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Cherie Hanson

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Cherie Hanson Creative
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Juried into the City of Kelowna's Rotary Centre for the Arts as artist in residence.
Founding member of the City of Kelowna's Art Foundation.
Winner Jury Prize 2007 Biennale of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy.
Juried exhibitions Edmonton, Prince George, Vancouver, Kelowna Art Gallery, Vertigo Art Gallery in Vernon, Penticton Art Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery.
Juried international exhibits: Chicago, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.
Juried international exhibits: Florence, Italy; Palermo, Italy, Vienna, Austria.
Graphic Image CD cover selected by City of Kelowna for Centennial.
M.A. from UBC, Vancouver Contemporary poetry.
Instructor: Okanagan College, twenty three years high school teacher, UBC-O Continuing Studies, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon Arts Council, Fat Cat Children's Festival.
Finalist poetry section Surrey Writer's Competition three times.
Selected from cross Canadian competition to attend Sage Hill Writing Experience 2003.

As a high school student, I won the Washington State Arts Council first prize for fiction which was adjudicated by the head of the University of Washington's English Department. Upon graduation, I received the top visual art student award. I wrote for my college year books and for university creative writing journals.

While attending university in Western Washington State College in Bellingham, my choreography was selected to be preformed for Merc Cunningham and I danced at the Seattle Centre on the same program as the Winnipeg Ballet performed.

Teaching has been a sustaining part of my life. I taught at Western Washington, at UBC in Vancouver and more recently for Okanagan College and for UBC-O Continuing Studies program. My history of passion for the arts includes dance, creative writing, visual arts and music.

To trust that the gift of creativity is one that is both received and transmitted, is to live a life of joyous discovery.

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