Martha Markowsky

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Martha Markowsky


Martha Markowsky is a nationally known Ottawa artist, represented in galleries in Quebec and Ontario.  The artist has been painting professionally for 28 years with more than 15 solo gallery exhibitions. 

She is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and in 2008, the City of Lachine awarded Martha the Award of Excellence for her contributions in art.  In 2009, she was awarded  second prize for originality
in oil painting at the Circle des Artistes et Peintres de Quebec (CAPSQ).    As well, she has received many other awards. 

Martha teaches acrylic and oil painting with numerous associations, and has given workshops in the Charlevoix as well as Kamouraska regions of Quebec as well as in Limoux, France.   

Private and corporate collectors include Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Right  Honourable Jean Chretien, Ottawa Senators Hockey Association,  Royal Ottawa Golf Club, TSN Toronto, the late Josef  Karsh,
Senator Norm Adkins, Carmichael Engineering,  and many more.


2010 - 25 Year Retrospective, Guy Descary Cultural Centre, Lachine, QC
2009 - Pierrefonds Cultural Centre, Roxboro, QC
2007 - Saul Bellows Library, Lachine, QC
    - Ville St. Pierre Library, QC
2006 - Marchant Gallery, So.Lancaster, ON
2005 - Old Chelsea Gallery, Chelsea, QC
2003 - Marchant Gallery, So.Lancaster, ON
2002 - Balzac Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001 - Art Mode Gallery, Calgary, AB
        - Art et Culture, Montreal


2009 - 2nd. Prize Oils, CAPSQ, Laval, QC
2008 - Fils du l'Excellence Award, Lachine, QC
2004 - Award of Excellence, Nepean Fine Arts
2003 - Award of Excellence Oils, Nepean Fine Arts
2003 - Paraskeva Clark Award, Nepean Fine Arts
1991 - Loeb 1st. prize Mural Competition, Vanier, ON
1990 - Best in Show Kingston Artists
1989 - Best in Show Westboro Fine Arts, Ottawa, ON
1984 - Macdonald Club Arts Scholarship, Ottawa, ON
1983 - 2nd. Prize Winterlude, Ottawa, ON
1983 - 1st. Prize Ottawa Art Association


2016 - International Miniature Art, Ville Marie, QC
        - REACH, Ottawa, ON
        - Foundation Hopital de Lachine
        - Cobourg Rotary Art Fair, Cobourg,ON
        - Bluebird Cafe & Gallery, Ottawa, ON
        - Victoria Island Realty, Ottawa, ON (Newfoundland Scenes)
        - Reves d'Automne, Baie Saint Paul, QC
        - Expo Vente, L'Entrepot, Lachine, QC
        - Art Premier, Lachine, QC
2015 - International Miniature Art, Levis, QC
        - Expo Vente,L'Entrepot, Lachine, QC
        - Reves d'Automne, Baie Saint Paul, QC
        - Beaux Arts des Ameriques, Montreal, QC
        - Montreal Victoria Island Realty, Ottawa, ON
2014 - Beaux Arts des Ameriques, Montreal (Montreal;Vues de la Ville)
        - Expo Vente, Guy Descary Centre Culturel, Lachine, QC
        - The Abbey, Glen Nevis, ON
        - Society of Cdn.Artists Members' Exhibit, Calgary, AB
        - Victoria Village Art Walk, Westmount, QC
        - Beechwood Village Alliance Street Fair, Ottawa, ON
        - International Miniature Art, Ville Marie, QC
        - Reves d' Automne, Baie Saint Paul, QC
        - Resurrection of our Lord, Art Expo, Lachine, QC
2013 - The Art Gallery, Cornwall, ON
        - Symposium International de Peinture & Sculpture du Saguenary-Lac St. Jean
        - Ottawa Art Expo, Ottawa, ON
        - International Miniature Art, Levis, QC
        - Montreal Art Centre, Griffintown, Montreal, QC
        - Roxboro-Pierrefonds Concours, QC
        - Le Corps Humain, Centre Culturel Guy Descary, Lachine, QC
        - Printemps Culturel, l'Atelier de Lachine, QC
        - Art Expo, Lachine, QC
        - Victoria Avenue Art Walk, Westmount, QC
2012 - SCA's Exhibition, Halifax Club, Halifax, NS
        - La Vie est Belle, L'Entrepot, Lachine, QC
        - Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport, ON
        - L'Atelier de Peinture de Lachine
        - International Miniature Expo, Ville Marie, QC
        - Ottawa Art Expo, Ottawa, ON
        - Dorval Student/Teacher Exhibition
        - Kingston Glassworks & Gallery, Kingston, ON
        - Victoria Avenue Art Walk, Westmount, QC
2011 - Guy Descary Cultural Centre, Expo Vente, Lachine
        - Salle de L'Exposition L'Entrepot, L'Atelier de Peinture de Lachine
        - Les Palettes, Musee de Mont St. Hilaire, QC
        - Kingston Glassworks & Gallery
        - Dorval Artists Association
        - Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport, ON
        - The Leighton Art Centre, SCA's Summer Show, Calgary, AB
        - Ottawa Art Expo
        - Galerie 127, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
        - St. Paul's Art Show, Lachine, QC
        - Tay Gallery Fall Show, Kanata, ON
        - International Miniature Art, Levis, QC
2010 - Ottawa Art Expo, Ottawa, ON
        - 33e Exposition Internationale, Cangas, Spain
        - S.C.A.'s Small Gems, Galerie Ouest, Ste Anne de Bellevue, QC
        - Galerie Ouest, Ste Anne de Bellevue, QC
        - International Miniature Art Exhibition, Ville Marie, QC
        - Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport, ON
        - Galerie 127, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
        - Tay River Gallery Artists Show, Perth, ON
        - St. Paul's Art Show, Lachine, QC
        - Hadassah Art Auction, Montreal, QC
2009 - Coloris sur la Baie, Rockland, ON
        - Toronto Art Expo
        - Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport, ON
        - Ottawa Tulip Festival
        - R.A.L.I. L'Entropot, Lachine, QC
        - Laprairie Expo Concours, Laprairie, QC
        - CAPSQ St. Jean Angely, France
        - CAPSQ Gala Expo, Laval, QC
        - International Miniature Art, Levis


The right Honourable Jean Chretien, Montreal
The right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Montreal
The late Josef Karsh, Boston, MA
Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, QC
Royal Ottawa Golf Club, Aylmer, QC
Ottawa Senators Hockey Association
City of Ottawa, Public Art Collection
Regional Municipality of Ottawa Carelton
City of Gloucester, ON
Paramex, Montreal, QC
Delta Hotel, Ottawa
Canadian Council on Health Facilities, Ottawa
Merril Lynch, Kingston, Ontario
The late Mauril Belanger, MP, Ottawa
Tim Horton's, Cornwall, Ontario
Guardian Drugs, Ottawa
Montcalm Gallery, Gatineau, QC
Kopel Engineering, Montreal, QC
Carmichael Engineering, Montreal, QC
Wakefield Mill Spa and Restaurant, Wakefield, QC
Topaze Restaurant, Lachine, QC
Dr. P. Agapitos, Ottawa, ON
Monson's Cleaners, Ottawa, ON
Fletcher Challenge, Calgary, AB
Visage Inc., Toronto, ON
TSN (The Sports Network), Toronto, ON
Rockwell International, Toronto, ON
Dr. S. Rydzik, Ottawa, ON
Grant and Dawn, Ottawa, ON
M. Robert Desforges, CA, Lachine, QC
GPC (Government Policy Committee), Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton
The late Senator Norm Adkins, Ottawa, ON
Robert J. Reid and Sons, Kingston, ON
Hamilton Appotive Calian, Ottawa, ON
Royal Trust, Ottawa, ON
Dr. R. McCendrie, Ottawa, ON
Guardian Drugs, Ottawa, ON


New Edinburgh News, Ottawa, ON
The Ottawa Citizen
Le Messager Lachine/Dorval
Westport News, Westport ON
Toronto Star
West Island Times
West Island Gazette


Society of Canadian Artists, Tudor Hall, Montreal
L'Atelier de Peinture de Lachine
Algonquin College, Ottawa
Carleton University, Ottawa
Plein Air Workshop, Limoux, France
Charlevoix Plein Air Workshop
Kamouraska Plein Air Workshop
Dollard Artists Association
The Artists Circle, Valois, QC
Ottawa Art Association
Nepean Fine Arts Association
Dorval Artists Association
Art Guild of Scarborough
Lachine Artists Association


Society of Canadian Artists
CARFAC, Ontario
Atelier de Peinture de Lachine
Friends of the National Gallery
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Kingston Art Council

Works by Martha Markowsky

The Lane
  • Size: 10x8
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • $450.00
The Lumberyard
  • Size: 12x16
  • Medium: Oil
  • $650.00
Tide's Out
  • Size: 12x16
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • $650.00
St. Joseph de la Rive
  • Size: 12x16
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • $650.00
Rockland Village
  • Size: 12x16
  • Medium: Oil
  • $650.00
Forest at Dusk
  • Size: 16x20
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • $850.00
La Pluie
  • Size: 8x10
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • $450.00
The Conductor
  • Size: 16x20
  • Medium: Oil
  • $950.00
Along Boul St. Joseph in Lachine
  • Size: 22x20
  • Medium: Oil
  • Size: 16x20
  • Medium: Oil
Colours of the Neighbourhood
  • Size: 12x12
  • Medium: Oil
To the Village
  • Size: 10x12
  • Medium: Oil
Pointe au Pic, Charlevoix
  • Size: 12x16
  • Medium: Oil
Downtown Reflections
  • Size: 18x14
  • Medium: Oil
Laundry & Flags
  • Size: 16x20
  • Medium: Oil
In the Salon
  • Size: 10x12
  • Medium: Oil
Music in the Atrium
  • Size: 16x20
  • Medium: Oil

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