruce. NSCAD – The 80s. p 51 (Anna Leonowens Gal.) ISBN 978-0-920149-20-1
       Reid, Robert. “Study in Contrasts.” The Record. Jan 14, p C1
       Vida, Sandra. “Stirring Culture.” Legacy. Spring, p 13
       YYZ Artist Outlet. Art + Activism – p 9. 
       “What’s Happening,” http://www.acad.ab.ca/dick_averns.html (1 Oct 2006)

2005        Lafortune, Wes. “Support for persecuted artist.”  ffwd - Jan 20, p 18
Janes, Todd & Jonsson, Tomas. “Four Strong Winds... Field Guide to Alberta Artists”         Performance Art in Alberta. (Galerie SAW Gallery)
       www.canadianart.ca/home/home.cfm, (8 May 2005)

2004        Dowd, Amy. “Celebrated Sculptures Visit Town.” The Calgary Journal. Oct 21, p 13
       http://www.finearts.ubc.ca/newsletter_current/page3.html, (31 Dec 2004)

2003        Harris, Michael. “Two hours of ranting…” The Vancouver Sun. Oct 27, p C1-2.
       Barenscott, Dorothy. “Emergency Response - This is Only a                         Test.” Emergency Measures.  Vancouver, Savage Media Society. ISBN 0-9734170-0-5
       Keong, Geoff. CJSF Radio “Emergency Measures”, Nov. interview and web review, 
       Todd, Paul. “Boom Times.” Vancouver Magazine. October issue, p 101
       Passmore, Heather. “Emergency Measures. Postscript 11. (Artspeak Gallery) 
       Barenscott, Dorothy. “The Enduring Body - Towards a Logic of the                     Agit-Garde” Belkin Invitational. ISBN 0-9733711-0-2
       www.finearts.ubc.ca/newsletter_summer2003/page7.html (30 Nov 2003)

2002        Shaw Cable “news”, performance documentation, Vancouver, Mar 24
       Global TV “news”, performance documentation, Vancouver, Mar 14
       Global TV “news”, interview, Vancouver, Feb 24.

2001        Brayshaw, Christopher. “Exercising Desire.” The Georgia Straight. Sept 6, p 58
       Froneman, Kristin. “Past Futures.” The Morning Star.  Mar 9, p 17

2000        Breckenridge, Carie. “Luxury Avenue.” Prince George This Week. Jan 9, p A 10     
       “Co-ordinating Plots.” ffwd Jun 7, p 28 
       Whyte, Murray. “Luxury Avenue.”  National Post. Apr 4, Arts & Life Avenue p B7

1999        Brayshaw, Christopher. “Luxury Avenue.” Border Crossings. p 67
       Gauthier, Gerald. “Luxury Avenue.” Alaska Highway News. Oct 29, p B2

1998        “Straight Choice.” The Georgia Straight. Oct 15 p 69

1996        “Chambers of Enchantment.” Artvoice. Nov 6, p 3

1995        “Sketch of an Idea to Refocus Audience.” Locations (catalogue) - p 6

1994        “Operation Indian.” The Health Service Journal. Feb 3, p 8