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Recent Commission June 14, 2018 20:19

Last fall, R. asked me to create a one-of-a-kind commission for her, one which would fit a specific space in her art collection, and contain her favourite elements of my work. We collaborated and planned over the phone and in person, and by Christmas-time the work was underway.

 

The piece is called Hope Rising and measures approximately 31 by 42 inches. 

 

 

 

I delivered it in May. Here is a photo of it hanging. We had a lot of fun collaborating. 


Another year at the New Art Festival 2018! Booth 72 June 06, 2018 22:21


ARTICULATIONS at Studio Sixty Six. December 15, 2017 18:31

 

Womb Study, 2016. Handwoven copper wire, Japanese paper, green and black patinas. Available through the exhibition. 

ARTICULATIONS | November 30 2017 - January 20 2018 Co-curated by Studio Sixty Six and Myka Burke, Articulations (November 30-January 20) features the artwork of 39 women/femmes artists working in the National Capital Region (unceded Algonquin territory). As a landmark year in terms of Canadian colonial history, it is a crucial time to identify ways in which our country can and should grow. Historically and currently, female-identifying artists (especially those of colour) are, sadly, underrepresented in Canada’s art galleries. As a gallery run by women, Studio Sixty Six wishes to focus our efforts towards encouraging local Canadian women/femmes artists. Co-Curator Myka Burke interviewed all 39 artists regarding their experiences and perspectives as women/femme artists working in the region, compiled and available to listen during the exhibition and on a special online minisite (https://www.articulationsottawa.com/).

10% of all artwork sales from the duration of the exhibition will be donated to OCTEVAW (Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women).


In the Spirit of INDIGO August 02, 2017 09:04

I'm thrilled to be part of this exhibition opening at the Propeller Gallery on August 17th.

June 17 and 18 Open Studio June 11, 2017 21:06

Did you see my work at the New Art Festival and want to see it again?

My studio at EBA will be open for the Italian Week Art Tour next weekend. 

Saturday June 17 – 10:00 – 5:00 pm
Sunday June 18 – 11:00 – 4:00 pm

 

 


Show with Chandler Swain at the General Fine Craft March 12, 2017 10:52

From March 1st until April 16th I will have a show up at the General Fine Craft in Almonte, ON. Thank you for this opportunity to show at one of my favourite spaces dedicated to Canadian art and craft. 

 

 


New Work January 25, 2017 20:53

The first work of the year is here. 


Free shipping for December! Or 10% off on studio visits. December 02, 2016 09:29

Happy Holidays everyone! Plan a studio visit this month, and receive 10% of any artworks. Order from my website and receive free shipping to anywhere in North America for orders over $100. Just contact me before you place your order. 


Thank you to everyone who came out to EBA's Open Studios! October 03, 2016 07:57

Thank you again to everyone who stopped by for EBA's Open Studios. It is always a pleasure. My studio is open year round by appointment too. 

Coming up soon, EBA's Open Studios! September 08, 2016 11:58

Please feel free to join me and the other artists at EBA for this year's Open Studio event. The studios will be open and I will be weaving in my studio and talking about my work both weekends.  


Symposium TRACES September 07, 2016 00:00

This year I will be participating in the Symposium TRACES, in L'Ange-Gardien, QC. 


Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibtion July 08, 2016 07:00

This weekend I will be in Toronto at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

July 8th - 10th at Nathan Philips Square, booth 207. 


Recent Acquisition June 25, 2016 19:43

Thank you to the City of Ottawa for selecting She Leaves Lichens in Her Wake as one of its 2016 acquisitions. 


Vernissage for Cu at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. May 12, 2016 20:17

Here are few images from my vernissage for Cu: Copper and Textile Fabrications with Fran Solar at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. The show runs until mid July. It is a beautiful space, and Almonte is a beautiful town in which to spend an afternoon. 

 Opening Day

Installation, Leaving Home (2016)

 

Detail of Leaving Home. 

Side view 

Woven Pensieve 

Mementos 

 


Installation Day May 02, 2016 00:00

The opening is this Saturday from 2-4. There will be wine and snacks. 

Mementos waiting to be installed. 

The empty space.. 


Kingston Workshop March 19, 2016 11:44

This past weekend I had the opportunity to teach Art Knitting and Weaving with Wire via Kingston Fibreworks at the Tett Centre in Kingston, Ontario. It was a wonderful weekend, and Bethany Garner was a terrific host and organizer. 

 

Weaving on a table top loom. 

Oxidizing a sample with green patina- we got super green! 

A square of woven copper that has been hammered and treated with black patina. It is a sculptural dish. 

 

Little knitted sculpture. 

The group, knitting away. 

Thank you for having me Fibreworks, Kingston!

My next workshop will be in Toronto at the Toronto Weaving School, June 21st to 24th. 


Left Behind February 04, 2016 08:05

Here is a look at some upcoming work that will be part of the exhibit, Left Behind

Opening: Saturday, February 13, 1PM – 5PM

Other viewing days: February 13-14, 20-21, 27. Hours: 11am-5pm

Location: EBA, 951 Gladstone, 2nd floor. 

Leaving Home

 

In conjunction with the exhibition, There’s Roomheld at Gallery 101, January 23 – February 27, 2016, two nearby Ottawa galleries: The Enriched Bread Artists and the RIA Project Room will be opening exhibitions that closely relate to migration issues that are also explored by the artists at Gallery 101.

EBA artists reflect on the experience of leaving behind one’s homeland, relatives, brutal regimes, wars, love, languages.

Participating artists:  Tami Galili Ellis, Colette Greco-Riddle, Sayward Johnson, Gayle Kells, Bozica Radjenovic, Mana Rouholamini, Svetlana Swinimer.

Curated by Svetlana Swinimer.


First Weaving of 2016 January 14, 2016 14:32

I'm back in the studio this week, working on a large scale piece for my upcoming exhibition with fellow copper artist Fran Solar at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum


Thank you! November 09, 2015 08:25

Thank you to everyone who came out for EBA's Open Studios. It is my favourite event of the year. If you would like to return and view my work again, my studio is always open by appointment (a little advance warning to clean up the mess is usually good). I will also be updating my website over the next few weeks with a few small works.


Open Studios at EBA November 01, 2015 08:16

 

Opening Night:             Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 6 to 9 pm
                                    951 Gladstone Avenue, just west of Preston Street, Ottawa
                                   
Exhibition continues:
Fridays, October 30 and November 6, 6 to 9 pm
Saturdays, October 31 and November 7, 11 am to 5 pm
Sundays, November 1 and 8, 11 am to 5 pm
Admission is free.

I will be there in person for the first weekend of our Open Studios and my studio will continue to be open for the second. 


TOAE September 29, 2015 13:00

Dear TOAE visitors, those who bought work and those who browsed, thank you for a great show!

If you saw my work for the first time and would like to be on my mailing list for upcoming events, feel free to fill out a contact form and let me know. If you saw work in my booth that interested you, but do not see it at my site today, feel free to contact me too. I will be uploading my newer works to my website over the next few weeks.

Thank you again. I had a great time chatting with and meeting all of you.

Say


ARTFUL BLOGGER: Indigenous portraits and copper mementoes September 25, 2015 09:23

Here is an article written by Paul Gessell of Ottawa Magazine Online.

Thank you for the kind words Paul. It was a treat to have you visit my studio!


Woven Stories and Knitted Mementos/Histoires tissées et souvenirs tricotés August 17, 2015 16:09

Espace Pierre-Debain

120 rue Principale, Aylmer, QC.


Vernissage September 2, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Everyone is invited, admission is free. Vernissage le 2 septembre de 18 h à 20 h. Le grand public est invité. Entrée libre en tout temps.

I would love to see some familiar faces!

From September 2 to October 11, 2015

Du 2 septembre au 11 octobre 2015


Upcoming Events June 09, 2015 11:31

Here are my next few events. I am thrilled to be taking part in both of them.


 

The New Art Festival

June 20th and 21st, 2015.

10-5 pm

Central Park

The Glebe, Ottawa

Booth 70, near the Info Booth