The instinctive feeling that there is indeed some kind of spirit that rolls through all things, some fearsome memory in stones, in wind, in the lives of birds---.

Tim Winton, Australian novelist, from Dirt Music, p 329

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Sharon Margaret Thompson


Sharon Margaret Thompson

    Selected Education and Experience

2021 Board of Directors, Alberta Society of Artists, Calgary AB
2020 Juried Member, Alberta Society of Artists, Calgary AB
2020 Board of Directors, Artpoint Studio and Galleries, Calgary AB
2018 Co-curator, Gender Bias, Organization of Kingston Women Artists, Kingston
2013 Shoreline Shuffle, Artist Presentation, Kingston
2008 Juror, Annual Juried Show, Arts Association of Belleville
2006 Coordinator, Juried Arts Salon, Kingston Arts Council, Kingston
2003 Vermont Studio Residency, Johnson, VA (half scholarship).
2003-01 Board of Directors, Organization of Kingston Women Artists.
1998 Art Caps, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston.
1996 Residency, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland (courtesy, Baird Gallery, St John’s Nfld).
1995-93 87, 86 Board of Directors, Kingston Artists Association Inc.
1993, 92 Chairperson, Kingston Women Artists' Datebook.
l987 Emma Lake Artist's Workshop, Saskatchewan.
1983 Children's Art Instructor, Agnes Etherington Art Centre.
1983-79 Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (B.F.A. 1st class honours).
1979, 78 Camden Art Centre, London, England.

    Selected Solo Exhibitions (Includes two and three person shows as indicated)

2021 Artpoint Gallery, Mystery and Movement, An Exploration of Space and Light, Calgary AB
2019 Galerie St Laurent+Hill, Recent Work, Ottawa, Ontario
2019 Kingston Glass Studio and Gallery, Featured Artist, Kingston, Ontario
2018 Cedar Ridge Gallery, 2018 Contemporary Exhibition (two person), Toronto, Ontario
2017 Ban Righ Foundation, Queen's University, Space & Light, Recent Abstract Painting, Kingston, Ontario
2017 Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery, Recent Abstract Paintings (two person), Kingston, Ontario
2016 Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery, Recent Still Life (two person), Kingston, Ontario
2015 Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery, The Language of Abstraction, Kingston, Ontario
2013 Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery, Recent Work, Kingston, Ontario
2011 Dales Gallery, Recent Work, (3 person) Victoria, BC
2011 The Academy Gallery, Initiation (3 person) , Bath Ontario
2010 The WKP Kennedy Gallery, Swarm Instinct, (2 person) , North Bay ON
2010 The City of Kitchener Rotunda Gallery, Stone Drawings, Kitchener, Ontario
2009 Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, State of Flux Gallery, Hair Pieces, Kingston
2009 Galerie St Laurent+Hill, Recent Work,(three person show), Ottawa.
2009 Sandra Whitton Gallery, Recent Work, Kingston.
2008 Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Heart Freedom: Healing and Binding, Cambridge.
2008 Studio Gallery , Queen’s University, Heart Freedom:Healing and Binding, Kingston,.
2007 Karsh-Masson Gallery, Feminine Spirituality: the Energy of Compassion and the Authority of Wholeness, Ottawa.
2007 Parry Sound Station Gallery, Maps and Echoes, Parry Sound.
2006 Community Arts Program, Recent Abstract Paintings, Ottawa.
2005 Colborne Art Gallery, Inside Out, Colborne.
2003 Verb Gallery, Carols: Recent Abstract Paintings , Kingston.
2002 McLanahan Gallery, Penn State U., (Ivyside Juried National Competition) Body Art., Altoona, PA
2002 Ottawa School of Art, Elemental, Ottawa.
2001 Justina M Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, One Moment Please, Toronto.
2001 Edward Day Gallery, Into the Body, (two person show) , Kingston.
2000 Modern Fuel Gallery, KAAI, One Moment Please, Kingston.
1999 Edward Day Gallery, Recent Work (three person show), Kingston.
1997 Edward Day Gallery, Recent Work, Kingston.
1997 Cedar Ridge Gallery, Contemporary Art Show (three person show).
1995 Galerie Estampe Plus, Oeuvres Recentes, Quebec City.
1995 Edward Day Gallery, Stories, Kingston.
1995 Cornwall Regional Art Gallery, Turning Towards, Cornwal.
1994 Robert Langen Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University, The Journey of the Painting, Kitchener.
1993 The Brock Street Gallery, Recent Paintings, Kingston,.
1993 The Homer Watson Gallery, Land Paintings, Kitchener.
1993 The Temiskaming Gallery, New Work, Haileybury.
1992 The Lindsay Gallery, Recent Paintings, Lindsay.
1992 Rails End Gallery, Recent Paintings, (two person show) , Haliburton.
1992 The Carnegie Gallery, Recent Paintings, Dundas, Ontario.
1991 Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Focus Gallery, Winter, Kingston.
1990 Bancroft Art Gallery, Gardens of Summer, Bancroft.
1990 Art Noise, Recent Landscapes, Kingston.
1988 St. Lawrence College, New Work, Kingston.
1988 Belleville Public Library, Recent Paintings, Belleville.
1985 Spectrum Gallery, Poem Paintings, London, Ontario.
1984 K.A.A.I, Recent Work (two person show) ., Kingston.

    Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Laslaguna Art Gallery, Purely Abstract, International Juried Competition, Laslaguna Beach CA, USA
2021 Artpoint Virtual Exhibition, Calgary AB
2021 Open Juried Travelling Alberta Society of Artists Exhibition, Into the Light, Edmonton, Drumheller, Crow`s Nest Pass
2020 Quentin Doolittle Memorial Gallery, Loveletter to Calgary, Calgary AB (Online)
2020 Alberta Society of Artists, Reflections and Shadows, Open Juried Show, Calgary AB
2020 Alberta Society of Artists, The Big Leap, Calgary AB
2020 Artpoint Gallery, Members Show, Calgary AB
2020 Loreburn Cultural Centre, The Lonesome Whistle, Loreburn Sask.
2016 Studio 22, The Shag Rug Collective, Kingston
2016,12,06,99,93,89-87 Ontario Society of Artists, Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Toronto.
2016 Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Dig, Kingston
2016 Pump House and Steam Museum, A Sense of Place, Kingston
2014 Arta Gallery, Artful Escapes, Toronto
2014 Studio 22, The Shag Rug Collective, Kingston
2014 Looking Through Landscape, Kingston Glass Studio and Gallery, Kingston
2013 Pump House and Steam Museum, I am Water, MultiMedia Arts Project, Kingston
2013 Scarborough Arts, Child Sight, Open Juried Exhibition, Toronto.
2008 Arts Ottawa East, Open Juried Show, Ottawa.
2007 Avenue Art Gallery, New Artists, Montreal.
2007 Arts Etobicoke, Annual Juried Arts Exhibition, Toronto.
2006 Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Juried Exhibition, Brantford.
2005 d’Art Center, National Juried Exhibition, Norfolk, VA.
2005, 03, 99 Society of Canadian Artists, Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Toronto.
2004 Bowery Gallery, 2004 Bowery Gallery National Competition, New York City, NY.
2004 Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Chelsea Global Showcase 2004 Competition, New York City.
2004 Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Juried Competition, Grimsby, Ontario.
2004 Grand Forks Art Gallery, A Rose is a Rose, National Juried Exhibition, Grand Forks, B.C..
2003 Central Missouri State University Art Center Gallery, Greater Midwest International Juried Exhibition XVIII, MI.
2002 Fulton St. Gallery, Interpreting Landscape, International Juried Competition, Troy, NY.
2002 Impact Artists’ Gallery, National Women’s Exhibition, Open Juried Competition, Buffalo, NY.
2002-00 Modern Fuel Gallery, KAAI, Annual Regional Juried Show, Kingston.
2001 Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Magnum Opus X111, Open Juried International Exhibition, Sacramento, CA.
2001 Ottawa City Hall, Images of Music, Ottawa, Ontario.
1998 Modern Fuel Gallery, Featured Artist, First Night, Kingston.
1995, 94 Edward Day Gallery, Regional Juried Show, Kingston.
1990 Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Notes from Eden: Landscape and Gender., Owen Sound.
1988 Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Regional Invitational Group Show, Kingston.

       Awards and Grants

2020 Honorary Lifetime Membership, Organization of Kingston Women Artists
2013 Second Prize, Juried Art Salon, Kingston Arts Council
2012 De Serres Award, Ontario Society of Artists Open Juried Show, Toronto.
2010 Nan Yeoman Legacy Award, Kingston Arts Council, Annual Juried Arts Salon, Kingston
2011 10, 08, 02- 00 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
2007 Second Prize, Kingston Arts Council, Annual Juried Arts Salon, Kingston
2005 Honourable Mention, Society of Canadian Artists, National Open Juried Competition, Toronto
2004 Honourable Mention, Kingston Arts Council, Annual Juried Arts Salon, Kingston
2003 The SCA Award, Society of Canadian Artists, National Open Juried Competition, Toronto.
l996, 94-84 Materials Assistance Grants, Ontario Arts Council.
1993 Award of Merit, Ontario Society of Artists Open Juried Show, Toronto.
1983-81 Dean's Scholar, Queen's University.
l982 Artsfest Prize for Best Painting, Kingston, Ontario.


Permanent Collection, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston; Minilofts Collection, Berlin, Germany; Edith Rankin Memorial United Church, Kingston; Mount Sinai Hospital Collection, Toronto; IBM Corporation, Toronto; Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Service, Toronto; McKinsey and Co. Management Consultants, Toronto; Paterson, McDougal, Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto; Userful Corporation, Calgary; RDS Corporation, Calgary; PMT Corporation, Calgary; The Registry Resort Hotel, Naples, Florida; Canadian National Art Collection Montreal.

       Selected Publications

2016 Catalogue, 143rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, OSA, Toronto.
2014 Catalogue, Then and Now, The Organization of Kingston Women Artists.
2012 Catalogue, I Am Water, Kingston.
2007 Catalogue, Feminine Spirituality: the Energy of Compassion and the Authority of Wholeness, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa.
2006 International Artist, Volume 48, April/May 2006.
2003 Profile: Sharon Thompson, Profile Magazine (July, 2003), Kingston, Ontario.
2001 Catalogue, Deja Vue, Community Arts Ontario.
2000 Kingston Whig Standard, Sept. 16, Show Offers More than a Moment Pleasure.
1993-90 Kingston Women Artists Date Book.
1992 Feature Cover: Kingston Women Artists Date Book.
1991 Catalogue, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Exhibitions 1990-1991.
1989 Catalogue: Notes from Eden, Tom Thomson Gallery.