St. Albert Painters Guild


MEMBER PROFILE

Andrew G. Raczynski

 

Member profile details

First name
Andrew G.
Last name
Raczynski
 

Personal information

Personal photo
Painting Media
  • Oil
  • Watercolour
  • Acrylic
  • Pastel
  • Mixed Media
  • Drawing Media
Paintings 1 -
Title 1 -
E=MC2 Charcoal (72 cm X 64 cm)
Painting 2 -
Title 2 -
A Canadian Moment Oil (76 cm X 102 cm)
Painting 3 -
Title 3 -
Therese Bugnet Rose Garden Oil (41cm X 51cm)
 

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Upcoming Shows
LAST UPDATED: December 27, 2018

St. Albert Painters Guild (SPRING) Show and Sale - Theme: TBA (April 26-28) - St. Albert Place Rotunda, 5 Ste. Anne St., St. Albert AB. Opening reception: Friday, April 26, 7:00-9:00 PM. For more information, see: http://paintersguild.ca



CURRENT EXHIBITION(S) - 2018

* Guilded Biennial Show - Theme: "Around the Block" (November 15 - December 29) - Art Gallery of St. Albert, 6D Perron St., St. Albert AB. Opening reception: Saturday, November 24, 2:30–5 pm. Free Exhibition Tours: Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 12:05 pm and Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:05 pm. For more information, see: www.artgalleryofstalbert.ca

* Visual Arts Studio Association of St. Albert (VASA) 2018/19 "All Members Winter Show" (Dec. 4 - Feb. 2) - Hemingway Centre, 25 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue, St. Albert AB. Artist Reception:Thursday (6:00 - 9:00 PM), December 6, 2018. For more information, see info @vasa.ca.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

Visual Arts Studio Association (VASA) Members Winter (Dec./Jan.) Exhibition, St. Albert AB (2011-17)

St. Albert Painters Guild (FALL) Show and Sale, St. Albert AB (2012-18)

St. Albert Painters Guild (SPRING) Show and Sale, St. Albert AB (2013-18)

Gallery 7 @ The Bookstore on Perron, St. Albert AB (2014-2018)

Le Centre des Arts Visuels de l'Alberta (CAVA) Guest Artist (Exhibition), Edmonton AB (2014, 2017)

Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA) Annual fundraiser, St. Albert AB (2011-14, 2017)

Wine Kitz St. Albert (Guest Artist), St. Albert AB (2014-2017)

Alberta Cultural Days, Morinville AB (2016)

ArtSmash, Enterprise Square, Edmonton AB (2010-2016)

Visual Arts Studio Association (VASA) Members (May) Art Walk Show, St. Albert AB (2013-2014, 2016-2017)

Art Demos (Plein Air)
* Mission Hill Event, St. Albert AB (2015-2016)
* Canada Day on Mission Hill, St. Albert AB (2016, 2018)
* Alberta Cultural Days, St. Albert AB (2014-2016)

* SAPVAC Country Craft Fair, St. Albert AB (2015, 2016)

"Paint the Town Red" Annual Celebrating Life and Culture Gala in support of the Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation, Morinville AB (2010, 2013-2015)

Le Centre des Arts Visuels de l'Alberta (CAVA), Les Miniatures Show, Edmonton AB (2014-16)

Affordable Housing Breakfast (VASA) Art Exhibit/Fundraiser, St. Albert AB (2014)

Art Beat Gallery - "The Teachers Show" - St. Albert AB (2011)

Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) - "Free for All" Exhibition - Edmonton AB (2007)
Artist Website
 

Experience

Artist Biography
I was born in southern Saskatchewan in 1952 and have resided in Morinville, Alberta since 1981. My introduction to the Muse began at age seven, “learning to draw with Jon Gnagy.” My formal instruction began in public school and community programming, and has continued in workshops and course work, including the Red Deer College Summer-Scape series, the Visual Arts certificate program at the U of A (Extension), International Baccalaureate teacher certification. I am grateful for the mentorship of distinguished Alberta artists James Davies and Jerry Heine, and appreciative of the influence of John Singer Sargent, Dorothy Knowles, and Richard Schmid. I have taught art in public schools from grades six to twelve and worked with beginning art teachers.

I am a member of the St. Albert Painters Guild, the Visual Arts Studio Association (of St. Albert) – VASA, Visual Arts Alberta (CARFAC), and Centre des Arts Visuels de l’Alberta (CAVA). I have exhibited my paintings at St. Albert Place, the Hemingway Centre, Gallery 7 (Bookstore on Perron), the Morinville Community Cultural Centre, the Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), the St. Albert Outdoor Market, and Centre des Arts Visuels de l’Alberta (CAVA). Some personal highlights include being nominated for the St. Albert Cultivates the Arts award for Excellence in Arts Teaching in 2010, awarded a People’s Choice Award at the St. Albert Painters Guild Spring Show in 2013, and participation in the Cultivate Life Mural Mosaic project in 2012, the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic in 2017 and the Sturgeon County Centennial Mural Mosaic project in 2018. My paintings are represented in private collections in Canada, Japan and Switzerland.
Artist Statement
I work in a variety of media, primarily in a representational style that reflects my diverse interests in landscape, portraiture and still life. My current focus on watercolour media exemplifies my interests in gardening, my love of the land and the cultural diversity of its inhabitants engaged in ordinary, everyday pursuits. My ‘genre painting’ themes are illustrated in my use of pen and ink, graphite and charcoal marks, varying applications of paint with a variety of brushes and tools, and reductive techniques.
Art Instruction Experience
I have taught art from grades six to twelve with the St. Albert Catholic School District, the last five years (2006-2011) at St. Albert Catholic High School. A number of my award-winning students advanced to study in post-secondary institutions in Canada and abroad, and currently engaged in meaningful, successful careers in the fine arts, fashion, photography and design. I have also developed monographs for use in guided workshops to beginning teachers and International Baccalaureate art seminars.
Adjudication Experience
I have adjudicated the art works of senior high school International Baccalaureate art students at St. Albert Catholic High School and both junior and senior high works of art at Morinville schools. I continue to adjudicate the Annual Remembrance Day Poster Contest entries on behalf of The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #271, St. Albert (since 2011).
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