July 20-24, 2015
Artists’ Residency Project
A week of sharing and making art
The Residency Week of 2015 was notable because of its predominantly painterly focus. It was attended by a group of 13 visiting artists who were highly talented and were mostly practicing 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 seven hosts from the Pontiac region, visitors came from as far away as Gatineau, Ottawa, Montreal, Spencerville, Williamsburg, Westport, Deep River, Kingston, and Colorado, USA.
Activities for the week included many activities in painting and mixed media, all taking place in the beautiful Pontiac countryside or in the Stone School building. An innovation this year was the use of a CRCO grant to hire 2 professional teachers.
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. The final exhibition took place at Art Brûlant and Impressions for the group show, River Journey.
The Artists’ Residency of 2015 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.
2015 Residency week participants
Heide Murray, Colorado, USA
needle felting, painting
Anne Barkley, Williamsburg, ON
Chantal Auger, Montreal, QC
Ninfa Nicol, Ottawa, ON
Krysia Kurylowicz, Manotick, ON
Lise Lamontagne, Gatineau, QC
painting, clay, encaustic
Donna Brown, Kingston, ON
painting, mixed media
Louise Cormier, Gatineau, QC
painting, mixed media
Lucie Bertrand, Gatineau, QC
painting, mixed media, encaustic
Sandy Woods, Ottawa, ON
encaustic, painting, mixed media
Sheila McGregor, Deep River, ON
painting, clay, print making
Shirley Mancino, Westport, ON
painting and mixed media
Shirley Yik, Ottawa, ON
painting, drawing, printmaking
Carol Howard Killoran