Join the OWAA
Ottawa West Arts Association (OWAA)
Membership Application Form
Please complete and submit this form. If you have any problems with this online form, contact Trudy Daley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership is open to all adults 18 years of age and older living within a 150 kilometre radius of Ottawa. To become and remain a member, the person must: (a) Pay membership dues on time; (b) Serve as a volunteer; (c) Consent to the terms laid out below; and, (d) Follow all the rules governing the OWAA.
The membership fee is $30 for the period 1 September to 31 August, and will be pro-rated for new members joining in mid-season.
New Member Information
OWAA Membership Benefits
There will be six (6) bi-monthly exhibitions every calendar year, with changeovers scheduled on Saturday mornings. Each Member may submit one large piece (no larger than 40"x32"; outside dimensions) for hanging in the owaa gallery for each exhibition. Exhibiting members may also submit one small piece (no larger than 14"x14"; outside dimensions) for display in the two vertical glass cabinets. As there is room for only eleven (11) pieces in these cabinets, acceptance will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
Subject to the availability of volunteers, the OWAA may organize special exhibitions. For example, the OWAA has presented an annual OWAA Anniversary exhibition in the October-November timeframe, at which members may rent exhibition space to display their artworks.
Members may submit an Artist Profile, which may include member information and any photos of their work. This statement is to be printed on an 8-1/2” x 11” white sheet of paper and may include both sides. The Artist Profiles will be laminated and placed alphabetically in the two owaa gallery Artists Catalogues at the GRC. The catalogues are used for promoting OWAA artists.
The OWAA Website provides space for members to exhibit their artworks online. Members may submit digital images (JPEG format) of their artworks to the Website Coordinator for inclusion in the website. Members may submit images of their artworks for display in a "Featured Artist" slideshow. As well, members may provide an Artist's Statement (or Profile) complete with contact information and links to their own website, Facebook Page, or Twitter Page.
Members will receive a 15% discount from Walkerworks Picture Framing (2 Beverly Street, Stittsville) upon showing their OWAA Membership Card.
Members are encouraged to take leadership roles in the OWAA according to their interest and abilities. For example, interest has been expressed in the past for establishing a stand-alone gallery. This would be one example where a member might help with a major initiative. Members are encouraged to arrange informative events including speakers, classes, workshops, and demonstrations. All suggestions should be submitted to the Executive.