Thursday, January 5, 2017

Still on View: The Intimate World of Josef Sudek

Happy New Year!

My first exhibition tip in 2017: While attending the opening of the Canadian Photography Institute (, I had a chance to see the wonderful Josef Sudek exhibition. It's still on view until end of February, and the thoughtful works by “Prague's Atget” are worthwhile a visit. I love the views from his studio in the change of seasons, and over the years... how the glass refracts the light. (Window of My Studio, c. 1940–54).

From the NGC website:

Czech photographer Josef Sudek (1896–1976) produced some of the twentieth century’s most haunting images taken through the window of his studio, as well as of gardens, parks and streets of his beloved city, Prague. Working solely with bulky large-format cameras, despite losing an arm in the First World War, Sudek was a master of pigment and silver print processes. He pushed photography beyond its preoccupations with painterly and modernist styles to explore his own particular brand of romanticism. This Canadian Photography Institute exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada is the first major show to examine the work and life of Sudek and his intimate circle of artist friends during the decades before and after the Second World War.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
The Intimate World of Josef Sudek
28 Oct 2016 - 26 Feb 2017
Canadian Photography Institute (located at the National Gallery of Canada)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Launch of the Canadian Photography Institute today!

Tonight is the launch of the Canadian Photography Institute and the opening of three inaugural exhibitions: The Intimate World of Josef Sudek, Cutline: The Photography Archives of The Globe and Mail, and PhotoLab 1.

Very excited to be there!

Canadian Photography Institute
Opening today, Oct. 26, 2016
6 p.m. @ National Gallery of Canada
Free and open to the public.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Crown & Pumpkin Studio Tour

Wander, Savour, Collect. That's the motto of this year's Crown & Pumpkin Studio Tour in and around Almonte and Clayton, just West of Ottawa.

I got very excited when I picked up the pamphlet. You can check out their schedule under

Crown & Pumpkin Studio Tour
October 8, 9 & 10, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Various locations around Almonte and Clayton

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

owaa gallery

I'm a true supporter of local arts and just want to give you an impression what the Ottawa West Arts Association has on display at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex. I love how these kind of exhibitions in community and recreation centres bring art closer to the people.

The not for profit Ottawa West Arts Association (OWAA) members consist of a diverse group of painters, photographers, sculptors and textile artists who exhibit a varied eclectic mix of works in the owaa gallery located in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex.


Link: http://www.artsoe.ca /en/membership/directory/visual-arts.aspx?id=228

Exhibition at Goulbourn Recreation Complex, 1500 Shea Road, Stittsville, Ontario. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ottawa School of Art Open House

Ottawa School of Art on George Street, archival photo

The Ottawa School of Art will be opening its doors to the public on September 10th from 12pm to 4pm for its annual open house. There will be free information, live demos and workshops in a verity of artistic fields.
Sounds interesting!


Ottawa School of Art
35 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 1K2

Thursday, June 23, 2016

West Arts Conversation

Loved the West Arts Conversation by the AOE Arts Council last night. There's definitely more going on in the arts in the West End of Ottawa than you'd think!