‘Figureworks 2015’ is the 6th annual award show in Ottawa for visual art representing the human form. This art competition is open for all styles and all media, and allows for the rendition of draped as well as nude figures without commercial or social limitations.
Every year the... Read More >
Six Effective Tips for Increasing Your Arts Organization’s Online Presence
Social media has had such a profound impact on our world, particularly for businesses and organization’s of all types and sizes. However, a strong online presence is particularly impactful for... Read More >
Among the variety of events designed to support and advance local arts, the Ottawa Arts Council manages four arts awards. The Victor Tolgesy Arts Award is a cash prize presented as a joint venture of the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Arts Council. It recognizes excellence in ongoing work of... Read More >
The Ontario Trillium Foundation renewed its granting criteria, to support projects that will help communities become healthier and more vibrant in the next decade. The changes were based on the Canadian Index of Wellbeing that measures the quality of life for... Read More >
At the end of November 2013 the now former curator of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (CCGG) in Waterloo (ON), Christian Bernhard Singer, invited me to expand on the ceramic sculptures from my ‘Petrified Forest’ series (2013) for a solo show from January till March 2015. Being fully... Read More >
I spent over a year creating the “Requiem for Fourteen Roses” to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre that occurred on December 6, 1989, in Montreal QC. It’s my largest single creative work to date, at about 85 minutes worth of new music for choir, soloist, 8-... Read More >
On November 2nd, Liana Voia interviewed me in my studio at Enriched Bread Artists 22nd Annual Open Studio. For those of you who missed the exhibition, here is an opportunity to see my studio and to hear my comments.
It was a pleasure to see so many of you drop by. We are always... Read More >
In an effort to enlighten citizens on the issue of Arts and Culture in anticipation of the Municipal Elections, AOE Arts Council and the Ottawa Arts Council asked the nominated candidates for the office of City Councillor in wards 2, 14, 16, 20 and 22, two questions about their priorities on the... Read More >
What the heck would a session called "Keeping the Online Buzz Alive" at Arts Court have to offer me or how could I contribute? Whatever it was, it was enough to get me there to meet with a diverse group of folks who use social media to promote arts activities in the region.
I was... Read More >
In an effort to determine cultural priorities, Ottawa Arts Council and AOE Arts Council asked each of the Mayoral candidates some questions. Both Arts Council’s encourage all members of the arts and culture community to attend the all-candidate debates to ask the same questions we did.
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