September 12, 2017

Members of the media are invited to meet the SELECTIONS 2017 artists who will be dropping off their works on September 20, from 10 am to noon, in the Trinity Art Gallery at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

Arts Network Ottawa’s Selections is annual juried visual arts exhibit that will run from September 21 until October 17, 2017. The exhibit will take up both the Salons A and B of the Trinity Art Gallery at the Shenkman Arts Centre.



Artwork drop off and meet artists: September 20, from 10 am to noon
Vernissage: September 21, 7p.m. to 9 p.m.Exhibit dates: September 21 to October 17, daily 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Culture Days Meet the Artists: October 1, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
People’s Choice Award announced: October 18


Trinity Art Gallery, Shenkman Arts Centre

245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1
Free parking



Photo opportunity and interviews with artists. Advance look at 42 artworks in the show including: painting, sculpture, ink, mixed media, organics, photography and fibre art
WHO 40 artists from across the Ottawa region who are members of Arts Network Ottawa
Cassandra Olsthoorn, Manager of Programs – Arts Network Ottawa
Mike Taylor, Programming Manager – Shenkman Arts Centre

Members of the public, arts supporters, and media are invited the vernissage on Thursday, September 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The highlight of the night will be the announcement of the Juror’s Choice award winners.

Arts Network Ottawa wishes to thank the support of our exhibit sponsor DeSerres and print sponsor Sotek Graphics and Printing.

Arts Network Ottawa’s annual SÉLECTIONS exhibition promotes Ottawa artists by featuring jury selected works created by visual arts members. For over 15 years, this exhibit has attracted hundreds of new and emerging local artists in a range of disciplines including photography, textile arts, marquetry, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, acrylic, oil, ceramic, drawing and

watercolour. The month long exhibit provides a professional setting in the Salons A and B of the Trinity Art Gallery at the Shenkman Arts Centre for local artists to share and sell their work.

About Arts Network Ottawa

Arts Network Ottawa has been working with Ottawa’s arts community for 30 years to build a vibrant and sustainable sector.  We are a bilingual, multidisciplinary service organization working actively in the community to champion the arts in the Ottawa region – and an essential connection to opportunities, services and resources.

For more information:

Cristiane Doherty

Director of Communications

Tel. : 613-580-2767

Cassandra Olsthoorn

Programs Manager

Tel. : 613.580.2767