heARTwood - Unitarian
Foyer Gallery



Art by Kae, Graham and Maggie

September 7 - October 31

Artist Statement

Maggie Bee
Ottawa, Ontario
Canterbury High School

I enjoy painting in watercolour for the way the paint flows on the paper and can be built up and moved around on the paper. I've been inspired by my Dad's attention to detail, and I try to tell a story in my pictures.

Graham Bee
Ottawa, Ontario
OC Transpo

Drawing was a hobby that became a passion. I like to draw sports figures and history, using pencil on handmade watercolour paper for its durability. I like to work in black and white, with the strong contrasts that can be achieved with different pressures on the pencils. Much of my work is done by commission.

Kae McColl (Bee)
Aylmer, Quebec
Retired (formerly worked at People, Words & Change)

I have always loved to paint. As children, paints and paper were our standard gifts at Christmastime and birthdays. I was inspired by my mother who was an artist, and am delighted that my son Graham and his daughter Maggie share this interest. All in all, we have 14 family members who enjoy creating art in all the various mediums.

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.