Art Show In Kanata – Looking For Artists

Trinity Presbyterian Church is hosting an Art Show and Sale
Nov 16 9-2 in Kanata and have a couple more spots for artists from the area.

Cost is $75
Bring whatever you need to display your work
Set up Fri night between 3 & 8

It is a great space
Wonderful hospitality
Should be a good crowd

Contact Rev. Shaun Seaman
Trinity Presbyterian Church – Growing, Serving, Celebrating
Ph: 613-836-1429

Monthly Meeting 9 Nov 7:30pm – Sanjeev Sivarulrasa – Almonte Public Library

We have rescheduled Sanjeev Sivarulrasa (Artist & Gallery Director)as our speaker for the Nov meeting.  He is an amazing photographer and has been invited to speak at many different venues.  His website is

He is renowned for his photography of the night sky.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.


Carleton Place Library Show

This December 2015, we are pleased that the Carleton Place Library has agreed to let us hang our work on December 1st at 10:00am. Anyone interested, please let Ellie know before that date. Depending on #’s participating, we will inform you as to how many pieces can be accommodated per artist.

Membership Fee Increase

Membership fees have not increased in over 10 years.  Regrettably, our operating fees have.  Our present membership fees do not cover the cost of library rental, insurance, honorariums etc.  Therefore, our membership fees, effective 1 Jan 2016 will be $30 for new members, $25 for returning members and $35 for family membership.

Meeting Dates – Remainder 2015 and All of 2016

Mark Your Calendars Everyone ! Here are the meeting dates for the rest of 2015 and also for all of 2016.

I have put these dates on the MEETING PAGE as well so we will all remember to come out !


9 Nov – Monthly Meeting at the Library at 7:30 pm

14 Dec – Christmas Potluck at Millfalls Condominiums at 6 pm


11 Jan – Monthly Meeting at the Almonte Public Library at 7:30 pm

8 Feb – Monthly Meeting at the Almonte Public Library at 7:30 pm

14 Mar -Monthly Meeting at the Almonte Public Library at 7:30 pm

11 Apr – Monthly Meeting at the Almonte Public Library at 7:30 pm

16 May – Monthly Meeting at the Almonte Public Library at 7:30 pm

13 Jun – AGM and Pot Luck at Millfalls Condominiums at 6pm

12 Sep – Monthly Meeting at the Almonte Public Library at 7:30 pm

17 Oct – Monthly Meeting at the Almonte Public Library at 7:30 pm

14 Nov – Monthly Meeting at the Almonte Public Library at 7:30 pm

12 Dec – Christmas Pot Luck at Millfalls Condominiums at 6 pm

Discover Communities 24 Oct 10 am – 4pm Hazeldean Mall Kanata

We will be doing an art show at Hazeldean Mall in Kanata 10 am – 4 pm on Sat 24 Oct as part of the Discover Communities – Mississippi Mills display.


The Kanata event will mark the first event of Discover Communities to actively highlight the communities to the greater Ottawa area, and will offer prospective newcomers information about Lanark County communities, including municipal services, housing, education and employment services, childcare and family services, extra-curricular and recreational activities. Each municipality will have its own “zone” at the event designed to highlight local tourist attractions, history and culture as well as vendors and businesses.



Meeting 19 Oct – Guest Speaker Paddye Mann

This month’s guest speaker is Paddye Mann.  It promises to be an inspirational talk !  Almonte Public Library at 7:30pm.  Guest welcome!



Paddye Mann (RCA) was born and raised in Newfoundland. For over 30 years she has chosen to work with her talented long term team from the rural village of Pakenham, Ontario.

Her passion has always been to produce beautifully made, custom clothing – taking the time and care learned from her mentors in Newfoundland. This focus has earned Paddye and her company loyal clients, national awards and a fellowship in the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.

Paddye has a unique philosophy about why we dress the way we do and why it’s so very important to get to know the hands who make those garments. Paddye, her team and her clients are often all engaged in the creative process.

Paddye personally designs each piece of clothing for her clients. The design process goes hand-in-hand with getting acquainted and building a relationship. Each garment is made-to-measure in her studio by Paddye and her team. Some of the most unique work is painstakingly hand sewn. Great care is taken with the fit, construction, and sewing – the product is always a reflection of you.

Paddye’s garments reflect each woman’s unique personality in a comfortable way. The clothes are appropriate and celebratory. At the end of the design and construction process, you will find the kinetics of beautifully fitted clothing: garments made for just for you.

Fairview Manor – Almonte Mill Street Panorama Vernissage 7-9 pm 16 Oct

The Almonte Mill Street Panorama that was a collaborative 4A creation for Art In The Attic will be on display at the Fairview Manor from 13 Oct – 8 Dec.  The vernissage will be 7 – 9 pm Friday 16 Oct.  Come on out and bring somefriends !


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Christmas In The Valley Artisan Show 7 – 8 Nov

The Christmas In The Valley Artisan Show will be taking place 7 -8 Nov 10am – 4pm in the Almonte Arena.  Several of our members participate and this show is Nadine Sculland’s “baby”.

1.There a still a few spots left if anyone is interested in being a participant.  $50 for a 4’ table $75 for an 8’ for both days. No more wall spaces left.

2. Come on out to the show and support your fellow members.  There is also a lady who sells homemade chocolates…mmmmm! – that is the only reason I need to attend….

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Three Reasons Why You Should Attend the Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour

The Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour takes place on Thanksgiving Weekend – 10,11, 12 Oct from 10am – 5pm each day.  It is in the Clayton and Almonte area.  Check out the website where you can find a map and description of the studio stops.

Three reasons why you should attend:

  1. Sculptor Diana Jackson’s house in Clayton is one of the stops.  She was one of our guest speakers earlier this year and most of you will remember her pictures of her fantastic home where she has sculpted many of her architectural features.  This is your chance to see it in person !!!
  2. Two of our members, Jade Armstrong and Laurel Cook will be participating in the tour.  Jade will be at Laurel’s house and will be drawing caricatures for folks while she is there.
  3. Your erstwhile president Laurel Cook, just completed a large mural on the back wall inside Union Hall. Magical David Whitely helped her sketch the mural on the wall so that she would have time to complete it in three weeks.  Come and see the results !!!




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