OOTB Exhibitions

Almonte Fibrefest

The annual Fibrefest hosted by the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte is usually held in early September.

OOTB operates a booth to showcase the variety of art created by our members. Volunteers set up and take down the display and are available to meet visitors to talk about what we do. Unfortunately, the art here is not for sale.

Separate from this display several members of OOTB purchase a vendor's booth together. Participating members share the cost of the vendor's booth. No commission is collected from participants but everyone agrees to do their part in staffing the booth and helping with set up and take down.

Visit the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum website for location and hours of operations: http://mvtm.ca/fibrefest-2016/

Stittsville Library Show

The Canadian Landmarks exhibit was mounted at the Stittsville Library on November 1st and it's looking really good. Thanks to everyone who contributed their work. The show will be up until the end of November so make a date and go and have a look. The library is at 1637 Main Street in Stittsville. The hours are Monday to Thursday 10 am to 8:30 pm, Friday 1pm to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. Encourage family and friends to go and have a look too.

Stittsville Library Show Stittsville Library Show
Stittsville Library Show

Fibre Fling 7, April 6th – 7th, 2018

Out of the Box Fibre Artists and the Kitchissippi United Church have collaborated for several years with a textile art show and sale for a fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Out of the Box members bring the art and the tea is hosted by the Kitchissippi church ladies.

Location: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa
Hours: Friday 10 am-8 pm and Saturday 10 am-5 pm.
Admission is $5.
High Tea will be available on Saturday for an additional $10


Shenkman Arts Centre

For a few years, Out of the Box had the opportunity to showcase our art in the display case in the lobby of the Shenkman Art Gallery. The display is for one month, usually in August. For the venue location and hours visit: http://shenkmanarts.ca/en/aboutus_apropos/hours_heures/index.htm

Members Exhibitions

This area is for members who are exhibiting or participating in an exhibit.

Baz'Art - Annual Holiday Arts Market at Shenkman Arts Centre Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29 - 11 am to 4 pm.

Admission is free. Baz'Art features 40 top-notch, jury-selected artists and artisans with a variety of unique handmade items, making it just the right size for a relaxed shopping atmosphere. OOTB members Juanita Sauvé and Janet Tulloch are participants, and you may know others.

Of Interest to Members

World of Threads
Take note of the dates for the next Festival, which will run for 6 weeks. Exhibits in the Corridor Galleries will remain up for 3 months, (into early 2019).

"Festival 2018" - Saturday, October 13 - Sunday, November 25, 2018
Opening Reception - Saturday, October 20, 2018
Watch for the Call for Submissions coming out in spring 2018.

*Recommended by Caroline Forcier Holloway "I don't know if any members have been or know about the Textile Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota? Recently, I attended a conference in Minneapolis and I took some well-deserved time out after my paper, to take in the Textile Center. It is 12 different groups of artists who work with textiles - beading, basketry, weaving, spinning, felting, quilting, etc., who came together under one roof to form the Textile Center in what used to be a school (similar to what the Ottawa Weavers and Spinners have done). It's marvelous! Wouldn't it be great to have a similar center for all our needs!" Here's the link - https://textilecentermn.org

Exhibition Archives

Colour Unboxed
Fibre Fling 6 -
Stittsville Library – Canadian Landscape

Fibre Fling 5 (Watch the Youtube interviews)
Stittsville Library ‘Celebrate’
Shenkman Arts Centre

Fibre Fling 4
Stittsville Library ‘First Lines of A Book’
Shenkman Arts Centre

Fibre Fling 4
Stittsville Library ‘1914’