artist statement


Margaret Witschl is an Edmonton painter and photographer. She studied painting, printmaking and art education at the University of Alberta and holds a BFA (1968) and Dip Ed (1971).

During 13 years of employment with the Alberta Government, her work focused on the research and production of art business information. The results in areas such as copyright, marketing, promotion, contracting and commissioning became the basis for first-of-their-kind lectures and courses which she delivered through the Unviersity of Alberta's Faculty of Extension and were made available internationally through educational videos. She administered the Government of Alberta's provincial and international art purchase and art commission program which involved her in on-site work in London, England and New York City.

As a self-employed artist, she has taught studio courses and served as exhibition curator, corporate collection curator, juror and project consultant. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and is represented in public collections. She has received grant funding from the City of Edmonton and the Canada Council.

Since 2000, she has worked exclusively on her studio practice, including attending residencies at The Banff Centre and the Artists' Workshop, Emma Lake, Saskatchewan.

From 2006 to 2009, she served as President of Visual Arts Alberta Association.

In 2008, she was elected to the National Board of Canadian Artists Representation / le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) as the Alberta Representative, and served in that capacity through 2012.

In 2010, she joined the St. Albert Public Art Advisory Committee and served through 2012.

She chaired Visual Arts Alberta's CARFAC Alberta Advisory Committee in 2011 and 2012.

April 2013


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