Mark Stephenson

Visual artist and designer

Art

OAC Luck

Mark, November 24 2019

(image above: a pen and ink drawing I've donated to Luck 2019) I'm proud to be participating in the Ottawa Arts Council's annual fundraiser Luck. Luck takes place on Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at The Studio, Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave., Ottawa Artists donate works and the Ottawa Arts Council sells tickets, each ticket guarantees you an...

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Art

Wilf and Ada's, "Eclectic Nine"

Mark, September 19 2019

A friend of mine Jennifer Ford has curated a small show of works at Wilf and Asd's, a little restaurant at 510 Bank St in Ottawa.  That's my pen and in drawing in the middle. Here is the list of the artists in the show, go check it out while it's up.

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Art

Figureworks Prize Call for Artists

Mark, August 22 2019

I am proud to share the Figureworks Prize call for artists with you. Figureworks is a passion of mine. I first got involved as an artist finalist then as a volunteer and for the last few years I chair the board for this amazing volunteer run not for profit organization.  Below is our call for artists, I hope you consider submitting and coming to th...

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Hipsters at ArtEast

Mark Stephenson, April 20 2019

A couple weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to give an artists talk as part of the ArtEast Ottawa Speaker Series on involving the audience and participants in the final outcome of art projects. This is certainly a topic I'm passionate about and a lot of my art projects are founded on this principal. So of course, I brought out all my toys; H...

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Art

Where to go life drawing in Ottawa and Gatineau

Mark Stephenson, February 9 2019

Life drawing, also know as figure drawing is one of my passions. The act of drawing the human figure is my meditation, at the end of it I feel calm and centered. No longer do I get to hung up on the end product, it's about being around other artists, my tribe, and the joy the act of creation brings me.

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Design

Saturnfly

Mark Stephenson, January 20 2019

My friends Mea and Stephane Arthur Kiss have a band called Saturnfly and I got to design their logo, album cover and a few other elements. As they developed their album Cyborg's Lament I had the pleasure of hanging out for a few sessions to soak in the sound, I'd describe it as a sci-fi chill that takes you on a galactic journey. Give them a listen...

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Exhibition

Part and Parcel

Mark Stephenson, November 23 2018

November 23, 2018 – January 2, 2019, Ottawa Art Gallery I have a couple pen and ink life drawings in the Ottawa Art Gallery Part and Parcel holiday show. This show features works by over 50 local and regional artists and makers, it's a great opportunity for holiday gift shopping.

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Exhibition

SAW Gallery Sketch 2018

Mark Stephenson, November 1 2018

When: Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7 PM – 1 AM Where: ANEXÉ07 at 80, rue Hanson, Gatineau, Quebec J8Y 3M5 Artists, illustrators and designers from Canada and around the world band together for a holiday fundraiser like no other in Ottawa-Gatineau! For the first time this year, all funds raised at SKETCH will be shared between two artist-run centres...

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