CSARN mentor and visual artist Bernard Poulin on mentoring

Sculpture

60. Toronto
Sculpture/Lecturer- Award winning internationally renowned sculpture interested in a one on one mentorship designed to assist sculptors better understand the business of the artist and in defining success.

Various Media

61. Elmira
Most Mediums – From graphite on rag paper to porcelain and plaster this artist does it all and has works exhibited in galleries and public spaces throughout Canada. Offering a mentee an opportunity to enhance skills and learn about the marketplace.

62. Sudbury
A lifetime of experience in most visual artistic mediums. Interested in providing constructive evaluation and guidance on reaching potential.

80 – Vancouver
Award-winning creative director and visual artist whose works combine creative vision, artistic practice, design thinking, and an enterprise mind. Ideas, projects, and ventures grow in this terrain, rich with opportunity and possibility, and manifest in innovative public-engagement artwork.

106 – Vancouver
Painter and printmaker has received awards and grants in visual art from the Counseil des Arts du Quebec, the Canada Council and the British Columbia Arts Council. A member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and Faculty Emeritus of Capilano University. Has exhibited widely in group and solo shows nationally and internationally since 1964. His works are in private, corporate and public collections, including the Belkin Art Gallery, Burnaby Art Gallery, Canada Council Art Bank, Kelowna Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, and West Vancouver Art Museum. Happy to mentor those with serious ambition.

164 – I work with collage, mixed media painting and drawing which also includes my own modified photography. My focus is the natural world, the microscopic and environmental issues. For 36 years, I ran a picture framing shop with gallery and art supply sales. I also did a lot of learning in art conservation – as a picture framer I was often called on to repair and evaluate people’s art. For collage, I have researched copyright issues.

168. Courtenay, BC
With a Diploma in Art from the University of Manitoba and an MFA with a specialization in Fibres from Concordia University, this mentor’s work has been shown in solo and international exhibitions across Canada and internationally. She has also taught at the university level

115. Canmore, AB
This artist works using a kiln to alter, fuse and slump glass. She has been commissioned to create works for the Ontario Arts Council, The Provincial Government of Ontario, IMAX Corporation, the University of Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University as well as many other private and corporate commissions.

175. Toronto
This artist’s practice involves conceptual-driven photo-based work, installation, archival activism, 
and writing and is a recipient of the 2018 Governor-General’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual and Media Arts. This would allow the mentee one-on-one access to more than 40 years of professional experience on the international scene as well as guidance with the theory and practice necessary in establishing a relevant artist practice.

176. Prince George, BC
This mentor’s work is project based with installation outcomes. The work is usually made out of everyday materials and installed in relationship to place. Her studio practice is process-led with two-dimensional expressions manifest as text, image and marks. Projects have explored concepts of relationships, aging, cancer and death. Her current work revolves around our relationship with things, permanence and connectivity.

177. Vancouver
An interdisciplinary artist with a personal and a socially engaged practice. His focus has been on environmental and health issues. He believes that art needs to regain its place with the general public as a way of learning and knowing.

Craftsperson

47. Calgary
There is a magic in making that brings me profound joy; the felt experience of working in front of my heart between my eyes and my chi. I am inspired by the beauty and longevity of metals and gems and the continued commitment to mastery. I like to explore relationships between people, materials and colour. Some of the objects I create are informed by comfort & ritual. Sometimes my art is a vehicle for personal healing. Using the body as canvas creates considerable challenges yet the intimacy of working on this scale continues to drive my creativity.

192. Burnaby
As a mentor it’s always a pleasure when a student walks away with a finished woven cedar hat or small items such as berry baskets, bracelet, a woven headbands and six strand woven flowers. I have been commissioned also to make our traditional dance regalia. These are just some items.

Painting & Drawing

49. Murillo, ON
The spontaneity of watercolour is like no other medium, creating glowing paintings that excites the viewer is deeply satisfying. Watercolour can be a difficult medium to master, observing a learner’s excitement as they grasp the concept of applying and controlling the paint brings lightheartedness and immense satisfaction to me. I would consider the mentorship a success when my mentee can produce work that they are be proud to show.

65. Ottawa
la peinture – Well-established painter providing mentorship in French. This painter wishes to participate in a one on one mentorship to provide experience and objective evaluation.

66. Sault Ste Marie
After 42 years as a full-time painter this artist has paintings in corporate and private collections throughout the world. Work with a one on one mentorship on the business of art and skills improvement.

68. Sault Saint Marie
Landscape Painter – acrylics – Numerous works in private collections. Offering a mentee the opportunity to set goals and provide an environment to achieve them.

69. Toronto
Drawings and collage – Nationally acknowledged artist with works displayed in galleries and collections in Ontario. Offering skills in a one on one mentorship of technical and professional support.

95. Gibsons, BC
With over 40 years professional creative practice – from traditional illustration to digital media – I want to help bridge the gap for Artists to Business. (A2B;-) Whether you are pitching to a client for a painting commission, submitting your proposal for a public art project or simply trying to hone your small business skills to create, price & market product…I  have probably been there – done that. My passion is chasing the Plein Air light, finding joy painting on location. I carry a world of creative knowledge in my back pocket – which I am happy to share.

114. Ottawa
his artist excels in the art of pastel and watercolor and has traveled extensively. She paints interiors and landscapes, but also international portraitist. Her works are found in the Canadian War Museum, the United States, Australia and England

115. Elora
This artist works using a kiln to alter, fuse and slump glass. She has been commissioned to create works for the Ontario Arts Council, The Provincial Government of Ontario, IMAX Corporation, the University of Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University as well as many other private and corporate commissions (Available for a half mentorship)

116. East Garafraxa, ON.
Robert Bateman once described this landscape painter’s work as painterly, in the style of Fauves and the Group of Seven.  A well-respected  Ontario wetland professional landscape painter, who works in acrylic on canvas. This full time professional artist is a member of various artist run centers and fills a variety of leadership roles for the arts community.

171. Winnipeg
My work is feminist-focused in the areas of painting and drawing, and I frequently use text in my work. My focus is the female body and the ways in which gender roles and social conventions impact women. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge of drawing, painting and colour as well as the use of a range of materials and processes. I have extensive knowledge of professional practices such as grant-writing, CV, bio and artist statements, and preparing for exhibitions. I could help an artist find their strengths and give that often-needed confidence to move forward.

189 – Vancouver
Painting is process orientated. I learn by doing as well as through remaining open to accident, allowing the image to emerge from the gathered energy in the hand and body interacting with the surface of the canvas or panel. I can share what I have learned by experiment and trusting my marks and by listening and practice over many, many hours of studio time. I can share inspiration and my passion for the work. I can teach the value of hard work and the joy of discovery. I can share from a vast library of books both technical and biographical of many artists who have spent their lives as creatives.

 Photography

134. Kingston
Photographic Artist with extensive photographic knowledge to share. Artist has worked in production and exhibition of art photography, slide-music presentations, wedding and other commercial work and teaching creative photography.

Arts Administration

172. Ottawa – Founded the Ottawa Art Society in 2015, a charitable organization designed to showcase and support visual arts organizations in Ottawa. Was a Senior Project Manager in Exhibitions Management at the National Gallery of Canada and worked, as well, with the Portrait Gallery of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Canadian Museum of History, and the Inuit Art Section of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. I would be happy to share my knowledge and experience with you.