Artists & Authors in the Park: Children’s Art Show

Art, Kids and Community come together for Stittsville’s first Art Jam

Calling all young artists in Stittsville! Look around you – what do you see? Our community is bright, it’s vibrant and there is so much life to it! This is your opportunity to take your favourite art tool: a pencil, a pen, a paintbrush and more and draw your village just how you see it!

The Stittsville Village Association, along with elemenopaint, a Stittsville-based art stop for creative kids, is pleased to announce the first-ever children’s art show, Art Jam, in conjunction with this year’s Artists & Authors in the Park.

Children are invited to take part in Art Jam by creating an original piece of art that illustrates this year’s theme, “Life in Your Village.”

We’re thrilled to introduce a children’s art show as part of Artist & Authors, this year,” said event co-chair Tanya Hein. “ The aim of this themed show is to connect our children to art and to their community.”

This is a non-juried art show that is open to artwork of all kinds and to artists over the age of four. Submissions for Art Jam will be displayed alongside some of the best works from some of Stittsville’s and surrounding areas, most talented residents.

Art Jam is one of several children’s activities that are planned to make Artists & Authors in the Park an event that can be enjoyed by the entire family.  Also on the children’s tent schedule are a library-hosted storytime, an art workshop directed by elemenopaint – a unique place in our community that strives to inspire imaginations,  make art accessible and create a fun learning experience through stories and art education.”

All Aboard! Take an inspiring look at our Village

Did you know that theVillageofStittsvillewas first settled in the early 1820s? Since then, our community has grown and evolved. In 1870, the first-ever passenger train arrived in Stittsville on the morning of September 16 at the Stittsville Station. Passengers were headed west toCarleton Place. While those train tracks no longer exist, the site of the old station remains a gathering spot for our community today and its legacy lives on in theVillageSquareParkand the little toy train.

Inspiration for art is everywhere in our community: from the reminders of its past – the train station, its historic buildings, and surrounding farm land –   to its open spaces, parks, and its thriving urban centre and of course, its environmentally protected lands and the Trans Canada Trail that winds its way through the centre of our Village.

Need more inspiration to get the creativity flowing? It’s a flower, it’s a tree, and it’s your favourite swing at a park. It’s your mom and dad, it’s your sister and your brother and it’s your school and favourite sport team. It’s your village – so draw what you love about it and what makes it special to you!

  • ELIGIBILITY: To participate in Art Jam, artists aged 4-12 are invited to submit an original work of art of Stittsville that illustrates the theme “Life in Your Village.” 
  1. Art by individuals will be accepted.
  2. Collaborative art pieces from schools and/or groups will also be accepted.
  • DEADLINE: Submissions will be accepted through the office of local councillor, Shad Quadri, beginning May 1 through to May 20, 2012.
    Mr. Quadri’s office is located in the Goulbourn Recreation Centre.
  • ART REQUIREMENTS: Submissions can be no larger than 8 x 11 inches or 11 x 14 inches and must be backed on coloured construction paper or card stock (for display purpose) if using paper.  If using canvas, paintings must be no larger than 12 x 16 inches.
  1. Sculpture will be considered but must not be too big in size as display space is limited.
  2. Collaborative art pieces are not limited to the size restrictions.
  • Submissions must include the following information:
    • On the front of your artwork, please include: Artist’s name, age and grade, and the title of the drawing.
    • On the back of your artwork, please include contact information.
    • If you wish to have you art work returned to you following the Show, please indicate this on the back of your work.  Artwork will be made available for pick up by calling Tanya Hein at 613-686-1842 between 9 am and 5 pm. Otherwise, all art work will be remain with the Stittsville Village Association.