Awards & Achievements

  • Aug, 2018

    "Pontiac" chosen to be part of "The Lives of Birds", Special Exhibition 2018, Buckhorn Fine Art Festival.

  • Jan, 2018

    "Trust" Named Finalist in ARC Salon Competition

    Sheila's painting "Trust" was chosen as a Finalist in the 13th International Art Renewal Center/ARC Salon Competition. Approximately 28% of 3,750 entries from 69 countries were selected to appear in the ARC virtual salon gallery and catalogue.

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  • Dec, 2017

    International Artist Magazine Finalist

    Sheila's 20"X 20" mixed media piece "Shattered" was selected as a Finalist in International Artist Magazine's Art Challenge No. 102, Abstract/Experimental Art and is published in their 118 issue, Dec 2017 / Jan 2018.

  • Sep, 2017

    "First Fruits" Traveling Exhibition

    Sheila's painting, "Good Morning" has been chosen to be part of "First Fruits", a traveling exhibition through CIVA/Christians in the Visual Arts. The show opened in Madison WI in Oct. 2017 and will travel throughout the United States until 2020.


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  • Aug, 2017

    Juried Feature Exhibition

    "Celtic Roots" chosen for the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival 2017 Special Exhibit "Oh Canada! Our True North".

  • Oct, 2016

    Artists for Conservation 2016

    "Majestic" is chosen for inclusion in the Artists for Conservation 9th annual juried virtual exhibition and companion book.

  • Oct, 2015

    Artists for Conservation 2015 Exhibition

    Two of Sheila's paintings "Whispers" and "Adelaide Island" were chosen by AFC to be included in their annual virtual show and show companion book. "Adelaide Island" was also chosen for inclusion in the live exhibition in Vancouver as well as the Arizona - Sonora Desert Museum.

  • Oct, 2012

    Artists for Conservation 2012 Exhibition

    Sheila's paintings "Close Encounter" and "Silo Haunt" were both chosen to be part of AFC's "The Art of Conservation" live exhibition at Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, BC.

  • Aug, 2012

    Buckhorn Promotional Pick

    Sheila's painting, "Red-wing" was chosen to appear in all promotional advertising for the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival, 35th Anniversary, as well as their 2012 Feature Exhibition.

  • Sep, 2011

    People's Choice Award

    Sheila Ballantyne's painting "Timeless" receives the People's Choice Award in the "Spirit of the Land", 4th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Marriane van Silfhout Gallery, St. Lawrence College, Brockville, Ontario. In conjunction with the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve.

  • Jun, 2011

    Artists for Conservation 2011 Exhibition

    Both "Under Surrveillance" and Timeless were chosen for inclusion in AFC's 2011 virtual exhibition and coffee table book. Sheila's 32"X 40" acrylic painting, "Timeless", depicting a heronry, was also part of "The Art of Conservation" 2011 live exhibition on Grouse Mountain, BC.

  • Oct, 2010

    People’s Choice Award

    "Tomahawk Rock", a 32"X 40" acrylic painting by Sheila Ballantyne wins the People's Choice Award at the 4th Annual Three Horse Art Studio Show in Lansdowne ON.


  • Jul, 2010

    The Art of Conservation 2010

    Sheila's paintings "Grace" and "Tomahawk Rock" were selected for inclusion in AFC's "The Art of Conservation" 2010 virtual exhibition. Sheila was delighted to have Artist for Conservation Managing Director Bill Whiting visit our Inspirations Art Gallery to present her with a copy of the 2010 The Art of Conservation coffee table book.


  • Sep, 2008

    Ducks Unlimited Canada, National Art Portfolio

    Sheila's painting, Thrill Seekers, was selected to join Ducks Unlimited Canada's 2008 National Art Portfolio. This limited edition series helps support Ducks Unlimited Canada's on-the-ground wetland conservation work, scientific research and education programs. Other pieces of Sheila's dramatic collection have been recognized by Ducks Unlimited Canada.

    Her paintings Freedom of Flight and Free spirits were both selected in 2001 to be part of DUC's National Art Portfolio.

  • Aug, 2008

    Juror's Choice Award

    By STACEY ROY – Courtesy of ST. Lawrence EMC – Thursday July 31, 2008

    When Sheila Ballantyne picks up a paint brush to work her focus is to accomplish a picture she's happy with, but earlier last month the judges at a New York state competition happened to agree with her resulting in winning top prize.

    Ballantyne was pleasantly surprised to see the Juror's Choice ribbon hanging on her painting - 'Front Row Seats' when she arrived at the July 10 launch of the Along the River's Edge Art Show and Sale  in Clayton, New York.

    Winning the award means more than just a ribbon on her wall, for Ballantyne the recognition  is affirmation that her work was appreciated by that audience.

    "That's what the real reward is that people enjoy it," she said.

    The painting is a large piece with rippling rushing water in the foreground. The river seems to reach out and grab you as it did Ballantyne in the painting of it.

    "That's one of my favourite things to paint," she said.

  • Aug, 2004

    Purchase Award, St. Lawrence Islands National Park

    Sheila's painting "From the Landing" captures the purchase award in "The Bones of the Mother", a juried art exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the St. Lawrence Islands National Park. Bones of the Mother is the Mohawk name for sacred lands of the Thousand Islands.

  • Nov, 2003

    Feature Artist WPBS TV

    Sheila was the WPBS TV feature artist for 2003. A thirty minute documentary about the artist entitled "Natural Instincts" was produced and aired prior to the art auction. Her 16"X 20" acrylic painting, "Bountiful Beauty", set an over bid record of $6,400. during the Watertown based television station's art auction on Nov.7.

  • Sep, 2001

    Double Entry in Ducks Unlimited National Art Portfolio

    Ducks Unlimited Canada chose Sheila's paintings "Freedom of Flight" and "Free Spirits" for their 2001 National Art Portfolio. These paintings were produced as limited edition prints and sold exclusively at Ducks Unlimited events throughout Canada. All proceeds from the sale of these prints was used to promote waterfowl awareness and perpetuation.