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
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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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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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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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Populace Exhibition

October 20 to December 13, 2017

Populace (June17–September 9, 2017) was an outdoor public art installation on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa marking Canada’s sesquicentennial. 9000 ceramic feathers, fleurs de lys, and roses, made by today’s populace recognize the Indigenous, the French and the English peoples who lived in the Ottawa area at the time of Confederation.

A total of 150 numbered legacy sets were made as part of the installation, consisting of one golden-tipped feather and both gold-edged flowers. These pieces are to be enjoyed indoors to prevent damage to the gold luster details. Populace at Home shows the legacy pieces in and around multiple vases, made by members of the Ottawa Guild of Potters, as inspiration for a beautiful home display.

Upcoming Exhibition dates:

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.
 
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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.



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Upcoming Exhibition dates:        
  • 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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Baz'Art

November 25 and 26, 2017

Baz’Art is more than a weekend event. Part of this annual tradition is an exhibition and sale of smaller (and very affordable) works by visual artists from across the region. Photography, painting, printmaking and more are for sale in the lower lobby’s LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space from November 25 to December 14.

Baz’Art 2017 visual artists include:
Tracy Armstrong
Karen Bell
Jane Cass
Margaret Chwialkowska
Carol Howard Donati
Niki Economo
Beata Jakubek
Sayward Johnson
Jennifer Charlotte Jones
Clara Kim
Sylvia Klein
Claude Lemay
Heather Lovat-Fraser
Isabelle Lauzon Militioux
Karen Miller
Jane Nichols
Dina-Désirée Papiccio
Ginette Parizeau
Georges Robert
Becca Wallace  
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