MOSAIC – Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary Exhibition

MOSAIC – Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary Exhibition and Sale enhanced by free demos, workshops and talks

April 25, 2017: The Aurora Cultural Centre is honoured to present MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary Exhibition and Sale. The exhibition opens on May 11, with an Artists’ Reception and Public Launch on Saturday, May 13 from 1 – 4 pm. This stunning multi-dimensional show will fill all galleries in the Centre with the work of 93 artist members; show continues until August 5, 2017.

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A Look at 2017 and Beyond

Here is a look at what the Ontario Society of Artists is planning for the upcoming year:

OSA Members’ 145th Anniversary Exhibition – May 11 – August 5 – 2017, Aurora Cultural Centre (Co-Chairs: Carmel Brennan & Clare Ross)

OSA Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition  July 14-16, 2017, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

OSA Annual Field Trip to Killarney – September 2017 (Chair: John Pryce & Heidi Burkhardt)

OSA Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works – Carrier Gallery – November 2017 (Co-Chairs: Tony Vander Voet & Susan McCrae)

OSA New Members’ Exhibition – December 12 2017 – January 8, 2018 – John B. Aird Gallery (Co-Chairs: Lisa Murzin, Frances Patella, Dominique Prevost, & Bob Tunnoch)

2017 Executive and Council

The 2017 Executive and Council have been elected at the Annual General Meeting. Here is the list of positions:

President: Diana Bennett
1st Vice President: Clare Ross
2nd Vice President: Kim Atkins
Secretary: Marilena Isacescu Carlea
Treasurer: Lisa Murzin

Councillor: Janet Read – Membership Director
Councillor: Peter Dušek – Web Master
Councillor: Carmel Brennan – Past President
Councillor: Janet Hendershot – Past President
Councillor: Tony Vander Voet – Past President
Councillor: Lawrence Glazer – Past President
Councillor: Germinio Pio Politi – Past President
Councillor: Jacquie Green – Councillor At Large
Councillor: Joanna Turlej – Councillor At Large
Councillor: Pat Dumas-Hudecki – Councillor At Large
Councillor: Jasmine Hum – Councillor At Large
Councillor: Laura Culic – Councillor At Large

 

John Bennett, OSA (1919-2017)

Diana Bennett,OSA and her father John Bennett, OSA in 2015.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished and long time member John Bennett on April 17, 2017. John was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in 1951. An inspiration to us all for his long active life. He will be missed.

Welcome New OSA Members of 2017

We are happy to announce that ten artists have been juried in as new members of the OSA. Every year applications for membership are open in the fall and our executive select finalists and then our members vote. It is a rigorous process, and this year we are welcoming ten artists into the OSA. They are Gill Cameron, Clement Cheng, Kaitlyn Mason, Sally Martin, Karen Taylor, Rayne Tunley, Bob Tunnoch, Evelyn Rapin, Radek Vizina, and Fan Zhang.

Congratulations to you all!

Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works 2016

The selection of art, in all media, at the Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works was exquisite. Below are scenes from the opening exhibition, which took place on October 6, 2016.

OSA Killarney 2016

Everyone who came — OSA members, guests, and family members — had a fantastic time painting, drawing, photographing, hiking, socializing and eating at Killarney in September of 2016.

We will be going back next year in September of 2018! Stay tuned for details.