ABOUT ARTIST SAMANTHA WILLIAMS-CHAPELSKY

Born paintbrush in-hand, at the ripe age of five Samantha won an Emily Carr young artist award for her work, ‘The House’. Since then – through her extensive education, experience and years spent studying Italian art in Tuscany – she has emerged as an internationally exhibited painter and sculptor. Currently a visual art instructor, Samantha teaches painting and sculpting methods in all mediums. From India to Italy, Scotland to New York, numerous galleries and more than 55 exhibitions have featured her vibrant collections.

This adventurous site will document my adventures in acrylic paint, new techniques, trials, and experimentation! I am excited to launch this site as a sort of blog/workshop/source of inspiration for artists everywhere!

As an acrylic artist for the past 10 years, I have experimented on unique supports, on various substrates, incorporated various materials into my work, and have tried multiple brands and types of acrylic paint. As a medium, I believe acrylic can do amazing things!

This site will publish how-to techniques that I have developed, and some that I have learned working with GOLDEN artist colors as the working artist for Alberta.

I will also be posting links to workshops and classes I will be running, so stay tuned for updates!

 

Curriculum Vitae for

Samantha Williams-Chapelsky

Email: samanthawilliams@live.ca
Website: http://www.samanthawilliamschapelsky.com

Education

2014 Golden Working Artist
2013 Golden Artist Educator
2013 Member of the St. Albert Painters Guild
2012 Member of Alberta Potters Association
2011 VASA Director of Programs
2011- Present Member of St. Albert Potters Guild
2010 NAIT Certificate in Automotive Airbrushing
2009 University of Alberta, Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction. Major in Painting, Drawing, and Art History, Minor in Design and Ancient History.

AIR

Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, August 2014

Public Art Commissions

City of St.Albert Special Olympics Legacy Mural, June 2013

Alberta Culture Days Interactive Mural Artist, September 2012

Good Neighbor Award commission, June 2012, 2013

Red Willow Trail Recognition Awards, June 2011

Mayors Awards, St. Albert Arts Days, September 2011 Alberta Arts Days Murals, Various Sites, September 2011

Publications

Scutrea and Crll International Conference: Mobility’s and Transitions, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Exhibitions

2015

Port Moody Art Gallery, Port Moody British Columbia, April 2015 Solo Exhibition

Northern Jubilee Kaasa Gallery, Edmonton, Spring 2015 Solo Exhibition

Women Portraying Women, Group Exhibition, VASA Gallery, June 2015

Naess Gallery, Edmonton, July 2015 Solo Exhibition

Harmony and Discord Juried Group Exhibition, Vancouver, July – August 2015

VASA Gallery, Documenting, October 2015 Solo Exhibition

Elemental Sky, Daffodil Gallery, November 2015 Solo Exhibition

Square Foot 3 Group Exhibition, Projects Gallery, Miami, December 2015

2014

Harris-Warke Gallery, Red Deer, April 2014

Solo Exhibition Daffodil Gallery, Edmonton, April 2014

Solo Exhibition Sugar Bowl, Edmonton May 2014

VASA Goop of Seven group exhibition, August 2014

VASA Figurative Exhibition, September 2014 Affordable Art Fair, New York City, October 2014

Southern Jubilee Alcove Gallery, Calgary, September 2014 – December 2014 Solo Exhibition

2013

Ambelside Art Show, Edmonton, September 2013

Square on Fundraiser, Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert, June 2013

Nextfest 2013 Juried emerging artist festival, Edmonton, June 2013

Symbiotica – Edmonton Poetry Festival, Edmonton, April 2013

Deep Freeze Juried Art Exhibition, Edmonton, January 2013

2012

All about the House, Evanescence Gallery, High River, AB, December 2012

Northern Alberta Jubilee Gallery, Edmonton, December 2012 Solo Exhibition Milner Gallery, Edmonton, September 2012 Solo Exhibition

Stollery Gallery, Kaliedo Festival, August 2012

Daffodil Gallery, Edmonton, July 2012 Solo Exhibition

AWOL Gallery, Toronto, July 2012 One Square Foot Exhibition

Art Takes Times Square, New York City, June 2012 Art Competition Art Gallery of Spruce Grove, June 2012 Solo Exhibition

Art Walk St. Albert, May 2012 Solo Exhibition

VASA Perron Studio, St. Albert, February 2012 Solo Exhibition Deep Freeze Juried Art Exhibition, Edmonton, January 2012

2011

Explore, Daffodil Gallery, Edmonton, November 2011 Solo Exhibition

Eugenics: A Collective Memory Faculty of Extension, Edmonton, October- November 2011 MuSe Gallery, Dehra Dun, India, December 2011 Solo Exhibition
Duality Series, Naess Gallery, Edmonton, September 2011 Solo Exhibition

Blooming, Daffodil Gallery, Edmonton, August 2011

VASA studio Gallery,St. Albert, Group Show, August 2011

RECONfigure, Art Gallery of St. Albert Exhibition, August 2011

Common Sense Gallery, Edmonton, July 2011 Solo Exhibition

Art Walk St. Albert, April, May 2011

Art Gallery of St. Albert Annual Art Auction, March 2011

Galatea Galleries, Edmonton, February 2011 Solo Exhibition

Nominations

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta emerging artist award 2014 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta emerging artist award 2012 Mayors Award for Emerging Artist 2011

Awards

Mayors Award for Emerging Artist, 2013