Anna Mathis 

 

Formal Education                                                                                      

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2016               Bachelor’s Degree in Education in Adult Education

                      University of New Brunswick (UNB)

2014               Diploma in Fine Craft: Fibre Arts

                      New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD)

2012               Foundation Visual Arts Certificate NBCCD

 

Other Education

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2018               3-day Felt Fantasy Explosions Hat Workshop with Elina Saari 

2018               2-day 4-way Felted Vest Workshop with Marjolaine Arsenault

2017               Felt Workshop Textures and Dimensions: Online, with Pam de Groot,

2016               Felt Workshop Surface Design: Online, with Fiona Duthie,

2015               Business Performance Excellence, 5-day workshop with Symplicity Designs

2014               Summer Institute Business Accelerator Program, J. Herbert Smith Centre for
                      Technology Management and Entrepreneurship

 

Professional Experience

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Continued Education Coordinator                                                                                  NBCCD

2018 – Present

  • Creation of documents for applications, course evaluations, contracts, and marketing processes.

  • Development and implementation of new programs; NBCCD Summer Workshop Series, Hoyt Artist Residency, Casemate & Hoyt Student Residency as well as revising and updating the pre-existing LEAP Night Course Series.

  • Creation of timelines and schedules as well as the management of instructors, participants, and various facilities.

 

Casual Instructor                                                                                                           NBCCD

2015 - Present

  • Providing and facilitating a positive learning environment in a variety of courses, and conducting evaluation and development of course content.

  • Management of a large student field trip; 18 students to Halifax, NS, for 4 days to participate and represent the NBCCD in the Craft East Buyers Expo.

 

Owner                                                                                                           Ploome Fiber Arts

2014 – Present

  • Managing business operations, including the development of new products, operating budget, client relations, and yearly schedule.

  • Organizing advertising and instructing many independent workshops, private lessons and teaching at various festivals around the Maritimes and in Quebec.

  • Using a variety of digital tools to enhance sales, customer communication, feedback, and organization. Such as maintaining a presence via social media, updating a website, monthly newsletter, advertising/sales on Etsy, Eventbrite, Ravelry and organizing information using Survey Monkey and Trello.  

 

Teaching Experience

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2015 - Present     Casual Instructor at NBCCD, Fredericton, NB

2016 - Present     Workshop Instructor, Canada’s Largest Fibre Arts Festival; TWIST

                         Saint-André-Avellin, Québec

2018                 Summer Camp Workshop, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, NB

2017 - 2018      Edventures Workshop Instructor, Fredericton, NB

2016 - 2018      LEAP Instructor, NBCCD, Fredericton, NB

2016 - 2017      Workshop Instructor, Nova Scotia Fiber Arts Festival,

                         Amherst, Nova Scotia

2016                 Workshop Instructor, Leisure Learning

                         University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

2015                 Workshop Instructor, Art Zone

                         University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

 

Exhibitions   

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Exhibition Curator

2019                 LEAP Exhibition, 408 Queen Gallery, NB

2018                 Summer Residency Exhibition, MacBeath Hall Gallery, NB

Solo Exhibitions

2018                 Solo Exhibition, Grand Manan Art Gallery, NB

2014                 Sea Spun, Grand Manan Art Gallery, NB

Group Exhibitions

2018                 Trajectories, George Fry Gallery, NB

2017                 Canada 150: A Celebration of Fibre, UNB Art Center, NB

2017                 Salvage: Adventures in Upcycling, Charlotte Street Art Center, NB

2016                 Autumn Splendor, Fredericton, Public Library, NB

2015                 Contemporary Traditions in Fiber, Andrew and Laura McCain Art

 Gallery, NB

2014                 Graduate Show: In Our Hands, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, NB

2014                 Textiliscious, George Fry Gallery, NB

 

Awards, Residencies, and Memberships   

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2019                  Beneath the Surface Artist Residency

2019                  Board member of the Craft Alliance

2018                  Exhibition Committee member for Felt :: Feutre Canada

2018                  Canadian Felt Symposium Bursary Winner

2017                  Fredericton Arts Alliance Artist Residency

2017                  Juried Member of Craft NB

2015                  Our Top Talent Pitch Competition by the Wallace McCain Institute

2015                  Sponsored to attend the Development Dialogue in Hubli, India

2015                  Member of the Fiber Arts Network

2014                  Student Ambassador Program with the Pond Deshpande Center at UNB

2014                  International Award, Virginia Jackson Design Competition – First Place for

                         Woven Design. Sponsored to attend largest textile trade show in the   

                         Western Hemisphere.

In The News                                                                                                                              

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2016           http://www.felt-feutre-canada.com/spotlight-on-new-brunswick-meet-felt-artist-anna-mathis/

2016           http://www.createdhere.ca/day-life-fibre-artist-anna-mathis/

2014           Vietinghoff, A. The creative culture of the Christmas craft fair, Telegraph Journal 18/11

2014           Moreira, P. How to follow a passion profitably, Entrevestor Intelligence Report, 06/10

                   www.entrevestor.com/blog/how-to-follow-passions-profitably

2014           Stewart-Robinson, T. Is New Brunswick ready to wear a different garment? Tomorrow IS.13/02 

                  www.tomorrow.is/investigations/new-brunswick-textiles-part-5/#.VEEAW_l4pcQ

2014           Johnson, G. Fiber artist weaves her passion into profit, Daily Gleaner, 07/08

                   www.anotherplaceforme.com/talk/the-story-of-anna-mathis

2014           Gallagher, L. Students weave their way to a win, Daily Gleaner, 07/05

                  www.telegraphjournal.com/daily-gleaner/story/38659486/fredericton-artist-weaving-her

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