Arteast Digest: Workshop for members

1. Workshop for Arteast Members:  Stone Bear Carving 

When: Saturday March 2, 09:00 to 17:00
Where: Smith and Barber Atelier
1520 Triole (Belfast and St. Laurent, behind Red Lobster)

Workshop Leader: Patrick Imai

Looking for a special handmade gift to give for a wedding or other occasion. Learn how to carve soapstone using hand tools. You will be guided by the instructor, Patrick Imai, through the soapstone carving process of cutting, shaping, sanding and polishing to produce a small bear, 3” x 3” x 5”. Tools and materials are provided.

Patrick Imai is a self-taught sculptor who has carved for more than 40 years. He has dabbled in other art forms: sketching, painting and glass (stained, fused, flamework), but he always returned to carving. He carved in wood, whittling small animals and figures with a pocket knife or with palm chisels, then in the late 90’s, Patrick tried stone carving. He was hooked by the ease of working with soapstone and by the colours and texture of the polished stone. He has since carved alabaster, serpentine, limestone, selenite and marble. Patrick has a passion for carving bears. He works to evoke human emotions and movement in his carvings.

Patrick is a member of Arteast, Arts Network Ottawa, the Kanata Civic Art Gallery and the National Capital Network of Sculptors.

Registration closing date is Tuesday February 26.
To register, send an email to Cheryl Mattice (cherylmattice@me.com). Send your cheque or etransfer to the Treasurer, Arteast, Box 5, Suite 260 , Shenkman Arts Centre 245 Centrum Blvd, Orléans, ON K1E 0A1.

2. Arts Network Ottawa

CPAMO Ottawa Network: Free Workshop and Showcase Series

Job postings / Offres d'emploi

Program Manager (Maternity Leave)

Contract position: Full-time, 1-year

Salary range: $43,000 to $46,000/year

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Manager responds to the needs of Arts Network’s membership and the Ottawa arts community through ongoing programs, special projects, and events. With an emphasis on strong relationship building, the Manager works with a variety of stakeholders to steward, develop, and expand Arts Network’s programs and to build strategic relationships to support the Ottawa arts community and Network members.

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le gestionnaire ou la gestionnaire des programmes (congé de maternité)

Contrat : temps plein, contrat d’un an

Échelle salariale : de 43 000 $ à 46 000 $ annuellement

Relevant du directeur ou directrice général(e), le gestionnaire ou la gestionnaire des programmes répond aux besoins des membres du Réseau des arts d’Ottawa et de la communauté des arts d’Ottawa, grâce à des programmes continus, ainsi que des projets et événements spéciaux. En mettant l’accent sur la création de relations solides, le ou la gestionnaire travaille avec divers intervenants pour gérer, développer et élargir les programmes du Réseau des arts et établir des relations stratégiques, afin de soutenir la communauté artistique d’Ottawa ainsi que les membres du Réseau des arts d’Ottawa.

La description complète du poste est disponible ici

Marketing Coordinator (New!)

Permanent position: Full-time

Salary range: $37,000 - $40,000

The Marketing Coordinator implements the day-to-day communications activities under the direction of the Development and Marketing Manager. They ensure the effective delivery of marketing and public relations outreach to audiences, in both official languages, as identified by the communications plan and as set out by the workplan.

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Le coordonnateur ou la coordonnatrice du marketing (Nouveau rôle !)

Poste permanent : temps plein

Échelle salariale : 37 000 $ – 40 000 $

Le coordonnateur ou la coordonnatrice du marketing met en œuvre les activités quotidiennes en communications, sous la direction du directeur du développement et du marketing. Ils assurent l’exécution efficace des activités de marketing et de relations publiques destinées aux auditoires dans les deux langues officielles, comme il est indiqué dans le plan de communications et décrit dans le plan de travail.

La description complète du poste est disponible ici

Project and Community Outreach Coordinator

Contract position: Full-time, 2 years; or Part-time, 2 years

(This can either be one full-time position or split across two, part-time positions. Please indicate your preference/availability in your cover letter)

Hours: 5 days per week, approx. 37.5 hours per week average; or 2.5 days per week

Salary range: $37,000 to $40,000/year

The Coordinator is essential in assisting in the jury selection process to determine resident artists, support professional artists throughout their residencies and to provide outreach to partners and the community in general. The Coordinator will be instrumental in the development of a community-engaged arts network through event planning and fostering learning opportunities with an annual symposium.

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Coordonnateur/Coordonnatrice de projet et sensibilisation communautaire

Contrat : temps plein, contrat de deux ans ou de deux ans à mi-temps
Cet occasion peut être un poste à temps plein ou divisé dans deux postes à mi-temps. Veuillez indiquer votre préférence selon votre disponibilité dans votre lettre de présentation.

Heures : environ 37.5 heures par semaine en moyenne, à raison de cinq jours par semaine; ou 2.5 jours par semaine

Échelle salariale : de 37 000 $ à 40 000 $ annuellement

La participation du coordinateur ou de la coordonnatrice est essentielle lors du processus de sélection par jury qui permet de choisir des artistes en résidence, ainsi que pour soutenir les artistes professionnels tout au long de leurs résidences et fournir de l’information à des partenaires et à la communauté en général. Le ou la titulaire de ce poste jouera un rôle déterminant dans le développement d’un réseau d’art engagé axé sur la communauté, grâce à la planification d’événements, la création d’occasions d’apprentissages et l’organisation d’un symposium annuel.

La description complète du poste est disponible ici


Arteast Digest: Mosaic Exhibition, Exhibition at Francois Dupuis, Members' News

1. Mosaic Exhibition

Arteast's juried exhibition Mosaic~Mosaïque runs from February 14th to March 19th, 2019.  Support members at the vernissage on Sunday February 17, 1-3 at the Shenkman Arts Centre / Centre des arts Shenkman

2. Exhibition at Francois Dupuis

What: “Winter Inspiration” Art Exhibition
When: The show runs from January 14th to March 11th
Where: François Dupuis Recreation Centre, 2263 Portobello Boulevard, Ottawa, Ontario

Information: Cheryl Mattice 613-824-7835
Kendall Riddell 613-301-7332

Arteast Ottawa and the François Dupuis Recreation Centre host a fall exhibition of local art.

The public is invited to visit Arteast Ottawa’s latest art exhibition space at the François Dupuis Recreation Centre located at 2263 Portobello Boulevard, Ottawa, and includes works from four active volunteers within the Arteast membership.

Four artists bring their best works. The winter sun brings out stark contrasts with blues and purples. Mary Douglas shows us enjoying winter life in Ottawa. Carole Ferrari brings us out to the country side for a rural taste. Lindy Cousineau brings us back indoors for quiet , relaxing times, and Pari Zati shows us memories of the seasons past and to come. You must enjoy winter in Ottawa!

“Winter Inspiration” runs until March 11th at the François Dupuis Recreation Centre located at 2263 Portobello Boulevard in the Avalon area of Orleans. The centre is open seven days a week. All the artwork is for sale and any would make an excellent gift.

For more information on the François Dupuis Recreation Centre, visit the City of Ottawa’s website or contact the centre directly at FDRC@ottawa.ca or 613-580-8080. 

3. Members' News

Arteast member Clarisse Cheseaux will be hosting an ink and watercolor Mandala evening in French at MIFO.

Date :Vendredi le 8 février 2019 - 19 h 30
Lieu : MIFO Centre culturel d’Orléans – Salle Lyla-Côté
Tarif : 35 $ membre 40 $ invité
Billet via : http://mifo.ca/event/peinture-nocturne-21/

Sur une période d’environ deux heures, vous créerez une œuvre en suivant les directives, étape par étape, de l’artiste peintre Clarisse Cheseaux accompagnée de Josée De Meo. À la fin de l’atelier, vous serez surpris de VOS talents d’artiste! Nous fournissons tout le matériel nécessaire : toile, peinture et pinceaux.

Venez avec vos amis, détendez-vous et laissez-vous aller, nous réveillerons le Picasso en vous!

Ce mois-ci, le secteur des activités récréatives vous propose d’apprendre une nouvelle technique : avec aquarelle et encre sur papier d’aquarelle.

Questions you may contact me at 613-590-7627 or email me at josiedemeo@bell.net


Stars  - Photography by Lois Siegel 

Hugh Grant and Sophia Loren
British Actor, 1987 Italian Actress, 2001
Celadon Salon & Spa
373 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ontario
(613) 746-3500
Vernissage, Friday, February 8, 6 – 8 p.m. 2019
Show continues until June 10, 2019


Arteast Digest: AGM & Grow with Art

1. Arteast Ottawa 29th Annual General Meeting/ L’Assemblée générale annuelle

and a presentation in English by Charlene Lau Ahier
“Working from Life: Tapping into the Experience”
a slide presentation and talk about some of her creative goals and interests and the work that has come out of that. The talk will explore ways of balancing impulse, intention, and curiosity, when working from life and direct observation. The artist will suggest various attitudes and ways of thinking about interpreting reality which encourage open-ended exploration

Artist Charlene Lau Ahier’s demonstration at the National Gallery Canada
on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 AGM at 7:00, Presentation follows
Le mardi 22 janvier 2019, AGA à 19 h et la présentation à 19:40 h
at 255 Centrum Blvd. Room 340, Orléans
255 boul. Centrum, salle 340, Orléans (ON)

Biography - Charlene Lau Ahier
Born in Canada, Charlene Lau Ahier has lived and worked abroad in both the United States and France. She studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Toronto, a background which has always stimulated a kind of visual questioning of the world around her.

She studied painting in New York and France, in the ateliers of realist painters Jeremy Lipking, David Leffel and Rita Natarova. This was followed by an apprenticeship in Paris with H. Craig Hanna and an intensive studio program in Italy with Alex Kanevsky. While living and studying in Paris, she encountered a deep connection with works spanning centuries of history. These diverse influences range from masters Rembrandt and Titian to modern painters Rothko, Uglow, Freud, Borremans and Richter, all of whose works share an enigmatic presence.

Painting and drawing extensively from life, her work includes compelling portraits and hauntingly beautiful figures that reflect an inner movement of the spirit, often restless but caught in the stillness of the moment. The work hints at the hidden world of thoughts and emotions. Frequently experimenting in a variety of techniques, the common threads in her work are a sense of reflection and longing.

Her work can be found in private collections in the United States, Great Britain, New Zealand, and France. She currently resides in Ottawa.


Arteast Digest: Open Studio, North Gloucester Library, St Laurent Library, etc

1. Open Studio

Open Studio meets on January 10, 2019, and on Jan. 24th.
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. North Gloucester Library

It's time to change the Arteast exhibit at North Gloucester Library
On Tuesday, JANUARY 15, 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, MARCH 12, 2019.

If you are interested in exhibiting, an advance email, on or before Wednesday, January 9, 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, JANUARY 15, 2019.

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

3. Exhibition at St Laurent Library

St-Laurent Library, in conjunction with Arteast, is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by local artist Hamid Pirvali. This solo show is titled Living in a Parallel World and runs from January 4 to March 29, 2019.

The artist paints a variety of subjects from landscapes to city structures to portraits. What is important to him is being pulled to the subject and being able to “live it” while painting. The pieces in this collection represent some of his favourite memories. Hamid works in oil and in acrylic.

This is a unique opportunity for the public to enjoy, encourage and support artists in their local community as well as the St-Laurent Library.

Location: St-Laurent branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 515 Côté Street , Ottawa K1K 0Z8

Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 8:30, Friday: 1:00 - 6:00, Saturday: 10:00- 5:00, Sunday: closed

4. Misc News

Call for Artists:
Royal Garden is calling for artists to exhibit their paintings at the Royal Garden Royale. There is 38 spaces available and no commission to be paid. The artist must provide their own labels for their work.

Thank you!

Please contact Marie-Eve Henry-Lalonde for more information.

Marie-Eve Henry-Lalonde, Activity Director/ Directrice des activités

Jardin Royal Garden
Email: marie-evehenry@jardinroyalgarden.ca
Tel: 613-841-2221
Fax: 613-841-2287
2802 St-Joseph
Orléans, Ontario
K1C 1G5

5. News from Sponsors


Arteast Digest: Mosaic jury day

1. Jury Day Reminder - For Arteast’s juried exhibition: “Mosaic - Mosaïque”

Jury Day - Saturday, January 5th, 2019
Drop off: 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: Studio A
3rd floor Shenkman Arts Centre,
245 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa

Pick-up artworks same day- Saturday, January 5th, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is required for this exhibition.

Remember to bring a signed copy of the disclaimer form (available online), entry fee and membership fee (if applicable) with your work on jury day. There will be blank disclaimer forms available at drop off.

For information contact:
Maureen Rooney Mitchell

Rappel de la journée du jury - Pour l'exposition jury d'Arteast: " Mosaïque - Mosaic"

Journée du jury- Samedi 5 janvier 2019
Remise : 10h00 à midi
Où: Studio A
3ème étage, Centre des Arts Shenkman
245, boul. Centrum, Ottawa

Ramassages d'œuvres d'art le jour même, le samedi 5 janvier, de 16 h à 16 h 30.

Une pré-inscription est requise pour cette exposition.

N'oubliez pas d'apporter une copie signée du formulaire de décharge de responsabilité (disponible en ligne), les frais d'inscription et les frais d'adhésion (le cas échéant) avec votre œuvres le jour du jury. Des formulaires vierges de non-responsabilité seront disponibles au moment du dépôt.

Pour plus d’information, veuillez communiquer avec:
Danielle Beaulieu

2. Orleans Library Exhibition Changeover - Reminder: January 8, 2019

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

On Tuesday, January 8, 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 March 5, 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. 


Arteast will hold its Annual General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 January 2019, in Room 340 at 255 Centrum Blvd. in Orleans. I urge all members to attend this important annual meeting.  The agenda and all items will be distributed to you by e-mail in early January.  The AGM will be followed by the Grow With Art presentation (more details will follow later).

Lindy Nadarajah


AVIS IMPORTANT :   Veuillez inscrire à votre calendrier que l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle aura lieu mardi le 22 janvier 2019
L’Assemblée Générale Annuelle d’Arteast aura lieu le mardi 22 janvier 2019 à 19h au 255 Boul. Centrum (Orléans) local 340. J’encourage tous les membres à venir à cette importante assemblée annuelle. L’agenda et tous les items seront distribués à tous les membres au début de janvier. L’Assemblée Générale Annuelle sera suivie de la présentation de Grandir avec l’Art (plus de détails suivront sous peu).

Lindy Nadarajah


4. Arts Network Ottawa

5. News from Sponsor

It is with great pleasure that I take the opportunity on behalf of DeSerres’s entire team to wish you and all the members of Arteast Ottawa an inspiring holiday season and a new year filled with joy and creativity!

Your loyalty allows us to continue to give you additional creative options, to surprise you and to encourage your artistic journey with new products and timeless classics. Whether an absolute go-to resource, an inspirational or discovery space, the Creative Club is and will always be a reflection of your freedom to create.

We want to thank you for your trust and we hope that our creative support, will make the year to come a truly beautiful one.

Exclusive advantages for Association Creative Club members!

·           10% off in store and online NEW! 
·           100 bonus points when you activate your card
·           Personalized offers and exclusive promotions
·           Early information on new products
·           Private events and workshops

Make the most of it!

If you would like to share this information and these perks with your association’s members, please email me. We have tools that will help you!

We are excited to support local creativity. The more artists join forces, the more we can create!