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: April 2, 2019

* St. Albert Painters Guild "Annual Spring Show" (April 26-28, 2019) - St. Albert Place Rotunda, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert AB. Opening Reception:Thursday (7:00 - 9:00 PM), April 26, 2019. For more information, see https://paintersguild.wildapricot.org/.

* Art Walk in St. Albert - An exhibition of the works of local artists Suzan Berwald, Marion Britton, Tony Overweel and Andrew Raczynski - (August 1 - 30) - Gallery 7 at the Bookstore on Perron, 7 Perron St., St. Albert AB. Opening Reception with artists: Thursday, August 1, 2019 (6:00 - 8:30 PM). For more information, see www.paintersguild.ca



CURRENT EXHIBITION(S) - 2019

* Visual Arts Studio Association of St. Albert (VASA) Members Spring Show (Apr. 2 - 27) - Hemingway Centre, 25 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue, St. Albert AB. Opening Reception:Thursday (7:00 - 9:00 PM), April 4, 2019. For more information, see info @vasa.ca.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

Visual Arts Studio Association (VASA) Members Winter (Dec./Jan.) Exhibition, St. Albert AB (2011-19)

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 (2015-2018)

"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
Andrew Raczynski, a resident of Morinville, Alberta since 1981, works in a variety of media in a representational style that reflects his diverse interests in landscape, portraiture and still life. He has exhibited his paintings at St. Albert Place, the Hemingway Centre, the Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), Gallery 7 (Bookstore on Perron), Art Beat Gallery, the St. Albert Outdoor Market, Centre des Arts Visuels de l’Alberta (CAVA), and the Morinville Community Cultural Centre.

Personal highlights include a nomination for the St. Albert Cultivates the Arts Award for Excellence in Arts Teaching (2010), a People’s Choice Award at the St. Albert Painters Guild Spring Show (2013), and participation in St. Albert’s Cultivate Life Mural Mosaic (2012), the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic (2017) and Sturgeon County’s Centennial Mural Mosaic (2018).

Andrew’s introduction to the Muse began at age seven, while tuning in weekly to a Regina TV station to “Learn to draw with Jon Gnagy,” His formal art education includes intensive studies at Red Deer College (Summer-Scape series) and the University of Alberta Extension (Visual Arts Certificate program), as well as workshops as an active member of local art associations. His subject matter and style reflect the influence of John Constable, John Singer Sargent, and Walter J. Phillips - to name a few, and the mentorship of distinguished Alberta artists Jerry Heine and James Davies.

Andrew is a member of the Visual Arts Studio Association (of St. Albert) – VASA, the St. Albert Painters Guild, Arts and Heritage (St. Albert), Visual Arts Alberta (CARFAC), and Centre des Arts Visuels de l’Alberta (CAVA). His paintings are represented in private collections in Canada, Japan and Switzerland. (Updated 190322)
Artist Statement
Andrew’s current focus on watercolour media exemplifies a passion for gardening, a love of the land and the cultural diversity of its inhabitants engaged in ordinary, everyday pursuits that underscore the ‘extraordinary’ in a frenetic world that needs to pause now and then to smell the roses. His ‘genre painting’ themes are illustrated by the use of pen and ink, graphite and charcoal marks, varying applications of paint with a variety of brushes and tools, and reductive techniques - and, quite frankly, anything else that works. (Updated 190322)
Art Instruction Experience
Andrew has 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, where a number of his 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. He has also developed monographs for use in guided workshops to beginning teachers and International Baccalaureate art seminars.
Adjudication Experience
He has 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. He continues 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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