Awards &
Recognition

Grace’s achievements include the following awards, recognitions and press notices. We are proud that her beautiful work has had such a wide-ranging impact, both at home and abroad.


2018

Grace’s “Waves” art is featured in Peter Marks’ Conscious Care & Support manual, 2018 edition http://centreforconsciouscare.ca



December 2016

Grace’s art is used by Autism Canada for their annual Christmas Card https://autismcanada.org/



September 2016

Grace’s “Flower Garden” art is used as the cover for a new autism textbook, “Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Ontario Context”, written by professors Kimberly Maich and Carmen Hall, and published by Canadian Scholars Press.


April 2016

Grace’s art is used as table cards for Bethesda’s “One Canvas, Many Hands” Dinner Gala in Niagara, Ontario.



2016

Grace and her family are featured in Autism Ontario’s 2016 Annual Report (pages 4-5) http://www.autismontario.com/Client/ASO/AO.nsf/object/Autism+Ontario+Annual+Report+2016/$file/Autism+Ontario+Annual+Report+2016+.pdf



2015

Grace and her family are featured in the “Curriculum of Caring” video series produced by McMaster University, a program for students in medicine, nursing, and other health sciences which seeks to resurrect the caring in healthcare, rebalancing human compassion and technical expertise.



April 2015

Grace’s Mom Janet Culliton wrote a short article about the beginnings of Autism Ontario for its 40th anniversary in 2013. The article also discusses some of the Culliton family’s challenges and hopes. Featured on Autism Ontario’s 2015 World Autism Awareness Day website.



April 2014

Grace’s print “Winter Trees” is used as the cover page for the medical Journal on Developmental Disabilities (JoDD), http://oadd.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Cover_pages.pdf


January 2013

Grace’s art “Mosaic Stars” is used for the title track “Hook in my Mouth” by The Urban Monks, a Waterloo Ontario band deemed by CBC Radio to be, at times, “eerily like the Beatles.” http://urbanmonks.bandcamp.com/track/hook-in-my-mouth/


December 2013 and 2012

Grace’s art is used for the Friendship Ministries Christmas card

www.friendship.org


October 2011

Grace is featured in a Stratford Beacon Herald newspaper article promoting the differences in the autism spectrum.

http://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/2011/10/31/autism-an-individual-disorder


June 2011

“Friends of Grace Culliton” Facebook site launched to help keep friends and fans updated.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Grace-Culliton/155212887882359


March 2011

A mini-documentary, “Brushes with Grace”, the story of Grace’s life and art as told by her mother, Janet Culliton, was produced by Ballinran Productions.  It was showcased at a sold-out event that Temple Grandin was speaking at in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.


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November 2010

Exhibited at the Geneva Centre’s International Symposium on Autism, Toronto.


Summer 2010

Grace’s “Rising Star” image was used for the cover of Autism Matters magazine


April 2009

Grace entered 2 paintings, “Winter Trees” and “Pink Water Lily” into the Ideal Way’s juried Art Contest.  Both of her entries were selected for the Top 60 out of 500 entries.


October 2008

Exhibited at the Geneva Centre’s International Symposium on Autism, Toronto with approx. 3,000 people in attendance.


April 2008

Exhibited 3 pastel paintings at Gallery Brougham in the Simply Serendipity art show.

  


April 2008

Exhibited at Royal Conservatory of Music fundraiser


June 2007

Featured in Wellness Options magazine with her “Mosaic Stars” artwork.


Oct 2006

Images of Grace’s art used for Opening Ceremonies Slide show at Geneva Centre International Symposium on Autism, where she was one of their exhibitors


June 2006

Grace’s “Mosaic Stars” used as cover for Model of Service brochure published by the Geneva Centre


2006

Featured in new Adult manual released by Autism Ontario in June 2006


2005-2006

An original piece of Grace’s art is in Tehran, in the home of Canada’s Ambassador to Iran.


2006

Received 2 commissions: a June wedding invitation design; and an original print “Spirit World” to commemorate the retirement of a director from Autism Ontario.


2005

Grace’s art incorporated into design of Autism Society Canada.  Autism Society Canada merged with Autism Canada in 2015. Grace’s art continues to be featured on their new website www.autismcanada.org/resources/asd-arts/.


October 2004

Exhibited at the Geneva Centre’s International Symposium on Autism, Toronto


June 18-19, 2004

Displayed 2 Star prints at the Autism Society of Ontario Annual ASD Conference and General Meeting in Windsor, Ontario.


2004

Copies of 3 art prints put on permanent display at the Geneva Centre for Autism’s office on Merton Street in Toronto


December 6, 2003

Exhibited with the Stratford Art Association at their Christmas Art Show and Sale.  Through proceeds, money was raised to help fund the newly created Huron-Perth chapter of Autism Ontario. 


October 2003

Exhibited at the 30th Anniversary Gala celebration for the Autism Society of Ontario, held in Toronto. 


September 10-12, 2003

Exhibited at the Ontario Ministry of Education’s First Conference on “Teaching Students with Autism”. 

Grace’s “Coral Butterflies” print used as the front cover design for “‘As Seen through Their Eyes’”, a pamphlet distributed at the conference that featured the work of young people with autism spectrum disorder.


2003

Donation from sales of Grace’s art used to support the establishment of the Stratford Rotary Respite House.  Grace asked to provide art for the Stratford Rotary Respite House, now there on permanent display.


2003

Donation from sales of Grace’s art used to help pay for the printing costs of Autism Ontario’s “Navigating the Special Education System in Ontario, a handbook for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder”.  Went into its 2nd edition printing in 2006.  Grace’s contribution is noted in the flyleaf of this manual.


June 7, 2003

Winner of a Youth Art Award for “Coral Butterflies”, judged by the Stratford Art Association at Art in the Park. 


January 2, 2003

Grace’s “Windy Day” art prints featured on CTV program about autism.


December 2002

Exhibited with the Stratford Art Association at their Christmas Art Show and Sale.  First young person to be given this honour.


October 2002

Exhibited at the Geneva Centre’s International Symposium on Autism, Toronto


September 2002 and 2003

Poster child for the Geneva Centre’s Butterfly Classic fundraiser for Autism, Toronto


June 2002

Winner of a Youth Art Award for “Madonna”, judged by the Stratford Art Association at Art in the Park, “for outstanding ability in the field of art”. 


2001, age 13

Recipient of a Temple Grandin Award “for outstanding accomplishment and contribution to family and community”. 


October 2000, age 12

Based on the quality of her art, was selected from across Canada as Poster child for the Geneva Centre’s International Symposium on Autism, Toronto, attended by almost 3,000 people from Commonwealth countries. 


Christmas 1998, age 10

Exhibited 3 prints in the Arts Alive exhibit at the Gallery Stratford, the first time Grace was recognized as having a talent in art.