The Ottawa Arts Council Presents the 2018 Arts Awards

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Excitement was high as Ottawa celebrated artistic achievement and promise at the 2018 Arts Awards Presentation Evening. The Ottawa Arts Council hosted the event in the Alma Duncan Salon of the new Ottawa Art Gallery on May 29, with over 140 guests in attendance.

Sponsors were on hand to award a total of $22,500  in seven categories, acknowledging artists in every stage of their career.

Award Recipients

Jon Bartlett

Victor Tolgesy Arts Award

Jon Bartlett



Pixie Cram

Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Award 

Pixie Cram
Finalists:  Natasha Bakht and Margaret Chwialkowska


Justin Duhaime

RBC Emerging Artist Award

Justin Duhaime
Finalists:  Whitney Lewis-Smith and Anna Williams



Corel Endowment for the Arts Award




Neeko Paluzzi

Project X, Photography Fund Award

Neeko Paluzzi


Gwyneth Orr

Young Artist Award

Gwyneth Orr



Ottawa Business Journal

Business and Arts Recognition Award

Ottawa Business Journal




2018 Arts Awards Presentation
Tuesday, May 29, 2017
Reception 6:30 p.m. / Awards Presentation 7:15 p.m.

Alma Duncan Salon, Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, ON K1N 0C5


RBC Royal Bank

Event Sponsor

RBC Royal Bank


Michael Mancini, photo: Christopher Snow


Michael Mancini


Musicians from Canterbury High School, photo: Christopher Snow

Musical Entertainment

DJ Sweetcheeks


The Ottawa Arts Council would like to thank RBC Royal Bank, RBC Foundation, Mann Lawyers LLP, GGFL Chartered Professional Accountants and the City of Ottawa for their support of the Ottawa Arts Council Awards Program.

We’d also like to thank our event volunteers and all who nominated and supported this year’s nominees and finalists.

Awards Sponsors

City of OttawaGGFL Chartered AccouncantsMann LawyersRBC Emerging Artists Project