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.

 

 

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 2018

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!