Work in Progress – Upcoming Exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery

October 25th, 2016

I am in the midst of completing a new body of work for an upcoming solo exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery in early 2017.  The exhibition runs January 13, 2017 to March 26, 2017 and is titled, Stories of Contentment and Other Fables. Here is another sneak peek of what is in the works. I would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council in funding this body of work.

It should come as no surprise, 2016 (detail)

The misperception of stillness, 2016 (work in progress)

The misperception of stillness, 2016 (detail, work in progress)

Image featured on Collective Arts’ Apple & Cherry Cider

July 27th, 2016

What fun to have my image Dual (Wooten and Miller) featured on Collective Arts’ Apple & Cherry Cider!

Amanda Burk's drawing Dual (Wooten and Miller) featured on Collective Arts' Apple & Cherry Cider

Collective Arts Brewing is a grassroots beer company fusing the craft of brewing with the inspired talents of emerging artists & musicians. Our brewery is dedicated to promoting artists and raising creative consciousness through the sociability of craft beer.

Collective Arts Brewing is based in Hamilton, Ontario and the cider is available at a number of grocery stores across Ontario. You will find a list of locations here. Please enjoy responsibly.

International Drawing Annual – INDA 11

June 22nd, 2016

I am thrilled to have my work, Full Circle (unrest),  selected for Manifest’s International Drawing Annual (INDA 11). The publication is due out early 2017.

Amanda Burk, Full Circle (unrest), 2015, charcoal on paper, 10' x 10'

About the INDA 11

For the INDA 11 Manifest received 1907 submissions from 593 artists from all across the U.S. and the world. The publication will include 120 works by 81 artists.

Eleven professional and academic advisors qualified in the fields of art, design, and art history juried this 11th International Drawing Annual. The process of selection was by anonymous blind jury, with each jury member assigning a quality rating for artistic merit to each work submitted. The entries receiving the highest average combined score will be included in this publication.

The International Drawing Annual publication was conceived as an extension of Manifest’s Drawing Centre mission to promote, feature and explore drawing as a rich and culturally significant art form.

The goal of the INDA is to support the recognition, documentation and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of drawing from around the world.

Ontario Arts Council Grant – Visual Artists: Emerging

June 22nd, 2016

I am so pleased to have received a Visual Artists grant from Ontario Arts Council and to be recognized in the Emerging Artists category.

The grant will be used in support of a new body of work that I am developing for an upcoming solo exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery in early 2017.

Thank you Ontario Arts Council!

Here is a sneak peek of what I’ve been working on.

Drawing in progress

There will be approximately thirty drawings in this developing series and it will be shown as one large work