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Member Events / Manotick Art in the Square
« Last post by Tom Greene on July 10, 2018, 08:29:42 PM »
Member Events / Where Color Lives!
« Last post by Tom Greene on July 10, 2018, 06:31:16 PM »
Call for Artists / Renfrew Art in the Park
« Last post by Tom Greene on June 18, 2018, 12:02:29 PM »
Saturday, July 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Renfrew Art in the Park is just one day this year, July 14, and there are lots of exciting changes this year to make your experience the best yet.

·  Substantial cost reduction ($65 for non-members / $55 for members)

·  Music by Opeongo high school students

·  Live demos by artists

·  Opportunity to sell Bluegrass Festival themed pieces

38 exhibitors already signed up but room for some more!!

Check them out at: 

For more information:
Member Events / Glebe Art Show
« Last post by Tom Greene on June 13, 2018, 06:18:45 PM »
Glebe Art Show
  • Dates :  Saturday & Sunday July 7-8, 2018
  • Hours: 10:00 am 4:00 pm  daily
  • Location : 12 sites in Ottawa's Glebe neighbourhood

This popular art tour is coming back again this year and will be promoting tale&nted artists and dedicated gardeners who live in the Glebe.

Go from site to site to see their work. Chat with the artists. Pick out a favourite piece of art for yourself or a friend. Look around the gardens and studios.

Brochures listing the artists and a map of the studio and garden tour locations will be available in participating Glebe shops and at the Glebe Community Centre.

For more information about the artists and a map of the sites, check also the website at :
Call for Artists / ArtScene Spencerville Juried Exhibition
« Last post by Tom Greene on May 26, 2018, 08:28:14 PM »

ArtScene Spencerville is hosting a juried exhibition
“Welcome Summer"
This show is open to artists in any 2D medium including Painting, Photography, Digital Art, Fabric Art and Multimedia.

When:   July 4 – 29
Where: ArtScene Spencerville , 11 Centre St Spencerville
Who:   3 Categories   Adults, Students (grade 11, 12), Students (grade 7-10)
Prizes: Cash prizes of $50, $25, $15 in each category

All work accepted will be exhibited at ArtScene during the month of July.

  • Maximum 3 pieces per artist can be submitted
  • Entrance fee $10 per artist (non refundable)
  • Size Each piece must be 36”or less in length and width
  • Art must be ready to hang (wire or saw tooth hangers)
  • Each piece must be identified on back with Artist’s name title, price (if for sale) medium, dimensions
  • Entries must be accompanied by complete entry form and entrance fee.
Entries may be dropped off at the gallery between June 20 -24
Notification of acceptance into the show will be sent out June 25
Pickup date for art not accepted into the show June 27 –  June 3

Workshops / Supply List for Ateyo Workshop
« Last post by jarmstrong on May 03, 2018, 11:18:59 AM »
Has anyone seen the supply list for the Ateyo workshop?
Call for Artists / Art in Stratchona Park
« Last post by Tom Greene on April 24, 2018, 10:39:55 AM »
2018 ART IN STRATHCONA PARK – Saturday, August 11


up to July 17:    $80.00   (early bird)
from July 18:    $100.00

Send this form with cheque(s), payable to MICA


M. Bertrand
PO Box 51008 Bilberry Village
375 Des Epinettes
Orleans, ON  K1E 3E0

Artist Name:      ________________________________________       

Business Name (if any):      ____________________________

Address:  ______________________________________________   

City: ______         Prov. _____        Postal Code:  ______   

Phone:  _________        Email:  __________   

Description of Work:     

Payment enclosed (we accept cheques or Money Orders):
1.    $_______    Registration fee ($80 or $100), plus $25 per table rental . . .    # of tables:  ______   
2.    $_______    Table Rental Deposit ($50 per table rental – this will be returned at the end of the event)

Please check here ____ if you will be donating an item for the Silent Auction.  Provide estimated value: ______     

Item to be donated:      _________________________________________________________________

For more information, call 613-860-7800 or Email:
Please promote this event to your friends and family!

  • I will be responsible for my own cash transactions, including any sales tax that may apply.
  • I waive any responsibility to the organizers and the City of Ottawa for any injury, loss, theft or damage to anything that I bring to the park.
  • I agree that the organizers maintain the right to exclude any items deemed unsuitable in terms of quality or subject matter and that no items will be from kits, imported or mass produced.
  • I agree that the display space be no more than 12 x12 feet and that all displays will be set up at least 6 feet from walkways.
  • I agree that the registration fee is non-refundable in the event of cancellation by either party after July 17.
  • I accept to pay a $25 administration fee for any cancellation on or before July 17.
  • I understand that it is on a first-come, first-choice basis and that there is no pre-assigned site.
  • I agree to NOT PARK/DRIVE MY CAR ON THE GRASS OR PATHWAYS of Strathcona Park.
  • I agree ____ or do not agree ___ to have my Business Name ____ or Artist Name ____ (as indicated above) published in the Artist Directory that will be distributed to visitors on the day of the event and published on MICA’s website.
Signed:______________________________________________ Date ___________________

Thank you for supporting MICA -
Call for Artists / Good Eats Café – And New Art Gallery
« Last post by Tom Greene on April 24, 2018, 10:19:37 AM »
Good Eats Café, in Ottawa, offers a changing weekly menu of fresh sandwiches, salads and light hot meals, as well as sweet treats, breakfast sandwiches and baked goods. We cater to gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian preferences. We also offer coffee from local roasters, Equator, based in Almonte. And we cater. Menu posted weekly at

Currently located in a sweet, old house on Albert St (the “UP’ house), Good Eats is moving this summer to a larger, exciting and brand-new kitchen and eating space where it will launch its art gallery program.

Good Eats will soon be located at 473 Albert St. (between Bay and Bronson). This large new location is attached to a busy, multi-story office building and close to new residential buildings and developments. There will be street access and access from the office building. Good Eats is normally only open daytime Monday to Friday, but sometimes guest chef events and wine tastings take place in the evening. Artists can also hold evening openings catered by Good Eats.   
The gallery program offers artists inexpensive exhibit space and the opportunity to take responsibility to curate, hang, market and sell their own art – commission free -- in a busy downtown location. There will be about 14 meters of well-lit wall space, with professional gallery hanging hardware.

We are calling artists and arts organizations to contact the Good Eats Gallery Manager to book exhibit space at this exciting new location. Good Eats owners, employees and customers love art! We will show our appreciation for our exhibiting artists by ensuring their information is easily accessible to customers. We will work with you to help ensure a good experience exhibiting at Good Eats.

Here are the Fine Print and Legalities!
The Fine Print:

The space will be available to individual artists, group shows or artists’ organizations, for 2D art only at this time. Exhibits will generally last one month, but longer exhibit times can be arranged for group shows. Cost to exhibit is $43.50 + HST = $50 per month to help defray equipment costs. No commission on sales.
To ensure smooth transitions between art exhibitors, there will be an additional $50 fee for artists who do not remove their exhibit at the agreed date and time!

Michelle Marcotte is the gallery director (; 716-299-0442)
Interested artists should send:
1. Name of artist or group,
2. Contact information,
3. A short description of work to be displayed, (such as media, subject matter, number of artists and names of artists if a group project)
4. Artist statement and/or bio or description of the artists’ group or organization
5. Website (if available)
6. Then, once all this is sent and Michelle Marcotte is agreeable, you will be asked to send a few representative photos of the art to be displayed to her by email.
7. Your signature and date signed on the “Waiver of Liabilities” section below.
Professional gallery hanging equipment is used at Good Eats; information will be available about how to use it.

The Legalities:
Art exhibitors will have sole responsibility to hang and remove the exhibit on the agreed dates and times and at their own liability.

In agreeing to exhibit at Good Eats, and in recognition of the possible damage or loss which may occur to any exhibit, I hereby knowingly, freely and voluntarily waive ANY right or cause of action, of any kind whatsoever, arising as a result of damage, loss or theft from which any liability could accrue to Good Eats Café, or the building venue or management or the gallery manager. Artists exhibit at Good Eats Café at their own risk.

Artist’s signature and date:
Member Events / Watercolor Classes in Cornwall
« Last post by Tom Greene on March 23, 2018, 12:57:05 PM »
About Alan and Audrey
Both Alan & Audrey have three paintings each, in the Society of Canadian Artists, 2018 International Open Juried On-Line Exhibition. To reach this show, follow this 

Upcoming Exhibitions
Audrey and Alan have paintings accepted in the Cailuan Gallery, “Landscapes” exhibition, March 23rd,  Cornwall.
Alan will participate in the Manotick Art Association Group exhibition April 13,14 and 15.
Alan & Audrey will participate in the Nepean Fine Arts League Exhibition April 20, 21 and 22.
Alan is teaching for St. Lawrence College Summer School of the Arts:

Classes in Cornwall:
  • May 26 & 27   Watercolours on Hard Surfaces – prepare your own Masonite and paint in watercolour.
  • June 9 & 10   Disappearing Barns – return to our heritage – paint lovely old barns in watercolour.
  • August 8 & 9   Painting the North – Capturing images of the mysterious northlands: Algonquin, Granite Lake images, rapids and more.
An additional note. Alan has written 400 pages in the development of his next book; a sequel to Kimberlite Adventure.

Find our website at: alanandaudreybain.com
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.
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