Limited Call for Art ''Canada Naturally'' - Members' Announcements - Direct Purchase Program

1. Limited Call for Art “Canada Naturally “

May 18 - Jul 18, 2017

Coming up in May, in collaboration with the City of Ottawa for the 150th celebrations, is “Canada Naturally” on Promenade Arteast. There is a theme for this show: Canadian Landscapes. We need 10 artworks only. Artwork MUST be between 24 to 28 inches in length and 18 to 22 inches in height INCLUDING FRAME. Therefore, a media that requires framing, such as watercolour, must fit within the given dimensions. If proposed artwork is on canvas and is unframed then gallery canvas MUST be used and, as applies to framed artwork, MUST be between 24 to 28 inches in length and 18 to 22 inches in height.

Please respond by March 6th 2017 to:
(do not respond to the Digest, these entries will be disqualified)

Please include your name and subject of proposed artwork as it must fit the theme of Canadian Landscapes. If more than ten members respond there will be a random draw for the spaces when the deadline is up.

Important dates:
Deadline- March 6th
Drop off- May 17th
Exhibition dates- May 18th - July 18th, 2017
Pick up- July 19th

All applicants will be informed of the results once the draw is made.

Maureen Rooney Mitchell
Promenade Arteast Committee

2. Members’ Announcements

Bonjour tout le monde,
Merci pour votre soutien à l'Association des artistes du Pontiac. Nous désirons recommencer en 2017 cet Échange et exposition d'oeuvres et nous demandons votre aide pour la promotion de ce projet. Veuillez encouragez vos amis à se joindre. Nous rêvons d'en faire un véritable échange international.

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for your support of the Pontiac Artists' Association. We are running this exchange and exhibition again in 2017 and ask for your help in promoting this project to your art friends and contacts. Please encourage them to join. It is our dream to make this a truly International exchange.

Comment participer :
1. L’inscription doit se faire avant le 1 avril, 2017 : www.artpontiac.com 
Frais d’inscription : 50 $

2. Création d’oeuvres originales sur papier* :
Médium et grandeur : Tous les médiums (sauf la photographie et l’art numérique) seront acceptés. Soumettez vos 11 oeuvres sur papier 5po. par 7po. Le dessin peut varier de grandeur mais le papier sur lequel vous créez chacune des oeuvres doit être exactement 5po. par 7po. sans quoi les oeuvres ne seront pas retenues. Aucune reproduction ne sera acceptée. Toutes les oeuvres doivent être originales.

3. Identification de l’auteur à l’endos de chaque oeuvre :
 Chaque oeuvre doit avoir, à l’endos : le nom de l’artiste, le titre de l’oeuvre, le médium utilisé, une adresse complète, un site web et/ou une adresse courriel.

4. Faites parvenir vos oeuvres à l’Association des Artistes du Pontiac au plus tard le 15 avril 2017 à :
Association des artistes du Pontiac, Échange d’oeuvres sur papier
 C.P. 1063, Shawville (QC), Canada, J0X 2Y0

5. Recevez dix oeuvres exceptionnelles et uniques par la poste ! 
Toutes les oeuvres se qualifiant seront exposées à la Galerie de l’École en pierre durant la saison d’expositions 2017. Comme 10 de vos oeuvres seront échangées contre 10 autres, lesquelles vous seront envoyées, seule la 11ième sera exposée puis vendue (non encadrée) afin de ramasser des fonds pour l’Association des Artistes du Pontiac.

*Veuillez noter : Le public de tous âges est admis à la Galerie de l’École en pierre et à l’Association des artistes du Pontiac. C’est pourquoi, toutes oeuvres de nature violente ou à caractère sexuel ne seront pas retenues ni exposées.

How to participate:
1. Register by April 1, 2017 www.artpontiac.com Entry fee: $50.

2. Create 11 original works on paper* Medium and size: All mediums except photography and digital art are eligible. Please submit 11 works on 5 x 7” paper. The image size can vary, but the paper must be exactly 5 x 7.” Any other size will not be exchanged or exhibited. No reproductions please. All works must be original.

3. Identify yourself on the back of each work. Each of the 11 works on paper must have, on the back, your name, title of the work, medium, full mailing address, web site, and/or email address.

4. Send your works to the Pontiac Artists’ Association by 
April 15, 2017.
Pontiac Artists’ Association, Works on Paper Exchange Box 1063, Shawville, Quebec, Canada, J0X 2Y0

5. Receive ten amazing pieces of original art in the mail! All works that follow the guidelines will be exhibited in the 2017 exhibition season at the Stone School Gallery. Ten of your works will be traded and you will receive 10 unique works-on-paper from other participating artists in return. One piece will be exhibited and sold unframed as a fundraiser for our Association.

Please note: The Stone School Gallery and the Pontiac Artists’ Association are both open to the public of all ages. Please refrain from submitting violent or explicitly sexual works as these will not be exhibited or exchanged.

3. Direct Purchase Program - Programme d'achats directs

Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017
Information meeting: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm at the Karsh-Masson Gallery, 110 Laurier Ave West. A short presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.

The City of Ottawa invites professional artists and their representatives to offer existing artworks for purchase. Proposals are reviewed by a peer assessment committee and selected artworks will become part of the City of Ottawa Art Collection.

Participants must submit a complete application. Application details are available at http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/calls-and-opportunities-culture#direct-purchase-program

Contact us: publicartprogram@ottawa.ca or 613-244-4434 or 613-244-4384

Date limite : le lundi 3 avril 2017
Réunion d’information : le mardi 7 mars 2017, de 18 h à 20 h, à la galerie Karsh-Masson, 110, avenue Laurier Ouest. Une présentation brève sera suivie d’une période de questions et de réponses.

La Ville d’Ottawa invite les artistes professionnels et leurs représentants à offrir des œuvres d’arts existantes. Les propositions seront examinées par un comité d’évaluation formé de pairs et les œuvres d’art sélectionnées seront intégrées à la Collection d’art de la Ville d’Ottawa.

Les participants doivent soumettre une proposition complète. Les détails sont affichés à l’adresse http://ottawa.ca/fr/residents/les-arts-la-culture-et-le-patrimoine/soumissions-et-occasions-dans-le-domaine-de-la#programme-dachats-directs

Nous joindre : programmedartpublic@ottawa.ca ou le 613-244-4384 ou le 613-244-4384


Grow with Art

1. Grow with Art

At the next Grow with Art meeting, on Tuesday February 28, Crystal Beshara will talk to us about working with transparent colour: Choosing the right pigments to improve luminosity and glazing in your watercolour paintings.
7:00pm “Meet and Greet”
7:30 Presentation
Room 340
255 Centrum Blvd.

Crystal Beshera watercolours


Open Studio Time - Member's Announcements - Wallack's Announcements - AOE Announcements

1. Open Studio Time

Arteast's Open Studio Time's next dates: Thursday, February 23, and March 9, 23, at the St. Laurent Complex, Visual Arts Studio room. 525 Cote Street, Ottawa.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Cost is 5$ per studio day. Bring a lunch and a mug (tea provided)
For more info contact: c_feasey@hotmail.com or dorothyaz123@gmail.com

2. Member’s Announcements

Pontiac Artists’ Association offers an excellent opportunity

by Marion Jean Hall

Last year, I applied and was accepted to attend a creative and inspiring one-week residency in the Pontiac region of Quebec. It was conceived and arranged with great generosity of spirit by members and supporters of the Pontiac Artists’ Association.

I recommend that Arteast members keep an eye on the PAA website and consider applying for the 2017 residency when details become available in the near future.

The more I reflect on my experience last summer, the more I appreciate the loving efforts that underpinned it. Recruiting eleven visiting artists, preparing the schedule, keeping everyone up to date on the supplies required and arranging work space for the week for as many as 30 participants--that was a project in itself. To provide accommodation for the visiting artists and meals for such a large group was another major accomplishment. Food constantly appeared as if by magic, but in reality thanks to the efforts and care of the PAA team of hosts and supporters. Showcasing many of the beauty spots in the Pontiac added to our enjoyment throughout the week, and added the extra challenge of transporting numerous participants with all their equipment, supplies and food in a timely fashion without losing anyone along the way. Daring to conceive, and amazing to pull it off! Oh, and have I mentioned the vernissage at the end of the week? Another extra dimension that most people would consider a project in itself. I am still in awe.

I am also very grateful. I have such fond memories of the week: the kindness and creativity of the people I met, the beautiful homes and cottages and favourite locations they shared with us, the art activities I tried, the lush rural landscapes, the cameraderie of the group, all topped off with beautiful weather and a luscious full moon.

3. Wallack’s Announcements

Valentine’s Day Inspiration!

4. AOE Announcements

Make community engaged arts part of your career! Join us Mar 31 and Apr 1

Opportunities for members: February 17 – Occasions pour les membres : Le 17 février



Open Studio - Winter Medley Invitation/Invitation : Pot-pourri d'hiver - Mosaic Invitation/Invitation : Mosaïque - Wallack's Art Supplies - AOE Announcements

1. Open Studio

Arteast's Open Studio Time's next dates are Thursday, February 9, 23, at the St. Laurent Complex, Visual Arts Studio room. 525 Cote Street, Ottawa.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Cost is 5$ per studio day. Bring a lunch and a mug (tea provided)
For more info contact: c_feasey@hotmail.com or dorothyaz123@gmail.com

2. Winter Medley Invitation - Invitation : Pot-pourri d'hiver

The public is invited to a reception for Winter Medley - the latest show to be presented by Arteast. The reception will take place on Sunday, February 12th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the ground floor of the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans.

ARTEAST is pleased to present the diverse works of its members, comprising many subjects, styles and media. Its membership includes many talented local artists, as well as a good number from all over the world. Such a diverse group enriches Ottawa’s creative community with a wide variety of global viewpoints, training and experience. There is a story behind every unique artwork, and an artist willing to elaborate on that story.

Le public est invité au vernissage de l’exposition « Pot-pourri d’hiver » présenté par les membres d’Arteast à la Promenade Arteast du Centre des Arts Shenkman. La réception aura lieu le dimanche 12 février 2017, de 13h à 15h au niveau 1 du Centre des Arts Shenkman, 245 Boulevard Centrum, à Orléans.

Arteast est fière de présenter les diverses œuvres de ses membres où on y trouve plusieurs sujets, styles et médiums. Que ce soit des artistes de la région ou de provenances diverses, la qualité et la variété de leurs œuvres enrichissent la communauté artistique d’Ottawa. Il y a une histoire derrière chaque œuvre unique; elle est représentative de l’expérience, du vécu et du talent de l’artiste!

3. Mosaic Invitation - Invitation : Mosaïque 

The public is invited to the opening reception of Arteast's latest juried show, “Mosaic”. The reception takes place on Sunday, February 12th 2017, from 1-3 p.m. in the Trinity Gallery on the Ground Floor of the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd. in Orleans.

Arteast members were encouraged to submit their best two and three dimensional work to this annual juried exhibition. The assorted works on display are representative of the insightful, imaginative, original visual art that Arteast members create.

Three Juror’s Choice Awards will be presented plus the Arteast Award of Excellence. These awards are sponsored by Wallack’s Art Supplies, 231 Bank Street Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1W9 613 234 1800. https://wallacks.com

Le public est invité au vernissage de l’exposition avec jury appelée ‘Mosaïque’. La réception aura lieu le dimanche 12 février 2017 de 13 à 15h à la Galerie Trinity , Niveau 1 du Centre des Arts Shenkman, 245 boul. Centrum à Orléans.

Les membres d’Arteast étaient encouragés à soumettre leurs meilleures œuvres en 2 ou 3 dimensions à cette exposition annuelle avec jury. Les travaux exposés représentent la perspicacité, l’imagination et la création d’œuvres originales de la part des membres.

En plus d’une mention d’excellence, trois mentions spéciales sont sélectionnées par le jury. Ces mentions sont commanditées par Wallack’s Art Supplies, 231 Bank Street Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1W9 613 234 1800. https://wallacks.com

4. Wallack’s Art Supplies

Wallack’s Art Supplies is our sponsor for the Mosaic Exhibition. To get their latest news and promotions, please visit their website:
Wallack’s Art Supplies est le commanditaire de l’exposition Mosaïque. Pour obtenir les dernières promotions et nouvelles de Wallack’s, svp visiter leur site web :

5. AOE Announcements

Please follow these links:
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Opportunities for members – Occasions pour les membres