Meg Leslie ~ Ceramic Arts

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Meg Leslie 13 Creighton Street South, Ramara, ON L3V 1A9, 519-501-0680


Selected Exhibitions

2019​     Solo Exhibition, Leftie Selfie, Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener ON (forthcoming)

2019    ​ Juried Art Exhibition, Ebar Guelph ON

2019 ​​    International Women’s Day Exhibition, Connections, Orillia Museum of Art and History

2016​     Installation, Maker-Expo, Kitchener ON

2016​     Interior Design Show, Studio North and Prototype, Toronto ON

2015​​     Leftie, co-created with Patti Agapi selected for promotional material for 19th Annual

2014    ​International Women’s Day Exhibition, Eye to Eye, Orillia ON

2008​    Solo Show, My Florals/Watercolours, The Bruce Restaurant, Cambridge ON

2002​    Painted Muskoka Chair Exhibition, Arts on King, Toronto ON 

2001​    Solo Show of multimedia work, Rosenbalm Gallery, Toronto 


Public Art

2019​    Orillia Streets Alive, Pedal Powered, Public Art Installation, Orillia ON

2017​    Designed and managed, Homewood Green Mosaic Art Wall, City of Kitchener, ON

2016​    The aWEsoME Wall, mosaic wall/community art installation, 

              House of Friendship, Kitchener ON, supported by KW Awesome Foundation

2015​    Hespeler Village Mosaic Installation, community mosaics sponsored by Toyota, Cambridge ON

2014​    Orillia Streets Alive public art competition, benches, mosaic sculpture

2013​    Mosaic Installation, Surgeon’s House Bed & Breakfast, Jerome, Arizona

2013​    Orillia Streets Alive public art competition, large letters, mosaic sculpture

2008​    Designed Memorial Wall for the City of Waterloo, Waterloo Recreation Complex

2007​    Designed main signage for The Waterloo Public Library, Waterloo ON


Education

1989​    Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology, Barrie ON

              School of Design and Visual Arts: Diploma in Interior Design

              Scholarship: Wayne Busch Award for Design


Awards and Achievements:

2019​    Founder, Urban Sketchers Orillia, Orillia ON

2017​​    Nominated Oktoberfest Woman of the Year for Arts and Culture

              In Waterloo Region ON

2013 and 2014 ​

             Nominated in the visual arts category for a Waterloo Regional Arts Award

2013​   Orillia Streets Alive juried art competition – 2nd prize

2013​   KW Awesome Award winner, Kitchener ON

2012​​   Orillia City Hall, winner design competition to design the awards board, 

            Orillia ON


Workshop Instruction

2019 - present​   Ceramics and Mosaics Workshops, Atherley Arts Studio, Ramara ON

2018 - present​​   Ceramics and Mosaics Workshops, Homer Watson House, Kitchener ON

2010-2018​​           Ceramics and Mosaics Workshops, Cloud White Studio, Kitchener ON

2014​                       Led 20 Before-Hand Workshops teaching the public how to tile their hand to be used in the               aWEsoME wall at House of Friendship, Kitchener ON

2014​                      Created a one-day arts extravaganza called Flirting with the Arts, hired 12 artists of varying  disciplines to teach 6 half hour mini make and take workshops to 60 ticket buyers. Tickets were sold out. 10% of ticket sales went to the local charity, House of Friendship, Kitchener ON

2013​​                     Mosaic Workshop, Zephyr Gallery, Orillia ON


Studio Tours and Retail Venues

2017​​                    Cloud White Studio, Kitchener ON

2018​​                    Frederick Art Walk, Kitchener ON

2018 - present​ Kultrun Market, Waterloo, ON (ceramics consignment)

2016- 2018​       Gardner Museum Gift Shop, Toronto ON (ceramics consignment)

2015 .                 ​​Downtown Kitchener Art Walk, Kitchener ON

2015 - present  Orillia Museum of Art and History Gift Shop, Orillia ON (ceramicsconsignment)

2014​​                   Frederick Art Walk, Kitchener ON

2012​​                  Central Art Walk, Kitchener ON

2009​                 Mary Allen Studio Tour, Waterloo ON

2003 – 2005  ​​Multimedia work, Martin Arts, Bayfield ON

2000 – 2005​​  Multimedia work, Arts on King, Toronto ON


Residencies

2019​                Betsy Schulz Ceramics Apprenticeship, San Diego CA

2015​                Artist in Residence, Trinity United Church, Kitchener ON

2014 .              ​Artist in Residence, Kwartzlab Makerspace, Kitchener ON

2010 .             ​Isaiah Zagar Mosaic Mentorship, Philadelphia PA


Public Speaking 

2018​              Peer to Peer Presentation, Building Community Piece by Piece

Amplify Culture Summit, Centre for International Governance, Waterloo ON

2009-2010​  Spokesperson for United Way Corporate Campaign, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON