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Danica Loncar is an Honours graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, graduating with a Drawing and Painting major in 1992. She is also a past Lieutenant Governor's medal recipient. Loncar is a painter and teacher who taught both art and design at the college level. She was represented by Nancy Poole's Studio in Yorkville for a several years before founding Art Works Art School and Gallery, and has participated in numerous venues including juried shows, group shows, solo exhibitions and commissioned projects both in Canada and abroad. She has been featured in various publications and interviewed on radio, television and print and has participated as a juror and guest speaker for numerous events.


Loncar is the director emeritus and founder of Art Works Art School and Gallery at 238 Jane Street in Toronto. She credits her inspiration and motivation for establishing Art Works Art School and Gallery to an opportunity given her by Joyce Wieland back in 1989 at Wieland's Alma Gallery in Toronto, where she invited and encouraged Loncar along with other young artists and students to show their work. She also sits on the board of the Baby Point Heritage Foundation committed to preserving the natural and architectural heritage of the neighbourhood, and is a founding member of the Baby Point Gates business improvement area promoting local businesses that encourage a pedestrian friendly local economy. Loncar recently chaired and led the creation of a community parkette for the Baby Point Gates historic area, which received a City of Toronto Award in 2014.


Danica Loncar

Artist, Educator, Curator, and Founder of Art Works Art School and Gallery

Select Exhibitions and Curatorial Work:

2019 - May, Sanctuary Series Solo Exhibition, Paintings by Danica Loncar, Canadian Wild Flowers of the Humber River and Magwood Sanctuary. This exhibition celebrates the life and work of Agnes Chamberlin (1833-1913). Art Works Art Gallery, Toronto 


2003 to 2017 – Annual Faculty Exhibitions at Art Works Art Gallery, Toronto

2016 - May ,Juror, McMichael Art Gallery, Kleinberg, Spring Fundraiser and Sale, Juried Exhibition

2014 - August, Visions of Croatia, Group Exhibition, Halcyon Gallery, Milton Arts Centre, Milton, Ontario, Curator Srebrenka Bogovic

2011 - April, Driven by Vision,  Photography Art Works Art Gallery with artists David Allen and Bronwen Parker, Curator Danica Loncar, Assistant Curator Lauren McKinley Renzetti

2010 - January, Making Multiples, Group Exhibition, Art Works Art Gallery, Toronto, with artists Mike Goodge, Julie Seddon Faris, Monique Baena-Tan, Michael Werner, Lauren McKinley Renzetti and Danica Loncar

2010 - February, Linked by Landscape, Student Group Exhibition, Art works Art Gallery, Toronto, with artists Natalka Zyla, Heather Pegg, Jan Kelly, Barbara Kalmuk, Tessa Griffin, Jane Laster-Gordon, Aysha Adam, Vera Bobson, Curator Danica Loncar

2010 - September, Portraits and Portrayal, Where East Meets West Face to Face, Art Works Art Gallery featuring artists Tessa Griffin and Muhammad Irfan Aziz, Curator Danica Loncar

2010 - March, On Common Ground, Group Exhibition, Art Works Art Gallery, Toronto, with artists Tori Smith, Lauren McKinley Renzetti, Marija Barac Jandric, Cid Palacio, and Danica Loncar

2001 - May 4-Oct 9, “Images of the Humber”, A Juried Multi-Media Art Exhibition Showcasing One of Canada’s Heritage Rivers. Black Creek Pioneer Village Toronto, Sponsored by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

1995 - March, Birthmarks and Other Souvenirs, Gallery 313 Group Exhibition with Kathleen Vaughan and Pauline Varga, 80 Spadina Toronto

1994 - September 3-22, Nancy Poole’s Studio Yorkville, Toronto. Exhibition: “The Artist’s Inner Circle”. Exhibiting Artists: Mary Eastlake (1864-1951), Kenneth Forbes (1882-1980), Patrick Amiot and Brigitte Laurent, John B. Boyle, Diana Dean, Valerie Palmer, Bruce St. Clair, Michael Abraham, Danica Loncar, Alexandra Pennycook, Joel Richardson, Barbara Pratt Wangersky

1994 - February, Gallery Artists Group Exhibition, Nancy Poole’s Studio, Yorkville Toronto

1992 - July, Gallery ’76 Group Exhibition with Martha Fleury, Alexandra Flood and Richard Stipl, Curator Christine Swiderski

1990 - February, Gallery ’76 Group Exhibition with Kika Thorne, Linda Lemmermeyer, Olga Lysenko, Parvenah Radmard, Curator Robert Windrum

1990 - March, Cultural Realities-Cultivating Tyranny, Solo Exhibition, Joyce Wieland’s Alma Gallery, Toronto 

1989 - December, Second Annual Group Show, Joyce Wieland’s Alma Gallery, Curator Joyce Wieland,  Toronto

1985 - Lonsdale Quay Art Gallery, Gallery Artists Group Exhibition, Metal Works, North Vancouver, B.C. (For information on special projects and collections, please contact Media and Publications

Press and Media:

1989 - C.I.U.T Radio Program By All Means, Artist Danica Loncar Interview and Discussion with Cori Levine about women and art with a focus on Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi.

1990 - March, Now Magazine Featured by Dierdre Hanna, “Cultural Realities” Artist Danica Loncar Solo Exhibtion, Alma Gallery

1990 - November, NOW Magazine, “W” Group Exhibition Gallery 76, Artists Linda Lemmermyer, Olga Lysenko, Parvenah Radmard, Kika Thorne, and Danica Loncar Featured by Dierdre Hanna

1996 - June, The Villager Art for the Terrified, Art Works Art School by Rolf Storm

2000 - January, The Etobicoke Guardian, ArtScope Section by Elizabeth Williams, No Shortage of Indoor Art Activities at Art Works Art School

2000 - December, The Bloor West Villager, Fundraiser at Art Works Art School, Photo feature by Dennis Hanagan 

2001 - March, The Bloor West Villager, West End Home Show Attracting Attention, Art Works Art School Activities for Kids 

2001 - December, The Village Gleaner,  Bloor West Village Art School Opens Creative Doors, by David Reeve

2003 - August, Toronto Metro News, Art Should Not Be Terrifying, by Danica Loncar

2004 - April, The Bloor West Villager, Children Get Busy at the Home Show, by Lisa Rainford

2004 - Summer Issue, The Village Gleaner, News, Local Art Student Represents Canada at International Conference by Bryen Dunn

2004 - Toronto Life Magazine, Art Works Art School Programs, Art and Drama feature, Parent Guide

2005 -  July, The Toronto Star Newspaper,  Photo feature by Harrison Smith, Artists in the Making at Art Works Art School

2005 - September, City TV, Art Education Feature, Danica Loncar interview with Education Specialist Cynthia Mulligan

2006 - April,  The Bloor West Villager,  Go With The Flow, Printmaking Fundraiser for the Humber River, Photo feature Dennis Hanagan

2006 - April, Rogers Cable TV, Danica Loncar Interview, Go With The Flow, Printmaking Fundraiser for the Humber River

2009 - The National Post, My Toronto, Art Works Art School and instructor Julie Seddon Fair, On My Neighbourhood by Anthony Furey

2009 - April, The Globe and Mail, Done Deals, Property Sold to Local Art School

2010 - October, The Toronto Star Newspaper, Make it a Nuit to Remember, What’s On

2010 - February, The Bloor West Villager, Budding Artists, Photo feature by Ian Kelso and Anice Wong

2010 - April, The Jewish Tribune, Exhibition Review of Mnemonic Objects, Paintings by artists Simma Goldreich at Art Works Art Gallery, Curator Danica Loncar, Orthodox Artist’s Work, Passionate, Provocative and Disturbing by Barbara Shainbaum 

2011 - June, The Bloor West Villager, BIA to Restore Baby Point Gates, Interview with Danica Loncar, By Lisa Rainford

2011 - Featured on the December issue of the OCAD University Alumni Newsletter.


2011 - December Alumni Profile, OCAD University Alumni Newsletter

2012 - Guest speaker at Concordia University Faculty of Art Education, Topic: Community Arts

2012 - Panelist on the OCAD University Career Panel, Topic: The Creative Class: Building Your Creative Career

2013 - April, Blog TO, Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Toronto, Earth Day Family Art Event at Art Works Art School by Sarah Ratchford

2013 - Today’s Parent Magazine, Art Programs at Art Works Art School, One Picasso, Two Picasso, Three Picasso, Four by Jane Beddard

2013 - April, CBC Radio Metro Morning with Matt Galloway, Art Works Art School Celebrate Earth Day!

2013 - January, The Bloor West Villager, Art Works Art School Artist in Residence, Bronwen  Parker, Redefining  Art School Property with Mosaics by Lisa Rainford

2013 - March, The Bloor West Villager, Photo Feature The Luck of the Irish at Art Works Art School, with Instructor Jennifer Falvy

2013 - November, The Bloor West Villager, Making Art Accessible to All, Art Works Art School Creates Scholarship Fund by Lisa Rainford

2013 - December, The Bloor West Villager, Cover Photo “Art Mimics Life” by Heather Pegg, artist and Art Works Art School student

2015 - January, The Bloor West Villager, Photo Feature by Eduardo Lima, Artist Formally Know as Prints, Focus on Printmaking Workshop at Art Works Art School

2015 - July, The Bloor West Villager, Pan Am Games Special Edition by Lisa Rainford

2016 - March, The Bloor West Villager, Toronto To Launch Heritage Studies of Bloor West Village and Baby Point by Lisa Rainford

2016 - November,  Neighbours of Bloor West Village Magazine, Cover feature Community of Artists, Twenty Years of Art Works Art School by Sara De Marco

2016 - December Snapd Bloor West Magazine, Art Works Art School 20th Anniversary Open House, Celebrating Twenty Years at Art Works Art School 

2017 - OCAD University website, Meet Our Donors,  Danica Loncar Profile as Alumni and Supporter

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