Events

Annual General Meeting

June 18th Heron Road Community Center   Agenda - Minutes from 2018 AGM

Nectar Gallery Open

See our Calendar (month)

OLT Art Submission

OLT - Saturday, May 25, 2019

NG Art Submission

NG - Monday, May 27, 2019

Artist Presentation

2nd Floor - Heron Road Community Center
June 18, 2019
from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Calendar (week)

2018-2019 Monthly Presentation

Heron Road Community Centre, 1480 Heron Road, Ottawa, ON, K1V 6A5, 2nd 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 Submissions"

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

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.
  • 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 night will be on Monday April 29, 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: 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 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.

Coupon Events

Opportunies to use (GIVE) your coupons are listed here.

Events where members with coupons will be given preferential access or where the event will be restricted to coupon holders only will be listed here as the volunteer program evolves more listings will appear in this section.

  • Nectar Gallery Volunteer Sitting Members with coupons may submit a second painting at no additional cost. Limit 1 coupon per 2 paintings.
  • Membership Renewal: September 1, 2019 Members can give two (2) coupon and get a $10 discount on their membership renewal cost (30% savings). Limit 2 coupons per membership renewal

For opportunities to earn (GET) coupons see the Join / Volunteer page.

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