Sandy Shreve
Paintings, Photo Art, Poetry

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Community Contributions

  • Founded BC's Poetry in Transit program (which has been recognized with a Literary Location on Alan Twigg's Literary Map of BC) and coordinated the project for its first three years (1995 - 1998)
  • Served on various awards juries, including for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award for poetry

  • Served on the West Coast Book Prizes Society Board for two years (1993 - 1995)

  • Hosted the annual Favourite Poems event, Pender Island Public Library, for five years (2015 - 2019)

  • Founding member of the first Mayworks Festivals in Vancouver, BC (1987 - 1989)

  • Founded, with Kate Braid and Jane Eaton Hamilton, the feminist group Sex, Death and Madness, which met for more than 10 years to discuss issues of importance to women artists and writers

  • Founded, with Kate Braid and others, the Compossibles poetry circle, which met for many years on the solstice and equinox discuss poets and their works.

Art Shows include:

  • January 13, 2021 - January 24, 2021: From This Time Forward - Pender Island Art Society show at The Gallery at Ptarmigan Arts, Pender Island, BC (curated by Brenda Sledzinski and Laura Villness)
  • November 21, 2020 - January 10, 2021:  Movement show at The Gallery at Ptarmigan Arts, Pender Island, BC (curated by Monica Bennett)
  • November 27 - December 25, 2020: Le Petit Salon, The Pender Island Art Society's online fall show
  • September 23 - November 1, 2020: Forest Life and Flights of Fantasy show at The Gallery at Ptarmigan Arts, Pender Island, BC (curated by Brooke Honey)
  • August 1 - September 20, 2020:  Islands Wild art show at The Gallery at Ptarmigan Arts, Pender Island, BC (curated by Monica Bennett)
  • May 1 - 17, 2020: Brush with Spring: The Pender Island Art Society's online spring show.
  • November 16, 2019 - January 7, 2020: Small Packages art show at Talisman Books & Gallery on Pender Island.
  • December 7 - 21, 2019: The Victoria Arts Council's Little Gems Holiday Show and Sale.
  • November 23 - 24, 2019: Le Petit Salon, Pender Island Art Society group show, Pender Island,
  • August 8 - September 3, 2019: Colourful Coast, a month-long group show at Talisman Books and Gallery, Pender Island, BC
  • July 4 - August 6, 2019 - Green Islands, a month-long group show at Talisman Gallery, Pender Island,
  • July 5 - 7, 2019 - Chain Reaction, a group show at Sea Star Vineyards on Pender Island (with visual artist Clare Mathias, ceramic artist Nancy Silo and felt artist Monica Bennett)
  • December 7 2018 - January 7, 2019: Small Packages, month-long group show at Talisman Gallery, Pender Island, BC
  • November 6 - December 4, 2019:  Literary Arts, month-long group show at Talisman Books & Gallery, Pender Island, BC
  • October - November, 2o18: Abstraction, month-long group show at Talisman Books & Gallery, Pender Island, BC
  • September - October, 2018: Reconfigurations - solo show (photo art) at Slow Coast Coffee Pender Island,
  • August 10 - 12, 2018: Quatrain, a group show at Sea Star Vineyards on Pender Island (with visual artist Clare Mathias, ceramic artist Nancy Silo and felt artist Monica Bennett)
  • July 28: Art in the Orchard, Pender Island, BC
  • June 7 - July 8: Our Coast month-long group exhibit at Talisman Books & Gallery, Pender Island, BC
  • May 3 - June 2, 2018: Motherhood and Femininity, month-long group exhibit at Talisman Books & Gallery, Pender Island, BC
  • March 26 – April 15, 2018: Look Show, Victoria Arts Council gallery, The Bay Centre, The Historic Temple Building, Victoria BC
  • March 1 – 11, 2018: Strong Women, Strong World, juried group exhibition, The Bay Centre, Victoria, BC
  • February 2 – 24, 2018: Ladysmith Fine Art Show, juried group exhibition, Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Ladysmith, BC
  • August 11 – 13, 2017: Triple Intent 2 – Mixing Mediums, Sea Star Vineyards, Pender Island, BC (with Monica Bennett, felt artist and Nancy Silo, ceramic artist)
  • June 5 – 24, 2017: Featured Artist,  Talisman Books and Gallery, Pender Island, BC

Publications (see Books, Poems, Articles & Interviews)

Professional Memberships

  • The Writers Union of Canada
  • Federation of BC Writers
  • Pender Island Art Society
  • Ptarmigan Arts
  • Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council
  • ArtSea (Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula)
  • Victoria Art Society

Education

Bachelor of Arts (History), University of New Brunswick
(4th year completed at the University of British Columbia)

Literary Archives

Housed at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University