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Celebrating visual art of the human form / Célébrer l’art visuel de la forme humaine

Celebrating visual art of the human form

Figureworks is a juried art prize and celebration of the art of the human form.

We are a Canadian, volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to cultivate and exhibit art of the human form, to bring together a community of artists, and to celebrate their art through the Figureworks prize.

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2022 Call for artists is out!

Figureworks is calling artists in all media to submit to the 11th annual juried Figureworks Prize and award show. The submission deadline is September 23, 2022.

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Congratulations to our 2019 winner, John Healey, for his piece Michigan Man after Arcimboldo

The piece described by the jury; "the technical brilliance of this composition is at once classical and contemporary. The materials used are a testament of the precarious state of our environment at this time, and foretells the dire consequences of our consumption habits."

2019 Figureworks Gallery →

Figureworks Virtual Event: A chat with Tom Van de Wouwer

Join Figureworks and Belgian artist Tom Van de Wouwer for a virtual chat and meet-and-greet on Saturday March 13, 2020 at 13:00 EST.


Land acknowledgement

Figureworks recognizes the privilege to be operating on the unceded traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg. As guests on this land, we promise to walk gently and with respect. To the past, present and future caretakers of Turtle Island, Chi-Miigwetch.

Figureworks reconnaît le privilège d'opérer sur le territoire traditionnel non cédé des Algonquins Anishinabeg. En tant qu'invités sur cette terre, nous nous engageons à marcher doucement et avec respect. Aux gardiens passés, présents et futurs de l'Île de la Tortue, Chi-Miigwetch.


We encourage submissions from all artists and recognize that there are many communities of artistic creation, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, Black, people of colour, immigrant, homeless, and 2SLGBTQ+ artists, as well as artists with disabilities.