Art  by dorothy haegert

About the Artist          

My Life With Art

I have painted in acrylics and created photo-montage for many years now but still feel the excitement of new images and new discoveries. When I travel I always carry a sketchbook, a camera, some paints and other helpful items to capture forms, colors, inspiration and ideas. My work is very subjective and full of colour, symbols and enigma. Later when I arrive home all sizes of pieces are created using techniques which are evolving all the time such as Xerox transfer, collage, and surface treatments of various gels, sand emulsions etc.

Art Education

All my life I have been drawn to “art” and have delved into pottery, photography which led to photo-montage, drawing,sculpture and of course painting. Inspiration came from a year of “fun” art at the Vancouver School Of Art, a summer at the Banff School Of Fine Arts and then in Montreal a course in painting by Arlette Careau-Kingwell. Arlette was extremely supportive.Later in Victoria I took darkroom photography from Frank Turner, Tom Gore at the University of Victoria, and other smaller workshops. I spent years experimenting in the darkroom and also trying different painting techniques. By traveling to Europe and other countries with a group of artists I developed a personal interpretation of the sights explored

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

“Interiors-Exteriors” McPherson Theatre Gallery , 2011,2012 Victoria, B.C.
“China” Arts Council Of Greater Victoria Gallery, 2010
“Dream E-scapes to China” Asian Center, U.B.C. Vancouver
“Children Of The First People” Royal B.C. Museum
“Photoperspectives” Robson Square, Vancouver
“Painting” Karibou Gallery, Victoria


Group Exhibitions

Sooke Regional Juried Art Show – 14years
Sidney Fine Art Show – 3 years
Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria – Small Art – 12 years
B.C. Festival Of The Arts – 4 years
Cadboro Bay Art Works – 4 years
Quin Gallery, Victoria – 3 years
University Of Victoria Library Gallery – 1992,93
X-Changes Gallery, Victoria
Decade Of Women Photography, North Vancouver
Burnaby Art Gallery – Painting 1999
Side Street Gallery, Victoria 1995-2000
Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Show – 4years



Edmonton Art Gallery Rentals
Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria Rentals
Burnaby Art Gallery Rentals
Cadboro Bay Studio Tour – 10 years
Moss Street Paint-In – 5 years
Victoria Airport

Art Awards

“Best In Show” – Sooke Community Arts Council
“Juror’s Choice” – Sooke Community Arts Council
“Island Blueprint Reprographics Award – Sooke Fine Arts
Juror’s Choice – Sooke Fine Arts 1990
Juror’s Choice – Sooke Fine Arts 1998
Look 2000 – First
Audrey Johnson Award For Photography – Sooke Fine Arts
Juror’s Favorite Painting – SPAC Art Show , Sidney 2012




Freelance photographer 1979- 2010
Native Indian Education Division photographer
Teacher – Darkroom Photography
Tillicum Library 1983


Prepared and published book – “Children Of The First People”
Beautiful B.C. Magazine, Victoria
Native People’s Magazine, Heard Museum, Arizona
B.C. Thoroughbred Magazine
Forestalk , Victoria
West Coast Review

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