Kelly (Tilly) C. Perry

IMG_2072Kelly was born in Stevensbeek, Holland, immigrated to Ontario around 1952 eldest of 7 siblings.  Moved to Kamloops in Dec. 1967. Graduating from Thompson Rivers University 2005 with a BFA. Kelly has exhibited in Snap 09 in Toronto, TRU, Arnica, Kamloops Art Council, Sun Peaks and Williams Lake and Revelstoke, B.C. other exhibitions Green Door UK,  Cascade Print Exchange,  Corvallis  Spain etc. all exhibitions listed on CV below.

Her work consists of multi media art, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. and very interested in earth pigments,collected  from  Kamloops and surrounding areas. The earth connects you to the history and allows one to dig deeply into our heritage.  Kelly has been experimenting with screenprinting using her photographs of of the area and nature. I am always searching for new methods for me. He  latest tackle  is using photoshop to draw her images , something totally new with a shaky hand.

She was one of the  founding members  of Arnica Artist Run Centre,Past vice president, and headed up fundraising. Events and Program Assistant at Kamloops Art Gallery for seven years, here she conducted tours and art workshops for young students and  adults with special needs. she facilitated Art Workshops for the City of Kamloops and  Museum, presently working with the School District #73 with After school Program Children at Risk.  She is also the President for the Kamloops Printmakers.  In October 2015 VIDA out of San Francisco picked up her art for a clothing line.  In 2015 she  started creating her own Adult Workshops “Art With Kelly C Perry” happening every  Saturday morning from 10:30 to 1:30  at Old Kamloops Courthouse downstairs.  Drop Ins welcome.  if your interested you can email me or check out my websites:    or  

Do check out Kelly’s art used on a clothing line from San Francisco.                                                                  email:


 Curriculum Vitae for Kelly C. Perry   May 2017

Solo Shows

2018   “beyond the wintertime”,    Kamloops Arts Council

2015   “Nympheas In the Wild”               Kamloops Arts Council

2014   “Hidden Works 2014”    Revelstoke Visual Arts Gallery

2013   “TAP  Tranquille Project”     Tranquille Tunnels, Kamloops

2013  “HIDDEN WORKS 2013”  The Station House Gallery, Williams Lake

2012    “Exhibtion Food Bank # 2          Arnica Artist Run Centre

2010   “HIDDEN WORKS”         Kamloops Community Arts Council

2008  “EXHIBITION FOODBANK”#1     Arnica Artist Run Centre

2006   “Wie Ben Ik” ( Who Am I)     Arnica Open  Studio


Exhibition Record    Group Shows

2018     ” IMPACT 10″    International Multidisciplinary Printmaking Conference,Spain

2018     “Art in Public Places”  (Royal Inland, Terra, Kamloops Airport)

2017    “Art in Public Spaces” at Royal Inland Hospital  Kamloops Art Council

2017    “Art Exposed” , Kamloops Arts Council   Honorable Mention

2016   ” October Revolution”  Kamloops Printmakers,    Arnica Artist Run Centre                                                                                                                                                                                     2016  “Pattern Play”    Revelstoke Visual Arts Gallery

2016   “Passion and Perspective”    Revelstoke Visual Arts Gallery

2016    “Midnight Sun”    Art and Music Festival.    Sun Peaks

2016    “Taste Of Art”      Sun Peaks

2016  “Art Exposed”            Kamloops Arts Council

2015   “Printmakers Exhibition “  Trends Art Store Gallery

2015    “Plein Air”   Chazou Gallery

2015    “Horse” Chazou Gallery, Kamloops

2015   “Earth Fire and Wind”  Kamloops Arts Council

2015    Ink Traces    Ink  Slab Printmakers,Saskatoon

2014  Winter Salon Nocturne  Chazou Gallery, Kamloops

2014  INK TRADE       Thompson Rivers University

2014  Kamloops Art Auction Exhibition    Kamloops Art Gallery

2014   Back Yard Alley’s   Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre

2014  In The Garden  Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre

2014 Prints Unlimited   Thompson Rivers University

2014 Print Exchange Exhibition   Arnica Artist Run Centre

2013  Winter Salon    Chazou Gallery, Kamloops

2013  TAP    (Tranquille Art Project)    Tranquille Tunnels

2013 The Art of Giving & Receiving:   Thompson Rivers University

2013 HEALING GARDENS: Tricia Sellmer and Kelly Perry                                                                             Chazou Gallery, Kamloops

2013  Games People Play      Thompson River University

2012  Connecting the Dots”     Arnica Artist Run Centre

2011  Mini Print International 31 Cadaques Green Door Printing,  Derby UK

2011  Cascade Print Exchange 2011     Oregon State University,   Corvallis, USA

2010  Size Matters       Arnica Artist Run Centre

2009  Putting Your Best Foot Forward Arnica Artist Run Centre

2009  Arnica Nouveau      Arnica Artist Run Centre

2009   Kamloops Printmakers Show      Kamloops Printmakers

2008   SNAP09       Aids of Toronto Photo Competition and Auction

2007   TAP            Arnica Artist Run Centre

2007   “Children With Aids In Africa”     St Paul’s Anglican Church

2005   Unsettling the Landscape              Arnica Open Studio

2005   X18 Graduating Year End Show     Thompson Rivers University

2004    Colportage Year End Show             Thompson Rivers University

2004    Surface Play                     University College of the Cariboo

2004 – 2005    Arnica Group Exhibitions             Doctors Office

2004 – 2005     Arnica Group Exhibitions                 Smorg

2003   Mimesis Year End Ex.    University College of the Cariboo

2002   Eklektyka 3 Year End Ex.       University College of the Cariboo

2001    Eklektyka 2 Year End Ex.        University College of the Cariboo

2000    Eklektyka  Year End Exhibition     University College of the  Cariboo



Professional Experience Workshops and Curating

2017    Curated  Exhibition for Brian Valli , Kamloops Arts Council

2017     Curated Exhibition  ” Ron Cherkoff, Kamloops Arts Council

2013      Arnica Artist Run Centre Photo Contest   Curated/Installation

2012     “Crayons and Ice Cream” Children’s Workshop

2009/10 Kamloops Art Gallery, Created Student Exhibitions for BMO

2010        Arnica Artist Run Centre ,    Curated Exhibition/Installation

“Fragile Illusions” by Tricia Sellmer

Positions Held

2015   – present    Kamloops School District   “Children at Risk After School Workkshops                                                                                                                                                             2013-     Community Programming Coordinator, Kamloops Art Gallery

2013-      Yarn Bombing for BC Senior Games Coordinator, Kamloops Art Gallery

2012-      Kamloops Printmakers, Director/ President

2012       Director Arnica Artist Run Centre/Fundraising/Workshops

2012-      City of Kamloops/Art Instructor

2010        Assistant Events and Program Assistant Kamloops Art Gallery

2009/10 Arnica Artist Run Centre   Head of Fundraising,   Past Vice President

2008  –    Kamloops Art Gallery           Gallery Tours and Workshops

2008 -2009      Kamloops Art       Gallery      Working in the Gallery Store.

2008 –     Kamloops Printmakers,  Director

2007     Children’s Workshop        St. Paul’s Anglican Church

2005     Active Member and original founder of Arnica Artist Run Centre

2003       Emergency Response   Placement Coordinator




Certificate   2008    Emergency 1st Aid level B            Red Cross First Aid

BFA               2005    Bachelor Fine Arts                        Thompson Rivers University

Certificate   2005    Pottery and Sculpture                   Thompson Rivers University

Certificate   2004    Receptions Centre Operations    Justice Institute of B.C.

Diploma      2003     Fine Arts                                           University College of the Cariboo

Certificate   1995     Grade XII Upgrading                     Pathfinders Lab

Diploma      1990      Interior Design                              International Canadian                                                                                                                         Correspondence School, Montreal

Magazines and News Paper Reviews

Litt, Catherine, You Tube,kellycperry    Kamloops Daily News , April 10, 2013

Litt, Catherine,  Who R You?     Kamloops Daily News,  April 12, 2013

Lamb-Yorski,  Monica                  Williams Lake Tribune, March14, 2013

Youlds, Mike,  Small Gestures     Kamloops Daily News,  May 18, 2010

Youlds, Mike , Exhibition Food Bank, Kamloops Daily News, August 7, 2008

Youlds, Mike , Celebrating Trees, Kamloops Daily News, June 10, 2009


Art Based Affiliates


Arnica Open Studio Society – past positions,  membership committee coordinator, Director Vice President Head of Fundraising (one of the founding members), Some Curatorial

Kamloops Art Gallery – Eight years  2007-2014  Art Workshops and Tours School District and People with Special Needs and Seniors, Community Programs Coordinator. Yarn Bombing  for the B.C. Games

Kamloops Printmakers  – Director, President  2013-

Kamloops Community College Choir 2001 – 2006


Special Events

2001    UCC Foundation Award

1999    Beautify Kamloops                          Zone 1, Winner

1999    Beautify Kamloops          Runner up for the Kobayashi Award




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