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Andrew McDermott  Bio         Exhibitions:   Andrew McDermott Pastels and Acrylics


Andrew McDermott is the President and senior member for the Federation of Canadian Artists, and is represented in galleries in Canada and the US.   


Andrew trained at Capilano College in Vancouver and received a diploma in graphic design and illustration. Upon graduation, he studied and further refined his own unique style winning top awards in both Canada and the US.  Having many published articles, including The Artist magazine '25 Under 40' Andrew has also had full feature articles in top art magazines such as International Artist, The Artist UK, Magazin'art, and the Pastel Journal.  He has become well known for his distinctive work in pastel and is also highly accomplished using oils and Acrylics.  Andrew teaches for the Federation of Canadian Artist and for the Illustration program at Langara College. 




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Andrew McDermott - By Twin Beaches - click for larger image

By Twin Beaches
12 x 16 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$850
Andrew McDermott - Burrard Bridge - click for larger image

Burrard Bridge
24 x 36 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$3,000
Andrew McDermott - China Shop Lights - click for larger image

China Shop Lights
24 x 36 Inches 
pastel on paper
$3,000
Andrew McDermott - Gabriola Island Trees - click for larger image

Gabriola Island Trees
12 x 16 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$850
Andrew McDermott - Warm Lights - click for larger image

Warm Lights
15 x 30 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$2,250
Andrew McDermott - Arbutus and 33rd Ave - click for larger image

Arbutus and 33rd Ave
24 x 12 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$1,650
Andrew McDermott - Palm Trees - click for larger image

Palm Trees
24 x 12 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$1,650
Andrew McDermott - Soho - click for larger image

Soho
15.5 x 26 Inches 
pastel on paper
$1,850
Please email the gallery to view more works by Andrew McDermott.


Education
Langara College Training for Trainers Series
Federation of Canadian Artists Painting Theory and Application course
Graduated Capilano College Graphic Design and Illustration  


Solo Exhibitions
Numerous Solo shows in Vancouver and Calgary


Group Exhibitions
Group shows and International exhibitions in Calgary and Halifax, Canada
Wisconsin, Washington, Texas, New Mexico, California and New York, USA


Publications
2016 July/August issue Pastel Journal, on the other side of the easel
2011 Pastel Journal, August issue, winter article
2008 The Artist UK magazine, March issue, feature article
2007 The Artist's magazine, March issue
2007 Magazin'art, winter issue, feature article
2007 International Artist, Dec/Jan issue, feature article
2006 Pastel Journal, Sep/Oct issue, feature article
2004 100 Ways to Paint: Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes. Volume 1 Book
2003 Pastel Journal, March/April issue, feature article
2002 International Artist, Oct/Nov issue
2000 Pastel Artist International, Nov/Dec issue, feature article
2000 Best of Canadian Pastels Book


Awards
2015 The Northwest Pastel Society, Best in Show
2014 The Northwest Pastel Society, Bill McEnroe Award
2013 The Pastel 100 Competition, 2nd prize                        
2013 The Northwest Pastel Society, Jurorís Award
2013 IAPS The Master Circle Designation Award
2011 FCA Early Achievement Award
2011 Pastel 100 Competition, Honorable Mention
2010 FCA Spillsbury Medal Show, Award of Excellence
2009 The Pastel Society of the West Coast, Holbein Award of Excellence
2008 The Richeson 75 International Landscape, First place Pastels
2008 The Richeson 75 International Small Works, Best in Show
2008 The Pastel Society of the West Coast, Rtistx Award Pastels USA
2007 The Northwest Pastel Society, Jack Richeson Award
2006 FCA Painting on the Edge open international, Opus Award  
2006 The Pastel Society of Canada, the Jack Richeson Award
2006 The Artists Magazine, finalist landscape category
2004 FCA Small Picture Show, the Silver Emblem
2004 The Pastel Society of America, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Award
2004 IAPS open international, the bronze award
2004 Artists Magazine, finalist in the experimental category
2003 Spillsbury Gold Medal, FCA medal show
2003 People's Choice award, and the McMurray, Roberts, Heming and Wyborn award, FCA medal show  
2003 Pastel Society of America, the Connecticut Pastel Society Award
2003 The Pastel Journal Magazine, the Pastel 100 Grand Prize Award
2003 Pastel Journal Magazine, Honorable Mention, Landscape Category
2002 Pastel Journal Magazine, finalist, Landscape category
2001 Pastel Journal Magazine, finalist, Landscape category
2000 The Pastel Society of Canada, the Peace Arch News Award


Teaching
2016-present, Life/Figure Drawing Instructor for the Illustration department at Capilano University
2015-present, Life/Figure Drawing Instructor for the 3D Visual Effects program at Vancouver Film School
2013-present, Life/Figure Drawing/mixed media Instructor for the Illustration program at Langara College
International Association of Pastel Societies
Pastel Society of Canada
Pastel Artist of Canada
Federation of Canadian Artist
Capilano University
Langara College
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Summerland Community Arts Council
South Surrey White Rock Art Society
South Delta Artists Guild
North Shore Arts Guild
Vancouver Sketch Club
Opus Arts and Framing
Alpha Secondary
Burnaby North High School
St. Georges Senior School


Memberships
Federation of Canadian Artists, Past President and Senior Member
Pastel Society of Canada, signature member
Pastel Society of the Westcoast
The Vancouver Life Drawing Society

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