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May 2014

posted May 6, 2014, 10:14 PM by Maria Gomez   [ updated May 6, 2014, 10:19 PM ]

CNCAC invites visual artists and musicians who would like to showcase their work this summer to check out The New Art Festival. This festival is in its 26th year, and will take place during the weekend of June 21 and 22 at Central Park, in the Glebe in Ottawa. CNCAC artists will not pay to exhibit their work, but will help with the stand and an art workshop. Please contact before May 31st.

Bert Van der Plas
 will exhibit his photographs at Richcraft Recreation Centre in Kanata (RRCK) see map. The opening is on Friday May 9th from 6 to 8 pm. The show will be open to the public until July 7.

The artists of the Manotick Art Association’s annual Spring Show
A Brush with Art in Manotick. Over 40 local artists. May 2, 3, 4

Chinatown Remixed, Saturday May 17 to Jun. 17 at various locations on Somerset Street West, between Bay and Preston Streets. The 2014 festival will feature the works of over 40 visual artists, free kid friendly workshops, free concerts, yarn bombing, and special curated exhibition spaces. Website

The Ottawa West Arts Association presents "Budding Life" Exhibit. The Ottawa West Arts Association presents “Budding Life” May 3 to Jul. 4. Goulbourn Recreation Complex, 1500 Shea Road, Stittsville. Open 7 days a week 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Website 
Young at Art 2014 Reception and Award Nights, May 12 to 15. Young at Art is a group of juried art exhibitions featuring works by young Ottawa artists (ages 12 to 19) in local art galleries in east, central and west regions of the city of Ottawa. Website

Art and Nature camp for Summer and PD days, Children age 4-12 

Nature and Art Camps near Le Nordik Spa-Nature / Chelsea. $40 for one day or $200 for the week.  Art supplies and a healthy lunch is included. 
(819) 635-5866 Contact on Facebook instructor Zaneta Pernicova
Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle presents the work of Suzanne Joos, who is exploring aspects of the imaginary within the urban space, from May 10 to June 10, 2014,Opening on May 15 at 5 p.m. 67 Beechwood Avenue (2nd floor), Vanier, and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.Websiteemail, call (613) 748-6954

April 2014

posted Apr 1, 2014, 7:38 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Apr 1, 2014, 7:38 AM ]

Latin American Film Festival from March 27 to April 13. Website
Caridad Cruz & Miguel De Armas at Les Brasseurs du Temps on Apr. 7, at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00 PM for people who come to eat before the show. Entrance $15. 170 Montcalm St.,Gatineau, QC Reserve calling (819) 205-4999 ext 1
Zivana Kostic is showing her art work at Irene’s Pub on 855 Bank St., Ottawa, from April 19 to 21.
Guerrilla Magazine celebrates its 10thanniversary, and launches a printed edition again. Website
Six Annual Canadian Carving Carvapalooza, competition on carving wood from Apr. 9 to 13. 19361 Burry Rd., Highgate Ontarion. Entrance $2. Website
Rockcliffe Park Public Library Spring Book Sale: April 12 and 13 from 10 am until 5 pm. Rockcliffe Park Community Hall at 380 Springfield Road, Ottawa. More than10,000 donated, high-quality books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl and more. Cheques or cash only. Website

March 2014

posted Feb 26, 2014, 7:34 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Feb 26, 2014, 7:57 AM ]

February CNCAC Meet & Greet  presents Jaime Koebel. Join us on Thursday February 27that the boardroom of the Council for the Arts in Ottawa, located at 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. As an Indigenous Arts Activist, Jaime Koebel has a passion to educate on social, political, cultural and historical issues through Indigenous art. From February to November 2013, Jaime served as the Sakahàn Educator at the National Gallery of Canada for the ground-breaking exhibition: "Sakahàn - International Indigenous Art." It is from this exhibition and her own personal experiences that Jaime will present on.  In 2001-2002, Jaime was an international representative for the World Conference Against Racism to the Department of Canadian Heritage and to the Minister of State responsible for Multiculturalism & the Status of Women. In 2010, Jaime accompanied former Governor General of Canada on a state to Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica to exchange information with sectors including Indigenous women, youth and artists. See Jaime's website

Six CNCAC Artists at the Richcraft Recreation Complex in Kanata features different techniques and artistic expressions.  Open from Feb. 3 to May 5th. The CNCAC will exhibit the artwork of its members from February 2013 until February 2017. If you would like to volunteer with the organization of future exhibitions, you are most welcome. Please contact

Inspiring Change
 – An Exhibition Celebrating International Women's Day, at Wall Space Gallery, 358 Richmond Rd. Mar. 8-30Websiteemail, or call 613.729.0003
Call to Vendors - Artist Artisans & hobbyist: 5th Annual Arts & Scraps Flea Market. Apr. 12, a fun way to sell off surplus supplies, promote your art and share your interest in the arts with like minded people, email
12th DiverCiné Film Festival: World Cinema from La Francophonie: Mar. 7-16, ByTowne Cinema, 325 rue Rideau St. Ottawa, OntarioNon-members: $10. Senior, members: $7. Students: $4 website

February 2014

posted Jan 31, 2014, 1:30 PM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Jan 31, 2014, 1:30 PM ]

Winterlude Ottawa, Jan. 31 to Feb 17. Website

Baltic-Nordic Film Festival, at the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. Feb. 1 to 12. Website

Following the Footsteps of Black Gospel Music, Ferline Regis will be great performing at the University of Ottawa Alumni Auditorium, Feb. 16 at 6:00 pm. Tickets $18 in advance, $20 online, $25 at the door.

Black Violin, in Conjunction with Black History Month at Centrepointe Theatre, Feb. 8 at 7:00 pm, tickets $28  music sample
Resolutions 2014, Annual screening of new works from SAW Video members. Feb. 6 at 6:45 pm at the ByTowne Cinema, 324 Rideau St.
Arts Court Theatre, dance, theatre, animation. Website
Ottawa Jazz Festival, Feb. 14-16. Website

Northern Lights 2014, a high-profile business and cultural showcase of Nunavut, Nunavik, and Labrador / Nunatsiavut. Jan. 30 to Feb.1. Website

Warmth at Cube Gallery, Jan. 28 to Mar. 2. Opening Jan. 30. 1285 Wellington St. W, Ottawa. Website

January 2014

posted Jan 9, 2014, 7:15 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Jan 9, 2014, 7:16 AM ]

Tavi Weisz presents One Last Time at Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West. Performance & closing party. Jan. 11, 7 to 9 p.m. Performance at 7:30 p.m. Free admission.

Gallery 101 presents Finding Ana, a solo exhibition by Elise Rasmussen from Jan. 4 to Feb. 8. The show investigates the complexities of Ana Mendieta’s personal and professional life. Website

Club Saw presents Attention People with Body Parts, a multimedia project. People were asked to submit a letter in any form to some part of their body. The results included both lighthearted quips to donated plasma, and heartbreaking pleas, like one addressed to a uterus after three failed pregnancies. 67 Nicholas Street. Suggested donation: $5. Website

ESAX Networking Event: ESAX is an entrepreneurial social networking group dedicated to creating connections, gaining applicable knowledge from featured speakers and promoting collaboration among the regional Chambers of Commerce in the Ottawa area. Upcoming event: Jan. 8, 6-9 p.m. Register

Petra Halkes at Cube Gallery, 1285 Wellington St. W from Jan. 2 to 26. “Every-day events of shopping, work and transportation, take on an abstract and magical quality at night.” she says. “In my series, Window Shopping, I try to capture some of these strange transformations”. Website

Library Friends Mini-Mammoth Used Book Sale at the James Bartleman Archives  and Library Materials Centre,100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa. The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) will hold its Mini-Mammoth used book sale to raise money for the Ottawa Public Library! 1-10 books for $1, for all ages and interests! Donations also welcome. It’s our mammoth-sized book sale in a mini, monthly format! Jan.18,10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Website 

Picturama! At Falldown Gallery, 288 Bank Street, $2.00 cover (no cover for participants) Calling all photographers and photography enthusiasts! It’s Picturama! Time! Look through your old shoeboxes, photo albums, SD cards, cookie tins, and even cell phones to find your favourite 10 photographs. We’ll display them for the whole world to see and sell them for $2 each. Jan. 28, 6-11 p.m. Website

Quilting Display at Brush Strokes at Carleton Place. This Feature Show introduces the wonderful world of modern quilting - courtesy of the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild who focuses on the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community. Jan. 4 to 31 website 

Brown Bag Lectures 2014, provides a platform for artists and art professionals to discuss their experiences within the arts community. Join us at lunch between noon and 1 PM for a free lecture from Ottawa’s artistic and creative thought leaders. Ottawa School of Art,  35 rue George Street, Ottawa, website, call (613) 241-7471

Polytectures, a sound walk that explores the relationship between music and architecture presented in collaboration with theBytown Museum. Please read before doing the walk. Polytectures is an hour long narrated soundwalk by Antoine Bédard (Montag) through Ottawa that explores the relationship between music and architecture. 10 local composers and musical groups translate key buildings on the walk into new pieces of music that together create a sonic portrait of the core of the capital. Downloadwebsite

November 2013

posted Nov 12, 2013, 11:36 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Nov 12, 2013, 11:36 AM ]

Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) Open Studio 21 will open from Oct. 24 to Nov. 3 website

The Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF)  is a non-profit organization providing loans for business and professional development purposes. OCLF invites the Spanish speaking residents for a meeting on Nov. 5 from 5:30 to 8:00 at 80 Aberdeen St, 1at floor registerpdf


Call to Artists, Gallery 101, Limited Editions, bring your original art, craft, or functional pieces. Drop off before Nov. 27 with prices and contact information. Donate 100, 75, or 50%, of your profits. Prices anywhere between c50 and $50. All items will be available for purchase at 80’s dance party at the Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) on Dec. 7 email (613) 230-2799

Tara Luz Dance presents Les Souliers d'Angeline, Nov. 16 at Shenkman Arts Centre, 2 pm and 6 pm. Call (613) 580-2700

Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC)presents You Fancy Yourself at the 1233 Wellington Street, until Nov. 3 $20 to $45 website

Free Thinking Film Festival, at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 website


The Chelsea Centre for the Arts, Culture and Heritage, la FAB, presents An Alternative Destiny of Printed Book, The Artist’s Book NOW, a group exhibit from Nov. 2 to 23. 1-212 Old Chelsea Rd. Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sun. 1 to 5 pm email Margit Hideg

28th European Union Film Festival, at the Canadian Film Institute (CFI) Nov. 14 - Dec. 1. An annual showcase of the best of contemporary cinema produced in the European Union website

EcoEquitable Product Design Contest

posted Oct 23, 2013, 8:09 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Oct 23, 2013, 8:10 AM ]

Are you an experienced or merging designer? Are you looking to get your name recognized in Ottawa? Are you interested in winning exciting prizes? Are you up for the challenge of working with recycled and upcycled materials (think Project Runway!)? Are you passionate about local fashion while supporting a good cause?

Apply to the EcoEquitable Product Design Contest here
Submissions online due November 8th at 11:50 pm

Artists' Evening

posted Oct 23, 2013, 6:39 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Oct 23, 2013, 6:40 AM ]

The Artists' Evening is a time for sharing, learning from each other, and connecting with people that may open future opportunities. It is two hours of seeing and listening to each other's work as artists and cultural workers. A time to ask questions, expand our potential, open doors to new possibilities. This is an event for networking with other artists, for meeting people who work in arts organizations as curators, story tellers, journalists and programmers.

Join us on Thursday October 24, at the boardroom of the Council for the Arts Ottawa located at 2 Daly, from 6 to 8 pm. 

You may send your samples for me to organize a slideshow, or you may bring your work with you. There will be some food and lots of good art! Please confirm if you are coming at


October 2013

posted Oct 2, 2013, 7:17 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Oct 2, 2013, 7:17 AM ]

Latin Jazz Night with Miguel de Armas, Oct. 4 at Richcraft Theatre, Shenkman Arts Centre, $25 ticketswebsite

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Farm, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Oct. 12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm website

SELECTIONS 2013 Juried Art Show at the Shenkman Arts Centre, displays works from OAE members, Sep. 26 to Oct. 22 website


The Implications of Wealth Inequality in Canada, a panel of scholars, political figures and civil rights representatives will discuss the implications of income and wealth inequality in Canada and its possible impact on civil rights. Offered in partnership with the Ontario Civil Liberties Association.Oct 20, Main Library, 2:00 pm website

Ottawa Art Expo, Oct. 26 and 27 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, at St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Avenue website

Free Thinking Film Festival, Library & Archives Canada, Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 website

Ballet Folklorico Aztlan, Nov. 7 at the Shenkman Arts Centre, $20 for tickets call (613) 580-2700

Get Mad, Mud, Muddy Creative

posted Aug 28, 2013, 9:53 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Aug 30, 2013, 7:03 AM ]

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