OV-CAOS Ottawa Valley Community Arts

Everyone can make art for Pop Up

As an artist, maker, creative person, these art-making and open-community exhibitions are not juried and have workshops and/or kits so that everyone can participate.

Click here to view or download a proposal tip sheet.

Exhibition: Wish You Were Here (click here to download application form with more details)

CURATORIAL CONCEPT: This exhibition is a form of postal art, which is an art movement centered on sending small scale art works through the postal system. Particpants are invited to create an art work responding to this statement: Wish You Were Here. Your art work must come through the postal system, stamped by the post office. Click here to download a postcard template, to print out and mail in.

Exhibition: People and Place (click here to download a maker’s kit request form with more details)

CURATORIAL CONCEPT: People and Place is a community textile installation inspired by the topography of the Ottawa Valley region focusing on lakes, rivers, woodland and communities. The installation is designed by artist Genevieve Townsend and will include up to 50 community collaborators. The piece will be divided into a number of components, each of which will be created by community members who request a Makers’ Kit. The artist-facilitator will bring all of the components together to create the final installation.

Watch the Introduction to the People and Place Textile Installation with Genevieve Townsend

People and Place Fabric Tutorial

People and Place Embroidery Tutorial

People and Place Felting Tutorial