• Dmitry Yuzefovich wins Second Place in Marketer Art Competition 8 February 2021

    Oeno Gallery is pleased to announce that Dmitry Yuzefovich has won second place in the Marketer Magazine Art Competition. Selected from 60 talented artists, Yuzefovich’s oil paintings create visualizations of spaces and objects in which they combine to form a puzzle of personal and universal memories. 

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  • New Andrew Lui Video 16 January 2021

    Watch a new interview with Artist Andrew Lui in his studio for Han Art Gallery, conducted by Kenza Gray. 

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  • Oeno Holiday Guide 2 December 2020



    Dear Friends,

    In ordinary times, our doors have been open and we have been delighted to welcome friends of the gallery in person. This year, we are all trying to find creative ways to stay in touch with one another. 

    We thought we might share a few of our favourite gallery art objects that you might not have had a chance to see. If you would like us to send one to someone on your behalf, let us know before December 10, and we will get it sent off right away. We will include a card with your personal message with the gift. 

    We wish you and your families a peaceful and safe end to 2020, and we look forward to being able to see you all in 2021. 

    Warm regards,
    Carlyn, Dana, John, Jessica, Zac, Matthias, Katy, and Debi

  • Shani Mootoo shortlisted for Giller Prize- Attend Gala Digitally 6 November 2020

    Shani Mooto’s fourth novel, Polar Vortex, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Mootoo has debuted at Oeno Gallery with a collection of photographic memoirs in Portraits of Re-semblance.

    The Giller Prize shortlist that celebrates five Canadian fiction writers was announced October 5, 2020. The award event will be broadcast commercial free on CBC on Monday November 9th at 9 pm EST. it will be hosted by Canadian actor Eric McCormack with each of the five nominees broadcasted from separate locations.


    Oeno Gallery is proud to announce that multidisciplinary artist Shani Mootoo has had her fifth novel, Polar Vortex, shortlisted for this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. Mootoo’s stunning exhibition of photographs, Portraits of Re-Semblance, is on exhibition at Oeno gallery now until November 10. When the Scotiabank Giller Prize couldn’t hold its gala in its usual format, they decided to broadcast live from different locations with the short-listed authors. It quickly became obvious that Oeno Gallery – with her exhibition as a backdrop – was an elegant broadcast location for Mootoo’s portion. The ceremony will be broadcast commercial free on CBC on Monday November 9th at 9 pm .

     Madeleine Thien describes Polar Vortex as an “intimate new novel that suspends us in the vortex between acts of betrayal and acts of love. It is a powerfully unsettling work from a brilliant artist.” A meditation on the complexities of identity and desire, the novel is set in Prince Edward County.

     “When we started planning this exhibition we were focussed more on the powerful narrative qualities of the photographs, “ says Carlyn Moulton, curator of Oeno Gallery. “Then when Polar Vortex made the short list, the coincidence of timing seemed uncanny. We are really honoured to be a part of the Giller awards ceremony and to share this with Shani. Finger’s crossed that our county internet speed is up to it! That’s what is keeping me awake at night.”

     Author, filmmaker, painter and photographer, Shani Mootoo earned a BFA from the University of Western Ontario, and an MA in English from the University of Guelph. Her first novel was longlisted for the Booker Man Prize. Mootoo's paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally, most notably at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Queen’s Museum in NYC, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, and at the Venice Biennale. 

    Her videos include “English Lesson”, “Wild Woman in The Woods” and “Her Sweetness Lingers,” and have been screened in film and video festivals and art exhibitions locally and internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. 

    Shani Mootoo was born in Ireland and raised in Trinidad. For the past several years, she has resided in Prince Edward County.

    You are invited to come by the gallery to see this stunning new exhibition, and to tune into CBC on November 9 at 9:00pm to watch the Scotiabank Giller Gala.  You may also join Shani Mootoo on line for a talk about her artistic practice on October 19, at 12:00 o’clock. Email info@oenogallery.com to receive the link.

    Portraits of Re-semblance - Mootoo's provocative exhibition of photographic images continues through November 9th. 




  • Virtual Artist Lunches - Fall Schedule Announced 6 November 2020


    TALK SERIES –12:00 Noon




    ALICE VANDER VENNEN – FRI, NOVEMBER 20 – 2020 @ 12pm

    ADAM COHEN – SAT, DECEMBER 5 – 2020 @ 12pm

    SCOTT PATTINSON – DECEMBER 11 – 2020 @ 12pm

    Join us at noon hour for an in-person virtual talk with our artists.  We will get a behind-the-scenes lens into their working methods and thought processes.  Each talk will be hosted on Go To Meeting; they will be 45 mins in length, and have plenty of time for a discussion with the artist.  These talks promise to be both interesting and informative. Video lunches are a great way to meet our talented artists from the safety and comfort of your living room! Email us with your request for link to join! info@oenogallery.com

  • Artist Kenneth Emig Selected for SAW Prize for new works 5 November 2020

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    Pictured "Yellow Alcove" by Kenneth Emig. 

    SAW Gallery announces winners of the SAW Prize for New Works


    By Apartment613 on November 2, 2020



    25 artists in Ottawa-Gatineau have earned the inaugural SAW Prize for New Works.


    Artists and makers from Ottawa-Gatineau and the surrounding First Nations were invited to submit their applications for this production program, which will lead to public presentations at SAW in 2021.


    When SAW reopens to the public, the winners will gain access to the centre’s various spaces for rehearsals and testing out new ideas, including its exhibition spaces, the Nordic Lab screenprinting and production studios, and the Club SAW performance venue.


    The SAW Prize is geared toward artists who wish to expand their practice and explore new ideas during an extended period. This program is a rare opportunity for local artists to create new works with financial and organizational support. The winners each receive an artist fee of $1,500, a contribution of $500 toward equipment and/or materials, and access to SAW staff and office resources, including technical assistance. The winners have a period of six months to complete their projects.