About Frances Beckow

Frances is originally from Vancouver and attended the University of B.C.  She has been an art educator in the Secondary and Elementary Schools and worked on committees and projects to further art education for children.  Her Art practice includes drawing, watercolour and acrylic painting.  She has shown her work in group shows in Victoria and her work is in private homes in Vancouver, Calgary and Victoria.


2012 – Vancouver Island School of Art; Diploma of Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing)

1968 – University of British Columbia; BEd (Graphic Arts, Painting and English)


2012  – Graduation Show, Slideroom Gallery, 3 artists

2010 – Colour Challenge, Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, 6 artists

2009 – Colour narratives and Constructions, Slideroom Gallery, 10 artists

2009 – Tulista Art gallery, Sidney, 3 artists

2008 – Tulista Art Gallery, Sidney, 3 artists

2000 – Cavities, Salon de Refuse, many artists

1997 – Royal Oak Dance Auditorium, 3 artists

1996 – Royal Oak Church hall, 4 artists

1995 – Lochside School, 5 artists

1990 to 2000 – Fine Arts Coordinator at Lochside Elementary School

1998 – Designed and created booth at Summer Arts Fair for “Salish Sea” program

1998 – Created set design for U Victoria Auditorium for Holly Arntzen show

1990 – Designed and implemented Artist in Residence Program in Saanich School District #63

1970 – Vancouver School District Art Education, grade 8

1969 – Okanagan School District Art Education, grades 4-7