Ontario Society of Artists

The OSA's Next 12 Months!

2017 and Future OSA Exhibitions & Events 

  • 2017 Annual Open Juried Exhibition - April, 2017 (Co-Chairs: Janet Hendershot & Marilena Isacescu Carlea)

  • OSA Members' 145th Anniversary Exhibition May 11 - August 5 - 2017, Aurora Cultural Centre (Co-Chairs: Carmel Brennan & Clare Ross) 

  • OSA Annual General Meeting - June 4, 2017, Aurora Cultural Centre 

  • Annual Field Trip to Killarney -  September 2017 (Chair: John Pryce & Heidi Burkhardt)

  • OSA Members' Exhibition of Selected Works - Carrier Gallery - November 2017 (Co-Chairs: Tony Vander Voet & Susan McCrae)


OSA's 144th Annual Open Juried Exhibition

The call is open for the OSA's 144th Annual Open Juried Exhibition. The exhibition is open to both OSA members and non-members alike. For full show and entry details, go to the 144th Annual Open Juried Exhibition page.





MOSAIC -145th Anniversary Exhibition

Dear OSA members.

 We are excited to invite you to participate in our 145th anniversary members’ exhibition -  MOSAIC.

Since this year is also Canada’s 150th anniversary, work entered should have or represent Canadian content.    We plan to include one piece from every member who enters, space permitting. If you are interested, please send good quality photos of two works, along with the entry information by February 17th. We will be hanging this show salon style in the beautiful historical Aurora Cultural Centre, filling the upstairs and the downstairs for three months during the summer of 2017. We hope you will join us.

Carmel Brennan and Clare Ross (Co Chairs)

  • Download the Call for Entry here
  • Pay for Catalogue Participation ($100 for 1 page) by e-Transfer osalisamurzin@gmail.com or by PayPal using the button below. 



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The Salt Spring National Art Prize

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is launching its second national juried competition of Canadian visual art.

The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning.

Guidelines and submission details to be found on The Salt Spring National Art Prize website.

Salt Spring National Art Prize

De Serres Discount

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


Above Ground Art Supplies

10% discount to OSA members!Above Ground Art Supplies

  • Valid member card must be present at the time of purchase. Discounts cannot be combined with any other sale or offer and apply to regularly priced merchandise only. 
  • ID cards must include: customer’s name and/or photo AND must show a valid date/enrollment period.
  • Discounts will not be applied on transactions where the ID card is not present. The customer may return within 72 hours of the purchase with the valid member card AND the original receipt to have the initial transaction refunded and a new transaction processed with the 10% discount applied.




2016/2017 Executive & Council

President: Lawrence E. Glazer
Vice President:  Kim Atkins
Secretary: Marilena Isacescu Carlea
Treasurer: Lisa Murzin

Past President: Tony Vander Voet

Executive Council Members: 

Diana Bennett, Clare Ross, Jacqui Green, Kim Atkins, Carmel Brennan (Past President), Janet Hendershot (Past President) and Joanna Turlej.

Membership Director: Janet Read

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

OSA Social Committee: Eva Kolacz

Website Management:  Peter Dusek

OSA Killarney 2016

Everyone who came -- OSA members, guests, and family members -- had a fantastic time painting, drawing, photographing, hiking, socializing, and eating at Killarney in Septeber of 2016.

We will be going back next year in September of 2017! Stay tuned for details.


Members' Exhibition of Selected Works 2016

The selection of art, in all media, at the Members' Exhibition of Selected Works was exquisite. Below are scenes from the opening exhibition, which took place on October 6, 2016.


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