Arna Baartz ~ CV
Date of Birth- 13-8-1971
Large work 'Direction' acquired and offered residency in France by patrons as private studio artist (2 weeks in Sept 2014)
Commissioned to create the cover art for 'Journey of the Heart' Anthology
Poem 'Winged Secret' selected to be included in the 'Journey of the Heart' book
Finalist in the 'Fill In The Blanks Tshirt design Competition
Art featured on Love Creation Cards at www.livealifeyoulove.com
Article on Visual Healing published in The Art Of Healing Magazine
Created and produced the product, Art Of Kundalini Inspirational Card Set
My Art to feature on the cover of Sybella Poetry Magazine
Major Prize Winner in Sybella Poetry Competition
Interviewed on The Best People We Know, radio station
Bullying article published in Nurture Parenting Magazine
My art used with permission to decorate many blogs and ebooks
My art used with my permission for Large business banner for Kundalini Dance in Brisbane
Many commissions throughout 2013
Facebook page Arna Baartz Artist growing rapidly
Commission for 8 CD Covers
Online exhibition 'The Art of Kundalini' ongoing with many subsequent sales
Online exhibition 'The Colour of Woman' released on Sunday the 14th of July
Created the site 'Silver Poetry' and first poetry e-book
Running a growing Life drawing Class
Invited to speak to Banana Queen NRNSW entrants about self-esteem
Asked to paint two paintings for the Banana Festival in Murwillumbah
Invited to perform 'Live, Life Drawing Sketch' at The Uki Cabaret 360
Teaching Big Spirit from The I AM Program at Stokers Siding Public School
Radio Interview with ABC on the subject of Emotional Intelligence, arts connected workshops and The I AM Program
Radio interview with Bay FM, Byron Bay about The I AM Program
Created the I AM For Kids page on Facebook, steadily growing with enthusiasm!
Teaching The I AM Program to classes 4/5/6 at Stoker Siding Public School
Commissioned to paint three 4 metre by two metre works for international collector.
Created www.arnabaartz.com to showcase portfolio to broader audience.
Printed and Published 'I AM Inspiration!'
Continuing to sell work frequently to private collectors and galleries
Created The Baartz Gallery to support growing interest
in my work
Completed The I AM Program and book www.theiamprogram.com
Selected for The Art Felt Exhibition in Ballina and included in their subsequent publication
December, sold 3 metre diptych to international collector
Sold three of the four works exhibited in Byron Bay Arts Diary exhibition
Selected as a cover artist for the Byron Bay Arts diary 2010
Invited to run the ‘I AM Program' workshops for kids at Kafe Fiesta Kingscliff
Ran ‘I AM Program', workshop for the Terranora Child Care Centre
Continue to develop self empowerment, art workshops for children and adults
Collaborative Exhibition with Michele Thomas ‘What Goes Up Must Come Down; Life in the Context of Circus’ CPM
Created website www.theiamprogram.com to support growing interest in the ‘I AM’ self empowerment and
self expression workshops for kids.
Consistently selling works privately and through various outlets
Continuing as an artist’s model
Continuing to supply Kinda Dance with art and poetry
Overall Winner of the Kempsey Shire Art Prize, painting entitled 'Growing up’ accquired by the Kempsey Shire
Sold entry in the Border Art Prize at the Tweed River Regional Art Gallery
Featured in the International Women's Day catalogue
Life drawing model for Graham Fransella
Attended Fransella Workshop at Community Printmakers Murwillumbah
A featured artist in Celebrating Women exhibition at the ‘Sheoak Shack’ Fingal
Work auctioned at International Women's Day convention
Modeling for Life drawing classes
Attended Master class with artist Mike Parr.
Solo exhibition at the CPM workshop/gallery entitled ‘Grace Becomes Us’
Wrote a series of children’s stories called ‘I AM’ then developed and ran self-acceptance workshops for kids based on those stories.
Ran workshops 'Drawing it Out’ and ‘I AM’ privately and through ‘Precious Earth’ studio in Uki.
Exhibited and sold works through Precious Earth studio.
Work auctioned off at the International Women's day Convention
Began working for Kinda Dance situated in Brisbane, designing homework and class illustrations and writing health
education oriented poetry, this work is ongoing.
Painted, drew, printed and sculpted. Took lessons and experimented. Sold occasionally and learned to give in to my work.
Was used as a paintbrush by Australian artist John Olsen at a workshop in Brisbane my parents attended (was that
my fifteen minutes of fame?!)
My entire childhood was an education in art.
My father is a tertiary art teacher and an artist. My mother is a beautiful writer.