About Me. C.V. Artist Profile
Henry B. (Barry) Strasbourg-Thompson, B.F.A.
Born: Ottawa, Canada. 1946
*SALTAIR NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB Storage Building, Expert Fine Art School.
10159 Knight Rd /Chemainus Rd, Chemainus BC. V0R1K2
Exhibitions and Auctions (selected):
2022 Cowichan Performing Arts Center, Art Gallery, "Mayday...For My Children" Nov. 01 - 30 2022, with Gail Holland
2022 Arts on the Avenue, Ladysmith BC, Open Air Fine Art Event , August 28, 10 - 4pm
2022 Beantime Gallery, Ladysmith BC, Sept.01 - Oct.15. New works (with Gail Holland)
2022 "Arts on the Avenue", Ladysmith and District Arts Council, Ladysmith BC, Open Air Fine Art Event , August 28, 10 - 4pm
2022 "TRACES" OCAD University, School of Continuing Studies, Digital Online exhibition, April 14, 2022
2022 SALTAIR ART STUDIO, 10519 Knight Road, Chemainus BC. Gallery Artist Rotating Studio Show. Year Round.
2022 St. Josephs Art Studios Gallery, 9735 Elm Street Chemainus BC, "MAYDAY FOR MY CHILDREN" March 25 - April 03
2022 Chemainus Public Market. Willow Street, Chemainus BC. Revolving Studio Show all year, Chemainus BC.
2022 Rainforest Gallery, Willow Street , Chemainus, BC. Monthly Gallery Artist group exhibitions, all year.
2021 St. Josephs Art Studios Gallery, 9735 Elm Street Chemainus BC, "ART PROMOTES WELLNESS" December 2021
2021 St. Josephs Art Studios Gallery, 9735 Elm Street Chemainus BC, "ART PROMOTES WELLNESS" November 2021
2021 St. Josephs Art Studios Gallery, 9735 Elm Street Chemainus BC, "ART PROMOTES WELLNESS" October2021
2021 St. Josephs Art Studios Gallery, 9735 Elm Street Chemainus BC, "ART PROMOTES WELLNESS" September 2021
2021 St. Josephs Art Studios Gallery, 9735 Elm Street Chemainus BC, "ART PROMOTES WELLNESS" August 2021
2021 St. Josephs Art Studios Gallery, 9735 Elm Street Chemainus BC, "ART PROMOTES WELLNESS" July 2021
2021 Lunds Fine Art Auctions & Appraisals, March 30 Fine Art Auction, Victoria BC
2021 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Lepage Real Estate , NEW WORKS, Sept 01- Oct 15.
2021 Beantime Gallery, Ladysmith BC, Sept.15 - Oct.31. New works.
2021 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Fine Art Show, Feb. 15- March31, 2021. On Line Fine Art Competition.
2021 Ladysmith & District Arts Council, Feb. 01-15, "LOVE" mixed media exhibition.
2021 Rainforest Gallery, Willow Street , Chemainus, BC Monthly group exhibitions, all year.
2021 Strasbourg-Thompson Studio, Chemainus Public Market, 9790 Willow Street, Chemainus, BC.
This open retail exhibit is available every day of the year. I am there when I am not at my St. Josephs Art Studio painting.
2020 Lunds Fine Art Auctions and Appraisals, Fine Art Auction, Dec 15, 2020, Victoria, BC
2020 Rainforest Gallery, "Namaste", 8 paintings, 9781 Willow St, Chemainus, BC, Oct.01 - Nov.15.
2020 Chemainus Public Market Studio "CV-19 On Self-Isolation" June 15 - Sept.30, Studio Show, Chemainus BC.
2020 Cowichan Performing Arts Center, Art Gallery, "On Gratitude", 3rd Floor, Duncan BC, Solo show 26 paintings Feb 01 - May 04
2020 Mid Island Group show, " Meditations", Serious Coffee Gallery, Nanaimo BC, Jan 02 - Feb 01 6 paintings
2019 St. Joseph's Art Studios Gallery " US 16" Group show 4 paintings, Chemainus BC, November 2019
2019 Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo BC, Summer 2019 - May 2020, 6 paintings
2019 Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo BC, 6 linocuts, Spring 2019 - May 2020
2019 St. Joseph's Art Studios, Ladysmith Art Council Studio Tour, April 02-05,
2019 St. Joseph's Art Studios, Opening ART Studios exhibition, 9 artists. May 01-04, 34 paintings.
2018 Ladysmith Waiting Room Gallery November and December, 16 paintings
2018 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Two Person show , Oct 21 - 30
2018 Beantime Gallery, Ladysmith BC, Solo show, May 15 - June 30
2018 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery - Group Fine Art Print exhibition, April
2018 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery -- Biannual Fine Art Show, February Group show
2018 Strasbourg-Thompson Studio, Chemainus BC, Studio show April 20 - 24
2018 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery - Solo show Lobby Gallery, March / April -- Large Abstracts
2018 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Jan 02 -24, Group show, 4 paintings
2017 Ladysmith Hospital, Waiting Room Gallery, Nov 01 - Jan 05,2018
2017 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Oct 21 -30, " Concerning the Spiritual" two person show with Penny Maday
2017 Arts on the Avenue, Ladysmith Arts Council, August 27 - 28, Ladysmith BC
2017 JD Stevenson Gallery, Chemainus BC. "Instruments of Peace" 19 paintings, June 01 -29 (Gallery Artist)
2017 Stocking Creek Gallery Construction show, May - Sept. ( 5 paintings, 1 Sculpture.)
2017 Studio Show, LAC Spring Art Studio Tour, Fir Street Studio, 64 works.
2016 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Oct 22 - 31 Two person show with Dennis Brown, 28 paintings
2016 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, August 1 -Dec 21, 6 paintings, 6 group shows
2016 Shibui Gallery, Maple Bay, BC. 4 Group exhibitions ( Gallery Artist)
2016 Studio Show, Fir Street Studio, 58 works.
2015 Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo BC, Dec 03-06, 5 monoprints, pop up group show
2015 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, August 1 -Dec 21, 9 paintings, 6 group shows
2015 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, July 1-30, 2 paintings, group show
2015 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, June 1-30, West Coast Dreamscapes group show
2015 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, students show, April 4 - 21 (more than 100 pieces by my students) Ladysmith BC
2015 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, group shows, Jan. and March, Ladysmith BC
2014 ArtStart Program - selected as participating artist teacher for Vancouver Island and Coastal area.
2014 Solo Exhibition, Cowichan Valley Regional District Theatre Gallery, March 01 - 29, Duncan, B.C. , 49 works
2014 Artfitterz, Nanaimo B.C. gallery representation 2013 - 2015
2014 Iron Oxide Art Supplies Gallery, Nanaimo B.C. 2014
2014 Ladysmith Arts Council, Display Coastal Realty March 2014
2013 - 2014 Cowichan Valley Arts Council, Ladysmith Project lead, CVAC Speaks Easy Project
2013 Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona, On line gallery representation Oct. 01- present
2013 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, group show, Sept. 01 - Sept 30, 2013 Ladysmith BC
2013 Ladysmith Health Centre, 10 works, One person show, May 01 - June 30, 2013 Ladysmith BC
2013 Municipality of North Cowichan, Group show rental , Feb - July 2013
2013 ArtBeat 2013 Art Festival June - August, Chemainus B.C.
2013 Willow Street Cafe Gallery, 26 works, One Person Show Feb 01 - Sept. 30 2013 Chemainus BC
2013 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Talk and Presentation of 60 years of my work, May 04, 2013, Ladysmith BC
2013 Women Against Violence group show, Cowichan Valley Regional District Theatre Gallery, January 2013
2013 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, 5 Group shows Jan, Feb, May, June, July 2013, Ladysmith BC
2012 On Mindfulness, 56 works, Solo Show, Cowichan Valley Regional District Theatre Gallery, December 01 - 31, Duncan, B.C.
2012 ArtBeat 2012 Art Festival June - August, Chemainus B.C.
2012 Studio show, October , Chemainus B.C.
2011 Studio show, December , Chemainus B.C.
2010 Studio show, December , Chemainus B.C.
2009 Studio show, December , Chemainus B.C.
2008 Small Matters (3" x 3"), Nov - Dec. group show, CVAC, Duncan B.C.
2008 Director's Choice Invitational, CVAC Gallery ( Artist Run Centre), Duncan, B.C., Oct 29 - Nov. 14, 2008
2008 SASS-E Group Show, Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre, Cowichan Valley Council for the Arts , Duncan B.C., April 22 - April 27, 2008
2008 Chemainus Theatre Festival Gallery, Chemainus, B.C., "WISDOM QUEST" Two person show w/ Johnny Lee, April 17 - May 17,
2007 Qualicum Frameworks Gallery, Qualicum Beach, B.C., group show, Nov. - March 08
2007 September, Strasbourg-Thompson Studio, Eastern Ontario ARTour 2007, Limoges, Ontario, Canada
2007 May, Strasbourg-Thompson Studio, Studio show, Limoges, Canada
2006 November, Strasbourg-Thompson Studio, Studio show, Limoges, Canada
2006 November, City of Ottawa ArtFest, Community Sculpture, Ottawa Canada
2005 December 2 - 23, Cube Gallery, Juried Group show, Ottawa, Canada, 6 paintings
2005 November, Russell Group show, Woodarts.ca (Greg Ulmann) , 13 paintings and 4 sculptures, Russell, Ontario, Canada
2005 October Design and Construct 3 Circuit Site Specific Labyrinth 45" x 45" at Limoges site with Roxane T.Strasbourg, M.A , ATPQ
2004 Dec 2 – 20 Group show, 2 sculptures, Ottawa School of Art Gallery, Ottawa
2004 June - Oct. Install site specific sculpture maquettes and studies in Limoges Sculpture Park, Limoges, Ontario.
2004 May. Design and construct site specific, 1 acre sculpture park at Limoges site, Limoges, Ontario.
2003 Nov. 19 – 20 Community Mural Commission and installation, Walter Baker Sports Centre, City of Ottawa
2003 October Design and Construct 7 Circuit Site Specific Labyrinth 165" x 165" at Limoges site with Roxane T.Strasbourg, M.A , ATPQ
2003 September 13-14, Community Mural Commission and installation, 30th Anniversary Nepean Sportsplex, City of Ottawa
2003 May 30 - June 1 Group show City of Ottawa, Stafford Studio Open House “Community Mural #1”
2002 October / Nov. Juried National Group Show, Artflight 2002, National Aviation Museum, Ottawa.
2002 Sept. 6 - Oct. 6 Juried Solo Show “On Silence” City of Ottawa, Centrepointe Theatre Gallery, Ottawa
2002 May 31- June 2 Group Show, City of Ottawa, Stafford Studios, 1st Annual Ottawa South Studio Tour
2002 May - Sept. Exit Art, Group Show, U.S.A. National Tour, “Reactions” ( Sept.11, 2001) Exit Art Tour.
2002 April 29 Solo interview “Out of the Blue” CBC Radio by Lisa Zanyk, “Silence in Creativity”.
2002 Jan - Apr.26 Exit Art, Group show, “Reactions” ( Sept.11, 2001) Exit Art, New York, N.Y.
2001 November Solo Show, City of Ottawa, Stafford Studios, Nepean Creative Art Centre, Ottawa
2001 July 11 - Sept.03, City of Ottawa, Juried Group Show “Currents”, The Karsh-Masson Gallery, City of Ottawa.
2001 June 01 - June 15, Fitzgerald’s Gallery, Group Show, Almonte, Ontario.
2000 June 15 - July 15 Group show. Arts and Education, Nat’l Symposium on the Arts, University of Ottawa
2000 May 3 - June 28 Group show. “Divina et Femina III”, Museum of Classical Antiquities, University of Ottawa
2000 April 27 - 30 Group show. “Episode”, Visual Arts Graduation show, U of Ottawa.
2000 April 27 “ Outside the Lines 2000", digital video - Arts in Medicine Conference, Rhode Island, U.S.A., co-produced with P.R.V.H.C. staff
1994 Spring, Finalist, National Juried Group Show, “Artflight ‘94" National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Canada
1982 - 89 Solo shows Thompson Gallery and Framing, Ottawa.
1978 Solo Show Simon Fraser Library, Cornwall Ontario.
1954 Crawley Films Ltd. Ottawa. “Mural Painting”, Filmed painting with fellow young artists / students of Ottawa Public School Board.
2020 Vancouver Island Library collection, New Chemainus Library, "Dancing With Roxane" painting 36 x 36 x 2" Acrylic on Canvas
2018 Town of Ladysmith BC, Culture and Recreation, Mural by community members " Our Future Vision" 36 x 60 x 2 "
2017-2020 Private collectors,
2008 - 2017 Private collectors - Architects, Psychiatrists, Realty Board Board of Directors, Municipal Councilors, Art Teachers,Theatre administration, Health personnel, Vice President Insurance Company..........
2007 Nation Municipality, Casselman, Ontario.
2004 City of Ottawa, Nepean Sportsplex, commissioned Community art mural
2003 City of Ottawa, Walter Baker Sports Centre, commissioned Community art mural
2002 Library of Congress, U.S.A. “Reactions” print from Exit Art show.
1994 Canadian Museum of Civilization, North European collection, 2 paintings
1958 - present Private collections.
2015 “OUR FUTURE VISION” mural My design, With Roxane T.Strasbourg, Ladysmith Recreation Centre, Ladysmith B.C.
2005 “Small Labyrinth” With Roxane T.Strasbourg, L’imagique, Limoges, Ontario.
2004 “Sculpture Walk” L’imagique. Limoges, Ontario
2004 – 1999 10+ Group Murals. Designed and led residents in production of ass’td mural projects at the PRVHC
2003 “Labyrinth”. With Roxane T.Strasbourg, L’imagique, Limoges Ontario.
2002 “On Silence” Exhibition, Centrepointe Theatre Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.
2000 - 1999 “The Oceana Project” Installation, assisted project leader, created and designed sections with residents of P.R.V.H.C. Ottawa.
1995 - 1996 “The Anti-Monument” by Yves Leduc. Apprentice sculptor to Yves Leduc on the in situ Public Art sculpture at Hopital Montfort, Ottawa.
Grants/Awards: Finalist, Artflight '02 National Juried exhibition,
National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Canada, 2002
Corel Endowment Fund – 2001, “Currents” group show ,
Karsh - Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
Jacqueline Fry Award Finalist, Visual Art Department, University of Ottawa, 2000
Finalist, Artflight '94, National juried exhibition,
National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Canada, 1994
Memberships: CARCC (Copyright Collective), Artists Rights Society ( CARFAC ), Cowichan Valley Arts Council (CVAC), Ladysmith Arts Council, Nanaimo Arts Council,
Education: In Person & On Line and Apprenticeships (selected):
2022 Ontario College of Art & Design University, Art and Design Studio Skills Certificate, (cycle 4/5)
2022 Coursera, MOMA, Contemporary Art.
2022 Ontario College of Art & Design University, Drawing
2022 Ontario College of Art & Design University, Watercolour Painting Course
2021 Ontario College of Art & Design University, Basic Design Principles
2021 Ontario College of Art & Design University, Abstract Painting Studio, Texture and Surface
2021 Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Introductory Design
2020 Coursera, Graphic Arts
2020 Coursera, Teaching Art with Themes
2020 Coursera, Contemporary Art
2020 Coursera, Abstract Expressionism, MOMA certificate.
2020 -21 Art2Life , Nicholas Wilton, two 12 month Art Programs online.
2019 Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts , "Contemporary Art" Metchosin BC, June
2019 MOMA / Coursera, Abstract Expressionism, Certificate 2019.
2018-19 Art2Life, Nicolas Wilton, 12 month Art program on line.
2004 Alzheimer’s Society of Prescott-Russell Dementia care workshops
1999 – 2003 Alzheimer’s Society of Ottawa Carleton Dementia care workshops
2001 Fleming College, Haliburton School of the Arts, Ontario, Visual Arts, Summer courses,
2002 Horticulture Therapy – introduction, Royal Botanical Society at Kemptville Agricultural College
2000 - 1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A., Magna Cum Laude) University of Ottawa, (Creative Arts-in-Healthcare directed research)
1999 The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, Creative Arts Service, studio/instructor apprentice
1996 - 1995 Public Art, Hopital Montfort, “The Anti-Monument” by Yves Leduc. Sculpture apprenticeship.
1978-79 University of Ottawa, Visual Arts.
1974-75 Ottawa School of Art, Visual Arts
1970-71 St. Lawrence College, Cornwall Ont. Visual Arts
1946 - present - Family history of Art Studio and Teaching Art practices
Visual Art Teaching/Studio Practice:
2020 Opus Art Supplies, "On Color and the Mystique" workshop, Opus Victoria BC, April 04 (postponed/ CV19)
2020 Chemainus Public Library, Art classes, postponed due to CV-19/TBA
2020 Ladysmith Arts Council, "Seniors Art With Barry" weekly group Art instruction, continuing.
2020 - PRESENT, St. Joseph's Art Studios, "Art With Barry" Individual and group art training to adults, seniors live and online.
2020 St. Joseph's Art Studios, "Celtic Art Workshops" Feb 04/05
2020 Add a second studio at 17-332 Belaire Street, Ladysmith during CV-19 Self-Isolation March 08- present.
2019 St. Joseph's Art Studios, "Figure Drawing", monthly workshop with live art model Terra Baum.
2018 Move into new studio #104 at St. Joseph's Elementary School in Chemainus BC. Assist the Diocese (owner) to rent studios.
2017 Artist in Residence, JD Stevenson Gallery, Chemainus BC June 01 -29
2016 Ladysmith Arts Council, Young Artists Workshop, Afterschool Classes, March Break, Summer Art School, Pro-D Days Art.
2015 / 16 /17 ArtStarts, Artist in the Classroom, Vancouver Island.
2015 / 16 /17 TD Artists in the Classroom program, areas 68, 69, 79 Vancouver Island
2015 / 16 St. Joseph's Elementary School, Artist In Residence
2015 St. Joseph's Elementary School, Sept. - June 2015-2016, Young Artists Workshop Afterschool program
2015 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Classroom, Sept. - June 2015-2016, Young Artists Workshop Afterschool program
2015 Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Art Plus Science (Young Artists Workshop) July 20 - 24, 27 - 31, August 10 - 14, 24 - 28.
2015 Nanaimo Art Gallery, ArtLab, July 6-10, Metamorphosis ( Julia Browning - teacher)(Teaching assistant volunteer)
2015 Young Artists Workshop - St. Joseph's Elementary School, Chemainus, B.C. - 106 students
2015 Young Artists Workshop - Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Classroom - 31 students - March Break Art Camp 3 weeks
2014 B.C. Artists Workshop - 4 locations
2014 Young Artists Workshop - 4 locations
2014 Meditation and Art - 4 locations
2014 Personal Art Trainer workshops - 4 locations
2013 Chemainus Elementary Community School, one week FineArtZcamp program Grades 1-8 (painting and design)
2013 North Cowichan Regional District, Fuller Lake Community centre, Young Artists Workshop Sept 2013
2013 Ladysmith Arts Council, Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Young Artists Workshop, Sept 2013
2013 Cowichan Valley Regional District, Island Savings Centre, Young Artists Workshop Sept 2013
2012 - present, Personal Art Trainer, Strasbourg-Thompson Studio, Chemainus, B.C.
2007 - present, Artist / Educator, Strasbourg-Thompson Studio, Chemainus, B.C.
2004 - 2007, Artist / Educator, Strasbourg-Thompson Studio, Limoges, Ontario.
2004 - 1999 Artist/Educator, Creative Arts Service, The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, Ottawa, Canada
2001 Spring, Art Instructor, Artist in Residence, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Ottawa. (Gr. 1 - 6)
2001- 1994 The Ottawa Public Library, “Young Artists’ Workshops.” Design and deliver children's art programs.
2000 - 1996 Visual Arts Instructor, Complexe St. Laurent Complex, City of Ottawa, Adult Visual Arts Program.
Business and Visual Art Studio Experience (selected):
2013 - 14 Cowichan Valley Arts Council , Cowichan Culture Speaks Easy project, Ladysmith region project lead
2008 Cowichan Valley Arts Council , Board of Directors
2008 Cowichan Valley Arts Centre (Artist Run Centre), Exhibition Committee
2008 Canadian Brushstroke Magazine (National Canadian Art), Advertising Representative B.C.
2008 The Gallery at Chemainus Theatre Festival, Gallery Assistant.
2007 - present Strasbourg-Thompson Studio, Proprietor, Chemainus, B.C. Canada
2003 - 2007 L’imagique, (Creative Arts-in-Healthcare), Founding partner, Limoges, Ontario
1991 - 2007 Strasbourg - Thompson Studio, Proprietor, Limoges, Ontario.
1982 - 1989 Thompson Galleries, Ottawa. Proprietor. ( Studio and Framing Gallery)
1981 Studio 2 Gallery and Framing. Ottawa. Founding Partner. (Studio and Framing Gallery)
1964 - 1980 Fortune 500 Sales and Service Representative, Graphic Arts Industry
1954 - present Art Student
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