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Passion for the Arts:

Mosaic artist | Workshop Instructor | Volunteer for community arts organization

 

Business Experience:

Certificate for Marketing Excellence | 10+ years in a variety of industries | Launched new products, markets & campaigns

 

Organized Leader:

Project management | Leadership | Budget & timeline management | Collaboration

 

About Me:

I am inspired by the very idea of mosaics: taking something broken and putting it together to form something new and beautiful. 

Holding an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, I have continued my professional education with courses at Queen’s University and the Kellogg School of Management.  My professional business experience, before becoming a self-employed artist, was specializing in marketing and spanning a variety of roles, businesses and industries.  I spent 9 years at Microsoft, first in the subsidiary and then moving to the head office in Seattle, Washington where I was first introduced to my love for creating mosaic art.  My experiences at Microsoft, developing and executing global marketing strategies and plans, managing brands and products and driving marketing communications campaigns taught me the importance of effective budget and timeline management, and the benefits of collaboration.

 

Highlights:

  • Co-Lead Artist in“Arras” 200+ sq ft public artwork exterior mosaic mural for Region of Waterloo ION LRT Public Art at Fairway Transit Driver’s Facility, in partnership with Lauren Judge

  • Workshop Instructor

  • Contributor to Public Art Mosaics: ‘Memory Wall’ at Smither Park in Houston, TX & Safari Animals mural at Children's Hospital of Detroit, MI & ‘Awesome Wall’ Community Art Mural in Kitchener

  • Member of Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA): Attended 4 SAMA Conferences

    • 2013 SAMA conference in Tacoma, WA

    • 2014 SAMA conference in Houston, TX

    • 2017 SAMA Conference in Detroit, MI

    • 2018 SAMA Conference in Boston, MA

  • Studio space at Robert Brown Glass Shop in St. Jacobs, Ontario (2014)

  • Member of Seattle Mosaic Arts Studio (2013)

  • Mosaic education

    • Instruction under Claire Barnett on mosaic techniques including indirect, double indirect, bas relief and mosaic sculpture

    • ‘FUNdamento’: Kelley Knickerbocker (Exhibitor at Mosaic Arts International 2014 & 2015)

    • Layered Glass Mosaics: Yulia Hanansen (Winner of Best in Show Award at Mosaic Arts International 2011)

    • How Colour Works Seminar: Emma Biggs

    • Everything Colour: Erin Pankratz-Smith (Winner of Mosaic Arts International Innovation in Mosaics Award 2013 and Contemporary Innovation Award 2016)

    • Modular Mosaics: Erin Pankratz & Kelley Knickerbocker

    • Methods for Making it Great! Installation, Fabrication, Process & Techniques: Bonnie Fitzgerald

  • Exhibitor at various shows including: Original Works Market (Cambridge), Art in the Yard (Elora) and Total Woman Show (Kitchener) with solo exhibition at Paint by Munzy Art Gallery