Artist CV

Josephine Vaccaro-Chang

Education/Artist Training

  • The Mastery Program, Milan Art Institute. Mentor:  Dafni Milan-Lynde
  • The Art & Science of Drawing, Brent Eviston
  • Colour Masterclass, Dan Scott
  • The Creative Visionary Program, Nicholas Wilson
  • ARTrepreneur, York Region Arts Council
  • Introduction to Watercolours, Valerie Kent
  • Introduction to Acrylics, ROMA Art Studio
  • University of Toronto, Bachelor of Arts (theatre arts)


  •  Ontario Arts Council: funds used to create video of mosaic art exhibition
  • Ontario Arts Council: funds used to teach children how to create e-books
  • The Pollination Project: funds used to create small community library resembling a gingerbread house
  • Richmond Hill Community & Cultural Grant: funds used to create a 6 foot tall sculpture


  • “Best Author/Illustrator in Richmond Hill”, Metroland Media

 Group Shows       

  • Midland Centre For The Arts
  • The Women’s Art Cooperative of Lafontaine
  • Park Place Christmas event
  • The Tiny Hub
  • The Richmond Hill Board of Trade
  • RU & U Art Studio
  • Varley Art Gallery of Markham
  • ROMA Art Show
  • The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Mill Pond Gallery
  • The Word On The Street 

Commissions (artist’s fee received) 

  • You’re Loved!: 16" x 20" on canvas, acrylic and oil
  • Bzzzz: 11” x 14” on canvas, acrylic and oil
  • Dreaming of Santorini: 48” x 60” on canvas, oil


 Professional Memberships

  •  Quest Art School & Gallery 

Author/Illustrator.  Books published by Dance In The Rain Publishing (royalties received)

  •  We Are Colourful Friends
  • Our Colourful Cookies
  • The Garden Of Love
  • We Are Leaves

Presenter (artist’s fee received) 

  • Delivered interactive workshops to over 5,500 primary aged students at elementary schools and libraries based on books I have written and illustrated