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  Lorenda Harder BFA BEd

Lorenda is an emerging yet seasoned visual artist and poet

with a passion for beauty and spiritual transformation.

Artist Lorenda Harder in York, Maine
Nubble Lighthouse by Lorenda Harder
Reception at the TAG Gallery for Lorenda Harder


Occasional to full-time since the 1980s

Freelance and Commission Artist 

Private Collections:

New York, Maine, Arizona, California, Western and Central Canada, Toronto and the Niagara Region, Great Britain, and Australia

Writer and Poet

Traditionally published and self-published

Since 2019: Three self-published limited edition art and poetry books 


Founder, Niagara Arts Academy

Illustrator, Educator, past owner of Surfaces: murals and specialty painting


Bachelor of Education (Honours); 1984

The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CA

Bachelor of Fine Arts; 1982

The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CA

Certificate of Religious Studies;1979

Torchbearers International, North Lancashire, UK


The Third Chair Gallery Café, St. Catharines, ON - Juried

       2022 Niagara Augustness  


Harbour Cafe, St. Catharines, ON

2020-22 Growing Hope  

Book Launches for Poetry and Art Integrations

      2021 B'reshith

      2020 The Wounded Christ

      2019 The Mending Branch


The B Gallery, St. Catharines, ON -- Juried

2018 My Life in Trees,

2017 Ocean Encounters

2015-16 Expressions


The Arts & Letters Club - Toronto, Ontario.

       Feb-Mar 2023 Featured on the Jurors' Wall


The Hub on Queen, Niagara Falls, ON 

2021 Nature Inspired Community QSAG Featured Artist (Classical Elements) 

2017 Niagara Arts Showcase & Fundraiser


The B Gallery, St. Catharines, ON 

2018 The Wonder Poetry and Art; Redemptive Poetry and Art 

Bethany School of Music & Arts, St. Catharines, ON

2013-18 Annual EnKindle Arts Festival. Art exhibit and poetry performance

The TAG Gallery, St. Catharines, ON

2016-17 Fall and Winter Group Exhibit

Fireman's Park, Niagara Falls, ON

2017 Carmel Fine Art & Music Festival

Show & Sale



External Juror - The Arts & Letters Club Toronto, ON. Honoured to be asked to be a juror for this historic and respected club, where the Group of Seven were known to have lunched. Feb-Mar 2023


Faith Arts Founding Director - Cross-disciplinary arts club geared for Christians to discuss integrating their personal beliefs, building aesthetic skills, and encouraging culture care. Jan 2022


Fundraising Donations - for International Justice Mission and other local at-risk individuals. 2015 - present

Other - Organizing, Curating, and Jurying for community art shows/community events, Founder of an annual Education Showcase for home-educated youth in Niagara, ON. 2010-present


Memberships & Certificates

Memberships: QSAG, FCA, SCA, CARFAC, CIVA 

Professional Secondary Teacher's Certificate 1984; OTC '86-'98

Happy Flash Backs (MB)

  • Manitoba Society of Artists (MSA) Juried Exhibit: Awards & Sale

  • Centennial Concert Hall Art Exhibit: A DUO show with my mother & artist, Elma Eidse-Neufeld

  • Ceramic Workshop with Steve Repa: Artist/Co-founder of Forum Art Institute

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