New ACP members, Denise Guillemette and Danielle Caron, at Kanata Civic Art Gallery – Feb 9th 1-3pm

New Artists Reception –
February 9th, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Eight new members (including Danielle Caron and Denise Guillemette) have been accepted to the Kanata Civic Art Gallery. The Gallery is holding a welcoming reception on February 9th. They invite you to come meet and talk with the new member artists, as well as enjoy their art!
Refreshments will be served.

The Kanata Civic Art Gallery is located in the John Mlacak Centre in Kanata, West end of Ottawa.  Address: 2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata, Ontario K2K 2W3

National Capital Writing Contest, Application Deadline – Feb 8th


Sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association–National Capital Region
Short Story • Poetry
$300 First Place • $200 Second Place • $100 Third Place
Open to residents of Ontario and Quebec.
Deadline: 11:59 PM/23h59 EST Friday, February 8, 2019
Submissions may be sent via regular mail or submitted online.
Entry Fees: Short Story: $15 per single story; Poetry: $5 per single poem.
Short Story: Maximum 2,500 words, unpublished, in English.
Poetry: Max. 60 lines including title and blank lines, unpublished, in English.

ACP Workshop – Abstract Art Workshop with Mary Pfaff, April 6

Abstract Art Workshop with Mary Pfaff
Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 9:30am to 4pm
Carleton Place Arena, 2nd floor 
(limited to 15 participants)
ACP Member Cost: $60,  (Non-members welcome, Cost: $70)

This full day workshop will cover basic information relating to composition and theme and explore the meaning of abstract painting, and its importance as a means of self-expression and creativity. 
We will touch on the history of abstract painting, its methods, techniques and materials.  We’ll have an opportunity to see inspiring examples of abstract work by past and contemporary masters. 
You’ll discover the importance of underpainting, layering and glazing to bring structure and depth to your art. 
* All supplies are provided by the instructor however you are welcome to bring some favorite tools if you wish … and bring your lunch and notepad! 
Please bring a photograph of a piece of abstract work you admire.  It can be your own work or a favorite artist or both. You can also can bring a piece of unresolved work along.

To learn more about Mary Pfaff see –

APPLETON STUDIO 2019 Winter/Spring Art Classes Adrian Baker, BFA

2019 Winter/Spring Art Classes
Adrian Baker, BFA
January 22/23 to March 12/23 (eight weeks, $250)

Enjoy friendly atmosphere in a bright natural-light studio. Receive valuable instruction from professional artist/instructor, as well as feedback from your peers. Coffee/tea are provided (a chance to stretch your legs and see what the others are working on!)

Yes, you can paint! – for artists with some previous painting experience
Tuesdays, 9:30am – noon (starts January 22)
This class is designed for newer artists with some previous painting experience. Working in acrylics, enjoy the satisfaction of creating several paintings in different styles along with the instructor, receiving step-by-step demonstration of colour mixing, composition, painting techniques, and more.

Open Studio – for artists of all levels
Tuesdays, 1pm – 3:30pm (starts January 22)
Wednesdays, 9:30am – noon (starts January 23)
Wednesdays , 1pm – 3:30pm (starts January 23)

‘Open Studio’ sessions are for artists of all levels, from beginners to those with years of experience.  As an open-studio participant you have several options:
–   Personal instruction in painting techniques and colour theory (acrylics or water-based oils)
–   Step by step lessons in drawing (negative spaces, perspective, tonal drawing) or coloured pencil drawing
–   Step by step lessons in coloured pencil drawing
–   Working on your own projects (landscape, still life, animals, portraits, etc) in your choice of medium while learning new techniques under the guidance of a professional artist.

Register early, classes are limited to six people!

Instructor: Adrian Baker,
Location:  Appleton Studio, 280 Wilson St, Appleton, ON
Questions? 613-257-4233,

ACP Workshop – Demonstration of Watercolour on Acid Free Tissue Paper, March 2

Demonstration of Watercolour on Acid Free Tissue Paper
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 9:30am to 3:30pm 
Carleton Place Arena, 2nd floor (limited to 15 participants)
ACP Member Cost: $50 (Non-members welcome, Cost: $60)

Monique Huneault, FOWS, will be giving a demonstration of watercolour on Acid Free Tissue Paper. The workshop includes all the steps that go into producing an artwork e.g. painting, drying times, gluing and so on.  Monique will also be discussing colours and showing how no two artists will see the same ‘scene’ in a painted tissue. This is a highly recommended workshop for all members not familiar with this art form or curious about how to ‘see into the abstract’ and the bonus is that being watercolour, clean-up is easy….just soap and water.  You will need to bring a notebook, your lunch and your questions.  Monique will be providing handouts.

Surrounding Memories – Teaching Space

Surrounding Memories is making teaching space available on Sunday’s, Monday’s and some evenings. 
The space can accommodate 4-6 students
.  So, if you are an artist wishing to teach classes but have no space, drop in and see Michelle (open Tuesdays to Saturdays inclusive).  A percentage of the class registrations would be passed on in lieu of space rental.  You should probably expect the same revenue sharing as for hanging art in the gallery.

Surrounding Memories is a valued supporter of Arts Carleton Place with business premises on 77 Bridge St, Carleton Place.  613-257-1301.