Thursday, 19 April 2018

Spring Sale and Art Show

The Art Mad Artists are proud to present their work at the Stittsville Branch of the Ottawa Public Library for the month of April 2018. Please come to the library during regular hours and enjoy the variety of work on display and for sale.

With our Spring show, we also mark the passing of our dear friend and core member, Hilary Dick. She was a wonderful woman with a superb sense of humour and always a positive thing to say to everyone. Her work is displayed in the library's glass case and a memorial photo and note have been shared as well. A celebration of her life is planned for May at her church in Stittsville. Date and time TBD.

We all miss Hilary's lively smile, stories, warmth and generous spirit.


Saturday, 17 June 2017

RVAC Art Show

L-R Artwork by: Maggie Madden, Natalie Jones, Suzanne Marsden
and Gerald Chamberlain. Poster and graphics by John Madden.

Saturday June 17th, 2017 10 am - 4 pm, four of the Art Mad Artists of Stittsville will be displaying a variety of artwork at the Richmond Village Art Club's art show and sale. Please come out and enjoy the wonderful artwork and talk with different artists at the event.

Maggie Madden's works in pastels, ink and watercolour pencils, Natalie Jones' pieces created in watercolour pencils as well as Suzanne Marsden's and Gerry Chamberlain's acrylics works will be shown.

A wonderful article in the Ottawa Community News by John Curry details the event with the names of other participating artists.

Richmond Memorial Community Centre
6095 Perth St, (at Huntley)
Richmond ON K0A 2Z0

Friday, 26 May 2017

Kanata-Carleton Cultural Festival

"Canada Blooms" Provincial & Territorial wildflowers, represented by the Art Mad Artists.
Saturday May 27th, 2017, the Kanata-Carleton Cultural Festival (celebrating Canada's 150th) will be held at the Earl of March Secondary School and Sandwell Green Park. The Art Mad Artists of Stittsville will have a show in the lobby of the school from 12pm - 9:30pm, featuring selected pieces on a Canadian theme. Come and visit and talk with the artists about their work. We look forward to meeting you!

Our flagship poster "Canada Blooms", celebrating the Provincial and Territorial wildflowers of Canada, will be on display for the show. Special thanks to the organizer of the group art effort, Ruby Hulshof. Thanks also to Anthony Hulshof for providing Graphic Art skills to make the poster come together!

Earl of March Secondary School,
4 The Pkwy, Kanata, ON K2K 2B6 Canada

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Canada Blooms with the Art Mad Artists

The Art Mad Artists of Stittsville are proud to be a part of Canada's 150 Celebration hosted by the Kanata-Carleton Cultural Festival at the Earl of March Secondary School, 4 the Pkwy, Kanata, Saturday May 27th, 2017, 12 pm - 9:30 pm.

To mark the Sesquicentennial, the talented artists have collaborated on a group work of art titled 'Canada Blooms' representing wildflowers of the provinces and territories of our country. Special thanks to Ruby Hulshof for organizing the group art project and inspiring us to get creative and celebrate our beautiful native and adopted country.

Please visit the school anytime during the cultural show to enjoy the artwork of the Art Mad Artists as we exhibit pieces that embrace Canada and our love of our country. Although this is not an official sale, information about our work and artists will be made available should anyone wish to learn more or purchase artwork at a later date.

Special thanks also to Linda Gorman for spearheading our involvement with the Kanata-Carleton Cultural Festival and for organizing the show.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Winter session

The Art Mad Artists of Stittsville began more creative expression and art-making adventures in the new Winter session, which started January 6th, 2017.

It was wonderful getting back 'into the swing', catching up with news and planning exciting events, shows and goals for the coming year.

Thanks to the hard work of the AMA committee who keep us on track, organize, follow-up on requests, pay the dues, keep the site updated and let everyone know how things are unfolding.

We're looking forward to sharing more of our work and meeting interested and supportive folk who are receptive to our new pieces. Please keep watch for news of upcoming shows during the 2017 sessions!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Art Mad Artists at the Atomic Rooster's Annual Cock Show

"Rooster, Pure and Simple"
Maggie Madden

The vernissage for the Atomic Rooster's 2016 Cock Show kicked off this evening with a total of 45 pieces of artwork from different artists.  The theme is Rooster! Each year artists tackle the aspect in different, sometimes playful or irreverent ways.

The Art Mad Artists have always enjoyed taking a a crack at the challenge, which offers the First Place winner a cash prize, plus having one's artwork's image immortalized as the Atomic Rooster's coasters for the year. Artwork on display is also available for sale to the general public.

"The Old Barn Rooster"
Acrylic Mixed Media on Canvas
Gerald Chamberlain
Artists Maggie Madden and Gerry Chamberlain both entered the show and their work is inspiring and fun. Please vote on the Atomic Rooster Facebook page and also in person at the restaurant for your favourite pieces. Good luck guys!

Cock Show 2016
September 18th - October 23rd
Atomic Rooster
303 Bank St., Ottawa, ON K2P 1X7

Information regarding the show
Emily Howard
emily (at) atomicrooster (dot) ca
michelle (at) atomicrooster (dot) ca

Thursday, 8 September 2016

New Session begins September 9th, 2016

The Art Mad Artists took a much needed break over the summer to travel, work on personal projects and refill their creative wells.  The group will be returning to the hard and enjoyable task of creating unique work at the Ottawa Public Library's Stittsville Branch Friday afternoons from 1pm - 4pm.

If you are interested in meeting with the artists and would like to check out where the magic happens, please contact us in advance and we would be delighted to see you! (613) 836-7821 or artmadartists(at)gmail(dot)com

The Stittsville Village Association's 'Arts in the Park' rain date was Sunday August 14th. We couldn't have wished for a more perfect day to share our work with the interested and wonderful people who stopped by. Thanks to all who took the time to come to the show and who supported our efforts.

Deep thanks also to: Gerry Chamberlain, Maggie & John Madden for their work with the set-up and take-down of grids, organizing, hanging work and unflagging passion for the Art Mad Artists' success.

L-R Maggie Madden, Natalie Jones, Gerry Chamberlain, Linda Gorman and Patti Morgan