Laureen Marchand

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MEDIUM: Oil Paint
SPECIALTY: ✔ Business, ✔ Creating Bodies of Work, ✔ Gallery Representation

Laureen Marchand is a practising artist, an art career mentor, an experienced workshop leader in studio and art career subjects, and the owner of Grasslands Gallery Online, Saskatchewan’s only fully online professional commercial art gallery. She has exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally in more than 30 solo and two-person exhibitions as well as over 50 group shows. Her paintings have been recognized by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Canada Council and are held in many public and private collections in Canada and internationally. Laureen Marchand is represented by galleries in Canada and Ireland and has been artist in residence at the Leighton Artist Studios/Banff Centre for the Arts, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, and the Ragdale Foundation in Illinois, among others. She is the recipient of numerous grants and other honours, including the Canadian Artists Representation “Tony” Award for service to the visual arts in Saskatchewan and the Centennial Leadership Award for Service to the Province of Saskatchewan.

And because most artists wear many different hats in their careers, Laureen has also worked as an executive director of cultural organizations, an organizer of exhibitions, a curator, a directory of artist residency programs, and almost every kind of freelance visual art person, including writing about art and the business of art, designing websites, teaching art and art business, and much more. Laureen has been chairperson of Canadian Artists Representation Saskatchewan, as well as a board member of CARFAC National and the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency; she was a founding board member of Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective. For 20 years she researched, wrote, and produced the Saskatchewan Visual Arts Handbook; she wrote and produced a Visual Arts enhancement to The Art of Managing Your Career, published by the Cultural Human Resources Council of Canada; and she was lead writer with CARFAC Saskatchewan’s Visual Arts Sector Best Practices Development Project. 

All of which means she comes to the business of art and artists’ career development from many different angles, while (mostly) never losing her sense of humour.

Laureen’s paintings consider the relationship of personal narrative to the actions we take, of how we perceive beauty to what we do with that perception. Though her paintings are representational, they aren’t just about surface appearance. Laureen believes that if she can paint someone or something so it looks the most like itself, she might help viewers see not just the painting’s subject, but themselves in it.

Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth

Laureen’s EXPERTISE

Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.

Specialty: ✔ Business ✔ Creating Bodies of Work ✔ Gallery Representation

Technical:

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Teaching How to Self Critique

MARKETING:

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Website Design

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Artist Statement & CV

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Shows and Exhibits

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Marketing & Branding

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Social Media

Business:

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Pricing Artwork

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Approaching Galleries

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Selling Online

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Running your art business the day-to-day

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Contracts, Copyright, Taxation, Negotiation, Artists’ rights

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Studio Time Management

“Mastrius has done wonders for my confidence. I have managed to step way outside of my comfort zone which has in turn given rise to so many more opportunities to further my art career.”
~ Deb, Emerging Artist

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MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST

Artwork by Grahame Booth

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 1985
  • 1978 Master of Library Science, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, 1978
  • 1971 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, 1971

Selected Awards

  • CARFAC “Tony” award for services to CARFAC and the Saskatchewan visual arts community, 2013
  • Saskatchewan Arts Board, Individual Assistance Program, 2006, 1999, 1992, 1990, 1985, 1984
  • Centennial Leadership Award for service to the Province of Saskatchewan, 2005
  • Saskatchewan Arts Board, Travel, 1993
  • Canada Council, Short Term, 1992