We are very pleased to present our first Artfest Art Stars edition. Artfest Kingston & the Kingston Arts Council have collaborated in an iniative to promote and celebrate young artists. Our goal is to feature young artists at the show every year by giving them an exhibit space, press releases and recognition. We anticipate this to grow every year.
This years feature artist is Kingston's very talented Michelle MacKinnon.
Michelle MacKinnon is a visual artist working primarily in large scale portraiture. MacKinnon graduated in 2011 from York University with a BFA in Visual Arts with Honours and Cum Laude status. She has exhibited in various galleries in Toronto, Kingston, Napanee and St. Petersburg, Russia. MacKinnon participated in the inaugural State Hermitage Young Artist Residency in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Emerging International Artists, the Nan Yeomans Grant for Emerging Artists, a BMO FirstArt Nomination, the Salon Prize, as well as various awards and honours from York University.