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Seka Owen ASA, RCA
EDUCATION 1977 Graduated from the University of Alberta, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, from the Department of Art and Design.Major: Painting.Minor:Printmaking and Art History.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (TRAINING)
1997, 1987 LEIGHTON ARTIST COLONY.Artist in Residence,Banff, Alberta, Canada.
1987,1985 PARTICIPATING ARTIST’S WORKSHOP.Selected artist.Grand Forks Art Gallery Museum, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada.
1986 PARTICIPATING ARTIST’S WORKSHOP.Selected artist.Japanese Calligraphy, Devon, Alberta, Canada.
1984 PARTICIPATING ARTIST'S SEMINAR.Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
PARTICIPATING ARTIST'S WORKSHOP.Selected artist, Triangle Artists' Workshop, Mashomack, Pine Plains, New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
1992, 82,80, 76 PARTICIPATING ARTIST'S WORKSHOP.Selected artist, Emma Lake, University ofSaskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS
2005 Elected to membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
1999 Seka Owen, Recipient of the ARTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD,
The Calgary Immigrant Aid Society (CIAS), Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
1998 Seka Owen, Nominated in the ARTS ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORY,
The Calgary immigrant Aid Society (CIAS),Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
1997 PROJECT GRANT, Leighton Foundation, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
1986 PROJECT GRANT, Alberta Culture, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
1985 PROJECT GRANT, Alberta Culture, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
1984 TRAVELLING GRANT, Alberta Culture, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
1984 TRIANGLE ARTIST'S WORKSHOP GRANT, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

SELECTED PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
CALGARY ALLIED ARTS FOUNDATION, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
IMPERIAL OIL, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
YUGOSLAVIAN ACADEMY OF ART AND SCIENCE, Zagreb, Croatia, former Yugoslavia.
THE ALBERTA ART FOUNDATION, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, DEPARTMENT OF ART AND DESIGN, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
RICHMOND ART GALLERY, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
CAPITAL CITY SAVINGS, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
THE EDMONTON ART GALLERY MUSEUM, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
OSAKA GAS ENGINEERING CO., Osaka, Japan.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Artpoint Gallery & Studio Society, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“Two Directions-Seka Owen and Mali Vargas”, Paintings
2013 Roberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“Semi Retrospective, Seka Owen & Graham Page”, Painting and Sculpture
2011 Visual Arts Alberta Association, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
“Pictographs and Recent Work”
AXIS Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“Mirage”, paintings
2010 Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary Alberta, Canada
“Rhapsody of Colour” paintings
2009 Axis Contemporary Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“Emma Lake Revisited” paintings.
2007 Axis Contemporary Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Survey Exhibition. Paintings.
2007 Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
SurveyExhibition. Paintings.
2006 Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Pictographs, painting.
2006-2009 AFA Travelling Exhibition, Major centers Alberta, Canada.
“Pictograph Expressions Revisited” paintings.
2006 Creative Kid’s Museum, Telus Alberta Science Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“Pictograph Expressions Revisited” paintings.
2001 ART SPACE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
“Two Decades”, By Seka Owen Paintings.
1999 YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE GALLERY, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
“New Visions:Delights in Softly Grey”. Paintings
1998,1996 BUGERA/KMET GALLERY, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Paintings.
1993 BRITISH COLUMBIA HOUSE, London, England,paintings.
NEWZONES GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Paintings.
1992 CONNEXION ART CENTRE, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.Paintings.
1992,1989 BUSCHLEN-MOWATT GALLERY, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Paintings.
1991,1985 GRAND FORKS ART GALLERY MUSEUM, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada. Paintings.
1990 RICHMOND ART GALLERY, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.Paintings.
1990,1988,1986 THE FRONT GALLERY, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Paintings.
1989,1987,1986 WADE GALLERY, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.Paintings.
1989,1987 THE SHAYNE GALLERY, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.Paintings.
1986 PAUL KUHN FINE ARTS GALLERY, Calgary, Alberta, Canada."New Paintings".
1984 THE EDMONTON ART GALLERY MUSEUM, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Paintings.
1980 GRANT MacEWAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Monotypes.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Foyer KAASA Gallery, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditoriam, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
“Jacques Offenbach’s Opera, Les Contes D’Hoffmann”. Paintings.
2011 Alberta Society of Artists, Lougheed House, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
“Art and Culture, Celebrating ASA Immigrants of Distinction”, Paintings.
2008 Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The Artist’s Circle “The New Generation”, paintings
2005 GREAT WEST SADDLERY BUILDING, Edmonton Alberta, Canada. The EdmontonContemporary Artists’ Society,Twelfth Annual , Sculpture Exhibition.Juried.
2005 TRIANGLE GALLERY OF VISUAL ARTS, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
”Beyond Emma Lake”.
2004 EDMONTON ART GALLERY, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
“6th annual art on the block”.
2004, AGNES BUGERA GALLERY INC., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
“Four Painters”.Other years: 2000,1996
2004, ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, travelling exhibition, Alberta, Canada.
“A Portrait of the Bow”Other years: 2000,1996
2004, GREAT WEST SADDLERY BUILDING, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Edmonton Contemporary Artists’ Society, “Eleventh Annual Painting, Sculpture Exhibition”.Juried. Also in 2003
2003 ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, “Calgary Civic Art Collection”, traveling exhibition, Alberta, Canada.
2002, THE EDMONTON ART GALLERY, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
and in the following years: 1989, 1988,1987,1986,1985,1983,1980
2002 PROFILES PUBLIC ART GALLERY, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.
“Wide Open”. Rae Hunter and Seka Owen.
2002, THE BARN ARTS, The Edmonton Contemporary Artists’ Society, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Ninth Annual Exhibition Paintings/Sculpture.Invited guests. Juried show.
Also in 2000,1999
2003, LEIGHTON FOUNDATION MUSEUM and ART GALLERY,Calgary, Alberta, Canada.Juried Show.Also in 2002,2001
2001, SEASIDE ART GALLERY, Nags Head, North Carolina, USA., Annual International Miniature Art Show.Juried. Also in 1999,1998,1996
1995 CALGARY MULTICULTURAL CENTRE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Juried Show.
First International Art Exhibition.
1992 MULTI MEDIA ARTS GALLERY, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Women in the Arts Foundation, Inc.Juried Show.
1991 BROOME STREET GALLERY, New York, New York, U.S.A.WIA '91.Juried Show.
1990 LEVER HOUSE, New York, New York, U.S.A. "Women in the Arts Foundation , Inc."
Juried Show.
1990,1988 BUSCHLEN-MOWATT GALLERY, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1989 NABISCO BRANDS GALLERY, East Hanover, New Jersey, U.S.A.Women in the Arts, Inc. “Women's Visions": Themes from Nature.Juried Show.
1988 PHOENIX GALLERY, New York, New York, U.S.A. "Women in the Arts at Phoenix."
Juried Show.
1988 The 15th Exhibition of Yugoslavian Printmaking in Zagreb.CABINET OF GRAPHIC ART,Zagreb, Croatia.Juried Show.
1987 CABINET OF GRAPHIC ART, “The 11th Exhibition of Yugoslavian Drawings in Zagreb”, Zagreb, Croatia.
1987 ART GALLERY MUSEUM OF SOUTH OKANAGAN, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada."Christina Explorations."
1987 ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART GALLERY, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
"Who is Who." Juried Show.
1986 GRAND FORKS ART GALLERY MUSEUM, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada.
"Christina Explorations."
1985 SOHO 20 GALLERY, New York, New York, U.S.A.
"Benefit for Women in the Arts Foundation Inc."

COMMISSIONS
2003 PAM JONES & KORI MCINTYRE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
1998 MR. & MRS. L. LAVINE, Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.A.
1990 MR. & MRS. PAUL REINHART, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1990 MILONI TRADING & MARKETING LTD., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1990 PETRIS IMPORTERS LTD., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1989 ALVIN & CAROL PEARL, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
1988 EVITCO, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
1988 MR. & MRS. MARTIN COHOS, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
1983 MR. & MRS. CHARLES BRUCE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
1980 CAPITAL CITY SAVINGS, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

PUBLICATION OF WORK
2007 artcentral MosaicArt Takes, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Fall/Winter 2007/2008Page 9
2003 Calgary Herald, Art Style, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.February 23, 2003, page E9.
2001 Art Events, Art Space, “Two Decades by Seka Owen”, Fast Forward, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.FFWD, March 22-28, page 40, 2001.
2001 New Trail, University of Alberta Alumni Magazine, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Spring 2001 page 33.
1999 Eva Ferguson, “City-Immigrants of Distinction”, Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. April 24, 1999,Section: B7.
1999 Alice Simmons, Visual Art, Seka Owen Painting, Dandelion, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Volume 25, Number 2, pages:104-105, page188.
1999 Vis a Vis, “Recipients of the 1999 Immigrants of Distinction Award”
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Page 32.
1996 Alice Simmons, Visual Art, Feature Artist, Seka Owen Painting, Dandelion, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 1996 Volume 23, Number 1, pages11-19, page 95.
1992 Christina Sabat, "Visual Arts in Review", The Daily Gleaner.
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, May 23, 1992, page 7.
1988 Imagery,"Seka Owen '77 BFA", University of Alberta Alumni Association, New Trail,
Edmonton, Alberta, Autumn 1988, page 24.
1988 Elizabeth Beauchamp, "Artists Zest for Life Expressed in Acrylic Abstracts", The Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, October 1, 1988, Section F1.
1988 The 15th Exhibition of Yugoslavian Printmaking in Zagreb, Cabinet of Graphic Art, Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Catalogue 1988.
1988 Kenworth W. Moffat, Moffet's Artletter, Volume III, No. 1, March 1988, page 84.
1987 "Abstract Paintings, Seka Owen", The Works Newsletter, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 1987, Volume 2, Number 2, page 18.
1987 Lelde Muehlenbachs, "Seka Owen", The Essay for Wade Gallery Exhibition, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, October 1987.
1987 Yugoslavian Academy of Art and Science, Cabinet of Graphic Art, Catalogue 1987, No. 125, page 4.
1986 Moffet Kenworth, Moffet's Artletter, Volume 1, No. 10, page 3.
1986 Townslee Nancy, "Seka Owen:New Paintings", The Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
April 25, 1986, page F8.
1986 Bingham Russell, "Abstract Painting in Edmonton".The Edmonton Art Gallery Museum Update, Volume 7, No. 4, September/October, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, pp. 7-11.
1986 Chalmers Ron, "Abstract Demand Gut Reaction", The Edmonton Journal, September 13, 1986, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Section C.
1986 Adams James, "Abstract Painting in Edmonton", The Edmonton Art Gallery Museum Update,
Volume 7, No. 5, November/December 1986.

LECTURES, WORKSHOPS AND TEACHING
1999 ST. MONICA ELEMENTARY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Partnership with TRANS ALTA, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.Art Magic II. Invited Guest Artist.
1999, LECTURE/WORKSHOP, Calgary Sketch Club, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Invited Guest Artist. Also in 1998,1996
1997 BLESSED KATERI SCHOOL, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. “In-School Program”.Invited Guest Artist.
1997 MILTON WILLIAMS SCHOOL, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. “In-School Program”.Invited Guest Artist.
1997 ST. JUDE SCHOOL, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.“In-School Program”.Invited Guest Artist.
1987, INVITED GUEST ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE:The Works, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.June 4, 1987. Also in 1986
1985 LECTURE:Grand Forks Art Gallery Museum, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada.
Lectured to the general public.Invited guest artist.
1985 INVITED GUEST ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE:Grand Forks Art Gallery Museum, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada.October 8-9, 1985.
1984 LECTURE:The Edmonton Art Gallery Museum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Invited guest speaker and art critic.
1984 WORKSHOP:The Edmonton Art Gallery Museum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
1984 LECTURE:Riverbend Junior High School.Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Invited guest speaker.
1983 LECTURE:Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.April 6, 1983,
Invited guest speaker.
1982 LECTURE:The Edmonton Art Gallery Museum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Invited guest speaker.
1980 WORKSHOP:Provincial Museum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.June 1980.
1979 LECTURE:Alberta Culture, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. October, 1979.
LECTURE AND WORKSHOP:University of Alberta, Faculty of Household Economics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.October, 1979.Fashion Design, Paintings and Airbrush on Fabrics.
Invited guest lecturer.
1978 LECTURE:The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.February 20, 1978. Sponsored by Canadian Society of Educators through Art Conference."The Docent Program for the Edmonton Art Gallery".Invited guest speaker.

MEMBERSHIPS
2005-present TRIANGLE PUBLIC GALLERY, Board Member, Fundraising and Curatorial Board
Calgary, Alberta.
1980-present ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS (ASA), ASA Provincial
website: www.artists-society.ab.ca,, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
(President 2000 and Chairperson 1999)

POSITIONS
2003-2004 ARTSPACE CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY,Fine Arts Director, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
1976-86 THE EDMONTON ART GALLERY MUSEUM, Art Education Department.Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Part time Art instructor
1980-84 CULTURAL AND FINE ARTS, Consultant for programming.Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Freelance.
1980-81 GRANT MacEWAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Continuing Education Department. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Part time Art instructor
1979-81 THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, S.U.B. Gallery.Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Part time Art instructor
1977-80 THE EDMONTON ART GALLERY, The Art Education Department.Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Supervisor of Docent Programming.