Justin Maas

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Justin Maas
Born(1972-10-02)October 2, 1972
NationalityCanadian
Known forPortraiture

Justin Maas is a Canadian realist artist and author. [1] Maas' first book "Drawing Realistic Pencil Portraits Step by Step: Basic Techniques for the Head and Face" [2] was published by F + W. Maas was born in Hartford, Connecticut and currently resides in Salmon Arm, British Columbia

Education[edit]

Maas studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Milwaukee Art Museum before enrolling in the Visual Communications Program at the Alberta College of Art and Design where he received a 4 year diploma. [1]

Maas is a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists[3] and an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists [4]

Awards[edit]

  • 2018 1st Place - 2018 Star Wars Awards "Best Traditional Art" in Visual Art Category" [5]
  • 2018 2nd Place - Federation of Canadian Artists Chapter Show [6]


  • 2017 2nd Place - Federation of Canadian Artists National Show [7]
  • 2017 2nd Place - Federation of Canadian Artists Chapter Show [8]
  • 2017 Award of Excellence - Federation of Canadian Artists National Works on Paper Show[9]
  • 2017 Marie Manson Award Recipient


  • 2016 1st Place - Federation of Canadian Artists COC Chapter Show [10]
  • 2016 1st Place - Federation of Canadian Artists National Show [10]
  • 2016 2nd Place - Federation of Canadian Artists Chapter Show [11]
  • 2016 Award of Excellence - Federation of Canadian Artists National Works on Paper Show - January 2016 [12]


  • 2015 1st Place - Federation of Canadian Artists TNSC Chapter Show [13]
  • 2015 2nd Place - Federation of Canadian Artists COC Chapter Show


  • 2014 3rd Place - Federation of Canadian Artists COC National Show [14]
  • 2014 Award of Excellence - Federation of Canadian Artists TNSC Chapter Show [15]


  • 2012 - 2nd Place - Federation of Canadian Artists TNSC Chapter Show [16]

Works[edit]

Maas' works are in private collections across Canada, The United States and Europe. As well, he has several famous clients including Actors, Actresses and Musicians.[17]

Maas' has done a series of features for Strathmore Artists Papers, specifically their Toned Tan line. [18]

Maas' drawing of Ken_Jeong was featured on Today_(U.S._TV_program) [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stories, Local. "Art & Life with Justin Maas - Voyage Chicago - Chicago City Guide".
  2. ^ Book Link. "Drawing Realistic Pencil Portraits Step by Step: Basic Techniques for the Head and Face: Justin Maas: 0035313670961: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  3. ^ "Our Member Artists - Our Member Artists - Custom List - Federation of Canadian Artists, Canada's largest national arts service organization for visual artists". artists.ca.
  4. ^ "SCA Elected Members". www.societyofcanadianartists.com.
  5. ^ "2018 Star Wars Award". starwars.com.
  6. ^ "Home - Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA". tnsc.ca.
  7. ^ "Shows - View Gallery - View Item - Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA". tnsc.ca.
  8. ^ "Shows - Shows - View Gallery - Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA". tnsc.ca.
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ a b "Shows - View Gallery - View Item - Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA". tnsc.ca.
  11. ^ "Shows - Shows - View Gallery - Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA". tnsc.ca.
  12. ^ "Exhibitions - View Gallery - View Item - Federation of Canadian Artists, Canada's largest national arts service organization for visual artists". artists.ca.
  13. ^ "Shows - Shows - View Gallery - Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA". tnsc.ca.
  14. ^ "Award winners" (PDF). centralokanaganfca.com.
  15. ^ "Shows - View Gallery - View Item - Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA". tnsc.ca.
  16. ^ "Shows - View Gallery - View Item - Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA". tnsc.ca.
  17. ^ "Tweet gets quick reaction". Salmon Arm Observer. 15 September 2015.
  18. ^ "New Series of Toned Paper Portrait Drawing Videos! - Strathmore Artist Papers". www.strathmoreartist.com.
  19. ^ "Celebrity Swipe with KLG and Hoda". www.youtube.com.

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