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2007 Poetry Reading, The Yellow Door, Montreal, QC, organizer Ilona Martonfi

2005 Lecture, “Air at the End of the Brush”, Taos, NM, December

2005 Sketching Trip to Change Islands, Newfoundland

2004 Sketching trip to Baffin Island (Iqaluit and Pangnirtung), July

2004 Painting in Newfoundland, Corner Brook, June (Pouch Cove Foundation)

2003 Sketching trip, Georgian Bay area, research for exhibit at Michael Gibson Gallery

1971-03 Professor, Fine Arts Department, Dawson College, Montréal, QC

2002 Sketching Trip to the Baffin Island

2001 Visiting artist/teacher, TASIS: The American School in Switzerland, Lugano Elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts (R.C.A.)

1997 The Leighton Foundation, Alberta, invited artist

1992-97 Member, Board of Directors, Galerie Arts Sutton, Sutton, QC.

1995 Six month sabbatical, Dawson College to study in Connecticut, England & Greece

1994 National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of the Artist, Eighth Annual Conference of the School of Visual Arts, New York City, participant and presenter of paper, “Putting Visual and Verbal Languages Together”

1993 Drawing: A Link to Literacy, Catherine Bates and Linda Shohet, eds., acknowledgements to The Canadian Give the Gift of Literacy Foundation and The Lydia Burton Award

1993 INSEA (International Society for Education through Art), participant, 28th World Congress

1992 Grant & Award for research ‘Explorations of the Self: Drawing & Writing’

Grant, Resource Teacher project, The Centre for Literacy, Montréal, QC

1987-92 Chargée de cours, St. Irénée, Charlevoix, QC

1991 Lecture on “Evolution of Images in the art of Catherine Bates” for Women’s Art Society of Montréal, Arts Club of Montréal.

1990-91 Professional Leave from Dawson College, Montréal, QC

1985,87,89 Poetry readings, Word Bookshop, Montréal; W.A.R.M., Montréal; Canadian Author’s Association, Montréal

1988 Designed logo for 1988 International Congress of IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War)

1986,87,88 Organized exhibitions for Arts Westmount

1984 Counterpane: A Book of Poems and Drawings. Lansdowne House, 1984.

1984 Elected member of P.E.N. International, The Canadian Centre

1981 First painting trip to Mexico (San Miguel de Allende)

1979-80 Professional leave from Dawson College to paint in England

1978-79 Chairperson, Dept. of Fine Arts, Dawson College, Montréal, QC

1977-78 Research on painter Goodridge Roberts

1974 Executive of SAPQ (Société des Artistes Professionels du Québec)
Founding member, Le Front des Artistes

1973-74 Québec Representative for Canadian Artists Representation (CAR/FAC)

1969-74 Art Critic, The Montreal Star

1969-74 Freelance writer on art for Artscanada, Art Magazine, Art News

1971 Painting teacher, Visual Arts Centre, Montréal, QC