Celebrating visual art of the human form

Welcome. Figureworks is an annual juried art prize and celebration of the art of the human form held in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. We believe in being inclusive and accept submissions in all media from all over Canada and Internationally. Our condition, the work must have a focus on the human form, the medium is up to you.

Figureworks has been running consecutively for 7 years and is now entering it's 8th season. In 2016 we had over 200 submissions from over 100 artists across the world and awarded $3600 in prizes.

Every year we strive to have the best possible jury; one that is balanced in their views and experience, varied in their media, masters of their craft and great storytellers. This year does not disappoint, be sure to meet our Jury for 2017.

We hold the Figureworks exhibition at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, a historic church transformed into a beautiful exhibition space right in the heart of Ottawa’s beautiful Byward Market.

At Figureworks we believe strongly in providing artists an excellent opportunity to exhibit their work and are committed to do our best to increase the prize money available to artists every year. We are volunteer based and all the entry fees and sponsorship go to basic operational costs and prize money. We don’t take any commissions on sales at the Figureworks exhibition, all the money goes directly to the artists.

Our call for artists will be out shortly, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and sign up to our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss it.

Mark Stephenson,
President of Figureworks