Salon 79: Doris Lamontagne: Sandbanks

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Tuesday January 30th, 7.30 PM

Please rsvp: researchinart.ria@ for your personal invitation and the address.

Doris writes: It is the attraction of getting away from the everyday routine that brought me to the Sandbanks Park. Feeling the need to be near water and to linger where time and space merge, I visited the park three times. This art project illustrates how my experience was transformed over a four year period and reinforces my growing conviction about the urgency to act in protecting our waterways.


C’est l’attrait de me soustraire de la routine du quotidien qui m’a amenée au parc des ‘Sandbanks’. Ressentant le besoin d’être près de l’eau et de m’attarder où le temps et l’environnement se fusionnent, j’ai visité le parc à trois reprises. Cette réalisation artistique illustre comment mon expérience de ces lieux a évoluée au cours de quatre ans et a réaffirmé ma conviction grandissante sur l’urgence de protéger nos cours d’eau.

The artistic expression of Doris Lamontagne is revealed in the mediums of photography, multimedia, mixed-media and installations. Art grants recipient from the City of Ottawa (2017), OAC (2005, 2012, 2015) and ARTicipate (2013), she has exhibited her art in Ottawa-Gatineau galleries, Quebec, Ontario, Western Canada and internationally (digital art). Active in the arts as a volunteer and mentor she has been a jury member on many occasions for different galleries. Her work is in the City of Ottawa Art Collection (2011).

L’expression artistique de Doris Lamontagne se révèle par les mediums de la photographie, les multimédias,  les techniques mixtes et installations. Bénéficiaire de subventions  de la ville d’Ottawa (2017), du CAO (2005, 2012, 2015) et du fond de dotation ARTicipez (2013), elle a exposé ses œuvres dans les galeries de la région Québec, l’Ontario, l’Ouest canadien et internationalement (art numérique). Active dans le milieu des arts comme bénévole et mentor en art et photographie numériques, elle a été membre de plusieurs jurys. Ses œuvres font partie de la collection d’art de la ville d’Ottawa (2011).

A note on the Salons.

1. Every month or so (there have been some hiatuses) Rene and I invite an artist, who has done a project outside the Ottawa area, to give a presentation in our home. This could be about an exhibition, a presentation, a residency or a research trip. It is a nice, informal way to get to know about something that we don’t have a chance to experience in person.

2. We have also invited artists who are new in town to give a presentation about their work.

3. And we are interested to hear from artists who have graduated from the MFA program at Ottawa U. and have settled in Ottawa.

The get-togethers are super casual, and the talks are short so there is lots of time for discussions about all sorts of things. People take turns to bring wine (we ask different people each time). This isn’t about food, so we usually have only chips. Invitations to speakers are based on coincidence, happenstance and word of mouth. There is only space for 20 people, first RSVP-ed first served, so please RSVP as soon as possible. If there are more people than seats, we create a waiting list. For the following salon, the people on the waiting list get an advanced notice. We are trying not to turn the salons into a club, and this is the best way we know of getting different people together at different times. Please don’t be discouraged if you don’t get in the first time. Although there are now more than 300 names on my list, people usually can attend at least 1 out of 2 salons.
If you sign up but can’t make it at the last moment, let us know, so we can contact someone on the waiting list.

Petra and Rene