Born in Venezuela, South America and Resides with his wife Michele in Calgary,
It's not just about sports art but more
so creating an illusion of an athlete's moment in time.
After years of rendering sports art and
photography, Joe Versikaitis efforts will continue to focus on
the development of todays sought after high profile players with
the highest quality and value of sport artwork for the world
Whether its a goalie making a game
winning save or the riveting moment before a quarterback throws
the ball, Joe Versikaitis strives to reveal the intricate
relationship between a person and their sports habitats.
The notions of sports portraitures are
my interpretation, my inspiration and my passion of an athlete
Working from game experiences to my canvas I explore what a
sport portrait is. This exhibition includes traditional acrylic
paintings with a twist of realism to investigate and push the
boundaries of the portrait.
"I would like to Thank the Alberta
Sports Hall of Fame and Museum for putting up with my work for
the past 9 month! What a great opportunity for the Versikaitis -
The Art of Sport.
I would like to thank all the people that
attended the exhibit to show their support
and I hope that all of you
viewing the renderings but more so appreciated the
preserved sports history the museum has to offer.
We appreciate you visiting!
click on the ARTWORKS link on the left to view the art
piece and also read the story that inspired the piece!
Studio - 403 454 3091 ( Please leave a
picture of Trevor and me was taken by my best friend
Mike Laux. In the story The Kidd and me, This is
the part where I stood on Trevor's pinky toe while the
shot was taken.
This is the after
shot...Not a good thing to do to someone who is very
superstitious. You'll have to go to Blog with Alberta
Sport Artist Joe Versikaitis to read
Kidd and me
This is a 1996
picture of Theo Fleury and myself after spending 5 hours
of signing prints. There was 314 prints and 14 Artist
" Theo 14 "
In this 2001 picture I'm the skinny guy in the middle.
On the left is Jay Bouwmeester when he played for the
Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League. Now
for Calgary Flames in the National Hockey League.On the right is
Sutton Group, Medicine Hat, who promoted the painting and
" Bouwmeester # 4 "
Commissioned and Private
MaCarthy, Teemu Selanne, Billy Smith, Bill Ranford,
Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Esa Tekkinen, Theo
Fleury, Trevor Kidd, Foster Hewett, Ken Dryden, Tony
Esposito, Annti Alltto, Kam Neely, Kris Russell,
Matt Keetley, Kevin Nastiuk, Mark Messier,
Joffrey Lupul, Ryan Hollweg and Chris St.Jaque,
Jarome Iginla, Dion Phanuef, Curtis Joseph, Paul
Henderson, Brayden McNabb, Steve Yzerman, Nik Lewis,
Henry Burris, John Hufnagel, Jon Cornish, Neymar Jr, Leo Messi,
Andres Iniesta, Rob Maver
Corporate Works &
The Canadian Institute of
Portrait Artists National Exhibition at the Alliance
Francaise in Clagary Alberta. August 5 2008.
" KIPPER "
...Winner of the 2008 Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists
National Open Portrait Exhibition,
The Alex Colville Award for Excellence in Acrylic
Joe was accepted into the Canadian Institute of Portrait
2008 National Open Portrait Exhibition - The Alex Colville Award
for Excellence in Acrylics.
October - December, 2009 Group Exhibit at the Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine
November 5th - 28, 2010 Group Exhibit at the Cultural Center Gallery, Medicine
July 6th, 2011
painting of Mathieu Garon wins Gold
at the 2011 Southern Alberta Summer Games in the Art Category.
September 17, 2016 - Jon Cornish Legacy painting legacy at
Exhibit: Exhibit is on from November 19, 2016
- June 30, 2017
of Sports Portraitures
I would like to Thank the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame for
allowing me this great opportunity to show case my work to the
good folks of Red Deer and surrounding areas. This by far is one
of the greatest moments in my art career!
I would also like to thank Sean Bell from Cam Clark Ford for the
great support and sponsorship. With your help we are going to
help a few kids play a sport, learn a musical instrument or
learn to dance. There are so many things that KidSport supports
in our communities.
The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is located at
4200 Queen Elizabeth II Highway #102, Red
Deer, AB T4N 1E3
exhibit - November 7, 2016
"It's not just about sports art
but more so creating an
authenticated rendering of an
athlete's moment in time. The
inspirational story behind that
art piece is what gives value to
that piece," Joe explained about
"The notions of sports
portraitures are my
interpretation, my inspiration
and my passion of an athlete
portrait. Working from game
experiences to my canvas I
explore what a sport portrait
is. This exhibition includes
traditional acrylic paintings
with a twist of realism to
investigate and push the
boundaries of the portrait."
November 19, 2016
I would like to thank the ladies
at the Alberta Sports Hall of
Fame and Museum for this
wonderful opportunity to show
case my work in such high
fashion! The launch date event
is one that will forever be
tucked away in my families heart
for a long time!
Breanna, Shelsea, and Donna you
out did yourself in laying it
all out to make this such a
professional and memorable
To Sean Bell and Cam Clark Ford
in Red Deer, a huge Thank you
for your generous sponsor and
Radio advertising. Very, very
kind of you!
To the good folks that took the
time to come out to see some
sport portraitures, to listen to
the stories of each piece, and
for your support....Thank You!!
You made this event even sweeter
than what I envisioned with your
But most of all, to my wonderful
and beautiful family, Michele,
Miguel and Jericka...Thank you
so much for your support
throughout the many years and
again your help with this event
was very much appreciated!
I would like to say a special
thank you to Patty Urban for
your support and also
congratulate you in winning the
silent auction Theo Fleury
framed print at the event!.,
thank you! Proceeds will go to
the KidSport Red Deer chapter.
Lots of Huge Thank you's in here
but you all deserve each and
every one of them!!!!
For the folks that couldn't make
this wonderful event the exhibit
will be on display until July 1,
2017. So if you are looking for
break in your travels on the
QE2, please take the time to
stop in at the Alberta Sport
Hall of Fame and Museum to check
out " The Notion of Sport
Please go to
for more information.
for some awesome service and
even better deals, tell them "
Joe sent you!"...lol ... no
Go to KidSport to see why, where
and how they reach out to local
Ducks Unlimited, Heart and
Stroke, Kinsmen and Kinnitte Clubs, CARO the World Children Foundation, Ronald
McDonald House, and The Special Olympics.
Hat College, Brooks Alberta Campus.
Degree in Computer
Graphics and Dynamic Media with a distinction in the
Print Media and Marketing, from Applied Multi Media
Training Center in Calgary, Alberta.
Joe Versikaitis was born in
Venezuela, South America and moved to Brooks,
Alberta in 1972
On Track for the Future -
Jay Bouwmeester - 2001
Depth - 2002
Theo Fleury - Theo 14 for Fort
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