Biannual Art Exhibition Awards Announced at Grimsby Public Art Gallery

October 10th, 2012

I am very pleased to announce that my drawings Dual (Decatur and Barron) and Dual (Wooten and Miller) were awarded 2nd place in the Grimsby Public Art Gallery’s Biannual Art Exhibition 2012.

Biannual Juried Exhibition 2012 at Grimsby Public Art Gallery

First Place – Amanda McCavour – Floating Garden
Second Place – Amanda Burk – Dual (Decatur and Barron) and Dual (Wooten and Miller)
Third Place – Danny Custodio – Welland Canal pkwy #2
Local Artist Award – Lorraine Zandvliet – After Carel Fabritius

Ontario Arts Council – Northern Arts Grant

October 4th, 2012

I am thrilled to announce that I have been awarded a Northern Arts Grant from the Ontario Arts Council in the new works category. This grant will support the production of a new series of large-scale drawings that will explore the connection between sleep and dormancy in nature.

I am honoured to have the OAC’s  support for this project and I am so grateful for this opportunity.

Thank you.

Biannual Juried Art Exhibition at Grimsby Public Art Gallery

September 23rd, 2012

Dual (Decatur and Barron), 2012, Charcoal on paper, 30" x 44"

Two of my recent drawings from the Dual Series are now on exhibition at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. I am pleased to have had Dual (Decatur and Barron), 2012  and Dual (Wooten and Miller), 2012  selected to be a part of their Biannual Juried Exhibition.

Biannual Juried Exhibition
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
August 31 – October 7, 2012
Exhibition reception & Awards Presentation: Sunday September 30, 2 – 4pm

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery’s Bi-annual Juried Exhibition is a province-wide competition, open to artists working in all media, including visual art, fine crafts, installation and new media. The call for entry was widely advertised earlier this year and by the June 29th deadline we had received over 250 entries. From these, the jurors selected the 32 pieces that will be in the show. The 2012 Biannual Juried Exhibition will be on display in the Main Gallery from August 31st to October 7th. The jurors for the show were Carolyn Dover, Ivan Jurakic and Stuart Reid.

Works available through the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Art Rentals & Sales

July 3rd, 2012

I am pleased to announce that work from my Dual series is now available at the new Design Annex in Hamilton and  Shop at AGH through the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Art Rentals & Sales.

The Design Annex opens July 7th and 8th, 2012.  Check it out, if you are in the area.

Art Gallery of Hamilton Art Rental & Sales
Shop at AGH, Gallery Level 1, Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King Street West

Design Annex
118 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario

Art Gallery of Hamilton Spring Art Sale

May 1st, 2012

My work will be included in this year’s Spring Art Sale at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Images (clockwise from top left): Stewart Jones, Morning Comes, oil on canvas | Joanne Helman, Green with Envy, oil on canvas | Mena Dragonfly Pottery, Dots! Expresso Cups, stoneware clay and mid-fire glaze | John Visser, Tree Line, oil on canvas | Darcie Kennedy, Untitled (Is It Sunny?), acrylic on masonite.

Spring Art Sale hours:
Thursday, May 3: 11 am – 9 pm
Friday, May 4: 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday, May 5: 12 noon – 5 pm
Sunday, May 6: 12 noon – 5 pm

For a list of participating artists and to view a selection of works, please visit

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The Artist Project

February 23rd, 2012

I will be participating in this year’s The Artist Project. It runs March 1 – 4th, 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth Building in Toronto.

I will be in booth 224. If you get a chance please stop by and see me.

Please find more of the details below:

The Artist Project celebrates its 5th year with another exciting show featuring original works from over 200 carefully juried, independent contemporary artists. Artists from a variety of geographic and creative backgrounds will converge and connect with patrons looking to get a glimpse of tomorrow’s Art Stars. From seasoned collectors and first time art buyers, to gallerists and interior designers, visitors will find this art fair a rare opportunity to meet and purchase work directly from Canadian and International artists.

Thursday, March 1st to Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Thursday:  7PM – 10PM (Opening Night, 19+ Event)*
Friday:  12PM – 9PM
Saturday:  11AM – 9PM
Sunday:  11AM – 6PM
*A portion of Opening Night ticket sales will be donated to the Canadian Art Foundation.

Queen Elizabeth Building
180 Princes’ Boulevard, Exhibition Place
Toronto, ON

For more information please visit: The Artist Project

Drawing 2012 at John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

February 5th, 2012

My drawing Dual was recently accepted into the 13th annual drawing exhibition Drawing 2012 at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto and I am thrilled to announce that I was awarded second place.

Drawing 2012 runs February 7 – March 2, 2012

Opening Reception:  February 9,  6-8 pm

Here is more information about the exhibition:

This year, 78 artists from across Canada submitted more than 150 works
in a variety of styles, media and techniques for consideration. From
these, two jurors selected the 35 works in the exhibition and awarded

The jurors awarded two First Prizes, one to Erin Finley of Toronto,
Ont. for an ink, watercolour and gold leaf drawing entitled
“Conversion of Saint Paul in Brogues”; and one to Julia Vandepolder of
Hillsburgh, Ont. for a charcoal, graphite, oil/chalk pastel & conté
drawing entitled “The Green Room”. The second prize went to Amanda
Burk of North Bay, Ont. for a large scale charcoal drawing entitled
“Dual”. Two Honorable Mentions were awarded. Peter Large of Stella,
Ont. received the Japanese Paper Place Award for a graphite and colour
pencil drawing entitled, “Spike’s Nest”. David Woodward of Kingston,
Ont. received the Curry’s Art Store Award for a colour pencil drawing
entitled “The Century Lost Its Hold”.

The John B. Aird is one of the few galleries in Canada to showcase a juried
exhibition where drawing is promoted as an art form unto itself, is on
the ground floor of the Macdonald Block, an Ontario government
building at 900 Bay Street in Toronto. It is open Monday to Friday,
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Exhibiting with Blunt at AAF Los Angeles

January 20th, 2012

Currently, drawings from my Dual series are on exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles with Blunt.  The exhibition runs Janurary 18 – 22, 2012 at The Event Deck at L.A.

Here are two of the works that are at the show:

Dual (Courtright) 2012

Dual (Wooten and Miller), 2012

Here are some images of the booth:

AAF Los Angeles with Blunt

AAF Los Angeles with Blunt - view from the aisle