Christene Sandeson has been a visual artist for more than 30 years. During this time she has prepared and exhibited artworks as well as provided art programming in various educational setting. The list that follows identifies the solo and group exhibitions that she has participated in, and the permanent collections in which her work can be located.
2004 “DARK NIGHT MOON” TRURO ART SOCIETY, Truro, NS: A collection of artworks created during the year following the death of Robert Bruce Sandeson, documenting the full moons of each month of that year.
2003 “SUMMER SHOW”, ECONO MUSEUM, BASS RIVER, NS
2004 CALICO CAFE RESTARAUNT, TRURO, NS
2000 “SEASONS”, TRURO ART SOCIETY
1998 “EQUINE PORTRAITS”, CARRIAGE HOUSE GALLERY, WOLFVILLE, NS
1995 “VISUAL SOUNDS” DARTMOUTH HERITAGE MUSEUM Focusing on the premise that sound could be seen as well as heard enabled me to understand how primary mark making and the elemental sounds have a similarity of orientation. This exhibition was created with the consulted help of Dr Walter Kemp, Chair of Dalhousie Music Department, Simon Walt, cellist with Symphony Nova Scotia, and Jeff Reilly, performance musician. This exhibition subsequently travelled to the NS Community College in Truro, NS.
1992 “EMANCIPATION”, THE A GALLERY, TRURO, NS Working with Black historian George Glyke, I rated paintings, drawing and sculpture depicting a portion of Truro’s Black Community. This involved collaboration with curators Henry Bishop and Wayne Adams of the Black Cultural Centre in Dartmouth as well as several members of Truro’s Black community. This exhibition travelled to the Carriage House Gallery in Wolfville N.S.
1991 “MEMORIALS” CUMBERLAND COUNTY MUSEUM (AMHERST), CARRIAGE HOUSE GALLERY (WOLFVILLE), DARTMOUTH HERITAGE MUSEUM (DARTMOUTH), NOVA SCOTIA TEACHERS’ COLLEGE, TRURO. This series of incised drawings and acrylics on textured cotton flannel was inspired by the Nova Scotia war cairns and cenotaphs around the province of Nova Scotia. Approximately 22 memorials were depicted.
1990 “PORTRAITS”, TRURO ART SOCIETY. A series of portraits of the business and political leaders within the town of truro. I had asked approximately 20 people to pose for me, including the (then) police chief Lonnie Murray, mayor Douglas Carter, and human rights activist Helen Dorrington.
1992, 1989 1986 FRASER CULTURAL CENTER, Tatamagouche. Various solo exhibitions.
1998 “P.A.I.N.T.S.” ART GALLERY NOVA SCOTIA. An exhibition of work by the community of Professional artists in the schools.
1997 “RESURRECTION’ ATLANTIC SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, HLIFAX., NS
With artists Barbara Carter, Regina Coupar, Rene Forestall, Tom Forestall, Suzanne MacLaughlan. Combining art with spiritual thought reveals the variety of artist interpretations. My contribution was a 12X12#48” stone totem carving combining Judaeo-Christian and Celtic imagery.
1996 “FROM THE WELL” DARTMOUTH HERITAGE MUSEUM. A collaboration with Gilian Collyer, Kate Delmage, Julia macLean, Antonia McGuane, Teri-Robin Vernon and Rachel Roebtaille, this work explored the concept of looking within and explored different ages and orientations. My contribution was to create portraits in acrylic of the artists.
1994 “SPIRIT OF ORIGINS”, DARTMOUTH HERITAGE MUSEUM. With artists Henry Bisho (African-Canadian) Jason Ng (Chinese), Alan Syliboy (Mi’Qmaw), my contribution was to create a stone carving that symbolized this diversity.
1994 “ENERGY”, SOCIETY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS, JOHN B AIRD GALLERY, TORONTO ONTARIO
1993 “STONE” WATERMARK GALLERY, AMHERST, NS. with Regina Coupar. This technically oriented exhibition focused upon how one process could be diversified, My contribution was stone carving.
1985 “DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES” MOUNT ST VINCENT UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX., NS
AMCA FOODS, INC
ART GALLERY NOVA SCOTIA
ISAAC WALTON KILLAM HOSPITAL
NOVA SCOTIA OURT OF APPEAL
NOVA SCOTIA ART BANK
NOVA SCOTIA BLUEBERRY PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
PUGWASH DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
TIM HORTON CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
TRURO NOVA SCOTIA
COBEQUID SALMON RIVER FISHING ASSOCIATION COLCHESTER LEGION STADIUM
COLCHESTER REGIONAL LIBRARY
INSTITUTE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
MARIGOLD GUILD TAPESTRY @ COLCHESTER COUNTY MUSEUM MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY OF COLCHESTER
NOVA SCOTIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, TRURO CAMPUS
NOVA SCOTIA TEACHERS’ COLLEGE
I have been represented by THE CARRIAGE HOUSE GALLERY, WOLFVILLE, N.S. (owner JACK SHERIFF, dec.) and THE ARTS SALES & RENTAL SOCIETY of the ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, but currently am only represented locally:
LOCAL REPRESENTATION: MCCARTHY GALLERY, NOVA SCOTIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, TRURO, NS:
JULY 2015 MACLELLAN & MOFFATT FINANCIAL GALLERY, Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro, July 2015, exhibiting with the Attic Painters.
2014 & 2015 Municipality of the County of Colchester Art Purchase Program, and,
Town of Truro Art Purchase Program
2014 & 2015 TRURO ART SOCIETY members’ exhibitions
2014 – 2015 COLCHESTER EAST HANTS HOSPITAL CORRIDOR GALLERY ongoing display
2014 MARIGOLD CULTURAL CENTER Lobby exhibition with the Attic Painters