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  • Aleece Laird

Tricia Sellmer

“Find your thumb print,” is an expression the dynamic and talented artist nominated to be featured in the Amplifriday spotlight lives by, and her life and pursuit of intentional living is a tremendous example to us all. We’re so pleased to highlight Tricia Sellmer, nominated by Arjun Singh.

Arjun writes: “It is my huge pleasure to nominate Tricia Sellmer for Amplifriday. Tricia is a renowned local artist. She also gives so much of her time and energy to the community. Whether it be mentoring young artists or supporting many non-profits, Tricia is always there to help the community prosper. She inspires me with her energy and wisdom.”

If you haven’t been captivated by the artistic work of Tricia Sellmer, a visit to her website will show you why she is renowned and celebrated the world over. Tricia holds a master’s in fine arts through the Transart Institute in Berlin and New York, two degrees from UBC, and has completed art residences in both New York and Italy. She is truly a marvelously creative woman.

A number of years ago, Tricia’s husband passed away and, in a video, recounting her experience getting back to her art, she shared, “my heart was full. I walked into the studio, and I just picked up the brush and started to move across the canvas and there was a feeling of freedom. Searching for the unexpected is perhaps the theme for the rest of my life.” One thing in certainly true and can be expected, Tricia has found her thumb print, and through her art, mentorship, and community giving, she has certainly made her mark.

Tricia – you are a remarkable person of impact! As is our team at Amplify Consulting Inc.’s commitment, we will donate $100 to a charity of your choice to further amplify both your remarkable impact and the charity’s.

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We were eager to amplify the remarkable impact of Tricia Sellmer last week. As a part of AmpliFriday, we donate $100 to a charity of choice for our amplified individual, and Tricia has chosen the Y WOMEN'S EMERGENCY SHELTER.

Tricia's connection to the shelter is in her DNA.

"My auntie Bea (Bea Morley), born in 1912, was one of the women who, through much lobbying and activism, established this "women's hostel" in Kamloops in 1974. The following year, the eight-bed facility was turned over to the YWCA and became known as a shelter. My aunt became one of my role models in understanding the importance of community."

Today, the shelter offers free 24/7 support for women and children, referrals to community resources and a refuge.

Congratulations again, Tricia, on being amplified; we are proud to support the Y Women's Emergency Shelter by making a $100 donation in your honour.


Amplify Consulting Inc. is a company that helps leaders, and their organizations amplify their impact through communications and stakeholder engagement. #Amplifriday is our passion project we started in 2018 to amplify remarkable people of impact to inspire you, honour them, and support local charities. You can join the #Amplifriday movement as a supporter. Reach out for details.


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