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L’échange pour l’année du cheval/ Year of the Horse Exchange


Avec beaucoup d’anticipation les membres se sont réunis à l’EAO pour échanger les estampes crées pour l’année du cheval. La galerie Proof de Toronto a remis à nos membres et aux étudiants en gravure de l’EAO presque soixante –quinze estampes en échange des oeuvres envoyés à Proof lors de l’ exposition annuel sur le thème du calendrier chinois.Ute Gerbrandt a prêté son assistance et son chapeau au tirage dirigé par Rob Hinchley. Les membres ont eu la chance de choisir le même nombre d’estampes qu’ils avaient contribute à Proof. Les estampes qui provenaient de la région d’Ottawa ont été distribués par la GalerieProof aux participants d’outre-mer et des autres régions du Canada.

Notre invite d’honneur, Ramiro Ricardo,un graviste cubain a présenté un choix de ses linographies de grande taille en couleures vibrantes.

Les participants ont apprécié cet échange et ont hâte de poursuivre la tradition l’an prochain. 2015 sera l’année de la chèvre des bois.

There was a buzz of excitement as members gathered on May 22 for the exchange of prints for the Year of the Horse. Approximately 75 prints were sent from Proof Gallery to the Printmakers in return for a similar number of prints we had sent for their annual “Year of…” exhibition. Rob Hinchley, assisted by Ute Gerbrandt with her reliable top hat, organized and managed the draw of names for the numerous prints. A chance at choosing one or more prints depended on the number of prints each artist submitted. The Ottawa based prints were distributed by Proof Gallery to other contributing printmakers in Canada or abroad.

A special guest was Cuban printmaker Ramiro Ricardo who made a brief presentation of his large and vibrant linocut prints.

It was an enjoyable exchange and we’re looking forward to continue this tradition next year! 2015 will be the year of the goat.



COLLOGRAPH: A relief print made from objects and textures glued to a surface

collographA workshop on collography was held at the Ottawa School of Art over the November 9-10 2013 weekend. Visiting Cuban artist, Ernesto BLANCO, led the workshop which was attended by four members of the Connective/Collectif: Manon Boulet, Louise Butler, Rod Restivo, and Beth Shepherd.
Beth had her camera with her to record the various steps and methods involved and created a brief visual explanation. It was screened at the November meeting and members agreed it was interesting and helpful in familiarizing us with the technique. So we decided to share this information, Click on the following link Collagraph Workshop to reach the presentation. Enjoy!

CNY print exchange at OSA!

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.

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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.

Demonstration/Lecture by César Antonio López

We’re excited to hear that Mexican printmaker,  César Antonio López, will be giving a free demonstration/lecture this Sunday at the Ottawa School of Art! Don’t miss out on this opportunity!  Here are the details:
El nagual levanta sombra. 112x 80 cm
Date: Sunday, April 14
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Room 402
Cost: Free
Presenter: Cesar Antonio Lopez
Demonstration/Lecture by Cesar Antonio Lopez
Cesar Antonio Lopez is a young Mexican printmaker taking part in the Sakahàn Exhibition of Contemporary Indigenous Art at the National Gallery (opens May 16).

He will be giving a free workshop at the Ottawa School of Art on Sunday, April 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. He will present portfolios of prints featuring his own work and that of other artists who work at the La Trampa Contemporary Graphics Workshop in Mexico City. He is also planning to do a short lithography demonstration.
This is a great opportunity to meet a dynamic young printmaker from another country whose work has been featured in exhibitions in several countries.

Cesar Antonio Lopez (Xochistlahuaca, Guerrero, Mexico 1979) completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda”. In 2005 he won the Acquisition Prize in the XIII “Jose Guadalupe Posada National Print Competition” at the Museum José Guadalupe Posada. In 2008 he received a Fellowship in the Artist Residencies Program Center in Banff, Alberta Canada. In 2009 he was a Fellow in the Young Artists Program sponsored by the National Fund for Culture and the Arts. In 2007, with Ernesto Alva, he was the co-founder of La Trampa Contemporary Graphics Workshop in Mexico City. He has exhibited his work in several solo and group exhibitions in Mexico and abroad

The Ottawa School of Art is offering a series of free workshops and lectures, to see the rest of the line up visit this link.


Leonard Gerbrandt Exhibit!

leonardGerbrandtCurrently on display at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre is a wonderful exhibit of Leonard Gerbrandt’s prints, watercolours, and photography. Leonard Gerbrandt (1941-2010) was instrumental in forming our local printmaking group, now known as the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective.


Exhibit Information:
Where: Nepean Creative Arts Centre: 35 Stafford Road, Bells Corners. Unit 11 – main entrance right angled wall.
When: Current – End of April 2013
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-9:30, Sat 8:30-4:30 Sun 11-7pm.
For information and prices contact Ute Gerbrandt at 613-733-3762.

Gerbrandt was an instructor at the Ottawa School of Art (OSA) for over 32 years and was responsible for setting up its Printmaking Studio named after him. He encouraged students to enjoy learning and to develop their creative skills.  From 1975-84 and in 1991 he represented the instructors on the Board of Directors of the School. In 2011, in remembrance of his contribution to the school, OSA established and continues to seek support for an annual Memorial Scholarship in Printmaking which honours his many years as an influential, devoted teacher and passionate printmaker.  For more information please visit or contact the Ottawa School of Art.

Pictures from the Mini-Print Exhibit: Opening Night!


OSA Gallery: 35 George Street, Ottawa, Ontario.

The exhibit will be on display until May 20th.