The Lorraine “Fritzi” Yale Gallery is an Ottawa art gallery displaying works by a range of contemporary local artists. Their mission is to promote local artists within the Ottawa and Gatineau region and present art works that express local talent whether it be from emerging or professional artists.
The Fritzi Gallery is dedicated to the collaborative process and offers the public the unique experience of being able to enjoy theatre and visual arts. Located on the 2nd floor of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre. The Fritzi is open for visits anytime the front doors are open. All of the artwork is for sale!
The Fritzi Gallery opened to the public in the fall of 2007 thanks to the generous gift made by Janet Yale, in honour of her late mother and artist, Lorraine ‘Fritzi’ Yale and TELUS.
The Primecorp exhibit space is located at 275 Bank Street, ‘physically’ at the north east corner of Bank St. and Somerset St., just east of Gabriel’s Pizza Restaurant. This exhibit space consists of three unheated bay style display windows. Each window measures 120” in width, 87” in height and 14” in depth and offers a streetscape viewing access to the public. Each window is accessed by a locked heavy metal door at the rear. All artworks must be wired and ready to hang. Artworks are installed on “S” hooks and chains which hang from a metal angle above each door.
The rotation of artworks for this space is approximately every 2 months.
Minto Suites Hotel:
The OSA currently has two exhibit spaces with the Minto Suites Hotel. The first exhibit space is located at 187 Lyon St. north entrance, at the beginning of the concourse on the main floor. The dimensions for this display case are: 53” in height, 191” in length, and 14” in depth. It offers access to a high traffic up scale business and vacation traveler clientele. Gallery ready 2D artworks are installed by hanging hardware to a self healing, bulletin board linoleum product, light tan in colour. Glass shelving is available for light 3D artworks. The space is secured behind locked sliding glass panels.
The second exhibit space is located on the main concourse just around the corner from “Treats” coffee shop at the 344 Slater St. entrance. It measures 112” in length, 50” in height and 6” in depth, and offers security by three locked sliding glass panels.
The rotation of artworks for these two spaces is approximately every 2 months.
General information for the Off Site Spaces:
OSA Students, Instructors or General Members who are interested in exhibiting work in these spaces, either solo or as a group, are encouraged to visit the space of choice, to get a sense of it. Booking requests can be done either in person or by emailing the Gallery Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org Indicate your venue of choice and provide three images from the body of work you would like to show. The Gallery Coordinator reserves the right to refuse distasteful or unsuitable work.
When time slots are booked, the following information is required at least 3 weeks prior to the installation date:
- A title for your exhibition,
- A brief description of your work,
- An artist statement and brief biography, (both on a single 8 1/2” x 11” page),
- A label information list, including the following for each artwork:
- Title of the work,
- Medium used,
- Year the work was completed,
- Size indicated in inches or centimeters,
- Price, (if the artwork is not for sale, indicate with ‘NFS’)
Note – A layout plan, indicating the placement of the each artwork within the display area is helpful for organizing and determining the quantity of works for the space.
Artists exhibiting in the off site spaces have the opportunity to sell their work as well. Potential buyer contact information is passed onto the artist and any subsequent sales are done privately. Neither the owner of the space nor the OSA will retain a commission for any work sold. All work must remain with the exhibit until the closing date, at which time the artist can make arrangements for delivery of any sold work.
Note: School membership cards must be up to date in order to submit work for the any of the above venues.
Inquiries can be directed to:
Gallery and Boutique Coordinator
Ottawa School of Art
35 rue George St.,
Ph. 613-241-7471 ext. 27
Teaching art to everyone / Enseigner l’art à tous
Preston Square and the Waterford Property Group have partnered with the OSA, offering a beautiful exhibit space located at 347 Preston Street, second floor. This exhibit space consists of two walls; one measuring 40 feet in length and the other approximately 18 feet in length. Both walls are lit by a row of accent spot lighting. This space offers access to hi traffic business and public clientele and is conducive for larger format 2D artworks. The rotation of artworks for this space is approximately every three months.
Please see the events page for current exhibitions