Enriched Bread Artists



Open Studio 20

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Photography: David Barbour

EBA portrait 2012

Seated Top: Jean Halstead, Colette Gréco-Riddle and Marika Jemma.
Standing: Heidi Conrod, Joyce Westrop, Karen Jordon, Meaghan Haughian, Bozica Radjenovic, Juliana McDonald, Svetlana Swinimer, Christos Pantieras and Natasha Mazurka.
Seated Below: Danny Hussey, Amy Alice Thompson, Kenneth Emig, Sarah Anderson and Gayle Kells.

Group photo by: Jonathan Hobin

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Open Studio 2012/ 2012 Visites d’ateliers

Enriched Bread Artists are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their annual OPEN STUDIO in October of 2012. This significant milestone marks two decades in which these artists have been cultural ambassadors, locally, nationally and internationally. Come toast with us, the vibrant contemporary art community, that is the EBA.

Thursday, October 18th 6 - 9 pm
7:30 pm | Adrian Harewood as Master of Ceremonies with Katherine Hobbs, Peter Honeywell & Karen Jordon
8:15 pm | Throughout EBA Laura Margita "BitterSweet"

Music by DJ Michael Caffrey and his Ghetto Blast Sound System.

Friday, October 19th 6 - 9 pm
7:00 pm | 2nd Floor Jonathan Browns : "From the studio to the vault: The Fine Art Collection of the City of Ottawa"
7:45 pm | 2nd Floor Joyce Westrop : Artist Talk "On the road again"

Saturday, October 20th 11 am - 5 pm

Sunday, October 21st 11 am - 5 pm
3:00 pm | 2nd Floor Sally Sheeks : Artist Talk
3:30 pm | 2nd Floor Petra Halkes : "The EBA/Quartair Exchange Project 2013: Dutch Settlement and Interference"

Friday, October 26th 6 - 9 pm
7:00 pm | 2nd Floor Uta Riccius : "From the bread factory to the barn: How the studio space influences the art practice."
7:30 pm | 2nd Floor John Barkley : "Bearing Witness: Do we have social obligations within our art practice?"

Saturday, October 27th 11 am - 5 pm
7:00 pm | 1st Floor Danny Hussey : "Danny Hussey's Pop Up After-Hours Club Rock and Projection Show Spectacular"

Sunday, October 28th 11 am - 5 pm

Open Studio 2012/ 2012 Visites d’ateliers

Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) fêtera en octobre 2012 son vingtième anniversaire de VISITE D'ATELIERS. Ces deux décennies démontrent le rôle important joué par les artistes d'EBA qui sont des représentants culturels aussi bien dans notre communauté, qu'au niveau national et au niveau international. Venez boire à la santé d'EBA, communauté qui vibre en art contemporain.

Jeudi 18 octobre 18 h à 21 h
19 h 30 | Adrian Harewood, maître de cérémonie avec Katherine Hobbs, Peter Honeywell & Karen Jordon
20 h 15 | À travers EBA / Laura Margita - "Doux-amer"

Vendredi 19 octobre 18 h à 21 h
19 h | 2ème étage Jonathan Browns : "De l'atelier à la voûte : la Collection d'oeuvres d'art de la Ville d'Ottawa"
19 h 45 | 2ème étage Joyce Westrop : "On reprend la route"

Samedi 20 octobre 11 h à 17 h

Dimanche 21 octobre 11 h à 17 h
15 h | 2ème étage Sally Sheeks: Présentation de l'artiste
15 h 30 | 2ème étage Petra Halkes : "Le projet d'échange EBA/Quartair 2013 : Installation et interférence néerlandaises"

Vendredi 26 octobre 18 h à 21 h
19 h | 2ème étage Uta Riccius : De la boulangerie industrielle à la grange : Comment l'espace de travail influence-t-elle la pratique artistique ?
19 h 30 | 2ème étage John Barkley : "Témoignage : Avons-nous des obligations sociales dans notre pratique artistique ?"

Samedi 27 octobre 11 h à 17 h
17 h | 1er étage Danny Hussey : "Le super spectacle Pop Up After-Hours Party Rock Club et projection spectaculaire de Danny Hussey".

Dimanche 28 octobre 11 h à 17 h

Our limited edition 20th Anniversay Catalogue is still available for $20

Our 10th Anniversary is also available for $10

An on-line version of the EBA20 Catalogue is available here.

EBA Catalogue cover






Vernissage: Monday, December 10, 6-9 pm

void txt

"In English the word void denotes an unused place, but also an unoccupied space. In practical usage, void is an occasional notion: a place, once occupied, was at some moment emptied, but soon it will be occupied again. Like on a plane, a train or a tramway: one person gets off and another gets on." Anda Rottenberg, Art Historian and Curator

Guest artist Birgitta Godlund from Sweden and EBA artists, Sarah Anderson, Heidi Conrod, Kenneth Emig, Juliana McDonald, Marika Jemma, Gayle Kells, Bozica Radjenovic, Carl Stewart, Sally Lee Sheeks, Svetlana Swinimer, Tavi Weisz, and Joyce Westrop, invite you to share their void in this exhibition at the Enriched Bread Artists Gallery.

At Enriched Bread Artists Gallery
951 Gladstone, 2nd floor, Ottawa
Exhibition continues December 11-16, 2012, 11am - 6 pm daily

Birgitta Godlund who lived and worked in Africa (mostly), Asia and the Middle East is naturally interested in issues of identity versus environment. Subjective and emotionally-charged feminist messages are angled with humor. The artist likes to evoke associations and engage the onlooker by pieces of mirror or painted glass, or by encouraging graffiti and comments in conceptual installations. Collages or collage-like paintings with fragments of landscapes or vegetation structures become psychological extensions of reality, especially when paired with human figures, objects, scrap and debris. The artist's personal imagery is a conscious balance between simplified outline drawing and color strokes/splashes in definite planes. The flowing technique dates back to the Chinese calligraphy she learned in the Far East. Saturated colors and the graphic shapes are part of her African luggage. Since 2008, Birgitta Godlund lives in Skåne, South Sweden.



Nuit Blanche at EBA

Saturday, September 22, 6:00pm - 4:00am

One night only!
NBO monster printmaking project

location:                 front parking lot of 951 Gladstone Ave
printing “press”:       36”one-ton asphalt roller
official participants: Joyce Westrop; Heidi Conrod; Pat Durr; and Rob Hinchley.

We will have a brightly lit printmaking studio set up en plein air to operate all night long.  Using plywood, plastic or even cardboard as “plates” the artists will create large-scale prints.

Enriched Bread Artists Studio is a venue for Nuit Blanche Ottawa. Other events going on at EBA include video by Svetlana Swinimer, light sculpture by Kenneth Emig and maybe a parade by Sally Lee Sheeks.

Thanks to The Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts for their financial assistance to Joyce Westrop to rent a one-ton asphalt roller.

Nuit Blanche Ottawa



Festival X at EBA

Vernissage: Friday, September 21 · 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Open during Nuit Blanche: September 22 - 6:00pm - 4:00am
Continues: September 23 - 30 11:00am - 5:00pm

Most of us at EBA are on the outside of photography looking in, so we are in a unique position to explore the theme of Ways of Seeing. We will not try to blend in, our differences will be celebrated.
Festival X at EBA presents:

Festival X Ottawa

Doors Open Ottawa
Saturday June 2 & Sunday June 3, 2012,10am to 4pm

Perched on the hill above Little Italy on the edge of Hintonburg, Enriched Bread Artists is housed on the first two floors of the old Standard Bread Factory circa 1924, when bread was delivered by horse and wagon. Close to 100 years old, some of the original architectural features remain both inside and outside the building. Recently assessed by the City’s Heritage Department, the elements of architecture unique to this “industrial” style include the outside brickwork, windows, flooring and large pillars on both floors. The factory was converted to more than 20 artists’ studios in 1993. (From City of Ottawa Open Doors booklet)

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Photos by Joyce Westrop

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Italy: for Nikolais-Piri-Pai

Saturday June 30th 2012
10:00am - 5:00pm


Svetlana Swinimer presents: Svetlana Swinimer ITALY – for Nikolai Piri Pai
A travelogue in paintings

There will be a dance performance by Wendy Morrell at 2 PM

Nikolai Piri Pai is Svetlana Swinimer's new grandson, a new baby for her son and daughter-in-law, who live in Turin, Italy. Little Nikolai will be baptized there, on June 30th. Swinimer would have loved to attend, but travelling that far isn't always possible. She decided to mark the day here in Ottawa with an exhibition of a series of oil paintings, painted ten years ago when she visited a friend.

Svetlana Swinimer is a long-time member of the EBA. Born in Russia, Swinimer began her artistic career as a painter, and taught oil painting for six years at Moscow University. In 1975 she moved to Ottawa and took numerous courses on sculpture, watercolor, and art criticism at the Ottawa School of Art. Currently, she works in many different media, including sculpture and video. As this exhibition shows, however, Swinimer often returns to her first love, oil painting.

Wendy Morrell's lifelong love of dance as an expression of the sacred in mind, body and soul resulted in diverse dance studies (Modern, Improv, African, Hawaiian, Tibetan, etc). She has been Director of International Sacred Dance Festivals, facilitator of Dance Workshops and is the Artistic Director of a Community Dance Group—Moving Mysteries—in Ottawa.