The Calgary Sketch Club
Airdrie Artist Guild
The Emmaus Fine Art Group
Airdrie Public Library Art Show Volunteer
Traveling Art Exhibitions
1991 -1994 Rideau Hall U of W Gallery 1C03 " Synergos 2 International Exhibit" Sept 26 1991, Sept. 23- Oct 27 , Juried Exhibition of Ukrainian Art honoring 100th Ukrainian Canadian Centenary. The Ukrainian Manitoban Art Exchange traveled Internationally throughout the Ukraine, Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Volta, then to Canadian Embassies in Berlin, Rome, Brussels, Munich, Paris, and Washington. Chars Graphite drawing “ The Dreamer in Petra” was juried in by the Manitoba Ukrainian Arts Council.
Whittaker Designers Fine Art Calgary, Selling exclusively for clients of Interior Designers across Canada Dec 20th ongoing
2009 CKUA Radio Arts and Culture , Aug. 27th, Arts and Entertainment.
2009 “Guild to Celebrate with Seniors,” Airdrie City View, August 28th.
2004 October “Airdrie Artists Touch the World,” Anne Beaty, Airdrie Echo.
1989 “Pool Art Sparkles With Promise.” Manitoba Legislative Building,”
Randy McElroy, Winnipeg Free Press, July 1989. Winnipeg Free Press describes her work: ”Char specializes in kinetic brilliantly hued watercolours that work the vitality of various ethno cultural costumes and art, into her own creative colors and ideas”.
New Vision Fine Art &
"My passion and vision is to paint images that portray international cultures. When painting I want to communicate their ancient history and ethnic beauty in my artwork. I enjoy painting nature—striving to capture it’s beauty in its purest form. "
A Quick Overview
Char Vanderhorst has been working as a professional artist specializing in such media as watercolour, oil, acrylic, collage, stone tile, and graphite. She has been a member of many art clubs and societies where ever she has lived. She is very energetic and committed and has completed many art projects. She is a committed PR person as well.
University of Manitoba School of Fine Arts with a Diploma of Fine Arts.
2009-ongoing. Currently mentoring with Sharon Graham Sargent who was in 1983 Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for artwork done on behalf of World Peace.
Taught art with the Winnipeg Parks and Recreation Department, and the Airdrie Adult Education Department, and the Calgary School of Hope (Art Assistant), and the Calgary Montessori School teaching and organizing art classes.
Teaching private art lessons and group classes at the over 50s Club Worked with Archmedia Designs of Airdrie. Was (publicity person for the Calgary Chapter, CFA Canadian Federation of Artists.
Currently publicity person for The Airdrie Artist Guild. Past program coordinator, organized annual art shows. Created artwork for The 2005 Africans Children’s Choir Music for Life Publication Calendar which sold worldwide.1988 -1989 designed newsletters , for the Manitoba Society of Artists.
Murals completed successfully for Paros on Main , Bella Italia Restaurant, Aura Health Spa, Hair lounge ,Beth Shechinah , African Safari private, Castles and Princes (private), Ottawa Canal CIBC, and many private residences
2010 Art Show at EPCOR Center for the Performing Arts, Fire Exit Theatre, in the Engineered Air Theatre, “Second Bloom" Jan 12-16.
2010 Shutterbug Art Gallery , Cross Iron Mills Mall .
2009 – present several group shows at The House Gallery, Kensington ,Calgary AB. See website for listing of all shows.
2010 The Airdrie Golf Course Art Show and Sale Nov 10-Jan20 .
2009 Airdrie’s 100th Centennial, Nose
Creek Park Show. Sept 9th Mayor of Korea Teo, In-Kook of Gwacheon City , received Chars limited edition print Lake Louis Jewel.
2007 The Gallery Benjamin’s Art Show Gala, April 10th to May 12th.
2004- 2005.Towerlane Mall Airdrie Art Exhibit.
1992 The Kelowna Eldorado .
Competitions and Awards
1989 Won the James Richardson and Sons Scholarship at the 32nd Art Show in Winnipeg, Manitoba .
1988 The Red River Exhibition Competition, 1st Flower of the Sea, 1st Jerusalem Vase, 1st China Birds, 1st Ukrainian Dancers, 1st. Raku Pot.
1987 The Red River Exhibition Competition, 1st Watchman, 2nd Sea Lady.. Honourable mention .
2000 Airdrie Artist Guild Peoples 1st Choice award 3rd .
2001 Calgary Stampede. Western Showcase 2nd and honourable mention.
2001 Airdrie Artist Guild Annual Show and Sale. People’s 1st choice award 2nd.
2007 Honourable mention for the painting Window Leafs. Federation of Canadian Artists, Absolutely Art Exhibition and Sale, Sat. April 21 2007, Haysboro Center. Calgary.