Gallery Space Available January 28th to February 10th, 2019
for a solo or group two week exhibition
30 Abell St., Toronto
South of Queen St., between Ossington and Dufferin, just south of the Drake Hotel and General Store
Lillian Michiko Blakey is one of a few select artists in the Royal Ontario Museum exhibit “Being Japanese Canadian: reflections on a broken world”
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
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.
The Elora Sculpture Project 2019 – Call for Submissions
2019 marks the 9th year of the Elora Sculpture Project; a seasonal, outdoor exhibition running from May 1 to October 31. Sculptures will be installed throughout the downtown core of Elora and Fergus.
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.
Call for Artist Submissions – $40,000 in Awards – The Salt Spring National Art Prize
Online Submissions open Jan 10 – May 31, 2019
The Salt Spring National Art Prize offering $40,000 in awards, one of Canada’s largest visual art prizes!
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
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.
ARTISTS MAY SUBMIT UP TO TWO IMAGES FOR ONE FEE
OF $47 FOR NON-MEMBERS AND $42 FOR OSA MEMBERS
**If you have two artworks, or multiple files to upload, remember to upload them all BEFORE you pay the PayPal Fee!
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.
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