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JUNE 26 - Live Panel Masrtius Women Project with Mastrius Master Artist

Live Panel: The Mastrius Women Project: The Power of Connection Between Women

Wednesday, June 26th

12–1pm MDT
2–3pm EDT
7pm–8am BST
4am–5am AEST (Thursday)

Mentors: Veronica Funk


Free For Everyone.

The Mastrius Women Project: The Power of Connection Between Women

Learn how the sudden trauma of a car accident and the resulting life reflection inspired Veronica Funk’s newest portrait series, “Mastrius Women.”

Tune in to this inspiring interview, where Julie deBoer sits down with Veronica Funk to discuss her tribute to the power of COMMUNITY and her deep GRATITUDE  for the bonds that tie us together!

Have you ever wondered how a series of portraits come to life? Discover the process of turning your own life reflection into a series! Veronica will take us behind the scenes, sharing her secrets from INCEPTION to COMPLETION to EXHIBITION. 

Get ready to dive into the deep discussion with Veronica and Julie as they tackle how to  :

  • Use difficult life experiences as a launching pad for meaningful art
  • Develop a series of portraits: from inspiration to concept to creation
  • Veronica’s process for creating this particular series
  • How to plan, partner, and exhibit your own series 
  • As always, bring your burning questions!

Whether you're an aspiring artist or art enthusiast, this interview promises to encourage and enlighten.

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Event Details

Date: June 26, 2024

Start time: 05:00 p.m. MDT

End time: 06:00 p.m. MDT

Venue: Online

Email: [email protected]

Meet Veronica Funk
Acrylic Master

Veronica Funk was raised in northern Manitoba, studied Art & Design at Red Deer College and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Literature. She is a juried Member of the Alberta Society of Artists, the recipient of the Federation of Canadian Artists Tinyan Chan Award, Fortis Alberta Professional Artist Award, AAW Vitreous Amazing Cultural Ambassador Award, and has been recognized for her contributions to arts and culture in Alberta through the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist and Soul of Airdrie nominations. Her artistic focus has shifted towards storytelling, with a recent emphasis on celebrating the lives and stories of women through portraiture.

“This place north of 56, where I learned to survive in the wilderness as part of my public education, where we came together to celebrate the Winter Carnival, racing in snowshoes, baking bannock, watching the dog sled races, where we were raised to nurture nature, was a place that I never wanted to leave,” she recounts.

After moving to Alberta, she studied Art & Design at Red Deer College, then returned to Manitoba to apprentice with potters, stone sculptors and painters and spent a year creatively painting on a farm in Saskatchewan. She is currently continuing her studies through Thompson Rivers University with an emphasis in painting.

Her work was initially inspired by a northern exhibit of work created by Benjamin Chi Chi, of the Woodlands Artists and also by the vibrant palettes and simplified yet inspirational images of Georgia O’Keeffe and Lawren Harris of the Group of Seven. As she resides in a rapidly growing environment, her work has grown to reflect a suburban influence in the use of spray paint and stencils which are also prevalent in graffiti.

Veronica’s work has been exhibited across Canada and in the United States and is found in private and corporate collections around the world. She is a member of the Alberta Society of Artists, the Federation of Canadian Artists and resides in Airdrie, Alberta.  Her work has been featured in Galleries West, ARABELLA, Where Women Create, Cloth Paper Scissors and In Her Studio magazines.

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