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The Collector's Gallery - Fine Canadian Art

Group 9
Folk Art
Adolf Benca
Michael Burns
Canadian School
Michael Janzen
Mitchell Keirstead
Grant Leier
Degen Lindner
Glen Loates RCAe
Harold Lyon
Robert Francis Michael McInnis
Alisdair Monro
Milena Moriani
Pauline Paquin IAF
J.R. Pearce
Marcia Perkins
Jane Ash Poitras
Greg Pyra ASA
Cameron Roberts AFCA
Joan Hall Staseson
Anne Wanda Tessier
Sharon Rose Kootenay


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Biography
As a Métis Cree Heritage artist, the exceptional beadwork articles Sharon produces have roots in Traditional Native women’s artistic practice. They are inspired by the exquisite craft that were created by Grandmother Flora, her sisters, and women artists of her time. She considers her artistic contribution to be part of a cultural continuum of Native women artists and lifeways.
A professional member of the Alberta Craft Council, Sharon has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including Continuum, Well In Hand, and Carrying On, among others. As a curator of fine craft, Sharon has organized: Nimama (ACC), Flowers for Nitanis (City of Edmonton), Through a Woman’s Hand (Lois Hole Hospital for Women), and Wild Berries (Four Lodges Gallery). In 2017, Glenbow featured her original beaded designs in Through the Eye of the Needle.  Devoted collectors of Indigenous fine craft, Sharon and her husband Cam Kootenay are founding members of the Aboriginal Arts Council of Alberta.

Artist Statement
“ Within the domestic realm and places like the YW Hub, I use fine craft to articulate and celebrate relationships. As an Indigenous artist, it is my deepest honour to create ceremonial and liturgical objects. I strive to create products that showcase traditional skill and technique, as well as represent a living and vibrant culture. I believe the transmission of authentic cultural perspective can be achieved through craft and exhibition, and fosters deeper appreciation and understanding between peoples."