Events

Nectar Gallery Now Open

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OLT Art Submission

OLT - Saturday, April 13, 2019

NG Art Submission

NG - Monday, April 08, 2019

Artist Presentation

Heron Road Community Center
May 21, 2019
from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Award Show

Nectar Gallery, 255 MacKay Street
Monday, April 29, 2019
from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Calendar (week)

2018-2019 Monthly Presentation

Heron Road Community Centre, 1480 Heron Road, Ottawa, ON, K1V 6A5, Theatre 3rd floor
Monthly presentations take place at 7:00 p.m. on the evening of the third Tuesday of the following months. Members may attend the presentations at no additional cost. Please bring your membership card when attending. Non-members are invited to attend and a small fee of $5 will be charged at the door. See our calendar for specific dates and look for the key word " Presentation"

These presentations include a short update on current events and a guest speaker. Sometimes the presentation is a critique of members' art work. However, the June presentation begins with the Annual General meeting.

All presentations and meetings take place in the Heron Road Community Center's, 2nd Floor Theatre, 1480 Heron Road, Ottawa Ontario

2018-2019 OLT Art Submissions

OLT is closed in August, no submissions. See our calendar for specific dates and look for the key word " OLT Hanging"

New 2018 - 19 Standards for OLT Submissions

  • Our display space at the OLT has been reduced due to the restructuring of our contract.
  • Maximum size, including frame, 36 x 36 inches
  • One submission per member
  • New venue for art submissions are now being considered

Information for members: Art Submissions are on Saturdays and the time frame is 10:00 to 10:30 am to drop off and pick your artwork up at the Ottawa Little Theatre (OLT). Enter the OLT by the side door on Besserer Street.

Please make sure to fill out and bring the OLT Submission Form with you when you drop off your artwork. The form can be found in the Forms section.

If your painting is not picked up, one of the volunteer workers will take it home and you will have to go pick it up at his/her house. The person holding your painting will send you an email with his/her address and phone number so you can arrange for a pick up time. A holding fee of $5.00 per week will apply (b.t.w. cheaper than the fee the OLT used to charge).

Non-Award Shows - Regulations for Art Submissions (sometimes called regular shows)

  • Maximum size INCLUDING FRAME: 36 inches on the smallest side by 36 inches on the largest side. (Please note: the canvas of a framed picture must be smaller than 36"x36")
  • It must be properly framed: *(see EXCEPTION below)
    • secure frame in good condition;
    • wire attached firmly one quarter to one third of the way down from the top of the frame;
    • all sharp edges of wire covered with tape

    EXCEPTION: an unframed extra deep 1½ inch gallery canvas with the outside edges painted
    (Decision of the Art Submission Chair is final).

  • All sources must be acknowledged on the back of the work.
  • The artist's name, phone number, price, title, and medium must be printed on the back.
  • A submission form must be completed and handed in at the time of dropping off your painting. These forms are available for completion at the time of the drop off or may be filled out prior by printing it from the Forms page. Please print on 11"x8" paper.

Awards Shows

Twice a year we have Awards Shows. The spring awards show will be on Monday May 6, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, at the Nectar Gallery , 255 MacKay Street, Ottawa, ON .

Award Shows (Fall/Spring) - Regulations for Art Submissions

Juried in 4 categories (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolours and Others), members may choose one category/enter one painting.

  • Art work must be original (NOT a copy of anyone else’s work)
  • Works done from photo-reference must be from photos taken by your-self.
  • Works may not have been painted in a class, nor have appeared in any juried shows nor been critiqued. You may not have received help from any other person.
  • Maximum size INCLUDING FRAME: 40 inches on the smallest side by 40 inches on the largest side. (Please note: the canvas of a framed picture must be smaller than 40"x40")
  • It must be properly framed: *(see EXCEPTION below)
    • secure frame in good condition;
    • wire attached firmly one quarter to one third of the way down from the top of the frame;
    • all sharp edges of wire covered with tape

    EXCEPTION: an unframed extra deep 1½ inch gallery canvas with the outside edges painted
    (Decision of the hanging Chair is final).

  • The artist's name, phone number, price, title, and medium must be printed on the back.
  • A submission form must be completed and handed in at the time of dropping off your painting. These forms are available for completion at the time of the drop off or may be filled out prior by printing it from the Forms page. Please print on 11"x8" paper. Please note that this form is of a different format from that used for regular Non Award shows.

Painting Outings

We invite members to host painting get-togethers. This involves only a location and a cup of tea or coffee for participants. This is a great way to meet other artists, have fun painting together (or nearby), exploring new locations and supporting each other in our artistic pursuits.

Past Shows