J. Ross Melanson, Artist CV

Relevant Employment

1992 – 2001 Eston College, Professor of Theology                                                                                        2002 – 2005 Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Docent/Curatorial Assistant                          2005 – present Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Administrative Assistant                            2010  – Briercrest College and Seminary, Adjunct Faculty (Fine Arts)


1990 – Eston College, Pastoral Theology
2003 – Briercrest Seminary, Master of Arts (Historical Theology)
2012 – June 27 Critique session with art critic and independent curator Nancy Tousley
2012 – 2013 CARFAC Saskatchewan Mentor Program under Saskatchewan Curator Jeff Nye
2013  – June 9, Critique session with artist and art critic Cliff Eyland

Professional Experience

2013 – Selection Committee for Mentor Program with CARFAC Saskatchewan                                                   (with Wendy Nelson, Holly Fey, and Edie Marshal)


Saskatchewan Arts Board, Art on the Go – Travel Grant, December 2012.

Memberships and Associations

Modern Language Association
The Conference on Christianity & Literature
Anagora Society (founder)
Board Member, Saskatchewan Society of Education through Art

Lectures and Presentations

The Calvinist Vision of Marilynne Robinson
Presented at the Moose Jaw Public Library, November 18, 2008

A Truth too Great for Us
Presented at the 2008 Modern Language Annual Convention

One Thought in Place of Another:
Dismantling Judgment through a Narrative of Open Theology
Presented at the Christian Scholar’s Conference: The Power of Narrative
on June 27, 2009

Inklings: Breath for the Bones (Art & Imagination)
Visual Art and the role of faith in creativity and the production of art.
Presented at St. Aidan Anglican Church, November 18, 2012

Published Articles

Art Catalogues:

Of a Consuming Nature, Moose Jaw: PrintWest, 2009 (related to the exhibition,
Watchman, featuring the art of Myles J. MacDonald and George Glenn at the Moose Jaw Museu & Art Gallery)

Transitions of a Higher Order, Regina: Organizations of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC), 2009 (related to the exhibition, Illuminated Spaces, featuring the art of Carri McKinnon)

Transfigured: Keeping the Body in Mind, Regina, Regina Art Gallery, 2009 (related to the exhibition, Transfigured, featuring the art of Jennifer McRorie)

Art Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibitions:

This Being Said, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, March 1 to April 13, 2012
This is This, Spiral Staircase Gallery, Moose Jaw, July 1 to November 18, 2012

Group Exhibitions:

Art with Words, The University Club, University of Regina, March 19 to May, 2013
Artists in Action, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, April 13, 2013                                                                                                         Unnamed exhibition, Elsie Scherle Gallery, Fall 2014



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