Current News

Blackburn Library

 “Femmes de rêve/ Dream Women”
Hélène Lepage
Blackburn Library
May 25th to July 27, 2019

Contact: Art Coordinator Jessie Parker

The Blackburn Library in conjunction with Arteast is proud to present an exhibition of water-based-media and mix media paintings by Hélène Lepage. This solo show titled “Femmes de rêve” / “Dream Women” runs from May 25th to July 27, 2019.

The watercolor and liquid acrylic paintings on different supports plus collages are brought together to offer you and imaginary dream women for your viewing pleasure.

 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.

Blackburn Hamlet Library branch of the Ottawa Public Library,       
199 Glenpark Dr. Ottawa K1B 5B8.
Mon. through Thurs. 10 – 8:30. Friday 1 – 6:00 and Sat. 10 – 5.  Closed Sunday.




Hannah Claus at the McCord Museum

Deadline to sign up: Cheques must be received by 5 pm on Friday , May 31, 2019.

Échéance pour l’inscription: Réception de chèques avant 17 h le vendredi 31 Mai, 2019.

Treasures at the McCord Museum- (Weaving our Identity, Haida Supernatural Stories, & Hannah Claus

Afternoon at the Botanical Gardens

L’ muse mccord à Montreal

Porter son identité, Haida histoires surnaturaelles, & Hannah Claus

L’apres midi aux jardines botaniques

 Fee: $60 Members; 70 non members

Contact: Mary Ann Varley,    


 “Pencil Expressions”
By Susan Cornthwaite Grenier
Lunasole Bistro
From April 16th to May 21st 2019

Arteast- Grow with Art Grandir avec l’Art Speakers Series presents:

Tuesday, April 23,  le mardi , le 23 avril, 2019
Meet and Greet 7:00
Presentation 7:40pm
Room 340 , 255 Centrum Blvd. (beside the Shenkman Arts Centre)
255 boul. Centrum, salle 340, Orléans (ON)

Rosalie Favell: A lifetime of art

Edited bio:

Rosalie Favell is a photo-based visual artist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Drawing inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage, she uses a variety of sources, from family albums to popular culture, to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary aboriginal woman. To date Rosalie’s work has explored the relation of photography to issues of identity. A major body of recent work, Facing the Camera (2008-ongoing), is a large document of 500 Aboriginal artists.

Favell has had a distinguished career in Canada and internationally. She has taught at various universities. Numerous institutions have acquired her artwork including: National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (Ottawa), Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.), and Global Affairs, Canada. She has received numerous grants, and won prestigious awards such as the Ontario Arts Foundation – Paul DeHuek/Norman Walford Career Achievement Award, the Chalmers Fellowship, the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunten Award and the Karsh Award

More Mosaic / Mosaïque Plus

March 21st to May 21st, 2019

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, March 24th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the ground floor of the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans.

More Mosaic / Mosaïque Plus is an extension of Arteast’s popular Mosaic show held in the Trinity Gallery and will showcase the works of 21 members, featuring diverse subjects in different styles and media. This exhibition is representative of the high quality of work produced by the many talented local artists who comprise the membership of Arteast.

More Mosaic / Mosaïque Plus

21 mars 2019 au 21 mai 2019

Plusieurs œuvres enregistrées lors de l’exposition « Mosaic / Mosaïque » à la galerie Trinity cette année n’ont pas pu y 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 24 mars 2019, de 13h à 15h au niveau 1 du Centre des Arts Shenkman, 245 Boulevard Centrum, à Orléans.


The public is invited to the opening of Arteast’s latest juried show, “Mosaic”. The reception takes place on Sunday, February 17th 2019, 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. 

  Vernissage de l’exposition ‘Mosaïque’ – exposition avec jury à la Galerie Trinity         

Ce que révèle ‘Mosaïque’ pour Arteast ! 

Le public est invité au vernissage de l’exposition avec jury appelée ‘Mosaïque’. La réception aura lieu le dimanche 17 février 2019 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. 

St Laurent Library exhibition Hamid Pirvali

Hamid Pirvali

St-Laurent Library, in conjunction with Arteast, is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by local artist Hamid Pirvali. This solo show is titled Living in a Parallel World and runs from January 4 to March 29, 2019.

The artist paints a variety of subjects from landscapes to city structures to portraits.  What is important to him is being pulled to the subject and being able to “live it” while painting.  The pieces in this collection represent some of his favourite memories.  Hamid works in oil and in acrylic.

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