Monthly Archives: March 2016

Chinese Zodiac Print Exhibition

The Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective invites you to an exhibition of  Chinese Zodiac prints by our members.

Exhibition date: February 29th to May 5th, 2016

Location: the Nepean Creative Arts Centre Wall Gallery Unit 11, 35 Stafford Road, Ottawa.

This exhibition is a collection of nineteen prints on the theme of the Chinese Zodiac. Seven OGPC members have contributed one or more prints representing The year of the …horse, snake, monkey, rat, rabbit, roaster, pig, tiger, goat, dragon, and dog using a variety of printmaking techniques. The printmakers are Leonard Gerbrandt, Ted Johnson, Deidre Hierlihy, Tina Petrovicz, Rod Restivo, Shaylah Hickson and Madeleine Rousseau.

Several of these prints are of sale, and one can contact directly the artist, or inquire at the OGPC main contact email:

Here are some of their prints in the exhibition:

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print by Deidre Hierlihy

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print by Ted Johnson




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print by Rod Restivo

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print by Madeleine Rousseau


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print by Shaylah Hickson


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print by Tina Petrovicz



Charles Brand Press running again


A big thanks to Steve Quick, who came to the studio yesterday, to help us with our Charles Brand press, in which one of the adjuster screws was getting stiff and hard to turn.

Steve runs Weathervane Press in Orleans and maintain his three presses. He showed his expertise by knowing what to do right away, cleaning and oiling the chain and removing old grease and re-greasing the adjuster screws. Here is Steve in action.

Thanks also to Madeleine Rousseau, a member of the Connective and Print Studio, who introduced us to Steve and took these pictures.


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Printmakers Connective at Book Arts Show in May


On Saturday May 14th, 2016, the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective will participate in the 2016 Book Arts Sale and Show at the Glebe Community Centre in Ottawa.  This Show and sale is organized by the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild of the Ottawa Valley. For more info

This is a great opportunity to meet bookbinders, book artists, printmakers, papermakers, paper decorators, calligraphers, book sellers and book arts suppliers who will exhibit their artwork. Admission is free.  The Printmakers Connective will have prints for sale, and will be available to answer questions about printmaking, future events and the activities of the OGPC.



OGPC table at Small Press Fair Fall 2015. Courtesy of Mary Baranowski-Lowden