July 21-25, 2014
Artists’ Residency Project
A week of sharing and making art
The Residency Week of 2014 has come and gone. It was attended by a varied group of 13 visiting artists. They were joined by many artists from the Pontiac Artists’ Associationand everyone enjoyed the activities together. It was a positive experience to work with so many creative energies!
Joining six hosts from the Pontiac region, visitors came from as far away as Gatineau, Ottawa, and Montreal; and as far south as Colorado, USA.
Activities for the week included embossing metal, image transfer techniques, plein air creating, needle felting, an introduction to altered books, mixed media painting, and creating a basic penny rug, all taking place in the beautiful Pontiac countryside or in the Stone School building.
Each day was augmented with great food shared at picnic lunches or at potluck dinners in the homes of various PAA members. There was much sharing of portfolios and techniques, and many friendships developed through the week. Friday was spent completing, framing, and hanging work at Art Brûlant and Impressions for the group show, River Currents.
The Artists’ Residency of 2014 was another successful week. Artists returned home to share their experiences with the circle of artists in their home environments. A week like this is invaluable because it reenergizes creativity, opens new doors, and inspires artistic growth.
2014 Residency week participants
Heide Murray, Colorado, USA
needle felting, painting
Chantal Auger, Montreal, QC
Louise Pauze Lord, Ottawa
painting, mixed media, carving
Wendy Southin, Richmond, ON
mixed media, metal embossing
Alyssa Berris, Gatineau, QC
mixed media, painting, drawing
Atmo Zakes, Senneville, QC
painting, mixed media, photography
Marilyn Smith, Wakefield, QC
mixed media, painting
Revilla Sauve, Wentworth, QC
Ninfa Nicol, Ottawa, ON
Krysia Kurylowicz, Manotick, ON | painting
Danielle Potvin, Gatineau, QC
Lise Lamontagne, Gatineau, QC | painter, potter, encaustic
Sarah Robinson, Montreal, QC