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Ottawa Watercolour Society


Permanent Exhibition
Award Gallery

The Ottawa Watercolour Society is an association of watercolour artists and interested supporters.

The objectives of the Ottawa Watercolour Society are:

  • To foster the art of watercolour painting and its appreciation.
  • To arrange exhibitions for the work of its members
  • To provide information about watercolour painting to its members and encourage their participation in a range of related activities.

The Ottawa Watercolour Society, founded by well-known watercolourist, Morton Baslaw CSPWC, has developed a graduated process of membership from membership to fellowship. The Society promotes and encourages high standards in watercolour painting  and holds two juried exhibitions and one fellows exhibition annually. The Annual General Meeting is held around the 1st of December each year.  

A Programs coordinator for the Ottawa Watercolour Society has set up a schedule for plain air paintouts, numerous demos and workshops.

Among other activities are special presentations, critiques of member's work and jurying for fellowship on an irregular basis.

The OWS Newsletter is issued four times per year and it is available in electronic format for all members.

Permanent space for non juried exhibition for members of the Ottawa Watercolour Society is reserved at the Walter Baker Center Gallery located in Walter Baker Sports Complex,

100 Malvern Dr, Barhaven,

Ontario,K2J 2G5

Tel: (613) 825-4070

Membership is open to anyone.




OWS  72th Juried Show


Title: Le chant du risseau by Gisele Lefebvre Souligny

Top Choice Award,

Chosen by consensus of the jurors


OWS  71th Juried Show

Title: After the Storm by Alain Godbout

Top Choice Award,
chosen by consensus of the jurors


OWS 70th Juried Show

Painting received Top Choise Award for 70 OWS Juried Show


Title: Folds of Time by Jane Barlow

Top Choice Award,
chosen by consensus of the jurors




Contact Information 

Telephone: N/A
Postal address
P.O. BOX 23090 Fairlawn Plaza PO, Ottawa, Ontario, K2A4E2
Electronic mail

President:                    Rick Sobkowicz

Vice President            vacant

Secretary:                    vacant


Publicity:                      Sally Jackson

Web Site:                    


Exhibitions:                  Jean Sunter


Permanent Gallery

          Coordinator                 Pauline Goss


Newsletter:                  Elizabeth Hogan


Archives:                      Pat Smith


Program:                     Jane Barlow

Photographer:             Renate Hulley

Social Events:             Lina Yachnin   

Digital Images:            Vic Dohar

Reporter:                      Charlie Spratt


Advisors:                      Anne Remmer Thompson

                                      Morton Baslaw 

                                      Ted Duncan

                            Charlie Spratt

Past President:           Rosemary Randell

General Information:  


Created: November, 2002
Send mail to Victor Pavlov with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 2001 The Ottawa Watercolour Society
Last modified: February 02, 2014