Curriculum Vitae

Merle Somerville, MPA

Penticton, BC
(250) 689-8060
info@merlesomerville.com
www.merlesomerville.com

Place of Birth: Pouce Coupe, British Columbia

Education

2014

Master of Photography Degree, Photographers of America

1988

Master of Photographic Arts, Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC)

1986

Craftsman of Photographic Arts, PPOC

1964

Associate Diploma, Photographic Technology NAIT, Alberta

Associations

Professional Photographers of Canada – HLM
Professional Photographers of BC – HLM, F/PPABC and Past-President
Professional Photographers of America – HLM

Public Collections

Permanent Print Collection in the Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, ON
City of Penticton, Penticton Convention Centre, Penticton, BC

Awards and Exhibitions

2015

Solo Exhibit, Picture This Custom Framing/Art Gallery, Penticton, BC

2014

Festival of the Grapes Art Show, Oliver Art Council, Oliver, BC
Group Exhibition – Lake  Country ArtWalk, Winfield, BC

2013

Solo Exhibition – Wild Goose Vineyard, Okanagan Falls, BC
Group Exhibition – Unique Capture’s  Gallery, BC
Group Exhibition – Little Straw Vineyard, Kelowna, BC
- Viewer’s Choice  “Centurial Tree”
Festival of the Grapes Art Show, Oliver Art Council, Oliver, BC
- Best in Show  “Old Church” and 2nd Place
Solo Exhibition – Therapy Vineyard, Naramata, BC
Group Exhibition – Osoyoos Art Gallery, Osoyoos, BC

2012

Group Exhibition – Osoyoss Art Gallery, Osoyoos, BC
Solo Exhibition – VQA Tourism & Wine Shop, Penticton, BC
Group Exhibition – Digital Art Photography – Little Straw Vineyard, Kelowna, BC
Group Exhibition, Unique Capture’s Gallery, Penticton, BC

2011

Osoyoos Art Gallery, People’s Choice
“Winter Orchard”  1st Place,  “This Old House” 2nd Place
Solo Exhibition, VQA Tourism Centre & Wine Shop, Penticton, BC
Solo Exhibition, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver BC

2010

Festival of the Grapes Art Exhibit, Oliver BC
Photography 1st “Days Gone By” Winter Orchard
Permanent Exhibit – Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver BC
Permanent Exhibit – VQA Wine & Tourism Centre, Penticton, BC

2009

Festival of the Grapes Art Exhibit – Oliver, BC
Photography 1st “Autumn at Black Sage”
Photography 2nd “ Autumn in Naramata”
Solo Exhibit Hester Creek Estate Winery, Oliver BC
Group Exhibit – VQA/Tourism Centre, Penticton, BC

2008

Osoyoos Art Gallery – Osoyoos, BC
Festival of the Grapes Art Exhibit – Oliver, BC

2007

Festival of the Grapes Art Exhibit – Oliver, BC

2006

Marshall Clark Dall Gallery – White Rock, BC

2005

Tsawwassen Public Library, Solo Exhibit – Tsawwassen, BC

1989

Best Commercial Illustration – PPOC National Print Show
“A Moment In Time” – PPOC National Print Show
“A Moment In Time” – Professional Photographers of America Exhibition of Professional

Photography

1978

“Seabus Approach” – Permanent Print Collection of Canada Public, Archives, Ottawa, ON
“Breakup” Permanent Print Collection of Canada Public Archives

1977

“Don’t Be Coy”- Child Portrait ” Permanent Print Collection of Canada, Public Archives
“Roberts Bank, BC”, Exhibition of Professional Photographers of America
“Tranquility” Exhibition of Professional Photographers of America

1976

Best Natural color Award – Professional Photographers of BC
Beautiful BC Government Travel Bureau Award “Best Color Scene”
“Super Structure” – Permanent Print Collection in the Public Archives of
Canada, Ottawa, ON
- International Exhibition of Professional Photography
- Professional Photographers of Washington
“Country Freshness”, Professional Photographers of Washington

1975

“Country Freshness”, Permanent Print Collection of Canada Public
Archives, Ottawa, ON

1974

PPABC Trophy Award – Best Greater Vancouver Scene
- Best Natural Color Photograph
- Best Commercial Photograph

1973

“Child Portrait” – Permanent Print Collection of Canada Public Archives
“Autumn of 72” – Permanent Print Collection of Canada Public Archives
Jan De Haas Memorial Trophy, “Rock Festival”, Most Creative PPABC

1968

26th Annual International Salon of Photography, Calgary, AB (Group
Exhibit 22 Countries)

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