Lisa Shepherd's artwork is renowned across Canada Although she currently lives on the West Coast, Lisa's work is on display throughout the country, and her role as knowledge carrier is important to the preservation and revitalization of the Métis culture. Here you'll find information about where you can see Lisa's work on display in permanent collections, some of whom have commissioned her work, and what distinctions she's received as artist and educator. You can find information about the exhibits where Lisa's artwork has been featured in over the last decade ON THIS WEB PAGE.
IN THE NEWS: Recent Commissions & Acquisitions Note: Some of these pieces are on display publicly. See THIS WEB PAGE for details.
2019 Baby’s Mossbag on exhibit. Commissioned for the permanent collection at Fort Langley National Historic Site.
2017 Featured Artist: Custom artwork on exhibit. BC Cancer Agency: Vancouver Centre, Victoria Centre & Centre for the North. You can read the news article on the BC Cancer Agency website.
2017 Two pairs of custom designed moccasins were commissioned for the Canadian movie, "Angelique's Isle."
2013 Custom beaded garments were commissioned by Disney for a television pilot, “Big Thunder.”
2012 Custom designed Baby’s Mossbag on exhibit. Acquired for the permanent collection of the Gabriel Dumont Institute Museum & Archives.
IN THE NEWS: Awards & Distinctions
2019 Canada Council for the Arts, Grant award for Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples
2019 First People’s Cultural Council, Peer Selection Committee, Adjudicator for art funding awards
2018 First People’s Cultural Council’s Aboriginal Arts Development Award, Individual Emerging Artist, for skills transfer of raised beadwork of Haudenosaunee Métis
2017 Art to Wear clothing line launch
2015 Adaka Festival, Whitehorse, Yukon. Selected as one of twelve Master Beadwork Artists.
2013 BC Aboriginal Business Awards, Business of the Year: One to two person Enterprise. 2010 Coca-Cola Aboriginal Art Bottle, “The Awakening,” selected to represent the Métis people during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
IN THE NEWS: Other
Because of her knowledge of Métis culture, her extraordinary artisanship, and her ability to relate to people of all ages, Lisa is a sought-after educator and performer of Métis artwork and culture. She and her work have been featured as follows:
2017 Scholastic, “Community Ties”, image in Take Action For Reconciliation, grades 3 to 6 Social Studies resource, 25,000 copies in English and French, for print and e-platform, in Canada.
2016 Métis Nation BC, “Sharing Community Health Information, Métis Public Surveillance Program,” images of Lisa’s garments are throughout guide.
2015 Parks Canada, Lisa authored “Teachings of the Mountain People,” Education Module.
2015 Government House, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Flag Day: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Flag of Canada, Lisa was guest Métis dance performer.
2013 Pearson Education Canada, “Pearson Science 7 – Manitoba Edition” by Brockman, Doepker, McKay, Stephenson, Wallace, Wiebe., images of Lisa's garments are featured.
2011 Tiga Talk, Culture Corner, Lisa's Métis beadwork was guest featured on children’s drama series
2011 Tiga Talk, Lisa's Métis jigging was guest featured on children’s drama series 2011 Health Nutz, APTN, Lisa was choreographer for Métis jigging episode