As spring ushers in, the Ottawa School of Art will be saying goodbye to its longest serving Executive Director, Jeff Stellick, who has announced his retirement as of June 30, 2022.
Jeff’s stewardship has successfully navigated the school through many challenges including the most recent pandemic. In his 34-year tenure, Jeff has instituted the Fine Arts Diploma Program, an international Artist in Residence program, opened a second campus at Shenkman Centre, in Orleans and introduced online art courses.
Under the banner of the school’s motto “Teaching Art To Everyone”, Jeff saw to it that no student, whatever the obstacle, interested in art education was ever turned away. His propensity for never turning anyone away or saying “no” to an interesting collaboration, has given expansion to the Outreach program and increased the visibility of the Ottawa School of Art locally and nationally. Staff, Instructors and the Board of Directors congratulate Jeff and wish him well in his retirement.