6 RITES OF NATURE Original Acrylic Laara WilliamSen  2012 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

OLGA SANTOS GALLERY, Porto, Portugal on exhibition January 2013,
RITES OF NATURE 2, Original Acrylics 16 x 20 inches by Laara WilliamSen (C) copyrighted All Rights Reserved – I painted this with my fingers and visualizing a new beginning for 2013!

To all of my friends I wish you much PEACE, JOY and POSITIVE NEW BEGINNINGS IN 2013!

If I may ever be of assistance, please let me know!

Love and Light Laara WilliamSen

LAARA WILLIAMSEN,

International professional painter

Born in New Westminster, B.C., May 15, 1946

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 “Passages” Small Rituals Society, White Rock, B.C. Canada

2006 Canadian Association of Professional Speakers

at the Terminal City Club, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

2005 “Retrospective,” Bringers of the Dawn Healing Art Society, White Rock, B.C., Canada

2001Tumbleweeds Gallery, White Rock, B.C., Canada

1998 Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1993 Wilson Creek Gallery, Sunshine Coast, B.C., Canada

1992 “Rites of  Nature” Vancouver East Cultural Centre, curated, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1991 North Vancouver City Hall Concourse Gallery,

juried by the North Vancouver Arts Council, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1990 Sinclair Centre, Upper Galleria, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1990 Red Door Gallery, Britannia, B.C., Canada

1989 Women In Focus Alternative Art Space, collaborative performance & solo exhibit, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1988 “Inner Landscape” Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Concourse Gallery,Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1983 Hunter Art Gallery, curated, Sunshine Coast, B.C., Canada

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2012 Twitter Art Exhibition, in support of Street Youth, Los Angles, California, USA

2012 Peace Project “Make Peace” 2012 International selection as one of 156 touring exhibition artists

at these venues:

Deep Ellum ArtWalk, in Collaboration with 29Pieces.org, Dallas, Texas, USA, September 22

Landmark Arts Building, Chelsea, New York, N.Y., USA, October 6

The Whole 9 Gallery, 3830 Main Street, Culver City, CA, USA, October 13

“Affaire in the Garden,” Beverly Hills, CA, USA in collaboration with All Saints, October 20 & 21

Gallery Expo, in conjunction with Long Beach’ First Fridays, CA, USA, November 2nd

Showcase Gallery, Santa Ana, Orange County, California, USA, December 1

Art 4 All People, Malibu, California, USA, December 9

Swarm Gallery, 560 Second Street, Oakland, CA, USA, December

2012 Twitter Art Exhibition in support of The Women’s Shelter, Moss, Norway
2012 Aids Free by 2015, International Digital Quilt, http://www.2015quilt.com
2012 Project Smiles coordinated by Marek Wysoczynski, Biuro Pronocji Kultury, Gdansk, Poland

2012 “A Casa de Lage,” International Painting Exhibition curated by Francisco Lacerda

at Pestana Place, Lisbon, Portugal

2012 “Passages,” International painting exhibition curated by Francisco Lacerda

at Hotel  Cascais  Miragem, Portugal
2012 “Letters for Feminism International Exhibition”, International Art Works, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2011 “Drawing Connection International Exhibition,” Siena Art Institute, Paul Getty III Foundation, Siena, Italy
2011 “Tikkun Olam Collaborative  Grid,” at Alta Contemporary Art &  Industria Studios &

the Jewish Community Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
2011 Peace Project “Peace Rises 2011,” International selection as one of 150 touring exhibition artists

at these venues

Gallery 9, Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 22nd

EXPO Arts Center, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 4th

Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA November 9th

Aperture Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, New York, New York, USA December 1st

Showcase Gallery, Santa Ana, CA, USA, January 7th 2012

2011”Trees for Life,” International exhibition, “Out of the Blue Gallery,” 32-36 Dalmeny Street,

Edinburgh, Scotland
2011 “Symbiose  Zomer-Kunstfestival,” Breda De StadsGalerij, Oude Vest 34, Breda,

Netherlands 2011

2011 “Fiber Fusion International collaborative mural,” White Rock Museum and Archives,

White Rock, B.C. Canada
2011 “Project Smiles” coordinated by Marek Wysoczynski, Biuro Pronocji Kultury, Gdansk, Poland and

Assistant, Sylvia Adjabroux, Professional Fine Artist, Region de Bordeaux, France
2010 Celebrity Auction, Semiahmoo Animal League Inc., Surrey, B.C., Canada

2010 Brooklyn Art Library, Permanent Collection, New York, NY, USA

2010 Morgan Crossing Group Exhibition, Surrey, B.C., Canada

2010 The Armory Exhibition, Pasadena, California, USA

2010 Artists for Freedom, Galileo Museum, Lennestadt, Germany

2010 Artists for Freedom, The Bensdorf Town Hall,  Bensdorf, Germany

2010 International  Contemporary Art,  London, United Kingdom

2010 Twitter Art & Social Media Group Exhibition, juried, held at the

Diane Farris Gallery, West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

2009 Infusion Gallery, juried, Hilo, Hawaii, USA

2007 Vancouver East Cultural Centre,

group exhibition benefit for The Humane Society of B.C., Vancouver, B.C., Canada

2006 Artsolutely Fabulous, juried, White Rock Arts Council, White Rock, B.C., Canada

2001, 2000 Artropolis exhibition, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1997, 1996 West Vancouver Optimists Annual juried exhibition, West Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1988 Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Graduation Exhibition, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1986 “International Annual Spiritual Art Exhibition,” juried, Sheridan Landmark, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1986, 1985 “Arts Alive,” Surrey Art Centre, juried exhibition, Surrey, B.C., Canada

1984 Hunter Gallery, Gibsons, Sunshine Coast, B.C., Canada

1979, 1977, 1976, 1974 “Annual Women’s Exhibition juried,” Brackendale Gallery,  Brackendale, B.C., Canada

1976, 1975 Langley Arts Council, annual juried group exhibition, Langley, B.C., Canada

1975 Surrey Arts Centre, group exhibition, Surrey, B.C., Canada

 

AWARDS

 

2012 Peace Project “Make Peace”

 

International selection from 500 entries,

as one of 156 touring exhibition artists

at these venues:

Deep Ellum ArtWalk, in Collaboration with 29Pieces.org, Dallas, Texas, USA, September 22

Landmark Arts Building, Chelsea, New York, N.Y., USA, October 6

The Whole 9 Gallery, 3830 Main Street, Culver City, CA, USA, October 13

“Affaire in the Garden,” in Collaboration with All Saints, Beverly Hills, CA, USA, October 20 & 21

 

 

2011 Peace Project “Peace Rises

International selection as one of 150 from over 500 entries,

as one of 150 touring exhibition artists

at these venues;

Gallery 9, Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 22nd 2011

EXPO Arts Center, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 4th 2011

Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA, November 9th 2011

Aperture Gallery, New York, New York, USA December 2011

Showcase Gallery, Santa Ana, CA, New York, January 7th 2012

1989 International Artitudes Competition

curated  by

Gallery 54, SoHo, New York, New York, USA.

Received one of the top ten International Painting Awards

Juried by:

Museum of Contemporary Art, Lynn Warren, Curator, Chicago, USA

The Fogg Art Museum, Judy Neiswander, Curator, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

The Guild Hall Museum, Helen Harrison, Curator, East Hampton, New York

1987 The B.C. Cultural Fund Scholarship, Presented by Jack Shadbolt, International painter born in Canada

at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1986 The B.C. Post Secondary Scholarship presented by Alan Barclay, President of Emily Carr University of Art        & Design, awarded by the British Columbia government, Victoria, B.C., Canada

EDUCATION

1984 – 1988 EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Graduated with an Interdisciplinary Major

1973 KWANTLEN COLLEGE, Surrey, B.C., Canada

Part time studies; graphic design, Surrey Campus, B.C.

1972 DOUGLAS COLLEGE, Surrey, B.C., Canada

Part time studies; life drawing and creative writing, Surrey Campus, B.C.

1967 – 1969 ROBERT E. WOOD, British born, International painter, 1967 to 1969

Part time oil painting studio classes, New Westminster, B.C. Canada and North Vancouver, B.C. Canada

ASSOCIATIONS

 

AASNouTec Association for Arts, Science & New Technology               

Place Philadelphe Thomas, 81600 Gaillac, France.

                 Honorary Member since 2010 to present

The Bringer of the Dawn Healing Art Society

Johnston Road, White Rock, B.C., Canada

Founding Member, President 2 years and active member

from 2004 to 2007

The Seven Levels Art Society

East 1st Street, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Founding Member, President 1 year and active member

1992 to 1993

The Society for Creative Development

264 East 24th Street, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Founding Member, President 2 years and active member

from  1989 to 2000

Windsor House Alternative School Parents Society

Lonsdale & 14th Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

President 1990 to 1991, Active member 1988 to 1992

The Easy Does It Club

Scott Road, North Delta, B.C. Canada

Founding Member, Secretary 2 years and active member

From 1975 to 1984

SELECTED GALLERIES

International Contemporary Art, London, UK 2010

Infusion Gallery, Hilo, Hawaii, USA 2009

Tumbleweeds Gallery, White Rock, B.C., Canada 2001

Wilson Creek Gallery, Davis Bay, Sunshine Coast, B.C., Canada 1992 – 1994

Vancouver East Cultural Center, East First Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada 1992

Gallery Rochon, 80 Spadina Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1990 – 1991

Gallery 54, SoHo, New York, New York, USA 1989

Hunter Gallery, Gibsons, Sunshine Coast, B.C., Canada 1983

Brackendale Gallery, Brackendale, B.C., Canada 1974

Over 70 one person exhibitions and 80 group exhibitions.

Full c.v. available upon request.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my curriculum vitae.

CONTACT Laara WilliamSen , International professional painter at

EMAIL: laara63@gmail.com

MAIL:  #336 – 12882 – 26th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. Canada, V4P 1R9

TELEPHONE: CANADA 604 560 4269

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