© 2019 by Dee Fontans     deefontans@gmail.com

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Highlights

  • Expert in jewellery making, wearable art design, drawing, teaching

  • 25 years of teaching experience at the Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB

    • Jewellery instructor​

    • Wearable Art instructor

  • Extensive background in organizing exhibitions, conferences and public performances

  • Post secondary expert in jewellery course and program curriculum.

    • Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB

    • La Salle College, Vancouver, BC

  • Built arts culture and community in Canada, the USA and Caribbean by being an arts ambassador in the media, through publishing articles, through public lectures and workshops      

 

Selected Professional Practice

  •  2018

    • Solo Exhibition ‘Silver Linings’, Gallery Merrick, Nanaimo, BC

    • Solo Jewellery Exhibition ‘Signs’, BlackBoard Gallery, Calgary, AB                         

  •  2017

    • Completed BC Works Self Employment Program, Nanaimo, BC

    • Project coordinator, Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) 25-year ReunionThis was a 4-day event, with 120 people in attendance.2016

    • Lead Costume Designer for Manifold Pictures ‘The Northlander’

  •  2016

    • Nominated for a 2016 Alberta Rosie Award ‘The Northlander’

  • 2015

    • Performed Spoken Word, Nuvorican + St. Marks Underground Theater, NYC         

  •  2013

    • Curated Wearable Art Performance ‘55+ Alberta Senior Games’, Calgary , AB     

    • 13 years as Coordinator of the ACAD fashion performance ArtaWEARness

  • 2010 

    • Named Top 10 Taste Makers in Calgary by Avenue Magazine                                  

    • Curated Exhibition ‘For The Love of Shoes’, Okotoks Gallery, AB                            

  •   2006

    • Received the Award of Honour from the Alberta Craft Council, Calgary, AB          

 

Organized Media Coverage

  • Fontans, ‘Art of dress Up’, Catalyst Magazine, Fall, pp. 8 & 9, 2014

  • Fox, Amanda, ‘Wearing your art!’, NEW TRIBE, Nov, vol.12, issue 9, pp. 34 & 35, 2013   

  • Featured Artist, Pumping Fashion, Global TV News Hour, Nov. 5 & 6, 2012   

  • ‘The Concept Designer’, Avenue Magazine, April, pp. 52, 2010

  • Enameled Objects, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., pp. 336, 2009

  • Wear Art is Fashion, Lulu Books, Blackdog Publishing, pp. 5, 7, 89, 94, 2009     

  • Lewton-Brain, Charles, ‘Foldforming’, Brynmorgen Press, pp. 12, 2009                        

  • Meilach, Dona, ‘Art Jewelry Today.’ Schiffer Publishing pp. 247, 2009                          

  • 1000 Rings, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. pp. 274, 294, 2004                            

  • Taylor, Terry, Altered Art, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. pp. 140, 2004

  • 500 Earrings, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., pp. 340, 2004

  • Gogarty, Amy, ‘Fontans: Performing Ornament’, Metalsmith, Spring, pp. 21, 29, 2003

                 

Education

  • State University of New York at New Paltz, NY, USA. BFA

  • Parsons the New School of Design, New York, New York, USA

  • The New School for Social Research, New York, New York, USA

2010 - present

2010 - present