MAA is a non-profit organization with a mission to support, encourage and foster the development of artists within the Rideau Valley area. We host regular monthly meetings, workshops, and exhibitions throughout the year. Membership is open to anyone at any level, from beginner to professional.

Guests are welcome at any regular meeting.

7:00 to 9:30pm, usually the first Tuesday of the month from September through June. Currently meetings are virtual and this month we have:

A Special Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 PM will feature:

Karen Bailey on Zoom.

Karen will speak about her experiences on Fogo Island and her current project.

Themes of service and community inform Karen's work As a visual storyteller, her narratives trigger memories through depictions of familiar scenes: common place subjects engaged in every day rituals.

As a war artist She focused on themes of healing and service through her portrayal of Canadian military medical personnel caring for the wounded in a war zone, Afganistan. These acts of service are echoed in more domestic settings on the home front: The ecclesiastic milieu, beauty salons, charity shops and restaurants. The figures who inhabit these works promote the social bonds formed within these environments.

Through her art She strives to highlight the decency of ordinary people and to reflect the efforts and strengths of ordinary people and to reflect the efforts and strengths of the citizen and non-human animals who enrich our lives.

Fogo island a series of work where she documents the people and landscape of Fogo Island, Newfoundland, based on two private residencies. (work completed between 2016-2019). Exhibitions were planned for this year but cancelled due to covid.

You can see her work at: http://www.karenbailey.ca/

If you are interested in joining in on these virtual presentations, please pre-register with Brian Graham at vicepresident@manotickart.ca by Friday, October 30. He will then send you the Zoom invitation for the particular presentation. 

Members are asked to register for these events with Brian Graham at vicepresident@manotickart.ca to receive their Zoom meeting invitation.

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