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William H. (Bill) Lobchuk, R.C.A.


Born
Neepawa, Manitoba, 1942

Education
1966         Diploma of Art, University of Manitoba

History
1968-69    Opened the Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop, Winnipeg, MB
1972-75    Elected President, Canadian Artist's Representation, MB
1973-74    Professor, School of Art, Printmaking, University of Manitoba
1973         Served as a member of the Canada Council Art Bank juries
1976         Served as a member of the Canada Council Art Bank juries
1979         Served as a member of the Canada Council Art Bank juries
1980         Served as a member of the Canada Council Art Bank juries
1984         Served as a member of the Canada Council Art Bank juries
1987         Served as a member of the Canada Council Art Bank juries
1989         Served as a member of the Canada Council Art Bank juries
1974-76    Served as a member of the Manitoba Arts Council
1975         Established the first program of grants to individual artists
1975         Visiting Guest Artist, Canada Council Art Bank Commission, GRAFF Print studio, Montreal, Quebec
1976-78    Elected National Representative, Canadian Artist's Representation, CARFAC
1977-80    Appointed President, Canadian National Committee of the International Association of Art, UNESCO
1978-80    Appointed National Director, Canadian Artist's Representation, CARFAC
1979-80    Advisory Committee, Gallery Oseredok, Ukrainian Cultural Center, Winnipeg, MB
1980         Appointed Fundraiser, Jack Chambers Memorial Foundation
1981         Visiting Guest Artist, Canada Council Art Bank Commission, St. Michael's Print Studio, Newfoundland
1982         Elected Chairman of the Board, Arts Manitoba magazine (Border Crossings), Winnipeg, MB
1983-88    Elected Board Member, Gallery Oseredok, Ukrainian Cultural Center, Winnipeg, MB
1985-2005   Arranged a donation of prints from the Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop to the School of Art Collection,
                   University of Manitoba, Gallery 111
1985-87    Chaired the Collection Committee, Gallery Oseredok, Ukrainian Cultural Center, Winnipeg, MB
1985-88    Served as Board Member, Manitoba Puppet Theatre
1986         Arranged a donation of 40 works of art to the St. Boniface General Hospital art collection, Cancer Ward
1987-91    Served as Board Member, West End Cultural Center, Winnipeg, MB
1987-95    Opened and operated "Gallery 454", Winnipeg, MB
1989         Arranged the purchase of the Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop print collection by the Norman MacKenzie
                Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1991         Arranged the purchase of the "Sightings" collection by the Winnipeg Art Gallery
1993         Elected Chairman, Manitoba Ukrainian Arts Council
1995         Established the "Art Collectors Club", Winnipeg, MB
1996         Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art (R.C.A.)
1999-2005   Served on the board at CARFAC, MB. One term as national rep, one term as President of CARFAC, MB
2002-07    Appointed Executive Director of Jack Chambers Memorial Foundation

Awards and Commissions
2009         Deep Bay Cove Artist's Residency, Manitoba Arts Council
1999         Project Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
1991         Series of nine watercolours for a book of poetry, "Sightings" - set purchased by the Winnipeg Art Gallery
1988         Commission of edition of commemorative prints, "Harvest Sunset", 100 years Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre,
                Winnipeg MB,
1988         CKRC Juried Art Show - Purchase Award, Winnipeg, MB
1987         CKRC Juried Art Show - Purchase Award, Winnipeg, MB
1987         Canada Council Art Bank purchases
1986         Canada Council Art Bank purchases
1986         Canada Council Art Bank purchases
1985         Canada Council Art Bank purchases
1984         Commission of edition of prints, Contemporary Dancers, Winnipeg, MB, "Double Bill"
1982         Commission of edition of prints, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, "Concerning Work"
1982         Canada Council Art Bank purchases
1982         Commission of edition of prints, Winnipeg Women's ORT, "Bulrushes"
1981         Manitoba Arts Council Project Grant - produced a limited edition lithograph at the St. Michael's Print Shop, Newfoundland
1980         Canada Council Art Bank      purchases
1975         Commission, Benson & Hedges Art Wall Competition, Winnipeg, MB
1975         "Special Canadian Award", Manisphere Show, Winnipeg, MB
1973-77    Canada Council Art Bank purchases
1971-77    Canada Council grants for operation of the Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop
1969-70    Canada Council Arts Bursary

Selected Exhibitions
2012         With Alec in Mind Selections from the Manitoba Arts Council Art Bank Collection, Art Gallery of South Western Manitoba.
2012         Pics from the Rabbit Hole, Gurevich Fine Art
2011         Prairie Landscapes Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre
2010-11   "Landscapes x 2", Buhler Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2010         The Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop Collection: The Bill Lobchuk Donation, Gallery One One One,
                University of Manitoba
2008         Group Show, Art Trax Gallery, Toronto
2008         "(Re)VISITING the Collection", Selections of Manitoba Art from the University of Winnipeg Collection, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2007         "Black Swan & Me", Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2007         "Treasures From the Collection", Buhler Gallery, St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2007         "ORANGE CORNER", Tribute to Kenneth Lochhead, Group Exhibition, University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery 111
2007         "ORANGE CORNER", Tribute to Kenneth Lochhead, Group Exhibition, University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery 111
2007         RCA 2007 Group Exhibition, Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2007         One person show at Manawaka Gallery, Viscount Cultural Center, Neepawa, Manitoba
2006         Christmas Group Show, Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2004         Wellinks Antiques, Lockport, Manitoba
2004         One Person Exhibition, Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2000         "Red, Yellow & Blue", Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba
1999         "Grey Owl and Me", Wasagaming Arts Center, Wasagaming, Manitoba
1997         One Person Exhibition, Piano Nobile Gallery, Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1997         "The R.C.A. Prairie Exhibition", Winnipeg Art Gallery and Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1996         "PRAIRIETHEISM", Winnipeg Art Gallery, group exhibition
1994         Leonard Marcoe Studio, Summer Exhibition, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1994         "Those That Stayed", Gallery 111, University of Manitoba and Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba Brandon, Manitoba
1992         "The Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop Exhibition", Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1991         "Wild Things", Winnipeg Art Gallery
1991         "Art and Ethnicity", Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
1991         "Sightings", Gallery 454, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1988         CKRC Manitoba Juried Exhibition, Manitoba Archives, Winnipeg
1988         "New Works", Gallery 454, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1987         "The Box Show", Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1987         Uptown Gallery Christmas Show, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1987         "Self Portrait Show", Gallery 454, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1986         Fleet Gallery Christmas Show, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1985         "Conscious Objections", Gallery 111, University of Manitoba
1983         "The Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop - A Print Legend", Ukrainian Cultural Center and Gallery 111,
                University of Manitoba
1981         "10 Contemporary Canadian Print Artists", 10-city touring exhibition, Japan
1980         "5th Norwegian International Print Biennale", Fredrikstad, Norway
1980         "Contemporary Canadian Prints", Amsterdam, Holland
1980         "Prints from l'Ouest", Centre d'art du Mont Royal, Montreal, Quebec
1980         "Compass: Winnipeg", Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1980         Susan Whitney Gallery, group show, Regina, Saskatchewan
1979         18th Biennale of Graphic Art, Museum of Modern Art, Yugoslavia
1978         Kesick Gallery, group show, Regina, Saskatchewan
1978         7th International Print Biennale, Cracow, Poland
1977         "Burnaby Biennial", Burnaby Art Gallery, British Columbia
1977         Gallery Interlake Show, Manitoba
1977         "The Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop Show", Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris, France
1976         "Imprint '76", Art Gallery of Ontario, touring exhibition
1975         Manisphere Show, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1975         "Exchange/Echange", Le Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec
1975         "9 Out of 10", Survey of Contemporary Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario
1973         "New Prints from the Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop", Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1973         One Man Show, Gallery Oseredok, Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1972         "Manitoba Mainstream", Winnipeg Art Gallery, touring exhibition
1971         "Opening Exhibition", Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Collections
Government of Manitoba Legislative Buildings
Art Gallery of Ontario
Nova Scotia Art Gallery
Vancouver Art Gallery
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery
University of Manitoba School of Art
Univer- sity of Regina
University of Winnipeg
Air Canada
CIL
Clarkson Gordon
Dome Petroleum
Great West Life
Investors Group
Petro Canada
Steinbergs
Toronto Dominion Bank
James Richardson & Sons Collection
Dauphin General Hospital Collection
t. Boniface Hospital Foundation
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Canada Council Art Bank