Studio by the Pond

Carla  Miedema,  Artist


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               264 Langfield Street, Kingston ON, K7P 3C8, Canada  
             
                tel. (613)531-9191    
             

     email:  studio@carlamiedema.com

Artist, Carla Miedema, was born in the Netherlands, and after growing up in Kingston, has spent the last 30 years in the Cloyne area, on the edge of the Canadian Shield.  Her keen interest in art led her to a succession of interest courses in art.  To enhance these skills, Carla graduated with a Fine Art Degree from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

            EDUCATION:  

1991  Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from Queen's University. 
1970... Raising my family of  five children.
1967- 85 Numerous interest courses in oil painting, pottery, and crafts.
1967 Registered Medical Technologist Degree from Kingston General Hospital, and C.S.L.T.
Carla Miedema is always looking for a new venue to exhibit and sell her art.  The following is a selection of exhibitions Carla has participated in during the past 25 years.
  SOLO EXHIBITIONS:  
  • Grand Theatre, Springer Lounge, Kingston, ON
  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Kingston, ON
  • Hastings Board of Education, Belleville, ON
  • Belleville Public Library Gallery, Belleville, ON
  • Balderson Cheese Art Gallery, Balderson, ON
  • Tweed Public Library, Tweed, ON

       DUO EXHIBITION:  

1995
 
 

 

K.A.A.I. MODERN FUEL GALLERY, 
"Spiritual Echoes" and "Mythological Voice",
by Carla Miedema and Suzanne Charo,
21A Queen St., Kingston, ON,  May 4 -27.

       GROUP EXHIBITIONS:  

  • Gallery ArtPlus, North Front Street, Belleville,ON.
  • K.R.A.C. Salon, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Kingston, ON, annual event.
  • Bon Echo Art Exhibition & Sale, Bon Echo Provincial Park, Hwy. 41, ON, annual event.
  • Mazinaw Country Studio Tour, Cloyne, ON, annual event.
  • Cobourg Lions' Artfest, Victoria Park, Cobourg, ON, annual event.
  • K.A.A.I. Art Auction, Kingston, ON, annual event.
  • Showcase Art & Craft Exhibition, Cloyne, ON, annual event.
  • Algonquin Visitor Centre Gallery, Algonquin Park, ON.
  • Edward Day Gallery, O.K.W.A. juried show, Kingston, ON.
  • B.A.A. juried show, Belleville Public Library, Belleville, ON.
  • Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON.
  • Presqu'ile Art Gallery, Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Brighton, ON.
  • "The CABIN", Crafts & Antiques, Hwy. 41 south of Northbrook, ON.
  • Bon Echo Art Gallery, Bon Echo Provincial Park, Hwy. 41, Cloyne, ON., annual event.
  • "Styles for Miles" Salon, Kingston, ON.
  • Agnes Etherington Art Rental, Queen's University,   Kingston, ON.
  • Queen's Sesqui Artfest, "Unquenchable Spirit: the Art of Queen's", Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto, ON.
  • Artist in the Community program in Belleville, ON.

         AWARDS:  

  • Don Maddock's Award for "Lichen # 1" & "Lichen # 2", at annual juried E.C.O.A.A. Exhibition.
  • 2nd prize for "Undergrowth # 1" at Presqu'ile Provincial Park Art Gallery.
  • Honourable mention for "Mushroom # 4" at annual juried E.C.O.A.A. Exhibition.

         COLLECTIONS:

  • Netherlands: Alkmaar, Apeldoorn, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Leeuwarden.
  • Canada: Kanata, Carp, Kingston, Mississauga, Moosonee, London, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Oshawa, Halifax.
  • United States: Buffalo, Dallas, Virginia.

         REVIEWS:  

  • The Frontenac News, Sharbot Lake, ON.
  • The Whig-Standard, Kingston, ON.
  • The Independent Artists' Review, Kingston, ON.
  • The Tweed News, Tweed, ON.
  • The Community Press, Madoc, ON.
  • "Artevents", K.R.A.C. Newsletter, Kingston, ON.
  • CABLENET, Interview on the "Morning Show" T.V., Kingston, ON.
  • Modern Fuel Newsletter, K.A.A.I., Kingston, ON.
  • The Guide, Napanee, ON.
  • The Intelligencer, Belleville, ON.
  • Kingston This Week, Kingston, ON.

         RELATED EXPERIENCE:  

1991- Member of numerous artist associations.
1992- 97 Published in O.K.W.A. Datebook, and member of the Organization of Kingston Women Artists, Kingston, ON.
1993- 97 Treasurer of O.K.W.A., Kingston, ON.
1995- Mazinaw Country Studio Tour, chair and initiator, mid July annual event, Cloyne, ON.
1995-2001
 
  2001-

 
2008-

Friends of Bon Echo Park Board of Directors, (1998-2000: Vice president of the Friends of Bon Echo Park).  Bon Echo Art Exhibition & Sale, chair and initiator, last weekend in July, annual event, Bon Echo Provincial Park, Hwy.41, Cloyne, ON.
She is still a member of the committee and helps with advertising and wherever help is needed.

Carla sets up the schedule & juries the artists to exhibit at the Colin Edwards Gallery, at greystones' Store & Bookshop, in Bon Echo Provincial Park.
1996-2000 Secretary of the North Addington Guild, which puts on "Showcase" annually, Cloyne, ON.
2007-
Treasurer of the North Addington Guild,  and help with advertising "Showcase", Cloyne, ON.

 
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