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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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.



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Ginny Fobert: Spill of Light

March 16 to April 17, 2017
Meet the artist event: March 19, 2017

I think that a photograph is made, not taken. It is made in your own mind and with your own eye, and it is slow and considered in its making. It takes a discerning eye, and a sense of how the surroundings react to the light sources. Without light, photography would not exist.
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Young at Art 2017

April 20 to May 15, 2017
Meet the artist event: April 23, 2017

Young at Art is an exceptional opportunity for Ottawa visual artists between the ages of 12 and 19 years to reach out to their communities – and beyond – through the experience of a citywide, juried art exhibition.
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Professional Photographers of Canada: Searching for Excellence

May 18 to June 13, 2017
Meet the artist event: May 28, 2017

A photography exhibit by accredited members of the Professional Photographers of Canada - Eastern Ontario Branch. By becoming accredited, members demonstrate proficiency and knowledge in photographic arts. They strive to continuously improve their craft and excel in this rapidly changing and competitive industry.
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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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Moira Law: Remnants of a Wild and Secluded Beauty

March 16 to April 17, 2017
Meet the artist event: March 19, 2017

Moira Law combines photography and digital techniques in works that depict images of nature favouring the secluded, the solitary, even the lonely. It is her wish to inspire a contemplation of and appreciation for the beauty of our natural heritage.
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Young at Art 2017

April 20 to May 15, 2017
Meet the artist event: April 23, 2017

Young at Art is an exceptional opportunity for Ottawa visual artists between the ages of 12 and 19 years to reach out to their communities – and beyond – through the experience of a citywide, juried art exhibition.
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Mary Ann Varley: My Manhattan Project

May 18 to June 13, 2017
Meet the artist event: May 28, 2017

This exhibition includes mixed media collage using the artist’s embedded photos of NYC. A couple of large scale works of drawing on tissue, acrylic paint and mediums will be the focal point of the show.
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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 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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Paula Murray RCA: Moving Towards the Light
 
March 10 to April 12, 2017
 
Born in Ottawa, Murray has lived on the shores of Meech Lake, Quebec since opening her first studio in 1980. Elected into the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts in 2006, she exhibits internationally having had work selected for prestigious competitions in Italy, Korea and Taiwan. In 2015 she was awarded Work of the Year (CALQ Prize) and Artist of the Year for the Outaouais region. Selected collections include Korean Ceramic Foundation Museum, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramic Museum, Museum of Ceramics, Faenza Italy, Canada House, London, UK, and in Canada the Gardiner Museum, Museum of History, le Musée nationale des beax-arts du Québec, City of Ottawa and the Canada Council Art Bank.
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Upcoming exhibits
Anne Chambers - April 14 to June 14, 2017
Janet Keefe - June 16 to August 16, 2017
Lesley McInally - August 18 to October 18, 2017
Artist to be confirmed - October 20 to December 13, 2017
Klara Bruelmann - December 15, 2017 to February 14, 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.



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Erika Dueck: Standing on the Threshold

February 24 to April 1, 2017
Meet the artist event: March 19, 2017  - 1 pm to 3 pm

“My miniature architectural interiors explore how we perceive and interpret reality. Although the spaces are bounded, they refuse to be contained. They play with disclosure and deception, creating opportunities for everything known and unknown to become unstable and reverse upon itself… Viewers can project themselves into the space only to be pushed outside of them, unable to physically explore the structures creating an experience that alternates between absence and presence.” – Erika Dueck
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José Louis Torres: Fantasmes

April 7 to May 20, 2017
Meet the artist event: April 23, 2017 - 1 pm to 3 pm 

Description to come
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Works by our young artists

May 26 to June 11, 2017

This showcase of the Ottawa School of Art’s child and teen artwork is a lot of fun and is full of creativity, imagination, and great talent. The art is from the fall, winter, and spring terms, as well as from the March break camps. The show features drawing, painting, sculpture, and much more.
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Dominique Sirois: Eternity's Index

June 12 to June 24, 2017
Meet the artist event: June 18, 2017 - 1 pm to 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 - 7 pm to 9 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.


 

Member Exhibit
Upcoming Exhibition dates:
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  • 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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A traveling exhibition presented by the Pontiac Artists' Association: 
Focus Pontiac

March 4 to 30, 2017
Meet the artist event: March 19, 2017 - 1 pm to 3 pm

Carol Bretzloff
Jeanne McTiernan
Fred Ryan
Dale Shutt
Cheryl Dolan
Claudette Spence
Cindy Lottes
Valerie Bridgeman
Kate Aley

Through painting, stained glass, printmaking, collage, photography and poetry, nine artists have created art that illustrates their vision of the Pontiac: its people and landscape, past, present and future.
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A photography exhibition presented by the Bulgarian Arts Festival: Contemplation

April 4 to 20, 2017

The camera of various artists of Bulgarian origin, living in Canada, is reaching out to cultural exchanges, through the contemplation of cultural adaptation, new experiences and attention to the uniqueness of form and beauty.

Aglika Pelteshki
Tanya Nakova
Albena Robev
Tommy Grouev
Sophie Grouev
Peter Boyadjieff
Miriana Mitrovich

Exhibition opening: 5:30 pm, April 8, 2017
To be followed by an upper lobby concert with jazz singer Miroslava Katzarova of Bulgaria.
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