OSA Open Juried Exhibition April 10 – May 4, 2018. This is an open juried exhibition with a call for submissions that was open to all artists, not just our members. We typically get applications from across Ontario and Canada and sometimes from international artists, leaving the jurors with the difficult task of choosing just a small percentage of the works entered. The result is always an exhibition of of exceptional work. This exhibition will be held at the – John B. Aird Gallery.
Richard Rhodes is an author, arts journalist, curator, educator, photographer and editor. He is the former Director of Richard Rhodes Dupont Projects and was Editor of Canadian Art Magazine from 1996 through 2015. Rhodes has been Curator of the Power Plant in Toronto, Adjunct Curator at Oakville Galleries, founder of C Magazine, a review contributor to Artforum magazine in New York, an essayist on Vija Celmins for Artangel, London. As a curator he organized the 2010 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, and in 2003 received the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Achievement Award.
William Huffman is an arts administrator, curator, educator and writer with a history of extensive involvement on both local and international cultural fronts. He was Executive Director with Inuit Art Foundation, Coordinator of the Audience and Market Development Office at Canada Council for the Arts, Associate Director with Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation and has held other leadership positions at Blackwood Gallery, Arts Toronto, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, A Space Gallery, Canadian Art Foundation and Art Gallery of Sudbury. Huffman is currently Marketing Manager at Dorset Fine Arts, a division of West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative and he serves as a member of the Curriculum Advisory Committee for Art & Art History, a joint program between Sheridan College and University of Toronto.
Janet Hendershot OSA, SCA. Ms. Hendershot has been painting since the late 1970s. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, Mexico, Colombia, London, England and Paris, France. Work can be found in many corporate, private and public collections. She has received many awards including the Gold Award at the NEXT1 competition, 2015, Arts and Letters Club, ON and the Eleanor Besen Award, 2017, OSA. Janet has served as President and Vice-President of the Ontario Society of Artists, and continues to be active in the art community as a participant of three art organization Boards of Directors.
Marilena Isacescu Carlea
OSA New Members’ Exhibition – December 12 2017 – January 8, 2018 – Opening Reception is December 14th 6-8pm – 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)
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