146th Open Juried Show

The OSA 146th Open Juried Show will take place from March 26, 2019 to April 26, 2019 at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto. The deadline for entry will be January 15, 2019. Detailed information as well as applications will be posted soon!

Call for Entry: Art Emporium by the River Prize for Great Art

We have received the following call for entry for the Art Emporium by the River Prize for Great Art. Half a dozen of our OSA artists exhibit there. The deadline is October 6, 2018.

Prizes

One First Place Winner will receive: $1,000 in cash and their work displayed in a featured display location within the gallery, and available for sale to the public, plus enhanced marketing on all Art Emporium by the River social media outlets.

One Second Place Winner will receive: $500 in cash and their work displayed in a featured display location within the gallery, and available for sale to the public, plus enhanced marketing on all Art Emporium by the River social media outlets.

One Third Place Winner will receive: $250 in cash and their work displayed in a featured display location within the gallery, and available for sale to the public, plus enhanced marketing on all Art Emporium by the River social media outlets.

See full details here:

Art Emporium by the River Prize for Creative Excellence.

Past President Tony Vander Voet

We are very sorry to write that OSA Past President Tony Vander Voet died on the evening of Sunday April 22 after a battle with cancer, with his family by his side.

We send our sincere condolences to his wife Susan McCrae and his family. Both Tony and Susan have been dedicated and active OSA members, supporting the work of the organization and artists everywhere. Together they chaired exhibitions, as recently as the 2017 Members Exhibition at the Carrier Gallery, wrote the members’ newsletter, generously mentored the Council, and of course Tony previously led council as President from 2013-2015. They often joined the OSA trips to Killarney in Georgian Bay and twice went to Dingle, Ireland, touring, painting and drawing. Tony always brought his genuine love of art and his appreciation for the different talents and skills of everyone. He always had an encouraging word and an insightful view of any situation. There is no question, he was loved and appreciated by all of us and we will miss him dearly for a very long time.
There will be no funeral according to Tony’s wish. A Celebration of his Life will be held in June.