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Elaine L Hughes - Fine Art

Elaine L Hughes

Biography

Elaine L. Hughes has been an artist since childhood, learning drawing and oils from her grandfather J. Gordon Sinclair, a Charter member of the Alberta Society of Artists.  She now works primarily in watercolour, and has studied the medium extensively with prominent Edmonton artists Jerry Heine and Gregg Johnson. In 2017 she completed her Visual Arts Certificate from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension.

Hughes has participated in many group exhibitions throughout western Canada and her work resides in numerous private collections. Having taught environmental studies for many years, she now lives in Victoria, BC where she is pursuing her career as an artist.  Her art is dedicated to showing the beauty of the natural world.

Selected Group Exhibitions
 
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    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

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
 
Old School Gallery & Gifts, Core Artist
 
Juan de Fuca Arts & Crafts Guild, Painters Group Member
 
CARFAC BC
 
     
Education
 
Visual Arts Certificate, University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension
Solo Show (graduating exhibit) June 5-17, 2017