Social Portrait 013 Tiana by Mark Stephenson, 11in x 11in, oil on panel

Launching my first crowdfunding project, Social Portraits

Jan 28, 2016

As creative people we’re often conceiving art projects. We’ll scour grant opportunities and put in applications in the hopes we can convince the jury to fund our project. It’s great to have these arts funding opportunities but it can take a while to find out one way or the other and sometimes it... Read More >

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The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild

Nov 30, 2015

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the national Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG [pronounced cabbage]), is a volunteer-run organization whose mandate is to create a spirit of community among bookbinders and book... Read More >

Figureworks 2015!

Nov 17, 2015

‘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 >

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Social Media Marketing

Jul 30, 2015

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 >

Still image from Fracture, Choreographed by Yvonne Coutts

The Ottawa Arts Council Awards' Impact

Jul 14, 2015

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 >

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The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) New Grant Criteria

May 6, 2015

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 >

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The Making of ‘The Aftermath’

Feb 22, 2015


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 >

Requiem for Fourteen Roses

Feb 5, 2015

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 >

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Juliana McDonald at Enriched Bread Artists - Open Studio

Nov 27, 2014

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 >

A vote for the arts: Candidates priorities for arts and culture

Oct 21, 2014

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 >