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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 February 27 -le mardi 27 fevrier
7:00 meet and greet à 19h
7:30 Présentation à 19h 30
Room 340- salle 340
255 Centrum Blvd.

presentation by Andrea Warren / et présentation Andrea Warren

GOLDEN Watermedia Demo

This free lecture explores all of GOLDEN’s paint lines that are fluid in motion: High Flow acrylics, Fluid acrylics, and QoR Watercolor. Learn unique ways of using the Fluid acrylics, and the ink-like High Flows including staining, pouring, calligraphy, pen and ink drawing, and using them in empty paint markers and needle-nosed Fineline Applicators. Explore traditional watercolor techniques with QoR, and extend that into more contemporary applications: pouring, staining, “white-out” tricks (for saving that uncooperative watercolor painting), washes, layering, and using watercolors for monoprinting. We will cover QoR and GOLDEN acrylics in unique combinations, working with the resoluability of watercolor and the permanency of acrylic. Learn how to take advantage of QoR and GOLDEN grounds to create a myriad of surface options: paperlike surfaces from a Hot Press, Rough and Cold Press watercolor surface to a range of color, tooth and grit. Receive information on working on unique substrates, such as wood panel, fabrics, and more. Finally, learn options for protecting your watercolor surfaces without putting them behind glass, using GOLDEN archival varnishes.

Come with your questions, and leave with a product literature folder and free samples!

Please note that this presentation will be in English only.

Nasri Georges
at Luna Sole until 13 March 2018

Nasri Georges is our current featured artist at Luna Sole Restaurant.

Born in Syria, Nasri studied architecture at the University of Aleppo. He started his career as an architect working in building restoration, including the famous ancient crusaders' citadel `krak des chevaliers' where he spent five years working as a project architect. Nasri then furthered his studies in architectural restoration at La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, before returning to Syria to work as a university professor and a faculty member at Al Baath University in Horns, Syria. Nasri also ran a design firm for 25 years focusing on building design, environmental consulting and book publishing. He authored four books in architectural theory and environmental design.

His passion for oil painting dates back to his undergraduate years at the University of Aleppo. He joined a student art club, where he learned the basics of painting and participated in student-led exhibitions. After his arrival in Canada, Nasri was fascinated by the richness and beauty of the Canadian landscape. Currently, like many people of his generation, he chose to resume painting again after his retirement. His creative process has evolved over the years and one that bares the hallmark of an architect. Every painting is planned in advance and structured ahead of time, while leaving some space for spontaneity.

In his paintings, he often mixes architecture and landscapes. However, he believes that there is no difference between nature and man-made structures, only in our eyes; everything is composed by a higher order. The defining line between the two is a product of scale and ought to be blurred out. Nasri is an associate webmaster for Arteast and an active participant in our events.

Find Nasri on etsy.com/shop/nasrigeorgesart
www.ngeorges.com Email:nasrimgeorges@gmail.com
The show at Luna Sole continues till March 13th

Glass Fusing Workshop
Saturday, March 3

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 Carleton Place. The lunch out would be optional and an individual expense.

Date and Time: Saturday March 3, 10-12am
Location: Current Works of Glass. 279 Borden Road, Carleton Place, Ontario

For more information and the registration form click here for
word document or pdf document

Ce que révèle ‘Mosaïque’ pour Arteast !

The public is invited to the opening of Arteast's latest juried show, “Mosaic”. The reception takes place on Sunday, February 11th 2018, from 1-3 p.m. in the Trinity Gallery on the Ground Floor of the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd. in Orleans.

Arteast members were encouraged to submit their best two and three dimensional work to this annual juried exhibition. The assorted works on display are representative of the insightful, imaginative, original visual art that Arteast members create.

Three Juror’s Choice Awards will be presented plus the Arteast Award of Excellence. These awards are sponsored by Wallack’s Art Supplies, 231 Bank Street Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1W9 613 234 1800.

The exhibition runs from February 8th to March 13th, 2018


Le public est invité au vernissage de l’exposition avec jury appelée ‘Mosaïque’. La réception aura lieu le dimanche 11 février 2018 de 13 à 15h à la Galerie Trinity , Niveau 1 du Centre des Arts Shenkman, 245 boul. Centrum à Orléans.

Les membres d’Arteast étaient encouragés à soumettre leurs meilleures œuvres en 2 ou 3 dimensions à cette exposition annuelle avec jury. Les travaux exposés représentent la perspicacité, l’imagination et la création d’œuvres originales de la part des membres.

En plus d’une mention d’excellence, trois mentions spéciales sont sélectionnées par le jury. Ces mentions sont commanditées par Wallack’s Art Supplies, 231 Bank Street Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1W9 613 234 1800.

L’exposition est en cours du 8 février au 13 mars 2018


Blackburn Library exhibit by
Claudia Urbach

Breathing Space

January 27 - March 31, 2018

The Blackburn Library in conjunction with Arteast is proud to present an exhibition of paintings in oils and pastel by Claudia Urbach. The exhibition is an exploration of the physical world intended to agitate the senses and allow the viewer to ponder more deeply that which is often overlooked.
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


at Luna Sole until 6 February 2018

Elizabeth Twiss (Howells Humm) works mainly in oils and watercolours. She is a member of Arteast and the Ottawa Art Association, and frequently shows work at the Ottawa Little Theatre. Elizabeth paints with the Stanley Street Workshop, and is part of the Old Stick Studio Cooperative. She has a Certificate in Fine Arts from St. Lawrence College.

The series of paintings now hanging at Luna Sole had its genesis in life drawing courses Elizabeth took in Brockville over the years 2011 - 2014. On some occasions, the models posed with exercise balls. Most of the drawings were scant and quickly done. Later, the artist perceived in the images a strong sense of relationship between the model and the prop. The ball seemed to function as an object of desire, whatever that might be for each of us - for instance, a person, a vocation, a material item. The feeling being evoked seemed to transition with the different poses, as a personal relationship or any labour of love does over time.

Also, looking into the new year, we will be using more of the restaurants wall space. Two sections that would be suitable for larger pieces. More on that to come.



St. Laurent Complex Library Gallery

Doreen Dyet - Exhibition of Paintings

St-Laurent Library, in conjunction with Arteast, is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by Ottawa artist Doreen Dyet. This solo show is titled Favourites and runs from January 5 to March 30, 2018

Favourites is a varied collection of the artist's works that have been juried into shows, won awards, or that viewers have complimented her on. Working primarily in oil, Doreen captures the beauty she sees in nature in a colourfully vibrant way.

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

Arlette Francière
Landscape As Energy

October 27, 2017 to April 27, 2018

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

Arteast is proud to present an exhibition of watercolours by Arlette Francière. She uses strong colours, bold shapes and rhythms to create inner landscapes that express states of mind and emotions, especially concerning the dynamics of land and sky.

Contact: Art Coordinator Jessie Parker Jessie@photobasedart.com

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.

Arteast Awards Winners 2016 / Gagnants de prix 2016

The public is invited to an opening reception for ARTEAST Awards Winners 2016 - Gagnants de prix 2016, the latest show to be presented by ARTEAST. The reception will take place on Sunday, October 1st, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the ground floor of the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans.

The works of art in this exhibition will present 17 works of the award winners from the 35th edition of the Arteast Juried Awards Exhibition which was held at the St. Laurent Complex in 2016. It will showcase the varied media that Arteast members employ and are representative of the high quality of work produced by its membership. This exhibition will also offer another opportunity for the public to view Arteast’s Canada 150 project – the giant maple leaf mosaic which captures Canada’s natural diversity.
Arteast a le plaisir de présenter les travaux des membres d’Arteast gagnants de Prix 2016 dans une exposition à la Promenade Arteast du Centre des Arts Shenkman à Orléans.

Le public est invité au vernissage de l’exposition Arteast « Awards Winners 2016 - Gagnants de Prix 2016 », par les membres d’Arteast. La réception aura lieu le dimanche 1er octobre 2017, de 13h à 15h, niveau 1 au Centre des Arts Shenkman, 245 boul. Centrum à Orléans.

17 artistes, récipiendaires de prix gagnés lors de la 35ème édition de l’exposition par jury pour prix d’Arteast en 2016, présenteront leurs œuvres. Celles-ci englobent plusieurs médiums et styles différents, représentatifs de la grande qualité des travaux produits par les membres d’Arteast. De plus il sera encore possible d’admirer la grande feuille d’érable, mosaïque inspirée du logo « Ottawa 150ème »!

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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Canada 150th project

470 Charlesmagne Boulevard
in Orleans


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2018 Mosaic