CURRICULUM VITAE 2022

Nancy Crites, Calgary Alberta, 403-389-6940, nancycrites1@gmail.com

Exhibitions 

Solo

1990  Wishes Hopes and Dreams; Rosemont Gallery, Regina Saskatchewan

Group

2022 Art Now Fine Art Fair, with Slate Fine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2022 Prairie Interlace: Textiles, Modernisms and the Expanded Frame, co-curated by Michele Hardy (Curator, Nickle Galleries), Timothy Long (Head Curator, MacKenzie Art Gallery) and Julia Krueger (craft writer and curator), Nickle Galleries (Calgary, AB) in Fall 2022; Mann Art Gallery (Prince Albert, SK) in Summer 2023; and MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina, SK) in late Fall 2023, with the possibility of other venues to be confirmed.

2021 Art Now Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair, online exhibition

2022 Summer Rhubarb, Slate Fine Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

2021 Art Now 2021, Slate Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

2006    Victoria Council of the Arts, Member Exhibition; Cedar Hill Arts Centre, Victoria,  British Columbia

1994 Making Meaning: Art and Craft in Saskatchewan; National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan

1992    Laughing Matters; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

1989 Collaborations; Saskatchewan Craft Council, Provincial Tour

1988 The Paper Show; Little Gallery, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Award for most  original, innovative work

1987 Images and Imaginings; (2 person), Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

1986 Images and Imaginings; (2 person), The Little Gallery, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan 

1986 Winter Festival Juried Exhibition; The Little Gallery, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan 

1986 Both Sides; (2 person), JM Cuelenaere Library, Prince Albert Saskatchewan 

1985 Eclecticity; Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 



Collections

2022 Look Out! ; Saskatchewan Arts Board Permanent Collection

2022 Threshold: No Laughing Matter 2; Saskatchewan Arts Board Permanent Collection

1992 Threshold: No Laughing Matter; Saskatchewan Arts Board Permanent Collection

Essays, Reviews and Interviews

1990 Wishes Hopes and Dreams; Essay Cindy Richmond

1987 Playful Artist Breaks Out; Sheila Robertson, The Saskatoon Star Phoenix

1987 Ce Soir Plus; Radio Canada, CBC TV, Jacqueline Dube

1987 Clay and Fibre Show Provokes Response; Prince Albert Daily Herald

1986 Nancy Fortier (Crites), essay Annabelle Taylor, The Craft Factor, Saskatchewan Craft Council 

1986 Both Sides; a review Barbara Terfloth, The Craft Factor, Saskatchewan Crafts Council



Awards

2022 Professional Juried Member status, Saskatchewan Craft Council

1991 Individual Assistance Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board

1989 Individual Assistance Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board

1987 Individual Assistance Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board



Education

2022 Creating a Baby Boucherette Rug, Laura Salmy instructor

2022 Finishing Techniques for Rug Hooking, Susan Feller

2021 Rug Hooking Masterclass, The Harbour, Deanne Fitzpatrick

2000 Self Directed Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

1997 Self Directed Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

1988 Artist Workshop, Saskatchewan School of the Arts, Fort San, Saskatchewan

1987/88  Drawing, University of Saskatchewan, George Glenn

1986/87  Painting, University of Saskatchewan, George Glenn

1985/86  Drawing, University of Saskatchewan, George Glenn

1980-88 incl.  University of Saskatchewan, Kenderdine Campus, Summer School of the Arts, Emma Lake, Saskatchewan

1974 Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta, dance minor 

1970-76 incl. Weaving, Spinning, Dyeing, University of Alberta Extension

1960-74 incl. Alberta Ballet School



Other

2015-ongoing, Founding member FemArt Group Collective, Victoria, British Columbia

2017 to present, founding member of Faircliff Rug Hooking Group, Victoria, British Columbia



For the past many years I have been involved in the healing arts professionally, as a holistic nutritionist, consulting and teaching qigong.

Currently I am working full time in my rug hooking studio.

About | Nancy Crites Fibre Artist

https://nancycrites.com/about/Artist Statement Throughout my life I have had an ongoing passion for all things fibre and although my creative process has spanned many decades, my work has always been grounded in the ritual and repetition of traditional women’s handwork, seeking to elevate it to the realm of fine craft. I hav …

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