Curriculum Vitae


Professional Experience

Julia Veenstra Studios

  • Artist/Owner of a growing, community focused art studio emphasizing personal growth.
  • Carried by galleries across Canada and collected internationally.
  • Goals to develop personal profile and build upon her experience from her international travel and time spent in Kenya, Tanzania, USA and Canada.

Exhibits

  • One Of A kind Christmas Show 2016, 2015
  • 2014, 2013, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit
  • 2013, Grand Opening of Julia Veenstra Studios Gallery, Hamilton, ON
  • 2013,2012,2011, Paula White Diamond Gallery, Group Show. Waterloo, ON
  • 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, The Artist Project, Toronto, ON.
  • 2012, 2011, 2010, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Juried Fall Sale.Hamilton, ON
  • 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, AWOL Square Foot Show, Toronto, ON
  • 2012, 2011, 2010, Art in the Park, Oakville, ON
  • 2011, Art Gallery of Hamilton Solo Show, Hamilton ON.
  • 2011, Mulberry Gallery, Solo Show.
  • 2011, 2010, Art in the Street, Guelph ON.
  • 2010, Studio Grand Opening at The Studios at Hotel
  • 2009, 2008, Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, ON.
  • 2010,2009, 2008, 2007, Thanksgiving Festival of Art. Vineland, ON.
  • 2009, 2008, 2001, Art in the Country. Carlisle, ON.
  • 2009, 2008, 2007, 2001, Festival of Art. Grimsby, ON.
  • 2008, Guelph Multicultural Festival. Guelph, ON.
  • 2008, Impression’s Gallery, Yorkville, Toronto, ON. 2005-2007, Unik Gallery, Sarit Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2006, Solo Show. Arusha, Tanzania.

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

  • Toronto Life Magazine 2013
  • Hamilton Magazine, 2014, 2013
  • The Hamilton Spectator, Full Page Image and review, 2015, 2013, 2011
  • The Hamilton Spectator, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Flamborough Review, 2010, 2008.
  • The Beacon, two page article, 2005

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Royal Winter Fair, Poster competition winner, ¬†2013
  • Readers Choice, Best Local Artist, Hamilton Spectator, 2013
  • Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts, Poster, 2013

Galleries

  • Paula White Diamond, Waterloo, ON
  • Chase Gallery, Montreal, ON
  • Artscape, Oakville, ON
  • The Dragonfly Gallery, Orangeville, ON
  • Burlington Arts Centre, Burlington, ON
  • Rivertown Galleries, London, ON
  • State Of The Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • Peaks and Rafters, Muskoka/Toronto, ON

Education

Illustration Diploma, Sheridan College, ON, 1986.

Client List Includes

Candice Olsen, Designer,  Candice Tells All W Network
Brett Wilson, Risky Business, Slice Network, Dragon’s Den

Other:

Wild Hope International

  • Developed and currently manage an artisan project working with Maasai women of Tanzania and Kenya, East Africa (currently from an Ontario location) including:
    • Sourcing and purchase of raw goods.
    • Designing products and all print materials.
    • Training and quality control.
    • Importing.
  • Marketing and advertisement of the products.
  • Children’s book illustration.
  • Designed and illustrated educational materials in Tanzania, East Africa, including short animated film using Adobe programs.
  • Layout and design of educational materials, logos and proposals. Assisted in design of custom built homes and custom built furniture.

Book publishing

Ontario and Tanzania:

  • In House Artist. Responsible for conceptual illustrations and layout of book copy for Copp Clark Pitman Publishers, Toronto. ON
  • Illustrator for Charlie Campbell, Author, California, USA

Rift Valley Academy, International Boarding School

Kenya:

  • Art teacher to elementary grades.
    • Responsible for teaching three terms of eighth grade student art curriculum.
    • Teaching colour theory and basic skills.
    • Organizing art shows.