Curriculum Vitae

Education

2009-2011University of Alberta: BEd Major Art, Minor Math
2005-2009 University of Alberta: BA Major Art & Design, Minor Mathematical Sciences
2008Université Catholique de Lille: Summer Study Abroad Program

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Studying the Sky, Naess Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2020A Study of Skies, Garneau Theatre, Metro Cinemas, Edmonton, Alberta
2020A Study of Skies, Spruce Grove Art Gallery, Spruce Grove, Alberta
2019Feature Artist, Loft Gallery, Sherwood Park, Alberta
2019Passing Storms, Collins Studio Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2019 Passing Storms, Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton, Alberta
2018Moments and Mountains, Artisan’s Nook, Naess Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2017Seek to Touch, Naess Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

Group Exhibitions  

2020Making Art in the Time of Covid, Gallery@501, Sherwood Park, Alberta
2020Friends and Strangers Portrait Show, Allied Arts Council, Online Exhibition
2020The Social Distancing Festival, Online Exhibition
2020Complicated // Suspension, Skirts Afire Festival, Nina Haggerty Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2019Artorama, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2019Headspace, Renaissance Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta
2019 Emerging Artist Exhibit 2019, Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2019, 2018 Members’ Show, Gallery@501, Sherwood Park, Alberta
2019, 2018Community Centre Atrium Exhibit, curated by Gallery@501, Sherwood Park, Alberta
2018    Salon Series Show, Gallery@501, Sherwood Park, Alberta
2017Best YEG Art, Walterdale Theatre, juried by the Alberta Society of Artists, Edmonton, Alberta
2017Ribbon Rouge, Lotus Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2016Centre of Your Mind, Lotus Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2014, 2009           APEGGA Summit Awards Members’ Exhibition, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
2011 APEGGA Summit Awards Members’ Exhibition, Telus Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta
2010, 2009 Art Exposition, Arts and Culture Council of Strathcona County, Sherwood Park, Alberta
2009Sculpture From the Human Body, Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2009A Print Affair, Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers, Edmonton, Alberta
2009    Strathcona County Art Acquisition Exhibition, Art Barn, juried by the municipality of Strathcona County, Sherwood Park, Alberta
2009 Go Figure, Rutherford Library, Edmonton, Alberta
2009Alberta Art Days, Smeltzer House, Sherwood Park, Alberta

Awards & Recognition

2020, 2019Member of the Month, Gallery@501
2019Feature Artist, Loft Gallery
2018Edmonton Arts Council Travel Grant
2010Archbishop Jordan Future Educator Award
2006-2010Dow Higher Education Award
2005Debbie Maron Art Award
2005University of Alberta Leadership Scholarship
2005University of Alberta Academic Excellence Scholarship
2005Faculty of Arts Academic Excellence Scholarship

Collections

2009Strathcona County Permanent Collection
2007, 2008, 2009University of Alberta: Printmaking Department Teaching Collection

Presentations & Workshops

2020“Plein Air Painting” Fine Arts Friday, Curriculum Division, Alberta Education, Edmonton, Alberta
2020“Relaxing Drawing Session” Strategic Engagement, Alberta Education, Edmonton, Alberta
2020“Passing Storms: An Artist’s Journey” Artist’s talk at Curriculum Division, Alberta Education, Edmonton, Alberta
2020“Creativity in the Classroom” North Central Teachers’ Convention of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
2020“Watercolour Landscape Sketching” Harcourt House, Edmonton, Alberta
2019“Paint at Noon” Strategic Engagement, Alberta Education, Edmonton, Alberta
2019 “Creativity in the Classroom” Fine Arts Mini Conference, Fine Arts Council, Edmonton, Alberta
2019“How to Paint with Watercolour” Fine Arts Friday, Curriculum Division, Alberta Education, Edmonton, Alberta
2019Moderator, Q & A Aspiring Young Artists Show, Zyp Gallery, Calmar, Alberta
2019“Passing Storms” Members Show, Gallery@501, Sherwood Park, Alberta
2014“How to Draw Butterflies” Feralia Symposium, Alberta Lepodopterists’ Guild, Edmonton, Alberta

Publications

20205050 Mag, Issue 1
2020Artist Profile, Artsy Mondays Blog
https://www.alexismariechute.com/artsy-mondays-interview-with-fine-art-painter-melissa-baron/
2020Edmonton Arts Council, Annual Report for 2018
https://www.edmontonarts.ca/about_eac/annualreports/

 Art-Related Professional Experience

2019-PresentCurriculum Consultant, High School Visual Arts, Alberta Education
2011-2019Art Teacher, Ecole Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School
2011Art Programmer, Strathcona County Recreation, Parks & Culture
2006-2011Art Instructor, Strathcona Count Recreation, Parks & Culture
2009-2010Youth Facilitator, Action for Healthy Communities

Professional Development

2020Painting Change, still life class with Zoey Frank
2018 Master Portrait Class, Studio Incammenati, Philadelphia, USA
2013-2016Julian Ashton Art School: figurative & portrait classes, Sydney, Australia
2015-2016Private instruction with Felicia Forte

Affiliations

2017-PresentGallery@501 Member
2019Friend of the Beaumont Society for the Arts
2009-2011Strathcona County Association for the Arts
2009-2010Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers

Local Businesses

2016-2017Juniper Café
2009-2010Azure Music Studio
2009, 2010Steeps Tea Café
2009Remedy Café