Events

Next Meeting

September 12th 2017 - from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

2017-2018 Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings take place at 7:00 p.m. on the evening of the second Tuesday of the following months:

  • June 13, 2017 (AGM)
  • September 12, 2017
  • October 10, 2017
  • December 12, 2017 - special evening celebrating Christmas and special door prize
  • February 13, 2018
  • March 13, 2018
  • May 8, 2018
  • June 12, 2018 (AGM)

These meetings include a short update on current events and then a presentation by a guest speaker. Sometimes the meeting is a critique of members' art work. However, the June meeting is the Annual General meeting.

All meetings take place in the Sandy Hill Community Center's Conference Room, 250 Somerset Street East.

2017-2018 Art Submissions at the Ottawa Little Theater

  • September 16, 2017
  • October 21, 2017
  • November 25, 2017 - Members award night November 27, 2017
  • January 6, 2018
  • February 10, 2018
  • March 17, 2018
  • April 28, 2018 - Jurors award night April 30, 2018
  • May 26, 2018
  • June 7, 2018 - to be determined

Information for members: Art Submissions are on Saturdays and the time frame is 10:00 to 10:30 am to drop off and pick your artwork up at the Ottawa Little Theatre (OLT). Enter the OLT by the side door on Besserer Street.

Please make sure to fill out and bring the OLT Submission Form with you when you drop off your artwork. The form can be found in the Forms section.

If your painting isn't picked up and you want to get it, contact the OLT to make arrangements 613-233-8948.

Non-Award Shows - Regulations for Art Submissions at OLT (sometimes called regular shows)

  • Maximum size INCLUDING FRAME: 40 inches on the smallest side by 40 inches on the largest side. (Please note: the canvas of a framed picture must be smaller than 40"x40")
  • It must be properly framed: *(see EXCEPTION below)
    • secure frame in good condition;
    • wire attached firmly one quarter to one third of the way down from the top of the frame;
    • all sharp edges of wire covered with tape

    EXCEPTION: an unframed extra deep 1½ inch gallery canvas with the outside edges painted
    (Decision of the Art Submission Chair is final).

  • All sources must be acknowledged on the back of the work.
  • The artist's name, phone number, price, title, and medium must be printed on the back.
  • A submission form must be completed and handed in at the time of dropping off your painting. These forms are available for completion at the time of the drop off or may be filled out prior by printing it from the Forms page. Please print on 11"x8" paper.

Awards Shows

Twice a year we have Awards Shows. Here are the confirmed dates for 2017-2018:

  • May 29, 2017 (Spring Awards Show)
  • Members award night November 27, 2017
  • Jurors award night April 30, 2018

Each of the Awards Shows take place in our exhibit space, at the Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue just south of Rideau (doors open at 7:15pm). Food, wine and other refreshments are served. At the Spring Awards Show, paid jurors external to the organization choose the winners.

The submission fee for participating members includes your ticket to the event. Additional tickets may be purchased for guests. If buying tickets at the door please try to have exact change.

Consult your Monthly Newsletter for Art Submission times. See the current Newsletter

Award Shows (Fall/Spring) - Regulations for Art Submissions at OLT

Juried in 4 categories (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolours and Others), members may choose one category/enter one painting.

  • Art work must be original (NOT a copy of anyone else’s work)
  • Works done from photo-reference must be from photos taken by your-self.
  • Works may not have been painted in a class, nor have appeared in any juried shows nor been critiqued. You may not have received help from any other person.
  • Maximum size INCLUDING FRAME: 40 inches on the smallest side by 40 inches on the largest side. (Please note: the canvas of a framed picture must be smaller than 40"x40")
  • It must be properly framed: *(see EXCEPTION below)
    • secure frame in good condition;
    • wire attached firmly one quarter to one third of the way down from the top of the frame;
    • all sharp edges of wire covered with tape

    EXCEPTION: an unframed extra deep 1½ inch gallery canvas with the outside edges painted
    (Decision of the hanging Chair is final).

  • The artist's name, phone number, price, title, and medium must be printed on the back.
  • A submission form must be completed and handed in at the time of dropping off your painting. These forms are available for completion at the time of the drop off or may be filled out prior by printing it from the Forms page. Please print on 11"x8" paper. Please note that this form is of a different format from that used for regular OLT Non Award shows.

Contact Information

For more information, contact the Programme Coordinator.

Past Shows

Painting Outings

We invite members to host painting get-togethers. This involves only a location and a cup of tea or coffee for participants. This is a great way to meet other artists, have fun painting together (or nearby), exploring new locations and supporting each other in our artistic pursuits.

Painting at the Ottawa School of Art

OAA members are welcome to paint at the Ottawa School of Art on Fridays. The OSA has a large room available, all day/evening, to OAA members to paint/draw. This is year-round availability, except when there are special children's events during school breaks. This arrangement has been in effect for many years and has no end date. There is a rule: that there be no talking during painting time, except for lunch, when all can eat and chat. So it is social and productive. Easels are available, and proper disposal bins, good air circulation, as well as good lighting. There are no models, although an individual artist could possibly hire one after discussing this with the group. More info: Pat McEwan 613-231-2087