Series Two – Collective Arts Brewing

February 16th, 2014

Collective Arts Brewing - Series 2

I am pleased to announce that my image Dual (Wooten and Miller), featuring an image of two grackles, has been chosen by Collective Arts Brewing as one of the images that will be published on their labels in their Series Two production run of their Rhyme and Reason Extra Pale Ale starting in mid-February 2014.

Series Two artists were selected from over 800 submissions from across the globe. These artists represent the very best talents, both emerging and established, from across Canada, the US, UK, Finland, Spain, Hungary, Australia and South Africa, among others.
- Collective Arts Brewing

Out of the 76 images chosen for the labels in Series Two, 49 of them are images from visual artists and 27 are from musicians. The labels for Series Two will be out for a three month run.

Collective Arts Brewing is a grassroots beer company fusing the craft of brewing with the inspired talents of emerging and seasoned artists and musicians. Collective Arts Brewing is an Ontario based brewery. Here is a link to their Beer Finder. Coming Soon to a location near you!

Dual (Wooten and Miller), 2012 detail

Drawing 2014 at John B. Aird Gallery – Update

February 9th, 2014

I am exceptionally excited to announce that I have won third prize in Drawing 2014 for my drawing Quiescence.

Quiescence, 2013, graphite on paper, 78" x 50"

Quiescence (detail), 2013

Drawing 2014 opened at Toronto’s John B. Aird Gallery on Thursday evening to a packed house. Over 150 people were in attendance to take in the Drawing 2014 awards ceremony and celebrate with the 27 artists who were accepted into this 15th Annual Juried Exhibition.

Five awards were announced and handed out at the opening. First Prize was awarded to Toronto artist Mary Kainer for her mixed media drawings, Frack I and Frack II. The Second Prize was awarded to Toronto artist Lumir Hladik for two works, a mixed media drawing entitled Vertical When Wet, and a mixed media drawing object entitled Avoid My Den. Third Prize went to Amanda Burk of North Bay for her large scale graphite on paper drawing Quiescence. Two Honorable Mentions were awarded in the form of gift certificates from Curry’s Art Supplies. Susan Avishai received an Honorable Mention for two works constructed of shirt fabric and wire entitled Gyre and Gimble and He’s Come Undone. A second Honorable Mention was awarded to Jeanette Luchese for a mixed media drawing entitled Life’s a blur, then you focus.

- John B. Aird Gallery Media Release

You can find the full media release complete with images here.

Drawing 2014 is on view until Friday, February 28, 2014
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
Location: 900 Bay Street, Macdonald Block, Toronto, ON M4Y 1N4

I would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their support and contribution towards the making of this series of drawings.

Drawing 2014 at John B. Aird Gallery

February 3rd, 2014

I am thrilled to have my work, Quiescence, selected for Drawing 2014 at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto.

For this 15th annual juried drawing exhibition, 72 artists submitted 137 drawings for consideration by two jurors. A variety of drawing styles, media and techniques reflecting a spectrum of ideas about drawing were represented.

Two jurors, Ed Pien and Dale Barrett, selected the 33 works in the exhibition. Drawing 2014 celebrates the diversity and vitality of drawing, showcasing a range of processes, styles, materials and conceptual approaches.

I will be showing alongside: Angela Aitken, Ivo Arnaudov, Susan Avishai, Jim Balzan, Pat Bond, Linda Chen, Nomi Drory, Erin Finley, Heidrun Gabel-Koepff, Phyllis Gordon, Jacquie Green, Toni Hamel, Jessica Hein, Brynn Higgins-Stirup, Jennifer Hinrichs, Lumir Hladik, Mary Kainer, Pegi Kosa, Jeanette Luchese, Gavin MacDougall, Robert Quance, Lauren Satok, Tai Selbach, Winnie Truong, Olex Wlasenko, David Woodward.

If you get a chance, be sure to check out the show. This exhibition is one of the only juried drawing exhibitions in Canada and it is always proves to be an excellent show.

Drawing 2014
February 4 – 28, 2014
Reception Thursday February 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

John B. Aird Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
Location: 900 Bay Street, Macdonald Block, Toronto, ON M4Y 1N4

I would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their support and contribution towards the making of this series of drawings.

Animals in the Wild at The Alex Dufresne Art Gallery

October 6th, 2013

My work is currently on exhibition at The Alex Dufresne Art Gallery.

Animals in the Wild at the Alex Dufresne Art Gallery

Animals in the Wild
September 14 to October 26, 2013
Featuring the work of Amanda Burk and Rick Cunnington
Also on display, Brenda Andrew and Margaret Pappoulas

The Alex Dufresne Art Gallery
107 Lansdowne Street East,
Callander, Ontario
Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10:00 ā€“ 5:00

Animals in the Wild at the Alex Dufresne Art Gallery

Dual at Lennox Contemporary

June 19th, 2013

Work from my Dual series is now being featured at Lennox Contemporary in Toronto.

Lennox Contemporary has been reinvented and relocated to 44 Ossington Avenue, a few steps north of it’s former home. It’s current incarnation is as an intimate boutique gallery catering to all things paper. Owned and operated by John Petcoff the new space presents a diverse collection of contemporary and antique prints, artist’s books and works on paper. There is also a selection of used books on art and media.

The print drawers house a broad range of works by Canadian and international artists representing the vitality and diversity of contemporary works on paper.

Lennox Contemporary
Wednesday – Saturday
12 PM – 5 PM
Sunday
by chance

44 Ossington Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y9
416-988-7689

Ontario Arts Council – Exhibition Assistance Grant

February 5th, 2013

I am very pleased to announce that I have been awarded an Exhibition Assistance Grant from the Ontario Arts Council. This grant supported work that was included in the Grimsby Public Art Gallery’s Biannual Juried Exhibition 2012 this past Fall.Ā  I am grateful for the OAC’s support and grateful to the Art Gallery of Sudbury, as the recommender gallery, for their consideration of my work.

Full Circle at Jordan Art Gallery

January 15th, 2013

Starting February 2, 2013 my work will be on exhibition at the Jordan Art Gallery. This solo exhibition will be an extension of my Dual series and includes new work. Below is a sneak peek.

Dual (Full Circle I), 2013, charcoal on paper

Dual (Full Circle II), 2013, charcoal on paper

Full Circle
February 2 – March 31, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday February 2, 2013 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jordan Art Gallery
845 Main Street,
Jordan Village, ON,
www.jordanartgallery.com

The New Collectors Book

January 11th, 2013

The New Collectors Book 2013 launch at Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York

I am pleased to announce the launch of The New Collectors Book, second edition, published by Basak Malone LLC.Ā  I was invited to submit my work for this publication and I am thrilled to have it included. The launch event took place January 5th at Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York.

The New Collectors Book operates as a showcase publication, dedicated to presenting a wide range of fine arts and providing an opportunity to appreciate select artworks for art world professionals as well as those who simply wish to enjoy and acknowledge art. We are happy in being able to feature emerging and outsider art along side well-established artists.

The New Collectors Book is available directly through The New Collectors Book website and through Amazon.com

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’sĀ  support for this project and I am so grateful for this opportunity.

Thank you.