Monday, November 25, 2013

Highlights from Sandy Hill's ONE & ONLY Craft Fair 2013

For the last seven years, my partner Peter Evanchuck and I have been hosting/producing a very popular craft show in Sandy Hill, called the ONE & ONLY. Peter prepares a FREE ALL-DAY Buffet for 1000 people while I do the rest. With the support of ACTION SANDY HILL and lots of volunteers from ASH, the show was a huge success. (For one thing, a lot of Ottawa U students got to fill their tummies )!!!

Check out our ONE&ONLY blog and see what you missed ! And don't forget to click on the 2013 PHOTO tab!

ChinaTown Craft Walk - Dec.8 - Helene Lacelle is there!

I'm very excited to be part of SHANG'S Winter Craft Sale AND Craft Walk this year!

Check out their FaceBook Page

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Sky Is NOT Falling - New Mixed-Media Art Show @ Carmen's Veranda - Helene Lacelle

Sure there is a wild jungle of debris over our heads, way up in the sky
everything that goes up will eventually come back down.
Will the sky one day fall on our heads, yes - no - maybe?

My skies stay up, stay pretty, stay and never ever come down .... 

where: Carmen's Veranda, 1169 Bank St. Ottawa
when: Dec.10 - Jan.31, 2014
what: New mixed-media paintings by Helene Lacelle

'SPA' - Original Mixed-Media - 8"x 10" - Helene Lacelle -2013
'PLAY TO WIN - Original Mixed-Media - 8"x 10" - Helene Lacelle -2013
'THE GARDEN' - Original Mixed-Media - 8"x 10" - Helene Lacelle -2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

My RENOVATED Bowls - Homemade Cold Porcelain Clay

A few of my new RENOVATED BOWLS for next Sunday's big craft show at Sandy Hill's ONE & ONLY Arts+Craft Show. I bought old bowls at garage sales over the summer and with a clever recipe found on-line on how to make air-dry porcelain AND a secret ingredient to help the clay adhere to the bowls, I recreated a new life for each of them.

WHERE: Sandy Hill Community Center, 250 Somerset St. E. Ottawa
WHEN: Sunday Nov.17 - 10am to 4pm


Come for the arts - Stay for the food - or is it the other way around!!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

3 pieces for CUBE Gallery - Great Big Smalls (ix)

'I Want My Mommy' original mixed media 12" x 12"

'Baby's Breath' original mixed media 12" x 12"

'I'm A Good Baby' original mixed media 12" x 12"

Great BIG smalls IX Vernissage

Thursday November 28th, 2013
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Great BIG Smalls Show IX

Tuesday, November 26th to Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Vernissage: Thursday Nov 28th,  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Welcome to Cube’s ninth annual Christmas show of small works with BIG heart!

This year's show will feature over 60 artists  including CUBE'S current roster and some new names ranging  from established to emerging talent. This is a great opportunity to  begin your art collection or round out your existing one.  Find  a unique gift for everyone on your list--all pieces are original, small &  suitable for Christmas, Chanukah or any other holiday tradition you celebrate  at a price for every pocketbook.

Don't miss this Ottawa Christmas tradition! Enjoy CUBE Gallery's special seasonal window display--this year  by artist Patti Normand-- shop, mingle and join us for a Christmas  cookie and a cup of cheer.  

 Artists: Adrienne Herron, Barbara Gamble, Becky Mason, Claudia Buttera, Dan Austin, Denis Larouche, Diane Hiscox, Don McVeigh, Doug Cosbie, Eben Power, Eric Walker, Greg Wellington Lambert, Helene Lacelle, Janet Moore, Jay Anderson, Jennifer Gibbs, Joejene C. Santos, John Jarrett, Julie St-Amand, Juliana McDonald, Katrin Smith, Keith Bell, Krasimir Kolev, Kristy Gordon, Katherine McNenly, Kathy Haycock, Lindsay Watson, Norman Takeuchi, MaryAnn Camps, Mahshid Farhoudi, Mona Li, Patti Normand, Pina Manoni-Rennick, Peggy Hughes, Peter Dolan, Reid McLachlan, River Lewis, Russell Yuristy, Ruth Dick, Sandra Hawkins, Sanjeev Sivarulrasa, Sue Ukkola, Tara Tosh Kennedy, Tom Wysom, Tony Clark, Nicole Allen, and Mary Wong