Curriculum Vitae

JANICE SAUNDERS

226-989-5169 | jr_saunders@msn.com | janicesaunders.ca

Skills Summary 

My favorite mediums are oil, acrylic, mixed media, plein air painting and photography, but I also have experience with pastel and watercolor. I have taught art to both children and senior adults. My favorite writing genres are mystery and children’s literature. 

Education 

2019 – Creative Writing Graduate Certificate, Humber College, ON

2018 – Independent Studio Practice Certificate, Fleming College, ON

1985 – BA, Fine Arts Studio Option, University of Waterloo, ON 

Volunteer Experience 

2020 to present – Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON

Completed training program as a volunteer artist educator for 55+ clients 

Delivered online classes via Zoom in watercolor, collage and mixed media 

2020 – Doon Heritage Crossroads, Kitchener, ON 

Volunteer costumed interpreter – plein air painter

2016 – Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener, ON

Volunteer receptionist duties – phones, class registrations. 

Summer assistant in children’s art classes – pottery studio and kindergarten program 

2016 to 2017 – Art Journaling Meetup Group Leader

Acrylic painting/collage/watercolor applications for journaling                         

2007 to 2009 – NFAL Gallery, Ottawa, ON                                                         

Joint coordinator for NFAL Gallery, schedules, media, hanging artwork

Exhibition History

2018 – Figureworks Exhibition , Ottawa, ON

Juried show

2018 – Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, ON 

Group show 

2011- 2013 – Foyer Gallery, Ottawa, ON                                                             

Group shows and Focus shows                                                                            

2012 – Atrium Gallery, Nepean, ON                                                                    

Solo juried show, Nepean, exhibition of photographs from the west coast of Vancouver Island along the Juan de Fuca trail where ‘the crust of the earth meets the sea’

2011 – Urban Art show, Ottawa, ON                                                                    

Juried show, 60 + artists 

2011 – Orleans Festival, Ottawa, ON                                                                   

Juried show 

2011 – NFAL Member’s Night, Ottawa, ON                                                        

Award’s show at Atrium and Centerpointe Theatre Galleries, Honorable mention for photograph ‘Bear Beach 2, Juan de Fuca Trail

Employment History

Murray’s Studio, Kitchener – b/w printing, real estate photography, 1989 -1995

Framing Experience, Kitchener – picture framing, 1986 -88