Grow with Art; Open Studio; Job Opportunity; Exhibition at Lunasole; Orleans Library Changeover; Glass Fusing Workshop; Product Knowledge

1. Grow with Art Speaker Series

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 

  • 7:00 p.m.: Meet and Greet
  • 7:30 p.m.: Presentation
Where: 255 Centrum Blvd, Orléans (next to the Shenkman Arts Centre)

Title: Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia
Speaker: Karen Bailey

Have you ever seen a well-behaved guide dog for the blind walking easily with their handler along crowded streets? Did you wonder, “How was this dog raised?” “What’s life like working with a guide dog?”

Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia, is a collaborative performance and exhibition that describes the journey from puppy to working guide dog for the blind. Karen Bailey painted Stanley, a guide dog puppy she and her husband raised for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, engaged in a multitude of activities that mirror his future working life. Karen will recount the process of creating her paintings of Stanley and her unusual collaboration with Kim Kilpatrick, a blind storyteller, who performs stories of life with Tulia, a working guide dog. Their accessible production combines storytelling, painting and video and will be presented in the Studio Theatre and Fritzi Gallery of the Great Canadian theatre Company in the summer of 2018.

Karen Bailey’s diverse career spans three decades. Many of her acrylic paintings feature behind-the-scenes workers and the under-recognized including waitresses, hairstylists, church tea ladies and service dogs. She traveled to Afghanistan in 2007 as an appointed military artist to document Canadian military medical personnel at the Role 3 Hospital in Kandahar. Her official portrait of the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada, was unveiled at Rideau Hall in 2012. Fogo Island, Newfoundland is the inspiration for her current work-in-progress.

2. Arteast's next Open Studio: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Open Studio days are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
At St. Laurent Complex Centre, Visual Arts Studio
525 Côté Street ,Ottawa, ON, K1K 0Z8.

Open Studio provides opportunity for members to meet and work on their artworks in a casual setting. (Bring a lunch, tea provided)
See website link:Open Studio: http://www.arteastottawa.com/openstudio.php

Space is limited. Sign up by email to: openstudio@arteastottawa.com

3. Notice from President - Job Opportunity

Attention Arteast Members!

Help Wanted: Administrative Assistant
Part-time; approx. 6 hours/week
Salary: $18/hour

This a contract position.

The Administrative Assistant will undertake a wide variety of activities in supporting the Board of Directors and the Planning and Management Committee.


  • Undertake basic bookkeeping tasks, including maintaining related files and records.
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly-scheduled accounting reports.
  • Update and maintain membership records and file.
  • Prepare and mail welcome packages to new members.
  • Notify members re renewals of membership.
  • Receive, prepare and dispatch Arteast's weekly Digest of announcements (via Blogspot).
  • Update and maintain all social media accounts, approved by the Board.
  • Ensure Arteast is marketed on relevant current social media sites.
  • Assist Facebook and Show coordinators with all Arteast calls for artists, exhibitions, etc.
  • Ensure that the Arteast website is up-to-date, by liaising with the web administrator to add and remove information.
  • Receive and forward to the web administrator changeover notices, Grow with Art meetings and other notices about Arteast activities and programs.
  • Actively research grants for Arteast.
  • Assist the lead coordinators of the annual juried shows. i.e. Mosaic (Trinity Gallery at the Shenkman Arts Centre) and the Arteast Juried Awards Exhibition (St. Laurent Recreation Complex), by providing data entry services and compilation of lists for the registration of exhibition applicants.
  • Attend meetings of the Board and the Management and Planning Committee.
  • Responsible for general administrative duties as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors from time to time.


  • Knowledge of Arteast and the general Arts community.
  • Computer and social media skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with an exceptional attention-to-detail facility.
  • Superior organizational, inter-personal, multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently.
  • Team player who is proactive, flexible and can prioritize.
  • Experience of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks.
  • Bilingual.
  • Own transportation.

Please send your resume to president@arteastottawa.com

4. Exhibition at Lunasole

Richard Pell is currently exhibiting at the Lunasole Restaurant, at 5935 Jeanne D'Arc Blvd.
The show will be on from April 17th to May 30th 2018

5. Orleans Library Exhibition Changeover - Reminder: May 1, 2018

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

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, please retrieve the works that are currently hanging and/or bring in new paintings (or other two-dimensional art) to the Orleans Library. These new pieces will be hung until

July 3, 2018. The changeover at the Orleans Library is between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

There are no hanging fees for the Orleans Library Exhibitions.

Please be prepared to record the following information on the back of your paintings: title; medium; size; and, price; along with your name, phone number and e-mail. You can bring up to five (5) paintings although, depending on the total received, not all may be accepted. Paintings must be properly framed and ready for hanging. For those of you who are bringing in paintings for the first time this year, there is an Arteast contract you must sign. Blank contracts will be available then at the Library from the coordinator.

When someone expresses an interest in purchasing a piece, they will be advised to contact you directly to make the transaction. Fifteen percent of any sale is payable to Arteast for its operational budget. We prefer to leave all works hanging for the duration of each exhibition. Neither the Library nor Arteast takes responsibility for the security of works exhibited but reasonable care is taken to ensure their security.

We look forward to seeing exhibitors on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 10:30 a.m

6. Glass Fusing Workshop Friday, May 18, 10:00 am

Grow with Art is organizing a glass fusing workshop with Jennifer Anne Kelly of Current Works of Glass. We hope to organize a carpool for transportation.

Cost: Everyone would pay the fee of $40 or $45 for their project. We could then go as a group for lunch in Cumberland. The lunch out would be optional and an individual expense.

Date and Time: Friday May 18, 10-12am
Location: Da Artisti Gallery 2565 Montreal Rd. currentworksofglass@gmail.com
Numbers: about 8 people (If fewer than 5 we will cancel) If more people sign up we will have an afternoon session as well.

Choose from a variety of options such as pendants, sun-catchers or coasters and mosaic 8×10″ dishes. Spend approximately two hours playing with glass and visiting with friends. At the end of the evening your creations go into the kiln. Finished pieces are ready for pick up within a week. This class offers a little bit of glass teaching and a lot of creativity and laughter. Read more for details:

Choose one collection from the following:
- Option A: Make one sun-catcher (approx. 5×5′ or 3×6″) and four pendants
- Option B: Make one small dish and two pendants

7. Notice to Arteast members

Genius – Pablo Picasso

Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated series "Genius" tells the story behind Pablo Picasso, one of the 20th century's most influential, controversial, and celebrated artists. Also explored are the muses who inspired him. Starring Antonio Banderas in the titular role, hourlong episodes explore how the Spanish-born Picasso's passion and creativity were inseparably linked to his personal life, which included tumultuous marriages, numerous affairs and constantly shifting political and personal alliances.

First episode date: April 24, 2018
Network: National Geographic


Avis aux membres d'Arteast

Génie - Pablo Picasso

La saison 2 de la série "Genius", mise en nomination aux Emmy Awards, raconte l'histoire de Pablo Picasso, l'un des artistes les plus influents, les plus controversés et les plus célèbres du 20ème siècle. Les muses qui l'ont inspiré sont également explorées. Mettant en vedette Antonio Banderas dans le rôle principal, des épisodes d'une heure explorent comment la passion et la créativité de Picasso étaient inséparablement liées à sa vie personnelle, qui comprenait des mariages tumultueux, de nombreuses affaires et des alliances politiques et personnelles constamment changeantes.

Date du premier épisode: 24 avril 2018
Réseau: National Geographic

8. Product Knowledge Workshop

Arteast members are invited to a Product knowledge workshop “LIQUITEX ARTIST ACRYLIC DEMONSTRATION “hosted by DeSerres and Francoise Issaly

Date: Saturday APRIL/28/2018
Time: 1:00 PM to 3PM Pre- registration is required as there are limited seats.
Where: DeSerres at the St. Laurent shopping center

Pre-register by Thursday April 27th with Josie De Meo 613-590-7627 or josiedemeo@bell.net


When it comes to acrylics, Liquitex started it all in 1955. In this demonstration attendees will be introduced to the acrylic brand that has been on the forefront of innovation for over 50 years. As the #1 acrylic in the world Liquitex is the only brand to offer the most diverse range of professional products including five unique ranges of professional acrylic colors, innovative mediums, and a revolutionary range of painting tools to meet the needs of every artist. This demo is all about getting people excited about the endless possibilities of acrylic color and mediums so they can go right into the studio with tons of new ideas. Each attendee will receive a sample pack of Liquitex Artist Materials!

9. Member's announcement

Exhibit is Kokila Jeffery

10. AOE Announcements

11. Sponsor Notice

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