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All creatures great and small
Jeanne McTiernan & Linda Godin
Date: November 28, 2016 to January 1st, 2017
Café 349, 349 Rue Main, Shawville, QC

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Works on Paper: Art exhibition & exchange

The Pontiac Artists’ Association, based in West Quebec, invites you to participate in our annual Works on Paper Exhibition and Exchange. Each participating artist will submit 11 original works on paper and receive 10 unique works in return. One work will be exhibited and sold unframed as a fundraiser for our Association.

Donate to the PAA

Do you know that you can obtain a Quebec tax credit for a cash donation to the Pontiac Artists' Association which is a registered cultural organization? For more info, go to Revenu Quebec website or contact

Art lives in the Pontiac!

The artPontiac website was created by the Pontiac Artists’ Association to promote artists, arts and culture, and to contribute to the cultural life of the Pontiac region.

artPontiac brings Pontiac’s thriving community of artists and its wider community of art lovers together. Whether you are an established or emerging artist looking for exposure, an art lover seeking art and craft education or you just want to see more art and support our artists, we welcome you.

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2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Pontiac Artists’ Association

The AGM of the Pontiac Artists’ Association will be held on Wednesday, November 30th at 7:00 pm, at the Stone School in Portage-du-Fort.

You are invited to attend this meeting during which reports of the association and different committees will be given.

You are also invited to submit your name to sit on next year’s Board, or indicate your interest in participating in one of PAA’s various committees.

We are continually looking for volunteers for different tasks during the numerous activities PAA holds throughout the year. Our AGM is the best time to let us know your expertise and advise us where you feel most interested in helping out, give us your ideas and comments so that we can better plan our activities.

Membership fees are normally due at the end of December. You will be able to renew your membership during the meeting or through the website using PayPal or by using the form that you can find there also.

Also on the web site you will find the minutes of the November 30 2015 AGM and the Special General Meeting of April 25, 2016,

Download: AGM 2016 Agenda

Download: AGM 2015 Minutes-eng

Download: Minutes SGM 25 April 2016

Yours truly,

France Lamarche, President
Annual General Meeting
Pontiac Artists’ Association
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 7:00 pm, Portage-du-Fort



Listen Online

The Impact of the Native Art of Beading
Date: July 30, 2 - 4 pm.

Listen to the talk given by Barbara Dumont-Hill

Barbara Dumont-Hill, an Algonquin Drum Keeper from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, will provide an overview in words and pictures of the Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS) art installation and memorial. Nearly 1,800 pairs of beaded moccasin vamps were donated to WWOS to represent each of the Indigenous women missing or murdered in Canada over the past several decades. Using her Algonquin traditions and spirituality, Barbara will speak of her personal connection to the memorial, tell stories of the things she witnessed, the people she spoke with, and how WWOS enhanced her spirit, gave her strength, and forever changed her.

Walking the Woven Labyrinth
Date: August 20, 2 - 4 pm.

Listen to the talk given by artist Julianna Joos.

Julianna Joos will present her works and explain the Jacquard process; she will explain the origins of the project and how a surprise encounter became the trigger for a reflection on art and ecology. Also, in cooperation with la Triennale internationale des arts textiles en Outaouais 2016, we will show some very inspiring short films on textile art.

The World War II Watercolours of Gilbert Bretzloff
Date: October 29, 2 - 4 pm

Listen to the talk given by artist Carol Bretzloff-Holmes (coming soon)

Carol Bretzloff-Holmeswill speak about her father, Gilbert Bretzloff, soldier and unofficial World War II artist, who served with the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, from 1940-1945. During the liberation of Europe, Gilbert Bretzloff moved with the Allied Front through Normandy, Belgium, Holland, and into Germany, making military maps for the soldiers fighting the battles. During the last year of the war, he created over 100 sketches and watercolors 'on the spot', often under dangerous conditions. His work records important battles, where Canadians played a decisive role in the outcome of the war – at Caen, Falaise, the Scheldt and in the Reichwald.




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The Conseil Régional de la Culture de l'Outaouais provides listings of opportunities for artist training (see "Formation") and calls to artists (see "Appels de dossiers"). Website is offered in French only.