ELANA SIGAL ~ FIBRE ARTIST


401-170 Athletes Way, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, V5Y 0B5

604-657-8722

elanasigal@hotmail.com

www.elanasigal.com



Post Secondary Education


University Of Toronto,Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fine Art History, Bachelor Of Fine Arts, 1982-1984


Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fashion Design And Merchandising, 1981


University Of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.,Canada

Undergraduate Arts Program, 1978-1980


Conferences & Workshops



Surface Design, Fiona Duthie, 2014


Convergence Conference, Textile Tides

Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2002


Advanced Felting Techniques With Lene Nielson

Nanaimo, B.C., Canada, 1997


Advanced Felting Techniques With Alma Scholefield

Hornby Island, B.C., Canada, 1996


Felt In Transition

International Symposium on Felting

Castlegar, B.C., Canada, 1994



Exhibitions


The Tunnel, Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY,

Juried group show, 2014


Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, U.S.A.

"Vessels", Juried group exhibition, January 2013-February 2014


Sydney & Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

"Feltworks", Two person juried exhibition, March 2012


Sydney & Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

"All About Love", Juried group exhibition, 2010


Sydney & Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

"Urban Fibres", Four person exhibition, February, 2004


Foxglove Fibre Arts Studio, Bowen Island, B.C., Canada

"Quaternion: Felt in Four Directions, Four person exhibition, August, 2003


Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

"We Are Circle Craft! Celebrating Our First 30 Years", Juried group exhibition, July, 2003


Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Convergence, Textile Tides, "Ebb and Flow", August, 2002


Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

"Urban Fibre", Solo exhibition, July, 2001


Atrium Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Juried Group exhibition, March, 2001


The Roundhouse Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

"Threads of Life. The Culture of Cloth", Juried group exhibition, October, 2000


Crafthouse  Gallery, Crafts Association of B.C., Vancouver, B.C.,Canada

"Miniature Fibre", Juried group exhibition, May, 1999


Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

"Spirit Dance", Solo exhibition, March, 1999


Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Group exhibition, November, 1998


Community Arts Council, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

15TH Annual Juried Exhibition, March, 1997


Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

"Art and Ritual", Solo exhibition, November, 1996


Community Arts Council, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

"Felt In Transition", Three person Exhibition, April, 1996


Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

"Elana Sigal , New Works", Solo exhibition, January, 1996


Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

"A Jewish Beaux Arts", Juried group exhibition, September, 1995


Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, B.C., Canada

"Felt Exotic", Juried group exhibition, May, 1995


Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon, B.C., Canada

"Felt Exotic", Juried group exhibition, January, 1994


West Kootenay Exhibition Center, Castlegar, B.C., Canada

"Felt Exotic", Juried group exhibition, August, 1994


Community Art Council of Vancouver, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

"Images and Objects", Juried group exhibition, March, 1994


Barbara Silverberg Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

"B.C. Artists", group show, March, 1994


Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

"Dance Of The Tropics", solo exhibition, December,1993


Commercial Commissions and Collections


Schara Tzedek Synagogue Chapel, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Louis Brier Seniors Home, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Jewish Family Services Agency, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

University Of British Columbia, Life and Career Center, Vancouver, B.C.

Viridae Medical Clinic, Vancouver, B.C. , Canada

Beth Israel Synagogue Chapel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Beth Israel Synagogue Sanctuary, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Memberships and Affiliations


Craft Council Of B.C.

Textile Museum Of Canada

Textile Museum Of America

Alliance For Arts And Culture

Hand Weavers Guild Of America

Fibre Arts Network

San Jose Museum Of Quilts

Surface Design Association

Sebastopol Centre For The Arts

Circle Craft Co-Op, Shop Selections Committee , 1988-1997

Circle Craft Co-Op, Gallery Selection Committee, 1995-2000

Craft Council Of B.C., Jury member, occassional  


Prizes and Awards


Second Place Showcase Winner, "In The Red"

Artslant, 2014


Second Place Award, "Vessel Trio"

Arteziana, "Color, Line & Form", November, 2013-February 2014


First Place Award, "Sage Eggplant"

Convergence 2002 - Textile Tides, Vancouver, B.C.


Greater Vancouver Weaver's and Spinners' Guild Award

"Sage Eggplant"

Convergence 2002 - Textile Tides, Vancouver, B.C.


Honourable Mention, "Images and Objects"

Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.