Holly-L. Wolter
   visual artist


curriculum vitae


Visual Artist - Painter - Holly-L. Wolter


Art Education -                 1976          University of Windsor B.A.

                                                            -B.A. Fine Art Major

                                                            -President’s roll of scholars 1968-69, 1975-76


                                          1964-68     Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto (Honours)

                                                            (Drawing & Painting)

                                                            -Candidate for the travelling scholarship.

                                                            -Associate of the Ontario College of Art & Design.


                                          1960-64     St. Mary’s Academy, Windsor Ont. (private lessons)

                                                            -Drawing & Painting


Juried Group Shows -      2009-         Art Gallery of Windsor

                                          1979          (Rental & Sales - 30 years)


                                          1980          Arts Council of Windsor & Region

                                                            -Visual Arts Week - Cleary Auditorium, Windsor

                                                            “World’s of Wonder”


                                          1972          Southwest 32 - Art Gallery of Windsor


                                          1970-72     Art in the Park - under auspices of the Art Gallery of                                                                                     Windsor

                                                            -First artists to exhibit


                                          1970          Southwest 30 - Art Gallery of Windsor

                                                            -Awarded the Ann & Richard Drouillard Memorial Prize


                                          1968          Southwest 28 - Annual exhibit for artists in the Essex                                                                                    County region.


                                          1968          Ontario College of Art Graduate Show


                                          1968          Art Graduate Show - Hart House, University of Toronto

                                                            (critiqued by Jack Bush)


Selected Shows -             2008          “16 x 16” – Nancy John’s Gallery, Windsor Ontario


                                          2002          Before Night Falls - Windsor Printmaker’s Forum


                                          2000-03     “Art After All” Riverside Library, Windsor Ontario   


                                          2000          Year of the Arts - ArtSpeak Gallery

                                                            (Arts Council Windsor & Region)


                                          1994          Collaboration of Art Gallery of Windsor & The Bay

                                                            -One of three artists chosen

                                                            -Devonshire Mall, Windsor ON



General Group Shows -  2009          Practical Art – Arts Council Windsor & Region


                                          2008-         Doin’ the Louvre - ArtCite



                                          1996          “Without Art Where Would We Be” Show at Arts Council


                                          1994          Art Seen - Common Ground Gallery, Windsor Ontario



Commissions -                2008          Cranberry Tree Press - Cover illustration for poetry                                                                                  publication “Tongues of White Washed Stone”


                                          2003          Cranberry Tree Press - Cover illustration for poetry                                                                                  publication “Tea for Three”


Two Person Shows -       2001          Artspeak Gallery, Windsor Ontario

                                                            “Personal Journeys”


Three Person Shows -    2008          The Other Side – Artspeak Gallery, Windsor Ontario


                                          2004          Capitol Theatre & Arts Centre - Bank of Canada Lounge,                                                                        Windsor Ontario

                                                            “Three Women Artists”


Solo Shows -                     2006          Gibson Gallery, Amherstburg Ontario
                                                            The Last Two Decades - “Eclectic Selections”

                                          2005          Artspeak Gallery - Arts Council Windsor & Region

                                                            -“Symbol of Sanctuary”


                                          1997          Capitol Theatre & Arts Centre, Windsor Ontario

                                                            -“Priestess, Clouds and Land Environmental Series”


                                          1995          “I Know What I Like” Gallery, Windsor Ontario

                                                            -“Water Transformations”


                                          1980          Sears Canada Presentation, Sears Devonshire Mall,                                                                                  Windsor Ontario


Art Employment -          1974          Windsor Public Library

                                                            -Freelance artwork.


                                          1972          Gibson Gallery, Amherstburg Ontario

                                                            -Painting Instructor.


                                          1969-71     Windsor Board of Education

                                                            -Painting Instructor - Adult Education


                                          1965          Hamilton Ontario CHCH Television

                                                            -Summer student assistant, art department.


Volunteer -                       1994          Art demonstration:  King Edward School, Windsor Ontario

                                                            -former volunteer at Prince Edward School, Windsor


Art Awards -                    2005          2005 Exhibition Assistance Award

                                                            Ontario Arts Council Award


                                          2001          2000-2001 Exhibition Assistance Award

                                                            Ontario Arts Council Award


                                          1969          Ann & Richard Droulliard Memorial Prize



Items of Note -                 

ź         Studied four years under Mr. Carl Schaefer O.C.A.D. (peer of Group of Seven - Canadian Artists, National Gallery, Ottawa ON)


ź         1967 - Privilege of sketching at rehearsals of the National Ballet of Canada


ź         1966 - Private Course Anatomy drawings - Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (under direction of Carl Schaefer)


ź         1964-1968 - Drawing from artifacts at Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto


ź         Related to Paul Kane - Canadian Painter


Memberships -                  

ź         Art Gallery of Windsor

ź         ArtCite - Windsor, Ontario

ź         Arts Council Windsor & Region

ź         Associate of Ontario College of Art & Design - Toronto, Ontario





Work presently available at Art Gallery

of Windsor, Rental and Sales



Work in private collections in Canada and the U.S.







Copyright © Holly-Lynn Wolter. All Rights Reserved.