Ottawa Citizen

The art of Christmas

Some gifts you might give and where you can get them


What: What: 12x12 12x12 Days Days of of Christmas. Christmas. Dozens Dozens of of paintings, paintings, photograph­s photograph­s and and mixed mixed media media works works of of various various styles styles and and subjects, subjects, none none larger larger than than 12 12 by by 12 12 inches. inches. When: When: to to Dec. Dec. 31 31 Where: Where: Koyman Koyman Galleries, Galleries, 1771 1771 St. St. Laurent Laurent Blvd. Blvd. You You can can also also buy buy online online at at koymangall­ koymangall­

Artists: Artists: More More than than 75 75 artists, artists, including including Ken Ken Vincent, Vincent, Margit Margit Hideg, Hideg, David David Casey, Casey, Rod Rod Charleswor­th, Charleswor­th, and and “a “a lot lot of of ... ... emerging emerging artists.” artists.”

Price: Price: Starting Starting at at $195 $195

What: What: Great Big Smalls IX. The ninth annual big show of small works, including a variety of media, style and subjects, from rocket-ship sculptures to landscape paintings. The Christmas window display, by Ottawa artist Patti Normand, is a hoot, with Santa parachutin­g in and avoiding (one hopes) the large flames below. When: When: to Dec. 29 Where: Where: Cube Gallery, 1285 Wellington St. W. See more at cubegaller­

Artists: Artists: Several dozen artists, including Dan Austin, Juliana McDonald, Kristy Gordon, Katherine McNenly, Russell Yuristy, Mary Wong.

Price: Price: Starting at $150

At the end of the busiest year for visual arts that I’ve yet seen in Ottawa, it’s no surprise that there’s a stocking-full of art sales geared toward gift-giving. So let’s get straight to the facts of a few seasonal exhibition­s, in no particular order ...

What: Limited Editions. A fundraiser for Gallery 101, an artist-run location in Centretown. Multiples of pieces of art and craft, including photos, prints, textiles and objects, will be available during the one-night event.

When: 7 p.m. to midnight, Dec. 7. Tickets, $10, at the door or online at

Where: Enriched Bread Artists studios at 951 Gladstone.

Artists: Barry Ace, Pat Durr, Patrick Cocklin, Alejandra Vera and others.

Price: Starting at 50 cents

What: Holiday fundraisin­g art sales for the Ottawa School of Art, at its Orléans and ByWard Market campuses. Students, teachers and local artists create works in a variety of media and styles, and proceeds support the art bursary program. More at When: To Dec. 15 Where: OSA campus in the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd. in Orléans, and 35 George St.

Artists: Alan Nisbit, Lindsay Watson, France Grice, Mike Stenson and many more.

Price: Not available

What: Patrick Gordon Framing annual Christmas show. The framing studio marks its 10th anniversar­y with a heavyweigh­t list of Ottawa-area artists.

When: To Dec. 31. Vernissage 7 to 11 p.m. on Dec. 12.

Where: 160 Elm St., near the City Centre and LeBreton Flats.

Artists: Guillermo Trejo, Christophe­r Griffin, Eryn O’Neill, Heidi Conrod, Mat Dube and more than a dozen others.

Price: Starting at $120

What: Red Handed, the sixth annual art show in Hintonburg

When: To Dec. 23. Vernissage 8 p.m. on Dec. 6.

Where: Cyclelogik, 111A Wellington W.

Artists: Crystal Beshara, Sharon Van Starkenbur­g, Marc Adornato, Jacob Rolfe and several dozen more.

Price: Starting at $50

What: The Orange Christmas Show III. The gallery’s list of artists produce gift-ready original works, highlighte­d by Gwendolyn Best’s “100 Mini Cats and Rats on the Wall.” When: To Jan. 5 Where: Orange Gallery, 233 Armstrong by the Parkdale Market.

Artists: Gwendolyn Best, Bhat Boy, Violeta Borisnik, Keri Davis and others.

Price: Starting at $40

What: What: Celebratio­n. It’s the annual holiday exhibition and sale of the work of students, alumni and teachers at SPAO, the photograph­y school in the ByWard Market.

When: When: To Dec. 31. Vernissage 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 5.

Where: Where: At Exposure Gallery, 1255 Wellington W.

Artists: Artists: Tony Fouhse, Josh Hotz, Chantal Sanscartie­r, Victoria Henry, Cheryl Dolan and many more.

Price: Price: Not available

What: What: Luck! Luck! Chance! Chance! It’s It’s the the annual annual “art “art draw” draw” for for the the Council Council for for the the Arts Arts in in Ottawa! Ottawa! Buy Buy an an “art “art draw draw ticket” ticket” for for $125, $125, you’re you’re guaranteed guaranteed to to get get a a piece piece of of original original art! art! Event-only Event-only tickets tickets $25! $25! When: When: 6 6 to to 9 9 p.m., p.m., Dec. Dec. 5. 5. Where: Where: Arts Arts Court Court Studio, Studio, 2 2 Daly Daly

Ave. Ave.

Artists: Artists: Dozens Dozens of of them, them, including including Karen Karen Bailey, Bailey, Adrian Adrian Göllner, Göllner, Christophe­r Christophe­r Griffin, Griffin, Danny Danny Hussey, Hussey, Andrew Andrew Morrow, Morrow, Amy Amy Schissel, Schissel, Amy Amy Thompson, Thompson, Jinny Jinny Yu Yu and and many many more. more.

Price: Price: Starting Starting at at $125 $125

What: We Do What We Want. It’s a no-holds-barred show of new work from Daniel Martelock, Stephen Frew and Marc Adornato. The trio will make paintings, drawings, sculpture, multimedia and who knows what else?

When: to Jan. 5. Vernissage 7 to midnight on Dec. 5.

Where: Hintonburg Public House, 1020 Wellington W.

Prices: $75

What: Pop-Up Gallery. Artists in the Chelsea-Wakefield area on the Quebec side hold a sale in an impromptu location each weekend to Christmas.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday to Sunday to Dec. 22. Search for “pop-up artisan gallery, wakefield” on Facebook.

Where: 735 Riverside Dr., Wakefield

Artists: Robert Moeller, Pam Connolly, Dot Bonenfant, Russel Zeitz and others.

Price: Starting at $50

What: Annual Chinatown Craft Walk. Artists and crafters will be selling their creations along Somerset Street in Chinatown. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 8 Where: On Somerset at the Daily Grind (610), Shanghai (651) and Raw Sugar (692)

Artists: Dawn Dale, Alexandra Kronick, Twiss & Weber and others.

Prices: Not available

 ??  ?? Left, a landscape panorama by Richard Tetrault, from the sale Celebratio­n at SPAO.
Left, a landscape panorama by Richard Tetrault, from the sale Celebratio­n at SPAO.
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A piece by Dawn Dale from the Chinatown Art Walk.
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A bad puppet, above, is jailed on the wall, by Tom Wysom at Cube Gallery.

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