Thompson bead artist a finalist for national art prize

Thompson artist Teresa Burrows is one of 50 finalists for the 2017 Salt Spring National Art prize.

Burrows’s entry, which will be featured in the Salt Spring National Art Prize exhibition until October, is “requiem for the undone,” featuring beaded panels on a vintage violin and case, and was chosen from among more than 2,000 artworks by over 1,200 artists.

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Another of her works, “our lady of darkness,” will be featured as part of the exhibition at the Manitoba Craft Council show this month and continuing into October.

Burrows’s “our lady of the seal hunt” is representing fine craft at the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial at the Art Gallery of Burlington, which began in August and continues into October. She was also invited to be part of a residency in Burlington with five other artists and six writers from Sept. 4-18. 

Last year, she went to Edinburgh, Scotland to do presentations for the University of Art and Textile design in Edinburgh and Galashiels and at the Creative Scotland Naked Craft conference. 

She is currently working to create a sealskin beaded gown for throat singer and artist Tanya Tagaq and is looking to create a “beaver manifesto” for the Textiles Society of America Home Fires conference and exhibition in 2018.

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