Gallery Calendar

Shenkman Arts Centre is home to six visual arts exhibition spaces as well as public art installations. Works by a diverse set of local, regional and national artists are exhibited throughout the Centre. Admission to all of the galleries is free. Meet the artists at monthly receptions. Consult our Events Calendar for details.
 
AOE Gallery

The AOE Gallery showcases visual art by emerging and professional artists who are members with AOE Arts Council. The office space doubles as a gallery and is equally suitable for readings, gatherings, meetings and presentations. Individual, duo, and artist collectives show their work here in 2D and 3D mediums. AOE Arts Council provides the space to local artists so they can add to their exhibition experience, to sell their work and have conversations with the community.

Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Open on select Sundays for Meet the Artist, 1 to 3 pm
www.artsoe.ca



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SAC - AOEG - 1617 - Krystyna Sadej
Justyna Sluinska and Krystyna Sadej: Shades of Light

June 2 to July 5, 2016
Meet the Artists: June 26, 2016
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SAC - AOEG - 1617 - Céline Forcier

SAC - AOEG - 1617 - Jocelyne Ladouceur
Céline Forcier and Jocelyne Ladouceur: Tarot: Divination and Strategy

July 7 to August 9, 2016
Meet the Artists: July 24, 2016
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SAC - AOEG - 1617 - Glenn A. Bloodworth

SAC - AOEG - 1617 - Richard Robesco
Glenn A. Bloodworth and Richard Robesco: Ephemeros – Highway of Discard / War Beaches

August 11 to October 11, 2016
Meet the Artists: August 28 and September 25, 2016
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SAC - AOEG - 1617 - Barbara Farren

SAC - AOEG - 1617 - June E. Harman
Barbara Farren and June E. Harman: Celebration of Life

October 13 to December 13, 2016
Meet the Artists: October 23 and November 27, 2016
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SAC - AOEG - 1617 - Pablo Andrés Monje
Pablo Andrés Monje: Guardians of the Ephemeral

January 5 to February 7, 2017
Meet the Artist: January 8, 2017
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SAC - AOEG - 1617 - Ottawa Black Arts Kollective
Ottawa Black Arts Kollective: The Stranger Among Us

February 9 to March 14, 2017
Meet the Artist: February 12, 2017
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Owned and operated by the City of Ottawa, the Trinity Art Gallery features the works of local and regional artists in two exhibition salons. Artists are selected through an annual peer assessment process. For submission information go to ottawa.ca. Trinity Art Gallery Salons A and B are located on the Lower Level of the Shenkman Arts Centre.
 


SAC - TAG1617 - A4 Ann Gruchy
Ann Gruchy: COUNTERPOINT: …harmony in layers

A series of mixed media, semi-abstract–to-non-objective work on canvas and paper, each painting is a study of colour, movement and value, and explores the interdependence of layers working together to enhance contrast, depth and light.

June 23 to July 19, 2016

Meet the Artists: June 26, 2016
 
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SAC - TAG1617 - A5 Marie Leger
Marie Léger: Landscapes: Real and Imagined

Marie Leger wishes to convey her visual understanding of nature using beeswax as a painting medium. Her form of imagery alternates between realism and semi abstraction. Her paintings explore vivid colors, simplified form and rich textures.

July 21 to August 23, 2016

Meet the Artists: July 24, 2016 
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SAC - TAG1617 - A6 Maya Hum
Maya Hum: Evoking Worlds

An exhibition featuring delicate and detailed mixed-media drawings by artist and illustrator, Maya Hum. This series presents imagined environments balanced between reality and the mind’s eye. Evoking new worlds, each image explores personal memories and narratives for inquiry.

August 25 to September 20, 2016

Meet the Artists: August 28, 2016 
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AOE Arts Council: Sélections 2016

Annual, juried exhibition of works in a variety of media by members of AOE Arts Council - a vibrant, non-profit arts service organization. The Arts Council is dedicated to promoting, supporting and developing the arts in Ottawa.

September 22, October 18, 2016

Meet the AOE Artists: September 22, 2016
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SAC - TAG1617 - A8 - Hamid Ayoub
Hamid Ayoub: Contemplation on Colour’s Conversation

The exhibition is about the interaction of the properties of colour – hue, value, density – in an abstracted visual conversation. Brush and palette knife shape the spontaneous flow of acrylic paint in a rhythmic harmony, symbolically suggesting human interaction.

October 20 to November 22, 2016

Meet the Artists: October 23, 2016 
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SAC - TAG1617 - A9 - Danielle Dumas
Danielle Dumas: Nature's Artwork

Landscapes are all around us; part of our daily life and of our most pleasant and precious memories. Nature’s artwork evokes peace and joy and brings images that soothe our inner selves in so many ways.

November 24, 2016 to January 3, 2017

Meet the Artists: November 27, 2016
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SAC - TAG1617 - A10 - Victor Pavlov
Victor Pavlov: 20-Minute Workouts - Watercolour Life-Drawings

The beauty of the human body has captivated our attention since the beginning of time. Victor Pavlov is presenting sketches captured in 20-munute life-drawing sessions, giving viewers a direct window into watercolour’s techniques mixed with artistic passion, risks, mistakes, and lessons learned.

January 5 to February 7, 2017

Meet the Artists: January 8, 2017
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Arteast: Mosaic

Member artists, from the beginner to the professional, were encouraged to submit their best two and 3 dimensional works to this recurring juried exhibition. The selected works display the diverse talents of the Arteast membership.

February 9 to March 14, 2017

Meet the Artists: February 12, 2017
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Trinity Art Gallery - Salon B
 
 

 
SAC - TAG1617 - B4 - MAA
Manotick Art Association: A Splash of Colour

MAA artists display their own unique interpretation of this theme in a variety of mediums and styles. We are fascinated by the processes through which inspiration occurs and it is our passion to explore, develop and celebrate our differences.

June 23 to July 19, 2016

Meet the Artists: June 26, 2016 
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SAC - TAG1617 - B5 - Shannon Whittle
Shannon Whittle: Fix What's Underneath

I'm looking at issues of ownership, value, and life-cycle of consumer objects. I'm working with re-purposed products and manually mimicking mass-production methods. I'm also recycling previously unexhibited work and editing the canvases manually but similarly to digital image-editing tools.

July 21 to August 23, 2016

Meet the Artists: July 24, 2016 
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SAC - TAG1617 - B6 - Bert van der Plas
Bert van der Plas: Uniek {unique}

Uniek features works exploring the use of materials intended for one usage transformed into clothing. Each piece is modeled and photographed in an attempt to enhance its uniekness.

August 25 to September 20, 2016

Meet the Artists: August 28, 2016 
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SAC - TAG1617 - AB7 - AOE
AOE Arts Council: Sélections 2016

Annual, juried exhibition of works in a variety of media by members of AOE Arts Council - a vibrant, non-profit arts service organization. The Arts Council is dedicated to promoting, supporting and developing the arts in Ottawa.

September 22 to October 18, 2016

Meet the AOE Artists: September 22, 2016
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SAC - TAG1617 - B8 - Carol Howard Donati
Carol Howard Donati: Remark

Messages from the everyday: Art created from repurposed household materials provides commentary on patterns of daily life and issues of concern related to safety, food security, and the environment.

October 20 to November 22, 2016

Meet the Artists: October 23, 2016 
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SAC - TAG1617 - B9 - Shirley Yick
Shirley Yik: Anthrop-o-scene

Anthrop-o-scene is a play on the word ‘Anthropocene’, a new geological epoch coined to mark the significant impact human activities have on the planet. This exhibition explores aspects of life in the Anthropocene and its implications.

November 24, 2016 to January 3, 2017

Meet the Artists: November 27, 2016 
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SAC - TAG1617 - B10 - Vens Vesselinov
Vens Vesselinov: A Journey into Light and Color

Memories of joy, places of calm and dynamic change are kept close to our hearts. My art reflects the passage of time as a path of light and colour. I invite the audience on a journey to seek out the shapes and symbols along this path.

January 5 to February 7, 2017

Meet the Artists: January 8, 2017
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SAC - TAG1617 - AB11 - Arteast
Arteast: Mosaic

Member artists, from the beginner to the professional, were encouraged to submit their best two and 3 dimensional works to this recurring juried exhibition. The selected works display the diverse talents of the Arteast membership.

February 9 to March 14, 2017

Meet the Artists: February 12, 2017 
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Gloucester Pottery School – Dust Evans Gallery

The Dust Evans Gallery, located on the lower lobby of the Shenkman Arts Centre, is operated by the Gloucester Pottery School. Each year the work of six professional artists who sculpt in clay is featured. Most exhibiting artists also give workshops in the school’s studio.
  

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Bruce Jones
June 17 to August 10, 2016
 
Function, Form and Sculpture

The delight of form in vessel aesthetics is often related to function, but appreciation of form in itself can lead to interesting work. In this exhibit, ash glazes evocative of abstract and naturalistic environments animate pieces in an exploration of function, form and sculpture and their interrelationship.
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Upcoming exhibits
Mike Doxey - August 12, 2016 to October 12, 2016

Colette Beardall - October 14, 2016 to December 14, 2016
Michelle Bishop - December 16, 2016 to February 15, 2017
 
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On the Centrum Level of the Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa School of Art-Orléans Campus Gallery features a broad range of works by local, national and international artists. Please note that this gallery is closed on Sundays.
 


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Bandaneira

Photography by: Jonas St.Michael

June 24 to August 7, 2016

Reception and Artist talk: Sunday June 26, 2016 from 12 to 3
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  Orléans Instructors’ Exhibition 2016

  August 12 to Septembre 18, 2016

  Reception: Sunday August 28, 2016 from 1 to 3
 
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Herd

Works by: Diana Thorneycroft

September 23 to November 13, 2016

Reception and Artist Talk: Sunday September 25, 2016 from 12 to 3 
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Holiday Fundraiser & Art Sale

November 25 to December 10

Reception and Artist for a Day Auction: Friday November 25, 2016 from 6:30 to 9:30
 
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Promenade Arteast

The City of Ottawa and community arts organizations own visual arts spaces for exhibiting artwork. They are operated and programmed by the community arts organizations. Promenade Arteast features works by members of Arteast on the lower level of Shenkman Arts Centre.


 

Member Exhibit
Upcoming Exhibition dates:
  • June 23 to August 23, 2016
  • August 25 to October 18, 2016
  • October 20, 2016 to January 3, 2017
  • January 5 to March 14, 2017
  • March 16 to May 15, 2017
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LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space

The LaLande + Doyle exhibition space in the lower lobby area at Shenkman Arts Centre features touring (mostly national, but some international) exhibitions of an artistic nature, embassies promoting artists with origins in their countries, festivals, special events and other short-term exhibitions. 
 


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The Fédération Femmes Enfants Avenir Monde and Worlds Collide Africa present - Congo: The Wall of Courage.

July 14 to August 16, 2016
Meet the artist (Heather Haynes): July 24, 1 pm to 3 pm

The Courage Art Project is a mixed media installation piece consisting of The Wall of Courage, a monolithic 80-piece painting depicting children victimized by war in DR Congo, each piece measuring 2' x 3'. Also during the reception a feature video presentation will be shown that documents the inspiration, progress and details of the Courage Project in Canada and Congo.
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