MEGHAN SHARIR
Visual Artist. Oil painting: portraits and figurative works.

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

  • Intensive, 3-4 day workshops with portrait artists Elizabeth Zanzinger and David Gray, 2018
  • Two-week workshop in portraiture with Martinho Correia, 2018
  • In-studio mentorship with Dene Croft, 2016 and 2017.
  • Week-long workshop in portraiture with Cesar Santos, 2016
  • Workshops with Deborah Tilby, Leanne Christie, Frank Townsley, Lalita Hamill, Lisa Visagie, Melinda Wilde, Drew Young, Brent Lynch, Gaye Adams, Maria Josenhans, Domink Modlinski, Jay Senetchko.
  • Continuing Education courses over the past 20 years through various programmes in BC and Switzerland. Sessional classes in drawing, watercolour, acrylic, Chinese watercolour and oil. Studied with Jaquie Manning, Leslie Redhead, Homa Eftekhar, Betty Woo, Zoe Evamy, Marney Rose-Edge, Dene Croft, Alfonso Tejada and Roger Watt, amongst others. 
  • Emily Car University, Drawing 200.
  • Two years towards Bachelor of Fine Arts at University of British Columbia, theory and studio (Transferred in 3rdyear, completed BA in International Relations in 1989)

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artist since 2014
  • Member of the North Shore Artists' Guild since 2012
  • Member of the North Vancouver Community Arts Council since 2015
  • Member of the West Vancouver Community Arts Council since 2017

 

Selected Exhibitions

2019

  • North Vancouver Art Crawl, Copping Street Studio, North Vancouver.
  • Canvas Unbound, juried group show, Federation Gallery, Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), Vancouver
  • Artist’s Choice: juried group show, Federation Gallery, FCA, Vancouver
  • Works on Paper: juried group show, Federation Gallery, FCA, Vancouver

2018

  • Anonymous Show, CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver.
  • International Artist Day Anonymous Show, Braid St Studios, New Westminster
  • Annual International Representational Show: juried group show, Federation Gallery, FCA, Vancouver. 
  • North Shore Artists’ Guild (NSAG) Winter Sale, North Vancouver.
  • Oil and Water Juried Show, South Delta Artist’s Guild, Tsawwassen
  • 2018 NSAG Summer Jurried Show, Ferry Building, West Vancouver
  • Art Beat: Harmony Arts Community Art Show. CC Violin, West Vancouver.
  • Art Under the Arbour: NSAG Group show. Park and Tilford, North Vancouver
  • Summer Showcase: juried group show, Federation Gallery, Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), Vancouver
  • Go Figure: juried group show, Federation Gallery, FCA, Vancouver
  • 2018 FCA Postcard Competition and Online Exhibition, FCA
  • Childhood Expressions. Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver. Show with two other artists. 

2017

  • Annual International Representational Show: juried group show, Federation Gallery, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver. 
  • Anonymous Show, CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver.
  • Mix: juried group show, Federation Gallery. 
  • Small, Smaller, Smallest, juried group show: Federation Gallery. 
  • Harmony Arts Community Group Show, juried, Ambleside, West Vancouver.
  • O Canada, juried group show: Federation Gallery.
  • Muse, juried group show: Federation Gallery.
  • Ode to Oils, juried group show: Federation Gallery. 
  • Silk Purse Gift Shop, West Vancouver: tiny paintings.
  • North Shore Artists’ Guild (NSAG) Spring Art Sale, West Vancouver.
  • North Vancouver Art Crawl, Dene Croft Studios and Gallery, North Van.

 

2014-2016

  • Anonymous Show, CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver.
  • Can Con, juried show, Federation Gallery.
  • From Life, juried show, Federation Gallery.
  • Works on Paper, juried show, Federation Gallery.
  • Love in Many Languages, Group Show, Ferry Building Gallery, District of West Vancouver. Juried entry.
  • Solo Exhibition, Cornerstone Bistro, North Vancouver.
  • Animal Farm at CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver. Juried entry.
  • Sketch, juried show, Federation Gallery.
  • PipeShop group show, North Vancouver. North Shore Artists’ Guild (NSAG). 
  • Spring Art Sale, West Vancouver Community Centre. NSAG group show and sale. 
  • Solo Exhibition, Corner Cup Coffee Shop, Vancouver. 
  • December in the Gallery, Hycroft Gallery, University Women’s Club, Vancouver. Joint show with one other artist.
  • Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver. Group exhibition. Juried entry.
  • Brushstrokes Juried Show, Lonsdale Quay Market, North Vancouver. NSAG group show.

Distinctions

  • Second place for the “Canvas Unbound” exhibition (Looking Down), Federation of Canadian Artists,  2019.
  • Second place for the “AIRE 2018” exhibition (Dream Catcher), Federation of Canadian Artists, 2018.
  • Second place for the “Summer Showcase” exhibition (Happy in Havana, mixed media portrait), Federation of Canadian Artists, 2018.
  • Honourable Mention for the “Mix” show, for mixed media portrait, Federation of Canadian Artists, 2017.
  • Honourable Mention for the 2015 Sketch exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, 2015.
  • Second prize ribbon for Figurative work, semi-professional category. NSAG juried show (by FCA). Brushstrokes Gallery, Lonsdale Quay, 2014.