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Ottawa School of Art Instructors’ Showcase – August 4-September 4, 2011




The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) is proud to present its annual exhibition of works by the school’s professional instructors and artists. An annual showcase of some of the communities top artists come together in this energetic alliance that will dazzle the eye. The 2011 Instructors’ Showcase will feature paintings, sculptures, tapestries, photography, prints and more at the OSA Gallery at 35 George Street from August 4 to September 4, 2011.

Students and members of the community are encouraged to visit to get a first hand glimpse and a chance to mingle with the instructors.

The opening night vernissage & reception will take place at the OSA Main Gallery in the ByWard Market on Thursday August 4, 2011 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

This free exhibition runs from August 4 to September 4, 2011.

Established in 1879, the OSA is the leading centre for visual arts education and creative expression in the Ottawa region. The School fulfils its vision of making ‘Teaching art to everyone!’ a reality by providing accessibility to quality programming through its outreach; gallery; bursary and scholarship programs.

For more information, please contact:
Nina Camilleri, Marketing and Events Coordinator
613.241.7471 x 26


New Paintings Living with Architecture


Paul Sharp -New Paintings Living with Architecture

May 22-28

Vernisage May 22

La Petite Mort Gallery (306 Cumberland Street)

Living with Architecture:

These paintings deal with architecture, and how we live with it. In my younger days I wanted to become an architect, it seemed like such a powerful profession. When I found out that math and logic would be such an integral component in an architect’s career I dropped the idea and started to use it as an inspiration in my painting. Our world is what we have made it over the years, but we take our surroundings for granted. We don’t often think about the work that when into making the world we see. In these paintings I am attempting to show how invisible the work of the world has become by making the buildings almost transparent and raw. The characters in my paintings go about ignoring the past that is built up around them. They play, shop, fight work and walk amongst history without paying it a second thought. People are living, they are doing things, and the viewer is invited to watch them live. Those who ignore their place in history are, after all, destined to live. For those of you who are not in Ottawa, I will put up all the paintings after the show starts here:

Ottawa School of Art, upcoming events

The Analogous Collective launches their book to raise funds for the Ottawa School of Art darkroom. Their interactive installation of photographs is also exhibiting in the Lee Matasi Gallery. Show runs from December 17 to January 6 Free admission – everyone welcome!

Location: Ottawa School of Art, 35 George St., Byward Market, Ottawa, ON.

Jean Jewer & Val Roos join forces in an exhibition of paintings entitled ‘2 Forces’. Vernissage: January 8th, 2009 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Show runs from January 8 to February 15 Free admission – everyone welcome!

Location: Ottawa School of Art, 35 George St., Byward Market, Ottawa, ON.

David Kearn’s ‘Inspired by Life – Possible Paths’ exhibition of paintings opens at the Ottawa School of Art’s off-site exhibition space, the Minto Suite Hotel. Show runs from January 14 to March 2, 2009 Free admission – everyone welcome!

Location: Minto Suite Hotel, 187 Lyon St. North, Ottawa, ON.

Combat Paper presented by the Ottawa School of Art and Gallery 101

Ottawa School of Art and Gallery 101 present:


Combat Paper

The Ottawa School of Art and Gallery 101 will be hosting a unique art project on November 29 and 30th.

Combat Paper tells the story of the soldier, the Marine – the men and the women – and their journeys within the military service in a time of war. These stories, expressed through performance, poetry and hand-made paper, are the basis for this project. The goal is to utilize art as a means to help veterans reconcile their personal experiences as well as challenge the traditional narrative surrounding service, honour and the military culture. Veterans use their uniforms worn in combat to create cathartic works of art. The uniforms are cut up, beaten into pulp and formed into sheets of paper. Veterans use the transformative process of papermaking to reclaim their uniform as art and begin to embrace their experiences as a soldier in war.

Through ongoing participation in the papermaking process, combat papermakers are attempting to progress from creating works specific to their military experiences to expressing a broader vision on militarism and society. The work reflects both the anger of the past and hope for the future. Through this collaboration between civilians and veterans, a much-needed conversation is generated regarding our responsibilities to the returned veteran and an understanding of the dehumanizing effects of warfare.

Two free Combat Paper events will take place in Ottawa.

During the day on Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30, the Combat Papermaking workshop will take place in the Ottawa School of Art printmaking studio. The workshop is free and is open to all who are interested. Registration is limited to 12 participants. On Saturday evening (November 29), the Combat Paper Readings and Performance will take place at Gallery 101 (301 ½ Bank Street) beginning at 7:00 pm. The Readings and Performance are free of charge and open to the public. There is no registration required for this part of the event.

General InformationFWS15 – Combat Papermaking Workshop
Instructor: Combat Papermaking Group
When: Saturday, November 29 & Sunday, November 30 (2 days / 12 hours)
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
How much: FREE!
How many: 12 places, limited seating – event registration required – open to the public

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General InformationCombat Paper Readings and Performance
Instructor: Combat Papermaking Group
When: Saturday, November 29
Time: 7 p.m.
How much: FREE!
How many: No registration required – open to the public

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Ottawa School of Art
35 George St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Stellick
Executive Director


Gallery 101
301 1/2 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON K2P 1X7

For more information, please contact:
Leanne L’Hirondelle



Often Imitated – Never Duplicated: Ladyfest Ottawa’s “Not Your Grandma’s Craft Sale” is back!

Often Imitated – Never Duplicated: Ladyfest Ottawa’s “Not Your Grandma’s Craft Sale” is back!
Ladyfest Ottawa presents a holiday craft sale like no other! Featuring the hip, original work of 60 artists and crafters!

Not Your Grandma’s Holiday Craft Sale takes place Saturday December 6th, 10am to 5pm at Jack Purcell Community Center, 320 Elgin St (at Lewis)

Are you looking to avoid the mall and instead find hip and unique gifts?  Not Your Grandma’s Craft Sale is an edgy, DIY twist on the traditional craft bazaar.  From “cute but evil” accessories, handcrafted jewellery, silk-screened hoodies and underwear, to funky baby diapers, airbrushed shoes, comics and chocolate truffles, this craft sale is the source for one-of-a-kind gifts!
Our sale features a majority of local crafters from the Ottawa-Gatineau region, with additional crafters hailing from Montreal, Toronto, Kingston, Peterborough, Perth and Golden Lake.

In recognition of December 6th as a national day of remembrance and action to end violence against women; a portion of the proceeds will go to the Lyallen Hayes Memorial Fund, a local charity that supports women whose lives have been affected by violence. 

Vendors at this year’s Holiday sale are:

Annie Clifford
Abi lyon wicke
Alice Jarry
Auntie Loo
Claire Cantello
Colleen Lindsay
Colin White
Damned Dollies
Dirt Hag
Dream, Love, Grow
Emily Chen
Epidemic Clothing
Excedera St. Louis & Becca Wallace
Grace Sheppard & Jennifer Stone
Isobel Walker
Janine E. Smith
General Store
Juliane Rioland
Julie Webb Photography and Design
Kristyn Woodfine
LIV & LUCY Designs
Laura Dilley
Mains de Mariposa
Maryanna Hardy
Meredith Powell
Michele Appleby
Michelle Potter
Mimi Traillette
Morgana Leblanc
The Murray Street Beading Co-Op
My Girl Thursday
The Parnell Fine Arts Collective
Patricia Jodoin
Paul Sharp
Pink Wagon Designs
Purple Urchin
Loot by Stina B.
Sarah Hallman
Sara Poissant
Second Skin
Solange Guaida
Spins & Needles
Tali Cahill & Carolina Borquez
Tracy Lam
Wine on Sundays
Worn Fashion Journal

For more information, please visit
To contact Ladyfest Ottawa, please email

The Dinner Jacket

I heard about this magazine last month but did not get the opportunity to post anything about it. I got another email telling me to check out their October issue and I did.

The two ladies who are behind this (Ashley and Justyna) are very nice and seem to be on the right track. They also answer emails, that’s a plus as many people don’t and this is not a good sign. They are on time with their material and are networking well. Ashley and Justyna also managed to come up with a great name for their magazine.

I scanned through the content and I am quite fond of it. The photo shoots get better every issue and I am sure this magazine will eventually be a really cool online concept. The magazine also has a lot of material and it’s stuff I actually want to read about because it is sticking to local and national coverage.

Usually, online magazines are difficult to navigate but this Z Mag is easy to go through, making the online browsing quite simple. Check out their latest issue at

Make sure to also take a look at their blog for more information about The Dinner Jacket.

My only advice is to make the text a little more legible when it’s on a darker background (page 14, 53, 60-61) and to use different models. I would also like to see more work with local talent in terms of stylists, fashion photographers and designers (feel free to contact me for some resources).

Good luck ladies!

The Little Big Show at Canteen

A friend of mine was talking to me a few months back about a new gallery she wants to open up on Dalhousie called Canteen, and she’s done it so here’s your chance to check it out. I am really excited for this, not only because we need to revive the city but also because the art is affordable!

Come One Come All To The Littlest Art Show That’s Anything But Small!

Canteen is proud to present The Little Big Show, a one-night group showcase benefiting the arts program of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.

Thursday, October 16, 2008
7:00pm – 11:30pm
Canteen 238 Dalhousie

Works generously donated by a wishlist of local and international artists will be on hand and up for grabs!

Items for sale will be as diverse as the artists themselves, ranging from limited edition prints, to original sketches, to mixed media panels.

Benefiting Organization: The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa provides a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. The Club reaches out to 5,000 children and youth each year through after-school, weekend and summer programing.

Featured artists include:

Amy Alice Thompson
Andrew McKay
Andrew Neyer
Betsy Walton
Bonnie Durham
Brandi Strickland
Bruno Souliere
Camilla D’Errico
Christopher Bettig
Christopher Bonnette
Clare Cupcake
David O’Connor
Denise Ann Simon
Deth P. Sun
Diane Barcelowsky
Ella Collier
Erik Otto
Evah Fan
Fernanda Cohen
Francis Vallejo
Fred Free
Gretchen Wagoner
Guen Douglas
Hannah Stouffer
Hayden Menzies
Herman Lee
James Blagden
James Gulliver Hancock
Jan Avendano
Jennilee Murray
Jesse Olanday
Jesse Reno
Jimmy Gobeil
Jo Dery
Jonathan Lam
Julia Sonmi Heglund
Julianna Swaney
Justin Richel
Kelly Packer
Kevin Christy
Liam Oscar Thurston
Lindsay Campbell
Lis Timpone
Lisa Marie Godfrey
Lisa Solomon
Liza Corbett
Lizz Hickey
Marysol Foucault
Michael Deforge
Nick Deakin
Nik Dudukovic
Oliver Hibert
Pamela Henderson
Patrick Gildersleeves
Pierre Richardson
Rachel Hauer
Rachel Salomon
Ray Sohn
Rob Mars
Santos Shelton
Sarajo Frieden
Shannon Rankin
Shawn Eisenach
Stefan Grambart
Steven Weissman
Theodor Pelmus
Yarek Waszul
+ more!!

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