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Valerie Ashton OSA, MPAC   

Awards

2012 - Pastel Artists of Canada - awarded Master Pastelist, MPAC Designation

2011  - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show - awarded Honourable Mention

2008 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show - awarded Best of Show

2008 - Elected into the Ontario Society of Artists, awarded OSA Designation

2008 - Pastel Artists of Canada - Abstract Art award

2007 - Pastel Artists of Canada - awarded Signature Status, PAC Designation 

2006 - Varley Art Gallery Juried Show - awarded Juror's Choice

2006 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show - awarded Juror's Choice

2003 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show - awarded Honourable Mention    

2003 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show - awarded Best of Show   

2001 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show - awarded Best of Show   

Exhibitions

2015 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show

2014 - Station Gallery Juried Show - Whitby

2013 - Latcham Gallery Juried Show - Stouffville

2013 - Stouffville Town Calendar - Stouffville

2004 - 2015 - Stouffville Studio Tour

2012 - Beacher Cafe - solo show, Toronto

2012 - OSA Members Show, Aurora

2012 - Stouffville Civic Centre

2011 - OSA Juried Members Show, Toronto

2011 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show - Art Square Gallery, Toronto

2010 - Ontario Society of Artists - Gallery Stratford, Stratford

2009 - Ontario Society of Artists - Gallery de Boer, Owen Sound

2009 - Polo for Heart Art Walk - Richmond Hill

2009 - Ontario Society of Artists Juried Show - John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2009 - Station Gallery - Whitby

2009 - Studio 737 Art Gallery - Tweed

2008 - Pastel Artists of Canada Art Gallery of Hamilton Juried Show

2008 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show

2008 - Studio 737 Art Gallery - Tweed

2007 - Pastel Artists of Canada Juried Show - Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

2007 - Latcham Gallery Exhibition - "Portraits of the Everyday", Stouffville

2007 - Station Gallery Juried Show - Whitby

2007 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show

2006 - Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts Juried Show

2006 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show

2006 - Markham Village Art Show

2006 - Annual York Region Juried Show - Varley Art Gallery, Unionville

2006 - Latcham Gallery "Postcards from Away" Show - Stouffville

2006 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show 

2005 - Varley Art Gallery Juried Exhibition - Unionville

2005 - Solo Show -  Don Mills Library

2005 - Pastel Artists of Canada Juried Show - Art Gallery of Mississauga

2004 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show

2004 - Pastel Artists of Canada Juried Show - Toronto

2004 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show

2004 - Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts Juried Show

2003 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show 

2003 - Varley Art Gallery Juried Exhibition - Unionville

2003 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show 

2003 - Pine Ridge Juried Show - Ajax

2002 - Latcham Gallery Juried Show - Stouffville

2002 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show

2002 - Pine Ridge Juried Show - Ajax

2001 - Markham Group of Artists Juried Show 

2001 - Pine Ridge Juried Show - Ajax

1999 - I.D.A. Gallery - York University

1999 - Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery

1998 - I.D.A. Gallery - York University

Publications

2013 - Stouffville Town Calender

2012 - Where Will I Go - self published book with 23 painting

2012 - Simple Pleasures - self published book with 20 paintings

2004 - Painting "Start of a New Day" selected for book - Markham Anthology

Related Activities

2016 - Artist Talk presentation at the Art Gallery of Bancroft

2016 - Artist Talk presentation at Haliburton School of Art + Design

2016 - Reclaim Artist in Residence at Haliburton School of Art + Design

2000-2016 - Volunteer at Latcham Gallery

2009-2012 - Host of The Art Studio on Whistle Radio

2011 - Taught art in Tuscany & Venito regions of Italy

2010 - Taught art in Rome & Sorrento, Italy

 

Government Collections

 

Town of Markham permanent collection

Government of Ontario Art Collection

Education

2015 - Studio Process Advancement Graduate Certificate, Fleming College, Haliburton

1995-2016 - Haliburton School of Art + Design ongoing workshops

1998-1999 - York University Fine Arts, incomplete

1979-1983 - Graduated York University Bachelor of Arts in Psychology