David B. Williams ~ Ojibway

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David B. Williams is a noted Canadian Ojibway aboriginal artist.

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Many works of David B. Williams are in the collection of the Wah-sa Gallery in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Originally from Garden River First Nation just outside Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, David resided much of his adult life in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, Manitoba. David B. Williams was born December 26, 1947 and died September 29, 2009 at the age of 62 in Winnipeg and is buried at the Garden River First Nation.

He was a painter and printmaker.

Solo Exhibitions 1979 – Gallery One – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan 1980 – Gallery One – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan 1982 – First Man Art Gallery – Calgary. Alberta 1986 – The Trading Post – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan 1987 – The Trading Post – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan

Grants & Awards 1979 – Canada Council Grant (Explorations) 1983 – Manitoba Arts Council Grant 1987 – Indian Arts and Crafts Manitoba Inc.

Special Presentations 1980 – Purchase on behalf of Native Law Society of University of Saskatchewan for presentation to Mr. Justice Berger. Supreme Court Justice of B.C. 1980. Purchase of City of Saskatoon for special presentation to the Saskatoon Curling Team winning the Silver Broom Bonspiel. 1984 – Syncrude Oil Corporation. 1986 – Purchased (a print) by Saskatchewan Mining and Development Corporation for the John Howard Society Native Art Auction Saskatoon. Saskatchewan. 1987 – Métis National Council presented to Pope John Paul at Fort Simpson, NWT 1987 – Peace Hill Trust. Edmonton. Alberta

Principal Collections Mendell Art Gallery – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Arts Board – Regina. Saskatchewan. Shell Oil Corporation – Calgary. Alberta Gulf Oil Corporation – Calgary. Alberta Canada Council Art Bank – Ottawa. Ontario (1982) Department of Indian Affairs – Ottawa. Ontario (1983) Province of Manitoba – (print – 1983) Suncor Oil Corporation – fort McMurray. Alberta (1983) Interprovincial Pipeline Corporation – Edmonton. Alberta (1984) National Museum – Ottawa. Ontario Manitoba Government – Winnipeg. Manitoba Peace Hill Trust – Winnipeg. Manitoba Denver Museum of Fine Arts – Denver. Colorado (U.S.A.) Saskatchewan Native College – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan Peace Hill Trust – Edmonton. Alberta Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg – Winnipeg. Manitoba Indian Family Centre – Winnipeg. Manitoba

Professional Affiliations C.A.R.F.A.C. (Manitoba) (1995) Indian Crafts and Arts Manitoba Inc. (1988)

National Symposium of Indian Art – Hazeleton. B.C. (August 1983) unable to attend. Forwarded five artist proof prints to be sold for the express purpose of a proposed National Indian Arts Scholarship now under study by a steering committee.
Reviews & Interviews – Publications “Accent on the Arts” – Star-Phoenix – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan (Saturday. October 13. 1979) “Woodsmoke and Sweetgrass” CKY Television – Winnipeg. Manitoba (Interviewed December 1982 – Aired January 1983) “The Beaver” – A Hudson Bay Co. Publication (Winter Edition issued for January 1983) B.B.C September 1985

Art Auction/Benefit Second National Native Art Auction. Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (April 1982) – Toronto. Ontario (Refer to catalogue of painting – 1982) Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature – Winnipeg. Man. (January 1983) (Group show auction/benefit) First Annual Native Art Auction – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan (John Howard Society) Art 86 – Brantford. Ontario (Mohawk Institute) Second Annual Native Art Auction – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan (John Howard Society)

Public Exhibitions (Donations) Native Pavilion. Indian Friendship Centre. Saskatoon Folkfest. Saskatoon. Saskatchewan (1981) Native Pavilion Indian and Metis Friendship Centre. Winnipeg Folklorama – Winnipeg, Manitoba (1983) Native Pavilion. Indian Friendship Centre. Saskatoon Folkfest – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan (1986)

School Exhibitions (Public, Private, Native) David Livingstone Community School – Winnipeg. Manitoba (1983) St. Michael’s Community School – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan (1982) Prince Philip Elementary School – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan (1982) Lester B. Pearson Public School – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan (1981) Native Survival School – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan (1981) Father Vachon Catholic School. Saskatoon. Saskatchewan (1981)

Group Exhibitions 1980 – Saskatchewan Open Mendel Art Gallery. A juried Biennial exhibition of Saskatchewan art work was purchased by the Saskatchewan Art Board. 1983 – (January) Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature. A benefit auction. 1983 – Canada Canoe Festival – Victoria Island – Ottawa/Hull 1983 – Second Annual Atlantic Festival of Indian Arts and Crafts October 21-23 – Dalhousie Arts Centre. Halifax. Nova Scotia 1983 – Christmas Craft Show and Sale of Canadian Indian Arts and Crafts – November 4-6 – Marlborough Inn. Calgary. Alberta 1983 – Eight Annual CKRC-CKWG Arts Manitoba. Juried Art Exhibition November 14-25 – Manitoba Archives Building 200 Vaughn Street. Winnipeg. Manitoba 1983 – C.A.R.F.A.C. (Manitoba) – Annual group/benefit – Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba – November 1984 – B.C. Indian Arts and Crafts (Trade) Show. Hyatt Regency Vancouver. B.C. 1984 – Third Annual Atlantic Festival of Indian Arts and Crafts. World Trade Centre. Halifax. Nova Scotia 1984 – Christmas Craft Show and Sale of Canadian Indian Arts and Crafts – Marlborough Inn. Calgary. Alberta 1984 – Fourth Annual Christmas Show and Sale of Canadian Indian Arts and Crafts. Edmonton Convention Centre. Edmonton. Alberta 1984 – Manitoba Winter Showcase of Canadian Indian Arts and Crafts. The Delta Winnipeg. Winnipeg. Manitoba 1985 – Winter Showcase of Canadian Indian Arts and Crafts. Ottawa. Ontario 1985 – Festival du Voyageur. St. Boniface. Manitoba 1985 – Canada Canoe Festival. Ottawa. Ontario 1985 – Eagle Mountain Indian Festival. Hunter Mountain – New York (U.S.A.) 1985 – Fourth Annual Atlantic Festival of Indian Arts and Crafts Hotel Nova Scotia 1985 – C.A.N.A.D.A. – The Show and Sale of Indian Arts and Crafts. Thompson. Manitoba 1985 – Fifth Annual Christmas Show and Sale of Canadian Indian Arts and Crafts. Edmonton Convention Centre. Edmonton. Alberta 1985 – Christmas Craft Show and Sale of Canadian Indian Arts and Crafts – Calgary Convention Centre. Winnipeg. Manitoba 1985 – Manitoba Christmas Craft Sale. Winnipeg Convention Centre. Winnipeg. Manitoba 1986 – Festival du Voyageur. St. Boniface. Manitoba 1986 – International Spring Fair. Birmingham. England 1986 – Manitoba Spring Crafts Sale. Winnipeg Convention Centre. Winnipeg. Manitoba 1986 – Indian Arts and Crafts Associations (IACA) Sixth Annual Spring Wholesale Market and Retailers. Denver Merchandise Mart. Denver. Colorado (U.S.A.) 1986 – Red Cloud Indian Art Show. Heritage Centre. Pine Ridge. South Dakota (U.S.A.) 1986 – Grand National American Indian Arts and Crafts Show and Sale, Las Vegas, Nevada (U.S.A.) 1986 – Summit on Indian Business – Convention Centre. Toronto. Ontario 1986 – Seattle Art Festival ’86. Seattle. Washington (U.S.A.) 1986 – The Canadian Annual Wildlife Art and Conservation Show and Sale. Durham. Ontario 1986 – 65th Annual Indian Ceremonial. Gallup. New Mexico (U.S.A.) 1986 – Sixth Annual Christmas Show and Sale of Canadian Indian Arts and Crafts. Edmonton Convention Centre. Edmonton. Alberta 1986 – Christmas Craft Show and Sale of Canadian Indian Arts and Crafts – Marlborough Inn. Calgary. Alberta 1986 – Manitoba Christmas Craft Sale. Winnipeg Convention Centre. Winnipeg. Manitoba 1987 – Mingmak (Muskox). Saskatoon. Saskatchewan 1987 – Santa Monica Indian Ceremonial. Los Angeles. California (U.S.A.) 1987 – Winnipeg Street Festival (Winnipeg Art Gallery). Winnipeg. Manitoba 1987 – Seventh Annual Christmas Show and Sale of Canadian Indian Arts and Crafts. Edmonton Convention Centre. Edmonton. Alberta 1987 – Peace Hill Trust Jury Native Art Show. Edmonton. Alberta 1988 – Winterlude. Ottawa. Ontario 1988 – Fedstival du Voyageur ’88. St. Boniface. Manitoba 1988 – Spring Craft Show. Ottawa. Ontario 1992 – Peace Hill Trust Jury Native Art Show. Edmonton. Alberta 1994 – Peace Hill Trust Jury Native Art Show. Edmonton. Alberta 1995 – Annual Native Art Auction. John Howard Society. Saskatoon. Saskatchewan

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