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.

145th Open Juried Exhibition

The 145th Open Juried Exhibition will be held at the John B. Aird Gallery from April 10 to May 4th. The Opening is Thursday April 12 starting at 6.30pm. The Gallery is located in the Macdonald Block at Bay and Wellesley in Toronto – on the SW corner of this intersection, two blocks west of the Wellesley subway stop.

2017 OSA New Members Exhibition Opening Reception

The OSA New Members’ Exhibition opening reception at the John B. Aird Gallery for member inducted into the Ontario Society of Artists in the years 2016 and 2017 was a delight for everyone. The art, the new members, the old members, the food, the conversation… everything was perfection.

OSA New Members’ Exhibition Opening Reception

Come for an evening of art and socializing and see the superb artwork of more than a dozen Ontario artists elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in the last two years!

All OSA members, as well as the public, are invited to the OSA New Members’ Exhibition Opening Reception on Thursday, December 14, from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition and reception are at the John B. Aird Gallery, located at 900 Bay Street, in Toronto. The exhibition will be open from Dec 12, 2017 to Jan 5, 2018.