Last update: 10 March 2010
   
   

Roger H. Boulet
6114 Peach Orchard Road
Summerland, BC, Canada  V0H 1Z6
Telephone: [250] 494-9048
Cell: [250] 462-0189
or
Telephone: (604) 628-4677
E-mail: rhboulet@telus.net

   
   


   

 PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • 2008-2009 Curator of Vistas: Artists on the Canadian Pacific Railway, Glenbow Museum, Calgary
  • 2008 [Retired, more or less].
  • 2003-2008 Heritage Services Assistant, Township of Langley
  • 1996-present Art Consultant, free-lance curator, writer
  • 2002 Developed on-line courses in Art History for Okanagan University College
  • 1999-2000    Curatorial Consultant, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC.
  • 1997-2003   Instructor, Art History, Okanagan University College
  • 1996-1999  Adjunct Curator, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC.
  • 1995 -           Web Site Designer
  • 1993-1996    Director / Curator, The Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton,BC.
  • 1987-1991    Director, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • 1987              Head Curator, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
  • 1981-1987    Director/Curator, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC.
  • 1980-1981    Free-lance writer, researcher, curator, Victoria, & Vancouver, BC.
  • 1975-1980    Director, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC.
  • 1974-1975    Research and Technical Assistant, National Programme, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
  • 1972-1974    Curator, Peter Whyte Gallery, Banff, AB.
  • 1965-1966    Translator, Great-West Life, Winnipeg, MB.
   
   

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Council Member, British Columbia Museums Association, 1995-2000
  • Member, Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization (CAMDO) 1975-1980; 1983-87; 1988-1991; 1993 -1996 ; Vice-President, 1991-92.
  • Member, Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) 1990 - 1991
  • Chairman, Council of Associate Museum Directors (National Museums of Canada) 1977-1980
  • Member, Pacific Region Advisory Committee (Canadian Conservation Institue) 1979-1982
  • Vice-President, Western Canada Art Association, 1993-94; Chairman, 1977-1978
  • Life Member, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
  • Benefactor, Burnaby Art Gallery
   
   

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Canadian Museum Association Annual Conference, Whitehorse, June 1998: Museums and the Millennium
  • Art Reviewer for The Edmonton Journal, February - April, 1993.
  • Graphica Atlantica, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 1987: Invited speaker; member of Awards Jury for international graphic art exhibition.
  • Canadian Museum Association Annual Conference, Quebec City, May 1984: Art Museum Directorship in Canada Today, panel member with William Withrow, Alex Gaudieri, Sean Murphy and Lee Joliffe.
  • Central Island Arts Alliance (Courtney, B.C.): One day workshop on Gallery Management and Policy Development (1986).
  • Grand Forks Art Gallery (Grand Forks, B.C.): One day workshop on policy development and formulation (1986).
   
   

EDUCATION:

  • Completed course work in M.A. (Art History) Programme at University of Alberta, 1993
  • School of Art, University of Manitoba (1966-70): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) 1970
  • Collège de St-Boniface (St. Boniface, Manitoba) (1957-1965)
   
   

 

AWARDS:

  • Canada Council Grant, 1970-71
   
   

LANGUAGES:

  • Fluent in both English and French
  • (Comprehension of Latin, some Italian, some Spanish)
   
   

PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Books:
    • Vistas: Artists Along the Canadian Pacific Railway. Calgary: The Glenbow Museum, 2009, 192 pages. (Aussi disponible en français sous le titre Terres promises : les artistes à bord du Canadien Pacifique).
    • The Canadian Earth (Toronto: Cerebrus Press and Prentice-Hall of Canada Ltd., 1982) 228 pp.
    • Walter J. Phillips: The Complete Graphic Works (Markham: M.B. Loates Publishing Company Ltd., 1981) 574 pp. Deluxe Limited Edition Volume.
    • The Tranquillity and the Turbulence, a biography of Walter J. Phillips (Markham: M.B. Loates Publishing Company Ltd., 1981) 232 pp. (Distributed by Prentice-Hall)
    • Toni Onley: A Silent Thunder (Toronto: Cerebrus Press and Prentice-Hall of Canada, Ltd., 1981) 144 pp.

  2. Exhibition Catalogues (essays):
    • "A Path of Integrity" in Richard Reid: Variance. Castlegar: The Kootenay Gallery, 2009.
    • "Four Windows" in Robert Young: Quotidian View. Burnaby: The Burnaby Art Gallery, 2009.
    • Torrie Groening: A Maximalist for Dinner. Burnaby: The Burnaby Art Gallery, 2008.
    • Onley's True North. Kamloops: The Kamloops Art Gallery, 2004.
    • Common Threads: The Etchings of Irene Klar. Edmonton: Irene Klar Studio, Ltd., 2004. (Foreword)
    • Wood for Life: By Design. Kelowna: The Kelowna Art Gallery, 2003.
    • Ernest S. Lumsden (1883-1948) Burnaby: Visual Arts Burnaby, 2003.
    • Lilian Broca: Mirrors and Reflections. Seattle: Frye Art Museum, 2001. (Introduction)
    • Ann Kipling: Prints (Kamloops: The Kamloops Art Gallery) 2000.
    • Takao Tanabe: wet coasts and dry land (Kelowna: The Kelowna Art Gallery) 2000.
    • Inkling to Ink: Susan Gransby (Burnaby: Visual Arts Burnaby) 2000.
    • Byron Johnston (Kelowna: Kelowna Art Gallery) 1999.
    • A Phil Clark Round-Up (Kamloops: Kamloops Art Gallery) 'Art and its Practices,' 1997, 8pp.
    • 300 and twenty-eight (Kelowna: Kelowna Art Gallery) 1997.
    • The Red Ladder - Jan Crawford (Kelowna: Kelowna Art Gallery) 1996.
    • Joseph Plaskett, Reflections and Shadows) Penticton: Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, 1996), 40 pp.
    • Tracking, an installation by Carl Granzow (Penticton: The Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, 1995), 32 pp.
    • Tom Wilcox: A Voice Within (Kamloops: Kamloops Art Gallery) 'Art and its Practices,' 1994, 8pp.
    • Percival M. Ritchie, A Retrospective (Penticton: The Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, 1994), 20 pp.
    • Lyndal Osborne: Songs of the Stone (Edmonton: The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1990), 28 pp.
    • Equinox: Aspects of Swedish Contemporary Art(Edmonton: The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1989) 44 pp.
    • Graham Peacock: Paint, Process and Spirit(Edmonton: The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1987) 20 pp.
    • Steve Mennie: Point of View(Burnaby: The Burnaby Art Gallery, 1984) 24 pp.
    • Bob Steele So Far...(Burnaby: The Burnaby Art Gallery, 1984) 8 pp.
    • A.C. Leighton (Edmonton: The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1981) 40 pp.
    • Paul Rand (Victoria: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1980) 32pp.
    • L.M. Kilpin (Victoria: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1979) 28pp.
    • Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith 1846-1923) (Victoria: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1978) 156 pp.

  3. Articles; Essays, etc:
    1. On Art:
      • Torrie Groening: Amuse-Bouche, or The Audition, Surrey Art Gallery: 2007, Open Book (online)
      • "(Un)Natural Histories" Canadian Art, Winter, 1997), p. 62.
      • "Lyndal Osborne: Songs of the Stone" Outlook, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Vol. 1, Number 1 Spring 1990, p. 5 - 7.
      • "Equinox: Aspects of Swedish Contemporary Art" Exhibitions, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Winter 1989/90), p. 7-9.
      • "From Sea to Sea: The Development of Canadian Art: Painting in Canada in the '30s and '40s" Exhibitions, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Winter 1989/90, p. 2-4.
      • "From Sea to Sea: The Development of Canadian Art: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven" Exhibitions, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Winter/Spring 1989, p. 2-3.
      • "From Sea to Sea: The Development of Canadian Art: From Confederation to World War I" Exhibitions, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Autumn 1988, p. 6-7.
      • "Vivian Thierfelder" Exhibitions, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Winter/Spring 1989, p. 7-8.
      • "Walter J. Phillips" Exhibitions, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Autumn 1988, p. 11-12.
      • "William Kurelek: Growing Up on the Prairies" Exhibitions, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Winter 1988, p. 10-11.
      • "RFM McInnis: Solitudes" Exhibitions, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Winter 1988, p. 2-3.
      • "Scott Plear: Recent Paintings" Update, The Edmonton Art Gallery, First Issue 1987), p. 7-8.
      • "The Gift of the Ernest S. Lumsden Collection" Newsprints, Burnaby Art Gallery, Winter 1987, Vol. 3, No. 1), p. 5-7.
      • "About the Etching Revival" Newsprints, Burnaby Art Gallery, Winter 1987, Vol. 2, No. 1), p. 9.
      • "Bob Evermon - A Retrospective" Newsprints, Burnaby Art Gallery, February 1986, Vol. I, No. 5, p. 10 - 17.
      • "Malaspina: 10 Years" Newsprints, Burnaby Art Gallery, September 1985. Vol. I, No. 4, p. 7-20.
      • "The Curatorial Imperative" Newsprints, Burnaby Art Gallery, May 1985, Vol. 1, No. 3), p. 3)
      • "Scattered Songs: Works by Jeff Stellick" Newsprints, Burnaby Art Gallery, February 1985, Vol. I, No. 2, p. 5-6.
      • "The Secret Life of Original Prints" Newsprints, Burnaby Art Gallery, December 1984, Vol. I, No. 1), p. 11.
      • "Steve Nelson, Artist (and inanophobe...?)*" CHOP, Malaspina Printmakers' Society, Vancouver:Vol 1. No.4. December 1984, p.8-11.
      • "W.J. Phillips in Alberta" Visual Arts Newsletter, Alberta Culture, Edmonton December 1984. Vol VI. No.6. Issue 26, p.23.
      • "Getting Together: Director/Board Relations" Museum Round-Up, British Columbia Museums Association, Victoria, Spring 1983. No.89.
      • "Legh Mulhall Kilpin (1855-1919)" The Canadian Collector, Toronto, March/April, 1983.
      • "Winter Landscapes" Arts West, Calgary, January, 1982.
      • "A.C. Leighton" Arts West, Calgary, March, 1982.
      • "Alberta Rhythm" Arts West, Calgary, July-August, 1982.
      • "F.M. Bell-Smith: An Artist in Vogue" Antiques and Art, Vancouver, April, 1981.
      • "The Prints of Walter J. Phillips: Part 1: Etchings" Antiques and Art, Vancouver, May, 1981.
      • "The Prints of Walter J. Phillips: Part 2: Colour Woodcuts" Antiques and Art, Vancouver, June, 1981.
      • "The Prints of Walter J. Phillips: Part 3: Wood Engravings" Antiques and Art, Vancouver, July/August, 1981.
      • "Marc-Aurèle Fortin" Arts West, Calgary, September, 1981.
      • "The Watercolours of Franklin Carmichael" Arts West, Calgary, October, 1981.
      • "The Prints of Clarence Gagnon" Antiques and Art, Vancouver, November, 1981.
      • "Goodridge Roberts" Arts West, Calgary, November, 1981.
    2. On Other Subjects:
      • "How David Lemon has shared his love of prints" Muse, Canadian Museums Association, Ottawa, Vol. XVII, No. 1, p. 56.
      • "The Virtues of Virtual Exhibitions" Muse, Canadian Museums Association, Ottawa, Vol. XVI, No. 1, 1998), p. 68.
      • "How Sweet it is! Dessert Wines from the Okanagan Valley" BCL Guide, Vancouver, Winter, 1996-97.
      • "The World Wide Web: Your New Front Door" Museum Round-Up, British Columbia Museums Association, Victoria: No. 196, 1995, p. 10.

  4. Other:
    • A Plan for Development (A management and development plan prepared for the Trustees of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria) 1979 (Private document, 188 pp.)
    • Numerous Introductions, Forewards etc. and other small articles, in Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Burnaby Art Gallery and Edmonton Art Gallery and Art Gallery of the South Okanagan publications and newsletters.
    • Also, articles on Toni Onley and F.M. Bell-Smith in The Canadian Encyclopaedia.

  5. Internet Publications:
  6. In Manuscript:
    • Les très belles heures d'André Biéler à l'Ile d'Orléans (in French and in English) - 1981.