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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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Grow With Art/
L'art en herbe

Tuesday May 22 -le mardi 22 mai
7:00 meet and greet à 19h
7:30 Présentation à 19h 30
Room 340- salle 340
255 Centrum Blvd.

Watercolours... A magic carpet ride
presentation by Elvi Edwards

Elvi Edwards will explain how she uses her photos to execute her paintings. She will take a few examples and discuss in detail how they were conceived.

Abstract realism...using illusion to create reality. It is always a journey.. That magic carpet ride. This presentation will be an open forum addressing all that Elvi has learned in the past thirty or so years painting and teaching her watercolours.

Announcement from Sponsor DeSerres St. Laurent

Arteast members are invited to a Demo and Workshop
"Pebeo Paint marker"
with Sheena hosted by DeSerres.

Date: Saturday May 19th
Time: 1:00 PM to 3PM Pre- registration is required as there are limited seats.
Where: DeSerres at the St. Laurent shopping center
Pre-register by Wednesday May 16th with Josie De Meo 613-590-7627 or josiedemeo@bell.net

Pebeo Paint markers:
Artist oil-based paint markers come in a variety of vibrant hues. The lightly-pigmented paint dries to a glossy and lightfast finish. Ideal for use on smooth and non-porous surfaces, these markers dry quickly and the paint can be reactivated, even after several weeks, to obtain gradiants and shades.




Effective immediately, the newsletter editor has a new e-mail address: editor.arteastottawa@gmail.com.
Therefore, please send articles and any other e-mail communications intended for the newsletter editor to that address.

Call for Art / Appel d’oeuvres d’art
Promenade Arteast / Promenade Arteast
“Summer Medley 2018”

Exhibition dates- June 14 to August 21
Coming up in June 2018 is the next unjuried Promenade Arteast exhibition.
One artwork per member may be submitted.
(One piece up to a width of 38 inches x 72 inches tall including frame or one three dimensional work:- size limit-12” x 12” x 36” h)
Members who wish to participate are requested to fill out an application form
http://www.arteastottawa.com/forms/Promenade Application 2013efd.doc
with all the details of the artwork they wish to submit and send it to
Application deadline- May 13th
There is no theme for this show.

If a large selection of work is submitted the applicants will be added to the list for subsequent shows providing applications are received by the posted deadline. Members will be informed if they are accepted in the posted exhibition or a subsequent show.
Please be advised, if you cannot attend the vernissage on June 17th please let us know and we will slot you into a later show that you can attend the vernissage for.

Drop off day for selected artwork is the day before the exhibition starts 10am – 11am
Exhibitors must bring the completed, signed form with their work on changeover day.

Entrants must be members or will become members of Arteast.
There is a $5 hanging fee.

For information contact:
Maureen Rooney Mitchell


14 juin – 21 août
Juin 2018, est la prochaine exposition sans jury de la Promenade Arteast. Une oeuvre par artiste peut être présentée : ( dimension maximale d’une pièce incluant le cadre : largeur 38 pouces par hauteur 72 pouces).
Les membres qui désirent participer doivent compléter un formulaire
http://www.arteastottawa.com/forms/Promenade Application 2013efd.doc
avec tous les détails de l’œuvre qu’ils présentent et le faire parvenir à : promenade@arteastottawa.com.

La date butoir d’application : 13 mai
L’exposition n’a pas de thème.

Si trop de tableaux sont soumis pour une seule exposition, les noms sont retenus selon la date de réception du libellé postal, pour une exposition subséquente. Les membres sont informés s’ils participent à l’exposition affichée ou à une subséquente.
Veuillez noter que si vous avez l’intention de ne pas être présent(e) au vernissage (artiste participant(e) le 17 juin, s.v.p. nous en aviser et nous trouverons un espace pour votre œuvre dans une exposition où vous pourrez être présent(e).

Le dépôt au Centre Shenkman, de l’œuvre sélectionnée, est le jour précédent l’exposition, entre 10h et 11h a.m.
Les participants doivent apporter leur formulaire dûment complété, signé, avec leur œuvre, le jour d’échange indiqué.

Les participants doivent être membres réguliers ou doivent s’inscrire.
Les frais d’accrochage sont de $5 pièce.
Pour information contactez :

Stephen Quinlan
Behind the Curtain

April 27, 2018 to October 26, 2018

Legal Information Centre of Ottawa
Albert St, 14th floor, Suite 1400
Tuesday through Thursday 9am - 5 pm

The Legal Information Centre in conjunction with Arteast is proud to present an exhibition of Healing Visions at the Rideau Shore titled “Behind the Curtain”, paintings by Stephen Quinlan. This solo show runs from April 27 to October 26.

The works celebrate sunrise over the Rideau Rover as viewed from Strathcona Park.

This is a unique opportunity for the public to enjoy, encourage and support local artists in their community as well as engaging with the Legal Information Centre.

Contact: Art Coordinator Jessie Parker Jessie@photobasedart.com

Richard Pell
at Luna Sole until May 30th 2018

Richard Pell is a fourth generation Canadian with a love of art, architecture and the outdoors. He developed a passion for creative expression at an early age and was encouraged by artistic members of his family, the beauty of natural landscapes and later from his study of Architecture.

His art depicts just some of the beauty, feel and excitement found in natural settings and architectural buildings from across Canada, the United States, South America and Europe.

Richard believes that artwork should leave an impression not only in the mind but also the heart of the viewer.

« More Mosaic /Mosaïque plus »

Plusieurs œuvres qui ont été enregistrées lors de l’exposition « Mosaic / Mosaïque » à la galerie Trinity cette année n’ont pas pu être présentées vu la quantité et la qualité exceptionnelle du travail des membres d’Arteast. Ces œuvres ont été retenues pour être présentées lors de 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 « More Mosaic / Mosaïque Plus » présenté par les membres d’Arteast. La réception aura lieu le dimanche 22 avril 2018, 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, April 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the ground floor of the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans.

This exhibition is an extension of Arteast's annual juried show Mosaic/ Mosaïque which was presented earlier in the Trinity Gallery and showcases the exceptional quality of artworks produced by its members.

Help Wanted: Administrative Assistant

Part-time; approx. 6 hours/week
Salary: $18/hour
This a contract position

The Administrative Assistant will undertake a wide variety of activities in supporting the Board of Directors and the Planning and Management Committee.

  • Undertake basic bookkeeping tasks, including maintaining related files and records.
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly-scheduled accounting reports.
  • Update and maintain membership records and file.
  • Prepare and mail welcome packages to new members.
  • Notify members re renewals of membership.
  • Receive, prepare and dispatch Arteast's weekly Digest of announcements (via Blogspot).
  • Update and maintain all social media accounts, approved by the Board.
  • Ensure Arteast is marketed on relevant current social media sites.
  • Assist Facebook and Show coordinators with all Arteast calls for artists, exhibitions, etc.
  • Ensure that the Arteast website is up-to-date, by liaising with the web administrator to add and remove information.
  • Receive and forward to the web administrator changeover notices, Grow with Art meetings and other notices about Arteast activities and programs.
  • Actively research grants for Arteast.
  • Assist the lead coordinators of the annual juried shows. i.e. Mosaic (Trinity Gallery at the Shenkman Arts Centre) and the Arteast Juried Awards Exhibition (St. Laurent Recreation Complex), by providing data entry services and compilation of lists for the registration of exhibition applicants.
  • Attend meetings of the Board and the Management and Planning Committee.
  • Responsible for general administrative duties as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors from time to time.

  • Knowledge of Arteast and the general Arts community.
  • Computer and social media skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with an exceptional attention-to-detail facility.
  • Superior organizational, inter-personal, multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently.
  • Team player who is proactive, flexible and can prioritize.

  • Experience of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks.
  • Bilingual.
  • Own transportation.

Please send your resume to president@arteastottawa.com

Arteast Aprons

100% durable cotton
Soil release finish for added stain protection
Two patch pockets and a pen pocket
22” width and 30” length -Large
Chance to win a free apron as one of the many door prizes at the GWA meetings.

Available for purchase at “Grow with Art” meetings for $15.00 ea.!!!!!

Community Outreach Volunteers

Hello fellow artists,
We need your help!
Arteast is organizing a Community Outreach project and we need your help for this event to be a success. We chose St Brother Andre Catholic School, because of its special needs.

When: Tuesday May 15th, 2018.
Who: Junior kindergarten kids to the 6th grade.
Where: The school is located at 1923 Elmridge Dr. in Ottawa.
Activity proposed: The day long “Art Festival” Theme will include seven stations: printing, acrylic mural painting, watercolor paintings and painting their Buddy Bench.

If you want to make a difference in a child’s life using our passion for art participate in this wonderful activity. Arteast will provide all materials, all you need to do is come with your smile and passion to share your talent as an artist. We will need volunteers in each of the stations; you can participants for half or all day.

For more information please contact me Josie De Meo at 613-590-76278
or email me at josiedemeo@bell.net

Chère membre,
Nous avons besoin de votre aide!
Nous cherchons des bénévoles pour le Projet Outreach d’Arteast : programme de sensibilisation dans la communauté. Pour le 15 mai 2018.
L’école élémentaire St Brother Andre Catholic School, 1923 Elmridge Dr. in Ottawa, a été choisie parce ce que c’est un secteur en besoin. C’est une activité pour des enfants anglophone, de la maternelle à la 6e année. Arteast offrira aux élèves, des activités artistiques pour la journée, comprenant: aquarelle, créations de murale en acrylique , signets avec des gravures et peintre « Buddy Bench ».

Si vous êtes bilingue et que vous désirez être bénévole pour cette activité, soit quelques heures ou la journée, veuillez communiquer dès que possible auprès de:
Josie De Meo 613-590-7627 ou Courriel : josiedemeo@bell.net

St. Laurent Complex Library Gallery

Mary Gourlay - Exhibition of Paintings

St-Laurent Library, in conjunction with Arteast, is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by Ottawa artist Mary Gourlay. This solo show is titled Rock and Water and runs from April 6 to June 22, 2018.

This collection of oil paintings represents places the artist has been over the past two years - locally in the Brownsburg area of Quebec as well as further afield in the Adirondacks, Georgian Bay, and the Frontenac region of Ontario. Beginning with sketches painted plein air, Mary’s work is bold and expressive, drawing the viewer into the magnificent landscapes of the Canadian Shield.

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

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

From Africa to the Americas: Face to Face Picasso AND Old Montreal/
D’Afrique aux Amériques : Picasso en face-à-face ET Vieux-Montréal

Deadline to sign up - Cheques must be received by 5 pm on Friday, June 1, 2018/
Échéance pour l’inscription - Réception de chèque avant 17 h vendredi le 1 juin, 2018

Date: Friday June 15, 2018/
Vendredi, le 15 juin 2018

Information and Application form (Word) (PDF)


Blackburn Library exhibit by
Maureen Rooney Mitchell and Danielle Beaulieu

Two Perspectives

March 31 - June 9, 2018

The Blackburn Library in conjunction with Arteast is proud to present an exhibition of paintings in oils by Maureen Rooney Mitchell and watercolours by Danielle Beaulieu. Both artists are well known for their insightful, well executed paintings . Maureen’s works in oils are figurative, using people she knows in sometimes surreal settings. Danielle specializes in watercolor, using a variety of detailed subjects beautifully realized and interpreted.
This is a unique opportunity for the public to enjoy, encourage and support local artists in their community as well as engaging with the Blackburn Library.

Contact: Art Coordinator Jessie Parker Jessie@photobasedart.com

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


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

Good news/ Bonne nouvelle

DeSerres offering a 10% discount on all regular-price merchandise in store. Arteast Ottawa members must present their membership card for the discount. This offer is only available at the St Laurent shopping Centre,1200, Saint-Laurent blvd. (Ontario) K1K 3B8   DeSerres vous offre un rabais de 10 % sur tous les articles à prix régulier en magasin. Les membres D’Arteast Ottawa devront présenter leur carte de membre pour bénéficier du rabais. Cette offre est seulement offerte au magasin du Centre St Laurent shopping Centre, 1200, Saint-Laurent blvd. (Ontario) K1K 3B8.

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 in 2018.

Winter Mix: January 11- March 8th
Spring Mix: March 8th- May 10th
Summer Mix: May 10th- July 12th
Fall Mix: July 12th- September 13th

Each exhibit space can accommodate 4 artists at a time.
Please email stlaurent@arteastottawa.com as soon as possible if you are interested in showing your art work. Changeovers take place on Thursday evenings starting at 5:30 pm.

The St. Laurent Complex is an inviting and fitting space for Arteast members to display their works. Each artist will have a maximum of 10 feet of wall space to display two-dimensional pieces of art for sale. Items must be dry and ready to hang following the Arteast guide lines.

The centre is very accessible. It is open seven days a week, Monday to Friday from 5:30 am to 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 6 pm.

Artists are responsible for all handling and hanging of their artwork. An exhibit fee of $20 per artist applies. Please refer to the Arteast website for forms, regulations and more details. Artwork without proper hanging hardware will, unfortunately, not be accepted.

Reserve your space today!

The St. Laurent Complex team.
  L’équipe Arteast du Centre St-Laurent recherche des artistes pour ses prochaines expositions:

Winter Mix: du 11 janvier au 8 mars
Spring Mix: du 8 mars au 10 mai
Summer Mix: du 10 au 12 juillet
Mix d'automne: du 12 juillet au 13 septembre

Le Centre St-Laurent est un lieu convivial et agréable où les artistes membres de Arteast peuvent offrir leurs œuvres au public. Le Centre est facile d’accès. Il est ouvert 7 jours sur 7, du lundi au vendredi de 5:00 à 22:00, et les samedis et dimanches, de 7:00 à 18:00.

Le Centre peut accommoder quatre artistes par expo. Prière contacter par courriel stlaurent@arteastottawa.com le plus tôt possible si vous êtes intéressé à exposer vos oeuvres.

Les accrochages auront lieu le jeudi soir à partir de 17:30. Chaque exposant disposera d’un espace de 10 pieds pour accrocher ses tableaux disponibles pour la vente. Les oeuvres doivent être sèches et prêtes à être accrochées. Les artistes ont l’entière responsabilité d’accrocher eux-mêmes leurs oeuvres. De plus, ils devront s’acquitter des frais d’exposition de 20 $ payables à Arteast.

Prière vous référer au site web Arteast pour obtenir les formulaires et règlements. Les oeuvres dont le système d’accrochage ne sera pas conforme seront malheureusement écartées.

Réservez votre espace dès aujourd’hui.
L’équipe du Centre St-Laurent.

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

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




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