About the Artists

Dawna Rose self-portrait
DR Screaming Dawna, 2020

Dawna Rose

Dawna Rose’s work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada. She has received grants from the Saskatchewan Arts Board and The Canada Council for the Arts and has been an artist in residence at Emma Lake Writers/Artist Retreat (SK), Artscape Gibraltar Point (TO), Klondike Institute for Art and Culture (Dawson City, YT), The Vermont Studio Centre, Gullkistan (Iceland), and most recently at Pouch Cove Foundation (NL) and AKA Artist-Run (SK). 

Dawna’s work can be found in the collections of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and University of Saskatchewan, as well as in private collections in Canada, the U.S., and Europe. Dawna has published two graphic books, one of which (Smoking with My Mother) won an Alcuin Society national book award. Her work is currently represented by The Gallery/art placement, Saskatoon, and Grasslands Gallery.


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Betsy Rosenwald self-portrait
DR Screaming Betsy, 2020

Betsy Rosenwald

Betsy Rosenwald is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada)-based visual artist. Her paintings have been exhibited across Canada, the US, and internationally, and can be found in many private and public collections. Born in Boston, Betsy received her BA in Fine Arts from Beloit College (WI) and moved to New York to complete an MFA at Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY). Her early work is associated with the East Village art scene, where it was represented by the seminal East Village gallery, Civilian Warfare.

Betsy is the recipient of grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Art Matters Foundation, SK Arts, and the Canada Council for the Arts. She has attended artist residencies at AKA Artist-Run (SK), Artscape Gibraltar Point (ON), Klondike Institute for Art and Culture (YT), Emma Lake Artists/Writers Retreat (SK), Pouch Cove Foundation (NL), and MacDowell (NH). She received the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (2023) for her contributions to the Arts in Saskatchewan. A former art editor of the literary magazine, Grain, she has collaborated with writers on several projects, including Jack Pine Press’s limited edition Pliny’s Knickers, which received the 2005 bp Nichol chapbook award. Her work is represented by The Gallery / art placement, Saskatoon and Grasslands Gallery.


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