Alice Pallett
FELTING, DYEING, PAINTING and MIXED MEDIA

         

Alice Pallett is an award-winning Kelowna artist with a passion for innovation using traditional and contemporary materials and processes.  She loves fibre, such as wool and silk and the process of felt making, dyeing and painting.  

             She says about the process of wet felting: “Like magic, water and agitation transforms unspun wool into felt, a solid material that can be shaped to give substance to ideas. Felting takes time and hard physical labour. The reward is an intimate connection with the material.”

          She holds a Diploma in Art and Design from Fort McMurray Community College and has studied visual art at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, at Red Deer College and with visual artist Donna Baspaly and fibre artists Marjolein Dallinga, Fiona Duthie, Rutsuko Sakata, Katia Mokoyeva, Lisa Klakulak, Melissa Arnold and others. She has experience teaching workshops as well as formal training in teaching adults.

          The works of Hundertwasser, Paul Klee, Max Ernst, Joseph Beuys, the architecture of Antoni Gaudi, and Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows are among many who have influenced her work.  Music, nature and the city are a source of inspiration. Among the post-modern artists Luanne Martineau, a contemporary Canadian multimedia artist, inspires with her use of felt in her large scale, expressive installations.   

           She says about her recent fibre arts works: “I feel strongly about bringing traditional materials and processes, owned primarily by women, into the realm of the arts. Many fibre artists before me have challenged our perception of what we consider to be art versus craft. There is no legitimate answer to the question of what is art, but the discussion serves to challenge our beliefs and perceptions.“

          Alice Pallett is a member of Art Felt Collaborative, an award-winning group of visual artists working in fibre. She is an active member of the Lake Country ArtWalk Committee and past treasurer for the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art in Kelowna.

You can find her work at Lake Country ArtWalk or contact her via this site.

 

     

EXHIBITIONS

Okanagan Arts Awards: 2017 Trophies by Art Felt Collaborative, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna BC

Under 100 Show and Sale, November 2016, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC

Red Dot Show and Sale, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, November 2016, Kelowna BC

Migration, Canadian Contemporary Felt Exhibition, juried, October 2016, Shatford Centre, Penticton BC

Migration, Felt Fashion Show, juried, October 2016, Shatford Centre, Penticton BC

Surfacing: Fibre Installation by Art Felt Collaborative, October 2016, Salmon Arm BC

Lake Country ArtWalk 2016, juried group show & sale, September 2016, Lake Country BC

Triumph juried member show Apr/May 2016 Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country BC

Investors Kelowna juried group show 2015/2016, Kelowna BC

Under 100 Show and Sale, Dec 2015, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC

Light Illuminating Art, juried group show, September 2015, Lake Country BC

Lake Country ArtWalk 2015, juried group show & sale, September 2015, Lake Country BC

Felted, Art Felt Collaborative, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country BC, July/August 2015

Bring Out Your Best: Members’ Exhibition, Kelowna Art Gallery 2014, Kelowna BC

Lake Country ArtWalk 2014, juried group show & sale, September 2014, Lake Country BC

Lake Country Art Gallery, juried member show 2014, Lake Country BC

Under 100 Show and Sale, Dec 2013, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC

Lake Country ArtWalk 2013, juried group show & sale, September 2013, Lake Country BC

Mapping, member show 2012, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC

Revision, member show 2012, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna BC

Lake Country ArtWalk 2012, juried group show and sale, September 2012, Lake Country BC

Lake Country Art Gallery, juried member show 2012, Lake Country BC

Lake Country ArtWalk 2011, juried group show and sale, September 2011, Lake Country BC

Verano 2011, juried group show and sale, August 2011, Osoyoos BC

Lake Country ArtWalk 2010, juried group show and sale, September 2010, Lake Country BC

Artscape Exhibition, solo show, Okanagan Main Library, March Apr May 2010, Kelowna BC

Concept Green, member show 2009, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna BC

Artscape Exhibition, solo show, Okanagan Regional Library Mission Branch, Nov/Dec 2009, Kelowna BC

Art Market 2009, group exhibition and sale, Pentiction Art Gallery, Pentiction BC

Exposition collective Art, group show, centre culturel francais de l'Okanagan, Nov 2009, Kelowna BC

Progression - Art, group show, centre culturel francais de l'Okanagan, May 2009, Kelowna BC

Lake Country ArtWalk 2009, group show and sale, August 2009, Lake Country BC

Progression - Art, group show, centre culturel francais de l'Okanagan, May 2009, Kelowna BC

Custom Subject, UBCO student exhibition, January 2009, SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna BC

Transfer, UBCO senior student printmakers, January 2008, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC

8th Annual Art Market Show and Sale, November 2005, Fort McMurray AB

Outside the Box, student group show, April/May 2005, Fort McMurray AB

Escalator, student group show, April/May 2004, Fort McMurray AB

One of A Kind, Wood Buffalo Arts & Crafts Guild 25th Anniversary Exhibit, Sept 2001, Ft McMurray AB

 

SELECTED FORMAL EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Art Program, selected courses, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna BC

2005 Diploma, Visual Art & Design, Keyano College, Fort McMurray AB

1997 Certificate, Adult & Continuing Education (with distinction), University of Alberta Extension, Edmonton AB

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2016 Okanagan Arts Award - Applied Art for Art Felt Collaborative

2006 President's Entrance Scholarship, University of British Columbia Okanagan

2004 Keyano Foundation Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship (merit)

2004 Paul Gauguin Scholarship (merit)

 

SELECTED OTHER EDUCATION

2018 Sewing Your Felted Fabric, Rene Corder Evans, Kelowna BC

2017 Felting, Dyeing and Thermal Shaping, Melissa Arnold, Kelowna BC

2017 Felting Tour to Hungary: workshops by Vanda Róbert: and Judit Pócs

2016 Felt/Feutre Symposium, Fibre + Paper + Ink: The Vessel with Fiona Duthie, Penticton BC

 

2016 Felt/Feutre Symposium, Symmetrical Felt Sculptures with Maria Friese, Penticton BC

2016 Felting Tour to Hungary: workshops by Mihály Vetró, Gabriella Kovács, Márti Csille and Judit Pócs,

2015 Fine Garment Construction and Texture Techniques, workshop series, Fiona Duthy,

Katia Mokeyeva, Okanagan School of the Arts, Pentiction

2014 Nuno Felt Garment, Rutsuko Sakata, Maiwa Textile Symposium, Vancouver, BC

2014 Solid Form Felting Techniques, Lisa Klakulak , Vancouver BC

2012 Adventures in Dying and Felting with Marjolein Dalinga, Red Deer AB

2012 Nuno Felting Workshop, Summerland BC

2011 Intro to Wet Felting, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna  BC

2010 Intuitive Painting Workshop, Peachland BC

Red Deer College Summer Series, Red Deer AB:

2005 Layering with Water Media, Jean Pederson

2004 Drawing Workshop, Robert Sinclair

2004 Patchwork Copper Bowls, Crys Harse

2003 Glass Fusing, James Lavoie

2002 Pâte de Verre, Donald Robertson

2001 Monotype Printing, Jeremy Mayne

2000 Design for Stained Glass, Brenda Malkinson

1999 Introductory Jewelry, Dee Fontans