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Shirley Williams Solo Exhibit at Art Gallery of Windsor, 'Forces of Nature'

  Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012          Bartlett Gallery. ‘Vibrations’. Alton. Ontario
2012           New Era Gallery. ‘Forces of Nature’. Austin. Texas
2010-11      Art Gallery of Windsor. Museum. ‘Forces of Nature’. (Catalog) Curator James Patten
2010           Sweet Gallery. ‘Horizons’.  Naples. Florida
2009           Alan Barnes Fine Art. ‘Vistas’ (Catalog). Dallas. Texas
2009           Artspeak Gallery. ’Intimate Wax’. Curator Utsey Hadaro. Windsor
2008           Leonardo Galleries. ‘Colourscapes’.  Toronto
2007           St. Clair Centre for the Arts. Windsor Symphony Orchestra Benefit. Windsor
2004           Capitol Arts Centre.  Juried. ‘Colorscapes’. Windsor
2002           Cobo Hall.  Invitational.  ‘Colorscapes’. Detroit. Michigan
2001           DKP Gallery.  Invitational. ‘Recent Work’.  Toronto 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016           SB Contemporary Art, Windsor
2015           SB Contemporary Art. Windsor
2013           Leonardo Galleries. ‘Two Featured Artists’. Toronto
2012           Leonardo Galleries.’“Winterlude’. Toronto
2012           Sho Gallery. Invitational. Windsor
2012           SB Contemporary. Invitational. Windsor
2011           SB Contemporary. Invitational. Windsor
2011           The Landfill Art Project. Touring Exhibition. USA
2010           Leonardo Galleries. ‘Winter 4-Person’. Toronto
2009           Leonardo Galleries. ‘White Slate’. Toronto
2008           Leonardo Galleries. ‘Out of the Green’. Toronto
2007           James Cohan Gallery.  ‘Postcards from the Edge’.  New York. NY
2006           Sikkema Jenkins Gallery.  ‘Miniatures’.  New York. NY
2006           Artists Space.  ‘Miniatures’.   New York. NY
2006           Art Gallery of Windsor.    Juried Group. Windsor
1998           Moda Gallery.  Juried Group.  Birmingham. Michigan

Grants & Awards

2012           Mid-Career Recognition Award. Prime Minister of Canada, Steven Harper.
2012           Winner – Elizabeth Havelock Arts Award Grant. Mid-Career. Canada
2010           Exhibition Assistance Grant. Ontario Arts Council. Ontario
2009           Exhibition Assistance Grant. Ontario Arts Council. Ontario
2008           Winner- National Juried Painting Competition. Curator Milka Stupa
1997           Exhibition Assistance Grant. Ontario Arts Council. Ontario 
1996           General Art Grant. Odette Foundation for the Arts. Canada

Endowment for the Arts Mid-Career Award

Selected Professional Projects

2016                       Instructor - Visiting Artist Workshop - Art Gallery of Windsor
2014                       Moderator, Video Interviews. ‘The Art of Business & The Business of Art’. WEA, U of W
2013                       Workshop Presenter. ‘Changing the Odds for Disadvantage Youths’. University of Windsor
2008-Present          Founder /  Writer. Public Web Project on Color
2009                       Panelist / Presenter. SmArtist International Telesummit.
2008                       Writer - E-Book. ‘Stand Out in a Crowd - Artist Guide to Digital Images’
2006-2007              Visual Artist in Residence. Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Collaborative Project
2004 - Present       Visitor in the Arts / Mentor / Private Art Tutor. Ste. Cecile International School 
1995-2001              Studio Instructor. Art Gallery of Windsor 
1997-1998              Patrons Studio Visit. Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center.  Michigan
1995                       Studio Visit. Detroit Institute of Art

Selected Publications

Professional Artist Magazine  'About Sip & Paint' . Int'l (Oct 2016)
Windsor Life Magazine.          ‘Award Winning Artist’.  Feature article by Kim Willis (Nov 2015)
Windsor Star.                          ‘Williams Wins Prestigious Havelock Award’ Article & photo by Ted Shaw (07/07/12)
Windsor Star.                           Art Gallery of Windsor  Review by Ted Shaw, photo by Scott Webster (01/12/10)
Windsor Star.                          ‘ArtBeat’  Review by Ted Shaw, photo by Scott Webster (9/10/09)
WHERE in Toronto.                 ‘Green Colorscape’  Featured Painting (Aug 2008)
Windsor Star.                          ‘Williams Wins National Portfolio Competition’  By Ted Shaw (04/03/08)
The Artist's Magazine.            ‘Work in Progress’ By Kathy Gulrich,   NewYork. NY   (10/07)
Windsor Symphony                 Orchestra Quarter Notes.  ‘Colorscape Symphony’  Cover  (Spring 2007)
Windsor Symphony                 Orchestra Quarter Notes.  ‘Imagine’ By Jay Katz  (Winter 2006)
Windsor Life Magazine.          ‘Artist in Residence’  By Lori Newton (03/06)
The Drive Magazine.              ‘The Creative Approach’ By Sarah Fisher  07/04

Selected Public Collections

Ronald McDonald House        Windsor
University of Windsor.             Windsor
Sacred Heart Seminary.          Detroit. Michigan
Ste Cecile International.          Library. Windsor
County of Essex City Hall.       Essex, Ontario
Windsor Family Credit.            Windsor
Art Gallery of Windsor.            Museum for Southwest Ontario. Canada

Public & Corporate Collectors of Shirley Williams Art


Selected Corporate Collections

Caears Casino International    Windsor, Ontario
General Motors.                       Detroit. Michigan
Carlyle Group.                          Washington. DC
Grey Advertising.                     New York. NY
Eastern Construction.              Toronto. Ontario
Saturn Tool & Die.                    Detroit. Michigan
KPMG International.                Toronto, Ontario
BMO Financial.                        Windsor. Ontario
TLC  The Laser Center.           Tulsa. Oklahoma
A & W Food Services.              Vancouver, BC
Ethan Allen Global.                   NYC

Related Education

2015-2016              Professional Artist Retreat & 1 Yr. CVP Mentorhip. With artist Nicholas Wilton. California
2013                       Professional Figure Painting Workshop, With artist Robert Burridge. California
2005                       Professional Encaustic Workshop, With artist Joanne Mattera. New York.  NY
1992–1993             University of Windsor,  Painting, Drawing, Art History
1990–1991             University of Toronto,  Painting, Drawing, Psychology, Art History
1988–1989             Ontario College of Art,  Painting, Drawing, Design

Current Representation

The Bartlett Gallery.     Alton. ON
Gallery Direct..             Austin. Texas
New Era Portfolio.       Global Licensing Agent.  Austin. Texas
Eunoia Modern.           San Francisco. California
SB Contemporary        Windsor, ON
Saatchi                        Online
IndieWalls                    New York, NY & Online


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