The Ortona Armoury Tenants Association (OATA) represents members of the Ortona Armoury Arts Community

located on Treaty No. 6 land at 9722 102 street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


OATA Artist community!

OATA Artist community!

Ortona signage created by John Layman

John Layman

Very sad to announce that John Layman has passed away. John was a gifted calligrapher and painter who was another beloved and welcome addition to the Ortona Arts Community.  He had numerous shows in the Gallery and it was John who created the signage for the building (back when we cared about its’ history) so familiar to all who passed through our doors.  John also created posters and artwork for other artists and maintained a sign painting business in Whitehorse.

Mason Dean Lawrence

The Dean of Clean

Very sad to announce that Dean has passed away. Dean was an artist, poet, musician and all around beautiful human being. He was a beloved member of the Ortona; he was the personification of what the Ortona stood for, a gifted and sharing artist who, although he never had any official attachment to the building, became a vital and welcome contributor to our community. We were able to find a custodial position for Dean within the building and for many years he was a familiar sight in his blue janitorial uniform (Dean was a sharp dresser and always properly outfitted for the occasion). Dean made the world a better place for all of us. And man, what a voice!


Something Precious

Something Precious featuring art from Patrick Arès-Pilon, Terrena Boss, Patrick Higgins, Tony Baker, Hilary Mussell, Dean Raboud, Borys Tarasenko, François Arès & Douglas Scholes

Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

Ortona Apocalypse presents local bands: Hex Beat, Fitness & Alloys. Visuals by Square Frame Rule

members & invited guests social

Steampunk comes to the Ortona Armoury. Art by Cregory Miller AKA Weather Dragon

Blipvert, K Burwash, Raylene Campbell, D.N.E., Wayne DeFehr

Artist in Residence Jimmy Golden:

Jimmy Golden

Artists in Residence Krista Acheson & Patrick Byers:

The Draw-A-Thon 2018 is a drop in drawing marathon, free, all ages, all fun

Something West – featuring Patrick Ares-Pilon, Terrena Boss, Roger Garcia & Patrick Higgins

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