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BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

ARS GRATIA ARTIS

"Kunst uit liefde voor de kunst"

OLGA VAN DIJK (1955) [pronounce 'van Dyke'] is an abstract contemporary painter.
She grew up in the Netherlands, near Amsterdam, and lived there for over 30 years.
She earned her teaching degrees in Hilversum, Holland and taught in a variety of settings.

Over 30 years ago the van Dijk family decided to live abroad. They lived in Italy, Germany and Switzerland. During that time she taught Art and Music at different International Schools.
Moving to the USA she lived with her family in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia.
Since her husband retired they settled down in Pennsylvania and are the proud grandparents of three of the most adorable grandchildren.

In spring of 2004 she was the founder of the still ongoing gallery sized ART Exhibits in the Smith Northview Hospital (Valdosta, Ga) featuring local and regional artists in the hospital's lobby and hallways.

Now her two daughters are adult women, Olga enjoys being a professional painter herself.

She is a proud owner of OlgArt Reiki Studio in Avondale, PA and puts on her shows together.

She was an ART instructor @the Academy for Life Long Learning (University of Delaware, Wilmington) and taught art (Collages & Abstracts)@ the CCArts, CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS (Yorklyn, DE)

Since 2012 Olga is now a passionate Reiki Master Teacher/Practitioner and incorporates Reiki in her Art work.
She practices reiki at her Studio where many clients benefit from her healing Reiki Energy through Love and Light.

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Olga's art can be found in numerous private and corporate collections
across the United States and Europe.
Olga always welcomes new commission work.

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Selected JURIED EXHIBITIONS:
*2006, October 6/27, - Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, Center for the Creative Arts (CCArts Yorklyn, DE)
Jurors – Paul Andreas, Kalliopie Mihalo-Rojas
Awarded with the 3rd place

*2007, February 2 - 23, - @the Center for the Creative Arts CCArts (Yorklyn, DE)
Winter Escape:Tempting Colors of the Tropics

*2007, March 3 - March 30,- All Media Exhibition of the CCAA (Chester County Art Association, West Chester, Pennsylvania

*2007, June 8 - June 30, - The Big Picture 's -"Red - The Primary Color" CCArts Member's Exhibition-,
Juror - Larry Anderson.
208 Lantana Drive, Hockessin, DE 19707, Phone:(302)239-7460

* 2007, Sept 8 - Oct. 5- "Color: Bold/Subtle Exhibition of the CCAA (Chester County Art Association)
100 North Bradford Avenue | West Chester, PA 19382

2007, October 5 – 26, Regional Fine Arts Exhibition: Center for Creative Arts CCA, Yorklyn, Delaware.
Juror – James Lecky

*2007, November 17 - December 21,- Watermedia Exhibition of the CCAA (Chester County Art Association, West Chester, Pennsylvania

*2008, January 11 - February 15,- All Media Exhibition of the Chester County Art Association (CCAA), West Chester, Pennsylvania
Juror - Jacklyn Brickman

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selected GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
*2005- Library Academy for Lifelong Learning University of Delaware.

*2006-Library Academy for Lifelong Learning University of Delaware.

*2006, November 1 - December 30, "4 GIRLS" @the Rockford Map Gallery, 1800 Lovering Ave, Wilmington DE;

*2007, January 25 - April, Exhibition of the New Garden Art Association(NGAA) @the Township Building of West Grove, PA 19390, 372 Rose Hill Road. Theme: SNOW SCENES

*2007, April - July 15, New Garden Art Association(NGAA), Township Building West Grove, PA.Theme: Spring scenes

2007 April 13 – May 11, Members Exhibition: Center for Creative Arts, Yorklyn, Delaware

*2007, May 26 - June 15
Chester County Art Association (CCAA) Members Open Exhibition @ the Allison Gallery, West Chester, PA

*2007, July 15- Oct 15-, New Garden Art Association(NGAA), Township Building West Grove, PA
Theme: MIXED MEDIA/Summer

*2007, Oct 15 - Dec 15, New Garden Art Association(NGAA), Township Building West Grove, PA.

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Selected 2(WO)MEN show:
*2007, August 1-31, 2007, with AW-member Olga Dmytrenko @"Central Perk" 42 East Main Street, Newark,DE (close to the University of Delaware.)

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SOLO EXHIBITS *2007, Sept.7 - Sept. 21, 2007* (My first) SOLO Show "Colors of My Mind" at the Academy for Lifelong Learning, University of Delaware, Wilmington Campus @ the Canon Reading Room, Arsht Hall from 8 am - 5 pm.

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(FUTURE) SOLO EXHIBITIONS
*2008: KENDAL at Longwood's main building, 1109 E. Baltimore Pike (route 1, 1/4 mile East of route 52, intersection at Hamerton) Kennett Square, PA 19348

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ALL WORKS ARE FOR SALE
~unless otherwise specified~

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