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Ketha Newman

Ketha Newman lives off-grid with her husband and two children in a log cabin overlooking the forested hills south of Algonquin Park, Ontario. Since graduating with a Fine Art degree from the University of Toronto in 1996, she has devoted herself to painting primarily with watercolour.

The wilderness that surrounds her inspires Ketha as she strives to portray landscape and landscape elements in a stylized way emphasizing pattern and luminous colour. Often her images capture a segment of a scene where the pattern appears to continue indefinitely beyond the picture frame. Her paintings convey the sense of peace and tranquility that the Ontario landscape invokes.

Ketha is an annual participant in the Bancroft and Area Studio Tour and regularly takes part in juried exhibitions, group shows and solo shows. Her paintings are found in private and corporate collections in Canada and the U.S.

Note:  Ketha's name is sometimes misspelled Keitha.

Selected Exhibitions

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Sept. '02 - '17 Bancroft and Area Studio Tour. Bancroft

June/July 2016         Backwoods. Railway Station Gallery, Barry's Bay. Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant.

June '06 - '15 Invitation. Juried Group Exhibition. Art Gallery of Bancroft.

July 2011 Trees, Sky, Rocks, Water. Art Gallery of Bancroft. Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant.

Aug. 2008 Time to Reflect. Two-artist show at Visitor Centre Gallery, Algonquin Park.

Oct. 2006 Landscape Patterns: 12 Months in North Hastings. Solo Exhibition. Art Gallery of Bancroft.

Mar. 2005, 2006 Toronto Art Expo.Convention Centre, Toronto.

July 2003, 2004 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Philips Square, Toronto.

June 2003 A Celebration of Ontario Artists. John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto. Archives of Ontario 100th Anniversary.

Feb. 2003 Recent Work Solo Exhibition. College St. Bar, Toronto.

June 2002 Recent Work. Solo Exhibition, Gallery Garage, Toronto.

Oct. 2001 Art5. Woolfitt's Art Gallery, Toronto. Five artist show of recent works.

July 2000 The Dignity of Women and Children. City Hall, Toronto. Group Show.

April 2000 Art6. Arts and Letters Club, Toronto. Six Artist Show of Recent Works.

July 1999, 2000 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Philips Square, Toronto.

May 1999 Art4. Evening Telegram Building, Toronto. Four Artist Show of Recent Works.

Community Art Projects

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2015Papier Mâché Workshop Making funky fish with kids and adults for the annual North Hastings Fish Hatchery fundraiser.

2014 - 15Ontario Arts Council Artist in the Community Project Grant Lead artist in a mural painting and papier mâché workshop as part of "Celebrating Creative Connections" with North Hastings Community Integration Association.

2012 - 13Summer and March Break Arts Camp for Kids Funded by a Healthy Communities Grant in 2012 and the Municipality of Hastings Highlands. Five week-long sessions of up to 25 children ages 5 - 12 offering enriched arts programming. One of three cofounders of this camp.

2011 - 12Bancroft Banner Project Selected by Bancroft Business Association to have three images reproduced on street banners.

2011Street Art Project Funded by a Trillium Grant. One of seven lead artists selected to create a painting about a local street and then oversee community members who enlarged it by painting on 128 square tiles. The 4' x 8' mosaic-like results were set up around town.