1. Orleans Library Exhibition Changeover - Reminder: May 7, 2019
It's time to change the exhibition of members' artworks at the Orleans Library Branch, 1705 Orleans Blvd., Orleans, Ontario.
On Tuesday, May 7, 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 July 2, 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.
2. Open Studio
Open Studio meets on May 9 and on May 23, 2019.At the St. Laurent Complex, Visual Arts Studio.
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Location: 525 Coté Street, Ottawa.
Register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org (space is limited).
3. Call for art at the North Gloucester Library
It's time to change the Arteast exhibitAt North Gloucester Library
On Tuesday, May 14, 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, July 9, 2019.
If you are interested in exhibiting, an advance email, on or before Wednesday, May 7, 2019 to Darina Boldizar, email@example.com, 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, May 14, 2019.
The North Gloucester Coordinator
Christine Gendron: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pari Zati: email@example.com
Donna Sivyer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roxanne Decelles: email@example.com
Darina Boldizar: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Workshop for Members
By popular demand, another Stone Bear Carving workshop will be held. This time the project will be a crouching bear in brown stone.
When: Saturday May 25, 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 stone using hand tools. You will be guided by the instructor, Patrick Imai, through the stone 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 May 14.
To register, send an email to Cheryl Mattice (email@example.com). Send your cheque or etransfer to the Treasurer, Arteast, Box 5, Suite 260 , Shenkman Arts Centre 245 Centrum Blvd, Orléans, ON K1E 0A1.
Member cost $120
Non members $150
5. Call for Artists
The Shenkman, 10th anniversary celebrations will take place in front of the Shenkman building and the upper lobby. There will be variety of activities going on.
We need 6 Arteast artists to demo and exhibit their work for a couple of hours in the upper lobby. Your names will be added to the City’s announcements.
If you are interested , please email firstname.lastname@example.org.