OPEN CALL: Participate in Adam Brown’s MFA thesis exhibition

Deadline: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Artist Adam Brown is seeking submissions of books, objects, and other resources that reflect on theme of friendship. Materials collected will be installed at Ottawa Art Gallery as part of Brown’s project Friendship Library, from August 21 to September 7, 2014.

The library is open to submissions of any kind and in any language. Books, stories, articles, photos, sound recordings, digital archives, online links, artist projects, artworks, film scripts, DIY manuals and other material resources are welcome.

Thematic links can be loosely interpreted and might include topics such as community, self-organization, collaborative art practices, solidarity, etc. The online library catalogue will be updated as submissions are received:

Submissions will be accepted until Wednesday, August 20, 2014:

1. Bring your submissions to OAG’s Art Rental and Sales, at 2 Daly Avenue.

2. Contact Adam Brown via email to arrange a pickup at your location.

Each item will be catalogued as it arrives and labeled with the contributor’s name. All materials will be returned to their owner after the exhibition.

"I Will Not Make Anymore Boring Art (Writing)" with Tess Edmonson

Saturday September 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration $40, $32 for students and OAG members. Sign up by email or by telephone: 613-233-8699, ext. 227

Creative Sundays

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Free

Every Sunday from October to May, the Ottawa Art Gallery invites you to discover the exhibitions, spend time with family and friends, and create your own masterpiece to take home. No need to register, just drop- in whenever it's convenient. 

For more information or to join the Creative Sundays mailing list,  please contact or 613-233-8699 ext. 227

Creative Sundays is held throughout the school year from October to May. For summer programming, check out the OAG Art Tent and Summer Art Camps.


Close Listening: Eli Bornowsky, Jeremy Hof, Monique Mouton, Jinny Yu

Close Listening brings together the works of four painters who are reconsidering the possibilities of abstraction with inventive approaches to their material. Collectively, they explore the medium of paint through non-traditional techniques, including assemblage, sculpture, video and installation, while challenging the definition of the act of painting. 

The Miriam and Hudson Sargeant Art Collection

May 31 to August 17, 2014
Léon Bellefleur, André Biéler, Kittie Bruneau, Ghitta Caiserman, William Henry Clapp, Maurice Cullen, Jean Dallaire, Joyce Frances Devlin, Clarence Gagnon, Bruce Garner, John Hammond, A.Y. Jackson, Kenneth Lochhead, Henri Masson, James Wilson Morrice, Norval Morrisseau, Carl Ray, Alfred Pellan, Jane Ash Poitras, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, Harold Town

In 2013, the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) gratefully accepted the donation of twenty-three artworks by Canadian artists acquired by Ottawa-based collectors Miriam and Hudson Sargeant. They were both teachers whose influence was strongly felt by the youth in their families and wider community. They shared a profound love of the arts, which began on their honeymoon in Paris, France in 1955.

In Good Company: Selections from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art

March 6, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015
Maxwell Bates, Ghitta Caiserman, A.J. Casson, Edwin Holgate, A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Henri Masson, Marian Scott, Jack Shadbolt, Philip Surrey

The Firestone Collection of Canadian Art is a significant art collection that spans the modern period (1890–1985). Originally established by Ottawa-based collectors O.J. and Isobel Firestone in the early 1950s, the collection contains over 1,600 works by influential Canadian artists, including Maxwell Bates, Edwin Holgate, Arthur Lismer, Henri Masson, Marian Scott and Philip Surrey.

In Focus: A Collector's History

Selections from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art
Artists: Molly Lamb Bobak, Frank Carmichael, Emily Carr, A.J. Casson, Allan Collier, Maurice Cullen, L.L. FitzGerald, Bruce Garner, Lawren S. Harris, Robert Harris, Arthur Lismer, Henri Masson, Doris McCarthy, Norval Morrisseau, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Marian Scott, Gordon Smith, Harold Town

The Firestone Collection of Canadian Art was built upon O.J. and Isobel Firestone’s mission to educate the public about the merit of Canadian art. In Focus: A Collector's History explores the Firestones’ drive to form an inclusive collection representing a diverse range of Canadian art styles, geographic regions, time periods and artists.