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Arteast is a highly active not-for-profit visual arts organization.
Arteast est une association très active dans les arts visuels.

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"25 years of artistic adventure"
"25 ans d'aventure artistique"

25th Anniversary Gala Banquet

Tuesday, November 24, 2015/ Mardi le 24 novembre, 2015
5:30 p.m. / 17h30 Cocktails
6:00 p.m./18h30 Dinner/Souper
Pine View Golf Course 1471 Blair, Ottawa
Tickets/ Billets: $25 Members/Membres, $35 for Guests/Invités
Cash Bar/ bar payant -- Free Parking/ stationnement gratuit
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Call For Art
"Luna Sole"

There are EIGHT opportunities for member artists to exhibit at Luna Sole Restaurant in 2016. There is also an end-of-year group exhibit in December.
For more information



Call For Art
"Holiday Mix"

Exhibition at the St Laurent Complex Gallery, you need have your pre-registration sent in via email to josiedemeo@ bell.net by no later than November 6,2015.

And please note you're allowed to register up to 2 art piece for the Holiday Mix and each piece max size cannot exceed 12" x 12" (this includes with frame). The form is on the Web site just follow the link: http://www.arteastottawa.com/forms.php and click on "Holiday Mix Exhibition / Exposition Couleurs des fêtes".

As you send in your pre-registration, please include a picture of your piece(s) so we can add them to the invitation for the exhibition.

Please note that we need all hands on deck to make this exhibition as successful as previous years, any time you can volunteer to help is highly appreciated. So please include your volunteer preference on the registration form/email.

If you have any questions regarding the Holiday Mix exhibition, please contact Josie De Meo either by email at josiedemeo@bell.net or by phone at 613-590-7627.


Lissa Rachelle Exhibition of Paintings, solo show at Blackburn Library Art Display Space:
"What Dreams May Come", Sept 27- Nov. 27,2015

This show draws from Lissa's collection of surrealistic paintings. Her painting style is playful, spontaneous and intuitive. When she paints, she opens her heart, follows her instincts and her intuition. The results are a whimsical world where mystery prevails.

Lissa's specialty is pencil drawing and she co-founded the international Pencil Art Society, a Canadian non-profit organization in 2012.

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

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


Arteast Juried Award Exhibition (AJAE)

27 September - 19 November

Arteast showcases the work of its general membership in the latest Exhibition at the St Laurent Complex

The public is invited to an opening reception for its latest show, the 2015 Arteast Juried Award Exhibition. The reception will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the St. Laurent Complex.
  Arteast présente des oeuvres de ses membres lors de son exposition au Complexe St-Laurent.

Le public est invité au vernissage de la présente 'Exposition annuelle par jury d'Arteast 2015'. La réception se déroule le lundi 1 octobre 2015 de 19h à 21h, au Complexe St-Laurent.

contact Cheryl Mattice


Jessie Parker's Photo-based digital art image

St-Laurent-Library in conjunction with Arteast is proud to present an exhibition of photo based digital art works by Jessie Parker. This solo show is titled 'Hidden in Plain Sight' and runs from Oct 2, 2015 to January 8, 2016

Jessie Parker's photographic images operate on both the physical and metaphorical levels pushing the envelope technically and visually. She goes beyond the "traditional" depiction of subjects, playing with what is real and what seems real but isn't, the visionary and the transformative, re-presenting the world and inviting us to see otherwise. In these photo-based digital works she uses digital "paint" with a special "pen" used like a brush, applying digital "paint" stroke by stroke to the image in a technique which allows her to be inventive, interpretive and intuitive.

Maritime born and schooled, Jessie received her B.Ed and BFA from Mount Allison U., under Alex Colville, 1965. She has lived in Ottawa since 1979 and has shown extensively in Maritimes, Ontario, USA. She stock photos have been published worldwide since 1987. Her talks at the national Gallery pulled in record crowds in the '90s. Her recent eBooks for Visual Artists and new paperback are published by Amazon. She is a featured speaker at ArtSchoolFair 2015.

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,
505 Côté Street, Ottawa K1K 0Z8
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 - 8:30, Friday: 1:00 - 6:00,
Saturday: 10:00- 5:00, Sunday: closed.

25 ans .... à voir en grand! /
25 Years of Big Ideas

Célébrons 25 ans à voir en grand! Dans cette nouvelle exposition au centre des arts Shenkman, les membres d'Arteast vont présenter leurs oeuvres grands formats!

Le public est invité au Vernissage de l'exposition "25 ans...à voir en grand!" présenté par les membres d'Arteast. La réception aura lieu le dimanche 27 septembre 2015, de 13h à 15h au niveau 1 du Centre des Arts Shenkman, 245 Boulevard Centrum, à Orléans.

Dans cette nouvelle exposition "25 ans...à voir en grand!" Arteast est fière de présenter les oeuvres grands formats de ses membres.
Dans ces oeuvres, on y retrouve plusieurs médiums, ainsi qu'une grande variété de styles et de sujets, représentatifs de la haute qualité des artistes membres d'Arteast.
  Arteast showcases the large format works of its members in the latest Exhibition at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

The public is invited to an opening reception for "25 Years of Big Ideas!" the latest show to be presented by Arteast. The reception takes place on Sunday, September 27, from 1 p.m. to 3 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 mediums. These large format works of art showcase the varied media that Arteast members employ and are representative of the high quality of work produced by its membership.


October 31, and Nov 1 2015

On October 31, and Nov 1, there is a new event, headed by David Lidbetter, called ARTSCHOOLFAIR. There are demos and workshops about various painting and drawing media, techniques, subjects. Also exhibits by various art supply companies and some arts organizations. Times are Saturday, Oct 31, 10am-5pm, and Sunday, Oct 1, 9am to 5pm. The event is to be held at the Hellenic Centre, Prince of Wales Drive.

Artist speakers include Charles Spratt, Susan Ashcroft, David Jones, Jeff Banks, John Day, David Kearn, Jayne Couch, Matthew Collins, and others. Artist supply demos include Winsor and Newton, Golden Acrylics, Gablin, Faber Castell, Liquitex.

The only seminar/lecture as a business talk is "Money Smarts for Visual Artists" by Arteast member Jessie Parker. The lecture includes some juicy critical tidbits from her eBook series plus some surprising bonuses about artist estate issues. One bonus is about the new legislation just in effect for the first time this year. The other bonus about a little known ruling which can save the artists' estate 5 to 6 figures in tax!. Her talk is 9:30 to 11:00am, Sunday November 1. Seating is limited.

Go to artschoolfair.com for full details and to register. You will have the opportunity to customize with the events of your choice.

With at least 2 seminar choices, get a 15% discount if you register before September 21.

Arteast-Grow With Art
L'art en herbe



Luna Sole

September 8 to October 20
Chritine Gendron is Featured Artist

Art is a Story of Life
Christine Gendron is an Orleans resident who exhibits regularly with Arteast and is lead coordinator for the North Gloucester Library exhibitions.

She works in acrylics but brings other materials such as sharks teeth, Swarovski crystals, or gem stones to her work, reflecting her other interest in creating hand-made jewellery.

"I do not have an end result in mind when setting out" says Christine. "I just like to put colours on the canvas and see what happens"

You can see what happens when you visit Luna Sole which is located in the mall at Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard and Youville Drive. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, or dinner or just a light snack anytime.

Arteast Open studio / St. Laurent Complex
Studio-libre d'Arteast /complex St-Laurent

September - December studios will be Sep 10 & 24, Oct 8 & 22, Nov 12 & 26 and Dec 10.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Please pre-register for the next 'open studio'. We need 6 members per session for the studio to run. The registration form is available on the Arteast website http://www.arteastottawa.com.
Please confirm with one of the following Arteast volunteers:
Corinne Feasey:c_feasey@hotmail.com
Dorothy Zorn: dzorn1624@rogers.com

Prenez note que le studio des mois sep - dec: sep 10 & 24, oct 8 & 22, nov 12 & 26 et dec 10
S'il-vous-plaît veuillez-vous préinscrire pour cette nouvelle session. Nous avons besoin d'au moins six membres pour que cette activité ait lieu! Le formulaire d'inscription est disponible sur le site Web d'Arteast http://www.arteastottawa.com.
Merci de confirmer votre présence avec un des bénévoles suivants:
Corinne Feasey:c_feasey@hotmail.com
Dorothy Zorn: dzorn1624@rogers.com


Website Opportunities with Arteast / Profitez du siteweb d'Arteast
for more information/plus d'information check here / ici


ATTENTION MEMBERS: We have a new e-mail address: president@arteastottawa.com. If you have any announcements that you would like the general membership to know about please use our new address.