______________________________________________________________________________________________________

✶ HEATHER DAWN SPARKS

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

UPCOMING LIGHT INSTALLATIONS

March 15-16           Coast Salish Dance Festival, Bellingham WA

March 22               Bellingham Puppet Festival, Bellingham WA

May 27-June 1       Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Vancouver BC

June 21                  Love: A Fair of the Heart, Eugene OR

August 2-4             Artswells Festival of all Things Art, Wells BC

Sept 7,8,9              Sh’bang! A Festival of Ideas, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA


PAST EXHIBITIONS

2019   PDX Winter Light Festival, Portland OR

2019   Electric Lantern Festival, Bellingham WA

2019   High Step Society, Mcdonald Theater, Eugene OR

2018   24 Hour Performance Festival, Alternative Library, Bellingham WA

2018   Yochu Theatre, Copper Owl, Victoria BC

2018   Dubelevay Circus, Eugene OR

2018   Karla Mi Lugo, Headwaters Theater, Portland OR

2018   Solstice: The Longest Night, Maya Concept Co, Bellingham WA

2018-2013   Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, Vancouver BC  

2018-2011   Sh’bang! A Festival of Ideas, Bellingham WA

2018   Hooves and Beak, Spanel Planetarium, Bellingham WA

2018-2011   Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, Vancouver BC

2018   Richmond Maritime Festival, Richmond, BC

2018   The Magic Party, Vancouver BC

2017-2012   Vancouver International Children's Festival, Vancouver BC

2017   ArtsWells Festival, Wells BC

2017   Oregon Eclipse Festival, Big Summit Prairie, OR

2017   Imagined Landscapes, Winterupption Festival, Vancouver BC

2017   Kapow! Pop up Plaza, Bellingham WA                         

2016   Celebrate the Night, Maple Ridge, BC     

2016   The Field Gathering, White Crow Farm, Winlaw BC   

2015   Lightcatcher Museum, Bellingham WA                                                                                         

2014   Lululemon SeaWheeze Festival, Vancouver BC

2014   Caldera Arts, Sisters OR

2014 / 2012   Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver BC

2014   Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens, Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver BC

2014   Transformation Projects, Rocky Mountaineer Railway Station, Vancouver BC

2014-2011   Parade of Lost Souls, Vancouver BC

2013   Illuminaries Lantern Festival, Vancouver BC

2013   Sufi Journeys, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver BC

2012   Bicycle Arpeggio, Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, Nevada

2012   Envision Festival, Costa Rica

2012   Obstructions: A Place Called Whisper, Pi-Theatre, Vancouver BC

2011   Hard Times Hit Parade, Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, Russian Hall, Vancouver BC

2010   Soon the Space Will Be Too Small, Cultch Theatre, Vancouver BC

2010   Bobs and Lolo’s Musical Adventures, Set Design, T.V. Series, Vancouver BC

2009   The Village Project, Dusty Flowerpot Co, Ukranian Hall, Vancouver BC

2009   Dying City, Late Show Productions, Mount Pleasant, Vancouver BC

2009   The Listening Jar, Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, Ukranian Hall, Vancouver BC


ARTS ADMINISTRATION                                                                          

2019-2015  Artist in Residency Program Coordinator, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA              

2019-2013  Artist Liaison, Sh'bang! A Festival of Ideas, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA

2018-2015  Board of Directors, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA 


LIGHTING DIRECTOR

2019   Ink, Canada / USA tour

2018   Devon More, Subatomic Pop Opera, Canada tour

2017   Falling Awake, Ragmop Theatre, Canada /  USA tour

2017   Habitats, Shadow Pop-Up Book Set Design, Vancouver BC

2016   The Currency of Belief, USA / Tel-Aviv Israel    

2010   A Most Peculiar Machine, ArtStarts Artists In Classrooms, BC


ARTIST MEDIA / GRAPHICS  

2018   High Step Society, Eugene OR

2018   Mattea Made

2018   Eli March, Circus Luminescence, Portland OR

2018   Moonwater, Eugene OR

2019-2011   Sh’bang! A Festival of Ideas, Bellingham WA


PERFORMANCE

2017   Gift Horse, Canada & USA tour

2016   Westward Ho's! Immersive Spaghetti Western Dinner Comedy, Bellingham WA

2015   Odds Are, Oregon Country Fair, Veneta OR

2015   Transformational Puppetry, OSU Library Fund, Accra, Ghana

2015   Emergency Circus, Syrian Refuge Camp, Nuremberg Germany  

2013   Yipee Ki Yay Cabaret, New Orleans LA and Veneta OR  

2012/2013   Shoestring Rocking Horse, Veneta OR    

2013   New Old Time Chautauqua,  WA & OR Tour


SELECT BUILD AND DESIGN COMMISSIONS

2017   Fiddlehead Tiny Homes, Bellingham WA

2017   Cedar Stage, 26’x 45’ Bellingham WA

2016   Glass Deck, David Wight Glass Arts, Bellingham WA 

2016   Box Box, Tiny Home, Bellingham WA

2016   Kinetic Tree Pod, Bellingham WA

2015   Cedar Stage, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA 

2015   Portable Artist Studio, Bellingham WA

2014   The Cloud, Portable Tiny Home, Spark Design, Bellingham WA                                                

2012   Circus Arts Dance Studio, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA



FEATURES AND AWARDS

2019   Artist Feature, Rural, SLAG Magazine, Shenandoah Valley, VA

2018   Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Award, Washington Artist Trust

2016   Artist talk, Roundhouse Radio, Vancouver BC

2016   Adbusters Magazine, Vancouver BC

2015   Grant Recipient, Burning Man Global Arts Grant

2015   Grant Recipient, Kapow! Place-making, Sustainable Connections, Bellingham WA

2015   Keynote Speaker, PechaKucha, Bellingham WA

2015   Artist Interview, Maverick Wisdom, Vancouver BC

2014   Keynote Speaker, Creative Mornings, Vancouver BC

2013   Grant Recipient, BC Creative Communities

2013   Artist Talk, University of British Columbia & Community Arts Council, Vancouver, BC              

2012   Artist in Residency, Penasco Theatre, Penasco NM


FORMAL EDUCATION 

2005-2008 Sculpture Arts, BFA. Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC             

2005 International Exchange, Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea

2003-2005 Visual Arts Degree, Malaspina University, Nanaimo BC


PERFORMANCE TRAINING

2019   Master Clown Class,  Stefan Haves, Bellingham WA

2018   Water in the Desert, Butoh College // Haruko Crow Nishimura, Degenerate Art Ensemble

2018   Bouffon Intensive, Nathaniel Justiniano of Naked Embire Bouffon Company

2018   ShadowBody, Butoh Intensive, Adam Koan

2016/2017   Deanna Fleysher, Naked Comedy

2016   Action Theatre Improvisational Training, Ruth Zaporah

2011   Creative Character Development and Personal Transformation through Clown, 

         David MacMurray Smith, Vancouver BC