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Sharlena Wood

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

437-345-6800

sharlenawood@gmail.com


At a very young age, drawing was prominent in my soul. After years of seeking, experimentation and researching while working in art materials retail, 2004 brought on the opportunity to develop a new art school for Curry's Art Supplies Ltd., and it was a great blessing. I believe my subsequent collaborations with notable Canadian artists was critical to the development of my own artistic style. During my time at Curry's and later at Tri-Art Mfg., I had the good fortune to become a recognized art products specialist and educator, lecturing and presenting at respected international art trade shows throughout Canada and the United States.


In 2007 I founded Shared Palette, an interactive art entertainment venture for events. Shared Palette has been, and remains dearest to my heart. It is a wonderful forum in which guests at special events participate in creating extraordinary, collaborative artworks.


On a final personal note, I have been a featured artist in a number of Canadian publications, and recently filmed two online classes with Craftsy. Having participated in numerous group exhibitions over the years, a successful solo exhibition in 2013 and gallery representation in 2014 was celebrated with gratitude. Compassion for the natural world has resulted in my works being published, commissioned, and privately collected.


Agent Representation

Penny Lane Fine Art/Abbey Road Fine Art

http://www.abbeyroadfineart.com/artists/sharlena-wood


Graphic Design

www.sharlenawood.wix.com/design


Personal Development

Marketing Communications in Community Arts Development, Humber College; Oakville, ON — 2008


Awards, Grants, Nominations

2015                 Buckhorn Fine Art Festival • 3rd Place winner in Pastel, Charcoal & Ink Category

2014                 Featured work 'Barn Owl' on over 30,000 Happy New Year's/Thank You Donor Cards, David Suzuki Foundation

2013                 Winner of ‘Art Battle 76 Kingston’

2012                 Nominated Finalist for the (UK) Erotic Art Awards

2010                 Grant Recipient for Mississauga Arts Council ‘Diversity Through Art’ Project

2009                 Nominated Emerging Artist, Mississauga Arts Council Martys Awards


Bibliography

2017                 Featured work 'The Island' Acrylic Mixed Media on Visual Art's Mississauga Winter 2018 Program Brochure

2014                 Co-author MacKenzie, Bob. “Spirit Quest”. Dark Matter Press ISBN 9780991685844

2014                 Featured work ‘Wise Guardian’ on donor cards, David Suzuki Foundation

2013                 Abi Conners, “Art Battle Kingston” interview, MUSE Magazine. November 6 2013

2013                 Featured work ‘Serendipity’ in tourism brochure, Gorongosa National Park 

2012                 Lezley Davidson, Featured artist and video interviews, The Artist as Entrepreneur

2010                 Lisa Orgler, “Creating, Educating and Entertaining through Art”,  

                         Empty Easel Online Art Magazine. January 27 2010

2009-2010        Featured commission works in real estate brochure, Remax Canada

2009                 Tauchid, Rheni. “The New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook: Materials,Techniques, and Contemporary Applications for                          Today's Artist”. Watson Guptill Publications 2009. p.128-129, 135                         

          

Exhibitions

2014                 Group Exhibition, Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Adelaide Hall, Toronto ON

2013                 Solo Exhibition, Charcoal Trees, The Artel, Kingston ON

2012                 Group Exhibition, The X and O Show, LoverMagazine, Toronto ON

2011                 Group Exhibition, One by One Show, BAA Gallery, Belleville ON

2010                 Group Exhibition, Sneak Peek Show, The Gladstone Artbar, Toronto ON

2009                 Group Exhibition, Cityscapes, Steam Whistle Brewing, Toronto ON

2009                 Group Exhibition, Go Figure Show, Propeller Gallery, Toronto ON

2009                 Group Exhibition, Dr.Sketchys Retrospective, The Gladstone, Toronto ON


Collaborative Projects - Paintings co-created during Shared Palette Events

2017                 100 Women in Finance ‘Invictus Games’ Gala, Toronto ON

2017                 Economical Insurance CEO Welcoming Party, Toronto ON

2016                 Clanmore Montessori Christmas Party, Oakville ON

2016                 Acclaim Health 'Party with a Purpose’ Gala, Oakville ON

2016                 New Beginnings Anniversary Gala, Oakville ON

2015                 Toronto Wildlife Centre Fundraiser, The Burroughes, Toronto ON

2015                 Beginnings, Oakville ON          

2015                 Kylemore Communities, Markham ON

2015                 Ryerson, Science Departments, Toronto ON

2015                 Celebrity Cruises, President’s Century Cruise, Asia

2015                 Canadian Water Network, Convention Centre, Ottawa ON

2014                 Private Celebration, Regina Garden Retirement Home, Hamilton ON

2014                 IncentiveWorks Trade Show, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto ON

2013                 Private Holiday Party, Sole Power Productions, Thornhill ON

2013                 Eden Place Retirement Home Holiday Party, Headquarters, Belleville ON       

2012                 Harbinger Ideas Corporate Event, Headquarters, Toronto ON

2012                 Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Corporate Event, Coast Restaurant, Vancouver BC

2011                 Natural Food Co-Op 35th Anniversary, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto ON

2011                 Keaton Millar ‘Make A Difference’ Fundraiser, Hidden Lakes Golf Club, Oakville ON

2010                 Motionball Cloud 9 Fundraiser, Centro Restaurant, Toronto ON

2010                 Heenan Blaikie LLP ‘The Power of Art’ Corporate Event, Headquarters, Toronto ON

2010                 Toronto Wildlife Centre Fundraiser, Sunnyside Pavilion, Toronto ON

2009                 The Linden Fund Fundraiser, Bellvue Manor, Vaughan, ON

2009                 Blazing Design Anniversary, Headquarters, Oakville ON

2009                 GlaxoSmithKline Corporate Event, Headquarters, Mississauga ON

2009                 Darling Home for Kids Fundraiser, Liberty Grande, Toronto ON

2009                 Celebrate Courage Fundraiser, The Spoke Club, Toronto ON

2009                 Showmakers Corporate Event, Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto ON

2009                 Visual Arts Mississauga Corporate Event, Headquarters, Mississauga ON

2008                 Wedding Reception, McMicheal Gallery, Kleinburg ON

2008                 Private Event, Meron Banquets, Toronto ON

2008                 Basman Smith LLP Holiday Party, One Up Restaurant, Toronto ON

2008                 CHIC Event, Palais Royale, Toronto

2008                 RSGC Holiday Event, Royal St. George’s College, Toronto ON

2008                 Sotheby’s Promotional Event, Harrison PS, Toronto ON

2008                 Plant a Row Grow a Row Fundraiser, SteamWhistle Brewery, Toronto ON

2008                 CHIP Charity Fundraiser, Strate's Banquet Hall, Toronto ON

2008                 Toronto Wildlife Center Fundraiser, The Fermenting Cellar, Toronto ON

2007                 Toronto Wildlife Center Fundraiser, The Don Valley Brickworks, Toronto ON


Lectures, Presentations, Workshops

2017                 Instructor, Visual Arts Mississauga, Mississauga ON

2017                 Instructor, Luc Sculpture School, Toronto ON

2017                 Instructor, Kanata Art Group, Ottawa ON

2017                 Instructor, Cobourg Art Group, Cobourg ON     

2016                 Instructor, Visual Arts Mississauga, Mississauga ON

2016                 Instructor, Loyalist College Continuing Education, Belleville ON

2016                 Lecture/Demo, Japanese Paper Place, Toronto ON

2016                 Lecture/Demo, Don Valley/Forest Hill Art Group, Toronto ON

2015                 Instructor, Craftsy Sympoz Inc. Denver CO

2014                 Instructor, Craftsy Sympoz Inc. Denver CO

2014                 Instructor, Wallack’s Art & Drafting, Kingston ON

2014                 Instructor, Loyalist College Continuing Education, Belleville ON

2013                 Educator/Presenter, National Art Materials Trade Association, Minneapolis, MN

2012                 Educator/Presenter, National Art Materials Trade Association, Orlando, FL

2011                 Instructor, Loyalist College Continuing Education, Belleville ON

2011                 Guest Artist Instructor, Rideau Lakes Artist Association, Westport ON

2011                 Lecture, Queens University Faculty of Education, Kingston ON

2011                 Lecture, National Art Teachers Association Conference, Seattle WA

2011                 Educator/Presenter National Art Materials Trade Association, Phoenix, AZ

2011                 Instructor, Wallack’s Art & Drafting, Ottawa ON

2010                 Instructor, Loyalist College Continuing Education, Belleville ON

2010                 Instructor, Visual Arts Mississauga, Mississauga ON

2010                 Guest Artist Instructor, West Credit High School, Mississauga ON

2010                 Educator/Presenter, Art for All Canada, Toronto, ON

2010                 Educator/Presenter, Learning & Product Expo:Art!, Pasadena CA

2010                 Educator/Presenter, National Art Materials Trade Association, Indianapolis, IN

2010                 Educator/Presenter, New York State Art Teacher Association, Rochester NY

2009                 Guest Artist Instructor, Toronto Watercolour Society, Toronto ON

2009                 Sessional instructor, Visual Arts Mississauga, Mississauga ON

2009                 Guest Artist Educator/Presenter, Art for All Canada, Toronto, ON

2009                 Guest Artist Educator/Presenter, Learning & Product Expo:Art!, Pasadena CA

2007                 Sessional Instructor, Port Credit Art School, Mississauga ON

2006                 Sessional Instructor, Currys Art School, Mississauga ON

2005                 Sessional Instructor, Currys Art School, Mississauga ON

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