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April-Anna

Montreal, Quebec

aprilanna@aprilanna.com, 514-243-4315

Professional Freelance Artist Since 1996

Background: April-Anna is a multi-disciplinary fine artist offering freelance artistic services since 1996 in both British Columbia and Quebec.

Experience

Montreal,

Quebec

2012-2014

Stop-motion Animation

I have been focused on skill development in stop-motion animation for the past 2 years. I have learned Adobe Premiere & Adobe After Effects. Adobe Premiere I am efficient with.

Ottawa,

Ontario

December

2012

Home Routes: Tim Williams

Art Exhibition

One day only art exhibition as a part of the Home Routes concert for Juno award winning blues musician, Tim Williams.

Montreal,

Quebec

01/11/12

Curator & Coordinator for Vision Art Gallery at Project Love Mini-Festival

One day, one night multi-discplinary music & art indoor party & festival. I managed the artwork of 5 visual artists, including my own work. I was brought in as a visual artist first, but the event needed a volunteer curator & manager, so I took on the job.

Montreal,

Quebec

September 2012

Group Art Exhibition “EarthSong” as a part of Journees de la Culture (Montreal Culture Crawl)

Group art exhibition between myself & Elissa Baltzer, with live music from singer/songwriters: Cora Flora, Lilah Woods, Mynah Marie, & live multimedia art demonstrations all weekend. Live showing of my stopmotion animations.

Montreal,

Quebec

September 2011

Solo Art Exhibition “Flora & Fauna of Quebec” as a part of Journees de la Culture (Montreal Culture Crawl)

Art exhibition of my fine art paintings with musuem style exhibit of the behind the scenes of “how to” with all the mediums I work in.

Curran, Ontario

March August 2011

Curator & Coordinator

Vision Art Gallery

Open Mind Eco Festival

Curator & coordinator for the Vision Art Gallery which is an art expo style group exhibition in a heavy duty professionally installed 20’x60′ tent. Showing the works of 19 artists including; P.John Burden – PEI, Pumayana – Australia, Adrienne Enns – Vancouver and more. I also started a body art competition which happened inside the art gallery. August 9th – 16th, 2011. Over 1000 people in attendance to the festival. My work was included in the exhibition.

Montreal,

Quebec

June 9th – July 9th, 2011

Curated & organized group art show.

Ahimsa Yoga Studio & Community Space

I initiated, organized & curated a group art show managing 22 emerging & established artists. Works were mailed in from Sherbrooke, Montreal, Toronto, PEI, Vancouver & Australia. My work was included in the exhibition.

Trois-Rivières, Quebec

March 1st, 2011

Les Productions du Grand Heron Bleu du Lac St.Pierre

Body painting competition at a flora & fauna themed fine art expo.

Montreal,

Quebec

October 1st, 2010

Galerie d’art Massarelli Design, Belgo Building

1st Solo exhibition, “Ancient Reverie”. Showed 15 works ranging from fine art painting, body painting photography and sculpture. The exhibition explored transformation.

Montreal,

Quebec

August – 2010

Gay Pride Parade

Body painting for local performer Cantelli & radio personality from Gay Radio Quebec.

Montreal,

Quebec

August – 2010

Galerie Vision Art

Open Mind Eco Festival

Group art show, exposed 5 paintings & 1 sculpture. Live body painting & henna.

Montreal,

Quebec

June – 2010

Galerie d’art Maison Kasini, Belgo Building

“Hey Montreal! Show us what you got!” Group Art Exhibition, exposed 1 painting on stretched canvas.

Montreal,

Quebec

April 21 – May 8, 2010

Galerie d’art St-Ambroise

“Students of Melanie Mathews”, group art show. Exposed 4 paintings.

Montreal,

Quebec

December – 2009

Santropol Roulant – Just for Laughs Museum

Displayed 1 painting & 1 sculpture. Face painting & special effects make-up for circus performers at a fundraiser.

Montreal,

Quebec

November – 2009

Hotel Europa

Group art exhibition. I showed 7 paintings, & 2 sculptures.

Montreal,

Quebec

November – 2009

Published 1st Art Book.

Self-published 1st coffee table art book, full colour, 56 images ranging from fine art painting, mixed medium, & body arts.

Montreal,

Quebec

June – 2009

Saint-Lawrence Academy Junior Daycare & Elementary School

Face painting 40 children, end of school celebration.

Montreal,

Quebec

June – 2009

Cabaret Carte Blanche

Donated face & body painting for performers for the Throw Poetry Collective’s fundraiser for their cross Canada festival tour.

Montreal, Quebec

May – 2009

Color Mundo

Body painting competition.

Calgary, Alberta

April 10th, 2009

Art Gallery of Calgary

One night art cabaret & exhibition with over 30 visual artists at the city’s art gallery. I showed 5 artworks, as well as one live body painting on a contortionist.

Trois-Rivières

Qnebec

November 2008

Festi’Art

École secondaire Le Tremplin

Workshop teaching teenagers & teachers how to face paint – fantasy & fashion.

Montreal

Quebec

September 2008

Caramuse – Cirque Eloize

Face & Body Painting

Montreal

Quebec

June 2008

YTV

Prank Patrol

Sculpted 3 foot nose from paper mache to be used as a prop. Constructed with proper nose canal so that fake snot could be poured through the nostrils.

 Montreal
Quebec

April 2008

Bal du Mont-Royal.

Fundraiser for Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation at the Montreal Science Centre.

Custom created 26 paintings 10’x3.5′ for the decor. Face & Body Painting of 13 staff, 4 Ballerinas & 1 Opera Singer.

 Hull
Quebec

September
2007

Campbell’s Soup

Temporary Henna Tattoos for employees at company party.

 Montreal
Quebec

September
2007

Yellow Pages

Temporary Henna Tattoos for employees at company party.

Montreal
Quebec

May
2007

Cirque Du Soleil

2 Contracts for 4 hours Painting henna style body paint on the serving girls of one of the sponsors; Bombay Saphire. Both contracts were subcontracted through Esther K Make-Up for the VIP Cirque Du Soleil opening night Gala parties; one for the Media and the other for special guests.

 Montreal
Quebec

December
2006

Cirque Du Soleil

4 hour henna contract – employee Christmas party.

 Montreal
Quebec

August
2006

International Art Expo Montreal, Quai Jacques-Cartier – Vieux-Port de Montréal

I was sponsored by the expo to display 12 works in mixed media ranging from fine art painting to photography of my body painting. My work was also on one of the posters for the event.

Montreal

Quebec

June 2006

Cirque du Soleil

Temporary Henna Tattoos for employee party.

Vancouver
BC

September
2005

Molson Canadian Concerts

Temporary Henna Tattoo contract for sponsored concert at UBC Welcome Back Celebrations.

Additional Relevant Background Information

2000-2001 – Showed works in 3 seperate group art shows at the Alternator Gallery in Kelowna, BC.

1996; “Nicola River”; Acrylic, realism, often mistaken for a photograph. This is the 2nd painting, at the age of 18, to go into an Art Gallery (Strand’s Studio & Gallery, Merritt, BC). This & one other painting are in the art collection of Jeff Martin of The Tea Party.

1995: At the age of 17, I started my first home based business and was in and out of the local media as a result. That same year, I had one of my paintings put into an Art Stamp Collection & Art Gallery Show in the Nicola Valley, BC.

Experience

 Montreal, Quebec

 2012-1014  Stopmotion Animation  I have been focused on skill development in stop-motion animation for the past two years. I have learned Adobe Premiere & Adobe After Effects. After Effects I can navigate just enough to do what I need specific to making stopmotion animation, where as Adobe Premiere I am efficient with.

Montreal,

Quebec

Curran, Ontario

March – August 2011

Curator & Coordinator

Vision Art Gallery

Open Mind Eco Festival

Formally the curator & coordinator for the Vision Art Gallery which is an art expo style group exhibition in a heavy duty professionally installed 20’x60′ tent. Showing the works of 19 artists including; P.John Burden – PEI, Pumayana – Australia, Adrienne Enns – Vancouver and more. I have also started a body art competition to happen in the art gallery. The festival happens August 9th – 16th, 2011. Last year was the 1st year and we had over 900 people attend, this year we expect over 1200 people.

Montreal,

Quebec

June 9th – July 9th, 2011

Curated & organized group art show.

Ahimsa Yoga Studio & Community Space

I initiated, organized & curated a group art show managing 22 emerging & established artists. Works were mailed in from Sherbrooke, Montreal, Toronto, PEI, Vancouver & Australia. The show included works from the following note worthy artists: P.John Burden, Pumayana, Elissa Baltzer, Marie-Line Vasseur, Lauren Trimble, Chris Dyer & Plume.

Trois-Rivières, Quebec

01/03/11

Les Productions du Grand Heron Bleu du Lac St.Pierre

Body painting competition at a flora & fauna themed fine art expo.

Montreal,

Quebec

December – 2010

Noteworthy personal art project.

Body painting 2 pregnant models as a character within a 9 foot by 8 foot acrylic painting on canvas with mask to have all photographed, intended potential use for future art gallery exhibitions. Collaboration with fine artist Elissa Baltzer & art photographer Andrei Kalamkarov.

See blog posting: http://theartofapril-anna.blogspot.com/2010/12/two-pregnant-models.html

Montreal,

Quebec

October – 2010

Galerie Massarelli Design, Belgo Building

1st Solo exhibition, “Ancient Reverie”. Showed 15 works ranging from fine art painting, body painting photography and sculpture. The exhibition explores transformation.

Montreal,

Quebec

August – 2010

Gay Pride Parade

Body painting for local performer Cantelli & radio personality from Gay Radio Quebec.

Montreal,

Quebec

August – 2010

Galerie Vision Art

Open Mind Eco Festival

Group art show, exposed 5 paintings & 1 sculpture. Live body painting & henna.

Montreal,

Quebec

June – 2010

Galerie Maison Kasini, Belgo Building

“Hey Montreal! Show us what you got!” Group Art Exhibition, exposed 1 painting on stretched canvas.

Montreal,

Quebec

April 21 – May 8, 2010

Galerie St Ambroise

“Students of Melanie Mathews”, group art show. Exposed 4 paintings.

Montreal,

Quebec

December – 2009

Santropol Roulant – Just for Laughs Museum

Face painting & special effects make-up for circus performers at a fundraiser. Displayed 1 painting & 1 sculpture.

Montreal,

Quebec

November – 2009

Hotel Europa

Group art exhibition. I showed 7 paintings, & 2 sculptures.

Montreal,

Quebec

November – 2009

Published 1st art book.

Self-published 1st coffee table art book, full colour, 56 images ranging from fine art painting, mixed medium, & body arts.

Montreal,

Quebec

October – 2009

Club Moomba

Halloween make-up for DJ & staff.

Montreal,

Quebec

June – 2009

Saint-Lawrence Academy Junior Daycare & Elementary School

Face painting 40 children, end of school celebration.

Montreal,

Quebec

June – 2009

Private Wedding

Non traditional henna applied for bride & ladies in waiting for an Indian-French wedding.

Montreal,

Quebec

June – 2009

Cabaret Carte Blanche

Donated face & body painting for performers for the Throw Poetry Collective’s fundraiser for their cross Canada festival tour.

Montreal, Quebec

May – 2009

Color Mundo

Body painting competition.

Calgary, Alberta

April 10th, 2009

Art Gallery of Calgary

One night art cabaret & exhibition with over 30 visual artists at the city’s art gallery. I showed 5 artworks, as well as one live body painting on a contortionist.

Calgary,

Alberta

April 9th, 2009

Kidz, Cakez & Facez

http://www.kidzcakezandfacez.com

Private 3 hour tutoring on face painting & henna.

Trois-Rivières

Qnebec

November 2008

Festi’Art

École secondaire Le Tremplin

Workshop teaching teenagers & teachers how to face paint – fantasy & fashion.

Montreal

Quebec

October 2008

Lassalle Fashion Show – Club Soda

Full body painting

Montreal

Quebec

September 2008

Caramuse

Cirque Eloize

Face & Body Painting

Montreal

Quebec

June 2008

YTV

Prank Patrol

Sculpted 3 foot nose from paper mache to be used as a prop. Constructed with proper nose canal so that fake snot could be poured through the nostrils.

 Montreal
Quebec

April 2008

Bal du Mont-Royal.

Fundraiser for Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation at the Montreal Science Centre.

Custom created 26 paintings on acetate panels of 10×3.5.

Face & Body Painting of 13 staff, 4 Ballerinas & 1 Opera Singer.

 Montreal
Quebec

October 2007

Upper Lounge

Face & Body Painting for Opening night

 Montreal
Quebec

October 2007

GoGo Lounge

Face Painting for Halloween of 17 staff members

Montreal
Quebec

September
2007

Bat-mitzvah

Temporary Henna Tattoos for 3 hours

 Hull
Quebec

September
2007

Campbell’s Soup

Temporary Henna Tattoos for employees at company party.

 Montreal
Quebec

September
2007

Yellow Pages

Temporary Henna Tattoos for employees at company party.

 Montreal
Quebec

August
2007

Trojan Condoms

Body Painted two models; 2 four hour contracts, one in Quebec City and the other in Montreal.

 Montreal
Quebec

August
2007

Private Wedding

Face Painting and henna on the Bride and Groom as well as at the wedding party.

 Eel Ground
New Brunswick

July
2007

Pow-Wow

Face Painting children at the Pow-wow during a working holiday.

 Montreal
Quebec

July
2007

Space Gathering

Face & Body Painting at an Electronic Music Festival in the Forest.

Chateguay
Quebec

May
2007

Harmony Elementary

5 hour contract face painting as many children as possible out of a total of 2000 children

.

 Montreal
Quebec

May
2007

Private Wedding

2 Contracts doing Face & Body Painting for two female photographer/performers who wanted to include the face and body painting as a part of their wedding outfit and party.

Montreal
Quebec

May
2007

Cirque Du Soleil

2 Contracts for 4 hours Painting henna style body paint on the serving girls of one of the sponsors; Bombay Saphire. Both contracts were subcontracted through Esther K Make-Up for the VIP Cirque Du Soleil opening night Gala parties; one for the Media and the other for special guests.

 Montreal
Quebec

December
2006

Cirque Du Soleil

4 hour henna contract – employee Christmas party.

Montreal
Quebec

October
2006

BBCM Foundation: Black & Blue

Painted organizer Caroline Rousse with henna & body paint.

 Montreal
Quebec

September
2006

CLSC

Retirement party; temporary henna tattoos

 Montreal
Quebec

August
2006

International Montreal Art Expo.

Sponsored by the event to show my works of art from body paint to fine arts in mixed media. My work was also on one of the posters for the event.

 Montreal
Quebec

August
2006

Milton Park Centre

Children’s Face Painting, & Temporary Henna Tattoos; children’s day camp.

Montreal

Quebec

June 2006

Cirque du Soleil

Temporary Henna Tattoos for employee party.

Montreal
Quebec

March 15
2006

Casino De Montreal

Face & Body Painting, Temporary Henna Tattoos for Brazilian night.

Montreal
Quebec

January
2006

Gypsy Circus Fashion Designs

Face art for fashion shoot.

 Montreal
Quebec

December
2005

Club Soda

Hired by manager Michael Nicodemo, to provide half nude body painting to two galaxy & flower themed Go-Go dancers for Fundraiser Concert.

Kingston
New York

November
2005

Ondecuko Circus

Custom built 20x10foot art installation, face painted performers, singer, story teller & MC. Pilot Project of the Ondecuko Circus; founder Juan Markos Mysterson. Previous Ondecuko events were circus themed parties in Manahattan.

 Toronto
Ontario

October 28
2005

Wassabi Collective

Face painter for performers.

Vancouver
BC

September
2005

Molson Canadian Concerts

Temporary Henna Tattoo contract for sponsored concert at UBC Welcome Back Celebrations.

Vancouver
BC

September
2005

Naughty Bits Fundraiser

Body painted 5 dancers for Fundraiser to rais money for the Vancouver East Side Woman’s Shelter, organized by Douglas College Students.

Vancouver
BC

August
2005

Molson Canadian Concerts

Sponsored contest “Celebrity for a night”; Commodore Ballroom. Included a JET concert, catering, massage, body painting & temporary henna tattoos.

Salt Spring Island BC

August
2005

Ganga Giri

Ganga Giri concert. I offered face & body painting for the audience.

Sunshine Coast
BC

April & July
2005

Myth Makers Theatre

Worked 3 separate events providing Face Painting Services to performers in this multi-media theatre.

 Vancouver
BC

Dec 2004
to Present

Wild Rose Tattoo Shirts

Mehndi Tattoo Designer for Shirts & Tights. Completed 3 contracts of Mehndi Tattoo Designs which are then turned into sheer shirts and tights intended to look like real tattoos.  http://www.wildrosetattooshirts.com

BC &
Quebec

1996
to Present

Festival Vendor & Freelance Artist

Booking, hiring & training, supervising, retail, public relations, set up & tear down, budgeting for vending work at festivals or for private parties, private weddings and more.

Certificates

  • Food Safe Level 1

  • Retail Loss Prevention

  • Customer Service Workshop

  • Unlearning Racism

  • Many Entrepreneur, Woman in Business & other related workshops

  • SuperHost Fundamentals

  • SuperHost Serving Individuals with Disabilities

  • Serving It Right

  • Cash Register Training

  • Learning to See Auras & Energies

  • Reiki Level 3 – Masters

References Available Upon Request

Note:

Only some contracts & projects are listed since there are too many to list. Additionally, a lot of the work is private contracts which would not be appropriate for me to publicly list. If more information is needed, please request more details. No private contracts are listed on this resume, only public events.