Judith Livingston

Biography

Overview

Judith Livingston is a recipient of The Canada 125 Medal by The Government of Canada, The Achievement and Civic Recognition Award by The City of Markham and is a Life Member of The Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery of Markham. Her paintings have been exhibited Nationally and Internationally.

Her Parks and Woodland Art presents a unique perspective of our parks. Her subjects are found in National, Provincial, Regional, and Municipal Parklands throughout Ontario. Included in her exhibitions are paintings of woodlands, wetlands, waterscapes and rockscapes, from the Carolinian Forests of Southwestern Ontario to north of Superior, from the Bruce Peninsula to the Ottawa Valley.

Curriculum Vitae

Artist's Statement

When seized by an idea, I enjoy running with it to see where it takes me, and how the challenge will be met. Whether the results are two or three dimensional, realistic or abstract, humourous or contemplative, aesthetic or confrontational - it is an exciting journey.

Formal Education

  • Ontario College of Art, Colour Theory (Honours)
  • London Teachers' College (Honours Society)
  • Victoria Hospital School of Nursing
  • Woodstock Collegiate Institute

Artist’s Media

  • Acrylic
  • Watercolour
  • Mixed Media
  • Collage
  • Assemblages

Associations and Memberships

  • Markham Group of Artists (1983 - Present)
  • The Markham Arts Council (2005 -  Present)
  • The York Region Arts Council (2010 - Present) 
  • The Varley Art Gallery of Markham (Member 1997 - 2002, Life Member 2002 - Present)
  • The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ont. (1985 - Present)
  • Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (1989 - 2012, Past Executive)
  • The Society of Canadian Artists (1991 - 2000)
  • The Colour and Form Society (1991 - 1996) 

Selected Awards

  • Juror's Choice MGA Breaking Boundaries (2011)
  • Best of Show Markham Group of Artists (2006)
  • People’s Choice Award, Annual York Region Juried Exhibition, The Varley Art Gallery, Markham (2001)
  • Founders Appreciation Award, Board of Directors,The Varley Art Gallery, Markham (2000)
  • Juror's Choice, Scarborough Arts Council Members'Juried Show, Scarborough, Ont. (1995)
  • Juror's Choice Award, Markham Group of Artists (1995)
  • Best of Show Markham Group of Artists (1993)
  • The Canada 125 Commemorative Medal The Government of Canada (1992)
  • Achievement and Civic Recognition Award (ACRA), Corporation of the City of Markham (1991)
  • The Bobs Cogill Haworth Memorial Award, CSPWC National Juried Exhibition, Montreal, Quebec (1991)
  • The Latcham Gallery Juror's Painting Award, Stouffville, Ont. (1990)
  • Founder's Award, Markham Group of Artists (1986)

Selected Collections

  • The Varley Art Gallery of Markham, Ont.
  • The Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ont.
  • Heintzman House, Thornhill, Ont.
  • Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta
  • Markham Stouffville Hospital, Markham, Ont.
  • The Corporation of The City of Markham,
  • The Honourable and Mrs. David Tsubouchi, Ont.
  • The Right Honourable C. Joseph Clark, Alberta
  • Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Ont.
  • Capital Networks Limited, Markham, Ont.
  • SMTC Manufacturing Corporation, Markham, Ont.
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, Ont. 
  • Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Schaeffer, Ont.
  • Collection of The Kennedy Family, Ont.
  • Collection of Mr. & Mrs. S. Hannon, USA.
  • Collection of The Cairns Family, Ont.

Selected Exhibitions

  • Unionville Studio Shows "Annual Fall Exhibition" Sep 2014  - 2016
  • Unionville Studio Show "Celebrating 30 years in Markham" , Sep 2013 
  • The Sketchbook Project 2013 International Touring Exhbition, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn NY
  • Vaughan Juried Exhibition, The Atrium Gallery, Vaughan (Jan - Mar 2013) 
  • The Latcham Gallery, Stoufffville, "Precision Cuts" (Feb 19, 2011 - Mar 26, 2011)
  • The Varley Art Gallery, Markham “Weaving Leaves and Water” Judith Livingston: 25 Years in Markham (Sep 08, 2008 - Nov 09, 2008)
  • The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville,“The Changing Face of York Region” Curated 5-Artist Exhibition (Sep 06, 2008 - Oct 19, 2008)
  • The Varley Art Gallery of Markham, York Region Juried Exhibitions (1997-2007)
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport “In Flight” (Juried) 2006-2007 Destination West Gallery
  • Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary, N.C. “Images of Markham”, (Jul/2004 - Aug/2004)
  • The Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto “Recent Works”, (Feb/2004 - Mar/2004)
  • Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery,Litchfield, CT, USA (Juried), “Homage to Picasso” (1998)
  • The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, “Juried Exhibitions”  (1994-2009)
  • Museo Nacional de la Acuarela, Coyoacan, Mexico (Juried) (1999)
  • The McNair Gallery, Toronto (Juried)
  • The Tudor Gallery, Montreal (Juried)
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg “Re/Grouping: A Living Legacy” (1996)
  • Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre
  • The O'Keefe Centre, Toronto "CSPWC/ National Ballet Volunteer Committee",
  • Markham Theatre for Performing Arts,
  • The Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga.
  • The Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg
  • Canadiana Exhibition, Vancouver, B.C.

Arts Involvement

  • 2016 Markham Group of Artists "Mosaic Mural"  Richmond Hill Welcome Centre, Richmond Hill
  • 2012 Markham Group of Artists "Mosaic Mural"  Cornell Community Centre, Markham
  • 2013-2016 Event Organizer / Co-Organizer “Artist Trading Cards” , The Varley Art Gallery, Unionville
  • 2013 Event Co-Organizer "National Poetry Month" The Varley Art Gallery, Unionville
  • 2009-2016 “Emerging Multi-Media Exhibition”, Students of Judith Livingston, McKay Art Centre, Unionville  
  • 2004-2008 Doors Open Markham, “Plein Air Painting Event” The Varely Art Gallery, City of Markham
  • 2001 Juror "FCCM Millennium Poster Contest”, Markham
  • 1996 Coordinator/Curator "Youth Art Exhibition", Kathleen Gormley McKay Art Centre, Unionville.
  • 1993-1994 Exhibition Co-ordinator, Markham Mayor's Gallery, Markham Civic Centre
  • 1992-1994 Exhibition Co-ordinator, Markham "Canadian Environment Week" Exhibitions
  • 1991 Designer "Environment Markham Logo", Corporation of The City of Markham
  • 1991 Co-organizer, "Markham Paints Markham",Official Opening of the Markham Civic Centre
  • 1986-1993 Juror, Markham Fair, Markham
  • 1995-1998 Juror, Lemonville Art Group, Stouffville,
  • 1986-1987 Festival Co-organizer, "Celebration of the Arts", Department of Recreation and Culture, Corporation of The City of Markham

Letters and Certificates of Appreciation

  • 2008 - The Honourable Frank Scarpitti, Mayor, The Corporation of The Town of Markham - Sep/2008, Certificate of Recognition for dedication to The Varley Art Gallery and The McKay Art Centre
  • 2005 - The Varley McKay Foundation - Jul/2005, Letter of Appreciation and Support Donation relating to Jan/2005 “Ontario Woodlands” Winter Art Exhibition
  • 2005 - Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation - Jul/2005, Letter of Appreciation and Support. Donation relating to Oct/2004 “Hiking Trails of Ontario” Art Exhibition
  • 2004 - Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation - Aug/2004, Letter of Appreciation and Support. Donation relating to Oct/2003 “Weaving Wood and Water” Art Exhibition
  • 2003 - Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation - Aug/2003, Letter of Appreciation and Support. Donation relating to Oct/2002 “Walk In The Park” Art Exhibition
  • 2001 - The Markham Food Bank - Dec/2001, Card of Appreciation for Support. Donation relating to Nov/2001 “Images of Ontario’s Parklands” Art Exhibition
  • 2001 - The Federation of Chinese Canadians in Markham - Feb/2001, Letter and Plaque of Appreciation - Juror Millennium Project
  • 2000 - Ana Santos, Director of Development, Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Assoc. of Ontario - Dec/2000, Letter of Appreciation - Donation relating to Oct/2000 “Light and Shadow” Art Exhibition
  • 1996 - Dr. Ken Shumak. CEO, The Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre - Oct/1996, Certificate of Appreciation for Art Donation to Cancer Centre - Patio Chairs and Bougainvillea
  • 1996 - The Honourable W. Donald Cousens, Mayor, The Corporation of The Town of Markham - Apr/1996, Certificate of Appreciation for Organising and Curating "Youth Art Exhibition" during Markham’s Youth Week
  • 1995 - Roz Pritchard, Director, The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario - Oct/1995, Certificate of Appreciation for being the Master of Ceremony at the Annual The Latcham Gallery Art Auction
  • 1994 - Mr. D. Keliar, Commissioner of Works, The Corporation of The Town of Markham - Nov/1994, Letter of Thanks for environmental piece on waste management
  • 1994 - The Honourable Frank Scarpitti, Mayor, The Corporation of The Town of Markham - Sep/1994, Letter of Appreciation for Organising Exhibition during Markham’s Bicentennial Celebration
  • 1994 - The Honourable Frank Scarpitti, Mayor, The Corporation of The Town of Markham - Jun/1994, Certificate of Appreciation Co-ordinating "Canadian Environment Week" Exhibitions - Markham Civic Centre
  • 1993 - The Honourable Frank Scarpitti, Mayor, The Corporation of The Town of Markham - Jun/1993, Certificate of Appreciation Co-ordinating "Canadian Environment Week" Exhibitions - Markham Civic Centre
  • 1993 - The Honourable Frank Scarpitti, Mayor, The Corporation of The Town of Markham - Feb/1993, Letter of Congratulations on receiving The Canada 125 Commemorative Medal
  • 1993 - William Attewell, MP, Markham Whitchurch Stouffville & W. Donald Cousins MPP, Markham - Jan/1993, Letter of Congratulations on receiving The Canada 125 Commemorative Medal
  • 1992 - The Honourable Henry N.R. Jackman, Lieutenant Governor of Canada - Dec/1992, Certificate of Congratulations on receiving The Canada 125 Commemorative Medal
  • 1992 - The Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, Governor General of Canada - Dec/1992, Certificate of Recognition Canada 125 Commemorative Medal
  • 1992 - The Honourable Anthony Roman, Mayor, The Corporation of The Town of Markham - Jun/1992, Certificate of Appreciation Co-ordinating "Canadian Environment Week" Exhibitions - Markham Civic Centre
  • 1991 - The Honourable Anthony Roman, Mayor, The Corporation of The Town of Markham - May/1991, Letter of Appreciation for Organising Art Exhibition at Official Opening of Civic Centre
  • 1991 - W. Donald Cousens, MPP, Markham - May/1991, Letter of Congratulations on receiving Achievement and Civic Recognition Award
  • 1990 - Lynda Gilles, Chairwoman, The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario - Jun/1990, Certificate of Appreciation for Chairing the Annual Latcham Gallery Art Auction
  • 1988 - The Honourable David Peterson, Premier of Ontario - Jul/1988, Letter of Appreciation for Art Donation - Made in Canada
  • 1980 - M. Maxwell, Administrator, Inglewood Private Hospital, West Vancouver BC - Jan/1980, Letter of Appreciation for Art Donation - Patient Worry Rocks

Art Instruction

  • 1997 - Present - The Varley Art Gallery of Markham
  • 2004 - 2006 - The McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • 1993 - 2011 - The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ont.
  • 2003 - Present - The Markham Group of Artists
  • 2004 - Present - The Lemonville Art Group
  • 1990 - 1996 - The Town of Markham

Selected Media

Print

  • "The Collected Works” , Writers and Painters 2004, Markham Village Writers, Markham Group of Artists
  • "Visual Verse"  , Poetry and Painting, David Tsubouchi and Judith Livingston
  • "CSPWC Diploma Collection Poster" , Rodman Hall, St. Catherines, Ont.

Articles

  • Main Street Unionville 150th Anniversary Edition “An Artist’s Community”  by Anthony Dayton
  • Markham Economist & Sun/Tribune “Art trips into nature . . . “ by Roger Varley
  • Society of Canadian Artists, "Artist Profile” by Barbara Sutherland
  • Markham Economist and Sun, "Images are visual voice.." Judith Livingston
  • Markham Economist and Sun, "Artist of multi-media ... " by Bryan Cairns
  • Markham Economist and Sun by Barb Yanevski
  • Markham Economist and Sun, "Artist Creates Canada Chair"
  • Arts Scarborough "Painter's Profile"
  • Markham Economist and Sun, "Her Art Imitates Real Life", by Kathleen Griffin
  • The Citizen North & West Vancouver B.C. 1980 “Judy of B.C." Is Truly Unique” by V. Hutchinson

Television

  • Rogers Daytime (Sep 2007) “Ontario Parks and Woodlands” Hosts J. Betterton & G. Tsioutsioslas
  • Rogers Daytime (Oct 2004) “Hiking Trails of Ontario” Host Jennifer Harrison
  • Rogers York Region Living (2003) “Weaving Wood and Water” Host Rhonda Weber
  • Shaw Cable Television Art File “Light and Shadow” Host Jennifer Armstrong
  • Classic Communications Television "Art of The Matter" Hosts Sharon Boord and Dan Duncan
  • Global Television “CSPWC History & Jurying Process” Host Terry Culbert

Video / Film

  • F. H. Varley Portraits into the Light 2007, Film: Years of Teaching and Travelling 1926-1951 The F. H. Varley Art Gallery of Markham, Produced by Barbara Arsenault, Cinematographer: Lee Rickwood
  • "Re/Grouping: A Living Legacy" (McMichael Canadian Art Collection) Produced by M. P. I. Productions