Peter Shostak

IT'S A CLEAR NIGHT
IT'S A CLEAR NIGHT
PS524
oil, canvas
12 x 16 in.
$2,495 CAD


GETTING WATER FOR OUR COWS
GETTING WATER FOR OUR COWS
PS523
oil, canvas
10 x 20 in.
$2,595 CAD


PLAYING THREE ON FOUR
PLAYING THREE ON FOUR
PS517
oil, board
12 x 16 in.
$2,495 CAD


I HELPED THE BOYS CLEAR THE SNOW OFF
I HELPED THE BOYS CLEAR THE SNOW OFF
PS511
oil, panel
8 x 10 in.
$1,495 CAD


DAD SHARPENED OUR SKATES
DAD SHARPENED OUR SKATES
PS510
oil, panel
8 x 10 in.
$1,495 CAD


WILL BE GETTING DARK SOON
WILL BE GETTING DARK SOON
PS509
oil, panel
6 x 8 in.
$995 CAD


LET'S JUST KEEP PLAYING
LET'S JUST KEEP PLAYING
PS504
oil, canvas
6 x 8 in.
$995 CAD


I CAN'T WALK ANY FASTER
I CAN'T WALK ANY FASTER
PS501
oil, canvas
24 x 36 in.
$6,795 CAD


TIME FOR A NEW GOALIE
TIME FOR A NEW GOALIE
PS500
oil, canvas
22 x 28 in.
$5,595 CAD


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Peter Shostak

Peter Shostak was raised on a farm in north-eastern Alberta. His paintings reflect his love of the Alberta prairies where he grew up. After completing high school in 1961, he left the farm to attend the University of Alberta, majoring in Art Education. He became a junior high school teacher, and taught adult drawing and painting classes at night.

Peter Shostak returned to the University of Alberta in 1968 and secured Graduate Degree in Art Education. He moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where he assumed the position of Assistant Professor of Art Education at the University of Victoria. He stayed at the university for ten years, but felt that he was limiting the time he spent working on his art. He resigned in 1979 to pursue his career as an artist.

Peter Shostak's achievements in the arts were recognized by the Government of Alberta and awarded Peter the status of Honorary Alberta Artist in 1983. In 1990, the first annual award for artistic excellence in the field of visual arts was presented to Peter by the Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts, a province wide, non-profit organization dedicated to the celebration and propagation of art in all genres. To commemorate the centenary of the first Ukrainian pioneers arriving in Canada, Peter devoted four and a half years to painting their experience. The fifty large oil paintings, each three feet by three feet, toured Western Canada in 1992 and were the feature exhibition at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. The companion book "For Our Children" features this series of paintings. It is a celebration of the human spirit and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Born on 1943 in Alberta. Nationality is Canadian

Education

1970 University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Masters Education
1970 University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Dip. Education
1968 University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Graduate Degree, Art Education
1965 University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Bachelor of Education
1961 University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Art Education

Exhibitions

2017 CANADA 150, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2016 p r a i r i e, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2015 Snow Days, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2012 Chance of Flurries, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2010 SNOWtastic, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2007 Hockey Time, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2005 A Sense of Place, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2004 From Lodge to Lodge, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2003 Wonder of Water, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2002 Those were the days, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB

Collections

Alberta Art Foundation
Alberta Government Telephones
City Hall, City of Edmonton
Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club
Esso Resources Canada Ltd
Government House Foundation Alberta
Grant MacEwan Community College
Labatts
MacLeod Dixon
Morguard Group
Numerous Private collections including Whoopie Goldberg and the late Bob Hope.
Nu-West Developments Corporation
Pannell, Kerr, MacGillivray
Security Pacific Bank Canada
Tippet-Richardson Limited
Ukranian Canadian Art Foundation

Awards

2017 Named Trans Canada Trail National Champion of which there are only 158 National Champions
2013 Recipient of the Taras Shevchenko Medal recognizing exceptional achievement in Canadian culture and the arts
2008 Best new artist, Calgary Western Art Auction
2007 Best new artist, Calgary Stampede
200 Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal
199 Artistic Excellence, Alberta Council for the Ukranian Arts
198 Honorary Alberta Artist, Government of Alberta

Publications

1982 "When Nights Were Long"
1985 "Saturday Came But Once a Week"
1991 "For Our Children"
1997 "Prairie Born" with David Bouchard
2000 "Hockey Under Winter Skies"

Commissions

1986 Alberta Pavilion, Expo '86 - Six Large Oil Paintings
Numerous commissions for private individuals
University Hospital Foundation, Alberta - Edition of Serigraphs
Alberta Culture - Edition of Serigraphs
Bonnyville Health Centre - Mural, 6'x15'

Teaching

1969-79 Associate Professor, University of Victor a,BC
1965 - 68 Taught adult painting and drawing classes
1965 - 68 Junior High School teacher