Call for Entry: Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

We received this call for entry, which may of interest to our members:


Call for Artists
58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Accepting applications until March 6, 2019

We invite visual artists working in all mediums and makers in craft & design from across Canada and beyond, to submit applications to Canada’s largest and longest-running juried outdoor art fair. The 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair takes place at Nathan Phillips Square, July 12-14, 2019 and attracts over 115,000 art enthusiasts and collectors locally and internationally.

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Call for Entry: University of Toronto Exhibition Project

A group of graduate student curators at the University of Toronto are looking for submissions of artwork for their capstone Exhibition project. Their exhibition explores themes of displacement, migration and home, and showcases the work of immigrant and emerging artists, in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Art Connections program.

The exhibition will at the John B. Aird Gallery, from February 25 to March 22, 2019.

Artists can submit their applications via their website at https://unlessartexhibit.wixsite.com/home

146th Open Juried Exhibition 2019

The Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) welcomes established artists living in Ontario to apply to participate in our 146th Annual Open Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts.

The selected art works will be on display at the John B. Aird Gallery from March 26, 2019 to April 26, 2019.  The Gallery is located at 900 Bay Street (at Wellesley), Macdonald Block, Toronto, ON M7A 1C2.

A Public Opening Reception and presentation of awards will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6 pm. All are welcome to attend.

The submission deadline is January 15, 2019.

Please review the full terms of entry.

To apply, please visit our submission page.

We are excited to introduce you to our three Jurors:  Odon Wagner, David Liss, and Diana Bennett.

Odon Wagner – Owner of Odon Wagner Galleries, Toronto

Born in Hungary, Odon Wagner’s passion for fine art was nurtured as a student in the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna where he graduated an Akademischer Konservator (Professional Conservator) after four years of training. His education led to work in the conservation departments of well regarded institutions such as the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Vienna Prehistoric Institute, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. In 1969, Odon established The Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto’s premier gallery for historic art, specializing in 18th and 19th Century European paintings, as well as in work by Modern Masters. The gallery, which has also shown international contemporary work for over twenty years, has recently expanded; Odon Wagner Contemporary, on Davenport Road, spreads over 5000 square feet with two floors of exhibition space to showcase their collection of fine Canadian and International contemporary artists.

David Liss – Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto

Coming from Montreal in 2000, David Liss saw an opportunity to bring a contemporary art museum to Canada’s largest city. As Director and Curator, he transformed the MOCCA (Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art ) into a juggernaut of the Toronto Art Scene. Liss engineered a move from North York to Toronto’s vibrant Queen West arts community in 2005. Today, David Liss, Curator Advisor of the Museum of Contemporary Art, has now seen his dream come true with the newly renovated dynamic space that is the permanent home of MOCA. At 55,000 square feet spread over five floors, the new facility is five times the size of its former Queen West location. Liss’s vision and the open mandate at the MOCCA, which he crafted, has cemented Toronto, and Canada’s status as a cultural centerpieces in the contemporary art world.

Diana Bennett – Artist, Designer, Story Teller, OSA member and past President

Diana Bennett, with a U of T Masters degree in Art History is also a former teacher and arts administrator who has worked to establish the role of the arts in Ontario throughout her long and distinguished career. A former senior executive with TVOntario and the Zoo, she has sat on a number of Boards including the University of Toronto Art Museum, the Toronto Arts Council/Foundation, Canada Publishing, the Toronto Stock Exchange, and in 2017 was president of the Ontario Society of Artists.
Diana works in both two dimensional and three dimensional works using fabric, thread, wire, glass, mirror, seeds, shellac flakes, stones, bones, photo transfer and resin. Her series and installations are autobiographical. She has been exhibiting over five decades with solo exhibitions in Ontario and Quebec at galleries such as Gallery O (Olga Korper), Baas, Albert White, Kerozene, Engine and Walnut Contemporary, and has works in private and public collections in Canada and the US.

2018 Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works

October 3rd to October 28, 2018
The Papermill Gallery, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto

For this stunning members-only show, 86 members submitted work and juror Darrin Martins has selected 3 award winners to be announced at the Opening.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:  Dara Aram, Valerie Ashton, Kim Atkins, Cheryl Bailey, Janet Baker, Peter Barelkowski, Diana Bennett, Wendy Bermingham, Lynn Bishop, Stuart Blower, Vera Bobson, Kelly Borgers, Carmel Brennan, Josy Britton, Gill Cameron, Marilena Isacescu Carlea, Anne Cavanagh, Nancy R. Chalut, Clement Cheng, Susan Clark, Susanne Clark, Sharron Corrigan Forrest, Jaya Datta, Laurie De Camillis, Pat Dumas-Hudecki, Peter Dusek, Carole Edwards, Elizabeth Elkin, Sue Ennis, Carole Finn, Erin Fitzgibbon, Maya Foltyn, Cesar Forero, Charline Gardhouse, L.E. Glazer, Susan Gosevitz, Heather Grindley, Cathy Groulx, Diana Harding-Tucker, Mirka Hattula, Kathy Haycock, Janet Hendershot, John Hood, Heather Horton, Jasmine Hum, Shahla E. Jamal, Mo Jamal, Min Soo Kim, Eva Kolacz, George Langbroek, Dayna Law, Jennifer Lawton, Fiona Legg, Eleanor Lowden, Ian Mackenzie, Sally Martin, Kaitlin Mason, Susan McCrae, Liz Menard, Eileen Menzel, Sue Miller, Lee Munn, Lisa Murzin, Joseph Muscat, Mary Ng, Jangmee Park, Frances Patella, Margaret Peter, Guiseppe R. Pivetta, Dominique Prevost, Evelyn Rapin, Alan Douglas Ray, Clare Ross, Vera Saiko, Lynne Schumacher, Maurice Snelgrove, Quan Steele, Karen Taylor, Rayne Tunley, Joanna Turlej, Tony Vander Voet, Sally Wildman, Steve Wilson, Mary Wright, Michael Zarowsky, and Fan Zhang.

Chair: Steve Wilson

Travelling Mercies: Janet Read Solo Exhibition

Everyone is invited to Janet Read’s new solo exhibition of recent work generated by her travels in China, and the UK.

Location:  Propeller Gallery, 30 Abell Street, Toronto, ON

Dates: October 17 to November 4,  2018

Janet Read, "Dawn Rise", 40'x 40", oil and cold wax on birch panel
Janet Read, “Dawn Rise”, 40’x 40″, oil and cold wax on birch panel

In the artist’s words:

“Travelling Mercies” is the title of a show of work from journeys I have taken in the past five years.  I went to China in 2014 and was astounded by the scale of the country, the vast space and numerous people. A series of small works on vellum resulted incorporating motifs in abstract format from that experience.  Travels to Tobermory, and the north and south shores of the St. Lawrence inspired new variations in my fascination with the narrative of water and light, mist and fog.

My work is a contemplative response to the natural world in an action of painterly invention and metaphor.  Rich, saturated colour and loose form inhabit these paintings.

Call for Entry: Small Works Exhibition at the Jordan Art Gallery

The OSA invites members to submit works of art to the Jordan Art Gallery for their Small Works Exhibition, November 16 through December 31st.

The works submitted are to be no larger than 12″ x 16″ (or 16″ x 12″).

Images must be submitted via email between Friday, October 5 and Friday, October 12.  Cheques for entry fees are due by Monday October 15.

See full details here:

Small Works Exhibition, Jordan Art Gallery

 

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.

Call for Entry: “Life on the Line” Art Project

We have received a call for submissions from Twentytwenty Arts that may be of interest to our members.  Twentytwenty Arts is a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to the production of innovative art projects that raise awareness, visibility and funds for charitable organizations.  It is producing  a new public art project called “Life on the Line” campaign.  Works that reflect the experience of mental illness will be exhibited on the TTC subway system.  A portion of all sales will be donated to the CMHA Toronto (Canadian Mental Health Association).  Deadline for submissions is  October 18, 2018.    All submission details can be found here: Twentytwenty arts.