Calls for Submission

Figureworks 2017 Call for Artists

Figureworks is calling artists to participate in our 8th annual figurative juried award show. Submission deadline is October 8th, 2017.

The show is open to all artists working in all mediums who wish to submit works that represent the human form or parts thereof.

The Figureworks art show kicks off with a vernissage on November 22nd at Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts in Ottawa, Canada and runs until December 2nd, 2017.

This year's jury consists of Jonathan Hobin, Elaine Despins and Rose Ekins.

Jonathan Hobin is an award-winning and internationally noted photo-based artist and the Creative Director at the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa.

Elaine Despins has exhibited across Canada and the US and has received grants from both the Canada Council for the Arts and the international Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.

Rose Ekins is a curator and collector of art, who works as Gallery Manager & Curator at emerging art gallery Studio Sixty Six. Rose has worked in both public art museums and commercial galleries in a variety of roles.

Don't delay, submit now!

Details and online submission can be found online on on the Call For Artists page.



We would like to thank Vincent Deshaies from Kama Paints, Wallack’s Art Supply and Patrick Gordon Framing for their continued support and additional prizes.

At Figureworks we believe strongly in providing artists an excellent opportunity to exhibit their work and do our best to increase the prize money available to artists every year. We are volunteer based and all the entry fees and sponsorship go to basic operational costs and prize money. Figureworks takes no commissions on sales at the Figureworks exhibition; all of the money goes directly to the artists.

Thank you and we look forward to your submission!
Mark, Sarah and Hilde