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DEBRA FRANCES PLETT

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               JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2018      Art of the Book 2018, International Juried exhibition of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild opening in Victoria, British Columbia and traveling for two years across Canada

Jurors:  Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Lang Ingalls, Jan Elsted, Susan Warner Keene

2019     Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Creation Cube, George Bothwell Branch, Regina Public Library, Regina, SK

Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, Winnipeg, MB

McGill University Library, Montreal, QC

Craft Ontario, Toronto, ON

Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

Mary E. Black Gallery, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, Halifax, NS

Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NF

2017   Best 2017, Shirley Richardson Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Jurors:  David Krindle, Janet Morton, Sonja Rosenberg

2017    Parts of a Whole 5, Lerner Bindery Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2015    Parts of a Whole 4, Lerner Bindery Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

            CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2018    Holiday Exhibition 2018, Woodlands Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

            CURATORIAL/COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

2018     Stone Diary Project, Café Postal, Winnipeg, MB

2017     Stone Diary Project II, Café Postal, Winnipeg, M

             GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018     For the Love of Craft, MCC Member Show, Shirley Richardson Gallery,  Winnipeg

2018     Miniature Book Exhibition, Editions Studio, Seattle, WA

2017     Studio Member Show, Martha Street Studio GalleryWinnipeg, MB

2017    For the Love of Craft, MCC Member Show, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2016    Studio Members Show, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB

             SHOWS/SALES

2018     CRAFTED SHOW + SALE, juried fine craft/art show, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2018     Proutopia Spring 2018, Winnipeg Beach, MB

2018     Proutopia Fall 2018, Winnipeg Beach, MB

2017     Proutopia Spring 2017, Winnipeg Beach, MB

2017     Lucky Girl Pop Up, Winnipeg, MB

2016     CRAFTED SHOW + SALE, juried fine craft/art show, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2016     Creative Manitoba Holiday Party, First Fridays in the Exchange, Winnipeg, MB

2015     CRAFTED SHOW + SALE, juried fine craft/art show, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

              STOCKISTS / SALES VENUES

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB

Woodlands Gallery, 535 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB

c2 Centre for Craft Shop, 1-329 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Made Here Store, L14 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, MB

Café Postal, 202 Provencher Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB

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              PUBLICATIONS

2018     Studio:Craft and Design in Canada, Portfolio, Spring | Summer 2018

2017     Book Arts arts du livre Canada, 2017 Volume 8 Number 2, Stone Diary Project feature article in English, translated into French

              GRANTS AND AWARDS

2018      Manitoba Craft Council Professional Development Grant 

Manitoba Arts Council bursary award for Professional Development

Winnipeg Arts Council Professional Development Grant

              ARTIST TALK/PEER ASSESSMENT

2018      For the Love of Craft Critique, Shirley Richardson Gallery, facilitated by Alison Gilmore, Winnipeg, MB

               COMMISSIONED WORK

2018      They Call Him Paul, private, Winnipeg, MB

2018      Cowboy Trilogy, private, Winnipeg, MB

2017      Conservatory Files, part of a larger body of work by Winnipeg based artist Sandra Campbell.  Exhibited at Ace Art, MAWA and the Mennonite Heritage Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

               EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Currently enrolled in the Core Certificate in Book Arts at the Minnesota Centre for Book Arts in Minneapolis, MN. Estimated date of completion:  April 2019.

2019     Introduction to Design, Colour and Composition with Laura Brown, Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2019     Keeping Tools Sharp with instructor Paul Shipman, Bronx Wood Shop, Winnipeg, MB

2019     Woodworking with Hand Tools with instructor Paul Shipman, Bronx Wood Shop, Winnipeg, MB

2018     Obtained Wood Shop Safety Certificate

2018     Introduction to Woodworking with instructor Michaelene Ness, Bronx Wood Shop, Winnipeg, MB

2018     BIBLIO TECH:  Reverse Engineering Historical and Modern Binding Structures with instructor Karen Hanmer, Karen Hanmer Studios, Glenview, IL

2017     Approachable Metal Working for Book Artists with instructor Shana Leino, Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2017     Book Art Biennial 2017, Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2017    Paper Marbling with instructor Janet Caroll, Cre8ery, Winnipeg, MB

2016     Japanese Paper Making with instructor Brigitte O’Malley, Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2016     Beginning Book Repair with instructor Jana Pullman, Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2016    Introduction to Coptic Binding with instructor Sue Bjerke, Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2016   Binding a Historical Model:  Nag Hammed with instructor Jana Pullman, Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2016    Introduction to Screen Printing with instructor Lisa Jorgensen, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB

2015    Gilding and Coloured Edge Decoration Techniques with instructor Karen Hanmer, Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2015     Traditional Codex with instructor Jana Pullman, Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2015     Screen Printing on Fabric with instructor Roy Liang, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB

2014     Bookbinding with instructor Candice Femple, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB

2014     Dos Rapporte/Tue Mouche (advanced bookbinding techniques) with instructor Benjamin Elbel, Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2011     Bookbinding and Vintage letterpress with instructor Paul Phillips, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB

              TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2018     Tacketed Binding, Long Stitch-Link Stitch Binding, Home Studio, Winnipeg, MB

2018     Intro to Coptic Binding, Home Studio, Winnipeg, MB

2018     Intro to Coptic Binding, Runs With Scissors Studio, Winnipeg Beach, MB

2018     Coptic Binding with Wooden Covers, Runs With Scissors Studio, Winnipeg Beach, MB

2018     Intro to Coptic Binding, c2 Centre for Craft, Winnipeg, MB

2017     Intro to Coptic Binding, Runs With Scissors Studio, Winnipeg Beach, MB

              PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2018     Expert Advice for Indie Artists (media awareness) with Winnipeg Free Press Reporter Erin Lebar, Creative Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

2018     Expert Advice for Indie Artists (finances) with book keeper/accountant Kathe Meseman, Creative Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

2018      Expert Advice for Indie Artists (Artist websites) with website designer and developer Don Betts, Creative Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

2018     Tax Prep for Artists with instructor Kathe Meseman

2018     Grant Writing with instructor Yvette Cenerini, Creative Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

2018     Expert Advice for Indie Artists (social media) with entrepreneur/artst Heidi Hunter, Creative MB, Winnipeg, MB

2017     Websites for Artists with instructor David Pensato, Winnipeg, MB

2016     The Art of Managing Your Career, with instructor Heather Bishop, Creative Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB (3 month intensive)

2014     Creative Entrepreneurship:  Putting Your Arts Degree to Work, Creative Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

2015     Competent Communication with Toastmasters International,  Crossroads Chapter, Winnipeg, MB

2014     Competent Communication with Toastmasters International, Crossroads Chapter, Winnipeg, MB

             MEMBERSHIPS

              Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Martha Street Studio

Manitoba Craft Council

Creative Manitoba

Winnipeg Art Gallery

              VOLUNTEER WORK

2018     Member of the fundraising committee, Manitoba Craft Council, Winnipeg, MB

2017    Member of the fundraising committee, Manitoba Craft Council, Winnipeg, MB

 

 

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