The Water Street Gallery holds annual summer and winter gallery exhibitions in the heart of downtown St. John's. A retail gallery, the juried shows feature artwork from both emerging and established artists, and provides visitors with the opportunity to view Newfoundland & Labrador history and culture through the eyes of our talented local artist.

Visit The Gallery


309 Water Street
2nd Floor, Heritage Shop
St. John's, NL
(709) 739-7994

Current Gallery Hours

Mon: Closed for the day
Tues: Closed for the day
Wed: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Thu: 12:00am-5:00pm
Fri: 12:00am-5:00pm
Sat: 12:00am-5:00pm
Sun: 12:00am-5:00pm

Now Featuring

Leona Ottenheimer
January 3rd to
February 25th, 2018

Opening Reception
January 7th, 2018
2:00 - 4:00pm

Leona Ottenheimer - Artist-In-Residence

The Water Street Gallery is proud to continue our Artist-in-Residence Program in 2018! The first artist of the year is Leona Ottenheimer. You can find Leona creating new works at The Water Street Gallery Wednesday through Sunday afternoons until January 28th. Please pop in to say hello as she works, and be sure to view her new pieces, which are available for purchase.


Artist Biography

Born in the coastal community of Long Harbour, Placentia Bay, Leona, the eldest of nine children was inspired to become an artist by her artistic mother. After high school, Leona enrolled in the Commercial Art course at the College of Trades & Technology in St. John’s. She later studied Graphic Design at Lawrence College and completed a number of Visual Arts Courses at the University of Windsor, in Ontario.

She continues to hone her skills by taking part in, facilitating and co-ordinating classes with talented artists and instructors from Newfoundland and across Canada, including: Gerald Squires, Gordon MacKenzie, Scott Goudie, Barbara Dorey, Michael Whitelaw, Henry Vyfvinkel, Lloyd Pretty, Edwin Matthews, Ed Roche, Mary Nunn, and Diana Dabinett.

Past Gallery Exhibitions

'Do You See What I See'
Christmas 2017
This cooperative artist exhibition featured new work by Patsy Gosse (Photography), April Learie (Mixed Media), Wendy Shirran (Pottery) and Amber LeDrew-Bonvarlez (Painting). Each artist helped staff the gallery, giving visitors the opportunity to speak with the artists and watch a demonstration of their work.

Artist-in-Residence: Amber LeDrew-Bonvarlez
September 13th to October 22nd, 2017
Amber offered the public a glimpse into her artistic process as she created new works right before their eyes. During the show she focused on creating new mixed media paintings, while also offering for sale items from her Tickle Kids and home decor lines.

'Our Elements'
Summer 2017
Featured 29 local artists and explored the elements essential to Newfoundland and Labrador. Artists took this theme and interpreted it through memories, medium, emotions and events that reflect our province's unique history, culture and landscape.