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Ana on the shores of Beechy Island
Elmer's Products, Inc.
Ana was sponsored by Elmer's Products, Inc in order for her to voyage to Greenland and the High Arctic in the summer of 2006. While there, Ana and fellow artists handed out art supplies generously donated by Elmer's to children and artists in the communities.
Ana on the shores of Beechy Island. Behind her the ship, Akademik Ioffe. Rusty rings from old barrels surround her and you can see a plaque to the right commemorating those who died in the Franklin expedition during the Spring of 1848.

Ana was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in the Seattle area of Washington State, U.S.A. She soon discovered the ability to render at a very young age. By pulling images from her mind, she was able to recreate visually through paints, pencil, ink or back then, crayons.

Throughout Ana’s adulthood, she searched out various ways of expression, enrolling in classes ranging from still life to life drawing, and experimenting with the use of mediums from charcoal to sculpture to music. Ana's studio is now located in Markham, north of Toronto, Ontario in Canada.

She was one of the 25 selected Canadian artists who voyaged to paint Greenland and the High Arctic in the summer of 2006, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first explorer to complete this journey. Her work is located in private and corporate collections in Canada and the United States, and in the Permanent Collection at the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the City of Spoleto, Italy.

CV: Ana Maria Jurpik

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

Classes and Workshops
Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery
Workshops with professional artists including:
John Leonard, Doug Purdon, Jay Damph, Sandy Brand and the late Elizabeth Fraser Williamson

Art Tours
*Italy - September 2010 (see below)
Canadian Arctic & Greenland – July 2006

Selected Exhibitions
· Nature’s Creations - Fall Forest Festival, Stouffville, ON, 2012b
· Varley Art Gallery - Annual Fine Art Auction, Unionville, ON, 2010 - 2012
· Inspired by Spoleto - J. D. Carrier Gallery, North York, ON, 2012
· Markham Art Collective DEBUT - Markham Theatre, Markham, ON, 2012
· Markham Studio Tour - Markham, ON, 2011
· Richmond Hill Studio Tour - Richmond Hill Heritage Centre, ON, 2011
· Galleria via di Visiale, Spoleto, Italy, 2010
· Arts & Letters Club, Toronto, Ontario, 2007
· McKay Arts Centre, Unionville, 2007
· Ice & Snow - J. D. Carrier Gallery, North York, ON, 2010
· Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, ON, 2009
· J. D. Carrier Gallery, North York, ON, 2007 & 2009
· Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON, 2008
· In Awe of the Arctic - Markham Theatre, Markham, ON, 2008
· Penn State Abington College Gallery, USA, 2007
· McMichael Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON, 2007
· Markham Village Art Show (Markham Arts Council), 2007
· Bond Head Gallery, Bond Head, ON, 2007
· Legislative Assembly in Iqaluit, Nunavut, 2007
· A Canadian Journey - The Bluffs Gallery, Toronto, ON, 2007
· The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, 2007
· Wesburn Manor Gallery, Mississauga, ON, 2007
· My Mind. My Eyes - The Loft Gallery, Toronto, ON, 2007
· Linkway Gallery, Toronto, ON, 2006
· Gallery on the Grand, Waterloo, ON, 2006
· Georgina Arts Centre/Gallery, Georgina, ON, 2006
· Win Henstock Gallery, Oakville, ON, 2006
· Bond Head Gallery, Bond Head, ON, 2005

Gallery Representation
Z. Art Gallery, Scarborough, Ontario

Private Collections in the U.S. and Canada
Corporate Collection: Elmer’s Products, Inc.
Corporate Collection: Steam Whistle Brewing
Permanent Collection: The Vancouver Maritime Museum
Permanent Collection: The City of Spoleto, Italy (see below)

Art supplies donated to schools in Resolute Bay and Pond Inlet.
children from Ilulissat
Arctic Quest artists hand delivered art supplies to the school in Resolute Bay, donated by Elmer's Products, Inc. Unfortunately, we were unable to make it to Pond Inlet, due to ice conditions.

Kindly enough, the ship's crew delivered our loot to Pond Inlet on our behalf. One of the greatest need is for paper. Trees hardly grow in this Northerly climate.

Along our journey, we encountered many friendly, smiling faces. Artists spent time on the shores sketching and painting these beautiful people.

Shown above are children from Ilulissat, Greenland. The eldest girl was pleased to pose as a model. Their reward... Conte Pencils all the way from France provided by Elmer's Products, Inc.

*"Collettiva di artisti canadesi"
Collective of Canadian artists in Spoleto, Italy
Galleria via di Visiale, 1 Spoleto

Currated by the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery. With artists: Kim Atkins, Anthony Batten, Edie Bergl, Heidi Burkardt, Jerome Conway, John Cutruzzola, Janos Gardonyi, Rosa Graci, Jeff Jackson, Ana Jurpik, Johanna Meharg, Rosemary Mihalyi, Giancarlo Piccin, Val Russell, and Tracy Thomson.
August 31, 2010 to September 9, 2010
A painting from each artist became part of Spoleto's permanent art collection.
Some links listed below (in Italian).
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix


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