AOE Arts Council's SELECTIONS exhibit promotes Ottawa artists by featuring work by its members. In 2015, the vernissage, attended by well over 150 guests, included photography, painting, sculpture, marquetry, drawing, mixed media and printmaking by 37 AOE Arts Council members. Over 2,000 patrons visited the SELECTIONS exhibition last year!

The 15th annual juried art show will take place from September 22 to October 18, 2016 in the Trinity Art Gallery at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Owned and operated by the City of Ottawa, the Trinity Art Gallery has a contemporary hanging system, professional lighting and uses both Salons A and B for the show. The gallery is open to the public Monday to Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The opening reception held in September will provide the public and media with the chance to meet the artists and talk to award recipients. The public will be able to vote for the People’s Choice Award for the duration of the exhibit. SELECTIONS is promoted actively by AOE Arts Council and the City of Ottawa online, through social media, and with marketing materials.


SELECTIONS 2016 People’s  Choice Awards Announced
October 19, 2016
Congratulations to our 2016 SELECTIONS People's Choice Award winner: Ron Matton, metal artist, for his sculpture "Ceramic Wool Ram", ©2015, metal and ceramic






SELECTIONS 2016 Juror’s Choice Awards Announced
September 27, 2016

Over 100 members of the arts community, including exhibiting artists and special guests, gathered at the opening of the 15th edition of AOE Arts Council’s annual SELECTIONS art exhibit on September 22. All present came to show their support for local artists and to witness the presentation of the three Juror’s Choice Awards by Thomas Baribault, manager of DeSerres Centre St-Laurent and sponsor of the exhibit.

The awards were given to Aino Lutter for her portrait entitled “Chelsey”, Roy Whiddon for his photograph entitled “Flight of the goose”, and to Diane Bertrand for her fibre art piece entitled “Translucidité”. The three winners of the Juror’s Choice each received a $100 gift certificate from the exhibit’s sponsor DeSerres.
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SELECTIONS marks milestone 15th group exhibition
DeSerres helps AOE Arts Council recognize Ottawa artists 

This year AOE Arts Council celebrates the 15 year anniversary of SELECTIONS, an   annual juried exhibit featuring the work of local Ottawa visual artists. SELECTIONS 2016 will showcase 33 Ottawa artists in a group exhibit of photographic, acrylic, textile, sculpture, mixed media and digital art from September 22 to October 18 at the Shenkman Arts Centre in the Trinity Art Gallery.
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