MEGHAN SHARIR
Visual Artist: portraits and figurative works.

Curriculum Vitae

 

   Education

  • Anatomy Crash Course with Rey Bustos, LAAFA (Online), Winter 2021
  • Online workshops with Robert Liberace on the human form. Fall 2020 and Winter 2021.
  • Two-week workshop in portraiture with Martinho Correia, 2018.
  • Intensive, multi-day workshops with portrait artists Casey Childs, Dominique Medici, Elizabeth Zanzinger and David Gray, 2018-2019.
  • In-studio mentorship with Dene Croft, 2016 and 2017.
  • Week-long workshop in portraiture with Cesar Santos, 2016
  • Oil Painting workshops and other Continuing Education courses over the past 20 years through various programmes in BC and Switzerland including sessional classes in drawing, watercolour, acrylic, and Chinese watercolour. (Instructors include David Goatly, Deborah Tilby, Leanne Christie, Frank Townsley, Lalita Hamill, Lisa Visagie, Melinda Wilde, Drew Young, Brent Lynch, Gaye Adams, Maria Josenhans, Domink Modlinski, Jay Senetchko. Jaquie Manning, Leslie Redhead, Homa Eftekhar, Betty Woo, Zoe Evamy, Marney Rose-Edge, Alfonso Tejada and Roger Watt) 
  • Emily Car University, Drawing 200.
  • Two years towards Bachelor of Fine Arts at University of British Columbia, theory and studio (transferred and completed BA in International Relations in 1989

   Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Federation of Canadian Artist since 2014; Associate Member status awarded in 2019
  • Member of the North Shore Artists' Guild: 2012-2019
  • Member of the North Vancouver Community Arts Council since 2015
  • Member of the West Vancouver Community Arts Council since 2017

   Selected Exhibitions

 

 2021

  • Society of Canadian Artists, Ottawa: 2021 OPEN INTERNATIONAL ONLINE JURIED EXHIBITION 
  • Out of the Box: Community group show, West Vancouver Arts Council
  • Artist’s Choice: juried group show, Federation Gallery, FCA, Vancouver
  • Works on Paper: juried group show, Federation Gallery, FCA, Vancouver

 

2020

  • Artavita International Online Art Contest and Exhibition: Covid Dreams
  • Anonymous Show, CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver
  • North Vancouver Arts Council, juried Art Rental programme and exhibition
  • North Vancouver Art Crawl, home studio, West Vancouver.
  • Figures in Movement: juried online exhibition, Langley Arts Council
  • Limitless, Small Artwork, Crisis: juried group shows, Federation Gallery, Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), Vancouver
  • Distant Together and The Art of Resilience, online group shows, West Vancouver Arts Council

 

 2019

  • North Vancouver Art Crawl, Copping Street Studio, North Vancouver
  • Canvas Unbound, Works on Paper, Annual International Representational Show (AIRS), Artist’s Choice, Small Artwork, O Canada, Muse: juried group shows, Federation Gallery, FCA, Vancouver
  • FCA Signature Medal Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver
  • Harmony Arts Group Exhibition, West Vancouver.
  • Anonymous Show, CityScape Community Art Space, North 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. 
  • Oil and Water Juried Show, South Delta Artist’s Guild, Tsawwassen
  • North Shore Artists’ Guild (NSAG): Art Under the Arbour and Winter Sale, North Vancouver.
  • 2018 NSAG Summer Juried Show, Ferry Building, West Vancouver
  • Art Beat: Harmony Arts Community Art Show. CC Violin, West Vancouver.
  • Summer Showcase, Go Figure, 2018 FCA Postcard Competition and Online Exhibition: juried group shows, Federation Gallery, Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), Vancouver
  • 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, Small, Smaller, Smallest, O Canada, Ode to Oils, Muse: juried group shows, Federation Gallery. 
  • Harmony Arts Community Group Show, juried, Ambleside, West Vancouver.
  • 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, From Life, Works on Paper, Sketch,: juried shows, Federation of Canadian Artists 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.
  • 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

  • Finalist in Artavita International Online Art Contest and Exhibition: Covid Dreams, 2021
  • Silver Medal Winner (Little Secrets), Federation of Canadian Artists Signature Medal Exhibition, 2019
  • Associate Member level status awarded by the Federation of Canadian Artists, 2019.
  • 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.