Enriched Bread Artists



Gallery 101 fundraiser at EBA
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
7pm to midnight

LIMITED EDITIONS: a sale of Art Multiples and a dance party at the Enriched Bread Artists’ studio on Saturday, December 7th, 2013. LIMITED EDITIONS opens at 7pm, sales until 11pm and we dance from 9pm to midnight.
Over 400 guests enjoy Gallery 101's annual night of arts and culture, which showcases the talent of Ottawa’s arts community and also supports G101, a local, non-profit artist-run centre. Proceeds from the auction help Gallery 101 maintain its services to artists and the community. This event is supported and made possible by our local artists, sponsors, volunteers, and friends. Fore more information please visit Gallery 101's website.

Open Studio 21

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Photo: Jamie Kronick. Design: Tavi Weisz

Open Studio 21

All artists dream of a pilgrimage to Europe, and, this summer the majority of our members have had their big European adventure! EBA has travelled out of its own bread factory to visit another bread factory in The Hague where artists also work and create. While on the continent, when taking a break from tasting European baked goods, they made and displayed new art, which they will be exhibiting and discussing at our 21st Annual Open Studio.
When those young artists started EBA years ago, the "Legal Age" was 21 and it seemed so far away. Now that EBA has passed that milestone we look for new challenges. In our adult years we continue to inspire the Ottawa community to think, see and talk about the vibrancy of the arts. Come join us!

Opening Night: Thursday, October 24th 2013, from 6 to 9 PM.

The exhibition continues:
Fridays, October 25 and November 1, 6-9 PM.
Saturdays, October 26 and November 2, 11-5 PM.
Sundays, October 27 and November 3, 11-5 PM.

Special Events:

Innovators and Creative Projects in the City

Join us for a discussion with new organizations and foundations that are promoting a more creative and inspired Ottawa. Guests include representatives from Awesome Foundation Ottawa and CreativeMornings Ottawa.
Friday October 25th, 7:30 - 8:30PM.

Interference in The Hague
EBA artists talk about their recent experiences at Quartair in The Hague.
Friday November 1st, 7:30 - 9pm.

Tackling Residencies
EBA artists Cindy Stelmackowich, Jenny McMaster & Daniel Sharp discuss their recent residencies in Canada and abroad.
Saturday November 2nd, 2 - 4pm.

Artists participating in the 21st Annual EBA Open Studio are:
Sarah Anderson, Heidi Conrod, Kenneth Emig, Meaghan Haughian, Rachel Kalpana James, Karen Jordon, Gayle Kells, Juliana McDonald, Jenny McMaster, Jeannie Polisuk, Bozica Radjenovic, Colette Gréco-Riddle, Mana Rouholamini, Daniel Sharp, Frank Shebageget, Cindy Stelmackowich, Svetlana Swinimer, Tavi Weisz, Joyce Westrop and Yvonne Wiegers.

The Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) is a not-for-profit artist-run cooperative dedicated to providing education and promotion of the visual arts through exhibitions, workshops, and seminars; and to the promotion of visual artists through the provision of studio space.

Admission is free to all events.

Enriched Bread Artists is located at 951 Gladstone Avenue in Ottawa.

EBA21 (Enriched Bread Artists) - Vingt-et-unième Visite annuelle d’ateliers

Tous les artistes rêvent d’un pèlerinage en Europe et, cet été, la majorité des artistes d’EBA auront pu le réaliser. En effet, EBA est sorti de son environnement situé sur l’avenue Gladstone, pour visiter, à La Haye (Pays-Bas), une autre boulangerie industrielle qui abrite, également depuis vingt-et-un ans, un groupe d’artistes qui y travaillent et créent. L’objectif de ce séjour européen aura été pour les artistes d’EBA d’exposer leurs nouvelles créations ; elles seront aussi présentées à Ottawa au cours d’EBA21 - Vingt-et-unième Visite annuelle d’ateliers.

Lorsque ces jeunes artistes ont créé EBA, vingt-et-un ans était à l’époque l’âge légal pour être majeur. Cela semble bien loin maintenant, mais c’est toutefois avec une maturité d’esprit qui a été acquise depuis vingt-et-un ans, qu’EBA regarde vers le futur et les nouveaux défis qui se présentent. EBA désire continuer d’inspirer la communauté à penser, voir et dialoguer sur l’importance des arts dans la région de la Capitale. Venez-vous joindre à nous !

Entrée libre

Vernissage : Jeudi 24 octobre 2013 de 18 à 21 h 00 au 951, avenue Gladstone

L’exposition se poursuivra :
Les vendredis 25 octobre et 1er novembre 2013, de 18 à 21 h 00
Les samedis 26 octobre et 2 novembre 2013, de 11 à 17 h 00
Les dimanches 27 octobre et 3 novembre 2013, de 11 à 17 h 00

Les innovateurs et les projets créatifs dans la ville
Vendredi 25 octobre 2013 –19 h 30 à 21 h 00 
Rejoignez-nous pour une discussion avec les nouvelles organisations et fondations qui font la promotion d'Ottawa une ville plus créatif et inspiré. Parmi les invités, des représentants de Awesome Foundation Ottawa et CreativeMornings Ottawa.

Interférence à la Haye
Vendredi 1er novembre 2013 –19 h 30 à 21 h 00

Des artistes d’EBA parleront de leur récente expérience chez leur homologue, Quartair, à La Haye (Pays-Bas)

Aborder le sujet des artistes en résidence
Samedi 2 novembre 2013 –14 h 00 à 16 h 00

Les artistes d’EBA : Cindy Stelmackowich, Jenny McMaster et Daniel Sharp parleront de leur expérience personnelle qu’ils ont vécue en résidence au Canada et à l’étranger

Les présentations se feront en anglais.

Les artistes participant à la vingt-et-unième visite d’ateliers sont :
Sarah Anderson, Heidi Conrod, Kenneth Emig, Meaghan Haughian, Rachel Kalpana James, Marika Jemma, Karen Jordon, Gayle Kells, Juliana McDonald, Jenny McMaster, Jeannie Polisuk, Bozica Radjenovic, Colette Gréco-Riddle, Mana Rouholamini, Daniel Sharp, Frank Shebageget, Cindy Stelmackowich, Svetlana Swinimer, Tavi Weisz, Joyce Westrop and Yvonne Wiegers

Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) est une coopérative d’artistes sans but lucratif qui se consacre à l’éducation et la promotion des arts visuels à travers des expositions, ateliers et séminaires et en mettant des ateliers à la disposition des artistes. Ces ateliers sont situés dans une ancienne boulangerie industrielle de la compagnie Standard Bread, construit en 1924. Depuis 1991, EBA partage l’histoire de cet immeuble qui a connu des moments mouvementés.



In 1992, when recent art graduates from Ottawa University set up shop at the Enriched Bread Factory, far away in the city of The Hague, The Netherlands, a number of young artists were looking for studio spaces as well. Serendipitously, this group, who later formed the Quartair, Contemporary Art Initiatives, found an abandoned bread factory and moved in.

During Doors Open Ottawa, June 2013, the “twins” will be re-united: EBA is hosting a special exhibition, Dutch Settlement, organized by Quartair artists, who will be present. The EBA gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Ottawa for this project.

Dutch Settlement is part of an exchange project initiated by Ottawa curator Petra Halkes.  In 2009, while at the DCR Guest Studios  in The Hague  with her partner René Price, she  met  Quartair artist Jessy Rahman and learned about the studio-building’s history.  She began thinking about an exchange of ideas, experiences and exhibitions between the two groups of like-minded artists.

The project is taking shape this year.  Communication between the two groups has been facilitated through Skype meetings and a blog managed by Mana Rouholamini. Plans for hosting  five or more Quartair artists in Ottawa  at the end of May, beginning of June, are underway. Fifteen EBA artists are preparing projects (and applying for grants) for an exhibitionat the Quartair gallery in The Hague:
 Interference  will take place fromSaturday August 17  to Sunday September 1, 2013.The exhibition will be curated by Petra Halkes.

Participants are: Kenneth Emig, Danny Hussey, Rachel Kalpana James, Marika Jemma, Karen Jordon, Gayle Kells, Julie McDonald, Christos Pantieras, Bodzica Radjenovic, Mana Rouholamini, Daniel Sharp, Svetlana Swinimer, Amy Thompson, Tavi Weisz and Joyce Westrop.

Life continually throws hurdles in the way of individuals and communities; reactions to these can be positive or negative.  Interference, in this exhibition, embraces the constructive as well as the destructive aspects of the general idea of creating an obstacle.

Interference is envisioned as a chain of events that begins with an intrusion into the “white cube” gallery space at Quartair:  arriving in The Hague in early August, Halkes and Price will drape 100 meter of white, polyester-fibred paper, 122 cm wide, throughout the gallery space. The resilient paper will flow from ceiling and walls to floors and columns, absorbing the geometrics of the building into a flowing but bewildering space. This transformation will present fresh and challenging opportunities for the artists to interfere with the space in turn. The gesture also allows for the combining of planned or pre-prepared work in conjunction with spontaneous reactive exercises in the space.

Halkes and Price have reserved their RIA Artist Project Room in Ottawa for EBA artists until October 2013. Joyce Westrop, Svetlana Swinimer, Bozica Radjenovic and Gayle Kells will be trying out some projects in this space.  These exhibitions will be open to the public and will be a chance for Ottawans to see something of the exhibition Interference.

For the bios of Quartair artists participating in the exchange please click here.

For the bios of EBA artists participating in the exchange please click here.

For the Dutch Settlement Press Release please click here.

For Interference Press Release please click here.

For photos, texts and more information of what happened in Ottawa and The Hague please clik on the invitations below.

dutch settlement invitation

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