Friday, October 3, 2014

OTTAWA ART EXPO….a couple weeks away!!

Hey everybody…….BOY OH BOY have I been busy this month…….
I have 5 commissions on the go……which is a LOT…..
AND I have been busily preparing for my big show that is only about 22 days away...

The Ottawa Art Expo
The show opens with the Gala on Friday Oct 24th, then runs
from 10 am to 5pm

It all happens at the ST. ELIAS CENTRE at 750 Ridgewood Avenue 
in Ottawa
(Free Parking and Admission)

Let me tell you what they say about their show…….

The Ottawa Art Expo was founded in the fall of 2008 to provide a significant indoor event for fine arts, based on the belief that Ottawa, as the Nation's capital, deserved such an event and that the time had come for Ottawa to come out of the shadow of Toronto, Montreal and New York. The Expo helps to promote and sell the works of Ottawa and area artists; hopes to educate the public through awards and student competitions, and proudly celebrates the continually developing artistic heritage of Canada and its people.

Ottawa Art Expo is a not for profit corporation founded and run by artists. The event welcomes the participation of established and developing artists. By broadening the commercial possibilities and by promoting the appreciation and purchase of art to a wider audience, the OAE hopes to encourage another generation to become artists and to help them to make a living doing so.

OAEx was an immediate success in its first four years, gaining major sponsors, welcoming well know public figures as presenters, attracting thousands of visitors and recording substantial sales. We wish to grow our awards program into a national institution and create a student scholarship.
Our vision is to become an integral part of an artist's journey from high school to art school, from gallery to museum, from home to around the world.

It is exciting to be a part of this show! Not just because I get an entirely new audience….
This is the first time I have been to Ottawa since I went on class trip in grade 7 (in the days before I discovered hair product!) Sadly, am only able to find 2 photos I took from the trip…..

Yes….that is the Parliament Buildings in the back!!
VERY EXCITING STUFF for a 13 year old.
Well…..not as exciting as a squirell…
Here I am chillaxin' on the bus.
I gave someone my Kodak Ektralite 500 Sensalite to document this momentous trip!
(Yes…that is actually the camera name!!)
AND yes, I was dressing like a resident of a Jewish Retirement Community
What of it?!?
ANYWAYS…….sufficed to say, it has been a LONG time since I have been to the Capitol!
So I am looking forward to it!!!!
Here is some BRAND NEW WORK I will be debuting in the 'Twa:
(that is my short version of Ottawa BTWs)

"Rose Coloured Glasses", 12" x 12", Acrylic on canvas.
Do you want me to expelling this one?
It is all painted….and I think it is super fun!!!!
I will have more new work to show you next week… stay tuned for that!
Have a great weekend all!!!

1 comment:

  1. Love it!
    Have emailed my Ottawa fam about your show...