Curriculum Vitae

B. 1978

Solo Exhibits

Let the Muddy River Carry You, The Bread Galley, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. 2023

ADAPT, Artists Landing Gallery, Newport Landing, Nova Scotia. 2019

Piece by Piece, The Bread Galley, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. 2018

What We Leave Behind, Annapolis Valley Memorial Library, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 2018

What We Leave Behind, Flying Apron Inn and Eatery, Summerville, Nova Scotia. 2017

Within Every Fibre, Flying Apron Inn and Eatery, Summerville &  Nova Scotia Fibre Art Festival, Amherst & Annapolis Valley Memorial Library, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 2016

Recent Work, Flying Apron Inn and Eatery, Summerville, Nova Scotia. 2015

Recent Work, The Bread Gallery, Brooklyn & Annapolis Valley Memorial Library, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 2014

A Part of the Scenery, TAN Coffee, Windsor, Nova Scotia. 2013

Juried Group Exhibits 

Pre-Shrunk, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Hygge, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2018

Get Set, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2016

Cat Person/Dog Person, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2014, 2015, 2016

Hooked on Swoon, Swoon Fine Art and Antiques, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia. 2014

Winterscape, Swoon Fine Art and Antiques, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia. 2013

Soapbox, Khyber Center for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2008

Community Group Exhibits 

Long Winter Nights, The Bread Gallery, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Great Little Art Show, Avon River Heritage, Newport Landing, Nova Scotia. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023

Community Group Show, Ditch Flower Gallery, Summerville, Nova Scotia. 2019, 2020

Art in Agriculture, Hants County Agricultural Fair, Windsor, Nova Scotia. 2015, 2016

Festival of Art, Pesaquid Canoe Club, Windsor, Nova Scotia. 2010, 2016

Festival of Art, Cedar Centre, Windsor, Nova Scotia. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Hants County Arts Council’s Annual End of Winter Show, The Bread Gallery, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Hodge Podge, The Bread Gallery, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. 2014, 2015

Small Works, The Bread Gallery, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. 2013, 2014

Paint the Port, Churchill House, Hantsport, Nova Scotia. 2013

Paint Avondale, Newport Landing Waterfront, Newport Landing, Nova Scotia. 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019

Paint Windsor, Phoenix Hollow, Windsor, Nova Scotia. 2012, 2013, 2014

Staycation, Flying Cloud Collective, The Bread Gallery, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. 2012

Eagle Watch, Art Show, Sheffield Mills, Nova Scotia. 2011

Hants County Arts Council Group Show, Fort Edward Gallery, Windsor, Nova Scotia. 2011

Kraft Dinner and then Some Luscious Secrets, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2002

Juried Craft Shows and Demonstrations

Halifax Crafters Society Bi Annual Markets, Olympic Community Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2008-2017

Dartmouth Makers Bi Annual Markets, Kings Wharf, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. 2015

Artisans in Action, Avon River Heritage Museum, Newport Landing, Nova Scotia. 2014, 2015, 2019, 2021

Public Installations

Spawning Fish of the Avon River, Newport Landing Waterfront Park, Avondale, Nova Scotia. 2020-Present

Spirit Salmon, Newport Landing Waterfront Park, Avondale, Nova Scotia. 2021

Float On, Collaboration with sculptor Cara Sawka, Westbrook Trail, Avondale, Nova Scotia. 2019-2021

Teaching Experience

Needle Felting and Rug Hooking, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Needle Felting, Nova Scotia Fibre Art Festival, Amherst, Nova Scotia. 2016

Needle Felting, Seniors in Action, Avon River Heritage Museum, Newport Landing, Nova Scotia. 2016

Arts Teacher, Halifax Independent School, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2001-2004

Arts Education

B.F.A Interdisciplinary: Focusing on Photography, Design, Video and Film studies. 

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2003

Set Etiquette for Feature Film

Atlantic Filmmaker’s Co-op. Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2003

Analogue and Digital Editing

Center for Art Tapes. Halifax, Nova Scotia. 1999

Photo 2/Digital Imaging

Nova Scotia Community College. Halifax, Nova Scotia. 1998

Photography

Nova Scotia Community College. Halifax, Nova Scotia. 1997

Mixed Media and Specialized Workshops

The Loft: A Center for Discovery Through Art. Halifax, Nova Scotia. 1989-1992

Awards and Accomplishments

Sipu,  painting featured on the cover of the Grapevine, November 12th, 2020

ISUMA 35, four by fifteen foot photo collage, commissioned to celebrate ISUMA’s 35th anniversary. Displayed as a part of their exhibition at the Canadian Pavilion, at the  Biennale di Venezia. 2019

Emergence, fibre art created in honour of the 20th Great Little Art Show, featured on the cover of the  Earth Day edition of the Grapevine, April 19th, 2018

Volunteer Service Award, Municipality of the District of West Hants and the Town of Windsor. 2017

You Always Remember Your First, commission to celebrate North America’s 251st Agricultural Fair, Windsor, Nova Scotia. 2016

Recipient of the People’s Choice Award at Art in Agriculture show, Hants County Exhibition, Windsor, Nova Scotia. 2015

Pumpkin Paddler, featured in Rug Hooking Magazine. 2014

Publications

Hants County artist creates felted surrogate owls to aid wildlife rehabilitation centre efforts, by Carole Morris-Underhill, June 16th. 2020. Chronicle Herald.

Captivating wool Portraits, by Colin Chisholm, Tuesday June 11, 2019. Journal Advertiser.

ADAPT at Artist’s Landing, Avondale Heritage Museum, by Tacha Reed, September 19th, 2019. The Grapevine.

Woodland Wool (Tacha Reed), May 3rd 2018. Video, 7 minutes and 45 seconds. Maritime Made on Eastlink TV HD Channel 610.

Hants County fibre artist supporting activism through arts, by Heather Desveaux, October 31st, 2018. Chronicle Herald.

The Art Spot: Tacha Reed, January 25, 2017. The Grapevine. 

Hants Faces Friday, Tacha Reed, by Colin Chilsholm, December 23rd, 2016. Hants Journal.

Fibre artist surrounds herself in wool, by Dawn Josey, March 23rd, 2016. The Weekly Press.

Tacha Reed, an artist’s profile, by Heather Allen, June 13th, 2015. Video, 6 minutes and 20 seconds.

Pumpkin Paddler featured in Canadian Connection: Hooked on Swoon, by Tamara Pavich, June-August 2014. Rug Hooking Magazine.

Selling art from an Airstream, by Glen Parker, June 8th, 2011. The Chronicle Herald.

The Journey of Silver Sue, by Nicole Trask, April, 2011. Halifax Magazine.