1970 Lakenheath American High School
Brandon, Suffolk
Grade 12 Matriculation

1970 – 1974 Northeast Missouri State University
Kirksville, Missouri
Bachelor of Science in Education
Major in Fine Arts

1977 – 79 Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NFLD
Completed courses for grade five teaching certificate

1975 – 2000 Employed with Avalon School Board
MacDonald Drive Junior High
Art Instructor: Grades 7, 8, and 9

Mural Work

Assisted students, after school, to create nine murals at Macdonald Drive Junior High. Students worked on murals under my supervision. These murals range from 9′ x 15′, the smallest being approximately 4′ x 4’. All the murals were created by students with the exception of two.

1996 – Completed Mural for “The Gym” Which was located on Elizabeth Avenue. This mural has since been destroyed.

2003 – Mural created for “Quintanas & Aribas Mexican Restaurant”. This mural depicts the rural atmosphere of Southern Texas and Mexico. The restaurant was sold but the new owner loves the mural.


M. Pappas Smyth

St. Michael’s Printshop

2001 – “Cod” Gouache – Illustration for playing card. Second edition of Collectors Cards.

RCA Gallery

2005 – “Colour and Form”: “Sunflower Encrypted”

2006 – “Cultural Barometer: A Statement on the State of the Arts in Newfoundland and Labrador” “The Girls” Oil on Canvas mounted on masonite 3′ x 2’. Received comps for this show.

Spurrell Gallery

2006 – Solo Exhibition – November “A Breath of Summer “

A1C (formally known as RCA Gallery) inaugural members show

2008 – Gordon Lauren curated: “Connections” Mixed Media on Canvas 24″ x 24″

“Lupins” Mixed Media on Canvas 24″ x 24″

Botanical Gardens (Members Show)

2007 – “Valentine Roses” Oil on paper 12″ x 24”, ”In a Fog” Oil Pastel on paper 9″ x 12″ 2008 – Botanical Gardens: Orchids

2009 – Botanical Gardens: Alpine Plants

2010 – Botanical Gardens: Small Watercolours

Artisans Inn, Trinity (Group Show)

2008 – Brenda Rowe Bartlett, Ruby Beaumont, Mitzi Pappas Smyth. Exhibition and Sale of work September.

Craft Council

2005 – Juried – Sharon LeRiche: Christmas Exhibition – “We Three Kings”

2011 – Juried – Sharon LeRiche: November – Members Show: “The Deep Blue Sea”

2013 – Juried – Sharon LeRiche: Christmas Exhibition: “Embroidery I”, “Embroidery 2”

2013 – Juried – Sharon LeRiche: Spring Show: “Summer Forget Me Nots”

2016 – Juried – Sharon LeRiche: Memorial on the 100th WWI Beaumont Hamel “Forget Me Not”

2017 – Juried – Sharon LeRiche: Spring Craft Show: “Chasing Dragonflies“Spring “Chickadee”, “Watching Butterflies”

2022 – Juried – Bruno Vinhas”, “Mom’s Family Home”

Eastern Edge Gallery

2009 – Members Show: “Oblivious”

2011 – The Camp Kitsch Cheese Show: “WagonWheelShag”

2022 – Members Show: Cyanotype and embroidered image

Five Island Gallery

2015 – Fisheries Moratorium: “What Code? Where?” 2016 – Resettlement: “Between the Wind and the Water”

Solo & Group Exhibition

Group Show at Arts and Culture Centre – November, 2019

Residency at Arts and Culture Center

September (2021) – March (2022) – “The Juniper Tree Proje

Residency at Arts and Culture Center:

September (2022) – April (2023) – “The Juniper Tree Project”

Professional Involvement

Past Member of the Board for Visual Arts of Newfoundland and Labrador Past Member of the Board for St. Michael’s Printshop

Past Chairperson on the Board of St. Michael’s Printshop

Past VANL Newsletter Coordinator 2000 – 2002

The Woman’s Invitational Golf Tournament: Bally Haly

In honour of Jackie Goss. I have donated over twenty pieces of work to commemorate her life since 1995. Ms. Goss was a close friend of mine who passed away due to breast cancer.


VANL Newsletter: Volume 5, Issue 7, November 1999

The Town Cryer: Volume I, Issue 29, May17 – May 24 2005

CBC Radio: Interview with Angela Antle, August 23, 2008

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