Nepean Fine Arts League has played a pioneering role in community-based artist organizations in Ottawa. It has continually evolved to meet the community’s needs and partners with other community art organizations, making the region a dynamic place for emerging, established, and recreational visual artists alike.

NFAL provides ongoing support to members by way of its website, newsletters, the NFAL Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and regular email communications to help you stay up-to-date about NFAL and art community happenings.

Be sure to read the section on Acceptable Art

NFAL’s key differentiator is its emphasis on providing its members access to low risk sales opportunities at two annual weekend sales events:

  • the Fall/Winter Show and Sale held in October or November, just in time for holiday shopping, and
  • the Spring Show and Sale held in March or April

Both feature a Friday night vernissage open to members and the public.

There is also an Annual General Meeting and Social held in September or October.

For more information, contact the Membership Coordinator at

Apply for Membership

Membership year is from September 1 to August 31. If you apply after July 1, your membership fee will be applied to the upcoming September.

Apply online by clicking on he link or image below and pay with PayPal using a credit card or a PayPal account.  NOTE THAT YOU DON’T NEED TO CREATE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT.  For additional instructions,  read the following document: How to pay with PayPal with a Credit Card