article written by Sophie Poirier She didn’t know how to begin. She sat on the couch with her fingers on the keyboard and her eyes staring at a Word document, the pages as blank as the thoughts in her mind. She became frustrated. Writing has always been her passion, and she was good at it.… Continue reading A Story About Overcoming Writer’s Block
article written by Atticus Gordon So you like making art, and you want to become a professional artist, but where do you start? How can you tackle this difficult road? As I’m sure you guessed, there is no single straightforward answer, the way is as varied and shifting as there are forms of art. However,… Continue reading For the Emerging Artist
article written by Erika Sampson Okay so the photo that I took for this is so totally staged. But can we just pretend that I am this artsy when I critique submissions? My weekly critiquing task does somewhat resemble the photo, just not as perfectly staged. I always have a notebook, my laptop, my glasses… Continue reading The Politics of Critiquing Art
article written by Sophie Poirier Preparing myself a hot cup of tea, I open my laptop to this week’s subpack. A subpack is a collection of about a dozen anonymous submissions that is sent out every week for OAR readers to evaluate. It always fills me with joy knowing I’m a part of a process… Continue reading A Reader’s Thoughts
article written by Atticus Gordon Bright, airy, and adorned with hanging plants, Emma Carney’s studio is pleasantly arranged with paintings at once playful, and serious. Smiling and jovial Emma is at home in this comfortable studio setting. She is a painters painter, that is to say, she has fallen in love with the seductive… Continue reading A Visit to Emma Carney’s Studio
The Ottawa Arts Review is proud to present the launch of their stArt Campaign. This fundraiser has been created as a way to get artists the attention they deserve while encouraging them to get involved and collaborate with other artists in the Ottawa community. Through a series of events over the course of a week artists of… Continue reading OAR’s First stArt Campaign
The Ottawa Arts Review is always looking for readers. If you love snuggling up with a poetry book and a warm cup of your favourite tea, then OAR has just the job for you! Read some of the emerging work of artists from the comfort of your home and help them take the next step… Continue reading Become a Reader!