Kentree Speirs


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Kentree  Speirs
Biography:

1965
Born in SLC, Utah

1983-84
Utah State University, Forestry Dept., Logan, UT. 

1983-86
University of Utah, Fine Arts Dept., Salt Lake City, UT.

1986-2006
A period of Wilderness and International travel, and extensive rock/ice climbing.

2006
Bachelors of Fine Art and Minor in Geology, Portland State University, Portland, OR. (summa cum laude)

2011
Change of residence; British Columbia, Canada

Résumé:

ONGOING EXHIBITONS

Gibson Fine Art, selected works available, Calgary, Alberta
Ian Tan Gallery, selected works available, Vancouver, British Columbia
Seattle Art Museum sales and rental gallery, selected works available, Seattle, WA.
Open Studio, selected works available and artist talks by appointment, Kaslo, British Columbia

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016
5th Annual South Granville Artwalk
Rotating Summer Group Show, Gibson Fine Art, Calgary AB
Feb. 2016 Linda Hodges Gallery, Two Person Exhibition, 316 1st Ave South, Seattle Washington
Langham artist in residence

2015
'Spiritual Nature' , Dec 2015 (invitational showing of four artists) Seattle Art Museum Sales and Rental Gallery, Seattle, WA.
 

2014
Gallery 378 - Nelson, BC, Canada, October-November
Gallery 378, three person Exhibition, Nelson, BC.Canada, Sept.

2013
Gallery 378 - Nelson, BC, Canada, March

2011
Blackfish Gallery SOLO show - Portland, OR. April

2010
River Bend Fine Art Gallery Bend, OR. November
Blackfish Gallery, Front window Exhibition and Back room solo show, Portland, OR. October
Hanson Howard Gallery, Two person exhibition, Ashland, OR. August
BICA Bend Independent Contemporary Art, Featured artist, Bend, OR. June

2009
Black Butte Ranch, Sisters, OR.
Blackfish Gallery, Front window Exhibition, Portland, OR.
Blackfish Gallery, Back room solo show, Portland, OR.

2008
Blackfish Gallery, Borderline Series, Portland, OR.

2007
Blackfish Gallery, New Members show, Looking closer series,Portland, OR.
Retail Therapy Gallery, Portrait series, Seattle, WA.
Affinity Gallery, 2006 series, Portland, OR.

2006
Food for Thought gallery, 2006 series, Portland State University, Portland, OR.
Utrecht, Portland OR.
Poster Garden Gallery, Portland, OR.

2004
National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR.

JURIED AND INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Ian Tan Gallery, Summer Group Show,, Vancouver, BC. Canada
Langham Gallery, North Kootenay Lake Arts & Heritage Council Annual Salon of the Arts exhibition, Jan 2016, Kalso BC
Canada Gallery MAR, Gallery members exhibitions, Park City UT
Ian Tan Gallery, Spring group Show, Vancouver, BC

2015
Ian Tan Gallery Artists Group Show: June, 2015, Vancouver, BC. Canada
Ian Tan Gallery Artists Group Show: January 5 – 31, 2015, Vancouver, BC. Canada
Langham Gallery, North Kootenay Lake Arts & Heritage Council Annual Salon of the Arts exhibition, Jan 2015 Kaslo, BC. Canada.

2014
Gallery 378, selected works, Nelson, BC, Canada, ongoing...
Seattle Art Museum sales and rental gallery, Seattle, WA. ongoing...
                                                                                                                    

2013
Gallery 378, Nelson, BC, Canada,
Seattle Art Museum sales and rental gallery, Seattle, WA         

2012
Seattle Art Museum sales and rental gallery, Seattle, WA. ongoing...

2011
Nominated Artist for the 29th Annual Art About Agriculture (Ways Into The Region), Oregon State University, La Sals Stewart Center. Corvallis, OR, May
Nominated Artist for the 29th Annual Art About Agriculture (Ways Into The Region), Rogue Gallery and Art Center, Medford, OR, June/July

Seattle Art Museum sales and rental gallery, Seattle, WA. July
Bend River Fine Art, Group Exhibition; Consciousness, Bend, OR. March
Bend River Fine Art, Group Exhibition, Bend, OR. January                                                                                                                            

2010
Bend River Fine Art, Group Exhibition, Bend, OR. November
All Oregon Art Annual, Salem, OR. September
Gallery 110, Group exhibition, Seattle, WA. August
Blackfish Gallery Group Drawing Show, Portland, OR. January
BICA Bend Independent Contemporary Art, Bend, OR. July

2009
Blackfish Gallery Backroom Group Show Ð Small Works, Portland, OR.
Seattle Art Museum sales and rental gallery, Seattle, WA.
Autzen Gallery, PSU Alumni Exhibition juried by Chicago art critic James Yood, Portland, OR.
BICA Bend Independent Contemporary Art, Featured Artist Bend, OR.
BICA Bend Independent Contemporary Art, Bend, OR.
BICA Bend Independent Contemporary Art, Bend, OR.
Blackfish Gallery, 30th Anniversary Members group show - Portland, OR.
Blackfish Gallery, Group show: Oregon seen- Portland, OR.
Blackfish Gallery, Front room two person show- Portland, OR.

2008
The Art Center, 6th Around Oregon Annual, juror Nancy Lindberg- Corvallis, OR. 
Blackfish Gallery Backroom group show- Portland, OR.
Lewis & Clark College, Gender Symposium, Group show - Portland, OR.
Portland's City Hall, Keep Portland Weird Juried show - Portland, OR.
Mt Hood Community Collage, Digital Dimensions, Visual Arts - Portland, OR.
Blackfish Gallery, Window installation - Portland, OR.
Carnegie Art Center, Pacific pacifists show, curator- Anne Bullock - Walla Walla, WA.
Portland's City Hall, Healthy Living exhibit.- Portland, OR.
Portland Center for the Performing Arts, invitational group show - Portland, OR.
Blackfish Gallery, Front room three person show- Portland, OR.

2007
Blackfish Gallery, Blackfish Gallery members group show, backroom - Portland, OR.
Portland Center for the Performing Arts, invitational group show - Portland, OR.
Portland Art Center group show - Portland, OR.
Lewis & Clark College, Multicultural Symposium, Group show - Portland, OR.
ArtCentric, 5th Around Oregon Annual,(jurors Beppu Wiarda Gallery) - Corvallis, OR.
Newport Visual Art Center, Pacific Pacifist group show - Newport, OR.
Blackfish Gallery, Members backroom exhibit, - Portland, OR.
Blackfish Gallery, Pacific Pacifist, - Portland, OR.
The Grey Area Gallery, Modern myths Exhibit, - San Francisco, CA.
MJ Higgins Gallery, Modern myths Exhibit, - Los Angeles, CA.

2006
Auzten Gallery: Word and Hand Exhibition of art and poetry, Portland State University - Portland, OR.

2005
M K Gallery, Portland State University - Portland, OR.
Food for Thought Gallery: Selected Group Exhibition, 'Air', Portland State University - Portland, OR.

2004
M K Gallery, Portland Sate University- Portland, OR.

 

CORPORATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

KNC Inc, Toronto, Canada
ZAP Welding, Nelson, British Columbia.
Pembina, commission, Calgary, Alberta
NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson (360 Bond LLC) Purchace: Going, Going, Going, GONE, Bend, OR.
Pembina, purchase Meadow lark, Calgary, Alberta
City of Seattle, WA.
Oregon State University College, of Agricultural Sciences F. E. Clark Northwest Environmental and Margaret Hogg Memorial
Art About Agriculture purchase awards, sponsored by the Larry Curtis Family and the late Margaret Hogg. Purchase award; Arete, Corvallis, OR.
Copacino and Fujikado advertising agency, painting purchase: Ascending, Seattle, WA.
NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson (360 Bond LLC) Purchase: Through The Sky, Bend, OR.
City of Portland, OR.
Clouds Hill Farm: botanical illustrations - Portland, OR.
National College of Natural Medicine, NCNM, Mural: Shamanism - Portland, OR.
Native American Youth Association (NAYA), public art works - Portland, OR

 

COMMISSIONS

Pembina commission, Calgary, Alberta
Patty Brewton, Yellow Horned Billed Bird, Spokane, WA.
Katheen Adams, Commission 'All Things A-New' Durango, CO.
Lynn Brown, Portrait Commission, Portland, OR.
David McNally, Commissioned abstract landscape, ME.
Clouds Hill Farm: botanical illustrations - Portland, OR.
Sharon Helms, commissioned First glimpse of Mccleod Ganj, Portland, OR.
Patty, Barney Brewton, portrait commission, Spokane, WA.
Shoshana and Jesse Rapapore, portrait commission, Boston, MA.
Annette Robinson, Ethan study - San Diego, CA.
Hollis Coulthard, North West Landscape Chronicles - Wheeling, MO.
Dr. Michael Zimmerman, portrait of Cheryl Thoen - Portland, OR.
Cheryl Thoen, portrait of Michael Zimmerman- Portland, OR.
Dr. Kip Kemple, commission bee - Portland, OR
Dr. Joel Agresta, Portrait - Portland, OR.

 

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES/JURIED CATALOGUES

Project Grant, North Kootenay Lake Arts and Heritage Council & Columbia Basin Trust, 2016
Artist residence, Langham cultural center, Kaslo, British Columbia 2016
Purchase award; Arete, Oregon State University College, of Agricultural Sciences F. E. Clark Northwest Environmental, Margaret Hogg Memorial, and Larry Curtis Family
Art About Agriculture, Corvallis, OR. 2011
STUDIO VISIT Publication, Spring edition, volume 13, 2011
STUDIO VISIT Publication, Summer edition, volume 12, 2010.
STUDIO VISIT Publication, Spring edition, volume 9, 2010.


ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

ARTiculate Magazine,  (The First word on arts culture and heritage in the Columbia Basin) Interview by Galadriel Watson
on the body of paintings entitled: Disappearance, Fall/ Winter edition 2016
Oregonian, Arts and Entertainment, Bob Hicks, Visual Arts Reviews, April 15, 2011
Link: http://www.oregonlive.com/art/index.ssf/2011/04/kentree_speirs_eirik_johnson_a.html
STUDIO VISIT Publication, Spring edition, volume 13, 2011.
Natural Remedies for Bites and Stings, by Peter Bigfoot, Illustrated by Kentree Speris, 2010
GO Magazine Bend Oregon, Issue: 6/4/2010, pg. 14 Arts section.
STUDIO VISIT Publication, Summer edition, volume 12, 2010.
STUDIO VISIT Publication, Spring edition, volume 9, 2010.
Nugget News, By Oenta Gentry, Arts and entertainment, Tuesday, August 04, 2009.
Black Butte Ranch.blogspot.com/, By Katie Williams Executive Assistant,
Tuesday, August 4, 2009, Gallery at the Lodge Black Butte Ranch, OR.
Oregonian,D K Row, Visual Arts Reviews, Issue: Feb 27-March 5, 2009, page: 29
www.artlout.com - magazine
Bug Toast CD cover art- Intersect, 2008
Slurve Magazine, www.slurvemag.com, 2007
Natural Remedies for Bites and Stings, by Peter Bigfoot, Illustrated by Kentree Speirs, 2000
Catalist Magazine, Cover art, 1986
Wasatch Climbs, by Les Elison and Brian Smoot, Illustrated by Kentree Speirs, 1983

TEACHING

2011-Present
North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society
Private painting and drawing instruction. Kaslo/Nelson, British Columbia.

2009-2011
Private painting and drawing instruction. Portland, OR.

2008
Portland State University, Contemporary Studio Practices, Portland, OR.

2007
Portland State University, Art in K-12 Geology Dept. Portland, OR.
Portland State University, Advanced Painting, Portland, OR.

1990-2000
Reevis School of Self Reliance of Arizona's Superstition Wilderness: instructor: botanical illustration and self-reliance primative skills.

 

EDUCATION

1983-84
Utah State University, Forestry Dept., Logan, UT. 

1984-86
University of Utah, Fine Arts Dept., SLC, UT.

2006
Bachelors of Fine Art and Minor in Geology, Portland State University, Portland, OR. (summa cum laude).

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FEATURE ARTIST | KENTREE SPEIRS

The intricate and visceral colours and shapes in Kentree Spiers' work reveal the rustic mountain landscapes of British Columbia.
May 24 - June 10, 2017
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