Karen Johnson  - Curriculum Vitae    

Langley, B.C.                        email: karenjq@telus.net

Phone 604-533-9745            website: www.karenmariejohnson.com            

Exhibitions:

Solo:

  • 2013 Langley Centennial Museum   Foyer Artist “Circle” series

Duo:

  • 2016 “Soul Journeys” with Katie Stein Sather, Unitarian Church of

         Vancouver

  • 2008 Langley Quilters’ Guild Show  Featured Artist with Lil Erikson

Invitational:

  • 2014 Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC It’s Time for Colour Travelling Exhibit “On Basic Black”

Juried:

2022

  • Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show Vancouver

“Colour Play”

  • Silk Purse Gallery West Vancouver BC Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Tradition Exhibit

“Spring Blossoms”

  • Gallery Vertigo Vernon BC Reflections Exhibit

“Layers of Decay #3”

  • Green Art: Sharing Sustainable Approaches and Practices

Langley Centennial Museum

“Shibori Tiles #2”

2021

  • Langley Arts Council Annual Photography Exhibition

Timms Community Centre, Langley BC

“Shuttered Window, Valladolid”

“Turning Turquoise, Valladolid”

“Rusty Gate, Valladolid”

  • Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show (2020 show cancelled – entries accepted into 2021 NJS)

         “Pre-Cambrian Vista #2” Abstract Quilt

         “Skinny Strips #7 Diptych” Abstract Quilt

  • Fraser Valley Biennial Travelling Exhibit

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, Mission Art Gallery, O’Connor Group Gallery, Chilliwack

Curators: Kendra Anderson and Kate Bradford

“ PreCambrian Vista #2”

  • Grand National Fibre Art Two Year Travelling Exhibition “Crossroads”

University of New Brunswick Art Centre, Thunder Bay Museum, Woodstock Art Gallery, Victoria Arts Council Gallery, Weyburn Arts Council, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

Jurors: Carol Seeley, Tracey Aubin, Judy Villett, Debora Barlow

“From the Ashes”

  • Gallery Vertigo Vernon BC Xs and Os Fibre Exhibit                                         "Deconstructed Tic Tac Toe"

2020

  • Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show (cancelled – accepted into 2021 NJS)

         “Pre-Cambrian Vista #2” Abstract Quilt

         “Skinny Strips #7 Diptych” Abstract Quilt

  • Studio Art Quilt Associates “Colour with a U Too Travelling Exhibit”

(Dec. 3, 2020 - Feb. 17, 2021) RiverBrink Art Museum, Queenston,     Niagara on the Lake ON, Signal Hill Arts Centre, Weyburn, SK, J.Franklin Wright Gallery Port Hawkesbury, NS, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden ON, Museum of Industry, Stellarton, NS, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, NL

   “Colours on the Rock”

2019

  • International Quilt and Fiber Art Festival (Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum) Jurors: Becky Glasby, Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby, Jason Mullett-Bowlsby

Judges: Drew Lenore Betz, Seiko Atsuta Purdue

         “Variations on a Grid #5 Forest Floor” Abstract Quilt

         “Pre-Cambrian Vista #1” Abstract Quilt

         “Pre-Cambrian Vista #2” Abstract Quilt

         “Skinny Strips #7 Diptych” Abstract Quilt

         “Leaf Play” Mixed Techniques

  • Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show

Jurors: Carole Gold, Karen Menzies, Joyce O’Connell, Pamela Sjoden

Judges: Debora Barlow, Ann Perry, Elizabeth Spannring

         “Grid Play #4” Art Abstract

         “Variations on a Grid #1” Art Abstract

         “Variations on a Grid #3 Pink Shibori” Art Abstract

2018 

  • Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Art Festival

         “Streamside Stillness” Abstract Quilt

         “Circling the Blues” Abstract Quilt

         “Variations on a Grid” Abstract Quilt

         “Variations on a Grid #2 Paper” Abstract Quilt

         “Grid Play #4” Abstract Quilt

  • Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show

Jurors: Joyce Brown, Lily Lam, Ann Perry, Karen Szakaly

Judges: Betty Bailey, Elinor Burwash, Kathy K. Wylie

         “Streamside Stillness” Art Abstract Wall Quilt

         “Near the Nicomekl” Art – Landscapes and Still Life

         “Poplar Leaves” Art – Landscapes and Still Life

2015

  • La Connor Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, La Connor Washington

         “Windowpanes” Fiber Art

  • Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show, Lethbridge, AB Jurors: Kathleen Bissett, Elizabeth King, Beverly Saal, Ann Perry

Judges: Joyce O’Connell, Valerie Harrison, Wanda Steiner

“Yukata Blues” Original Interpreted Traditional Wall Quilt

 “Windowpanes” Original Design Abstract Pictorial Quilt

2014

  • La Connor Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, La Connor Washington

“Woven Medley” Fiber Art

“Yukata Blues” Wall Quilt

2013

  • Association of Pacific West Quilters, Tacoma, Washington

 “Green Moon of Darkover” Art Nonrepresentational

  • La Connor Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, La Connor Washington

 “Green Moon of Darkover” Original Design Abstract Pictorial Wall

  • Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show, Penticton B.C. Jurors: Vivian Kapusta, Judy Villett, Betty Manuel, Brenda Millar

Judges: Elizabeth King, Wanda Steiner, Elizabeth Spannring

“Earth’s Beauty” Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quilt

“Paper Collaged Leaves” Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quilt

“Green Moon of Darkover” Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quilt

“Celebration” Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quilt

“Layered Circles – Triad” Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quilt

“Still Life Bouquet” Original Design Abstract Pictorial Wall Quilt

“Colima Croton #1” Original Design Abstract Pictorial Wall Quilt

2010

  • Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show, Calgary, AB

Jurors: Nancy Trowbridge, Jim Wilford, Heather Stewart, Georgeann Welsh; Judges: Lily Lam, Bonny Voice, Susan Purney Mark

“Fall”

2008

  • Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show, St. John’s NFLD Jurors: Victoria Gray, Myrna Giesbrecht, Maureen Goldsmith, Dianne Jansson Judges: Anna Hergert, Judy Morningstar, Anne Morrell-Robinson

“Mexican Circles”

2004

  • Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show, Winnipeg, MB Jurors: Sue Robertson, Susan Dobson, Josee Dube, Lois Mehan

Judges: Kathleen Bissett, Maureen Goldsmith, Joan Reive

“Earth Goddess”

 

Group:

2022

  • On the Bias, Fibre Art Network Travelling Exhibit

“Queen of the Bias Cut”

2021

  • Small Works, Kent Harrison Arts Council at the Ranger Station Art Gallery and Agassiz Museum “Shibori Tiles #3”
  • Fort Langley Virtual Jazz and Arts Festival “Inside the Ice”
  • Chromatopia, Fibre Art Network Travelling Exhibit

“Low Tide #1 and #2”

  • For the Birds, Fibre Art Network Travelling Boxed Exhibit

“Home Sweet Home”

  • White Rock Public Library, Fibre Exhibit: A Touch of Orange

“Silk Roads”

  • Small Works, Kent Harrison Arts Council at the Ranger Station Art Gallery and Agassiz Museum “Stormy Sky”

2020

  • Threads of Hope, Fibre Art Network Travelling Exhibition

“Weaving the World”

2019

  • 20/20 Vision, Fibre Art Network Travelling Exhibition

 “ 20/20 Vision: Different Perspectives”

  • Circles and Lines, Fibre Art Travelling Boxed Exhibit

“Skinny Strips #5”

2018

  • Conversations, Fibre Art Network Travelling Exhibition “Transformation: Moving Through Chaos”
  • From a Tiny Seed, Fibre Art Network Travelling Boxed Exhibit

“mmm…dill pickles”

“Song of Summer”

2017

  • Botanical Reflections, Fibre Art Network Travelling Exhibition

“Poplar Leaves #2

2016

  • Ekphrastic, Fibre Art Network Travelling Exhibition

“Remembering Our Stories”

2015

  • On The Wind Travelling Show, Fibre Art Network Travelling Exhibition

 “Seeking Wisdom (On the Wind)”

  • Canadiana,  Fibre Art Network Travelling Exhibition "Roots"

2013

  • Fibrescapes, Fibre Art Network Travelling Exhibition

“Queen of Fibre Diamonds”

  • Abstracted, Fibre Arts Network Travelling Exhibition

“Colours on the Rock”

2012

  • Langley Arts Council Artists in Residence Gallery      
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Best of the West Touring Show

         “Guacamole Still Life” 

                             

Awards:

2018

  • Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Art Festival, Everett Washington

         “Streamside Stillness” 1st place Abstract Quilt

  • Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show, Vancouver B.C.

         “Streamside Stillness” 3rd place Art Abstract Wall Quilt

2015

  • Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show, Lethbridge, AB

“Yukata Blues” 2nd Place for Original Interpreted Traditional Wall Quilt

“Windowpanes” 3rd place for Original Design Abstract Pictorial Quilt

2014

  • La Connor Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, Washington

“Woven Medley” Honorable Mention

Jurors: Mary Ann Musgrove, Bergen Rose, Larkin Jean Van Horn

2013

  • La Connor Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, Washington

 “Green Moon of Darkover” Honorable Mention

  • Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC National Juried Show, Penticton, BC

“Earth’s Beauty” 2nd prize Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quilt

 

Publications/Media:

Self-authored Articles:

2021

  • Canadian Quilter Magazine “Evolution of Line: Working in a Series”

2020

  • FAN Newsletter “Exhibit Record Keeping”

2018

  • FAN Newsletter “Pecha Kucha 20 X 20”

2017

  • FAN Newsletter “Deconstructed Screen Printing”

2016

  • FAN Newsletter “Soul Journeys”

2015

  • FAN Newsletter “Canadiana”

2013

  • Canadian Quilter Magazine  “Surface Design Round Robin”
  • Canadian Quilter Magazine “Couching Exchange”

2006

  • Canadian Quilter Magazine “Wearable Art Sparked an Interest in the

         Design Process”

 

Publications:

2014

  • Quilters’ Connections Magazine “Show and Tell Featuring Karen Johnson”

2007

  • Langley Hospice Newsletter  “Langley Hospice Memorial Quilt: a Creative Work of Art to Honour Our loved Ones”

2003

  • Canadian Quilter Magazine  Autumn 2003 “Mother/Daughter Quilters”

 

Commissions:

2010

  • “Fall” Private Collection
  • “ Northern Skies” Private Collection

2006

  • “Circles of Life” (Wall Hanging) and “Circles of Life” (Quilt) Langley Hospice

2000

  • “Cayley, Alberta” Private Collection

 

Donations:

2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

  • Donated 12” x 12” Art Quilts for the SAQA Benefit Auction

2018

  • Donated 12 Art Quilts to Langley Lodge, Langley, BC

 

Professional Activities:

       2021 Fibre Art Network (FAN) Conference Committee

       2021 Fibre Art Network (FAN) Executive (Past Coordinator)

       2020 - 2022 Fibre Art Network (FAN) Promotions Committee

       2016 – 2020 Fibre Art Network (FAN) Co-ordinator

       2015 Fibre Art Network (FAN) Retreat Organizing Committee

       2014 Co-organized the Fibre Art Network (FAN) Travelling Exhibit “Canadiana”

       2009/10 and 2005/06 Program/Workshop Chair, Langley Quilters’ Guild

       2002 Founding member and first president of the Langley Quilters’ Guild

 

Professional Affiliations:

Fibre Art Network 2013                   www.fibreartnetwork.com

Studio Art Quilt Associates 2011       www.saqa.com   

Langley Quilters’ Guild 2002            www.langleyquiltersguild.com

Canadian Quilters’ Association/ACC   https://canadianquilter.com/

Langley Arts Council 2021                www.langleyarts.ca

 

 

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