Tracy Kobus Curriculum Vitae
Tracy Kobus, Fine Artist
3206 Rachel Rd. Courtenay, B.C. V9N 9L4
Ph: (250) firstname.lastname@example.org
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Hearts and Homes, Art Alchemy Gallery, Courtenay, B.C.
2009 Between Land and Sea, George Sawchuk Gallery, CVAG, Courtenay, B.C
2006 Selected Work: 1998 – 2006, The Abbey, Cumberland, B.C.
2005 Water Dwellers, The Abbey, Cumberland, B.C.
2004 Protected Waters, Portfolio Gallery & Opus Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.
2003 Totem Series, Portfolio Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2002 Points on the Journey, Denman Island Art Gallery; curated by Jane Fawkes
2002 Points on the Journey, Island Mountain Arts Gallery, Wells, B.C.
2001 The Same Shore, Gallery at the Mac, Victoria, B.C.
2000 Roots/Routes, Prince George Art Gallery; Prince George, B.C.
2000 New Collages, Plaskett Gallery, New Westminster, B.C.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 Year of Awakening, Corre Alice Art Gallery, Cumberland, B.C.
2012 Animalmorphic, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, B.C.
2007 Valley Women, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, B.C.
2005 Small Works Christmas Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
2005 Comox Valley Invitational, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, B.C.
2005 10th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition, Campbell River Art Gallery, B.C.
2005 Strange Women, The Abbey, Cumberland, B.C.
2003 Passages, Campbell River Art Gallery; curated by Gordon James
2003 Residue, group exhibition at Artropolis 2003; curated by Pauline Conley
2002 Fiction of Landscape, Comox Valley Art Gallery; curated by Tony Martin
2001 Artropolis 2001, CBC television studios, Vancouver, B.C.
2001 North Island College Fine Arts Department Exhibition, Muir Gallery, Courtenay, B.C.
2000 Landscape Redefined: Six Contemporary Approaches, Nanaimo Art Gallery
2000 B.C. Festival of the Arts, Nelson, B.C.
2000 In Transition, (with Kathryn D. Ellis) Muir Gallery, Courtenay, B.C.
2000 The River Speaks: River Art 2000, Kootenay Art Gallery, Castlegar, B.C.
2000 Subjects and Symbols: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, B.C.
COLLECTIONS AND REPRESENTATION
Cumberland Museum, permanent collection
Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George; permanent collection
Campbell River Art Gallery; permanent collection
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2009 Awarded commission to paint mural in Cumberland Village Park; Cumberland, B.C. 2008 Scholarship Tony Onley Artists’ Project, Island Mountain Arts, Wells, B.C.
2000 Grant to participate in River Art 2000, Nelson, B.C.
1998 Honorable Mention, Pacific Regional Art Show, Port Alberni and Courtenay
1997 Honorable Mention, Pacific Regional Art Show, Campbell River
1996 Honorable Mention, Pacific Regional Art Show, Powell River
2009 Juror, Campbell River Art Gallery Annual Members Show
2002 Jack Shadbolt, Westcoast Visionary, B.C. Lecture Series, Campbell River Art Gallery
2002 Points on the Journey; presentation, Island Mountain Arts Gallery, Wells, B.C.
2002 Fiction of Landscape; presentation, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, B.C.
2000 Routes/Roots; presentation, Prince George Art Gallery
How to Get Your Art Seen and Sold with Barney Davey, webinar, 2012
Ignition – Art Marketing Workshop with Lori McNee, webinar, 2012
Starving to Successful – Marketing Workshop with Jason Horejs from Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, Vancouver, B.C., 2011
Mural Workshop with Mike Alewitz; 2010
Painting Workshop with David Alexander; Powell River, B.C. 2011 & 2009
Chinese Ink Painting with Andy Shutse Lou; Courtenay, 2009
Tony Onley Artists’ Project; with mentors; David T. Alexander and Peter VonTiesenhausen; Island Mountain Arts, Wells, B.C. 2008
Awakening the Healer Series with Storyteller Margo McLoughlin, Courtenay, 2007
Transcending Boundaries Conference Celebrating Women in the Arts, Olympia, WA. 1998 Delegate;
BC Festival of the Arts, Victoria, B.C., 1999 and Nelson, B.C., 2000
Visual Arts Conference, Richmond Art Gallery, B.C. 2001
TEACHING AND FACILITATION EXPERIENCE
2013 Subsitute at North Island College in Fine Arts Department
2007-12 Taught and designed private art classes to adults and kids in Comox Valley
2011 – 2013 North Island Distance Education – Art Mentor on Interaction Day and during Compass Weeks
1998-05 Designed and taught workshops at the Art Room, Courtenay, B.C.
2001-04 Art Explorations Camp, North Island College
2004-05 Art Workshops for Grades 3-6, North Island Distance Education
2004 Workshop for Grades 5-6, Huband Elementary, Courtenay
2002 ArtStarts Lighthouse Mural with Grade 7s, Cape Lazo Middle School, Comox, B.C.
1998-00 Sessional Instructor; Fine Arts Program, North Island College (on substitute list)
2001 ArtStarts Transformation; Mural project, Courtenay Junior School (now Isfield High)
2005 Leighton Studios, Banff Centre for the Arts; Banff, Alta
2000 Idea and Creative Process, Atlin Art Centre; Atlin, B.C.
2010 Vancouver Island Musicfest poster image, Courtenay, B.C.
2010 Mural for Cumberland Village Park, Cumberland, B.C.
See Art Now, Artropolis 2003, p. 22.
Doyle, Brian & Melcombe, Lynne, eds. Artropolis 2001, p. 105.
Speight, Pamela, ed. Landscape Redefined, (exhibition brochure),
Nanaimo Art Gallery, 2000
B.C. Festival of the Arts catalogues 1998 ” 2000
MEDIA: PRINT and RADIO
MacLeod, Jennifer, ed. “Artists Portraits”, Galleries West Magazine, Fall 2003, Calgary
MacKay, Sheryl, “North by Northwest”, CBC Radio Interview, March 2002
Mattila, Donna, “The Fiction of Landscape”, The Word, Courtenay, B.C. December 13, 2001
Abercrombie, Kirsten, “Landscapes of the Mind”, This Week, Prince George, B.C. Jan. 2, 2000
Open Learning Agency, History of British Columbia, general interest, 2002
University of Victoria, Courses in Continuing and Adult Education, 1998
Atlin Art Centre, Idea and the Creative Process, 1998
University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours), 1993
CARFAC BC; member since 1998
Comox Valley Art Gallery, Comox Valley Arts Council, Campbell River Art Gallery, Island Mountain Arts