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Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers 4th Anniversary


On November 16 we celebrated our fourth Anniversary by having a print exchange and collaborative print making. It was lots of fun!

We started the afternoon with sharing delicious food and a print exchange. Then we got down to work. Everyone made marks on the plexiglass –  some brought images, others drawn free-hand on the plexiglass, using drypoint needles and a dremel. Afterwards we inked the plates together and printed them in the Print Studio.

Thank-you everyone who participated in our celebration and brought so much energy, fun, and creativity in our group printing!


Inking the Plate

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Photos by Heather McLeod


The prints we made:

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Photos of prints by Tina Petrovicz


Upcoming Exhibition at Arbour Gallery! Opening November 3rd

The Arbor Gallery in Vankleek Hill is welcoming 8 members of Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective to an exposition that will take place from:

Nov 1 – December 16th, 2012 and Jan 17th – Feb 3rd, 2013!

Please come join us during the vernissage/opening on Saturday November 3, from 1 to 4 pm

Directions to Arbor Gallery:
Vankleek Hill is a small town about 1 hour west of Montreal / 1 hour east of Ottawa.

From Ottawa take the 417 east to the Hawkesbury / Vankleek Hill exit.
Once off the highway, turn left at the stop sign and drive towards Vankleek Hill.
Once in town, take the first Right after the lights.
The gallery is the next driveway on your right.

From Montreal take the 40 west to the Barb Road exit.
Once off the highway, follow the sign towards Vankleek Hill.
Once in town, at the top of the hill, take the second Right onto Home Ave.
The gallery is the last driveway on your left.

Culture Days

This year we are participating in Culture days!

“Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. With the support of a National Steering Committee and volunteer Provincial and Territorial Task Forces, thousands of activity organizers self-mobilize at the grassroots level to present and coordinate free public activities that take place throughout the country over the last weekend of September each year.
The third annual Culture Days weekend will take place September 28, 29 and 30, 2012, and will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in their communities.”

We are opening up our print studio to the public on September 30th from 10am – 3pm, where there will be printmaking demonstrations and the selling hand pulled prints.

Where? 35 Stafford Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

While you are there make sure to check out our print studio artist exhibition by the main office area!

May 5th is International Print Day!

Hello print enthusiasts!

Did you know that May 5th is International Print Day in May?  An annual celebration of printmaking where printmakers across the globe connect through printmaking.  To participate printmakers simply make a print or prints on that day knowing that a bunch of us are doing the same!

The Ottawa-Gatineua Printmakers Connective is planning on heading to the studio May 5th with their plates in hand to create a large collaborative print or prints (anything can happen!).  Adding some mono printing magic to tie it all together!

We hope that you will be able to create a print, where ever you are, on May 5th to join in this worldwide activity. Happy printmaking!

Stay tuned for photos!

Print studio saved. Workshops already on the go!

This year a group of Ottawa & Gatineau print-makers got together to keep an amazing print studio running in Ottawa.  The space located in Ottawa’s Nepean Creative Arts Centre, was slated to be emptied of its amazing presses, which were going to go back into storage.


Thankfully, a number of print-makers jumped in to save the print studio and keep the presses in use!

This month local print-maker, Debra James Percival, ran two copper etch workshops to educate artists about the space as well as greener alternatives to printmaking.  These workshops were focused on copper etching. The studio is Green and is only for non-toxic printmaking.  Each workshop had a terrific turnout and a number of amazing prints were created.

Congratulations on keeping the studio running!

Here are some photos of the studio in use!