Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert

Canadian [1942-2009]

Alberta Society of Artists, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

Joane Cardinal-Schubert was born 1942 in Red Deer Alberta. She was an award-winning artist inspired by her Kainai ancestry. Joane was an influential curator, poet and director of indigenous theatre and art. Her works often brought to light contemporary political issues such as indigenous sovereignty, cultural appropriation, and environmental issues. Cardinal Schubert’s work included hand-tinted prints, paintings, drawings, and mixed-media work. She attended the Alberta College of Art (now the Alberta College of Art and Design) from 1962 to1967, studying painting, printmaking, and multimedia. After beginning a BA at the University of Alberta in 1973, she transferred to the University of Calgary that same year. She majored in painting and printmaking and graduated with a BFA in 1977.

Joane Cardinal-Schubert wished to create awareness of indigenous knowledge and spirituality. Joanes’ style of painting used a lot of colour in a contemporary approach to images akin to ancient petroglyphs; as her style evolved, red became a particularly important colour in her work.

In 1986 she became the fourth woman to be made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 1993, she was awarded the Commemorative Medal for her contribution to the arts. In 2002, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, and in 2003 was granted an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Calgary.

Cardinal-Schubert’s work has been included in more than twenty-six solo exhibitions across Canada, the United States and Europe. Cardinal-Schubert received the Inspire Award in the Art category in 2007. She was honoured at Red Crow College on the Kainai Reserve in southern Alberta, where she was presented with an Eagle Feather in recognition of the Foundation Award. The Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School in Calgary was named in her honour. Joane Cardinal-Schubert passed away September 2009.

A Few Notable Results from Hodgins Art Auctions

Joane Cardinal-Schubert

SKY STICK GAME
mixed media and collage on paper
47 x 30.75 in

Sold for $ 10,000 (hammer price) – November 2010
A record price at auction for Joane Cardinal-Schubert

Joane Cardinal-Schubert

THE BEGINNING OF LIFE – THE WHITE BUFFALO DREAM
mixed media on paper
35.5 x 12 in.

Sold for $ 8,500 (hammer price) – November 2013

Joane Cardinal-Schubert

MOONLIGHT SONOTA, NIGHTWATCH III
Mixed media on paper
29.5 x 41.5 ins.

Sold for $ 4,300 (hammer price) – May 2005

Joane Cardinal-Schubert

SUNDANCERS
acrylic on canvas
22 x 30 in.

Sold for $ 4,100 (hammer price) – May 2012

Joane Cardinal-Schubert

COUGAR DREAM
mixed media on paper
35.75 x 12 in.

Sold for $ 2,500 (hammer price) – May 2014

Joane Cardinal-Schubert

STUDIO DANCE
oil on canvas
32 x 24 in.

Sold for $ 2,200 (hammer price) – November 2013

We are always seeking works by Joane Cardinal-Schubert to be included in future auctions.

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More Extensive Results from our Previous Auctions

585.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Joane Cardinal-Schubert

Title: THE ENCOUNTER

Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.25 in. (14 x 18.4 cm)

Notes:

signed upper left; titled on the exhibition label verso
Provenance: “Discover Alberta Art”, Cat. No. 9 (Alberta Department of Culture program).

400.00
Estimate:
500.00
 - 

LOT: 164

Auction: 2023 September | Hodgins Art Auctions

585.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Joane Cardinal-Schubert

Title: THE POWER SOURCE

Date: 1986

Medium: 1986

Dimensions: 5.25 x 7 in. (13.3 x 17.8 cm)

Notes:

signed & dated upper right; titled on the exhibition label verso
Provenance: “Discover Alberta Art”, Cat. No. 3 (Alberta Department of Culture program).

400.00
Estimate:
500.00
 - 

LOT: 165

Auction: 2023 September | Hodgins Art Auctions

304.20
Price Realized: $

Artist: Joane Cardinal-Schubert

Title: THE GATHERING OF THE SHAMAN

Date: 1986

Medium: 1986

Dimensions: 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm)

Notes:

signed & dated upper right; titled on the exhibition label verso
Provenance: “Discover Alberta Art”, Cat. No. 2 (Alberta Department of Culture program).

400.00
Estimate:
500.00
 - 

LOT: 166

Auction: 2023 September | Hodgins Art Auctions

468.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Joane Cardinal-Schubert

Title: TIPI GUARDIAN SPIRIT

Date: 1983

Medium: 1983

Dimensions: 7.5 x 9 in. (19.1 x 22.9 cm)

Notes:

signed & dated centre right; titled on the gallery label verso
Provenance: Masters Gallery, Calgary AB

500.00
Estimate:
600.00
 - 

LOT: 172

Auction: 2023 September | Hodgins Art Auctions

643.50
Price Realized: $

Artist: Joane Cardinal-Schubert

Title: MY MOTHER'S VISION

Medium: mixed media on paper

Dimensions: 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)

Notes:

signed & titled in the image

300.00
Estimate:
400.00
 - 

LOT: 189

Auction: 2023 June | Hodgins Art Auctions

575.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Joane Cardinal-Schubert

Title: THE LAST SURVIVOR

Medium: mixed media on paper (in two parts)

Dimensions: 11 x 30 in. (overall)

500.00
Estimate:
700.00
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LOT: 201

Auction: 2005 November | Hodgins Art Auctions

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