Influenced by historical re-purposing and natural phenomena, Kathleen Schmalz works from her studios in Guelph Ontario and Sooke British Columbia, where she creates works of unsentimental Canadiana. Please contact the artist if you would like to see more of her award-winning art works.

Kathleen Schmalz 

British Columbia Studio:
43 Seagirt Road, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 1A2

Ontario Studio:
3rd floor, 123 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1E-4R2
By Appointment

Education and related Employment

Sessional Lecturer, University of Victoria, ongoing
Sessional Lecturer, York University, ongoing
Part Time Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario, 2000-2015
Charles Sturt University, Australia, Doctor of Visual Arts, 2009
OISE/ U of Toronto,  Mater of Arts in Education, 1997
University of B. C., Bachelor of Education, 1976
Summer Series, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, 2005-‘06

Selected Solo and small group Exhibitions

Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Granville Island, B.C.: (Juried) Landscape Show and (Juried) International Mail in Show on the theme of Home: 2016                                                                                                                                 The Joint Restaurant, Guelph, Ontario 2014, 2016                                                                                                                 
Sooke Harbour House, Sooke, B.C. Aug. 2015
Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph, Ontario, Winter 2014   
Broken Paddle, Metchosin, B.C., Fall 2013, 2016
Labspace Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (Invitational) 2011, 2011
Homer Watson Public Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario June 2008
Exhibitions with Spirit of Place Artists’ Collective, Guelph area, 1989 - 2002          

Other Selected Group, Invitational, Juried,                                                    Solo and Curated exhibitions

Alfrescos Plein Air Exhibition: Coast Collective, Langford, B.C. 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                 Our Earth, Coast Collective, Langford, B.C., (Juried) 2014
Craig Yeats Gallery, West Vancouver, B.C., 2014- 2015
Small Works Show, Metchosin Art Gallery, Metchosin B.C., Nov. 2013
Sooke Fine Art Show, Sooke B.C., (Juried) 2010, ‘11, ‘13, 14, 15
Beyond the Frame, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, U of G, (Invitational) ‘98,’02,’03,’05, 07,’08,’09, ’11, ’12, ‘13
Toronto Outdoor Show, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, (Juried) 2003
KW Biennial Exhibition (invitational), Kitchener Waterloo Public Art Gallery, (Invitational)  2003
Guelph 2000   (invitational), Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, U of G, 2000
Annual Juried Guelph Studio Tour, Downtown Guelph, 1992-2002, 2015, 2016

Selected Awards

Art Education Projects Grant, Guelph at 185, 2012
Edna Staebler Research Fellowship for arts-based historical research, 2007
Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation, Publishing Grant, 2007
Nominated as a Woman of Distinction, Guelph YMYWCA, 2006/07
Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council, 2001, ’03, ‘13
U W O Honour Roll for Instructors, Western University, 2000-2015

Professional Affiliations

Guelph Arts Council
Canadian Society of Education through Art
British Columbia Art Education Association
Ontario Art Education Association

Curatorial Experience

Community’s Choice: Guelph’s Favourite Buildings, Guelph Civic Museum, 2012
Spirit of Change: one building tells the story of Guelph, Guelph Civic Museum, 2010
Cityhood to City Hall, Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, Ont., 2008
Works of 7 boys, Children’s Museum, London, Ont., 2010, University of Victoria, 2005
Blue Skies, Group exhibition, my studio – Guelph, 2003
Hometown, Painting and Photography, my studio, 2004

Selected Publications containing my art images:

The Artist Next Door, Craig Musselman Productions, 2010
Guelph at 20002, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, 2002
Beyond Words: arts based research in History LAP Publishing, 2010


Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Art Rental, 2015 to present                                                                                            Art Gallery of Guelph, Art Rental – Guelph, Ont., Ongoing
Burlington Art Gallery, Art Rental – Burlington, 2010 - 2015


Selected Collections:

Guelph Chamber of Commerce, Guelph Ontario
Guelph Community Health Centre
Private Collections across Canada; in Washington State; Berlin, Germany; the Bahamas