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CV ~ Nancy Walker
 



Publications

I have been honored to have been published several times...

COVER ~ Soft Dolls & Animals ~ Aug/September 2012 ~ “Suzie Sunflower”

COVER ~ Soft Dolls & Animals ~ Oct/November 2011 ~ “Willow the Witch”

Soft Dolls & Animals ~ Dec/January 2010 ~ “Bella” A Christmas Doll

A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine ~ Festive 2009 ~ “Classy Christmas Stocking

Soft Dolls & Animals ~ July 2009 ~ Five - page pattern and article on Cloth Over Clay technique

Teddy Bear & Friends ~ Nov/December 2008 ~ A piece representing a Christmas Carol.

COVER ~ FALL 2008 edition of "A Needle Pulling Thread" a Canadian magazine...best-selling issue to date

COVER ~ Soft Dolls & Animals - September 2007 "Raggedy Pinkeep"

Soft Dolls & Animals ~ Small picture-Cover-January 2007 "Teddy Pincushion"

COVER ~ Soft Dolls & Animals - November 2006 "Blossom Baby Pincushion"

Teddy Bear & Friends - February 2004 - part of an article on Needle Felting

COVER ~ Canadian Teddy Bear News - Fall 2003 and was in several subsequent issues.


Accomplishments

In my early years, I was an accomplished classical pianist, winning several awards through the Royal Conservatory of Music. I also did a lot of solo singing work.


2010-2013 - Judge – 3 yrs. Calgary Stampede – Creative Arts & Crafts

All of the Awards (unless otherwise noted) have been won through the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede…the only juried show for dolls in Western Canada

2009 – First Place, Section Winner, Medal – Overall Winner- Dolls & Toys Section

Participating Artist in the Western Photo Gallery…one of 28 photographers ~ Juried

2008 – First Place, Section Winner, Medal – Overall Winner- Dolls & Toys Section
           Second Place, Vignette

2007 – Became an Artist Member of Canadian Doll Artists Association – CDAA

2006 – Two Second Place Ribbons

2005 – Second Place Ribbon – Master Division
          
2005 – Two First Place Ribbons, Section Winner and Special Award – Heritage Park Fall Fair

2004 – Three First Place Ribbons, Three Section Awards, Merit Award & Medal – Overall Winner – Dolls & Toys Section

2003 – One Second and One Third Place Ribbon

1982 – Published a Children’s Coloring Book

Volunteer Work
Treasurer - Federation of Canadian Artists 2016
 
Shaw Charity Golf Classic – 2013, 2014 on the course
Shaw Charity Golf Classic - Donation of 3 Original Artworks in 2014, 2015, 2016
Gowns without Bounds - 2015, Original Art
 
A member of the Samaritan Club – early 1980’s
2 queen size quilts…one for a community fundraiser…the second one was machine stitched and hand quilted in 6 weeks for the yearly dinner and auction for the Women’s Emergency Shelter…The quilt raised over $1400.00!

Teaching Experience
 I am a Self –Taught Artist. I began teaching over 30 years ago…in the mid 1970’s…I started teaching at Time-Outs for Mothers with kids who needed a break for a couple of hours…I taught a variety of craft-like projects as well as crocheting, etc….
I have continued to teach various arts and crafts through the years…privately & at shows.

I began teaching Needle Felting in 2003 and continued for 5 years

2010 ~ Creative Stitches Show - 4 Workshops ~
2010 ~ CreativFestival – Toronto ~ Guest of “A Needle Pulling Thread” magazine – demos/workshops
2010 ~ Quilt Canada 2010 ~ Workshop…Needle Felting with Quilting

2009 ~ Jasper Park Lodge – Christmas In November – 18 classes in 2 weeks
2009 ~ Olds College – Fibre Week – 3 Workshops

2008 ~ Mountain Park Lodges ~ Santa’s Workshop-1 Weekend ~ 40 women
2008 ~ Olds College – Fibre Week ~ 2 Workshops

2007 ~ Mountain Park Lodges ~ Santa’s Workshop-2 Weekends ~ 90 women
2007 ~ ANWG Conference held here in Alberta at Red Deer College
            2 Workshops

2006 ~ Olds College – Fibre Week
2006 ~ Hand Weavers Spinners & Dyers Calgary Conference

2005 ~ Olds College – Fibre Week

I have also taught several sold out workshops at the Creative Stitches Show in Calgary...(2003-2008)

Affiliations
2016 - Active Member - Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA)
2016 - Active Member - Federation of Canadian Artists/Calgary Chapter
2015 - Supporting Member - Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA)
2015 - Supporting Member - Federation of Canadian Artists/Calgary Chapter
Exhibits Calyx Distinctive Arts - Fall 2015 Juried Show
Calyx Distinctive Arts - Spring 2015 Juried Show

Just Imajan Art Gallery - Demo Day - December 2014...Plaster/Acrylic Technique
Bluerock Gallery - Demo Night - October 2014...showcasing a Plaster/Acrylic Technique

Shaw Charity Classic - August 2014 Art Donation for Charity 16 x 20 Acrylic/Plaster "Summertime"
Shaw Charity Classic - August 2015 Art Donation for Charity 18 x 24 Acrylic/Canvas
Calyx Distinctive Arts – Fall 2014 Juried Show (1st Jury Show) - Sold 3 pieces

Airdrie Artisan Market 2013 – 1st show of my paintings (watercolor) – Sold 3 pieces
(Run by Jane Romanishko)

Teacher Exhibit for the ANWG Conference in 2007. The doll and the story behind her can be seen in the Fall 2008 issue of A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine.

Education
No formal training in the arts…I am a Self-Taught Artist
Elementary
Private High School – Alma College in Ontario
University…went back in 1986 to pursue a Nursing Degree
Music Education…Piano/Theory began at the age of 6 years through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Credentials to teach piano by the age of 14yrs.

References …Available upon request.