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Valerie Russell - Biography

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BIOGRAPHY/CURRICULUM VITAE

Education: Senior Matriculation – Hampshire, England

Canadian Education:
Ryerson Polytech. Inst. & Centennial College – CGA
Ontario College of Art: Haliburton School of Fine Arts, Ontario
Cedarbrae Collegiate – Art – Advanced, Oil Painting
Bridgewater Retreat – Tweed, Ontario; Elora School of Art - Ontario

Painting Mediums: Oils, Acrylics & Watercolour

Art Tours:
Canadian Arctic & Greenland – 2005 & 2006
Europe - Western Hebrides, Scotland: Paris, France
Canada - Prince Edward Island: Newfoundland: British Columbia

Affiliations:
Polar Artists Group - Treasurer – www.polarartists.com
Arctic Quest – Treasurer – www.nwp100.com
Art Guild of Scarborough (Past President)
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
East Central Ontario Art Assoc.
Pine Ridge Arts Council
Scarborough Arts Council (Member Emeritus)
Toronto Watercolour Society

Exhibitions (Juried):
Toronto Art Expo – 2006: 2007: 2008
Gibson Centre, Aliston – 2008
Gallery at ‘The Club at Bond Head’ – 2006: 2007: 2008
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre – Studio Gallery – 2007: 2008
Varley Gallery – Artists’ Odysseys – The Arctic- 2006
McMichael Gallery, Klienberg - 2006
Hummingbird Centre or the Performing Arts – 2006
Lions Art Show – Cobourg Waterfront Festival - 2003 - 2006
C.S.P.W.C. (Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour) “Open Water” 2004
E.C.O.A.A. – Barrie, Etobicoke & Visitor’s Centre, Algonquin Park
Bluffs Gallery & Art Naturally (Guild Inn) S.A.C.
Open Doors – Toronto - 2000 – 2005 Companions in Colour/S.A.C.
Scarborough Civic Centre – Rotunda
Art Guild of Scarborough

Group Exhibitions (Arctic Quest & Polar Artists Group):
Traveling Exhibitions - 2007/08:
Iqaluit | Yellowknife | Penn State Coll. USA | Fairbanks, Alaska

Vancouver Maritime Museum – Permanent Collection
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, ON 2007
Gallery at ‘The Club at Bond Head’ 2006 & 2007
Barber Gallery, Guelph - 2007: Columbus Centre, Toronto 2007
Gallery on the Grand – Waterloo 2006
T.D. Centre – Toronto 2006: Georgina Art Centre – Sutton 2006
Win Henstock Gallery – Oakville 2006
Arts & Letters Club, Toronto – Arctic Quest 2006 & 2007

Awards:
Recreation, Parks & Culture – Arts Administration – 1993
Scarborough Arts Council – Grand Prize – Adult Category – Poetry – 1997
Member Emeritus – S.A.C. for Outstanding Volunteer Performance – 2002

Awards of Merit from Professional Peers (including Doris McCarthy; Anthony Batten & Keith Cornell)

Collections:
Represented in Private Collections in Canada; USA; South Africa; Taiwan & United Kingdom

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Contact (please add "Arctic Artists" in the subject line of an email)
Valerie Russell
7 Gillbank Cr. Scarborough, ON M1E 4H8
Canada
Tel: 416-284-8030
Fax: 416-284-7846
Email: vr.russell@rogers.com
Web: www.galleryvallery.com
 
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