Digest

2019/03/17

Arteast Digest: Grow with Art, St Laurent Exhibit, Communiqué

1. Arteast Grow with Art Speakers’ Series


"Engaging a Community with Art" with Mark Stephenson

Mark Stephenson will talk about his experiences creating art that includes participants in the final outcome of the projects. Mark will talk about building and engaging an online community as he explores online personas in his Social Portraits series, creating an interactive installation titled M for the CSArt subscribers and Firefly, a wearable electronic interactive installation intended for large social settings.

Tuesday March 26, 2019
Orleans Client Services Centre
255 Centrum Blvd.
Meet and Greet – 7:00 p.m.
Announcements and Presentation – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission
For more information: 613 833 0155



2. Winter/Spring 2019 Communiqué




The Winter/Spring 2019 Communiqué is now available online at http://arteastottawa.com/newsletter.php Please note that this is the last issue that will be sent to members by regular mail. Subsequent issues will continue to be posted on Arteast’s website and a very limited number of printed copies will be available at Grow With Art meetings. The newsletter Editor – Lynne Alsford – can be reached by e-mail at: editor.arteastottawa@gmail.com

3. St Laurent Complex Exhibit




4. Misc. News


Tulip Festival

This year, since we will only be having one location in Commissioner's Park, we will not be having an artist gallery like previous years. However, we will be having a designated artist area for artists to produce works. If you are interested in participating you will find the application at this link: https://tulipfestival.ca/create-art-in-the-park/

This year we will not be having the wide scale 5ft tulip program that we had last year, however due to interest from artists, we can offer 5ft tulips to be painted on site during the festival time. This would happen at a designated location different from the one stated above. Due to space constraints we would only be able to accommodate a handful of artists for this. If you are interested in painting (or using another medium) on a 5ft tulip on site please reach out to me for more information.

Best,
Daniella Donati
Arts and Operations Manager
Office: (613) 567-5757 Ext. 103
tulipfestival.ca


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Michael Wilcox Returns to Ottawa!

Michael Wilcox, author of the book "Blue & Yellow Don't Make Green", inventor of the Split Primary System, Colour Bias Wheel and Head of the School of Colour is visiting from the UK to present a series of talks and Workshops here in Ottawa.

From the Cave to the Gallery
A Free Presentation
This illustrated talk will be about the artist's search for colourants over the centuries. Although we can obtain a wide range of paints, inks and pastels with absolute ease, this has been very recent development. Follow the journey of artists adapting some truly bizarre materials as pigments in their work.


Date: Thurs, March 28, 2019
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Location: Memorial Hall, MacKay United Church
39 Dufferin Street, Ottawa
Fee: Free! (Pre-registration is required)

Registration and Information: ashbrookcreative@gmail.com, susanashbrook.com or 613-833-8312


Practical Colour Mixing
In this hands-on workshop Michael will impart a full understanding of the various aspects of colour mixing. Visual and mixing complimentary colours will be examined and their use by the Impressionist fully explored. Topics will include the mixing of greens, mixing grays, employing the colours of nature, paints, pigments, additives and making full use of the complimentaries in all forms of colour work. A materials list will be provided at registration.

Date: Sat, March 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: John Stewart Hall, Church of St Columba
25 Sandridge Road, Ottawa
Fee: $150 ($125 each for two or more workshops)
Registration and Information: ashbrookcreative@gmail.com, susanashbrook.com or 613-833-8312


Revitalizing Your Paint Box
Does your paint collection deserve a good dig out?
Did you know that a high number of "Artist" quality paints will fade, darken or otherwise deteriorate? That some "Student" grade colourants are superior to their "Artist" quality equivalents and that many are better value. Many painters carry far more colours than they can ever get to know... some of which will alter over time.

At the end of this workshop you will have reduced your selection of colours that you require to 12 or 14. You will almost certainly save the cost of this workshop on your next purchase of artist paints and you will be assured of the longevity of your work. Attendees are encouraged to bring all their paints to the workshop.

Date: March 31, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Da Artisti Studio & Gallery
2565 Old Montreal Rd
Cumberland, ON K4C 1A1
Fee: $150 ($125 each for two or more workshops)
Registration and Information: ashbrookcreative@gmail.com, susanashbrook.com or 613-833-8312


The Colours of Shadows

In order to depict shadows accurately you need to know what is actually going on.

We are told variously that shadows are black - that they are not black - that they are always blue or always brown - that they are the complementary of the object, a red apple giving a green shadow for example - that on a bright day the complementary should be mixed with the local color to desaturate (gray or dull) the shadow color - that we could use ‘shadow’ color out of a tube - that the mid-value of the object should be used and that we can learn all we need by referring to photographs.

This one-day workshop, which also discusses the depiction of distance and reflections, will guide the artist to producing realistic shadows. It will change the way that you work and think about some of the ‘hidden’ colors of the world around us. A list of materials will be provided on registration.

Date: Mon, April 1, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Monart Art School,
2445 St. Laurent Blvd, Suite B244, Ottawa
Fee: $150 ($125 each for two or more workshops)
Registration and Information: ashbrookcreative@gmail.com, susanashbrook.com or 613-833-8312


Colour Harmony & Contrast
Colour Harmony... a third of blue and two thirds of orange, this or that balance of "warm" and "cool" colours, follow this or that diagram... the artist seeking colour harmony has a vast range of differing advice to choose from. Yet the often presented "rules" do not have a scientific or mathematical basis.

There are a myriad of colour wheel recipes that the artist is told will harmonize, however, there are clear lessons to be learned by the artist wishing to explore the subtleties of natural colour harmony. These combinations are all around us.

Date: Sat, April 6, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: John Stewart Hall, Church of St Columba
25 Sandridge Road, Ottawa
Fee: $150 ($125 each for two or more workshops)
Registration and Information: ashbrookcreative@gmail.com, susanashbrook.com or 613-833-8312


The Techniques of Glazing
Early Masters, such as Vermeer and Rembrandt applied multiple layers of transparent paint to produce the glowing hues and rich darks just seething with hidden colour, creating depth and intensity. This workshop will equip today's artist with the technique of glazing, developed by the Masters... lessons from the past brought fully up to date!

While oils are the original medium of the masters, for this workshop we recommend the use of acrylic paints, to take advantage of their drying time. If you don't have acrylics there will be some available for your exercises during the workshop. A materials list will be provided at registration.

Date: Mon, April 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Monart Art School,
2445 St. Laurent Blvd, Suite B244, Ottawa
Fee: $150 ($125 each for two or more workshops)
Registration and Information: ashbrookcreative@gmail.com, susanashbrook.com or 613-833-8312






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2019/03/11

Arteast Digest: Misc. News, etc

1. Misc. News


Presentation by David Lidbetter - Wednesday, March 13th, at 1:00 pm

Everyone is invited to the Kanata Art Club presentation

2. Arts Network Ottawa



3. News from Sponsors

2019/03/04

Arteast Digest : North Gloucester Library; Member's news, etc

1. North Gloucester Library


It's time to change the Arteast exhibit
At North Gloucester Library

On Tuesday, MARCH 12, 2019 :
Please retrieve the works that have been hanging for the past two months and/or bring in new paintings (or other two dimensional art) for the North Gloucester Library, 2036 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, K1J 7N8.

The coordinators will be at the Library between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30.a.m. For those who are dropping off art work, please arrive between 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. so that your work can be documented and hung before 11:30 a.m.. For those who are picking up only, please arrive no later than 11:15 a.m

These new pieces will hang for two months.

The next change-over will be on Tuesday, MAY 14, 2019.

If you are interested in exhibiting, an advance email, on or before Wednesday, March 6, 2019 to Christine Gendron, christinegendron@sympatico.ca, indicating the number of works and their sizes, would be helpful. Or, just show up at the date, but risk being turned away.

Please be prepared to record your paintings with: Title, Medium, Size, and Price along with your name, phone number and e-mail. You can bring up to 3 paintings although, depending on the total number received, not all may be accepted. North Gloucester Library can accommodate 20 paintings. Paintings must be ready for hanging, with appropriate framing and hardware to Arteast standards. Those who are bringing in a painting for the first time this year must sign an Arteast contract form. Blank contracts will be available at the library.

Fifteen percent (15%) of any sale is payable to Arteast for its operational budget.

When someone shows an interest in purchasing a piece, they will be advised to contact you directly to make the transaction. We prefer to leave all works hanging for the duration of each exhibition. If you must remove your work prior to the next change-over, please notify the appropriate coordinator, so the Librarian can be advised and take note of the authorized removal. Neither the Library nor Arteast takes responsibility for the security of works exhibited but reasonable care is taken to ensure their security. Remember that these are very public areas that put your work and name before the public. Do your part to encourage people to visit the North Gloucester, Orleans, St. Laurent Complex, and Blackburn Hamlet Libraries, where Arteast members exhibit on a continuing basis.

We look forward to seeing exhibitors on Tuesday, MARCH 12, 2019.

The North Gloucester Coordinator
Christine Gendron christinegendron@sympatico.ca
Pari Zati pari.nz@gmail.com
Donna Sivyer donnasivyer17@gmail.com
Darina Boldizar dboldizar@sympatico.ca




2. Member's News 



Exhibition- DREAMS OF SPRING
March 12- March 31
Margaret Chwialkowska, Terry Cowan, Ron De Vries, Katrin Smith
Meet the artists Sunday March 17th 1-4pm
Foyer Gallery, Nepean Sportsplex









3. Misc. News




CORRECTION
SCHMINCKE representative is Anke Marie Heintz.

Information session for SCHMINCKE ink and watercolour products, preregistration is required, limited space.

Great opportunity to see new product or ask questions on SCHMINCKE art products .

DeSerres art store want to invite Arteast Ottawa members to this free demo with SCHMINCKE products with Anke Marie Heintz

Where: St. Laurent Mall in the DeSerres art store
Date: Thursday March28th 2019
Time: 1pm to 2:30pm
Cost: Free,
preregistration via email to josiedemeo@bell.net

Josie De Meo
Visual artists, Art instructor and Art party host
WWW.josiedemeo.com
613-590-7627





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  • remove all formatting (bold, colour, font size, italic, capitalization, etc...)
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Arteast Digest: Open Studio, Exposition au centre MIFO

1. Open Studio



Open Studio will meet on March 7th (as the room is not available our usual week due to March Break programming) and on March 28th.

Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
At St. Laurent Complex Centre, Visual Arts Studio.

525 Côté Street, Ottawa, ON, K1K 0Z8.
Register/Sign up by email to openstudio@arteastottawa.com. (Space is limited!)



2. Exposition au centre MIFO

Exposition: 5 au 28 mars 2018
Adresse: 6600, rue Carrière, Orleans, Ontario K1C 1J4 
Vernissage: 8 mars de 19h à 21h

La Galerie d’art Eugène-Racette du MIFO s’associe à Arteast, une association artistique de la région de l’est de l’Ontario, le temps d’un mois d’exposition.

Découvrez les talents de:
  • Carole Renaud – Peinture acrylique
  • Clarisse Cheseaux – Aquarelle
  • Diane Bertrand – Laine, soie, écorce
  • Lise Rochon – Peinture à l’huile
  • Patrick Nantel – Photographie Rencontrez les artistes lors du vernissage gratuit


3. Member's News


Fellow Arteast member Kendall Riddell is vending at NCR Uncovered An art/food/music multimedia event held at Lansdown. The event is on March 29th starting at 5pm with regular ticket cost being $20 online, and Kendall selling physical tickets at $10.

The link for the Facebook page for the event is: https://www.facebook.com/events/1896075933854592/?ti=cl

For further information you can contact Kendall Riddell at jkridd@gmail.com

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Arteast member Kerstin Peters offers the following courses and workshops in the spring semester:

Art Circle
February March 6, 20, April 3, 17, May 1, 15, and June 5, 2019, 2pm to 4pm

Getting to the Point with Pointillism
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Art Cafe: Say it with Flowers
Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Tulips Painting Party – Bring Spring into Your House
Sunday, March 24, 2018 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Easter Egg Felting Workshop
Saturday, March 30, 2018 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

To register and for more information about the events, please go to www.KerstinPeters.ca. All workshops are held at 1270 Kinsella Dr, Cumberland, ON K4C 1A9, Canada.



4. Misc News


Information session for SCHMINCKE ink and watercolour products, preregistration is required, limited space.

Great opportunity to see new product or ask questions on SCHMINCKE art products .

DeSerres art store want to invite Arteast Ottawa members to this free demo with SCHMINCKE products with Andrea Warren.

Where: St. Laurent Mall in the DeSerres art store
Date: Thursday March28th 2019
Time: 1pm to 2:30pm
Cost: Free
preregistration via email to josiedemeo@bell.net or tel 613-590-7627

Hope to see you!
Josie De Meo
Visual artists, Art instructor and Art party host
WWW.josiedemeo.com
613-590-7627



Death of Kate Daller



Long time Arteast member Kate Daller passed away suddenly on February 21, 2020.

Kate was a member of the Promenade and Mosaic/Trinity teams for as long as I can remember. At least since 2011. She didn’t take the limelight often, she worked away, helping organise, take in and hang almost every Promenade and Trinity show attending and organising the vernissage, looking after the vernissage table, being a backup photographer, organising the musicians (she was our Liaison between A’Chord East and the Shenkman)

She was dedicated and reliable. I never had to worry if a task was done. She was also one of the gentlest, humblest and thoughtful people I have ever met.

Her paintings reflected this, they have a muted sensitivity and poignancy that never failed to touch the viewer An example of this…her piece “Awaiting the Biscayne Belle” was given a Juror’s Choice Award at last year’s Mosaic.

Kate was a beautiful artist, a helpful team mate and a kind friend. She will be terribly missed by all especially her team mates on Promenade

Maureen Rooney Mitchel


Obituary
Kate (Kathleen) Daller
June 16, 1948 - Feb 21, 2019



Born in Vancouver, Kate was the first child to Trevor and Eileen Horsley, followed by a brother (Mark) and sister (Susan). Trevor, being a mining engineer, later brought the family to live in Cassiar, northern BC—now a ghost town following the mine’s closure. Kate moved with her family to Toronto as a teenager, choosing to remain once her parents returned to Vancouver. She began working in the music and record industry as a secretary at RCA Records, and then as a public relations specialist for A & M Records. During this time she met her eventual husband Frank at a music industry function in Regina, SK.

After their marriage, Kate became a professional entertainment writer, publishing regularly in the Toronto Star and Starweek magazine among others, writing concert reviews, features and interviews with various prominent artists, entertainers, and public figures. Two children followed, Julian and Miguel, and the family eventually moved to the Ottawa area. While living near Moose Creek, ON, Kate decided to earn a Social Service Worker diploma from St. Lawrence College at age 50. This opened up a new career in the school system, reflecting her compassion for youth with special needs, and fostered some special friendships that survived her retirement.

After earning her diploma, Kate’s interest in and talent for painting and drawing began to blossom. Following the family’s move to Ottawa in 2002, she became a prolific artist and also joined Arteast, an art collective in which she found a deep sense of community and kinship. Her works have been sold, commissioned, and honoured with special recognition and awards at juried exhibits at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Her art style during her last years was inspired both by her deep love of nature, and the people closest to her.

Beloved by her grandchildren Senna and Noah, and her extended family and friends, Kate will be remembered for her humility, her endless compassion, and her late-life participation in ukulele jam sessions.

A remembrance event will be held on March 30, 2019. Any donations in remembrance, or proceeds of the sale of some remaining paintings, should go to Child Haven Int’l, a locally-based charity that she and the family support. www.childhaven.ca



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Some Arteast members participate in this show each year and the organizers would like to give the opportunity to more artists



Art Lending of Ottawa (ALO)


2019 CALL TO ARTISTS:
Deadline for submission for jurying is Tuesday 16th of April, 2019

If you are an artist who wants to promote your work, ALO offers an exciting opportunity to lease and sell your original artwork.

ALO is a unique not-for-profit artists’ cooperative established in 1970. Four shows are held annually, featuring original artwork in a variety of styles and mediums by local artists. Artwork can be rented or purchased.

We facilitate rental of their art, lease-to-purchase opportunities, and sales, all at affordable prices.

Please check out our website for more information on Art Lending.

To be successfully juried into the organization, artists interested in participating must submit completed application (includes form, bio, 5 images and $25. jury fee)

See details on website under Artists/Jurying

If you would like further information on Art Lending of Ottawa or on applying to become an ALO artist, you can contact: Ann Gruchy at agruchy2@gmail.com

Completed applications are to be sent to: artlendingofottawa@gmail.com