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Cherie Hanson 250-7630-4269
artist, writer, teacher cheriefranceshanson@gmail.com

Writing:
2008 to 2014 – Blog writing on cheriehanson.com, 45,300 subscribers.
2014- Anthology, self published, Laying it on The Line, Lulu.com, print on demand.
2012- Anthology, Warrior Poets, ed. Bob Koshin, Amazon.
2012 – Blog to Book: Expressions 2011, Lulu.com, print on demand.
2012 – Blog to Book: Expressions 2010, Lulu.com, print on demand.
2012 – Blog to Book: Expressions 2009, Lulu.com, print on demand.
2012 – Blog to Book: Expressions 2008, Lulu.com, print on demand.
2011 – Facing In: 2011, Poetry posted on Facebook, Lulu.com, print on demand.
2011 – Facing It: 2010 to 2011, Poetry posted on Facebook,Lulu.com, print on demand.
2011 – Erasure, Poetry Anthology, Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado.
2008 – Two issues, Intentionally Urban Magazine, Portland, Oregon.
2006 – lead sheet, interview, Horace Alexander-Young, press kit.
2005 – non-fiction, Community Events newsletter, Communitix.
2005 – non-fiction, selected letters, Painter’s Key Newsletter.
2004 – 2006 non-fiction, jazz columnist for Scorpion Entertainment: Okanagan Musician.
2003 – 2007 non-fiction, columnist for Okanagan Jazz and Blues Society Newsletter.
2003 – poem, Third Place, Surrey Writer’s Conference.
2003 – poem, Canadian Woman Studies, 2003, Volume 22, Number 2. “Totem Child”.
2001 – poetry, selected, Sage Hill Writing Experience Seminar, Betsy Warland, instructor.
2001 – short story, Okanagan University College short story competition, honorable mention. “Reference Point”.
2001 – poetry, Love Poems for the Media Age. Ripple Effect Press, October 2001. “Pastiche Dialogue”; “Construct”.
2001 – poetry, Cosmic Trend Magazine. “So Long an Exile”; “Healing”; “Sea Green”.
2000 – poem, been seen magazine, Spring 200, Volume 1, Issue 2. “Construct”.
1999 – poetry, Cosmic Trend Magazine. “Jazz Man”; “Serendipity”.
1998 – poetry, Surrey Writer’s Conference: A Writer’s World, honorable mention, “Strange Skies”.
1997 – B.B. Wolf, a musical written for Asthma Educators of Canada.
1997 – poetry, Canadian Dimensions, Sept-Oct. 1997, Volume 31. Number 5. “Developing Country”.
1996 – poetry, Canadian Woman Studies, Summer 1996, Volume 16, Number 3. “Observations in a Park”.
1996 – play: Cindyrella, a musical, self published ISBN.
1991 – essay, B.C. English Teacher’s Journal, July. “Looking Backward: 32 years”.
1969 – poem, Jeopardy Magazine. “Waking Song: September 28”.
1967 – poem, Jeopardy Magazine. “She Asked Me”.
1966 – poetry, Jeopardy Magazine. “A Friendly Understanding”; “Cross Culture”.

Teaching experience:

2015- Art from Nature Children’s Classes, Fat Cat Children’s Festival, Kelowna.
2014 – Art from Nature Children’s Classes, Fat Cat Children’s Festival, Kelowna.
2013 – Aging Brilliantly, Kitchen Classes series, Kelowna.
2012 – Aging Disgracefully, Centre for Spiritual Living, Kelowna.
2012 – volunteer daycare The Women’s Place Gym. Police Record Check clearance.
2010 – Adult Basic Education,English, Okanagan College, Penticton, B.C.
2008 – 2012 teaching all ages, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, B.C.
2009 – 2011 Continuing Education UBC-O sessional contracts, teacher.
2009 – 2011 Fat Cat Children’s Festival, teaching making art cards to children.
2009 – workshop for School District #23, Writing colorful poetry.
2008 – photography for children, Rotary Centre of the Arts.
2008 – photography for disabled, Rotary Centre of the Arts.
2007 – workshop making art cards for children, Vernon Youth Arts Centre.
2006 – making art cards, Rotary Centre of the Arts.
2005 – workshop for City of Kelowna, Making it Yours, digital photography.
2004 – poetry workshop, Bean Scene Coffee Shop, Kelowna.
2003 – instructor for OPAW conference, OUC campus, Kelowna.
1992 – 1997 teacher, Rutland Secondary School, Acting 11/12, English 10-12, Honors  English.
1990 – 1992 Department Head, teacher Rutland Middle School, Drama, English.
1997 – 1989 Houston Secondary School, Directed Studies, Drama 8-12, English 8 – 12, Houston, B.C.
1972 – 1977 Teacher on Call, Vernon School District, English, History and Art, Vernon, B.C.
1971 – 1972 Library Clerk 1, Children’s Library, Okanagan Regional Library, Vernon, B.C.
1970 – English as a Second Language, Okanagan College, Vernon, B.C.
1968 – 1969 Teacher on Call, Vancouver School Board: English Marker Langara College, Vancouver, B.C.
1967 – 1968 English 100, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
1965 – 1966 English 100, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington.
1965 – 1967 Summers only, Dorm Parent/ English tutor for Project Overcome Federal Project,Bellingham, Washington.


Artist

Exhibitions (selected):

2015- Under 100, Juried show Winfield Art Gallery.

2015 – Empty Spaces, Rutland Community Art Show, Kelowna, B.C.
2014 – Group Show, Lakecountry Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.
2013 – Papergirl, Group Show, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, B.C
2013 – One Woman Restrospective, Leir House, Penticton Arts Council, Penticton, B.C.
2013 – Brew Gallery, Rouge, Vernon, B.C.
2013 – Sopa Gallery, Under 8 group show, Kelowna, B.C.
2013 – Digital Artists of the Okanagan juried group show, Little Straw Vineyard, West Kelowna.
2012 – Richcraft Art Gallery, Two pieces, Kelowna, B.C.
2012 – Okanagan Spring, Digital Artists of the Okanagan, juried group show, Little Straw Vineyard,West Kelowna, B.C.
2012 – Sopa Art Gallery, Under 8 juried group show, Kelowna, B.C.
2011- Sopa Art Gallery, Under 8 group show, Kelowna, B.C.
2011 – February, European Photographs, Unitarian Fellowship Hall, Kelowna, B.C.
2011- Solo Show, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Retrospective, Kelowna, B.C.
2010 – December, Group Exhibition, Sparkle Show, Summerland Art Gallery.
2010 – November, Group Exhibition, Vineyard Art Gallery, Summerland, B.C.
2010 – November, For the Love of God Almighty, Christmas Group Show, Kelowna.
2010 – October, Group Exhibition, New Moon Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.
2009 – Selected, Two works, Palermo Art Gallery, Palermo, Italy.
2009 – September, Art Walk, Winfield, B.C.
2009 – July 24-26, Music and Arts Festival, Kelowna, B.C.
2009 – July 4, 2009, “Starry, Starry Night”; Penticton Art Gallery’s Annual Art Auction and exhibition.
2009 – June 1-30, Raw Whispers, Woodside Gallery, Kelowna.
2009 – May 9-24, “Disparate Voices”,Curated Group Show, Vienna, Austria.
2008 – November 29- December 07, “Traces of Memory”, Ferrara, Italy.
2008 – September 11-13, Art Walk, Winfield.
2008 – August 28 September 27, One woman show, “Study in Transposition”, Summerland Art Gallery.
2008 – April, “Blush”, Okanagan Erotic Art, Rotary Centre for the Arts.
2007 – December 1-9, Outside the Walls, Grand Hotel, Florence, Italy.
2007 – December 1-9, Biennale Dell’Arte Contemporanea di Firenze, Florence, Italy.
2007 – 19th Gala Selected show, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, B.C.
2007 – March 29 April 8, “Spring Salon”, Lennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto.
2007 – Candescence Group Show, Kelowna, B.C.
2006 – Nov. 17, 2006 to February 24, 2007, Kelowna Art Gallery Public Exhibit, “Beyond the Frame: An Exploration of Art & Process”.
2004 – 2006 City of Kelowna, Life and Arts Festival, juried group show.
2006 – Nov 01, 2006 Jan 01, 2007, “Recent Works”, Atrium, juried solo show, RCA, Kelowna, B.C.
2006 – Nov 24, 2006 Jan 24, 2007, “Revision”, solo show, Artscape juried show, Kelowna Public Library.
2006 – October, “Retrospective”, juried solo show, Galleria, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, B.C.
2006 – Nov 10th, 11th and 12th, Artists, Artisans and Potters Exhibit, juried group show, Galleria,RCA, Kelowna, B.C.
2001 – 2009 Art Walk, juried group exhibition, chaired by Dr. Sharon McCoubrey, Associate Professor, UBC Okanagan, Winfield. B.C.
2006 – August November, Artscape, solo show, Cottonwoods Manor, Kelowna,B.C.
2006 – April 23- 28, Kelowna Women’s Shelter, juried group show – Prevention of Violence against Women and Children, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, B.C.
2004 – “Looking Back”, Okanagan Mountain Fire, group public exhibit, Kelowna Art Gallery.
2004 – “Under Where?”, juried group show, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna,B.C.
2004 – “Persons and Souls”, juried group show, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna,B.C.
2002 – “Art and Jazz”, artist’s collective exhibition, Laurel Building, Kelowna, B.C.
2002 – juried group art show, Peachland Arts Council, Peachland, B.C.
2002 – “Diva’s Exhibit”, juried show, Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.

Alternative Exhibitions:

2016- Energy Dance, One woman art show, Bean Scene Coffee Shop, Pandosy, Kelowna

2015- National Woman’s Festival art show, Third Space Coffee Shop
2013 – One woman show, Bean Scene Coffee House, Capri, Kelowna, B.C.
2013 – One woman show, Bean Scene Coffee House, Landmark, Kelowna, B.C.2013 – One woman show, Bean Scene Coffee House, Bernard, Kelowna, B.C.
2013 – Member’s Show, Kelowna Art Gallery.
2012 – Snap to Grid, Digital Art Show, Los Angeles Centre for the Digital Arts, L.A., California.
2012 – Brew Gallery group show, Rouge, Vernon, B.C.
2012 – Energy Studies, Frock Clothing Store, Solo Exhibition, Kelowna, B.C.
2011 – Unitarian Fellowship Hall, European Adventure, Solo Exhibition, Kelowna, B.C.
2011 – Kelowna Blood Bank, European Adventure, Solo Exhibition, Kelowna, B.C.
2011 – Westbank Library, Digital Artists of the Okanagan, Westbank, B.C.
2011 – Bean to Brew Coffee House, Digital Artists of the Okanagan, Vernon, B.C.
2011 – March, Geometric Studies, Kelowna Blood Bank, Kelowna, B.C.
2010 – Energy Studies, Solo Show, Bean Scene Coffee House, Kelowna, B.C.
2010 – Okanagan College Kelowna, Artscape, Solo Exhibition, Kelowna, B.C.
2010 – Okanagan College Vernon, Solo Exhibition, Vernon, B.C.
2009 – Member’s Wall solo Exhibition, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, B.C.
2009 – Bohemian Cafe, Bernard Street, Kelowna, B.C.
2009 – Coldwell Banker Real Estate Office, Water Street, Kelowna, B.C.
2009 – “The Elements”, One Woman Show, Bean Scene North, Kelowna, B.C.
2009 – Water Side Show Home, West Kelowna, B.C.
2009 – Wilden Show Homes, Weekend of Art Show, Authentec Home, Kelowna, B.C.
2008 – Member’s Wall Show, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, B.C.
2008 – “Reminiscence of Europe”, United Church, Kelowna, B.C.
2008 – “Rivers of Europe”, Bean Scene North, Kelowna, B.C.
2008 – 2009- Feature Artist, Rotary Club Lobster Dinner Fund raiser, Kelowna.
2007 – Studio Fair, Prince George Arts Festival, B.C.
2007 – The Works, Edmonton Arts Festival, Alberta.
2007 – “Convergence”, Members’ show, Kelowna Art Gallery.
2007 – High Tech/Low Tech, Alternator Members’ Show.
2007 – July, “Canadian Beige Series”, solo show, Bean Scene North, Kelowna.
2007 – January- February, “Framing the Art”, one woman show, Atrium, RCA, Kelowna
2007 – January, “On the Move”, Livessence Group Show, Galleria, RCA.
2007 – Photography, On line exhibition, Energygallery.com.
2007 – 2008 The Works, Edmonton, Alberta juried artist consignment tent.
2007 – Studio Fair, Prince George, B.C., juried artist consignment.
2007 – Asylum Gallery, Sacramento California, juried mail art show.
2007 – Mixed Media, online exhibition, Energygallery.com. juried art show.
2007 – July, solo show, Bean Scene North, Canadian Beige Series.
2007 – Window show, “Stab-Flow Series”, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon.
2007 – Window show, “Construct/Destruct: a look at rapid growth in Kelowna”,
Alternator Gallery, Kelowna.
2007 – Color Exhibits: “Yellow” and “Green”, juried show Gallery Vertigo, Vernon.
2007 – “Almost Famous” juried show, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon.
2006 – Multi-Media exhibit, Upstreampeoplegallery.com
2006 – Livessence, Christmas Show, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna.
2006 – Realism, Upstreampeoplegallery.com.
2006 – 2009 Los Angeles Centre for Digital Arts Exhibitions, Members show.
2006 – November- December, “Retread”, Annual Members’ Show, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna.
2006 – March, “Efflorenscene, Filter and Flower”, one woman show, Verve Coffee Shop, Kelowna, B.C.
2006 – February, www.upstreampeoplegallery.com, on-line juried show, 34 selected out of 600 photographers who entered.
2006 – five KVPAC exhibits, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, B.C.
2006 – November- December, Artsco Exhibit, Okanagan Regional Library, Kelowna. B.C.
2006 – November- December, “Digital Perspective”, one woman show, Regional District Office, Kelowna, B.C.
2006 – November 28 to January 30, Materialization, One Woman Show, Laughing Moon Gallery, Kelowna.
2006 – October, www.upstreampeoplegallery.com, on-line juried show, 70 selected out of 700 painters.
2006 – Sept-November, Solo Show, Verve Coffee Bistro, Kelowna, B.C.
2005 – “Applying Filters”, Verve Coffee Bistro, Kelowna, B.C.
2005 – 2006- Art cards and prints carried in Vernon Art Gallery gift shop, Vernon, B.C.
2004 – “Life and Arts Festival”, juried show and lantern installation, Kelowna, B.C.
2004 – Okanagan Potters’ Association, juried show, Vernon, B.C.
2004 – Wearable Art Gala, five original pieces, Alternator Gallery show, Kelowna, B.C.
2003 – “As for Me and My Town”, Verve Coffee Bistro, Kelowna. B.C.
2002 – 2009- ten Kelowna and Arts District exhibitions, Kelowna, B.C.
2001 – 2008- Alternator Gallery, Members’ exhibitions, Kelowna, B.C.

Education:
2013 – Accredited classes, Practitioner’s Program, Centre for Spiritual Living, Kelowna.
2012 – M.F.A., credits, Naropa University, SWP, Boulder, Colorado
2009 – TESLA, Oxford Seminars, UBC, Kelowna, B.C.
2008 – Kelowna Art Gallery, “Print Making”.
2006 – Economic Development Commission, Kelowna, “Marketing Workshop”.
2005 – Alternator Art Gallery, Kelowna, “Professional Development Workshop for Artists”.
2003 – Sage Hill Writing Experience, Betsy Warland instructor, Sage Hill, Saskatchewan.
2002 – Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, “Color Theory and Acrylics”.
1997 – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Literature, Drama credit classes.
1971 – University of British Columbia,Vancouver, M.A. English.
1966 – Western Washington State College, Bellingham, Washington, graduate
studies, creative writing.
1965 – Western Washington State College, Bellingham, Washington, B.A., B.Ed.

Distinctions and Commissions:
2007 – selected, Jury Recognition Prize, Biennale of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy.
2006 – selected consultant, City of Kelowna’s Culture Matters Advisory Committee.
2005 – juried into Rotary Centre for the Arts as artist in residence.
2005 – nominee, the City of Kelowna’s Sarah Treadgold Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to the City of Kelowna.
2005 – selected cover art, City of Kelowna Centennial CD.
2004 – selected to committee of 35 to the City of Kelowna’s Cultural Charette.
2003 – 2004 instructor for Okanagan Photographic Art Workshop, Okanaga University college, OPAW conference.
1996 – 1999 founding member, City of Kelowna Arts Foundation.

Commissions/collections:

2015- Graphics, Spring Pulse Poetry Festival, Ontario.
2013 – Graphics, Spring Pulse Poetry Festival, Ontario.
208-09 City of Kelowna commission, hand made Christmas cards.
2011- book jacket design, David Brydges, poet.
2009 – Kelowna Public Library, Digital Art for publicity materials, Kelowna, B.C.
2008 – CD cover design, Devon Muhlert, Flautist, Vernon, B.C.
2008- Spirit of Kelowna, City Hall, Wall, Bronze Medallion “Stewardship.”
2008 – North End Resident’s Association, Bench Tile, Martin Education Centre, Kelowna.
2008 – Anthology cover design, David Brydges, Edmonton, B.C.
2007 – Post Card promo design, Livessence Society, Kelowna, B.C.
2007 – Post Card promo, Tari DiBello, Artist, Kelowna, B.C.
2007 – Web Site graphics, business card, Spring Pulse Poetry Conference,
Alberta.
2007 – Poster design, Dr. Stirling, Chiropractor, Kelowna, B.C.
2006 – Graphics, Astronomy Club, Kelowna, B.C.
2006- Royal Bank, Flow Stab, Vernon, B. C.
2006 – Book Jacket design, David Brydges, Poet, Calgary, Alberta.
2005 – Book Jacket stage prop, Sunshine Theatre, Kelowna. B.C.
2004 – Laile Douglas, images of artist’s work grant application.
2003 – logo design Velocity Dance Troupe, Kelowna.
2002 –Leslie Bolin, images of artist’s work for Hambelton Gallery and artist’s web sites.
2002 – Cameron Kerr, images of artist’s work.
2002 – logo design for Eye Path Productions.
2001 – Jen Macklem, images of artist’s work.

Donations:

2014-  Pink Ribbon campaign, Kelowna, B.C.
2012 – Haiti Bowl, Orphanage Benefit, Kelowna, B.C.
2012 – Iridian Night of the Arts, Kelowna, B.C.
2012 – Almost Famous, painting, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, B.C.
2011 – Almost Famous, painting, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, B.C.
2011 – Artists for Japan, two paintings and one book, Kelowna, B.C.
2011 – Art on the Line, UBC-O Art Department Fund raiser, Kelowna, B.C.
2009 – Almost Famous, painting, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, B.C.
2009 – Featured artist Lobster Dinner, Rotary Club, Kelowna, B.C.
2008 – Almost Famous, painting, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, B.C.
2008 – Kamloops Art Gallery, Fund raising auction.
2008 – Donation, Children with Diabetes, Kelowna, B.C.
2008 – Elizabeth Fry Society, Kelowna, B.C.
2008 – Artists Against Poverty, Edmonton, B.C.
2007 – Kidsafe, donation, framed art, Vancouver Island Program, B.C.
2007 – Rotary Centre Fund Raiser, Evergreen, donation, prints, Kelowna. B.C.
2007 – B.C. Make a Wish Foundation, Prints and cards, Kelowna. B.C.
2007 – Under the Mosquito Net, donation art print, Kelowna, B.C.
2006 – Servant’s Anonymous, donation art print, Calgary, Alberta.
2006 – Rotary Club, donation art print, Kelowna. B.C.
2006 – Rotary Centre Fund Raisers, Evergreen, donation, prints and cards,
Kelowna, B.C.
2006 – art work donation, selected as major prize for B.C. Make a Wish
Foundation, “ Tears and Golden Balls.”
2006 – art work donation, Okanagan Symphony, “Sun through Yellow Flowers”,“Tulip Trees”.
2006 – art work donation, Iridian Youth Centre fund raising.
2005 – art cards donations, Positively Posh, fund raiser for the Rotary Centre.
2005 – art work donation, City of Kelowna’s Kasugai Sister City Visit.
2005 – art work donation, Tsunami Victim’s fund.
2004 – art work donation, silent auction benefit for Rotary Centre for the Arts.
2001 – 2003- art work donations, CNIB.
2001 – art work donation, New York Firefighters’ Benefit.

Media:
2013 – Okanagan Life Magazine, Constant Creative, profile, Dona Sturmanis, Kelowna, B.C.
2013 – Snap Magazine, Inspired Cafe poetry reading, Kelowna, B.C.
2012 – Interview, Ron Seymour, Kelowna Daily Courier, Kelowna, B.C.
2012- Snap Magazine, Inspired Cafe poetry reading, Kelowna, B.C.
2011 – Shaw Cable Interview, Tamie Williams, Kelowna, B.C.
2009 – YLW Connection Magazine, Fall Issue, Kelowna, B.C.
2009 – August 16, Event! Almost Famous, article
2007 – Shaw T.V., Open Studios, Wesla Lake, Kelowna, B.C.
2006 – cover story, Interview Andre Wetjen, Courier Event Magazine.
2006 – cover story, Interview Glenna Turnbull, Capital News Showcase.
2005 – interview, Shaw TV, Kelowna. B.C.
2004 – interview with Doug Brown, Shaw TV, Kelowna B.C.
2003 – interview with Lori-Anne Carleton, The Courier Newspaper, Kelowna, B.C.
1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 interview with Mike Roberts, CHBC.

Community Contributions:
President and board member of Okanagan Film Festival Society for eight years.
Director/writer/producer of anti-smoking play presented as traveling show to 3,000 elementary students.
Board member for Dramafest committee SD. #24 four years.
Founding member and President of Vernon Dance Group.
Elizabeth Fry Society director/writer/producer of play for fundraiser.
Board member and volunteer for Theatre Kelowna Society for five years.
Board member, director/writer/producer of opening play for international crime stopper’s convention.
President and board member of North End Neighbourhood Association for five years.
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