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Joy Comes In The Morning 30″ X 30″ acrylic on cradled birch panel receives Honorable Mention Award in 2020 KSOA juried art exhibition, Window Gallery, Kingston, ON.

“Fledgling Sparrows” 10″X 10″ oil on hardboard receives Honorable Mention Award in KSOA open juried art exhibition at the Window Gallery in Kingston, ON. Show runs until July 28, 2019.
Trust  / ARC Salon Competition

“Trust”, a 16″X 48″ acrylic painting by Sheila Ballantyne, was selected as a Finalist in the 13th International ARC Salon Competition under dual categories, Landscape and Still Life, and will appear on their website ( and catalogue.

The Art Renewal Center / ARC is leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, hosting the largest online museum dedicated to realist art. The ARC Salon Competition, is the largest and most prestigious competition in the western world for realist artists today, with nine categories and thousands of works competing, culminating in a traveling live exhibition of many of the winning works. This year the Art Renewal Center received over 3,750 entries from 69 countries and chose approximately 28% as Finalists.


“Shattered” – International Art Magazine

“Shattered” was selected as a Finalist in International Artist magazine’s, Art Prize Challenge No. 102, Abstract/Experimental Art and is published in their Issue 118  Dec. 2017 /Jan. 2018 


Good Morning         11″X11″       Acrylic on Board


Sheila’s painting entitled “Good Morning” was chosen by CIVA/Christians in the Visual Arts,  to be part of their traveling exhibition.


Honor the Lord with your possessions,
And with the first fruits of all your increase.
–Proverbs 3:9

From the beginning of the Old Testament to the end of the New, returning to our Creator the first fruits of what has already been given us—in talent, labor, and wealth—stands as a hallmark of God’s faithful people. The entire biblical narrative is filled with images of feasting, fruitfulness, and faithful service in which both God’s people and kingdom flourish. Joyfully and creatively engaging in the good work that God has given us to do, yielding our best efforts to the Lord, we return our first offering to him.

Opening Exhibit
First Fruits opened at CIVA’s Gallery 212 in Madison WI , on October 6, 2017. The exhibit will then travel  to a variety of venues throughout North America / see following schedule.

Jan 12 – Feb 19, 2018                                                                                                                                                      Trinity International University, Deerfield. IL

Feb 26 – Mar 26, 2018                                                                                                                                                              St. George’s Gallery / St. George’s Anglican Church, Colorado Springs, CO

         April 16 – May 20, 2018                                                                                                                                                                   Lincoln Berean Visual Arts / Lincoln Berean Church, Lincoln Nebraska

         May 30 – July 27, 2018                                                                                                                                                                 The Fourth Chapter Gallery / Christ Community Church, Kansas City, MO

         Aug 6 – Oct 29, 2018                                                                                                                                                                   Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia

          Mar 14 – April 17, 2019                                                                                                                                                               Trinity Christian Academy, Addison, TX

 June 9 – July 28, 2019                                                                                                                          Grace Point Church Gallery, Bentonville, AR

Aug 16 – Sept 13

Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

Sept 23 – Oct 27   

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, Conway, AR