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Figureworks 2017- Call For Artists

Figureworks 2017- Call For Artists

Figureworks is calling artists to participate in our 8th annual Figureworks 2017 figurative juried award show, an annual juried art prize and celebration of the art of the human form held in Canada’s capital, Ottawa.

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Deadline: 8 Oct 2017

Figureworks 2017 is open to artists whose artwork represents the human form or parts thereof. Figureworks believes in being inclusive. The 2017 jury includes photographer Johnathan Hobin, visual artist Elaine Despins, and curator Rose Ekins. The exhibit will be held at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, a historic church transformed into a beautiful exhibition space right in the heart of Ottawa’s beautiful Byward Market.

Figureworks believes strongly in providing artists an excellent opportunity to exhibit their work.  They are committed to do their best to increase the prize money available to artists every year. They are volunteer based. All entry fees and sponsorships go to basic operational costs and prize money. Figureworks does not take any commissions on sales at the exhibition. All the money goes directly to the artists.

Figureworks is more than an annual competition, it is a community of artists whom are passionate about the human figure. At the Figureworks competition, artists have their work reviewed by a professional jury and the opportunity to win cash prizes ($3600 was awarded last year). Those in the show will have their work display in Ottawa, Canada’s Capital for two weeks and be published on the Figureworks web site. Artists have the opportunity to sell their art works.

About Figureworks

Figureworks has been running consecutively for seven years. It is now entering it’s 8th season. In 2016, they had over 200 submissions from over 100 artists across the world and awarded $3600 in prizes.

Every year, Figureworks strives to have the best possible jury – one that is balanced in their views and experience, varied in their media, masters of their craft, and great storytellers.

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Figureworks 2016 – Call for Artists is calling artists participate in Figureworks 2016, our 7th annual figurative juried award show.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 7 Oct 2016

The show is open to artists 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 at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts in Ottawa, Canada and runs until December 4th, 2016.

This year’s jury consists of Stefan St-Laurent, Tom Campbell, and Stephen Frew.

The top three works as determined by the jury will receive cash prizes along with additional prizes contributed by Atelier de Sculpture and Kama Paints. would like to thank Joël Prévost from Atelier de Sculpture du Village and Vincent Deshaies from Kama Paints for their continued support and additional prizes. is a not-for-profit organization promoting art of the human form. aims to provide an opportunity to celebrate visual art of the human form. The organization puts the spotlight on artists, their works, and the life models which are essential to nurture their creativity and whose profession is an art of itself.

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Figureworks 2016


Indigeneity – Call for Artists

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa invites students and emerging artists to participate in a international exhibition on the theme of Indigeneity.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 Mar 2016

This exhibition will be part of the first edition of the Summer School on The Arts and Human Rights (AHR) next June 2016. The goal of this course is to explore issues around the Art as a manifestation of human rights and as an instrument for the promotion of human rights. The course is open to students (for credit or not) as well as academics, government employees, NGO and IO staff, indigenous and community representatives, artists, activists, and cultural workers. Each year, the summer school will focus in a particular theme. For the first edition, the theme will be Indigenous Arts and Culture.

Around 20 selected works will be included for the exhibition. Financial aid is available for artworks transportation. Size and weight limitations will be considered for the exhibition. Video art: maximum length of 5 minutes.

The Exhibition will be held from June 20 to September 1, 2016 – Ottawa, Canada. Hosted by the HRREC at the uOttawa.

In recognition of the arts as an integral medium of learning and expression, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) has launched The Arts and Human Rights Programme (A+HR Programme). The objective of this powerful new initiative is to raise awareness and engage individuals in a multidisciplinary interrogation of human rights issues that is framed through various forms of creative artistic expression such as visual, performance, media, cinematographic, musical, and literary arts.

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