Ontario Society of Artists

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 Centrefilling 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 to osalisamurzin@gmail.com (The access password must be OSA)  or by PayPal using the button below. 


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NATO Association Art Exhibit Contribution

A message from Marietta Armanyous of the NATO Association of Canada:

Hello there,

I am contacting you on behalf of the NATO Association of Canada. We are a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded to promote peace, prosperity and security through knowledge and understanding of defence and security issues.

I am currently the Program Editor for Emerging Security at the NATO association. My colleagues and I are organizing an art exhibit based on human security to take place this coming spring. As you are a prominent group in the arts community, we wanted to reach out to you to see if any of your members would be interested in participating.

We are looking for any and all individuals who would be interested in creating and submitting their artistic interpretations of significant events from the past that parallel today’s political upheavals, e.g. Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights movement vs. Black Lives Matter. Our art exhibit plans to include different visual art forms (paintings, photographs, drawings, and sketches).

This will be a great opportunity to showcase artwork and network within the community, while also contributing to important discussions on the progress (or lack thereof) of human rights, peace, and security.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this email to members, colleagues, and anyone else you think would take an interest in contributing to this event.

Our deadline to message us interest in being a contributor is February 17.

Once all details are finalized, we will be sending an invitation out for everyone to attend the event, which will be on March 31. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. 

Thank you very much for your help in advance!

Warm Regards,


Marietta Armanyous

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)


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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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