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"By words one transmits thoughts to another, by means of art one transmits feelings."
Leo Tolstoy

The Ottawa Art Association is a collegial group of visual artists working in watercolour, pastel, oil, acrylic, mixed media and other media (graphite, ink, charcoal, painting on silk, and prints made by hand).

Members come from Ottawa and the surrounding region, including Western Quebec. We welcome artists at all stages of development from beginning artists trying to promote their work, to established artists whose work is found in Galleries throughout Canada and internationally. If this describes you, please join us!

The OAA exhibits and sells its members' work at the Nectar Gallery. On our website in the Artists' Gallery, members subscribe to showcase their work. Please contact the artist directly if any of these works interests you or your business, to buy or rent.

Nectar Gallery, 255 Mackay St.

See our Calendar (month) for dates when the Nectar Gallery is open.

OAA Exhibition at the Cube Gallery Space August 30 - September 1st.

OAA Exhibition at the Cube Gallery Space

Members may exhibit 2 paintings, maximum width 20"

Drop off: August 30, 10-11 am and pickup is September 1, 5-6 pm

Vernissage and silent auction for Youth Services Bureau Charity, August 30 from 6-10 pm


The Ottawa Art Association is proud to announce the following events: See our new Calendar

  • NG Submission drop off and pickup: August 26, 6:00 pm to 7 pm at the Nectar Gallery

Welcome OSA Students

The Ottawa Art Association is offering membership to diploma students of the Ottawa School of Art See the benefits here. Register here.

Call for Volunteer

Gallery Host We need a number of members to volunteer to open the Nectar Gallery (hosting responsibilities)

Volunteer of the Month Francoise Brazeau Ferguson

Become a Member

Being a member entitles you to some special perks, such as:

  • Meeting local like-minded individuals
  • Attending speaker-artist presentations
  • Showcasing your artwork on our website
  • And more... View all benefits!

Artists Helping Artists

Applecrate Galleries For Sale! Please contact brunet@applecrate.ca