Cecil Day Resume


  • 1970 – 1973 Washington University, St. Louis, MO MFA (painting)
  • 1958 – 1960 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN BA (painting)
  • 1956 – 1958 Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA


  • 2006 Summer Rockwell Kent House, Brigus, NL (Awarded by Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NL)
  • 1999 Sept. Gros Morne National Park, Woody Point, NL (Awarded by Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NL)
  • 1995 Jan.- Apr. Cité International des Arts, Paris, France (Awarded by Washington University, St. Louis.)
  • 1993 Nov. – Dec. St. Michael’s Printshop, St. John’s, NL
  • 1990 March Windsor Printmaker’s Forum, Windsor, ON


  • 2005 Creation Grant, Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture, and Heritage

One-or-Two Person Shows

  • 2010-2011 “Cecil Day: Traps”, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax and Yarmouth, N.S.
  • 2005 “Journey in the North Atlantic”, Craft Council Gallery, St John’s, NF
  • 2005 “Tidelines”, At the Sign of the Whale Gallery, Yarmouth, N.S.
  • 2004 “Gros Morne Experience”, Lyghtesome Gallery, Antigonish, NS. Review by Tila Kellman,Visual Arts News 12(2) 2004
  • 1997 “Island”, a hand-made accordion book. Etchings by Cecil Day, poems by Artis Bernard.July 19th book launching, At the Sign of the Whale Gallery, Yarmouth, N.S.
  • 1996 “Paris Gardens”, At the Sign of the Whale Gallery, Yarmouth, N.S. (drawings, etchings)
  • 1994 – 1996 “Dark Forest” with Mary Dryburgh. 1994, Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S.; Oct.-Nov., 1995: St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, N.S.; March – May 1996: University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. (Review in Arts Atlantic, Winter 1995)

Group Shows

  • 2022 (May 6 – July 10) One of eight artists  in “Plant Kingdom”, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
  • 2010 At the Sign of the Whale Gallery, Yarmouth, N.S. Also 09 – 05, 02, 01, 99 – 94,92 – 90, 85, 83.
  • 2007 “Elegies & Effigies (Material Remains)”, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
  • 2006 “21st Century Prints from the Maritimes”, Nova Scotia Printmakers Exhibition, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
  • 2006 “Folio, an Exhibition of Artist Books”, ARTs PLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS; Yarmouth County Museum, Yarmouth, NS
  • 2005 “Ink, Paper, Art”, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS
  • 2004 “Printmakers in Acadie”, Atelier 585, Annapolis Royal, NS.
  • 2003-2004 “Twenty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition”, Acadia Univ., Wolfville, NS.
  • 2003 “Inksmithing”, Nova Scotia Printmakers Exhibition, St. Francis Xavier Univ., Antigonish, NS (co-recipient, People’s Choice Award)
  • 2003 “From the Shore”, Acadia Univ., Wolfville, NS (Four-person show)
  • 2002 “Ocean Blue”, Mary Black Gallery, Halifax, NS (Juried work by members of the Yarmouth Crafts Guild)
  • 2002 Handmade Books, Mary Black Gallery, Halifax, NS
  • 2000 “Art in the Park”, Art Gallery of Nfld. & Labrador, St. John’s, NF
  • 2000 “Thresholds”, Far and Wide 2000, K Mart Mall, Yarmouth, NS
  • 2000 “A New Leaf”, ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS
  • 2000 “Artists in Residence”, Visitors’ Center, Gros Morne National Park, NF
  • 1998 “Recent Acquisitions”, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S.
  • 1997 St. Michael’s Printshop 25th Anniversary Archival Print Exhibition, St. John’s, NF.
  • 1994 “Far and Wide”, Dartmouth Heritage Museum, Dartmouth, NS (VANS Juried Show)
  • 1994 “Third Edition: NSPA Juried Print Show”, Mt. St. Vincent Univ., Halifax NS

Public Collections

  • Ottawa, On: Canada Council Art Bank; National Library of Canada
  • Halifax, N.S: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Nova Scotia Art Bank
  • Wolfville, N.S: Acadia University Permanent Collection
  • St. John’s NF: Dept. of Public Works; Memorial Univ. Permanent Collection; Art Gallery of Nfld. & Labrador
  • Fredericton, NB: University of New Brunswick Art Centre
  • Cambridge, MA: Harvard University (rare books)
  • Houston, TX: University of Houston (rare books)