Exhibit Blackburn Hamlet Library; Call for North Gloucester Library; Workshop with David Kearns; Community Galleries Selection 2016

1. Exhibit Blackburn Hamlet Library

The Blackburn Library in conjunction with Arteast is proud to present an exhibition of horse paintings by Lore Oser Organ.  This solo show entitled, “Horses” runs from Sept. 24th until Nov. 26th 2016.

Lore has depicted the ‘horse’ in a variety of profiles using different media.  The depiction of these magnificent creatures has always fascinated her and will continue to do so in the future.  Lore is primarily a self -taught artist who has always enjoyed drawing and painting and the comradery of other artists.
This is a unique opportunity for the public to enjoy, encourage and support local artists in their community as well as engaging with the Blackburn Library.

2. Call for North Gloucester Library 

On Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016:

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. and 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, NOVEMBER 8, 2016  

If you are interested in exhibiting, an advance email, on or before Thursday, September 8, 2016, 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, September 13, 2016.

The North Gloucester Coordinators
Christine Gendron  christinegendron@sympatico.ca 
Pari Zati    pari.nz@gmail.com
Marie Leger   legermarie60@gmail.com
Judy Ross   judyross@rogers.com

3. David Kearns Workshop
The Fall Break-a-Brush! Workshop Program

This Fall, we're looking forward to hosting another great workshop series: Over 6 workshops, we cover key painting subjects and walk with some incredible master painters.
Autumn's Garland - Saturday 24 September
We respond visually in intuitive ways: to colour, value and texture. Let's create images that have more than form, they have feeling.  Join us on an optional local plein-air sortie for part of the day. Alternatively, choose a recent photo or artwork for a day spent celebrating this exquisite season, as with Tom Thomson's "Autumn's Garland". This workshop will include colour and composition techniques that can be applied using a range of mediums at all skill levels.

Van Gogh, Gauguin and the Post-Impressionists -
Saturday 01 October
They could not have known the impact on expressionism that their art would have. The rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold colour of their paintings had a far-reaching influence in the 20th century and beyond. With this generation of masters as our inspiration, this workshop will focus on the elements that made modernism possible, colour and design having a certain independence from subject matter. Whatever your style and preferred medium, a lot can be learned from the post-impressionists.

From Ingres to Hockney - Line up your Art! - Saturday 15 October
Artists through the ages have used the magic of line as an underpinning for form and expression
- from the 19th century French notable Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres or more recently, the English contemporary David Hockney. This workshop focuses on line along with texture, especially in portraits and figurative paintings. We will review sound drawing and painting techniques, working from both photo references and live model. Participants will be encouraged to pursue their personal style in the medium of their choice. Enlivened your paintings with the crispness of line!

The Painted Voyage - Saturday 22 OctoberEver since painters painted, they captured their experiences in travel: before, during and after. Throughout the stages of man, the travel motif has appeared in art. From cave paintings through the multifarious sketch books, fantastical paintings and works of more recent times, travel has been a constant inspiration. Whether you’re an ardent traveler, are inspired by the romance of far away exotic places or perhaps moved by a particular painting from antiquity, come and join us for a day circumnavigating our world!

An English Landscape Rivalry: Turner and Constable - Saturday 05 NovemberLandscape painters Turner and Constable were influential exponents of romanticism, an artistic movement of the late 1700s to mid-1800s that emphasized an emotional response to nature. Both were masters in landscape oil painting and sketching in watercolour. This workshop will appeal to painters of all levels interested in exploring the landscape with both realist and abstracted styles. Join us for a day of inspiration by these two masters and the bucolic English landscape.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: portraits and landscapes - Saturday 19 NovemberRenoir holds perhaps a unique place in the annals of art, certainly of impressionism. Equally comfortable with portraits and landscapes, he painted both in pure impressionist style. The warm sensuality of Renoir's style has made his paintings some of the most well-known master works in the history of art.  Whether your interest is in landscapes, figurative work or portraits, join us for a day fused to Renoir's vibrant light and saturated colour.

All Workshops are from 09:30 am to 04:30 pm at Rothwell United Church, 42 Sumac Street, Ottawa, K1J 6P7. $95.00 per session or $75.00 each for bookings of 4 or more sessions. Additional details are found on our website:

These workshops appeal to a wide range of skill levels: from relative beginners to practiced artists wanting to pursue a new style. Together we will dispel myths and develop sound practices, creativity and expression! France and I would like to invite you to join us for an exciting spring painting program.

Reserve by email to

or via Paypal: http://davidkearn.com/courses_e_paypal.htm

A memorable season of painting awaits!


4. City of Ottawa - Community Galleries Selection 2016
The City of Ottawa Community Art Program invites emerging and established artists, artist collectives and community arts organizations working in visual arts and fine craft to propose an exhibition.

The intent of the Community Galleries is to provide exhibition spaces to local and regional artists and to enhance public access and exposure to the visual arts in the City of Ottawa. Proposals will be reviewed by a peer assessment committee and selected exhibitions will be presented at one of the four Community Galleries in 2017-2018.

These spaces act as a venue for local and regional artists and community art groups residing within 150 kilometres of Ottawa to display and cultivate the experience of the public exhibition of artwork. They present artists with the opportunity to introduce or expand upon the visibility of their artwork through interaction with a viewing public within a local environment.
 2016-Canada-Natually-ENGsmall.jpg  Canada Naturally: landscapes by local artists
In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, the Community Galleries and the Community Exhibition Spaces have decided to do something special to honor the tradition of Canadian landscape in art by assembling related exhibitions across the city during July 2017.

The Community Galleries would like to extend an invitation to artists and community arts organizations to generate proposals for exhibitions about Canada Naturally: landscapes by local artists. 
Along with the Community Galleries’ regular call for submissions, the Atrium Art Gallery, the Trinity Art Gallery: Salons A and B will be accepting submissions for solo or group exhibitions for
Canada Naturally: landscapes by local artists to be held during the month of July 2017.

List of Community Galleries: The archives gallery 112
Central Archives, James Bartleman Centre, 100 Tallwood Drive (corner of Woodroffe)
Atrium at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive
THE Trinity Art gallery: salon A & salon B
Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard

FRIDAY, October 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

 Eligibility GUIDELINES
·         Emerging and established artists currently residing within 150 km of Ottawa are invited to apply.
·         The City of Ottawa supports cultural activity that is inclusive of Ottawa's diverse community in areas such as gender, official language, ethnicity and disability. Proposals from Indigenous and New Canadian applicants are welcomed and encouraged.

The City of Ottawa Community Galleries are located within buildings that are designed as “people places” where the general public is invited to freely visit the exhibition space unsupervised. The exhibitor, when requesting an exhibition, is asked to keep in mind that the Community Galleries may not be a suitable venue for exhibiting all forms of artwork.

·         If an artist has been awarded three consecutive exhibitions, they must refrain from applying to the gallery selection process for a period of one year after which they may apply again.
·         Artists wishing to apply for an exhibit in a Community Gallery for the period between April 2017 and March 2018 must apply by FRIDAY, October 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m., following the eligibility and submission guidelines below.

Art work submission GUIDELINES
·         All submissions must include 6 images of recent artwork. These images must be submitted as digital JPEG images (300 dpi or ppi) via www.WeTransfer.com to CGC@ottawa.ca  (See p.3 APPLICATION PROCEDURES for details on digital image submission.) The Peer Assessment Committee will not review any other format of images. 
·         It is recommended that the images reflect work that has been completed in the last two years and be representative of the intended direction of the artist's future exhibition. 
·         It is recommended that two of the images submitted should appear as artworks in the exhibition.
·         All artworks accepted for exhibition must be framed and/or presentable and ready for installation on a click rail display system. Three-dimensional works will require display stands suitable for a gallery exhibition, arranged for and provided by the artist.

COPYRIGHT/MORAL RIGHTS - Copyright of artworks shall remain the property of the artist. Moral rights shall remain with the artist. The City of Ottawa will seek copyright permission to reproduce the images for non-profit publicity purposes. 

ALITY OF INFORMATION - Administrators and peer assessment committee are required to treat both the content of submissions and the deliberations of the committee as confidential.
Information provided by the applicant may be available to City of Ottawa staff, committees, and members of the
peer assessment committee. Personal information contained therein shall be dealt with on a confidential basis pursuant to the Municipal Freedom and Protection Privacy Act. 
Final Authority - Each peer assessment committee is made up of three members from the arts community who are chosen based on their knowledge and experience, fair and objective opinions, ability to articulate ideas, and ability to work in a team environment. The members of the peer assessment committee are different for each call for proposals.
The decisions of the peer assessment committee on all matters pertaining to the assessment of artwork related to the Selection 2016 application shall be final.

·         Submissions must be dated, postmarked or received by hand or mail no later than 
FRIDAY, October 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.  Late or incomplete submissions will NOT be reviewed.
·         Applicants will be notified of peer assessment committee details by e-mail approximately two months after the submission deadline.
·         Due to the large number of applications, submission feedback will NOT be provided. If you are not selected for the 2016 Community Galleries Selection you are encouraged to reapply in 2017.


Gallery Agreements:
·         Artists selected for exhibiting will be engaged through Community Gallery “Gallery Agreements”.
·         The Exhibitor may sell his/her work during the exhibit therefore no CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation/le Front des artistes canadiennes) fees will be paid to exhibitors.
·         The artist is responsible for the sales transaction, the pickup and/or delivery of any artwork sold. The artist will pay a 15% commission on all sales to support the Young at Art or ARTicipate Endowment funds.
·         All pieces of artwork are to remain in the exhibition for the duration of the show.
·         The City of Ottawa is not involved in the sale of exhibition artwork.

1.        All interested artists are invited to submit their application to the City of Ottawa’s
                Community Galleries Selection 2016 by FRIDAY, October 7, 2016 at 4:30 P.M.
2.      Please note that the digital support material you provide to us will be viewed by means of an LCD projection system during the peer assessment committee selection.
3.      Images of your artwork & application form & c.v. will be submitted together electronically via www.WeTransfer.com  to CGC@ottawa.ca
·         Please submit good quality, 300 .dpi .jpg images of your work electronically using www.WeTransfer.com  to CGC@ottawa.ca  
·         Please be sure to properly label your images as follows: First and last name, followed by title of work, and year of creation used on the application form.
 (Example: Firstname_Lastname_Title_Year; Julia_Smith_TheGrey_2015.)
·         Selection will NOT accept materials that require software, plug-ins, extensions or other executables that need to be downloaded or installed
·         Selection will NOT accept images that are imbedded in any type of presentation, such as PowerPoint, websites or Word
·         Please use the Image List Template below to describe your images and place images in order of creation (most recent artwork first)
·         Attach your curriculum vitae, the application form and images and send your submission via www.WeTransfer.com  to CGC@ottawa.ca
  1. Support material sent for Community Galleries Selection submissions will NOT be returned.
  2. Should you have any questions please contact Penelope Kokkinos, Arts Programmer at 613-596-5783 or email at Penelope.Kokkinos@ottawa.ca or Mike Taylor, Arts Programmer at 613-580-2424 ext. 29288 or email at Mike.Taylor@ottawa.ca.
Artists submitting support material that does not correspond to the preceding guidelines will NOT be considered. You are responsible for testing your submission materials to ensure readability.

 Community Galleries Selection
Application Form
This form must be completed fully and legibly to ensure your consideration in the peer assessment committee process.  The information below will form part of the information package presented to the peer assessment committee.




Postal Code:

Phone (h):

Phone (w):

Education or Mentorship:

Four Highlights of your career as an artist (exhibitions, collaborations, events, etc.)

Artist’s Philosophy: Outline your artistic practice, thematic trends and approach to art-making.

References (from someone that can attest to your ongoing art practice) (maximum 3):

Description of Intended Exhibition (Maximum 40 words):

Which month would be most convenient for your exhibition? 
(Your request will be taken into consideration when the exhibition schedule is produced.)
Type of Exhibition:
GROUP (To apply for a group exhibition: use one application and identify one contact person.)
Please number in order of preference which exhibition space you would prefer to exhibit in.
(Your request will be taken into consideration when the exhibition schedule is produced.)  

Atrium Art Gallery   
Trinity Art Gallery:   Salon A    
Trinity Art Gallery:  Salon B   
Gallery 112
Community Gallery Exhibitions

Feb. 8 – March 27, 

Canada Naturally Exhibition
June 23- July 19, 2017
June 15- July 18, 2017
June 15- July 18, 2017

Attach your curriculum vitae

Digital Image #




Do not write in this space
Note: number each digital file to correspond with the list below. (Firstname_Lastname_Title_Year)







 Attach your curriculum vitae, the application form and images and send your submission via www.WeTransfer.com  to CGC@ottawa.ca
Or          Mail to / Drop off : Nepean Creative Arts Centre       
35 Stafford road unit 11
Ottawa, Ontario K2H 8V8 - MC 4 1 4
Hours: Monday to Friday 830 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Holidays and Sundays: please phone 613-596-5783

Drop off: Shenkman Arts Centre
Client services, first floor, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Orléans (Ontario)
Hours: every day, 830 a.m. to 10 p.m.     Telephone 613-580-2424, poste 29288