Winner Tom Thomson Trailblazer Award Ottawa expo d'Art expo 2011. First repeat award winner at the Ottawa Art Expo.

"Beautiful Destruction" granted Honourable Mention Best Visual Arts Exhibit in Ottawa 2010 by Express Ottawa (Nov 11, 2010), for exhibition at Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery (July-Sept. 2010).

tarpondsB2401546c3s60Editc4"Alluvial Fan", 2008 (40x60) nominated Ken Danby Award, 2010 expo d'Art expo Ottawa.



BeachVolleyballTournamentC1641009dngc2fltwmk"Beach Volleyball Tournament", 2009 (24x36), winner Tom Thomson Trailblazer Award for outstanding achievement in a work of fine art that utilizes new or innovative techniques or materials, or new and innovative use of existing materials, design or composition. 2009 expo d'Art expo Ottawa.


"Pumping Vessel", 2008 (24x36), nominated Emily Carr Legacy Award for outstanding achievement in recording, preserving, storytelling or promoting the culture of Canada and/or its component parts, including Native, Founding Culture or New Arrivals. 2009 expo d'Art expo Ottawa.


Winner Best Work on Paper (Printmaking/Photography) – the Patrick Gordon Framing Award, June 7, 2009. The Ottawa New Art Festival, Ottawa. June 6&7, 2009.

Juried Competitions

Juried art show, "displaying some of the most creative & dynamic artists in the Ottawa area." Ottawa expo d’Art expo 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012.

Juried selection to exhibit at The New Art Festival, Ottawa, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012.

Juried selection. Toronto Outdoor Art Expo, Toronto, ON, Canada. July 2010, Nathan Philips Square.

Juried selection. One of 8 artists selected from 90 submissions for the 2010 exhibition season at the City of Ottawa's premiere Karsh-Masson & City Hall Art Galleries. Solo exhibition, Beautiful Destruction – Alberta Tar Sands Aerial Photographs.

Juried selection. Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, ON, Canada. Official Patron Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean Governor General of Canada. Feb 2010.

Single work (Alluvial Fan) juried selection with 39 other artists chosen from 220 submissions. Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, NY, USA. 5th biannual International Juried Art Exhibit Nov 2009 – Jan 2010.

LOUIS HELBIG aerial photography
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