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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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Call for Art / Appel aux artistes

Twenty-Five Years of Big Ideas
25ème Anniversaire - Voir en grand

September 24 - November 24, 2015 / 24 septembre - 24 novembre 2015

As one of the shows to celebrate Arteast's 25th year Promenade Arteast in the Shenkman Arts Centre will be showcasing an exhibition of large size pieces. (Wall hung artwork only, though there is space for two regular size 3d pieces in the sculpture cabinet)
We are looking for artwork over 38" wide up to 60" wide plus up to 72" tall. As we will only be able to accommodate 5 to 10 pieces (depending on response) we will let you know if your piece is accepted when the Call for Art deadline expires.
The application is available on the forms page: http://www.arteastottawa.com/forms.php under Promenade Arteast
Please send applications or an email with all relevant artwork information (including volunteer preference) to promenade@arteastottawa.com
Deadline July 10th
Maureen Rooney Mitchell
  A l'occasion du 25e anniversaire d'Arteast, une des expositions au Centre des arts Shenkman consistera en oeuvres de grands formats. (Le mur prévoit des tableaux et le cabinet pourra recevoir 2 oeuvres en 3D).
Les tableaux devront avoir entre 38 et 60 pouces de large et 72 pouces de haut. Comme nous serons capables d'accommoder entre 5 et 10 pièces (selon les réponses), nous vous laisserons savoir si votre pièce est acceptée lorsque la date butoir sera atteinte pour l'appel aux artistes.
Le formulaire d'application est disponible : http://www.arteastottawa.com/forms.php Sous Promenade Arteast
Faites parvenir votre application ou un courriel avec les informations de votre oeuvre (incluant votre préférence comme bénévolat) à: promenade@arteastottawa.com
Date limite le 10 juillet
Maureen Rooney Mitchell

Arteast's 25th anniversary activity:

August 22nd from 10am to 2pm Arteast will hold our very first Family and friends picnic at Petrie Island, situated at picnic area 4. Just bring your lunches/snacks, come with your kids, grandchildren, spouse and let's celebrate our 25th. We will have activities for the kids. Also members can have fun, maybe can do some Plein air painting.

Picnic area: The picnic area is located to the west of the main beach area. It contains a number of mature trees that provide welcome shade. There is also a beach suitable for small children.

Parking: Parking costs $2 for 5 hours.

Petrie Island has some restriction : Users of the picnic area are reminded: 9 pm curfew, no dogs on the island, no alcohol, clean up afterwards, don't feed those cute looking animals, don't catch the frogs or turtles, don't pick the nice flowers. If you want to cook food, bring your own gas barbeque - no charcoal please because there is no place to safely dispose of the coals.

See you at the Picnic. No Rain date Contact person: Josie demeo@bell.net
  La prochaine activité sera le pique-nique familial qui aura lieu à l'île Petrie, samedi le 22 août de 10h à 14h. Venez partager cette belle journée avec vos collègues, vos enfants, vos petit enfants, votre époux/se. Veuillez bien apporter votre diner.

Nous aurons des activités artistiques pour les petits, et peut-être les plus grands pourront faire de la peinture plein air.

La zone de pique-nique est située à l'ouest de la zone de la plage principale. Elle contient un certain nombre d'arbres matures qui offrent de l'ombre. Il y a aussi une plage pour les petits enfants.

Stationnement : Le coût est de $2.00 pour 5 hrs.

Les restrictions à l'île Pétrie : Les utilisateurs de la zone de pique-nique n'ont pas le droit de faire des feux, d'apporter leurs chiens ou d'apporter de l'alcool. S.V.P. bien ramasser et nettoyer après l'activité, ne nourrissez pas les mignons animaux, n'attrapez pas les grenouilles ou les tortues et ne ramassez pas les belles fleurs. Si vous voulez faire cuire de la nourriture, apportez votre propre barbecue à gaz - pas de charbon s'il vous plaît, car il n'y a aucun endroit où le jeter en sécurité.

No Rain date; Contact person: Josie demeo@bell.net

Luna Sole

June 16 - July 28
Linda Dyson at Luna Sole

Linda Dyson, at an early age, gained a lasting appreciation and love of art from an artist in her northern British Columbia hometown. While life intervened as she moved to other Canadian cities and travelled in Europe and North America, it was a visit to Paris that stimulated her into returning to painting. She is presently working in acrylics and mixed media "a medium that inspires me because of its texture, bright colours, and diversity."" She is no stranger to group exhibitions throughout the Ottawa area and most recently was in the 2015 Orleans Art Studio Tour.

Luna Sole is in the mall at Jeanne d'Arc and Youville Drive and is open throughout the day and evening.

Bernard Poirier exhibition of watercolours

St-Laurent Library in conjunction with Arteast is proud to present an exhibition of watercolours by Bernard Poirier. This solo show is titled The Perspective of Nature and runs from June 26th to October 2nd 2015.

Bernard Emile Poirier, fondly known as BEP, has always had an interest in drawing. Pencil and watercolours became his main medium. His work is influenced by the love of nature, concentrating on mountains, watersheds and trees with a technique using colours and composition to enhance dimensional perspective.

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.

Arteast-Grow With Art
L'art en herbe

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Meet and Greet at 7:00, Presentation follows / auront lieu Le mardi, le 23 juin 2015, rencontre à 19 h; et à 19 : 30; présentation suivant

Annual Critque Night /
Soirée annuelle de "La Critique"

Meet and Greet with light refreshments / "Meet and Greet" avec "refreshments"

Annual Critique night begins at 7:30, with Anne Remmer Thompson
Anne is a well known watercolour artist and teacher

Soirée annuelle de "La Critique" Conférenceière: Anne Remmer Thompson,
artiste-peintre, et enseignante

Anne Remmer Thompson, is a watercolour and acrylic painter. Her style could be called stylized realism, but she embraces abstraction as well. In 1999 she was elected as a permanent member of the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (C.S.P.W.C.), and is Past Regional Director for Ottawa and Eastern Ontario

Please bring one or two art works for which you would like some helpful advice (they should be unfinished, unframed and unsigned) If you wish to bring your work on a usb stick let Mary Ann Know before the meeting. varleymaryann1@bell.net

at our regular location, 255 Centrum Blvd. Room 340, Orléans.


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

Open Studio is on summer hiatus starting Thursday June 11. and will start again on Thursday September 10.

Open Studio va prendre une pause à partir de jeudi 11 Juin et commencera à nouveau le jeudi Septembre 10


Marie Leger
exhibition of encaustic artworks

Blackburn Hamlet Library in conjunction with Arteast is proud to present an exhibition of encaustic artworks by Marie Leger. This solo show is titled Spirit of the hinterland and runs from May 30th to July 25th.

Marie Leger works in encaustics, which is basically, melted pigmented beeswax painted on a wood surface then fused using a torch or heat gun. She manipulates the wax through scraping, re-melting, drawing, painting and embedding found objects. This combination of painting and dimensional layering of wax and objects leads to rich textures and a luminous depth.

Marie Leger finds the unexpected textures and results of working with encaustics, keep the painting process exciting and fresh and reveal an unpredictable beauty to be found in imperfection.

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.

Location: Blackburn Hamlet branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 199 Glenpark, Ottawa K1B 5B8 Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 - 8:30, Friday: 1:00 - 6:00, Saturday: 10:00- 5:00, Sunday: closed.

exhibition of paintings

May 1st - to August 31st
Hours: Monday: 1-5, Tuesday to Thursday: 9-5 , Friday: 9-12
Arteast artist Maureen Rooney Mitchell presents an exhibition of paintings
at The Legal Information Centre of Ottawa, Suite 1400, 85 Albert St, Ottawa.

In this exhibit Maureen has included something that represents each of her muses from the whimsy of 'Too Close' to the winsomeness of "Cartoon Watching". Maureen's artwork is not confined to one subject matter, and when she tackles an artwork it usually fits one of several moulds: it has personal meaning, or, there is something whimsical that has tickled her funny bone that she wishes to pursue, or, there is a subject that just cries out to be explored, and sometimes, a pretty picture is just a pretty picture!

Cartoon Watching      Maureen Rooney Mitchell

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

Gala Banquet

Tuesday, November 24, 2015/ Mardi le 24 novembre, 2015
5:30 p.m. / 17h30 Cocktails
6:30 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
Order form (Word), (PDF)

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.