Digest

2018/04/22

Grow with Art; Open Studio; Job Opportunity; Exhibition at Lunasole; Orleans Library Changeover; Glass Fusing Workshop; Product Knowledge

1. Grow with Art Speaker Series

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 

  • 7:00 p.m.: Meet and Greet
  • 7:30 p.m.: Presentation
Where: 255 Centrum Blvd, Orléans (next to the Shenkman Arts Centre)


Title: Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia
Speaker: Karen Bailey

Have you ever seen a well-behaved guide dog for the blind walking easily with their handler along crowded streets? Did you wonder, “How was this dog raised?” “What’s life like working with a guide dog?”

Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia, is a collaborative performance and exhibition that describes the journey from puppy to working guide dog for the blind. Karen Bailey painted Stanley, a guide dog puppy she and her husband raised for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, engaged in a multitude of activities that mirror his future working life. Karen will recount the process of creating her paintings of Stanley and her unusual collaboration with Kim Kilpatrick, a blind storyteller, who performs stories of life with Tulia, a working guide dog. Their accessible production combines storytelling, painting and video and will be presented in the Studio Theatre and Fritzi Gallery of the Great Canadian theatre Company in the summer of 2018.

Karen Bailey’s diverse career spans three decades. Many of her acrylic paintings feature behind-the-scenes workers and the under-recognized including waitresses, hairstylists, church tea ladies and service dogs. She traveled to Afghanistan in 2007 as an appointed military artist to document Canadian military medical personnel at the Role 3 Hospital in Kandahar. Her official portrait of the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada, was unveiled at Rideau Hall in 2012. Fogo Island, Newfoundland is the inspiration for her current work-in-progress.



2. Arteast's next Open Studio: Thursday, April 26, 2018


Open Studio days are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
At St. Laurent Complex Centre, Visual Arts Studio
525 Côté Street ,Ottawa, ON, K1K 0Z8.

Open Studio provides opportunity for members to meet and work on their artworks in a casual setting. (Bring a lunch, tea provided)
See website link:Open Studio: http://www.arteastottawa.com/openstudio.php

Space is limited. Sign up by email to: openstudio@arteastottawa.com



3. Notice from President - Job Opportunity


Attention Arteast 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.



Requirements:

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

Please send your resume to president@arteastottawa.com


4. Exhibition at Lunasole

Richard Pell is currently exhibiting at the Lunasole Restaurant, at 5935 Jeanne D'Arc Blvd.
The show will be on from April 17th to May 30th 2018



5. Orleans Library Exhibition Changeover - Reminder: May 1, 2018


It's time to change the exhibition of artworks at the Orleans Library, 1705 Orleans Blvd., Orleans, Ontario.

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, please retrieve the works that are currently hanging and/or bring in new paintings (or other two-dimensional art) to the Orleans Library. These new pieces will be hung until

July 3, 2018. The changeover at the Orleans Library is between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

There are no hanging fees for the Orleans Library Exhibitions.

Please be prepared to record the following information on the back of your paintings: title; medium; size; and, price; along with your name, phone number and e-mail. You can bring up to five (5) paintings although, depending on the total received, not all may be accepted. Paintings must be properly framed and ready for hanging. For those of you who are bringing in paintings for the first time this year, there is an Arteast contract you must sign. Blank contracts will be available then at the Library from the coordinator.

When someone expresses an interest in purchasing a piece, they will be advised to contact you directly to make the transaction. Fifteen percent of any sale is payable to Arteast for its operational budget. We prefer to leave all works hanging for the duration of each exhibition. Neither the Library nor Arteast takes responsibility for the security of works exhibited but reasonable care is taken to ensure their security.

We look forward to seeing exhibitors on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 10:30 a.m


6. Glass Fusing Workshop Friday, May 18, 10:00 am


Grow with Art is organizing a glass fusing workshop with Jennifer Anne Kelly of Current Works of Glass. We hope to organize a carpool for transportation.

Cost: Everyone would pay the fee of $40 or $45 for their project. We could then go as a group for lunch in Cumberland. The lunch out would be optional and an individual expense.

Date and Time: Friday May 18, 10-12am
Location: Da Artisti Gallery 2565 Montreal Rd. currentworksofglass@gmail.com
Numbers: about 8 people (If fewer than 5 we will cancel) If more people sign up we will have an afternoon session as well.

Description:
Choose from a variety of options such as pendants, sun-catchers or coasters and mosaic 8×10″ dishes. Spend approximately two hours playing with glass and visiting with friends. At the end of the evening your creations go into the kiln. Finished pieces are ready for pick up within a week. This class offers a little bit of glass teaching and a lot of creativity and laughter. Read more for details:

Choose one collection from the following:
- Option A: Make one sun-catcher (approx. 5×5′ or 3×6″) and four pendants
- Option B: Make one small dish and two pendants


7. Notice to Arteast members

Genius – Pablo Picasso

Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated series "Genius" tells the story behind Pablo Picasso, one of the 20th century's most influential, controversial, and celebrated artists. Also explored are the muses who inspired him. Starring Antonio Banderas in the titular role, hourlong episodes explore how the Spanish-born Picasso's passion and creativity were inseparably linked to his personal life, which included tumultuous marriages, numerous affairs and constantly shifting political and personal alliances.

First episode date: April 24, 2018
Network: National Geographic

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Avis aux membres d'Arteast

Génie - Pablo Picasso

La saison 2 de la série "Genius", mise en nomination aux Emmy Awards, raconte l'histoire de Pablo Picasso, l'un des artistes les plus influents, les plus controversés et les plus célèbres du 20ème siècle. Les muses qui l'ont inspiré sont également explorées. Mettant en vedette Antonio Banderas dans le rôle principal, des épisodes d'une heure explorent comment la passion et la créativité de Picasso étaient inséparablement liées à sa vie personnelle, qui comprenait des mariages tumultueux, de nombreuses affaires et des alliances politiques et personnelles constamment changeantes.

Date du premier épisode: 24 avril 2018
Réseau: National Geographic


8. Product Knowledge Workshop


Arteast members are invited to a Product knowledge workshop “LIQUITEX ARTIST ACRYLIC DEMONSTRATION “hosted by DeSerres and Francoise Issaly

Date: Saturday APRIL/28/2018
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 Thursday April 27th with Josie De Meo 613-590-7627 or josiedemeo@bell.net

LIQUITEX ARTIST ACRYLIC DEMONSTRATION

When it comes to acrylics, Liquitex started it all in 1955. In this demonstration attendees will be introduced to the acrylic brand that has been on the forefront of innovation for over 50 years. As the #1 acrylic in the world Liquitex is the only brand to offer the most diverse range of professional products including five unique ranges of professional acrylic colors, innovative mediums, and a revolutionary range of painting tools to meet the needs of every artist. This demo is all about getting people excited about the endless possibilities of acrylic color and mediums so they can go right into the studio with tons of new ideas. Each attendee will receive a sample pack of Liquitex Artist Materials!

9. Member's announcement


Exhibit is Kokila Jeffery




10. AOE Announcements




11. Sponsor Notice







2018/04/15

Promenade Exhibit; Notice from President - Job Opportunity; Member's Announcement; Misc Activities


1. Promenade Exhibit


« 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.

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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. 

2. Notice from President - Job Opportunity


Attention Arteast 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.

Responsibilities:

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.

Requirements:
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.

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

Please send your resume to president@arteastottawa.com


3. Member's Announcement

Christine Lenoir Godin has a selection of eight works on exhibit for the next 3 months at The Review a historic building, in the foyer and in their board room. the address is 76 Main Street, in Vankleek Hill ON K0B 1R0
Open during business hours, 5 days a week.
Ph: 1-877-678-3327
Thank you to The Review, Vankleek Hill 's newspaper! Now celebrating their 125th anniversary.


4. Misc. Activities

I am looking for two visual artists to give a short presentation at the upcoming Arts Night presentation to be held on Friday May 25, and June 29 2018.

Arts Night is held on the last Friday of each month from September to June at The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, located at 30 Cleary Ave. in the west end of Ottawa, off Richmond Rd. and one stop-light block east of Woodroffe Ave. These events start at 7:30 pm and begin with an "open set", a time when members of the audience may give up to a five-minute presentation of any art form. We then present three guest artists, one each in the literary, visual, and musical arts, who share their particular art form, converse, and answer questions from the audience.

For further information call Joycelyn Loeffelholz at 613-224-9880

Arts Night
The following are guidelines for the presenting artists, but you are free to present as you wish. Questions to ponder for Performance Artists of Arts Night presentations.

Dear Artist,
Thank you for agreeing to take part in Arts Night. As you may be aware, you have twenty, possibly thirty minutes only for the musician, in which to share the passion of your art with the audience. We would rather have more passion than perfection of performance. Arts Night is held in a very informal, friendly, and non-threatening atmosphere. You will never be ‘graded’ with other artists, all we wish is that you share the sincerity with which you perform your particular form of art.

Ask yourself:
1. Why am I doing what I do?
2. Is it because I am able to, or because I am compelled to?
3. When did I start and what made me start?
4. What has made me continue with my art, and has brought me to this state where I am at the present time?
5. What do I derive from my art?
6. If I weren’t skilled or successful with my particular form of artistry, would I continue to do it anyway?

These questions are guidelines only, and the answers to them or any other questions, are some of what we would like you to share with the audience. We also hope that you will see fit to demonstrate some of your artistry or do a short presentation for the audience. Bring books or paintings for demonstration or sale if you like.

There are two other guest artists who will be presenting with you on that evening, and at the end of all three performances, after refreshments, you all will be asked to return to the mike, where members of the audience will be able to direct questions to you and your fellow artists. The speaking order so far has been, the writer first, followed by the visual artist, and finally the musical artist. This has worked well in the past, so for the present, we plan to continue in this sequence.

The date of your performance could be Friday, May 25 or June 29, 2018. Please let us know what props you will need us to provide for your presentation, and try to be there on time so that we can arrange any particular set-up you may need. We will have a microphone available for your use. Some artists come prepared with a pre-written address, so that all they wish to say may be included within the given time. Would you kindly forward a short bio as soon as possible, which will help the host for the event to introduce you to the audience.

All the revenue from this event is donated to the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, as they allow us to use the facilities at no cost. Please invite your family and friends, as we would like to have a full house. The average attendance so far has been around thirty people, an audience which we would like to boost the numbers in the near future. Refreshments will be provided. The cost is $5.00 or pay-what-you can per person, but of course, as an invited guest, you are exempted from paying. We are sure you will enjoy the evening. Visit us also for Arts Night presentations on the last Friday of each month (September until June, except December). Thanks again for taking part and helping to make the evening a real success.


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Artists’ Legal Services Ottawa (ALSO) is thrilled to announce a full-day arts law conference in celebration of its 5th anniversary.

The conference will be geared to different genres of arts (i.e. fine arts, music and media arts), and will include sessions on artist-specific issues relating to succession planning, taxes, and employment law. There will also be mentoring sessions for attendees and a networking reception to build bridges within our artistic community, as well as with lawyers.

The conference will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm at the recently renovated Arts Court at 2 Daly Avenue in Ottawa. The networking reception will follow from 4:30pm-6:00pm.

Panelists will include local artists such as JUNO Award winner Kellylee Evans and filmmaker Maxwell McGuire, as well as Ottawa professionals and lawyers including Mark Edwards of Edwards PC, Creative Law. Penny McCann, media artist and outgoing Director of SAW Video, will provide a keynote address. The event is sponsored in part by the City of Ottawa.

“The National Capital Region has a very active, engaged, and diverse arts community that contributes to local culture and our national identity,” says McGuire, who is also a member of the organization’s board. “This conference will showcase that and provide artists with useful legal information.”
“This is a great opportunity to connect Ottawa’s artists with legal information that will enhance legal literacy related to issues artists typically face,” adds Byron Pascoe, entertainment lawyer and ALSO Board Member. “We invite any artist, entertainment industry professional, or lawyer interested in attending to register soon.”

Registration is now open and tickets are $25 at artscourt.ca/events/also-arts-law-conference/. Lunch is included in the ticket price. Register now, as spaces are limited.

ALSO is a not-for-profit organization established in 2012 and is dedicated to sharing legal information with artists in the National Capital Region to fill an access to justice need, often overlooked for artists. The group is run completely by volunteer lawyers and artists. For the past 5 years, ALSO has hosted numerous educational panels annually on themes relating to artists’ legal rights and issues.

Public and Media Inquiries:
613-277-1354 (English)
613-716-7770 (French)
info@artslawottawa.ca
www.artslawottawa.ca
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Les Services juridiques pour artistes d'Ottawa (SJAO - Artists’ Legal Services Ottawa (ALSO) en anglais) sont ravis d'annoncer une conférence d'une journée sur le droit des arts à l'occasion de son 5e anniversaire.

La conférence sera axée sur différents genres d'arts (p.ex. les beaux-arts, la musique et les arts médiatiques) et comprendra des séances sur des questions propres aux artistes en matière de planification de succession, de fiscalité et de droit du travail. Il y aura aussi des séances de mentorat pour les participants et une réception de réseautage pour tisser des liens au sein de la communauté artistique, ainsi qu'avec les avocats.

La conférence aura lieu le samedi 5 mai 2018 de 10 h à 16 h 30 à la Cour des arts, récemment rénovée, située au 2, avenue Daly, à Ottawa. La réception de réseautage suivra de 16 h 30 à 18 h.

Les panélistes incluront des artistes locaux tels que Kellylee Evans, lauréate d'un prix JUNO, et Maxwell McGuire, un cinéaste, ainsi que des professionnels et des avocats d'Ottawa, dont Mark Edwards d’Edwards PC, Creative Law. Penny McCann, artiste médiatique et directrice sortante de SAW Video, prononcera un discours d'ouverture. L'événement est parrainé en partie par la Ville d'Ottawa.

« La région de la capitale nationale possède une communauté artistique très active, engagée et diversifiée qui contribue à la culture locale et à notre identité nationale », a déclaré M. McGuire, qui est également membre du conseil d'administration de l'organisme. « Cette conférence mettra cela en évidence et fournira aux artistes de l’information juridique utile. »

« C'est une excellente occasion de mettre en contact les artistes d'Ottawa avec l’information juridique qui améliore les connaissances juridiques liées aux problèmes auxquels les artistes sont habituellement confrontés », a déclaré Byron Pascoe, avocat spécialisé en droit du divertissement et membre du conseil d'administration de l’organisme. « Nous invitons tout artiste, professionnel de l’industrie du divertissement ou avocat intéressé à participer à s'inscrire bientôt. »

Les inscriptions sont maintenant ouvertes. Les billets sont de 25 $ et sont disponibles via courdesarts.ca/events/also-conference-sur-le-droit-des-arts/. Le dîner est inclus dans le prix du billet. Inscrivez-vous maintenant, car les places sont limitées.

Les SAJO est un organisme sans but lucratif créé en 2012 qui se consacre au partage de l'information juridique avec les artistes de la région de la capitale nationale afin de combler un besoin d'accès à la justice, souvent négligé pour les artistes. Le groupe est entièrement dirigé par des avocats et des artistes bénévoles. Au cours des cinq dernières années, les SAJO organise de nombreuses conférences éducatives sur des thèmes liés aux droits et aux questions juridiques des artistes.

Questions du public et des médias : 613-277-1354 (anglais) 613-716-7770 (français) info@artslawottawa.ca www.artslawottawa.ca

5. AOE Announcements




6. News from Sponsors






2018/04/08

Grow with Art; Arteast Summer Field Trip to Montreal; Call for Volunteers; St-Laurent Library Exhibit; Arteast Aprons; Open Studio; Members' Announcements

1. Arteast Grow with Art Speaker Series

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 
  • 7:00 p.m.: Meet and Greet
  • 7:30 p.m.: Presentation
Where: 255 Centrum Blvd, Orléans (next to the Shenkman Arts Centre)

Title: Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia
Speaker: Karen Bailey

Have you ever seen a well-behaved guide dog for the blind walking easily with their handler along crowded streets? Did you wonder, “How was this dog raised?” “What’s life like working with a guide dog?”

Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia, is a collaborative performance and exhibition that describes the journey from puppy to working guide dog for the blind. Karen Bailey painted Stanley, a guide dog puppy she and her husband raised for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, engaged in a multitude of activities that mirror his future working life. Karen will recount the process of creating her paintings of Stanley and her unusual collaboration with Kim Kilpatrick, a blind storyteller, who performs stories of life with Tulia, a working guide dog. Their accessible production combines storytelling, painting and video and will be presented in the Studio Theatre and Fritzi Gallery of the Great Canadian theatre Company in the summer of 2018.

Karen Bailey’s diverse career spans three decades. Many of her acrylic paintings feature behind-the-scenes workers and the under-recognized including waitresses, hairstylists, church tea ladies and service dogs. She traveled to Afghanistan in 2007 as an appointed military artist to document Canadian military medical personnel at the Role 3 Hospital in Kandahar. Her official portrait of the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada, was unveiled at Rideau Hall in 2012. Fogo Island, Newfoundland is the inspiration for her current work-in-progress.


2. Arteast Summer Field Trip to Montreal  

Contact: Mary Ann Varley, varleymaryann1@bell.net

Itinerary - Friday, June 15, 2018
8:15 a.m. Leave the Shenkman Art Centre  by air-conditioned bus
10:30 a.m. Arrival at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
11:00 a.m. Self guided tour with audio guides
12:00 p.m., Lunch or brown bag at the gallery  (your cost)

Free time to roam the galleries
2:00 p.m. Depart museum
2:30 p.m. Arrival at Old Montreal for plein air,  (painting, sketching, photography, etc)
Optional supper or brown bag at local venues (your cost)
6:00 p.m. Departure for Ottawa
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Arrival at the Shenkman Centre, depending on traffic and stop for a break.

Price: $50/member $60/non-member
Included in the price is bus transportation, entrance fees and tour guides.
We need at least 32 people for the trip to be viable.

Complete form and register before June 1st

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EXCURSION D’ÉTÉ D’ARTEAST À MONTRÉAL

D’Afrique aux Amériques : Picasso en face-à-face ET Vieux-Montréal
Contact: Mary Ann Varley, varleymaryann1@bell.net.
Horaire – le vendredi 15 juin 2018
08 h 15 Départ du Centre des arts Shenkman en  autobus, air climatisé
10 h 30 Arrivée au Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal
11 h: Réception des guides audio-visuels pour Exposition
12 h Lunch au musée à vos frais ou apportez votre goûter
14:00 h Départ du musée
14:30 h Arrivée au Vieux-Montréal pour une session  de plein air (peinture, croquis ou photographie)
Souper: À vos frais ou dégustez votre propre goûter
18 h 00 Retour à Ottawa
20h-21h Arrivée au Centre Shenkman selon la circulation et la pause-santé, si c’est le cas

Minimum de 32 personnes pour faire le voyage possible
Frais : 50 $ membres ; 60$ non-membres
Les frais incluent le transport, les frais d’admission au Musée des Beaux-arts et les guides.
Compléter le formulaire avant le 1er juin

3. Call for 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 toshare 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 at josiedemeo@bell.net

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Cher(ère) 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

4. 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 only $15.00 each.!!!!!


5. St-Laurent Library Exhibit


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

6. Arteast's next Open Studio


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Open Studio days are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
At St-Laurent Complex Centre, Visual Arts Studio
525 Côté Street ,Ottawa, ON, K1K 0Z8.
Open Studio provides opportunity for members to meet and work
on their artworks in a casual setting. (Bring a lunch, tea provided)
See website link:Open Studio: http://www.arteastottawa.com/openstudio.php
Space is limited. Sign up by email to: openstudio@arteastottawa.com


7. Members' Announcement


Lise Guindon is showing eight of her works at the Clarence-Rockland Y, 1525 du Parc, Rockland, ON until April 26th. The Complex is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. The show is put on by the Arts and Culture Committee of Clarence-Rockland.

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Arteast members Danielle Beaulieu, Doreen Hardiman, Patrick Imai and Anne Warburton are participating in the Navan Fine Arts Exhibition & Sale April 21-22 at the Navan Arena, 1295 Colonial Road, Navan. Works for sale include paintings, weaving, wood art, fused glass, garden sculptures, fibre art and much more. The show runs 10 am - 4 pm, donations will be accepted for the Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre.

For more information: www.navanarts.com or www.facebook.com/NavanFineArts/ 

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A number of members will be showing their paintings at the Manotick Art Association's "Inspirations" art show and sale next weekend, Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15.
http://www.manotickart.ca/ 



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2018/04/01

Arteast's Next Open Studio; Arteast Summer Field Trip to Montreal; Member's Announcements

1. Arteast's Next Open Studio

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Open Studio days are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
At St-Laurent Complex Centre, Visual Arts Studio
525 Côté Street ,Ottawa, ON, K1K 0Z8.
Open Studio provides opportunity for members to meet and work
on their artworks in a casual setting. (Bring a lunch, tea provided)
See website link:Open Studio: http://www.arteastottawa.com/openstudio.php
Space is limited. Sign up by email to: openstudio@arteastottawa.com


2. Arteast Summer Field Trip to Montreal  

Contact: Mary Ann Varley, varleymaryann1@bell.net

Itinerary - Friday, June 15, 2018
8:15 a.m. Leave the Shenkman Art Centre  by air-conditioned bus
10:30 a.m. Arrival at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
11:00 a.m. Self guided tour with audio guides
12:00 p.m., Lunch or brown bag at the gallery  (your cost)

Free time to roam the galleries
2:00 p.m. Depart museum
2:30 p.m. Arrival at Old Montreal for plein air,  (painting, sketching, photography, etc)
Optional supper or brown bag at local venues (your cost)
6:00 p.m. Departure for Ottawa
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Arrival at the Shenkman Centre, depending on traffic and stop for a break.

Price: $50/member $60/non-member
Included in the price is bus transportation, entrance fees and tour guides.
We need at least 32 people for the trip to be viable.

Complete form and register before June 1st

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EXCURSION D’ÉTÉ D’ARTEAST À MONTRÉAL

D’Afrique aux Amériques : Picasso en face-à-face ET Vieux-Montréal
Contact: Mary Ann Varley, varleymaryann1@bell.net.
Horaire – le vendredi 15 juin 2018
08 h 15 Départ du Centre des arts Shenkman en  autobus, air climatisé
10 h 30 Arrivée au Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal
11 h: Réception des guides audio-visuels pour Exposition
12 h Lunch au musée à vos frais ou apportez votre goûter
14:00 h Départ du musée
14:30 h Arrivée au Vieux-Montréal pour une session  de plein air (peinture, croquis ou photographie)
Souper: À vos frais ou dégustez votre propre goûter
18 h 00 Retour à Ottawa
20h-21h Arrivée au Centre Shenkman selon la circulation et la pause-santé, si c’est le cas

Minimum de 32 personnes pour faire le voyage possible
Frais : 50 $ membres ; 60$ non-membres
Les frais incluent le transport, les frais d’admission au Musée des Beaux-arts et les guides.
Compléter le formulaire avant le 1er juin

3. Member's Announcements

Bright studio space coming available in Canotek Business Park as of April 2018. The Old Stick Cooperative Studio consists of 5 visual artists who share this second-floor facility in east Ottawa. In addition to individual workstations, Old Stick Cooperative Studio members share a large work table, small kitchenette, toilet facilities and occasional Open House Shows/Sales. Monthly rent of $139 includes heat, air conditioning, and hydro. To view the space and for any additional information, please contact Mary Ann at 613-745-2996 or varleymaryann1@bell.net.


Mary Ann Varley has 2 upcoming shows.

  • Sienna Gallery, http://www.siennagalleryandframing.ca from April 1 to April 30, 2018. Drop in anytime Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. 2509 Laurier Street Rockland, OntarioK4K 1K6. Mary Ann is showing a selection of works from her New York City series.
  • 3Years, 13 Artists- Celebrating Creativity at The Crichton Street Gallery. www.thecrichtonstreetgallery.ca The exhibition includes works by Mary Pratte, Louise Tanguay, Martha Nixon, Beth Stikeman, Elisabeth Arbuckle, Mary Ann Varley, Pat Carbonneau, Jennifer Anne Kelly, Harry Nowell, Barbara Saville, Colin Traquair, Sara Alex Mullen, Nancy Sutton. Vernissage is Thursday April 5, from 5 to 8. Show continues Saturdays April 7, 14, 21, &28 from 11am to 4pm. 299 Crichton Street, Ottawa

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2018/03/25

Grow with Art; Product Knowledge Workshop; Winter/Spring Communiqué; Blackburn Hamlet Library Exhibit; News from members; Opportunities for members

1. Arteast Grow with Art Speaker Series

When: Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 
  • 7:00 p.m.: Meet and Greet
  • 7:30 p.m.: Presentation
Where: 255 Centrum Blvd, Orléans (next to the Shenkman Arts Centre)
We’ll All Become Stories: The New Ottawa Art Gallery

Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes : la nouvelle Galerie d’art d’Ottawa…”
Presented by Catherine Sinclair

We’ll all become stories: the new Ottawa Art Gallery

The Ottawa Art Gallery’s Senior Curator, Catherine Sinclair, will describe the long process of achieving the new building, where the OAG sits in Ottawa’s cultural landscape, and introduce the contents of the inaugural exhibition Àdisòkàmagan / Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes / We’ll all become stories: A Survey of Art in the Ottawa-Gatineau Region, soon to open in April 2018.

Catherine Sinclair is Senior Curator at the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG). She holds an MA in Canadian Art History from Carleton University (2006). With more than ten years at the OAG, she has curated upwards of forty exhibitions, including the successful Canadian Heritage-funded, provincially-touring exhibition, Alma: The Life and Art of Alma Duncan (1917-2004) (2014-16), and has worked extensively to animate the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art through a variety of strategies, including contemporary interventions. She has presented her work at national forums including the University Art Association Conference (UAAC) and the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Conference (CWAHI).

This free presentation will include a slide show and talk about the new Ottawa Art Gallery and its exciting spaces and displays. The presentation will be in English with questions answered in French or English.

2. Product Knowledge Workshop

Arteast members are invited to a Product knowledge workshop “ Raphaël and Sennelier Artist paint brushes”, hosted by the DeSerres team and Representative of Raphaël and Sennelier

Date: Saturday, March 31st 2018
Time: 3pm to 5 pm
Where: DeSerres at St. Laurent Shopping Center

Registration required, limited sitting: via email josiedemeo@bell.net or telephone 613-590-7627

Here’s a little history I could find about these products. Hope to see some of you there.,

Raphaël
Founded in Paris in 1793 and owned and operated by the Sauer family since 1859, Raphaël is the oldest fine art brush maker in Europe. Following the time honored tradition of master and apprentice, the highly skilled craftswomen of Raphaël must train for years before they are ready to produce a Raphaël brush. The finest hairs and bristles are imported from all over the world and hand sorted to ensure the highest quality. Every brush made by Raphaël is made with the artist in mind.

Sennelier
Gustave Sennelier opened the doors of the Maison Sennelier at 3 Quai Voltaire in 1887. This Parisian landmark faces the Louvre on the Left Bank, just around the corner from the École des Beaux Arts. Artists like Cézanne, Gauguin, Monet, Bonnard, Soutine, Picasso, Modigliani, Kandinsky, and Dali made this place a historic rendez-vous. Sennelier has been a resource for artists since the era of the Impressionists, and that tradition continues today for all customers of the Maison Sennelier.

3. Winter/Spring Communiqué

The Winter/Spring 2018 Communiqué is now available online at http://arteastottawa.com/newsletter.php

If you do not wish to receive a printed copy, please e-mail: editor@arteastottawa.com

4. Blackburn Hamlet Library Exhibit


What: Two Perspectives
When March 31 ,2018 to June 9, 2018 
Address: 199 Glenpark Dr. Ottawa K1B 5B8.

Contact: Art Coordinator Jessie Parker Jessie@photobasedart.com

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 artists in their local community as well as the Blackburn Hamlet Library.

Hours: Mon. through Thurs. 10 – 8:30. Friday 1 – 6:00 and Sat. 10 – 5. Closed Sunday.
Contact: Art Coordinator Jessie Parker Jessie@photobasedart.com



5. News From Members

Arteast member Kerstin Peters offers the following workshops at 1270 Kinsella Dr., Cumberland, ON, K4C 1A9 :

April 15, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm: Painting party
Registration deadline: April 8, 2018, Fee: $35

May 4, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm: Painting with acrylic paints using painting knives
Registration deadline: April 27, 2018, Fee: $35

The maximum number of participants is 12. Fees are payable by e-transfer to kpeters@domingoinformatics.ca.

Please contact her at kpeters@domingoinformatics.ca for further information.

Kerstin also offers the following courses through the City of Ottawa:
François Dupuis Recreation Centre, 2263 Portobello Blvd., Ottawa, ON K4A 0X3

Cartooning and Comics for children 8 – 12 years old, 9 weeks

Tuesdays from 6 to 7 pm, Apr 3-Jun 12, $123.50, code 1159691 ( no class on April 24)
Wednesdays from 7 to 8 pm, Apr 4-Jun 13, $123.50, code 1159917 (no class on April 25)

Cartooning and Comics for children 5 – 7 years old
Wednesdays from 6 to 7 pm, Apr 4-Jun 13, $123.50, code 1159912 (no class on April 25)

Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, 1490 Youville Dr, Orléans, ON K1C 2X8

Acrylic Landscape Painting – Adults (16 yrs+)
Mondays from 6pm – 7:30pm, April 9th – May 7th (there is no class on April 23rd), $68.50, code 1151253

Mixed Media – Mixing It (6 – 12 years old)
Mondays from 6pm – 7:30pm, May 28 – June 18, 2018, $84.75, code 1151251





6. Opportunities for Members

Website Opportunities with Arteast

Have you joined the Arteast Members Web Gallery? http://www.arteastottawa.com/members.html

This is open to all paid up Arteast members.
It is so easy to do.
All you need are 5 best quality jpeg images (small size 640 X 800) dpi 100 of your work,
Titles of works, media, size and price indicating framed or unframed.
You can choose if you wish to sell the work or not. Also send your current artist’s statement or bio. You can link your website and or contact information by including it in your statement/bio.

Send these via email titled for Members Gallery to president@arteastottawa.com The images are checked for quality and suitability for a family friendly website. Your information should be complete and up to date. Hope to see you soon in the Members Gallery.

Profitez du siteweb d’Arteast

Avez-vous joint le siteweb de la Galerie des membres d’Arteast ?
http://www.arteastottawa.com/members.html
C’est offert à tous les membres réguliers d’Arteast et facile à faire.
Préparez 5 belles images jpeg (format 640 X 800) dpi 100 de vos œuvres.
Indiquez : titre, médium, format, prix, encadrement, sans encadrement.
Vous avez le choix de vendre ou non l’œuvre.
Et, inclure votre biographie récente tout en notant dans votre bio le lien avec votre siteweb.

Faites parvenir le tout par courriel à l’attention de Galerie des membres à president@arteastottawa.com
Les images seront vérifiées pour leur qualité et leur convenance dans un site amical. Votre information doit être complète et à jour.
Espérant vous voir à la Galerie des membres.

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Appel aux artistes / Galerie Old Chelsea, Chelsea, Qc / Programmation 2019
Date limite pour les soumissions : vendredi le 30 mars 2018, 17h

La Galerie Old Chelsea est un collectif d'artistes régionaux qui exposent leurs œuvres à la Galerie. Celle-ci est située au-dessus du restaurant Les Fougères à Chelsea, Québec. La Galerie offre un espace d'exposition de 40 pieds linéaires à des artistes invités. La Galerie accepte actuellement des propositions d'exposition pour sa programmation de 2019. Plusieurs artistes seront sélectionnés et chacun sera alloué trois semaines pour une exposition. Les artistes résidant à l’intérieur d’un radius de 100 kilomètres d’Ottawa-Gatineau, à tous les stades de leur carrière professionnelle, sont encouragés à postuler.

Les artistes choisis auront à choisir une de deux modes de contribution : soit une commission de 25% sur les ventes de leur exposition à la galerie ainsi qu’un frais d’exposition de 290 $; ou une commission de 35% sur les ventes de leur exposition à la galerie ainsi qu’un frais d’exposition de 200 $.

Votre soumission doit inclure ce qui suit :
1. Un CV (maximum de 3 pages; s'il vous plaît inclure votre nom, numéro de téléphone, adresse courriel et site Web);
2. Un énoncé artistique (maximum 500 mots);
3. Huit images d’œuvres récentes. Chaque image doit être numérotée, en format jpg, et ne pas être supérieure à 1 MB;
4. Une liste d'images numérotées avec des informations détaillées sur chaque oeuvre correspondante (exemple : 01_ Titre_Medium_Dimensions_année de création_prix.

Envoyez votre soumission électronique avant 17h le 30 mars 2018 à info@galerieoldchelsea.ca

Les soumissions seront examinées par un jury d’artistes professionnels et les candidats retenus seront notifiés de la décision du jury par courriel.

Pour plus d'information contactez la Galerie à l’adresse suivante : info@galerieoldchelsea.ca

Call to artists / Galerie Old Chelsea, Chelsea, Qc / 2019 Programming
Deadline for submission: Friday March 30, 2018, 5pm

Galerie Old Chelsea is a collective of regional artists who exhibit their own works at the gallery. The gallery, located above the restaurant Les Fougères in Chelsea, Québec, offers an exhibition space of 40 linear feet for guest artists. The gallery is currently accepting exhibition proposals for 2019. Several artists will be selected and each will be assigned a three-week exhibition period. Artists currently living within 100 kilometers of Ottawa – Gatineau, at all stages of their professional careers, are encouraged to apply.

Selected artists have a choice of two modes of contribution: a 25% commission on all sales occurring during their show plus a show fee of $290; or a 35% commission on all sales occurring during their show plus a show fee of $200.

Your submission must include the following:

1. A current CV (maximum 3 pages; please include your name, phone number, email and website addresses);
2. An artist statement (maximum 500 words);
3. Eight images of recent works. Each image must be numbered, saved as a .jpg and be no larger than 1 MB;
4. A numbered image list with detailed information about each corresponding artwork (Example: 01_ Title_Medium_Dimensions_year of creation_price.

Email your submission by 5pm on March 30, 2018 to info@galerieoldchelsea.ca
Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of professional artists and successful applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision by email.
For more information contact the gallery at: info@galerieoldchelsea.ca

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The Ottawa Valley chapter of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is hosting its second annual DRAW Retreat on the Dumoine River.

Would you like to participate in an artist retreat on the magnificent Dumoine River this August?

The DRAW retreat will bring together artists working in different mediums and from communities across Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. We will explore the Dumoine River, create works of art, share stories and become inspired by this magnificent landscape.

In hosting the DRAW retreat, we hope to introduce local artists to this beautiful piece of Canadian wilderness. The Dumoine River is the last un-dammed Quebec tributary of the Ottawa River and one of only a few rivers in central Canada free of dams.


The DRAW retreat is free for all participating artists, in exchange, all artists will donate one completed piece to CPAWS-OV to help support the campaigns that protect the Dumoine River and wilderness across Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.

Apply now!

To learn more, please visit our website or contact Jesse at jlever@cpaws.org.


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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2018 Direct Purchase | APPEL DE SOUMISSIONS: Programme d’achats directs 2018


Sent on behalf of the City of Ottawa Public Art Program
For inquiries or assistance, please email publicartprogram@ottawa.ca or call 613-244-4434.

2018 Direct Purchase
Deadline: Monday, April 23, 2018
Applications must be received by Monday April 23rd, 2018 or be postmarked on or before this date.

The City of Ottawa invites professional artists and their representatives to offer existing artworks for purchase. Applications are reviewed by a peer assessment committee and selected artworks will become part of the City of Ottawa Art Collection.

The complete Call for Applications is available on ottawa.ca
Contact us
publicartprogram@ottawa.ca
613-244-4434
613-244-4384



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Call to Artists

Elgin Street Renewal – Public Art

Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Artist in Residence
Deadline: Monday April 23, 2018, 4:00 p.m. EST
Budget: $150,000 CND plus HST
Information: Melissa Black, Public Art Officer
melissa.black@ottawa.ca , 613-244-4261

The City of Ottawa’s Public Art Program invites artists to submit qualifications for an Artist in Residence opportunity to design, fabricate and install a permanent artwork for Elgin Street as outlined in the Call to Artists. This three-stage competition is held in accordance with the Public Art Policy.

City Council approved the Functional Design for Elgin Street (Gloucester Street to Queen Elizabeth Driveway) and Waverley Street (Elgin Street to Jack Purcell Lane). The watermains and deep sewers under these streets are among the oldest in the city, dating back to the late 1800s. The need to replace this aging infrastructure created a unique opportunity to assess the road surfaces and redesign them to meet the City of Ottawa’s Traditional Mainstreet designation in the Official Plan, Complete Streets policy and Accessibility Design Standards.


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The Nepean Fine Arts is holding its annual Spring Sale from April 20 to 22nd at the Ukrainian Banquet Hall, 1000 Byron Avenue and wish to extend the invitation to participate to other art Clubs. We have 4 booths left and if you are interested, you must become a member of NFAL and can do so by signing up at:

https://nepeanfineartsleague.com/membership/membership-application-and-renewal. I am attaching the necessary registration documents.

For any questions about registration, you may contact Marie Arsenault directly at mariearsenault@sympatico.ca

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The annual Ottawa Orchid show at the RA centre will be held this year on Saturday and Sunday April 21 and 22 which will be larger than usual this year with more exhibits of blooming orchids as well as more vendors offering orchid plants for sale There will be a special art exhibit of orchid art, watercolour, oils, lacework, jewellery and more, as well as a photography exhibit. A period for camera enthusiasts has been reserved from 9-11 on the Sunday 22nd. Tripods may be used at the Sunday session but we ask that they not be used the remainder of the show times.

We would be grateful if you would inform your members of this event. I have attached a poster with details of admission etc and an entry coupon which will give a discount off the regular admission price for use by your members. Both poster and coupon can be copied into your newsletters.

Inquiries re exhibition should be directed to karina Isert at k.c.isert@gmail.com. The deadline for registration is April 13, 2018.Rules and entry fees are to be found on the website under show schedule at www.ottawaorchidsociety.com


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