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Arteast     Ottawa Ontario

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

Some Arteast Works

Member News

Jennifer Garland
exhibition of paintings

April 28th to October 27th 2017
Hours: Monday: 1-5, Tuesday to Thursday: 9-5 , Friday: 9-12

Arteast artist Joyce Buckley presents an exhibition of paintings
at The Legal Information Centre of Ottawa, Suite 1400, 85 Albert St, Ottawa.

Music and Motion
Jennifer’s works convey both music and motion through color in strength; brush strokes in determination of mind and spirit; and passion in texture.

Spending a portion of her childhood in Moose Factory, Northern Ontario, the explosion of colour that is characteristic of Canadian Aboriginal Art has influenced her art. She often incorporates underpainting in her work to create depth. She also likes the use of an ‘illusion of a line’ and finds that it can be more powerful than the use of the line itself. Her fascination with movement and energy is often the focal point of her work. Her work is unconventional and bold but also a genuine view of her perspective of the world.

Marion Jean Hall exhibition of "Friends and Relations"
An Exhibition of Portraits in Watercolour

April 1 to May 27, 2017

The Blackburn Library, in conjunction with Arteast, is proud to present Friends and Relations, an exhibition of watercolour portraits by Marion Jean Hall.

Marion's affectionate portraits of friends and family members express her interest in human individuality at all stages of life.

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.

This exhibition encourages you to pay attention and look around you. You will find that your neighbourhood has lots of beautiful spots to offer.

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


St. Laurent Complex Gallery

Jill Berry - Exhibition of Paintings
Geometry in Nature

St-Laurent Library, in conjunction with Arteast, is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by Ottawa artist Jill Berry. This solo show is titled Geometry in Nature and runs from March 31 to June 23, 2017.
This series of paintings is inspired by the relationship of geometry to nature. The natural world takes a subtle approach to geometry but lines and shapes are represented and repeated in rocks, land formations, trees, and clouds. The artist interprets these various forms in her five Twillingate Iceberg paintings and her painting of islands in Georgian Bay.
Jill has taken courses at the Ottawa School of Art and the Haliburton School of the Arts. She has been coached by Canadian landscape artist Gordon Harrison. Currently she paints primarily in oil. Jill's work has been shown at many venues in Eastern Ontario.

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 - 8:30, Friday: 1:00 - 6:00,
Saturday: 10:00- 5:00, Sunday: closed

Arteast Spring Field Trip to Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts /
Excursion d’été d’ARTEAST au Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal

Chagall : Colour and Music/
Chagall : couleur et musique

Deadline to sign up - Cheques must be received by 5 pm on Friday, April 21, 2017/
Échéance pour l’inscription - Réception de chèque avant 17 h vendredi le 21 avril, 2017

Date: Friday May 5, 2017/
Vendredi, le 5 mai 2017

Information and Application form (Word) (PDF)


with Sheena Kalmakova
Saturday 29 April 2017
Acrylic Paint Pouring and Painting with Metal
More information word doc or pdf

Arteast-Grow With Art
L'art en herbe

Tuesday January 24 -le 24 janvier
7:00 “Meet and Greet” à 19h
7:30 Présentation à 19h 30
Room 340- salle 340
255 Centrum Blvd.

presentation by Maryse Legault/ et présentation Maryse Legault

Demonstration of fabric Sculpting/
Démo de l’intégration de tissue en art

The presentation will be done mostly with a PowerPoint presentation. Maryse has taken pictures of every step of making a fabric sculpture- beginning with the armature to the draping of the sculpture. The product is messy and it takes several hours to create a sculpture. She will have several pieces at different stages of construction, including a selection of completed sculptures.

She will bring a container of paverpol and demonstrate with a tiny face on a canvas to show how this product can be incorporated with acrylic paint to create great mixed media. Maryse will also show the process of draping the fabric on a sculpture by doing a few parts of the body.

For further information: Mary Ann Varley, 613-745-2996

Call for Future President and Vice President /

Appel de Candidatures pour la Présidence et la Vice-Présidence

At the next Annual General Meeting in January 2018, it will be time again to elect some new members to the Board of Directors. While that is many months away, it is not too early to start the ball rolling.

Next January, I will complete my term as President and step into the role of Past President. In addition, Murielle Bérubé, Arteast's Vice President, recently informed me that, for health reasons, she will not seek election as President next year. Our organization will, therefore, need a new President and Vice President in 2018. This is a great opportunity for you to join Arteast's Board of Directors and to help shape the organization's future.

Being Vice President then President has given me a huge opportunity to get to know a large number of Arteast's members. If I had not accepted this challenge, I would not have had a chance to talk to so many of you. And that has been one of the most pleasurable parts of this whole experience. I have also been able to deepen my knowledge and appreciation of how the organization works. In addition, I have made many valuable contacts among City of Ottawa officials and others in the visual arts community, which has helped me in my executive roles and as an artist.

While the President has a number of responsibilities, of which the key ones are to lead the Board of Directors and management group, as well as attend and speak at Arteast's events and act as main spokesperson for the organization, it is not a full-time job. There is still time to simply be an artist.

The Vice President's role is to support the President and to fill in when the President is absent. In addition, as volunteer coordinator, one of your key responsibilities would be to contact new members—a great way to get to know people who have just joined Arteast.

For new members who have told us they are reluctant to volunteer before knowing more about Arteast, there is no better way to get to know any organization than to volunteer. For longer-term members, who obviously value the organization enough to renew their membership time and again, it's time for you to have greater input into something you care about.

If you would like to have further information on these two roles, call me at 613-830-1829.

Lynne Alsford, President

À la prochaine réunion générale annuelle qui se tiendra en janvier 2018, nous devrons élire de nouveaux membres au Conseil d’administration. Même si nous sommes bien en avance, il n’est jamais trop tard pour ouvrir le bal.

En janvier prochain, je terminerai mon mandat de présidente et deviendrai alors présidente sortante. En outre, Murielle Bérubé, vice-présidente de Arteast, m’a fait savoir dernièrement que, pour des raisons de santé, elle ne se présentera pas au poste de présidente l’année prochaine. Notre organisation aura donc besoin d’un nouveau président/d’une nouvelle présidente ainsi que d’un nouveau vice-président/d’une nouvelle vice-présidente en 2018. Voilà une belle occasion pour vous de rejoindre le Conseil d’administration de Arteast et d’aider à façonner le futur de l’organisation.

Le fait d’avoir occupé les postes de vice-présidente puis de présidente m’a donné l’occasion immense de connaître un très grand nombre de membres de Arteast. Si je n’avais pas accepté le défi, je n’aurais pas eu la chance de parler à autant d’entre vous. Et ce fut l’un des plus beaux aspects de toute cette experience. J’ai pu aussi approfondir mes connaissances du fonctionnement de l’organisation et de l’apprécier. Aussi, j’ai établi de nombreux et fructueux contacts avec les fonctionnaires de la ville d’Ottawa et de la commnauté des arts visuels, ce qui m’a aidé tant dans mes taches administratives que comme artiste.

Bien que le président/la présidente ait un certain nombre de responsabilités, comme diriger le Conseil d’administration et le groupe de gestion, assister à des évènements organisés par Arteast, y prendre la parole ou encore agir à titre de porte-parole de l’organisation, il ne s’agit pas là d’un emploi à temps plein. Il reste encore du temps pour tout simplement être un artiste.

Le vice-président/la vice-présidente aide le président/la présidente et le/la remplace en son absence. À titre de coordonnateur/ coordonnatrice des bénévoles, l’une de ses responsabilités premières est de contacter les nouveaux membres – une bonne façon de connaître les gens qui viennent juste de rejoindre Arteast.

Pour les nouveaux membres qui seraient réticents à se proposer comme bénévoles avant d’en connaître plus au sujet de Arteast, il n’y a pas de meilleur moyen de connaître une organisation que d’en devenir bénévole. Pour les anciens members, qui manifestement apprécient suffisamment l’organisation pour renouveler leur adhesion, il est temps de vous engage davantage dans quelque chose qui vous tient à coeur.

Pour tout renseignement complémentaires concernant ces fonctions, n’hésitez pas à m’appeler au 613-830-1829.

Lynne Alsford, Présidente

More Mosaic

Vu la quantité et la qualité exceptionnelle de plusieurs œuvres qui ont été enregistrées cette année lors de l’exposition « Mosaic / Mosaïque » à la galerie Trinity et qui n’ont pas pu être présentées; Arteast offre la possibilité à plusieurs membres d’exposer leurs œuvres dans cette nouvelle exposition «More Mosaic / Mosaïque Plus» à la Promenade Arteast du Centre des Arts Shenkman.

Le public est invité au Vernissage de l’exposition « Mosaic / Mosaïque Plus » présenté par les membres d’Arteast. La réception aura lieu le dimanche 19 mars 2017, de 13h à 15h au niveau 1 du Centre des Arts Shenkman, 245 Boulevard Centrum, à Orléans.

The public is invited to an opening reception for More Mosaic/Mosaïque Plus - the latest show to be presented by Arteast. The reception will take place on Sunday, March 19, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 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 media. Its membership includes many talented local artists, as well as a good number from all over the world. Such a diverse group enriches Ottawa’s creative community with a wide variety of global viewpoints, training and experience. There is a story behind every unique artwork, and an artist willing to elaborate on that story.

St. Laurent Public Library

Call for Artists

Are you interested in having your own solo exhibit?
Opportunities are available starting in September 2017.
Exhibits run three months and your art can be for sale or not.
The St. Laurent Library (515 Côté St, Ottawa) has a great wall space of
21' in length.
Larger works are recommended because of the wall's height.

Please contact Linda Dabros at dabros@sympatico.ca or
613-731-5652 for more information


Egle Post
at Luna Sole until March 18th

Egle Post is our current featured artist at Luna Sole Restaurant and one of arteasts newest members. She works mostly in acrylics, colour pencil and mixed media with a strong emphasis on colour.
With a technical background in mechanical engineering she loves to experiment with different materials and techniques. Many of her paintings reflect nature based themes, such as landscapes, animals and flowers. She also paints portraits to capture mood and expression. Her main sources of inspiration come from nature, traveling and a mixture of hard rock, metal and acoustic music.
You can find more of Igles art, including works in progress on Instagram @RedOr1on and on Dojo Art Store Face book page. The show at Luna Sole continues till March 18th

Luna Sole is located in the mall at Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard and Laverendrye Drive (opposite the Bob McQuarrie Centre) and is open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks.

St. Laurent Complex Gallery

Call for Artists

The Arteast Team at the St. Laurent Complex Gallery would like to issue a call for artists for upcoming shows 2017
L’équipe d’ Arteast du Centre St­Laurent recherche des artistes pour ses prochaines expositions 2017
Information word   pdf

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

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 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

2eme et 4eme jeudi chaque mois
10h - 15h
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


Studio Opportunity

The Kevin Dodds Gallery and Studio 1101 Banks Street, Ottawa, ON is looking for 4 to 6 artists, potters, jewellers interested in renting studio and/or gallery space.
For information please contact Kevin at: 613-286-8512



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.