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City of Ottawa Art Collection

About

After amalgamation in 2001, artworks from the Region of Ottawa–Carleton and 11 municipalities were brought together as one art collection. Today, the City of Ottawa Art Collection is comprised of more than 3,100 artworks created by over 860 artists including Shahla Bahrami, Jennifer Dickson, Lorraine Gilbert, Adrian Göllner, Yousuf Karsh, Farouk Kaspaules, Meryl McMaster, Nadia Myre, Cynthia O’Brien, and Annie Pootoogook.

The City of Ottawa collects artworks that demonstrate creativity and innovation. New artworks are added to the collection by purchase, donation and commission based on a peer assessment committee’s recommendation. Public art commissions accompany major capital projects such as Ottawa on the Move and Confederation Line. By presenting art in public spaces, the City of Ottawa Art Collection enriches communities, supports local artists and forms a visual art history of the Ottawa area. 

Search your Collection

highlights from the Collection

Artwork from this collection is presented at over 170 public sites across Ottawa! Library branches, community centres, parks, playgrounds, employment centres, transit stations and City Hall display artwork for residents.  Search your Collection!

Check back regularly. New items will be added to the faceted search tool.

Images (left to right): locomOtion, Erratic Field, The Spirit of OC Transpo, Morphology

2021 Direct Purchase program

example of exhibition in gallery

This competition is now closed.

About Direct Purchase

The City of Ottawa Public Art Program invites professional artists, and their representatives, to offer existing artworks for purchase. Proposals are reviewed by a peer assessment committee and artworks recommended for purchase will become part of the City of Ottawa Art Collection. Artwork from this diverse collection is presented in over 170 public sites across Ottawa. Direct Purchase is a competitive program for participants to offer artwork for purchase to the City of Ottawa. More than 2,700 artworks are reviewed each year.

Before submitting your application, please review the Eligibility section below.

Program objectives

  • To support eligible emerging, mid-career and established professional visual artists
  • Purchase existing artworks to be added into the City of Ottawa Art Collection
  • To support activities that address the priorities identified in the Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture in Ottawa (2013 - 2018), including prioritizing applications from Indigenous, equity-seeking applicants, and artists not currently in the City of Ottawa Art Collection.

Eligibility

Who is eligible?

  • Participants must be professional artists or representatives of professional artists such as a gallery or an estate
  • Artists must have completed specialized training in their artistic field or be recognized by their peers as a professional artist
  • Participants must either be the author of the artwork or must represent the author of the artwork
  • Artists must live, or have lived, within a 150 km radius of Ottawa or the artwork must have a local connection (please indicate this in your Artist Statement or Artistic Résumé)
  • Artists must be committed to their artistic activity
  • Artists must have created a body of work outside of basic training
  • Artists who identify as Algonquin Anishinaabe

Who is not eligible?

  • students who have not yet completed initial arts training
  • individuals who are not authors nor representatives of professional artists
  • artists who do not live, nor have not lived, within a 150 km radius of Ottawa
  • City of Ottawa employees or elected representatives in compliance with the City of Ottawa Employee Code of Conduct and all applicable laws and regulations

Restrictions

  • Applicants, not including galleries, may only submit one application at a time within this program
  • Meeting all eligibility requirements does not guarantee purchase of artwork

Assessment criteria

Applications are assessed by a Peer Assessment Committee according to:

  • Artistic merit
  • Regional importance
  • Innovation
  • Conservation and maintenance requirements

Who is on the Peer Assessment Committee?

  • The composition of the committee aims to balance representation of artistic specialization, practice, style, and philosophy, as well as fair representation of official languages, gender, geographic areas, and culture-specific communities.
  • Peer assessment committee members are chosen based on their knowledge and experience, fair and objective opinions, ability to articulate ideas, and ability to work in a team environment
  • Members of the committee change for every program

Read through the Call to Artists completely before beginning your online application and make sure you have all the required information ready.

  • A complete application must include support material listed below, up to ten images or ten minutes of time-based media or a combination thereof
  • Support material may be written in English or French

Application materials

Support materials

Items 1, 2, and 3 to be saved as one PDF

  1. Artist statement (maximum 500 words)
  2. Artistic résumé (maximum 1500 words)
  3. Image/media list - a direct reference to the artwork image files you are including in your application. The image/media list is an opportunity to add information or additional descriptions of individual artworks. Use this list to indicate series, edition, or other significant details in point form

Digital image files and time-based media files

Upload ten digital image files or ten minutes total of time-based media content (or a combination of both) that support the proposal statement and follow the guidelines listed below.

Image files must be:

  • JPG format and no larger than 1 MB each
  • Named with the corresponding image list number, title, date, medium, dimensions and price, each separated by an underscore
  • Do not leave a space before or after the underscore
  • File names must not exceed 150 characters

Format for naming image files

01_Artwork Title_year_medium_dimensions_$price.jpg

Examples:

  • 01_The Mountain_2021_graphite, acrylic and metal_96 x 106 inches_$1500.jpg
  • 02_Untitled 3 detail_2013_chromogenic print on paper_206 x 122 cm_$0.jpg
  • 03_Installation at Karsh-Masson Gallery variable dimensions_2005_mixed media_ 0x0cm_$0.jpg

When ten artworks are not for sale, include detail images, images with alternate points of view, or images of artwork from a similar series. Images of artworks not for sale should be named with a price of $0.

Application assistance

We are available to help you prepare your application in the following ways:

  • Discuss eligibility of your application, requirements of the program and answer any questions about the application and evaluation process
  • Virtual information sessions (details at top of page)
    • The sessions will be aimed at first-time applicants however all are welcome to attend
    • You can download the Microsoft Teams Live app or participate in the session using a web browser

Delivery of artwork

  • Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no second stage to review artworks in person
  • If your artwork is selected for purchase, we will request delivery at a future date when it is safe to do so
  • All successful applicants will be contacted to arrange delivery of the artworks selected for acquisition

If your application is not successful you are encouraged to try again!

The peer assessment committee is comprised of new members for each competition. If your artwork was not recommended for purchase understand that your submission may have been supported but the program’s limited budget cannot fund all applicants, regardless of their merit.

Contact us

Jonathan Browns
jonathan.browns@ottawa.ca
613-244-4434

Sarah Patterson
sarahm.patterson@ottawa.ca
613-244-4384

For general information about the City of Ottawa Public Art Program or technical issues contact publicartprogram@ottawa.ca

Propose a donation of art

Propose a donation of art to the City of Ottawa Art Collection. Send an image of the art and a brief description of the item to publicartprogram@ottawa.ca. Donation proposals are reviewed by a peer assessment committee based on artistic merit, regional importance, innovation, conservation and maintenance requirements. Preference is given to artwork by professional artists who live or have lived within a 150 km radius of Ottawa. Tax receipts are available.

Work placement with the City of Ottawa Art Collection

Gain experience working in the cultural sector as part of an academic course. Students enrolled in post-secondary institutions may be eligible to participate in a work placement (internship, practicum). Please note that work placements are unpaid. Send a copy of your resume and contact information for your course coordinator to publicartprogram@ottawa.ca.

Artists

The City of Ottawa Art Collection features over 3,000 artworks created by more than 800 artists and artist teams. Artists are listed alphabetically by last name.

Artists listed alphabetically

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A

  • Sarah-Mecca Abdourahman
  • Barry Ace
  • Marc Adornato
  • Jim Affleck
  • Cheryl Albuquerque
  • Stéphane Alexis
  • Adam Alorut
  • Edward Ambros
  • Jonathon Anderson
  • David Andrew
  • Simon Andrew  
  • Alexander Angnaluak
  • Jill Anholt
  • Fionna Annis
  • Tiffany April
  • Katie Argyle
  • Alan Armstrong
  • Becky Armstrong
  • Pierre Arpin
  • Susan Ashbrook
  • Barbara Astman
  • Pansee Atta
  • Christian Audet
  • Marc Audette
  • Melanie Authier 
  • Ava Margueritte   
  • Gabriela Avila-Yiptong 
  • Derek Aylen

B

  • Ben Babelowsky (1932 - 2019)
  • Hanna Back
  • Shahla Bahrami
  • Karen Bailey
  • Amanda Balestreri
  • Barbara McGill Balfour
  • Maureen Ballagh
  • Richard Banks
  • David Barbour
  • James Barbour (1912 - 1984)
  • John Barkley
  • Angelina Barrucco 
  • Anne Meredith Barry (1932 - 2003)
  • W. H. Bartlett (1809 - 1854)
  • Leopold Bartosh
  • Morton Baslaw (1924-2016)
  • Robert Bateman
  • Josh Bates
  • Micheline Beauchemin (1929 - 2009)
  • Andrew Beck         
  • David Becker
  • Jocelyne Beland-Stephenson
  • D. Bell
  • Karin Bell
  • Jessica Bell
  • John Benn
  • Claude-Philippe Benoit
  • Kevin Benson
  • Jean-Claude Bergeron
  • Karina Bergmans
  • Miguel Berlanga
  • Davis Bernett
  • Judith Berry
  • Derek Michael Besant
  • Rolf Bettner
  • Mieke Bevelander
  • Bhat Boy
  • Bing Cherry (Caroline Joanisse)
  • B.C. Binning (1909 - 1976)
  • Kristin Bjornerud
  • David Blackwood
  • Suzanne Blanchet
  • Victoria Block
  • Glenn Bloodworth
  • Bruno Bobak (1923 - 2012)
  • Robert Boffa
  • Sylvie Bordeleau
  • Marion Bordier
  • Cécile Boucher
  • Joël Boudreau
  • Mary Bourdeau 
  • Robert Bourdeau
  • Gail Bourgeois
  • Raymond Bourque
  • James Boyd (1928 - 2002)
  • Claire Brascoupé
  • Mairi Brascoupé
  • Simon Brascoupé
  • Emily Brascoupé-Hoefler
  • Stephen Brathwaite
  • Carol Bretzloff
  • Mary Brewer
  • Jean Bridge
  • Ian Brignell
  • Barbara Brown
  • Keith Brown
  • Franklin Brownell (1857 - 1946)
  • Jonathan Brownz
  • Natalie Bruvels
  • Brita Budde (1922 - 2013)
  • Joan Bulger
  • Marianne Burlew
  • Brian Burnett
  • Mitchell Burton
  • Ralph Burton (1905 - 1983)
  • Cathy Busby
  • Orval Bush
  • Michael Bussière
  • Kyle Bustin
  • Laurence Butet-Roch
  • Lesley Buxton

C

  • Mimi Cabri
  • Geneviève Cadieux
  • Ghitta Caiserman-Roth (1923 - 2005)
  • Réal Calder
  • Heather Campbell
  • Kay Campbell
  • Anna Carlman
  • Jaime Carral
  • Bertrand Carrière
  • Anita Carson
  • Warren Carther  
  • Barbara Carlson
  • Alexandre Castonguay
  • David Cation
  • John-Felice Ceprano 
  • Véronique Chagnon-Coté
  • Sabrina Chamberlain
  • Eric Chan 
  • Marc Charbonneau
  • Pierre Chenier
  • France Choiniere 
  • Chandra Chopra   
  • Chromogenic Curmudgeons
  • Audrey Churgin
  • Karl Ciesluk
  • Jeanette Clarida
  • David Clarkson
  • Véronique Claude
  • Susan Close
  • Claire Cloutier
  • Patrick Cocklin
  • Bryna Cohen
  • Lynne Cohen (1944 - 2014)
  • Carrie Colton
  • Cecile Comblen
  • Craig Commanda
  • Heidi Conrod
  • Don Cormier
  • Leta Cormier
  • Karen Cornelius
  • Kristina Corre
  • Deborah Cosman
  • Barbara Sheridan Costin
  • Joël Côté-Cright
  • Marie-Josée Coulombe
  • Douglas Coupland
  • Sylvain Cousineau (1949 - 2013)
  • Rebecca Cowan
  • Chris Crabtree   
  • Joyce Crago   
  • Pixie Cram
  • Marlene Creates 
  • Lisa Creskey 
  • Clive Cretney
  • Lynda Cronin 
  • Cairn Cunnane 
  • Peter Cunningham
  • Nancy Currie

D

  • Chantal Dahan
  • Jennifer Daigle
  • Dawn Dale
  • Ann Darbyshire (1926 - 2007)
  • Shayne Dark
  • Erika Dassel (1908 - 2002)
  • Herbert Dassel (1903 - 2001)
  • Betty Davison (1909 - 2000)
  • Gwen Dawson
  • Anne de la Mauvinière Silva
  • Lucia De Marinis   
  • Brendan de Montigny
  • Dolores De Pretto
  • Luc De Vette
  • Cindy Deachman
  • Reuel Dechene (1965 - 2017)
  • Eugenie Defayette
  • Chelsea Delorme
  • Saman Deilamani
  • Erika Deruaz
  • Tim desClouds
  • Josée Desjardins
  • Jim des Rivières (1953 - 2019)
  • Joyce Devlin
  • Yvonne Diceman (1921 - 2000)
  • Jennifer Dickson
  • Lyle Docherty
  • Mary Dodge (1928 - 2014)
  • Lynne Donoghue
  • Christopher Dorosz
  • G. Dorval
  • Colin Muir Dorward
  • Greg Dow
  • Maura Doyle
  • Natasha Doyon
  • Uga Drava
  • Helen Drouin
  • Robert Drummond
  • Kathryn Drysdale
  • Josée Dubeau
  • Anyse Ducharme
  • François Dufresne
  • Pierrette Dulude-Bohay (1933 - 2015)
  • Ted Duncan
  • Annie Dunning
  • Christopher Lea Dunning
  • Dale Dunning
  • Claude Dupuis
  • Pat Durr
  • Yvan Dutrisac

E

  • John Eaton (1942 - 2020)  
  • Kimberley Edgar
  • Catherine Edmonds
  • Terry Edwards Frampton
  • Judith Eglington
  • Donna Eichel
  • Magida El-Kassis
  • Vera Elnitskaya
  • Floyd Elzinga 
  • Kenneth Emig
  • Wendy Ennes
  • John Ensor (1905 - 1995)
  • Eos Lightmedia
  • Evergon
  • Gabriel Ewen
  • Ruby Ewen
  • Thoma Ewen 
  • Ivan Eyre
  • Pat Eyre (1916 - 2006)

F

  • Christine Fagan
  • Christopher Fairbrother 
  • Mahshid Farhoudi
  • Pierre Faubrujon
  • Rosalie Favell
  • Andrew Fay
  • Susan Feindel
  • Sybil Feinman
  • Wendy Feldberg
  • Nichola Feldman-Kiss
  • Judith Fenton Richards
  • Marie-Christine Feraud
  • Aaron Ferguson    
  • Brian Finch
  • Ken Finch
  • Laurence Finet
  • Laurena Finéus
  • Alexander Finlay   
  • Christine Firth
  • Barry Flahey
  • c j fleury
  • John Colin Forbes (1846 - 1925)
  • Tom Forrestall
  • Robert-Émile Fortin (1945 - 2004)
  • Tony Fouhse
  • Phil Fournier
  • Gary Franks
  • Therèse Frère
  • Stephen Frew
  • Daniel Frimpong Effah
  • Anna Frlan
  • Philip Fry
  • Sarah Fuller

G

  • Marc Gagne 
  • Pauline Gagnon
  • Marisa Gallemit
  • Frank Galluzzo
  • Barbara Gamble
  • Bruce Garner (1934 - 2012)
  • Malcolm Gatt
  • Isabelle Gauvreau
  • Gauvy
  • Étienne Gélinas
  • Diane Genier (1956 - 2015)
  • Leonard Gerbrandt (1941 - 2010)
  • Peter Germotte (1944 - 2008)
  • Sue Ellen Gerritsen
  • Chantal Gervais
  • Juan Geuer (1917 - 2009)
  • Lorraine Gilbert
  • Richard Gill
  • David Gillanders
  • Kathleen Gillis
  • Susan Gillmor
  • Christian Giroux
  • George Gledhill
  • Maggie Glossop
  • Elaine Goble
  • Sandra Godden
  • Sally Goldberg
  • Martin Golland
  • Adrian Göllner
  • Gary Goodacre
  • Susan Goold
  • Richard Gorman (1935 - 2010)  
  • Atticus Gordon
  • Abigail Gossage
  • Trevor Gould
  • Yvon Goulet
  • John Graham
  • Lesya Granger
  • Rachel Gray
  • Colette Gréco-Riddle
  • Lorne Greenberg
  • Vera Greenwood
  • Sandra Gregson
  • Mark Grenville (1950 - 1998)
  • Jerry Grey
  • Nathalie Grice
  • Christopher Griffin
  • Colwyn Griffith
  • Eliza Griffiths
  • Brian Grison
  • Denis Guay
  • José Guénette
  • Claire Guillemette Lamirande (1938 - 2011)  
  • Claudia Gutierrez

H

  • Siegfried Haase (1916 - 1996)
  • Carl Halchuk
  • Catherine Hale
  • Lynda Halfhide
  • Petra Halkes
  • Janis Hall
  • Lynda Hall
  • Marion Jean Hall
  • Donald Hallman
  • Jean Halstead 
  • Doreen Hardiman
  • Pierre Hardy
  • Michael Harrington
  • S. Harris
  • Ted Harrison (1926 - 2015)
  • Sarah Hatton
  • Meaghan Haughian
  • John Healey
  • Bruce Heggtveit (1917 - 2002)
  • Clara Heirsch-Samuels (1914 - 1988)
  • Ross Helwig
  • Frank Hennessey (1893 - 1941)
  • Gayle Hermick
  • Carl Heywood
  • Deidre Hierlihy
  • Greg Hill
  • Robert Hinchley
  • Cletus Hinds (1914 - 1993)
  • Hinke
  • Dianne Hiscox
  • Jonathan Hobin
  • Jean Hodgson
  • Peter Hoffer
  • Tom Hogan (1955 - 2014)
  • Richard Holden
  • Jason Holley
  • John Hooper (1926 - 2006)
  • Beverly Horne
  • Paul Horsdal
  • Harlan House
  • Neera Huckvale
  • Audrey Hudson
  • Dale Hume
  • Pierre Huot
  • Danny Hussey
  • Stephen Hutchings
  • Sean Hyatt
  • Lawrence Hyde (1914 - 1987)
  • Robert Hyndman (1915 - 2009)

I

  • John Ikeda
  • Naz Ikramullah
  • Pedro Isztin
  • Agnes Ivan

J

  • Naomi Jackson Groves (1910 - 2001)
  • Geoffrey James 
  • Sarah Jaworski
  • Jean Jewer
  • John Johnson
  • Sayward Johnson
  • Olivia Johnston
  • Louis Joncas
  • Barrie Jones
  • David W. Jones
  • Suzanne Joubert

K

  • David Kaarsemaker
  • Hawa Kaba
  • Joy Kardish
  • Carmella Karijo Rother 
  • Klári Kárpáti (d. 2001)
  • Malak Karsh (1915 - 2001)
  • Yousuf Karsh (1908 - 2002)
  • Farouk Kaspaules
  • Sharon Katz
  • Harold Kauffman
  • Stephen Kaye
  • Freeman Keats
  • Lisa Keedwell
  • Gayle Kells
  • Vincent Kember
  • Dave Kemp
  • Anna Kempffer
  • Randy Kerr
  • Arounna Khounnoraj
  • Mitsugi Kikuchi 
  • Clara Kim
  • Gillian King
  • Michael Kinghorn
  • Stuart Kinmond
  • Elizabeth Kirby
  • Leslie Kirby
  • Drew Klassen        
  • Sylvia Klein
  • Joan Klug
  • Katherine Knight
  • Marc Knowles
  • Ron Kocsis
  • Tomoko Kodoma (1934 - 2010)
  • Karina Kraenzle
  • Marcus Kucey Jones 
  • Donald Kwan
  • Lorraine Kwan
  • Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis Indian Band

L

  • Patrick Lacasse
  • Sharon Lafferty
  • Sébastien Lafleur
  • Charlynne Lafontaine
  • E. Laker
  • Natalie Laluq
  • Elsa Lam and Ayli Lapkoff 
  • Doris Lamontagne
  • Carol Lang Beck 
  • Pierre Langlois
  • Ayli Lapkoff and Elsa Lam
  • Michael Large
  • Bev LaRocque
  • Denis Larouche
  • Maskull Lasserre
  • Claude Latour
  • John Latour
  • Grethe Lauesen
  • John Lawson
  • Marcia Lea 
  • Shelley Leach
  • Michael Lechasseur
  • Pauline Lecours Clancy
  • Edward Lee
  • Jyhling Lee
  • Jennifer Lefort
  • Edna Lemyre
  • Julie Lentz
  • Isabelle Lester
  • Louise Levergneux
  • Roslyn Levin
  • Dodie Lewis
  • Whitney Lewis-Smith
  • Maria Lezon
  • Jay Li
  • David Lidbetter
  • Kenneth Lochhead (1926 - 2006)
  • Sam Loewen
  • Beth Logan Goldberg
  • Jim Logan
  • Nan Lonmo
  • Katie Lopez
  • Peter Lord
  • Ryan Lotecki
  • Guy Louis-XVI
  • Troy Lovegates
  • Richard Luberich
  • Anna Luczak
  • Marie Lugli 
  • Roy Lumagbas
  • Linda Luneau (1940 - 2016)
  • Almuth Lutkenhaus-Lackey (1930 - 1996)
  • Gavin Lynch

M

  • Christina MacEwen
  • Andrzej Maciejewski
  • Dana MacKenzie
  • Jennifer Macklem
  • Joss MacLennan
  • David MacLeod
  • Aoife MacNamara
  • Alison MacNeil
  • Alisdair MacRae
  • Alisdair MacRae and Chi Wei Lee
  • Ramses Madina
  • Geraldina Maini
  • José Mansilla-Miranda
  • Blazej Marczak   
  • Deborah Margo
  • Martha Markowsky 
  • Laureat Marois
  • John Marok
  • Michael Marquette
  • P. Marquis
  • Christine Marshall
  • Mark Marsters (1962 - 2002)
  • André Martel
  • Daniel Martelock
  • Jane Martin   
  • Lesia Maruschak
  • En Masse
  • Henri Masson (1907 - 1996)
  • John Matthews
  • Mary Mauger
  • Don Maynard
  • Maryse Maynard
  • Natasha Mazurka
  • Penny McCann      
  • Juliana McDonald
  • Paul McDonald
  • Stuart McDonnell
  • Angela McFall
  • Geoff McFetridge
  • Kate McGregor
  • Kelsey McGruer
  • Robert McInnis
  • Christopher McKay
  • Elizabeth McKee
  • Reid McLachlan
  • Monica McLaughlin
  • William McLaughlin
  • Annaliisa Mcleish
  • Gerald McMaster
  • Jenny McMaster 
  • Meryl McMaster
  • Roberta McNaughton
  • Shawn McNevin
  • Don McVeigh
  • Guy Meilleur (1958 - 2013)
  • Jaclyn Meloche
  • Hayden Menzies
  • Hans J. Mettler
  • Patrick John Mills
  • Willem Minderman (1910 - 1985)
  • Jin Minghua
  • Elizabeth Minnes
  • John Mlacak (1936 - 2014)
  • John Moffat
  • Ingeborg Mohr
  • Maria Moldovan
  • Melinda Mollineaux
  • Thomas Monahan
  • Don Monet
  • Caroline Monnet
  • P. Monson
  • Jean Monteith    
  • Francis Montillaud
  • Gerard Montplaisir (1918 - 1999)
  • Cecily Moon
  • Kevin Moore
  • Janice Moorhead
  • Merijean Morrisey
  • Andrew Morrow
  • Drew Mosley
  • Maria Munante
  • Paula Murray
  • Marie-Jeanne Musiol
  • Mélanie Myers
  • Nadia Myre

N

  • Jan Naezer
  • Rajeev Nath
  • Marc Nerbonne
  • Antonia Neshev
  • Dimitar Neshev
  • Ralph Nevins
  • Ann Newdigate
  • Minh Nguyen
  • Christan Nicholson
  • Margaret Nicholson
  • Heather Nicol
  • Erik Nieminen
  • Jorma Nieminen
  • Martii Nieminen
  • Richard Nigro
  • Marie-France Nitski 
  • Christine Nobel
  • Ron Noganosh (1950 - 2017)
  • Gunter Nolte (1938 - 2000)   
  • Jennifer Anne Norman
  • Patti Normand
  • Michelle Normoyle
  • Graham Norwell (1901 - 1967)
  • William Notman (1826 - 1891)

O

  • Cynthia O'Brien
  • Jay Odjick
  • Jenna Oldham
  • Mat O'Hara
  • Andrew O’Malley
  • Eryn O’Neill
  • Toni Onley (1928 - 2004)
  • Michal Opalski
  • Anne Orton

P

  • Cheryl Pagurek
  • Mary Pal  
  • Jose Palacios
  • Neeko Paluzzi
  • Christos Pantieras
  • Michael Parkin
  • G.T. Patterson
  • Blair Paul
  • Sonia Pearl
  • Theo Pelmus 
  • V. Penrose
  • Barbara Pentland
  • Mary Pepin
  • Jessica Peters
  • Peter Petersen
  • Mary Pfaff
  • Harold Pfeiffer (1908 - 1997)
  • Colleen Philippi
  • Sasha Phipps 
  • Guy Pierre
  • André Pilon
  • Sonia Pinaud
  • David Piqtoukun
  • Susan Pitt
  • Cordula Podehl
  • Annie Pootoogook (1969 - 2016)
  • Barry Pottle
  • Danielle Potvin
  • Bernard Poulin
  • Pierre Poussin
  • Lise Presseault
  • Alanna Price
  • Art Price (1918 - 2008)
  • René Price   
  • Susan Pritchard
  • Benoit Provonost
  • Robert Provonost
  • Jean-François Provost
  • Michèle Provost
  • Heinz Pundleider (1925 - 2003)
  • Henry Purdy
  • Skip Pynn 
  • Carolynne Pynn-Trudeau

R

  • Christopher Racette
  • Bozica Radjenovic
  • Ramona Ramlochand
  • Rosemary Randall
  • Daryl Reasin
  • Jim Reid
  • Leslie Reid
  • Valerie A. Reid
  • Hui Ren
  • Dee Reynolds
  • Uta Riccius
  • Ryan Rice
  • Lili Richard
  • Liisa Rissanen
  • Suzanne Rivard Le Moyne (1928 - 2012)
  • Rizalo
  • J. Roberge
  • Erin Robertson
  • Jeannine Robertson
  • David Robinson
  • Daniele Rochon
  • Sherry-Ann Rodgers
  • Su Rogers
  • Antoni Romaszewski
  • Valerie Roos
  • Derek Root
  • Philip Rose 
  • Andrea Ross
  • Michael Ross
  • Stephen J. Rothwell
  • Mana Rouholamini
  • Chantal Rousseau
  • Denis Rousseau
  • Y. Roussidan
  • Robert Rowan
  • Carol Rowland-Ulmann (d. 2012)
  • Elizabeth Roy
  • Herman Ruhland
  • Karen Russell
  • Valerie Ryan
  • Jennifer Ryder-Jones

S

  • Carole Sabiston
  • Éliane Saheurs
  • Pitaloosie Saila
  • Salomaa
  • Elsie Salter (1919 - 2013)
  • Wilson Salter (1914 - 1995)
  • Vera Saltzman
  • Paul Saucier
  • William Saunders
  • Michel Savage
  • B. Scani
  • Amy Schissel
  • Christopher Schmitt         
  • Hilde Schreier
  • Michael Schreier
  • Adrienne Scott
  • John Sekerka
  • Komi Seshi
  • Jacks Sevigny
  • Negar Seyfollahy
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Blair Sharpe (1954-2019)
  • Brodie Shearer (1911 - 2004)
  • Frank Shebageget
  • Sally Lee Sheeks
  • Tom Sherman
  • Peter Shmelzer
  • Ron Shuebrook
  • Hedda Sidla-Monner
  • Marc Siegner
  • Zeena Sileem
  • Cheryl Simon
  • Gregg Simpson
  • Jamie Sinclair
  • Ranajit Sinha
  • Heather Sinott
  • Sanjeev Sivarulrasa
  • Richard Skrobecki
  • Marian Slota
  • Ryan Smeeton
  • Andrew Smith
  • Diane Smith
  • Gerald Smith (1929 - 2015)   
  • Megan Smith
  • Murray Smith
  • Peter J. Smith
  • Alison Smith-Welsh
  • Meredith Snider
  • John Snow (1911 - 2004)
  • Zelia Soares
  • Caleb Speller 
  • Michael Sproule
  • Chris St. Amand
  • Ineke Standish (1945 - 2001)
  • Jennifer Stead
  • Ruth Steinberg
  • Mike Steinhauer
  • Tobie Steinhouse
  • Jeff Stellick
  • Cindy Stelmackowich
  • Doreen Stevens
  • Carl Stewart
  • Jennifer Stewart
  • Andrew Stonyer
  • Gordon Stranks (1913 - 1993)
  • Elliott Strikefoot 
  • Tanya Sulatski
  • Sanjay Sundram
  • Joan Sutherland
  • L. Sutton
  • Rosemary Swan
  • Chandler Swain
  • Joanna Swim
  • Svetlana Swinimer
  • Dezso Szarsto

T

  • Tafui
  • Stuart Taggart (1858 - 1925)
  • Norman Takeuchi
  • Katherine Takpannie
  • Laura Taler
  • Otis Tamasauskas
  • John Tappin
  • Susan Geraldine Taylor
  • Naiko Tcherno-Ivanenko
  • John Tenasco
  • Sylvia Tennisco
  • Anne Tessier
  • Geneviève Thauvette
  • Rémi Thériault
  • Annie Thibault
  • Jeff Thomas
  • Lisa Thomas
  • Amy Thompson
  • Anne Thompson
  • Mark Thompson 
  • Patrick Thompson
  • Jim Thomson (1953 - 2013)
  • P. M. Thorgrimssom
  • Diana Thorneycroft 
  • Janet Thurm
  • Cara Tierney
  • Victor Tolgesy (1928 - 1980)
  • Rowena Tolson
  • Stanzie Tooth
  • Vivian Törs
  • Dennis Tourbin (1946 - 1998)
  • Guillermo Trejo
  • France Tremblay
  • Robert Trepanier (1948 - 2009)
  • Gerald Trottier (1925 - 2004)
  • Mathieu Trudel (1979-2016)
  • Howie Tsui

U

  • Elena Uldukis
  • URBAN KEIOS

V

  • Pim van der Maas
  • Shirley Van Dusen
  • Margaret Vanderhaeghe 
  • Sharon VanStarkenburg
  • Margaret Vant Erve
  • Christopher Varady-Szabo
  • Zoltan Veevaete
  • Brenda Veitch-Scriven
  • Venus & Joe
  • Jim Verburg
  • Brandon Vickerd
  • Henry Vickers (1851 - 1918)
  • Jean-Yves Vigneau
  • Yvon Villarceaux
  • Roger Villeneuve
  • Kenneth Vincent

W

  • Carol Wainio
  • Angela Walker
  • Douglas Walker
  • Eric Walker
  • Becca Wallace
  • Marc Walter
  • John Wang
  • Wardrop Langlois 
  • Sara Washbush  
  • Robert Waters
  • John Watts (1850 - 1917)
  • John Webster
  • Howard Weingarden
  • Lawrence Weissman
  • Tavi Weisz
  • Doug Welykholowa
  • Maggie Wesley
  • J. L. Weston  
  • Joyce Westrop
  • John Westwood
  • Colin White
  • T. Whitefield
  • Carla Whiteside
  • Shannon Whittle  
  • Catherine Widgery
  • Yvonne Wiegers
  • Margo Wild
  • Jon Wilkinson
  • Ann Williams
  • Anna Williams
  • Marion Williams
  • Michelle Wilson
  • Leonard Wise
  • Binglin Wong
  • Geoffrey Wonnacott
  • Justin Wonnacott
  • Diane Woodward
  • Lenni Workman
  • Andrew Wright  
  • Alex Wyse

Y

  • Shirley Yik
  • Daniel Young
  • Melina Young
  • Jinny Yu
  • Russell Yuristy

Z

  • Morgan Zagerman                         
  • Junda Zhou
  • Mirana Zuger
  • Malgorzata Zurakowska
  • Bill Zuro (1923 - 1985)
  • Ken Zylla

Firestone Collection of Canadian Art

Originally established by Ottawa residents O.J. and Isobel Firestone in the early 1950s, the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art is a significant collection of works that spans the modern period (1900-1980). This collection contains approximately 1,600 works by influential Canadian artists, including A.Y. Jackson, Emily Carr, Jack Shadbolt, Paul-Émile Borduas, and Ghitta Caiserman.

In 1972, the Firestones donated their collection to the Ontario Heritage Foundation to ensure that it would always remain accessible to the public. In 1992, the Foundation transferred ownership of this collection to the City of Ottawa, to be cared for, displayed and managed by the Ottawa Art Gallery.