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by Jessie Parkeanada

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Foyer Gallery

Posted on July 3, 2012 at 11:05 AM

My hubby Robert Arnold, also an artist, and I are pleased to announce that we have joined Foyer Gallery, Nepean, Ottawa. The gallery is a little gem, not well known to the general public as it is hidden away at the Nepean Sportsplex at 1701 Woodroofe Ave. It is at the front of the building, with access via Entrance 1.

Foyer Gallery is an artist-run gallery owned by the City of Ottawa. There are 24 members currently, who share "gallery duty" , sitting at the Gallery when it is open to the public. Gallery hours are 3pm to 8pm Wed-Friday, and 11am-5pm on Saturday,Sunday.

The current show, appropriatly titled "HEAT" is a "Welcome" show for 6 new members, uncluding ourselves. We had an opening on June 24. The show continues to July 8.

The Gallery has about 16 shows a year, each being 19 days (2 1/2 weeks) long. There are usually 7 or 8 group shows that all member artist can particpate in if they wish. There are also 4 or 5 "Focus" shows that feature a limited number, usually 3 or 4 artists. Also there are usually 2 solo shows a year. The artists particiate in running the Gallery, dealing with sales,putting on the shows and verissages, publicity efforts,attracting new members, maintaining the website, and Facebook page. It is a lot of work all around, and very educational for the members.

The next coming up is also a group show, titled "MIDSUMMER VISIONS" starts July 11 and continues to July 29. The Gallery is then closed for 3 weeks until August 22.

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