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P.O. Box 344
Stony Hill
Kingston 9
Jamaica, West Indies
Tel.(876)  339 9470
email: sameretansley@yahoo.com

Born: Worcestershire, England
Resident: Jamaica, since 1970
(became a Jamaican citizen 1975-holds dual Nationality.)

2015 Open Studio Show, Stony Hil,l Kingston
1988-05 Annual Open Studio Show, Stony Hill, Kingston
1999 Artifex Gallery. Sutton Coldfield, B’ham, England
1999 ‘Jamaica Blue’, London, England
1999 Summer Studio Show, Stony Hill, Kingston
1998 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica
1997 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kingston
1997 Masterworks Foundation, Hamilton. Bermuda
1986 Frame Centre Gallery, Kingston
1984 Community Centre Gallery, Hammersmith, London, England
1983 Frame Centre Gallery, Kingston
1979 Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston
1975 Kingston & St. Andrew Parish Library, Kingston


2012 /2017 Jamaica Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica - (invited artist)
2013 ‘Religion and Spirituality’ The National Gallery of Jamaica

1991 ‘Homage to John Dunkley’, National Gallery of Jamaica  
1990 - 2011 Annual National Art Exhibition -Invited Exhibitor,
 National Gallery of Jamaica
1977-89 Annual National Art Exhibition, The National Gallery, Kingston
-Juried Exhibitor
Represented in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Jamaica

2005 Group Juried Show, Royal Society of Birmingham Artists (R.B.S.A.) U.K.
2000 ‘Where They are Now’, Graduate Students of Stourbridge College, U.K.
1999 ‘Jamaica to Brooklyn’, Selena Gallery / Long Island University, Brooklyn Annex, New York, USA
1991 ‘Jamaican Art’, Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
1991 ‘The Jamaican Landscape’, Gallery Malreaux, Los Angeles, U.S.A.


1989 ‘Seya & Samere’, with Seya Parboosingh, Frame Centre Gallery, Kingston
1985 ‘Three Women’, with Rachel Fearing & Judith Salmon, Frame Centre Gallery, Kingston


2011 ‘The Imaginative and the Real’ Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston
2007 ‘Still Lives - 10 Contemporary Artists’ Seaview Fine Arts, Kingston
2004 ‘Eight of the Great’ Bolivar Gallery, Kingston
2001 Mixed Show, Gallery 9, Birmingham, England
1991-96 ‘The Forerunners’ Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston
1986 Contemporary Arts Centre- 1st. Anniversary Show, Kingston
1986 E.M.S.V.A. Tutors Exhibition - C.A.C. Gallery
1986 Rotary Club Art Show, Pegasus Hotel, Kingston
1986 ‘Art Against Apartheid’ Makonde Gallery, Kingston
1984 E.M.S.V.A. Tutors Show Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston
1983 E.M.S.V.A. Tutors Show Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
1983 ‘Festival 21” Upstairs-Downstairs Gallery Kingston
1982 ‘Celebration’& ’Out of Many’ Upstairs Downstairs Gallery, Kingston
1982 Exhibition commemorating the U.N. Year Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston
1982 ‘The Thirteen” Exhibition, Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston
1981 International Women’s Day Exhibition, Upstairs, Downstairs Gallery
1980 E.M.S.V.A. Tutors Exhibition, Diplomat Gallery, Kingston
1977 I.W.D. Women’s Art Exhibition, Mutual Life Gallery.Also1981 and 1978
1977 International Conference on Youth, Havana, Cuba
1976 Jamaica Artist & Craftsmen Guild, Inaugural Show, Pegasus Hotel , Kingston, and many other group shows with the J.A.C.G.
1975 Jamaica Festival Exhibition - also 1976,1981,82,83, and 1985
1975 Caribbean Women Artists Exhibition, Olympia International Arts Centre, Kgn.

1986 Vox Populi Prize - Rotary Club Art Show, Pegasus Hotel Kingston
1985 Silver Medal - Painting : Annual Jamaican Independence Festival Exhibition


Jamaica Journal: Vol.16 no.3,August1983; Vol.18 no.1, April 1995; and Vol.18 no. 2,July !985
Arts Jamaica : Vol.1 no. 4, March 1983 & Vol. 11 No. 4, May 1984
Jamaica Daily Newspapers: The Gleaner, The Star, The Daily News and The Observer.
The International Who’s Who of Women First Edition, Europa Publications, London
The Contemporary Who’s Who 2002/2003 Pub. American Biographical Institute


1993 ‘The Visual & Plastic Arts in Jamaica-with a Gender Perspective’,
to visiting students from the School of International Learning, Brattleboro; Vermont, USA
1985 ‘Many Cultures-Many Arts” I.N.S.E.A.[International non-Government World
Organization for Education through Art] VIII Regional Congress, Bat


2004- 2012 Edna Manley College for the Visual & Performing
Arts, Kingston (Painting lecturer, part-time)
1979-94 Edna Manley College for the Visual & Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica,[Painting lecturer, part-time]
1979-81 Creative Arts Centre, University of the West Indies
[Part-time, evening classes]
1970-80 Camperdown High School, Kingston, Jamaica
1968-69 North Paddington Secondary School, London
1965-68 De Lucy Primary School, Abbey Wood, London

 2000 - Board member of the Natural History Society of Jamaica
1987 Founding member of Women’s Media Watch, Jamaica
1982-83 Contributed articles to ‘Arts Jamaica’ Magazine-’Studio Talk
1979-82 Treasurer, Jamaica Artist & Craftsmen Guild
1976-79 Secretary, Jamaica Artist & Craftsmen Guild [This post involved arranging shows at the Mutual Life Gallery]
1978-80 Illustrated three Children’s reading books for Heinemann’s
Educational Books, Primary Language Arts series.


1977-78 Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts, Kingston, Jamaica
-Post-Graduate Studies in painting
1969-70 Goldsmiths College, University of London
-Art Teachers Certificate.
1964-66 Central School of Art, London - Post-Diploma Studies
-[mural-painting, stained-glass & enamel-painting]
1962-64 Birmingham College of Art, England
-N.D.D.[painting special]
1959-62 Stourbridge College of Art, England
-Intermediate Examination in Art & Craft.


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