Artist CV

Meg Leslie/Atherley Arts

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2020     Toronto Interior Design Show, Studio North and Prototype, Toronto ON
  • 2020     Leftie Selfie, left-handed self portraits, Apple Annies Cafe, Orillia, ON
  • 2019     Instructor Show, Homer Watson House & Gallery, Kitchener, ON
  • 2019     Group Show, Rancho Relaxo , Lee Contemporary Art, Orillia ON 
  • 2019     Solo Exhibition, Leftie Selfie, Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener, ON
  • 2019     Juried Art Exhibition, Ebar Guelph ON
  • 2019     International Women’s Day Annual Exhibition, Connections, Orillia Museum of Art and History
  • 2016​     Handmade recycled rug installation/community participation, Maker-Expo, Kitchener ON
  • 2016​     Interior Design Show, Studio North and Prototype, Toronto ON
  • 2015​​     Leftie, co-created with Patti Agapi selected promotional material for the 19th Annual ​International Women’s Day Exhibition, Eye to Eye, Orillia ON
  • 2008​     Solo Show, My Florals/Watercolours, The Bruce Restaurant, Cambridge ON
  • 2002​     Painted Muskoka Chair Exhibition, Arts on King, Toronto ON 
  • 2001​     Solo Show of multimedia work, Rosenbalm Gallery, Toronto 

PUBLIC ART:

  • 2020     Gimme Shelter (Current/on-going) Community Art Project with the participants and staff of the Lighthouse Shelter, Orillia, ON
  • 2020     Mosaic Demonstration, City of Orillia & Creative Nomad Studios, Orillia, ON
  • 2019​     Orillia Streets Alive, Pedal Powered, Public Art Installation, Orillia ON
  • 2017​     Designed and managed, Homewood Green Mosaic Art Wall, City of Kitchener, ON
  • 2016​     The aWEsoME Wall, mosaic wall/community art installation, House of Friendship, Kitchener ON, supported by KW Awesome Foundation
  • 2015​     Hespeler Village Mosaic Installation, community mosaics sponsored by Toyota, Cambridge ON
  • 2014​     Orillia Streets Alive public art competition, benches, mosaic sculpture
  • 2013​      Mosaic Installation, Surgeon’s House Bed & Breakfast, Jerome, Arizona
  • 2013​      Orillia Streets Alive public art competition, large letters, mosaic sculpture
  • 2008​      Designed Memorial Wall for the City of Waterloo, Waterloo Recreation Complex
  • 2007​      Designed main signage for The Waterloo Public Library, Waterloo ON

EDUCATION:

  • 1989 Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology, Barrier On
  • School of Design and Visual Arts: Diploma in Interior Design
  • Scholarship: Wayne Busch Award for Design

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • 2019​     Orillia Streets Alive juried art competition - indoor sculpture - 1st Prize
  • 2019​     Founder, Urban Sketchers Orillia, Orillia ON
  • 2017​​     Nominated Oktoberfest Woman of the Year for Arts and Culture, Waterloo Region ON
  • 2013 and 2014     Nominated Artist of the Year, Waterloo Regional Arts Award, Waterloo Region, ON
  • 2013​     Orillia Streets Alive juried art competition – 2nd prize, Orillia, ON
  • 2013​     KW Awesome Award winner, Kitchener ON
  • 2012​​     Orillia City Hall, Annual Awards Board design competition winner, Orillia ON

WORKSHOP INSTRUCTION:

  • 2019 - 2020​     Ceramics and Mosaics Workshops, Atherley Arts Studio, Ramara ON
  • 2018 - present​​     Ceramics and Mosaics Workshops, Homer Watson House, Kitchener ON
  • 2010-2018​​           Ceramics and Mosaics Workshops, Cloud White Studio, Kitchener ON
  • 2014​     Led 20 Before-Hand Workshops teaching the public how to tile their hand to be used in the aWEsoME wall at House of Friendship, Kitchener ON
  • 2014​      Created a one-day arts extravaganza called Flirting with the Arts, hired 12 artists of varying  disciplines to teach 6 half hour mini make and take workshops to 60 ticket buyers. Tickets were sold out. 10% of ticket sales went to the local charity, House of Friendship, Kitchener ON
  • 2013​​     Mosaic Workshop, Zephyr Gallery, Orillia ON

 STUDIO TOURS AND RETAIL VENUES:

  • 2020 – present   Jim Osler Contracting, Home Inspiration Studio, Orillia, ON  
  • 2020 - present    Orillia Markers Market, Orillia, ON
  • 2018​​     Frederick Art Walk, Kitchener ON
  • 2017     Cloud White Studio Open House, Kitchener ON
  • 2017- 2019     Kultrun Market, Waterloo, ON
  • 2016- 2018​     Gardner Museum Gift Shop, Toronto ON
  • 2015     ​​Downtown Kitchener Art Walk, Kitchener ON
  • 2015 - 2020    Orillia Museum of Art and History Gift Shop, Orillia ON
  • 2014​​      Frederick Art Walk, Kitchener ON
  • 2012​​      Central Art Walk, Kitchener ON
  • 2009      Mary Allen Studio Tour, Waterloo ON
  • 2003 – 2005     Multimedia work, Martin Arts, Bayfield ON
  • 2000 – 2005​​     Multimedia work, Arts on King, Toronto ON
  • 1994-1997 Verandas & Vines, Sole Proprietor, Orillia, ON

RESIDENCIES:

  • 2019​     Betsy Schulz Ceramics Apprenticeship, San Diego CA
  • 2015     Artist in Residence, Trinity United Church, Kitchener ON
  • 2014     Artist in Residence, Kwartzlab Makerspace, Kitchener ON
  • 2010     ​Isaiah Zagar Mosaic Mentorship, Philadelphia PA

PUbLIC SPEAKING:

  • 2018​     Peer to Peer Presentation, Building Community Piece by Piece, Amplify Culture Summit, Centre for International Governance, Waterloo ON
  • 2009-2010​     Spokesperson for United Way Corporate Campaign, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
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