JUDY SLATER FINCH OSA
Always with an interest in art Judy pursued her interest in art on the side throughout the years. Her formal art education started with Sybil Rampen in Oakville when her children were very young. Later to the Koffler Centre for the Arts in Toronto, the Ontario College of Art and the Toronto School of Art. Judy also studied throughout the years with a variety of teachers: Renata Realini, Brian Atyeo, Christopher Schenk and Doris McCarthy, to name a few. In more recent years, Judy has studied in the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto.
17 SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
1990 - 2000 Annually, Milton Studio Tour
1996 First Canadian Place, Featured Artist with the OSA
1999 - Heliconian Hall, Inspired by Newfoundland
2000 Heliconian Hall, Toronto 'Portraits and Sculptured Forms'
2003 Heliconian Hall, 'Over 80' Portrait Exhibition
2005 Heliconian Hall, Baffin Island, Newfoundand and Portraits
2007 Toronto Heliconian Hall, Yorkville, Toronto “Portraits / Landscapes / Still Life”
2009 Toronto Heliconian Hall, Yorkville, Toronto “Portraits and Other Paintings”
2011 Towne Square Gallery, Oakville, “Connections”
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITONS:
1979 Oakville Gairlock Gallery 'Clay & Cloth'
1980 Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa 'Wearable Art'
1980 Mississauga Library Systems Annual Juried Art Show
1985 Mississauga Library Juried art show
1985 Koffler Loggia Gallery
1986 Whitman Gallery, Toronto
1987 Whitman Gallery, April and December shows
1989 Columbus Centre, Toronto OSA member's exhibition
1990 Barber Ballery, Guelph OSA annual Open Juried Exhibition
1991 Civic Garden Centre
1991 Latcham Gallery, Stouffville
1992 - 2010 Juniper Island Art Festival
1992 O'Keefe Centre OSA Exhibition
1992 International Art Exhibit, Buffalo, USA
1992 Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, USA
1993 - 1994 Metcalfe Gallery, Port Hope
1994 - 1997 Arts & Events Gallery, First Canadian Place, Toronto
1996 - First Canadian Place, Toronto 'Featured Artist with the Ontario Society of Artists'
1997 OSA member's exhibition from trip painting in OSA Lake
1997 Art Gallery of Mississauga, OSA Open juried Exhibition IMAG
1997 OSA Travelling Exhibition to six galleries in Ontario, Stratford, Owen Sound, Thunder Bay, S.S. Marie,
St. Catharines, Markham & Toronto. Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Ontario Society of Artists
1998 Heliconain Hall 'Finch & Kinch' Portrait tribute to Susan Newton
1998 Canada Opera Women's committee, Hummingbird Centre OSA member's exhibition
1998 Canada Blooms and Member's OSA annual exhibition
1999 Neilson Park Creative Centre
1999 - 2000 Heliconian Hall, Toronto Member's Exhibitions
2000 Awaji Ialand, Hypgo, Japan International art exchange
2000 Humming Bird Centre
2000 Peterson Fine Art Gallery
2000 Lieutenant- Governor's Suite, Queen's Park, Toronto, OSA Member's Juried Show
2000 John B. Aird Gallery Figurative works with the OSA
2003 John B Aird Gallery, 'About Portraiture'
2003 "Water" OSA juried member's exhibition, 401 Richmond Street, Toronto
2003 Steam Whistle Round House, with Portrait Society of Canada
2004 Jackman Hall, AGO Annual Juried Portrait Exhibition, Judy Finch won 2nd prize for 'Doc. Neilson'
2005 Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke Art Group Member's Exhibition
2005 Varley Gallery in Markham, Ontario "Portrait! Who and What are You?"
2005 Judy had her painting ‘Early morning Light at Keyhole' accepted into the Government of Ontario Art Collection.
2007 - May 5 - June 30, Burlington Art Centre, "Mentor Project, Painting
2007 - Nov 25 - Jan 13, 2008 Varley Gallery Markham, 'Capturing the Human Spirit,' Group show with the Ontario Society of Artists, the Portrait Society of Canada and the Sculpture Society of Canada.
2011 John B. Aird Gallery, with the Portrait Society of Artists The Art of Canadian Music “Bob Trennum”
2011 - Queen Elizabeth Park Creative Centre, with the Oakville Art Society “Stony Lake Sailor’
2011 Woodstock Art Gallery, pARTners: a collaboration, Judy with Scott Gamble, several portraits of Dr Mike
2012 You Me Gallery and the OSA, Hamilton “Mr. Hepburn”
2012 Aurora Art Gallery, pARTners: a collaboration with Scott Gamble, several portrait of Dr. Mike
2012 Aurora Art Gallery, The Ontario Society of Artists celebrates 140 years, “Bert”
2012 Queen Elizabeth Park Creative Centre, “Amy at age Eight”
2012 John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, pARTners: a collaboration with Scott Gamble, several portraits of Dr. Mike
2012 St. James Cathedral Church, Toronto “The Sailor’
2012 Aurora Cultural Centre, OSA 140th Anniversary, "Bert", "Doc Neilson", "Richard at the 18th tee off"
2013 Milton Centre for the Arts, FASM 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition "Ralph"
2014 Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills, Toronto, OSA Artist's Choice, "Thomas"
2014 Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, "Impressions of Oakville", "Mr. Hepburn"
2014 Arts Society King Studio Tour and Sale, in the Studio of Clare Ross; nine portraits, several still life and landscape paintings
2004 She won 2nd prize for her painting of Doc Neilson in The Portrait Society of Canada’s annual portrait competition.
2008 She received the Ontario Society of Artist’s Presidents Award.
COMMISSIONS or PURCHASES OF PORTRAITS 1995 - 2010 = 99
Judy has painted 99 portraits that have been either commissioned or later purchased including R.J. Gray's portrait which was commissioned by Peter Jarvis for Osgood Hall, Toronto. Doris McCarthy purchased the painting that Judy painted of her following their trip to Baffin Island, June 2004. This portrait Doris purchased to give to the Doris McCarthy Art Gallery in the Scarborough Campus of U of T.
MEMBERSHIP in ART SOCIETIES
1988 to present day Ontario Society of Artists
2001 to present day Portrait Society of America
2002 to present day Portrait Society of Canada
SERVED in ART SOCIETIES
1992 - 2002 Executive with the Ontario Society of Artists
1994 - 1998 as Vice President Ontario Society of Artist
2004 - 2012 Director at Large with the Ontario Society of Artists
Portraiture, Monday afternoons 1 - 4pm, three ten week courses a year.
2001 - 2011 Etobicoke Art Group, Neilson Park Creative Centre
EXHIBITION JURY DUTY
for the OSA, the Oakville Art Society, Franklin Carmichael and Prince Edward County.