Curriculum Vitae & Artist Statement | Sharon Moore-Foster
Sharon Moore Foster, Antler I, Stilled Life Series, Ink & Watercolour, 15 x 15

Sharon Moore Foster, Antler I, Stilled Life Series, Ink & Watercolour, 15 x 15

ARTIST STATEMENT

“I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me.” ~ Hermann Hesse

Art is a process, as is life. You acquire new information and integrate it with the old, as well as surrender to the present with a bizarre send of, “Okay, let’s go”. I communicate through various media. The steel is raw, unfinished strong industrial material. The drawings are curious organic investigations into human form and essence. The clay yields to gentle guidance—upon firing, it manifests enduring strength.

Transition: the flow of beings from one form to another—the flow of creation from one media to another. Searching for similarities and welcoming contradictions, this empty space requires trust. Intuition bridges the gap between here and tomorrow.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Arts Education

University of Alberta, Department of English, Edmonton  AB
Creative Non-Fiction Writing, 2002

Red Deer College of Art, Red Deer, AB
Introduction to Welding, 1999

Sculptors’ Association of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Ice Sculpture Workshop and Wax Sculpture, 1998

University of Alberta, Department of Art and Design, Edmonton, AB
Sculpture, 1990-1994

University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension, Edmonton, AB
Sculpture, 1983-1985

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Two Years towards Master of Visual Art Degree: Interdisciplinary work in    Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, 1974-1976

University of Alberta, Department of Art and Design, Edmonton, AB
Printmaking,  1973-1974

University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension, Edmonton, AB
Photography, 1971-1972

University of Alberta, Department of Art and Design, Edmonton, AB
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing, Painting, Design, Printmaking, History of Art), 1968

Featured Arts Related Experience
2013 – 2016 Art Instructor, Continuing Education, City of Edmonton
2013 Art Instructor, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, ELLA
2012 Artist in Residence, Bertha Kennedy School, St. Albert, AB
2011 Red Deer College Series Instructor, Sculpting from Life
Professional Development Speaker, Red Deer College
2010 Professional Development Speaker, Okotoks Art Gallery, Okotoks, AB
2010/12 Instructor, Sculpture, Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB
2009 Motivational Speaker, Visual Arts Studio Assn., St. Alberta, AB
2008 Self-Directed Residency, Madrid, Galicia, Spain
2007 Art Instructor, La Bella Vita Arts, Italy
2006 Guest speaker for Idea of West Symposium, University of Alberta, AB
2005 Guest speaker for Art of the Peace Symposium, Dawson Creek,  BC
2004 to present Gallery Coordinator, Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC, Edmonton, AB
2004 to present  Learning Through the Arts (Royal Conservatory of Music Education Program)
Artist Partner, Professional Development Leader & Speaker
2000 to present Adjudicator and Critic for various arts organizations/fundraisers
1994 to present Owner/operator, Moore-Foster Studio, offering sculpture, drawing & painting courses
St. Albert, AB
1990 – 2015 Instructor of Studio Courses, City of St. Albert Community Services, St. Albert, AB
1992 Instructor of Life Drawing: Department of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1990 Instructor, Sturgeon Regional Recreation, Sturgeon Municipal District, AB
Artist Residencies
July 2010 Yoho National Park, Lake O’Hara, Self-Directed Residency
 August 2009 Galicia, Spain, Self-Directed Residency
May 2007 Castigliano, Italy, Self-Directed Residencies
Featured Exhibitions
2016 Landscape show & Sale, McMullen Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Genesis, Curated Solo Retrospective, MCPAG, Stony Plain, Alberta
Drawing on Life, A. J. Ottewell Centre, Sherwood Park, AB
Connect the Dots, The Works Festival, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Non-Resident Exhibition, VASA, St. Albert, AB
Surfaces Artist Co-operative, Jake’s Gallery & Framing, Edmonton,AB
2015 Women Portraying Women, Invitational, VASA, St. Albert, AB
Festival Gallery, Kaleido Arts Festival 2015, Juried Exhibition Edmonton
Self-Portal, Installation Kaleido Arts Festival, Edmonton, AB
New Territories, The Works Festival, HarcourHouseGallery,Edmonton,AB
Landscapes, Surfaces Artist Co-operative, Scotia Place, Edmonton,
Artist Showcase, Evanescence Gallery, High River, AB
Anything Grows, Sculptor’s Association of Alberta, Muttart Conservatory
Surfaces Artist Co-operative, Jake’s Gallery & Framing, Edmonton, AB 2014
Kaleido Festival Juried, Stollery Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Edmonton, AB
2014 Smaller Than a Bread Basket, VAAA Gallery, Edmonton, AB
“Sculptor’s Association of Alberta”, Muttart Conservatory
Flight, The Works Festival, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Surfaces Artist Co-operative, SAMBA, St. Albert, AB
2013 Kinetic, The Works Festival, Harcourt House Gallery Edmonton, AB
“Sculptor’s Association of Alberta Show”, Muttart Conservatory
Membership Show, VAAA Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2012 Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts Guest Exhibitor, St. Albert, AB
Christmas Show , Gallery Artists, Art Beat Gallery, St. Albert
Symbiosis Membership Show, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, AB
“Sculptor’s Association of Alberta”, Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton, AB
2011 “15th Anniversary Gallery Exhibition”, Art Beat Gallery, St. Albert, AB
“Charged: 2011 Membership Show”, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton
“A Place Between”, Art Beat Gallery
“Sculptor’s Association of Alberta Show”, Muttart Conservatory
2010 ”Essence: the Language of Flowers”, McMullen Gallery, Edmonton AB
“With All It”s Beauty”. Multicultural Centre Provincial Art Gallery, Stony Plain, AB
“Knows No Kindness”, Part 1 MCPAG, Stony Plain, Alberta
“The Works Membership Show’, Harcourt House Gallery
“Diversity”Juried The Works / VAAA Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2009 “Art After the Hanger”, Panache Studios, Edmonton, AB
“Wings and Petals”, Art Beat Gallery, St. Albert, AB
“Odyssey II”, Urban Roots, Edmonton AB
“21o and Rising”, Harcourt House, Edmonton AB
“Diversity: The Works”, Visual Arts Alberta, Edmonton AB
“In The Balance”, Visual Arts Alberta, Edmonton AB
Additional detail available upon request.
Arts Related Volunteer Work
2000-2004 Doctors & Derrieres
Keiskamma
Executive Chair, Sculptors’ Association of Alberta
2000 “An Evening with Van Gogh
Profiles Public Art Gallery, Annual Art Auction, St. Albert, AB
1999 “An Evening with Emily Carr”
Profiles Public Art Gallery, St. Albert, AB
1997 “An Evening with Matisse”
Profiles Public Art Gallery, St. Albert, AB
1996 Growing Dreams, Y.E.S.S. Foundation
Additional detail available upon request.
Collections / Recognitions / Awards
 2015 Nominated for Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Arts Teaching
2014 Nominated for Mayor’s Award for Established Artists Award
2014 Sel-Portal Installation Winner
2014 Nominated for Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Arts Teaching
2013 Nominated for Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Arts Teaching
2004 Nominated for the Mayor’s Award for Emerging Artist of the Year
1999 Celebrating a legacy: 25 Years of Alberta Art CD Rom, produced by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.