Sandy Shreve
Paintings, Photo Art, Poetry


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.

Selected Art Shows:

  • Sept 23 - Oct 22, 2023, Parallel Art Show
  • July 29 - August 7, 2023, Sooke Fine Arts Show 
  • July 24 - August 13, 2023, Federation of Canadian Artists' juried show, On the Edge,
  • July 22 - Aug 1, 2022, Sooke Fine Arts Show
  • September 29 - November 7, 2021: "Figuratively Speaking - Depictions, Abstractions and Beyond" show at The Gallery at Ptarmigan Arts, Pender Island, BC (curated by Sandy Shreve, Diane MacDonald and Gale Keppler)
  • July 1 - August 31, 2021: "Arts on the Islands" juried online show, Southern Gulf Islands Art Society
  • June 11 - September 19, 2021: "Artcraft" juried show at Mahon Hall, Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada  (Salt Spring Art Society)
  • 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)
  • December 7 - 21, 2019: The Victoria Arts Council's Little Gems Holiday Show and Sale.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Ptarmigan Arts
  • Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council
  • ArtSea (Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula)


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