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Resume of A J Brown

December 7th, 2018

Resume of A J Brown


A.J. (Amy Jane) Brown, U.E.L., B.A.

EXHIBITIONS :

2018
ConnecTra Abilities Expo & Job Fair, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.
Hand Made Heritage Project, hosted by the Western Institute of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Burnaby.
Empowerment and Partnerships Conference, Education Resource Centre, Surrey.
Deaf Deaf World, Vancouver Community College, Vancouver.
Pre Loved is Re Loved, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.
Flea Market, Royal Canadian Legion 118, North Vancouver.
BC Non Profit Housing Conference, Vancouver.
Deaf Blind Christmas Craft Fair Planning Committee, Volunteer, Vancouver.

2017
Hearing Health Fair, Holiday Inn, Vancouver.
Abilities Expo, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.
Fair in the Square, Victory Square, Vancouver.
Deaf Deaf World, Visual Art Show, Vancouver Community College, Vancouver.
Co-Teach Augmented Communication, Selkirk College, online.
Fashion Without Limits, Model, Port Moody.
Deaf Blind Christmas Craft Fair, Collingwood Community Centre, Vancouver.
Let's Talk about Sex Art Exhibit, Element Athletic, Vancouver.
UN International Day or People with Disabilities, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.

2016
Deaf Blind Awareness Day, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.
Fair in the Square, Victory Square, Vancouver.
Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge, North Vancouver.
Just Believe Foundation, donated a painting, White Rock.
Deaf Deaf West, Visual Art Show, Vancouver Community College, Vancouver.
Abilities Expo, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.
Co-Teach Augmented Communication, Selkirk College, online.

2015
Project Everybody UN International Day of People with Disabilities, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.
Project Everybody Film and Art Festial, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancoouver.
Fair in the Square, Victory Suqare, Vancouver.
Spring Art Sale, West Vancouver Community Centre, North Shore Artists' Guild.
Abilities Expo, Roundhouse Community Centre.
North Shore Art Crawl, North Vancouver Community Art Council.

2014
Project Everybody, Film and Art Festival, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.
Fair in the Square, Victory Square, Vancouver.
North Shore Art Crawl, North Vancouver Community Art Council.
Abilities Expo, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.
Animals in our Human Scape, McMillan Arts Centre, Parksville, BC.

2013
Annual Fine Art Sale, North Shore Artists Guild, Parkgate Community Centre, North Vancouver.
Last Minute Exhibit, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver.
Touch of Paris, North Vancouver.
Fair in the Square, Victory Square, Vancouver.
North Shore Art Crawl, North Vancouver.
Abilties Expo, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouer
Pet Expo, Pacific National Exposition, Vancouver.

2012
Works on Paper, continued, Graffiti Co. Art, North Vancouver.
A Reason to Care Auction, BC Asssociation of Community Living, Heritage Hall, Vancouver.
Abilities Expo, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.
North Shore Art Crawl, 195 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver
Hearing Health Fair, Vancouver..
First Saturdays, 195 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver.
Fair in the Square, Victory Square, Vancouver.

2011
Works on Paper, Graffiti Co. Art, North Vancouver.
Lecturer at Deaf Women's Conference, Niagara Falls.
Dangling Words, continued, Graffiti Co. Art, North Vancouver.
A Reason to Care Auction, BC Association of Community Living, Heritage Hall, Vancouver.
Vancouver Lightworkers Spiritual Exhibition, Unity, Vancouver.
North Shore Art Craw;. Graffiti Co Art, North Vancouver.
Abilities Expo, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.
American Sign Language Teacher Association Auction, Seattle.
Transit Awareness Day Art Exhibit, Burnaby.

2010
Heart to Hand, Graffiti Co Art, North Vancouver.
Legacies 2010, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton.
Blim Craft Market, Heritage Hall, Vancouver.
Canamade Crafts, Vancouver.
Disability Expo, Roundhouse, Vancouver.
Animals as Subject, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver.
Petnership Project, Hellenic Centre, Vancouver.
Deaf Canada Conference, Wall Centre, Vancouber.
Harmony Arts Festival, Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver.
A Solo Exhibit, Unitarian Church, Vancouver.
Arttful Sunday, Napier Square, Vancouver.
2010 Garbage Can Art Contest, Granville Island, Vancouver.
Deaf Arts Show, Vancouver Community College, Vancouver.
Dangling Words, Graffiti Co. Art, North Vancouver.
2009
International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.
Garbage Can Art Contest, Granville Island, Vancouver.
Painters Landing, Ferry Building, West Vancouver.
Kensington Foundation, Artists for Animals Auction, Cambrian Hall, Vancouver.
A Night to Remember Auction, Alzheimer�s Society, Joey�s, Vancouver.

2008
International Day for People with Disabilities, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.
Sensability, 411 Seniors Centre, Vancouver.
The Ultimate Gift, A Solo Exhibit, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver.
Group Exhibit, Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver.

2007
Abstractions, Graffiti Co. Art Gallery, North Vancouver.
Between Friends Duo Show, Silk Purse Arts Centre, West Vancouver.

2006
Christmas Group Art Show and Sale, Graffiti Co. Art Gallery and Studio, North Vancouver.
Deaf Canada Conference Art Show, Salle Albert Rousseau, Quebec City.

2005 - 2006
Harmony Arts Festival Group Art Show, Delany's Coffee, West Vancouver.
May is Art Month, Capilano Mall, North Vancouver.

2003 - 2006
Art Beat, Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver.

2005
Joyful Abundance, Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver.
Anonymous Art Show, CityScape Art Space, North Vancouver.
FANS, North Vancouver District Hall, North Vancouver.

2004 - 2005
Art Show, Leo Le Parisien Cafe, Famous Open Door Studio Society, North Van.

2004
Body and Soul, Ferry Building, West Vancouver.
Abstractions, Leo Le Parisien Cafe, Famous Open Door Studio Society,North Van.
Extraordinary Lives, Roundhouse Community Centre, KickstART 2 Festival, Vancouver.
Human Figure Show, Leo Le Parisien Cafe, Famous Open Door Studio Society, North Vancouver.
Art Exhibit, Leo Le Parisien Cafe, Famous Open Door Studio Society, North Van.

2003
Just Push Play, Hotel Renaissance, Vancouver.
Beginnings, Art Pars Gallery, Capilano Mall, North Vancouver.
Famous Walk of Art, Famous Open Door Studio Society, North Vancouver.
Deaf Group Art Show, Vancouver Community College, Vancouver.

2002 - 2005
Art Rental Program, CityScape Art Space, North Vancouver.

2002
Artists Amongst Us, Artists Helping Artists, Burnaby.

COMMISSIONS
2015 Cat named Shrimp, at the Granville Island Veterinary Hospital in Vancouver.
2014 Cats named Hank the Tank and Harley Quinn, Vancouver.
2009 Two Cats in a Bathroom Sink, Private Collection, North Vancouver.
2009 Two Cats and Two Girls, Private Collection, North Vancouver.

AWARDS :
2016 Lifetime Membership, North Shore Artists Guild
2005 Judy Dennis Emerging Artist Training Award.
Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Award for Distinguished Service for Deaf people.
2004 Bus Passenger of the Year.
1990 Liberace Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement In Music.
1986 Dean�s List of Honours for Academic Achievement.

TV INTERVIEWS :
2010
Tiny interview: Shaw Cable, Penticton.
2008
Tiny Interview: Telus TV, Vancouver.
Tiny Interview: Living Together, City TV, Vancouver.

WORK EXPERIENCE :
2004 Reader, read from my book for KickstART 2 Festival.
Author, My Voice: A Journey of Creativity, Courage and Hope.
Peer Jury Assessor, MediaEyes Production Society.
Community Liaison, Mentor MediaEyes Production Society.
2002 Mentor, Assisted an emerging videographer to create a video called `Deaf Rowing Challenge`.
Contributing Poet, A Roomful of Starlight.
2001 Videographer, Created a video called `Cats VS Alarm Clocks`
2000 Assessing Clerk, Sorted and numbered income tax returns. Canada Customs Revenue Agency.
Contributing Author, Speaking Up and Spelling It Out.
1996 - 2000 Mail Clerk Sorted mail, Canada Post Corp.
1996 - 1999 Data Entry Clerk, Entered data from income tax returns into the computer. Revenue Canada.
1993 - 1995 Actress, Acted in a stage play about people with disabilities for secondary school students. Theatre Terrific, in Vancouver and throughout BC.
1991 Performer of Music, Mozart�s Molto Allegro.
1986 Composer of Music, Gallaudet University.

EDUCATION :
2018 Emily Carr Drawing Certificate, Vancouver.
2014 Emily Carr Fine Arts Techniques Certificate, 2014.
2011 Reiki Master level, PEARL Healing Insights, Vancouver.
2010 Theta Healing, DNA 1 and 2, Vancouver.
2005 - 2007 Bad Dog Arts Studio, Painting, North Vancouver.
2005 One Source Learning Centre, Reiki level two, Vancouver.
Vancouver School Board, Acrylic for Beginners.
2004 PEARL Healing Insights, Reiki level one, Richmond.
Vancouver School Board, Mixed Media.
2003 Vancouver School Board, Introduction to Drawing, Drawing the Human Figure.
2001 North Vancouver Continuing Education, Jump Start Your Art Career.
Canadian Institute of Palliative Massage, Palliative Massage Course, Nelson.
West Vancouver Community Centre, Pencil Drawing With A Point.
Video In Studios with MediaEyes, Pre and Post Production: camera, lighting, editing, scriptwriting.
1999 Self-taught Painter.
1990-1992 Capilano College, Business and Music.
1985-1990 Gallaudet University, Bachelor of Arts Major: English Literature Minor:Music.

BOARDS/AFFILIATIONS :
2004-2010 Society for Disability Arts and Culture, Member.
2003-2007 Famous Open Door Studio Society, Member.
2002-2005 MediaEyes Production Society, Board Member.
2002-2006 North Vancouver Arts Council and North Vancouver Arts Commission, Member.
2002-2005 CARFAC, Member.
2002-2006 Artists in Canada, website member
2000-2006 Satelite Video Exchange Society / Video In, Member.
1992-pres The Voice of Cerebral Palsied of Greater Vancouver Society,Board Member.
1992-1995 Theatre Terrific, Board Member.
1991-pres Western Institute for the Deaf an Hard of Hearing, Member.

Deaf-Blind Christmas Craft Fair

October 25th, 2018

The Deaf-Blind Community welcomes you to attend our
22nd annual Christmas Craft Fair.

There will be 20 tables full of unique and one of a kind gifts, decorations and stocking stuffers! These are handmade and some pre-made with love and care by artists who are deaf, deaf blind, blind, deaf with cerebral palsy and hearing.

Student sign language interpreters to help with communication.

All money raised will support the Deaf-Blind community in its goal to provide intervenors. Come and help support our organization.

It is at River Market, 810 Quayside Drive, in New Westminster. It is on Saturday, November 24 from 10 am to 4 pm.

For more information, or to donate, please contact Craig MacLean at email cma73@alumni.sfu.ca

Hope to see you there...

Abilities Expo and Job Fair

February 12th, 2018

Abilities Expo and Job Fair

The Disability Foundation is proud to present:

The 2018 ConnecTra Abilities Expo & Job Fair on March 2 is bigger than ever.

Keynote speaker
MARCO PASQUA
Accessibility and Inclusion Consultant for the Presidents Group
who will be presenting: The Impact of Accessible and Inclusive Workplaces.

Presentations by the Disabled Sailing Association, BC Mobility Opportunities Society, Tetra Society of North America and the Vancouver Adapted Music Society.

We’re going to be joined by the experts:

SERVICE PROVIDERS A Dressing Needs | B C Technology for Independent Living | Boomer Tours and Travel | Canadian Travel Assist Society | CAYA (Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults) | Cerebral Palsy Association of BC | Douglas College | Global Network Personnel | HandyDart | Honu Para Swim Team | Individualized Funding Resource Centre | Keller William Realty Van Central | Kiwassa Neighbourhood House | Leash of Hope Assistance Dogs | Linda Edens | Neil Squire Society | Plan Institute | Richmond Centre for Disability | Sexual Health: G F Strong Rehabilitation Centre | Spinal Cord Injury BC | Treasure Yourself | Vancouver Community Network | Vancouver Public Library | Wheelchair Dance Sports Association Canada | Wheelin’ Mobility | Wolfe Mobility

EMPLOYERS & EMPLOYMENT SERVCIE PROVIDERS BC Centre for Ability | Canadian Council on Rehabilitation at Work | HSBC Bank Canada | Open Door Group | Parq Vancouver | Public Service Commission of Canada | Vancity | Vancouver WorkBC Employment Services Centres | Visual Art

ART & MUSIC A.J. Brown | Art Jonker | Jim Meyer | Dave Symington | Cody Tresierra

This event is FREE!

Join us:

Friday, March 2
11:30am to 4:30pm

Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver

Supported by Disability Foundation media sponsor Global BC

November Christmas Craft Fair

October 24th, 2017

November Christmas Craft Fair

Hello Everyone,

I'd like to invite you to come to the Deaf - Blind christmas craft fair.

It happens on Saturday, November 4, from 11 to 4 pm.

It is at the Collingwood Community Centre, 5288 Joyce, in Vancouver.

I will be selling my greeting cards and prints there.

I hope to see you there!

Two June Events

June 1st, 2017

Two June Events

Hello,

I am in two events in June:

First is  Deaftopia
Saturday, June 3 from 11 to 3 pm
Vancouver Community College
1155 East Broadway, Building B
in Vancouver.
Join us for a fun-filled event to learn about deaf
culture, American Sign Language, and much more!
There will even be mini, basic sign language 
lessons.
I am participating, as an artist; I have one new
painting on display in this event.
Here is a video about this event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RJvvYCr3VU

My second event is:
Deaf Blind Awareness Fair
Sunday, June 11, from 1 to 4 30 pm
Roundhouse Community Centre,
181 Roundhouse Mews, in Vancouver.
Displays and Information booths for the public.
Have your name printed in braille! 
I am participating as an artist.  I have a table,
from which I will be selling my greeting cards,
prints and small original artworks.
Here is a link to a bit more information:
http://deafbc.ca/archives/category/events/page/2

I hope to see you there!

International Day of People with Disabilities

November 24th, 2016

International Day of People with Disabilities

hello everyone,

yikes time sure goes fast!

i'm in the international day of people with disabilities again this year. it is at the roundhouse community centre, 181 roundhouse mews, in vancouver. it runs on saturday, dec 3, from 11 to 4 pm. i have my greeting cards for sale there.

this is a free event to attend, there will be other art displays, short films, short talks, and music.

ASL interpreters are provided, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

for more information:
http://projecteverybody.ca
info@ProjectEveryBODY.ca
604.872.0770

hope to see you!

Deaf-blind Christmas Craft Fair

November 14th, 2016

Deaf-blind Christmas Craft Fair

hello everyone,

i will be participating in the deaf blind christmas craft fair.
it is on saturday, november 19, from 10 30 until 4 30.
it's at collingwood neighbourhood house, 5288 joyce street.
free admission, but donations are appreciated, which go to support the deaf blind intervenor program.
snacks and drinks are available from 10 30 to 3 30.
for more information, please contact leonor johnson at leonorjohnson@hotmail.com
or text at 604 837 1312

hope to see you there!

Everyday in Every Way

August 21st, 2016

Hello everyone,

In September, I'm participating in a group exhibit...

Every Day in Every Way: exhibit two
Featuring works by Karen Colville, Olga Kalamkarova, Peggy Logan,
Katherine Alma-Nihte, Natalia Bogolepova, Pamela Williamson,
Kevin Lee, Tessa Carter, David Lee, Stephanie Moore, A.J. Brown,
Ruth Major, Joni Larsen, and Doug Heal.

September 1 October 16, 2016
Artist reception: September 16, 6-8pm
This event is free and open to the public!
There will be ASL interpretation at the opening reception.

Unitarian Church of Vancouver
949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver
Viewing hours: Mon Thurs 9:30am 2:30pm, Sun 12:30 2:00pm

The Unitarian Church of Vancouver is wheelchair accessible.

​I hope to see you at this event!​

Vancouver Sun newspaper article

June 1st, 2016

This article was written today, after a few weeks of being interviewed.

http://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/stephen-hume-provincial-clawbacks-relegate-the-disabled-to-life-of-poverty

Please share this far and wide, so we can pressure the provincial government to stop its thievery.

Thank you!

Three Events in May

April 17th, 2016

Three Events in May

Hello!

In May, I have three events planned!

First is Deaf Deaf World
This is on Saturday, May 7, from 11 to 3 pm,
at 1155 East Broadway, Vancouver Community College,
Builsling B
Here is a video about it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndzdPer5dKs

​Second is the Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge:
Sunday, May 15, from 10 to 3, Judging is 3 to 6 pm
​I will be in the area of Opus North Vancouver,
119 - 949 3rd Street West, behind Capilano Mall.
Here is more information:
http://www.opusartsupplies.com/opc?utm_source=OPC%Watercolours2016&utm_medium=email&utm_content=main%OpusOPC16%VIDEO&utm_campaign=APR2016

Third is the Fair in the Squaee,
on Sunday, May 29, from 11 to 2 pm.
at Victory Square, bordered by Hamilton,Pender, Cambie
and Hastings Streets.
604.683.2263
http://www.neighbourocity.ca/fair-in-the-square-2015/

​Also, in May I donated a painting to the Just Believe
Foundation fundraiser. This is on Saturday, May 7,
at White Rock Elk's Hall, 1469 George Street. White
Rock.. Showtime is 7 to 11 pm. Tickets are from Delaney
Rose at delaneyrose@hotmail.com or 604 722 1860.
Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door.

​Hope to see you at one or all of these events!​

 

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