Eliane Saheurs     semi abstract art

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"A structure-less painting is, to me, a painting that does not matter. Structure mirrors your degree of responsibility toward the work. You can't just let it flow around in pretty colours. It needs a kind of core."                   Per Kirkeby

                          Represented by

Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa

Eliane Saheurs traded one homeland of spectacular mountains for another, and found her artistic voice between ancient stability and endless change. Landscapes, variously abstracted, are her muse, and they crackle action and life. What the viewer sees is up to the viewer, as Saheurs, even at her most literal, makes no orders. Her scale and perspective fire the imagination, and only the artist’s reverence for our rugged land is indisputable. 

                                                                                                     Peter Simpson, Ottawa, March 2021

Began art studies in 1985 at Algonquin College, Ottawa, and continued at the Ottawa School of Art to 1995, working mainly with Michel Savage, Blair Sharpe, Kathy Gillis, Jeff Stellick and Susan Feindel. Studied also with Frank Webb from Pittsburgh, Lynn Forgach from New York, Toshihisa Fudezuka from Tokyo and Virginia Cobb from Santa Fe. Residency, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA. Worked in New Mexico, France and Crete.

Has lived in Ottawa, Ontario, since 1984.

Awards 

2021  Saatchi, included in Spring Catalogue 2021

2018  Saatchi, included in "Best of 2017"

2016  Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2015  Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2014  Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2013  Artavita, Los Angeles, Honorable Mention, painting

2013  Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
2012  Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
2010  Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
2009  Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
2006  Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
2005  Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
1997  Orléans Visual Art Center, Anniversary Poster Competition:

           1st Prize and Poster Award 1996 O.W.S.: Jurors Award

1995  O.W.S.: Guest Juror's Award (Anna Babinska)

1993  O.W.S.: Juror's Award

1993  Arteast: 1st Prize in Mixed Media, 1st Prize in Watercolour,

          2nd Prize in oil and acrylic
1993  Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

1992  Cumberland Arts Exhibition: 1st Prize in Mixed Media

1992  Ottawa Watercolour Society: President's Award
1991  Cumberland Arts Exh. 1st Prize in Mixed Media, 1st Prize                   in  Watercolour,      

1991  Mayor'sChoice Award
1991 Arteast: 1st Prize in Watercolour, 1st Prize in Mixed Media,

         Honorable Mention in Watercolour

Solo Exhibitions 

2019  Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, peintures récentes

2016  Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, Espaces inédits
2015  Gallery Sivarulrasa, Almonte, Enchanted Spaces
2014  Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Center for the Arts, Inside Out II

2013  Galerie Bergeron, peintures récentes, October
2011  Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Center for the Arts, Ottawa

2010  Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa: Structures cachées II
2009  Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Center for the Arts, Ottawa:

2006  Hidden Structures I Galerie J.Cl. Bergeron, Mirages de la nature
2005  Art Rental and Sales, Ottawa Art Gallery: Pastoral Mysteries

2003  Gloucester Gallery, Ottawa: Nature’s Forces and Currents

2002  Alliance Française Ottawa: Recent paintings
2001  Signatures Gallery, Ottawa: Peintures récentes
2000  Gallery Telpaz Kanata: Recent paintings

1999  Galerie Château Cartier, Aylmer: Landforms and Structures

1998  Municipal Gallery, Visual Arts Orléans: Ancient Horizons
          Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario: Works on paper (Duo)

1997  Atrium Gallery, Nepean, Ontario: Emerging - Submerging

1996  Galerie J.C. Bergeron, Ottawa: Monotypes
1994  Ottawa International Airport: Landforms
          Gloucester City Hall: Forces de la terre
1993  Maison de la culture de Gatineau:

          Forces de la terre - jeux du soleil

1993  Galerie Intersection, Ottawa: Dancing Grounds of the Sun

1992  Alliance Française Ottawa: Peintures récentes

Selected Group exhibitions

    2021   Rothwell Gallery, Ottawa

    2020    LeParty, Virtual Fundraiser Ottawa Art Gallery

    2019    LeParty, Ottawa Art Gallery Fundraiser

    2018    Toronto Art Fair with Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron October 

    2017    Toronto Art Fair with Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron 26 – 30 October

    2016    Galerie Sivarulrasa Gallery Almonte, Anniversery show    

    2015    LeParty, Ottawa Art Gallery Fundraiser, May

                Galerie Sivarulrasa Gallery, Almonte, Spring Voices, April    

    2014    Galerie Luz, Montreal, July

                LeParty, Ottawa Art Gallery Fundraiser, June

                Ottawa School of Art, 4X

                Cube Gallery, Warmth

    2012    Galerie Bergeron, Exhibition 20x20x20x20 for 20th year celebration

    2011    Cube Gallery, Small Works, December

                Ottawa Art Gallery, Winter Delights, December

    2010    Canadian Standards Association, Toronto, October 

                Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal, October - December

                Ottawa East Art Festival, Shenkman Center, Orléans, June

    2008    Cube Gallery, The Big Bigs, Festivearts, Ottawa Arts East    

    2007    Cube Gallery, Canadiana

    2005    Galerie J.Cl. Bergeron: 5 femmes - 5 visions. 

                Ottawa Art Gallery: Jazz Exhibition.

                Ottawa Art Gallery: The Art of Golf. 

                Ottawa Art Gallery:  Juxtapose

    2004    Ottawa Art Gallery: “Spring Fever”. 

                Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport, Ontario.

    2003    Signatures Gallery, Ottawa.

                Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Sales and Rental: Progression. 

                Swiss Embassy Art Show, Ottawa.

                Ottawa Art Gallery: “Through the Looking Glass”. 

                Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport.

    2002    Gloucester City Gallery: Juried Opening Exhibition.

                Rideau Valley Art Festival Westport. 

                Rothwell Gallery:  Featured Artist November.

                Signatures by Le Cordon bleu: "Songs of Light".

                Gloucester Gallery: Selection

    2001    New York Art Expo with Gallery Artworks, Vancouver. 

                Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport.

    2000    Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport. 

                Toronto Art Fair with Gallery Telpaz, Kanata.

                Galerie J.-C. Bergeron: L’art et le papier IV.  

                Museum of Nature: Ikebana inspired from paintings.

    1999    Gallery Telpaz, Kanata.  

                Praxis Gallery, Toronto:  5 Artists Choice. 

                Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport.

    1998    Ted Marshall Memorial Scholarship, Ottawa Art School

                Elmwood Art Fair, Rockcliffe.

                Gallery Carl Davis, Ottawa: Works on paper.

    1997    Gallery Carl Davis, Ottawa: Artists Choice. 

                Elmwood Art Fair, Rockcliffe

Corporate Collections




   Telesat Canada, Gloucester, Ontario
   City of Ottawa, Ontario
   Caisse populaire Notre-Dame, Ottawa, Ontario
   Opcom Solutions Inc., Ottawa, Ontario
   Mitel Corporation, Kanata, Ontario
   Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, Ottawa, Ontario
   Silicon Valley North Publications, Ottawa, Ontario
   Hamilton Appotive Callan, Law Offices, Ottawa, Ontario
   Ambassade de Suisse, Ottawa, Ontario
   Dean at University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
   Minolta Business Equipment, Gloucester, Ontario
   Directeur Swissair Canada, Montréal, Québec
   Alcan Aluminium, Montréal, Québec
   Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute, Ottawa
   Hill Charity Golf Classic, Ottawa, Ontario
   Conolly, Nichols, Allan & Carroll, LLP, Ottawa, Ontario
   Canadian Medical Protective Association, Ottawa, Ontario
   Brascan Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario
   Emergo Canada, Calgary, Alberta
   Keller, Williams Real Estate, Ottawa, Ontario
   Kelly, Manthorp, Arlitt, Heaphy, Mossey Law Offices, Ottawa, ON
   Tom Curran Law Offices, Ottawa, Ontario
   Royal Galipeau, MP, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario
   Canadian Standards Association, Toronto Ontario
   CIBC Wealth Management, Ottawa, Ontario

    Enbridge Inc., Toronto, Ontario

   Rhoda Wong, New York, USA

   Henderson Design Group Kailua Kona, Hawaii, USA
 

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