Canadian artist Dana Roman
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  • Masters Degree in Architecture, Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Art courses and workshops at Ontario College of Art, Alberta College of Art, Vancouver Island School of Art, Surface Design Association, Rozome workshop with Betsy Sterling Benjamin, Kantha embroidery workshop with Dorothy Caldwell, Yoshiko Wada, etc.
  • Trip to Japan with Betsy Sterling to study Rozome and other textile art.
Canmore Exhibition

Work and related experience

  • Present - from 1999: Studio artist
  • 2015 CAG Gallery Director
  • 2015 Art juror for ASA Exhibition Headlines
  • 2005-2006 President of Canmore Artists and Artisans Guild
  • 2004-2005 CAAG Gallery Director
  • 2003 Art Juror for Canmore Art Trust and Art Juror for Alberta Society of Artists
  • 2011 Art juror for ACACA
  • 2010,2004,2003,2003,1984,1983,1982 Workshops instructor
  • 1977-1999 President of Artacious Inc., Toronto based textile art business specializing in production and one of a kind painted silk art pieces, silk art fabrics and wearable art
  • 1967-1977 Worked at architectural firms in Prague and Toronto
Store display

Public Collections and Selected Large Companies

  • 2017 Canmore Senior Centre, boadroom wallhanging
  • 2014 Canmore utility box
  • 2005 Alberta Ministry of Childrens' Services - quilted wallhanging done with the help of several Canmore quilters
  • 2001 Town of Canmore - commissioned the textile piece for their Public Art Trust (now hangs in Canmore Council Chamber)
  • 1984 Alberta University Hospital - commissioned 20 feet silk wallhanging for the round wall of the waiting room
  • 1977 - 1997 Painted silk production line bought by: Eatons Department Stores nationwide, Nordstrom Department Stores in US, Ontario Government, Avon, Canadian Wildlife Federation, Color Me Beautiful across Canada, USA and England, Merle Norman in Canada and USA, BBW, Canada Olympic Committee, Butchard Gardens, Garrett Canada, Ontario Meat Packers, Laura Secord, Halifax Port Corporation, Vancouver Port Corporation and many other businesses
Canmore Exhibition


  • 2012 FCA exhibition, Calgary – Honorable mention
  • 2011 Canmore Mayor's Spotlight on the Arts award
  • 2008 FCA exhibition 'Mad About Art', Calgary – Honorable mention
  • 2007 Painting on the Edge, International Juried Exhibition, Vancouver – Kroma Award
  • 2005 Art on the Mountain, Canmore – First prize in Flora and Fauna category
  • 2004 Federation of Canadian Artists, Calgary Chapter – Honorable mention
  • 2003 Federation of Canadian Artists, national – Award of Excellence
  • 2002 Focus on Fibre Art Association, Edmonton – First Prize in Textile Design
  • 2001 Canmore Public Art Commission – Winner of textile competition
  • 2001 Federation of Canadian Artists, national – Award of Excellence
  • 2000 Silk Painters International Congress and Exhibition in Washington DC – First Prize in Professional Division
  • 1994 Best Product Award at Toronto Gift Show
  • 1985 Best Product Award at Toronto Gift Show
Canmore Exhibition

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Balance, CAG Gallery, Canmore, AB
  • 2016 Medley, Hive, Canmore, AB
  • 2015 Extreme Textures, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB
  • 2014 September, Mixing the Media, CAG Elevation Place Gallery, Canmore, AB, Canada
  • 2013 May, Moods of Nature, Bluerock Gallery, Black Diamond, AB, Canada
  • 2011 October, Paths, Canmore Library Gallery, Canmore, AB, Canada
  • 2009 November, Voices of Nature, Two artists exhibition in Elevation 1309 Gallery,
    Canmore, AB, Canada
  • 2009 September, Line and Texture, Canmore Library Gallery, Alberta, Canada
  • 2009 Drawing from Nature, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 2008 Rain and Shine, Canmore Library Gallery, Alberta, Canada
  • 2005 Imaginary Landscapes, Canmore Public Library Gallery, Alberta, Canada
  • 2001-2011 Opened her studio to Canmore art events like Artspeak, Funkart etc
  • 2001 Painted Silks Alberta Craft Council Gallery in Edmonton
  • 2000 Bridge Between Craft and Art CAAG Gallery in Canmore
  • 1977-1997 Numerous wholesale trade shows across Canada and USA (Art Markets, Gift shows, Accessories shows, Fashion shows, Incentive Shows...)
  • 1977 - 2002 Toronto One-of-a-Kind-Show - annual

Juried and Traveling Exhibitions

  • 2017 “Diaspora,“ ASA, Calgary, AB
  • 2017 “Artist's Choice,“ ASA, Calgary and Edmonton, AB
  • 2017 “Along the River,“ ACC Gallery at cSpace, Calgary, AB
  • 2017 “Organic Matters,“ Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB
  • 2016 “Crafting Conscience,“ ACC Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • 2017 “And Now for Something Different,“ Three Sisters Gallery, Canmore, AB
  • 2016 “Fire,“ ACC, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB
  • 2016 “Along the Bow River,“ ACC, Three Sisters Gallery, Canmore, AB
  • 2016 “Abstraction,“ CAG Gallery, Canmore, AB
  • 2015 “Language of Craft,” Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB
  • 2015 “New Works,” Alberta Society of Artists, Waterdale Playhouse, Edmonton, AB
  • 2013 “Golden Edge,“ ACC Gallery in Edmonton and Red Deer College in Red Dear, AB
  • 2011 “Peaks of the Canadians Rockies,“ ASA (Alberta Society of Artists)
  • 2007-2009 “Small is All,” ASA
  • 2006-2007 “Common Ground,” joint ASA and MSA (Manitoba Society of Artists)
  • 2005-2007 “Memory & Identity,” 75th Anniversary Exhibition of ASA
  • 2005-2008 “All About Alberta,” ACC (Alberta Craft Council)
  • 2003-2005 “9/11,” ASA
  • 2002-2003 “Focus on Fibre Arts,” Edmonton Art Gallery
  • 2002-2005 “Alberta Seen,” ACC
  • 2000-2002 “Bridging a New Century,” ASA

Present Galleries