July 22-26, 2013
2013 Artists’ Residency Project
A week of sharing and making art
The Residency Week of 2013 was attended by an exciting group of 11 visiting artists. They were joined by many artists from the Pontiac Artists’ Association and everyone enjoyed the activities together. It was a positive experience to work with so many creative energies!
Joining four hosts from the Pontiac region, visitors came from as far away as Gatineau, Ottawa, and Montreal to the east; Spencerville to the south; and as far away as Colorado, USA.
Activities for the week included marbleizing paper, acrylic paint pouring, plein air creating, screen printing, book binding, decorating T-shirts, an impromptu tai chi lesson, and a drawing workshop, 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, By the River.
The Artists’ Residency of 2013 was another enriching 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 and inspires artistic growth.
2013 Residency week participants
Heide Murray, Colorado
needle felting, painting
Chantal Auger, Montreal
Donna McGee, Pierrefonds
Louise Pauze Lord, Ottawa
painting, mixed media, carving
Elizabeth Bertoldi, Ottawa
painting, mixed media
Annalee Ladouceur, Spencerville
Lise Lamontagne, Gatineau
painter, potter, encaustic
Mary Moore, Spencerville
Diane Desautels, Gatineau
painting, drawing, mosaics
Sarah Robinson, Montreal
Sally Lee Sheeks, Gatineau
PAA participating artists: