Creative individuals invited to join Pop Up Art Project

Call for proposals – deadline Feb. 8

As part of the broader Pop Up Art project, which runs until 2023, Ottawa Valley Creative Arts (OV-CAOS) is now accepting submissions for the Good Ancestor Exhibition. This exhibit will explore our personal connections to the past — what we would ask our ancestors, if we could, and what we would tell our descendants. Artists have until February 8, 2021 to submit
an application. And remember, you don’t have to consider yourself an artist to make artwork for a Pop Up Art exhibition. You may feel more like a maker or crafter or creative person; this exhibition is for you too.

For more information, click HERE to visit the Ottawa Valley Creative Arts website. You can also email to arrange a time for a telephone conversation:

Six local artists create miniature worlds


Nine artists from across the region have been selected for the new Pop Up Art exhibition, Welcome To My World. Among them are six local artists:

  • Wren Crossland (image inset), Bridget Haworth and Shanti McPhee from Killaloe
  • Stephanie Keon Pinkerton and Genevieve Townsend from Eganville
  • Sylvia Tennisco from Pikwakanagan

For this new exhibition, slated to open in spring 2021, each of the artists will create a miniature world that reflects on their inner experience. “This exhibition is about opening the doors to our inner worlds to make connections with each other during this during this peculiar time we are living through.” says Anya Gansterer Pop up Art curator and project coordinator.

These miniature worlds will be on display at select venues in the Ottawa Valley from March to October, 2021. The public will be invited to open the doors to the worlds created by the artists and make new connections
with each other.

Pop Up Art exhibits, events and workshops will be taking place in locations throughout the Ottawa Valley in the next three years. The goal of Pop Up Art is to address the need for Ottawa Valley residents to have more opportunities to interact with art in public spaces, and to have meaningful encounters with art in their day-to-day lives.

images Ottawa Valley Creative Arts

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