Events at OSA

  • fifth international biennale juried exhibition of miniature prints
    Ottawa, ON (April 22, 2014) The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) Gallery is pleased to host its fifth international biennale juried exhibition of miniature prints featuring print artists from 25 countries from around the world (12 countries in 2012). This year’s miniprint exhibition has hit a record with over 270 works, over 110 artists and 25 countries. The exhibition will run from April 24 to June 1, 2014, with the vernissage taking place on Thursday, April 24 from 5 to 8 pm at the OSA’s Main Campus Gallery, 35 George St.   Artists were asked to submit their small-format prints (maximum of 10 cm by 10 cm) for exhibition in the OSA’s main gallery, with artists working in any print medium, with only original artwork being exhibited. An invited jury, made up of Heather Anderson, curator at the Carleton University Art Gallery, Jean-Claude Bergeron, owner-director of the Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron (specializing in prints) and Christine Lalonde, associate curator of indigenous art at the National Gallery were asked to select five prize-winners in each of the categories.   We are pleased to announce the purchase prize winners for the Fifth International Miniature Print Biennale Exhibition are: Gino Savino, Title: Garden IV, Best relief Print; Armelle Magnier, Title: La Rochelle Perdure, Best Intaglio Print; Adam Czech, Title: Phytia B, Best Lithography Print; Patrick McCue & Erik Jerezano, Title: Renovating Heaven, Best Screen Print; Robin Smith Peck, Title: Road Trip #1, Best New Media Print. The winning prints will be purchased by the OSA; the purchased prints will become part of the OSA’s permanent collection, with the winners having their entry fees waived for the sixth biennale International Miniature Print Exhibition in 2014, in addition to having their print shown prominently in the gallery and in the online catalogue at artottawa.ca.   Prints will be on display and for sale until June 1, 2014 at the OSA’s Main Gallery located at 35 George St. Admission to the OSA’s gallery spaces is always free and everyone is welcome. For more information about the Ottawa School of Art, please visit artottawa.ca.
  • Ed Pien | Compelled
    EdPien-Compelled   Ed Pien | Compelled   Meet the artist! Sunday April 27, 2014 Everyone welcome Admission Free   Come for all or just a part of the event Demo / in gallery artist talk : April 27 from 12 to 1 pm Reception: 1pm to 3 pm   Works will be on display from: April 26 – June 1, 2014   The Ottawa School of Art is pleased to present Compelled, an exhibition of works by Toronto Artist Ed Pien. The exhibition takes place from April 26 to June 1, 2014 at the Ottawa School of Art’s Orleans Campus Gallery on the main floor of the Shenkman Arts Centre, Orleans. Come join us Sunday April 27 for Artist talk and demo from 12 to 1 followed by a reception from 1pm to 3pm in the Gallery. This extraordinary exhibition Features both Ed Pien’s drawings and paper cuts. Pien large-scale paper cuttings are astounding in their complexity with a juxtaposition of strong images in such a delicate art form. Pien finds inspiration from an exploration of folklore to engravings by Jacques Callot and installations by Nancy Spero to create his work. One is captivated by the tangle of trees and figures. The work celebrates enchantment and imagination while exploring the potentials of paper-cut based art. The gestures in each piece enact ambiguous narratives, inviting viewers to participate in formulating their own interpretations of the inexplicable that touch upon the realm of the uncanny. Mr. Pien immigrated to Canada from Taiwan at the age of 11. He received his BFA from the University of Western Ontario in 1982 and his MFA from York University in 1984. Pien’s work has been exhibited at the Bienniale of Sydney as well as the Drawing Center in New York and the Goethe Institute in Berlin, as well as at the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Pien has also completed numerous residencies in Canada and abroad, and his work has been collected by the Tapiès Foundation, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal and Centrum Beeldende Kunst, among other institutions. For more information please contact Nadine Argo, Gallery Coordinator 613-580-2765 or osao.gallery@artottawa.ca 
  • Submissions for Exhibition of art by tattoo artists
    Beyond the Tattoos The Ottawa School of Art is very pleased to extend an invitation to all tattoo artists working in the Ottawa region to take part in a juried group exhibition of original artwork. We want to highlight the depth of talent and range of styles that tattoo artists in Ottawa have. The purpose of this show is to highlight the artistic abilities of tattoo artists when not using the human body as their canvas (We are not looking for photography of tattoos!). We want your drawings, paintings, prints, photos, sculptures, etc. – the personal and private work that usually doesn’t end up on someone’s skin!   Exhibition of art by tattoo artists Organized by the Ottawa School of Art, Orleans Campus   Exhibition Dates: June 27 to Aug 3 2014 Ottawa School of Art Campus, Orleans Campus   Jurors: to be Determined   1. The exhibit is open to all professional tattoo artists, also working in drawing, painting, print media, photography and sculpture. 2. Each artist can submit a maximum of 5 pieces to the jury. 3. All work should be “exhibition ready”   Submissions: Submissions MUST include the following information in order to be considered: 1. Submissions form and artwork list; 2. An artist’s statement / bio; 3. An up-to-date curriculum vitae; 4. The deadline for submitting artwork is Friday May 23, 2014 5pm. Works can be brought to the Ottawa school of Art Orleans Campus office between 9am and 5pm, located lower level of the Shenkman Art Centre 245 Centrum Blvd. Orleans, ON K1E 0A1. Work can also be dropped at the downtown campus at 35 George St. in the ByWard Market.   Submission form found here   For more Information Nadine Argo Gallery Coordinator / Coordonnatrice de la Galerie T: 613.580.2765 osao.gallery@artottawa.ca or visit: www.artottawa.ca
  • OSA 135th Anniversary
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    Did you know that we are turning 135 years old?

    It is the Ottawa School of Art’s pleasure to invite you to our 135th Fundraising Anniversary Event. Guided by our motto “Teaching art to everyone”, OSA has been Ottawa’s leading centre for visual arts education in the region since 1879. In honour of this amazing night, we would very much appreciate your attendance to our memorable event. In this, our 9th year of hosting our annual fundraiser, the 135th Anniversary Event has a target of raising $20,000 and much needed promotion for our Bursary Program. As a not for profit school, OSA provides barrier-free art classes to hundreds of students each year through our Bursary Program. Please join us and demonstrate a commitment to art education and culture in Ottawa. Studying visual art provides unique ways of knowing, doing, being, and learning for all students. We need your support to help us enrich the lives of students in need by providing them with quality art instruction taught by professional artists.   Want to know how it all happened?   Save the date : May 8th, 2014 135th Anniversary Event The Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre (GCTC) 1233 rue Wellington St West/Ouest, Ottawa, 18 h 30, Tickets/Billets $45

    Special Guest speaker

      [caption id="attachment_4710" align="alignleft" width="300"]Michael Burgess Michael Burgess[/caption] Michael Burgess is one of Canada’s most distinguished actors and singers with award winning performances in theatre, film and television. His major theatre credits include the role of Jean Valjean in Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre (Dora Award Nomination), the tenth Anniversary Concert at Royal Albert Hall, London, England; the Narrator in Blood Brothers in Blood Brothers with David Cassidy (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto), and Man of La Mancha. Besides appearing off Broadway, Michael has appeared with the Stratford Festival, the National Arts Centre, to name a few venues, and has appeared in many television and film productions.  Michael starred in his own Gemini Award Winning CBC-TV Special, ‘Michael Burgess at Massey Hall’. A recording artist, Michael has two CDs, ‘A Place in the Sun’, and ‘Angels in the Snow’. Michael received both the Queens’ Golden Jubilee and the Diamond Jubilee Medal, along the Distinguished Canadian Leadership Award from the University of Ottawa. On February 6, 2013, Michael Burgess was induced into the Order of Ontario. Michael’s passionate commitment to charitable organizations matches his stellar performance career.  


     

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    Honoured Guests include

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    Councillor of Somerset Ward[/caption]                      

    Silent Auction

    Have a look at some of the spectacular Silent Auction items up for bid at the 135th Anniversary Event including VIA Rail Tickets, a Christopher Griffin Painting, a private tour of the Ottawa/Gatineau Hills, and much much more!

       
     

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  • Community Art Project - Chinatown Blossoms Information Session
    [caption id="attachment_4325" align="alignnone" width="960"]© Dennis Elliot Creative © Dennis Elliot Creative[/caption] March 19, 2014 --noon-- information session about Chinatown Blossoms #2 Held by Dawn Dale & Claudia Gutierrez Come to see what the course offers students in terms of public art commissions and public murals. The Ottawa School of Art is partnering again with the Chinatown BIA to revitalize and beautify this commercial district by conducting a large street public art project called Chinatown Blossoms. This project will add natural beauty through various art formats to this neighborhood that is short of green spaces. OSA Instructor Dawn Dale will lead students in this project to create public works of art along the streetscape. Abandoned windows, window frames and doors will be transformed into mini-murals; themed after Chinatown’s motto, ‘A multicultural village with an Asian flavor’. Artists will represent Canadian and Asian symbols within their different styles of design and aesthetic. The course will guide the design and execution of each mural and mentor students during the process. Students will develop crucial skill sets, work within the structure of a commission setting, as well As networking with the community. https://artottawa.ca/register-for-a-class/?campus=Downtown&focus=General+Interest&semester=Spring&category

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  • Submissions for Exhibition of art by tattoo artists
    Beyond the Tattoos The Ottawa School of Art is very pleased to extend an invitation to all tattoo artists working in the Ottawa region to take part in a juried group exhibition of original artwork. We want to highlight the depth of talent and range of styles that tattoo artists in Ottawa have. The purpose of this show is to highlight the artistic abilities of tattoo artists when not using the human body as their canvas (We are not looking for photography of tattoos!). We want your drawings, paintings, prints, photos, sculptures, etc. – the personal and private work that usually doesn’t end up on someone’s skin!   Exhibition of art by tattoo artists Organized by the Ottawa School of Art, Orleans Campus   Exhibition Dates: June 27 to Aug 3 2014 Ottawa School of Art Campus, Orleans Campus   Jurors: to be Determined   1. The exhibit is open to all professional tattoo artists, also working in drawing, painting, print media, photography and sculpture. 2. Each artist can submit a maximum of 5 pieces to the jury. 3. All work should be “exhibition ready”   Submissions: Submissions MUST include the following information in order to be considered: 1. Submissions form and artwork list; 2. An artist’s statement / bio; 3. An up-to-date curriculum vitae; 4. The deadline for submitting artwork is Friday May 23, 2014 5pm. Works can be brought to the Ottawa school of Art Orleans Campus office between 9am and 5pm, located lower level of the Shenkman Art Centre 245 Centrum Blvd. Orleans, ON K1E 0A1. Work can also be dropped at the downtown campus at 35 George St. in the ByWard Market.   Submission form found here   For more Information Nadine Argo Gallery Coordinator / Coordonnatrice de la Galerie T: 613.580.2765 osao.gallery@artottawa.ca or visit: www.artottawa.ca
  • Anna Williams | Brown Bag Lecture

    Next Brown Bag Lecture: April 8, 2014 at Noon

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    Anna Williams (sculptor)

    Anna Williams was born in Ottawa, ON. After studying sculpture and printmaking at Mount Allison University she returned to Ottawa where she continues to live and work.  Her artwork employs the animal and narrative to examine the construction and manipulation of identity in contemporary society. Williams has had solo shows in both Canada and the U.S., and had works purchased by the Canada Council Art Bank, the Bank of Canada, the City of Ottawa, Humber College and the Femme Art Fund, as well as numerous national and international private collections. Williams has also created public works in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal.

     

    The Brown Bag Lecture series 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!

    www.artottawa.ca | 35 rue George Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 8W5 | 613.241.7471

     

     

  • OSA 135th Anniversary
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    Did you know that we are turning 135 years old?

    It is the Ottawa School of Art’s pleasure to invite you to our 135th Fundraising Anniversary Event. Guided by our motto “Teaching art to everyone”, OSA has been Ottawa’s leading centre for visual arts education in the region since 1879. In honour of this amazing night, we would very much appreciate your attendance to our memorable event. In this, our 9th year of hosting our annual fundraiser, the 135th Anniversary Event has a target of raising $20,000 and much needed promotion for our Bursary Program. As a not for profit school, OSA provides barrier-free art classes to hundreds of students each year through our Bursary Program. Please join us and demonstrate a commitment to art education and culture in Ottawa. Studying visual art provides unique ways of knowing, doing, being, and learning for all students. We need your support to help us enrich the lives of students in need by providing them with quality art instruction taught by professional artists.   Want to know how it all happened?   Save the date : May 8th, 2014 135th Anniversary Event The Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre (GCTC) 1233 rue Wellington St West/Ouest, Ottawa, 18 h 30, Tickets/Billets $45

    Special Guest speaker

      [caption id="attachment_4710" align="alignleft" width="300"]Michael Burgess Michael Burgess[/caption] Michael Burgess is one of Canada’s most distinguished actors and singers with award winning performances in theatre, film and television. His major theatre credits include the role of Jean Valjean in Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre (Dora Award Nomination), the tenth Anniversary Concert at Royal Albert Hall, London, England; the Narrator in Blood Brothers in Blood Brothers with David Cassidy (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto), and Man of La Mancha. Besides appearing off Broadway, Michael has appeared with the Stratford Festival, the National Arts Centre, to name a few venues, and has appeared in many television and film productions.  Michael starred in his own Gemini Award Winning CBC-TV Special, ‘Michael Burgess at Massey Hall’. A recording artist, Michael has two CDs, ‘A Place in the Sun’, and ‘Angels in the Snow’. Michael received both the Queens’ Golden Jubilee and the Diamond Jubilee Medal, along the Distinguished Canadian Leadership Award from the University of Ottawa. On February 6, 2013, Michael Burgess was induced into the Order of Ontario. Michael’s passionate commitment to charitable organizations matches his stellar performance career.  


     

    Interactive Art by

      [caption id="attachment_4596" align="alignnone" width="240"]Maya Hum Maya Hum[/caption]       [caption id="attachment_4567" align="alignnone" width="300"]Strategy and Design Strategy and Design[/caption]    
     

    Musical Act by

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    Treats by

     
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    [caption id="attachment_4707" align="alignnone" width="99"]Suzy Q Donuts Suzy Q Donuts[/caption]
         
     

    Honoured Guests include

      [caption id="attachment_4463" align="alignleft" width="240"]Katherine Hobbs   Councillor of Kitchissippi Ward  Katherine Hobbs
    Councillor of Kitchissippi Ward[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4463" align="alignleft" width="215"]Mathieu Fleury   Councillor of Rideau-Vanier Ward Mathieu Fleury
    Councillor of Rideau-Vanier Ward[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4464" align="alignleft" width="214"]Diane Holmes Councillor of Somerset Ward Diane Holmes
    Councillor of Somerset Ward[/caption]                      

    Silent Auction

    Have a look at some of the spectacular Silent Auction items up for bid at the 135th Anniversary Event including VIA Rail Tickets, a Christopher Griffin Painting, a private tour of the Ottawa/Gatineau Hills, and much much more!

       
     

    Sponsors

     
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  • Community Art Project - Chinatown Blossoms Information Session
    [caption id="attachment_4325" align="alignnone" width="960"]© Dennis Elliot Creative © Dennis Elliot Creative[/caption] March 19, 2014 --noon-- information session about Chinatown Blossoms #2 Held by Dawn Dale & Claudia Gutierrez Come to see what the course offers students in terms of public art commissions and public murals. The Ottawa School of Art is partnering again with the Chinatown BIA to revitalize and beautify this commercial district by conducting a large street public art project called Chinatown Blossoms. This project will add natural beauty through various art formats to this neighborhood that is short of green spaces. OSA Instructor Dawn Dale will lead students in this project to create public works of art along the streetscape. Abandoned windows, window frames and doors will be transformed into mini-murals; themed after Chinatown’s motto, ‘A multicultural village with an Asian flavor’. Artists will represent Canadian and Asian symbols within their different styles of design and aesthetic. The course will guide the design and execution of each mural and mentor students during the process. Students will develop crucial skill sets, work within the structure of a commission setting, as well As networking with the community. https://artottawa.ca/register-for-a-class/?campus=Downtown&focus=General+Interest&semester=Spring&category
  • CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
    Ottawa School of Art Galleries CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS For the 2015 Exhibition Season   The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) is now accepting proposals of current or proposed work for the 2015 exhibition season for both its ByWard campus gallery and Orleans campus gallery. Artists working in all media are invited to submit proposals. Group exhibition proposals are also accepted.   Artists should submit only one proposal and indicate the gallery in which they wish their work to be exhibited (i.e. ByWard or Orleans). One exhibition proposal can be submitted for consideration at both galleries. An application to both galleries must include an understanding of both spaces and how the show would differ to best use the dimensions of each gallery.   Basic information on the two galleries: Byward Gallery offers approximately 735 square feet of wall space with a hardwood floor. Room dimensions: 28’ – 7.5” x 25’ – 6.5”. Height to ceiling: 11’ – 7.5”. Height to track lighting: 9’ – 9”.   The Orleans Gallery offers approximately 1313 square feet of wall space with a concrete floor. Room dimensions: 60’ - 0” x 22’ – 0” Height to ceiling:  12’ – 3” Height to track lighting: 9’ – 8”" The Orleans gallery also has several moveable wall panels measuring 118” x 48”, which can be used to divide the room length wise.   Proposals: Proposals MUST include the following information in order to be considered: 1. An outline of intent and rational of the exhibition, and title. 2. An artist statement and up-to-date exhibition curriculum vitae. 3. Enclosed with the application, a maximum of ten images of recent work completed within the last 2 years. Do not submit original work. Please refer to the Guidelines for Support Materials (attached). 4. A list of works containing: name, medium, size and year the work was made.   Jury Process: The jury, which consists of 3 art professionals, will make its selection based on the quality of the work, the overall integrity of the proposal, and its relation to the programs of the OSA. (Poorly organized proposals will not be considered). The jury will meet within 4 weeks of the submission deadline. -  Artists will be notified of the jury’s decision within 2 weeks of the jury meeting. -  Submission packages may be picked up at the OSA reception desk by this time or, if a self addressed sealable envelope is provided, will be returned via regular post. Submission packages remaining after the two weeks of being notified will be discarded. -  CD’s, DVD’s and USB sticks will be returned by mail only if the artist provides a suitable stamped, self-addressed envelope. -  OSA is not responsible for damage or loss of CD’s, DVD’s or USB sticks during handling by Canada Post.   Conditions of Exhibition: -  A CARFAC artist’s exhibition fee will be paid to the artist(s). -  Selected artists will be responsible for shipping and shipping insurance to and from OSA. -  Any special equipment or display materials required for works in 3 dimensions, video works and/or media works that are selected for exhibition must be supplied by the artist(s).   Guidelines for Support Materials Bilingual   Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 PM Friday, April 25, 2014 Mail or deliver (submissions will not be accepted via email) your submission to: The Gallery Committee Ottawa School of Art 35 George St. Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5   For more details regarding the submission please call: Cathy Brake at the Ottawa School of Art Byward Campus 613-241-7471 x 27 Nadine Argo at the Ottawa School of Art Orleans Campus 613-580-2765

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