Pamela Desmet Franklin

Biography: Pamela Desmet Franklin, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Although photography has been one of Pamela’s life passions, she has just begun showing her work. From January 10th to 18th,, 2014, her photography was shown in the group show, “Random 18 x 18,” at the Cre8ery Gallery and her work was also represented in the “Random 18 x 18 II Exhibit,” in 2015. Her solo show, “The Art and Photography of Pamela Desmet Franklin,” included not only photography but collage, intaglio prints, glasswork, encaustic and acrylic and watercolor paintings from October 15th to November 16, 2013, at Savoir Faire Home Garden Gifts. Her photos/intaglio prints were part of group exhibits with the Martha Street Studio, Manitoba Print Makers Association member show, “Renewal” from Dec. 13th to 21st, 2013, and also in the “Renewal Exhibit” of 2014, as well as in the “December Group Show” at the Fleet Gallery from Dec. 12th, 2013 to Jan. 6th, 2014.

Collage, print-making and painting in watercolor and acrylic is a more recent passion for Pamela. She paints with intensity using colour as a vehicle for both emotion and significance. In November of 2014, Pamela, along with Jan Shotton from the Tapestry in Glass Studio mounted the art exhibition, “Defining Moments,” from November 27 to December 9 at cre8ery with ten other Manitoba artists. Her work in this exhibit included: silkscreen print, silk painting, photography, acrylic painting, image transfer and collage. Her most recent work can be seen in the show, “Into the Blue,” at the cre8ery gallery from March 25 to April 7, 2015.

Her participation in the group show “InspiRED” at the Cre8ery Gallery in March 2013, included watercolor as well as photography. Also at the Cre8ery Gallery in January, 2013, she took part in the group exhibit “58 Inches from the Centre,” which included collage and photography. Her exhibit of collage and image transfer hung in the Cre8ery’s Auxiliary Gallery from February 19 to April 1, 2013 and in February, 2014, her submission to the Auxiliary Gallery included mixed media paintings with silkscreen and intaglio prints. Several of her watercolors were exhibited at the Cre8ery Gallery’s group show,”99 Pieces of Art on the Wall” in August, 2011. Besides being a member of the Cre8ery Gallery, Pamela also belongs to the Manitoba Print Makers Association, Martha Street Studio. A sample of Pamela’s paintings and photographs are on display and for sale at Savoir Faire Home Garden Gifts in Winnipeg as well as some alternative gallery spaces at El Spa and Gordie’s Coffeehouse.

 

 

Group Exhibitions:

 

2015   Into the Blue, cre8ery gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Random 18 x 18 II, cre8ery gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2014   Renewal II, Manitoba Printmakers’ Association, Martha Street Studio

Defining Moments, cre8ery gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Random 18 x 18, cre8ery gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2013   December Group Show, Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Renewal, Manitoba Printmakers’ Association, Martha Street Studio

InspiRed, cre8ery gallery, Winnipeg, MB

58 Inches from the Centre, cre8ery gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2011   99 Pieces of Art on the Wall, cre8ery gallery, Winnipeg, MB

 

cre8ery auxiliary gallery

 

2014   5 Silkscreen and Intaglio Prints

2013   5 Pure Lights Collage and Image Transfer

2012   Photography

 

Solo Exhibit:

 

2013   The Art and Photography of Pamela Desmet Franklin, Savoir Faire Home Garden Gifts

Winnipeg, MB

 

Website Publications:

 

2013   Linda Walker, “Artist Reveals Exquisite Eye and Profound Ideas,” Community News Commons, February 16, 2013.

http://www.communitynewscommons.org/culture/artist-reveals-exquisite-eye-and-profound-ideas/

 

Gallery/Association Memberships:

 

Since

2012   Manitoba Print Makers Association, Martha Street Studio

2011   cre8ery gallery

 

Alternative Gallery Spaces:

 

El Spa                        Gordie’s Coffeehouse                    Savoir Faire Gift Shop

 

Travel: Europe, Middle East, India, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Central America, Cuba, Barbados, Dominican Republic, U.S.A. & Canada

 

Education:

1992        Completed Year 1 of the Certificate Program for Intercultural Trainers

Red River College, Winnipeg, MB,

1988        Certificate of Adult Education

Red River College, Winnipeg, MB,

1980        Bachelor of Education, Major: English (Honors), Minor: Theatre

University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB,

Other Accreditations:

2005        TESL Canada Federation Certificate Level 3

1998        Accredited Canadian Language Benchmarks Language Assessor

International ESL Teaching Experience

2004        Shenyang Institute of Engineering, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, PR China

1992        Shenyang Electric Power Institute, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, PR China

Professional Teaching Experience:

 

1982–Present           Full-time Faculty, Red River College, Winnipeg, MB



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