Ancient Designs and Modern Technology - an interview with me published by the Calgary Herald newspaper on May 4th, 1999. One of my very first big interviews! It's crazy to reread this old interview... 26years old?? Wow, where has time gone? That's almost 20 years ago? LOL Um no, I don't feel old at all...
This was a half week workshop held at the Letters Mingle Souls Conference, from July 19-26, 2008, in Chicago, IL. This was a treat for me, not only did I get to take a workshop MYSELF (gasp!) during the half week that I wasn't teaching, but I also got to go to Chicago, where I've never been before. We got to go for an afternoon excursion in downtown Chicago which has some really gorgeous Art Deco buildings, stuff I've only seen previpously in my art books. So this was a very fun experience. Plus the nightly parties that us instructors had at the Irish pub just off campus was a bit of fun too. LOL
I was able to give a full week long workshop at the Island Magic Conference, from July 21-28, 2007. The conference was located at Shawnigan Lake School, on Vancouver Island (Shawnigan Lake is between Victoria and Duncan). This was a beautiful venue, nestled among trees in a lovely foresty campus. The main lodge was a wonderful pine building, like a giant log cabin, really warm and inviting. And of course it's always a treat to be able to teach the week long workshops because we really get to play and work on some fun personal projects as well as cover all the basics.
I had the honour of having two paintings accepted in the Alphamark International Juried Exhibition. The tour ran from July 1999 through December 2001, and traveled throughout North America.
This was a two day Celtic Knotwork workshop hosted by The Highwood United Calligraphy Group. On the friday evening beforehand we had a lovely reception and slideshow presentation that was also open to the public, which was a nice chance to mingle and say hello to everyone. We were jam packed on the Saturday and Sunday, and filled our day with lots of Celtic knot exercises, sprials, and an introduction to gilding! Everyone did so many examples and projects, and the venue was their beautiful church. Truely one of the more beautiful locations I've taught, for sure.
In 2005 Calgary was host to the giant sci-fi and fantasy convention, WesterCon 58! ConVersion, Calgary's annual sci-fi convention, was still active as a mini-con within the WesterCon weekend. I was a frequent exhibitor for years at ConVersion, and have won several awards there including Best Black and White, Best Original Art, and a few Best of Shows.
The Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild newsletter no.74 (May 2000) featured an interview with me, as well as I had the honour of doing the front and back cover design for their newsletter publication for that issue.
I had the pleasure of presenting my Aon Celtic Art workshop in Canada's capital city, Ottawa, courtesy of the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa! This was another 2 day beginner/intermediate weekend workshop, with a slide show presentation the friday evening before the workshop.
In 2003 I was able to attend a Celtic Women's conference in Toronto as a guest visual artist. I participated in several discussion panels, as well I gave my Celtic Knotwork workshop. My artwork also appeared in the Celtic Routes art show, which was open to the public during the Convention.
Feature interview by "The Design Authority" about my Celtic illustration and design, covering my studio set up, my work, and clients.
A Channel "The Big Breakfast TV Show" - Pre-Saint Paddy's Day interview and mini gallery with Cari, filmed on March 16, 2001.
Celtic Art and Illumination - "A solo exhibition in the Etc. Room by international Celtic artist Cari Buziak. Exploring traditional designs, tools and materials of the 600-900 AD era." Centre Gallery, Calgary, March 20-April 20 2001.
Comhaltas Exhibition - Gallery exhibition sponsored by the An Droichead/The Bridge (a collective of Celtic Artists), at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, Toronto, April 19-22 2001. Featuring the following Celtic artists' works: Cari Buziak, Michael Carroll, Catherine Crowe, Robin MacGrogan, David Rankine, Brigitte Wolf, Michael Carroll, Laura Travis, Kevin Dillon, Brenda Roy, Grant Taylor, David Rakine, Lorraine Bruce-Allen, Barbara Gunn, Steven Walker, Aidan Breen, Darrell Markewitz, Cindy Matyi, Grahame Atkinson, Patrick Gallagher, Sharyne Graham, and Grant Taylor.
An exhibition at the Glencoe Club in Calgary, Alberta on May 1st, 1999. The Gala was a fundraising evening for The Kids Help Phone, a hotline for troubled kids. I donated a painting for the auction, Illuminated "O", and as well had two pieces on display during the evening. The Gala was a huge success, with several hundred attendees coming out to enjoy good food, Irish dancing by local Schools, and to bid on a variety of items which ended up earning over $100,000.00 for The Kids Help Phone.