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holiday art sale submission opportunity

OSA | EAO presents
Holiday Fundraising Art Sale

The Ottawa School of Art – Downtown Campus Gallery is pleased to present its 33rd Annual Holiday Fundraising Art Sale. The exhibition features a wide range of original, unique and affordable works of art created by the members, instructors and alumni of the School in a wide variety of media, sizes and prices. The funds raised from this sale go toward the Ottawa School of Art’s bursary programs to provide free art classes and materials.

Members from both campuses are invited to participate in this exciting two week event! Not a member? Becoming a member is easy! For more information on our new membership levels or becoming a member please visit our website:

Submission Criteria:
The OSA Holiday Art Sale is open to all active members in good standing with the Ottawa School of Art.

Submission Fees and Requirements:
All participants are required to pay a $10.00 non-refundable submission fee, (cash only), paid upon submission.
All participants are required to commit a minimum of three hours, volunteer time for gallery sitting. Participants are also strongly encouraged to sign up to help with the installation of the artworks on Tuesday November 21, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Two or three people would also be needed to help with the takedown on December 10 from 9:00 am to noon.
The gallery Sitter provides security for the artworks and offers help with purchases.

For a full list of submission criteria please download the forms below or visit our website:


Submission Dates:
ByWard Market Campus: Friday November 17 and Saturday November 18, 2017 between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm.

This year, the OSA will host a Holiday Fundraising Art Sale at the ByWard Campus only.

The Ottawa School of Art offers Diploma and Certificate Programs, and a full range of community level art courses including drawing, painting, photography, new media, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and a wide variety of specialized short courses and workshops. Children’s and Teens’ classes range from multi-media to animation and cartooning, to sculpture and construction, pottery, drawing and painting.

Ottawa School of Art
35, rue George Street
ByWard Market
Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5