Frances Solar CV

Exhibitions, 

World of Threads Festival 2016,'Cosmic Geometry 'group show, Oakville Ont, Oct29- Nov27,2016

Cu : Copper and Textile Fabrications, Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte, On. May7-July16,2016

Front Window exhibit Jan 18 -Mar 12 ,2016   Brentwood Art Exchange, Brentwood MD

'The Reclaimers'   group show , Cityscape Community Gallery,N, Vancouver,2014

Holding Place 2013: A repository of Containers and Vessels by Metalsmiths from around the
World, www.ganoksin.com page 115.

‘Squamish, Mother of Wind’, Visuals Group Show, Scotia Creek Gallery, Whistler, BC, 2012

‘Snaps & Scraps’ Foyer Gallery, Squamish Library, Squamish BC , 2011

‘Up, Up & Away’ astronomy exhibit, Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver, BC 2010

‘Contain’ Vessels & the art of Containment, Luke & Eloy Gallery, Pittsburgh 2010

‘Off the Floor’, online exhibit, www.crafthaus.ning.com 2010

‘Earthly Pleasures - it’s easy to be green’, online exhibit, www.crafthaus.ning.com 2010

‘Celestial Textiles’, Group show, Silk Purse Gallery, W. Vancouver, BC 2009

‘Spontaneous Combustions’, Foyer Gallery, Squamish Library, Squamish BC 2008

‘Contemporary Craft in BC, Excellence within Diversity’ Vancouver Museum, 2008

Visuals - Squamish Valley Artists Group Show, Foyer Gallery, Squamish Library, 2006

Wild at Art, a Winter Festival of the Arts, Squamish BC 2004-2009 ‘

Collections

The Donor Wall art piece, Squamish Public library,(competition award) 1999

Westin Grand Hotel, Vancouver, 3 vessels 2011

Awards

Niche Award 2017 Finalist,Scrapyard Quilt (Home Decor): Finalist Rumpled(woven/basketry)

Niche Award 2016 Winner, Scrapyard Quilt(mixed media) and Finalist , Rumpled( fabricated metal)

Brentwood Arts Exchange, Excellence in Fine Craft Award, 2015

Niche Award 2015,Winner,woven vessel  www.NicheAwards.com
Niche Awards 2014, Winner, pleated vessel www.NicheAwards.com

Publications

FiberArt Now magazine, winter 2014 ‘Architecturally speaking’ www.fiberartnow.net

Artistry in Fiber Vol 1, Wall Art     www.schifferbooks.com

Artistry in Fiber Vol 2,  Sculpture   www.schifferbooks.com