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Professional Development writing workshop : Artist Statements and Bios

Updated: May 8, 2020

We are offering an exciting intensive Professional Development seminar this coming June with President Louise Perrone and Vice President Lexie Owen.

This three session workshop is designed to help participants write an artist statement and bio that can be used in professional applications pertaining to the field of art, jewellery and metals. Students will participate in a group critique and write an artist statement and bio

Date & Time: Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 — June 1st, 8th and 15th 2017

Location: Lexie’s studio, the Field House 545 North Slocan Street Vancouver

Fee: $115 VMAA members

       $140 non members

One free spot for a student member of the VMAA first come first served!

Students should bring:

Week 1:

Writing materials

Week 2:

A piece of work that exemplifies the participant’s practice

Week 3:

Writing materials

Instructor Bio: Louise Perrone

Jewellery artist Louise Perrone makes wearable objects rooted in the tradition of metalsmithing and textile techniques traditionally used by women. Perrone graduated from Alberta College of Art and Design with a BFA in Jewellery and Metals and was the recipient of the Governor General of Canada’s Academic Medal. She holds a BA (hons) in Fine Art from the Nottingham Trent University and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of Brighton.

Perrone is President of the Vancouver Metal Arts Association and teaches in the Jewellery department at Lasalle College. She is an active member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and is returning for her second term as Coordinator of the Exhibition In Motion. Her work has been exhibited across North America and Europe.

Instructor Bio: Lexie Owen

Lexie Owen is an interdisciplinary cultural producer interested in sculpture, craft in the expanded field, social practice initiatives and curatorial projects. She is the current artist-in-residence at Burrard View Fieldhouse for the 2015-2017 term, is the curator/project director of the itinerant, community-based, gallery space WNDW, and the sole proprietor of Object Jewellery.

Owen holds both a BFA in Critical + Cultural Practice from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and a diploma in Jewellery + Small Object Design from Kootenay School of the Arts. Owen's work, both sculptural and ephemeral, investigates contemporary and historical relationships between labour, materials, and value. Her work was recently included in Fresh Paint, New Construction at Art Mur (Montreal, QC), Break the Legs of What I Want to Happen at Access Gallery (Vancouver, BC), and In The Hole at PAVED arts (Saskatoon, SK).


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