Application for the Glebe Fine Art Show


  1. Application deadline for returning artists and new artists is January 31, 2024. New artists, see below.
  2. Show dates:   September 14 & 15, 2024 —  usually a Saturday and Sunday, in mid-September.
  3. Location: Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave (at Lyon & Third Ave), Ottawa. Information on the show is posted on this website :
  4. Show hours: 10am to 4:00pm.
  5. Setup: Artists will be assigned a booth and will set up their art from 8:30am to 10:00am on Saturday. Grids (10 per booth, height 6ft) are rented and set up on the evening before the show, i.e. on September 8th.
  6. Sales are handled centrally and there is a 15% commission on sales.


  • This event is an artist-run endeavor so each artist is expected to help in preparing for the show and during the show. The show is supported by a combination of artist fees, a 15% commission on artists’ work sold and, possibly, sponsorships by local businesses. The money is used for rental of the hall, grids, signage, publicity and various show costs. New artists are selected through a juried process which includes an additional fee.  Coordinators for this event are:
  • Linda Loder ( and
  • Eileen Durand (


Entry requirements

    1. Upfront Cost:  $225.00 per artist for full booths and $175.00 for end booths which are smaller in size . Overall space is limited to 34 artists with some space available whenever possible for students. In total, there are 34 booths with one artist per booth. Please include your business card with your cheque for the graphics.
    2. Cancellation policy: Money will not be refunded.  If an artist wants to withdraw after February 1st, they forfeit their payment.
    3. A cheque should be made out to “Glebe Fine Arts Association” and sent to Linda Loder, 16 Topley Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 4L6, to be received no later than January 31, 2024. Late submission or payment will result in a cancellation of registration for the show .
    4. Grids are rented and delivered and set up on the evening before the show (10 grids at 6 foot height form a U shape and at the ends form a T for stability). Booths will have a standard format for each artist. Black sheets are recommended for covering grids.
    5. Each artist is to volunteer or will be requested to assist in one of the Committees identified below:
  • Galleries Committee: e.g. Glebe Community Centre Gallery, Café Lisgar, and possibly others in Restaurants or Cafés;
  •  Publicity Committee: Distribution of material, creation of flyers, advertisements;
  • Signage Committee: Distribution and pick up during show weekend;
  • Setup & Take Down Committee : Set up on the Friday night & take down on Sunday ;
  • Welcome Activities Committee: Welcome Table and associated duties;
  • Student Committee: Coordination of the students and its distribution of flyers .

Returning Artists from 2023:

By January 1st but no later than January 31, 2024, fill out the application form below,  attach a short biography,  and one jpg image of a recent work as instructed below (used for advertising and in the website). Mail your entry fee and a business card to Linda Loder (address above). With the number of artists growing and to ensure a spot, it will be important for artists to submit early.

New Artists:

  • Apply anytime after January 1, 2024 by filling out the form below and attach a short biography, information on the medium used and exhibition history. Attach 3 jpg images of your recent work to be juried (see below).
  • Deadline for new artists is: January 31, 2024. Applications after this date will not be considered.
  • Mail a non-refundable cheque (jurying fee) for $50.00 made out to the “Glebe Fine Arts Association” to Linda Loder (16 Topley Cres., Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 4L6) with a business card.  Upon receipt of the jurying fee, results will be sent within a few weeks after January 31st, 2024.
  • If selected, you will be asked to mail the remainder of the entry fee which is $225.00 or $175.00 Your image(s) will be used for the website and possibly in advertising. If not selected, you will be notified by email.


Due to the limited exhibition space available, there is only a small number of new artists that can be accommodated each year. If an opening occurs, then you will be notified. An opening sometimes occurs due to a cancellation. All applicants will be considered as having read and in agreement with our rules.

More information regarding the show procedures will be sent out after your registration has been accepted.

When you fill out this form, you should get immediate confirmation on this page. If you don’t, please send an email to Eileen Durand at “”. Jpgs of images submitted must be less than 1MB each..

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