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Application Deadline for the Dumoine River Art Camp - April 30, 2017

CPAWS-OV will be hosting our first annual Dumoine River Art Camp from August 2-7, 2017. The Art Camp will bring together artists working in different mediums and from communities across the Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. We will explore the Dumoine River, create works of art, share stories and become inspired by this magnificent landscape. Next winter, we will hold two art shows to display the works derived from this art camp. One show will be located in the Pontiac region to highlight the beauty of their own backyard and the other show will be in Ottawa to reach a wider audience. We will host an Artist’s evening and Fundraising Gala during the Ottawa showing.

Applications for artists to participate will be open from March 1 – April 30, 2017. Applications can be found here. On May 15, 2017 we will officially announce the artists who have been selected to attend. There will be no cost to participate in the art camp, however each artist is asked to donate a completed piece. These donated works will be displayed in our art shows.

In hosting the Dumoine River Art Camp, we hope to introduce local artists to this beautiful piece of Canadian wilderness. The Dumoine River is the last un-damed Quebec tributary of the Ottawa River and one of only a few rivers in central Canada free of dams. Moreover, its watershed, covering some 4400km2 contains some of the last remaining stands of old-growth forest in eastern North America. As a result of the work of CPAWS –OV, in 2008 the Government of Quebec granted interim protection to a portion of the Dumoine River watershed. We continue to work to ensure the area receives full protection, recognized boundaries and a level of protection that are strong enough to maintain the area’s ecological integrity. Through the art camp and subsequent gallery events, we hope to inspire to support the ongoing CPAWS-OV campaign to protect the Dumoine River watershed for future generations.

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