Lindsay Arnold

Lindsay Arnold is a multidisciplinary, Canadian-American artist living, working and creating in North Portal, Saskatchewan. Over the span of her 20 year career, Lindsay has used painting, drawing, filmmaking, and songwriting to share stories from a female vantage point. Her work, which includes artist books, paintings, videos and songs, has been exhibited and performed throughout Canada and beyond.

Lindsay is a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter. She is member of the Saskatchewan folk groups, Hook & Nail and Last Birds. Hook & Nail was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in 2020 for their debut album Ghosts of Taylorton. Last Birds released their first EP in April 2021.  The duo received Saskatchewan Music Award and Sask Country Music Award nominations in 2021.  Lindsay recently received a SK Arts grant in support of her most current songwriting project for Last Birds.

Lindsay has exhibited her drawings and paintings in group and solo exhibitions throughout Canada and the US. Her work is in the SKArts permanent collection and private collections around the world.

Lindsay’s film work includes making music videos as well as stop motion films. Her most recent stop motion project, The Messenger, was part of augmented reality exhibition hosted by the Art Gallery of Regina.





1997 Cinema, Television, Stage & Radio, Southern Alberta Institute of Tech., Calgary, AB

2018 Arts Entrepreneurship and Business Development Course, Sask Arts Board





2019-present Lyricist,  Composer, Vocals, Guitar: Last Birds, Folk/Americana duo

2018-present Lyricist, Vocals, Guitar: Hook & Nail, Folk trio



2023 Author/Composer/Guitar/Vocals/Co-Producer: Last Birds; Endless Turn of Day Into Night; 10 song LP released Oct 20

2021 BG Vocals: Jeff D. Michel, Song: Never Had a Chance, Release Date: Sept 24, 2021

2021 Author/Composer/Guitar/Vocals: Last Birds EP, Release date: April 16, 2021

2021 Guitar/Vocals: Winter Showcase: Live Performance Video, Sask Music, Jan 2021

2021 Author/Composer/Guitar/Vocals: Wedding Day, Single release: Jan 22, 2021

2020 Guitar/Vocals, Creative City Centre SMMART program, Live Performance Video, Nov 20

2020 Co-Writer/Guitar/Vocals: Worry About It, Single release: Oct 16, 2020

2020 Vocals/Guitar: Sasktel Max Local on Demand: Acoustic Saskatchewan Series: Air date Sept 2020

2019 Co-Writer: Paymaster’s Gold; music for Sasktel campaign Plan to be Different

2018 Lyrics/Vocals:  Hook & Nail; Ghosts of Taylorton; 9 song EP released Sept 28 


Performances (selected)


Regina Folk Festival, Regina SK Aug 12-15

Unlabeled, Kelowna BC Oct 10

Detonate Brewing Company, Summerland BC Oct 12

Blackrose Whiskey Club, Saskatoon, SK Oct 21

Sasktel JazzFest, Saskatoon, SK Jul 9



22 Oct 2022  Sask Sampler, Artesian Theatre, Regina, SK

15 Oct 2022  Spotlight Showcase - Folk Music Ontario Conference, London, ON, Canada 

16 Sep 2022 Canada House at AMERICANAFEST 2022, Venue: 633 Fogg Street, Nashville, TN, USA 

2 Aug 2022 Market in the Park, Foam Lake, SK, Canada 

30 Jul 2022 Sights & Sounds Festival, Killarney, MB, Canada 

16 Jul 2022 Big Day at the Farm, Seager Wheeler Farm, Rosthern, SK, Canada 

9 Jul 2022 Chester Fest, Prince Albert, SK, Canada 

23 Apr 2022 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards Show

2 Apr 2022 JJ Voss with Last Birds, Mac Murray Theatre, 110 Main St, Arcola, SK, Can



Come Together, El Mocambo, Toronto, ON, Nov 15

Turvey Centre, (with JJ Voss) Regina SK, Oct 8

Estevan Legion, Aug 28

Orpheum Theatre (with Jack Semple), Estevan SK, Aug 26

Bow Valley Jamboree, Oxbow, SK Aug 7

Folk Unlocked Artist Showcase, Folk Alliance International, Feb 23

Breakout West Spotlight Showcase, Folk Alliance International, Folk Unlocked Feb 22

Live and Local Wednesdays with JJ Voss, Livestream concert Jan 20

Saskatchewan Music Awards, Jan 23



SaskTel Max: Acoustic Saskatchewan series concert

FACTOR and SaskMusic’s International Women’s Day Concert, Artesian, Regina, SK

Telemiracle 44, Regina, SK

Open House Livestream Series, presented by SaskMusic, CBC Sask & Creative Sask

Live From the Anexx, Livestream Matinee Oct 18

The Happy Nun, Forget SK

United Way Telethon, Estevan, SK



Whiskers and Wine, Estevan, SK

Creative City Centre, Regina, SK

The Happy Nun, Forget, SK

Big Day at the Farm, Rosthern, SK

Gateway Festival, Bengough, SK

Rafferty Rumble, Estevan, SK


Awards and Grants

2022 Nominee, Roots/Folk Artist of the Year, Saskatchewan Music Awards

2022 Creative Saskatchewan Marketing and Export Development Grant

2022 Creative Saskatchewan Sound Recording Grant

2021 Nominee, Alternative Country Album of the Year, Saskatchewan Country Music Awards

2021 Nominee, Group of the Year, Saskatchewan Country Music Awards

2021 Nominee, Roots/Folk Artist of the Year, Saskatchewan Music Awards

2021 Independent Artist Grant, SK Arts

2020 Nominee, New/Emerging Artist of the Year, Hook & Nail, Canadian Folk Music Awards

2018 Ghosts of Taylorton: Ranked #4 in the Sask Music’s Best Sask Albums of 2018 List



Last Birds

Last Birds EP #1 Kansas Public Radio's Current Folk Releases July 28/21

Last Birds EP , #19 Roots Music Report Folk Albums Chart July, 2021

Last Birds EP, #9 Roots Music Report Canadian Albums July 2021

Last Birds EP #13Roots Music Report Contemporary Folk Chart

Last Birds EP #20 CJAM 99.1FM Windsor Top 30 Chart


Hook & Nail

Ghosts of Taylorton #2 CFBX-FM (Kamloops, BC) Folk/Roots/Blues Chart, Feb 5, 2019

Ghosts of Taylorton #8 CFBX-FM (Kamloops, BC) Top 30 Jan 29, 2019

Ghosts of Taylorton #13 CFBX-FM (Kamloops, BC) Top 30 Feb 5, 2019

Ghosts of Taylorton #3 on the CFRU-FM (Guelph, ON) Folk/Roots/Blues Chart May 14, 2019)




Give It To Me, 2023, 3:43, music video for Last Birds, editor


Tous les matins, 2023, 3:35, stop motion music video for Alexis Normand, director / animator


Worry About It, 2020, 4:05, music video, co-director, editor


Deby Arnold: The Sewist, 2020, 23:23, documentary, Director, Videographer, Editor


2020 Estevan & Weyburn Culture Days


The Messenger, 2020, 1:26, stop motion digital video


2020 Moving Pictures, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK


Oh Well:Lockdown Version, 2020, 3:54, original music video, Last Birds, Director, Videographer, Editor


2020 Protest Songs, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, ON


Ride, 2019, 4:34, original music video; Hook & Nail, Director, Videographer & Editor


Table Dance2017, 3:12, stop motion digital video 


2018 Tedium, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK 

2018 Tedium, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD 

2018 Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, Calgary, AB 

2017 21st International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA, Novi Sad, Serbia 

2017 WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg, MB 

2017 Quickening, Experimental Animations by Mothers, Chicago, IL 

2017 Shorts!, PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital art, Winnipeg, MB 


Video Awards

2023 Saskatchewan Music Award - Music Video of the Year; Tous les matins

2023 Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards - Best Music Video: Tous les matins




Solo Exhibitions 

2018     Tedium, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK 

2018     Tedium, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD 

2017     Tedium, Taube Museum of Art, Minot, ND 

2017     Tedium, STM Gallery, Saskatoon, SK 

2016     Heirlooms, Hollow Earth Gallery, AlsoAsWellToo Artist Book Library, Winnipeg, MB 

2015    Rooted: The Daphne Dilemma, curated by Griffith Aaron Baker 

The Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, SK 

2014    Through the Looking Glass, Estevan Art Gallery & Museum, Estevan, SK 

2012    Garden Immaculate, toured by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council’s Arts on the Move Program to 15 Saskatchewan venues 

2010    Rooted, Estevan Art Gallery & Museum, Estevan, SK 

2005    Weeds, Melville Community Works, Melville, SK 


Group Exhibitions

2022-23 Between Us, Curated by Sandie Moore, Art Gallery of Regina, Mann Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Swift Current

2020     Moving Pictures, Curated by Sandie Moore, Art Gallery of Regina

2019     Uncommon Thread, Curated by The Jealous Curator, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2017     Broken Hearts, curated by Elke McGuire, Art Gym, Denver, CO 

2016     Works on Paper, MAWA Members Showcase, Winnipeg, MB 

2016     Hearth, curated by Jenny Western, Estevan Art Gallery & Museum, Estevan, SK 

2014     Working Moms, curated by Jeff Nye, Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre, 

 Regina Beach, SK 

2011     Mind the gap!, by Amanda Cachia & Jeff Nye, Dunlop Art Gallery, Ottawa Art Gallery 

2009    Mind the gap!, by Amanda Cachia & Jeff Nye, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK 

2007    Connections of Spirit, Estevan Art Gallery & Museum, Estevan, SK 

2004    The Uncanny Landscape, toured by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council’s Arts on the Move Program to 15 Saskatchewan venues 

2004     Visions: As We See It, Estevan Art Gallery & Museum, Estevan, SK 


Public Art 

2010     Visions of Roche Percee, Vision Art Guild collaboration, Village of Roche Percee 

2006     Visions of North Portal, Visions Art Guild collaboration, North Portal Community Centre 

2005     Grandview, Community Art Project, permanent installation North Portal Community Centre 


Publications and Media 

2018 Tedium, Holly Fay, Essay by Jenny Western, Regina, SK: Art Gallery of Regina 

2017 Danielle Krysa, Lindsay Arnold: what’s the why, Art For Your Ear, podcast audio, October 20,2017, 

2017 Crochet Concupiscence. (2017 Jul 2), Enjoy! Pretty Little Video of Doilies Dancing from Artist Lindsay Arnold, 

2016 The Jealous Curator. (2016 Dec 15), Lindsay Arnold 

2016 Eat Your Arts and Vegetables, (2016) CKUW 95.9FM Winnipeg, 26 May  

2016 The Jealous Curator. (2016 Mar 14), Lindsay Arnold 

2015 October’s Best Vine (Bloom), AkimboTV’s #6SECGLORY Competition 

2012 Garden Immaculate, By Lauren Fournier, OSAC, Regina, SK 

2009 Mind the gap!, By Amanda Cachia,  Exh. cat. Regina, SK: Dunlop Art Gallery 


2019 Wearing, Saskatchewan Arts Board

2015 Best Kept Under Wraps, Up to Her Standards, Saskatchewan Arts Board 

2010 The Stifled, The Hypocrite, The Wielder, Estevan Art Gallery & Museum 

2006 Weeds, Meyers Norris Penny LLP 

2005 NWMP Map Project, Estevan Art Gallery & Museum 



2018 Market Travel Grant, Creative Saskatchewan 

2015 Individual Artist Project Grant: Saskatchewan Arts Board 


Professional Experience 

2022 Juror, SK Arts Grant Committee

2016-17 Visual Arts Committee Member, Estevan Arts Council 

2016-17 Board Member, CARFAC Saskatchewan 

2015-16 Advisory Committee Member, Artist in Residence Program, Estevan Arts Council 

2015  ParticipantCARFAC Mentor in Residence Program, Mentor Adrian Stimson 

2008-15 Art Instructor, Estevan Arts Council, Weyburn Arts Council 

2009-10 Bookbinding & Wheat Paste Mentorship with Martha Cole, Disley, SK 

2006-08 Gallery Educator, Estevan Art Gallery & Museum 

2005-06 CARFAC SK Mentorship with Mentor Holly Fay, Regina, SK 

2005-19 OrganizerVisions Art Guild Annual Artist Retreat, North Portal, SK