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Calgary born Glass Artist and Craftsman - Jim Norton studied art and glassblowing at the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary, Alberta and Pilchuk Glass School in Stanwood, Washington.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1999 "Light Show" Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, BC
1999 "Vitreous Contemplations" Sebastion Yoon Gallery, Calgary, AB
1994 The Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1990 The Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1989 The Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1988 Terra Cotta Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1987 The Rubaiyat, Calgary, AB
1986 Fireworks Gallery, Calgary, AB
1985 The Rubaiyat, Calgary, AB

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2013
    DaDe Gallery, Calgary, AB (juried),
    “Earth-Fire-Light” Travelling Exhibition (juried) :
    Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
    The Canadian Clay & Glass Museum, Waterloo, Ontario
  • 2012
    Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
  • 2011
    Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
  • 2010
    Arts on Atlantic 2 Person Show, Calgary, AB
    Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
    “The Works” – Design & Exhibition, Edmonton, AB
    BCGAA  Cross-Pollination Exhibition,  Vancouver, BC
    G.A.A.C.* Conference Exhibition, Group Show, Montreal, Quebec (*Glass Artist Association Canada)
  • 2009
    A Survey of Contemporary Glass Art, Triangle Gallery + The Calgary Glass Initiative, Calgary, AB
    Judge’s Gavels “Glass” Legal Conference, Calgary, AB
    Group Show, Craft Connection, Nelson, BC
    BCGAA Juried Group Exhibition, Simon Fraaser University, Vancouver, BC
  • 2008
    Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, Calgary, AB
    James Bond Night Fundraising Exhibition, Canadian Clay and Glass Museum
    BCGAA Group Exhibition, Library Arts Building, Vancouver, BC
  • 2007
    Opening at Art Central, College Gallery, Calgary
    Mixed Media Show - Craft Connection, Nelson, BC
    Verve Traveling Exhibition (Calgary-Edmonton) in conjunction with the Fringe Festival
  • 2006
    The Goblet Show, Kittrell Riffkind, Dallas,Texas
    Group Exhibition, Rowles Inc. Edmonton, AB
    The Glass Conference Show, Red Deer, AB
    BCGAA Group Exhibition, Library Arts Building, Vancouver, BC
  • 2005
    Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
    Perfume Show, Victoria, BC
    Sculpture Exhibition, Duning
    The Fringe Fest, Edmonton, AB
    BCGAA Exhibition, Library Arts Building, Vancouver, BC
    October Beer Mug Show, Newsmall/Sterling Gallery, Vancouver, BC
    Group Exhibition, Stephen Lowe Gallery, Calgary, AB
    A Lamp Show, The Gem Shop, Manhattan - NYC, NY
  • 2004
    Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
    Perfume Bottle Exhibition, Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, BC
  • 2003
    A.C.A.D. Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
    The Goblet Show, Kittrell Riffkind, Dallas,Texas
    The Perfume Show, Starfish Glassworks, Christmas Exhibition "The Red Dot" Calgary, AB
    October Beer Mug Show, Newsmall/Sterling Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2002
    The Goblet Show, Kittrell Riffkind, Dallas,Texas
    October Beer Mug Show, Newsmall/Sterling Gallery, Vancouver, BC
    Red Deer College Series Exhibition, Red Deer, AB
    "Perfume Show", Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, BC
    "A show about sculpture" Edmonton, AB - Curated by Carol Jane Campbell
    "H.A.W.T. Glass Show" Alberta Crafts Council Gallery - Edmonton, AB
    BCGAA/ Simon Fraser University - Biannual Juried Exhibition, Vancouver, BC
    A.C.A.D. Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
  • 2001
    Perfume Show, Kittrell Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    The Goblet Show, Kittrell Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    "Lighting" A Lamp Show, The Center, Oakland, California
    Red Deer Series Faculty Exhibition, Red Deer College, AB
    A.C.A.D. Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
    October Beer Mug Show, Newsmall/Sterling Gallery, Vancouver, BC
    "TRUNK 75" group installation show, A.C.A.D. parkade
  • 2000
    Perfume Show, Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, BC
    The Goblet Show, Kittrell Riffkind, Dallas,Texas.
    G.A.A.C. Conference Show, Red Deer, AB
    S.F.U. Biannual, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
    Ray Gunz, Curated by Jeff Burnette, Burnaby Arts Centre, Burnaby, BC
    Red Deer Series Exhibition, Court House Gallery, Red Deer, AB
    Faculty Show, A.C.A.D., Calgary, AB
    October Beer Mug Show, Newsmall/Sterling Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1999
    Loctite Exhibition, Tampa,Florida, at the G.A.S. conference.
    "Efflorescence" Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC
    "Goblet Show" Kittrell Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
    "Ground-Work" A.C.A.D. Student and Faculty show, Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, BC
    "Halloween Beer Mug Show",Newsmall-Sterling Gallery, Vancouver, BC
    Faculty Show,A.C.A.D. Gallery, Calgary
  • 1998
    The Perfume Show, Circle Craft Gallery,Vancouver,Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, BC
    Biannual Exhibition,(juried), Simon Fraser University, BC
    North American Glass, Guilford Crafts Centre, Guilford, Connecticut,U.S.A..
    The Bug show,Starfish Glassworks,Victoria,BC
    Red Deer Series Exhibition, Court House Gallery, Red Deer, AB
    The Perfume Show, Verre D' Art, Montreal, Quebec.
    Glass Art 10, BCG.A.A., annual juried exhibition, (Award of Merit),Vancouver
    The Black and White Show, Sebastion Yoon Gallery, Calgary
    Beer Mug Invitational, New-Small, Sterling Studio, Vancouver, BC
  • 1997
    La Biennale Canadienne du Verre, Glass Art Association of Canada, Marche Bonsecours, Montreal
    Faculty Show, Alberta College of Art and Design
    British Columbia Glass Arts Association Glass Art 9, Vancouver, BC
    The Canadian Glass Show, Rowles Inc. / Smashing Glass, Edmonton
    Three Person Show, The Front Gallery, Edmonton
    The Goblet Show, Kitterill-Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    Three Person Show, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON
  • 1996
    The Canadian Glass Show, Rowles Inc.,/ Smashing Glass, Edmonton
    Faculty Show, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary
    B.C.G.A.A. Show, Glass Art 8,Library Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC
    Where's the Content /Context Canadian Clay and Glass Museum,Waterloo
    B.C.G.A.A. juried Biennial ,Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
    Calgary Area Artists, Medicine Hat Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB
  • 1995
    Calgary Area Glass Artists, Alberta Crafts Council Presents, Edmonton
    Canadian Glass Show, Rowles and Parham( & Smashing Glass, Edmonton
    Faculty Show, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary
    Calgary Area Artists, Triangle Gallery, Calgary (curator Norm Faulkner)
    B.C.G.A.A. Glass Art 7, Library Arts Centre, Vancouver
    Calgary Area Artists, Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Waterloo
  • 1994
    Containment, The Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Waterloo, ON
    Alberta Made Home, Triangle Gallery, Calgary
    B.C.G.A.A. Show (Oakland Conference), Courtyard Gallery, Alameda,CA., USA
    B.C.G.A.A. Group Show, Vancouver, BC
    The Goblet Show, Kitterill-Rifkind Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA
    Glass Art 6, B.C.G.A.A., Bank of Hong Kong, Vancouver, BC
    Canadian Glass Show, Rowles & Parham / Smashing Glass, Edmonton
  • 1993
    Alberta Made Home, Alberta Crafts Council Gallery, Edmonton
    Expressions in Glass, Muttart Gallery, Calgary
    Glass Art 5, B.C.G.A.A., Bank of Hong Kong lobby, Vancouver, BC
  • 1992
    Glass Art Association of Canada conference show, Emily Carr College, Vancouver, BC
    Inaugural Show, Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC
    Glass Art 4, B.C.G.A.A., Canadian Bank of Hong Kong, Vancouver, BC
    Annual International Invitational Show, The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
    Canadian Glass Show, Rowles and Parham & Smashing Glass, Edmonton
    Cream of the Crop, Alberta Craft Council Presents, Edmonton, AB
  • 1991
    Annual International Invitational Exhibition, The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
    Glass 1970-1990, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON.
    Canadian Glass Show, Rowles and Parham Gallery, Edmonton
    Glass Art 3, B.C.G.A.A., Bank of Hong Kong, Vancouver. BC
  • 1990
    Annual Christmas Show, The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto
    Alberta Artists Show, Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary
    Group Exhibition, Muttart Gallery, Calgary
  • 1989
    International Invitational Show, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Mich., USA
    Two person show, The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto
    Annual International Invitational Exhibition, The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto
  • 1988
    Annual International Invitational Exhibition, The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto
    Six Artist Exhibition, Neo-Faber Gallery, Toronto
  • 1987
    Alberta and British Columbia Artists, North Park Gallery, Victoria, BC
    Christmas Invitational Show, The Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 1986
    Annual International Invitational Exhibition, The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto
  • 1985
    G.A.A.C. Conference Show, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary
    Whirl-i-gigs and Wind Machines, Alberta College of Art, Calgary
  • 1984
    Invitational Soup Tureen Show #1, The Rubaiyat, Calgary
  • 1982
    3 Person Show, The Front Gallery, Edmonton
    3 Person Show, Art Objects Gallery, Calgary
    G.A.A.C. Conference Exhibition, The Koffler Gallery, Toronto, ON
    Alberta Artists, Beaver House Gallery, Edmonton
  • 1980
    Group Exhibition, Student Union Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton


COLLECTIONS

First Minister’s G.I.P. Conference Gazing Bowls Gift Awards
Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton, AB
Petro Canada, Calgary
McDougall House, Calgary
Gift from the City of Calgary to Queen Elizabeth II of England
Gift from the City of Calgary to Governor General of Canada, Ray Hnatyshyn
Charles R. Bronfman Collection, (Claridge)
Esso Resources Canada Collection
Calgary Civic Collection
The Mayor’s Lunch Awards, commission, Calgary

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

1986-2016 Glassblowing Instructor Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary
1985-2016 Co-Owner Double-Struggle Glass Studio
1986-2005 Instructor Red Deer College Summer Series Glass Workshops, Red Deer, AB
2000 Glass sculpture, Hot Demonstration, G.A.A.C. Conference, Red Deer, AB
1992 Glass sculpture, Hot Demonstration, G.A.A.C./ G.A.S. Conference, Vancouver, BC
1985-1987 Production glassblowing Part-time, Skookum Art Glass, Calgary
1981-1985 Production glassblowing Full-time, Skookum Art Glass, Calgary
1980-1981 Production glassblowing Full-time, G.A.T.O. Glass, Toronto, ON

PUBLICATIONS

Canadian Glassworks 1970-1990
Curator, Rosalyn J. Morrison. Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, Ont.; 1990
A Treasury of Canadian Craft
Curator, Sam Carter. The Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC; 1992
The Survey of Glass of the World
Editor, Kazutaka Ohta. Kyuryudo Art Publishing Co., Tokyo, Japan; 1991
Letters to the Editor
G.A.A.C. Magazine
Wall to Wall Creativity in Calgary – Calgary Artists Article
Jessica Patterson, Calgary Herald Neighbours - May 30, 2013
The Fumed Vessels of Jim Norton - Contempory Canadian Glass Article
Julia & Yolande Krueger, Volume 6 Number 4 Winter 2008
A Real Glass Act - Life at Home Article
Jane Harrison, Calgary Herald, Sept. 20, 2008

AWARDS

Award of Merit, Glass Art 10, B.C.G.A.A. Library Arts Centre, Vancouver, 1998
Design award, B.C.G.A.A. Simon Fraser University juried exhibition, 1996
Design award, G.A.A.C. Conference Show, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, 1985

 

CHARITABLE AUCTIONS

2013
Calgary Kidney Foundation Fund Raisers
Calgary Opera Society - Fundraising Auction
Ramsey Community Art Auction-Sale for Charity

2012
Calgary Kidney March Donation & Garage Sale
Ramsey Community Art Auction-Sale for Charity

2011
Calgary Kidney March Donation & Volunteer
MS Society Charity Walk-A-Thon - Regina, SK

2010
Calgary Opera Society - Fundraising Auction
A.C.A.D. Students Silent Auction - Calgary, AB
Aids Awareness Charity Auction - Calgary, AB

2009
Calgary Opera Society - Fundraising Auction
Aids Awareness Charity Auction - Calgary, AB
Multiple Sclerosis Walk-A-Thon – Regina, SK

2008
Wine Night for Calgary Opera Society - Roundup Centre - Fundraising Auction
Nickle Arts Museum - Aids Awareness Charity Auction - Calgary, AB
Calgary United Way Charity Auction

2007
Calgary Opera Society - Fundraising Auction
Aids Awareness Charity Auction - Calgary, AB


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