The Ontario Society of Artists

Founded in 1872, the Ontario Society of Artists is Canada’s longest continuing art society.

Professional Artists

We are a  professional association for visual artists living and working across Ontario with a mandate to promote the visual arts through exhibitions, special projects and arts advocacy. Our membership roster includes many of Canada’s best-known painters, sculptors, printmakers and photographers. We currently have an active membership of over two hundred artists, working in a wide range of media and from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Non-profit Organization

We are a non-profit, charitable organization, which is administered by a volunteer executive council of artists.

Exhibitions and Membership

Each year we present exhibitions of works by members, a juried art exhibition open to all artists working in two and three dimensional media, as well as a juried exhibition specifically for emerging artists.  We encourage emerging artists, established artists and artists from diverse backgrounds to apply to our organization for membership.

Recent News

Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

OSA New Members’ Exhibition – December 12 2017 – January 8, 2018  – Opening Reception is December 14th 6-8pm – This is an exhibition of work done by New Members of the OSA elected in 2015 and 2016 – John B. Aird Gallery (Co-Chairs: Lisa Murzin, Frances Patella and Dominique Prevost)

Recent Exhibitions

OSA Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works – Carrier Gallery – November 2017 (Co-Chairs: Tony Vander Voet & Susan McCrae). The call for entry can be found here.

MOSAIC – Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary Exhibition – Aurora Cultural Centre, May 11 – August 5, 2017

OSA Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition  July 14-16, 2017, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

Contact

(feature image: “The ‘Glory’ of War” by John Ashbourne)


The OSA is located at the historic Arts and Letters Club of Toronto at the following address:

Ontario Society of Artists
The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto
14 Elm Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON
M5G 1G7


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