Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection Auction: Part V: Decorative Arts

April 21, 2015

LOT 202




painted majolica
19" x 15.5" — 48.3 x 39.4 cm.

Estimate $75-$100

Realised: $48
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:


“I’m interested in the bigger conversation around arts education”

- Cyndy Chwelos -

Cyndy Chwelos received her B.F.A. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1983. Interested in education, she completed her Early Childhood Certification from Vancouver Community College in 1998 and her M.A. (art education/curriculum studies) in 2004 from the University of British Columbia in 2004. She works as the Program Co-ordinator for Catalyst for Change, a residency program that brings artists into classrooms to explore social justice issues, through the creation and discussion of works of art. Chwelos also teaches a class in Arts, Culture and Heritage at Langara College, which exposes the students to the spectrum of arts programming offered in the field of recreation. The goal of the course is to instill and enhance the students’ values and understandings for the arts and the fundamental role it plays in building healthy communities. Chwelos lives in Vancouver, BC.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK

Selected Community-Arts Based Projects

2008 Footprints, youth centered project, investigating sustainability involving 300 youth and 11 artists resulting in an exhibition, Vancouver.
2007 Who are We? youth centered project, based on defining and representing community identity and nationalism working with over 1000 age 5-13 year olds, 10 artists from the lower mainland, Vancouver.
2004 Welcome, ceramic tile community- art piece created by 120 students for the front lobby of their school, Vancouver.
2003 Thunderbird Community Centre, ceramic tile community-art piece created by 250 community members for the front lobby of this newly renovated community center.
2000 Templeton Park Pool, ceramic tile community-art piece created by 500 community members, based on ones cultural heritage, permanently installed on the exterior of Templeton Park Pool, Vancouver

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

1993 Advancing the Media: Crafts from the Collection of the Saskatchewan Arts Board,
Dunlop Art Gallery, Sherwood Village Branch Gallery, Regina, SK
1988 The David Thauberger Collection, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
1987 Cyndy Chwelos and Brian Gladwell, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
Cyndy Chwelos : Decorated Earthenwares, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

Selected Links
Sewing Action and Response Collection


Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, SK