Calgary Alberta Canadian Watercolour and Acrylic Artist: Joel Sinclair (cspwc, sca, asa) Fine Art and Photography

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Sofa Mountain near Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada

Joel Sinclair featured in the Edmonton Journal

Joel Sinclair & Robert Sinclair have been featured in an interview with Janice Ryan of the Edmonton Journal. Please feel free to click here to view the article.

Joel's work is also featured this month at the Scott Gallery in Edmonton. For those of you in the Edmonton area, please feel free to drop in and view his work.


Exhibition - Scott Gallery: CounterPoint

Scott Gallery presents: CounterPoint

The Scott Gallery in Edmonton is holding a very special show beginning in April. The show is called CounterPoint, and it is a joint show with my father, Robert Sinclair. It's not that often that we can see this type of show with the work of father and son, side by side. I'm looking forward to seeing our work together and seeing how they complement and contrast with one another! This is a super exciting show for me and I hope that all of you, (especially those of you in the Edmonton area), can make it!

Opening Reception: April 21st, 2012, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Exhibition Run: April 21st to May 8th, 2012
Location: Scott Gallery, 10411 - 124th Street, Edmonton, Alberta


Exhibition - Alberta Society of Artists: New Members, NewWorks

Alberta Society of Artists Gallery at Lougheed House presents: New Members, New Works

Each year the Alberta Society of Artists juries new members to join the society. And each year these new members set up an exhibition at Lougheed House gallery. Please welcome the new members of 2011.

Joel's paintings "Imaginary Flash", "Autumn Muse" and "Ridged Setting" have been accepted by jury into the Show.

Opening Reception: March 11th, 2012, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Exhibition Run: March 7th to April 22nd, 2012
Location: Lougheed House Gallery, 707-13th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta


Williams Coulee as viewed from the Jim Coutts residence near Nanton, Alberta. Canada

Joel Sinclair featured in the Strathmore Standard

Joel Sinclair has been featured in an interview with Sarah Wilson of the Strathmore Standard. Please feel free to click here to view the article.


Joel Sinclair has been juried into the Society of Canadian Artists

Joel Sinclair is now an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA)

The Society of Canadian Artists is a national, non-profit artists' organization dedicated to expanding the visibility and stature of the visual arts. SCA has representation in all of the visual arts media.

In 1957, a group of Toronto artists created the Society of Co-operative Artists. The SCA broadened its vision from local to national in 1972 when it received its charter and non-profit status and became the Society of Canadian Artists.

The SCA is committed to strengthening its national presence in Canada by promoting excellence in traditional forms of artistic expression, and by encouraging acceptance and growth of contemporary and experimental forms of visual art.

Site: http://www.societyofcanadianartists.com


Meadow near the Warspite Cascades in the Smith-Dorrien valley in Kananaskis Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada.

Joel has been juried into the 5th Annual Arts Without Borders Juried Fine Arts Show

Joel's paintings "Fox Run", "Mountain Meadow Thaw" and "Peak Seclusion" have been accepted by jury into the 5th Annual Arts Without Borders Juried Fine Arts Show. The show is open to artists across Canada.

Exhibition Run: June 8th to June 19th, 2011
Location: Barr Colony Cultural Heritage Center, Lloydminster, Alberta




Mt. Lougheed with Mt. Sparrowhawk peeking out from behind. Located in the Bow Valley near Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

Joel has been juried into the CSPWC WaterWorks 2011 Exhibition

Joel's painting "Insurmountable" was accepted by jury into the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) open juried exhibition, "WaterWorks 2011". The competition is open to watercolourists from across Canada.

Opening Reception: June 17th, 2011, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Exhibition Run: June 9th to July 22nd, 2011
Location: Marianne Van Silfhout Gallery, St. Lawrence College, 2288 Parkedale Avenue, Brockville, Ontario




Galatea Lakes in Kananaskis Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada.

Joel has been accepted into the SCA's 43rd Open Juried Exhibition

Joel's paintings "Rocky Reflections" and "Spring Layers" were both accepted by jury into the Society of Canadian Artists' (SCA) 43rd Annual open juried exhibition. The competition is open to artists across Canada.

Opening Reception: June 18th, 2011, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Exhibition Run: June 15th to June 26th, 2011
Location: Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Hills Museum, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto, Ontario




Joel Sinclair has been juried into the Alberta Society of Artists

Joel Sinclair is now a full member of the Alberta Society of Artists (ASA)

The Alberta Society of Artists was founded in 1931 making it the oldest society of juried professional artists in the province. In her book "Alberta Society of Artists - The First Seventy Years", Kathy E. Simon describes the often turbulent early years, influenced by the first two presidents, A.C. Leighton and H. G. Glyde. Their traditional academic aesthetic often clashed with the emerging expressionism and abstraction of artist such as Maxwell Bates, John Snow and Marion Nichol. Much of Alberta's visual arts heritage can be found beginning with these driving forces and with so many more ASA member artists today.

Each ASA member brings their own special talents to a society that is distinctively individual and diverse in artistic expression. This diversity comes together in the ASA as it strives to enhance the recognition of the importance of visual arts in Albertan and Canadian life.

The ASA has regular provincial exhibitions showcasing members' work throughout Alberta and western Canada. The Society also co-ordinates a section of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Provincial Traveling Exhibition Program serving southwestern Alberta.

Site: http://www.artists-society.ab.ca/


Calgary - Calyx Distinctive Arts

Joel's work will be available for view and purchase at the Calyx Distinctive Arts Semi-Annual Art Exhibition and Sale on Saturday April 30, 2011 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both framed and unframed work will be available.

"I have once again been juried into this amazing show! Mark this date in your calendar and come out to see my latest work as well as the work of a number of other fantastic artists!"

Show dates: Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Joel's work will be featured on Saturday)
Location: Crescent Heights Community Centre, 1101 2nd Street NW, Calgary, AB
Web site: http://www.calyxart.com/home.html

Helen Creek on the trail to Cirque Peak in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Joel Sinclair has been elected into the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour

Joel Sinclair is now an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. (CSPWC)

The CSPWC was founded in 1925 "to cultivate and encourage excellence in the medium of watercolour" by some of the most illustrious artists in Canadian art history who passionately believed in the importance of watercolour as a medium. Today, the society is comprised of many of Canada's finest painters and is highly regarded throughout the world. It encourages experimentation while honouring the transparent tradition of the medium.

The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (in French: La Société Canadienne de Peintres en Aquarelle), is considered to be Canada's official national watercolour Society. Since the 1980s the Society has enjoyed Vice-regal Patronage from the incumbent Governor-General of Canada. Recognized by a long list of international exhibitions it is the Canadian equivalent of such other national societies as the American Watercolor Society in the USA, and the Royal Watercolour Society in the UK.

The nation's oldest medium-specific arts organization has had an illustrious history. Elected membership is looked upon as a mark of achieving peer recognition in one of the most difficult and demanding of the visual art mediums.

The CSPWC shares with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts the distinction of being one of the only two national visual arts organizations that have their membership diplomas signed by the Governor-General of Canada.

Site: http://www.cspwc.com/


Helen Creek on the trail to Cirque Peak in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Joel Sinclair featured in the Edmonton Journal

Joel Sinclair has been featured in an interview with Janice Ryan of the Edmonton Journal. Please feel free to click here to view the article.

Joel's work is also featured this month at the Scott Gallery in Edmonton. For those of you in the Edmonton area, please feel free to drop in and view his work. His award winning piece, "Rocky Flow" will also be on display.


Joel Sinclair Now Represented in Edmonton by The Scott Gallery

Joel Sinclair is now represented in Edmonton by The Scott Gallery. His work is the latest addition to an already fantastic roster of artists, including Wendy Wacko, Jim Davies, Yuriko Kitamura, Doris McCarthy and many others. Those of you who live in Edmonton and the surrounding area can now visit the gallery to see Joel's work in person.

The Scott Gallery is currently featuring a number of Joel's landscapes in their annual Christmas exhibition which opened on November 27th, 2010.

For location and contact information, please see the Representation page.

Gestural mountain on circular paper: The 'big sister' in winter. The largest peak of the Three Sisters Peaks near Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

Paintings currently on display at The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Four of Joel's paintings are on display at the "Small Treasures" show & sale at The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

"Small Treasures" is a showcase of small original winter-themed artwork in any media with all artwork being restricted to a maximum size of 144 square inches.

Exhibition Run: November 20th 2010 to January 16th, 2011
Location: Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, 111 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta



Upcoming Events: Last Studio Open House @ Art Central & Calyx Edmonton

Studio Open House:

Joel will be having his final open house at his studio in Art Central in Calgary this Thursday November 4th from 5-9pm. (100 - 7th Ave. S.W.)

Joel will be leaving Art Central at the end of November so this is the last open house where you will be able to view his unique studio and gallery. Come view his most recent work and purchase a piece to take home with you.

Opening Reception: November 4th, 2010, 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Studio 7A, Art Loop - Art Central, 100 - 7th Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta


Calyx - Edmonton:

Joel's work will be available for view and purchase at the Calyx Distinctive Arts Semi-Annual Art Exhibition and Sale on Saturday November 6, 2010 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both framed and unframed work will be available.

Show date: Saturday November 6 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Pleasantview Community League Hall - 10860 - 57 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
Web site: http://www.calyxart.com/home.html

Helen Creek on the trail to Cirque Peak in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Joel Sinclair wins award at the CSPWC Open Water 2010

Joel's painting "Rocky Flow" won the Dorothy J Corson Award at the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) 85th Annual international open juried exhibition, "Open Water 2010" in Toronto.

The competition is open to watercolourists from around the world, and only 38 paintings were accepted into the exhibition from over 274 international entries. The show is currently on display until the end of November and works are available for purchase.

Exhibition Run: October 26th to November 26th, 2010
Location: John B. Aird Gallery, 900 Bay Street, Macdonald Block, Toronto, Ontario


Calgary - Calyx Distinctive Arts

Joel's work will be available for view and purchase at the Calyx Distinctive Arts Semi-Annual Art Exhibition and Sale on Sunday October 24, 2010 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both framed and unframed work will be available.

"I have once again been juried into this amazing show! Mark this date in your calendar and come out to see my latest work as well as the work of a number of other fantastic artists!"

Show dates: Saturday October 23 and Sunday October 24 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Joel's work will be featured on Sunday)
Location: Crescent Heights Community Centre, 1101 2nd Street NW, Calgary, AB
Web site: http://www.calyxart.com/home.html

Gestural mountain on circular paper: Evening with the Three Sisters Peaks near Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Joel has been accepted into Small Treasures at The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Four of Joel's paintings have been juried into the "Small Treasures" show & sale at The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

"Small Treasures" is a showcase of small original winter-themed artwork in any media with all artwork being restricted to a maximum size of 144 square inches.

Opening Reception: November 20th, 2010, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Exhibition Run: November 20th 2010 to January 16th, 2011
Location: Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, 111 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta


Studio Open House @ Art Central

Joel will be having an open house in his studio at Art Central in Calgary this Thursday October 7th from 5-9pm. (100 - 7th Ave. S.W.)

Joel will be moving from Art Central at the end of November so this may be the only time that you will get to view his unique studio and gallery. Come view his most recent work along with the fantastic work of the many other artists in the building.

Opening Reception: October 7th, 2010, 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Studio 7A, Art Loop - Art Central, 100 - 7th Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta

Helen Creek on the trail to Cirque Peak in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Joel is accepted into the prestigious 85th Annual Open Water Exhibition

Joel's painting "Rocky Flow" was accepted by jury into the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) 85th Annual open juried international exhibition, "Open Water 2010". The competition is open to watercolourists from around the world.

Opening Reception: October 28th, 2010, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Exhibition Run: October 26th to November 26th, 2010
Location: John B. Aird Gallery, 900 Bay Street, Macdonald Block, Toronto, Ontario




Three Sisters Peaks near Canmore, Alberta, Canada

"Abundant Alberta" - Paintings Currently on Display at The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Three of Joel's paintings have been juried into the "Abundant Alberta" show & sale at The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

"The Canadian Rockies offer our visitors some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, and it takes talent and years of practice to capture the essence of these majestic peaks using a brush and the traditional mediums of watercolor, oil, or acrylic paint. This is a showcase for several individuals whose artwork is truly a personal interpretation of the Canadian Rockies as their favorite subject matter." - Whyte Museum

This show is currently underway in the Swiss Guides Room at the Whyte Museum in Banff, Alberta, Canada, and is on display from September 18th to November 16th, 2010.


Joel has been accepted into Abundant Alberta at The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Three of Joel's paintings have been juried into the "Abundant Alberta" show & sale at The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

Opening Reception: September 18th, 2010, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Exhibition Run: September 18th 2010 to November 16th, 2010
Location: Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, 111 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta

Gestural mountain on circular paper: Landscape of the mind inspired by mountains in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

"Canadian Landscape Juried Exhibition" - Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden, Ontario

Joel's work has been juried into this unique show.

"A call for submission was sent out in January to landscape artists in an attempt to rejuvenate this neglected genre, yet essential part of Canadian culture. This exhibition takes a new approach to Canadian landscape. Divided into two categories, this exhibition revisits the aesthetic movement of traditional to the evolutionary non-traditional landscape work." - Agnes Jamieson Gallery

Opening Reception: July 30th, 2010, 4:00 pm
Exhibition Run: July 27th 2010 to September 11th, 2010
Location: Agnes Jamieson Gallery, 174-176 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden, Ontario


View over Tagish Lake towards Montana Mountain, Yukon Territory, Canada

Joel Sinclair wins award at Arts Without Borders

Joel's painting "Weird Rock Beach" won the Best Landscape Award at the Arts Without Borders juried exhibition.

Exhibition Run: June 10th - 13th, 2010
Location: Lloydminster, AB/SK


Calyx Distinctive Arts

Joel's work will be available for view and purchase at the Calyx Distinctive Arts Semi-Annual Art Exhibition and Sale on Sunday April 25, 2010 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both framed and unframed work will be available.

"I have once again been juried into this amazing show! Mark this date in your calendar and come out to see my latest work as well as the work of a number of other fantastic artists!"

Show dates: Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Joel's work will be featured on Sunday)
Location: Crescent Heights Community Centre, 1101 2nd Street NW, Calgary, AB
Web site: http://www.calyxart.com/home.html

Evening Harvest - 2009 - 30 x 20 inches

Calgary Stampede Western Art Gallery

Joel Sinclair's work has been juried into the 2010 Calgary Stampede Western Art Gallery. This world reknowned event showcases Alberta artists and attracts an international audience.

Exhibition Run: July 9th - 18th, 2010
Location: Calgary, AB




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