Digest

2019/07/08

Arteast Digest: North Gloucester Library, Plein Air Event (note change of date)

1. North Gloucester Library - Reminder July 9, 2019


The Library is planning repainting of the walls, therefore on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, please retrieve the works that are currently hanging. We will not be able to accept new artwork as the painting will be done on Friday mornings and Sundays while the library is closed to the public, so it could take most of the summer to complete. They expect the work to be complete in September.

We will keep you informed about the progress and the date when we can display our art again.

Have a great summer.



2. Plein Air Event (note change of date)


In 2020, one of the exhibitions on the Promenade wall, Shenkman Arts Center, will be dedicated to those who have participated in one of three (3) Arteast sponsored plein air events (Trip to Montreal and last week at Mer Bleue). Artists will be selected on a first come basis once the call is announced in the Digest and Website early in 2020. Art work will have to have been either created on site or derived from studies or photographs taken during the events. Artworks will also have to fit within the size parameters for a regular Promenade exhibition.


The last date for the sponsored plein air events is Saturday, July 27 (rain date Sunday, July 28th) 10 am to 3pm: Danielle Beaulieu’s garden in Cumberland (http://www.daniellesgarden.ca)

Artists are responsible for bringing: 

  • Painting / Drawing Supplies
  • Camera / Binoculars (if required)
  • A lunch and drinks
  • Hat / Sunscreen / Sunglasses
  • Bug Spray
  • Cushion / Chair / Camp Stool / Blanket

Participants must register with Danielle Beaulieu at dbeaul0155@rogers.com or 613-833-0155 to be eligible.

3. Misc News:


Friends of Petrie Island invites you to its first Arts Day to raise awareness of the Grandmaître Ecological Reserve. Anyone is welcome: meet local artists and nature lovers; enjoy nature appreciation through art.

Come discover the treasures that the Island has to offer.

We invite artists of all kinds to exhibit and demonstrate your art form- painting, photography, music, poetry, singing, textiles, stained glass, baskets……. What would you like to see?

For exhibitors: If you want a table or chairs for your space, there will be a $ 20 fee

If you would like to sell your art, there will be a $50 fee per booth, (includes a table and chair).

Arts Day will be from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, July 20 at Petrie Island. Please book before July 17th.

A voluntary contribution to attend is recommended with all the profits donated to Friends of Petrie Island.

For any questions, please contact Nathalie Montpetit at email: inquiries@petrieisland.org


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Artxterra in Montreal

I am contacting you today because we are currently organizing a competition for visual artists (painters and sculptors) to exhibit at the Seattle Art Fair next August.

This competition is open to all type of contemporary visual artists who wish to approach the American collectors market.

The artist whose candidacy will be retained will not have to physically go to Seattle but his artworks will be exhibited and sold by our partner, the Artêria Gallery (http://www.arteriagallery.com) who participates in many prestigious art exhibitions around the world.

The deadline to submit the artworks for the artists is July 10th.

The artists can submit their artworks here: https://www.artxterra.com/exhibit-art-fair-seattle/

We can send you the full call for artist submissions on this contest on request. Simply write back to us at info@artxterra.com to get it by email within the next day.

We hope your members will have the chance to win this contest and exhibit at this prestigious show.

Regards,
Felix Quevillon
Director of Communications at Art x terra


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The Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA) is seeking your help to promote Art in Strathcona Park, now in its 19th year, to be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vendors can register before July 17 and save with our early bird discount – registration fee only, no commission – by completing the attached form or visiting http://www.micaontario.com/news_events.php.

Art in Strathcona Park is a fundraising and public awareness event sponsored by Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA). All proceeds go to MICA community-based programs, including the Friendship Support Group, a mental health support group servicing the Ottawa community since 1987.

Please help us by letting your community know about this wonderful opportunity this summer to showcase or view art in one of Ottawa’s most beautiful parks, and to help a good cause at the same time! Please send this notice to all your artist clients and friends!

We also invite you to LIKE and SHARE the event on our Facebook page.


Thank you!
Pierrette Leonard
MICA volunteer
Art in the Park 2019



Note:


There will be no Digest on July 15th.

When sending notices to be published in the weekly Digest, please adhere to the following guidelines:
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  • include a short description (written in the 3rd person) of event or activity, in addition to dates, times, location, contact, etc.;
  • send photos in jpg format as a separate attachment (do no embed in document);
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2019/06/30

Arteast Digest: Plein Air Events, Visit of Ottawa Art Gallery, Visit of Ottawa Art Gallery

1. Plein Air Events


In 2020, one of the exhibitions on the Promenade wall, Shenkman Arts Center, will be dedicated to those who have participated in one of three (3) Arteast sponsored plein air events. Artists will be selected on a first come basis once the call is announced in the Digest and Website early in 2020. Art work will have to have been either created on site or derived from studies or photographs taken during the events. Artworks will also have to fit within the size parameters for a regular Promenade exhibition.

The dates for the sponsored plein air events are as follows: 


Note that for the July 4th event, we will be joining the Ottawa Plein Air Adventures group. There are no costs associated with the last two dates listed.


For each of the events, artists are responsible for bringing:
  • Painting / Drawing Supplies
  • Camera / Binoculars (if required)
  • A lunch and drinks
  • Hat / Sunscreen / Sunglasses
  • Bug Spray
  • Cushion / Chair / Camp Stool / Blanket
Please RSVP and for additional questions, please contact Danielle Beaulieu at dbeaul0155@rogers.com or 613-833-0155



2. Visit of Ottawa Art Gallery



Grow with Art has planned a guided tour Ottawa Art Gallery
Tuesday July 16 at 7:00pm
We will meet in the foyer of the gallery at 6:45

Presentation is 45-60 minutes in English
https://www.oaggao.ca/

-To register email Mary Ann Varley at varleymaryann1@bell.net before Friday
July 5
-to those 10 people who have signed up at the GWA meeting no need to do it

again. 


3. Member's News



4. Misc News




Job postings / offres d’emplois

  • English Program Director ~ Directeur(trice) de la programmation anglophone
  • Bookings Coordinator ~ Coordonnateur(trice) aux réservations
  • Office Manager and Event Assistant ~ Gestionnaire de bureau et assistant(e) aux événements
250 ave. Holland Ave.
Ottawa ON K1Y 0Y5
www.masconline.ca
613 725 9119


5. Arts Network Ottawa


2019/06/24

Digest: Annual Critique Night, Orleans Library Changeover, Plein Air Events

1. Annual Critique Night / Critique d'art annuelle



le français suit



Light snacks will be provided.

On Tuesday June 25, 2019, member artists are invited to bring one piece of unframed, unsigned work or a digital photo uploaded on a computer stick or disc in a jpeg format to the Annual Critique Night. We will have the computer and projector. We only have 70 minutes so it will be on first come basis.

Feeling shy….. come along and see what others are up to and join the fun anyway! See you Tuesday!

Donata Szafian will help members with suggestions on the work they present.

Donata Szafian is a classically-trained figurative artist. Her formal art education is rooted in Hungary. She obtained her BFA in Sculpture, followed by a BA in Industrial Design and MA in Jewellery Design.

Having her background in both fine art and design gives Donata a practical and problem solving mind-frame. This shows in her positive and constructive approach to critiquing artwork.

Her constant drive to learn and take her artwork to higher standards took her to New York to study under the guidance of Nelson Shanks, and recently to Florence to study with Michael John Angel.

7:00 pm - meet and greet
7:30 pm - announcements with critique to follow. Room 340, 255 Centrum Blvd.


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Une légére collation sera servit.

Le mardi 25 juin 2019, les artistes membres sont invités à apporter une oeuvre sans cadre et non signé ou une photo numérique téléchargée sur un bâton mémoire ou un disque en format JPEG. Nous aurons un ordinateur et un projecteur sur place. Puisque nous avons seulement 70 minutes, premier arrive, premier servit.

Vous êtes timides..... pour le plaisir, joignez vous à nous pour voir ce que les autres font! On se voit mardi!

Donata Szafian commenteras les oeuvres des membres qui présenteront une oeuvre.

Donata Szafian est une artiste figurative. Elle a étudiée en Hongrie d’ou elle a obtenue son baccalauréat en beaux-arts en sculpture, suivie d’un baccalauréat en design industriel et d’une maîtrise en joaillerie.

Avoir son expérience dans les beaux-arts et le design donne à Donata un esprit pratique et de résolution de problems qui lui sont utile dans son approche positive et constructive de critiquer les œuvres d’art.

Son intérêt constant pour apprendre et rendre son œuvre d’art à des normes plus élevées l’emmena à New York pour étudier sous la direction de Nelson Shanks, et récemment à Florence pour étudier avec Michael John Angel.

19h - rencontre et accueil
19h30 - annonces avec critiques à suivre. Salle 340, 255, boul. Centrum



2. Orleans Library Changeover- Reminder: July 2, 2019


It's time to change the exhibition of members' artworks at the Orleans Library Branch, 1705 Orleans Blvd., Orleans, Ontario.

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, please retrieve the works that are currently hanging and/or bring in new paintings (or other two-dimensional art). Artworks need to be D-ringed/wired (not single ply wire).

These new pieces will be hung until September 3, 2019.

The changeover at the Orleans Library branch is between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

It is an ideal opportunity especially for new Arteast members to exhibit their work. 



3. Plein Air Events


In 2020, one of the exhibitions on the Promenade wall, Shenkman Arts Center, will be dedicated to those who have participated in one of three (3) Arteast sponsored plein air events. Artists will be selected on a first come basis once the call is announced in the Digest and Website early in 2020. Art work will have to have been either created on site or derived from studies or photographs taken during the events. Artworks will also have to fit within the size parameters for a regular Promenade exhibition.


The dates for the sponsored plein air events are as follows: 

Note that for the July 4th event, we will be joining the Ottawa Plein Air Adventures group. There are no costs associated with the last two dates listed.


For each of the events, artists are responsible for bringing:
  • Painting / Drawing Supplies
  • Camera / Binoculars (if required)
  • A lunch and drinks
  • Hat / Sunscreen / Sunglasses
  • Bug Spray
  • Cushion / Chair / Camp Stool / Blanket
Please RSVP and for additional questions, please contact Danielle Beaulieu at dbeaul0155@rogers.com or 613-833-0155





4. Misc News


Art in Strathcona Park 2019 - L'Art dans le parc Strathcona - 2019

The Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA) is sending you this invitation to join us for the 19th edition of Art in Strathcona Park on Saturday, August 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and to ask for your help to promote it. Registration is currently open to artists and artisans – please see attached registration form and note the early bird discount until July 17. Our public postcard is also included and can be uploaded to your Facebook page. We also invite you to LIKE and SHARE our event on our Facebook page.

Artists and artisans and undiscovered talents will come together to sell their work directly to the public and to raise public awareness about mental illness. More than just original art, Art in Strathcona Park also offers jewellery, pottery, stained glass, wood carvings, hand-made soap and honey, to name just a few, and will also feature a silent auction and a BBQ - something for just about everyone!

Art in Strathcona Park is a fundraising and public awareness event sponsored by Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA). Did you know that in any given year, 1 in 5 Canadian experiences a mental health problem or illness? The sad fact is that we are all touched in some way by mental health issues through a family member, a friend or a colleague. Unfortunately, the reality is that public misconceptions, fear and the stigma associated with having a mental illness may discourage people from seeking help for themselves or their family member.

At MICA, we are committed to assisting caregivers and their family members manage the effects of mental illness and/or addictions through education, guidance and support including how to navigate the mental health and/or addiction systems. We know that well-supported caregivers in turn provide better support to persons living with a mental illness by helping them to manage or recover from their illness. It is our hope that through Art in Strathcona Park, MICA will continue to have the necessary resources to help families improve their capacity to provide quality care to their relatives, and also help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

Please help us by letting your community know about this wonderful opportunity this summer to showcase or view art in one of Ottawa’s most beautiful parks, and to help a good cause at the same time!

Thank you,

Sandy Macpherson
MICA Volunteer
Art in Strathcona Park 2019

http://www.micaontario.com/news_events.php
Art in Strathcona Park 2019



Note:


There will be no Digest on July 15th.


When sending notices to be published in the weekly Digest, please review the following guidelines:

  • remove all formatting (bold, colour, font size, italic, capitalization, etc...); 
  • include a short description (written in the 3rd person) of event or activity, in addition to dates, times, location, contact, etc.; 
  • send photos in jpg format as a separate attachment (do no embed in document); 
  • send your notice to this email address (arteastottawa@gmail.com); 
  • send your notice two weeks prior to date of posting. Digests are prepared each Sunday.

2019/06/16

Arteast Digest: Annual Critique Night, Plein Air Events

1. Annual Critique Night / Critique d'art annuelle



le français suit


Light snacks will be provided.

On Tuesday June 25, 2019, member artists are invited to bring one piece of unframed, unsigned work or a digital photo uploaded on a computer stick or disc in a jpeg format to the Annual Critique Night. We will have the computer and projector. We only have 70 minutes so it will be on first come basis.

Feeling shy….. come along and see what others are up to and join the fun anyway! See you Tuesday!

Donata Szafian will help members with suggestions on the work they present.

Donata Szafian is a classically-trained figurative artist. Her formal art education is rooted in Hungary. She obtained her BFA in Sculpture, followed by a BA in Industrial Design and MA in Jewellery Design.

Having her background in both fine art and design gives Donata a practical and problem solving mind-frame. This shows in her positive and constructive approach to critiquing artwork.

Her constant drive to learn and take her artwork to higher standards took her to New York to study under the guidance of Nelson Shanks, and recently to Florence to study with Michael John Angel.

7:00 pm - meet and greet
7:30 pm - announcements with critique to follow. Room 340, 255 Centrum Blvd.


******************

Une légére collation sera servit.

Le mardi 25 juin 2019, les artistes membres sont invités à apporter une oeuvre sans cadre et non signé ou une photo numérique téléchargée sur un bâton mémoire ou un disque en format JPEG. Nous aurons un ordinateur et un projecteur sur place. Puisque nous avons seulement 70 minutes, premier arrive, premier servit.

Vous êtes timides..... pour le plaisir, joignez vous à nous pour voir ce que les autres font! On se voit mardi!

Donata Szafian commenteras les oeuvres des membres qui présenteront une oeuvre.

Donata Szafian est une artiste figurative. Elle a étudiée en Hongrie d’ou elle a obtenue son baccalauréat en beaux-arts en sculpture, suivie d’un baccalauréat en design industriel et d’une maîtrise en joaillerie.

Avoir son expérience dans les beaux-arts et le design donne à Donata un esprit pratique et de résolution de problems qui lui sont utile dans son approche positive et constructive de critiquer les œuvres d’art.

Son intérêt constant pour apprendre et rendre son œuvre d’art à des normes plus élevées l’emmena à New York pour étudier sous la direction de Nelson Shanks, et récemment à Florence pour étudier avec Michael John Angel.

19h - rencontre et accueil
19h30 - annonces avec critiques à suivre. Salle 340, 255, boul. Centrum



2. Plein Air Events



In 2020, one of the exhibitions on the Promenade wall, Shenkman Arts Center, will be dedicated to those who have participated in one of three (3) Arteast sponsored plein air events. Artists will be selected on a first come basis once the call is announced in the Digest and Website early in 2020. Art work will have to have been either created on site or derived from studies or photographs taken during the events. Artworks will also have to fit within the size parameters for a regular Promenade exhibition.

The dates for the sponsored plein air events are as follows: 

Note that for the July 4th event, we will be joining the Ottawa Plein Air Adventures group. There are no costs associated with the last two dates listed.


For each of the events, artists are responsible for bringing:
  • Painting / Drawing Supplies
  • Camera / Binoculars (if required)
  • A lunch and drinks
  • Hat / Sunscreen / Sunglasses
  • Bug Spray
  • Cushion / Chair / Camp Stool / Blanket
Please RSVP and for additional questions, please contact Danielle Beaulieu at dbeaul0155@rogers.com or 613-833-0155



3. Members' Announcements



Display Panel for sale

Table top display panel suitable for artist public sale shows
Open size: 40”h x 84” wide, folds to 40”h x 28”. Will take art secured with Velcro or wire.
$100 + tax. Contact Jessie Parker at Jessie@photobasedart.com


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Arteast member Kerstin Peters offers the following workshops during July and August:


Butterfly felting workshop, Friday, July 19, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm

Flower felting workshop, Friday, August 16, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm

Acrylic Painting Workshops on July 17, 24, and 31, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm
July 17: White on White
July 24: Printing with acrylic paints
July 31: Knife painting with acrylic paints

Oil Painting Workshops on August 14, 21, and 28, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm
August 14: Create your own colourful dark mixes
August 21: Still life painting with primary colours and white

August 28: Knife painting

All workshops are held at 1270 Kinsella Dr, Cumberland, ON K4C 1A9. For more information and to register please go to www.KerstinPeters.ca. Please do not hesitate to contact Kerstin at info@KerstinPeters.ca if you have any questions.