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Avy Loftus is a Montreal-based visual artist and batik designer. As a visual artist, Avy already had a number of collective and solo exhibitions in Canada, USA, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Bulgaria and Bermuda.  She already received some awards for her artwork and in 2013 she received  The Queen Elizabeth II  Diamond Jubilee Medal for her artistic and community contribution.  Her artworks have been sold in Canada, United States, Ireland, Indonesia and Bermuda.

As a batik designer, she conducted batik workshops at Harbour Front, Toronto, Canadian Museum of Civilization (now: Canadian Museum of History) and the Indonesian Embassy, in Ottawa;  Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, Hotel Delta Montreal; Marsil Museum (now: Museum of Costumes and Textile in Quebec), St. Lambert;  Tulip Festival, Major Park in Ottawa, Middfest International (Ohio, USA), Chicago Children’s Museum, the Indonesian Embassy and the International Children Festival in Washington DC and private institutions.

Currently, Avy is the President of the Asian Canadian Women Artists, the Director of Peace, Love and Hope art project for the kids and member of the following organisations; Women’s Art Society of Montreal, ELAN,  The Montreal Trainers’ Group, The Canada-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and The Irish Protestant Benevolent Society.

Avy holds a B.A. in Education, a B.A. in Language and Art and a Diploma in Public Relations. She is persuing an MA this moment at Concordia University, Montreal. She finished her art training successfully at Saidye Bronfman Centre/ School of Art.