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.

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

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.

SHOW DATES :
Thursday, March 1st to Sunday, March 4th, 2012

SHOW HOURS:
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.

VENUE LOCATION:
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
prizes.

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.

Honourable Mention – Drawing 2011

February 9th, 2011

Dual (Dooley and Healey), 2010

I am pleased to announce that my drawings have been awarded an honourable mention in the John B. Aird Gallery’s 12th Annual Juried Drawing Exhibition.

Here is the announcement released by the John B. Aird Gallery below:

This year, 115 artists from across Canada submitted more than 200 works in a variety of styles, media and techniques for consideration. From these, two jurors selected the 36 works in the exhibition and awarded prizes. The jurors for DRAWING 2011 were Sadko Hadzihasanovic and Dale Barrett.

The jurors awarded First Prize to Olexander Wlasenko of Oshawa, Ont. for a 5’ x 12’ charcoal drawing entitled “The Waiting”. The second prize went to Midori Fullerton of Tottenham, Ont. for a large format graphite, watercolour and india ink drawing entitled “Moth”. The jurors awarded to third prizes. One to Hanna Hur of Toronto, Ont. for a pair of colour pencil drawings entitled, “Home Run Who Cares” and “ Slam Dunk So What”. The other to Scott Waters of Toronto, Ont. for an oil, pencil, and gesso drawing entitled “The Glory Days”. Honorable mentions were also awarded. Amanda Burk of North Bay, Ont. received the Japanese Paper Place award for a pair of charcoal on paper drawings, “Dual (Cecrops)” and “Dual (Dooley and Healey)”. Saba Moghtader of Toronto, Ont. received the Curry’s Art Store award for her video “Friedrich–Goggle”.

DRAWING 2011 at John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

February 2nd, 2011

Dual (Cecrops), 2010

I am pleased to announce that my work has been accepted into the John B. Aird Gallery’s Juried Drawing Exhibition this year.   The John B. Aird Gallery hosts a great, competitive drawing exhibition each year and I am thrilled to have two of my drawings selected for DRAWING 2011.

Here are the details for the exhibition:

DRAWING 2011
Tuesday, February 8 – Friday, March 4, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 10, 6-8 pm

John B. Aird Gallery
900 Bay Street
Macdonald Block
Toronto, ON

Best of 2010 (TOAE) – FCP Gallery, Toronto

January 6th, 2011

My work will be included in the upcoming Best of 2010: featuring award winners from the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. This past summer, I received an Honourable Mention in Drawing at the TOAE.

The exhibition run January 17th until February 25th, 2011 at FCP Gallery.

FCP Gallery is located in First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto.

The exhibition opens, Thursday January 20th from 6pm – 8 pm.

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Here is the media release for the exhibition:

BEST of 2010
Featuring award winners from the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
January 17 – February 25, 2011
FCP Gallery
100 King Street West, in First Canadian Place, Toronto

BEST of 2010 features the work of the 42 award winners from the 2010 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE), representing some of the most exciting artwork being produced today.

In July of 2010, a roster of judges made up of esteemed artists, instructors and curators awarded more than $30,000 in cash prizes and materials to artists who are outstanding in their field, (painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, computer generated work, ceramics, fibre, glass, jewellery, metal, printmaking, sculpture, watercolour, wood).

The 42 artists in this exhibition were selected from 400 exhibitors in the 2010 exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square.

For more information about the artists and gallery schedule, please visit www.torontooutdoorart.org

The TOAE gratefully acknowledges the support of the many sponsors, award donors and volunteers that made the 2010 exhibition a success!

Exhibition at Bookhou in Toronto

October 1st, 2010

I am pleased to be exhibiting my latest series of charcoal drawing on paper at the beautiful bookhou in Toronto. Arounna and John’s bookhou shop is definitely worth a visit, they have the most amazing handmade things for your home and life.

The exhibition runs October 6 – 31, 2010.  I hope you’ll be able to check it out.