40x30, Acrylic paint, collaged paper

Marjolyn van der Hart


1991-1995 Ringling School of Art and Design, Florida USA, B.F.A. Painting
(Independent painting program.)

1994; New York Studio Program, Parsons School of Art and Design, New York City, NY.
(Studied with art critic Jerry Saltz and Master’s Instructors from Parsons.)

1983-1987; Carleton University, B.A.Honors, Mass Communications
(Research focus upon cultural studies and semiotics)


  • February 2023; Steidel Fine Art, Palm Beach Show
  • January 2023; Wall Space Gallery, Adrift, Ottawa, ON
  • November 2022; Other Art Fair, Brooklyn NY
  • March 2019; Wall Space Gallery, Balance is Better, Ottawa, ON
  • June 2018; Wall Space Gallery, Solo Show, Ottawa, ON
  • November 2018; Blue Crow Gallery, Stories from my Backyard, Toronto, ON
  • January 2017; Petroff Gallery, Assorted Delights, Toronto, ON
  • June 2017; Wall Space Gallery, From Whence We Came, Ottawa, ON
  • March 2014; Wall Space Gallery, Inspired Change- International Women’s Day, Ottawa, ON
  • March 2014; Petroff Gallery, Toronto, ON, Suspended Moments, Solo Show
  • October 2012; Affordable Art Fair, New York, Anelle Gandelman Fine Arts
  • January 2012; Affordable Art Fair, Los Angeles, Anelle Gandelman Fine Arts

Selected Juried Outdoor Art Fairs 2023;

  • Main Street Art Festival, Ft Worth, Texas
  • La quinta Arts Festival, Palm Springs, CA
  • Cottonwood Art Festival, Texas
  • Ann Arbor Originals Art Festival, MI
  • Bethesda Spring Arts Festival, Bethesda, MD
  • Rittenhouse Art Festival, Philadelphia, PA
  • Art in the Pearl, Portland, OR
  • Art in the High Desert, Bend OR
  •  Armonk Art Show,  Armonk, NY


  • 2022; Best of Show, Birmingham Arts Festival, Michigan
  • 2019; Award of Excellence; La Quinta Arts Festival, Palm Springs
  • 2018; Reba McClanan Award, Virginia Beach Arts Festival
  • 2016; Award of Excellence, Des Moines Art Festival, Iowa
  • 2015; Best in Media Category, Geneva Art Festival, Geneva, ILL
  • 2015; Jurors Award, Crested Butte Art Festival, Colorado
  • 2014; Best in Media Category, Uptown Art Festival, Minneapolis MN
  • 2014; Best in Category, Armonk Art Festival, Armonk, NY
  • 2014; Best in Category, Austin Festival of the Arts Festival, Austin, TX
  • 2014; University of Michigan Purchase Award, East Lansing, MI
  • 2013; Best of Show, Marion Festival of Arts, Marion Iowa
  • 2013; Best in Category, Port Clinton Art Festival, Chicago, ILL
  • 2013; Best of Category, Austin Festival of Arts, Texas
  • 2013; Best of Category, Ridgeland Festival of Art, Mississippi
  • 2012; Best in Show,  Bayou City Art Festival, Houston, TX
  • 2012; Best in Category, East Lansing Art Festival, East Lansing MI
  • 2011; Best in Category, Art in the Square, Southlake, TX
  • 2011; Best in Category, Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Bethesda, MD
  • 2010; Excellence in Painting, Bruce Museum, Greenwich CT.
  • 2008; Painting, First Place, Crosby Festival of Art, Toledo, Ohio
  • 2008; Emerging Artist Award, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, ON
  • 2007; Best of Show, Saugatuck Arts Festival, Saugatuck, MI
  • 2006-08; CASA Best of St. James Court Art Festival Pre Show Gala
  • 2001; Mayors Award, Clarington Museum of Art, Clarington ON
  • 2000; Best of Show, Artigras, West Palm Beach
  • 2000; Best in Show, Home County Folk Festival, London, ON
  • 2000; Best of Show, Westerville Art Fair, Westerville, OH

Art Auctions and Fundraisers

  • 2013-15; Buy Art Not Kids Art Auction- Curator
  • 2013-15; Starlight Children’s Foundation Auction
  • 2012-15; EndMS Gala Art Auction
  • 2013-2015; Starlight Children’s Gala
  • 2014; Megan’s Walk- Gala Dinner and Art Auction
  • 2007-11; YES in DEED Art Auction (Youth Employment Services juried art auction)
  • 2007-13; Bay Street Fore a Cause Auction
  • 2006-13; Lowen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon Ltd. Annual Gala and Auction (benefiting the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada)


  • HGTV; Pure Design, highlighted artist, episode 1, 2009
  • Style at Home Magazine; September, 2009
  • HGTV; Income Property, work highlighted in Reveal,  Spring 2011
  • RED; film released 2010; work used in décor of film
  •; contributing columnist as independent artist
  • HGTV; Leave it To Bryan, highlighted work in décor of show
  • Ottawa Citizen; March 6, 2014; Marjolyn van der Hart; The Curse of Beauty

Volunteer Positions

  • 2019-2023; Board Director, Artist’s Network, Toronto, ON
  • 2013-18; Board Director, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON
  • 2013-16; Curator, “Buy Art not Kids Art Auction” benefiting the Ratanek Foundation
  • 2010-16; Juror; Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
  • 2008-16; Curator, Balzacs Upstairs Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto
  • (coordinate gallery space with a mandate to promote artists that work in the Distillery District)
  • 2009-2014; Tenant Selection Committee, Toronto Artscape, Toronto, ON


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