Become a Member

The Ottawa Art Association is Ottawa's oldest, established in 1918. It welcomes artists from most categories in the Visual Arts:

  • Watercolour
  • Acrylic
  • Oil
  • Pastel
  • Mixed Media
  • Other media (handprints, graphite, ink, charcoal, wall sculptures, painting on silk, and prints made by hand.)

Become a member of this vibrant group of artists, both established and new, to build a single strong voice and home for us all, whatever our media preferences.

To become a member, please print and complete the form below and mail it with your cheque to the address listed on the form.

The membership year starts on 1 Sep. The membership fee is $30 CDN per year or $40 for a two year period.

Membership Benefits

  • Nine one-month exhibitions of members' work at the Ottawa Little Theatre,
  • Nine newsletters per year filled with OAA and member news, tips and events,
  • Post news of your own upcoming art exhibitions and workshops,
  • A dynamic website with members-only features,
  • Your personalized website within the OAA website, to help you showcase and promote your art (optional, small subscription fee),
  • Members' Fall Awards Show,
  • Juried Spring Awards Show,
  • Weekend and longer workshops,
  • Trips and social opportunities to meet other area artists,
  • Monthly lectures, demonstrations and artists' critiques (except in summer),

If you you require further information on OAA Membership, please contact the OAA Membership Coordinator by e-mail

To download the Membership Application Form, please visit the Forms page to downloaded from there.

For Members and Guests

Announcing a new newsletter delivery service for members. Our newsletter is now available to anyone.