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Margarethe VanderpasMargarethe Vanderpas   AFC, BA Honours, BEd, Margarethe Vanderpas
Landscapes and waterscapes of Georgian Bay & Lake Superior
 
Inspired as a child by the works of such masters as Rembrandt and Van Gogh, Dutch-born artist Margarethe Vanderpas gives a passionate portrayal of the raw natural beauty of northern Ontario's landscapes and waterscapes.

Professionally trained through her studies in Fine Art at the University of Western Ontario and Queen's University, Margarethe obtained a Bachelor of Arts, Honours degree in Art History, and subsequently a Bachelor of Education degree. She taught Fine Art and Mathematics for several years before transitioning careers. She currently resides in Lion's Head, Ontario.

Each year Margarethe explores new regions in northern Ontario on foot and by kayak, aiming to capture the waters and unique worn, weathered rock formations of the Canadian Shield. In recent years she has been spending more time on the Bruce Peninsula, exploring and painting its pristine waters and rugged coastline.

Margarethe has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibits and her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.

Margarethe is a Signature Member of the Artists For Conservation (AFC) as of 2013. AFC is a non-profit invitational group of nature artists from around the world. As a Group, we work collectively to promote the conservation of our natural heritage.

Artist CV

Education

1994 Honours Specialist Visual Art, Faculty of Education, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario.
1988 BEd. Artist in the Community Education Program (ACE), Intermediate/Senior (Visual Art & Mathematics), Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
1987 B.A. (Honours), Art History, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
1983 - 85 B.A. Fine Arts, University of Western Ontario

Professional & Teaching Experience

1996 - 2013 Vanderpas Design Inc., London, Ontario
1998 - 1999 Fine Art Instructor, Montessori House of Children, London, Ontario
1992 - 1996 Faculty Member, St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, (Visual Art, Art History, Computer Graphics, Communication Technology and Mathematics), Pickering, Ontario
1988 - 1992 Faculty Member, Holy Cross Secondary School, (Visual Art, Art History and Mathematics) Kingston, Ontario,

Directorship

1998 - 2002 Board of Directors, London Arts Council, London, Ontario

Elected Member

Margarethe is a Signature Member of the Artists For Conservation (AFC) as of 2013.

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Killarney Mountain Lodge, Killarney, Ontario (June - October, 2013)
2013 The Westland Gallery, London, Ontario (October 2013)
2012 Idlewyld Inn, London, Ontario (June - September, 2012)
2010 RBC Dominion Securities, London, Ontario (September, 2010)
2008 Grant Gallery, Lucan, Ontario (Dec. 2008)
2005 Marten Arts Gallery, Bayfield, Ontario (Dec. 7, 2004 – March 31, 2005)
2005 Artistix Gallery, London, Ontario (Nov.1 – Dec. 15, 2005)
2004 Bruce Peninsula Society of Artist's, Ferndale, Ontario (Sept. – Oct. 2004)
2001 Grand Theatre, London, Ontario (exhibition in conjunction with the production "The Glass Ship")
2001 University of Rome, Department of Literature, "La Posa Eroica Di Ofelia, Eroine Del Teatro Esisabettiano", Rome, Italy, May
2001 Grand Theatre, London, Ontario (exhibition in conjunction with the production "The Glass Ship")
1998 University Hospital, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, (July - August 1998)
1997 London Convention Centre, London, Ontario (in association with the Financial Planning Council of Canada)
1997 Canada Trust, Tillsonburg, Ontario, “Recent Work”
1984 Elgin County Board of Education, Board Office, St. Thomas, Ontario,“Recent Work”

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Cabbagetown Arts Festival, Toronto, Ontario, (September)
2013 Muskoka Arts and Crafts 2013 Summer Show, Bracebridge, Ontario (July)
2013 Bruce Peninsula Studio Tour, Lion's Head, Ontario (July)
2013 Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts Studio Tour 2013, Collingwood, Ontario (Spring)
2013 London Artist's Studio Tour, London, Ontario, 2013 (Spring)
2012 One of a Kind Show, Toronto, Ontario (Nov. - Dec. 2012)
2012 McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Autumn Art Show
2012 Buckhorn Fine Art Festival, Buckhorn, Ontario
2012 London Artist's Studio Tour, London, Ontario
2011 McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Autumn Art Show
2011 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
2011 Buckhorn Fine Art Festival, Buckhorn, Ontario
2011 Painted Violins, Orchestra London Fundraiser, London, Ontario
2011 London Artist's Studio Tour, London, Ontario
2010 McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Autumn Art Show
2010 Circle Arts Gallery, Tobermory, Ontario "2010 Season Show"
2010 London Artist's Studio Tour, London, Ontario
2009 Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, Ontario, Spring 2009
2009 Circle Arts Gallery, Tobermory, Ontario “2009 Season Show”
2008 McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Autumn Art Show
2008 Circle Arts Gallery, Tobermory, Ontario “2008 Season Show”
2007 McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Autumn Art Show
2007 Circle Arts Gallery, Tobermory, Ontario “2007 Season Show”
2007 London Club, London, Ontario
2006 McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Autumn Art Show
2006 Circle Arts Gallery, Tobermory, Ontario “2006 Season Show”
2006 Tom Tomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario,“Convergence” Exhibition, (Feb. 11 – Mar. 20, 2006)
2005 Circle Arts Gallery, Tobermory, Ontario “2005 Season Show”
2005 Bruce Peninsula Society of Artist’s Studio Tour, Lion’s Head, Ontario
2002 - 2008 London Artist’s Studio Tour, London, Ontario
2004 - 2005 Bruce Peninsula Society of Artist's Group Exhibition, Lion’s Head, Ontario
1998 Stratford Art in the Park, Stratford, Ontario
1998 Art in the Heart of London, London, Ontario
1997 The White Gallery, London, Ontario "Seasonal Celebrations"
1997 Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario “Miniature Art Show”
1997 London Fine Art Fair, Canada Building, Western Fair, London, Ontario
1997 London New Arts Festival, Galleria, London, Ontario
1989-1991 Kingston Artists Association Exhibition, Grand Theatre, Kingston,Ontario
1988 Faculty of Education, Queen's University Kingston, Ontario “FORAYS Exhibition”
1988 Faculty of Education, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario “Visual Arts Exhibition”
1987 Market Square Challenge (Architectural Exhibition), Kingston City Hall, City of Kingston, Ontario

Awards and Instruction

2006 Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Award for “Isthmus Bay, Bruce Peninsula" Convergence Exhibition
2007-2011 Ontario Museum Association, Margarethe's work featured on OMA Annual Museum Calendar
2006 Juror, Lambeth Artist’s Association, Spring Exhibition, Lambeth, Ontario
2005-13 Juror, London Artist’s Studio Tour, London, Ontario
2003 Oil Painting Workshop, London Artist’s Palette Club, London, Ontario
2003 Artist Talk, Lambeth Artist’s Association, London, Ontario
2000 Acrylic Painting Workshop, London Artist’s Palette Club, London, Ontario
1999 Computer Graphics Workshop, Robarts School for the Deaf, London, Ontario
1999 Computer Graphics Workshop, London Artist’s Palette Club, London, Ontario
1988 Exhibition Coordinator, Visual Arts Exhibition, Faculty of Education, Queen's University, Kingston
1988 Arts Administration Internship, Ottawa School of Art, (Advisor: Ron Shuebrook), Ottawa, Ontario
1988 Fine Art Instructor, Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston, Ontario
1987 Sunday Lectures, Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston, Ontario
1985 Fine Art Instructor, Art Gallery St.Thomas-Elgin (watercolour painting and drawing) St. Thomas, Ontario
1984 Exhibition Coordinator, Art Gallery St. Thomas-Elgin, “Regional Art Exhibit” St. Thomas, Ontario
1983 Advertising Art Society of London - Art & Design Competition, Fanshawe College, (Awarded Best in Show, 4 Gold Awards and 1 Silver Award)

Collections

Independant Electricity Systems Operator (IESO), Toronto, Ontario
Financial Planning Council of Canada
Henry and Corinne Bower Laboratory, Willis Eye Hospital, Philadelphia
RBC Dominion Securities
University of Rome, Italy
Private Collections in Canada, USA, Europe and Asia



 

Publications:
  • ARABELLA - Canadian Art, Architecture & Design (2013)
     - ARTISTS TO COLLECT - Margarethe Vanderpas
    Summer 2013 Issue
    Author: Lorie Lee Steiner
    Published by: ARABELLA
     

 

 
 
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