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WINNER: Young Artist of the Month is Brianna Richard

A great big CONGRATULATIONS to 9-year-old Brianna Richard, the winner of our very first Young Artist of the Month contest on StittsvilleCentral.ca.

Brianna lives in Stittsville and attends Grade 4 at École élémentaire catholique Saint-Rémi in Kanata. Her artwork (above) is titled “Summer Rays”, and is an abstract using markers.

The judging was tough! Our panel included a pair of elementary school students who chose Brianna’s art because of her creative use of contrasting colours, and her abstract approach. “Not all art is looking outside and drawing the exact picture,” said one of our judges.

As a prize, Brianna will have her artwork professionally framed by  Walkerworks Picture Framing at the corner of Stittsville Main & Beverly.

Thanks to all of the talented Stittsville artists who entered the contest.  Our judges had a really hard time deciding on a winner! All of the entries are included below.

Abi Cantusci, Grade 3
Abi Cantusci, Grade 3
Adam Staniforth, Age 7
Adam Staniforth, Age 7
Nia Hawrysh, Grade 5
Nia Hawrysh, Grade 5
Edzea Froehler, Age 7
Edzea Froehler, Age 7
Madyson Mariscak, age 5
Madyson Mariscak, age 5
Tristan Chiswell, Grade 3
Tristan Chiswell, Grade 3
Brody Chiswell, Senior Kindergarten
Brody Chiswell, Senior Kindergarten
Ella Sultan, Grade 3
Ella Sultan, Grade 3
Katie Wallace, Grade 5
Katie Wallace, Grade 5
Laura Wallace, Grade 3
Laura Wallace, Grade 3

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Deadline is Monday for the Young Artist of the Month Contest

(Above: Drawing by Abi C., a Grade 3 student at St.Stephen in Stittsville.)

CALLING ALL STITTSVILLE ARTISTS!  If you’re 14 years of age or younger, we want to invite you to enter our Young Artist of the Month contest.  This month’s theme is “SUMMER”, and the winner will get their creation professionally framed by Walkerworks Picture Framing at the corner of Stittsville Main & Beverly.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Have your parents scan or take a photo of a piece of art that you’ve recently created.  It should be a drawing or a painting.  (Minimum size 1200 pixels wide, and maximum file size 5MB please!)
  2. Email it to us at feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca before Monday, June 22, 2015.  Be sure to include the name of the artist (first and last name), the medium (drawing, painting, pastel, etc.), what school you go to and what grade you’re in.
  3. The art will be judged by StittsvilleCentral.ca staff based on creativity, use of colour, technique and a link to the theme.
  4. One entry per artist please!
  5. We’ll showcase some of the artwork leading up to the deadline, and then announce the winner by June 29.  The winner will have their artwork professionally framed. Frame selection and design will be at the discretion of Walkerworks Picture Framing.

GOOD LUCK! If you have any questions please email feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca


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NEW: Young Artist of the Month Contest

CALLING ALL STITTSVILLE ARTISTS!  If you’re 14 years of age or younger, we want to invite you to enter our Young Artist of the Month contest.  This month’s theme is “SUMMER”, and the winner will get their creation professionally framed by Walkerworks Picture Framing at the corner of Stittsville Main & Beverly.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Have your parents scan or take a photo of a piece of art that you’ve recently created.  It should be a drawing or a painting.  (Minimum size 1200 pixels wide, and maximum file size 5MB please!)
  2. Email it to us at feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca before June 22, 2015.  Be sure to include the name of the artist (first and last name), the medium (drawing, painting, pastel, etc.), what school you go to and what grade you’re in.
  3. The art will be judged by StittsvilleCentral.ca staff based on creativity, use of colour, technique and a link to the theme.
  4. One entry per artist please!
  5. We’ll showcase some of the artwork leading up to the deadline, and then announce the winner by June 29.  The winner will have their artwork professionally framed. Frame selection and design will be at the discretion of Walkerworks Picture Framing.

GOOD LUCK! If you have any questions please email feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca

Summer, by Maddie & Brie. Pencil crayons on paper.   Grade 2, Stittsville Public School.
Summer, by Maddie & Brie. Pencil crayon on paper. Grade 2, Stittsville Public School.

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Ottawa Business Journal: “Local biz owner pushes for BIA”

From the Ottawa Business Journal:

The 18 business improvement areas within Ottawa’s city limits currently span from Orleans in the east to Carp Village in the west, but Stittsville is nowhere to be found on that list.

John vanDyk would like that to change.

The owner of the Covered Bridge Brewing Company says a BIA would give small businesses in the west-end community a boost by helping spread the word that there’s more to the area than just big-box stores.
“I think it’s a great way to sort of raise awareness in the community for local businesses, but also for local businesses to connect,” he says from his brewery on Iber Road.
Mr. vanDyk, a former Health Canada employee who took a leap of faith into the beer business in late 2013, says his products are now served in about a dozen pubs around the city and at his own retail outlet.
He sold about 50,000 litres of suds in his first year of operation and forged successful partnerships with a number of other locally owned enterprises. For example, Covered Bridge produces a coffee-flavoured beer using beans from the Gaia Java Coffee Company, located a short drive away on Main Street.
“We find that those connections have really worked well for us because, you know, they might have a slightly different clientele than us, but it helps to expose us to their clientele and vice-versa,” Mr. vanDyk says. It’s a great way of just supporting each other.”

 

Read the full article, including comments from Amy Walker (Walkerworks Picture Framing), councillor Shad Qadri and StittsvilleCentral.ca editor Glen Gower.


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Frame store owners right at home in Stittsville

Jim and Amy Walker own Walkerworks Framing on Beverly Street at Stittsville Main.  Walkerworks started as a home-based business on Fernbank Road, then a retail shop in Perth, before winding up in Stittsville. 

Their current spot is actually their second location since moving to Stittsville. They used to be next to the Legion across the street.  Not only do the Walkers own the shop, they also live right next door with their young family.

Walkerworks is one of the local businesses taking part in Support Local Stittsville on December 6, a day to encourage residents to discover our local shops and restaurants. You can see the full list of participating businesses here.

I visited their shop recently to ask them about their business and why they’ve chosen to live and work in Stittsville.

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