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143rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition: Suspension + Motion

The 143rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition is titled "Suspension + Motion". The word suspension carries the implication that motion has occurred, may begin again, but for now is suspended in a temporal state. Suspension is the intermediate moment between action and reaction and involves a balance between two opposing forces. Can suspension exist without motion? Can motion exist without suspension?


Artists will be presenting their interpretations of “Suspension + Motion” in all media and genres at the John B. Aird Gallery on display from April 5 to April 29, 2016. The opening reception will be on Thursday, April 7, from 6 to 8pm.

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2015 & Future OSA Exhibitions & Events


  • OSA - 2016 Annual Open Juried Exhibition  April 5 - 29, 2016 Co-Chairs: Susan Clark & Chris Proctor
  • OSA Annual Field Trip to Killarney -  September 22-September 25, 2016 (Chair: John Pryce & Heidi Burkhardt)
  • OSA Members' Exhibition of Selected Works - PaperMill Gallery/TodMorden Mills - Oct.3 to Oct. 17, 2016 Co-Chairs: Andrew Sookrah & Janet Hendershot
  • OSA Emerging Artists Exhibition at Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke  Oct.3 to Oct.23, 2016 Co-Chairs: Clare Ross & Paria Shahverdi
  • OSA Members' 145th Anniversary Exhibition- Aurora Cultural Centre (Co-Chairs: TBA) Date: TBA-Summer - 2017

OSA in Killarney 2016

SpacerOSA asea!Killarney viewSpacerJanet HendershotAudra in the sunPeter Marsh & Maurice Snelgrove Charlie the Photographer!

Ask any OSA member who has been with the group to Killarney in September, and they will tell you it is blast!  Creatively! Socially! And Foodily! 

The OSA is going back to Killarney in 2016 (Sept. 22 - 25), and John Stuart Pryce and Heidi Burkhardt have kindly agreed again to co-coordinate this event again.  Start making your plans now. You won't regret it! Guaranteed!

Be sure to reserve your spot soon. Activities...Painting, drawing, photographing, talking, eating, drinking, sailing, canoeing, hiking, cycling and looking at each other's art!! There's time to sleep too!!!

 John Pryce writes: "Killarney Mountain Lodge will provide you with wonderful accomodation and meals. Here is the Lodge web site for your perusal:  www.killarney.com  Don't miss out on this memorable experience with fellow members and friends."

Be sure to contact Bonnie at the Lodge as soon as possible to book your 2016 accommodations as we have only have a limited number of rooms reserved. 


Contact information:  


Bonnie at Killarney Mountain Lodge www.killarney.com      

escape@killarney.com   705 287-2242



John Stuart Pryce,OSA 


416 804-5559                       

 or Heidi Burkhardt,OSA  heidirburkhardt@hotmail.com



Plein Air Painting in Tuscany with OSA artist, Sam Paonessa

De Serres Discount

Susan Clark, OSA member provided the following information on the discount for art associations at De Serres


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2015/2016 Executive & Council

President: Lawrence E. Glazer
Vice President:  Paria Shahverdi
Secretary: Marilena Isacescu Carlea
Treasurer: Mary Ng

Past President : Tony Vander Voet

Executive Council Members: 

Diana Bennett, Clare Ross, Jacqui Green, Kim Atkins, Carmel Brennan (Past President), Janet Hendershot (Past President), Gerald Sevier (Past President).

Membership Director: Janet Read

OSA Representative to the John B. Aird Gallery: Janet Hendershot (OSA Past President)

OSA Social Committee: Eva Kolacz

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