J’adart, for the love or art!

It is the Ottawa School of Art’s pleasure to invite you to our Annual Fundraising Event J’ADART: For the Love of Art. This year we are happy to be part of The Happening Ottawa! Guided by our motto “Teaching art to everyone”, Ottawa School of Art (OSA) has been Ottawa’s leading centre for visual arts education in the region since 1879. In honour of this amazing night, we would very much appreciate your attendance to a memorable evening like J’ADART!

In this, our 13th year of hosting our annual fundraiser, J’ADART has a target of raising $15,000 towards our Community Outreach Program and our Bursary Program. As a non-for-profit charity, Ottawa School of Art provides barrier-free art classes to hundreds of children & teens each year through our Community Outreach Program, taught by professional artists. OSA partners with 9 community centres and houses to make this program come to life. Through our Bursary Programs we enrich the lives of many people who can’t afford to send their children to art classes or summer camps or take courses for themselves. This program has been in place for over 30 years. Each year OSA provides bursaries ranging from $150- $300, mostly to children and youth. Please join us and demonstrate a commitment to art education and culture.

“I’m really good at drawing and everyone asks me ‘How do you do that?’ and I say I practice.”
– Asher (age 6, participating in the OSA Community Outreach Program at our partners Winthrop Community House)

J’ADART will take place on Wednesday, May 3th, 2017 from 6-9pm at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre (GCTC) and this year’s event is made extra special with the celebration of Canada’s 150th, the theme for the evening is Dress as your favourite Canadian artist or artwork! With interactive arts activities, a fantastic life-drawing session, live art, live music, an amazing silent auction and delicious hors d’oeuvres & drinks created by Thyme & Again Creative Catering, this evening promises to be most exciting! Your generous support will be recognized in our event program, website, e-blasts, on-site signage at the event and your organization’s name will be prominently displayed next to your item. As well, all eligible donations will receive a tax receipt. We would be happy to collect your donation at a mutually convenient time. This fundraiser is a great way for your business to receive positive marketing while supporting a great cause. We appreciate any support you are able to provide.

As we continue to organize this event, we would like to keep you informed and answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact: Malika Welsh, Development & Fundraising Coordinator development@artottawa.ca 613-241-7471 ext. 31

Presenting the limited edition print by Jeff Stellick (www.jeffstellick.ca). This print has a limited run of 50 editions for J’adart! For the love of art so be sure to purchase your “love of art ticket” for $100!

Jeff Stellick, Mixcoatl, linocut, 2017



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 A special thank you to our supporters




  1. GCTC
  2. Ottawa Mixed Media Artists
  3. Community Foundation of Ottawa
  4. Ontario Trillium Foundation
  5. TELUS
  7. OYP (Orleans Young Players)