Carmel Brennan, B.A., B.of Ed., OSA

Born: Birmingham, England

Exhibitions
The Uxbridge Artist Collective, Kathleen Gormley McKay Art Centre, Markham           2016
Uxbridge Tour Preview, Charlotte Hale & Associates, Toronto                                2016
The Uxbridge Artist Collective at the Propeller Centre for Fine Arts, Toronto 2015
Contemporary Work from The Uxbridge Artist Collective, Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora    2015
OSA MESW, Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills, Toronto                                  2011 – 2016
Potluck, The Uxbridge Artist Collective  at the Propeller Centre for Fine Arts, Toronto    2013
Continuum,OSA Members’ Exhibit- Arts & Letters Club, Toronto 2013
OSA Partners Collaboration, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto    2012
Work from Heart, Mind and Hand, Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora    2012
Vision & Devotion, The Connection between The Ontario Society of Artists (est. 1872)
& The Cathedral Church of St. James (est. 1797) , St. James Cathedral, Toronto 2012
OSA Members’ Exhibition Celebrating 140 Years, Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora  2012
Gifted, Government of ON Art Collection, Helen McClung Exhibit Gallery, Toronto  2012
OSA Partners Collaboration, Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora     2012
OSA Partners Collaboration, Japanese Paper Place, Toronto     2012
OSA Partners Collaboration, YouMe Gallery, Hamilton     2012
TDSB, Propeller Centre for Fine Arts, Toronto 2012
Salon 6- Annual Members’ Invitational, Propeller Centre for Fine Arts, Toronto 2012
OSA Partners Collaboration, Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock, ON    2011
Work from Heart, Mind and Hand, The Station Gallery, Whitby, ON    2011
Heart, Mind, Hand, Pentimento Fine Art Gallery, Toronto, ON     2010
Distinctly Canadian, OSA & RCA, Aurora Cultural Center, Aurora, ON 2010
Work from Heart, Mind and Hand, The Magic Door Art Gallery, Sunderland, ON 2010
Durham West Studio Tour, Township of Durham, ON     2009 – 2010
Work from Heart, Mind & Hand, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto    2009
Contemporary Encaustic, University of South Carolina, Spartanburg, USA 2009
Septette, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto      2009
Salon – Annual Members’ Invitational Show, Propeller Centre for Fine Arts, Toronto 2009
Win Henstock Gallery, Oakville, Ontario, OSA Summer Exhibitions,    2008
Pentimento Fine Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, OSA Summer Exhibitions 2008
Selected Works of the Management Board, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto 2007
From the Studios of…OSA Members Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto 2007
Little Gems, The Ontario Society of Artists, Jordan Art Gallery    2006
Postcards from Away, The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario    2006
OSA Members Show, The Magic Door Art Gallery, Sunderland, Ontario  2006
The Uxbridge Studio Tour, Uxbridge, Ontario    2000 – 2015
Contact Festival, The Magic Door Art Gallery, Ontario     2004
Ver Veris, The Magic Door Art Gallery, Ontario    2004
Cats Among Us, The Magic Door Art Gallery, Sunderland, Ontario  2003
Contact,The Magic Door Art Gallery, Sunderland, Ontario    2003
Synergy, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto    2001
Fragments, Kathleen Gormley McKay Art Centre, Markham    2000
Artisteque, Scarborough Civic Centre,TDSB    2000
Synchronicity, Gallery 1313, Toronto    1999
Ashes to Ashes, Prisma Gallery, Toronto    1999
Artisteque, Civic Centre,Toronto District School Board    1999
Watermarks / Prisma Gallery, Toronto    1998
Artisteque / Civic Centre, Scarborough Board of Education    1998
Scarborough Board of  Education Group Exhibition, The Consileum    1998
Art in the Park / Elgin Park, Uxbridge     1997

Juried Exhibitions
Order in Disorder, OSA’s Open Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto 2015
Slice of Life, Annual Members’ Exhibition Station Gallery, Whitby           2014 –2015
OSA MESW, Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills, Toronto     2011 – 2016
Aird Gallery – 30 Years, The John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, 2015
Game, OSA Annual Open Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto,  2014
Memory, OSA Annual Open Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto,  2011
Lindsay Gallery, Members Annual Juried Exhibition, Lindsay, Ontario  2010
Being In Time, 138th Anniversary of the OSA members, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON 2010
Mind & Matter: 21st Annual Station Gallery Members’ Exhibition 2013-2014
eXceL, Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario   2009 – 2010
PhotoOp, Open Juried Photography Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto 2009, 2010
Fresh, Members Exhibition, Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario  (December)2008
Pine Ridge Arts Council Juried Show , Pickering ON (November)    2008, 2009, 2010,2016
Uxhibition, Celebration of the Arts Juried Show, Uxbridge, ON    2008 -2010, 2012,2014-2016
Surfaces, OSA Open Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, 2008
The York Region Juried Show, Varley Gallery, Markham, Ontario    2005-2007
Air, Fire, Earth, Water, OSA Open Juried Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto 2007
Grimsby Art Gallery Biennial Juried Exhibition, Grimsby, Ontario     2006
The Latcham Gallery Juried Show, Stouffville, Ontario    2004,2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
Regeneration, OSA Open Juried Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto    2006
UxShow 2005  (Heidi Walczak Reflexology & Wellness Award)    2005
The Broken Fence Society Juried Environmental Art Show     2004
Latcham Gallery Juried Show, Stouffville, Ontario     2004
Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts Juried Show      1997- 1999, 2003
GTCC Juried Show / Kodak Auditorium    1997

Professional Experience
Photographer/Area Coordinator   Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS) 2006-2013
Photographer – Owner, Images on The Run ©    2005-2016
Visual Arts Department Head, Teacher, Scarborough Board & TDSB 1974-2004
Photographer / Studio Assistant, Yamada Studio, Toronto     1971-1973
Photographer, Perma Color Studios, Maryland, U.S.A.    1970-1971

Recent  Awards & Achievements
Celebration of the Arts Juried Show, Uxbridge, ON, 2016
De Serres Award, Order in Disorder, OSA OJE, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, 2015
Third Prize, Annual Members’ Exhibition Station Gallery, Whitby     2014 –2015
The Ontario Society Of Artists President’s Award          2014
Best Sculpture/Installation, Celebration of the Arts Juried Show, Uxbridge, ON 2012
Mixed Media Award, OSA-MESW, Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills, Toronto      2011
Award of Excellence, Pine Ridge Arts Council Juried Show , Pickering, ON 2010
Best Photography, Uxhibition, Celebration of the Arts Juried Show, Uxbridge, ON 2010
Veridian Corporation Award, Pine Ridge Arts Council Juried Show , Pickering, ON 2008
Award of Merit, Surfaces, OSA OJE, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON 2008
People’s Choice Award, The Latcham Gallery Juried Show, Stouffville 2006
Heidi Walczak Reflexology & Wellness Award, UxShow, Uxbridge    2005

Project Coordination
Coordinator/The Uxbridge Artist Collective     2009 – 2016
Publisher – Work from Heart, Mind and Hand, 25 Years – Catalogue 2010
Editor – Ontario Society of Artists, Newsletter    2008 – 2010

Related Art Experience
President, Ontario Society of Artists    2010-2013
Juror, Beaux-Arts Brampton Open Juried Photography Show     2011
Chair, Ontario Society of Artists New Members Jury     2007-2009
Juror, Sunderland and Uxbridge Art Exhibitons     2008, 2009
Juror, Art Aurora 2008, 46th Annual Juried Art Show    2008

Collections
Government of Ontario Art Collection, Canada
Clarica, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto District School Board, Canada
Re Max, Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
Private Collections throughout Canada, the United States and Europe

Professional Associations
Ontario Society of Artists (Elected 2006)     President – 2010-2013
Ontario College of Teachers, Licensed Member    2014
John B. Aird  Gallery, Board of Directors    2007-2010
Uxbridge Studio Tour – Past Chair    2004-2007,Co-Chair-2016
Wedding and Portrait Photographers International    2007-2010
Secondary Teacher’s Advisory Council at Kodak, Canada     1992-1996

Education
Bachelor of Education – University of Toronto,  Ontario, Canada    1974
Bachelor of Arts – George Washington University, Washington  D.C. ,USA 1970

Additional Courses & Qualifications
Durham College, Pickering, 2015, 2016
Open Studio, Toronto, Printmaking  2014/2015/2016
St Lawrence College, Brockville     2011, 2012
R & F, Kingston, New York     2007, 2008, 2010
Haliburton School of the Arts     2006, 2009, 2010, 2013 – 2016
York University (Atkinson College)     1980-1983
Visual Arts Specialist (U of T)     1979
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute     1974

Publications
Aird Gallery 30 Years – Celebrating Excellence in the Visual Arts, 2015
Artist’s Choice, The OSA Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works, 2012 -2014, ISBN: 978-0-9878134-1-1
Vision & Devotion, The Connection between The OSA (est. 1872)
& the Cathedral Church of St. James (est. 1797) 2012, ISBN: 978-0-9878134-1-1
OSA, The Ontario Society of Artists Celebrates 140 years, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-9878134-2-8
Gifted, Donations from the Ontario Society of Artists, The Archives of Ontario, 2012, ISBN 978-1-4435-9139-3
Partners: a Collaboration, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-9878134-0-4
Being In Time – The 138th Anniversary Exhibition of The Ontario Society of Artists, 2010
Work From Heart, Mind, and Hand- The Uxbridge Artist Collective, 25 Years – 2010 ISBN:0-9865184

 

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