Resume

Curriculum Vitae of Kathryn Belzer, 2008
12943, Highway 224, RR 2 Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, B0N 2H0
Telephone and Fax: (902) 384-2730 e-mail: kathryn@kathrynbelzer.ca

Education:

Professional Development Studio Moloka’i, 2005
Summer Workshops, Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild, 1990-1997
Sas Colby’s Studio in the Sky, Taos, NM, 1996
Sculpting from Clay to Cloth, Lenore Davis, 1993
Eight-day Advanced Workshop, Lisa Lichtenfels, 1990
Eight-day workshop with sculptor Lisa Lichtenfels, 1987
30-hour Props workshop, Dalhousie University, 1985
Certificate in Costume Studies, Dalhousie University, 1983

Group and Joint Exhibition:

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Inverness Centre for the Arts 2008
A Constellation of Consolations, joint show with Margi Hennen, Craig Gallery, 2007
Grand National, Invitational Quilt Exhibition, Ontario 2005
Canadian Embroiderers Guild,Threadworks 2004
Intricacies and Endearments, Mary Black Gallery, 2001
Layered Intentions, Mary Black Gallery, August 2000
Hoffman Challenge, (Curator’s Choice Award, collaboration with Elizabeth Duggan-Litch), 1999
Gourmet Art Event, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, 1999
The Cutting Edge, Original Dolls, Wenham Museum, MA, 1999
Filling Out Forms, Crouch Library, London, Ontario, 1999
I250 Years of Art in Architecture: Halifax, 1999, Mary Black Gallery
In Our Own Image,1998, Masonville Library, Masonville, Ontario
Navigations 1998, Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild, Touring Ontario
With a Loving Stitch, 1997, Dartmouth Heritage Museum, Nova Scotia
Journey of the Threaded Needle, 1997, Mary E. Black Gallery,
Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, Halifax
The Figure in Cloth, invitational touring show, U.S.A.,’96-’97
A Show of Hands, Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council, 1995
Threadworks 1995, Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild touring show, Ontario
(winner of show’s Embroidered Box Award)
The Great Oz Challenge, Kansas City, MO,1995
Doll Maker’s Journal Invitational Cloth Doll Exhibit, Texas 1995
The Figure in Cloth, Invitational touring show, USA, 1994
1990 Planet Earth Exhibition, Visual Arts Nova Scotia
Art Against Violence, Halifax Centre for Art Tapes, 1990
Use Container Provided, joint show with Margi Hennen, Other Art Gallery, Halifax, 1990

Solo Exhibition:

Some of My Best Friends are Stuffed, 1889 Gallery, Tatamagouch, N.S., 1999

Recognition in Publications:

Artful Paper Dolls: New Ways to Play with a Traditional Form, Lark Books 2006
Making Creative Cloth Dolls, Lark Books, 2002
Weaving New Rhythms Diary 2002
Dolls (Magazine), March/April, 2001
Finishing the Figure, by Susanna Oroyan, April 1 2001, included a photo of Taos Deva
World of Embroidery, Figuratively Speaking: Doll-makers at home and abroad, Jan. 01
Anatomy of the Doll, book by Susanna Oroyan, 1997
The Daily News (Truro), newspaper article with photos, July 10,1996
Contemporary Doll Collector Magazine, Aug./Sept. 1995
Canadian Living Magazine,1984, doll design and pattern

Commissions:

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Victoria General Hospital
Private Commissions

Theatre & Film Props or Costume Cutting:

Eastern Front Theatre Company
Neptune Theatre
Citadel Communications Company
Salter Street Films

Design & Construction of Costumes:

Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre and Cultural Centre
Maritime Marionette Company
Mermaid Theatre Company
Jest in Time Theatre

Garment Reproduction:

Nova Scotia 84th Highland Regiment Reenactors
Parks Canada: Halifax Citadel National Historic Park and Signal Hill
National Historic Park, Newfoundland

Teaching:

Toronto Doll Group, with Margi Hennen,2002
Ottawa Doll Group, with Margi Hennen, 2002
Oakville Stitchery Guild, with Margi Hennen, 2002
Professional Artists in the Schools, Nova Scotia 1998 – 2001
Fibre Week, Olds, Alberta, 1999
Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild, London, Ontario, 1999
Temenos Spiritual Retreat, West Chester, PA, 1998
We Folk of Cloth, with Margi Hennen, Baltimore, MD, 1998
Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, 1997,1998

Memberships:

Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council, Master Artisan
Visual Arts Nova Scotia

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