Celebrating visual art of the human form / Célébrer l’art visuel de la forme humaine

See the 2019 Gallery of Finalists & Winners

Congratulations to our 2019 winner, John Healey for his piece Michigan Man after Arcimboldo

The described by the jury; "the technical brilliance of this composition is at once classical and contemporary. The materials used are a testament of the precarious state of our environment at this time, and foretells the dire consequences of our consumption habits."

See the 2019 Gallery of Finalists & Winners

Next call for artists will be in 2022

After 10 consecutive editions of Figureworks shifting from an annual to a bi-annual prize. We are also taking an extra year to develop a new strategic plan for Figureworks to guide our organization into the future. The Figureworks Prize will return with a call for artists in 2022.

About Figureworks

Figureworks is an annual juried art prize and celebration of the art of the human form held in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. We believe in being inclusive and accept submissions in all media from all over Canada and Internationally. Our condition: the work must have a focus on the human form, the medium is up to you.

At Figureworks we believe strongly in providing artists with an excellent opportunity to exhibit their work and endeavour to increase the prize money every year. Entry fees and sponsorship are used for basic operational costs and prize money only. Sale of art works at the exhibition are commission free.