Fay St. Marie has been painting since the 1970s but started fulltime since leaving the nursing profession in the early 1990s. She has studied under a number of artists and won several awards for her works. Her paintings hang in private, corporate, Government of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan collections. In January 2011, Ukrainian Museum of Canada in Saskatoon purchased the painting "Laundry Time" for their collection.

Saskatchewan was where Fay spent her childhood and obtained her education. She worked as a nurse in Saskatchewan, northern Alberta and the NWT. In 2005 she moved back to British Columbia, her birthplace. Fay has a studio at her Parksville home.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinguished Exhibition 1996, University of Saskatchewan. (Majoring in painting with classes in drawing, printmaking, photography and art history.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Saskatchewan

Exhibitions:

  • Lantzville Art Gallery, Lantzville, BC,  Island Masters and Winter group shows 2017
  • Nanaimo FCA Island Fine Art show, November 3-5, 2017
  • ReGeneration Show, Alberta Council for Ukrainian Arts, Edmonton, AB, April, 2017
  • Juried Show & Sale, Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Saskatoon, Dec 2016 - Feb 4, 2017
  • FCA Arrowsmith Summer & Fall Juried shows 2016, 2017
  • FCA Vancouver 365 Online Exhibition Summer 2016
  • Nanaimo Fine Arts Show, Nanaimo, BC, June 2016
  • SCA 47th Open National Juried Exhibition, Gainsborough Gallery, Calgary, July 2015
  • FCA 2015 TNSC National Juried Show, Kamloops, BC, April 2015
  • Annual International Representational Juried show at FCA Gallery, Vancouver, Oct 2014
  • Ukrainian Series, Gallery at Qualicum Art Supply, Qualicum Beach, Sept-Oct 25, 2014
  • "The Babushka Series" KUMF Gallery, Toronto, 2014
  • FCA Arrowsmith Juried Fall Show 2013
  • FCA Gallery Vancouver Still Life Show, March 2013
  • Comox Valley Art Gallery Christmas Show, December 2012
  • FCA Gallery Vancouver, Autumn Salon Juried Show, October, 2012
  • Chemainus Theatre Gallery, April to June, 2012
  • Gallery at Qualicum Art Supply, Qualicum Beach, Ukrainian series of paintings, 2012
  • FCA Arrowsmith Juried Spring Show 2012, Honourable Mention
  • FCA Gallery Vancouver, Summer Gallery Show, June to August, 2011
  • FCA Vancouver, Canvas Unbound Juried Show, June 2011
  • "Journeys" a group show, The Old School House, Qualicum Beach, BC, February 2011
  • Ukrainian Museum Of Canada, Saskatoon, SK. Paintings of the people & places of Ukraine, and landscapes of Canada & France. September 2010 to January 2011
  • "Current Connections" - Group show of 10 artists, The Old School House Gallery, Qualicum Beach, BC, November, 2010
  • Honourable Mention, National Winter Juried Show, The Old School House Gallery, Qualicum Beach, BC, February 2010
  • Solo Show, The Old School House Gallery, Qualicum Beach, BC, November 2009
  • Oceanside Festival of Arts 2009, Honourable Mention
  • FCA Gallery Vancouver, Human Figure Juried Show March 2009
  • FCA Gallery Vancouver "Small, Smaller" Juried Show December 2008
  • FCA Arrowsmith Juried Fall Show October 2008
  • Sooke Fine Arts Juried Show 2008
  • FCA Nanaimo Chapter Juried Show May 2008
  • FCA Gallery Vancouver, Still Life Juried Show. April 2008
    2nd Prize FCA Award
  • Oceanside Festival of Arts 2008, Honorable Mention
  • FCA Gallery Vancouver "Red & Gold" Juried Show
    February 2008
  • FCA Nanaimo Chapter Juried Show October 2007
  • FCA Arrowsmith Chapter Juried Show Aug/Sept 2007
  • FCA Nanaimo Chapter Show & Sale at Gallery 223
    1st Prize, August 2007
  • Nanaimo FCA Juried Show June 2007
  • FCA Arrowsmith Chapter Juried Show March 2007 & Feb 2006
  • Federation of Canadian Artists Arrowsmith Chapter Juried Fall Show, October 2005
  • Comox Originals Only Show, August 2005 & 2006
  • Art & All That Jazz, Saskatoon, SK, 2002 & 1999
  • The Centre East Galleries, Saskatoon, SK, 1999 & 1998
  • Solo Exhibition, Gallery on the Roof, Regina, SK, 1996
  • B.F.A. Exhibition, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK 1996
  • OSAC's "Saskatchewan Landscape Exhibition" (1 of 3 artists) 1987-89

Workshops:

  • Gwen Fox, 5 day workshop October, 2011
  • Suzanne Northcott and Don Farrell Workshops, 2010
  • Sketchbook Workshop Tour of France May 1 - 15, 2008
    with Cecelia Jurgens
  • Barrie Chadwick Acrylic Landscape Workshop April 11 & 12, 2008
  • Jill Ehlert Workshop, Nanaimo, BC, March 2007
  • Donna Baspaly, Design & Composition Workshop,
    Parksville, BC, February 2007
  • Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way Workshop,
    Sedona, AZ, 2006.
  • George Glenn Workshops, Saskatoon 2003 & 2004
  • Emma Lake Artist Workshop 1990 & 1995

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