Robert Pointer is a Canadian artist, educator, and musician working in central Ontario. His artwork has been on exhibit since the 1970's and is in private and public collections across Canada. A figurative artist, he primarily creates intimate paintings from observation or relating to direct experiences in acrylic, or oil on canvas. His paintings can be in the realist, impressionist, or abstract tradition depending on his subject and intention. He retired in 2014 after teaching art and music at the middle school level for over 25 years. 
He continues to teach art with Wildwood Art Adventures.

Grey Highlands 2018

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, 1981, University of Guelph
Bachelor of Education, 1989, University of Western Ontario


ASSOCIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

Federation of Canadian Artists, Active Status - Current
Federation of Canadian Artists, Toronto Chapter - Current
Murray J. Clerkson Award Selection Committee, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, 2021
Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, 2017- Current
Museum and Heritage Advisory Committee of Grey Highlands-Current
Tourism Advisory Committee of Grey Highlands, Arts Liaison, 2017 - 2018
Saugeen Autumn Leaves Studio Tour, 2016-Current
Saugeen Plein Air Painting Group, 2018
Arts Society King, 2014 - 2015
Ontario College of Teachers (estd. 1996) - 2016
Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario 1989 - 2014
York Artists Guild, 1986 - 1989

EXHIBITIONS

Federation Of Canadian Artists - Toronto Chapter
"Show Up Show" - juried exhibition
September 2021

Town of Blue Mountains
The Municipal Art Program - Town Hall
August 2021- August 2022

The Flesherton Art Gallery
Flesherton, Ontario
"The Escarpment Series" solo exhibition
July to September 2021

Town of Collingwood
Featured Artist Program
June 2021

Campbell House Art Project
Collingwood, Ontario
Annual Exhibition
2021 Juried Show
2020 Juried Show
2019 Juried Show
2018 Juried Show

The Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
"Portraits of Resilience" online exhibition
May 2021

The Gallery at L.E. Shore
Thornbury, Ontario
"Celebrating the Colour Green"
2021 Feb-March: Open invitation, Salon Arts and Crafts exhibition.

Fringe Gallery
London, Ontario
2019 -exhibition, "BLOOM",
group exhibition exploring and celebrating the natural beauty of the nude figure.

Flesherton Fling
Flesherton, Ontario
2019 - outdoor art fair

2nd Avenue Gallery,
Owen Sound, Ontario
2019 - Painting the Female Figure (clothed)
2019 - Painting the Nude
2019 - Selected Works

Blue Mountain Foundation For the Arts
Collingwood, Ontario
2020 -  Featured Artists' Show
2019 -  Members' Show
2018 -  Members' Show
2017 - "Les Belles Fleurs" , floral theme
2017 -  Members' Show

Saugeen Autumn Leaves Studio Tour
Grey County, Ontario

2021 - Robert Pointer Studio-Gallery (announced)
2019 - Robert Pointer Studio-Gallery
2018 - Robert Pointer Studio-Gallery
2017 - Robert Pointer Studio-Gallery

2016 - Robert Pointer Studio-Gallery

25th Anniversary Show -Saugeen Autumn Leaves Studio Tour
Durham, Ontario - Garafraxa Café,
2018 - 25th Anniversary Show

Dunbar Gallery
Flesherton, Ontario
2019
2018 - The Bakery "En Plein Air Paintings"
2018 - "En Plein Air"

2017 - Grand Opening "En Plein Air"

Paint Battle
Clarksburg, Ontario
2018 - Paint Battle, Marsh Street Centre,

Artsburg
Clarksburg, Ontario
2018 -   outdoor art fair

Collingwood Arts and Music Festival
Collingwood, Ontario
2018 - art fair

Shoe Kat Shoo
Orangeville, Ontario
2017 - Winter Twilight
2012 - Visions of the Rural Landscape, Solo Exhibition

Feversham Art Fair
Feversham, Ontario
2017 - Split Rail Artists

Beaver Valley Handmade Artisan Market
2016 - 
Kimberley, Ontario

Mad and Noisy Gallery
Creemore, Ontario
2016 - "Lyrical" Juried Exhibition, 2 paintings in show
1st Place, People's Choice Award for "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens"

Art Society King
Schomberg, Ontario
2015 - The Street Gallery, Recent Work

Artworld Fine Art
Toronto, Ontario
2015 - Believe to Achieve Charity Auction
2013 - Gift Sized Art Exhibition & Sale

Double Door Studios and Gallery
Anten Mills, Ontario
2011 - "Recent Work" Fred Pointer, Robert Pointer
2006 - "Face Off" Self Portrait Show - group show
2005 - "Miniatures" - group show
2005 - "Figure Works" - group show

City Of York Municipal Building
City of York, Ontario
1988 - Solo Exhibition

York  Hydro Building, City of York, Ontario

1987 - York Artists Guild Group Show

The Shooting Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1983 - Solo Exhibition

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
1980 - Exhibition of Student Anatomical Drawings

Artworks No. 2 Cambridge Library - Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario,
1976 - Jury Show (jurors: Harold Klunder, Andrew Oko, S.R Thielson)

Spring Exibition '7- "A Juried Exhibition of Drawings"
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
1975 - Jury Show, Purchase Award (juror: Tony Urquhart)


Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery and Museum of Fine Art, Owen Sound, Ontario,

1975 - Jury Show

Publications

Town of Blue Mountains 10th Annual Municipal Art Program, 2021-2022, leaflet, page 4
Zak Erb, "Within Grasp" Rrampt Magazine, Summer 2021, pp 71-74
"The Escarpment Series, Flesherton Art Gallery," Exhibition Catalogue - 2021
Dawn Ritchie, "Robert Pointer, Painting Our Lives'" Good Life Magazine Georgian Bay, Summer 2018. pg 66
"Artworks No. 2, 2nd Annual Juried Art Show," Exhibition pamphlet, The Art Gallery, Cambridge Central Library, 1976
"Spring Exhibition '75" Exhibition Catalogue, Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, 1975, pg 26