Includes Gaye Adams, Jennifer Annesley, Roger D Arndt, LULU B Designs, Ryan Bavin, Michael Cameron, Susie Cipolla, Regan Johnston, Sheila Kernan, Anastasia Kimmett, Susan Kun, Kerry Langlois, Donna Jo Massie, Peter McFarlane, . NESHKA, Paul Reimer, Leslie Rowe-Israelson, Robert Roy, Dieter Schlatter, Mike Svob, K Neil Swanson, Jeff Sylvester, Janice Iniskim-Aki Tanton
Saturday, November 30, 2019 'til 9 pm

Showing Leslie Rowe-Israelson


Join us & your favourite Canada House Gallery artists for an afternoon of art, refreshments, & holiday cheer during our annual celebration! New additions to the guest list added daily!

glass, alabaster
11 x 29 x 16 in.
$4,500 CAD

Leslie Rowe-Israelson and her twin sister, Melanie Rowe-Prosser spent their childhood in Victoria. For the last twenty years, the twins have lived and worked in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The beauty of the mountains, particularly in Banff National Park and Jasper National Park, is their passion and inspiration. It was in the mountains that they discovered their other shared passion. Glass would come to consume their thoughts and dreams. Through dedication, this passion became their visual language. Part of the dedication has been training and dialogue with other glass artists. From 1985-1994, Leslie and Melanie attended the world-renowned Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Both sisters say, “Pilchuck Glass School was a wonderful atmosphere to share ideas and experiences with people from around the world.” Pilchuck provided an environment where they could contribute to and learn from the triumphs and failures of top calibre glass artists. The sisters also received training from the Alberta College of Art, Andrighetti Glassworks, Colton Glass School and the Vancouver College of Art.

To express their artistic “voice”, their visual language has required the development of unusual techniques involving sand-casting, mosaic and pate de verre. Because of the time consuming nature involved in the creation of each piece, it becomes a contemplative process which both Melanie and Leslie find rewarding. As an extension of this contemplative process, Leslie often writes poems relating to the pieces that the twins are working on.

Born on February 12, 1954 in Vancouver, BC. Nationality is Canadian


2010 Residency, Uroboros Glass Company, Portland, OR
2008 Residency, Uroboros Glass Company, Portland, OR
2007 Professional Artist in Residence, Uroboros Glass Company, Portland, OR
2006 Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2003 Hot Cast Glass, Bestil Vallien, Tacoma Museum of Glass
1999 Red Deer College, Glass Casting with Mark Gibeau and Mitchall Goudet
1995 Architectural Glass Casting with Paul Marion and Ann Troutner, Pilchuk Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1995 International Glass Symposium. GLAC Union, Teplice, Czech Republic
1993 Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
1993 Kiln Forming Techniques, with Clifford Rainey
1993 Kiln Techniques, with David Reekie
1992 Experimental Kiln Technique, with Warren Langley
1991 Glass Blowing, Andregetti Glass Works, Vancouver, BC
1990 Kiln Forming and Fusing, with Klause Moje, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1989 Lampworking, with Paul Stankurt
1989 Architechtural Fusing and Kiln Forming, with Liz Mapelli, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1987-89 Kiln Forming and Fusing, Colten Glass School, WA


2019 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2017 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2016 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2009 Acquisition for Permanent Exhibition - Alberta Foundation For The Arts
2007 Group Invitational show "Collaborators 4" A Textural Landscape of Our Lives, Kicking Horse Culture Art Gallery, Golden, BC
2005 1st Place, BC Glass Artists Assoc. Show, Vancouver, BC
2005 2nd Place, "Ignite" International Invitational Show, Gatlinburg, TN
2004 Biannual Exhibition: B.C. Glass Arts Association, Simon Fraser Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Honorable Mention)
2004 Group Invitational Show, Artym Gallery, Invermere, BC
2004 Canadian Glass Show, Westend Gallery, Victoria, BC
2004 Group Invitational Show, "Molten Obsession", "Contemporary Canadian Glass Beadmaking", Victoria, BC
2004 Group Invitational Show (collaboration with Xwa-Lack-Ton) "Celebration of the First Peoples", Vancouver, BC
2001-2003 Annual Invitational Canadian Glass Show, Westend Gallery, Victoria, BC
2001 Solo Invitational Show, "The strength From Within" twin show David Newsmall and Sterling Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
2001 "Go Figure" Invitational Group Show, Alberta Crafts Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1999 "Hot Glass-Cold Women-Hot Women-Cold Glass" Invitational Glass Show, Michigan
1999 "Expo 11 - Invitational Glass Exhibit", Tampa, FL
1996 Invitational Glass Show, "A Survey of Contemporary Glass" Tustin Renaissance Gallery, Tustin, CA
1996 Invitational Glass Show, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON, (1st Place, juried)
1995 Invitational Glass Show, Teplice, Czech Republic
1995 "Tribute" 15 Years of Alberta Craft, Invitation Exhibition McMullen Gallery, ON
1994 Simon Fraser University Gallery, (1st Place, juried) Vancouver, BC
1994 Galerie IMGaBla (Invitational Glass Show) Germany
1994 Invitational Group Show, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
1993-94 Pilchuck Glass School Invitational: Sea-Tac International Airport Show
1993 Canadian Glass Art Exhibition, Rowles and Parham Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1992 Contemporary Kiln Formed Glass Show, "An International Exhibition" (Invitational), Portland, OR
1992 Invitational Exhibition, Artworks Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1992 Invitational "New Glassworks" (1st Choice Award), Cartwright Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1991 "Glass As Art 111", (juried - "Peers Choice Award"), Vancouver, BC
1991 G.A.S. Glass Fashion Show 11, Corning, NY


Acura Plus
Biron and assoc Québec
City of St-Julie
Drumco LTD
Les Pétroles Therrien Inc
Léveillé Tanguay Inc Montréal
Loranger & Marcoux Lawyers
Montréal Allouette Football Club
Nadon Marqueting
Pharmacie Jean-Coutu
Provincial Government of Quebec
Shur Gain
Soucy International
Union Vie Drummonville
Verrier & Paquin & Hébert Lawyers
Vki technologie


2012 Residency. Uroboros Galss Company, Portland, OR
2009 Residency, Uroboros Glass Company, Portland, OR
2009 Recipient, Major Projects Grant, Glass Art Assoc. of Canada
2009 Recipient, Major Projects Grant, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, BC
2005 Second Place, Ignite, International Invitational Show, Gatlinburg, TN
2005 First Place, BC Glass Artists Assoc., Vancouver, BC
2004-2005 Pilchuck School Professional Artist in Residence
2004 Honorable Mention, BC Glass Artists Assoc. Exhibition, Simon Fraser Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 Red Deer College Artist in Residence
1996 1st Place, Invitational Glass Exhibition, Canandian Clay & Glass Gallery, ON
1994 1st Place, Group Exhibition, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1992 1st Place, An International Exhibition, Invitational Contemporary Kiln Formed Glass Show, Portland, OR
1991 Glass as Art III, Vancouver, BC, Peers Choice Award


2012 Glass Art Magazine, Jan/Feb edition
2006 Flow Magazine, May edition
2006 Glass Craft Magazine, May edition
2004 Celebrating 25 Years of Design Practice in Canada
1993 Contemporary Kiln Formed Glass "An International Exhibition"
1992 Glass Art, Sept-Oct
1989 Neus Glass Edition No.3 Aug
1989 The Globe and Mail
1988 "Frontlines" Western Living Magazine
1986 Alberta Report


2002-2004 Munster and Sons, Whistler Homes
2000-04 CP Hotels
2000 Right Honourable Joe Clark, Corporate Gifting
2000 Designed and Created the Award for The Governor Generals' Art Award for Canada
1999-2000 Munster and Sons, Whistler Homes
1990-2011 Canada House Gallery and other private commissions


2009 Residency, Uroboros Glass Studio, Portland, OR
2007 Kiln Casting, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
2006 Conference Speaker, Glass Art Society of Canada, Red Deer, AB
2005 Molding and Kiln Casting, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2005 Professional Artist in Residence Teacher at Pilchuk School of Glass
2004 Guest Speaker, Warm Glass Conference, Corning, NY
2004 Hauberg Specialists for Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2004 Moldmaking Course, Northwest Art Glass, Seattle, WA
2004 Mold Making Course,aines, AK
2004 Fusing Course, Canadian Ceramics Wholesaler, Surre BC
2004 Hauberg Specialists for Pilchuck Glass School
2003 Mold Making Course, North West Art Glass, Seattle, Washington
2002 Kiln Cast Glass, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
2002 Kiln Cast Glass and Hot Casting, Pilchuk Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2000 Kiln Cast Glass Course, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
1992 Teaching Assistant for Warren Langley (Australia) at Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA


2004 Board Member, Columbia Valley Arts Council