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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!

Resume of A J Brown

May 5th, 2017

Resume of A J Brown


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

EXHIBITIONS :

2017
Hearing Health Fair, Holiday Inn, 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.

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 :
2008 - pres. Emily Carr University, various courses, Vancouver. Drawing Certificate in progress.
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.

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!​

Abilities Espo

March 15th, 2016

Abilities Espo

Hello,

I will be taking part in the Abilities Expo. This
is on Tuesday, March 29 from 12 to 5 pm. It is at the Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver.

This is Vancouvers friendliest and most social resource fair, organized by the Disability
Foundation's ConnecTra Society every year.

Other presenters and resource providers are:
Adventures Adaptive Designs
BC Mobility Opportunity Society
BC Cerebral Palsy Association
GF Strong Research Lab
Neil Squire Foundation
RealWheels Theatre
Richmond Centre for Disability
and many others.

This year, I am giving a demonstration of
drawing with ink!

For more information, please contact,
Stephen Street
ConnecTra Coordinator
Disability Foundation
604.688.6464 ext. 115
sstreet@disabilityfoundation.org

Happy New Year

January 16th, 2016

hello everyone,

happy new year.

i thought i'd share some videos i created recently, with my artwork from the drawing boot camp course i took last fall. this course was an elective for my drawing certificate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX-mzKMV3-Y
part two
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDO4EbwNg_o
part three
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYXcajCFthM
part four
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOx17PhgFs
part five
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkyzhyKkXZY
part six
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaxrL0qLYyw
part seven
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPwaukbUZN8
part eight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgXgkVZEkKk
part nine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Huxv4NXxe0k

each video is two minutes or less to watch. i also made the links clickable.i hope you will enjoy!

i'd like to remind you i can be found on Facebook and Instagram

Wandering

May 30th, 2015

Wandering

hello everyone,

many of my friends and acquaintances all sent me the same call for artists to display during an exhibit at the pendulum gallery in vancouver. i am grateful for this attention. it is so nice to be thought of, in this way. i've resisted this exhibit because i don't feel I'm quite yet "professional". also, i'm not yet "finished" my grief for rumbles my precious cat friend. even though it is two years since she departed, i still sometimes cry for her. it's one reason why i didn't do anything in 2013. last year, i started again to exhibit, at least at home. when rumbles departed, i was shattered, i also had a sort of loss of confidence at the same time. i thought, what can i paint now, where do i paint from, who is my source, lots and iots of self doubt. am i still an artist? am i still an artist, without my darling muse? where do i go for my inspiration? who is my inspiration? all these and other self doubt; and what ifs kept coming, unwelcomed, in my mind during the last two years. also, during the last two years, i've started going within more. i feel i've scratched the surface of the awareness of going within. i lost my fear of dying because i already did, just after my first surgery. i almost made it, Home to Heaven. but i came to a fork in the path and that confused me and i came back here. this is all very personal. i still have a hard time putting words to my experience. i still get dis respected; i'm not sure why. sorry that i'm off my track of the call for artists! the call for artists deals with happiness and the pressure to be happy. i think the exhibit would be great to be a part of, because i can say i''ve "been there". how to relate to other people can be a challenge, especially finding the right words to match the experience. i'm not sure why i'm resisting this exhibit. i guess i will visit it this fall, to view what the jury decided. i am still improving my skill as a visual artist. i will continue to post my works to show my progress as an artist. if you're on Facebook, you're welcome to visit and view my fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/AJ-Brown-Hands-and-Purrs/84194221410 oh, it's called a like page now i am also on twitter and instagram. for both of these, i am: artbyajb. i feel that even if i'm not yet "professional", it's all a process and what i produce is still art for purchase. i would like to thank all my friends for letting me know of this show. please keep me informed of other shows i might miss hugs to all :)

 

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