Apply for the 2018 SELECTIONS juried exhibit by Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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AOE Arts Council’s annual SÉLECTIONS exhibition promotes Ottawa artists by featuring jury selected works created by our visual arts members. The exhibition is sponsored by DeSerres, St. Laurent Shopping Centre.

Photo : Claude Brazeau MPA

SELECTIONS is one of the largest juried group art shows to use both Salons A and B of the Trinity Art Gallery at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Operated by the City of Ottawa, the Trinity Art Gallery has a contemporary hanging system and professional lighting. The gallery is open to the public Monday to Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. In 2017, 2,000 people attended the month-long show which included photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media and printmaking by 40 AOE Arts Council members.

Jurors Awards

At the opening reception, three artists are recognized by their professional peers with a Juror’s Award and a 100$ DeSerres gift certificate. The jury is comprised of professional local visual artists of different art practices.
The awards were given to Luc Fortier for his acrylic painting entitled Taratatanana, Oscar Jocson for his acrylic painting entitled The Wolves, and encaustic artist Anna Wagner-Ott for her work Glow from Within. The jury also selected Judi Miller’s fibre art piece entitledSummer Field with an Honourable Mention and a complimentary Arts Council membership for one year.

From left to right are: Lisa Cruickshank President of AOE Arts Council, Oscar Jocson, Luc Fortier, Anna Wagner-Ott, Thomas Baribault St Laurent Manager DeSerres, Judi Miller, Victoria Steele Executive Director of AOE Arts Council

People’s Choice Award

The public is able to vote for the People’s Choice Award, at the gallery, over the duration of the SELECTIONS exhibit. The selected artist is announced at the end of exhibit and also receives a 100$ DeSerres gift certificate.
Georges Robert, with his oil on wood piece, Untitled.


Exhibition dates:
September 21 to October 17, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Meet the artists:
Opening reception: Thursday September 21, 7 p.m.
Culture Days: Sunday October 1, 2017, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

SELECTIONS 2017 artists

Barbara Adams • Danielle Beaulieu • Darina Boldizar • Henry Brynkus • Mario Cerroni • Peter De Gannes • Erika Deruaz • Doreen Dyet • Luc Fortier • Karen Goetzinger • Robert B. Gougeon • Nancy Halpin • Magda Hanna • Mary Hindle • Johanna Jansen • Sarah Jaworski • Oscar Jocson • Hengameh Kamal-rad • David Kearn • Gordon Keith • Clara Kim • Anna Krak-Kepka • Elisabeth Krug • Sarah Lacy • Diane Laundy • Marc A. Lavoie • JungHee Lee-Marles • Barb Lougheed • Julie Mercantini • Judi Miller • Lynne Morin • JC Olsthoorn • Tina Petrovicz • Georges Robert • Glenna Tissenbaum • Barbara Ursel • Anna Wagner-Ott • Roy Whiddon • Leah Williams

SÉLECTIONS is promoted actively by AOE Arts Council and the City of Ottawa online, through social media, and with marketing materials.