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I'm always looking to make my next dramatic, creative breakthrough, and strive always to maintain an original approach.
In the 1980s I exhibited in the Ottawa area. More recently my
work has shown and sold in Kelowna, Victoria, and Nanaimo B.C.
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Autumn Leaves Wind Storm. Pastels, 13.5 x 15.5", 2016.
Campfire at Bamfield. Pastels, 12.5 x 17", 2004.
Fabia & Wadi. Digital Image, 12.3 x 10.8", 2009.
Tough Chicks at the Chaud, Chaudiere Golf and Country Club, Aylmer, Quebec, Acrylic on Panel, 12" x 8", 1979.
Reef Life. Pastel, 36" x 24", 1999.
Ready to Burn Away Obsolete Morality, Metal Wire, Paper, Fire 16" height, 2005
Civilization, Installation: Rocks, Concrete Tiles, Gravel, Mortar, 1993.
Seated Figure. Charcoal, 2001.
|12 Visions, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, B.C., 2003.|
|Proxemic Explorations, Installations, Nanaimo Art Gallery, 2002.|
|Nautical Drawings, Malaspina Theatre Building, Nanaimo, B.C., 2002.|
|Cavities Exhibit, Victoria, 2001.|
|The Harvest Golf Club, Kelowna, B.C., 1997.|
|Glenwood Gallery, Kelowna, B.C., 1996.|
|Loomis and Tooles Graphic Arts International Exhibit, Ottawa, 1985.|
|A Source of Art - Ottawa, Bell Canada Building Exhibit, 1983.|
|A Source of Art - Autumn Show, Ottawa, 1982.|
|Atelier Lise Girard - Ottawa, 1981.|
|Ottawa Festival of the Arts, 1980.|
|Aylmer Art Council - Spring Exhibit, Aylmer PQ, 1980.|
|POW Ottawa Youth Culture Festival, 1980.|
Born in the Hague, Andrew travelled to Canada in the lugguage rack of a DC 7 as a small child. Ever since he has felt at home anywhere. After several extended vacations Andrew Kolasinski moved to Vancouver Island in 1987, and has published the tabloid magazine, Island Angler and related fishing guidebooks since 1989. In addition he contributes freelance articles about travel and other topics to a wide range of publications on Vancouver Island, in Canada, the U.S.A., and abroad. When he is not writing or fishing, he is roaming the world with his sketchbook and camera. Andrew’s email: email@example.com
RÉSUMÉ of Andrew Kolasinski
30 Acacia Ave., Nanaimo, B.C., CANADA, V9R 3L4 (250) 753-2227
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EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Malaspina University-College (now Vancouver Island University), Nanaimo, BC - 2004 Bachelor's Degree with Distinction: Creative Writing and Visual Arts.
Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technologies, Ottawa - 1981-84 - Studies in Media Specialist program (non-fiction writing, English, media relations and publicity, commercial art).
Ontario Career Action Program (Algonquin College) - 1982 - Typography and graphic art.
ADDITIONAL STUDIES - University of Victoria (creative writing), Canadian University Press workshops (news and feature writing, editing and design), Carleton University (anthropology), Academy of Learning (web page design), Canadian Small Business Seminars (small business management), Ottawa School of Art (life drawing, lithographic printing), Nanaimo Recreation (Spanish Language).
1989 - present - publisher/editor Kola Publishing/Island Angler (sport fishing magazine, related books, and other consumer magazines).
1988 - Desktop Publishing Ltd., Victoria, B.C. - desktop publisher, designer, writer/editor.
1987 - Victoria Star - writer, graphic designer.
1985-87 - Kanata Standard, Kanata, Ontario - production manager, columnist.
1984-85 - Capital Handbook, Ottawa - editor and designer.
1981-84 - Impact, Algonquin College Student Newspaper - managing editor.
FREELANCE CONTRIBUTIONS –
Peruthisweek.com, Hunter Publishing (Guidebook to Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Peru), Honestblue.com, Tropical Magazine, Westcoaster.ca, The Costa Rican News.com, Costa Rican Views, Living In Peru, The Peru Guide. The Beacon of Washington DC,GoWorldTravel.com, Mahalo.com, GoNOMAD.com, citizen.trekshare.com, Acreage Life Magazine, Back Home Magazine, Canadian Wall and Ceiling Journal, The Trowel Magazine, Western Filmmaker, Ottawa Review (of Arts), Ottawa NewsWest, Kanata Standard, A Source of Art, Victoria Star, Home Handyman News, On the Waterfront Magazine. I also have written for businesses, governments, artists and exhibitors.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS – A versatile writer, editor, page designer and graphic artist. Proficient in PC software, and familiar with MAC environment: QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop, Coreldraw, Pagemaker, Ventura, HTML coding, search engine optimization, Windows Frontpage, Excel, Powerpoint, etc. I am an active and exhibiting visual artist. Fluent in the Polish language. On-going studies of French and Spanish languages.
AWARDS - Barry Broadfoot Award for Journalism, Malaspina University-College, 2004.
Arts Club Award for Advanced 3-Dimensional Design, Malaspina University-College, 2003.
Outstanding Achievement - Visual Art History, Malaspina University-College, 2000.
Honorable Mention, Loomis and Tooles Graphic Arts International Exhibition, Ottawa, 1985.
Outstanding Contribution, Algonquin College Student Newspaper, Ottawa, 1984.
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS - Heart and Stroke Foundation – Fundraiser, 1976.
A Source of Art (Ottawa) – Publicity Director, Magazine Editor, 1984-86.
Vancouver Island Contemporary Arts Society – Vice-President Publicity, Newsletter Editor, 1989-90.
Canadian Federal Election 2004 – Candidate’s Official Agent in Nanaimo-Cowichan, 2004.
Terry Fox Foundation 2008 – Advertising Graphic Designer, 2008.
TRAVEL GUIDE BOOKS BY ANDREW KOLASINSKI
E-book by Andrew Kolasinski from Hunter Publications. Includes history, culture, attractions, resources of Peru, lots of photos, plus area and city maps.
Printed 256 page book by Andrew Kolasinski. Includes Victoria, Pacific Rim, Gulf Islands, and North Island. Includes 25 Area and City MAPS.
E-book by Andrew Kolasinski from Hunter Publications. Includes traveler's resources, restaurants, accommodation, Peru's history, culture, attractions, lots of photos, plus area and city maps.
Andrew Kolasinski searches the world for unique sights and experiences.
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