Sunday, May 13, 2018

Coloured Pencil Exhibit at the Nepean Visual Arts Centre

Image 1: Pomegranate, Punica granatum in coloured pencil on paper by Marina Ferrarin

An exhibition of botanical art works done by Jan Salmon's coloured pencil art class will be on display at the Nepean Visual ArtsCentre Gallery (at the Nepean Sportsplex just outside the art classrooms) starting May 14 and continuing to June 15, 2018.  Please drop by and see some of the amazing work these students have been producing this year in this wonderfully versatile medium.

Image 2: Gerbera in coloured pencil on paper by Mary Atkins

Friday, April 27, 2018

Plants Portraits: Native Plants of Canada Exhibition Announcement

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (CAFM) has announced the upcoming Plant Portraits: Native Plants of Canada Exhibtion on their website.  This exhibit will be held from May 18 to October 31, 2018, in the Learning Centre on the grounds of the Museum located at 861 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.

For information on visiting hours and directions to the Museum, click on the live links (green text) and visit them on Facebook for up-to-date events and activities.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

2018 Plant Portraits Exhibition

Common Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium montanum
Artist Lynn Moore

Plant Portraits: Native Plants is The Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists' (OSBA) art exhibit that will run from May 18 to October 31, 2018, at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. One of five regional art exhibits across Canada that will celebrate the diversity of Canada’s native plants, Plant Portraits is an opportunity for our membership to contribute to this year’s series of global botanical art exhibitions while showcasing the growing local interest and talent in contemporary botanical art. 

Key Dates·        
  •       March 12, 2018 – Submission and artwork review day
  • ·        May 1, 2018 –  Deadline for artwork to be framed
  • ·        May 17, 2018 – Vernissage at the Canada Agriculture and
          Food Museum Learning Centre
  • ·        May 18, 2018 – Exhibit opens to the public

Important Information

Questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to Theresa Bolton at

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

OSBA 2018 Plant Portraits Exhibit

In conjunction with the worldwide botanical art community's initiative to celebrate plant diversity, members of the Ottawa Society of Botanical Art (OSBA) will present the 2018 Plant Portraits Exhibit at the Canada Museum of Agriculture and Food (Central Experimental Farm). The Exhibit will run from May 18 to October 31, 2018 in the Learning Centre. Artists have been working diligently to capture the beauty of native plants and look forward to the opportunity to share their artistic vision. Further details on this exhibit will follow.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Field Trip on Monday, June 12, 2017

Marsh Marigold

Beaux Arbres Plantes Indigènes/Native Plant Nursery
Bristol, Quebec

Members of the Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists are invited to participate in a field trip to the Beaux Arbres Plantes Indigènes/NativePlant Nursery in Bristol, Quebec.  This nursery is located about one hour northwest of Ottawa in the beautiful Pontiac area of the Outaouais region.  The nursery specializes in plants native to the Ottawa Valley and garden-worthy wildflowers from eastern North America.  We will enjoy a tour of the garden as well as an opportunity to sketch the native plants. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

April 10 General Meeting Presentation on Photographing Art

Doris Lamontagne will demonstrate photographing visual art and will discuss how to present a polished product. Members will learn about the equipment and techniques Doris uses to photograph and process the images for the best results. In addition to the demonstration, the presentation will include a slideshow as well as a question and answer session. The photography presentation will start at 2:00 pm. Visit Doris Lamontagne and her page on the Bravo Art website

The General Meeting will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Studio 2, Nepean Visual Arts Centre (located at back of Nepean Sportsplex), 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa. New members are welcome.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

City of Ottawa Archives Gallery 112 Exhibition

Artists and volunteers met at the conclusion of our successful exhibition at the City of Ottawa Archives Gallery 112. The exhibit was well received by the visiting public and artists appreciated the opportunity to show their work in this wonderful public gallery. Thanks to the helpful staff at the City of Ottawa Archives.

Exhibiting Artists and Volunteers from left to right: Kerri Weller, Jette Dapoz, Celia Godkin, Donna Fleras, Barry Matthews (volunteer), Cecelia Martin, Jan Salmon, Inge Legere, Carla Burns (exhibit coordinator), Mary Atkins, Sandra Lindsay, and Ros Allchin