CV:Bio

Contact Information

Dale MacKenzie
Fishbone Studios

e-mail: dalemack@telus.net

Biography

Dale studied drawing, painting and sculpture at the Saidye Bronfman School of Art (Comprehensive Art Program) in Montreal. She also completed a mentorship program in the Independent Studies Program at the Visual Arts Centre in Montreal specializing in multi-media work. She has also studied clay sculpture at the Manitoba Institute of Sculpture.
Fishbone Studios are located on Eagle Lake in N.W. Ontario and in Nelson, B.C.

Solo Exhibitions

• “Legacy of Eagle Lake II” (Paintings & Sculptures), Riverview Lodge, Dryden, ON, 2011-2012

• “Fish Out of Water”, Manitoba Travelling Exhibition: Watson Art Centre Gallery, Dauphin, MB, June 2010;  McCreary Manitoba, July 6 – July 28, 2010;  Neepawa Manitoba, The Manawaka Gallery. August 11 – August 27, 20; Carman Manitoba, The Golden Prairie Arts Council, August 31 – September 30, 2010
• “The Fishing Series, Continued” Paintings (new works), Law Office of Nasmyth Morrow & Bogusz, Nelson, BC, 2010
• “The Lure of Fishing” (Paintings & Sculptures), Portage and District Arts Centre, Portage La Prairie, MB, 2009, artist fees
• “Guides & Dollies” (Sculptures), EPCOR Centre, Calgary, AB, 2008
• “Legacy of Eagle Lake” (Paintings), Riverview Lodge, Dryden, ON, 2008
•  “Of Fish and Fishermen”, (Paintings), Rodmay Heritage Hotel, Powell River, BC, 2008
• “Something’s Fishy” (Paintings and Sculptures), Arts On Atlantic Gallery, Calgary, AB, 2007
• “Focus On Art”, (Paintings and Sculptures), Business and Art Project, Calgary, AB, 2007, 2008
• “Days Gone By”, (Paintings and Sculptures), Dryden Region Culture and Educational Centre, Dryden, ON, 2006
• “Heads or Tails: A Fishy Story” (Paintings, Collages, and Sculptures) Dryden District Museum, Dryden, ON, 2005
• “A Body of Memory” (Paintings), Golden Prairie Arts Council, Carman, MB, 2004
• “Cruising the Cosmos” (Paintings and Sculptures), The Red Igloo Gallery, Lachine Canal Complex, Montreal, PQ, 2003

Group Exhibitions

• Municipality of Machin 100th Anniversary, Group Exhibition, The Fort, Vermillion Bay,  ON, September 2009
• Dryden and Region Arts Council, Annual Exhibition, Dryden and District Regional Museum, September 2009
• “Expose Yourself To Art”, Vermilion Bay, ON, 2007, 2008
• “Hat-Story”, McMullen Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Edmonton, AB,  2007
• Professional Walleye Trail, Two person exhibition at International Fishing Tournament, Dryden, ON, 2007
• Dryden Regional Studio Tour, Dryden, ON, 2007-2009
• “Images in Scarlet: Remembering the Mounted Police”, (Sculpture), Juried Exhibition, Fort Calgary, Calgary, AB, 2006
• “Three Artists” (Paintings), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, 2004
• “Thursday’s Artists” (Paintings), Lachine Canal Complex Gallery, Montreal, PQ, 2003

Collections

Kwayaciiwin Education Resource Centre, Northern Nishnawbe Education Council,
Sioux Lookout, ON  2009

Memberships

• Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson, BC, 2010
• Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science, Castlegar, BC, 2010
• Portage and District Arts Centre, Portage La Prairie, MB, 2009-2010
• Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), Winnipeg, MB, 2004-present
• Visual Arts Alberta Association, 2006-2009
• The Alberta Society of Artists, Juried Member, 2006-2009
• Burns Visual Arts Society, Calgary, AB, 2004-2009
• Dryden Regional Arts Council, Dryden ON, 2004-2009
• Wildflower Arts Centre, Calgary, AB, 2004-2006

Artist’s Talk and Publications

•Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing Magazine, Featured Artist: “The Art of Angling”, Fall Issue 2011
•The Cottager Magazine, “Fight the Good Fight”, July-August, 2011 Issue
• Dryden Observer, newspaper article, 2011
•Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing Magazine, Featured Artist: “The Art of Angling”, Summer Issue, 2009
• The Country Register (Ontario), Featured Artist, Sculptures, July-August, 2009 Issue
•Portage La Prairie and District Arts Centre, Artist’s Talk, August 2009
• CBC Radio Interview, Thunder Bay Region, 2008
• Shaw Television Interview, NW-ON, 2008
• Dryden Observer, newspaper article, 2008
• “The History Embodied in the Exhibit: Heads or Tails: A Fishy Story”, Dryden District Museum, Dryden, ON, 2005

Education

• Comprehensive Art Program, Saidye Bronfman School of Art, Montreal, PQ, 1998-2002
• Independent Studies (Mentoring) Program, Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, PQ, 2002-2003
• Manitoba Institute of Sculpture, Mentoring with a Senior Artist, Winnipeg, MB, 2003
• Forum Art Centre, Winnipeg, MB, 2004

Professional Associations

• Member, Board of Directors, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson, BC, 2010-2011
• Member, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), Winnipeg, MN, 2003-present
• Creator/Organizer: “Focus On Art”, Business and Art Project, Calgary, AB, 2007-2008
• Coordinator, East Side Studio Crawl, Calgary, AB, 2007-2008
• Vice President, Burns Visual Arts Society, Calgary, AB, 2007-2009
• Creator/Organizer: “Expose Yourself To Art”, Multi-Artist Exhibition, The Fort, Vermilion Bay, ON, 2008
• Program Committee, Alberta Society of Artists, 2006-2007
• Chair of Advertising Committee, Calgary East Side Art Crawl, 2006
• Evaluator, Calgary East Side Studio Crawl, 2005-2008
• Evaluator, Dryden Regional Arts Council Studio Crawl, 2006
• Grant preparation, reorganization strategy, and Board facilitation of Dryden District Regional Arts Council, 2005