December 2007.  "Harmony," painting by Ellen Hadath.

Featured Artist: Ellen Hadath

Ellen Hadath with her paintings.

Ellen Hadath with her paintings

The November issue of Articulations, the newsletter of the Arts Council of Sault and District in Sault, Ontario, included a profile of Ellen Hadath, which we saw only after we had decided to do one of our own. This is a good time, however. We have so many very good artists in this area and we need to do more to celebrate them.

Many of you are already familiar with her work. The Sault, Ontario artist has had work in the Alberta House Shop and has displayed in the Olive Craig Gallery’s juried shows for years. Her work is in our annual art auction as well, and she had a dual exhibition with Lotte Steube in the Olive Craig Gallery.

But recently she has received several honors that we feel Sault, Michigan art lovers should know about.

Her painting “Genesis” (see below) was accepted in The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. Their 82nd open juried art exhibition, titled “Open Water” was held at the Market Gallery in Toronto October 20 to November 25.

She was awarded the Caldwell Banker Pine Lake Realty Award for her painting “Harmony” (see below) and an honorable mention for “The Arrangement” in the Northern Ontario Art Association exhibition in Elliot Lake in September. This touring exhibition will be displayed in ten different Northern Ontario locations for the next year. (The Art Gallery of Algoma display is set for August 14 to September 6, 2008.) Artists who have seven works selected for NOAA Exhibitions are entitled to use the letters NOAA after their names. Ellen Hadath has just achieved this distinction. (The NOAA website is www.noaa.ca.)

Ellen Hadath was born in Thunder Bay, but now calls Sault, Ontario her home. She has studied with Janet Borugeau, Kathleen Conover, Nora Harris, Richard Edwards, Helga Flower, Cheng Khee Chee, and Gordon MacKenzie. Her early Alberta House work was realistic, but more and more we are seeing an abstract and experimental interpretation with an emphasis on color. The two paintings shown at left glow with color— “Genesis” is positively incandescent.

Ellen is an active member of the Algoma Art Society. She has participated in the “Art in the Park” exhibition in the Roberta Bondar Pavilion and in shows with the Algoma Art Society, the Algoma Fall Festival of the Arts, the Bon Soo Art Show, the Canadian Arts Festival and Art on the Dock on St. Joseph Island, the Four and Friends exhibit in Bruce Mines, the Sylvan Circle Tour and the Deer Trail Studio Tour. She is busy in Sault, Michigan as well. She has original work for sale, and a good many watercolor reproductions and cards in the Alberta House shop where she has participated for many years, and has work in the Christmas show. Prices range from $40 to $295.

Paintings by Ellen Hadath
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"Genesis," watercolor painting by Ellen Hadath.

“Genesis”

"Harmony," painting by Ellen Hadath.

“Harmony”

Last updated: December 11, 2007


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