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Shelly Burke
Born in Toronto, Ontario
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1986-87 Post-graduate courses in Art History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
1985 Diploma of Foundations in Visual Communication, Capilano University, North Vancouver, B.C.
1980 Honours Bachelor of Art Degree, Art History Major, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Selected Exhibitions and Publications
2022 Painting "Irises" selected & sold - Sooke Art Show - Juried Exhibition, Sooke, B.C.
2001 - 2018 Uxbridge Studio Tour - Annual September Tour
2002 - 2015 Celebration of the Arts - Juried Exhibition, Uxbridge, Ontario
2011 (May) Trunk Show - a Group of Seven Friends who paint Westmount Gallery, Toronto
East of the City Magazine “Shelly Burke - Music to the Eyes”
by Linda Purvis
2003 - 2015 Annual Varley Fine Art Auction - Unionville, Ontario
2002 Friendship - The Gallery of the Korean Consulate General, Toronto
2001 Nudes - Veni Vedi Gallery, Port Perry, Ontario
2000 Sooke Art Show - Juried Exhibition, Sooke, B.C.
  Reflections - Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria, B.C. (2 person show)
  Viewpoints - Community Arts Council, Victoria, B.C. (solo show)

Art Instruction
2021 James Bay Community Centre, Victoria, B.C. “Acrylics - The Basics and Beyond” 8 weeks, 2 courses starting February 25 and May, 6, 6:30-9:00 pm

James Bay Community Centre, Victoria, B.C. “Plein Air Painting in Acrylics”, May 11, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
2020 Monterey Community Centre, Victoria, B.C. “Acrylics - The Fundamentals and Much More” 6 week courses, Spring and Fall
2019 Willowdale Group of Artists: “Figure Drawing and Painting in Oil and Acrylics" - 2 day workshop for the Willowdale Group of Artists, September 14th and 15th
  Elgin West Community Centre, Town of Richmond Hill: 8 Week course starting Jan 17th in Acrylics and running again in May
  Pelham Art Association,”Painting in Acrylics & Oils” workshop May 18 and 19
  McMichael Gallery, “Masterclass: Figure Drawing” workshop
July 20 and 21
  Ajax Creative Arts Club: “1 Day Acrylics Workshop”
Co-ordinator: Julia Hitchcock
  Education Share, Richmond Hill: "9 day acrylics workshop for children ages 9 to 12” - Owner, Colin Zeng
2018 McMichael Gallery, “Life Drawing and Portraiture” - 2 evening workshop.
2017 Elgin West Community Centre, Town of Richmond Hill: “Painting in Acrylics” 8 week Spring course.
Varley Art Gallery: “Acrylics - The Basics and Beyond” Spring session.
Willowdale Group of Artists: 3 week evening workshop in oils and acrylics.
2016 Varley Art Gallery, Unionville, 8 week course: “Acrylics: The Basics and Beyond” - 8 week Spring session
Varley Art Gallery: Unionville, 8 week course “Beginner Landscape Acrylic Painting” - Spring session
Willowdale Group of Artists, oils and acrylics - 3 week evening workshop
2015 North York Artists, Edithvale Community Centre: Oil and acrylics sessions
Elgin West Community Centre: “Painting in Acrylics” - 8 week session
Varley Art Gallery: “Acrylics: the Basics and Beyond” - Winter & Spring sessions

2017 Best of Kleinberg award,“en Plein Air Painting Competition” held at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Ontario. July 1 and 2, 2017
2016 OPAS award for “Excellence in Plein Air Painting”
Millbrook, Ontario
2015 Best Painting award, Uxbridge Juried Art Show: “Oil Portrait of Ben, 10 Years Old”, Uxbridge, Ontario

Private Collections
Worldwide including the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, USA & Canada

Shelly Burke en Plein Air


Shelly Burke - Featured Artist in the Autumn 2012 issue of
Surfacing Magazine

Gardens in Bloom
Gardens in Bloom

Shelly painting

Article on Shelly Burke
One of a kind creations crafted by skilled artisans in the tradition of yesterday help define north Durham's artistic community, where studios abound and celebrations are held regularly to celebrate creativity.
"There's a tremendous art consciousness in Durham, especially in Uxbridge and its surrounding areas," says Brenda Tucker, chairman of the annual Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts Studio Tour...

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Article on Shelly Burke
Artist marks homecoming at this weekend's Studio Tour UXBRIDGE - More than 50 artists will put their works on display at next weekend's studio tour and sale, the first event in Uxbridge's eight-day Celebration of the Arts festival...

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Martin Bachelor Gallery

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