heARTwood - Unitarian Foyer Gallery



current Exhibit

 Art by Sharon Lemay

The first piece of art in the Heartwood show is a special piece that I’ve added for display.  It is Mail Art – and it is a collaboration project. The theme is "How we connect". This piece of art has travelled around the world and local artists have each contributed to create it.  

This is more than a mail art project - this is an adventure into our spiritual creative artistic expression - a way of tapping into our inner resources in a joyful natural way. This is the true beauty of art collaboration, when it connects the world with creativity and a spiritual adventure. I am honored to have been invited on this journey to build bridges.


About Sharon Lemay

Sharon's passion for the Arts and Photography started at a very early age in her hometown of Montreal. In her mind's eye, Sharon would visualize scenes, and she began to transform her talents onto canvas and through her viewer on her very first Canon. Sharon's journey in photography has been focused on the natural beauty of nature enhanced by computer graphic manipulations. In her upbeat creative loft studio, Sharon is a continual student of the Arts  - composing paintings with acrylics, brush strokes and her fingertips. Most of her scenes involve serene water vistas lodged in her memory from exotic travels in The Caribbean and touring the waterways of Ottawa's National Capital Region.

In this Heartwood Show, Sharon's art is full of inner peace, meditation and positive energy that she is able to transpose into her creations.

This show is not about fine art, it's about relaxation meditation and positive energy.  It's about creating positive energy and experimenting with creative intuitive painting and going with the flow.  Intuitive painting or process painting is an excellent way to silence your inner critic. It can release everyday stress.  It is a way to renew your positive energy and overcome creative blocks.

This show of paintings and photography is part of a course Sharon is taking called Healing with the Arts:University of Florida.  Healing with the Arts gives you the tools to be a creative artist and healer for yourself and for others.  The course includes information to better understand process, intuitive painting techniques and making journals through art projects including visual arts, dance, writing, and music, along with spiritual practices.

The paintings are full of beautiful energy and love.

Gallery Hours

  • Monday through Thursday from 4:00 - 7:00 pm
  • By appointment – Please contact Heartwood's Executive Director at 613-241-5937.

The Foyer Gallery provides an opportunity for our community to enjoy various forms of artistic expression throughout the year. Artists gain access to quality exhibition space, and they, in return, support and enhance Heartwood programs and the work environment. In addition to exhibiting their work in the Foyer Gallery, artists may find opportunities to partner with individual member groups, offering workshops or one-to-one art instruction. The ongoing collaboration between artists and the Heartwood House community demonstrates the benefits of art as an integral part of our daily lives.

Artist Information

We welcome artists to submit samples of their work to the heARTwood - Unitarian Foyer Gallery selection committee. Most exhibitions are 6 to 8 weeks in length, with the option to host a vernissage. 

Promotion and Advertising

The artist assumes the responsibility to promote his/her exhibition. Heartwood House will do all it can to support the promotions by:

  • Posting the event on the Heartwood House website*
  • Posting any flyers, posters, etc. provided by the artist


  • $30 registration fee for use of the Foyer Gallery will be given to the Executive Director prior to the start of the show.
  • 10% of all sales will go to Heartwood House at the end of the show.
  • Vernissage – Artists have the option to host an opening reception at a time scheduled with Heartwood House.  Cost $12.00 per hour.


The Foyer Gallery does not have insurance to cover theft. However, the artist should be aware that access by the public is controlled. Guests to Heartwood House enter by the front door only, and sign-in at Reception.

Please Note 

  • Artists are asked to provide 10 to 15 pieces depending on the size of the work.
  • Hanging of art pieces will be at the discretion of the Gallery Committee representatives.
  • Some pieces may not be hung by the Gallery representatives due to space limitations.

Artist Application

Foyer Gallery Information: 

Contact Moe Moloughney - Heartwood Executive Director
moe@heartwoodhouse.ca or 613-241-5937

Artist Information:

Name (if group – please list names, and give main contact name)



E-mail address


Brief Description of Work:

What is the general size and price range of your work?

Do your pieces have wire on the back for hanging the work?

Have you shown your work previously?

Where have you shown your work?

Please email at least 4 - 6 samples of your work. You may provide a portfolio, refer us to a website, or send electronic images. Please list titles, sizes and medium used.  

Security - Although Heartwood House provides as much security as possible, we cannot be responsible for any damage or theft of work.