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Flaunt – Nov 18

Flaunt – Nov 18

Friday, November 18 at 7pm
Ottawa Convention Centre


Tickets for Fashion Cures a la Mode

FCM_Web FlyerFashion Cures a la Mode, Ottawa’s big fashion event, is next week (Nov 4-Nov 7). Get your tickets HERE. Good fashion for a great cause.

Tickets are also available at these locations:

Le Spa – 421 MacLaren Street
The Loft – 380 Elgin Street
Murale Place – Place d’Orleans™ – Place d’Orleans™ Drive – CASH ONLY
Second Cup – 171 Dalhousie Street
Victoire Boutique – 246 Dalhousie Street

Flaunt Ottawa

Download the PDF 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



Trustfund 3rd Annual Holiday Party


Hello Trustfunders,

Here is a ray of sunshine against the dense foggy mess that is your personal schedule during these holiday times of the year: The Trustfund Holiday Party is on Thursday, December 4th from 5 to 9pm.  We will be serving you delicious drinks (with or without hooch, naturally),  delightful holiday snacks (including homemade snickerdoodles), and of course loading you up with amazing gifts.
What gifts you might ask?  Well we’ll tell you.

Trustfund’s Gift Giving Ladder:

  • With your purchase of $100 or more you will get two $25 gift certificates ($50 value) that you can use in the new year.
  • With your purchase of $300 or more you will get the gift certificates plus a unisex Velvet cashmere-blended scarf  ($145 value) and a Splendid Tote ($15 value)
  • With your purchase of $400 or more you will get the gift certs, the scarf, and the tote plus either a Nudie Jeans Raw Denim Ipod Holder ($45 value) or a M0851 clutch ($85 value)
  • With your purchase of $500 or more you will get the gift certs, the scarf, the tote, and the Ipod holder or clutch, plus a pair of Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses ($115 value)
Please note that this incredible promotion can only occur with the following stipulations: (1) Methods of payment to be eligible for the promotion are cash, debit, credit card, and gift certificate only.  Promo coupons and credit notes may be used at the holiday party but their value does not apply towards the Trustfund gift giving ladder.  (2) Purchases that qualify you for the Trustfund gift giving ladder can only be exchanged and are not returnable for a credit note.  Thank you for understanding.

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