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Tony Grove CV
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HISTORY

Present Custom woodworking, Writing, Building boats & Restoration, Furniture, Painting
Art, Teaching, Lecturing, & Consulting
2010 ongoing Founding member of "Pier Gallery Artist Collective" Gallery
2009 Sept, ongoing Judge for annual "Victoria Classic Boat Festival"
2008 June to August Instructing Yacht Joinery at the "Great Lakes Boat Building School" Michigan
2008 January to March Wooden Boat Repairs in Italy
2007 August Teach Boat Lofting to Apprentices "Camosun Collage" Victoria
1999-2005 Instructor and Head Instructor at Silva Bay Shipyard School
2001-2005 Contracted to build "Prospector" a 33ft sailboat for Vancouver customer
2002 Interior consultant for Alberni engineering on a 64ft Luxury yacht
1993-present Sole Proprietor of boat/furniture business “Seagrove Woodworking”
1994-1999 Contracted as builder for “First Editions” contemporary furniture
1998 Woodshop Technical Assistant “Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design”
1995-ongoing Co-founder of “LAVA group” – furniture designer/builders exhibiting annually
1989-1993 Subcontract to various woodworking companies
1989-1993 Subcontract as Shipwright to “Gar and Wood Yacht Restorations”
1989-1990 Illustrate for a Vancouver entertainment guide “Plus” magazine
1989 Illustration a book for the FAO through the United Nations
1986-1988 World Travel- Asia, Europe, Africa
1980-1986 Journeyman Boat Building Apprenticeship
1962 Born



EDUCATION

1999-2002 Instructor Programs – How to teach, curriculum & lesson plan design
1996 Interior Design Program
1985 Vancouver Community College - Computer Drafting - CAD/CAM
1983-1995 Emily Carr School of Art and Design – Varied courses
1981 Drafting-BCIT



EXHIBITS

Gabriola Studio Tour – Open Studio art show Oct. 2013
Gabriola Studio Tour – Open Studio art show Oct. 2012
Dales Gallery, Victoria – Solo Art Show June 2012
Gabriola Art works – Solo Art Show Sept 2011
Port Townsend Maritime Center – Contributing Artist & Solo Art Show Sept 2010
Victoria Maritime Museum – Solo Art Show Sept 3-5, 2010
Gabriola Art works – Group Show July 2010
Silva Bay Solo Art Show April 2010
Gabriola Art works – Solo Art Show Aug 20-Sept 2 2009
CityScape Arts Space – "From the Edge of the Forest" Furniture Group Show June 15-July 14 2007
Maltwood Gallery U Vic. – "Cascadia" Furniture Society Group Show June 15-Aug 20 2007
Gabriola Art works – Solo art show August 31-September 20 2006
Gabriola Art works – "Erotica" Mixed Media Group Art Show February 2006
Maltwood Gallery U Vic. - "Van Isl. Woodworkers Guild" Group Show Summer 2004
Gabriola Art works – "Gabriola Woodworkers Guild" Group Show August-September 2003
Gabriola Art works – "Gabriola Woodworkers Guild" Group Show July 2002
Circle Craft Gallery – Furniture Group Show March-April 2002
Canadian Craft Museum – “Wood West” & “Canadian Furniture Exhibition” April-June 2001
Atrium Public Gallery – Group Lava October-November 2000
Canadian Craft Museum – Group show “Efflorescence” July-September 1999
Old Brewery – Group Art Show May-June 1999
Canadian Craft Museum – “Unexpected Collaborations” March-April 1999
Atrium Public Gallery – Group Lava March 8-27, 1999
Performance Works – Group Art Show November 17-18, 1998
Fans – Group Art Show – North Vancouver October 17-18, 1998
Dundarave Central Gallery – Harmony Arts Festival August 1998
Vancouver International Airport – Public display February-May 1998
APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Coalition) Public Display November 1997
Maison V Gallery – Group Lava November 1997
Park Royal, Commercial Display March 1997
Harmony Arts Festival – West Vancouver July 1996
Doctor Vigari Gallery 1996-1999
Atrium Public Gallery – Group Lava June 1996
Stoodio Gallery – Group Lava June 1996
Harmony Arts Festival August 1996
Ferry Building Gallery – Group Art Show May 1996
Canadian Craft Museum – “Hands on Wood” Sept.-November 1996
Water’s Edge Wood Gallery 1993-1994



FOUNDING MEMBER

Founding member of "Pier Gallery Artist Collective" on Gabriola Island 2010 ongoing
Gabriola Woodworkers guild 2002
LAVA Group designer builders of fine furniture 1994



PUBLIC APPEARANCES

Guest speaker – Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival "Boat Interiors" & "Restoring Dorothy" Sept. 2013
Teaching Custom Door Making, Timber Frame School July 2012
CTV news – interview on Dorothy Restoration July 10, 2012
Beach wood Bench Building – through Island of the Art May 2012
Check 6 news – Interview on Trekka Restoration Aug 2011
Guest speaker – Port Townsend wooden boat Festival "Boat Interiors" Sept. 2011
Guest lecture – Yacht interiors, Silva Bay Yacht Club Apr. 5 2011
Guest lecture – Silva Bay Shipyard School Dec 2010 – April 2011
Guest speaker – Port Townsend wooden boat Festival "Boat Interiors" Sept. 2010
CBC Radio interview, North by Northwest Aug. 2010
Guest speaker – Silva Bay speaker series, "Taking the Lines from Sea Star" Dec 2009
Guest speaker – Port Townsend wooden boat Festival "Boat Interiors" Sept. 2009
Guest speaker – Port Townsend wooden boat Festival "Boat Interiors" Sept. 2008
Guest speaker – Silva Bay winter speaker series, Boats in Europe Nov 2008
Boat Shop open house April 2008
Guest speaker – SBSS Maritime Festival April 19 2008
Guest speaker – Port Townsend wooden boat Festival "Boat Interiors" Sept. 2007
Instruct Boat lofting – Camosun Collage June 18 – June 22, 2007
Guest speaker – Port Townsend wooden boat Festival September 2006
Provide art & boatbuilding exhibit – Ucluelet BC Maritime Magic July 28-30 2006
Guest speaker – Port Townsend wooden boat Festival September 2003
Guest speaker – Work Boat weekend April 2003
Guest speaker – Port Townsend wooden boat Festival September 2002
Guest speaker – Work Boat weekend September 2001
Guest Lecturer – “Furniture Style & Design of the 20th Century” November 12, 1998
Guest Artist & Speaker – Harmony Arts Festival “Antiques or Landfill” August 14, 1998
Guest Speaker – “Oar Lock and Sail” July 9, 1998
Lecturer – Vancouver Cultural Alliance Search Program October 1997-1999
French TV Channel – “Pacific Current” November 1997
Guest Lecturer – “History of Furniture and Design” April 29, 1997
Featured in half hour TV program “Arts Alive” May 7 & 9, 1997



PUBLISHED WORK

Western Mariner "Marine Adhesives" Mar 2010
Western Mariner "Dryad Lighthouses" Dec 2009
Wooden Boat Magazine "a new look on Canvas Decks" May 2009
Wooden Boat Magazine "Boats in Italy" April 2009
Pacific Yachting - Author "Finishing" April 2002
West Coast Mariner - Author "Building Prospector" Aug 2001
West Coast Mariner - Author "Caulking & Bedding Compounds" Aug 2000
West Coast Mariner –Author "Marine Adhesives" Feb 1999
West Coast Mariner –Author "Understanding Plywood" Oct 1998
West Coast Mariner –Author "Dreamboat Vision" June 1998



PUBLISHED ART

Commissioned Artwork for the BC Law Society 2013
Commissioned Artwork for the San Francisco Bay Folkboat Assoc., Regatta June 2013
Poster Artist for Victoria Classic Boat Festive Aug 2012
Poster Artist Vancouver wooden boat festival Aug 2012
Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival – Event Artist Sept 2011
Poster Artist Silva Bay Marine Festival April 2011
Poster Artist Vancouver wooden boat festival Aug 2010
Poster Artist Vancouver wooden boat festival Aug 2007
Provide art Ucluelet BC Maritime Magic July 28-30 2006
Poster Artist Vancouver wooden boat festival Aug 2005
Poster Artist Vancouver wooden boat festival Aug 2004
Illustrate for a Vancouver entertainment guide "Plus" magazine 1989-1990
Illustration a book for the FAO through the United Nations 1989



FEATURING ARTICLES

Pacific Yachting – Featured article and Dorothy, Wooden Boats Aug 2013
Western Mariner – Featured article, Wooden Boats Aug 2013
Western Mariner – Featured article, Wooden Boats Aug 2012
Nanaimo Daily News, Dorothy – Featured article July 2012
Nanaimo Bulletin, Dorothy – Featured article July 2012
Gabriola Sounder, Dorothy June 2012
Time Columnist – Featured article, Art shows Aug 2010
Western Mariner – Featured article, Wooden Boats Aug 2010
Western Mariner – Featured article, Wooden Boats Aug 2009
Times colonist – Featured article July 2007
Gabriola Sounder – Featured article March 2007
Gabriola Sounder – Featured article August 2006
Gabriola Sounder – Group Featured April 2003
Gabriola Sounder – Ship school August 2002
Gabriola Sounder – Featured April 2002
Times colonist - Ship school July 2001
Georgia Strait – Ship school May 2000
West Coast Mariner – Ship school May 2000
The Province – Ship school December 12, 1999
North Shore News - Featured November 17, 1999
Arts Alive Magazine – Featured March 1999
BC Business Magazine – Featured February 1999
North Shore News – Featured November 30, 1999
Azure Magazine – Group Feature November 1997
Western Lifestyles Magazine March 1996
The Vancouver Sun – Featured September 1997
The Vancouver Sun – Featured October 5, 1996
Arts Alive Magazine – Featured July/August 1996
Vancouver Magazine – Featured June 1996
North Shore News – Featured June 1996
Western Lifestyles Magazine – Featured March 1996
West Coast Magazine – Featured June 1992



AWARDS

Canada Council Grant for the Arts 1997


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