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Square Foot Project

1 year, 11 months ago News 0

The exhibit “Square Foot Project” was organized by a group of contemporary artists, Art Gala Forum. Month-long exhibition took place at the Art Square Gallery and Cafe in Toronto in September 2014.

Did he found my paintings interesting?

Did he found my paintings interesting?


Opening reception

Opening reception

Assembly Hall juried show, 2014

1 year, 11 months ago News 0

I was recipient of the 1st place at the Assembly Hall juried show “Though the Eyes of the Artist”

“In the Eyes of the Artist”, juried exhibit, Assembly Hall, Etobicoke

“In the Eyes of the Artist”, juried exhibit, Assembly Hall, Etobicoke

Julia’s Ristorante

3 years, 3 months ago News 0

“A Long Way Off” was my first large solo show at Julia’s Ristorante in Oakville. It was a collection of painting about the journey of the human being as it breaks away from civilization and society in search of freedom, serenity, and stillness.

At the opening reception a lot of my friends showed up. It was fun. Thank you all.

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ArtWorks Juried Exhibit

3 years, 3 months ago News 0

Jurors liked my painting. It received 3rd place.
I titled it Which Way, as during our journey through life we have to choose the path which in the moment seams to be the best for us.

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Loft Gallery at Port Credit

3 years, 10 months ago News 0

The LOFT Gallery – Emporium at Port Credit, Mississauga, has a Group Show of Nude & Portraits. It was a part of Mississauga Art Walk and runs from Sept 27 till October 25. If you didn’t have a chance to see it, please come and visit the gallery.

Loft Gallery

The Art of Seven Women

3 years, 11 months ago News 0

I have recently joined the Heliconian Club, Canada’s oldest women-only arts club.  Its founding in 1909 was a response to women’s exclusion from the Toronto Arts and Letters Club (which only opened its doors to women in 1985).
Every year in September the Heliconian Club features the work of new Art Section members. And this year’s group of seven women brings together a show that is diverse in its use of media including paints, wood, photography and even music.

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“Great Seven” — new members of the Heliconian Club. From left, Kye Marsjall,
Linda Briskin, Claudia Pisa, Margaret Stawicki (me) Marjut Nousiainen, Anya Orzechowska
and Lynda Pogue

Reception Presentation
Left, opening reception. Right me with President of the Heliconian Club, Janet Dea and Vice-President Mary Perdue

My paintings on display at the Heliconian Club

Haliburton School of The Arts — Fleming College

4 years ago News 0

The last week of July I attended oil & cold wax Abstract Painting course with Janice Mason Steeves — great person and great artist. My grand kids, Chloe (7) and Elliot (6) and my niece from Poland came with me and each morning we were heading different directions. They took classes at the college as well.

Janice (right) and my fellow students discussing art.

Now me with my “kids” decorating the road — the main street in Haliburton.

Haliburton Drumming
Every Wednesday people gather for drumming at the Haliburton Gallery.Ellit, Kinga and Chloe were good addition to the group.

14th annual juried show, Oakville

4 years, 3 months ago News 0

My painting “Who & When” received a Honorable Mention award at the open juried show in Oakville.
Juriors remarks: “Complex marks play against stripped-back composition to pose unanswered questions about absence, isolation and memory.”

This was my first painting done in mixed media; oil & cold wax. I titled it “Who & When” questioning to whom this chair belonged, what kind of person was sitting on it, who was the last person using it, and, when – many years ago, recently, is this person coming back.

Jurors were: Eileen Menzel OSA, she is a former visual arts teacher with the Toronto District School Board, an experienced juror and an award-winning mixed media artist many times over with 140 exhibitions since 2000.
Kal Honey, is an award-winning graduate of OCAD, a visual artist & instructor with many years experience as a graphic designer & art director. His work explores the potential of unorthodox methods and materials, often featuring text and graphic elements.
You can visit the exhibit from May 16 till June 5.

One of the jurors, Eileen Menzel.


EAG 49th annual juried art show

4 years, 3 months ago News 0

May 5, 2013
I am happy to share the news, my two paintings, Seclusion and Walking Away 2, were selected for the annual juried show. The jurors were: Dawn White Beatty, visual artist and educator, and Alan Stein. OSA, a painter and a printmaker, concentrating on pastels and charcoal on paper.
You can see the exhibit at Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery between May 8 and May 30.

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2013 juried art show at Latcham gallery

4 years, 3 months ago News 0

April 27, 2013.
Two of my paintings were selected for this annual open juried show. This year’s jurors were; Katerina Atanassova, curator at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Laura Millard, artist and professor at OCADU, and Sean McQuay, artist and professor at Durham College.
This show will be on display at the gallery till June 31st.

Latcham Gallery
At the opening, talking with W.W. Hung, sculptor.

Great sculpture by WW. Hung. Check his site, wwhung.com, to see more of his creations.

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Talking with one of the jurors, Laura Millard, and  Chai Duncan, curator of the Latcham Gallery.