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Member Events / MAA Meetings
« Last post by Tom Greene on March 07, 2018, 08:49:51 AM »
April 3, 2018: City of Ottawa Public Art Policy and Art Acquisition Program
“Public art brings colour, beauty and imagination to neighbourhoods all over Ottawa. Whether it’s a mural at a Transitway station or a sculpture along the sidewalk, public art has become part of the fabric of this city - inspiring residents and visitors alike.”

Find out more about the City’s Public Art Policy and process. Julie Dupont, Coordinator Cultural Public Arts, will tag team with artist Tim desClouds, creator of several public art pieces, including ‘Celebration of Community’ in Greely Village Park. Together they will share their insights and examples of how ‘public art’ comes about.

May 2, 2018: Pam Thompson
Pam Thompson, docent with the National Gallery of Canada, and resident of nearby Stonebridge, will give a presentation on the 150th Anniversary Exhibit, “Our Masterpieces, Our Stories”, at the National Gallery.

This completely new exhibit space ‘offers an unprecedented panorama of the art of our country’. Commencing with the Indigenous Gallery, Pam will highlight early Canadian artists, the founding of the National Gallery, Group of 7, Contemporary Art and more.

It’s ‘Canadian Art History 101’ - you won’t want to miss it.
Member Events / Inspirations Spring Show
« Last post by Tom Greene on February 22, 2018, 05:01:37 PM »
Member Events / Let's Paint a Lighthouse Sunset
« Last post by Tom Greene on February 21, 2018, 01:32:31 PM »
Member Events / Captivation at the Foyer
« Last post by Tom Greene on February 21, 2018, 01:26:21 PM »
Publicity and Marketing / Spring Show and Social Media
« Last post by Tom Greene on February 16, 2018, 12:38:49 PM »
Spring Show
The Spring Show is around the corner. To help make it a success through the use of Social Media, Bonnie McQuillan our Publicity Co-ordinator has compiled a list of tutorials to help you understand and use popular social media to improve chances for success.

Social Media Tutorials
Please follow the links below. Most importantly, visit the MAA Facebook and like it!
Click here to go to Manotick Art Association Facebook Page
Click here to learn how to create a personal account on Facebook
Click here to learn how to set up a Facebook business page
Click here to learn how to set up an Instagram account

To see all the tutorials on one page, please visit If you wish you can fill out the sharing Form at the bottom of the page to connect with other MAA members. There will be more info weekly - so keep coming back to see what's new.

Contact Info
If you have questions, contact Bonnie at
Call for Artists / Ottawa Orchid Society Show
« Last post by Tom Greene on February 15, 2018, 10:05:51 AM »
Hello Orchid Artists, Photographers and Friends,

As in the past we are working hard again to bring you this spring's, "Ottawa Society Orchid  Show" and Art gallery event  on April 21 and 22.
This will be our 37th Annual Show. Last year's Show, at the RA Centre, was again a huge success with a record breaking attendance.

We hope you will join us again on April 21 and 22 by submitting some of your favorite Orchid inspired fine art paintings, photography, fiber art,
sculpture, jewelry and other fine crafts. Please check the attached preregistration forms for the different classes, requirements and final date to
to register,  (April 13),  this year. Limit of 3 entries per artist; 1 entry per student (18 yrs or under).

The fine arts challenge for this year is "Orchids in a realistic, natural style" as shown by Robert Bateman and Beth Hoselton and the
photography challenge is "Orchids and pets". Interpretations can be made according to the artist's creativity.

Fees to exhibit (except for students) $10 per entry. Artists entering more than 2 works, the fee for a 3rd submission is reduced to $ 5 provided
payment is received on or before March 23rd.

This year our usual 10% commission fee, for an art sale, has been dropped and will no longer apply.

In order to submit  your work please contact Henry Steger at: or phone: 613.825.0374and send him your registration form
or a list of your entries with contact information and cheque. He will enter the information in our system and pass them on to me so I can be
ready for you when the art is dropped off at the RA Show location on April 20th between 4:00 and 7:00 pm.

If you would like to volunteer, as many members and non-members have done in the past, and are available to help out for a few hours at the
Art Gallery on Friday, Saturday or Sunday it would be very much appreciated. Please contact me. We will need help with registrations, set up
and sales at the Gallery as well as other parts of the Show. The time commitment can be as little as 2 and 3 hours. 

For further inquiries I can be contacted at: or by phone: 613.729.0175     
I look forward to hear from you and see you again at the Show,

Best regards,
Karina Isert, 
Art Gallery Chair, 2018
Phone: 613.729.0175
Call for Artists / A Lifetime of Making Art, but New to Selling It Online
« Last post by Tom Greene on February 12, 2018, 12:57:44 PM »
Here is an article that one of our members found interesting and thought should be shared.

"Artists over the age of 50 make up a significant contingent of those represented by online galleries. estimates that nearly 50 percent of living artists represented on its site are older than 50, with similar proportions at and Ugallery."

Click the link below to read the full article.
Call for Artists / Galerie Old Chelsea 2019 Programming
« Last post by Tom Greene on February 08, 2018, 10:30:07 AM »
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 :
  • Un CV (maximum de 3 pages; s'il vous plaît inclure votre nom, numéro de téléphone, adresse courriel et site Web);
  • Un énoncé artistique (maximum 500 mots);
  • Huit images d’œuvres récentes. Chaque image doit être numérotée, en format jpg, et ne pas être supérieure à 1 MB;
  • 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

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 :

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:
  • A current CV (maximum 3 pages; please include your name, phone number, email and website addresses);
  • An artist statement (maximum 500 words);
  • Eight images of recent works. Each image must be numbered, saved as a .jpg and be no larger than 1 MB;
  • 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

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:
Member Events / Valentine's Day Painting Event
« Last post by Tom Greene on February 07, 2018, 01:34:02 PM »
Valentines Day
Enjoy an evening of friends, refreshments and creative painting fun.
No experience necessary!

Couples each paint their own canvas that can be
hung together to create one piece.

Singles are welcome to join too. The main tree in the foreground will be adjusted to stand on it's own to create a balanced composition.
It should be a lot of fun ..... or FUNNY?
Don't worry, I go slow and step - by -step.
And hey, the Mill Tavern has lots of beers on tap - just in case. Lol.......

Details & Register
Member Events / Art Lending of Ottawa Show and Sale
« Last post by Tom Greene on February 04, 2018, 02:04:07 PM »
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