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✶ HEATHER DAWN SPARKS

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EDUCATION

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

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

 

ARTS ADMINISTRATION                                                                          

2015-2017  President, Board of Directors, Lookout Arts Quarry, BellinghamWA

2015-2017  Artist in Residency Program Coordinator, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA              

2013-2017  Artistic Director, Sh'bang: A Festival of Ideas, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA

 

VISUAL ART & SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

2017 Shadow Set Design and Workshop, ArtsWells, Wells BC

2017 Shadow Set Design and Installation, Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival                                                                                                                                                                                                               2017 Interactive Shadow Installation, Oregon Eclipse Festival, Big Summit Prairie, OR

2016 Shadow Music Trailer, High Step Society, Eugene OR                                                                  

2016 Shadow Sail Theatre, interactive, Celebrate the Night, Maple Ridge, BC                                    

2016 Shadow Sail Theatre, interactive, Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, Vancouver BC                      

2016 Flute, Storytelling in Shadow, Tel-Aviv Israel                                                                                  

2016 Woven Fence, Vancouver International Children's Festival, Vancouver BC                                

2016 Falling Awake, Shadow Feature, Canadian Fringe

2016 Shadow Sails and Stage Set, The Field Festival, Winlaw BC

2015 Transformational Puppetry, OSU Library Fund, Accra, Ghana                                                      

2015 Chute, Interactive Installation, Port of Vancouver & VICF, Vancouver BC

2015 Shadow Sail Theatre, Interactive, Lightcatcher Museum Courtyard, Bellingham WA                  

2015 River Fence and Shadows, interactive, Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, Vancouver BC              

2014 Wave, Lululemon SeaWheeze Festival, Vancouver BC

2014 Mantle, Caldera Arts, Sisters OR

2014 Illuminated Forest, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver BC

2014 Tin Horse, Chinese Cultural Centre, CACV, UBC, Vancouver BC

2014 Ocean, Rocky Mountaineer Railway Station, Vancouver BC

2014 Snake, Parade of Lost Souls, Vancouver BC

2014 River Fence, Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, Vancouver BC

2014 Dragon, Interactive, Vancouver International Children's Festival, Vancouver BC

2013 Pallet Village, Parade of Lost Souls, Vancouver BC

2013 Triad, Illuminaries Lantern Festival, Vancouver BC

2013 Hydra, Interactive, Vancouver International Children's Festival, Vancouver BC

2013 Horse Lantern, Renfrew Moon Festival, Vancouver BC

2012 Lace Forest, Parade of Lost Souls, Vancouver BC

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

2012 Chandelier, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver BC

2012 Shrine, Sculpture Artist, Envision Festival, Costa Rica

2012 Musical Playground, Interactive,Vancouver International Children's Festival, BC

2011 Lace Alley, Parade of Lost Souls, Vancouver BC

2011 Passage, immersive installation, Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, Vancouver BC

 

SELECT PRIVATE COMMISSIONS

2017 Fiddlehead Tiny Homes, Bellingham WA

2017 Cedar Stage, 26’x 45’ Bellingham WA

2016 Sunroom, Bellingham WA

2016 Glass Deck, David Wight Glass Arts, Bellingham WA 

2016 Box Box, Tiny Home, Bellingham WA

2016 Tree Pod, Bellingham WA

2015 Cedar Stage, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA 

2015 Poof, Portable Artist Studio, Bellingham WA

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

2012 Warehouse Dance Studio, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA

 

SET DESIGN

2017 Gift Horse, Set Design, Props, Performance, Canada/U.S.A. tour

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

2016 Shrine, Shadow Director, Tel Aviv, Israel

2016 Falling Awake, Shadow Director and Set Designer, Canada/U.S.A tour

2015 Odds Are, OCF, Veneta OR

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

2013 Yipee Ki Yay, Shadow Puppeteer, New Orleans LA & Veneta OR

2012/2013 Shoestring Rocking Horse, OCF, Veneta OR

2012 Obstructions, Pi-Theatre, Vancouver BC

2011 Hard Times Hit Parade, Set Design, Dusty Flowerpot Collective, Vancouver BC                        

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

2010 Soon the Space Will Be Too Small, Dusty Flowerpot Collective, Cultch, Vancouver BC

2010 A Most Peculiar Machine, Shadow Puppeteer, Artists in Education Series, BC

2009 The Village Project, Dusty Flowerpot Co, Vancouver BC

2009 Dying City, Late Show Productions, Vancouver BC

2009 The Listening Jar, Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, Vancouver BC

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2016 Transformation Photography, Adbusters Magazine, Vancouver BC 

2014 Lit Tin, Gropps Gallery, Vancouver BC

2013 Lower Mainland Painting Collective, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver BC

2012 Triad, Rattle Studios, Vancouver BC

2012 Blood Red, Gropps Gallery, Vancouver BC

2011 Fuse Fridays, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC

2011 East Side Culture Crawl, Vancouver BC

2010 Vista, WT40, Vancouver BC

2009 Fox Den, Solo Show, The Meme Lab, Vancouver BC

2008 Fabrication, Solo Show, Little Mountain Studios, Vancouver BC                                                  

2008 In-Print, Group Show, Media and Concourse Gallery, Vancouver BC                                          

2008 In Search of Pretty Plates, Group Show, Blim, Vancouver BC

 

FEATURES AND AWARDS

2016 Artist talk, Roundhouse Radio, Vancouver BC

2015 Grant Recipient, Burning Man Global Arts Grant

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

2015 Keynote Speaker, PechaKucha, Bellingham WA

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