Ontario Society of Artists

2017 Members Exhibition of Selected Works

The 2017 OSA Members' Exhibition of Selected Works will be held at the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery this year from November 2 to December 4, 2017.

Submissions are open from now until September 15, 2017.

See the 2017 Members Exhibition of Selected Works page in the OSA Events & Exhibition section for full information on how to enter and to make the entry fee payment by PayPal.

A special note:


The Archives of Ontario has indicated a wish to acquire a number of works by current OSA member artists for the Ontario Government Art Collection through a donation process. Lani Wilson, Curator of the Collection, will be touring the 2017MESW to select a number of works and request the donations from the artists. If the artist agrees to donate the work, she/he will receive a receipt for income tax purposes. Further, the artist will receive a professional document of evaluation for the work donated. The Archives has indicated that the donated pieces would be featured in a future exhibition at the Archives of Ontario. There is no guarantee that an individual artist’s work will be selected. Further, artists are under no obligation to donate art to the Ontario Archives, but if they wish to do so, they may select works to enter into the 2017MESW which they might wish to donate should the opportunity arise.



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April 2017 Newsletter

The OSA's Next 12 Months!

2017 and Future OSA Exhibitions & Events 

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)

Welcome New 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!


John Bennett, OSA (1919-2017)

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. 


Diana and her father, John Bennett

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



Call for Artists - ASSC Alberta - ‘Celebrating Canadian Art’

Art Society of Strathcona County

Fall Show – ‘Celebrating Canadian Art’

October 13 to 22, 2017

To honour Canada’s 150th Birthday ASSC is calling for submissions Canada wide, for a Juried Exhibit in Alberta. Over $5,000 in prizes. Entry deadline, July 28, 2017.

Information and Registration www.artstrathcona.com


De Serres Discount

Susan Clark, OSA member provided the following information on the discount for art associations at De Serres


Above Ground Art Supplies

10% discount to OSA members!Above Ground Art Supplies

  • Valid member card must be present at the time of purchase. Discounts cannot be combined with any other sale or offer and apply to regularly priced merchandise only. 
  • ID cards must include: customer’s name and/or photo AND must show a valid date/enrollment period.
  • Discounts will not be applied on transactions where the ID card is not present. The customer may return within 72 hours of the purchase with the valid member card AND the original receipt to have the initial transaction refunded and a new transaction processed with the 10% discount applied.




2016/2017 Executive & Council

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: 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: Peter Dusek – Councillor At Large
Councillor: Jasmine Hum – Councillor At Large
Councillor: Laura Culic – Councillor At Large

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 Septeber of 2016.

We will be going back next year in September of 2017! Stay tuned for details.


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.


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