OSA Holiday Fundraising Art Sale and Memorial for Lee Matasi

The Ottawa School of Art Byward Market Campus is proud to present their 31st Annual Holiday Fundraising Art Sale and memorial exhibition for Lee Matasi. The exhibit runs from November 26 to December 20, 2015, with an opening reception on November 26, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Ottawa School of Art’s Byward Market Gallery at 35 George Street, Ottawa.


Give the gift of Art! This fundraiser features a wide range of original, unique and affordable works of art created by students, instructors and local artist. This exhibition provides an opportunity see established and up-and-coming artists in your community, as well as giving our members a chance to show and sell their work.


2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of OSA Diploma alumni Lee Matasi. The OSA is marking this anniversary with a celebration of Lee’s art. A memorial exhibition will be held, in the gallery named in Lee’s honour, from November 26 to December 16, 2015. Visitors are encouraged to join Susan Jessop, (Lee’s Mother), Charles LaSalle, (Lee’s Stepfather), the OSA staff, instructors and students for a vernissage, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday November 26.



Your gift of art is threefold! You are not only purchasing a one-of-a-kind piece of art, you are also supporting a local artist and supporting an important cause. All funds raised at the Holidays Fundraising Art Sale go toward the Ottawa School of Art’s bursary programs, which provide “Art for Everyone”.


The bursary program provides assistants for students to take classes in both our adult and children’s program. Last year the Holiday Show helped over 76 people take classes and enjoy the high standard of art instruction provided at both our at both campuses. Thank you for your past support and hope to see you again this year.
You are invited to the opening reception on Thursday November 26, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm at the Ottawa School of Art Gallery. Don’t miss the presentation of awards and scholarships!


Works will be on display from: November 26 – December 20, 2015

For more information on the Ottawa School of Art Byward Market Campus, its instructors, classes and winter program visit www.artottawa.ca or call us at 613-241-7471
Ottawa School of Art Byward Market campus Gallery located at 35 George Street
Free Reception. All Welcome! 35 George Street, Ottawa ON. K1N 8W5
For more information please contact

Nina Camilleri, Marketing Officer

613-241 7471 or marketing@artottawa.ca