This year’s Chinese New Year print exchange, in partnership with Toronto’s Proof Studio Gallery, produced beautiful works of art! Above is a glimpse of the work submitted by talented printmakers. Click images to enlarge.
Members of the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective gathered again at the Ottawa School of Art (OSA) this year for the traditional Chinese New Year print exchange. The Year of the Snake attracted many of our members and, at the organizing gallery in Toronto, there were prints from across the country and from abroad.
Thanks to Rob Hinchley and Deidre Hierlihy who collected the snake prints for exchange and established the list of members eligible to share. A special ‘thank you’ to Ute Gerbrandt who brought the hat essential for the drawing; this was in salute to the late Leonard Gerbrandt, who contributed to the founding of our group.”
We all had a pleasant evening with good food, great conversation and exceptional prints to exchange.
This was the third year that the Connective/Collectif has shared in the Proof Gallery celebration of the Chinese New Year. We look forward to even more members to participate in next year’s exchange – marking the Year of the Horse.
Les membres du Colletif des artistes graveurs d’Ottawa-Gatineau se sont à nouveau rencontrés à l’École d’Art d’Ottawa (EAO) pour l’échange traditionnel de gravures du nouvel an chinois. L’année du serpent a inspiré plusieurs de nos membres et, à la Galerie de Toronto qui a organisé l’événement, il y a eu des œuvres qui venaient de tout le pays et d’outre-mer
Merci à Rob Hinchley et à Deidre Hierlihy qui ont rassemblé les gravures de serpents pour l’échange et dressé la liste des membres éligibles pour cet échange. Un merci spécial à Ute Gerbrandt qui a apporté, pour le tirage, le chapeau du regretté Leonard Gerbrandt lequel a contribué à la formation de notre groupe.
Nous avons tous passé une excellente soirée avec une bonne bouffe, d’agréables conversations et des gravures exceptionnelles à échanger.
C’est la troisième année que le groupe Connective/Collectif partage cette célébration du nouvel an chinois avec la Galerie Proof. Nous espérons qu’encore plus de membres participeront à l’échange l’an prochain, année qui sera celle du cheval.
Year of the Dragon
Prints inspired by the Chinese zodiac
Ottawa School of Art February 6 – March 5, 2012
As mentioned in the previous post, we are continuing our tradition of participating in Toronto’s PROOF Studio Gallery’s international print exhibition and exchange inspired by each year’s Chinese Zodiac symbol. This year is the 11th International Print Exhibition and Exchange celebrating the Year of the Dragon.
We have organized to have editions of the prints submitted by Ottawa printmakers showcased in Ottawa as well at the Ottawa School of Art display cases (35 George Street, in the Byward market area). Our display will be up until March 5, 2012. Here are some pictures, but it is definitely worthwhile to come see the wide array of hand pulled prints in various printmaking techniques in person!
For more information or to purchase one of the prints shown, please email the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbits have taken over all 3 glass displays opposite the elevator at OSA and they look fabulous!
Make sure to check them out and let everyone know to come and see them.
They’re up until our potluck and exchange on April 13.
(Click image to enlarge)
2011 is the Year of the Rabbit! For the 10th year PROOF Studio Gallery in Toronto is celebrating the Chinese New Year with an exhibition of traditional printmaking from artists from all over the world, the Ottawa Printmakers Collective included!
Printmakers from Switzerland, Guatemala, Germany, Hong Kong, China, Ireland, England and all over USA and Canada are participating.
Hand printed works include etchings, lithographs, drypoint, silk screens, linoblock, wood block, embossing and monoprints. It is a perfect chance to find a wonderful rabbit inspired work of art!
Exhibition dates: February 3 – 13
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 3 from 6-9 PM
PROOF Studio Gallery
Studio 104, Bldg. 74, Case Goods Warehouse
The Distillery DIstrict, 55 Mill Street
Also see the collection of prints as they are put online at