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Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Elizabeth Dowdeswell,

presents the final 150th Anniversary Exhibition:

Breath. Heart. Spirit.


149th Open Juried Exhibition

The Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) presents its 149th Open Juried Exhibition at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto. This annual exhibit of the OSA promotes art from both emerging and established Canadian artists, with originality, artistry in composition and design, and excellence and skill in the chosen medium being the applied criteria.

This year’s playful theme is Colour Splash! where we welcome spring with splashes of reviving and re-invigorating colour after the dormancy of winter. Colour touches our lives in so many ways. We communicate and make sense of the world with it. It invigorates, soothes and heals, and brings us joy. Many works in the show reflect colour’s role in healing both during and after the pandemic. Colour Splash! presents an uplifting, diverse look at colour’s expressive impact.


Dara Aram | Lauren Beaton | Ciara Campbell | Jan Creelman | Vanessa Cress Lokos | Soroush Dabiri | Ted Darling | Thomas Faires | Matthew Ferguson | Lori Fonger | Paula Hartmann | Elizabeth Jackson Hall | Jodi Kitto-Ward | Sabrina Leeder | Liz Menard | Haley Meyer | Ted Michener | Giuseppe Morano | Julia Nathanson | Neli Nenkova | William Parker | Victoria Pearce | Emily Pleasance | Michelle Reid | Melanie Robataille | Lori Ryerson | Ellen Sears | Sheryl Shapiro | Steph Thompson | Natalie Viecili | Megan Ward | Sophia Yeh-Chau | Micheal Zarowsky

THANKS TO JURORS Anne CavanaghDavid Griffin & Joshua Heuman

Exhibition dates: April 6-May 4, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday April 15, 2-5pm
Artist Talks: Saturday April 22, 3-4pm
Colour Splash! Wine Tasting: Saturday April 29, 3:30-5pm
Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays 2-5pm (except April 7 and 9)
John B. Aird Gallery: 906 Queen Street West, Toronto

We will run Artist Talks on Saturday April 22 from 3-4pm. Come and meet the artists! Juror Josh Heuman will host a Colour Spash! Wine Tasting event on Saturday April 29, 3:30-5pm. He has selected Ontario wines inspired by some artworks in the exhibition. Click here for more information and to register (cost $55, capacity 24).

Founded in 1872, the Ontario Society of Artists is Canada’s longest continuing art society. For 150 years now, the OSA has featured the work of hundreds of fine artists, many of whom have been and continue to be the cornerstones of Canada’s art world.

Organized for the OSA by: Robin Kingsburgh
John B. Aird Gallery Director: Carla Garnett
Graphic Design by: Paul Brandejs


Standing Up for the Escarpment

Ontario Society of Artists will be joining artists of The Broken Forest  Group to bring awareness to plans to  develop Escarpment lands and farms near Collingwood, ON May 26 to 28.

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