We are proud to partner with the @ottawahumane for the 2nd "Animal Art Award" Deadline is OCT 15th details online:

@gallerypapillon Looks great! Can't wait to see the pieces at the show. Best of luck with the final prep. #art #ottawa

The 2014 Poster looks great! Hope to see lots of #Ottawa #art fans at the event. (Oct 25th & 26th)

THIS WEEKEND: check out Artist @AliCatArt amazing work on the @WestEndTour. She will be in the expo again this year!

ARTISTS: if you have any images of your work you want to share use: #OAEottawa. We would love to see what you have for us #art #ottawa

@robcroxford Glad to have you joining us this year!


Rob Croxford    

Rob is a full time artist and lives in Toronto, but don'tt hold that against him! Since 2004, he has shown in over 60 group/solo exhibitions and completed almost 600 works of art! Rob is represented in galleries across Ontario and is part of the City of Toronto Art Collection, and the private collections of Mayor Phyllis Morris, Alex Lifeson, Stuart McLean & Ann Marie MacDonald.

His work can be found in "The Hogtown Project" (a coffee table book about "the best things in Toronto". This year he was featured in Spacing Magazine, The SCA Journal, & a great profile in Neighborhood Living. He was also commissioned by the TV series"Bomb Girls" to produce artwork for their show.

Rob's vintage-style work is quite playful, mostly clever, slightly twisted, and often has a "pocket-sized" political edge. Rob, as a professional artist/ entertainer/ activist/smarty-pants is always looking for new ways to challenge and amuse! 


2014 Ottawa Humane Society Animal Art Award

The 2014 Ottawa Art Expo is proud to announce that we are again partnering with the Ottawa Humane Society and continuing our support for this charity with the Ottawa Humane Society Animal Art Award!  This program met with great success last year and we are hoping to be able to provide even more needed funds to this great organization.

Who is eligible?

All participating artists in the 2014 OAEx, as well as any other artist willing to donate to the Ottawa Humane Society and to meet the criteria for entrance are welcome.

What are the award criteria?

The award and a $500 cash prize will be presented for a work of art portraying an animal or an abstraction of an animal. Pieces must be presentable for sale and for hanging or display. A jury will judge the entries and the winner will be announced at the OAEx gala. Last year the award and cash prize was presented by Mrs. Laureen Harper, a proud and dedicated supporter of the Humane Society.

What is the submission and judging process?

Entries must be received by OAEx no later than the 15th of October, 2014. Each entry must be sent on-line and should consist of one quality jpeg of the work (files no bigger than 1Mb), and a description consisting of size (in inches), medium (oil, watercolour, acrylic, photography, wood, stone etc.) a title of the work and (optional) a one or two line explanation if you feel that it would assist the judges. From all entries, 20 finalists will be chosen.  Each finalist’s entry will then be auctioned off via closed bid over the three day event, with proceeds to the Ottawa Humane Society. The auction will take place in a high profile location in conjunction with the Ottawa Humane Society booth.  Please include the price you would normally charge for each submitted piece.  or each piece will be determined and the bidder awarded the artwork in the following week. If the posted minimum bid is not received the piece will be returned to the artist. Entries that are not chosen as finalists remain the property of the submitting artist.

For three dimensional objects please send two images from different angles. All submissions will be posted on the OAEx website upon receipt .Only 100 % original works will be accepted, and the OAEx and Ottawa Humane Society reserve the right to deny entry to any images considered inappropriate to the stated criteria.

May I submit more than one piece?

Each artist may submit up to three pieces

What is the size restriction?

Please restrict pieces to no more than 24” in height or width.

Where do I send the submissions?

Please send your submission to and include in the email’s subject ‘Ottawa Humane Society Animal Art Award’. Please remember to include with your submission the following information:

1.   Your name

2.   Your address, email and telephone numbers

3.   Size

4.   Medium 

5.   Normal retail price

6.   Title

7.   Optional description

8.   One jpeg image (no larger than 1 Mb) 

Thank you for participating and good luck!

Ottawa Art Expo and Ottawa Humane Society