Saturday, September 28, 2013

Just In Time Art Show

Untitled by Patrick John Mills

Just in time for people in the market for some tasteful art.

Held today at the Orange Hall on Rosemount Ave. in Ottawa, there was a selection to suit everyone's taste and budget. In fact, budget was not even in the mix as of the hundred-odd pieces available, most were priced under $50 and the majority, $20 to $35.

The idea to do this art sale arose from art journalist, Mike Levin, and his family.

Money made was donated to the H'Art program for developmentally delayed people in an art program at the Bronson Centre.

The Silent Auction items had reserve bids on them but there was no frenzy so it you wanted the painting above by Patrick John Mills valued at $1,800, there was a reserve bid on it of $300 so you could have been very lucky.

My GUITARABESQUE acoustic guitar case below was valued at $700 with a reserve of $200.

Here is an overview of the Hall. Above, from the Silent Auction location on the stage and to the left, from the entrance.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Update on Art Donation

 I have added a picture of Marilyn Monroe from a 1982 cover of LIFE Magazine to the back of the decoupaged guitar case.

"Candy Tree" acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14"
by Florence Hannay
And Florence Hannay has substituted  "Candy Tree" for the canvas mentioned yesterday, "McNabb School.

Front of guitar case.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Donation of Art for Charity Sale

The deadline for donation to the Ottawa Hospice Charity Art Sale is Monday, September 30/13.
If you want to donate a piece, please see below for the criteria and email address.

I  live on a street in downtown Ottawa that runs from one of the main drags. There are at least five people living on this street who are artists and three of us have decided to donate art.

Here is what we are giving:

Guitarabesque "Audrey" 
by Shannon Lee Mannion
Decoupage on antique
guitar case.
McNabb School by Florence Hannay
11" x 14" acrylic on canvas

The Lynx by Stephen Lad Meszaros
18" x 24" framed acrylic on masonite

Call for Submissions: Hospice Care Ottawa

Hospice Care Ottawa is holding its annual fundraising Pop-up Shop at the Residence of the Irish Ambassador on November 15,16,17, 2013. The Organizing Committee is seeking affordable original works of visual art that would retail below $200.00. Artists will receive 50% of the revenue from sales, with 50% going to support Hospice Care. Interested artists are asked to apply by sending representative images of their work to by September 30, 2013. Selection will be juried in collaboration with Don Monette of Cube Gallery, Ottawa.