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 Elevation Pictures has a new film coming to theatres titled At Eternity’s Gate, a movie about the final days of painter Vincent van Gogh.
The film is directed by Julian Schnabel with star studded cast featuring Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen

Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s (Academy Award® Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.

 AT ETERNITY’S GATE will open in Ottawa at the ByTowne Cinema on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 2018.


Preliminary Call for Artwork for Arteast’s “Mosaic”

A juried exhibition to be presented in the Trinity gallery, Shenkman Arts Centre fromFebruary 14 to Mach 19, 2019 Coming up in February 2019 is the next Arteast juried show. Arteast members are encouraged to submit their best two and three dimensional work to this annual exhibition. We are looking for insightful, creative, visual art in all media. There is no theme for this show. There is an entry fee of $10 for one artwork submitted or $15 for two artworks. Entrants must be or will become members of Arteast.

Pre–registration for this exhibition is required. Registration opens Nov 20th and closes Dec 15th, 2018. Pre-registration is online only at 

The rules are available to download at the Arteast website-  under Trinity Gallery: Arteast’s ‘Mosaic-Mosaïque’ at the Shenkman Art Centre.

Dates To Remember

Pre-registration online Nov 20th – Dec 15th 
Drop off of artwork(s) for jury selection: Studio A, 3rd floor Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa Saturday, January 5th, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Pick-up artworks: Saturday, January 5th, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Drop off selected artworks for exhibition: Wednesday, February 13th, 11:00 a.m. to noon Trinity Art Gallery, Shenkman Arts Centre
For information contact: Maureen Rooney Mitchell

Appel pour œuvres d’Art pour « Mosaïque » –

Arteast Une exposition-concours qui sera présentée à la galerie Trinity du Centre des Arts Shenkman  du 14 février au 19 mars 2019. En février 2019 aura lieu la prochaine exposition-concours d’Arteast. Les membres d’Arteast sont encouragés à soumettre leurs meilleurs œuvres en deux et trois dimensions à cette exposition annuelle. Nous recherchons des arts visuel perspicace, créatif et créatif. Il n’y a pas de thème pour cet exhibition. Il y a des frais d’inscription de 10 $ pour une œuvre d’art ou de 15 $ pour deux œuvres d’art. Les participants doivent être ou deviendront membres d’Arteast.

Une pré-inscription pour cette exposition est requise. L’inscription débute le 20 novembre et se terminera le 15 décembre 2018. La pré-inscription est en ligne uniquement sur 
Les règlements peuvent être téléchargées à partir du site web d’Arteast  à l’adresse suivante: sous la rubrique Trinity Gallery: Mosaic-Mosaïque d’Arteast au Centre d’art Shenkman.

Dates à retenir

Pré-inscription en ligne du 20 novembre au 15 décembre 
Remise des œuvres  pour la sélection du jury: Studio A, 3e étage du Centre des arts Shenkman, 245, boul. Centrum, OttawaSamedi 5 janvier de 10h00 à midi
Reprise des œuvres: Samedi 5 janvier, de 16h00 à 16h30
Déposez les œuvres sélectionnées pour l’exposition: Mercredi le 13 février, de 11 h à midi, Galerie d’art Trinity, Centre des arts Shenkman
Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec: Danielle Beaulieu

Call for Art at LunaSole 2019

For more information 

Workshop – Expressive Landscape 

with  John Archer

This Workshop is now full and no more registrations will be accepted
All participants will receive an email from John Archer with details regarding required materials prior to Saturday, November 17th.

When: Saturday November 17,
10:00 to 16:00
Where:   St Columba Anglican Church, John Stewart Hall,
24 Sandridge Rd, Ottawa, ON K1K 0A8
More information

Jeanne Vaillancourt – Exhibition of Paintings

Jeanne Vaillancourt

St-Laurent Library, in conjunction with Arteast, is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by local artist Jeanne Vaillancourt. This solo show is titled Atmosphere and runs from October 5, 2018 to January 4, 2019.
This collection of three larger-sized paintings is inspired by the universe that surrounds us.  Jeanne is an accomplished artist who strives to convey her joie de vivre in her work.  These pieces are done 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

Kerstin Peters at Luna Sole

“Celebrating Fall ”  

showing from October 16th to November 20th

Kerstin Peters is from Germany, but has lived for more than 20 years in the Ottawa Valley where she is active in the local art scene.
Painting in her studio she shows her passion for animals in her lively portraits. She is also part of several plein air groups and has traveled to several destinations in Canada to capture the beauty of the Canadian landscape.
Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada and overseas.
As a member of Arteast, she is not only regularly exhibiting her work, but hopes to inspire others to find and express their own reativity. Since 2011, she has given art courses for adults and children – both privately as well as through the City of Ottawa.
She is a firm believer that everyone can express themselves through art. In her workshops, she encourages participants to try different mediums and art projects to break out of the self-determined boundaries. She sees art as a means to relax, have fun, grow, and connect with others through the process of creating. She also offers private paint parties for everyone who is looking to paint in a relaxed atmosphere where no experience is necessary, however lots of fun is guaranteed.
Artist Statement: Whenever I look around me I am amazed by the beauty of nature, its ever changing colour and movement. With my paintings I try to interpret this beauty to prevent it from fading – like a moment frozen in time.
For more information please go to
If you are interested in getting more information about an artwork or would like to buy a painting, please contact Kerstin at (613) 316-1643 or by email at

Arteast Awards Winners 2017 – Gagnants de prix 2017The public is invited to an opening reception for ARTEAST Awards Winners 2017 – Gagnants de prix 2017, the latest show to be presented by ARTEAST. The reception will take place on Sunday, October 21, 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 will present 13 works of the award winners from the 36th edition of the Arteast Juried Awards Exhibition which was held at the St. Laurent Complex in 2017. It will showcase the varied media that Arteast members employ and are representative of the high quality of work produced by its membership. Awards were conferred for the most outstanding works submitted in various categories on diverse themes.
Music will be performed by “A’Chord East”.
Arteast a le plaisir de présenter les travaux des membres d’Arteast gagnants de Prix 2017 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 2017 – Gagnants de Prix 2017 », par les membres d’Arteast. La réception aura lieu le dimanche 21 octobre, de 13h à 15h, niveau 1 au Centre des Arts Shenkman, 245 boul. Centrum à Orléans.
13 artistes, récipiendaires de prix gagnés lors de la 36ème édition de l’exposition par jury pour prix d’Arteast en 2017, présenteront leurs œuvres. Celles-ci englobent plusieurs médiums et styles différents, représentatifs de la grande qualité des travaux produits par les membres d’Arteast.
Musique par « A’Chord East »Blackburn Library exhibit by
Bolgheyss (Pari) Nikbakhsh Zati
MemoriesOct 20th – November 24th, 2018The Blackburn Library in conjunction with Arteast is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by Pari Zati. 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.
Pari Zati moved to Canada from Tehran where she specialized in fashion. Since moving to Ottawa she has taken many courses at the Ottawa School of Art and is an active volunteer with Arteast.In this exhibition, Pari explores her wide ranging creative spirit presenting works of realistic and abstract subject matter. Many works are memories of places in Canada, her new home. The balance of the exhibition shows a new direction with abstract compositions which explore colour and pattern.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.comLibrary hours are: Monday to Thursday: 10 – 8:30, Friday: 1:00 – 6:00, Saturday: 10:00- 5:00, Sunday: closed