Leanne Spanza

Bold Colours. Simple Lines. Happy Art.

Canadian Landscape Painter

Education:

 

2001-2003 BCIT Interior Design Program

1996-2001 Seycove Secondary School, North Vancouver, BC

Awards & Honours:

Placed Top 10 in Peoples Choice Artist at Artwalk 2016 with over 7000 people attending and 300 artists.

Art in the Park: Canada's 150th Anniversary. Partnership with Parks Canada and the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. One of eleven Artists selected to spend 5 days in Glacier National Park. August 2016

Commissioned by the University of British Columbia Southern Medical Program to create a painting capturing British Columbia's Interior where prints were created and given to the inaugural graduation class of Doctors for 2015 & 2016

Best of Kelowna Local Artist Nomination, advanced to voting round and placed fourth 2015

Public Mural at the Lake Country Art Gallery, 'The View From Spion Kop' 96" x 96" acrylic on panel with varnish. On display from October 2014 - April 2015

Okanagan Arts Awards, 2013 - One of ten selected visual artists from the Okanagan to be showcased at the awards ceremony. 

Therapy Vineyards Artist Series Label Winner - 'Okanagan Hill's' featured on the 2011 Riesling/Kerner blend Artist Series wine.

Art in the Park: 125th Anniversary of Glacier National Park, Partnership with Parks Canada and the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. One of six selected artists in BC to participate, July 24-29 2011

Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, Juried Showcase Selection Winner. My painting 'Kelowna North' is hung in the new Pediatrics wing of KGH

Gallery Representation:

From Far and Wide, Big White Village, BC. February 2013 - Ongoing

Birch Hill Studio, Vernon BC 2015 - Ongoing

Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 32nd Street, Vernon BC 2015 - Ongoing

Mission Trading Company, #9 3818 Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC 2014 -2015 (gallery closed)

In Cahoots Wine Shop, Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC, 2014 -(closed)

Rollin Arts Centre,  3061 Eighth Avenue, Port Alberni BC 2013 - Ongoing

Gibsons Public Art Gallery Gift Shop, 431 Marine Drive Gibsons BC, 2012 - Ongoing

M Gallery Book, #219 Main Street Penticton BC. July 1, 2012 -2014 (gallery closed)

ArtFirst! Artist Co-op Gallery, #1 113 First Street West Revelstoke BC. 2011 - 2013

Presentation & Teaching Opportunities

2014- Present:  Private and group lessons at various locations. Introduction to acrylic painting, creating a signature piece in my style.

2014 - Present: Pinot & Picasso, private and group lessons at various locations.

2013: Kelowna Art Gallery, February 7th-March 7th. 'Exploring Landscape Painting' Introduction to Acrylics and creating fun, happy art in my style to adults with Developmental Challenges

2012: Opus Art Supplies, Kelowna BC, December 1st. Demonstration and class on my style, history and sourcing art opportunities

2012: 10-10-10 Bo.ttega and Tribehouse, Kelowna BC, November 2nd. One of 10 featured Artists who presented for ten minutes on style, history & art

2012: Okanagan Artists Group, Vernon BC October 10th. Guest presenter for annual meeting.

Selected Exhibitions:

2016: Artwalk, Lake Country BC, September 10-11 (Juried, solo booth)

2016: Make It Vancouver, Vancouver BC April 22-24 (Juried, solo booth)

2016: Kelowna Art Gallery, Appetite for Art Exhibition, April 9th (Invitational)

2016: Make It Edmonton, St Albert AB, April 8-10 (Juried, solo booth)

2016: HeArt Attack, Kelowna BC, Heart & Stroke Fundraiser February 17

2015: Craft Culture, Kelowna BC, December 12 & 13 (Juried, solo booth)

2015: Make It Vancouver, Vancouver BC, December 3-6 (Juried, solo booth)

2015: Bo.tegga Christmas Art Show, Kelowna BC, November 28 & 29 (Juried, solo booth)

2015: Etsy: Made in Canada Show, Sandhill Winery, September 26 (Juried, solo booth)

2015: Artwalk 2015, Lake Country BC September 12 & 13 (Juried, solo booth)

2015: Kelowna Art Gallery, Appetite for Art Exhibition and Fundraiser. May 5 (juried group exhibition)

2015: Lake Country Art Gallery Members Show, March 4 - April 4 (juried group exhibition)

2015: UBC Okanagan, Art on the Line Exhibition and Fundraiser. Feb 7 (juried group exhibition)

2014: Kelowna Christmas Show, Kelowna BC, December 15 & 16 (Juried, solo booth)

2014: Bo.tegga Christmas Art Show, Kelowna BC, November 29 & 30 (Juried, solo booth)

2014: The Handmade Parade, Revelstoke BC November 8 & 9 (Juried, solo booth)

2014: Artwalk 2014, Lake Country BC September 7 – 8 (Juried, solo booth)

2014: Lillegard Festival, Bottega Farm Inn, Kelowna BC, July 25 (Juried, solo booth)

2014: Art in the Park, Kamloops BC, July 1 (Juried, solo booth)

2014: Appetite for Art Fundraiser, Kelowna Art Gallery, March 15  (Juried Group Exhibition)

2014: Lake Country Art Gallery Members Exhibition, Lake Country BC, Feb 19 – March 21 (Juried Group Exhibition)

2013: Bo.tegga Christmas Art Show, Kelowna BC, December 15 & 16 (Group Juried Exhibition)

2013: Artwalk 2013, Lake Country BC September 7 – 8 (Juried, solo booth)

2013:   60 Artists in 60 Spaces, Peachland Regional Library, Peachland, BC. Sept 6 - 30 (Juried)

2013: Selected Originals, Bliss Bakery, Kelowna, BC July 15 - August 30 (Solo Exhibition)

2013: A Cup Half Colourful, Port Alberni Art Gallery, Port Alberni, BC. June 11th - July 6 (Solo Exhibition)

2013:   Artist Showcase, Streaming Cafe, Kelowna BC April 1-30 (Group Exhibition)

2013: Appetite for Art Fundraiser, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC. March 23 (Juried Group Exhibition)

2013: Lake Country Art Gallery Members Exhibition, Lake Country, BC. February 13 - March 15 (Juried)

2012: Bo.tegga Christmas Art Show, Kelowna, BC. December 15th & 16th

2012: Artwalk 2012, Lake Country BC. September 8 & 9 (Solo booth)

2012: Selected Originals and Prints, Lake Country Coffee House, Lake Country BC September 1 – October 13th (Solo Exhibition)

2012: Viewpoints, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons BC. April 19 – May 14 (Solo Exhibition)

2012: Selected Originals and Prints, Therapy Vineyards, Naramata BC. May 10-November 1 (Solo Exhibition)

2012:  Art in the Park: 125th Anniversary of Glacier National Park, Touring Exhibition featured at the Golden Art Gallery, the Field Visitor Centre, the Whistler World Cup and the Rotary Centre for the Arts Kelowna. January 1 2012 – November 1 2012(Group Exhibition)

2011: Art in the Park: 125th Anniversary of Glacier National Park, Opening Exhibition. Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, Revelstoke, BC. November 12 – 2 December (Group Exhibition)

2011: Under $300, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton BC. November 5-December 24 (Group Exhibition)

2011: Artwalk 2011, Lake Country, BC. September 10 - 11 (Solo Booth)

2011: Art at the Vineyard, Little Straw Winery, West Kelowna, BC. June 6-19 (Group Exhibition)

2011: Viewpoints: A Contrast of Perception, The Streaming Cafe, Kelowna, BC. April 8-30 (Duo Exhibition)

2011: Good Omens Coffee Shop, Summerland, BC. January 2011 – April 2012 (Solo Exhibition)

2011: Invis Corporate Gallery, Gibsons, BC. November 2010 - April 2012 (Group Exhibition)

2010: Under $300,  Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton BC. November 15-December 24 (Group Exhibition)

2010: ArtWalk 2010,  Lake Country, BC. September 10-11 (Solo Booth)

2010: Emerging Artists of the Central Okanagan Exhibition, ArtsCO Kelowna, BC. June (Group)

Donations:

2016: Heart & Stroke Foundation, Art Attack February 17th.

2016: Kelowna Art Gallery, Appetite for Art Auction and Fundraiser. Juried

2015: Heart & Stroke Foundation, Art Attack February 4th.

2015: UBC Okanagan Art on the Line Exhibition and Fundraiser. Juried

2015: Kelowna Art Gallery, Appetite for Art Auction and Fundraiser. Juried

2014: Kelowna Art Gallery, Appetite for Art Auction and Fundraiser. Juried

2013: Kelowna Art Gallery, Appetite for Art Auction and Fundraiser. Juried

2011: Penticton Art Gallery, Annual Art Auction

2011: Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, Juried Showcase Selection

2010: Fundraiser for MS Treatment

2010: Fired Up Campaign, Kelowna BC

Donation for the Kelowna Fire Museum

Commissions:

October 2016: Third Beach, 12" x 24" for collector in Vancouver

October 2016: View from the Chief, 24" x 48" for collector in Toronto

September 2016: On the Run, 30" x 40" for collector in Calgary

September 2016: Edmonton, New York & Vancouver, 3 x 24" x 24" (triptych) for collector in Vancouver

September 2016: Canmore, 48" x 36" for collector in Edmonton

August 2016: Cabin on Sproat Lake, 36" x 48" for collector in Victoria

July 2016: Home, 18" x 24" for collector in Lake Country

July 2016: Okanagan Centre, 20" x 24" for collector in Lake Country

June 2016: Fernie, 20" x 24" for collector in Calgary

June 2016: The Northern Lights, 30" x 30" for collector in Calgary

May 2016: The Cliff, 30" x 40" for collector in Calgary

May 2016: At the Peaks, 30" x 40" for collector in Calgary

May 2016: West Vancouver, 30" x 40" for collector in North Vancouver

April 2016: Calgary, 30" x 60" for collector in Calgary

April 2016: Copper Island, 20" x 40" for collector in Vancouver

March 2016: The Mural, 72" x 86" wall mural for home in North Vancouver

March 2016: View from Quails Gate Winery, 30" x 60" for collector in West Kelowna

February 2016: The Matterhorn, 48" x 48"for collector in Kelowna

February 2016: Whister Village, 20" x 16" for collector in Port Alberni

February 2016: Mt Seymour, 24" x 36" for collector in North Vancouver

January 2016: The Wedding, 30" x 40" for collector in Gibsons

September 2015: Old Man River, 48" x 60" for collector in Lethbridge

August 2015: The Fishing Rock, 36" x 60" for collector in Kelowna

August 2015: Rutland Schools, 24" x 24" for collector in Kelowna

July 2015: Sproat Lake and the Bomber, 36" x 18" for collector in Victoria

June 2015: Skaha Lake, 96" x 48" for collector in Penticton

June 2015: North Vancouver and the Seabus, 30" x 40" for collector in North Vancouver

May 2015: Home on Sproat Lake, 68" x 68" x 96" (triangle) for collector in Port Alberni

April 2015: The Peak, 18" x 24" for University of British Columbia Southern Medical Program

April 2015: Mission Kelowna, 36" x 36" for collector in Kelowna

March 2015: Stellenbosch, 12" x 24" for collector in Port Alberni

February 2015: 7 Mile Sunset, 30" x 24" for collector in Cayman Islands

February 2015: Our Kelowna, 48" x 43" for collector in Kelowna

January 2015: Sproat Lake Cabin, 24" x 36" for collector in Port Alberni

January 2015: Mt Washington, 12" x 24" for collector on Vancouver Island

December 2014: The Saddledome, 36" x 54" for collector in Calgary

December 2014: Andy's Favourite View, 24" x 24" for collector in North Vancouver

October 2014: The Ski Hill, 30" x 24" for collector in Calgary

August 2014: The Family Cabin, 18" x 36" for collector in Kelowna

July 2014: White Rock Pier, 36" x 36" for collector in Lake Country

June 2014: Us, 36" x 96" for collector in Kelowna

May 2014: Greece, 36" x 36" for collector in Lake Country

April 2014: Whistler Creekside, 20" x 20" for collector in Vancouver

January 2014: Whiskey Cove, 78" x 54" for collector in Lake Country

August 2013: The Song I Live By, 24" x 36" for collector in the Yukon

August 2013: Fisgard Lighthouse, 30" x 40" for collector in Kelowna

August 2013: A Seymour Wedding, 24" x 24" for collector in Washington

July 2013: Rio, 30" x 60" for collector in Grande Prairie, AB

May 2013: Skaha Lake, 36" x 36" for collector in Vancouver

May 2013: Fisherman's Warf, 16" x 20" for collector in Penticton

April 2013: The Peach, 16" x 20" for collector in Penticton

February 2013: A View of Deep Cove, 36" x 48" for collector in Calgary

December 2012: Mission Hill, 12” x 14” for collector in Kelowna

November 2012: Another Day at the Lake, 24” x 18” for collector in Lake Country

November 2012: Bear in Mind, 30” x 40” for collector in Kelowna

September 2012: View from Grouse Mountain, 24” x 48” for collector in Vancouver

August 2012: Layer Cake Mountain, 24” x 48” for collector in Kelowna

August 2012: West Vancouver, 24” x 24” for collector in Vancouver

May 2012: Wilderness Lodge, 72” x 72” for collector in Boston

April 2012: Pender Arbutus Tree, 24” x 48” for collector in North Vancouver

April 2012: The Yukon, 30” x 40” for collector in Kelowna

February 2012: Ogopogo, 11” x 14” for collector in Kelowna

January 2012: Sally's Tree, 18” x 24” for collector in Kelowna

December 2011: Mt Baker, 12” x 24” for collector in Cloverdale

November 2011: The Willow Tree, 18” x 24” for collector in San Diego

October 2011: Palm Springs, 24” x 36” for collector in Vancouver

April 2011: KLO Lookout, 24” x 36” for collector in Kelowna

February 2011: Sun-Oka Point, 18” x 36” for collector in Summerland

December 2010: Baobab Trees, 24” x 30” for collector in Kelowna

December 2010: Moul Falls, 16” x 20” for collector in Vancouver

November 2010: Lake Louise, 36” x 36” for collector in Vancouver

October 2010: The North Shore, 24” x 48” for collector in Vancouver

May 2010: Richelle's Tree, 18' x 36” for collector in Kelowna

April 2010: Deep Cove 1, 24” x 35” for collector in Edmonton

December 2009: West Kelowna, 12” x 24” for collector in Boston

December 2008: Dan's Lake, 30” x 36” for collector in Vancouver