CONTACT: ioana.bertrand.art@gmail.com


My artistic work and explorations continue, between various travels, 
and I share some of them on my Facebook Pages:


You are invited to visit and comment! 



CURRENT  EXHIBITS:
PRECIOUS  SNOWFLAKES
Small Holiday Works [10" x 10" or less]

November 16, 2018 - January 13, 2019

             

Yellow House Gallery
921 Kingston Road
Toronto
416/ 792-8460

Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 10 am - 5 pm; Sat & Sun 12 - 5 pm

Opening Reception: November 16th, 2018
6.30 - 9.00 pm

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AS  I  SEE  IT
Group Show organized by 
Overzealous Fine Art Exhibition

December 4 - 20, 2018


Neilson Park Creative Centre
56 Neilson Drive

Gallery open: Mon, Wed - Sat  9 am - 4 pm; 
Tues 9 am - 9.30 pm; Sun 12 - 4 pm


Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: 
Saturday, December 8, 2 - 4 pm

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MISTLETOE  MAGIC
A fundraiser for the John B. Aird Gallery

December 6- 13, 2018


John B. Aird Gallery
900 Bay Str [at Wellesley]
Macdonald Block, Main Floor
Toronto

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am - 6 pm

Preview: Dec. 6-13 
AUCTION: Gala Event - Thursday, Dec 13, 6-9 pm

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UPCOMING  EVENTS:
TRANZAC  HOLIDAY  GIFT  FAIR  2018
Curated by Sarah Greene

ONE  DAY  ONLY:  December 22, 2018,    12 - 6 PM

        

Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Ave [just South of Bloor Str. West]
M5S 2M7  
Toronto

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UPCOMING  EXHIBITS:
SUNNYBROOK  FINE  ARTS  SHOW
Group Exhibit
A project of the Fine Arts Group, supporting patient comfort initiatives

January 5 - February 23, 2018


Sunnybrook Hospital
2075 Bayview Ave
Main Entrance Hallway

Open 8 am - 10 pm daily


From the Main Entrance, go straight ahead past the Gift Shop and Optometrist on the left, 
then the food court and the elevators on the right. 
Turn left at the T-junction and you can see the paintings, with a few gaps, 
all along the corridor to its end at D wing and the Harlequin Restaurant.
To purchase, please take the label to the Gift Shop in the main lobby, or call 416-480-4132

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SIX  DIRECTIONS
Six Cardinal Directions Interpreted by the 
Six Artists of MURMURATIONS ART COLLECTIVE


January 23 - February 21, 2019

        

Etobicoke Civic Center Art Gallery
399 The West Mall
Etobicoke, ON M9C 2Y2
Tel: 416/ 394-8628

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am - 8 pm; Sat/ Sun 9 am - 5 pm

Artists' Opening Reception: Sunday January 27, 2019, 2 - 4 pm

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STORY HOUSES
Solo Show of Watercolours

March - May 2019


Montgomery's Inn
Toronto

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2018  SO  FAR:

Participated to 16 collective exhibits so far [see News -- Past Exhibits], had 3 solo shows, took 
a week-long watercolour workshop with Ron Hazell to perfect painting water in all its forms,
and visited my ailing elderly mother in Switzerland multiple times.

         


2017  IN  REVIEW:
 
Participated to the DVAC and TWS Spring & Fall shows celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary, 
and to 7 other group shows at John B. Aird Gallery, Artusiasm Gallery & The Freedom Factory
[see 'Past Exhibits' for details]
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I  travelled for three months through New Zealand, enjoying Summer at the antipodes, and also visited Switzerland three times.

              

In the second half of 2017 I have been deeply affected by the loss of my 95-year-old father. 
I am mourning him still. 



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2016 IN  REVIEW:

I had 3 solo exhibits and participated to 10 collective shows during 2016, 
between four trips to Switzerland to care for my parents.

In June & July, I travelled across Newfoundland - pictures and comments to be found on Facebook.
Some of the paintings were displayed in the OPAS show, the others somewhere later.

I have also been affected by the decline of my elderly parents and their poor health, 
and that has obviously influenced my art. 
I find trees continue to express my emotions and thoughts well, as you can see here:

 
                
Yesterday, TWS Award of Merit                           Afeared II                                                                Inside-Out IV

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2015  IN  REVIEW:

During this year I participated to seven collective exhibits and had two solo shows.


I also attended several inspiring art classes over the Summer: 
  = Fold, Tear and Cut [paper] at the TSA with Donnelly Smallwood, and
= Printmaking at CTS with Dawn Hemmy

                                  
Elliptoid, scored paper construction       Persistence, lt.ed. etching on Japanese paper               Map, rice paper and ink

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2014  IN  REVIEW:

At the beginning of 2014 I focused on finishing my 3-year visual art programme at the Art Centre, 
graduating from CTS at the end of June.   During that time, I developed three series of works:

                                                            = Gestation/ Germination, a series of sculptures, installations and 3-D pods
                                                            = Groves, a series of abstracted acrylic paintings and drawings
                                                            = Fractured, a series of large acrylic paintings with palette knives

                                                                         
                                                             Gestating, hydrocal & cotton mesh                                 Summer Grove, abstract acrylic
                                                              sculpture, January 2014 [detail]                                      painting, March 2014   [detail]  


In September 2014 I went painting outdoors with OPAS 
for most of a week in Killarney, and another week in Killbear Provincial Park.


Between October and December 2014 I had 4 solo exhibits 
and participated to one collective show.

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Solo Exhibits in Preparation:
SIX DIRECTIONS
Six Cardinal Directions interpreted by the
Six artists of the MURMURATIONS ART COLLECTIVE

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STARK  SHORES
Newfoundland in Watercolour and Acrylic Paintings

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PAKEHA  EYES
New Zealand Landscapes

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CONTACT: ioana.bertrand.art@gmail.com