PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY artist CINDY STELMACKOWICH wins 2009 Mid-Career Artist Award from the Council for the Arts in Ottawa.

PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY is pleased to announce Ottawa artist CINDY STELMACKOWICH has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2009 Mid-Career Artist Award from the Council for the Arts in Ottawa (CAO).

After an extensive selection process, the CAO announced their selection of Ms. Stelmackowich at their annual general meeting in July 2009. The award committee cited her strong national and international exhibition record over the last ten years, her dedication and commitment to the artistic community, and her role as a mentor to the next generation of Ottawa artists and art enthusiasts.

Following a successful presentation at the 2008 Toronto International Art Fair, Ms. Stelmackowich has shown her work in eleven major exhibitions in 2008-2009 spanning five provinces—Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. During the past year, she has also received significant critical acclaim through reviews of her work, which have appeared in major national newspapers in Canada and the U.S. including: The Los Angeles Times, The Hour (Montreal), Toronto Star, and Ottawa Citizen. In addition, essays, illustrated discourses, and spotlights on her artwork have been featured in major international journals including the Canadian Medical Association Journal, ISSUES: In Science and Technology, RACAR: University Art Association of Canada, as well as an upcoming issue of CV Photo.

Cindy Stelmackowich is an Ottawa-based artist, curator, and teacher. She has a BA and BFA from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Master of Arts from Carleton University. While completing a Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Art at Binghamton University and teaching at Carleton University her artwork and academic research has focused on themes related to medical science. In her work, she has questioned the methods and meanings of science; how science is performed on the body; and how the languages of medical science operate. Ms. Stelmackowich has exhibited across Canada and the United States in solo and group exhibitions including the Ottawa Art Gallery, Gallery 101, Kristi Engle Gallery in Los Angeles, the 2008 Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de l’UQAM, Toronto’s A Space Gallery, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, and Halifax’s Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery. Her work can be found in numerous collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, City of Ottawa, Ottawa Art Gallery, and York University - School of Arts & Letters, Culture and Expression.

In other gallery news…

We are pleased to announce gallery artist Adam Krawesky is a winner of the Magenta Foundation's 2009 Flash Forward International Competition For Emerging Photo-Based Artists. For more information:

Patrick Mikhail Gallery announces two new artists:

We are proud to welcome legendary Toronto photo-artist Dave Heath. Mr. Heath has been committed to photography as an art form for more than 60 years and has worked in the established tradition of Stieglitz, Minor White, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, and Nathan Lyons. His work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, National Gallery of Canada, National Gallery of the United States, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Chicago Art Institute. He is a past recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and is the author of the acclaimed book A Dialogue With Solitude.

Montreal photo-based artist Olga Chagaoutdinova. Ms. Chagaoutdinova has a degree from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, and an MFA from Montreal’s Concordia University. In 2008/2009 she was named one of Canadian Art magazine’s Top 10 MFAs. She is also the recipient of numerous awards including the Magenta Foundation's 2007 Flash Forward International Competition, the Fondation de Sève Award (2005), the Power Corporation of Canada Graduate Fellowship, and the Roloff Benny Fellowship in Photography (2006).

Michael Schreier launches a stunning new body of photo-based work at the Ottawa Art Gallery in an exhibition entitled Storyteller/Waiting for Words, from September 10 to November 15.

Cheryl Pagurek appears in the 11th annual Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal with a solo exhibition at La Maison de la culture Plateau - Mont-Royale curated by Gäelle Morel. From September 4 to October 4.

We launch our fall exhibition season on September 23 with a group exhibition and portfolio launch. Entitled Microcosm, the exhibition features works on paper by 15 gallery and invited artists including Stephen Brookbank, Olga Chagaoutdinova, Adrian Fish, Vera Greenwood, Adrian Göllner, Dave Heath, Adam Krawesky, Deborah Margo, Susan McEachern, Wil Murray, Cheryl Pagurek, Frank Rodick, Michael Schreier, Cindy Stelmackowich, and Jinny Yu.

The gallery returns to the Toronto International Art Fair from October 23 to 27 with an expanded presentation and featuring new work by Dave Heath, Michael Schreier, Wil Murray, Vera Greenwood, Olga Chagaoutdinova, and Cheryl Pagurek.

The gallery is seeking exceptional individuals to fill two Gallery Assistant internship positions. Successful candidates will be eligible for future employment opportunities with the gallery. To receive a Statement of Qualifications, please contact the gallery. Application deadline: Friday, September 4, 2009.

For more information:

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Image: “Scene of the Disaster at Beloeil Bridge, Near Montreal, On the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada – July 29, 1864”, Ultrachromium Print on Lustre Paper
14.5 x 20.5 inches, 2008