Awards & Achievements
Michael has again been selected for inclusion in the Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, with a double page spread at the front of the catalogue of 'Avian Dance' - common grackles, plus two pages featuring five images and text.More info...
Michael won first place in the wildlife category of The Artist's Magazine's annual competition for 2012. His entry titled 'Mill Cloth' was the winning entry, and 'Hybrid Falcon Study' also received an award of merit.
An AFC Medal of Excellence was awarded for Michael's painting titled 'Trust' which features an unusually innovative composition depicting two house sparrows at the feet of a large draft horse. The image of this painting can be viewed elsewhere on this site.
Awarded by Gallery One, Mentor, Ohio, in conjunction with the Masterworks in Miniature exhibition in 2009.
The Peterborough Pathway of Fame recognizes outstanding contributions which enrich the artistic, social, economic, and charitable environment of the city and surrounding areas. Ceremonies include the awarding of certificate, pin, and bronze plaque laid at Del Crary Park in the city of Peterborough.
Biographical profile published by University of Toronto Press. Inclusion 1994 to current.
Endangered Species Series of Canadian Commemorative Stamps: Atlantic Whitefish - 1980, and Vancouver Island Marmot - 1981. Other artists participating in the series: Robert Bateman, and Gary Low.
The Canadian Endangered Species series by Michael Dumas was a six year project which involved direct field research and depiction of ten species found to be endangered in Canada. Support for the project was made possible by the Explorations Program of the Canada Council. The series completed in 1984 was comprised of ten major paintings, ten large graphite working drawings, and numerous field sketches in graphite, ink, and watercolour. A series of limited edition reproductions were published and a suede bound portfolio was available to house the entire collection which included the ten major pieces and an accompanying sketch/text sheet.
This body of work formed the basis for Dumas'solo exhibition of the same name at the McMichael Canadian Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, in 1981. Held over by popular demand it became the longest running 'guest' exhibit in the gallery's long history.