May 23 Opening of the show @ La Fab (2-5 pm)
June 21 Exhibition Closing Party and Auction @ La Fab

212 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea, QC | 819-827-3326
Monday and Tuesday: closed
Wednesday to Friday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Closing Statement from Gail

Now that Lines in Nature / La nature des choses has closed we can look back on more than a year of preparation and work towards our exhibition. It has been an extraordinary experience for me filled with warmth and good natured cheer. We all have worked diligently to overcome the strangeness produced by working closely with another artist on the same piece. It can easily be said how successful the collaborations were as they are a testament to our sincere undertaking of the challenge. We presented a beautiful exhibition! A big thank you goes out to La Fab and especially to Sandrine for her unwavering support of our project.

Gail Bourgeois
Project Manager

Lines in Nature Auction

Overview with (front to back of space) Pira and Maggie’s painting, Carina and Andrew’s work, Géraldine and Paula’s ceramic seascape, Judith and Kathryn’s drawings for their animation


Carina and Andrew’s work on brick wall, Paul’s donation beside the window


Delphine and Melissa’s prints for the auction


Jeff’s comet with the catalogue cover 


Rolande and Gail’s collaboration for the fundraiser


Shirley and Gail’s book of drawings 

Auction night and end of show at La Fab

Yesterday was our last night at La Fab as a collaborating group. It was a nice evening that culminated with an art auction to benefit La Fab. Jeff graced us with the sound of his bagpipe. Some of us put work for the members show that will start June 27 (3 pm – 5 pm) until Aug 2nd. Here are some pictures taken last night.


Leaving with a bang!

Our exhibition Lines in Nature| La nature des choses is soon coming to an end and we had decided early on to take part of La Fab’s Annual Fundraiser. It will take place the same night our show closes. So we’re throwing a party and what a better date than June 21 to celebrate La Fab’s achievements, the Solstice, our collaborative adventure and even Father’s Day. It’s a ticket-only event. Check out our flyer (you can click on it, it’s a PDF):

Auction Online Flyer


Fundraiser at La Fab with Ottawa School of Art this Sunday evening, June 21

This is posted from my IPad so please forgive the roughness, just wanted to get the information out as soon as possible. The website allows you to buy you tickets online.

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday night.

The online address for tickets to our event!

Opening Reception on YouTube

SExceprt from Liana's Facebook Pagehe works fast and to the point. We would like to thank interviewer-videographer Liana Voia for doing a great job during our Reception.

You can see the fruit of her labour and ours on the videos she posted on YouTube. You can either select the artist of your choice Gail showing our catalogue with pride.doing a solo or team interview on Liana’s YouTube Channel and/or you can choose to watch the Artist Talk (23:43).

Reception at La Fab

We would like to thank the many visitors who came today and made our Reception a successful event. Congratulations to Jeff and Delphine as well as Andrew and Carina for selling their work. Liana Voia did interview most of the artists present and videos will soon be available on YouTube. For those of you who couldn’t make it and for those who want to relieve part of it, here are some pictures.

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Installation day

The walls were still awaiting a fresh coat of paint but most of us were hard at work today to set up the show. Others had come in the previous weeks to set theirs up, knowing they couldn’t make it today.

Delphine in her final preparations


Delphine is working on the final stages of her collaboration with Jeff, I love the triangular format, the black and white of the prints. See you on Saturday!

Getting the word out there

Our show is appearing on the Ottawa Spotlight website. It is aimed at tourists and people living in the Ottawa Region looking for something good to do. If I’m not mistaken it is a partnership between the NCC, the City of Ottawa and the City of Gatineau. Here is hoping to get tons of visitors!


Gallery sitting schedule

The show is coming up soon! For those of you who won’t be able to make it to the opening, some of our artists will be sitting at the Gallery on week-ends. Here is our current schedule:

Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Saturday MAY 23 OPENING AND ARTISTS’ PRESENTATIONS (most of the 17 artists will be in attendance)
Sunday MAY 24 Paula / Géraldine
Saturday MAY 30 Maggie / Pira
Sunday MAY 31 Jeff / Delphine
Saturday JUNE 6 Judith / Kathryn
Sunday JUNE 7 Carina / Shirley
Saturday JUNE 13 Dawn / Patricia
Sunday JUNE 14 Melissa / Dawn
Saturday JUNE 20 Rolande / Gail
Sunday JUNE 21 CLOSING PARTY AND AUCTION (most of the 17 artists will be in attendance)