Category Archives: Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective

Fall 2018 Exhibition

The Ottawa Gatineau Printmakers’ Connective is pleased to present an exhibition at The Nepean Creative Arts Centre (39 Stafford Road, Bells Corners) from September 6th to November 19th, entitled “Murray Dineen and Friends, and the Earth.

The show is devoted to the topic of climate change and the environment in the AnthropoceneFor some fifty years, printmakers have been finding new environmentally friendly printmaking. While traditionalsubstances are still in use, less toxic alternatives have become readily available and affordable. The prints in this show use these new alternatives and/or address some aspect of climate change or our changing environmentAlthough the show is not linked formally to the National Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, Anthropocenesimilar concerns have motivated the artists of the Connective.

IMG_0875The exhibition features twenty-two original fine art prints by some of the Connective’s 30-plus members: guest curator, Murray Dineen, Beth Shepherd, Rod Restivo, Roger Sutcliffe, Tina Petrovicz, Susan Cartwright, Louise Butler, Valerie Bridgeman, Denise Lachance, and Carol Howard Donati, as well as a woodcut print by the late Leonard Gerbrandt

The vernissage will be on Sept. 28, 5-9PM.

This coincides with the Connective’s Open House  for Culture Days, Sept 28-29, 2018.
Come and tour our print studio, make a print and browse fine art prints for sale!



Photos: Madeleine Rousseau


Postcards From Our Travels June 28-Sept 6 2018

20180703_094515_resizedThe Ottawa Gatineau Printmakers’ Connective is currently holding an exhibition at The Nepean Creative Arts Centre (at 32 Stafford Road in Bells Corners Ottawa) until September 6th, entitled “Postcards from Our Travels”. The exhibition features twenty-one original hand-pulled prints by eight  Connective’s members: Louise Butler, Susan Cartwright, Marven Donati, Carol Howard Donati, Deidre Hierlihy, Tina Petrovicz, Rod Restivo and Roger Sutcliffe. The framed images are inspired by the artists’ travels, near and far, and feature various relief and intaglio printmaking techniques.

The Nepean Creative Arts Centre summer hours are generally as such:
Daytime: Open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Evenings: Open on Tuesday and Wednesday only
Weekends: Closed
Please call ahead to check hours : 613 596 5783
Admission and parking are free.

Marven Donati Print Retrospective 1970-2018

Marven Donati’s exhibition at the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective continues until June 28 2018.  Here are some photos of Marven’s artwork.  We hope you get a chance to visit.




OGPC at CBBAG Book Arts Show and Sales May 12, 2018 Ottawa ON


Photo: Madeleine Rousseau               Rod Restivo, Moira Toomey and Louise Butler in good spirit!

On May 12, 2018, at the Glebe Community Centre in Ottawa, there was a special one-day event for book arts lovers, printmakers, papermakers and marbling artisans, letterpress printers, book conservators & collectors, bookbinders and suppliers of materials, to name a few.  This great gathering open to the public was organized by the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild of Ottawa Valley.

Many volunteer printmakers spend some time at our table to meet the public and explain printmaking techniques. All members of the Ottawa Gatineau Printmakers Connective had been invited to bring some original artwork for sale, as well as derivative products such as cards, bookmarks, note pads. Many thanks to all printmakers who staffed the table- very much appreciated!  Thanks to Madeleine Rousseau for the overall coordination of  our participation in this event, to Tina Petrovicz and Deidre Hierlihy for loaning their display racks and screen.  This is the second time OGPC participates in this event and with a new banner and display racks, our table and artwork  were well displayed in the space.

April 2018 newsletter

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7 Local Printmakers exhibit at Crichton Street Gallery Ottawa ON in May

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Current Group Show at Nepean Creative Arts Centre Gallery: On the Farm/ A la Ferme

The group show titled  On The Farm showcases eighteen hand pulled prints by eleven local printmakers: Cheryl Ann Bellard, Debra Carter, Susan Cartwright, Murray Dineen, Jacques Hamel, Deidre Hierlihy, Freida Hjartarson, Denise Lachance, R. Lindal, Tina Petrovicz and Beth Shepherd. The print artists used a variety of printmaking techniques to present their imagery inspired by the theme of the show.

L’exposition collective A la ferme présente 18 estampes originales par 11 artistes : Cheryl Ann Bellard, Debra Carter, Susan Cartwright, Murray Dineen, Jacques Hamel, Deidre Hierlihy, Freida Hjartarson, Denise Lachance, R. Lindal, Tina Petrovicz and Beth Shepherd. Ces artistes ont utilisé plusieurs techniques de gravure pour exprimer leur interprétation du thème de cette exposition.


March 1- May 3 2018  Du 1er mars au 3 mai 2018
At the Nepean Creative Arts Centre/ Centre des arts créatifs de Nepean
35 rue Strafford Rd (Bells Corners) Ottawa On K2H 8V8
For gallery hours, call/pour les heures, appeller 613 596-5783

To purchase prints, please contact directly the artist, or the Ottawa Gatineau Printmakers Connective.
Pour acheter des estampes, contactez directement l’artiste, ou encore le Collectif d’artistes graveurs d’Ottawa Gatineau