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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 3,500 artworks created by over 900 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. 

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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!

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

highlights from the Collection

(Closed) 2023 Direct Purchase Program

 Metamorphosis: 2022 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection (installation view at City Hall Art Gallery), photo: City of Ottawa

view of the 2022 exhibition installed

This competition is now closed.

Ottawa is built on un-ceded Anishinabe Algonquin territory. The peoples of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation have lived on this territory for millennia. Their culture and presence have nurtured and continue to nurture this land. The City of Ottawa honours the peoples and land of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation. The City of Ottawa honours all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their valuable past and present contributions to this land.

About Direct Purchase

The City of Ottawa Public Art Program invites professional artists, and their representatives, to offer existing artworks for purchase. Applications are reviewed by a peer assessment committee and artworks recommended for purchase will become part of the City of Ottawa Art Collection. Artworks from this diverse collection are 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.

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

Program objectives

  • To support eligible emerging, mid-career and established professional visual artists
  • To 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) [1.62 MB], including prioritizing applications from individuals with lived experience and identity as a member of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and other equity-deserving groups and artists not currently in the City of Ottawa Art Collection.

Eligibility

Who is eligible?

  1. Professional artists, or
  2. Representatives of professional artists, such as a gallery or an estate who is applying on behalf of professional artist(s).

Professional 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 the Artist Statement or Artistic Résumé).

Artists must be committed to their artistic practice.

Artists must have created a body of work outside of basic training.

Artists who identify as Anishinabe Algonquin.

The City of Ottawa supports cultural activity that is inclusive of Ottawa's equity-deserving communities, including people from diverse ancestries, abilities, ages, countries of origin, cultures, genders, incomes, languages, races and sexual identities. The City of Ottawa recognizes the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation as Ottawa’s Indigenous Host Nation. The City of Ottawa is committed to supporting cultural activities that respond to the Calls to Action put forward in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. Applications from members of the Anishinabe Algonquin Host Nation, First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists and curators are welcome and encouraged. The City of Ottawa recognizes both official languages as having the same rights, status and privileges.

Who is not eligible?

  • Students who have not yet completed 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 opportunity.
  • 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 Peer Assessment Committee change for every opportunity.
  • Members of the Peer Assessment Committee are selected after the competition closes and must declare conflicts of interest prior to participation.

Deadline and notification

The Public Art Program will send you a confirmation email when your application has been received and processed. If you do not receive an email from the Public Art Program within two weeks after your submission, please contact us for confirmation.

All participants will be notified by email of the results of the first stage of the 2023 Direct Purchase by August 2023.

Results are final. Due to the volume of applications received, artistic feedback will not be provided.

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 Direct Purchase’s limited budget cannot fund all applicants, regardless of their merit.

Copyright and moral rights

The artist shall retain the copyright of the artworks. Moral rights also remain with the artist. The City of Ottawa will seek copyright permission to reproduce images of the artwork for non-commercial purposes.

Confidentiality of information

Personal information in your application is collected under the authority of the City Council approved Public Art Policy. Personal information will only be used for evaluating your application and administering the City of Ottawa Public Art Program. City of Ottawa employees and peer assessment committee members are required to treat both the content of applications and the deliberations of the committee as confidential. Committee members turn in their copies of materials for shredding and delete their computer files at the end of the peer assessment meeting.

Contact us

Erica Chi
Erica.chi@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.

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Quiet Resistance, Reclaiming Space exhibition

How may we see ourselves reflected in the Canadian landscape throughout space and time?

Summer 2023 to Winter 2024

Birks buildings, 111 Sparks Street, Ottawa
Window spaces at Sparks and Metcalfe

This exhibition brings together five pieces from Don Kwan’s photo series Quiet Resistance, Reclaiming Space (2022 to present) by curator Ashley Carmichael. Each depicts an iconic Canadian landscape framed by a traditional Chinese lantern panel.

The images displayed on the three west windows feature landscapes from across Canada. The east windows include sites from around the artist’s studio and home in the Ottawa Valley. By reframing these locations, Kwan expresses solidarity with marginalized groups. He sheds light on the struggles faced by marginalized communities, particularly Chinese Canadians, and addresses the ongoing fight for recognition, equality, and a sense of belonging.

Photograph of a Canadian flag flying, in the foreground a traditional Chinese picture frame held by the photographer.
Don Kwan, Quiet Resistance, Reclaiming Space: Lake Louise, Banff, Alberta, 2022, archival pigment on cotton rag, courtesy of the artist

Biographies

Artist

Don Kwan is a queer third-generation Chinese Canadian visual artist based in Ottawa. His artworks investigate Chinese Canadian diasporic experiences, especially as they concern identity, belonging, and place. He has exhibited his works across the nation. In 2022, he exhibited his works in the show Landscape, Loss, and Legacy at the Ottawa Art Gallery. During the same year, he was awarded the Peter Honeywell Mid-Career Artist Award by the Ottawa Arts Council.

black and white photo of the artist

Curator

Ashley Carmichael (b. 1996) is an Ottawa-based art historian and emerging curator of Filipinx, Finnish, and Scottish heritage. Her research and curatorial interests are constantly changing; she is currently examining human relationships and interactions with nature and the environment. She recently co-curated Where We Stand (2022) at the Carleton University Art Gallery, an exhibition that explores concepts of place-making, and how artists create and shape particular places for themselves.

black and white photo of the curator

Beads and Pieces exhibition

Barry Ace, Shelby Lisk and Nadia Myre 

Beads and Pieces 

Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 

Bates and Birks buildings
Window spaces at Sparks and Metcalfe
101-111 Sparks Street, Ottawa 

Artwork details (left to right):  
Barry Ace, Shaman's Medicine Lodge, 2019, mixed media on paper, City of Ottawa Art Collection, 2020-0014, photo: David Barbour;  
Shelby Lisk, Still Now Here We Are, 2018, hide, beads, string, courtesy of the artist; 
Nadia Myre, Respite 03, 2017, digital print and Plexiglas, City of Ottawa Art Collection, 2020-0042 

three images: photo on left shows blue, yellow and green beads in flower formations on a pink background; photo in middle shows a beaded moccasin upside down on the sand, a message on the sole; the image to the right shows hundreds of tiny clear, blue and bronze seed beads in row upon row

Beaded works are meticulously created using a variety of hand-stitching techniques, or with the use of tools such as looms. Every technique creates different patterns, ranging from geometric to floral. Different Indigenous groups have their distinct traditional patterns passed down through generations. 

These artworks come together to showcase the beauty, intricacy, and diversity of Indigenous beadwork. Beading has many traditional purposes, such as ceremony, ornamentation, and communication; and these contemporary artworks were meticulously pieced together in order to address the pertinent issues of today.    

This exhibition showcases enlarged artworks by Indigenous artists from the City of Ottawa Art Collection and an artist who recently exhibited at Karsh-Masson Gallery

Biographies 

Barry Ace is a debendaagzijig (citizen) of M’Chigeeng First Nation, Odawa Mnis (Manitoulin Island), Ontario, Canada. His work embraces the impact of the digital age and how it exponentially transforms and infuses Anishinaabeg culture with new technologies and new ways of communicating. His work bridges historical and contemporary knowledge, art, and power. 

a photo portraying the artist

Shelby Lisk is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and photographer with roots in Kenhtè:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory) whose art practice is grounded in her connection to and place in the world as a Kanyen’kehá:ka woman.

a photo portraying the artist

Nadia Myre is a member of the Algonquin First Nation of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg. She brings to light the social and political struggles of Indigenous peoples. The works in the series Meditation (Respite) incorporate beadwork that make thematic connections with cosmic elements.   

a photo portraying the artist

Moments of Respite exhibition

Brian Adams and Annie Pootoogook
Moments of Respite

Winter and Spring 2022

Bates and Birks buildings
Window spaces at Sparks and Metcalfe
101-111 Sparks Street, Ottawa

Anchored in contemporary reality, Moments of Respite shares histories and insights into Inuit identity from East to West. The work by Brian Adams and Annie Pootoogook captures the community's continuance and the richness of their cultural practices.

ᓄᖅᑲᖓᓐᓇᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᕙᖕᓂᐊᖅᑐ (Inuktitut)

(left to right) Brian Adams, Marie Rexford, Kaktovik, Alaska (detail), 2015, medium format film, courtesy of the artist
Annie Pootoogook, A Friend Visits (detail), 2008, lithograph on paper, City of Ottawa Art Collection, 2018-0001, photo: David Barbour

two images: left is a photo of a woman dressed warmly, standing in snow among chunks of meat; right is drawing of a woman dressed warmly in the snow with a turquoise shirt

(left to right) Brian Adams, Sylvester Swan Jr., Kivalina, Alaska (detail), 2007, medium format film, courtesy of the artist
Annie Pootoogook, Composition (Jigging for Fish) (detail), 2006, coloured pencil and ink on paper, Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: purchased with the support of OAG Acquisition Endowment Fund, 2018, photo: Justin Wonnacott

two images: left is a photo of a man sitting on a chair outside on the ice with a pile of fish beside; right is a drawing of a man sitting on the ice, fishing

Biographies

Brian Adams (detail), photo: Ash Adams, courtesy of the artist

Brian Adams is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska, who specializes in environmental portraiture. His documentation of Inuit life in Alaska and the circumpolar captures the positive energy of these communities. His work has been featured both nationally and internationally. His first book of photography, I AM ALASKAN, was published in 2013 by University of Alaska Press. His most recent book, I AM INUIT, was published in 2017 by Benteli Publishers. He received a fellowship grant from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and the Rasmuson Foundation in 2018.

a photo portraying the artist

Annie Pootoogook (detail), photo: Katherine Knight, courtesy of Site Media Inc.

Annie Pootoogook (1969-2016) was born in Kinngait, formerly known as Cape Dorset, Nunavut and moved to Ottawa as an adult. Moving away from the traditional practices of sculpture and printmaking, she created unique renderings of modern Inuit life through drawing. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and was awarded the Sobey Art Award in 2006. In 2018, Annie Pootoogook: Cutting Ice was published, and an exhibition was organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection to commemorate the life and work of this remarkable artist.

Inuktitut translations provided by UUTTUVAK CONSULTING INCORPORTATED.

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Propose a donation of art

Offers of donation to the City of Ottawa Art Collection are closed for 2024. Please contact our office in 2025 for updates on donating: publicartprogram@ottawa.caDonation 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
  • Marion Aitken
  • 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
  • Raymond Aubin and Zana Soro
  • 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)
  • Amy Barker
  • John Barkley
  • Angelina Barrucco 
  • Anne Meredith Barry (1932 - 2003)
  • W. H. Bartlett (1809 - 1854)
  • Leopold Bartosh
  • Morton Baslaw (1924-2016)
  • Robert Bateman
  • Josh Bates
  • Ariane Beauchamp
  • 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)
  • S. Maria Brandt
  • Claire Brascoupé
  • Mairi Brascoupé
  • Simon Brascoupé
  • Emily Brascoupé-Hoefler
  • Stephen Brathwaite
  • Carol Bretzloff
  • Mary Brewer
  • Jean Bridge
  • Ian Brignell
  • Tom Brooks
  • Barbara Brown
  • Keith Brown
  • Franklin Brownell (1857 - 1946)
  • Jonathan Brownz
  • Natalie Bruvels
  • Brita Budde (1922 - 2013)
  • Joan Bulger
  • Marianne Burlew
  • Elisapee Burmingham
  • 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
  • Alex Chowaniec   
  • 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
  • Nicholas Crombach
  • Lynda Cronin 
  • Cairn Cunnane 
  • Peter Cunningham
  • Koomuatuk (Kuzy) Curley
  • 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)
  • Dave Dessler
  • Joyce Devlin
  • Yvonne Diceman (1921 - 2000)
  • Jennifer Dickson
  • Dion Prints
  • 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)
  • Doug Dumais
  • 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
  • James Erdeg
  • 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
  • Jonathan Ferrabee    
  • 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
  • Adam Frank
  • 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
  • Mark Garland
  • 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
  • Jude Griebel
  • 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
  • Sandra Hawkins
  • Char Healey
  • 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
  • Stephanie 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
  • Zainab Hussain
  • 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
  • Marcus 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
  • Jocelyn Keays
  • 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)
  • Peter Kohut
  • Karina Kraenzle
  • Jamie Kronick
  • Donald Kwan
  • Lorraine Kwan
  • Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis Indian Band

L

  • Patrick Lacasse
  • Sharon Lafferty
  • Sébastien Lafleur
  • Charlynne Lafontaine
  • E. Laker
  • Natalie Laluq
  • Jim Lamont
  • 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
  • Sujin Lim
  • 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
  • Andrew McKay
  • 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
  • Nikki Middlemiss
  • Justin Millar
  • Karen Miller
  • 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
  • Leah Mowers
  • Maria Munante
  • Paula Murray
  • Marie-Jeanne Musiol
  • Mélanie Myers
  • Nadia Myre

N

  • Jan Naezer
  • Rajeev Nath
  • Judy Nakagawa
  • 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
  • Komi Olafimihan
  • 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
  • Bruce Paton
  • G.T. Patterson
  • Blair Paul
  • Sonia Pearl
  • Theo Pelmus 
  • V. Penrose
  • Barbara Pentland
  • Mary Pepin
  • Simon Petepiece
  • 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
  • Debbie Ratcliffe
  • Daryl Reasin
  • Jim Reid
  • Leslie Reid
  • Valerie A. Reid
  • Hui Ren
  • Dee Reynolds
  • Shane Rhodes
  • Uta Riccius
  • Ryan Rice
  • Lili Richard
  • Lyle Richardson
  • Liisa Rissanen
  • Suzanne Rivard Le Moyne (1928 - 2012)
  • Rizalo
  • J. Roberge
  • Erin Robertson
  • Jeannine Robertson (1931 - 2022)
  • 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
  • Katherine Southam
  • Caleb Speller 
  • Jane Spencer
  • 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
  • Jon Stuart 
  • Tanya Sulatyski
  • 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
  • Éric Tardif
  • Susan Geraldine Taylor
  • Naiko Tcherno-Ivanenko
  • John Tenasco
  • Sylvia Tennisco
  • Anne Tessier
  • Geneviève Thauvette
  • Louis Thériault
  • 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
  • Barbara Ursel

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)
  • Lori Victor
  • Jean-Yves Vigneau
  • Yvon Villarceaux
  • Roger Villeneuve
  • Kenneth Vincent
  • Martin Vuong

W

  • Carol Wainio
  • Angela Walker
  • Douglas Walker
  • Eric Walker
  • Becca Wallace
  • Marc Walter
  • John Wang
  • Stanley Wany
  • 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
  • Catherine Willis-O'Connor
  • Michelle Wilson
  • Leonard Wise
  • Wolf Babe Collective
  • Binglin Wong
  • Geoffrey Wonnacott
  • Justin Wonnacott
  • Diane Woodward
  • Lenni Workman
  • Andrew Wright  
  • Alex Wyse

Y

  • Shirley Yik
  • Daniel Young
  • Melina Young
  • Jinny Yu
  • Ruirong 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.