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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Annual OSA General Meeting & Election of New Members for 2016.

12 noon at the Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street,Toronto, ON M5G 1G7.

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2016 Annual OSA Open Juried Exhibition

Here it is ...Your opportunity to ENTER the 143rd OSA Open Juried Exhibition...

...Suspension & Motion...


2016 -OSA-OJE Call for Entry


Congratulations to all the Winners at the highly acclaimed Juried Exhibition, Next, at the Arts & Letters Club. The OSA was well represented. See more about this exhibition here!

GOLD AWARD •  $5000

Janet Hendershot "Blue Marsh #4" $4000


Nancy De Boni  "Back Stair" $3500


Laurie De Camillis  "Afternoon Twilight" $2800


Warren Hoyano  "I'm Perfect/Imperfect" $1500

2014/2015 New Members Exhibition

 You are invited to join us at the:

OSA New Members’ 2014-2015 Exhibition 

December 8, 2015 - January 8, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6 - 9 pm


The John B. Aird Gallery, 900 Bay Street, The Macdonald Block, Toronto, ON M7A 1C2       

Tel: 416-928-6772 

With  the Exciting "New" OSA Artists:

Dara Aram, John Ashbourne, Kim Atkins, Susan Avishai, Vera Bobson, Anne Cavanagh, Nancy R. Chalut, Sharron Corrigan Forrest, Jaya Datta, Laurie De Camillis, Charline Gardhouse, Jacquie Green, Dayna Law, Susan McCrae, Rob Niezen, Stan Olthuis, Clare Ross, Peter Rotter, Joanna Turlej and Janice Ykema 


Application for January 1st, 2016 Membership CLOSED.

Attention: The deadline for 2016 OSA New Membership Applications has passed.

Are you an established Visual Artist residing in Ontario? Did you miss the application deadline of October 9, 2015  but are interested for the future? Inquire at: info@ontariosocietyofartists.org 



September, 2015 Newsletter

Here it is...  your September, 2015 newsletter!

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Ashbridge House Gallery

For Our OSA Members :
At Ashbridge House, we have a large room with a wall hanging system for your work to be shown. Our house is a heritage structure; care must be taken to preserve the space. Gallery Space.


Ashbridge House in Summer

The OSA Office is at The Jesse Ashbridge House 1444 Queen Street East, Toronto

Workshops, Contests,Trading Post


Be sure to check out interesting opportunities

at the "Workshops, Contests, Trading Post and More" page


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

The OSA's Next 12+ Months! Stay Tuned.

2015 & Future OSA Exhibitions & Events


  • OSA Annual Field Trip to Killarney - Thursday September 24 - Sunday September 27, 2015 (Chair: John Pryce & Heidi Burkhardt)
  • OSA -  New Members Exhibition (2014 & 2015), December 8, 2015 - January 8, 2016, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto (Co-chairs: Laurie De Camillis & Rob NIezen)
  • OSA Annual Field Trip to Ireland (May/June, 2016)  Chair- Carmel Brennan
  • OSA Members' 145th Anniversary Exhibition- Aurora Cultural Centre (Co-Chairs: TBA) Date: TBA-Summer - 2017

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, Burton Kramer, Kim Atkins, Carmel Brennan, Janet Hendershot, Gerald Sevier.

OSA Representative to the John B. Aird Gallery: Janet Hendershot

OSA Social Committee: Eva Kolacz

De Serres Discount

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


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