Carrie Shibinsky started Artbomb, December, 2011 with Jim Shedden and Andrea Carson Barker. After working for 20 years at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Carrie wanted to stay connected to the art world and believed that artists lacked vehicles to help them promote and profile their work. Carrie created Artbomb to give artists a fresh new marketing strategy for more exposure. Artbomb has created a new way for busy professionals to connect with original, unique works of art daily.
Born in Saskatchewan, studied Visual Arts at John Abbott College in Montreal and painting at York University in Toronto. After many years of travel and study she settled in Mont-Tremblant, QC and opened ArtBeat Studio where she painted and taught for 15 years. Four summer seasons saw Holly as artistic director and curator of The Art Barn in Mont-Tremblant. The Art Barn was a collection of dynamic artists who worked and exhibited on location, an organic and creative venue that also hosted musicians, poetry readings, drummers, dancers and theater performances. In 2010 she also was curator and project manager of Ateliers du Village, an artist run gallery in Mont-Tremblant village. Her winters were spent painting in her Montreal studio where she eventually moved to paint full time in 2008. Holly’s passion is painting vibrant landscapes from the inside out while collaborating with other artists to make art more visible in our everyday world.
Lori Bagnérès, a visual artist born in Ontario, and living in British Columbia graduated from L’Ecole Nationale des BeauxArts de Grenoble in France receiving MFA in Contemporary Art.
The fusion she creates using various mixed media and image transfer techniques meld seamlessly into built-up layers of muted colour, reflecting upon and echoing our ever-changing cultural and natural environments.
Lori’s work is shown both in public and private galleries in British Columbia, and held in private and public collections throughout B.C., the Yukon, Alberta, Ontario, the U.S., France and Australia. She looks forward to studio visits and passionate discussions about art with contemporary artists on the West coast of Canada.
Karine Guyon is a self-taught artist who works primarily as a painter but not limited to. She is presently involved in a new collective who's projects consist in exploring and merging traditional art forms to digital and interactive technologies. The collective creates installation that engages communities and was recently awarded a grant for a public installation that took place in the forest of Solstice Gathering 2015 in Collingwood ON.
In the collective as in her personal art, Guyon strives to push boundaries and limitations. One of her goal is to constantly come up with new ideas as to incorporate her paintings into interactive technologies such as Projection mapping and virtual reality.
While finishing her studies at Simon Fraser University, BC, Guyon was very fortunate in working at the Simon Fraser University Gallery as a research assistant along art director Bill Jeffries. Her roll at the gallery was to document the university extensive art collection.
Karine left Quebec in 1998 to explore Canada and parts of the world. She has had the opportunity to live, work, paint and display her art in 9 different cities some of which includes Whistler, Vancouver, Toronto and Barcelona. You can find her work in both public and private collections all over Canada, France and in Spain. Since 2012 and currently her art has been curated and auctioned on Artbomb daily. She is now stepping up to herself curate Artbomb Ottawa and show the work of talented local artists.
Mieka is a painter and art consultant with a Masters in Environmental Design. She has lived and studied in Montreal, Vancouver, Barcelona, France and Germany. She is a native Calgarian and has been involved in the arts in as a juror, designer and producer. As an assessor for Calgary Arts Development and a juror for Canada Council, she also sat for seven years on the board of a visual arts festival. She developed the City of Calgary's successful art banner program featuring mid-career artists. Mieka is interested in the intersection of city making and culture.