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Phone: 905.854-2106

Email:  linda@lindashantz.com

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© 2019 by Linda Shantz

Curriculum Vitae

BIOGRAPHY

Linda Shantz is a self-taught artist living in the heart of horse country in Southern Ontario, Canada.   Her artistic education has come primarily from hours of drawing and extensive involvement with the animals she so admires.  She works in oil, oil pastel and pencil, striving to capture not only accurate anatomy, but the spirit of the horse as well.

 

 

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

The horse has been depicted in art throughout history, and I believe equine art remains a legitimate art form – it requires not only knowledge of a difficult subject, but also the portrayal of landscapes and figures in order to produce a believable result.  While I aim to master all of these facets, to me, painting is far more than just the accurate rendering of anatomy.  In society today, horses fulfill a far different role from the workhorses and warhorses of the past.  They are confidantes, teachers, comedians and much more, and it is my goal to share these traits with the viewer.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, University of Guelph (Food Science with a minor in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals).

 

 

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Equis Art Gallery, Red Hook, NY.

Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON.

 

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

2009 Royal Winter Fair Fine Art Showcase – “Adjustments”– Top Ten Participant (second) and Demonstrator.

2008 New Jersey Equine Artists Association – “Man on a Mission”– Honourable Mention.

2008 Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders’ Fall Classic – “Air” chosen for cover artwork.

2008 Dancing Horse Farm Juried Show – First Place Drawing.

2008CAG Canine Potluck Show – Second Place People’s Choice.

2007 Art Show at the Dog Show – “Best Entry Depicting a Brittany.”

2006 Art Show at the Dog Show – “Best Entry Depicting a Brittany.”

2005 Guelph Creative Arts Society, Painting on the Green – Honourable Mention.

2005 Oil Pastel Society, “Beginnings” – Honourable Mention.

2004 Harness Tracks of America Scholarship Art Auction – First Place Graphic Media.

2004 Erin Agricultural Society Art Exhibition and Auction – Best in Show; First Place Pastel.

2004 Draft Horse Classic, Art at the Classic – Second Place Pastels.

1997 Royal Winter Fair Swarovski Crystal ad Horse & Country Juried Art Exhibit – Third Place Overall.

1997 Milton Arts Festival, Mayor’s Award.

 

CHARITABLE BENEFIT PAINTINGS

 

2012 “Ian Millar and In Style,” Agribrands Purina “An Evening With Ian Millar” for LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement.

2011 “Dancethruthedawn,” Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Benefit.

2009 “Somebeachsomewhere,” Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Benefit.

2008 Mural Mosaic “Le Cadeau du Cheval”;  “Canadian Queen, Dance Smartly.”

2006 ”Northern Dancer,” Long Run Thoroughbred Retirement Society Gala.

2006  “Dance Smartly,”  Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Benefit.

2005 “Wando”  Woodbine Annual Jockey’s Barbeque, to benefit Long Run Thoroughbred Retirement, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and Avelino Gomez foundation.

 

 

 

 

SHOWS AND EXHIBITS

 

2014-2018 Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Select Yearling Sales (by invitation).

2013 Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Select Yearling Sales (by invitation); Milton Area Studio Tour (juried); Fine Art Society of Milton Open Juried Art Exhibition.

2012 Equidae Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY; Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Select Yearling Sales (by invitation); Milton Area Studio Tour (juried).

2011 Inglis Equine Art Prize Exhibition (juried), Australia; Beresford Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY; Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Select Yearling Sales (by invitation); Schomberg Villiage Street Gallery (juried); Milton Area Studio Tour (juried).

2010 Red Cross Benefit Sporting Art Show and Sale, Aiken, SC;  From Heart to Hand; New Jersey Equine Artists Association “The Art of the Horse” (juried); Artists in the Country (by invitation); Beresford Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY; Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Select Yearling Sales (by invitation); Schomberg Villiage Street Gallery (juried); Milton Area Studio Tour (juried). ); Royal Winter Fair Fine Art Showcase (juried).

2009 Red Cross Benefit Sporting Art Show and Sale, Aiken, SC;  From Heart to Hand; Artists in the Country (by invitation); Beresford Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY; Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Select Yearling Sales (by invitation); Milton Area Studio Tour (juried); Royal Winter Fair Fine Art Showcase (juried).

2008 Art Show at the Dog Show(juried);  From Heart to Hand; Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders’ Fall Classic; New Jersey Equine Artists Association (juried); Milton Area Studio Tour (juried); Ex Arte Equinus II (juried.)

2007 Art Show at the Dog Show(juried);  From Heart to Hand; Dubai World Cup Art Auction and Exhibition;  Triptych Painters Show and Sale; Milton Area Studio Tour (juried); “Interpretations” Equine Art Guild Online Show.

2006 Art Show at the Dog Show(juried);  From Heart to Hand; Milton Arts Festival; Triptych Painters Show and Sale; Artists in the Country (by invitation); Harness Tracks of America Scholarship Art Auction (juried); Milton Area Studio Tour (juried); “Interpretations” Equine Art Guild Online Show.

2005 Art Show at the Dog Show(juried);  From Heart to Hand; “Beginnings” Oil Pastel Society Online Show; Milton Arts Festival; Triptych Painters Show and Sale, Artists in the Country(by invitation); Painting on the Green; Art in Victoria Park; Harness Tracks of America Scholarship Art Auction (juried); Milton Area Studio Tour (juried).

2004 Royal Winter Fair exhibit with Black Opal Promotions(by invitation); Erin Agricultural Society Art Exhibition and Auction; Harness Tracks of America Scholarship Art Auction (juried); Art at the Classic, Draft Horse Classic (juried;) Art in Victoria Park; Painting on the Green; Kentucky Derby Equine Art Guild Show and Sale (juried); From Heart to Hand.

2003, 2002, 2001 Equine Art Guild Art Show and Sale (juried).

1998 Alberta Fall Classic Art Show(juried).

1997 Swarovski Crystal and Horse & Country Juried Art Exhibition; Milton Arts Festival.

1996 – 1990 Fort Erie Prince of Wales Equine Art Exhibit.

1996, 1995 Canadian Association of Equine Artists and Supporters Juried Art Exhibition.

1993 American Academy of Equine Art Exhibition(by invitation).

1991 Nassagaweya Juried Art Show and Sale.

 

PUBLICATIONS

The Rider Magazine, August 2018.

Equus Magazine, January 2012.

Polo Players’ Edition Magazine, October 2010.

Asbury Park Press, May 2010.

Sidelines Magazine, October 2009.

The Aiken Horse, February/March 2009.

Ex Arte Equinus II, 2009.

Milton Canadian Champion, December 19, 2008.

Canadian Thoroughbred, Queen’s Plate Edition, June 2007.

Milton Canadian Champion, May 18, 2007.

Dubai World Cup Art Exhibition Commemorative Book, 2007.

The Shepherd’s Dogge (cover), Spring 1997, Summer 1998.

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