Chris Dewolf

DeWolf Artworks, established 2001, is a home based, full-service graphic arts, fine arts and jewelry company, located in Fort Smith, NT.  DeWolf Artworks is a sole-proprietorship of Chris DeWolf.

For the past 16 years, DeWolf Artworks has produced a wide variety of products for clients such as pamphlets, greeting cards, displays and outdoor signs, business cards, visual corporate identities and logo design.

DeWolf ArtWorks now offers unique promotional items, custom logo-imprinted promotional gifts, trade show giveaways, and corporate apparel with factories in Canada. DeWolf Artworks’ graphics target market has primarily been Fort Smith businesses and local Government of the Northwest Territories departments. The fine arts and jewelry target market is Fort Smith residents and tourists shopping for locally produced arts and crafts.

Due to the down turn in the economy, diminished tourism and government departments facing fiscal restraint, DeWolf Artworks must expand beyond the local/tourist market to increase revenue and to expand.

Chris is a graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College graphic design program, 1997. Chris built a small studio for jewelry making in 2007. In 2009, Chris completed Year 2 of the jewelry program of Alberta College of Art+ Design (ACAD).

Chris’s design, artworks, and jewelry creations are greatly inspired by nature and her Northern surroundings. The design, elements, and media used in many of her pieces are taken directly from nature. Jewelry materials range from silver, semi-precious gems, hand-made glass beads, bison horn to ancient mammoth ivory. DeWolf Artworks offers creative and unique products that fuse traditional, natural materials with contemporary design.  Commissions are welcome for art and jewelry.

Chris’s accomplishments include having her paintings selected as the cover art for Northwestel’s Telephone directory in 2003 and again in 2013, an exhibition at the Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre, having an art piece being added to the permanent collection of the Yellowknife Heritage Art Show, and winning the design competition for the NWT Arts Branding logo.

 

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