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January 05, 2016 2 min read 1 Comment

We thought we'd kick off our 2016 blog in support of two of our amazingly talented friends in the community, Rebekah Elkerton (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation) and Jaime Koebel (Nehiyaw & Metis from Lac La Biche, Alberta). Both artists will be participating in the Filthy Dirty Art Show presented by Venus Envy (our not too distant neighbours on Bank Street).

The Show:

Venus Envy is celebrating their 15th year anniversary! Every year they celebrate with a group show of erotic/sensual/sexy work called the Filthy Dirty Art Show. This show is a fund raiser for the Venus Envy Bursary Fund, and is an amazing night to meet some very talented local artists, have a drink, and buy incredible art! 

Other confirmed artists this year include Kalkidan Assefa, Leah Hicks, Jaymie Delight, Mark Seabrook, Donald K., Alex Hutcheon and will feature Live art by Kalkidan Assefa from Drippin' Soul Creations!

When: Friday, January 8, 8:30pm-11pm

Where: Venus Envy, 226 Bank Street, Ottawa, 19+ event

Click here to get full details on the Facebook event.

More about our friends:

Rebekah Elkerton:

Rebekah is an Anishinaabe artist from Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. Through a creative interplay of striking colors, Elkerton paints portraits of women with the aim of decolonizing stereotypical images of women. Some of her paintings are self-portraits while others are representations of close friends who have shared their stories with her.

Rebekah Elkerton Art

Elkerton’s paintings are completed with the use of Acrylic paint on salvaged wood. She often uses wood that has been discarded by her neighbours with the aim of giving new purpose to old materials. Elkerton is inspired by a continual process of self-discovery, specifically her relationship to indigenous womanhood and spirituality.

Rebekah Elkerton ArtRebekah Elkerton Art

Rebekah has also been involved with Beaded Dreams, modelling in our photoshoots.

Rebekah Elkerton - Photo by Kim Vincent

Check out Rebekah's official website: www.rebekahelkerton.com and follow her on Instagram: @Bekielk


Jaime Koebel:

Jaime is a Nehiyaw & Métis artist from Lac La Biche, Alberta. A visual artist, dancer and a vocal advocate for Aboriginal and Metis organizations. As a solo Métis cultural dancer and educator, Jaime has won several Métis jigging competitions across Canada and the United States and has been recognized for her contributions through art and academia.

 Specializing in Ink on Drums, Beadwork, Fish Scale work and Digitally Enhanced Photography, Jaime's artwork is in a great number of private collections around the world. Jaime is also recognized as a youth advocate. 

Jaime KoebelJaime Koebel

Jaime is also the founder of Indigenous WalksAn active, educational and fun way to learn about Indigenous Peoples’ experiences in Ottawa. This guided walk and talk provides a layer of knowledge of the Nation’s Capital through art, culture, history and landscape - all from an indigenous perspective.

Jaime Koebel - Copyright Anna Uliana

Photo by Anna Uliana

Check out more of Jaime's work on her Official Facebook Page and follow her on Instagram @jaimekoebeldotcom


Come out and support some extremely talented artists! To recap:

What: The Third Annual Filthy Dirty Art Show

When: Friday, January 8, 8:30pm-11pm

Where: Venus Envy, 226 Bank Street, Ottawa, 19+ event

Click here to get full details on the Facebook event.

Happy New Year to you all!

-Kim, Beaded Dreams






1 Response

Miss Mahara
Miss Mahara

January 06, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR, KIM – Also send my warm greetings to your Mom. Wishing you a prosperous 2016 – Stay Healthy – Stay Happy. Are they gonna provide some nibbles at the shop – just saying….LoL

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