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Curriculum Vitae: Elma Eidse Neufeld

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Elma Eidse Neufeld, Visual Artist

elma@chateauroc.com      www.chateauroc.com    Phone: 778-583-9560

EXHIBITIONS

2023 (Upcoming)

Third Chair Gallery, St. Catharines, ON, Faith Arts Juried Exhibit; Layered Recollections; a retrospective (solo)

FCA Gallery, 2023 On the Edge Exhibition, Vancouver, BC; “Painted Desert”

2022

Arts & Letters Club, Toronto, ON, Ina Gilbert Award (Finalist); “Ancienne Noblesse”

2021

Peachland Art Gallery, BC, Oasis Art Show and Inspiration Symposium (OASIS) (annual show), Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA); “Strings #2”                    (Honourable Mention), “Strings #8,” “Strings #11,” “Performer in Red”

Grizzli Winery, FCA/COC (Central Okanagan Chapter), Kelowna, BC

Peachland Art Gallery, BC, 10 x 10 Charity Show; “Okanagan Mountain Reflections”

Kelowna Art Gallery (KAG) Members Exhibition, BC, Undressed (theme); “Red Nude”

2020

Peachland Art Gallery, BC, OASIS (annual show), Artists of the Okanagan, FCA; “Strings #6”

Peachland Community Centre, BC, International Women’s Day; “The Pious One” (First Place), “Woman with Seed Pods”

FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC (online show)

FCA Gallery, BC, Works on Paper (theme); “Yellow Rose #2,” “Peach Bough”

FCA Gallery, BC, Bloom (theme)

FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Artist Choice (theme); “Blushing Wood” (Recognized)

FCA Gallery, BC, Active Members (theme); “A Rose (Hybrid)”

FCA Gallery, BC, Animalis (theme); “Power Dive”

2019

Peachland Art Gallery, BC, OASIS (annual show), FCA/COC; “Seagreen/Teal Kimono #1” (Honourable Mention), “Seagreen/Teal Kimono #2” 

Okanagan Mission Hall, Kelowna, BC, FCA/COC, Autumn Gallery; “Open Door” (Award of Excellence), “Copper Canyon #2”

FCA Gallery, BC, Artists’ Choice Exhibition (theme); “Kimono #4” (Second Place Award) 

FCA Gallery, BC, Small Works (theme); “Red Poppy”

FCA Gallery, BC, Works on Paper (theme); “Woman with Seed Pods”

FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Vancouver Salon (theme); “Strings #2”

FCA Gallery, BC, Concept (theme); “Repertoire” (Recognized)

FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC (online show), Active Member Show; “Strings #11” (Rented for the movie set for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) (Recognized)

FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Abstracted (theme); “Strings #8”

FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC (online show), Retro (theme); “Woman Seated on Lounge,” “Manitoba Wild Rice”

FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC, O Canada (theme); “Red-Crested Mount #2” (Recognized)

FCA Gallery, BC, Bloom (theme); “Rose,” “Peaches and Cream”

FCA Gallery, BC, AIMAE (Annual International Mail-in Art Exhibition); “Little Women Series Rose #5”

2018

Art Gallery on 97, Peachland, BC; “Fall of the Leaf,” “Black Sand Dunes,” “Ponderosa”

FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC; “Flower Burst”

FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC; “A Rose (Hybrid)”

2017

Peachland Art Gallery, BC, Artists of the Okanagan; “Open Door,” “Copper Canyon #2,” “Copper Light”

Private show, London, ON

2016

Chateauroc Gallery, Peachland, BC (miniatures) (solo)

Peachland Art Gallery, BC, Artists of the Okanagan; “Oceanward,” “Weekend Regatta”

Art Gallery on 97, Peachland, BC; “Strings #8,” “Strings #9,” “Strings #10”

Suk'ʷtəmsqilxʷ West Kelowna Arts Council (SWAC), BC

Art Gallery on 97, Peachland, BC; “Alaskan Glacier,” “Alaskan Glacier #2,” “Glacier”

2015

Art Gallery on 97, Peachland, BC (new gallery opening); “African Black Woman,” “Woman with Book,” “Woman with Blanket #2”

Peachland Art Gallery, BC, Form and Fibre (theme); “Mushrooms”

Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

Chateauroc Gallery, Peachland, BC; Chigiri-e (solo)

2014

Chateauroc Gallery, Peachland, BC; Chigiri-e (solo) 

Gallery on the Lake, Peachland, BC

2013

Chateauroc Gallery, Peachland, BC; Chigiri-e (solo)

2012-15

New Moon Gallery, West Kelowna, BC

2012

Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

Ancient Hill Winery, Kelowna, BC, KSNS; Chigiri-e, “The Whisperer” 

Kelowna Community Theatre, BC, Okanagan Arts, Water (theme); “White Water Lily,” “Lily Pads” 

Peachland Art Gallery, BC, Hearts Festival; “Flamenco #3”

Peachland Art Gallery, BC, Artists of the Okanagan; “Kimonoed”

2011-13

Community Arts Council, Peachland and Kelowna, BC

2011

Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

Artwalk, KSNS, Kelowna, BC

Ballantyne Gallery, West Kelowna, BC; Chigiri-e

Rotary Centre for the Arts, KSNS, Kelowna, BC, Art Rocks in the City

New Moon Gallery, West Kelowna, BC, Strings (theme) (two-person show)

2010

Artwalk, KSNS, Kelowna, BC; Chigiri-e

Studio Five, Kelowna, BC; Chigiri-e

Sage Clinic, Medicine Hat, AB; Collage (solo)

2009-21

Chateauroc Gallery, Peachland, BC; Collage (varied exhibitions) (solo)

Kelowna Art Gallery, BC (annual members’ shows)  

2009

Lake Country Gallery, Kelowna, BC; “Woman with Seed Pods”

Artwalk, KSNS, Kelowna, BC    

2008

Geert Mass Sculpture Gardens and Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Medallic Arts Society of Canada (MASC); “Slice of the Okanagan” (Bronze)

Artwalk, KSNS, Kelowna, BC (eight pieces)

The Gallery on the Lake, Peachland, BC; Women (theme) 

Regional District of Central Okanagan office, Kelowna, BC

Winnipeg Art Gallery (Sales and Rentals), MB; “Figure with Bowl” (purchased), “Kimono of the Earth” (purchased)

2007

Artwalk, KSNS, Kelowna, BC, Chigiri-e

Rotary Centre for the Arts, KSNS Gallery, Kelowna, BC; “Mother and Child,” “Horse,” “Sign of the Fish,” “Jonah and the Whale”  

New Moon Gallery, West Kelowna, BC

Bliss Bistro, Peachland, BC; “Fall of the Leaf” 

Chateauroc Gallery, Peachland, BC; “Kimono” (solo)

2006

The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, The Navigators; “Amate: Love!” (cast paper symbols) (solo)

Okanagan Open Gallery, Peachland, BC

Peachland Art Gallery, BC, Artists of the Okanagan; “Red Kimono” (purchased; permission given for showing on movie set in Winnipeg) 

2005

Okanagan Regional Library, Kelowna, BC, ArtOkanagan

Gasthaus on the Lake, Peachland, BC, ArtOkanagan 

Peachland Arts Festival, BC

Peachland Community Centre, BC

Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, MB; “Amate: Love!” (solo)

Okanagan Regional Library, BC, ArtOkanagan; “Water Garden,” “Needle Rock,” “Parisian Hat Shop,” “Asian Flower Shop,” “Oceanward”

2004

Peachland Baptist Church, BC; “Amate: Love!” 

Jordan’s Fine Furniture Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Collage

Kelowna Art Gallery, BC, Looking Back (group show on international tour); “Red-Crested Mount #1” (purchase prize)

Chamber of Commerce, Peachland, BC 

Little School House Gallery, Peachland, BC

Peachland Art Gallery and Museum, BC 

2003

Chateauroc Gallery, Art and Garden Tour, Peachland, BC; “Field and Fountain” (solo)

FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Altered States (theme); “Cliff Dwellers”

FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Painting on the Edge (theme); “Red Kimono”  

2002

Chateauroc Gallery, Peachland, BC, three shows—Sailing, Symphony of Women, Imaginary Wood (solo)

Little School House, Peachland, BC, A Retrospective (solo)

FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC (“Active Members Only”)

FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC (“All Chapters Juried”) 

2001-02

Cardinal House, ON   

2001

Thompson Okanagan Network of Arts Council (TONAC), Kelowna, BC; “Passage of Time” (Blue Ribbon)

Rogue Gallery, Nanaimo, BC

Suk'ʷtəmsqilxʷ West Kelowna Arts Council (SWAC), BC 

2000

Private show, San Diego, CA

Lake Okanagan Resort, Kelowna, BC, ArtOkanagan; “Okanagan Summer”

1999-2001

Pembina Hills Gallery, Morden, MB

1999

Briercrest Biblical Seminary, Caronport, SK; “Amate: Love!” (solo)

1998

Gruda Gallery, Peachland, BC (two-person group)

Private show, Medicine Hat, AB

Karynside Gallery, Armstrong, BC

1997

Plaskett Gallery, Massey Theatre, New Westminster, BC; “Woman and Song” (solo)

Summerland Art Gallery, BC, Textures of Life (theme) (solo)      

Kelowna Art Gallery, South Okanagan Kelowna Health Unit, BC, Chigiri-e (solo)

Private show, Medicine Hat, AB

1996-99

The Quest, Banff, AB

1996

Escape Salon, Medicine Hat, AB 

Galleria Bellas Atres, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico; “Tropical Accents” 

Heritage Gallery, West Kelowna, BC

Accent Gallery, Westbank, BC

The Picture Hook Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

1995-96

Heritage House, Morris, MB

1995

The Lloyd Gallery, Penticton, BC

1994-95

Tutt Street Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1993

Penticton, Okanagan Mainline Regional Arts Council (OMRAC) show, BC; “Abstract with Copper,” “The Purple Onion”

The Evans Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1992-2003

Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC (annual shows)

1992

Kelowna, Okanagan Mainline Regional Arts Council, BC

1991-2021

Kelowna Art Gallery Annual Members’ Group Exhibition, BC  

1991

Kelowna, Okanagan Mainline Regional Arts Council, BC 

Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC; “Okanagan Lake Reflections” (Chigiri-e)                               

Okanagan Artists, Kelowna Art Gallery, BC

Private show, Nanaimo, BC

ArtOkanagan, Summer Show, Kelowna Art Gallery, BC; “Hang the Okanagan”

Okanagan Artists Alternative 

1990

Medea Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (featured artist), Pastels

Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall, MB, Prairie Painters and Printmakers 

Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall, MB, (Medea Gallery group)

Wildwood Club, Winnipeg, MB, Prairie Painters and Printmaker

Eclectica Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, A Litany of Landscapes 

Provincial Archives Building, Winnipeg, MB, Manitoba Society of Artists (MSA)

1991-2021

Kelowna Art Gallery Annual Members’ Group Exhibition, BC  

1989-90

Winnipeg Centennial Library, MB, Prairie Painters and Printmakers 

1989

Medea Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, (featured artist)

Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall, MB (Medea Gallery group)

Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, MB

1988

The Pool of the Black Star, Legislative Building, Winnipeg, MB, MSA

Medea Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (featured artist) 

Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall, MB, (Medea Gallery group) 

Sky Gallery (opening), Winnipeg, MB (group)

Assiniboine Park Conservatory, Winnipeg, MB, MSA

1987

Centre Cultural Franco-Manitobain, Winnipeg, MB, MSA

Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall, MB (Medea Gallery group) 

1986

Centre Cultural Franco-Manitobain, Winnipeg, MB, MSA 

1985

Centre Cultural Franco-Manitobain, Winnipeg, MB, MSA

University of Manitoba’s Bison Alumni and Friends Dinner; “Bison” (named Artist of the Year)

Medea Gallery, Winnipeg, MB; “Potpourri” (solo)

Medea Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (featured artist)

1984-90

Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MB (Medea Gallery group)

Manitoba Society of Artists (MSA) (annually in various public venues) 

1984

Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MB (Medea Gallery group)

Centre Cultural Franco-Manitobain, Winnipeg, MB, MSA

1983

Polo Park Mall, Winnipeg, MB, The Mennonite Festival of Art and Music (group)

Lindenholm Place (show home), Winnipeg, MB

Medea Gallery, Winnipeg, MB; “Ancient and Early Christian Symbols” (solo)

Arts Manitoba Show, CKRC-63; “The Whiteshell in Autumn” (purchased), “Meteora”

1981

Winnipeg Centennial Library, MB, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Exhibition

1980-84

Winnipeg Art Gallery, MB, CAR/FAC Mini Show

1980

Provincial Archives Building, CKRC Radio, Winnipeg, MB; “The Whiteshell in Autumn” (purchase prize)

1979

Medea Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, Prairie Colour (theme) (first solo show) 

1978

Winnipeg Centennial Library, MB, MSA

Provincial Archives Building, CKRC Radio, Winnipeg, MB; “This Side of the Mountain” (purchase prize)

1976

Medea Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (constant shows)

1975

T. Eaton Company, Winnipeg, MB 

1974

Gallery III, School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB (student group shows)

1972

Winnipeg Arena, MB, Manisphere, Manitoba Group of Artists     

1965-76

Forum Art Institute, Winnipeg, MB (bi-annual exhibitions)

Forum Art Institute (rentals), Winnipeg, MB (constant showings at public office buildings)                                                   

AWARDS & MENTIONS

2022  Finalist in the 2022 Ina Gilbert Award for "Ancienne Noblesse" by Arts & Letters Club, Toronto, ON 

2021  2 Honourable Mention for “Strings #2” by Artists of the Okanagan, Federation of Canadian Artists, BC

2020  First Place for “The Pious One” on International Women’s Day by Peachland Community Centre, BC 

2019  Honourable Mention for “Seagreen/Teal Kimono #1” by Artists of the Okanagan, Federation of Canadian Artists, BC

2019  Award of Excellence for “Open Door” by Federation of Canadian Artists/Central Okanagan Chapter, Autumn Gallery, BC

2019  Second Place Award for “Kimono #4” by Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, BC, Artists’ Choice Exhibition (theme)

2001  Blue Ribbon for “Passage of Time” by Thompson Okanagan Network of Arts Council (TONAC), Kelowna, BC

1997  Artist of the Year by Okanagan Live, CHBC Television, Kelowna, BC       

1985  Artist of the Year for “Bison” at the University of Manitoba’s Bison Alumni and Friends Dinner, MB

1980  Purchase Prize for “The Whiteshell in Autumn” by CKRC Radio Winnipeg, MB

1978  Purchase Prize for “This Side of the Mountain” by CKRC Radio Winnipeg, MB 

1971  Scholarship (six-week course) for “Seven Peaks” by Banff School of Fine Arts, AB

1971  Purchase Prize for “Leaf” by Banff School of Fine Arts, AB 

 

WORKSHOPS AND FORMAL EDUCATION

2001  Collage and Color with Nita Leland, Kelowna, BC

2000 Multi-Media, Federation of Canadian Artists, with Neil Patterson, Mike Svob, Dona Baspaly, Anne Zelinski, Saltspring Island, BC

1994  Watercolour with Tony Onley, Naramata, BC 

1992  Collage, Trillium, with Gerald Brommer, Toronto, ON

1990  Printmaking, Manitoba Printmakers Association, Winnipeg, MB

1989  Printmaking, Forum Art Institute, Winnipeg, MB

1984  Alive with Color with Leatrice Eiseman, Los Angeles, CA

1983  Papermaking with Millie Giesbrecht, University of Manitoba (summer session), Winnipeg, MB

1982  Diploma Course (full year including Sculpture with Gordon Reeves), School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

1981  Diploma Course (full year), School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

1980  Batik Workshop, University of Manitoba (summer session), Winnipeg, MB

1979  Woodcut techniques with Naboru Sawai, Winnipeg, MB

1973  Diploma Course (full year), School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

1972  Drawing and Painting Visual Arts (summer session, six weeks), Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, AB

1972  Drawing with Jack Butler, Red River Community College, Winnipeg, MB

1972  Workshops with Ken and Nadia Bailey, Parks and Recreation, Gimli, MB

1972  Drawing and Painting Visual Arts (summer session, six weeks), Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, AB

1971  Drawing and Painting Visual Arts (summer session, two weeks), Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, AB (summer session, two weeks),          

1965-76  Forum Art Institute (under Nick Bjelajac), Winnipeg, MB

 

SELECTED ARTICLES

Apr 2004      Westside Weekly, Kelowna, BC

Sep 2003      Art Avenue Magazine (FCA), BC (about “Cliff Dwellers” in Altered States theme show)

Sep 2002      Peachland Signal, Peachland, BC (Chateauroc Gallery)

Aug 2000     Peachland Signal, Peachland, BC (about ArtOkanagan)

Aug 2000     Daily Courier, Kelowna, BC

Apr 1999       Christian Week (about Briercrest Seminary showing of “Amate: Love!” cast paper symbols)

Jul 1998        Peachland Signal, BC (about show Art from the Heart)     

1998              Westside Weekly, Kelowna, BC (about the exhibit: Art from the Heart)

Nov 1997     The Record, Vancouver, BC (about Plaskett Gallery, Vancouver; “Woman and Song”)

Jul 1997        Penticton Herald, Penticton, BC

Jun 1997       Penticton Western, Penticton, BC

Sep 1989      CAR/FAC’s Arterra 

Sep 1982      The Manitobain, University of Manitoba Students’ Union, Winnipeg

Sep 1977      Winnipeg Tribune, “Village Gallery a Success”

 

MEMBERSHIPS

2019-

Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA in Vancouver, Active Member level), ongoing 

2019-21        

FCA Central Okanagan Chapter (COC)

2015-21        

Peachland Art Gallery 

2007-           

Kelowna Sculptors Network Society (KSNS), ongoing  

2000-07        

Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA in Vancouver, Active Member level) 

2000            

ArtOkanagan (co-founded group of seven Okanagan artists) 

2000-21        

Peachland Arts Council

1993-2021    

Kelowna Arts District Arts Council (KADAC) 

1991-2021    

Kelowna Art Gallery (KAG)

1991-2018    

Alternator Gallery (originally Okanagan Artist Alternative),  Kelowna, BC 

1989-90        

Manitoba Printmakers Association (MPA), Winnipeg, MB 

1988-90        

Manitoba Painters and Printmakers, Winnipeg, MB

1988-89        

Sky Gallery (co-founder), Winnipeg, MB

1985-95        

Canadian Artists Representation (CAR/FAC), Winnipeg, MB

1984-1991    

Manitoba Society of Artists (MSA), Winnipeg, MB

1976-1991    

Medea Gallery (co-operative, self-run gallery), Winnipeg, MB (sat on Medea Executive Search Committee, Hanging Committee, administration) 

2002-21        

Little School House, Peachland, BC 

OTHER

2020

Interviewed by inTACT as a Collage Artist (Online)

2013            

Instructed in Chigiri-e at Opus Art Supplies, Kelowna, BC

2013

Demonstrated colour and art in ladies’ groups, Kelowna, BC

2011

Designed book cover for Grant C. Richison, Certainty: A Place to Stand

2009

Taught stone sculpture (KSNS) at “Fat Cat Festival” in Kelowna, BC

2000

Taught arts and crafts at Peachland Arts Festival, BC 

1993

Donated art for Kelowna Art Gallery art auction 

1991

Donated art for purchase for Hospital Benefit Auction, Kelowna, BC 

1989

Acted as MSA Membership Chairman, Winnipeg 

1988

Donated art to CKY art auction for Children’s Hospital Fund through Winnipeg Art Gallery, MB

1987-2018

Winnipeg Art Gallery (Sales and Rentals), Winnipeg, MB

1981

Donated art for Winnipeg Women’s Committee of Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Exhibition, Centennial Library, MB

1980

Participated in Winnipeg Centennial Library Exhibition, Bursary Fund for Native Peoples 

1980-90

Painted stage sets for Son Set Productions, Winnipeg, MB 

1970-2021

Instructed in arts and crafts for children’s camps; was a visiting artist and taught various school and community classes; gave group and personal demonstrations as a colour consultant 

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