Alana Kapell

Born Canora, Saskatchewan.


EDUCATION: Teaching Certificate Fine Arts, University of Regina, Saskatchewan.

Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts Major (Distinction), University of Regina.  

Other Certificates:  Banff School of Fine Arts;  R&F Encaustics, New York.

Jewelry courses at Gulf Coast State College, Panama City Beach Florida and Kingston Lapidary Club. 



2002/07  Organization of Kingston Women Artists Exhibition Awards.

2006       Ontario Arts Council M.A.G.

2004       Kingston Arts Council Juried Exhibition. 

1992       Canada Council Grant, Explorations Program.

1991       Ontario Society of Artists Jury Award, Toronto.

1976       Art of Kingston Jury Exhibition Award, St. Lawrence College.

1974/75  Agnes Etherington Jury Exhibitions, Purchase and Public Vote Awards.




1989/2012  Co-founder Organization Kingston Women Artists.

2010/13      Curator Mill Street Gallery, Sydenham, Ontario.

2010           Media consultant, Organization Kingston Women Artists.

2007/09      Encaustic Workshops: McArthur College, Queen’s University, Kingston and Terra Nova, Newfoundland.

2005/06      Art Residencies: Terra Nova, Pouch Cove, Faculty of Ed. Queen’s University

2003           Kingston InSightS Art in Community Project.

1995-97      Founding Director, The Kingston School of Art.

1977-89      Part time art instructor at St. Lawrence College, Kingston.

1983-84      Curator Women’s Art Exhibition, Kingston Artists Association.

1982           Board of Directors, Kingston Artists Association.



1989-2012     Organization of Kingston Women Artists

2009              “Conflux”, Group Show, Union Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston.

2008              “The Art and Craft of Sailoring”, Kingston Marine Museum, Ontario.

2007              “Encaustic 2007”, Watermark/Cargo Gallery, Kingston, New York and .

                       Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie,Indiana.

2007               Solo at Gallery Raymond, Kingston, ON.

2006/07          Gallery Artists, North Park Gallery, Victoria, B.C.(1992/91)

2005/06          Gallery Artists, Calloway Gallery, Rochester, Minnesota.

1990-2004     The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

1997-2001     Craft Shows: Toronto One of a Kind,Vancouver Circle Craft,Ottawa Lansdowne  

                       Park,Toronto CabbageTown.                       

1999               Solo Exhibition: Baba Yaga Flies Over Saskatchewan, Agnes Etherington Art 

                       Center,Kingston, Ontario.          

1996               Doukhobor Centennial, group exhibition touring British Columbia.

1976-1994     Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston. 

1979-1993      Solo Exhibition: Brock Street Gallery, Kingston.

1983/92          Kapell/Purdie, Shrines, Rituals and Myth, and McPhail/Kapell New Leaves at Modern Fuel Artists Run Center/ Kingston.     

1990               Ontario Society of Artists Juried Exhibition, Toronto.

1988               Group Exhibition, Midway Forum Gallery, 80 Spadina,Toronto.

1984               Opus National Watercolour Juried Exhibition, Vancouver, B.C.

1982               Solo Exhibition, Aries Gallery, Ottawa.

1976               Young Contemporaries, National traveling exhibition, Art Gallery of London, ON.




Myers, Lori               “The Art of Sailoring by Alana Kapell.” Rug Hooking Magazine. Jan/Feb 2009. Vol XX, No 4, Pg 80.

Tarasoff, Koozma.     Spirit Wrestlers: Doukhobor Pioneers' Strategies for Living. Legas Publishing. 2002.

Duggan, Melanie.      Profile Magazine, Kingston. “Alana Kapell” March 17,1999,  Vol.14, No.3, Pg.22-26.

Tarasoff, Koozma.     Spirit-Wrestlers’ Voices, “Material and Artistic Achievements”. Legas Press, 1998.

Turner, Gordon.        “Event Celebrates Doukhobor Women” THE CASTLEGAR SUN, April 26, 1995.

Roche, Jennifer.       “More Than One Hand”. ASH Arts, Sciences, Humanities,  Vol. 1, No.4, Fall 1994.

Allen, Jan.                “Shrines, Ritual and Myth”  PARALLELOGRAMME, Vol.18, No.4, 1993.

Malone, Judy.           “Young Contemporaries ’76 Exhibit Wide Diversity of Style” THE LONDON  FREE PRESS, October 9, 1976.

Walker, Kathleen.     “The Art of Drawing”. THE CITIZEN, May 31, 1975 (Ottawa).

Kritzwiser, Kay.         “F-stops, eye-stopper”, At the Galleries. THE GLOBE AND MAIL, 1975 (Toronto).



2010  Curator: Jocelyn Purdie   "Conflux" Art Shift Intergenerational Project Union Gallery ON 

2009  Curator: Joan Snyder       Encaustic Works 2007 , 6th International Biennial 

2003  Curator: Alana Kapell      "finders keepers, what do you collect?"  Community Art Project, Kingston.

2002  Juror: Milly Ristvedt          Organization of Kingston Women Artists

1988  Curator: Lenni Workman “The Influence of the Land”, Etherington Art Center.     

1976  Curator: Frances Smith   “Small Objects”, Etherington Art Center.

1975  Juror: Tony Urquhart       “Juried Exhibition of Drawings” Etherington Art Center.


VIDEO:  "Borscht" 10 minute video produced and directed by Alana Kapell with the assistance of Canada Council Explorations 1996. 

“Tying the Knot”. 5 minute looped DVD produced and directed by Alana Kapell, 2008.



Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston, ON/ McArthur College, Queen's University/Kingston City Hall, ON/Art Gallery of Peterborough, ON/ University of Victoria, Nelson BC extension Library (Doukhobor video collection)/ Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A.