Full CV – Artist Julia Trops

Julia Trops
250-215-0079
www.juliatrops.com
juliatrops@gmail.com

Lives and works in West Kelowna British Columbia

Education

2017 – 2018         Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies – Intercultural Communication, Royal Roads, Victoria, BC
2016 – 2017   Indigenous Studies & Okanagan Language, En’owkin Centre, snpink’tn, BC
2016                  Lougheed Leadership Centre, Banff Centre for the Arts
2001                  Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art Studio Painting) Great Distinction, University of Lethbridge, AB
2000                 Visual Communications Diploma (Graphic Design) Honours, Medicine Hat College, AB

Galleries
2004-2016          Gallery Odin, Silverstar Mountain Resort, BC

Selected Exhibitions
2017 Breastfeeding Touring Exhibition, Interior Health, BC
2016 FIDEM Congress, XXXIII, Belgium (catalog)
2014 Sncəwips Heritage Museum, Westbank First Nations, Westbank, BC
FIDEM Congress, XXXII, Sofia, Bulgaria (catalog)
Styx & Stones, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
2007-13 Okanagan Erotic Art Show, Kelowna, BC (catalog)
2010 FIDEM Congress XXXI, Tampere Art Museum, Finland (catalog)
2007 Rhythms of Nature, Osoyoos Art Gallery, Osoyoos, BC (3 person)
2005 Figures! The Old Schoolhouse Gallery, Qualicum Beach, BC
Existence in the Dream, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC (solo)
2004 From Heart to Hearth, Kelowna Art Gallery, BC
Looking Back, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
2003 Life, Death, Becoming Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna BC (solo)
2001 Graduate Show, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge
2000 Chronos/Kronos Medicine Hat Museum & Art Gallery, Medicine Hat AB

Residencies
2013 Can Serrat Artist Residency, El Bruc, Spain
2012 BAU Institute, Otranto, Italy

Awards/Nominations
2017 Lifetime Achievement – Okanagan Arts Awards Kelowna BC
2014 Antoni Cimolino Leadership Award, Culture Days, Canada
2013 Can Serrat Artist Residency Grant for residency, El Bruc, Spain
2012 BAU Institute Grant for residency, Otranto, Italy
2011 City of Kelowna Honour in the Arts, Kelowna BC
2011 Okanagan Arts Awards Kelowna BC

Project Management
2016 –    2017      Respecting Traditional Knowledge & Protocols

  • Established partnership for presentation between En’owkin Centre and Suk’wtemsqilx’w West Kelowna Arts Council
  • Planned and coordinated seminar to present impact on Indigenous cultural appropriation & ways to respect

2015 –    2016      Airport Project (Suk’wtemsqilx’w West Kelowna Arts Council)

  • Created procedure/process, including managing and processing intake of artists for YLW Departure Lounge Kiosk
  • Instrumental in the formulation of an MOU between the YLW airport concessionaire Skyway which welcomes artists from Kamloops to Osoyoos (YLW catchment area)

2015 –    2016      Suk’wtemsqilx’w West Kelowna Arts Council (BC Society)

  • Chair Sukwtemsqilx’w West Kelowna Arts Council (Indigenous/Non Indigenous dual culture arts council)
  • Observed and actively promoted proper protocols for Indigenous relations
  • Developed Public Art Policy for City of West Kelowna through Arts Council
  • Created connections with two major Indigenous entities, En’owkin Centre and Okanagan Nation Alliance
  • Signed MOU between Westbank First Nation and Suk’wtemsqilx’w West Kelowna Arts Council
  • Researched Best Practices and liaised with three different government jurisdictions to further cultural actions: Kelowna, West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation
  • Researched Best Practices and liaised with three governmental levels for further cultural developement: Federal, Provincial, Municipal
  • Writing weekly press articles supporting community projects
  • Wrote business proposal and standards for businesses requesting artist works in business
  • Wrote 10 year business plan, policy and procedures for the Arts Council
  • Led and developed strategic plan for Arts Council with ten others

2014 –    2016      Westside Culture Days

  • Coordinated multiple governments Culture Days and Provincial Launch for 2016
  • Initiated, coordinated and MC’d Arts & Culture Federal All Candidates Forum 2015 Election
  • Initiated, coordinated/led Westside Culture Days 2014 to present, resulted in #1 across Canada in population sector 2015
  • Initiated Westside Culture Days between artists, businesses, West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation which resulted in Sukwtemsqilx’w West Kelowna Arts Council
  • Encouraged The Nations Gallery, the first Westside First Nation art gallery since the 70s

2010 – 2012         Studio 113 Cooperative, Rotary Centre for the Arts

  • Initiated, founded and nurtured Studio 113 Cooperative

2007 – 2014         Okanagan Erotic Art Show

    • Founder, Manager, Coordinator, Curator, Publisher
      International call to artists
    • Liaised and worked with Canada and US Customs for import/export of artwork
    • Worked with RCA, Woodside Gallery, Ex Nihilo and Sparkling Hill Resort for location
    • Wrote press releases and facilitated other communications such as radio and paper interviews
    • Defined standards and procedures
    • Produced art catalogues and established relationship with National Library and Archives

2006-2011         Okanagan Art Awards

  • Wrote policies for establishing the criteria for the various awards
  • Wrote policies for establishing the criteria for the sculpture
  • Committee member for the award presentation each year

2003-2012         Livessence Society for Figurative Artists and Models

  • Founder,  coordinator for drawing sessions
  • Trained models

Collections
Sensisyusten School, Westbank First Nation, Westbank, BC
Banff Centre for the Arts, Lougheed Leadership Centre
Kelowna Museums Society, Kelowna, BC
Penticton Art Gallery
Westbank First Nations, Westbank, BC
Can Serrat, El Bruc, Spain
BAU Institute, New York, NY
City of Kelowna, Kelowna, BC
Arizona State University
Various private collections

Public Speaking
2017    Respecting Traditional Knowledge & Protocols, Westbank, BC
2016    Presentation to Rotary Club, West Kelowna, BC
2016    BC Culture Days Provincial Launch, Westbank, BC
2015    Creative Cities Network of Canada, Kelowna, BC
2015    Presentation Okanagan Board of Excellence, West Kelowna, BC
2015    Presentation Westbank Lion’s Club, Westbank, BC
2014    Making a Living as an Artist, CARFAC, Kelowna Art Gallery
2014    Artist Talk, Art & Money, Vernon Federation of Canadian Artists
2014    Artist Talk, Art & Money, Kelowna Federation of Canadian Artists
2014    Artist Talk, Art & Business, Summerland Art Gallery
2013    Artist Talk, Art & Money, Lake Country Art Gallery

Summits
2015     Creative Cities Network of Canada, Kelowna, BC
2014     BC Arts Council Review, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC
2013     Joint City Board Meeting, City of Kelowna, Kelowna BC
2013     Arts & Culture Summit, City of Kelowna, Kelowna BC
2011      Arts & Culture Summit Panel, City of Kelowna, Kelowna BC
2007     Cultural District Summit, City of Kelowna, Kelowna BC
2004     Cultural District Summit, City of Kelowna, Kelowna BC

Professional and Community Experience
2017 West Kelowna City Public Art Policy, West Kelowna, BC
2016 BC Provincial Culture Days Launch, Coordinator/organizer, Okanagan, BC

2015 Founder, Suk’wtemsqilx’w West Kelowna Arts Council, Westside, BC
2014 Westside Culture Days, Coordinator/organizer, West Kelowna BC
2010 Founded Studio 113 Cooperative, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna BC
2009-2012 Gallery Director, Creatio at Ex Nihilo Vineyards
2007 Founder, Coordinator, Curator for Okanagan Erotic Art Show
2007-2011 Core member establishing the Okanagan Arts Awards
2006-2014 Director Kelowna Museums Society, Kelowna, BC
2005 Founder of Livessence Society of Figurative Artists and Models
2005-2007 Director Arts Council of the Central Okanagan
2003-14 Trainer of models for Life Drawing
2002-2011 Resident Artist, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna BC
1999 Assistant Art Director, CHAT TV, Medicine Hat, AB

Published
2016 Book FIDEM Medallion Society, Belgium, Contributing artist
2015 Book Okanagan Tapestry, Okanagan, BC
2014 Book FIDEM Medallion Society, Bulgaria, Contributing artist
Awards for Prophetic Women of Faith, Presbyterian Church USA
2013 Book Art & Money Author, Self Published
Catalog Okanagan Erotic Art Show (Publisher, Contributing Artist)
2012 Catalog Okanagan Erotic Art Show (Publisher, Contributing Artist)
2011 Catalog Okanagan Erotic Art Show (Publisher, Contributing Artist)
2010 Book FIDEM Medallion Society, Finland, Contributing artist
Catalog Simplicity in Mind, Editor, Publisher, Contributing artist
2009 Book Lauren, Sensuality of Form, Artist, Author, Publisher
Book Spirituality of Sex, Contributing artist, Woodlake Books, BC
Catalog Okanagan Erotic Art Show (Publisher, Contributing Artist)
2008 Book Spirituality of Music contributing artist, Woodlake Books, BC
Catalog Spirit of Kelowna Monograph, Introduction
Wine Labels for The View Winery, Kelowna
2007 Article Art of Charity, Author, Okanagan Arts Magazine
Book Exploring Life Drawing by Harold Stone, contributing artist
2000 Logos and Drawings for Therapist Assistant’s Manual, Medicine Hat College, AB

Radio & Television
2014 CBC Radio Daybreak South, Ken Walker Westside Culture Days
2012 CBC Radio Daybreak South, Alya Ramadan Italian Residency
2010 CBC Radio Daybreak South, Marion Bartschel Business and Culture
2009 Shaw TV Interview with Kelowna artist Julia Trops and life drawing model DonnaLee Davidson
2007 CBC Radio North by Northwest Sheryl McKay, Okanagan Erotic Art Show
2005 Shaw TV Life Drawing Interview with Artist Julia Trops and life drawing Model Blake, Kelowna BC
2003 CBC Radio North by Northwest Sheryl McKay, Rotary Centre for the Arts Artists

Newspaper
2014
Barb Aguiar, Culture Days brewing across Westside,
Westside Weekly, West Kelowna BC, July 17 2014
Julia Trops, Connecting through culture,
Westside Weekly, West Kelowna BC, August 10 2014
Julia Trops, Banks eager to shed stodgy image through Culture Days,
Westside Weekly, West Kelowna BC, August 17 2014
Julia Trops, It’s good business to be confident in culture,
Westside Weekly, West Kelowna BC, August 24 2014
Julia Trops, Westside Culture Days counting down,
Westside Weekly, West Kelowna BC, August 31 2014
Julia Trops, Engaging, educating and encouraging,
Westside Weekly, West Kelowna BC, September 7 2014
Julia Trops, Music, art, magic gathering here,
Westside Weekly, West Kelowna BC, September 14 2014
Julia Trops, Westside among BC’s most cultural,
Westside Weekly, West Kelowna BC, September 21 2014
Staff, No shortage of Westside events during Culture Days,
Westside Weekly, West Kelowna BC, September 25 2014
Dorothy Brotherton, Culture Days spread art across Westside,
Westside Weekly, West Kelowna BC, October 2 2014

2013
Jennifer Smith, A sparkling year for the Okanagan Erotic Art Show,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, June 14 2013
Jennifer Smith, Local artists go erotic at Sparkling Hill,
Vernon Morning Star, Vernon BC, June 28 2013
Kirstin Froneman, Sparkling Hill opens to erotic art,
Vernon Morning Star, Vernon BC, July 9 2013
Glenna Turnbull, Arts Seen!
Castanet News, Kelowna BC, July 11 2013
Staff, Unspoken Secrets, Snap Okanagan, Kelowna BC, August 2013
Kirstin Wakal, In the open air,
Westside Weekly, West Kelowna BC, August 18 2013
Kelowna author releases book to help artists balance “Art & Money”
Kelowna Now, Kelowna BC, October 4 2013
Kristin Froneman, It takes a village to make a living from art,
Vernon Morning Star, Vernon BC, Oct 9 2013

2012
Okanagan Saturday, Nominees announced for Kelowna awards,
The Okanagan Saturday, Kelowna BC, March 3 2012
Castanet staff, Arts Awards nominees announced,
Castanet News, Kelowna BC, March 2012
Jennifer Smith, Art of posing naked,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, April 27 2012
Julia Trops, Right idea wrong location for proposed building
Letter to the editor, Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, October 9 2012
Jennifer Smith, Giving art away for free has a price,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, November 9 2012
Megan Winters, Atelier and Design,
Elle Décor Magazine, December 2012

2011
Glenna Turnbull, Okanagan Arts Awards A celebration of the arts,
eVent Magazine, Kelowna BC, February 13 2011
Okanagan Erotic Art Show,
Icon Okanagan Magazine, Kelowna BC, Fall 2011
Murray Mitchell, Bring on the Bling,
Kamloops Daily News, Kamloops BC, October 2011
Jennifer Smith, Kelowna artist ready to move on and get out into the world, Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, December 9 2011
Jennifer Smith, Naked ambition sees Okanagan Erotic Art Show go global, Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, December 31 2011

2010
Staff, Erotic art show slated for end of month,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, April 2 2010
Jennifer Smith, Sex show organizer flies the coop,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, April 30 2010
Jennifer Smith, Another attempt made to stage erotic art show,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, August 13 2010
Jennifer Smith, New(d) Attitude,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, August 29 2010
Julia Trops, Some would have artists’ voices outlawed, Letter to the editor, Kelowna Capital News, September 5 2010

2009
Dawn Antle, My most memorable Valentine, The Okanagan Saturday,
Kelowna BC, February 14 2009
Dorothy Brotherton, See Art in the Park today at Quail’s Gate Winery,
Westside Weekly, West Kelowna BC, August 9 2009
Dorothy Brotherton, Okanagan Art goes global,
YLW Magazine, Kelowna BC, Fall 2009
Ron Seymour, Performance artists shine, Kelowna Daily Courier,
Kelowna BC, September 14 2009

2008
Staff, Erotic art to be displayed,
Kelowna Daily Courier, Kelowna BC, March 19 2008
Staff, Erotic Art Display raises expectations, eyebrows in Kelowna,
Daily South Asian, The Canadian Press, March 21 2008
Public Poll, Bothered by the erotic art show?
Castanet News, Kelowna BC, March 22 2008
Glenna Turnbull, Getting erotic: art that makes you blush,
eVent Magazine, Kelowna BC, March 23 2008
Unknown, The inaugural Okanagan Erotic Art Show opened last week,
Penticton Western News, Penticton BC, April 4 2008
Lori Charlton, Gearing up for the Wine Fest, (cover and story)
eVent Magazine, Kelowna BC, September 21 2008
Julia Trops, The Art of Charity,
Okanagan Arts Magazine, Kelowna BC, Fall 2008
Glenna Turnbull, See it Live,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, October 15 2008

2007
Julie Turner, Three artists share spotlight at new Art Gallery Show,
The Osoyoos Times, Osoyoos BC, March 28 2007
Glenna Turnbull, See it Live,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, August 22 2007
Portia Priegert, The human form,
eVent Magazine, Kelowna BC, November 28 2007

2006
Chris Stanford, eVent Weekend Cover image,
eVent Magazine, Kelowna BC, February 5 2006
Marissa Baecker, Life and Arts Festival to kick off with popular Positively Posh, Kelowna Daily Courier, Kelowna BC, March 15 2006
eVent Up Close, Julia Trops,
eVent Magazine, Kelowna BC, November 19 2006

2005
Jude Campbell, Mozart & Art,
eVent Magazine, Kelowna BC, March 30 2005
Dana Kirby, Showcase Around Town,
Kelowna Capital News Showcase, Kelowna BC, March 31 2005
Rand Zacharias, Should publicly displayed art be covered or cancelled?
Okanagan Life Magazine, Kelowna BC, September 2 2005

2004
Unknown, Art Briefs,
eVent Magazine, Kelowna BC, March 2004
Unknown, The Main eVent,
eVent Magazine, Kelowna BC, March 23 2004
Glenna Turnbull, Speaking of Art,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, March 26 2004
Rand Zacharias, Trops depicts flowing, feminine form,
Okanagan Life Magazine, Kelowna BC, March 2004
Glenna Turnbull, Speaking of Art,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, April 2004
Serina Parsons, Contemporary art in conservative Kelowna,
Kelowna Daily Courier, Kelowna BC, November 2 2004

2003
Staff, Gorman mill donates wood for studio donkeys,
Kelowna Daily Courier, Kelowna BC, May 30 2003
Staff, Exhibit of art in RCA galleria,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, June 13 2003
Unknown, RCA Galleria opening,
Kelowna Daily Courier, Kelowna BC, June 18 2003
Unknown, Local Group of Seven hold open house,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, July 4 2003
Maxine Dehart, Straight from Dehart,
Kelowna Daily Courier, Kelowna BC, July 9 2003
Unknown, Artists show off their wares,
eVent Magazine, Kelowna BC, July 9 2003
eVent Staff, Group of Seven holds open house,
eVent Magazine, Kelowna BC, July 16 2003
Okanagan Saturday Staff, Womens’ art is for everyone,
The Okanagan, Kelowna BC, October 2003
Glenna Turnbull, Magirescus Musical Ministry,
Okanagan Life Magazine, Kelowna BC, October 2003
Unknown, Four Kelowna artists stage exhibit at RCA,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, October 22 2003
Unknown, “Figuratively Speaking has plenty for viewing,
eVent Magazine, Kelowna BC, October 24 2003
Glenna Turnbull, Finding a business palate for artists,
Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, November 9 2003
Glenna Turnbull, Back to the Beginning (cover and story),
Showcase Magazine Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna BC, November 27 2003