105 Iris Crescent, Thunder Bay,
Canada, P7A 7Z9
Contact at email:: vesa_peltonen
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Vesa Peltonen is well known Canadian Artist/Designer. Also he has been an Art/Media Instructor living in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada, most of his life. He is also an active photographer, writer, and composer. For over 30 years, Vesa has had a rewarding career in the arts, starting as a Television Art Director. As well he carried on into instructing for University and College. He has served as an Education Advisor for the Ontario Arts Council. He has also taught High School/College for aboriginal students, immersed into native culture. Whether through art or music, Vesa enjoys challenging the limits of all media. GLOBAL ArtXchanges is his present life long arts humanitarian cause.
The following lists show my corporate & private collections:
Bombardier Inc., Thunder Bay/Montreal
Via Rail, Canada
Ontario Provincial Government
Manitoba Provincial Government
Newfoundland Provincial Government
Molsons Canada Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Victoria Inn, Thunder Bay,
Canada Games Complex, Thunder Bay
Pan Am Pool/World Aquatic Museum, Winnipeg
Whistler Mountain Condominiums, B.C.
Dominion Motors GM dealership, Thunder Bay
Royal Bank of Canada, Calgary, Thunder Bay
Shell Canada, Winnipeg Office
Confederation College, Thunder Bay
Amateur Hockey Assoc. of Canada, Ottawa
National Ballet of Canada, Toronto
Commissioned work is as follows:
1981 Canada Summer Games -print series
1981 World Jr. Hockey Gold Medal Championships -print series
1983/84 Aquatic Museum of Canada, print promotion designs
1984 Thunder Bay Football League -print series for fundraising
1985 Co-signed print by famous Canadian Ballet dancer, Karen Kain
1985 Travel Lodge Hotel, Thunder Bay. - room decor prints
1987 World Ladies Curling Championships commemorative print series
1991 Zoocheck Canada, they commissioned prints to commemorate the famous Dr, Jane Goodall's 30 years as an animal scientist, She co-signed each of the prints
1993- 1st prize ~Award for Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition - [Painting' category]
1994- Commissioned to create artwork for the Victoria Inn's Hotel rooms, and exec. suite.
1994- Won Tender to create murals, sculptures, large artworks for Bombardier's new office.
1995 -World Nordic Championships licenced to produce 'glass design' collectable ski series
1996- Created artist concept for the Merchant Marine Waterfront Memorial-Designed Sculpture
1997 -Was commissioned to add original prints into Victoria Hotel executie suites, as part of an art contest, where 5 artists' art were chosen from among many other artists.
2000- SOLO Art SHOW in Calgary Art Decor/Restaurant Gallery -Sold out
2002- SOLO ART EXHIBITION at Definitely Superior Art Gallery- Thunder Bay. 'Hwy Fusion'
2001-2009 Ongoing commission of artworks depicting coaches for Bombardier Inc., Thunder Bay
2003-Commissioned to create 3 ViaRail watercolours, to prints for VIA Rail
2004-MAJOR Regional SOLO Art EXHIBITION (2 months) at Thunder Bay National Art Gallery
2006- Won City of Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Award in 'Visual Arts' competition
2007-Vesa Peltonen own song composition added to 'Thunder Bay Blues Festival' compilation CD
2010-Commissioned to create and produce a 'Commemorative Artwork' depicting the essence of the '2010 World Jr. Baseball Championship' -(sold world-wide and regionally)