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.

OSA 145th Open Juried Exhibition

145TH OSA OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION
April 10th – May 4th at the John B. Aird Gallery

For this stunning show of contemporary art, esteemed Jurors Richard Rhodes, William Huffman, and Janet Hendershot OSA SCA, selected 48 works from 465 submissions. Congratulations to the following artists for being selected for this show! It is an amazing show!

ARTISTS: Anita Granger, Anne-Marie Cosgrove, Artifacts: Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee with Miklos Legrady, Asma Sultana, Bronwyn Mundell, Carmel Brennan OSA, Chris Keene, Clare Ross OSA, Colin Davis, Colleen Myers, Darren Rigo, David Connolly, David Kempton, Eileen Menzel OSA, Fiona Legg OSA, Frances Patella OSA, Helene Latulippe, J. Andrew Hillman, Jane Theodore, Janet Hunter, Jessica Lin, Josy Britton OSA, Julius Poncelet Manapul, Justin Mencel, Kim-Lee Kho, Kye Marshall, Lisandro Pena, Lori Ryerson, Lynden Cowan, Melanie Chirofsky, Michelle Tourikian, Min Soo Kim OSA, Natan Uzza Sivan, Norman Busse, Pauline De Four, Peter Adams, Ronald Regamey, Ross Winter, Sasa Rajsic, Shaheer Zazai, Shahrzad Amin, Silvija Saplys OSA, Sue Miller OSA, Tanya Petruk, Tegan Smith, Tracey Lawko, Tyler Matheson, Winona Elliott-Schep OSA and a Central Tech art student by invitation and yet to be named!

Embers of the sky

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Janet Read @ Lee Contemporary Mar. 24-Apr. 14

Embers of the sky, Janet’s first show at Lee Contemporary consists of works on linen, canvas and acrylic on paper.  The work is inspired by light over water and the deep colours of sky and water as they reflect and amplify each other.

Light and dark in saturated colour animate my work. Saturated deep blues allude to the mysterious depths of water and vivid agitated and gestural painted skies to the light of the air.  These elements collide and mirror each other in a mode of atmospheric abstraction, a term coined by Carla Garnet, curator, to describe this work in my solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Peterborough in 2013.

CAPIC 2018 Double Vision Exhibition

Diana Harding Tucker, OSA and Ann Stanley are participants of the The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) Double Vision Exhibition 2018 taking place in the Papermill Gallery at the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site.

The opening takes place on April 5, 2018, from 6-10 p.m. The exhibition continues through April 15th, 2018.

Double Vision is an exhibition that pairs participating professional image creators across Canada by random draw and challenges them to create portraits of one another. The completed works are then exhibited side by side as a single submission.

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OSA 145th Open Juried Exhibition

The OSA Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition Opening Reception is April 12th at the John B. Aird Gallery. The show runs weekdays from April 10th – May 4th.

This exhibition showcases a diverse range of fine art submitted by artists from across the province.This year three jurors, Richard Rhodes, William Huffman, and Janet Hendershot, selected 48 works from 462 submitted and have included one work from a student at Central Tech academy to create a stunning and exciting show at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto.

The selected artists are: Anita Granger, Anne-Marie Cosgrove, Artifacts: Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee with Miklos Legrady, Asma Sultana, Bronwyn Mundell, Carmel Brennan OSA, Chris Keene, Clare Ross OSA, Colin Davis, Colleen Myers, Darren Rigo, David Connolly, David Kempton, Eileen Menzel OSA, Fiona Legg OSA, Frances Patella OSA, Helene Latulippe, J. Andrew Hillman, Jane Theodore, Janet Hunter, Jessica Lin, Josy Britton OSA, Julius Poncelet Manapul, Justin Mencel, Kim-Lee Kho, Kye Marshall, Lisandro Pena, Lori Ryerson, Lynden Cowan, Melanie Chirofsky, Michelle Tourikian, Min Soo Kim OSA, Natan Uzza Sivan, Norman Busse, Pauline De Four, Peter Adams, Ronald Regamey, Ross Winter, Sasa Rajsic, Shaheer Zazai, Shahrzad Amin, Silvija Saplys OSA, Sue Miller, Tanya Petruk, Tegan Smith, Tracey Lawko, Tyler Matheson, Winona Elliott-Schep OSA and Central Tech art student still to be named!

We thank our wonderful jurors and the John B. Aird Gallery along with the co-chairs Jacquie Green and Marilena Isacescu Carlea and all the artists who submitted their work to this juried show.

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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.