Imperial Theatre EXHIBIT
About the Artist:
Shirley Scott is a prolific artist whose work is continually evolving. Scott started painting with oils, then moved on to pastels, acrylics and watercolour. She now finds her greatest challenge in combining media. Her recent paintings vary from coastal and rural renderings in watercolour, ink and sepia to abstracts in mixed media. These abstracts frequently contain forms found in nature. Her paintings have been exhibited in ten solo art shows and in numerous group shows both in Canada and the United States.
Her paintings have been exhibited in ten solo art shows and in numerous group shows both in Canada and the United States.
Scott possesses more than 20 years of business office management experience, as well as an extensive creative arts background. A graduate of Saint John Vocational School, she has studied music, singing, and most importantly, visual art.
Scott began her formal training with Fred Ross and Robert Percival of Saint John and she has since studied under numerous well-known Canadian artists at Mt. Allison Summer School, Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, and most recently at Phoebe Flory Watercolour School in New Hampshire, U.S.A., which she attended on scholarship.
Through her work in the arts community and the tourism industry, Scott has established strong ties with artists and cultural organizations throughout New Brunswick and the United States. In 1990 she conducted the first of a long series of popular art classes and workshops, while at the same time producing and displaying her art in various media. In the following year she illustrated the first of three books by Keith Scott and she was later commissioned to produce the artwork for “Festival By the Sea”‘s 1994 promotional posters and brochures. In 1995 she organized and chaired the first Saint John Art Club as well as a stint as producer of the monthly Fundy Cable television series “The Art Club Chronicles”.
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast –
you also miss the sense of where you’re going and why.” Eddie Cantor
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” Pablo Picasso
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home” Twyla Tharp
“Art should be something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigue.” Henri Matisse
Pricing and purchase details for Shirley’s work can be accessed at our Box Office.
Imperial Theatre Exhibition Committee (ITEC) has brought work from area artists to the patrons of Imperial Theatre and the Saint John arts community since 1994. With the number of live performances at the Theatre, exposure for exhibits is high, focused to an audience knowledgeable in art, as well as newcomers to visual art. During the summer months tourist traffic flows through the exhibition space during guided tours of the facility.
The exhibition space, located in the lobbies of Imperial Theatre, has space for a large collection. Exhibits must be comprised of a minimum of 15 pieces. With medium-sized pieces, (roughly 30” X 30”) more than twenty pieces can be accommodated.
The exhibitions operate on a rotating basis where each exhibit enjoys a term of roughly two months. Additionally, our website has a page dedicated to the ITEC displays, featuring an image of some of the art pieces, facilitating further exposure of the work.
ITEC receives, on an ongoing basis, proposals from artists to display their works. Each proposal is reviewed by ITEC, and considered for display.
For more information on submitting an exhibit proposal, please download the documents below. If you have further questions about ITEC, contact Imperial Theatre at (506) 674-4111 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ITEC Application Form FILLABLE
ITEC Explained- guidelines & proposals
Exhibit Wall Space Guide