The Water Street Gallery
Artist-in-Residence: Leona Ottenheimer
Leona grew up the eldest of nine children, born in the small coastal community of Long Harbour, Placentia Bay. Although no formal training was available to her in grade school, she was greatly inspired by the example of her mother, who was at the time an emerging artist. She continues to hone her skill by taking part in, facilitating and coordinating classes with talented artists and instructors from Newfoundland and across Canada. Leona has to her credit a number of awards including the first place winner in the senior division of the Arts & Letter Competition (1997) sponsored by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the highest achievement award, Lawrence College (1992) and the Ed Roche Best Artist Award (1990)
Visit The Gallery
309 Water Street
2nd Floor, Heritage Shop
St. John's, NL
Leona will be at the Water Street gallery Wednesday through Sunday 12pm to 5pm until the end of October, 2018
Past Gallery Exhibitions
A World of Its Own
July 11th to August 26th, 2018
Featuring 30 local artist’s explorations of what makes our province so unique. A display of various art mediums that relate to Newfoundland and Labrador history, landscapes, nature, activities, events and memories
Artist-in-Residence: Dave Hodinott
May 2nd to June 17th, 2018
Dave left his 20 year career in the architectural drafting and illustration field to pursue his dream of becoming a full time artist. Working mainly in acrylics, Dave is best known for his dramatic, light-filled landscape paintings.
'Do You See What I See'
This cooperative artist exhibition featured new work by Patsy Gosse (Photography), April Learie (Mixed Media), Wendy Shirran (Pottery) and Amber LeDrew-Bonvarlez (Painting). Each artist helped staff the gallery, giving visitors the opportunity to speak with the artists and watch a demonstration of their work.
Artist-in-Residence: Amber LeDrew-Bonvarlez
September 13th to October 22nd, 2017
Amber offered the public a glimpse into her artistic process as she created new works right before their eyes. During the show she focused on creating new mixed media paintings, while also offering for sale items from her Tickle Kids and home decor lines.
Featured 29 local artists and explored the elements essential to Newfoundland and Labrador. Artists took this theme and interpreted it through memories, medium, emotions and events that reflect our province's unique history, culture and landscape.