SUMMARY

Though mainly self-taught, Dianna attends various art classes and workshops, always an ongoing process.  Dianna has worked in watercolor, pencil, ink, oils, mixed media but is primarily focusing on encaustic wax (painting with bees wax) as well as exhibiting her work in group shows and individual show around Alberta, B.C. ,Saskatchewan, and USA.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Art Composition

  • Encaustic Wax

  • Oil

  • Mixed Media

  • Variety

SOLO EXHIBITION

  • 2018 - "Driven to Explore the Unknown"

  • May 5 - July 8, 2018 - The Loft Gallery ( Red Barn) Sherwood Park, Alberta

  • July 23 - Aug 11, 2018 - The Spruce Grove Art Gallery, Spruce Grove, Alberta

  • 2016 – “Inspired by Trees” Arbor Valley Cabinet Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta

  • 2015 - “The Wonder of Trees” The Red Barn Art Gallery, Sherwood Park, Alberta

  • 2014 - “Year of the Northern Lights” Spruce Grove Art Gallery, Spruce Grove, Alberta

GROUP EXHIBITION

2018 - VVA Group - Christmas Art Show and Sale: Variety of 13 Artists and 8 up and coming Students of the Arts.

  • 2017 - Sacred Arts: Camrose, Alberta : along with artist Melissa Fontaine

  • 2017 - Heaven Art Therapy Studio : Camrose, Alberta along with artist Chaney Bonnough

  • 2017 - VVA Group: Celebrating Canada 150: "Dig" Rotary Park Permanent Display, Vegreville, Alberta

  • 2016 - Present - VVA Group: Art Rotation Collection: St. Joesphs General Hospital, Vegreville, Alberta

  • 2014 - Group Exhibition: Different Strokes Art Gallery, Olds Alberta

  • 2014 - “Rhythm” (Repetition) Hemet Valley Art Gallery, Hemet, California, USA.

  • 2013 - “Alberta Revolutions” (The Inexorable Evolution of Art) Endeavor Arts Gallery, sponsored by The Canadian Space Society, Calgary, Alberta

  • 2012 - Present - I have been showing a lot lately, Canada and USA.

AWARDS

  • 2016 - “Snow Flurry“ People’s Choice Seniors Award, Spruce Grove Art Gallery, Spruce Grove, Alberta

  • 2014 - “Rhythm (Repetition)” Juried Exhibition, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, Hemet, California, USA. Second Place, Canadian Northern Lights

MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS

  • 2017 - Rosanne Fortier:“ VVA Shovel project installation for Canada 150 Celebrations", Vegreville News Advertiser, Vegreville, Alberta, June 21, 2017 pg.19.

  • 2017 - VVA submitted: "History of Art" by Dianna Sapara, Vegreville News Advertiser, Vegreville, Alberta , May 3,2017,pg.24.

  • 2014 - VVA submitted: "VVA introduces Dianna M. Sapara", Vegreville News Advertiser, Vegreville, Alberta, December 22,2014, pg.23

  • 2014 - Rosanne Fortier: “Local artists-Dianna Sapara and Kari Fell achieve far-reaching visions”, Vegreville News Advertiser, Aug 11, 2014, Front Page

  • 2014 - Caitlin Kehoe: “Inspired by the night sky”, Stony Plain Reporter/ Grove Examiner, Spruce Grove, Alberta, July 25, 2014, Arts and Culture Section, pp. A41, A44

  • 2013 - Rosanne Fortier: “Art on the Tracks a classy showcase of local talent”, Vegreville News Advertiser, Vegreville, Alberta, Sept 23, 2013, Front Page

  • 2013 - Rosanne Fortier. “Artists flourish at Third Art in the Park event.”Vegreville News Advertiser, Vegreville, Alberta, Sept.23, 2013, Page 14

  • 2013 - Artist Spotlight on-line - International Encaustic Artists, 2013, July 3

  • 2013 - Featured for the Month of January - The Rotary Club of Vegreville Calendar

  • 2012 - Michael Simpson: “Rotary calendars are here”, Local Artist in Rotary Calendar, Vegreville News Advertiser, Vegreville, Alberta, Oct.8, 2012, p.11

PRINT MEDIA

  • 2014 - International Contemporary Artists, ISBN 9786188000742, Vol. VIII, 2014, pp. 280,281

  • 2013 - The Rotary Club of Vegreville Calendar, Featured for Month of January 2013

  • 2012 - NOA Magazine - Night of the Artists Magazine, Vol. 8, 2012, p.46

EXPERIENCE 

  • Incorporating encaustic wax or fine oils to create custom paintings for private collectors.

EDUCATION

  • Studied under many professional artists in Canada and the United States

  • Completed her teachers instructional training course for Encaustics- Under Shawna Moore in the USA.

  • Continues to take workshops in encaustic wax paintings and other art related programs in Canada and the United States.

TEACHING

  • 2017- Present - Encaustic Workshops- Dianna’s Studio in the country, Vegreville, Alberta Canada

  • 2014 - “Introduction into Encaustics” Hemet Valley Art Association, Hemet, California, USA.

SUMMARY

Though mainly self-taught, Dianna attends various art classes and workshops, always an ongoing process.  Dianna has worked in watercolor, pencil, ink and oils but is now primarily focusing on encaustic wax, painting with bees wax.  Dianna incorporates objects, fine oils into encaustic wax and manipulates the wax to create custom paintings for private collectors, as well as exhibiting work in shows around Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan, and United States.