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Elaine L Hughes - Fine Art

About Me

Biography

Elaine L. Hughes holds a Visual Arts Certificate from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension, having graduated with distinction in 2018. She now lives in Victoria, BC, where she is an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, exhibiting in both local shows and their gallery on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. She is also an Associate Member of the Coast Collective, where she exhibits regularly and teaches workshops. Hughes works primarily in watercolour, and has participated in many group exhibitions in both Edmonton, AB, and the Victoria area, including both the Sooke Fine Arts Show and the Sidney Fine Art Show.  Her work resides in numerous private collections.

Her art is dedicated to showing the beauty of the natural world.

Selected Group Exhibitions
 
2018    Nanaimo Fine Art Show, FCA Nanaimo Chapter, Nanaimo BC (juried)
 
2018    Nature of Island Artists Art Show, Goldstream Nature House, Victoria BC
 
2018    Scenes from Western Canada, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver BC (juried)
 
2018    Galloping Goose: Urban and Rural Landscapes (juried)
 
2018    Collaborations, Coast Collective, Victoria, BC (with Linda Anderson)
 
2018    Sooke Fine Arts Show, Sooke BC (juried)
 
2018    Moss Street Paint-in, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2018    Folklore, Coast Collective, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2018    Roaming Gallery, Coast Collective, Victoria BC
 
2018    Aquarelle et Pastel, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver BC (juried)
 
2018    Bloom 10, Coast Collective, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2018    FCA Victoria Chapter, Spring Show, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2018    Transformations, Coast Collective, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2018    Art Space, Juan de Fuca Recreation Center, Victoria BC
 
2018    Westridge Collection, Coast Collective, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2018    Beginnings, Coast Collective, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2017    Into the Night, Coast Collective, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2017    FCA Victoria Chapter, Fall Show, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2017    Sidney Fine Art Show, Sidney BC (juried)
 
2017    Canada 150 Exhibition, Coast Collective, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2017    Old School Gallery & Gifts, Metchosin BC
 
2017    Small Works, Coast Collective, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2017    Moss Street Paint-in, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2017    Associates Showcase, Coast Collective, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2017    FCA Victoria Chapter, Spring Show,  Victoria BC (juried)
 
2017    Westridge Collection, Coast Collective, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2017    Art Space, Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, Victoria BC
 
2017     Red, Coast Collective, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2016     Gifts & Wishes, Coast Collective, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2016     Small Treasures, Coast Collective, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2016     Westridge Collection, Coast Collective, Victoria BC (juried)
 
2015     Open Seniors Art Competition, Allied Arts Council, St Albert AB
 
2015     30th Anniversary Spring Show, Art Society of Strathcona County, Sherwook Park AB (juried)
 
2015     ArtSmash, Visual Arts Student Exhibition, Extension Gallery, Edmonton AB
 

2014     Visual Arts Student Exhibition, Extension Gallery, Edmonton AB

2013     Misericordia Hospital Group Show, Society of Western Canadian Artists, Edmonton AB

2010     No Story Too Small To Trade, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK

2010     Vancouver 2010 ATCs, Heaven Tree Studio, Vancouver BC

2010     Hallway Art Exhibit, University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, Edmonton AB (juried)

2009     Two Dozen, Society of Western Canadian Artists/Scotia Place Edmonton AB (juried)

2008     Fine Arts Open House, Extension Centre Gallery, Edmonton AB

2005     University of Alberta Fundraiser, Lando Gallery, Edmonton AB

2004     First Impression, Lasting Impression, Red Strap Market, Edmonton AB

2003     Open Arts Competition, Allied Arts Council, Spruce Grove AB

2003     Recent Works, Woodbend Gallery and Frame Studio, Devon AB (invitational)

Awards
 
2017    Honourable Mention, Sidney Fine Art Show, Sidney BC
 
2017    3rd Place, Fall Show, Victoria Chapter of the FCA
 
2017    1st Place, Plein Air at the Fort, Colwood Seaside Festival
 
2015    Feature Artist, December, Society of Western Canadian Artists

2013    Peoples Choice Award (Newsletter Cover Art), Society of Western Canadian Artists

2010    1st Place, Trees Competiton, Art Trader Magazine (online)

2006    Peoples Choice Award (Newsletter Cover Art), Society of Western Canadian Artists

2003    3rd Place (Intermediate), Open Art Competition, Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove
 
Bibliography
 
2018    "New exhibit inspires artist collaborations," August 8, 2018 Goldstream News Gazette p. A11

2010    No Story Too Small to Trade (Regina: Dunlop Art Gallery, 2010)

2010    “Profile of a Trader,” Vol. 20 ATC Quarterly: An Artist Trading Card Journal p. 5

Memberships

Federation of Canadian Artists, Active Member
 
Victoria Chapter of the FCA, Member
 
Coast Collective, Associate Member
 
Juan de Fuca Arts & Crafts Guild, Painters Group Member
     
Education
 
Visual Arts Certificate, University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension, with Distinction
Solo Show (graduating exhibit) June 5-17, 2017; graduation June 8, 2018