Celebrating visual art of the human form

2017 Figureworks Show

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.

Congratulations to the 40 artist finalists included in the show for this year's Figureworks prize. 45 artworks we're selected from over 300 entries received from across Canada, the United States, Italy, Cyprus and Bolivia. There will be $4500 in cash prizes and sponsorship awards are valued at a further $1100.

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.

The Exhibition

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

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

The Figureworks 2017 vernissage will feature appetizers prepared by Chef Matthew Iley and a musical performance presented by Folkrum showcasing renowned Ottawa musicians Joan Harrison and Roddy Ellias.

Show continues from Nov 23rd to Dec 2nd, 2017

Weekdays Nov 23 and 24 - 1pm to 5pm
Saturday Nov 25 - 11am to 5pm
Weekdays Nov 29, 30 and Dec 1 - 1pm to 5pm
Saturday Dec 2 - 11am to 2pm

Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
310 Saint-Patrick Street, Ottawa (Entrance on Cumberland Street)

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