Celebrating visual art of the human form

2017 Figureworks

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 figurative works 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.

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.

Figureworks 2016 Winner

Peter Adams with his winning painting Half-Submerged (Eight Years Old Today)

See the other winners


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.

The Exhibition

No admission fees to attend the show and 100% of the purchase price for artworks goes directly to the artist, Figureworks takes no commission!

Vernissage: Nov 22nd 6-10pm with Awards Ceremony at 7:30pm

Show continues from Nov 23rd to Dec 3rd, 2017
Daily 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday Dec 3rd 11 am to 2 pm
at Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
310 Saint-Patrick Street, Ottawa (Entrance on Cumberland Street)

Contact Us:

For PR and Communications: communications@figureworks.org

For technical issues: website@figureworks.org

For all other inquires please contact Mark Stephenson at submissions@figureworks.org or by phone at 613-797-7192