OSA Western Hub Exhibition at the Westland Gallery!

The OSA proudly presents Masterworks, a curated collection of work by members OSA’s Western Hub.

Ontario Society of Artists - Western Hub
Ontario Society of Artists – Western Hub

Artists: Bruno Capolongo, Cathy Groulx, George Langbroek, James MacDougall, Janice Mason Steeves, Jesse Gledhill, John Maurer, Josy Britton, Lee Munn, Marg Peter, Marianne Reim, Peter Dusek, Radek Vizina, Robert Amirault & Steve Wilson.

Location: Westland Gallery, 156 Wortley Road, London, ON, N6C 3P5.

Show Dates: August 20th – September 14th

Opening Reception: Saturday August 24th from 2 pm to 4 pm

Artist Panel Talk: Wednesday August 28th at 7 pm

Gallery Hours:
Sunday – 12pm – 4pm
Monday – Closed
Tuesday 10am – 6pm
Wednesday – 10am – 6pm
Thursday – 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm

For an online preview, visit this Westland Gallery page.

Figureworks Call for Artists 2019

Figureworks Call for Artists 2019

The call for submissions to the 10th annual juried Figureworks Prize and Award Show is now open.

Figureworks is a celebration of the art of the human form, held in Canada’s capital, Ottawa.

Each year, we come together to celebrate the human figure through the Figureworks Prize. The call is open to all living artists, in Canada and internationally, working in all media who wish to submit recent works that represent the human form or parts thereof. Entry fees go directly to operational costs and prize money. The total prize value in 2018 was $7,000.

Key Details:

Submission Deadline is September 30, 2019.

Artists may submit online through the Figureworks website, www.figureworks.org.

Fee: $35 (US) for one entry, $50 (US) for two. Please note that we do have a reduced submission fee for students.

Location: Saint Brigid’s Center for the Arts, Ottawa, Canada.

The 2019 show will be juried by Michael Davidge, Andrew Morrow and Joanne Stober.

For more information, including the submission guidelines, terms of entry and fees, visit the Figureworks website.

Our mission at Figureworks is to cultivate the creation and exhibition of art of the human form. We do this by providing an excellent opportunity to exhibit artwork of the human form and receive a significant cash prize. We are a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization. Entry fees and sponsorship go directly to operational costs and prize money. We don’t take any commissions on sales at the Figureworks exhibition — all the money goes directly to the artists.

We are proud to acknowledge Wallack’s as the Figureworks 2019 presenting sponsor. Wallack’s has a strong tradition of supporting the arts, supplying professional art supplies through their stores, and representing artists through their gallery.

Figureworks is also sponsored by Wallack Galleries, Rosemary Brushes, Rothwell Gallery, Patrick Gordon Framing, Sivarulrasa Gallery and St. Brigid’s Center for the Arts.

Call for Entry: Cat Show

CAT SHOW: CALL FOR ENTRY 
Apply here: http://airdgallery.org/submissions/

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This autumn, the Aird will celebrate finding a new location by offering a first CALL FOR ENTRY exhibition showcasing work by contemporary Canadian artists. The show will explore the theme of “cats” in their roles as domesticated animals and/or in their roles as mythic symbols of sexuality, divinity and magic.

Submission deadline: Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Cat Show invites entries of cat themed work of all kinds from artists at all stages of their careers.

Works in any medium will be considered, keeping in mind that dimensions can be no greater than 50.8 cm in any direction. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary techniques and practices.

JURIED BY: RM Vaughan

RM Vaughan is a Canadian writer and video artist originally from New Brunswick. He holds an MA in Creative Writing/Critical Theory from the University of New Brunswick (1991). Vaughan is the author of twelve books: most recently Ve1Xe, a “graphic poem” co-created with the artist D. Boyd. Vaughan’s poems, plays, essays and fiction are collected in over 60 anthologies and he writes about contemporary art and culture for national and international publications. Vaughan’s collaborative video works are shown in galleries and festivals around the world and are included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. His most recent video work, “House Dress”, co-created with Jared Mitchell and Keith Cole, toured Mexico in 2019.

CARLA GARNET
Director/Curator

John B. Aird Gallery  www.airdgallery.org

Artscape West Queen West • 906 Queen Street West, B05, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6J 1G6 

Michael Zarowsky Colour & Form Society Exhibition

From Michael Zarowsky, OSA:

The 2nd exhibition;  having shown with the Colour & Form Society for several exhibitions, do not exactly feel like a new member, newish maybe….

one of 5 works i will have as
part of the Colour & Form Society’s New Members Show
July 31st – Aug 24th, 2019
Opening reception: Wednesday July 31st. 7-9pm.
Beaux – Arts Brampton
70 Main St., North.
Brampton, ON

on winters’ stage 27×21 (1) watercolour acrylic
glass n ice surface edging the beaver dam  12mile bay rd georgian bay
24” x 25”
watercolour acrylic
moments when everything is all right in the world 18”x 35” watercolour  acrylic
late winter under a spell of a new morning 12×18 watercolour acrylic

Michael Zarowsky Society of Canadian Artist Exhibition

From Michael Zarowsky, OSA:

Happy to announce that the 51st International Open Juried Exhibition is fast approaching. Please mark the Opening Reception and Award Ceremony on your calendar:

Micheal Zarowsky / as an elected member, have 2 works being shown at Society of Canadian Artists 51st International Open Juried Exhibition.

July 29th – August 26th, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019
7 to 9 pm
at the Papermill Gallery
Todmorden Heritage Site
67 Pottery Road, Toronto ON

autumn on the pond (1)
43″ x 33″
watercolour / acrylic painted directly on gessoed panel
michealzarowsky2_autumn on the pond 5
29.5” x 29” 
watercolour acrylic on gessoed panel

Bianka Guna Exhibition “Kinetic Matter: Tondi”

A final exhibition by OSA member Bianka Guna:

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As I will soon be moving to the west coast, beautiful Victoria BC, to be with my family, I am inviting  you and you art loving friends, to my last solo art exhibition in The Distillery District Toronto.

The new art exhibition, “Kinetic Matter: Tondi” , will hung for the whole month of June 2019 , between June 5th to July 2nd 2019 at Balzac’s Upstairs Gallery. This is a new body of acrylic artworks, painted on round wood panels, tondi, that I have created the whole winter and spring.

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OSA Member Exhibition: Diana Harding-Tucker: The Natural Earth

Exhibition Invitation

I’m pleased to invite you to my upcoming exhibition opening, “The Natural Earth” on Sunday July 28, from 2-4 pm. The exhibition will be on display through to September 8, 2019 at The Gibson Centre, 63 Tupper Street West, Alliston, ON L9R 1E4

The Natural Earth – Opus I: Water is a celebration of water as the major tool in the shaping of life. Water contributes to the mechanical removal of soft and broken rocks and the scouring of ever deeper and wider lakes and rivers by glaciers. Plants and animal depend on clean, nourishing water for their livelihood. This exhibition also focuses on Water’s gift to the imagination through the play of light, shadow and reflection upon its surface – a gift that has inspired such artists as the painter Monet, and the pianist and composer, Claude Debussy.

The exhibition is open:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday and Monday: closed
More information can also be found online at https://gibsoncentre.com/exhibitions/the-natural-earth-Jul-2019
Hope you can make it!
Diana Harding-Tucker

Town of Halton Hills Public Art Banner Project

We received a public call for artists that may be of interest to our members:

Dear artist – I am pleased to share news about the Town of Halton Hills public art banner project, calling for artists to submit original work.  You will find all the details here:   https://www.haltonhills.ca/culture/pdf/RFP_Banner%20Art_Temporary%20Public%20Art.pdf

Please get in touch should you have questions and feel free to share this information with other artists.  The call is open to artists and artist teams from across Canada.

Judy Daley
Curator, Helson Gallery
Halton Hills Cultural Centre
Town of Halton Hills
9 Church St., Halton Hills ON L7G 2A3