We have been visitors to The New Art Festival in Ottawa for a number of years, and our house is filled with pieces that we've found there. A few years ago the festival became a juried show. A number of local artists and people in the arts community are on the jury. I think it has changed the show for the better; bringing in high quality artists, and maintaining a good balance of different mediums. I decided to send in a submission for this year's show, and am honoured to have been chosen as an exhibitor. I'm curious to see how this show goes. It will be my first non-pen show, and it will be interesting to see the response I get.
If you are in the Ottawa area on June 4th and 5th, please stop by the show. It is held in Central Park in Ottawa (on the east side of Bank street, just south of the Queensway). It is outdoors, rain or shine, from 10-5, and is free for the public to attend. If you do come to the show, please stop by and say hi.
Bank St between Isabella St and Holmwood Ave is closed for construction. The best option for getting to the festival by car is to enter the Glebe via Bronson. There is plenty of street parking, and it is a pleasant walk to the park.
I have my location information for the show. I'll be in spot #26 on the central pathway. Here is the map for this year's festival with my approximate location marked in blue. I've also found out that my good friend Steve Strang will be in the booth beside me. He is a talented painter with a quirky sense of humour. His pieces are the perfect size for sticking up in a work cubical.