Sunday, August 26, 2018

SANTINI GALLERY Celebrates its Grand Re-Opening at our new location! Please join us to celebrate our big move and to take in our new exhibit, Chasing Dreams. 

Chasing Dreams by Viviane Bergevin and Soraya Silvestri
On display September 4th- 30th
Opening Reception Saturday, September 8th from 3pm till close

Chasing Dreams by Viviane Bergevin and Soraya Silvestri explores both vivid and loose landscapes and skies, with a strong dream like quality reflected in each piece. While their inspiration for this collection came from different places, both Viviane and Soraya aim to capture the feeling of awe and wonder in beautiful, natural scenery, with an aire of abstraction.

For Viviane, this collection was about capturing visual memories, rather than working from imagination as she often does. Her palette is inspired by a summer vacation to Thailand, as well as weekends spent here at the lake. Water is prominently featured, as are fiery skies and rich saturated colour.

For Soraya, this collection captures a summer of relaxation, reflected in her softer palette. The sky is a constant source of inspiration as a notion to a realm beyond. Lush, defined clouds, horizon and skylines, and water (also inspired by summer visits to the lake) make up this body of work. 

Paired together, their work balances one another and covers all ground from rich and vivid to soft and lush, this collection perfectly captures dreamy views, destinations and palettes. Whether you find excitement in far away destinations or summers at beautiful Canadian lakes, this exhibit is sure to inspire.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

As we prepare to move, we are hosting a major moving sale featuring select old inventory at 15-50% off! Original artwork and amazing prices. Sale ends July 28th!!! 

Visit our Facebook page to view our Moving Sale Album, with up to date images and prices. 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A celebration of beauty and growth, Beauty in Bloom features floral paintings by local artists Danielle Paré and Kate Ryckman

Rich with symbolism, flowers represent so many feelings, like hope, love, patience, fragility, possibility, and offer an endless range of emotions to explore within one subject. In this new, uplifting series of work, Danielle and Kate aim to inspire a sense of joy and playfulness that they find in flowers.

Full of rich, thin layers of paint, drips and bold brushstrokes, both Danielle and Kate bring to life the endlessly expressive nature of
Beauty in Bloom. 
On display June 4th - 30th. Opening reception Wednesday, June 6th from 6-9pm.


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Out with the old, in with the new (new artwork and new location)! As we prepare to move we are holding a sale on select old inventory, running now through June. We've got a large selection of local, affordable artwork for you to discover! Please note that the sale will take place in store only, and sales prices will not be listed on our website. For updates, follow us on Instagram or sign up for our newsletter, where we will informing you of our sale features.  *Applicable to in store purchases only, no gift cards or extra discounts can be applied. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Coming into View

Working with a wide variety of materials, Mary McIninch is drawn to the art of collage for the rich texture and patterns it offers. Pages of old books, vintage postcards, pressed leaves, copper wire, and even paper she creates herself, are all items you might find layered with paint and intertwined in her paintings. 

This collection of work explores vistas in various forms. From wandering eyes peering out at the viewer, to views of a skyline and clouds taking form, this new collection of work explores all things coming into view. 

On display for the month of March. Opening night Thursday, March 8th from 6-9pm. 

Also in Display for March: 

Find new whimsical and charming work by Lisa Mace, featuring the simple, calming beauty found in nature. On display in our front room for the month of March.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


A Special Guest Exhibit in partnership with Caza Saikaley SRL/LLP

Featuring artwork by renowned Canadian landscape painter, and illustrator, Fernand Labelle.  Labelle captures our ever-changing landscape, with a sense of familiarity and beauty. Explore Labelle’s collection of oil paintings, ranging from lush forests, to the changing colours of the leaves, to peaceful and serene snowy scenes.

Fernand Labelle (1934) was born in Cornwall, ON, and currently lives in Montreal, QC. He has lived and worked in Ottawa, ON as well as Quebec City, QC. His paintings are held in the collections of various Quebec museums as well as private collections.

On display September 14th-30th. Opening reception September 14th, 5-7pm. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Defying the Status Quo by Soraya Silvestri 

Soraya's newest collection of work, and second solo show at SANTINI GALLERY,  explores the grandeur and awe of the natural world. Painted from the perspective of being in fight, looking down over the earth, she explores ones view from above. Look closely and you'll find hints of the sky, with the clouds, ocean and ground below us. 

On display for the month of August. Opening reception Thursday, August 3rd from 6-9pm. To view the full collection, visit SANTINIGALLERY.com 

Monday, May 1, 2017

A slight departure from her classic Canadian landscapes, Sara Alex Mullen's new collection of work explores her beloved Ottawa neighbourhood of New Edinburgh. Sara's paintings take a closer look at urban living, while highlighting the nature all around us. Please join us Friday, May 12th from 6-9pm for the opening reception. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Nostalgia by Lisa Mace. A collection of playful and whimsical paintings that evoke a nostalgic feeling. Lisa's work touches on the familiar; suburban homes, mature trees, tire swings and playful flowers. Her subject matter combined with her aesthetic of defined lines and bright colours, is nothing short of wistful. 

On display for the month of April. Please join us Thursday, April 6th for opening night from 6-9pm. Enjoy a glass of wine and meet the artist. We hope to see you there!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Artist Eryn O’Neill is always searching for new ways to interpret her environment, these paintings show her in-depth visual analysis of Ottawa. Through the use of photos taken around the city, Eryn transforms the images into paintings depicting Ottawa. Through a personal interpretation, the images range from the skyline of the city to the War Museum roof and even a construction site crane. Through various perspectives, Eryn invites the viewer to see their own city though a fresh lens, so to speak. 

Ottawa: An Urban Perspective will be on display for the month of March.