CHERYL BAILEY OSA
Choreographed Canadian Landscape Paintings

Artist Bio

 

 

 

 

Artist Bio (last updated Jan 2021)

Cheryl Bailey is an award winning Toronto-born Contemporary Landscape artist from Oakville Ontario. She is an elected  member of the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA).  Recently one of her paintings was juried into the Government of Ontario Art Collection. Cheryl studies with John Leonard RCA  at the Etobicoke Art Group studio and at Fleming College Haliburton School of  Art and Design(HSAD).

The McMichael Canadian Collection has hosted 5 group exhibitions in which Cheryl participated.  In 2019, Cheryl participated for the fifth time in the Ontario Provincial Touring Exhibition  "Progressions VIII". 

Selected recent exhibitions  include the Ontario Society of Artists Members Exhibition of Selected Works Oct 2020,  the provincial Headwaters Arts  Juried Exhibition  Oct 2018,  Etobicoke Art Group 55th Annual Juried Exhibition 2019, ArtWorks Oakville 20th Annual Juried exhibition 2019, the HSAD Convocation  Hall 2019 exhibition "Chroma".   

An exciting multimedia solo exhibition The Meadow Project at the Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke was cancelled due to Covid-19. 

Cheryl serves as a Director on  the board of the Ontario Society of Artists and on the board of the Etobicoke Art Group.

 

Artist Statement 

My landscape paintings express a deep connection to the Canadian landscape. By distilling visual complexity into carefully designed simplicity, combining shape, surface texture, and a limited palette made luminous by a powerful and unifying black, I create a poetic re-interpretation in a distinctive and authentic voice.

 

 

 

Exhibitions:

 

2021  2020 TD Thor Wealth Management Juried Exhibition: Quest for the Environment, national, online exhibition, January


2020  The Meadow Project- If You Plant It They Will Come . Solo multimedia exhibition Neilson Park Creative Centre. April 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19. 

Ontario Society of Artists Members Exhibition of Selected Works 2020, Online Exhibition, Oct 1-31

 

2019

Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) Members Exhibition of Selected Works, Withrow Common Gallery, Toronto (May/June)

            Ontario Society of Artists Biennial New Members Exhibition , Neilson Park Creative Centre (April/May)   

"Progressions VIII" Ontario Provincial Touring Exhibition 

     expected showings:
     Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville, ON 
     Sir Sanford Fleming,  Haliburton School of Art and Design (May 2020)
     Neilson Park Creative Centre Studio B, Etobicoke, Ontario 
     Romni Goodwood Art Centre, Goodwood, Ontario 
     Visual Arts at the Villa, Port Perry, ON

"Chroma" Fleming College-Haliburton campus (May)

ArtWorks Oakville 20th Annual Juried Exhibition, QEPCCC gallery, Oakville, Ontario (April/May)   

Etobicoke  Art Group 55th Annual Juried Exhibition, Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Toronto, ON   

         Expressions of Landscape" an exhibition by 12 members of the Ontario Society of Artists, City of Toronto's Assembly Hall Gallery (Jan-Feb)

"The Show in the Hall" - Haliburton School of Art and Design, Haliburton, ON (May)

 

2018

"Progressions VII" McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario  (Nov17 - Feb 28/18)

"Members Exhibition of Selected Works" Ontario Society of Artists, Papermill Gallery, Toronto(Oct/Nov)

"Pathways"  Haliburton School of Art and Design, Convocation Hall, Haliburton, Ontario (May)

"Progressions VII" Ontario Provincial Touring Exhibition 

Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville, ON (Aug-Oct)

Sir Sanford Fleming,  Haliburton School of Art and Design (May 2019)

Neilson Park Creative Centre Studio B, Etobicoke, Ontario (mid Oct)

Romni Goodwood Art Centre, Goodwood, Ontario 

Visual Arts at the Villa, Port Perry, ON

"Ontario on Paper 2" 

Sir Sandford Fleming College , Haliburton, Ontario (May)

Romni Goodwood Arts Centre, Goodwood, Ontario

Studio B/Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, ON

ArtWorks Oakville 19th Annual Juried Exhibition,  Etobicoke, ON (May)      

Headwaters Arts Juried Exhibition, Alton Mill Art Centre, Alton, ON (Sep/Oct) 

Etobicoke Art Group 54th Annual Juried Exhibition, Etobicoke, Ontario (May)

Etobicoke Art Group "Highlights 2018"  , Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, ON (Feb)

 

2017

"Progressions VI" McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario  (Dec/16 - Feb 28/17)

"50 Over 150" Sir Sandford Fleming College-Convocation Hall, Haliburton, Ontario (May)

"Paper Chase" Haliburton School of  Art and Design (May)

"Progressions VI" Ontario provincial travelling exhibition:

Sir Sandford Fleming-  Haliburton School of Art and Design

Neilson Park Creative Centre Studio B, Etobicoke, Ontario

Romni Goodwood Art Centre, Goodwood, Ontario 

Visual Arts at the Villa, Port Perry, ON

Headwaters Art Festival Juried Exhibition, Alton Mill Art Centre, Alton, Ontario (Sept)-provincial

Etobicoke Art Group 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Etobicoke, Ontario (Jan/Feb 2017) awarded Third Prize

"Highlights 2017" Etobicoke Art Group Members' Exhibition,Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, Ontario (May-June)

"O Canada" Headwaters Arts Gallery, Alton Mill Art Centre, Caledon, Ontario (June)

"Collectively Inspired" Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Etobicoke, Ontario (Aug) -invited artist

"O Canada" Neilson Park Creative Centre , Etobicoke, Ontario (Sept)

"Impact 2017" Neilson Park Creative Centre annual juried exhibition, Etobicoke, Ontario(Aug)

 

2016 

"Progressions VI" McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario  (Dec/16 - Feb 28/17)

"Progressions V" McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario  (April)

Ontario Society of Artists "Emerging Artist Juried Exhibition 2016" , Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke ( Oct 7-22)

"Progressions V" Ontario travelling exhibition:

Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre, Oakville Ontario (Dec-Mar)

Sir Sandford Fleming-  Haliburton School of Art and Design (May-Jun)

Neilson Park Creative Centre Studio B, Etobicoke, Ontario (Oct)

Romni Goodwood Art Centre, Goodwood, Ontario (Sept)

Visual Arts at the Villa, Port Perry, ON

Sault Ste. Marie Community Centre

Fine Arts Society Milton, Milton, ON(Aug)

"Just a Position"    Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of  Art and Design Convocation Hall, Haliburton, Ontario (May-June)

"Facets"   Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of  Art and Design, Haliburton, Ontario (May-June)

"Hills and Meadows" solo exhibition, Dragonfly Arts on Broadway, Orangeville, ON (Feb)

ArtWorks Oakville 17th Annual Juried Exhibition,  Etobicoke, ON (May-June)      

Etobicoke Art Group 52nd Annual Juried Exhibition,Etobicoke, Ontario (May)

"Headwaters Arts Festival Juried Exhibition" Alton Mill Arts Centre, Caledon, Ontario (open within province) (Sept-Oct)

"Impact" Neilson Park Creative Centre Annual Juried Exhibition (July)

 "Some Like It Hot" exhibition, Headwaters Arts Gallery, Caledon, Ontario(July)  

 "Transformations"  exhibition, Headwaters Arts Gallery, Caledon, ON (May)

Friends of Joshua Creek Exhibition, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, ON 

 

2015

"Progressions IV" McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario  (Mar)

"Progressions IV"  travelling exhibition 

Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts (May)

Neilson Park Creative Centre Studio B, Etobicoke, Ontario (Oct)

Romni Goodwood Art Centre, Goodwood, Ontario (Sept)

Visual Arts at the Villa, Port Perry, ON

"Exploring Fields" Travelling Exhibition (in progress)

Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts, Haliburton, Ontario (May)

Neilson Park Creative Centre Studio B, Etobicoke, Ontario (Oct)

Romni Goodwood Art Centre, Goodwood, Ontario (Sept)

Etobicoke Art Group 51st Annual Juried Exhibition , Etobicoke, Ontario

Neilson Park Creative Centre Annual Juried Exhibition "Impact 2015"  , Etobicoke, Ontario

"Artists of Halton Peel Juried Exhibition" Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario

Beaux-Arts Brampton Open Juried Fine Art and Photography Exhibition, Brampton, Ontario

"Elements"  Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts, Convocation Hall, Haliburton, Ontario

"Anything Goes" Artworks Oakville, Oakville Town Hall, Oakville, Ontario

    

2014

Etobicoke Art Group 50th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition, Etobicoke Civic Centre,Toronto, Ontario    

“Impressions of Oakville” Juried Exhibition, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario

"All Out” , Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts , Haliburton, Ontario

“Ontario on Paper” , Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts , Haliburton, Ontario    

“Member’s Choice” Etobicoke Art Group, Nielson Park Creative Centre Toronto, Ontario

“Gap”  EAG, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, Ontario

 

2013

Juried Members Exhibition, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario

CPS INKworks Juried Photographic Exhibition, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario

“Falling Leaves” Etobicoke Art Group Exhibition, Neilson Park Creative Centre,Toronto, Ontario    

Etobicoke Art Group Members Exhibition, Neilson Park Creative Centre,Toronto, Ontario

Creemore Centric 2013, Mad and Noisy River Gallery , Creemore Ontario 

 

2011

 Joshua Creek Studio Artists Show , Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario

Board of Directors Photography Exhibition, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario

 

2010

Joshua Creek Studio Artists Show, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario 

 

2009

Joshua Creek Studio Artists Show, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario 92

 

 

 Art education: 

Advanced Individual Studies Painting -(credit) Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts with John Leonard (2014, 2015,2016,2018) 

Advanced Individual Studies Visual Arts - (credit) Sir Sandford Fleming College- Haliburton School of the Arts with John Leonard (2016,2017.2019)
Contemporary Landscape Painting Advanced II -(credit) Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts  with  John Leonard (2014,2015,2016,2017,2018)

Printmaking Fusion- (credit) Sir Sanford Fleming College-Halliburton School of the Arts with Otis Tamasauskas (2017)

Etobicoke Art Group studio/classes with John Leonard ( 2013, 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019)

Drawing from the model workshop 2017 with John Leonard

Figurative Abstraction in Acrylic -Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts  - credit courses with Brian Smith ( 2013)

Impressionism Theory -Sir Sandford Fleming College- Haliburton School of the Arts - credit course (2013)

Contemporary Landscape- 2 day Workshop with John Leonard Etobicoke ArtGroup (2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015)

McMichael Canadian Collection  - 2 day workshop with John Leonard (2013,2014)    

Etobicoke Art Group studio/classes with Kim Lee Kho (2013)

 Visual Arts Mississauga -classes with Brian Smith ( 2013)

Theory and Technique of the Group of Seven - Sir Sandford Fleming College, Haliburton School of Art and Design (2012)

Sheridan College -Plein Air (credit) with Len Aguanno (2011)

Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre - Studio Artists with Sybil Rampen (2008,2009,2010)

   

 

Grants/Awards:

       Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Award for The Meadow Project 2020

         Etobicoke Art Group 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition 2017    Third Prize

 

Collections:

Public:

Government of Ontario Art Collection

 

Corporate:

Frame30 Productions, Edmonton, AB

ATS Scientific Inc, Burlington, ON

Naylor Group Inc.(photography), Oakville, ON

RPMs, Whitehorse, Yukon

Private:

Across Canada and International  including  Atlanta, Beijing, New York City

 

Affiliations: 

Ontario Society of Artists - Elected Member and member of the Board of Directors

Etobicoke Art Group - member of the Board of Directors

Neilson Park Creative Centre

ArtWorks Oakville

Art Gallery of Ontario

McMichael Canadian Collection
 

 Representation: 

Dragonfly Arts on Broadway, Orangeville, Ontario

ArtBomb, Toronto, Ontario

Art Gallery of Burlington's Art Etc. Gallery and Rental

 

Media

In The Hills magazine is a beautiful glossy magazine for the Caledon, Orangeville and Murmur Hills area. The Autumn 2018 issue features my painting "Cardinal Under Cover" as part of the centrefold coverage for the annual Headwaters Festival Event. The painting is shown in the upper right corner here.

Orangeville Citizen article here :

"Visual artist Cheryl Bailey’s works to be on display at Dragonfly Arts  

A display of bold, vibrant acrylic paintings produced by a local artist will be on display at Dragonfly Arts this month. Cheryl Bailey, a visual …"