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Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School

July 27, 2017

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Screen Shot 2017-07-27 at 11.21.14 AMEarlier this month, the Calgary Board of Education announced the new school being built in the southeast community of Seton had been named after Dr. Joane Cardinal- Schubert LL.B. (Hon) R.C.A. , an Albertan artist and activist of Kainaiwa ancestry who fought for First Nations engaged in the struggle for Native sovereignty. This is only the second high school in Calgary to be named after a woman.

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Cardinal-Schubert was born in 1942 and passed in 2009 after a long battle with cancer.
She attended the Alberta College of Art, 1962-1964; 1966-1967, studying painting, printmaking and

multi-media design. In 1973 she began her BA at the University of Alberta, then transferred to the University of Calgary in 1973, where she graduated with a BFA in 1977. Cardinal-Schubert worked as assistant curator to the University of Calgary Art Gallery in 1978, and the Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB, from 1979-1985.

For close to 30 years she has been represented in Calgary by Masters Gallery. She is also represented across Canada by Several other galleries. More than 26 solo exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Europe and numerous international touring group exhibitions have included her work.

She is represented in public collections of The National Gallery of Canada, The Art Bank, The Indian Arts Centre Collection, The Canadian Museum of Civilization, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and many more including, but not limited to: the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, (Duke and Duchess of York) London, England, and many corporate collections such as Bank of Montreal, Bank of America and Shell Canada Limited.

We are honoured to represent a woman with such extraordinary talent and passion in our gallery, and are delighted to see her being recognized for her accomplishments on a provincial scale.

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