Gallery Calendar

Shenkman Arts Centre is home to six visual arts exhibition spaces as well as public art installations. Works by a diverse set of local, regional and national artists are exhibited throughout the Centre. Admission to all of the galleries is free. Meet the artists at monthly receptions. Consult our Events Calendar for details.
AOE Gallery

The Exhibition Space at Arts Network Ottawa showcases visual art by emerging and professional artists who are members with Arts Network Ottawa. The office space doubles as a gallery and is equally suitable for readings, gatherings, meetings and presentations. Individual, duo, and artist collectives show their work here in 2D and 3D mediums. Arts Network Ottawa provides the space to local artists so they can add to their exhibition experience, to sell their work and have conversations with the community.

Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Open on select Sundays for Meet the Artist, 1 pm to 3 pm

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Owned and operated by the City of Ottawa, the Trinity Art Gallery features the works of local and regional artists in two exhibition salons. Artists are selected through an annual peer assessment process. For submission information go to Trinity Art Gallery Salons A and B are located on the Lower Level of the Shenkman Arts Centre.

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Tina Petrovicz: Surroundings: perceptions and impressions
October 24 to November 26, 2019

Perceptions of our surroundings in a time of visual hyper-stimuli and changing interactions. Splicing and layering parts of her compositions, Tina Petrovicz creates constructed scenes in intaglio prints and animated devices.
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Danielle Dumas: People and the City
November 28, 2019 to January 7, 2020

I look at the city and its inhabitants and I see an energy that lends itself well to painting. Purely cerebral observation moves towards the physical and visual observation of the individual, whose multitude forms this collective that we call our society.
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Danielle Beaulieu: Blast from the Past
January 9 to February 11, 2020

As life becomes more complicated, antiques remind us of simpler times. The common items we find in antique shops are often overlooked by many people. These hold mysterious knowledge waiting patiently to be revealed. This exhibition will give a renewed life to the old often forgotten objects.
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Arteast: Mosaic
February 13 to March 17, 2020

Member artists, from the beginner to the professional, were encouraged to submit their best two and three dimensional works to this recurring juried exhibition. The selected works display the diverse talents of the Arteast membership.
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Renée Gagné: On Country Roads
October 24 to November 26, 2019

Concepts and context are formed by applying vibrant oil colours in a new and original technique to express the beauty of rural scenes. With old houses, farm animals and fields of flowers, her aim is to capture a moment, a movement, but most of all an emotion.
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Carrie Brummer: Anonymous Woman
November 28, 2019 to January 7, 2020

Anonymous Woman is a collection of artworks portraying unknown women from historical moments. They were photographed and documented, but no one found it important to share their names. This series uses traditionally female materials like embroidery and gold leaf to honour their memory.
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Johan Voordouw: New Image of Home
January 9 to February 11, 2020

Johan Voordouw’s work explores new hybrid modes of architectural representation. New Image of Home is the product of two years of research. Johan's serigraphs comment on and question architectural photography and their depiction of the contemporary home.
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Arteast: Mosaic
February 13 to March 17, 2020

Member artists, from the beginner to the professional, were encouraged to submit their best two- and three-dimensional works to this recurring juried exhibition. The selected works display the diverse talents of the Arteast membership.
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Gloucester Pottery School – Dust Evans Gallery

The Dust Evans Gallery, located on the lower lobby of the Shenkman Arts Centre, is operated by the Gloucester Pottery School. Each year the work of six professional artists who sculpt in clay is featured. Most exhibiting artists also give workshops in the school’s studio.

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Upcoming exhibitions

Don and Leta Cormier
October 18 to December 11, 2019

Teresa Wingar
December 13, 2019 to February 12, 2020

Raymond Warren
February 14 to April 15, 2020

Vanessa Villarreal
April 17, 2020 to June 10, 2020

Bill Reddick
June 12, 2020 to August 12, 2020

Mike Doxey
August 14, 2020 to October 14, 2020

Michelle Mendlowitz
October 16, 2020 to December 9, 2020 
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On the Centrum Level of the Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa School of Art-Orléans Campus Gallery features a broad range of works by local, national and international artists. Please note that this gallery is closed on Sundays.

Promenade Arteast

The City of Ottawa and community arts organizations own visual arts spaces for exhibiting artwork. They are operated and programmed by the community arts organizations. Promenade Arteast features works by members of Arteast on the lower level of Shenkman Arts Centre.

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LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space

The LaLande + Doyle exhibition space in the lower lobby area at Shenkman Arts Centre features touring (mostly national, but some international) exhibitions of an artistic nature, embassies promoting artists with origins in their countries, festivals, special events and other short-term exhibitions. 

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Karen Goetzinger: Beauty in the Inconsequential
January 7 to 26, 2020
Meet the Artist: January 12, 2020, 1 pm to 3 pm

This collection of large-scale abstract paintings captures often overlooked, modest moments of beauty, revealed unexpectedly in the imperfect and the fleeting, but that nevertheless illuminate our humanity.

Each blank canvas allowed the artist to expressively explore colour and marks as a way to record, without figurative forms or literal references, the impressions and memories of a singular day or place in time. The abstract imagery allows you to connect with each piece in solitary exploration of the surface giving you the opportunity to shift your thoughts from the daily barrage of your schedule to appreciating the beauty in each day just waiting to be discovered. Imagine what we may discover if we stop and look.

Image: Blue Strains at Sundown, Karen Goetzinger
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Sandy Sharkey: Find Wild Horses, Find Yourself
February 4 to 23, 2020
Meet the Artist: February 16, 2020, 1 pm to 3 pm

Wild horses live in beautiful places. To see a herd of wild horses thunder past a mountain vista is a moment you will never forget. Wild horses live in the mountains, in alpine forests, in dusty deserts, badlands, canyons and on grassy dunes by the sea.

Most people have never seen a wild horse.

This collection of large-scale photographic images represents seven years of travel by the artist, covering thousands of miles to capture compelling images of wild horses, and to share their struggle for survival.

Wild horses are pure art. They are also the metaphor for the unbridled spirit that once existed in all of us.

This collection of wild spirits encourages you to find your own freedom once again, whatever that may be.

Wild horses teach us everything we need to know about ourselves, if we take the time to listen.

Image: The Face of Wild, by Sandy Sharkey
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Santino Matrundola: Light of Day
March 3 to 22, 2020
Reception: March 3, 2020, 7 pm to 9 pm

Acromegaly is a rare disease caused by an overproduction of growth hormone due to a benign tumour on the pituitary gland. Statistics show three in a million people are diagnosed each year with this disease, and currently there are approximately 2,000 Canadians affected by Acromegaly, with still more undiagnosed.

Acromegaly Ottawa Awareness and Support Network, a volunteer, not for profit support group, is hosting an Acromegaly Awareness Art Exhibit entitled Light of Day, by photographer Santino Matrundola. This collective art exhibit gives Acromegaly the chance to shine as patient portraits and their stories celebrate the struggles and successes with the remarkable disease.

Montreal-based photographer Santino Matrundola is the founder of studio Fusion and Santino Matrundola Photography. In his early days at Concordia University, Santino studied Industrial design and during this period he discovered his love for taking photographs. What began as a hobby at the time, quickly became not only a career, but his passion as well.

For what seemed to be years, Santino had been suffering in pain, unknowingly, with a brain tumour. That tumour would later be defined as an Acromegaly diagnosis. Almost going blind inspired him to create a body of photographic work that he felt would help remove the stigma associated with having this rare disease. This life altering experience would eventually be the reason for creating his awareness campaign entitled “Light of Day.”

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Image: Portrait of Mark
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