Recent Exhibits

AWARDS

  • Hamilton Arts Council Artist in Residence – Cotton Factory – March 1 to June 7.
  • Winner – Best in Show - Central Ontario Art Association – Perceptions – Annual Juried Exhibition – April 9, 2019 June 22, 2019
  • Winner – Best in Class - Orchid Society of the Royal Botanical Gardens Art Show February 27 - 28, 2016 Burlington, Ontario
  • Honourable Mention Award 2015 Botanical Artists of Canada Juried Art Exhibition Botanical Treasures at the Woodland Edge, Todmorden Mills Papermill Gallery, Toronto, October 28 – November 8, 2015
  • Best in Show, Best Acrylic, Best Watercolour, Most Points  and several special awards 2014 and 2015 Ancaster, Caledonia and Rocton Fall Fairs – Ancaster, Caledonia and Rocton Ontario  
  • Jurors Award – Second Place Open Studio Exhibition 2014 – Bruno Capolongo Fine Art StudioGrimsby Ontario November 22 – 28, 2014

EXHIBITIONS OF WORK

2019

  • WAAH – “Autumn Bliss” – Juried Exhibition – October 3 to 29
  • Central Ontario Art Association – Crossection 2019 – Juried Exhibition – October 1 to 24
  • 30th Exhibit – Art In the Workplace – McMaster Innovation ParkAugust 1 to October 28.
  • Open Studio Exhibition 2019 – Bruno Capolongo Fine Art Studio – May 4 to May 18 – Grimsby, Ontario.
  • WAAH – Traditions – Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts April 28 to May 26.
  • WAAH – Selfies Show – Cotton Factory 2nd floor April 23 to June 10.
  • Central Ontario Art Association – Perceptions – Annual Juried Exhibition – April 9 to June 22 Best in Show - Relationships #1.

2018

  • Fresh From the Studio Juried Exhibition Fieldcote Museum October 12 to December 22.
  • Invitational Exhibition – September 14 to September 20 Nantong, China.
  • 2nd Joint Invitational Exhibition – Beizhen Zhongren Art MuseumAugust 31 to September 7 Beizhen, China.
  • Cotton Factory Tenants Exhibition – June 2 to August 30.
  • Members Exhibition – Botanical Artists of Canada – Cotton Factory May 2 to May 27.
  • 122nd Annual Juried Exhibition – Signs of Life – WAAHArt Gallery of Hamilton April 28 to September 2.
  • 26th Exhibit – Art In the Workplace – McMaster Innovation ParkMarch 29 to June 27.
  • Cotton Factory Tenants Exhibition March 1 to April 30.

2017

  • 23rd Exhibit – Art in the Workplace – McMaster Innovation Park March 30 to June 28.
  • Guest Artist – Parkway Artists Guild Annual Art in the Gardens September 2 & 3 – Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens – Niagara Falls, Ontario.
  • Winter's Palette Exhibition – WAAH – Cotton Factory – December 10, 2016 to February 25.

2016

  • 22th Exhibit – Art in the Workplace – McMaster Innovation ParkDecember 1, 2016 to March 1, 2017.
  • 2016 Gallery Exhibition of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators – Grimsby Public Art Gallery, September 17 to November 6 – Grimsby, Ontario.
  • Invitational Exhibition, Beizhen Art Centre, July 26 to August 6Beizhen China.
  • 2016 Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, August 6 to September 11 – Grimsby, Ontario.
  • Botanical Artists of Canada Open Art Exhibition – Toronto Botanical Garden’s Weston Family Library – May 1 to August 31 – Toronto, Ontario. 
  • 120th Annual Juried Exhibition – WAAH – Art Gallery of Hamilton – April 30 to June 26.
  • Open Studio Exhibition 2016 – Bruno Capolongo Fine Art StudioApril 10 to April 17 – Grimsby, Ontario
  • 20th Exhibit – Art in the Workplace – McMaster Innovation Park – April 5 to July 7.
  • Orchid Society of the Royal Botanical Gardens winner – Best in Class – February 27 to 28 – Burlington, Ontario
  • 2016 Exhibit of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators, Ball's Falls Conservation Authority, January 16 to February 28 – Jordon, Ontario.  
  • Centre 3 Member's Gallery Exhibition – January 6 to January 31.

2015

  • 19th Exhibit – Art in the Workplace – McMaster Innovation Park – December 3, 2015 to March 10, 2016.
  • 2015 Botanical Artists of Canada Juried Art Exhibition Botanical Treasures at the Woodland Edge, Todmorden Mills Papermill Gallery, October 28 to November 8, 2015 Honourable Mention Award Toronto, Ontario
  • 2015 Exhibit of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators, Giants Rib Discovery Centre –September 5 to November 1 – Dundas, Ontario
  • 17th ExhibitArt in the Workplace – McMaster Innovation Park – April 2 to July 16.

2014

  • 16th ExhibitArt in the Workplace – McMaster Innovation Park – December 4, 2014 to March 19, 2015.
  • Open Studio Exhibition 2014 – Bruno Capolongo Fine Art StudioNovember 22 to November 28 Jurors Award – Second Place – Grimsby, Ontario. 
  • 2014 Exhibit of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators The Lindsay Gallery, September 24 to October 18 Lindsay, Ontario.
  • 2014 Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, August 1 – September 7 – Grimsby, Ontario.
  • 2014 Botanical Artists of Canada Juried Art Exhibition – The Four Seasons Todmorden Mills Papermill Gallery, March 26 to April 6 – Toronto, Ontario.
  • 14th ExhibitArt in the Workplace – McMaster Innovation Park – April 1 to July 9.
  • 13th ExhibitArt in the Workplace – McMaster Innovation Park – December 5, 2013 to March 6, 2014.

PRIOR TO 2014

  • 12th Exhibit – Art in the Workplace – McMaster Innovation Park – August 1 to November 15.
  • 2013 Exhibit of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators, Richview Public Library February 2 to February 24 Toronto, Ontario.
  • 9th Exhibit – Art in the Workplace – McMaster Innovation Park – August 2, 2012 to November 15.
  • 2012 Exhibit of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators, Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, April 1 to April 29 Kitchener, Ontario.
  • 2008 Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, Ontario.
  • Mohawk College-Manatee Internet Art Exchange.

TEACHING AND WORKSHOPS

  • Simcoe Arts Group – Tuesday June 4, 2019 – taught full day workshop on Botanical drawing and painting – 95 Pond Street, Simcoe Ont.
  • Parkway Artists Guild Saturday August 18, 2018 – members only workshop on Chinese Brush Painting – Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens – Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Royal Botanical Gardens – Botanical Illustration Program Saturday May 5, to Saturday June 16, 2018 – 6 x 3 hour classes – Royal Botanical Gardens – Burlington, Ontario
  • Battlefield House and Museum History of Botanical Art – February, 2018 – 1 hour presentation to members of the Historical Society
  • Royal Botanical Gardens – Botanical Illustration Program Saturday September 23, to Saturday October 21, 2017 – 6 x 3 hour classes – Royal Botanical Gardens – Burlington, Ontario
  • Women’s Art Association of Hamilton Framing workshop for artists – 2 hour open workshop
  • Parkway Artists Guild Annual Art in the Gardens Saturday September 2, 2017 – 3 hour public workshop on Botanical Illustration – Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens – Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Quilt of Belonging Exhibit, Peace by Piece; Stitching Together Canadian Stories – July 17 to August 14, 2017 – Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association – series of 5 – 3 hour open public workshops on Botanical Illustration – Cotton Factory – Hamilton, Ontario
  • Royal Botanical Gardens – Botanical Illustration Program Saturday April 1, to Saturday May 20, 2017 – 6 x 3 hour classes – Royal Botanical Gardens – Burlington, Ontario
  • Women’s Art Association of Hamilton monthly member meeting – 1 hour presentation on Chinese Brush Painting
  • Royal Botanical Gardens – Botanical Illustration Program Saturday September 10, to Saturday October 22, 2016 – 6 x 3 hour classes – Royal Botanical Gardens – Burlington, Ontario

Association

  • Member, Treasurer & 2nd Vice President, Women's Art Association of Canada – since 2014
  • Member, Exhibit Coordinator and Vice President - Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI) – since 2012
  • Member, Botanical Artists of Canada – since 2013
  • Member, Centre3 for Artistic + Social Practice - since 2015
  • Member, Central Ontario Art Association - since 2018

Education

  • DVSA – Bulb Flowers – 4 day Botanical Art Workshop with Margaret Best – February 2017  
  • Mohawk College – Chinese Brush Painting – 3 semesters per year since 2005
  • Botanical Drawing and Painting – 2 day workshop with Michael Spillane – November 2016
  • Mohawk College – Advanced Visual Arts Honours Certificate – 2006
  • Mohawk College – Foundation and Intermediate Visual Arts Honours Certificates – 2004
  • Hamilton Central High School – Arts program – 1967-1972
  • Private lessons – Juanita LeBarre Symington – 1960-1966