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Awards & Publicity

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2012 Canadian Who’s Who
2004 was the first year the artist’s biography was invited for inclusion amongst other Canadians contributing to the country and culture, and has been included every year since.

2011 Recipient of an ACDI Grant to Individuals
To finance the creation of a new body of work for exhibition in Toronto in conjunction with the launch of his new hardcover publication Storm Chaser.

2011 Bruce Peel Special Collections Library
The University of Alberta acquires the entire collection of original and published entomological illustrations for its permanent collection as part of the D. Ronald B. Madge Entomology Collection in the Bruce Peel.

2010 The Works Art & Design Festival
Storm/Orage selected as a special 6-month hold-over exhibit.

2005 Edmonton Arts Council
travel award recipient for the exhibition The Backs & Beyond.

2002 Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Open Air Beam purchased for the public collection

2000 Alberta Winter Games
1st Prize for Landscapes at juried exhibit.

PUBLICITY

Rocky Mountain Outlook – Sheldon offers new storm chasing formats at Elevation, by Rob Alexander Mar 29, 2012
feature interview in conjunction with The Open Space, Elevation Gallery

Canadian Geographic, December 2011, Photoclub: Storm Chaser, a Q&A with artist Ian Sheldon
An online Q&A and photo montage. To view the entry click here.

CKUA Radio ArtBeat interview with Chris Allen about Storm Chaser November 6, 2011. Visit ckua.com to find out more about the radio station, and to hear the feature half hour interview immediately click here.

Canmore Leader – Moments in the open, March 9, 2011, p.20 by Hamish MacLean
feature story covering the Canmore show spatial explorations.

Edmonton Journal, Arts & Entertainments Section page 1 – The Works: beautiful art, unlikely places, July 3 2010 by Elizabeth Withey
Artshow “Storm” reviewed as top pick in the top ten highlights of The Works.

Edmonton Journal, Arts & Entertainments Section page 1 – Summer’s artistic ‘treasure hunt’, June 23 2010 by Janice Ryan
Artshow “Storm” featured in the article about The Works festival.

Image Interiors, March/April 2010 “Ireland’s most stylish interiors magazine” – Green Shoots.
A feature for design consultant and my New York dealer, Claire McGovern of McGovern Design House, including some of my stormy skyscapes. Click on Image Interiors for a downloadable pdf.

Edmonton Journal, Arts & Entertainments Section page 1 – Intimate Portraits of a Hallowed University, March 1st 2010 by Janice Ryan
feature arts column about the publication of Cambridge Footsteps to read the archived column online click here.

Enjoy Gardening, Spring 2010 – A Prairie Perspective – art inspired by nature
6-page feature for prairie-inspired paintings alongside poetry by Pierrette Requier. Click here for a downloadable pdf.

CKUA Radio Bookmark interview with Ken Davis about Cambridge Footsteps November 10, 2009. Visit Ken’s blog to find out more www.bookmarkckua.blogspot.com, or listen to the 10 minute interview direct by clicking here.

Notebook Magazine v3 Issue 9 May 2009
6-page feature for land and skyscapes with an interview. Visit the magazine’s website for more information www.notebookmagazine.ca. or click here for a downloadable pdf.

Alberta Primetime, Ch. 9 Access, May 11, 2009
featured career profile for the segment Extreme Alberta, available for viewing online under the Extreme Alberta segment in Features at www.albertaprimetime.com.

Rocky Mountain Outlook – Paintings Reflect Search for Silence, by Rob Alexander Nov 13, 2008
feature interview in conjunction with The Open Space, Elevation Gallery

Careers TV – January/February 2008, episode 07-809
featured career profile for the segment Off the Beaten Path

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Avenue Magazine, July/August 2007Storm Chaser on Tornado Turf
Cover story and five page spread on storm-chasing and the paintings resulting from it. For a PDF of the article, CLICK HERE!

Alberta Views, p18, November 2006
Eye on Alberta art feature

Legacy – Alberta’s Cultural Heritage Magazine, Fall 2006
Watercolour Inside Looking Out featured in conjunction with Ian LeTourneau’s poetry.

Wildlands Advocate – The Alberta Wilderness Association Journal, April 2006
Artist profile – Prairie boy comes home, reconnects with grasslands beauty.

Edmonton Journal – Celebrating Earth and Sky, by Gilbert Bouchard, May 7, 2006
Feature interview and column on the biennial show at Lux Steakhouse & Bar.

Cambridge Agenda – May 2005
Feature page on the exhibition The Back & Beyond hosted by Cambridge University Press.

Calgary Herald, Arts & Style section, October 18, 2003
Bassett Basked In City’s Culture, page ES3. Focus on Angela Bassett’s visit to Calgary and the acquisition of a large Sheldon oil painting of a prairie storm.

Cambridge – The Magazine of the Cambridge Society
New Year 2004 No. 53 Viewing Cambridge – An Artist’s Journey. A feature length article on the inspirations behind the watercolour works of Sheldon, featuring Senate House Passage on the front cover.

New Trail
Trails – following in the footsteps of U of A alumni, p. 33 University of Alberta alumni magazine, featuring the watercolours of Ian Sheldon

Global TV News
Prime time feature, 6pm news February 2002, the art of Ian Sheldon and internet marketing

Global TV News
Prime time feature, 6pm news May 21, 2001, the Art of Ian Sheldon

Legacy – Alberta’s Cultural Heritage Magazine
Featuring the artist and recent watercolour works of Alberta’s architectural heritage. Vol.4, No.4 Nov/99-Jan/00.

th0375RECENT PUBLIC APPEARANCES (SINCE 2000)

Mural Mosaic, Kunamokst February 13, 2010
Participant in the Mural Mosaic project www.muralmosaic.com, with the final mural unveiled during the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Whyte Avenue Artwalk 2005 – 2009

Whyte Avenue Artwalk #9
July, 2004 Whyte Avenue, Edmonton, 3-day public display and sales from local artists

Whyte Avenue Artwalk #8
July, 2003 Whyte Avenue, Edmonton, 3-day public display and sales from local artists

Whyte Avenue Artwalk #7
July, 2002 Whyte Avenue, Edmonton, 3-day public display and sales from local artists

Edouard Cortes – Paris and the French Countryside Revealed
June 9 – September 3, 2001 Provincial Museum of Alberta
Featured landscape artist for demonstration

International Association of Women Police – Annual Training Conference
September 23, 2001 Winspear Centre, Edmonton, Artisan Gallery

Whyte Avenue Artwalk #6
July, 2001 Whyte Avnue, Edmonton, 3-day public display and sales from local artists

2001 Black & White Affair
Winspear Centre, Edmonton – performance art Xchange choreographed by Tony Olivares

The 5th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival
October 20-22, 2000, Mission, Texas – Guest Lecturer – Illustrating Butterflies

Whyte Avenue Artwalk #5
July, 2001 Whyte Avnue, Edmonton, 3-day public display and sales from local artists

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