About the Artist

 Tea Preville

www.teapreville.ca     250-352-0333      teapreville@hotmail.com

Sweet Joy on Canvas – Whimsical Canadiana

Tea Preville - 2013

Biography

Tea Preville catapulted her public artistic adventure in 2010.

  • achieved active status with the Federation of Canadian Artists;
  • exhibited in a juried Chapter show in Kamloops, BC;
  • exhibited in Nelson’s ArtWalk Windows 2010;
  • her artwork was broadcast across Canada on CBC’s Ron James Show;
  • participated in the 2010 Columbia Basin Cultural Tour;
  • exhibited at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar, BC; and
  • awarded a Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) grant through Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) for her historical landscape project – ‘ Churches Temples & Tipis – 50 Kilometre Radius Spiritual Diet’.
  • 2011 – volunteered as treasurer to the Nelson and District Arts Council
  • 2012 – became West Kootenay Director for ArtsBC (Assembly of BC Arts Councils)
  • 2013 – elected President of ArtsBC
  • 2013 – elected Vice-President of West Kootenay Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists

AWARD:  2016-2017 – Project

  • Visual Homage to Trees of Lakeside Park, Nelson, BC – Columbia Basin Trust & Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance

AWARD:  2010-2011 – Project

  • – Churches Temples and Tipis-50 kilometer Spiritual Diet – Columbia Basin Trust & Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance

PUBLICATIONS:

  • 2014 Artists of British Columbia, Volume 4

STUDIOS: 

  • Tea’s Studios in Nelson, BC 2010 – 2014

EXHIBITS:

  • 2016 – August  – Solo Show @ Kootenay Bakery, Nelson, BC
  • 2015-2016 – Winter Blue Night – Cottons on Baker Street, Nelson, BC
  • 2015 – Summer Blue Night – Street Clothes Named Desire, Baker Street,
  • 2015 – July & August ArtWalk – Finley’s, Vernon St., Nelson, BC
  • 2014-2015 – December 6 to January 25 – Touchstones Museum Gallery Members Show and Sale, 502 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC
  • 2014 – December 1-31 – Solo Show @ Kootenay Bakery, Nelson, BC
  • 2014 – July & August Nelson Artwalk – Sage Tapas, Nelson
  • 2014 – January – Solo Show – Kootenay Bakery, 377 Baker Street, Nelson, BC
  • 2013 – November 1-17, Rossland Gallery, Rossland – ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ WKCFCA Show
  • 2013 – August – Columbia Basin Culture Tour – Tea’s Studios
  • 2013 – July & August – Booksmyth – Nelson
  • 2013 – July – Nelson 25th ArtWalk – Sage Tapas, Nelson
  • 2013 – Inaugural Members Show and Sale – Touchstones Museum & Gallery, Nelson – Feb 22 to Apr 7.
  • 2012 – SOLO SHOW December 1 – 31,  @ Kootenay Bakery, Baker Street, Nelson, BC.
  • 2012 – November – WKCFCA – Close to Home – Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar
  • 2012 – August 11 & 12 – Columbia Basin Cultural Tour – Solo Show – Tea’s Studios
  • 2012 – June 1 & 2, Hume Hotel, Nelson, Art Sale – ’old vision work’ Kate Bridger et al.
  • 2011-2012 – Kootenay Gallery of Art, History & Science, 120 Heritage Way, Castlegar, BC  
  • 2011 – August 13-14 – Columbia Basin Tour – Preview of ’Churches Temples & Tipis – 50km Spiritual Diet’ – Tea’s Studios – 1716 Silver King Road, Nelson, BC 
  • 2011 – July 22-September 2 – Nelson Artwalk – Kootenay Baker, 377 Baker St. Nelson BC
  • 2010-2011 November –February – ‘Christmas Show’ –  Kootenay Gallery of Art – Castlegar, BC
  • 2010-2011 November – January – ‘Strokes of Colour’ Kolmel’s Jewellers, Nelson BC
  •  2010 – September – ‘Episode 1’ – Ron James Show – CBC – art featured
  • 2010 – August – ‘Sloppy Joe Night ‘ – Grid Art Gallery, Nelson, BC
  • 2010 – August – ‘Open Studio’ – Columbia Basin Cultural Tour, Nelson, BC
  • 2010 – August – ‘Windows Venue Artwalk’ – Baker Street Menswear, Nelson, BC
  • 2010 – April – ‘Artist’s Choice’ – Kamloops Courthouse Center for the Arts – FCA Juried Show

WORKSHOPS:

  • 2015 – Brigitte Des Bois – Plein-Air, Wilbur, BC
  • 2015 – Liz Wiltzen – Light & Shadow,  Nelson, BC
  • 2015 – Blu Smith – Abstract Painting, Victoria, BC
  • 2015 – Kristy Gordon – Portrait Painting, Nelson, BC
  • 2014 – Doug Swinton – Perspective – Nelson, BC
  • 2014 – Jeremy Addington – Photographing Fine Art, Castlegar, BC
  • 2013 – Kristy Gordon – Portraits Limited Palette/Full Palette, Nelson, BC
  • 2013 – Brent Lynch – Light – Nelson, BC
  • 2012 – Liz Wiltzen – Landscapes from Photographs, Warfield, BC
  • 2012 – Liz Wiltzen – Still Life, Inspiring Minds-Robson, BC
  • 2012 – Martinho Correria, Portrait Painting, Calgary, BC
  • 2011 – Mike Svob – Oil Workshop – Warfield, BC
  • 2011 – Brigitte Desbois – Plein-Air Retreat –   (Invermere) Wilmer, BC
  • 2011 – Kiff Holland – Oil Workshop –  Robson, BC
  • 2011 – Brigitte Desbois – Oil Classes –  Nelson, BC
  • 2010 – Gaye Adams –Still Life Workshop- Alla Prima – oil –  WKCFCA-Warfield, 
  • 2010 – Brigitte Desbois – Oil Classes – Nelson, BC
  • 2010 – Sandra Donohue – Feedback Critique Session,  -Robson, BC
  • 2009 – Mike Svob – WKCFCA Workshop-Warfield & Inspiring Minds-Robson, 
  • 2007 – Ted Wallace – Building a Painting –  Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson, BC
  • 2007 – Ted Wallace – Intuitive Painting –  Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson, BC
  • 2007 – Deb Thompson – Painting Intensive –  Oxygen Art Centre (NFAC), 
  • 2007 – Deb Andrews – Drawing Realism –  Selkirk College (KSA), Nelson, BC
  • 2006 – John Cooper – Colour Theory – Oxygen Art Centre (NFAC), Nelson, BC
  • 2006 – Deb Andrews – Intro to Drawing & Design –  Selkirk College (KSA)-
  • 2006 – Deb Andrews – Still Life & Realism –  Selkirk College (KSA), Nelson, BC
  • 2006 – Deb Andrews – Mixed Media –  Selkirk College (KSA), Nelson, BC
  • 2004 – Gene Leavitt  & Bouke Elzina – Life Drawing & Anatomy –  (KSA), 
  • 2003 – Ted Wallace, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson, BC
  • 2003 – John Cooper, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson, BC
  • 2003 – Deb (Peabody) Thompson – Colour and Composition – (NFAC), Nelson, 
  • 2003 – Deb (Peabody) Thompson – Drawing from Life –  (NFAC), Nelson, BC
  • 2003 – Courtney Anderson – Colour Theory – (NFAC), Nelson, BC
  • 2003 –  Courtney Anderson – Print Making & Mixed Media –  (NFAC), Nelson, 
  • 1998 – Karla Pearce – Colour in Acrylic –  Ramseys – Nelson, BC

 (KSA) – Kootenay School of the Arts  (NFAC) – Nelson Fine Arts Centre

VOLUNTEER WORK in the ARTS:

  • 1999-2016 – KAMA Bursary for the Fine Arts – KSA
  • 2012-2016 – Treasurer – Kokanee Rock Club, Nelson, BC
  • 2013 – ArtsBC President (short lived!)
  • 2012-2013 – West Kootenay Director, ArtsBC (Assembly of Arts Councils of British Columbia)
  • 2011-2012 – Treasurer/Director – Nelson and District Arts Council, Nelson, BC
  • 2011-2012 – Ladies Shoot Assistant Range Operator – Rod & Gun Club, Nelson, BC
  • 2009-2010 – Co-Exec. Secretary – West Kootenay Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists

 ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Member – Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC)
  • Member – Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago
  • Active Member – Federation of Canadian Artists, (FCA)
  • Member – West Kootenay Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists (WKCFCA)
  • Member – Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce
  • Member – Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective (CARFAC)
  • Member – Rod and Gun Club, Nelson, BC
  • Member – BC Wildlife Federation
  • Member – West Kootenay Landlord Association (WKLS)
  • Member – BC Writer’s Federation
  • Member – Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, Nelson, BC
  • Member – Touchstones Museum and Gallery, Nelson, BC

 

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