Name

Melanie Smith

About

Melanie Smith

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Email: meldsmith@hotmail.com
Phone: +45 50 23 57 57
Website: www.melsmith.carbonmade.com
Blogs: www.weekendwithanartistandachef.blogspot.com/
www.melsmithstudios.blogspot.ca/

SELECT EDUCATION

Memorial University of Newfoundland
3rd year Bachelor of Arts, History and French, present

College of the North Atlantic Fine Arts Program
Diploma in Visual Arts, Painting, photography/printmaking concentration, 2000-2002

High Five- National Parks and Recreation Canada (www.highfive.org)
Certificate, High Five training, quality training in child welfare in sports and recreation, 2012

EXHIBITION RECORD

2012 Total Exposure. SIFE. Arts and Culture Center. St. John’s, NL. (Group)
2011 Raw Refrains12 & 13 - Integrating Artistry (Arts medium collaboration). The Brimstone. St. Johns, NL. (Group)
2009 Confluence of Influence. The Flower Studio Gallery. The Flower Studio. St. John’s, NL. (Joint)
2007 New Works. The Flower Studio Gallery. The Flower Studio. St. John’s, NL. (Joint)
2006 A Song for Life. The Martini Bar. St. John’s, NL. (Group)
2004 The 10th Annual Renegade Recycle Art Show. The Rogue Gallery. Eastern Edge Gallery. St. John’s, NL. (Group)
2004 Flattering the Masters II. The RCA Visual Gallery. LSPU Hall. St. John’s, NL. (Group)
2004 A Journey Worthwhile. The Rogue Gallery. Eastern Edge Gallery. St. John’s, NL. (Solo)
2004 The Bob Dylan Exhibition. On-line exhibition. www.expectingrain.com. (Group)
2002 Energy of a Whole. College of the North Atlantic. Arts and Culture Center, Stephenville, NL. (Group)
2001 Day of Remembrance. Woman’s Studies Department. College of the North Atlantic. Arts and Culture Center, Stephenville, NL. (Group)

COMMISSIONS
2012 Club One. St. Johns, NL. (Mural work)
2010 Graham Manuel. The Booker Effect. A novel by Fred Manuel (Cover Art)
2009 Steve Tilley. The Awake. St. John’s, NL. (Banner Art)
2004 Janet Cull. The Janet Cull Band. St. John’s, NL. (Album Art)

COLLECTIONS

2002 Three Moons and Me. Woodcut. College of the North Atlantic. (Public)
2002 - 2012 Various private collections both local and international. (contact available upon request)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012 Rogers, Lori. Total Exposure SIFE Expo, featuring Mel Smith Studios. St. John’s, NL. The Snap Magazine.
2011 Mullroney, Tara. Nudes subject of Joint exhibition. St. John’s, NL .The Telegram.
2009 Blackwood, Greg. An Introduction. St. John’s, NL. The Current Magazine.
2007 Payette, Glen. Visual Arts Feature: Melanie Smith. St. John’s, NL. Here and Now, CBC News.
2007 Wiseman, Toni-Marie. In the Artist Studio. St. John’s NL, NTV News
2004 Winsor, Jennifer. A Journey Worthwhile: Artists Interview. St. John’s, NL. CHMR MUN Radio
2004 Porter, Stephanie. Gallery: Melanie Smith, Visual Artist. St. John’s, NL: The Independent
2003 Tapper, Bernadette. Murals as a Modern Décor. Stephenville, NL: The Troubadour
2002 Reid, Kim. Got Hemp? Graduates Take Their Talent to the Bank. Stephenville, NL: The Georgian
2002 Reid, Kim. The Annual Arts Exhibition: College of the North Atlantic. Stephenville, NL: The Georgian
2002 Gale, Frank. Visual Arts exhibit works in Stephenville. Corner Brook, NL: The Western Star.

CURRENT / PAST EMPLOYMENT

2010-2011
Fine Arts Coordinator
The Boys and Girls Clubs
City of St. John's, NL

2009 - present
WAC - Weekend with an Artist and a Chef
International Artistic Retreat

2005 - present
Private Instructor (Oil Painting)
Mel Smith Studio’s, St. John’s, NL
Owner/Operator

2004 - 2005
Gallery Assistant
The Leyton Gallery. St. John’s, NL.

2002
Art Instructor/Camp Counsellor
Kippewa. Maine, USA.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/COMMITTEES

• Music Newfoundland and Labrador (Music NL)- 2003-2011
• Art Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (AANL)-present
• Futures in Newfoundland and Labradors Youth (FINALLY)-2008-2010
• Boys and Girls Club of St. John’s Annual Gala Committee-present
• Music NL Annual Conference and ECMA Committee-2003-2011
• Resource Center for the Arts Visual Gallery (RCAV Gallery)- 2003-2005

CURATORIAL

2012 This is me. Opening May 27th. The Arts and Culture Center. St. John’s, NL. (Solo, Artsist Gayle Hiscock Vokey)
2012 Up and coming exhibition (May 27th)-Faces, Masquerades’ and other Facades. Arts and Culture Center. St. John’s, NL. (Joint)
2011 Raw Refrains12 & 13 - Integrating Artistry (Arts medium collaboration). The Brimstone. St. Johns, NL. (Group)
2009 Confluence of Influence. The Flower Studio Gallery. The Flower Studio. St. John’s, NL. (Joint)

COMMISSIONS

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total unframed price is made before work commences, and the remainder is received upon completion (and final approval), prior to shipping. An invoice will be provided to the client. I work from a photo reference, and a suitable one (ones) is a must. If no suitable reference photo is available, I can produce one myself or other arrangements to obtain one can be made. The client shall be presented with my initial designs for the work, and given the opportunity to approve of the design, or make suggestions as to its modification, before the production of the final piece begins. The average timeline varies from a month to several months. The client is kept posted as regards progress. Framing is the responsibility of the client. Shipping is provided by the artist. Prices are uniform worldwide, and are not negotiable. Travel and living expenses are additional when it is necessary for the artist to leave his city of residence. Custom sizes, other standard sizes, and metric sizes are available on request. Sizes and prices are subject to change at the artist’s discretion.

20 x 16'' Head and neckline $650.00 CDN
24 x 20" Head and shoulders, upper torso $1500.00 CDN
30 x 24" Head and shoulders, to waist $ 2500.00 CDN
36 x 30" Basic ¾ length (including hands) $3500.00 CDN
*Other sizes to be discussed with artist.
Double portrait (as above +50%)
Group portrait (as above +30% per additional subject)

Specialties

  • Portrait Painting

Skills

  • Currently taking new students in the Copenhagen ar