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.

Line Gallery – Drawing Gallery Opening in North Bay, Ontario

October 2nd, 2011

In keeping with my focus on drawing, my husband and I have decided to open a gallery dedicated to exhibiting contemporary Canadian drawing.  It has been two years in the making and now Line Gallery is set to open this month on October 26th, 2011.  Olexander Wlasenko will be the first show in our exciting line-up this year, with Robert Malinowski, Katie Belcher, Liv Bonli and Aleks Bartosik to follow.

Line Gallery will be exhibiting emerging and established artists practicing in drawing, with shows primarily focusing on a single artist’s work. In addition, the gallery will support artist talks, conduct interviews and maintain online records of the exhibitions with the goal of documenting Canadian drawing. Line Gallery is based in North Bay, Ontario. For further information about the gallery, please contact us at

White Water Gallery – National Juried Drawing Exhibition

November 20th, 2009

Last weekend I had the privilege of jurying White Water Gallery’s First National Juried Drawing Exhibition with Derek Liddington. (Derek is also a drawER. You should check out his stuff here)

The gallery received over 60 entries from across Canada and 23 artists representing communities including Halifax, Montreal, Toronto and North Bay were chosen for the exhibition. We received a wonderful response to the show of truly dedicated and engaged work. It is so exciting to see strong, contemporary drawing and even better to be a part of exhibiting it.

Derek and I were pleased to be able to award three awards for the exhibition – Best in Show and two Juror’s Choice Awards.

Liv Bonli was awarded Best in Show for her breathtaking drawing “Trip, 2009″. Her work is spare, but highly skilled and ultimately beautiful in its simplicity.

Mark Stebbins was awarded a Juror’s Choice for his intense and wonderfully involving piece “Data Cluster 3, 2009″.  From the moment I unpacked his colourful meticulous pieces, I couldn’t take my eyes off them.

And Robert Malinowski was awarded a Juror’s Choice award for his playful and provoking drawing “Sugar on Top, 2009″.  There is just something about those “spun-sugar-headed” ladies that are hard to resist.

White Water Gallery is located in North Bay, Ontario. If you get a chance to see this show I absolutely recommend it.

If you would like more information about the show, please contact the White Water Gallery.