Artists’ Residency Project 2014

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

Visiting artists:
Heide Murray, Colorado, USA
needle felting, painting

Chantal Auger, Montreal, QC
ceramic artist

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
watercolour, inks

Ninfa Nicol, Ottawa, ON

Krysia Kurylowicz, Manotick, ON | painting

Danielle Potvin, Gatineau, QC
textile art

Lise Lamontagne, Gatineau, QC | painter, potter, encaustic

Sarah Robinson, Montreal, QC
printmaking, photography

PAA participating members:
Valerie Bridgeman
Martina Evans
Louise Guay
Richard Vezeau
Chris Seifried
Dale Shutt
Larry Evans
Cheryl Dolan
Cathy Dolan
Shannon Purcell
Kay Ranger
Carolyn Correia
Mario Correia
Barb Haughton
Elaine Gaudet
Gaby Dupuis
Mary Moore
Chris Lemieux
Linda Chapetski