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
 


AOEG - Rob Snikkar
Rob Snikkar: Synaesthesia

June 15 to July 18, 2017
Meet the artist event: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 1 pm to 3 pm

Synaesthesia noun.
- A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a colour.

This exhibition explores synaesthesia through the work of Rob Snikkar.

The Form and Feeling of Music
Music and visual art are languages that touch our innate aesthetic.

Some works are motifs or detailed studies of musical voices, others are impressions of a style or genre of music, yet others are detailed compositions that represent a particular musical work in its voices and measures.

Selected works will be linked to time lapsed videos illustrating the process of creating the work, the artist’s statements regarding the process for a work, and samples of the music with which the work is associated.

Visitors who wish to fully experience the integration of these media are encouraged to bring their smart phones and ear buds with them (and be prepared to purchase iTunes music titles to accompany some of the works.)
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Leah Williams: Shared Spaces

July 20 to August 22, 2017
Meet the artist event: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7 pm to 9 pm

Leah Williams is local artist who studied Studio Art at the University of Guelph. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Youth in Culture Grant from the City of Ottawa.

Her painting practice is an ongoing project about bringing attention to parts of the everyday that are extremely significant, but often overlooked or marginalized.

The paintings in Shared Spaces are about expanding our capacity to be in the world in a way that is all-inclusive. The image of the cat within the context of the painting symbolizes the importance and well-being of animals in a joyful world. The painter reduced the waste produced from creating the work by predetermining the image through drawings, limiting the colour palette, and using layers of paint, to reduce the amount of discarded materials that would otherwise go into our shared natural spaces.
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Clara Kim & Josée Francoeur: Unity

August 24 to September 26, 2017
Meet the artist event: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7 pm to 9 pm

Joining their passion and devotion for art, Clara Kim and Josée Francoeur are two local who wish to convey the emotion that is the result of being one with their art.

Korea and Canada, Ontario and Québec, English and French, Abstract and Modern Impressionism — all are united in harmony in this Unity exhibition.


Clara Kim

Born in South Korea, Clara Kim takes inspiration from both Canadian and Korean cultures. Her style of painting aims to renovate the beauty of traditional Korean paintings with a fresh, modern feel. She utilizes the concept of ‘the beauty of blank space’ to show elegance and modesty in her work.

In traditional Korean art, negative space acts as a blank canvas, giving the audience opportunity for imagination, and focus on the centrepiece. Kim has developed a new style that is both Modern Korean art and Abstract, with thick textures and simple backgrounds. She explores themes of passion hidden in calmness, and beauty within sorrow.


Josée Francoeur

An emerging modern impressionist painter, Josée Francoeur is inspired by the beauty of nature, particularly in the Ottawa region. From her formal education in the sciences, Francoeur uses the chemistry of colours in her creations, mixing her own colours and photographing the outdoors. She plays with light and shadow, vivid colours and shapes to pay tribute to the natural world with thick, modern brush strokes dancing on canvas.
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AOEG - Philip Ross
Philip David Ross: Bone to Dust - Steel to Rust

September 28 to November 7, 2017
Meet the artist event: Sunday, October 1 and 22, 2017 - 1 pm to 3 pm

Philip Ross’s art explores our relationship with the inevitability of decay and the possibility of renewal through transformation. He collects materials to build temporary sculptures from roadsides, brownfields and off-trail in wilderness parks and conservation areas. Once a sculpture is photographed it is disassembled and its parts are either disposed of or reused in subsequent sculptures.
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AOEG - Sylvie Labrecque
Sylvie Labrecque: Quiet Forcefulness

November 9 to December 12, 2017
Meet the artist event: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 1 pm to 3 pm

Life had drawn the lines of a landscape his soul shone.

The creation has always been a part of my life, she allows me to present on paper what the eyes cannot see, what there is beyond appearances. My works are inspired by the mountain that despite the passing of time, and the seasons succeeding, is such a quiet strength that inspires us toward overtaking and resilience.
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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.
 


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Danielle Dumas: A Celebration of Canadian Landscape

June 15 to July 18, 2017
Meet the artist event: June 18, 2017

Nature is the most important legacy that we will transmit to future generations. Let us cherish, respect and preserve it.
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Manotick Art Association: Inspirations

July 20 to August 22, 2017
Meet the artist event: July 20, 2017

Artists of the Manotick Art Association explore the passions and processes through which inspiration occurs, in a variety of subjects, mediums and interpretations.
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Susan Ragheb: Ecstasy

August 24 to September 19, 2017
Meet the artist event: August 24, 2017

My objective is to convey a Utopian place, where everything and everyone co-exists in harmony, celebrating all the differences in life; an orchestrated world dancing to the same tune, existing together in a constant state of Ecstasy.
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AOE Arts Council: Selections 2017

September 21 to October 17, 2017
Vernissage: September 21, 2017

An 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.
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Sanjay Sundram: The Fertile Crescent

October 19 to November 21, 2017
Meet the artist event: October 22, 2017

Urban life and endless growth are consistent themes in my works. The tessellations in this series - with obsessive interlocked forms - often stem from sensory overloads and feelings of claustrophobia. As an architect, I enjoy the underlying mathematics and structures too.
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J. A. Lamont: Glacial flows: Notes for a Requiem

November 23, 2017 to January 2, 2018
Meet the artist event: November 26, 2017

Our world has been shaped by ice. Glaciers have carved our mountains and provided much of the water needed. Their flows have helped to define us... and they are disappearing with global climate change. This exhibition speaks to what we are about to lose.
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Deidre Hierlihy: Central Experimental Farm: Explorations and Impressions

January 4 to February 6, 2018
Meet the artist event: January 7, 2018

This printmaking exhibit explores the Central Experimental Farm, contrasting the natural organic features with the man made geometric forms. These lithographs and linocuts celebrate this national landmark, important research facility and source of wonder and joy for Ottawa's population.
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Arteast: Mosaic

February 8 to March 13, 2018
Meet the artist event: February 11, 2018

Member artists, from the beginner to the professional, were encouraged to submit their best two and three-dimensional works to this recurring juried exhibition. The selected works display the diverse talents of the Arteast membership.
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Trinity Art Gallery - Salon B

 


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Pauline Lecours Clancy: Stone Stories/Pierres précieuses

June 15 to July 18, 2017
Meet the artist event: June 18, 2017

Old graveyards, peppered with their tombstones of every shape and size have always interested me. Many gripping Canadian stories are linked to these headstones. I just had to gather and present some “Stone Stories” on canvas for Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
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Miki K. T. Chart and Margery Leach: Juxtapositions

July 20 to August 22, 2017
Meet the artist event: July 20, 2017

Embark on a journey from realism to abstraction, with stops in between. Two artists with different backgrounds engage viewers to explore paintings in various artistic styles through a lively, approachable, and evocative tour of their works.
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Betty Liang: And Other Stories

August 24 to September 19, 2017
Meet the artist event: August 24, 2017

Betty Liang's drawings are inspired by personal mythologies and the collective narratives we tell ourselves. Exploring how these stories both help and hinder us. "And Other Stories" challenges our understanding of how the stories shape our perception of the world.
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AOE Arts Council: Selections 2017

September 21 to October 17, 2017
Vernissage: September 21, 2017

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.
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Mark Stephenson: Social Portraits

October 19 to November 21, 2017
Meet the artist event: October 22, 2017

That epic selfie, perfect angle, big moment, special location or whatever it is that you use, your social media pic is always something special. Mark explores our online persona and stories through a series of oil paintings called #socialportraits.
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Jessie Parker: Lightscapes, a Celebration

November 23, 2017 to January 2, 2018
Meet the artist event: November 26, 2017

Photo-based digital art using imagery composed entirely of light. Controlled movement of the camera transforms what the camera can see but the eye cannot, resulting in “Lightscapes”: cityscapes and pyrotechnic imagery, digitally interpreted, celebrating light, space and time.
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Maggie Wesley: The Spirit of Play

January 4 to February 6, 2017
Meet the artist event: January 7, 2018

For forty years a group of women have met monthly for friendship, food and poker. These pieces celebrate each personality through carving and paint. The playing card aspect ratio and artwork evokes the history of cards itself.
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Arteast: Mosaic

February 8 to March 13, 2018
Meet the artist event: February 11, 2018

Member artists, from the beginner to the professional, were encouraged to submit their best two and three-dimensional works to this recurring juried exhibition. The selected works display the diverse talents of the Arteast membership.
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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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Janet Keefe: "Coiled"
 
June 16 to August 16, 2017
 
With clay I can create sinuous curved forms which define contained space, have movement, balance and surfaces which invite touch.

Coiling facilitates the shapes of growth, asymmetries and interrelationships on which the forms depend.

Fifty years of working to reach this point leave me wanting more time with clay.
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Upcoming exhibits
Lesley McInally - August 18 to October 18, 2017
"Populcace" Exhibition - October 20 to December 13, 2017
Klara Bruelmann - December 15, 2017 to February 14, 2018
Marney McDiarmid - February 16 to April 18, 2018
Andre Breau - April 20 to June 20, 2018
 
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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.
 


OSA - Dominique Sirois
Dominique Sirois: Eternity's Index

June 12 to June 24, 2017
Meet the artist event: June 18, 2017 - 1 pm to 3 pm

Show runs from June 26 to July 29, 2017
Meet the Artist: Thursday July 20 - Artist talk at 1 pm followed by reception till 3 pm

“Eternity's Index is part of a series involving Mimesis Trinity - a fictional company Dominique Sirois created in 2013.

Mimesis Trinity takes on the sphere on finance to highlight symptoms found on both individual and social levels. More particularly, the drive to gain and the fear of losing interplaying like the changing curves of stocks.

In Eternity's Index the company has become specialized in mortuary services in a Transhumanism genre.” – Dominique Sirois
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Ottawa School of Art Orléans Campus Instructors Exhibition

August 4 to September 16, 2017
Meet the artist event: August 24, 2017 - 1 pm to 3 pm 

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the instructors, see their work and tour the facilities.
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Kim Vose Jones: Entangled Community

September 22 to November 4, 2017
Meet the artist event: September 24, 2017 - 1 pm to 3 pm 

I create immersive sculptural installations; work which over the years has involved meditations on taut dichotomies between absence and presence, privilege and injustice, shelter and exposure, silence and silencing. But more and more these days, I also find myself emphasizing processes of corrosion and breakdown—especially as they reveal complex interactivities between surface appearance and underlying reality.
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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.



SAC - ArtEast - Canada 150

Arteast's project celebrating Canada's 150th birthday: Canada In Leaf

May 18 to July 18, 2017
Meet the Artists event: Sunday, May 28, 2017 – 1 pm to 3 pm

The "Canada In Leaf" project is a 16-square-foot maple leaf comprising 30 triangular paintings by Arteast members in various media on the theme of Canadiana. It is part of the City of Ottawa's Canada Naturally: Landscapes By Local Artists, surrounded by paintings by other Arteast members.
 

For more information on this project, please visit http://www.arteastottawa.com/shenkman.php.

 

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Member Exhibit
Upcoming Exhibition dates:        
  • May 18 to July 18, 2017
  • July 20 to September 19, 2017
  • September 21 to November 21, 2017
  • November 23, 2017 to February 6, 2018
  • February 8 to April 17, 2018
  • April 19 to June 12, 2018
  • June 14 to August 21, 2018
  • August 23 to October 16, 2018
  • October 18, 2018 to January 8, 2019
  • January 10 to March 19, 2019
  • March 21 to May 20, 2019
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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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Royal Astronomical Society of Canada: Starry Nights – the Exhibition

June 27 to July 25, 2017
Meet the Artists event: July 20, 2017, 7 pm to 9 pm

Many of us take the night sky for granted. It’s just there, like the air we breathe. We might look up if a sunrise or sunset really catches our attention, or if the news media has alerted us to a rare blue moon or eclipse, but generally, unlike people even fifty years ago, we pay little attention to what’s above us. Not so for amateur astronomers. Many of the participants in this exhibition, all of whom are members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), have been fascinated by the night sky since they were kids. Regardless of artistic medium, the work shown in this gallery is a result of countless years of observing and probing the darkness of space.
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