There are eleven opportunities for Arteast members to have a solo exhibitions at Lunasole Restaurant in 2019. The available dates are listed below. Note that the last date (November 19th to January 21st ) is a group show of the 2019 participating artists.

Displays are mounted on the restaurant walls for approximately one month, beginning January 10th. Examples of exhibitors can be found at the Lunasole page of the Arteast website ( Lunasole is located in the mall at the corner of Youville Drive and Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard.

There is no charge to participate but sales are subject to a 15% commission paid to Arteast. The usual Arteast conditions and penalties apply, which include being a current member of Arteast. Also, because most of the artwork will be hung in a rather high traffic area, it is very important that the frame be fitted with wire rather than clips. Exhibitors should visit the site to familiarize themselves with the exhibition space. Depending on the size of the work, up to eight pieces can be shown on the main wall and one or two larger pieces on a second wall. 

Exhibitors accept responsibility for any penalties incurred and abide by the Arteast Coordinator’s decisions. Arteast is released from any responsibility for loss or damages to any of the artworks. It is also agreed that Arteast has the right to use work entered in the exhibition for promotional purposes without this infringing on any copyright.

            Please respond to the Coordinator– Gwen Cowan  – at your earliest convenience with your selected first and second choice of dates.

For more information, please feel free to contact

Gwen Cowan contact form or Richard Pell contact form



January 8th to February 19th                        Josie De Meo

February 19th to March 19th                       Pari Zati

March 19th to April 16th                                 Brian Turner

April 16th to May 21st                                     Susan Cornthwaite Grenier

May 21st to June 18th                                     Lynne Alsford

June 18th to July 16th                                      Helene Lepage

July 16th to August 20th                                Shirley Moulton

August 20th to September 17th                     Christine Godin

September 17th to October 15th                   Darina Boldizar

October 15th to November 19th                     Judy Ross

November 19th to January 21st                     END- OF- YEAR GROUP SHOW                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

If you are interested in having a solo exhibition at the Lunasole Bistro please contact the coordinator Gwen Cowan at your earliest convenience with your preferred first and second choice of dates.

For more information, Gwen Cowan contact form or Richard Pell contact form


“Flowers of Summer”
By Shirley Moulton
At Lunasole Bistro
From July 16th to September 17th 2019

Aquarelle et techniques mixtes – Watercolour and mixed media
By Helene Lepage
At Lunasole Bistro
From June 18th to July 16th, 2019

 “Local Colour- Barns and Other Buildings”
By Lynne Alsford
Lunasole Bistro
May 21st to July 16th

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

 “Reflections of Ontario”
By Brian Turner
Lunasole Bistro
March 19th to April 16th 2019

 ” Recollections of the Past”
                                                               By Pari Zati                  
                                                     At the Luna Sole Restaurant  
                                               From February 19th to March 19th 2019

Josie DeMeo at Lunasole

Josie DeMeo at Lunasole January 8th – February 19th

“Celebrating the old and the new country”,

works in watercolour and acrylic.

Josie De Meo is our current  solo artist at the Lunasole Bestro.

The show runs from January 8th to February 19th, 2019.

Josie is a very active and long time member of Arteast.

Volunteering on all fronts, at one point taking a term as

president of the organization.

Today, Josie volunteers, teaches art and paints on a full

time bases . She,” loves what is out of the ordinary, trying new techniques, mediums and subjects

Erika Farkas at Lunasole 

September 4th and ends October 16th.

Erika Farkas is a self-taught visual artist born in Transylvania, Romania, and living in Ottawa, Canada since the late 1980s. Although Erika never had any formal art training, artistic creativity has always been a big part of her life. She started exhibiting her figurative pencil drawings in 2013, and has won several awards with them in juried local and international art exhibitions in Ottawa and online. Later, she took interest in mixed media and acrylic painting, because it appealed to her love of colour and gave her unlimited means express her creativity. 

Erika is currently an active member of Arteast, Foyer Gallery, Nepean Fine Arts League, and Arts Network Ottawa. She exhibits throughout the year in several artistic events in Ottawa and online. Her works can be found in private collections throughout North America and Europe. 

“I have been continuously trying to challenge myself in finding new ways to combine different types of media. In present times, there is an unprecedented array of media available, creating an opportunity for me to push the envelope of visual expression. For an enhanced visual impact, I use a variety of textures created with modeling paste, glitters and gold leaves, as well as an assorted variety of metallic, polystyrene, leather, and other paraphernalia which I incorporate on the canvas as collage. 

I feel that I am only at the beginning of my artistic journey. There is so much more that I can try, so many new ways to challenge myself. This journey is worth all the hard work, because for me it is both deeply therapeutic and emotionally fulfilling.”
 (Erika Farkas)

Lore Organ 
at Lunasole June 26th and ends July 31st. 

Lore has been passionate about painting since early childhood and as she explains in her own words, “the need to doodle, then draw and then paint has been part of me since the time I could hold a pencil and colour”. Over the years Lore has been able to develop her skills by participating in workshops and experimenting with a variety of media. These experiences, as well as the encouragement and support of other artists have greatly factored into her success as a painter.

Even though Lore’s participation in the arts was minimal during her teaching career, her passion never ceased. She was able to use some of that creativity to assist her in reaching out to students with special needs.

Lore’s retirement from the York Region Board of Education, allowed for a more concerted re-engagement with the art community and a re-ignition of her passion for painting. Lore held memberships at Kingcrafts, and SOYRA in southwestern Ontario. Since re-locating back to Orleans, Lore has become a member of Arteast, Nepean Fine Arts, and the Manotick Art associations. 

Her art is entitled, ‘Art Stories by Lore Oser’. As she explains every scene/image has a story attached which can be obvious or imagined in order to elicit a connection with the viewer. Simply put, her goal is to be a good story teller through her art.

C. Leslie Lambert 
at Lunasole until June 26th 2018 

Born in Scotland, raised in Montréal, Carol Leslie Lambert (previously Anderson – Dorofi), a former professional fashion designer of women’s evening wear, worked in systems analysis/design prior to returning to a fulltime artistic career.

Leslie has been drawing (pencil, pastels, charcoal) since childhood. She obtained her diploma in Fashion Design from The Fashion Arts Academy in Montreal, studied at the Ottawa School of Art in both the community and diploma streams and obtained her Fine Arts Diploma from St. Lawrence College in Brockville. She taught watercolour painting for over a decade at various venues, including the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, the previous Visual Arts Centre, Orleans (VACO) and numerous community centres in Ottawa and Gatineau. She has, in the past, been part of the management team in Galerie Old Chelsea, was on the executive of Arteast, and on the Board of Directors of VACO; also volunteered her time with the Ottawa Art Association and the Ottawa Tulip Festival,. She is sought after as a jury member for exhibitions in Ontario/Quebec locations. 

An award winning artist, she has participated in numerous group shows in the National Capital Region, including Galerie Old Chelsea, Promenade Arteast, the Ottawa Art Festival and the Ottawa Tulip Festival. She has held many successful solo exhibitions in Ottawa, Gatineau and Brussels.

Her paintings are privately held throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand and in the tiny town of Séguret, in Provence. They are available at the Kanata Civic Art Gallery or at
  Née en Écosse, éduquéeàMontréal, Carol Leslie Lambert (anciennement Anderson-Dorofi) étais d’abord dessinatrice professionnelle de mode pour dames et informaticienne, pour ensuite se retourner dans les arts, comme artiste peintre. 

Leslie a enseigné plus que dix ans les techniques de l’aquarelleàOttawa età Gatineau. Elle étais aussi impliquée dans le gestion de Galerie Old Chelsea, comme volontaire pour Arteast, pour le Festival de tulipes d’Ottawa, et pour l’Association des arts visuelles d’Orléans. Elle siège au sein du comité de direction du Centre des Arts Visuels d’Orléans, et participe activement à plusieurs expositions de groupes et individuelles.

Des collections privées en Amérique du Nord, en Europe, en Australie, en Nouvelle-Zélande et au Japon possèdent de ses œuvres. On en retrouve aussi dans la collections publique de la petite village de Séguret en Provence. Ces tableaux sont disponiblesà ou Kanata Civic Art Gallery,

Richard Pell 
at Lunasole until May 30th 2018 

Richard Pell is a fourth generation Canadian with a love of art, architecture and the outdoors. He developed a passion for creative expression at an early age and was encouraged by artistic members of his family, the beauty of natural landscapes and later from his study of Architecture. 

His art depicts just some of the beauty, feel and excitement found in natural settings and architectural buildings from across Canada, the United States, South America and Europe. 

Richard believes that artwork should leave an impression not only in the mind but also the heart of the viewer.

Nohad Selman 
at Lunasole until 17 April 2018 

Art is a passion that I gained from the childhood when the pencil was the only affordable tool to express my artistic thoughts and draw them on pieces of paper or cardboard.

The passion was constantly developed by various engagement and art activities, I participated in many art shows with oil paintings, attended a variety of workshops to improve the quality and my techniques. Many of my art work received prime recognitions and top prizes.

Until a few years back I was actively involved for several years in organizing an annual painting competition for school students to enhance their talents, develop their skills and capabilities and enabled the public to view their fine work and to support their efforts and enthusiasm.

For me art is my lifes companion we lived together and will continue growing together to contribute, participate, express and highlight the beauty of the formed colors on canvases.

Nasri Georges 
at Lunasole until 13 March 2018 

Nasri Georges is our current featured artist at Lunasole 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
The show at Luna Sole continues till March 13th

at Lunasole 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 Lunasole 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.

Group Show 
at Lunasole until 7 January 2018

Luna Sole Restaurant at 5935 Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard, Orléans

Our last show of the year, at Lunasole Restaurant, is always a group show. Everyone who had a solo show in the past year was invited to contribute a piece of art. This year we had seven beautiful pictures on display.

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.

Elisabeth Baechlin 
at Lunasole until December 5th 2017 

Lunasole Restaurant at 5935 Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard, Orléans

“Landscapes and Flowers” Solo Art Exhibition by Elisabeth Baechlin 
Born in Germany. Apprenticeship as goldsmith with certificate. Attended the School of Design Basel, Switzerland and studied as part of an exchange program with a Scholarship at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, Italy. Internships in Finland (near Helsinki) and France (Paris). Traveled through Europe, North America and North Africa. Graduated from the Academy of Art and Design Berlin (KHB), Germany with a M.A. in Fine Arts and Design.
Lives in Canada since 2007.
Exposition d’art «Paysages et Fleurs» par Elisabeth Baechlin
Elisabeth est née en Allemagne. Elle étudie à l’École de design à Bâle (Suisse) et reçoit une bourse pour étudier à l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Bologne (Italie) dans le cadre d’un programme d’échange. Elle travaille comme stagiaire en Finlande et en France. Elle est diplômée de l’Académie d’art et de design à Berlin en Allemagne (KHB) avec une maîtrise en design – Textiles et Création de surface. Elle détient un certificat d’apprentissage en orfèvrerie. 
Elisabeth a beaucoup voyagé en Europe, en Amérique du Nord et en Afrique du Nord et s’est installée au Canada en 2007. Elle vit maintenant à Ottawa.

Josie De Meo 
at Lunasole until October 14th 

Lunasole Restaurant at 5935 Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard, Orléans

“Wonders of the Maritimes” Solo Art Exhibition by Josie De Meo 
When: The show runs September 14th to October 24th, 2017
She’s started to devote each year on a different project. This year’s collection is celebrating Canada 150th and her travels to the Maritimes.
Exposition d’art «Merveilles des Maritime» par Josée De Meo 
Quand: l’exposition se déroulera du 17th septembre au 24 Octobre 2017 
Artiste visuel Josée De Meo d’Orléans, célèbre la beauté des couleurs du Canada dans son exposition solo, «Merveilles des Maritime», au restaurant locale, Lunasole Restaurant. Les peintures ont était inspire de divers voyages dans les Maritime pour célèbrer le 150ieme du Canada.

Claire Cameron 
at Lunasole until September 12th 

Art has been a crucial part of Claire’s life but has had to take a backseat to obtaining an Engineering degree and working with the Canadian Forces and then on to Project management.

However, through the years art education and training has been present in various forms from weekly classes to intensive workshops, including:

  • Workshops at Confederation Centre of the Arts
  • Mixed media at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
  • Watercolour Studies at Canadore College
  • Life drawing skills with Ottawa Adult Education
  • Encaustic workshops, and Drawing with Colour at Winnipeg Arty Gallery

Claire’s preferred medium is encaustic on wood, often with additional media embedded.
On the other end of the spectrum, she often works with watercolour, creating small pictures often of waves or flowers. She is excited to be exploring digital art and has begun working with several applications to discover what can be created.

The show is on until September 12th.

Egle Post 
at Lunasole until March 18th

Egle Post is our current featured artist at Lunasole Restaurant and one of arteast’s newest members. She works mostly in acrylics, colour pencil and mixed media with a strong emphasis on colour. 
With a technical background in mechanical engineering she loves to experiment with different materials and techniques. Many of her paintings reflect nature based themes, such as landscapes, animals and flowers. She also paints portraits to capture mood and expression. Her main sources of inspiration come from nature, traveling and a mixture of hard rock, metal and acoustic music. 
You can find more of Igles art, including works in progress on Instagram @RedOr1on and on Dojo Art Store Face book page. The show at Luna Sole continues till March 18th

Kerstin Peters 
at Lunasole until December 6th

Kerstin Peters is truly an all around artist, whether working in her studio on animal portraits or out with a plein air group enjoying the beautiful landscape. These plein air adventures have taken her all over Canada. 
As a member of several art organizations, she exhibits her work regularly and “hopes to inspire others to find and express their own creativity”. Kerstin sees art as a “means to relax, have fun, grow and connect with others through the process of creating”. She believes that “everyone can express themselves through art”. Acting on this belief, Kerstin offers courses, workshops and paint parties, working with both adults and children. 
Several of Kerstin’s landscapes are now on display at Lunasole, along with three colourful pieces of her fiber art. The show will be on until December 6th.

Lunasole is located in the mall at Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and Laverendrye Drive (opposite the Bob McQuarrie Centre) and is open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks.

Maryse Hatchard is our current featured artist at Lunasole

offering a last burst of summer colour with her larger than life floral watercolours.

Although her education and work history is in the field of Medical Research, Maryse has always been drawn to the visual arts. 
She has taken courses in watercolour for many years and is now in a position to pass on some of this wonderful knowledge. She offers classes in her studio space as well as classes during the lunch hour in elementary schools. In recent years Maryse has been looking into the art health connection, “bringing health and wellness through creative processes”. This she says, “will be a wonderful new chapter” for her. The show will be on at Lunasole until October 25th.

Shirley Moulton at Lunasole August September, 2016Displays Variety in Style and Media

The new exhibition at Lunasole restaurant is varied both in content and media. Shirley Moulton creates in oil, pastel, gouache, water colour, pen and ink, and graphite pencil. Her subject matters vary from landscape and florals to portraits of humans and animals. This exhibit features a very dominant rooster presiding over florals and landscapes. Shirley has been exhibiting for over two decades in the Ottawa area and belongs to several art organizations, not least Arteast.

For this exhibition, she is also offering a special discount if more than two pieces are purchased.

HERB van der STAAY 
at Lunasole June – August 2, 2016 Inspired by the Colours and Space of the Canadian Landscape

Herb van der Staay draws his inspiration from the colours and space of the Canadian landscape. He is mainly a self-taught artist but studied under Ottawa artists Bruce Heggtveit and Robert Hyndman, and has attended workshops and painted with many fellow artists.

“I like to interpret what I see in nature and, in a way, abstract it into a pleasing painting.” He finds painting en plein air is a constant learning process where “Nature teaches us how to see colour, light, shadows and shapes. It is a challenge to put feelings and impressions on canvas and to connect with the viewer.”

To Herb, each painting becomes just a moment in time, the view changes constantly varying with the time of day and time of year.

Herb’s work has received recognition in prizes, awards and honourable mentions over the years and his work has been on display in several local galleries.

His landscapes are now on display at Luna Sole Restaurant through the month of July.

Christine Blais: The Eyes Have It 

On display at the Lunasole restaurant for May and June 

is Christine Blais, a multidisciplinary artist, with an MA in Film Studies from Carleton University. She has presented works in encaustic that are based on photographs of heads, especially the eyes of the subjects.

She says that her background in photography and her affinity for sketching have played fundamental roles in shaping her vision with the encaustic medium. “The images in these works aim to demonstrate the self as deconstructed and fragmented by technology. By using digital photography, I accentuate the role of technology in the breakdown that occurs when our focus is placed on observing other people’s lives through social media instead of experiencing our current reality.”

L’artiste maintenant à la Resto Lunasole est Christine Blais, une artiste multidisciplinaire qui tient sa maitrise en Film à Carleton University. Elle present des travaux en encaustique des photographs de surtout les yeux des subjets.

Elle dit que son expérience dans la photographie et son affinité pour le dessin ont joué un role fundamental dans l’élaboration de sa vision avec le milieu encaustique. “Les images de ces œuvres visent a d’émontrer l’auto comme d’éconstruit et fragmenté par la technologie. En utilisant la photographie numérique, j’accentue le rôle de la technologie dans la repartition qui se produit lorsque notre accent est mis sur l’observation de la vie des autres au travers des medias sociaux, au lieu d ‘expérience de notre réalité actuelle.”

Gwen Cowan “Peared” Up 

at Lunasole April and May 

Pears are the featured subject for Arteast member Gwen Cowan in her exhibition at Lunasole Restaurant.

A life-long interest in art was first fostered in her upbringing, then in her education and on into her work life. For many years, Gwen worked in social services working with children of all ages. “My artistic training helped me a great deal in terms of what I could offer the youth I worked with,” she explains. She moved on from social work to picture framing then returned to helping school children develop their artistic interest and abilities.

Now she is taking part in activities that focus on the art-health connection, teaching cartooning to elementary school children and looking for other teaching opportunities while also creating new works in what she describes as “stylized realism”. “Usually my message is peaceful and my intention is to evoke good feelings for the viewer,” says Gwen. “I love to draw and paint and probably always will.”

The exhibition continues at Luna Sole to May 10

Lunasole is located in the mall at Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and Laverendrye Drive (opposite the Bob McQuarrie Centre) and is open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks.

What Dreams May Come 

Lissa Rachelle 

at Lunasole

February 16 to March 29 

In 2012, Lissa Rachelle began painting with acrylics as a break from detail-oriented and time consuming pencil work which had been her original artistic expression. Working with paint put her in a “playful” state of mind that led to a style deliberately carefree and, to a certain extent, spontaneous and intuitive..

The paintings at Lunasole represent her own spiritual explorations and beliefs that have led to a surrealistic, colourful and slightly whimsical world where a gentle sense of mystery prevails. She says “it is a place where the skies are filled with light even in the deepest night and the trees express their emotions with the growth of their curly branches and roots, and there is always the feeling that one might be on a wonder-filled adventure of discovery”.

New Season of Artists
At Lunasole Restaurant

MARILYN CAMPBELL is the first of eight Arteast artists to exhibit at Lunasole in 2016. Her work draws on paintings by various artists modern and historical. She, like many Arteast members, came to painting later in life. Her appreciation of the “wonderful world we live in” was in part stimulated by studying watercolours under Kathy Harker-Flander and participating in Arteast events. She signs her work “marilyn sara”.

If you are interested in acquiring one of her paintings, 
please call Marilyn at 613-834-9937 or email her at

Future exhibiting artists are: Gwen Cowan, Lissa Rachell, Christine Blais, Herb van der Staay, Shirley Moulton, Maryse Hatchard, and Kerstin Peters.