Jean Eng, OSA, in the Archives of Ontario’s Newest Exhibit

Jean Eng’s painting “Bonsai Minute” is included in “Animalia” an exhibition of animals in the Archives of Ontario. The show currently runs indefinitely— at least until 2021. The Archives of Ontario’s newest exhibit explores our changing relationships with other animals and how these species have left their mark on Ontario’s history.

Helen McClung Exhibit Area
Archives of Ontario
134 Ian Macdonald Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario  M7A 2C5
416-327-1600
reference@ontario.ca

Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:30-5/ Tues, Thur: 8:30-8/  Sat: 10-4

Image Featured Here: “Bonsai Minute” – Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48″ by Jean Eng.

Call for Projects: Phénomena Festival 2019

We received the following call for entry from Les Filles électriques in Montreal:

Interdisciplinary company Les Filles électriques has launched its call for projects for Phénomena Festival 2019. Phénomena takes place in Montreal and offers a platform and laboratory to emerging or established artists who work with the unclassifiable, unconventional, or experimental. We feature works of dance, music, theatre, and the digital and visual arts by artists who question their discipline and are looking to experiment with new forms, in both English and French. After seventeen years, Les Filles électriques and its festival has managed to leave their mark on Canada’s artistic and cultural landscape.

We often receive project proposals from artists based in Montreal and we are keen on receiving proposals by artists from other Canadian provinces.

Here is the link for the submission details and requirements : http://suivi.lnk01.com/v/443/00ec3c5367a99e264bbe1d4715309e2fa60b771737af984d

Here is the link for the call for projects event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/569210780190722/ .

12 OSA Artists show Expressions of Landscape

Expressions of Landscape

Featuring OSA Members: Cheryl Bailey, Diana Bennett, Carole Edwards, Cesar Forero, L.E. Glazer, Janet Hendershot, Lisa Murzin, Frances Patella, Dominique Prevost, Clare Ross, Quan Steele, and Steve Wilson

January 15th to February 14th at the Assembly Hall,
1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Etobicoke.

Opening Reception is Thursday January 17th from 7-9pmGallery Hours: Weekdays: 12 -5pm Saturday 10am- 1pm

Yogen Früz Pinkberry Brain Project – Call for Entries 2019

http://www.brainproject.ca/create-a-brain/

The Yogen Früz Pinkberry Brain Project is the Toronto art installation that took the city by storm in the summers of 2016, 2017 and 2018. Brain sculptures designed by a diverse group of artists were placed on display in high-traffic areas such as Nathan Phillips Square and the Distillery District.

Now, we’re getting ready to begin creating for 2019. We want to know what’s in your brain! In the summer of 2019 we will be beautifying our streetscapes by placing another set of unique sculptures on display, and we’re calling all artists to submit their concepts for consideration.

Mindful Project is organizing its 3rd Annual exhibition: Roots|Routes

In an effort to end stigma and promote progressive, positive conversations around mental health and wellness, the Mindful Project is organizing its 3rd Annual exhibition: Roots|Routes. The exhibition also recognizes Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week (May 6-12) and the National Youth Week.
Artists and makers are invited to articulate their roots or routes in relation to mental health and wellness through visual arts. Your roots are personal to your past and self-identity. Your roots can lead you to follow certain routes or charter new ones along your personal journey. Your experiences along these routes are important because they transform you and affect your mental well-being. Submissions will be juried and selected artworks will be exhibited to spark positive conversations and ignite change in social attitudes.

The exhibition will be held at the Newmarket Old Town Hall in Newmarket Ontario

If interested, contact Logan Bales
email: lbales@newmarket.ca

John B. Aird Gallery “Drawing” Exhibtion

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

This year, the John B. Aird Gallery is celebrating the 20thedition of this annual juried exhibition showcasing drawings by contemporary Canadian artists. For this exhibition, a drawing is defined as an art form used to either draft ideas that are further developed in other media or to create a finished work of art. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary drawing techniques and practices.

JURORS

Jennifer Vong is the Administrative Director at the Red Head Gallery and was the Producer of the 2018 BIG on Bloor Festival, Bloordale’s annual celebration of local arts and culture. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Ryerson University in New Media Arts and Culture where she took on the role as the Education Outreach Coordinator for the fourth year thesis exhibition, META 2012.

Kais Padamshi is a practicing artist currently attending OCAD University. In 2017 he took on the roll of Executive Director of Academic Affairs working towards strengthening the OCAU Community though events and advocating for stronger equity and diversity policies for OCADU students both academically and socially.

KEY DATES

ENTRY FORM DEADLINE
Entry forms with digital images (jpegs) are due Monday, January 14, 2019 by midnight.

ENTRY FEE: $40

JURYING
Jurying will take place the between January 18 and 20, 2019.

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
Selected artists will be notified of the jurors’ decisions by email by Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORKS
Accepted artworks to be delivered to the Gallery on Saturday January 26, 2019 between 10 am and noon.

EXHIBITION DATES
Tuesday, January 29 to Friday, February 22, 2019.

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

PICK-UP OF ARTWORKS
Saturday, February 23, 2019 between 10 am and noon.

HOW TO ENTER

Go to:
http://airdgallery.org/submissions/

Geoffrey Armstrong, OSA Obituary

Geoffrey Armstrong, an OSA Member since 1972, passed away this past summer at the age of 90.
His work is widely collected and is held in many collections including the Art Gallery of Windsor, the City of North Bay, RBC Dominion Securities Ltd., Esso Resources Canada Ltd., Hudson’s Bay Company, Toronto, The National Club, Toronto, Royal Bank of Canada, University of New Brunswick, Art Gallery of St. Thomas-Elgin, Peel Regional Art Gallery, among others.
Here is the obituary published in The Globe and Mail on July 28, 2018
GEOFFREY ARMSTRONG David Geoffrey Scott Armstrong died peacefully in Toronto, on July 22, 2018 at the age of 90. Geoff is survived by his wife, Barbara Hyland; his children, Gail and Chris (Trish); stepsons, Mark (Carolyn) and Patrick (Gillian) Hyland; son-in-law, John Krizanc; and was predeceased by his brother, Gordon; and daughter, Carolyn Jane. He leaves behind his brother, Phillip (Mary); and grandchildren, Alexandra, Stephan, Alex, Imogen, Tait, Calla and Henry (who will all miss his napkin sculptures and painting lessons); and five great-grandchildren. As a father, Geoff was an effortless creator of magic, beauty and fun. He made summers in the country a time of great wonder and glee. Born in Toronto, Geoff attended Upper Canada College and after graduating in architecture from the University of Toronto he went on to apprentice in Boston and in London, England. There, he met his first wife, Joan Alice Howes. Returning to Toronto, Geoff partnered with David Molesworth to create a niche architectural firm, Armstrong Molesworth Shepherd, dedicated to building unique cottages and country properties that sought to bring clients and their families closer to nature and in so doing, each other. In spite of a busy practice, Geoff maintained a second career as a landscape artist with biannual shows at Toronto’s Roberts Gallery and was an active member of the Royal Canadian Academy, the SCA, OSA and the Arts and Letters Club. Whether in the Arctic, the Queen Charlotte Islands, or the granite majesty of his beloved Georgian Bay, Geoff found deep communion in nature, and rendered it with a deft and reverent brush. His work is held in numerous private collections and museums. In 1994, Geoff was delighted to begin his second act, with marriage to Barbara Ann Hyland. The two discovered Vieques, an island off the coast of Puerto Rico. There, they spent more than 20 winters at Trilogy, a house whose architecture he admired, but also immediately set about improving. He delighted in building orchid trails and spent hours happily rearranging nature to suit his vision. The vibrant colours of the Caribbean asserted themselves in his later paintings and soon he saw pastels in even the gloomiest of Canada’s rocky shores. Geoff was a man of great vitality and optimism, forever creating new spaces and tearing down walls to let in the sun. His was a rare and charmed life, that touched the hearts of all he met. He lived simply and loved generously. Geoff’s recent years were made richer by the loving care of Tessie Orcino, Maria Victoria Pilac, Amante Batoon and Leah Tubon. Many thanks as well to the wonderful staff at Belmont House, including Reallyn and Marlaw, Leo and Tina. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Belmont House Foundation (www.BelmontHouse.com) or the Krembil Neuroscience Institute (www.uhn.ca/KNC) would be gratefully received. A celebration of his life will be held on September 16th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club, 44 Price St.

Congratulations to Stuart Blower! 1st Honourable Mention

CONGRATULATIONS!
to Stuart Blower who recieved 1st Honourable Mention from Juror Darrin Martens at our recent Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works for his photograph “Survivors” 2018 Photograph by Stuart Blower

Artist Statement:
The sheer spectacle of these pine trees growing from a crevice in solid granite rock at Bon Echo Provincial Park for 200 years is a testimony to natures endurance and will to survive.
STUART BLOWER, OSA – 2018.